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Books on Film: Pop-Up Secrets with Robert Sabuda


When you think Robert Sabuda, you think pup-up books. The guy is a master. A little while back, he appeared on Sprout TV to share some of his knowledge. Keep this in your back pocket to share with kids.

Books on Film: Moomin in Documentary Land


Have other folks shared this? I bet other folks have shared this. But it’s July, dang it, and I refuse to Google stuff in July! How many professional-quality documentaries out there feature children’s book creators? Not as many as I’d like. Today we have a wonderful documentary of Moomin creator Tove Janssen. The Moomin are […]

Exclusive Book Trailer Premiere: RETURN by Aaron Becker


Journey came first. Quest was next. Today, I have the pleasure of sharing this first look at the trailer for the third and final book in Aaron Becker’s award-winning picture book trilogy: Return. I talked to Becker about creating the trailer and how he feels now that the trilogy is coming to a close. Travis: What’s it like […]

Books on Film: Down the I WANT MY HAT BACK Tribute Video Rabbit Hole

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*Pant* *Pant* I *Pant* *Pant* just made the mistake of *Pant* *Pant* typing in “I Want My Hat Back” into YouTube. *Pant* All sorts of crazy/weird/funny stuff came up. Here’s a three piece sampler platter. 1. I Want My Hat Back – Video Game What do Jon Klassen’s book and an NES-era role playing game […]

Books on Film: Morris Micklewhite’s Controversy

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Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress is about a boy who likes to wear a dress, and how he handles the bullying he experiences because of this choice. If you haven’t read it, you should – it’s a beautiful, well-crafted book on a subject that can be tricky to tackle. Now, unfortunately, the book is the […]

Exclusive Book Trailer Premier: Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie and Yuyi Morales

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The author is a National Book Award winner. The illustrator is a Caldecott honoree. The book has received five starred reviews to date. Here is the first look at the trailer for Thunder Boy Jr. You can also check out Alexie talking about Thunder Boy Jr. on The Daily Show last night:

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?