This week, we are watching book trailers!
In grades K-2, we will be talking about the upcoming Caldecott Awards for the illustrators of picture books. Any picture book published in the United States in 2014 is eligible to win or be chosen as an honor book. As part of our year-long “art in picture books” study, we will look at some book trailers of possible nominees compiled by a local school librarian. Check out Mr Schu’s Mock Caldecott page!
In grades 3-5, we will be discussing how authors use social media to promote their books. Jeff Kinney’s “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul” comes out this week and the latest book in Lemony Snicket’s mystery series, “All the Wrong Questions,” was released at the end of September. Both authors use YouTube – Jeff Kinney has a Wimpy Kid Channel and Lemony Snicket created an interactive “You Choose the Mystery” video series like the “Choose Your Own Adventure” series.