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Video Sunday: Mind you, it DOES make me want to read The Olde Tobacco Shoppe . . .

BarbLangridge

Gather round me, little children, and let me tell you of a magical time when the Newbery and Caldecott winners were interviewed on NBC the day after their win in a regular annual segment.  Then twas the coming of Snookie and suddenly children’s book awards weren’t considered newsworthy any longer.  I’ve searched the airwaves to [...]

Video Sunday: Han shot first

Shhh

A contemporary librarian noir starring folks I know?  Don’t mind if I do!  I had no idea that Sarah Murphy was such a fine actress but it surprises me not at all.  Written and co-directed by Joy Tomasko with co-direction, photography and post-production by Jon Dieringer and starring librarians and friends thereof, this film premiered [...]

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 [...]

Fusenews: If it has Jeffrey Tambor in it, it’s gotta be good!

givingtree

Boy, I picked the wrong week to go about putting off my regular Fusenews.  What we’ve got here is a veritable fusey newsy pile-up.  I shall endeavor to separate the wheat from the chaff, but no guarantees it’ll actually work.  Let us see what all I’m able to pack in for today then: Lucky ducks! [...]

Video Sunday: We need milk and cakes and a warm bed

Moomins

I don’t know how you like to wake up on your Sunday mornings, but I for one enjoy a rousing rendition of Bjork set to eerie stop animation.  Particularly if that animation involves Moomins.  This is quite possibly one of the odder openings I’ve ever placed on this blog.  To be fair, “comet” and “dammit” [...]

Video Sunday: “If I hadn’t become an artist I probably would have become a serial killer.”

Libraryoftheearlymind

What you are witnessing here is the first trailer for Library of the Early Mind — a feature-length documentary film by Edward J. Delaney and Steven Withrow exploring children’s literature.  According to its website, “The film will have its first public screening at Harvard University in October and is now being submitted to film festivals [...]

Review of the Day: The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger

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The Strange Case of Origami Yoda By Tom Angleberger Amulet Books (an imprint of Abrams) $16.95 ISBN: 978-0-8109-8425-7 Ages 9-12 On shelves now. Let us now sit back and consider what the ultimate boy/girl middle grade novel would contain. By which I mean, the novel that perfectly balances out the stereotypical vision of what boys [...]