Video Sunday: How to Start a School Year
You start it with . . . EXCITEMENT!
A show of hands. Who, right now, is weeping a little over the fact that we will never have Mr. Colby Sharp as the 4th grade teacher of our youth? That is, perhaps, the first video I would show to my students if I were teaching a graduate course in children’s librarianship. And everyone should watch it just before the school year starts to get pumped up. Thanks to Gretchen Hardaway for the link.
Book trailer time! So I have some good news, and I have some bad news. Literally.
Fact of the matter is, thanks to Flash animation, book trailer technology just grows more and more accomplished every year. We’re getting to the point where they may as well be little movies in and of themselves. Case in point, The Insomniacs.
And as for this next one, a Grimm story retold as a graphic novel by James Odone . . . WANTWANTWANNAWANNAWANT!
Trouble is, this one’s in the works so we’ve no info on it yet. James, for the record, is the fellow behind the fantastic picture book Honey Badgers (it came out before the YouTube video so no snorts, people) as well as this year’s Mole Had Everything (a natural companion to I.C. Springman’s More, illustrated by Brian Lies.
And for our off-topic video of the day, let’s just think of this one as Make Way for Ducklings 2.0.
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About Betsy Bird
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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