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Fusenews: No snow day for me. Better blog then.

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Avast!  Tis me sister, me hearties!  Finding yet ANOTHER fun and crafty way to work children’s literature into your lives.  Children of the 80s and 90s (and perhaps the 70s for that matter) may remember the old board game Guess Who with fondness.  So what about finding an old run-down copy at a garage sale [...]

Video Sunday: How have I lived this long without hearing the name “Lothar Meggendorfer”?

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While the message is encouraging in and of itself, Joe Sabia’s TED talk on The Technology of Storytelling is also a brilliant example of how to do an iPad presentation with skill, humor, and facts.  I can’t imagine how long this three minute, fifty-one second talk took to put together, but it’s kinda worth it.  [...]

Video Sunday: Bluebeard ain’t too shabby either

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Morning, everyone!  While exploring various French children’s literature blogs earlier this week I stumbled across this remarkable little book trailer for a pop-up book.  Love the children’s literature references, though I admit to being baffled by the inclusion of Madame Butterfly.  Ah well. I did also notice a movie trailer of some sort coming out [...]

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 [...]

Video Sunday: Happy Easter

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My thinking on the matter is that if you can’t have baby rabbits in cups on Easter then when the heck can you have them?  Thanks to mom for the link. So!  It’s yet another on and off cloudy day here in NYC, but we’re heartened by the rise in temperatures from windy cold to [...]

Fusenews: Quoth the kitten “Get some more”.

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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 [...]

Fusenews: I speak for the trees . . . and oatmeal

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Lest we forget that book banning and free speech issues are conversational topics appropriate beyond the brackets of Banned Books Week, a recent news item has me lost for words.  A federal appeals court has ruled, and this is true, that an Ohio high school teacher “has no First Amendment right to make assignments about [...]

Review of the Day: Good Egg by Barney Saltzberg

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Good Egg By Barney Saltzberg Designed and lettered by Netta Rabin Workman Publishing $9.95 ISBN: 978-0-7611-5406-8 Ages 3-8 On shelves now You know, in the old days a children’s librarian would sooner saw off her right arm than be caught adding a “novelty” book to her children’s room. We are the standard bearers. The folks [...]