Monthly Archives: January 2012

Sick on Candy…

And people in the kids book trade complain about celebrity books. At least they don’t have to face Adam Sandler making Candy Land the game into Candy Land the movie. I’m not sure if this is worse news for Sandler … Continue reading

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NASA discovers Cosmos Academy?

OK. Totally misleading headline. But NASA is having a new conference about materials from beyond the solar system on Tuesday the 31st. Maybe they found something from Cosmos Academy! What’s CosmosAcademy? Well, if you read Earthling! (due out in July … Continue reading

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The green beans have gone bad…

I’m finishing up a new picture book by author David LaRochelle, as I mentioned in a post last week. It’s about bad green beans. Or is it green beans who are bad? They are definitely not the good, quiet green … Continue reading

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The iBooks Author discussion continues…

There’s been a lot more coverage about the Apple initiated iBooks Author program. I’ll post a few links to interesting articles and discussions. There is definitely a prevailing feeling that a lot of the text book companies early attempts are … Continue reading

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You disgust me!

An interesting article in the New York Times by James Gorman about research into disgust. I had never contemplated disgust as a psychological reaction that has cultural and perhaps evolutionary underpinnings. And as I think about it, it’s amazing how … Continue reading

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I say E-Book, you say i-Book.

I’ve already spent a lot of time talking with friends about the new Apple iBook Author App, the updated iBooks app, the updated ePub format and of course Apple’s textbook and educational product direction. Of course there’s been an uproar … Continue reading

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The Lion King. It’s weird.

I watched The Lion King over the weekend with my daughter. I hand’t seen it in perhaps 9 years. A few things struck me – – I am still realllllly tired of the Disney, broadway-musical-animated-movie combo. Why they were so … Continue reading

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