June 29, 2021 by Betsy Bird
Today we look at a wide variety of adult titles with tangential connections to children's books.
August 24, 2020 by Betsy Bird
Today we offer the antithesis to that old "Surprise! It's Racist!" post I created in 2014. What are the forms of children's entertainment that surprise you with their activism? I consider some old standbys and new concepts.
March 1, 2018 by Betsy Bird
It’s been a while! You can tell when I’ve been flush with content because my Fusenews posts become a bit less frequent. But here we go. I’m back, and I just have so MUCH to tell you! Where to start, where to start . . . . I know! Let’s begin with everyone’s favorite subject. […]
March 27, 2015 by Betsy Bird
I’ve been watching The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt recently. So far the resident husband and I have only made it through two episodes, but I was pleased as punch when I learned that the plot twist in storyline #2 hinged on a Baby-Sitter’s Club novel. Specifically Babysitter’s Club Mystery No. 12: Dawn and the Surfer Ghost. […]
November 23, 2012 by Betsy Bird
Hope you all had a marvelous Thanksgiving yesterday! I had family in town, including my niece and brother-in-law. Steve, the bro-in-law in question, has a kind of genius for synthesizing down P.D. Eastman books to their most essential lessons. He’s always objected to Are You My Mother? on the basis that this baby bird is […]
December 14, 2011 by Betsy Bird
When I was ten the kids in my neighborhood started a rather odd obsession. For a time the Trixie Belden series was released with new covers, giving those books from the 50s, 60s, and 70s a kick in the pants. Note how hip and cool these covers were: Awwww, yeah. So the girls on my […]
November 2, 2011 by Betsy Bird
“Jarrett Krosoczka is one of 25 hottest children’s authors in the nation.” So said Henderson City Mayor Andy Hafen when presenting Mr. Krosoczka with the key to the city. I’ll just say that again. The mayor of a city mentioned Jarrett being part of my old The Hot Men of Children’s Literature series when presenting […]
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