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Books on Film: Random Thoughts on the ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Trailer

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Selected excerpts from my internal monologue while watching this trailer: They found a great Meg. That looks like one Grade A tessering scene. Oprah! The scene with all the kids outside of their houses bouncing balls at the same time is exactly how I pictured it. Galafanakis? Eurithmics soundtrack. Huh. I’d see this. What do […]

Books on Film: The Picture Book Animated

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How were classic picture books like Where the Wild Things Are and Harold and the Purple Crayon turned into animated films? Painstakingly, as this throwback video from Weston Woods shows us.

Morning Notes: Bookit Edition

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PRINT IS UNDEAD Physical book lovers take heart – print sales are on the rise. This story in The Wall Street Journal is focused on adult books, but talks about the publishing industry as a whole. Click here to read. SILENCED? This one took me by surprise. The estate of artist James Castle is suing […]

Books on Film: Talking Picture Books with McCloskey, Cooney, and Sendak

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This rare video from 1964 shows Robert McCloskey, Barbara Cooney, and Maurice Sendak¹ in their studios talking about The Lively Art of Picture Books. ¹You might have seen the Sendak part in this post at Educating Alice.

Morning Notes: How a Picture Book Is Made Edition

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OFFICIALLY FUNNY A Fuse #8 Production is up to something. A grassroots award for funny books she’s calling the Danzinger Awards. I am in full support of this idea. Click here to find out more. POOH The A.V. Club is not a fan the new Winnie-the-Pooh movie. Click here to read. VIOLA DAVIS WRITING NEW […]

Books on Film: From the Archives: Maurice Sendak on Charlie Rose in 1993

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“You tell the truth as best you can. And the people who need the truth most are children.” —Maurice Sendak Oh man, this is a good one. 25 years ago Maurice Sendak visited the Charlie Rose show to talk about his latest book at the time, We’re All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy. […]

Books on Film: From the Vault: Tomi Ungerer

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One of my favorite parts about writing this blog is when I can share something unique. Makes me feel like I’m doing my job. I’ve been a fan of Tomi Ungerer since I became a school librarian a little over a decade ago¹,  but it’s hard to find video of the guy. Today we have […]

Books on Film: Phil & Erin Stead on CBS Sunday Morning

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A message to CBS Sunday Morning: keep it up the good work. A couple weeks back the show covered Dav Pilkey, and this week they visit Philip and Erin Stead on the occasion of that book they made with Mark Twain that you might have heard of. Add this to the list of wonderful children’s […]

Morning Notes: Fan Art Edition

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POPCORN-SPIRATION How did a piece of popcorn inspire E.L. Konigsburg to write From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (a book that turns 50 this year)? Click here to find out. IF I RAN THE PODCAST Are you listening to the Fuse 8 n’ Kate podcast? Betsy Bird and her sister Kate take […]

Exclusive Book Trailer Premiere: COME WITH ME by Holly McGhee and Pascal Lemaitre

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A few days back I wrote a post about a batch of books that are a product of our politically divided country. While Come With Me by by Holly McGhee and Pascal Lemaitre doesn’t exactly fit on that list, I’d say it’s definitely a close relative. It’s a book about the small moments of humanity that […]

Books on Film: Dav Pilkey on CBS SUNDAY MORNING

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Travis here with some Grade A Show-This-to-Your-Students material. Dav Pilkey on the CBS Sunday Morning Show. And while you’re at it, here are a few more good ones. Mo Willems 1 Mo Willems 2 Jeff Kinney Kadir Nelson

Exclusive Book Trailer Premiere: Tumble & Blue by Cassie Beasley

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I like that book Circus Mirandus – you know it? It was written by Cassie Beasley. Well, now she has another book out – it’s called Tumble & Blue – and I’m here to share a first look at the trailer. But first, I had a couple important questions (okay one important question and two […]

Books on Film: In the Studio with Chris Haughton

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Any time Chris Haughton has a new book out, I take notice. He’s done some good ones: I therefore loved this video created by TATE Kids where two young interviewers pay a visit to Haughton’s studio. He gives some insight into his process and even makes a little art. This would be a good one […]

Have a Record-Breaking School Year

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Today is the beginning of the school year around here. Maybe it is where you are too. For inspiration, watch the glorious sight of 10,200 Guinness World Record books toppling to set a world record. (Still bummed that Seattle lost the title, though.)

Morning Notes: Why You Wanna Give Me the Runaround? Edition

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PEPE WILL NOT BE IN THIS PICTURE BOOK Pepe the Frog – internet meme turned hate symbol, will not be the star of a new picture book. Click here to read. A VILLAGE OF AUTHORS While I ruminate on the idea of an actual village of authors (so . . . many . . . cafés). […]