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Books on Film: Pete the Cat Comes to Amazon Prime

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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

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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

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“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?

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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

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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

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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

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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?

Introducing Tundra Illustrator Studio (and a Giveaway)

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This is really cool. Tundra books is starting up a new video series called Illustrator Studio. Each video will visit a different book creator in their studio. First up, paper diorama artist Elly MacKay. In the video, MacKay shows how she creates her completely distinct illustrations. A must-watch for children’s book art fans. And (hey […]

Books on Film: The 2018 Boston Globe – Horn Book Awards Announced!

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The Boston Globe – Horn Book Awards were recently announced and here’s the video to prove it. I like the BGHB awards because they’re on a different timetable than the big ALA/ALSC awards like the Newbery and Caldecott. Those awards all go to books published within the calendar year. The BGHB awards are on a […]

Books on Film: Watch the Christopher Robin Trailer

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The trailer for the upcoming Winnie the Pooh movie Christopher Robin is out. At the very least it will be interesting to see how the characters will translate into the real life setting.

Books on Film: Can You Name a Book? *Any* Book?

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Credit to Judy Freeman for this one – I saw it because she shared it on Facebook. The Jimmy Kimmel Show took to the street to see if people could name a book. One book. Any book. Just AH book. Now, please try not to get too depressed.

Books on Film: Migos vs. Dr. Seuss

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Add this video to the Children’s Lit Meets Hip Hop Hall of Fame (current inductees include Ludacris and . . . many others I’m sure). There’s a Wocket in My Pocket! in the style of Migos.

Books on Film: Jason Reynolds on Late Night with Seth Meyers

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Author Jason Reynolds was on Late Night with Seth Meyers a couple nights back. I would say “Hey, isn’t it cool and unusual that a middle grade and YA writer is on a late night show?” But really, Jason Reynolds is the kind of captivating person where this stuff just makes you say “Of course […]

Books on Film: Ludwig Bemelmans and the Creation of Madeline

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It’s been out for a while, but I recently came across this Carle Museum video on Madeline creator Ludwig Bemelmans. When did the inspiration for Bemelmans most well-known character come from? It all started with a broken arm . . . (Click the image below to watch)

Your Netflix Guide to TV/Film Adaptations of Children’s Books

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Books, schmooks – let’s have some screen time!! But if you’re gonna have screen time, at least make it a show or movie based on a children’s book. It’s the least you can do. I scoured Netflix for all the TV shows or movies based on kids books (if you have a Netflix account, you […]