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Books on Film: HOW I MADE IT with Phil Stead

Picture book maker extraordinaire Philip Stead started a video series showing how he makes his artwork.

Books on Film: Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi on The Daily Show

In case you missed it! Our new Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Jason Reynolds, and Ibram X. Kendi were on The Daily Show talking about the book they co-wrote, Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You. Adapted from Kendi’s National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning.

Books on Film: How Picture Books are Illustrated with Soyeon Kim

How is a picture book illustrated? Here’s one way.

And the New National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature Is . . .

This is fantastic. Fantastic!

Kidlit TV: The Author/Illustrator Video Jackpot

The other day I decided to visit Kidlit TV. It had been a little while since I’d last been there and I wanted to see what the site has been up to. A lot, it turns out. The site is full of great videos with children’s book creators. I find these sorts of things perfect […]

Books on Film: Story & Pictures By

The makers of a documentary on the power of picture books are looking for your support.

Books on Film: Jackie Woodson on CBS

She’s there to talk about her latest book for grown-ups, but does that mean we should skip a television appearance by the Ambassador? No. Jacqueline Woodson was on CBS This Morning (a couple mornings ago).

Exclusive Book Trailer Premiere: Unicorns 101 by Cale Atkinson

Cale Atkinson, the guy who made (among others) Explorers of the Wild, Sir Simon: Super Scarer, and who pulled off the world’s first puzzle cover reveal . . . . . . has a new book coming on September 3rd called Unicorns 101 (it even has a snazzy website). What’s it about? From the publisher: […]

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 […]