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Fuse 8 n’ Kate: Suzuki Beane by Sandra Scoppettone, ill. Louise Fitzhugh

On this most auspicious day in which the Newbery and Caldecott winners are announced (amongst many other fine and wonderful awards), I thought it might be a nice change of pace to do a cult classic.

Sometimes You Have to Lie (but not in this interview): A Talk With Author Leslie Brody

Today, author Leslie Brody and I discuss Louise Fitzhugh, the times in which she lived, her genius life (and too soon death), and the coded, comforting messages she left in her books for the LGBTQIA+ kids out there.

Unexpected Jolts of Children’s Literature

Periodically I will notice, note, and eventually post about books for adults that have some tangential (or even overt) relationship to children’s literature. Today’s the day!

Top 100 Children’s Novels #17: Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

#17 Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh (1964) 83 points Obviously. – Denise Rinaldo More brilliant and sophisticated than most any adult novel, and yet still captivating for my 7 year old. – Lee Behlman I don’t know which I like best, the people on Harriet’s spy route, the fact that she makes up a […]

Fusenews: No More Dead Dog (Food)

Marketing yourself.  Yeah, forget the hokey-pokey.  We know what it’s really all about in this game.  You poor authors and illustrators.  Isn’t it enough that you sweat and strain to create the highest quality literature for the generation that will inherit the earth after we are dead and gone . . . and now you’ve […]