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Fusenews: “What’s the matter with kids today?” – with apologies to Bye, Bye, Birdie

BlueBooks

Giving birth!  All the kids are doing it these days.  And you know what giving birth means, right?  It means having a little extra time to blog and get my non-work related projects done.  Though, naturally, I wrote 50% of this post a day ago and then must have failed to save the darn thing.  [...]

Fusenews: Why You Should Go to Kidlitcon (and other interesting facts)

DiamondWillow2

Oh, you lucky bugs.  Do you know what today is?  Today is the first day of Kidlitcon and for those of you still interested in joining (and who wouldn’t be?) you have a last minute chance to be a part of the fun.  Always assuming you’re in the Austin area, of course, but I bet [...]

Press Release Fun: KidLitCon 2013 is Nigh!!

KidLitCon

As some of you might remember, last year I hosted the Kidlitosphere Conference (or KidLitCon) in the main branch of NYPL.  There were publisher previews.  There were amazing speakers and talks and rooms.  Grace Lin did our Friday night dinner keynote and Maureen Johnson closed out the conference with the final keynote.  In all, it [...]

KitLitCon 2012: No one was eaten by a bear

MaureenJohnson1

My standards are pretty low when it comes to conferences.  Essentially if ursine consumption does not occur, I consider the day a success.  Fortunately there are other ways of defining success, and though I was the organizer and therefore not wholly without my own prejudices, everything went well.  Amazingly, surprisingly, some might say shockingly, well. [...]

How Much Is KidLitCon? Would You Believe . . . Free?

There’s been a change of plans. That’s putting it mildly.  In any case, I have some big news for you guys.  Remember KidLitCon the yearly gathering of children’s literature and YA literature bloggers?  It’s in its sixth year and it’s in New York City this time.  Unlike previous years we haven’t been able to block [...]

Registration for the 6th Annual KidLitCon is NOW OPEN!

Well.  It’s finally happened.  We are ready to show you the wonders of New York City the only way we know how.  Yes folks, it is time to register for KidLitCon 2012! The sixth annual KidLitCon will be held in the heart of New York City on September 28th and 29th, 2012 at the main [...]

KidlitCon 2012: A Call for Submissions

That’s right, folks!  We are now accepting proposals for presentations at KidLitCon 2012! We are looking for 50 minute presentations, panels, and keynotes that will appeal to and edify Kidlitosphere bloggers. Our goal is to provide a balanced selection for a wide range of interests and include, but are not limited to, topics of diversity, [...]

If I Were a Rich Girl: The Children’s Literary Conference and Convention Tour

Ever have that moment where you wish you were independently wealthy?  Let’s say you are and that you’re also a children’s librarian (dream with me here) who can take leave anytime you wish.  What would you ideally love to do?  Me, I’ve got a plan in place.  When the universe informs me that I’ve won [...]

Fusenews: “Peppa Pig is likely to fall into American hands”

GiantTalkingHead

SLJ represent!  Though I could not attend this year’s KidLitCon (the annual conference of children’s and YA bloggers) many others did and they have all posted links to their recaps of the event here.  So while I could not be present, fellow SLJ blogger Liz Burns of Tea Cozy showed up and has a fabulous [...]

Fusenews: Now with more earthquaky goodness

ABitLost

The fabulous Colleen Mondor and Jackie Parker-Robinson have come up with a clever notion.  Kidlitcon, the yearly conference for bloggers of child and teen literature, fast approacheth and this year, things are getting a bit switched.  As Colleen says on her blog, “What we decided was to shift things just a bit, both by moving [...]

Fusenews: Tomie/Tomi, Tomi/Tomie

audiobookwizardofoz

Things that I love: Blogging. My baby girl.  Seattle.  Two of those three things will be coming together on September 16th and 17th.  That’s when the 5th (five already?) annual Kidlitcon will occur!  It’s looking like a remarkable line-up as well with special keynote speaker YA author Scott Westerfeld and great presentations, as per usual.  [...]