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Fuse 8 n’ Kate: The Lonely Doll by Dare Wright

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Over the last few podcasts I’ve introduced Kate to a great many “classic” picture books. But what about cult classic picture books? Don’t they deserve love as well? When I decided to initiate Kate in the ways of The Lonely Doll, I wasn’t entirely certain how she would act. Would she take to it like […]

Fusenews: In my next life I’m coming back as a “Rotraut”

DucklingsYarnBomb

A lot to say and so little time to say it.  Let’s get started!   Today, if you are at all feeling blue, I suggest you read The Toast piece Jaya Catches Up: A Little Princess which is a killer breakdown of what is inarguably a problematic book.  The Marie Antoinette portions are particularly choice. […]

Fusenews: Frosted Sheriff is part of a complete balanced breakfast

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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 […]

Photography and Fiction

BabyBlueBirds

Back in November I speculated as to whether or not a book containing photography, and just photography, could ever win a Caldecott Award.  Today my thoughts turn elsewhere. Just yesterday I sat in on the Penguin Young Readers Group librarian preview for the May-August 2011 season (round-up to come).  The folks there had to go […]