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2014 Storyblocks Videos

Friday Fun: Jimmy Fallon, the Roots and Sesame Street

It's FRIDAY!  It's time for a little fun. Check out a great video of Jimmy Fallon, the Roots and the Sesame Street Muppets perform the theme song with elementary school instruments.  It is so cute and brought a smile to my face on this gloomy Friday.





Pep Talk From Kid President

The Pep Talk from Kid President video is everywhere, but I wanted to share it with all of you.  It is really inspiring, cute and funny.  It makes me smile everytime I watch it. "Not cool Robert Frost" (You'll get that if you watch the video)  Click on the image below to watch the video.

Friday Fun with Kid History

I just found a great series of videos on YouTube called Kid History.  Kids tell stories that their parents have told them about their lives.  The adults then act out the story to what the kids say.  The stories change a lot from what the kids originally heard to what is told and acted out. The results are hilarious. Click on the image below to hear and see the story about "Healthy Food"

Friday Fun with Lemony Snicket

It's Friday!  For some of us, that means WooHoo the weekend is here.  For others, it means man I have to work the weekend.  Either way, it is time for your weekly installment of FRIDAY FUN!  Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket, recently created a funny video promoting libraries and how people would be dumb without them.  It is a great little song with even better comic relief from Maira Kalman.  Click here to watch the video.


Early Literacy Storytime Videos for Libraries

Saroj Ghoting, at the request of the Library of Virginia in support of an online class, created a series of videos explaining what early literacy tips in storytime are, and showing how to present them to parents in storytime. Here, she demonstrates the difference between and effective early literacy aside and one that is ineffective:


Book People Unite!

A new campaign by RIF is asking Book People to Unite in the name of getting books in the hands of kids who need them. From their website:

Two Great Friday Funs!

Since I am behind on Friday Fun, I have decided to treat you to two great videos.

First, Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons came out last week.  He has a great new song and video to go with the book.  It is a great companion to the original Pete the Cat.  Eric Litwin is coming to Colorado this summer to do appearances at several libraries, so keep your eyes peeled for info.

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! 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.

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