Missed posting this last week. Those Peacekeepers really look spot on, don’t they? We’ll see how it goes but this trailer gives us a sense that The Hunger Games may be worth watching. Would have liked to see a little Haymitch, of course.
So! We never filmed the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival at NYPL, but fortunately Chicago had a couple cameras in the wings. James Kennedy has posted a great little piece about all the madness that occurred, including this fabulous song by Abraham Levitan about twenty of the Newbery books featured at this festival:
The other day About.com asked me to recommend some children’s books to them. Particularly (and this is an adorable kinda old-fashioned request) books to read after Harry Potter. So I whipped out a list of great 2011 fantasies for kids. Particularly, The Dragon’s Tooth by N.D. Wilson, The Floating Islands by Rachael Neumeier, Kat Incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis, Small Persons With Wings by Ellen Booream, and The Ogre of Oglefort by Eva Ibbotson:
And finally, for our off-topic video of the day, Metafilter called this a “children’s book for adults”. If you’ve been complaining that I don’t give you enough Polish filmmaking, consider your prayers answered.
Thanks to Kathi Appelt for the link!