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Fusenews: Starring the World’s Creepiest Cat in the Hat!


Here in New York we’re getting very excited.  The 90-Second Film Festival is coming!!  And soon too!  Here’s a PW interview with James Kennedy about the festival and for those of you in the NYC area you can see it at NYPL on Saturday, March 7th at 3:00 p.m. In fact, now that I think […]

The Complete Listing of All Public Children’s Literature Statues in the United States


Write a title to your blog post like that you are just SETTING YOURSELF UP for trouble.  But I like trouble.  I eat it for breakfast.  Or, at the very least, gnaw on it idly at lunch. In the past I’ve noted each appearance of a statue pertaining to children’s literature when it crops up, […]

Fusenews: Gray skies are gonna clear up, put on a happy face!


Fusenews Fusenews Fusey Oozy Fusenews Fusenews Fusenews Eat it up . . . . YUM!* Oh we are high spirits here in New York now that the weather has cooled down a tad.  So let’s keep the party going strong.  It’s news time! Undoubtedly many of you encountered the recent New York Times article “I’m […]

Fusenews: “Even books meant to put kids to sleep should give them strange dreams.”


Sharp-eyed spotters in the children’s book realm caught site of an interesting little something in the Kidlitosphere this week: An honest-to-gosh manifesto.  Not a manifesto of a nefarious nature, mind, but one that begins with the conversation starter, “We are tired of hearing the picture book is in trouble, and tired of pretending it is […]

Fusenews: “I’m not trading my beef jerky for your edamame.”


This may have to qualify for this month’s Best Thing Ever. You know Jon Scieszka?  Great guy.  Has two kids as it happens.  Casey and Jake.  Good guys.  Adults.  Now along with Steven Weinberg (who wrote To Timbuktu with Casey) the trio has created Diary of a Manly Kid.  Pretty much what it sounds like […]

Fusenews: Straw waist-coats and sheet-iron cravats


Like the wind!  Faster than lightning!  Lots of news and no time to tell it.  In brief . . . Oh, how cool!  This is not to be missed.  For those of you with an interest in children’s literature around the globe, the blog Playing by the Book offers this fantastic view of children’s literary […]

Fusenews: Encyclopedia Peck


As far as I’m concerned, every good blog post should begin with fiction starring Gregory Peck.  What we have here is one of the luscious finds boasted by Greg Hatcher over at the site Comic Book Resources.  I’m a big fan of Hatcher because when he does round ups like this one he always takes […]

Eric Carle Honors 2010 (Also Known as More Party Party)


Yeah, this week is party week, baby!  First I recap a Robert Forbes party alongside Cynthia von Buhler’s event of the year.  Now I turn my attention to a party beneath a bridge.  The 59th Street Bridge, if you’re going to be technical about it.  Picture, if you will, a glassed enclosure nestled sweetly beneath […]