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Video Sunday: Dragons and Dragon Teeth

DragonsTooth

We begin this week with something extraordinary.  A book trailer that looks like a movie trailer (no real surprises there) but that includes so many specific details to its book that you’re half inclined to think that the movie version already exists.  Super 8‘s actor Joel Courtney stars in trailer for The Dragon’s Tooth by [...]

Saracen, Selznick, and the Goose That Almost Wasn’t

Goose

Come gather round me children and hear the tale I tell. Cute goose, right?  Well I don’t usually recount stories from my workplace, it being all marbley and imposing and such, but this is a good story.  It involves a goose rescue mission, Long Island City, and Brian Selznick, not necessarily in that order.  I [...]

Video Sunday: “I’m the tallest and the hairiest so I got the most votes”

SpiritCabinet

I may have mentioned in my National Book Award post that Jon Scieszka presented an award to Joan Ganz Cooney with the help of none other than Elmo himself.  Well, thanks to the quick thinking of Rocco Staino, we have evidence that this event did indeed occur.  Behold!  It’s Elmo’s/Jon’s World.  I’d sing the theme [...]

Celebrate Banned Books Week 2010

myracle

Well, kiddos, it’s that time of year again.  And what better way to kick it all off than by beginning with the Yahoo! News opinion piece Opinion: There is a time to ban books from school libraries?  Once again, Lauren Myracle is the author on trial.  Honestly, if you had told me three years ago [...]