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Whales! and poem of the day

May 20th, 2014 · Comments Off · Art, Misc., Movies & Pop Culture, Poetry

And the poem of the day, just for you… “I’m Glad the Sky is Painted Blue” anonymous I’m glad the sky is painted blue, And the earth is painted green, With such a lot of nice fresh air All sandwiched in between.”

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my friend, Hugo Cabret, hits the big screen

October 5th, 2011 · Comments Off · Author! Author!, Book Geek, Movies & Pop Culture

Apparently, film director Martin Scorsese is also a fan of the Brian Selznick novel, “The Invention of Hugo Cabret.” (Award winner: The Iowa Children’s Choice Award for 2009-2010 and winner of the 2008 Caldecott Medal; was also a 2007 National Book Award Finalist, Young People’s Literature, and a Junior Library Guide Selection.) #msnancysezilovethisbooksomuch

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HP 7, Part 2

July 20th, 2011 · Comments Off · Movies & Pop Culture

Saw the new Harry Potter film, it was spectacular. I think that next to the third movie, this one is my favorite. OK, it’s a tie — both are incredible. Not really for the little-littles, though — pretty intense. Also a bit Lord of the Rings-ish in the second half, but that is how J.K. [...]

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If you’ve read “The Invention of Hugo Cabret”…

September 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off · Author! Author!, Movies & Pop Culture

…then you’ll love this video. Even if you haven’t read Brian Selznick’s marvelous book, you just might love this, anyway. The narration is in French. No matter. If I find one in English I will post it. If you find other links you would like me to post here, please leave a note in comments. [...]

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QOTD, What We’re Reading At My House, and Books Made Into Movies

August 4th, 2009 · Comments Off · Movies & Pop Culture, Quote of the Day, Titles to Look For

“Read a book and take a look at the TV in your head.” – O.G. Readmore What are you reading this summer? At my house, we’re reading “Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World,” Harry Potter 6 (again), “Monsterology” and a lot of other fun stuff. We are spending a lot of our [...]

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April 13th, 2009 · Comments Off · Movies & Pop Culture

Sweet. Happy Monday! Best, Ms. Nancy

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Coraline, the book and movie

January 20th, 2009 · Comments Off · Movies & Pop Culture

I’ve never done an official book talk before and I’m not going to start right this second. However. I did love the book “Coraline,” by Neil Gaiman, and apparently our students do, too. It is always checked out. Those are the types of books I just leave on the book cart when they are returned. [...]

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