I’ve been asked in the past why it is that I don’t write up the online librarian previews by folks like those at Scholastic. The reason is simple. I figure that if you have access to the online previews you don’t need a recap from someone like me. You can see them for yourself! That said, some of you may have missed the Fall 2011 Scholastic preview that came out last month. I didn’t think to blog it before, so go wild! It’s up and ready for your attention, such as it is.
Book trailer time! My respect for this one hinges on the fact that the kids in the video are as good as they are. They’ve cultivated a kind of dead-eyed calm that I admire.
Speaking of trailers for books, here we have Liz Scanlon and Kathi Appelt discussing Scanlon’s newest title Noodle & Lou. In it a worm and a blue jay are buds. Any time I see a book where folks who eat or are eaten by one another are friends I think of that moment in Charise Mericle Harper’s Fashion Kitty where the main character explains how hard it is to be friends with something you want to eat. She then shows a boy with a pet chocolate cake saying, “I love you. But I really want to eat you.” Love that book.
Thanks to Kathi Appelt for the link.
A new Harry Potter trailer was released this week. I have resigned myself to not seeing it until it comes out on DVD. Le sigh.
Thanks to Early Word for the link.
And finally for the off-topic video, I know that Stephen Colbert briefly linked to this video once. It’s just so doggone Russian and so doggone cheery (two phrases I don’t tend to pair together) that I can’t help but make it my song of the day. La la la la la!