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Books on Film: In the Studio with Marla Frazee

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I will take any “in the studio with…” video you got, but this one’s special. Marla Frazee shares her life, work and inspirations. It’s so well done. (Thanks to a bunch of people on Facebook for the link)

Books on Film: Watch the Trailer for The BFG


Directed by Steven Spielberg, this adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic arrives in theaters on July 1st, 2016

Books on Film: The Marvels by Brian Selznick


I don’t run many book trailers here, but when I see one that stands out, I make an exception. The trailer for The Marvels by Brian Selznick is definitely an exception – for my money one of the best I’ve seen. And over at Speakeasy, you can see how Selznick made it.

Books on Film: Bob Shea and John Green on Sprout

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A couple folks you might know turned up on the show Sunny Side Up on the Sprout channel recently: Bob Shea… …and John Green. In these videos you will: Hear John Green sing The ABC Song Watch as Bob Shea shares the footprint size of a T-Rex See John Green play dress-up Join in some dinosaur-inspired […]

Books on Film: Unfortunate Events on Netflix

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Somewhere rattling around in the dark recesses of my skull was the knowledge that A Series of Unfortunate Events was being adapted as a series for Netflix. That piece of information would have been lost forever had I not come across this video today – a teaser trailer for the series, complete with ominous Olaf […]

The Children’s Lit/Sesame Street Connection


Sesame Street. One of the most beloved children’s television programs of all time has children’s literature ties. Here’s a sampling of children’s book illustrators who have done some work beside the big yellow bird. Mo Willems Christian Robinson Bob Boyle William Wegman Maurice Sendak Etienne Delessert Christopher Cerf

Exclusive Book Trailer Reveal: Max the Brave by Ed Vere

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Today I’m doing something I’ve never done before: debuting a book trailer. My favorite part is that the trailer is for a book I love: Max the Brave by Ed Vere. Max is a fearless kitten. Max is a brave kitten. Max is a kitten who chases mice. There’s only one problem—Max doesn’t know what […]

Books on Film: Let’s Take a Coffee Break


In a short period of time, Eerdmans Books has built an online presence that other publishers should be taking notes on. The Eerdlings website and Coffee Break videos are consistently excellent. They’re starting a new interview series on Coffee Break called “A Day in the Life”, and yesterday Ahna and Katherine swung by my library […]

Books on Film: Seuss on Good Morning America

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A new Dr. Seuss book is one of those children’s literature stories that has the ability to make nation news. This week Good Morning America talked about What Pet Should I Get?

Books on Film: The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss

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Today I have for you a video that I don’t think many people have seen. Call me 100 Scoop Notes (I just came up with that). Hats Off to Dr. Seuss is an exhibition that’s been making stops at museums around the country. Newsmakers talked to the curator of the exhibition about Geisel life, career, and lesser known […]

Books on Film: Morning Blend with Klassen and Barnett

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Hot off the presses! Jon Klassen and Mac Barnett made an appearance on the Milwaukee area Morning Blend show.

Books on Film: Illustrators Illustrate Before Your Eyes

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The Guardian children’s books blog busted out a bit of a treasure trove this week. They captured ten top UK illustrators doing their thing via Vine (the six-second video service). Here’s Axel Scheffler (The Gruffalo) drawing a character from his latest book with Julia Donaldson, The Scarecrow’s Wedding: The rest are just as cool (I […]

Books on Film: Mac Barnett TED Talk

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I love this. The Wes Anderson of children’s literature, a.k.a. Mac Barnett recently took to the TED stage to explain Why a Good Book is a Secret Door.

Books on Film: Lunch Lady TED Talk

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Children’s literature’s own Jarrett J. Krosoczka is featured on the TED website today. For good reason – his inspiring talk Why Lunch Ladies are Heroes is an inspirational reminder that “a thank you can change a life.” Click here to watch on the TED website

Books on Film: Staake Spotted

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While watching the Top 100 House Party Songs on Fuse last night (don’t judge), who do I see? Bob Staake – the illustrator responsible for Bluebird, The Red Lemon, and a batch of other picture books. No, he hasn’t created one of the Top 100 House Party Songs of all time (although I’m guessing he […]