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Fusenews: Back to work, everybody!

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Top o’ the Tuesday to you, gentle readers!  After a delightful Memorial Day Weekend of doing very little (aside from watching somewhat strangely high statistics for my dinky little Saturday review) I am now working my final week at NYPL before the imminent arrival of a brand new Baby Bird.  So let’s pack in the [...]

A Fuse #8 Prediction: Newbery/Caldecott 2011

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After much consideration and contemplation, I have decided to deal with this year’s final predictions of the Newbery/Caldecott in a cynical manner that’s not too far off from how I chose my Oscar winners.  Which is to say, rather than tote the names I want to win the big ALA Media Awards, I’m going to [...]

Newbery/Caldecott 2011: The Big Questions

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Yes, it’s time yet again to try to figure out what might win this year’s Newbery (for the best written work for children) and Caldecott (for the best illustrated book for children) Awards for 2011.  Let’s try something a little different from Part One and Part Two of this year’s predictionfest.  Now with Heavy Medal [...]

Fusenews: Juice proof

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Oh man.  I need to get my third Newbery/Caldecott predictions up and pronto.  Now that the Heavy Medal blog has entered the arena again you just know that the debating is about to begin.  Already I can see that I’ll have to fight tooth and nail for my beloved One Crazy Summer and that Nina [...]

A Fuse #8 Prediction: Newbery/Caldecott 2011 Halfway Mark

Yep!  I’ve determined that midway through June is the perfect time to start toting various Newbery/Caldecott predictions.  This time last year I listed When You Reach Me, The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg, and The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate amongst my winners.  Let us all hope I’ve such good luck this year as [...]

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 [...]

Review of the Day: The Boneshaker by Kate Milford

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The Boneshaker By Kate Milford Clarion Books (an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) $17.00 ISBN: 978-0-547-24187-6 Ages 10 and up On shelves May 24th It seems that no successful book is an island. Or, to put it another way, no successful genre of book. In the children’s book world Harry Potter does well and suddenly [...]