Anne of Green Gables is catnip to television producers. Read Read Shoshana Flax’s review over at Horn Book Magazine on this latest incarnation. (Spoiler: there are better versions out there, or read the books instead.)
The Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst, Massachusetts celebrated its namesake’s 186th birthday with poetry readings and coconut cake. Read more on the Fine Books Blog.
ALA and The Harry Potter Alliance Launch ‘Spark’ Advocacy Video Series
The American Library Association (ALA) joined the Harry Potter Alliance in launching “Spark,”
an eight-part video series developed to support and guide first-time
advocates who are interested in advocating at the federal level for
issues that matter to them. The series, targeted to viewers aged 13–22,
will be hosted on the YouTube page of the Harry Potter Alliance, while
librarians and educators are encouraged to use the videos to engage
young people or first time advocates. The video series was launched
today during the 42nd annual National Library Legislative Day in Washington, D.C.
Find out what’s happening in the world of children’s books this week!
May 2-8 is CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK. Check out the bi-coastal events at the Children’s Book Council’s official website. Free posters and bookmarks available while supplies last.
Captain Underpants author Dav Pilkey gives out a new book to every student in one school in each state as part of a summer reading campaign contest co-sponsored by Scholastic. (Check out the winning schools here.)