Fusenews: Yes! We Have No Bananas. We Have No Bananas Today!
Chad Beckerman shows us that when it comes to wimpy kids, no two are exactly alike. His blog posts the different covers of the hit Diary of a Wimpy Kid . Of them all, this may have been my favorite:
Germany rocks but Brazil wins. If anyone can tell me what "Banana" means in Portugese, I’d be entirely grateful.
An interview with Michael Bond in the Times Online shows that the man’s still got it. And I’ve read the newest Paddington book. Trust me. This guy’s writing somehow fails to age. Thanks to the PW’s Children’s Bookshelf for the link.
Cynopsis Kids provides your daily dose of movie and tv news:
"Rocket Licensing has inked a deal with UK indie producer Mentorn Media , to produce a factual TV series based on the book The Dangerous Book for Boys . The TV series, titled Dangerous Adventures For Boys, which will air on Five (UK) later this year in 6×60 episodes, follows celebrity dads and their sons as they embark on various expeditions."
Co-worker Warren points out on his blog Children’s Music That Rocks that adult celebrities dipping their toe into the lucrative world of children’s products is a phenomenon not solely relegated to literature. He lists five musicians and bands that are making a similar switch from adult tunes to melodies for the kiddies and some may well surprise you. Natalie Merchant? Really?
And now I ask you, and I want you to be honest with me, are you space crazy?
I don’t usually get excited about much. But I love this idea, featured on Tech Darling, of people going to extremes to keep others from looking at their computer screens or handheld devices.
It’s like Mummenschanz gone techno. Mom? If you’re reading this I would just love one of those laptop cozies for long plane trips. Thanks to Rebecca for the link.
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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