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Wed, May 30th, 2012
In Memory: Leo Dillon and Ellen Levine
Posted by: Gillian Engberg

This week marks the deaths of two multiple-award-winning children’s book creators:  Leo Dillon and Ellen Levine . In this online space, we invite you to share your personal stories about Dillon and Levine and the impact that their books have made on you, on the young people in your lives, and on the field of […]

Fri, May 11th, 2012
The Gashlycrumb Tinies
Posted by: Katharine

My first encounter with Mr. Edward Gorey’s work was the opening to PBS’s Mystery! At the tender young age of seven I was afraid of everything from blood to flies,  so why I sat down to watch the TV show with my parents  eludes me.  I’m guessing, however, that the stentorian opening voice and lively […]

Sat, March 31st, 2012
Reading the Screen: The Hunger Games
Posted by: David Pitt

The Hunger Games, in cinemas now, is based—you probably know this, but just in case—on the 2008 novel of the same name by Suzanne Collins. The story’s about a teenaged girl, Katniss Everdeen, who competes in a to-the-death contest against other teens in a widely popular reality show. It’s an intriguing story with a premise […]

Thu, March 29th, 2012
Book Trailer Thursday: Duckling Gets a Cookie!?
Posted by: Annie Bostrom

Out in April, Mo Willems’ latest Duckling Gets a Cookie!? apparently ruffled some international pigeon feathers. Click the image below to watch the official newsreel on Content not rated. Cookies harmed. “Poop” mentioned. It has certainly been a pigeon-y week here at Likely Stories.

Fri, March 23rd, 2012
Don’t Let the Pigeon Use All the LEGOs
Posted by: Keir Graff

On Andertoons, Mark Anderson shows you how you can build Mo Willems’ famous pigeon out of LEGOs. If you have all the bricks you need on hand, however, you’re either a master builder or a licensed dealer. Writes Mark: It took three different orders (one from a seller in France) and about two weeks, but […]

Thu, February 23rd, 2012
So That’s What She’s Been Up To
Posted by: Ilene Cooper

Almost as soon as Harry Potter et. al. took their final ride on the Hogwarts Express in 2007, readers began to speculate what the next big project was for J.K. Rowling. Now we know. She has finished an adult novel, though the publication date is still under wraps. What was disclosed in a press release is that […]

Mon, February 6th, 2012
Reading the Screen: The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists
Posted by: David Pitt

In case you haven’t heard, Aardman Animation, those wonderful folks who brought us Wallace and Gromit and Chicken Run, are doing a stop-motion version of Gideon Defoe’s splendidly wacky 2004 comic adventure, The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists. The movie is scheduled for release in March, and I think, if you’re a fan of […]

Thu, January 26th, 2012
Maurice Sendak on the Colbert Report
Posted by: Keir Graff

I don’t have anything to add to this, but if you haven’t seen Stephen Colbert’s two-part interview with Maurice Sendak (Bumble-Ardy, 2011; Where the Wild Things Are, 1963), you’re missing out. Some side-splittingly funny moments here. Quoth Sendak: “I didn’t set out to make children happy.”  

Tue, January 10th, 2012
Walter Dean Myers on Being The National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature
Posted by: Gillian Engberg

Walter Dean Myers spoke with NPR this morning about his new appointment as The Library of Congress’ National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. I loved his quote that “reading is not optional,” along with his emphasis on the importance of reading to very young children. Also great is his anecdote about his own early reading […]

Sun, December 25th, 2011
Reading the Screen: A Christmas Carol
Posted by: David Pitt

I finally watched 2009′s A Christmas Carol, written and directed by Robert Zemeckis, with Jim Carrey as a motion-captured Scrooge. I was seriously impressed. Despite what some critics have said, I think the film’s visual style perfectly suits the material. Charles Dickens’ 1843 story is a fantasy about ghosts, time travel, and Christmas. It can […]

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