There are tons of great book trailers out in cyberland, and each Friday I will endeavor to bring a couple to you. Many will be new and recent books. Some trailers will preview a not-yet-released book. And others will look back a little further.
Thanks to Mr. Peterson for finding this week’s Flix…
Reading gives you SUPER POWERS!
Available for pre-order in the Scholastic order…. (class code: GML8J)
Love is in the air—but what does that mean for Greg Heffley?
A Valentine’s Day dance at Greg’s middle school has turned his world upside down. As Greg scrambles to find a date, he’s worried he’ll be left out in the cold on the big night. His best friend, Rowley, doesn’t have any prospects either, but that’s a small consolation.
An unexpected twist gives Greg a partner for the dance and leaves Rowley the odd man out. But a lot can happen in one night, and in the end, you never know who’s going to be lucky in love.
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Also available in the book order…
(Did you notice that this trailer was made using ANIMOTO? We’ll be starting this next week!)
Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Winter 2012 Kids’ Next List
“Ursu pulls Hazel and Jack into the world of The Snow Queen in a way that makes complete emotional sense. There’s something here that will resonate with anyone who has ever felt that he or she didn’t belong. For voracious readers, there’s extra payoff in spotting nods to everything from Alice in Wonderland to The Phantom Tollbooth to Harry Potter.”– Shoshana Flax, Brookline Booksmith, Brookline, MA
A stunning modern-day fairy tale from acclaimed author Anne Ursu.
Once upon a time, Hazel and Jack were best friends. But that was before he stopped talking to her and disappeared into a forest with a mysterious woman made of ice. Now it’s up to Hazel to go in after him. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen,” Breadcrumbs is a story of the struggle to hold on, and the things we leave behind.
Awards and Honors
Amazon.com Book of the Year
Indie Next pick
Junior Library Guild selection
Publishers Weekly Book of the Year
School Library Journal Book of the Year
Like a fairy-tale heroine, Hazel traverses the woods without a breadcrumb trail to save a boy who may not want to be saved in this multi-layered, artfully crafted, transforming testament to the power of friendship.
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“The evocative magical landscape, superbly developed characters (particularly dreamy, self-doubting, determined Hazel and lost Jack), and the piercing sadness of a faltering childhood friendship give this delicately written fantasy wide and lingering appeal.” —Bulletin for the Center of Children’s Books, starred review
“The creepy fantasyland that Hazel traverses uses bits from other Andersen tales to create a story that, though melancholy, is beautifully written and wholly original.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Although this is a fantasy, its grounding in psychological realism and focus on Hazel’s feelings makes it a fine choice for readers who prefer realistic fiction. Ursu’s multilayerd, dreamlike story stands out from the fantasy/quest pack/”
—School Library Journal starred review