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Fusenews: Red-bearded ghosts welcome!

bookpurse

I begin today with news that is only tangentially children’s literature related.  My excuse is that it makes me so happy I can hardly breathe.  For Christmas I got the soundtrack of the musical Matilda, and I’ve been cooing over the brilliant lyrics and music ever since.  Tim Minchin was the man behind said lyrics [...]

Fusenews: Pretty pictures

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It can be hard defending my juvenile love of Archie comics as a kid, but I am a woman of many means.  Now there’s a new magazine out there by the name of Veronica & Betty.  First off, not Betty & Veronica but Veronica & Betty?  Granted, there used to be a comic by the [...]

Fusenews: Give it what you’ve got

eastofthesun

James Preller has an idea.  An awesome idea.  We’ve all heard that boys are reading far less than girls these days.  To combat this lack of laddie reading, folks have come up with booklists or websites or what have you to inspire the male masses to pick up a book.  Preller, however, has taken a [...]

Fusenews: Juice proof

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Oh man.  I need to get my third Newbery/Caldecott predictions up and pronto.  Now that the Heavy Medal blog has entered the arena again you just know that the debating is about to begin.  Already I can see that I’ll have to fight tooth and nail for my beloved One Crazy Summer and that Nina [...]

Fusenews: Of Facts and Factotums

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A night ago I had a dream that I was at the 826NYC Bingo Night and I forgot to take pictures or blog the event.  The shame of it all!  Boy, you know I won’t make that mistake this Saturday.  And SPEAKING of this Saturday, are you guys aware that you rock, and rock hard?  [...]

Fusenews: Chubby little cubby all stuffed with RAGE!!!!

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On Saturday, August 7th at 2:00 p.m. I will be moderating a talk with Stephen Roxburgh of namelos and Jennifer Perry, the Assistant Vice President & Editorial Director of the Book Publishing Group at Sesame Workshop, about ebooks, digital literature, and the current children’s literary industry.  As preparation, this article from Publishers Weekly called The [...]

Video Sunday: Sloth and MLIS Degrees

librariangaga

Okay dokey!  So!  First off, for half a second there I thought I couldn’t embed videos.  Fortunately this morning I found myself a little workaround.  I can now embed almost every video, with some exceptions. Huzzah!  Now.  Librarians doing Lady Gaga.  My first thought off the top of my head is that they’re doing a [...]