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Review of the Day: S is for Sea Glass by Richard Michelson

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S is for Sea Glass By Richard Michelson Illustrated by Doris Ettlinger Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 978-1585368624 $15.95 Ages 3-8 On shelves now Every small publisher needs a staple. Something to keep them going through hard times. Years ago Sleeping Bear Press hit on the notion of writing books with the [letter] is for [word] [...]

Video Sunday: Proverbial cookies happen to go very well with axiomatic milk

MoBowl

Dwell not on the fact that you were unable to attend the Newbery/Caldecott Banquet whilst your fellows caroused to all hours of the night (or so I assume . . . I left when I felt sleepy, party animal that I am). Now you can feel like you were there in the supple flesh all [...]

Fusenews: At the sign of the big yellow fuse

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Ain’t he just the sweetest thing?  Author/illustrator Aaron Zenz recently wrote just the loveliest ode to his four top favorite children’s literary blogs, and then went and created original art for each.  In my case he created this little Fuse guy (or possibly Fuse gal) based on the bright yellow Fuse you see at the [...]

Video Sunday: Happy Easter!

CarleGrant

Normally I don’t advertise author/illustrator contests and challenges but this one has something I like.  Namely, Rube Goldberg machines.  Actually, I also happen to like Lisa Graff.  And I happen to like her new book which I finished yesterday and includes the aforementioned Rube Goldberg thing.  The first to ever appear in a children’s book?  [...]

Video Sunday: Warning – Contains Dancing Squirrels

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Yep.  Odds are that this may be the best book trailer ever produced for a classic work of children’s literature.  I mean, looking at it don’t you feel inclined to reread the book?  I sure as heck do.  And remember, if you want to see Lois Lowry, Madeleine L’Engle, Rebecca Stead, and R.L. Stine talk [...]

Fusenews: “Don’t Let the Pigeon Die Alone”

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I hope you all took the time to notice the magnificent One Shot World Tour: City Living conducted by any number of our best bloggers in the biz.  I had every intention of participating and then lost my head.  Fortunately there are folks out there far more reliable than myself for this kind of thing.  [...]

Video Sunday: Featuring world famous cheesy animation technology

Kug-Goldstein

Recently I’ve been trying to get in touch with Mr. Pilkey because I have a very very important question to ask him.  Unfortunately, he spends a goodly time of his life in Japan without access to email (or so I’ve been told). Fortunately, (this is turning into a Remy Charlip book) he recently made this [...]

Fusenews: The Opposite of Avatar

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Wonka Opera.  Hard to say.  Harder still to see since the darn thing keeps closing.  NPR recently had a great story on the opera Golden Ticket, and the various trials it underwent in a bid to be seen by the masses.  The world premier is now going on at the Opera Theatre of St. Louis.  [...]