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Fusenews: Frosted Sheriff is part of a complete balanced breakfast

Cybils2013

All right bloggy woggers.  Woggy bloggers.  Froggy woggy moggy snoggers.  I’m having a silly day, it seems.  In any case, the time has come once again for folks to apply to be Cybils judges.  Basically if you have a blog about children’s or YA books and you’d like to be on a judging panel for [...]

Fusenews: The P.D. Eastman Influence

Crowpaperback

Hope you all had a marvelous Thanksgiving yesterday!  I had family in town, including my niece and brother-in-law.  Steve, the bro-in-law in question, has a kind of genius for synthesizing down P.D. Eastman books to their most essential lessons.  He’s always objected to Are You My Mother? on the basis that this baby bird is [...]

Video Sunday: How to Start a School Year

ColbySharp

You start it with . . . EXCITEMENT! A show of hands.  Who, right now, is weeping a little over the fact that we will never have Mr. Colby Sharp as the 4th grade teacher of our youth?  That is, perhaps, the first video I would show to my students if I were teaching a [...]

My stepmother killed me, my father devoured me

BigBookofGrimm

We are living through a strange era.  Fairy tales, long a source of folktelling splendor, are currently being pillaged for their movie rights like never before.  There are, for example, THREE different Snow White retellings in the works as we speak, as well as that Red Riding Hood coming out in theaters and many many [...]

Review of the Day: A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz

GrimmBio

A Tale Dark and Grimm By Adam Gidwitz Dutton (a division of Penguin) $16.99 ISBN: 978-0-525-42334-8 Ages 9-12 On shelves November 11, 2010 Didn’t want to read this. Nope. Not a jot. Three reasons for that. First off, the title. I’ve said it about twenty times since reading it and every time I can’t quite [...]