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Video Sunday: Sleepy post-Thanksgiving posting

Missed posting this last week.  Those Peacekeepers really look spot on, don’t they?  We’ll see how it goes but this trailer gives us a sense that The Hunger Games may be worth watching.  Would have liked to see a little Haymitch, of course.

So!  We never filmed the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival at NYPL, but fortunately Chicago had a couple cameras in the wings.  James Kennedy has posted a great little piece about all the madness that occurred, including this fabulous song by Abraham Levitan about twenty of the Newbery books featured at this festival:

The other day asked me to recommend some children’s books to them.  Particularly (and this is an adorable kinda old-fashioned request) books to read after Harry Potter.  So I whipped out a list of great 2011 fantasies for kids.  Particularly, The Dragon’s Tooth by N.D. Wilson, The Floating Islands by Rachael Neumeier, Kat Incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis, Small Persons With Wings by Ellen Booream, and The Ogre of Oglefort by Eva Ibbotson:

And finally, for our off-topic video of the day, Metafilter called this a “children’s book for adults”.  If you’ve been complaining that I don’t give you enough Polish filmmaking, consider your prayers answered.

Thanks to Kathi Appelt for the link!

About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.


  1. Thanks for including SMALL PERSONS in your video! Also, thanks for amazing Neumann video. I could watch it all day–and, in fact, just might do that.

    Can’t wait for the Hunger Games movie. After all the kick-up when the casting was announced, I think the actress playing Katniss is perfect.

  2. A quick note: Haymitch *is* in the trailer, albeit briefly– He’s at 1:48 with the long silvery hair, saying “This is the time to show them everything. Make sure they remember you.” Definitely looking forward to it!