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Fusenews: Hear the beat, of literary feet.

Little-Prince-Shoes

Hi ho.  Time to round-up what Jules and I have been up to over at our Wild Things blog (book promotion for bloggers means more blogging, you see).  Here’s the long and short of what you may have missed: Wacked out 1970s picture books. Maurice Sendak’s actual first book (and it’s not what you think). [...]

Video Sunday: Mind you, it DOES make me want to read The Olde Tobacco Shoppe . . .

BarbLangridge

Gather round me, little children, and let me tell you of a magical time when the Newbery and Caldecott winners were interviewed on NBC the day after their win in a regular annual segment.  Then twas the coming of Snookie and suddenly children’s book awards weren’t considered newsworthy any longer.  I’ve searched the airwaves to [...]

Top 100 Picture Books #4: Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd

GoodnightMoon

#4 Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd (1947) 167 points Well, it’s a classic for a reason. – Joanne Rousseau This one I can still recite even though I last read at least 10 or more years ago. Again a classic that will endure and delight for a long time to [...]

Fusenews: “Compare and contrast Goodnight Moon with The Sun Also Rises”

AmisPigeon

Lotso hotso news today, folks.  I hardly know where to begin.  Let’s start with the big news that the illustrious editor Margaret K. McElderry passed away recently.  I had mentioned The McElderry Book of Greek Myths in my Valentine’s Day post earlier this week.  Maybe she was on my mind.  In any case, there’s a [...]

Fusenews: “Does the Quiet Old Lady evolve as a character or does she remain static?”

nationalbookaward

This Wednesday will see the final announcements of The National Book Award winners for one and all to see.  Unlike the Newbery, Caldecott, or ALA Media Awards of any stripe, judges on the National Book Award committee are uniquely tight-lipped.  They can’t even really give their own opinions of the books looked at (though you [...]

Fusenews: Midnight Cowboy meets Watership Down

cybils2010

Our top news story today is the fact that NOW is the time to start nominating books for The Cybils!  The Cybils, for the record, are the only book awards handed out to children’s and YA titles as chosen by book bloggers.  Books that win The Cybils are meant to represent those titles that have [...]