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Top 100 Children’s Novels #6: Holes by Louis Sachar

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#6 Holes by Louis Sachar (1998) 200 points This book is possibly the most brilliant book ever written. I have tried to read it in hope of learning some tricks about plotting, but instead I just despair that crafting something so brilliant could never, ever be done. It’s just PERFECT. – Amy M. Weir I [...]

Video Sunday: Weirdly supple crystal balls

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Oh good. Now we have a rallying cry. Bonus.  Thanks to Maureen Johnson for the link. Travis at 100 Scope Notes recently discovered the author video cache to beat all author video caches.  As he puts it “I challenge you to a good ol’ fashioned game of ‘I Bet I Can Find a Video Interview [...]

Review of the Day: The Chronicles of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg

The Chronicles of Harris Burdick: Fourteen Amazing Authors Tell the Tales By Chris Van Allsburg and more Houghton Mifflin Harcourt $24.99 ISBN: 978-0547548104 Ages 9-12 On shelves October 25, 2011 Chris Van Allsburg has always been the Rod Serling of the children’s literary world. Of that there can be no question. With no other author, [...]

Fusenews: Woah Nellie!

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Lightning quiz Fusenews today, folks!  It is one thing to play Nellie Oleson, the much loathed villain of the Laura Ingalls Wilder books, in a television show.  It is another thing entirely to write a book about the experience.  And certainly I would not have know that such an event had taken place were it [...]