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Video Sunday: “He cried at the BEGINNING of Old Yeller”

CookieMonster

It’s always wonderful when I run across a video that declares to me MAKE ME THE FIRST ONE IN THE VIDEO SUNDAY POST!  But when I heard that Shaun Tan has a new book coming out on what appears to be April 24th of this year called Rules of Summer, it was just a matter [...]

Video Sunday: Gobs of authorial types (and the filling of pants with tacos)

This is probably going to be of the most interest to those of you who have an interest in comic book inking in general.  Paul Karasik, who is the head of programming for Comic Arts Brooklyn, interviewed Jeff Smith while he (the creator of the Bone graphic novel series) inked a Bone illustration for the [...]

Video Sunday: I’m only gonna break break your, break break your heart

FrogToadList

Our good buddy James Kennedy alerted me to the fact that after his magnificent 90-Second Newbery show left New York City for other library systems in other states he received additional, incredibly funny and insane submissions that are worth seeing.  What we have here is a Tacoma-based Frog and Toad Together take on the story [...]

Video Sunday: What no one tells beginners

OliverJeffers

I wonder how much of my readership is at the Midwinter ALA Convention right now.  Probably a big old chunk.  That’s okay.  Those of us stuck at home can make our OWN fun, even as we obsessively chew our nails in anticipation of tomorrow’s big ALA Media Awards announcements.  This video should be enough to [...]

Video Sunday: That cake’s my most bestest creation

FingerprintArt

Who says you need to be Ed Emerley to make fingerprints dance?  A canny bit of book promotion, this title is out this year but I certainly hadn’t heard of it until now (Laurence King Publishers, anyone?).  Now I’ll need to see it for myself.  It’s Let’s Make Some Great Fingerprint Art by Marion Deuchars.  [...]

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: 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: “Everyone agreed he was right to kill the publisher . . .”

Chloe&Lion

Yep.  Your eyes do no deceive you.  You are looking at The World Premier of the book trailer for Mac Barnett and Adam Rex’s latest, greatest (yes, greatest) picture book collaboration.  For one day and one day only I get to be the first person to show this little vid.  Needless to say, I’m thrilled.  [...]

A Fuse #8 Production: Video Nostalgia

HappyDance

Folks, it has occurred to me that while I love this blog to pieces, I spend an awful lot of my waking hours here.  Time to start instituting a couple ground rules.  I’m still going to blog every day, but some posts are going to have to be a bit less in-depth than others. Which [...]

Video Sunday: Hey, you like Turkish Delight as much as I do

JaneGoodall

Oh, wow.  Just . . . wow.  Some of you may already be aware of the Boogie Woogie blog, run by author/illustrator Aaron Zenz and his three kids.  The fact that it may be the best blog out there in which kids participate in the discussion of children’s literature is evidenced by nothing so much [...]

Video Sunday: “Look, we have no time for this aimless parade of wrong hats.”

DomeofDoom

I guess the big news this week involves the Trailee Awards coming via School Library Journal.  The first major award to be offered to a book trailer for a children’s or YA book, the nominees are in and the voting (which you may participate in) will continue until October 22nd.  A couple folks have asked [...]

Review of the Day: Art & Max by David Wiesner

Art&Max

Art & Max By David Wiesner Clarion Books (an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) $17.99 ISBN: 978-0-618-75663-6 Ages 4-8 On shelves October 4, 2010 Illustrators of children’s books are easier to deal with if you can lump them into little boxes. Multicultural family stories that tug at the heartstrings? That’s the Patricia Polacco box. Cute [...]

Video Sunday: Better better better whooo!

spork

You know, I was all set to begin with the Harry Potter trailer this morning, but after seeing Kyo Maclear’s original Bob Dylan inspired book trailer for a picture book I really love (Spork) it was clear who the first video of today should really be.  Big time thanks to Naseem Hrab for the link! [...]

Video Sunday: App Humor

Picture 1

You gasped over the Month at the Museum video by my buddy Davin.  You raved over the Month at the Museum video by YA author James Kennedy.  Now one of our own has entered the fray.  Yes!  Tis blogger extraordinaire Leila Roy coming to you via bookshelves of doom.  She tosses her hat into the [...]