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Video Sunday: Warning – Contains adorable children, bunnies, and Australians

BarefootAtlasApp

Aw yeah.  I’m breaking out the big guns today.  Cute kids trying to raise library funds.  The catchy song and good cause don’t hurt much either.  Seems a little town called Shutesbury has been having a difficult time raising funds for a new library.  Their old one is, as you can see “wicked small”.  So [...]

Video Sunday: Awesome Amateur Actor Night

Curation

Yep.  A good old-fashioned bit of library/musical theater parody.  Joyce Valenza got some students to explain curation things Broadway style.  They do a good job.  I was trying to think up other Fiddler-inspired MLIS songs but it’s tough.  20 points if you can come up with another. I like to say that writing a really [...]

Video Sunday: Arrr! Tis Captain Jack David Small!

Dahlhut

Writing huts!  We all have them.  And by “all” I mean “Laurie Halse Anderson”.  But famous authors of the past also have had magnificent writing huts and one of them belonged to Roald Dahl.  Now Dahl’s granddaughter Sophie is leading a fund-raiser to restore and relocate the hut.  I would think she need only appeal [...]

Video Sunday: Trailer Bonanza

LiterarySalon

A little more than a year ago I conducted a Children’s Literary Salon at NYPL with a bunch of talented female graphic novelists of children’s literature (Colleen AF Venable (Hamster and Cheese), Raina Telegemeier (Smile), and Tracy White (How I Made it to Eighteen)).  It was recorded for posterity (unlike most of my Salons) and [...]

SLJ’s 2011 Day of Dialog: “The best thing about being a writer is that you have readers” – Katherine Paterson

Balto

So let’s get a grasp on what exactly it is I’m talking about here.  Day of Dialog.  A day when School Library Journal and roughly 1.5 billion children’s book publishers (read: 16, give or take) get together and attendees (who are mostly children’s librarians and children’s booksellers) get to witness a variety of interesting panels [...]

App Review: The Three Little Pigs by Nosy Crow

NosyCrow

A month or so ago I attended the Bologna Book Fair for the very first time. While there, I noticed the distinctive electric energy surrounding the fair, and learned later that much of this was due to the near universal excitement folks were feeling about ebooks, apps, and other electronic wonders. One of the new [...]

Video Sunday: They say you can take the girl out of Michigan but you can’t take Michigan out of the girl.

HarryPotter

While I much prefer the literal version of old classics like Total Eclipse of the Heart, Take On Me and the library-inspired Head Over Heels, I appreciate a good literal version of a movie every once in a while too. Thanks to Lisa at Shelf-employed for the link. Okay.  So let us say for the [...]