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Surprising Jolts of Children’s Literature

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It’s that time again! Time to take a gander at what’s happening in the world of books for grown-up types. Oh sure, half the time it’s quickie diet books and memoirs of Churchill (I can guarantee that if there’s a Churchill book out there, the patrons of my library will snap it up, lightning quick) […]

Video Sunday: Wenzelian

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A Video Sunday!! How long has it been? Too darn long, that’s what I say. And as it just so happens, we’ve a veritable plethora of goodies for you!  So I think I’ll start with the official announcement of the very first Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards. I chaired the Children’s category this year, so […]

Top 100 Children’s Novels #47: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

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#47 Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (1868) 43 points So ahead of her time, it makes you think her father was doing something right. – Susan Van Metre I still think Jo should have married Laurie. – The Sauls Family And at last the oldest children’s book to appear on this list makes its […]

Fusenews: “Does the Quiet Old Lady evolve as a character or does she remain static?”

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This Wednesday will see the final announcements of The National Book Award winners for one and all to see.  Unlike the Newbery, Caldecott, or ALA Media Awards of any stripe, judges on the National Book Award committee are uniquely tight-lipped.  They can’t even really give their own opinions of the books looked at (though you […]

Fusenews: Me no know art. But me know what me like. Food!

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Great great article in the Bangor Daily News about an exhibit in Maine of Robert McCloskey’s paintings.  Not his paintings for children’s books, mind you.  These were done in his spare time between projects.  His daughters Jane and Sally (the same Sal as Blueberries for Sal) put it together and the piece even has a […]