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Fusenews: “The Axl Rose Hair Metal hair of picture book cover cupcakes”

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It’s been a good week and it’s only Thursday!  I’ve cooed and oohed and aahed over NYPL’s 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 2013 list before.  Nothing new to say  . . . or is there?  I don’t suppose you happened to see NPR’s interactive booklist consisting of their Best Books of 2013 (in a [...]

Video Sunday: Robot, heck. You should see my krumping.

BabyNames

All right.  Me stuff off the bat.  I was recently asked to moderate a panel of authors for the Children’s Media Association.  The panel consisted of Ame Dyckman, Joanne Levy, Katherine Longshore, Elisa Ludwig, Lynda Mullaly Hunt, and Sarvenaz Tash.  During the course of the evening it was suggested that we perform a Giant Dance [...]

Fusenews: This is what a librarian looks like

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Oh me, oh my, where does the time go?  Here we are, it’s Monday yet again, and I’m running about like a chicken with my head cut off.  This Friday I head off to Barcelona for a full week (weep for me), then back I come to promote my picture book (Giant Dance Party, or [...]

Fusenews: Hidey-holes

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Tra la!  It’s May!  The lusty month of May!  The time that  . . . . what? It’s March? Seriously?  Forget it then.  I’m going back in my hidey-hole.  Call me when it’s May.  But before I go, here’s a swath of delicious Fusenews.  Good for what ails ye. First off, a gem.  I got [...]

Fusenews: In which I manage to work in the phrase “shirtless Jason Isaacs” seemingly with no effort at all

GirlFromJupiter

When you’re a parent you don’t get a whole lot of time to take off and see new movies.  Tell you something you don’t already know, right?  Well for Christmas my husband and I got a copy of Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom and even with the film in our home we STILL didn’t get around [...]

NYPL’s Children’s Literature Salon : Ethics in Nonfiction for Kids

Oh yeah, babies.  I’m staring 2013 off with a bang!  As you’ll recall, each month I host these free gatherings at the main branch of NYPL for anyone with an interest in children’s literature.  In New York City this Saturday?  Have some spare time around 2 p.m.?  Come on by and watch!  I guaran-dang-tee it’s [...]

Press Release Fun: Independent Publishing In an Age of Mass Marketing

Let hurricanes deter us not. Sandy might have delayed my next Children’s Literary Salon at NYPL, but we have regroup, recouped, and reassembled.  Come this Saturday to see a panel that is all the more timely in the wake of the Penguin/Random House merger.  The description reads: While huge companies like Scholastic, Macmillan, Harper Collins, [...]

Children’s Literary Salon: Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss

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I am serious as death when I state that if you see no other Children’s Literary Salon at NYPL, see this one: The Children’s Literary Salon is pleased to announce our next event this Saturday, October 27th at 2:00 p.m. Children’s Literary Salon Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss: How an Unlikely Couple Found Love, Dodged [...]

Fusenews: Just me and my ginormous head

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Let’s start off with the me stuff since it’s quick.  First and foremost, if you’ve thought to yourself, “Boy, I’d really like to watch Betsy talk about the Core Curriculum and then mention all the 2012 nonfiction books for kids she really likes and why they stand out,” you are in SUCH luck.  The Highlights [...]

The Children’s Literary Salon: Acts of Mischief with Patti Lee Gauch

Acts of Mischief: Editor Patti Lee Gauch and the State of the Picture Book The Children’s Literary Salon is back in full swing and is delighted to invite you to their free program at NYPL on Saturday, September 15th at 2:00 p.m. Editor Patti Lee Gauch and the State of the Picture Book The picture [...]

Children’s Literary Salon – Acts of Mischief: Editor Patti Lee Gauch and the State of the Picture Book

The Children’s Literary Salon is back in full swing and is delighted to invite you to our free program at NYPL on Saturday, September 15th at 2:00 p.m. Editor Patti Lee Gauch and the State of the Picture Book The picture book has long been a favorite of both children and adults. But why do some [...]

Fusenews: In which I cram in a whole mess of resources just for the heck of it

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Two authors of children’s books passed away recently, one on the American side of the equation and one across the sea in Britain.  For the Yanks, Bill Wallace has been on our shelves for any number of years.  You can read a lovely SLJ obituary for him here.  As for the other person, that would [...]

Children’s Literary Salon – From Readers to Leaders: Encouraging Ethical Behavior Through Children’s Books

We are pleased to announce our Children’s Literary Salon for this Saturday, January 7, 2012, 2 – 3 p.m in the Berger Forum on the second floor of the main branch of NYPL (42nd Street & 5th Avenue a.k.a. the one with the big stone lions out front). From Readers to Leaders: Encouraging Ethical Behavior [...]

Children’s Literary Salon: Here v. There

New York Public Library’s Children’s Center at 42nd Street is pleased to announce our upcoming program on Saturday, October 1st at 2:00 p.m. Coming to America / From America How do American children’s books stack up against those published in other countries? What are the differences that occur in publications in different nations? How does [...]

Video Sunday: Trailer Bonanza

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A little more than a year ago I conducted a Children’s Literary Salon at NYPL with a bunch of talented female graphic novelists of children’s literature (Colleen AF Venable (Hamster and Cheese), Raina Telegemeier (Smile), and Tracy White (How I Made it to Eighteen)).  It was recorded for posterity (unlike most of my Salons) and [...]