Video Sunday: Or the Mayor
Last week we all went to the 2nd Annual Kidlit Bloggers’ Conference, and Gregory K gave a great talk on how to get a little more connected. There was much talk of Facebook, Twitter, that kind of stuff. PERFECT timing, then, to post this video. It’s not too dissimilar from Greg’s I’m Pretty Well Connected poem, actually. Observe The Internet Overdose Song, which if it has taught me anything, it’s that I totally need a Password Guy working for me.
Even as we celebrate this year’s conference, let us not forget the authors and illustrators that attended last year’s. For example, I recall a Ms. Andrea Beaty attending in ’07, particularly when she has her new book Iggy Peck, Architect to promote. Now the book has its own trailer, and an interesting one it is too. In it, the entire book is read in a kind of Reading Rainbow style (sans spot animation). Effective, I think.
Illustrations are by David Roberts. Thanks to IttyBittyLit for the link.
I am always sad when a video doesn’t contain an embedding link. So you’ll just have to go to this site if you want to get your Judy Blume fix. It was Banned Books Week last week and that means hearing the words of the one of the top banned ladies in the country. I wonder, if you count challenges, which author has the most… Hm.
Speaking of Banned Books Week, did you see this video of the top books banned? Nicely done (and a fun choice of covers).
Another book trailer, and another video I can’t embed. I strongly urge you to visit it, however, because this is perhaps one of the most sophisticated picture book trailers seen in a long long time. From Chronicle Books, enjoy Knuckleheads. The book is written by Joan Holub with illustrations by Michael Slack. Thanks to Cathleen Brady for the link.
It’s no secret that I was a big fan of Neil Gaiman’s latest children’s novel The Graveyard Book. Heck, I think it has Newbery aspirations, and how many fantasy writers aim so high? Best of all, he’s on tour right now and is reading a chapter of the book each day. Then that chapter is posted over at Mouse Circus. You can get a bunch of them there right now.
And finally, in case you missed it, Zombie Sock Puppet Theatre proudly presents Jaime Temairik’s fabulous cast of footwear in What If Twilight Had Zombies?
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Betsy 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.
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