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Fusenews: Of shoes and ships and sealing wax, of Garbage Pail Kids and kings . . .


Happy Monday to you!  You want the goods?  I’ve got the goods.  Or, at the very least, a smattering of interesting ephemera.  Let’s do this thing.   First and foremost, you may have noticed the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards were announced.  The BGHB Awards are some of the strangest in the biz since they encompass […]

Top 100 Children’s Novels #76: Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney


#76 Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney (2007) 26 points Books geared to those reluctant reader boys – and boy did they work – had so many boys reading that were never readers before this series. – Cheryl Phillips These books are funny, fast reads that kids love! They have started the “diary” […]

Fusenews: If Henry James says it’s wrong I don’t wanna be right


I swear that every time my computer goes on the fritz I feel like I’m walking underwater for days on end while it’s in the shop.  I can’t do email effectively, I can’t update Goodreads, I can’t do anything without feeling like it’s all fake until that little laptop is returned to my knees where […]

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Case of the Imaginary Friend

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So I finally sat myself down and watched the Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie the other day.  I felt properly prepared to do so.  I had read the review by Claire E. Gross over at Horn Book.  I had read The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary.  I was pumped.  I was ready.  So my husband […]