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Books on Film: Dav Pilkey on Today

Dav Pilkey was featured on a recent episode of the Today show and I never get tired of hearing his story (which always includes themes of book access and choice). If you work in a school, keep this one in your back pocket to show kids when the school year begins.

Books on Film: Watch the Trailer for Jumanji II

The latest film incarnation of Jumanji likely won’t remind you of the book. They switched from a board game to a video game. The Rock is involved. It’s kinda it’s own thing at this point. But (albeit, loose) ties to Chris Van Alsburg’s Caldecott Medal winner mandate that I share the just-released trailer for Jumanji: […]

Books on Film: A Peek Inside The Eric Carle Museum

I haven’t yet made it to the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA and this video isn’t helping! Making the place look all wonderful and increasing my jealousy of those who have visited. With guest appearances by Ekua Holmes, Brendan Wenzel, Tom Lichtenheld, and many more.

Books on Film: Meg Medina Reacts to Her Newbery Win

Over at the ALSC YouTube channel, they are slowly posting reaction videos from the 2019 Youth Media Award winners. First up, Newbery winner Meg Medina.

Books on Film: A Conversation with Arthur Geisert

As a child, Arthur Geisert really wanted to be a mountain climber. Selfishly, I’m glad it didn’t work out. Because now we have a bunch of great Geisert-created picture books (like this one). This video finds A.G. in his studio, talking about his life and work.

Books on Film: Angie Thomas on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Angie Thomas was on The Daily Show on Wednesday. She was a great conversation and I recommend you watch it.

Books on Film: Roald Dahl and Wimpy Kid

Happy New Year! Two coming soons to keep an eye on . . . Coming Soon #1 Netflix released this trailer about animated Roald Dahl stories to come. I am cautiously optimistic about this news, especially since they will be animated. Is it just me or is live-action more difficult to pull off? Maybe I’m […]

The Storyline Online Oscars

Storyline Online is a SAG-AFTRA-produced website with videos of actors and actresses reading well-known picture books aloud. I’ll occasionally take my students to the website and they seem to like it quite a bit. After watching all the videos, here are my completely biased and in no way official awards Most Comfortable: Ed O’Neill, HOW […]

Books on Film: Pete the Cat Comes to Amazon Prime

The blue cat (no, not that one) continues his world domination plan¹. Pete will soon be available to stream to a small screen near you. Watch the trailer below. https://deadline.com/2018/08/pete-the-cat-trailer-premiere-date-for-amazon-toon-series-starring-jacob-tremblay-1202446011/

Books on Film: The Ezra Jack Keats Video Goldmine

Last week’s post had me looking for EJK videos and the internet archive, it turns out, is the place to go. They have a whole bunch of Keats stories. Click the images below to watch. Apt. 3 Goggles! A Letter to Amy Peter’s Chair The Trip The Snowy Day Whistle for Willie

Books on Film: Ezra Jack Keats + Mr. Rogers = Magic

“Now with that music in the background, we’ll try to create some of our own color music.” In 1972 Ezra Jack Keats visited Mister Rogers. They made some art together, and it was lovely and peaceful. Credit to Ed Spicer/Nick Bruel on Facebook for the tip.

Books on Film: Dante and the Chocolate Factory?

Seems like a good day for some good ol’ children’s literature speculation, right? I’ve heard people discuss how lines can be drawn from the seven deadly sins to Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but what about Dante’s Inferno? Ponderable.

Books on Film: Tomi Adeyemi on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

I don’t usually cover YA, but when I do, it’s when a YA author appears on The Tonight Show. Tomi Adeyemi burst onto the scene with The Children of Blood and Bone. It’s a New York Times bestseller and, even more importantly, approved by Usher: Yeah…yeah…yeah…yeah…yeah…YEAH!?!?!?!??!?!?!?#childrenofbloodandbone and @usher?!?!? pic.twitter.com/imt73llPEo — Tomi Adeyemi (@tomi_adeyemi) May 7, […]

Books on Film: Michelle Obama at ALA Annual

You know how First Lady Michelle Obama was the opening speaker for ALA Annual in New Orleans? You know how if you were there, it was great, but if you weren’t you were bummed? Bum no more. The whole (wonderful) conversation between Michelle Obama and Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden is available now for your […]

Books on Film: Watch the The House with a Clock in Its Walls Trailer

Creepy classic The House with a Clock in Its Walls by John Bellairs is being turned into a movie starring Jack (he who will not stop until he is in all the children’s book adaptations) Black and Cate Blanchette. The trailer was recently released, so let’s have a look, eh?