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Fusenews: Honest Toddlers and Awesome Amish

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First off, I have to suspect that after this week my blogging stats will be fairly healthy.  First I wondered whither the 2013 middle grade black boys and then Sophie Blackall let me become the repository for some truly fantastic stories.  Doubling back to that question about diversity in 2013 middle grades, author Varian Johnson [...]

Video Sunday: The singer would be significantly less weird looking if he had eyebrows, yes?

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I’ve been asked in the past why it is that I don’t write up the online librarian previews by folks like those at Scholastic.  The reason is simple.  I figure that if you have access to the online previews you don’t need a recap from someone like me.  You can see them for yourself!  That [...]

Fusenews: When did the letter “Z” become feminine?

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Matt and I are continuing to prep for our upcoming trip to Bologna.  So far I have been advised by my readers to eat a lot of gelato (done and done!) and to wear comfortable shoes.  I think I can promise that . . . I think.  Currently I’m having the heels on my favorite [...]

Fusenews: A small smackerel of news

ForeverRose

When you work with the real Winnie-the-Pooh you have a tendency to get complacent. “Oh sure,” you think.  ” I know everything about that bear.  Absolutely everything.”  So it’s nice when the universe gives you a swift kick in the pants to remind you that you are not always up on your Pooh knowledge.  Or [...]

Video Sunday: Je Suis de L’eau

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To be honest, I’m not entirely certain why most folks don’t create their own animations to Silverstein poems.  It’s not as if he didn’t record his own voice for them time and time again.  And whatta voice!  I believe someone once compared it to gargling rusty nails.  In any case, this week’s Video Sunday is [...]

Review of the Day: Keeper by Kathi Appelt

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Keeper By Kathi Appelt Illustrated by August Hall Atheneum (an imprint of Simon & Schuster) $16.99 ISBN: 978-1-4169-5060-8 Ages 9-12 On shelves now. I don’t consider myself a particularly sentimental person. I don’t really cry at movies (E.T. was supposed to go home, for crying out loud). Television shows leave me high and dry (sorry [...]