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My picture book pantheon
Picture books are scattered across this blog as plentifully as ketchup splatters on a preschooler’s shirt. There was the time I analyzed the visual language of picture books. The time I challenged you to guess the picture book based on only one page from it...
Picture books are scattered across this blog as plentifully as ketchup splatters on a preschooler's shirt. There was the time I analyzed the visual language of picture books. The time I challenged you to guess the picture book based on only one page from it. The time I reminisced about books ...
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School libraries: start a Student Picks shelf!
Bookstores promote Staff Picks. I would love to see school libraries promote Student Picks. Rotate students’ choices weekly to give as many kids as possible a slot in the spotlight. This is a reading catalyst in several ways: it uses peer pressure for good!...
I would love to see school libraries promote Student Picks. Rotate students' choices weekly to give as many kids as possible a slot in the spotlight. This is a reading catalyst in several ways: it uses peer pressure for good! it incentivizes students to read more so they'll have new ...
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Girl in 1984 music video…oops, she did it again
In 3/15, something (however unlikely) I hoped might happen…happened. One of the bands featured in my “girl in the video” series reunited with the girl I interviewed from one of their videos. Not only that—they did another video together. The lovely Lee Ann ...
In 3/15, something (however unlikely) I hoped might happen…happened. One of the bands featured in my “girl in the video” series reunited with the girl I interviewed from one of their videos. Not only that—they did another video together. The lovely Lee Ann Marie, who memorably appeared in ...
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Slum kids and superheroes
On 4/17/15, the trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was leaked, becoming one of the loudest buzzes online. Meanwhile, my Batman/Superman highlight of the day if not month was something else entirely. On 1/28/15, I had the moving experience of tou...
On 4/17/15, the trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was leaked, becoming one of the loudest buzzes online. Meanwhile, my Batman/Superman highlight of the day if not month was something else entirely. On 1/28/15, I had the moving experience of touring the Dharavi slum of Mumbai.
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Fairy in the forest during WWII
While speaking at the American School of Bombay , I met a woman about my age whose mother-in-law saw what she describes as a fairy in a German forest during World War II. I am, as recently revealed, prone to believe. LINK Eva agreed to share her experience....
While speaking at the American School of Bombay, I met a woman about my age whose mother-in-law saw what she describes as a fairy in a German forest during World War II. I am, as recently revealed, prone to believe. LINK Eva agreed to share her experience. Set up the sighting story.
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“Co-Creator”: the SECOND play about Bill Finger
In 2014, Roberto Williams mounted an ambitious play called Fathers of the Dark Knight , which prominently featured Bill Finger. Less than a year later, a second production involving Bill is coming to a Rhode Island near you—and this time, Bill alone is fron...
In 2014, Roberto Williams mounted an ambitious play called Fathers of the Dark Knight, which prominently featured Bill Finger. Less than a year later, a second production involving Bill is coming to a Rhode Island near you—and this time, Bill alone is front and center (if backwards).
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Bill Finger cover story: “Miami New Times” 1/22-28/15
In 2014, Bill Finger made news by making the cover of a Batman comic book (or any comic book) for the first time. This year, he made another cover , but this time, it was not for a story by him but rather a story about him. It ran in January in the Miami Ne...
In 2014, Bill Finger made news by making the cover of a Batman comic book (or any comic book) for the first time. This year, he made another cover, but this time, it was not for a story by him but rather a story about him. It ran in January in the Miami New Times.
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A VA, TN, NJ, RI, and MD state of mind
March and April 2015 have flung me up and down the Eastern Seaboard. A snapshot: Virginia 3/13/15 : Virginia State Reading Association Conference I gave three talks and met many kind librarians. This was the teaser I set up outside my presentation room: Vir...
March and April 2015 have flung me up and down the Eastern Seaboard. A snapshot: Virginia 3/13/15: Virginia State Reading Association Conference I gave three talks and met many kind librarians. This was the teaser I set up outside my presentation room: Virginia 3/20/15: Walker Upper Elementary ...
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“Co-Creator”: the not-secret play about Bill Finger
On 4/9/15, I had the pure pleasure of attending Co-Creator , the world’s second play focusing on the creation of Batman and the world’s first play focusing on Bill Finger’s role in the creation of Batman. The show ran at the Arctic Playhouse in West Warwick...
It was written and directed by the inexhaustible Lenny Schwartz, who has served the same multi-hyphenate role for several other biographical plays on luminaries including Charles M. Schulz and Lucille Ball. (Below are interviews with Lenny and two cast members.) ...
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Feedback from the Charlotte S. Huck Festival
On 2/27-28/15, I was a featured speaker at the Charlotte S. Huck Children’s Literature Festival in Redlands, CA.  I really enjoyed my audiences and was humbled to discover there was some mutuality to that feeling. A sampling: Wow—incredible! An inspiration—...
I really enjoyed my audiences and was humbled to discover there was some mutuality to that feeling. A sampling: Wow—incredible! An inspiration—absolutely gripping story everyone should hear; Could listen to him for a long time; Easy and humorous style make his Q&A fascinating ...
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“Something About the Author,” volume 278 (!)
In the fall of 2014, I was notified that I had been selected to appear in the next volume (#278!) of Something About the Author , a reference book published by Gale (Cengage Learning).  Note: not actual volume. I knew nearly nothing about this series but a ...
Welcome to the behind-the-scenes of my books, from research adventures to promotion gambles. I also feature original interviews with pop culture figures (books, music, TV, movies) who rarely if ever have been interviewed and recaps of my international speaking engagements. Picture books: ...
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Wordplay with Bill, Finger, and bat
Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman has fun with turns of a phrase involving the words “bat,” “bill,” and “finger.” BAT: blind about this Bat when Bill was at Bat went to bat for BILL: this Bill was past due FINGER: a Finger had a hand in i...
BAT: blind about this Bat when Bill was at Bat went to bat for. BILL: this Bill was past due. FINGER: a Finger had a hand in it put his Finger on it (a variation also on the Bill Finger T-shirt I designed) had Fingerprints all over him at his Fingertips Fingers crossed ...
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Author of books on creators of Superman, Batman. Speaker. Pop culture archeologist.
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