Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Books and Movies and Podcasts ...Oh, My!


Here are a few news items gathered from various children's literature blogs:

  • Harry turns 10! That.s right - this is the 10th anniversary of the Harry Potter books, and Scholastic is celebrating by putting a new cover on the first book. Check it out here.

  • Local author Jeanne DuPrau's popular book, City of Ember (click on the title to reserve it), is being made into a movie that will be out this Fall. The trailer looks fantastic -take a look here. The fourth book in the series, The Diamond of Darkhold, is also due out this Fall, and you can reserve it now here (or click on the title).

  • Just One More Book is a podcast site for kids. They publish four shows a week; some are interviews and some are book chats. Take a look (and a listen) by clicking on the title.

2 comments:

Amber Baynor said...

I'm really excited about City of Ember too! I see you have been following the books by Jeanne DuPrau. I can't wait to see the action/adventure come to life, especially with Bill Murray playing the villainous Mayor Cole! I'm also an official ambassador for City of Ember, and we have a few exclusive, first-look pictures that i think you'd really like.
Would love to share them with you and have you involved in spreading the word about City of Ember as much as possible!

I hope posting on your blog did not overstep any bounds.

Look forward to talking with you soon!

Best,
Amber Baynor
Official Ambassador
amber.cityofember.ambassador@gmail.com

Amber Baynor said...

I'm so excited about City of Ember! I can't wait to see the action/adventure come to life, especially with Bill Murray playing the villainous Mayor Cole! I'm also an official ambassador for City of Ember, and we have a few exclusive, first-look pictures that i think you'd really like.
Would love to share them with you and have you involved in spreading the word about City of Ember as much as possible!

I hope posting on your blog did not overstep any bounds.

Look forward to talking with you soon!

Best,
Amber Baynor
Official Ambassador
amber.cityofember.ambassador@gmail.com