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October 2, 2014

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Video Sunday: “Luke, I Am Your Father” (in a manner of speaking)

Video Sunday: “Luke,  I Am Your Father” (in a manner of speaking)

I’m a chick who loves Star Wars.  I’m not ashamed of the fact.  Feminist icon Princess Leia?  I can get behind that (gold bikini or no).  So when I saw a galley for that AMAZING Star Wars children’s book coming out with art from the original concept artist Ralph McQuarrie, I was blown away.  Here, [...]

Fusenews: Pretty sneaky, sis.

Fusenews: Pretty sneaky, sis.

I have a sister.  Did you know that?  Tis true.  She’s not a librarian and her interest in children’s literature pretty much begins and ends with me, which is probably why she hasn’t come up before.  One thing she is?  Crafty.  Crafty as all get out.  And the kicker is that she’s just started this [...]

Kid Lit Cartoonists Plan September Fundraisers for Moore, OK, School Libraries

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Later this month, cartoonists Jeff Kinney, Dav Pilkey, Lincoln Peirce, and Stephan Pastis will present “Drawn Together: Cartoonists Benefit Moore, Oklahoma School Libraries,” two fundraising events for the city of Moore, OK, in which the kid lit stars will discuss their inspiration and creative processes and answer questions from the audience.

Serving Truth, Justice, and Tighty Whities | The Captain Goes Digital

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Dav Pilkey’s Captain Underpants bursts onto the digital scene with full-color illustrations, nifty animation, and activities galore.

Boise Librarian Wins SLJ/Scholastic Dav Pilkey Sweepstakes

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Sarah Kelley-Chase, branch manager of the Boise Public Library, won a visit from author Dav PIlkey, a contest sponsored by School Library Journal and awarded by Scholastic.

NYPL Panel Offers Advice for Bullied Kids—and Bullies

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In a New York Public Library Children’s Literary Salon on October 20 that coincided with National Bullying Prevention Month, authors Paul Griffin, Madeleine George and others came together to talk about bullying: strategies for ending it, their own personal experiences, and the positive effect their books have on their readers.

Interview: Dav Pilkey on Captain Underpants #9

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SLJ talks to Dav Pilkey about the creative process behind his books, working with DreamWorks to turn Captain Underpants into a 3-D animated movie, and, of course, Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers (Scholastic)—the ninth installment of his sublimely silly novels.