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A Fuse #8 Production
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Trendwatch 2012: A Cluster of Chloes, a Journey of Jackalopes

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My buddy and fellow blogger Travis Jonker sent me the following images recently: What are you looking at?  Just a couple shots from the book Oddfellow’s Orphanage by Emily Winfield Martin.  The book is yet another entry into this year’s Oddest Children’s Literary Trend. One of two, as it happens.  I like keeping track of [...]

2011 Booktalk Pairings

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Children’s librarians have many weapons at their disposal that allow them to entice children young and old with delicious literature. The booktalk may be the best of the bunch. Before I joined the profession I was utterly unaware of what booktalking really was. It certainly didn’t exist when I was a child, at least not [...]

2011: The Year of the Raven

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Quoth the raven: What the heck? At this point I’m getting a little suspicious.  You see, every year I like to keep track of “trends” in the world of children’s literature.  For example, back in 2006 there were at least two novels (Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett and Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow) that contained [...]