This is an overview of the book Great Expectations by Charles Dickens for an English class. The novel is summarized with text on the screen with music in the background.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
This is a video of a school project that several student made. The students enact scenes from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. Text passages from the book are shown on between scenes.
HOLES by Louis Sachar - book review
Book Review of Holes by Louis Sachar. This book is about Stanley Yelnats who is unjustly sent to Camp Green Lake where he and other boys are sentenced to dig holes to build character. The sound is out of sync on this video but you can still and understand what is being said by the narrator.
Inkheart' -- Cornelia Funke's Fantasy Bestseller hits the Silver Screen
Children's book author Cornelia Funke is one of Germany's most
internationally successful writers. Her best known work is the 'Ink'
trilogy. Now the first volume Inkheart has been filmed in Hollywood.Cornelia Funke worked on the script and co-produced the movie.
Cornelia Funke is interviewed by Ideas In Writing Kids Club r
Author, Cornelia Funke is interviewed about her book. They discuss this new book, Inkdeath, and discuss her writing process.
Inkheart Book Slide Show
Book trailer for Cornelia Funke's Inkheart. This slide show presentation with images and music provides a good summary for the book.
Video images of the real Little House on the Prairie
Lovely video images of the childhood homestead of the real Laura Ingalls Wilder. This is in Indian Territory -- Wayside, Kansas, near Independence. This is the site of her book "Little House on the Prairie". This video is part of the "Laura Ingalls Wilder, Frontier Girl" collection located at http://www.liwfrontiergirl.com (2:00)
The Graveyard Book Trailer Narrated by Neil Gaiman
Nobody Owens is an unusual boy. He was raised in a graveyard by
ghosts and has learned the secrets they keep, like the ability to fade
and dream walk. And he'll need all of those skills to face what is
waiting for him on the outside. This book trailer, narrated by Neil
Gaiman with illustrations from the book by Dave McKean, will give you a taste of Gaiman's novel, The Graveyard Book.
Neil Gaiman Talks about The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman talks about the his book, The Graveyard Book. He talks about what what the book is about and what children and adults think about his book.
Neil Gaiman reads from The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman reads an excerpt from The Graveyard Book. Neil Gaiman is displayed in a dark and ominous background while he reads.
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman reviewed by Emily
The book, The Graveyard Book is reviewed. She tells her views on what she thinks about the book and the characters in the books.
Elise Howard reads Neil Gaiman's Speech for The Graveyard Book
Jonathan Hunt, a librarian for the Modesto City Schools district
in California, presents the 2009 Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Award for Fiction to The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. Elise Howard, vice
president and associate publisher at HarperCollins Childrens Books,
reads Gaiman's remarks (which begin with audio of his acceptance) at
the ceremony on October 2 at the Boston Athenaeum in Boston,
The Graveyard Book Review
This is a book review for The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. The book is summarized and characters discussed. (1:03)
The Underneath by Kathi Appelt -- Book Trailer
This is a book trailer for The Underneath by Kathi Appelt. This is a story about a cat who has been loved, at least for a while, and then abandoned on the side of the road. A calico cat, about to have kittens, hears the lonely howl of a chained-up hound deep in the backwaters of the bayou. She dares to find him in the forest, and the hound dares to befriend this cat, this feline, this creature he is supposed to hate. They are an unlikely pair, about to become an unlikely family. Ranger urg
Kathi Appelt Reading at the 2008 National Book Award
Kathi Appelt reads an excerpt from her 2008 National Book Award Young People's Literature Finalist book, The Underneath. Kathi Appelt sings a blues song from a chapter in the book.
Going Bovine - Libba Bray Interview
Interview with Linda Bray. She talks about her book for teens. The story is about 16-year-old Cameron who wants is to get through high school and life in general with a minimum of effort. Its not a lot to ask. But that's before he's given some bad news: he's sick and hes going to die.
Final When You Reach Me Trailer
A book summary slide show and dramatization based on the book When You Reach Me written by Rebecca Stead. This book is a dramatic book that has a lot of twist and turns.
The Chronicles of Narnia Part 1 The Magician's Nephew Review
The Chronicles of Narnia (The Magician's Nephew Review) by C.S. Lewis
is reviewed in this video. This book is a magical fantasy that takes
place in the fantasy land of Narnia. with He discusses the characters,
plot, and provides a good summary of the novel.
Christopher Paolini talks about Brisingr
Christopher Paolini (author of Eragon, Eldest, and Brisingr) talks about his new book, and why he decided to change the trilogy into a cycle.
Eldest by Christopher Paolini
This is clip of a book review. The book being reviewed is Eldest by Christopher Paolini. This is one of the book in the Inheritance Cycle.