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Fusenews: The Bear grumbleth “mum mum”

DarthVaderSummerReading

Honestly, I don’t quite know why I even bother doing Fusenews posts on Saturdays.  As you might suspect, my readership dips considerably when the weekends hit, but an old Fusenews post is like a week old fish.  Time does it no favors.  As such, I shall cut through my seething envy of everyone at BookExpo [...]

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: “The Axl Rose Hair Metal hair of picture book cover cupcakes”

FaultStarsMovie

It’s been a good week and it’s only Thursday!  I’ve cooed and oohed and aahed over NYPL’s 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 2013 list before.  Nothing new to say  . . . or is there?  I don’t suppose you happened to see NPR’s interactive booklist consisting of their Best Books of 2013 (in a [...]

New York Public Library releases the 2013 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing List

100Titles2013

Happiness is a new list. For 102 years, NYPL has consistently been producing the same list highlighting some of the best books for kids in a given year.  Now we’re pleased to announce our 2013 list and all the myriad titles it holds.  Admit it.  This is one of the most gorgeous covers on a [...]

Video Sunday: Robot, heck. You should see my krumping.

BabyNames

All right.  Me stuff off the bat.  I was recently asked to moderate a panel of authors for the Children’s Media Association.  The panel consisted of Ame Dyckman, Joanne Levy, Katherine Longshore, Elisa Ludwig, Lynda Mullaly Hunt, and Sarvenaz Tash.  During the course of the evening it was suggested that we perform a Giant Dance [...]

Fusenews: I had a little list, the prettiest ever seen

CarleBlumeBird

Oh, so very much has gone on this week!  Where to begin?  What to do?  Well, for starters, NYPL released a handy dandy list to accompany their current exhibit The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter.  I helped make said list, which is officially called 100 Great Children’s Books, 100 Years.  So, two things.  [...]

Fusenews: Bets lists towards best book lists

KevinEmerson

The best books lists are abundant and here!  So very exciting, yes?  I do love this time of year, and so it makes sense to begin with the cream of the crop.  I refer, of course, to NYPL’s 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 2012.  Split into seven different categories (Picture Books, Folk and Fairy [...]

Meanwhile, Back in the Children’s Center . . .

Art1

Figures that the minute I go on maternity leave my workplace (the Children’s Center at 42nd Street in the main branch of NYPL) goes and gets itself something neat.  Check it out. The exhibit is called Children’s Book Illustrators and Authors Come Alive.  That’s a title I admittedly find rather amusing since it implies that [...]

Video Sunday: “We envision it as Lord of the Rings, but set in a world of candy.”

Yesterday you may have seen that I featured a Jon Klassen book of unparalleled beauty. After some prodding about on the series of tubes we call the internet I discovered that there are some small animations of his online. This is one of the coolest so many thanks to Viviane Schwartz for the link! I [...]

Fusenews: What’s wrong with this picture?

ThorSalad

With Book Expo going full-blast in town and my library celebrating its Centennial all at the same time, blogging is possible but slightly more difficult than usual.  I am amused to find that when I skip a day some folks worry that I might be in labor.  Fear not.  I’ll find a way to update [...]

Fusenews: Sifting the Nifty

agonyofalice

From sopping wet New York City here is your philosophical question of the day: If April showers bring May flowers, what the heck do May showers bring?  Ponder that while I hand you a piping hot plate o’ Fusenews. My library branch is turning 100 next week (you may have noticed the pretty New Yorker [...]

Video Sunday: Uncle Shelby’s Corner

NY1

When I first started to work for New York Public Library I was placed at an amazing near 150-year-old part of the system called the Jefferson Market Branch in Greenwich Village.  My husband once shot a fantastic short film there in the clocktower, and I believe a Law & Order episode took place there once [...]

Fusenews: Putting the haha in the brou

MotherGoose

Well, far be it from me to begin with a Facebook link when I know full well that some of you don’t have Facebook accounts and still others can’t view Facebook links while you’re at work (schools in particular come to mind).  But this is just so kinda cool that I can hardly resist.  If [...]

Fusenews: A small smackerel of news

ForeverRose

When you work with the real Winnie-the-Pooh you have a tendency to get complacent. “Oh sure,” you think.  ” I know everything about that bear.  Absolutely everything.”  So it’s nice when the universe gives you a swift kick in the pants to remind you that you are not always up on your Pooh knowledge.  Or [...]

Battle of the Bands Reminder

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Remember! It’s this coming Friday! It’s gonna be legen . . . . dary. And here’s the thing.  If you can’t make it by 6, we’ll try to have someone there to direct you to the side door. Thanks to Lynne Polvino for the cool image!