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Video Sunday: Butterfly in the sky / I can go twice as high (thanks in large part to physics)…

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Happy news, neighborinos! Today I bring unto you a video from BookFest, a yearly celebration of children’s literature hosted (these days) by Bank Street College of Education. Kidlit TV recorded almost the entire thing live and then put it on air. This year I had the honor of moderating a panel discussion with funny folks […]

Fusenews: But you tell me over and over and over again my friend

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Remember the moment at the end of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire when he funds Fred and George’s joke shop?  What is it he says to them?  Ah yes. “I could do with a few laughs. We could all do with a few laughs. I’ve got a feeling we’re going to need them […]

Top 100 Picture Books #6: Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

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#6 Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey (1941) 163 points McCloskey’s attention to detail and marvelous storytelling are a magical combination. – Heather Christensen I actually remember, when I was a very little girl, hearing Captain Kangaroo read this book on television. I remember the way the camera panned over the ducks almost getting […]

Top 100 Picture Books #31: Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey

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#31 Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey (1948) 54 points It’s hard to pick a favorite McCloskey, but I think of this one every time I pick blueberries. – Jessalyn Gale Honestly, I think my favorite part as a kid was just staring at the endpapers with the scene of Sal and her mom in […]

It’s Only a Matter of Time: Licensed Properties That Haven’t Made the Leap to Film

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I can’t pinpoint what it was that made me think of this.  In this day and age with children’s picture book characters appearing as television and movie characters every other minute, to say nothing of the new deals being made with the names of classics we all grew up with, it’s a lot easier to […]

Fusenews: Me no know art. But me know what me like. Food!

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Great great article in the Bangor Daily News about an exhibit in Maine of Robert McCloskey’s paintings.  Not his paintings for children’s books, mind you.  These were done in his spare time between projects.  His daughters Jane and Sally (the same Sal as Blueberries for Sal) put it together and the piece even has a […]