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Video Sunday: At the speed of light, she arrives just in time . . .


Some weeks can go by without a single solitary interesting video in sight.  Other weeks, you drown in brilliance.  This week inclines far more towards the latter than the former. I could not lead off today with anything other than the latest bit of Bookie Woogie brilliance.  You keened to their 90-second rendition of Where […]

Fusenews: “Who is Fishface, and where can I find him?”


Required Reading of the Day: Roger Sutton already told you to read it, and now I’m backing him up.  If you have not cast thine eyes upon Christopher Myers’s piece Young Dreamers in which he talks about the Trayvon Martin decision as well as Christopher’s own role in the world of children’s literature and the […]

Video Sunday: Steampunk rodentia


Now this is really neat.  There’s a series called BOOKD through THINKR (apparently E’s are considered gauche these days) that will take a topic and really go into it with a panel of experts.  In this particular case the question is whether or not you should re-read Charlotte’s Web.  Author Bruce Coville and teacher/blogger/author Monica […]

Fusenews: “…there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run / There’s still time to change the road you’re on.”


The last few days have been a blur, helped not a bit by a toddler who suddenly took it into her head that 4:45 a.m. is a perfectly reasonable time to wake up and that perfectly reasonable people should be up and about and WHY ISN’T MOMMY BEING PERFECTLY REASONABLE ABOUT THIS???? … WAAAAAAUUUUGGGGHHHH!  So […]

Fusenews: To lose one author may be regarded as a misfortune. To lose dozens looks like carelessness.


At this point you just have to start throwing your hands up in the air.  Then you have to start eyeing some of the older children’s authors and illustrators who are still around with great trepidation.  We’ve been host to a SLEW of deaths already this year, but August is making May look like it […]

Video Sunday: Han shot first


A contemporary librarian noir starring folks I know?  Don’t mind if I do!  I had no idea that Sarah Murphy was such a fine actress but it surprises me not at all.  Written and co-directed by Joy Tomasko with co-direction, photography and post-production by Jon Dieringer and starring librarians and friends thereof, this film premiered […]

Top 100 Children’s Novels #1: Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White


Sign up today and be the first to receive School Library Journal‘s exclusive PDF collecting all of the Top 100 Children’s Novels posts from Fuse 8’s Betsy Bird. Simply fill out linked form and you will receive an email with a link to download the PDF as soon as it’s published! #1 Charlotte’s Web by […]

Video Sunday: We skip the light fandango


Loathe though I am to begin my day with anything spawned from the soul of Fox, this look at the world of Sandra Boynton is worth watching.  I like that they shot much of it at the children’s bookstore Books of Wonder (which, if I am not incorrect, still has the Boynton show up and […]

Fusenews: Fight fight, inner light. Kill, Quakers, Kill!*


Well, kids, here’s the deal.  While I’d love to tell you that I won’t be blogging for the next few days or so because I’ll be at the Kidlitcon in Minnesota this weekend, truth be told the real reason for my sporadic bursts is that it’s my 10-year college reunion and I am in the […]