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Fusenews: Rules of Summer in November

RulesofSummer

As you read this I am winging my way to Chicago, IL.  Land of Great Lakes, windy winds, and hot dogs that carry unconscionable stigmas for logical edible combinations (ketchup ONLY works on hot dogs, people).  Blogging, if my schedule is to be believed, is due to be a bit spotty for the next few [...]

Fusenews: Look for the Girl with the Caterpillar Tattoo and She’s Gone

GoAway

I apologize for the recent radio silence, folks.  There’s something goofy in the state of Fuse 8.  For one thing, I can’t seem to comment on my own posts.  Most peculiar.  I will assume that this is just a passing fancy of the blog and that all will be well and good from this day [...]

Video Sunday: “It was just full of mouthwash”

21balloons

The 90-Second Newbery submissions keep coming in!!  Remember, there’s still lots of time to have your talented kids/students/neighborhood gamins submit their own shortened versions of Newbery classics.  James Kennedy and I will be presenting them at New York Public Library in the fall, but we’d love more titles like today’s musical take on that William [...]

Fusenews: Tomie/Tomi, Tomi/Tomie

audiobookwizardofoz

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.  [...]

Fusenews: “I’m not trading my beef jerky for your edamame.”

DiaryManlyKid

This may have to qualify for this month’s Best Thing Ever. You know Jon Scieszka?  Great guy.  Has two kids as it happens.  Casey and Jake.  Good guys.  Adults.  Now along with Steven Weinberg (who wrote To Timbuktu with Casey) the trio has created Diary of a Manly Kid.  Pretty much what it sounds like [...]

Fusenews: Now with more Sprog

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In brief . . . Yeah. I thought it was an Onion headline too:  Werner Herzog reads potty-mouthed bedtime audiobook.  I think that’s overseas, though.  Here in the U.S. we got someone else. That’s a good headline.  This one’s not bad either: Children’s author ejected from plane for bad language.  Strange thing is, it says [...]

Back in Print Beauties: Adelaide by Tomi Ungerer

Adelaide1

New series!  Here’s a hint on how to blog almost daily.  Come up with various series so that you don’t have to worry about what kind of content to provide at a given moment.  For example, at this point I’ve the Review of the Day series, the Video Sunday series, the Fusenews series, Press Release [...]