Monday, January 24, 2011

Bits and Pieces of Cool Book News! :)

     I love getting updates from blogs on my blog roll, e-newsletters, and connections involving literacy on Facebook. Here are a few bits and pieces of cool book related news I've picked up in the past week. :) Have fun exploring!

Favorite "Diary" Books from Harry Bliss Coming to the Small Screen

    The Diary of a Worm, Diary of a Spider, and Diary of a Fly is being created into an animated series according to a Publishers Weekly article.  The show will most likely not debut until 2013. It is also reported that it will blend in earth science concepts into the fantasy storyline, which is super!

Video Interview of Harry Bliss on Inspirations from Official Website

Author Ingrid Law Interview from Titlewave

      Follett Library Resources has a e-newsletter that you can sign up for called Titlewave. It's full of upcoming publications, author interviews, and more. This month features an interview of Ingrid Law, the author of Savvy and Scumble. Savvy is one of the Battle of the Books novels this year, too! It was one of my favorite reads last summer, and I can wait to dig into Scumble!

Titlewave - Behind the Book with Ingrid Law

To find out more about these books, visit Ingrid Law's Official Website.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret to be a Movie!

     Publishers Weekly reported that Martin Scorsese is creating a film adaptation of the 2008 Caldecott Medal winning book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, written and masterfully illustrated by Brian Selznick. The release date is set for December 9th in theaters. This Columbia Picture's film is supposedly filmed in 3D!  I can't wait to see the adaptation, although this definitely will be a case of "the book was better than the movie." Selznick's amazingly detailed and thought provoking illustrations are irreplaceable. :)  

The Official Site for The Invention of Hugo Cabret from author/illustrator Brian Selznick

                                     Slide Show of Introduction of Hugo Cabret

    Also of related interest, PW notes that Scholastic will be publishing Selznick's newest book, Wonderstruck, which is slated for a September 13, 2011 release date. I bet it will look amazing!

Wonderstruck - Selznick's Newest Book News

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