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July 24, 2014

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Video Sunday: Ice ice, baby

Video Sunday: Ice ice, baby

If you’re anything like me you probably found this video of the YOU WON calls given by the Caldecott, Newbery and Coretta Scott King committees to be a heckuva lot of fun.  I could watch people getting good news all day, I could.  Particularly when it’s people I like. Tongue . . . tongue stuck [...]

Fusenews: Nailed It!

Fusenews: Nailed It!

Don’t you hate it when you’ve saved oodles of links for a Fusenews only to find your computer apparently ate them without informing you?  Fun times.  So if I promised some of you that I’d post something and then I didn’t, remind me of the fact.  Clearly me brain is running on fumes. Stop.  Before [...]

Pictures of the Week: Graphic Novelists Entertain at Author Breakfast | AASL 2013

Graphic novelists (l. to r.) Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Matt Holm, Jenni Holm, Faith Erin Hicks, and  Raina Telgemeier closed off the AASL Conference in their pajamas.

The American Association of School Librarians’s 16th National Conference closed with an author-led breakfast that featured bestselling children’s graphic novels creators Faith Erin Hicks, Jennifer and Matthew Holm, Jarrett Krosoczka, and Raina Telgemeier—dressed in pajamas.

Graphic Novel Fan-Favorites and the Odd Duck | JLG’s On the Radar

Odd Duck

Babymouse, Lunch Lady, Squish, and other familiar characters are back in this year’s crop of new graphic novels for elementary school students. Check out these recent arrivals selected by Junior Library Guild’s editorial staff.

Video Sunday: She’s not your wife. She’s the princess.

Video Sunday: She’s not your wife. She’s the princess.

Can you think of a better way to kick off?  Not I, said the fly.  Yes, the world’s most confused woman (not me) is celebrating her 50th birthday.  I am pleased to report that Harper Collins is allowing me to reveal this video today.  The strange thing about Amelia B is that she seems to [...]

Video Sunday: The Happy Mother’s Day Edition (Warning: Contains no mom-related material)

Video Sunday: The Happy Mothers Day Edition (Warning: Contains no mom related material)

Happy Mother’s Day! It was Monica Edinger who alerted me to the fact that fresh on the heels of the Matilda musical is an upcoming British production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  She has the details and directed me to this truly unfair let’s-not-give-anything-away teaser trailer. This introduction is a bit better. You know [...]

Sneaky Peek: A Glimpse of Platypuses Packing Heat/Boomerangs

Pull Quote Illustration

There are certain words and phrases that are instantly hilarious.  Kalamazoo is one of them.  Platypus is another.  All the more reason to combine the two.  That’s my logic.  When I heard that Jarrett Krosoczka (he of the Lunch Lady GN series as well as a stunner of a TED talk, amongst other accomplishments), had [...]

‘Lunch Lady’ Creator Krosoczka To Launch “School Lunch Superhero Day”

LL flying tiny

Although Jarrett J. Krosoczka’s immensely popular “Lunch Lady” series of graphic novels will come to an end this year, the women and men who work in our nation’s school cafeterias will not be forgotten. Krosoczka recently announced that May 3 will now be known as “School Lunch Superhero Day,” a day for kids to show their appreciation for all of their cafeteria workers.

Fusenews: Dark fiddlers and ponymen

Looks like the National Book Awards are taking a page out of the Oscars’ handbook.  Which is to say, if people like nominees for awards so much, why not give them MORE nominees?  Says PW, “In an effort to broaden the reach and impact of the National Book Awards, the National Book Foundation will select [...]

Authors and Illustrators Share Their Holiday Memories, Part 2

Rita Williams-Garcia and family

This week, authors Rita Williams-Garcia, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, and Mac Barnett share their stories of the season with SLJ.