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Video Sunday: Meeting All Your Sleer n’ Thneed Needs


2014 marked a distinct increase in attention spent on children’s books with diverse characters. However, this is not to say that all books with diverse characters got the same amount of attention.  Take, for example, Saving Baby Doe by Danette Vigilante.  It was one of the only middle grade books in 2014 to sport a […]

Top 100 Picture Books #33: The Lorax by Dr. Seuss


#33 The Lorax by Dr. Seuss (1971) 53 points A timeless classic. I haven’t seen the movie, and I don’t plan to; it’s one of those cases in which the book is perfect just as it is. – Melissa Fox because “UNLESS someone like you / cares a whole awful lot, / nothing is going […]

Video Sunday: April Fool’s Day Edition


And by “edition” I mean that my April Fool’s joke of the day is that I’m not doing anything that has even the slightest connection to April Fool’s Day.  Surprise!  Don’t worry.  You’ll see plenty of stuff around the web to fool you ah-plenty.  Remember the day. Now sit back for a treat. Bloody ‘ell.  […]

Video Sunday: “Not after what those kids did to Pop.”


Fun Fact: Remember that Re-Seussification Project I posted?  And how it happened to come out the day before the birthday of the good doctor himself?  Total coincidence.  I had no idea.  At the same time The Lorax has come out in theaters.  Know how I know?  Because every other minute there’s an ad on my […]

Fusenews: “whimsically apocalyptic”

As I’m sure many of you heard Jan Berenstain, half of The Berenstain Bears, passed away recently. The Gothamist called us up at NYPL and wondered if we had any Berenstain goodies in our collection. We don’t but we knew who did. You can read their obit here. The SLJ obit is also well worth […]

Fusenews: When did the letter “Z” become feminine?


Matt and I are continuing to prep for our upcoming trip to Bologna.  So far I have been advised by my readers to eat a lot of gelato (done and done!) and to wear comfortable shoes.  I think I can promise that . . . I think.  Currently I’m having the heels on my favorite […]