First off, today I’d be amiss if I did not direct you to submit your favorite book trailers to the SLJ Trailee Awards.* If you’ve a favorite trailer that was posted between the dates of July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011, SLJ wants to hear about it. Think back through all the book trailers you’ve seen. What stood out? Pay attention to those dates too. I wanted to vote for the stop motion trailer for Linger but saw it was posted May not July 2010. D’oh!
Now this wasn’t created for the 90-Second Newbery but the creators should submit it anyway. It’s a silent film version of The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman and it’s a delight to watch.
I particularly like the “dog”.
And now you guys have some serious luck. Phil Nel and Julia Mickenberg (editors of Tales for Little Rebels: A Collection of Radical Children’s Literature) recently spoke at the Children’s Literature Association’s annual conference held at Hollins University. The topic? Radical Children’s Literature Now! And best of all, the whole talk is online for your viewing pleasure. How awesome is that?
Phil even provided the Bibliography of the talk on his blog. What a fella!
Next up, Potted Potter. It’s an abbreviated take on all seven Harry Potter books ala The Reduced Shakespeare Company. I call it a hoot, but then I forgive a lot when it’s done with a British accent.
Thanks to bookshelves of doom for the link.
Actually Leila found another Potter related link of relative amusement. This works because of the Ghostbusters shirt. I love that such shirts are considered ironic hipsterwear these days.
Some of you have just tasted the delights of the annual SCBWI Conference in L.A. To you I say, lucky ducks. I’ll live vicariously through your blog updates and Twitter tweets, but also through your clever videos. Lee Wind, for example, presents us with an SCBWI Conference Tip: Try not to piss off an Editor. Particularly one who brought Harry Potter to our fair shores . . .
Thanks to Lee Wind for the link.
Finally, for our off-topic video this is a little promo for something called The Happy Film. I don’t know much about it. I just know I love these little moments with its title. The duck is, however, my favorite part.
Thanks to Swiss Miss for the link.
*They’ll find a real name for it someday. Just you wait.