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Video Sunday: Everything in this post reeks of awesome

GraceWeston

Took me a couple minutes to get into this one, but once I remembered the premise it helped.  This is basically The Wizard of Oz redone with pop songs.  A lot of which, sad to say, I have never heard of.  Fortunately I could at least recognize the weird genius of the line, “You’re just [...]

Top 100 Children’s Novels #41: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

WonderfulWizardOz

#41 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (1900) 48 points Oz is too overwhelming for a single post.  Indeed, there are whole websites, blogs, and societies out there solely dedicated to its existence.  With that in mind, here is a quick overview of the title and its impact on America at this [...]

Fusenews: At the sign of the big yellow fuse

AaronZenzFuse8

Ain’t he just the sweetest thing?  Author/illustrator Aaron Zenz recently wrote just the loveliest ode to his four top favorite children’s literary blogs, and then went and created original art for each.  In my case he created this little Fuse guy (or possibly Fuse gal) based on the bright yellow Fuse you see at the [...]

Video Sunday: How have I lived this long without hearing the name “Lothar Meggendorfer”?

LotharMeggendorfer

While the message is encouraging in and of itself, Joe Sabia’s TED talk on The Technology of Storytelling is also a brilliant example of how to do an iPad presentation with skill, humor, and facts.  I can’t imagine how long this three minute, fifty-one second talk took to put together, but it’s kinda worth it.  [...]

Fusenews: Tomie/Tomi, Tomi/Tomie

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Things that I love: Blogging. My baby girl.  Seattle.  Two of those three things will be coming together on September 16th and 17th.  That’s when the 5th (five already?) annual Kidlitcon will occur!  It’s looking like a remarkable line-up as well with special keynote speaker YA author Scott Westerfeld and great presentations, as per usual.  [...]

The Oz Quest Theory: Are Four Companions One Too Many?

ThreeOzCompanions

I’ve had an idea bouncing around the old noggin recently and I wanted to try ricocheting it off your heads for a while to see where it leads. Recently I’ve been reading a fair number of fantasy and sci-fi (mostly sci-fi, curiously enough) quest novels that follow in the Wizard of Oz rather than Alice [...]