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Video Sunday: And the Reading Rainbow Mash-Ups Just Keep On Coming

Broadway

There was no question in my mind which video to begin with today.  I cannot help but think that meeting Quentin Blake must be akin to meeting Roald Dahl.  The man is a living legend and this video is a true treasure.  Would that every illustrator were half so thorough when discussing the preservation, creation, [...]

Video Sunday: April Fool’s Day Edition

ChloeLionVid

And by “edition” I mean that my April Fool’s joke of the day is that I’m not doing anything that has even the slightest connection to April Fool’s Day.  Surprise!  Don’t worry.  You’ll see plenty of stuff around the web to fool you ah-plenty.  Remember the day. Now sit back for a treat. Bloody ‘ell.  [...]

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: The Quibbling Gem

ThreeNinjaPigs

It is a well-established fact that a new Dan Santat book trailer is a cause for celebration.  I hadn’t heard of this one before, so this makes for a good introduction.  Could be a good pairing with John Rocco’s Wolf! Wolf! It also makes me wonder why there aren’t more fairytale ninja mash-ups out there.  [...]

Video Sunday: Needing, Getting, Happenings, and Girls

JesHappened

My general rule is that unless I find three good videos in a given week I am inclined to skip Video Sunday.  And the last week or two has been a difficult one.  Sometimes videos with a children’s literature connection sprout up like weeds.  Other times they’re rarities.  Today, I’m pleased to have found my [...]

Video Sunday: Warning – Contains Dancing Squirrels

WrinkleTrailer

Yep.  Odds are that this may be the best book trailer ever produced for a classic work of children’s literature.  I mean, looking at it don’t you feel inclined to reread the book?  I sure as heck do.  And remember, if you want to see Lois Lowry, Madeleine L’Engle, Rebecca Stead, and R.L. Stine talk [...]

Video Sunday: Wouldn’t “The Jazz Lovin’ Cows” Be a Great Picture Book Title?

DanielHandler

When I saw the documentary Library of the Early Mind for the first time I couldn’t help but notice that while everyone did a nice job, Daniel Handler kinda stole the show.  His interview portions were very brief and always the funniest darn thing on the screen, the unfortunate side effect being that you kinda [...]

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: Feel Good, Inc.

HalloweenRecs

Halloween is on the horizon so Monica Edinger (of Educating Alice n’ such) whipped together a handy dandy little list of recommended spooky 2011 books for the season.  These videos take a bloody long time to make but dude, they are so worth it in the end. Now I should remind you that soon soon [...]

Video Sunday: More Glitter

PercyJackson

Somewhere along the way I completely missed this Percy Jackson video in which everyone from Brian Selznick to a moustachioed Eoin Colfer (when did that happen?) chat it up.  Video #2 contains a bit of advice  that John Rocco actually had to contend with when he made the jacket for The Lightening Thief: “Green covers [...]

Video Sunday: Giant monsters and tiny ladies

Arietty

Thanks to @doseofsnark for the link. Ah, Banned Books Week.  It only comes but once a year (as opposed to banning books which appears to be a year long occupation).  For the one stop shopping round-up everyone needs, bookshelves of doom has compiled just a top notch collection of links for the occasion.  One of [...]

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: Weirdly supple crystal balls

ReadingBook

Oh good. Now we have a rallying cry. Bonus.  Thanks to Maureen Johnson for the link. Travis at 100 Scope Notes recently discovered the author video cache to beat all author video caches.  As he puts it “I challenge you to a good ol’ fashioned game of ‘I Bet I Can Find a Video Interview [...]

Video Sunday: Bluebeard ain’t too shabby either

FrenchPop-Up

Morning, everyone!  While exploring various French children’s literature blogs earlier this week I stumbled across this remarkable little book trailer for a pop-up book.  Love the children’s literature references, though I admit to being baffled by the inclusion of Madame Butterfly.  Ah well. I did also notice a movie trailer of some sort coming out [...]

Video Sunday: A Birthday for Mr. Schu!

BabarInterview

First and foremost this glorious Video Sunday, I would like to offer a great big happy birthday to none other than the master of all things video related, Mr. Schu.  You may know him as the fellow that took that most excellent children’s literary road trip across the States or who runs the web’s best [...]