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Books on Film: A Gallery of Greats

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Show me an author video and my eyebrows raise slightly. Show me an author video that’s professionally produced and they go up a bit higher. Show me six professionally produced author videos featuring the likes of Jeff Kinney, Mo Willems, and Doreen Cronin, and I begin to have eyebrow problems (because of all the raising).

NBC LEARN has pulled together a group of children’s lit luminaries for a series called Writers Speak to Kids. They’re really well done. Incorporate these three-minute videos into your next story time.

Film Books on Film: A Gallery of Greats

(Thanks to Mo Willems Doodles for the link)

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About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. Debbie says:

    Thanks for sharing these, Travis! They are great! Nice short clips with so much advice to kids from those who are the best of the best!

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