August 14, 2019 by Betsy Bird
As you may know, my day job is as a librarian but not, as it happens, a librarian of children's literature specifically. A lot of days I spend my time sorting through all the new releases for adults (horrors!). But since my heart is firmly ensconced in the world of books for kids, I always note when a book has some connection to literature for the young. Today, I'd like to introduce you to six 2019 titles that may be worth noting.
February 16, 2017 by Betsy Bird
By Day: Betsy is a mild-mannered Collection Development Manager, purchasing adult titles, and ONLY adult titles, for her extremely literary suburban library system. But By Night: Betsy transforms into FUSE #8, blogging about all aspects of children’s literature. And that includes adult literature . . . when it happens to mention children’s literature in some […]
August 12, 2011 by Betsy Bird
A Little Bitty Man and Other Poems for the Very Young By Halfdan Rasmussen Translated by Marilyn Nelson and Pamela Espeland Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes Candlewick Press $15.99 ISBN: 978-0763623791 Ages 3-8 On shelves now. Denmark! Mention the country and children’s literature in one breath and what would most Americans think of? Well, if they […]
January 26, 2011 by Betsy Bird
New York, she is so snowy these days! I’ve lived in this pleasant burg roundabout six years, by my count, but this is the first winter where the weather decided to bring back memories of my Michiganian (Michigander? Michiganolian?) youth. Well, a good Fusenews is the perfect solution for any snowy day. On to the […]
by Emily Mroczek-Bayci
100 Scope Notes
by Travis Jonker
The Classroom Bookshelf
by Erika Thulin Dawes
A Fuse #8 Production
by Betsy Bird
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