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The Strangest Pinocchio I Know


I’ve been thinking a lot lately about illustrated books for children (as opposed to picture books) in all their various forms.  And since I’ve a penchant for nostalgia, I often think of my youth and the illustrated novels I read then.  The mid to late 1980s were an odd time for illustration in general.  For […]

Fusenews: Nothing but death, deer, and Zionism as far as the eye can see


Top of the morning to you, froggies!  I had one heckuva weekend, I tell you.  Actually it was just one heckuva Saturday.  First there was the opening of the new Bank Street Bookstore location here in NYC.  I was one of the local authors in attendance and, as you can see from this photograph taken […]

Fusenews: “Even books meant to put kids to sleep should give them strange dreams.”


Sharp-eyed spotters in the children’s book realm caught site of an interesting little something in the Kidlitosphere this week: An honest-to-gosh manifesto.  Not a manifesto of a nefarious nature, mind, but one that begins with the conversation starter, “We are tired of hearing the picture book is in trouble, and tired of pretending it is […]

Fusenews: Quoth the kitten “Get some more”.


I guess that there’s a mild irony to the fact that while I’ll write up anyone’s literary event if I’m able to attend, if I help to throw the darn things myself then suddenly I clam up. For example, with the possible exception of the blogger panel I had two years ago, I don’t think […]

Video Sunday: Life’s too short to lose an hour (daylight savings or no)


It begins!  The thing with the books and the thing with the thing.  Which, if you wish me to be slightly more coherent, roughly translates to, “It begins!  The Battle of the Kids’ Books wherein great authors go through great books to decide which ones they like the best!”  This little video is kicking everything […]

Fusenews: The broken motel sign adds a nice touch too


Oh man.  Sometimes I just don’t manage to keep up with all the news.  Lightning fast round today, folks!  Keep up if you can. A show of hands.  How many of you knew that the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at NYU was hosting, in conjunction with the Institute of African American Affairs, a […]