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Review of the Day: Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin

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Starry River of the Sky By Grace Lin Little, Brown and Company $17.99 ISBN: 978-0-316-12595-6 Ages 9-12 On shelves October 2, 2012 I remember when Grace Lin first started writing chapter books for kids. She’d been doing picture books (mostly for others) for years and when at last she started creating small semi-fictionalized memoirs based [...]

Top 100 Children’s Novels #72: Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

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#72 Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin (2009) 27 points The first book that I’ve read in ages that I know I’ll read again and again. Simply lovely. – Pam Coughlan The individual episodes are lovely in themselves, and it’s marvelous to watch them all come together. And I have to admit, [...]

Fusenews: When “going green” is a bad thing

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The last time I did a Fusenews was more than a week ago.  As such my links all seem a bit out of date.  Ah well.  Let’s have fun with a partially abbreviated Fusenews today then.  However, to begin . . . Sometimes it feels like we always lose some of the best ones at [...]

Librarian Preview: Little Brown and Company (Fall 2011 – Winter 2012)

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Previews, previews!  Lovely little previews! And we find ourselves back at the Yale Club, across the street from Grand Central Station, and a whopping 10 minutes away, on foot, from my library.  There are advantages to living on a tiny island, I tell ya. As per usual, Little Brown pulled out all the stops for [...]

Fusenews: Encyclopedia Peck

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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 [...]

Fusenews: De-kinkifying the Kinks

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I’m still wrestling with this new blog format.  I worry that a lot of you are checking the old links or the old RSS feeds and are simply under the impression that I’m not updating anymore.  Aside from Facebook, Twitter, and various Group updates (social networking has never been so useful) I’m not sure how [...]

Review of the Day – Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same! by Grace Lin

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Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same By Grace Lin Little Brown & Company $14.99 ISBN: 978-0-316-02452-5 Ages 5-8 On shelves July 1, 2010 If you want to gauge the merit of a children’s author it’s easy as pie. Simply hand them a piece of paper and a pencil. Sit them down in a comfortable [...]