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Unexpected Jolts of Children’s Literature

As you may know, my day job is as a librarian but not, as it happens, a librarian of children’s literature specifically. A lot of days I spend my time sorting through all the new releases for adults (horrors!). But since my heart is firmly ensconced in the world of books for kids, I always note when a book has some connection to literature for the young. Today, I’d like to introduce you to six 2019 titles that may be worth noting.

Fusenews: O my cabbage stalks, I must leave you behind!

It’s been a while! You can tell when I’ve been flush with content because my Fusenews posts become a bit less frequent. But here we go. I’m back, and I just have so MUCH to tell you! Where to start, where to start . . . . I know! Let’s begin with everyone’s favorite subject. […]

Top 100 Picture Books #30: Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

#30 Owl Moon by Jane Yolen (1987) 55 points When I read this book, I can feel and hear the snow crunching under my feet. I can actually hear the silence. – Susan Lang It seems appropriate that just as the weather warms up for summer we take one last plunge into winter at its […]

Review of the Day: Elsie’s Bird by Jane Yolen

Elsie’s Bird By Jane Yolen Illustrated by David Small Philomel (a division of Penguin) $17.99 ISBN: 978-0-399-25292-1 Ages 4-8 On shelves September 2nd As a kid I was read a fair amount of Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Over the years much of what I heard faded into the mists of memory. However, […]