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Video Sunday: Dragons and Dragon Teeth

DragonsTooth

We begin this week with something extraordinary.  A book trailer that looks like a movie trailer (no real surprises there) but that includes so many specific details to its book that you’re half inclined to think that the movie version already exists.  Super 8‘s actor Joel Courtney stars in trailer for The Dragon’s Tooth by [...]

Fusenews: Terms we can live without = Young-young Adult

Bologna

Amusing. I wrote an article for SLJ about the Bologna Book Fair and why librarians should attend in droves.  I was unprepared for some of the formatting choices on the piece, though.  The title Betsy Goes to Bologna caught me off guard, though it’s certainly true.  But it was the art created for the piece [...]

Fusenews: Your source for any and all Gene Wilder trivia

Iknowhere

Well, first things first!  The Ezra Jack Keats New Writer and New Illustrator Awards were handed out two days ago, and at long last I can finally tell you the winners.  These awards are given out to new authors and illustrators of children’s books with no more than three books to their names that “portray [...]

Fusenews: Love to eat them mousies. Mousies what I love to eat.

BeatrixPottercake

I feel like the White Rabbit here.  No time, no time!  We’ll have to do this round-up of Fusenews in a quick quick fashion then.  Forgive the brevity!  It may be the soul of wit but it is really not my preferred strength.  In brief, then! First, I want this book to exist: Dean Trippe, [...]

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

BattleofBooks

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 [...]

Children’s Literary Salon: Peter and Peter from Page to Stage

peter&starcatcher

The Children’s Literary Salon at the Children’s Center at 42 nd Street is pleased to announce our event on Saturday, March 12th at 2:00 p.m. Please note the date!!!  We’re having two in one month, which is just nutty, but this is just too cool to pass up. From Page to Stage: Two Peter Pans [...]

Video Sunday: I swoop and I soar and I fly. Back up, back up

PigeonHotDog

Yes, we’re beginning today by sneakily seeking out weirdo memories from my own youth.  This week my attention was directed to that picture book version of the Peter, Paul and Mary song Puff the Magic Dragon.  It reminded me that long before Yarrow’s words were set to paper, they were appropriated for this bizarre television [...]

Video Sunday: Blogging, I Am. Everything, I Post.

GermanYoda

Time to brush up on your high school German meine Damen und Herren.  Yes The Strange Case of Origami Yoda got its own pretty impressive fan trailer straight outta Germany the other day.  It’s interesting, but I was even more taken with the German name of the book.  Yoda, I Am!  Everything, I Know! As [...]

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 [...]

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

draper

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 [...]