Search on SLJ.com ....
Subscribe to SLJ
Follow This Blog: RSS feed
A Fuse #8 Production
Inside A Fuse #8 Production

Fusenews: I’m Cuckoo for Cuckoo Song

AllofaKindFamily

There was a time, oh children of mine, when the ALA Media Awards would be announced and the morning after the announcement the winners of the Caldecott and Newbery Awards would be whisked away to New York City to speak on NBC.  Then Snooki came and ruined everything (this is the abbreviated version, but it’s [...]

Happy Thanksgiving! Now Go Listen to a Podcast

TheNarrativeBreakdown_aPodcastforWriters_Banner

Joyeux Turkey Day, my fellows!  Between bites of sweet potato and rolls, perhaps it might do the soul good to listen to a l’il ole podcast that’s actually a bit perfect for the day.  The “original” Thanksgiving was between Pilgrims and Native Americans, or so we were taught in grade school, yes?  Well perhaps we [...]

Columbus Day? Direct Thine Attention Hence

Columbus

So I’m sitting at a Tri-Library Book Buzz event in NYC the other day, which is basically this massive librarian preview event where publishers of every stripe hock their wares in a lickety-split fashion.  I like to go because it lets me see a lot of the little publishers who don’t get a lot of [...]

Top 100 books by Indigenous Masters

CoyoteColumbus

Everyone loves a good list but finding lists that reflect the intelligence of experts in a given field can sometimes be tricky.  Consider, if you will, books about American Indians for the kiddos.  I can’t tell you how many summer reading lists I see every year that have The Indian in the Cupboard, The Matchlock [...]

Review of the Day – Native Americans: A Visual Exploration by S.N. Paleja

NativeAmericans

Native Americans: A Visual Exploration By S.N. Paleja Intro by Kevin Loring Annick Press $19.95 ISBN: 978-1-55451-485-4 Ages 9-12 On shelves now Nonfiction trends in children’s literature are oddities. For all that children make up such a large swath of the American population, relatively few people specialize solely in creating works of nonfiction for them [...]

Review of the Day: The Porcupine Year by Louise Erdrich

The Porcupine Year By Louise Erdrich Illustrated by the author Harper Collins $15.99 ISBN: 978-0-06-029788-6 Ages 8-12 Louise Erdrich writes The Birchbark House. It becomes a National Book Award Finalist. No surprises there. Louise Erdrich writes The Game of Silence. It does slightly better than its predecessor and wins the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical [...]

Columbus Day Review: A Coyote Columbus Story by Thomas King

CoyoteColumbus

A Coyote Columbus Story By Thomas King Illustrated by William Kent Monkman Groundwood Books $6.95 978-0-88899-830-9 Ages 5 and up On shelves now Happy Fiorello H. LaGuardia Day!* One of the perks that came with attending the Kidlitosphere Conference was free goodies.  For example, Ellen Klages was kind enough to hand me The Coyote Road: [...]