May 25, 2017

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31 Days, 31 Lists: Day 15 – 2016 Fairy Tales / Folktales

Credit where credit is due, there’s no way I could keep up this 31 Days, 31 Lists series if I hadn’t put in my time with New York Public Library.  It was there that I learned precisely how to read, track, remember, and call forth the books I read in a single year.  The 100 […]

Fairy Tale Programming Is Alive and Well

Renewed interest in fairy and folktales has librarians across the country coming up with clever themed programming, some around making and STEM.

The Fairytales and Folktales of 2013: An Accounting

If you’ve sat in the audience during one of my talks of 2013, any of them really, then at some point during my presentation I probably mentioned that my deep and abiding love for small publishers is due, in no small part, to the rise in the fairytales and folktales in the marketplace.  It’s not […]

Severed Limbs, Devil’s Hairs, and Boys Turned into Beasts | A Delightfully Grimm Approach to Fairy Tales

Blending modern-day sensibilities with an avid appreciation for the source material and an endless knack for inventiveness, two novels by Adam Gidwitz, make sound starting points for examinations of folklore.