The 2014 Printz Award Winner

Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014 by fillups

Midwinterblood The Michael L Printz Award is given annually to the best written book for teens. The 2014 winner is Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick Doomed love circles back through the centuries in a series of seven intricately plotted, interlocking stories set on a mysterious, isolated island. Forgetting and remembering, blessed and cursed, modern and ancient, these dualities brilliantly infuse the novel’s lush landscape. You can also . . . more »

Christopher Nolan's Mindbending Movies

Posted on Sunday, November 3, 2013 by fillups

Director Christopher Nolan While movies are definitely a collaborative medium, I've always found the idea of the auteur really fascinating. In short, a director who manages to create a film with enough personal style that she (or he) is considered the author. A good case for this is the work of Christopher Nolan. From his very first short film (Doodlebug seen above), Nolan has shown an interest in . . . more »

The Awesome Gravity of Alfonso Cuarón

Posted on Thursday, October 10, 2013 by fillups

Scene from the film Gravity Sorry for the pun, but audiences are really falling for director Alfonso Cuarón's movie Gravity . This is great news because not only is Gravity a terrific movie experience but it means that an exceptional director is getting some deserved mainstream attention. Cuarón started out directing television in his hometown of Mexico City. While his best known films are large budget science fiction and fantasy . . . more »

The Awesome Gravity of Alfonso Cuarón

Posted on Thursday, October 10, 2013 by fillups

Scene from the film Gravity Sorry for the pun, but audiences are really falling for director Alfonso Cuarón's movie Gravity . This is great news because not only is Gravity a terrific movie experience but it means that an exceptional director is getting some deserved mainstream attention. Cuarón started out directing television in his hometown of Mexico City. While his best known films are large budget science fiction and fantasy . . . more »

Kazu Kibuishi: The Artist Behind the New Harry Potter Covers

Posted on Friday, September 6, 2013 by fillups

To mark the occasion of the Harry Potter series' 15th Anniversary, Scholastic created new covers for the books, replacing the original covers by Mary Grandpre. The artist they chose was graphic novel author/illustrator Kazu Kibuishi. Kibuishi was born in Japan and came to the USA as a child with his mother. As an adult, he wowed readers with his work on the graphic novel series . . . more »

Kazu Kibuishi: The Artist Behind the New Harry Potter Covers

Posted on Friday, September 6, 2013 by fillups

To mark the occasion of the Harry Potter series' 15th Anniversary, Scholastic created new covers for the books, replacing the original covers by Mary Grandpre. The artist they chose was graphic novel author/illustrator Kazu Kibuishi. Kibuishi was born in Japan and came to the USA as a child with his mother. As an adult, he wowed readers with his work on the graphic novel series . . . more »

2012 Hugo Winners at SCCLD

Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by fillups

Among Others The 2012 Hugo award winners for the best works in science fiction and fantasy were announced on Sunday, September 2nd. Check out the worthy choices at your SCCLD library! 2012 Winners at SCCLD! Best Novel Winner: Among Others by Jo Walton Jo Walton picked up a Nebula award earlier this year for this novel that leans on science fiction references while creating a story firmly . . .