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New Fuse 8 n’ Kate Episode: The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton

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You know how folks talk all the time about how more men win the Caldecott Award than women? Well, I’ve always sort of ignored that statement, citing in my head all kinds of women from over the years. Then, this week, I decided that we just haven’t done enough women illustrators on our show. Authors, […]

The Biographical Explosion: Creating the Creators

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Not every children’s book creator deserves a picture book about their life. Does that sound harsh?  Well, it’s Monday. It’s also something I’ve been thinking about. Without any numbers before me, I get the distinct impression that we’re seeing a marked increase in the range of picture book biographies printed in a given year.  In […]

Top 100 Picture Books #32: The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton

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#32 The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton (1942) 53 points I love this story and sometimes can’t get through it without crying. – Laurie Zaepfel I just loved this story when I was younger. I still do. You learn about the seasons, pollution, the difference between rural and urban. And the artwork – love […]