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Video Sunday: Proverbial cookies happen to go very well with axiomatic milk

Dwell not on the fact that you were unable to attend the Newbery/Caldecott Banquet whilst your fellows caroused to all hours of the night (or so I assume . . . I left when I felt sleepy, party animal that I am). Now you can feel like you were there in the supple flesh all thanks to They concocted this little video for the celebration and have just made it available to the happy public. Huzzah!

For the record, it is mighty weird to watch this video as you sit next to one of the artists featured. Surreal even.

Next up, the video I was completely going to begin with until that Newbery/Caldecott upstart mucked with my order. That’s okay. What we have here is a glimpse into the current Mo Willems showing at the Richard Michelson Galleries in Northampton, MA. It’s in conjunction with his Carle show and his book Mo Willems: Don’t Pigeonhole Me. I, for one, am grateful because I didn’t even know this book was in existence and now I can buy it for my system. FYI, folks.

And now, the video I am the most pleased to almost round-out. I feel so special! I done been grabbed!

It was Travis at 100 Scope Notes that turned me on to this interview with Maurice Sendak conducted with Newsweek in 2009 and animated today. Travis has more info on this PBS series. All I know is that it made my day.

Now remember how I kept hinting that Aaron Becker’s upcoming picture book Journey was a Caldecott contender? Ever wonder why? This book trailer should clear things up some.

It’s a little kooky to me that it took me this long to get the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award announcements from BEA up and running on this blog, but sometimes that’s the way the proverbial cookie crumbles.

I’ve harbored a crush on actor Hunter Davis for a couple years here. He’s the beamish boy who does that dead on Ian McKellan impression. Here he attempts other Shakespearean actors as he reads The Cat in the Hat. Whether or not you find him successful, you must be pleased with his McKellan. Tis his bread and butter.

Finally, our off-topic video happens to contain LeVar Burton so who knows how off-topic-ish it is. I’ll have to discuss that with the Off-Topic Enforcers next time they’re in town. In any case, this has been flying about the Facebooks. Enjoy.

Thanks to Kate 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. You always find such wonderful videos, which I’d never have heard of otherwise! The one with Mr. Burton is especially relevant to discussions I’m currently having. I look forward to your Video Sundays every week.

  2. We’re so honored to be included! We shall continue slapfighting over your book, as per your contract.