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Top 100 Picture Books #29: Miss Nelson is Missing! by Harry Allard, illustrated by James Marshall


#29 Miss Nelson is Missing! by Harry Allard, illustrated by James Marshall (1977) 56 points Oh, that clever Miss Nelson. She certainly fooled me, and I read this book countless times in childhood trying to figure out just how she pulled it off. Miss Viola Swamp is the best alter ego ever. – Katie Ahearn […]

Top 100 Picture Books #48: George and Martha by James Marshall


#48 George and Martha by James Marshall (1972) 38 points I know this is a Marshall-heavy list, but it’s not my fault that he is the greatest thing to ever happen to picture books. – Shannon Ozimy I didn’t read George & Martha until I became a librarian, but it was irreverent love at first […]

It’s Only a Matter of Time: Licensed Properties That Haven’t Made the Leap to Film


I can’t pinpoint what it was that made me think of this.  In this day and age with children’s picture book characters appearing as television and movie characters every other minute, to say nothing of the new deals being made with the names of classics we all grew up with, it’s a lot easier to […]

Fusenews: Polar bear, polar bear, what do you see?


Howdy, folks.  I’m starting off today with a little podcast-related item.  Back in the day I tried podcasting for sport.  It was fun (I had my own intro music and everything) but after a while it became clear that podcasting is a labor of love best left to the professionals with their prodigious editing skills, […]