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Fuse 8 n’ Kate: St. Patrick’s Day in the Morning by Eve Bunting / Tim O’Toole and the Wee Folk by Gerald McDermott

Kate asked for a St. Patrick’s Day classic, so I handed her TWO! Her preference? The one with physical violence and bodily harm. Can you blame her?

Cover Reveal: The Mermaid by Jan Brett

It may be a personal opinion but I’ll stand by it; Children’s books need more octopuses.  The reason is simple.  The octopus is a truly fascinating creature.  Now in 2017 a couple of my favorite illustrators have already tackled the octopus in all its tentacular glory.  David Wiesner, for example, has a picture book out […]

Fusenews: Harumphing my amens

Not sure how long I’ll get to keep calling my little news items “Fusenews” since the Fuse network, hitherto not a problem in my sphere, has just decided to call their news program, you guessed it, Fuse News.  But really, who am I to complain?  It’s a kicky little term. So!  The 2012 Cybils Awards […]

Top 100 Picture Books #94: The Mitten by Jan Brett

#94 The Mitten by Jan Brett (1989) 21 points A lovely retelling of this old folktale with Brett’s truly lovely illustrations. – Barbara Thompson As insane as it sounds, this is Ms. Brett’s first appearance on one of our polls.  Prolific and still going strong she first came to my attention due to her knitting.  […]