MORE 'FUSE-8-N-KATE' POSTS
President's Day is coming so what better book to do this week than that old Caldecott Award winner So You Want to Be President? Question is: How has it aged in the intervening 21 years?
"I've got a lot of questions." So says Kate after we consider the Valentine's Day classic (or is it?) Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch.
In a year of many ALA Award winner "firsts" we look back at a Caldecott Award winner that marked the first time a Black illustrator won the Award two years running. How has it aged? How has it fared? We consider the Dillons' Ashanti to Zulu.
Every year I present Kate with three Caldecott contenders. Will our streak of picking winners continue, or will we be defeated in 2022? Find out!
We discuss inappropriate bidet designs, the first appearance of birth control pills in a picture book, faux Birks, and more from Australia's native son.
"If your book makes fun of a speech impediment, maybe don't write that book." Many is the school that has used Hooway for Wodney Wat as an anti-bullying text. We show just how twisted that logic really is.
"The Secret Garden meets Donnie Darko". A human-sized, walking on his legs Bunnyman accompanies a young girl and things get weird. We consider one of Sendak's lesser known titles.
It's a Christmas miracle! We're talking Rudolph, written by Evanston native Robert L. May. And . . . it rhymes.
Joseph and the amazingly not technical overcoat is here! We may have missed Hanukkah but we can at least right a great wrong by featuring this Simms Taback beauty.
If you'd like to hear two daughters ribbing their mom, this is the podcast episode for YOU! Our mother joins us today to discuss Donald Hall's Caldecott winner.