January 5, 2022 by Betsy Bird
We remember 26 creators of children's books, or books about children's literature, that passed away in 2021.
July 18, 2021 by Betsy Bird
"Our young will live in better times together in acceptance of the way things really are if we give them the truth. But we must teach them truth in ways they can comprehend. There is no greater gift than truth." - Floyd Cooper
May 27, 2021 by Betsy Bird
In honor of two legendary picture book giants, Eric Carle and Lois Ehlert.
March 31, 2020 by Betsy Bird
Saying goodbye to a giant.
January 1, 2020 by Betsy Bird
While we traipse merrily into a new decade and a new era, it's not the worst idea to look back and pay tribute to the authors and illustrators of children's books we lost in 2019. Here is a recap of the creators that we should stand back and remember at least one more time
September 28, 2018 by Betsy Bird
Welcome to Fusenews! Or, as I like to call it, all the news that fit to fuse. Yeah. We’re still working on that one. First off, a great illustrator for children has died. This was very much the case of me not knowing that he was still alive, only to be doubly saddened when […]
May 25, 2018 by Betsy Bird
As you may have heard, yesterday the great Newbery Award winning author Richard Peck died. Many of us were shocked and saddened by the news. When one hears of the death of a great writer, you begin to cast your mind back. What was the first Richard Peck book you ever read? When did you […]
February 7, 2018 by Betsy Bird
In August of 2015 I took two small children and got on a plane leaving LaGuardia Airport in NYC, now headed for the Midwest. After dropping my kids off with my parents, I took my mom and dad’s car and drove to Evanston, IL for my first day of work. My husband was following with […]
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