Books Vs. Movies: Guest Entry by Teen Blogger

Posted on Monday, March 3, 2014 by klarakim

This guest entry was written by Sarah M., a teen volunteer at Campbell Library. I don’t know about you, but for a long time in my house there was a “read the book before you watch the movie” rule. I don’t know whether or not to be thankful. On the one hand, it got me reading a lot of really great books even if it . . . more »

Books Vs. Movies: Guest Entry by Teen Blogger

Posted on Monday, March 3, 2014 by klarakim

This guest entry was written by Sarah M., a teen volunteer at Campbell Library. I don’t know about you, but for a long time in my house there was a “read the book before you watch the movie” rule. I don’t know whether or not to be thankful. On the one hand, it got me reading a lot of really great books even if it . . . more »

Great Things for Great Gatsby Fans

Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 by klarakim

The Diviners Hey there, bright young things! Are you excited to watch watch Baz Luhrmann's film adaptation of The Great Gatsby with Leonardo Dicaprio? These books, music, and movies about the 1920s are handpicked just for you. As you read these books (or this blog entry), enjoy listening to a wild mash-up of jazz, hip hop, electronica, and rock music in the soundtrack produced by Jay-Z before . . . more »

Great Things for Great Gatsby Fans

Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 by klarakim

The Diviners Hey there, bright young things! Are you excited to watch watch Baz Luhrmann's film adaptation of The Great Gatsby with Leonardo Dicaprio? These books, music, and movies about the 1920s are handpicked just for you. As you read these books (or this blog entry), enjoy listening to a wild mash-up of jazz, hip hop, electronica, and rock music in the soundtrack produced by Jay-Z before . . . more »

Comics 'n' Classics: Graphic Novel Adaptations

Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 by klarakim

The Last Unicorn Ever since publishers figured out that young people love to read graphic novels, the book industry has been working hard to adapt all kinds of classic books into novels. Some of these are okay, but are we satisfied with okay? No, we want awesome! One example of an awesome graphic novel is Hope Larson's adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time: Want more? These are some . . . more »

Klara's Top 5 Children's Movies Better Than the Book

Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by klarakim

Coraline the movie Hollywood loooooves to turn books into movies and the results can be good, bad, or just plain awful. But I come to praise adaptions, not to bury them! These are my top 5 book-to-movie adaptions in order from Awesome to Super Awesome: #5. Coraline Coraline the Movie vs. Coraline the Book Coraline was written by Neil Gaiman, winner of the Newbery Medal for The Graveyard . . . more »

Klara's Top 5 Children's Movies Better Than the Book

Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by klarakim

Coraline the movie Hollywood loooooves to turn books into movies and the results can be good, bad, or just plain awful. But I come to praise adaptions, not to bury them! These are my top 5 book-to-movie adaptions in order from Awesome to Super Awesome: #5. Coraline Coraline the Movie vs. Coraline the Book Coraline was written by Neil Gaiman, winner of the Newbery Medal for The Graveyard . . . more »

Cool Things I'm Looking Forward To

Posted on Saturday, July 14, 2012 by klarakim

Sometimes I think about all the cool stuff that people are working on right this very minute so that millions of other people can enjoy them in the future. My calendar is marked with the release dates of all kinds of new comics, movies, and albums. Here's a spotlight on some stuff I'm excited is on the way and what SCCLD materials you can consume . . . more »

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