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Books on Film: A Gallery of Greats

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.

(Thanks to Mo Willems Doodles for the link)

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 scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. 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!