Wednesday, March 30, 2011

More Hunger Games Movie Buzz!

As you may have heard, Jennifer Lawrence (to the left) has been officially announced as Katniss Everdeen in the March 2010 movie release of The Hunger Games. This is pretty big news!

There's also so more casting buzz floating around the Internet, although Jennifer Lawrence is still the only role confirmed.

Some rumored possibilities for other roles:

Mackenzie Foy, who is also currently filming Breaking Dawn, is a possibility for Prim, as well as Elle Fanning, Dakota Fanning's sister.

There is talk of Chloe Moretz as Rue, or possibly Willow Smith.

Josh Hutcherson is being considered for the role of Peeta as well as Hunter Parrish (who is my personal favorite). Lucas Till, who recently did a screen test for the roll, is another very promisng Peeta possibility.

For Gale, Drew Roy is a possibility, as well as Liam Hemsworth, Devid Henrie, and Robbie Amell.

But for now, we can be certain that we will be seeing Jennifer Lawrence's face as Katniss. What do you think?

Monday, March 28, 2011

New Maurice Sendak book due out soon!

Big news! Maurice Sendak is due to release a new picture this year!

The book is called Bumble-Ardy and, according to Harper Collins, is set to go on sale on September 6. This is the first book that was both written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak since Outside Over There in... (drum roll, please)... 1981!

Bumble-Ardy evolved from an animated segment on Sesame Street that aired in the early 1970s. It's about a mischievous pig who has reached the age of nine without ever having a birthday party. To watch a clip of Bumble-Ardy on YouTube, click here!
We are all forward to it!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Happy Birthday, Kate DiCamillo

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday Kate DiCamillo, happy birthday to you!

Kate DiCamillo was born March 25th, 1964 and is the author of many wonderful books, including the Newbery award winner The Tale of Despereaux. Today she turns 47!

Celebrate by checking out one or two of her more famous books:

Because of Winn Dixie

The Tale of Despereaux

The Magician's Elephant

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Mercy Watson to the Rescue

Or visit her website for more information about Kate.

Happy Birthday!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Children's Choice Book Awards 2011

Voting is now open for the Children's Choice Book Awards! This is your chance to vote for your favorite!

The Children's Choice Book Award is broken up into four different levels by grade (K-2, Grades 3-4, Grades 5-6, and Teens), and each ballot includes a few different nominees to vote for.

Click here to view the previous years' winners.

And click here to cast your vote for 2011! (Be sure to select your appropriate grade level).

Friday, March 11, 2011

Funny Forecast!

Hey Twilight fans! I just thought you all might get a kick out of the forecast my iPhone gave me for Forks, Washington!

Looks like Bella wasn't exaggerating.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Theodor Seuss Geisel was born on March 2, 1904 in Springfield Massachussettes. That means that today, he would be turning 107 years old!

Why not celebrate by reading one or two of his most famous books?

Fox In Socks

Horton Hears a Who

Green Eggs and Ham

And to Think that I Saw It On Mulberry Street

The Cat in the Hat

Oh, The Places You'll Go

The Lorax

The Foot Book

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Or try out one of our Seuss biographies!

Dr. Seuss: Best-Loved Author by Carin T. Ford

Oh, The Places He Went: A Story About Dr. Seuss by Maryann N. Weidt

The Boy on Fairfield Street : How Ted Geisel Grew Up to Become Dr. Seuss by Kathleen Krull

Dr. Seuss by Mae Woods

Dr. Seuss byJill Wheeler

Dr. Seuss : Great Story Teller by Janeen R. Adil
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