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Friday Funday: Maurice Sendak on the Colbert Report

Crochety children's book writer Maurice Sendak explains how he feels about the current state of children's books (hates it!) and celebrities writing for kids. This is pt. 2 of an interview with Stephen Colbert of the Colbert Report. Enjoy!


Friday Funday: Star Trek Opposites Board Book

Post by Lisa C.

Are you a sci-fi nerd? Want to share a bit of nostalgia with your little one? Then this book is for you! Experience all the awesomeness that is Star Trek with your child. See Spock as "calm" and Kirk "surprised." All the images are from the original episodes. I hope your library has a copy for you to enjoy!


Friday Funday! The Snowy Day is 50 Years Old!

Did you know that the Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats was published 50 years ago? No? Neither did I! But I guess it MUST be true, as I'm almost 41 and I LOVED the book as a child.

Friday Funday: Kids Need New Years' Resolutions Too!

Post by Lisa C.

The most common adult resolutions, from a kids' perspective:


Friday Funday! Daniel Handler Interviews Strangers About "Why We Broke Up"

Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket), author of such gems as the Series of Unfortunate and The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming, has teamed up with illustrator Maira Kalman on Why We Broke Up.

Friday Funday: Muppet Babies "By the Book"

For your Friday fun today, we bring you a little nostalgia: remember Muppet Babies? In this episode, our heroes find themselves in a nursery without toys (*gasp!*). Nanny brings in a box of books, but the babies can't yet read! What will they do? Kermit knows the answer, and it's right out of one of our early literacy trainings!

This is part 1. Links below the video are for parts 2 and 3:


Friday Funday: The Night Before Christmas, Illustrated by Jan Brett with Soundtrack by the Boston Pops

Jan Brett, prolific author of gloriously illustrated picture books like The Mitten and Berlioz the Bear, has re-released

Friday Funday! Kidlit Book Trailers

Boy, Dianne de las Casas has been busy lately! First, she creates Picture Book Month, that we are currently celebrating (remember last week's Friday Funday?). Now, she's created a website where we can watch book trailers for kids' books. Become a member, and you can upload videos too, or join groups and discuss them!

Friday Funday! Celebrate Picture Book Month with Peter Brown

In honor of Picture Book Month (a celebration of the literacy and the magic of picture books created by author Dianne de las Casas), Etsy asked author Peter Brown (of Children Make Terrible Pets fame) to compile his favorite videos about picture books.

Friday Funday! Uncovered Cover Art

Have you ever wanted to re-do a kids' book cover? Have you ever looked at an old, but well-loved title, and thought "wow, I'm sure I could get more kids to read this if they just updated the cover!"? Well, Uncovered Cover Art allows artists to do just that. Artists submit their re-imagined covers of well-known children's books and not only do we get to enjoy them, but the artists might have their art seen by a publishing house!

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