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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?

Introducing Tundra Illustrator Studio (and a Giveaway)

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!

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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 […]

Books on Film: SENDAK!

Why was Maurice Sendak the star of his own 80s sitcom? He wasn’t – it just looks like it from this title screen. Shout out to archive.org for another blast from the past with a children’s literature legend.

Books on Film: Watch the The Grinch Trailer

Call me a grinch, but I have concerns about this one.

Books on Film: Matthew Cordell on the 2018 Caldecott Medal

Your must-watch video of the week: Matthew Cordell on a Chicagoland nature preserve talking about winning the 2018 Caldecott Medal.

Books on Film: Jason Reynolds on The Daily Show

This was great to see. YA literary comet Jason Reynolds appeared on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah to talk about writing for young people. It’s a must-watch, people, so get to it.   And if you’re up for more, here’s our interview with Reynolds for The Yarn:

Streaming LIVE from the Library of Congress: Jackie Woodson

Are you reading this before 10:30 a.m. EST on January 9th, 2018? Oh good. Time is an issue because the inauguration of the next National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature (you know who) is streaming live at that time and I wouldn’t want you to miss it. Click here to tune in (or bookmark if you’re early).