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Review of the Day: Hokey Pokey by Jerry Spinelli

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Hokey Pokey By Jerry Spinelli Alfred A. Knopf (an imprint of Random House) $15.99 ISBN: 978-0-375-83198-0 Ages 9-12 On shelves now Not a Jerry Spinelli fan over here. Nope. Some authors you love, some authors you loathe, and some you feel zip, zero, zilch feelings towards whatsoever. That was me and the Spinelli man. Maniac [...]

Top 100 Children’s Novels #40: Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli

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#40 Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli (1990) 49 points It’s an old tale. A kid with extraordinary skills simply lives with the ordinary desire to belong. Jeffery is not just a gift to those he touches in the book, but to the readers who champion him. Spinelli’s prose is as rhythmic and swift as his [...]

Fusenews: Who reviews the reviewers?

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I was saddened to learn of the death of children’s author Georgess McHargue on Monday, July 18th.  It seems that this was a death our community missed and I am sorry for it.  Ms. McHargue penned many a fine children’s novel, but my favorite would have to be Stoneflight, a tale of New York City’s [...]

Fusenews: Back to work, everybody!

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Top o’ the Tuesday to you, gentle readers!  After a delightful Memorial Day Weekend of doing very little (aside from watching somewhat strangely high statistics for my dinky little Saturday review) I am now working my final week at NYPL before the imminent arrival of a brand new Baby Bird.  So let’s pack in the [...]