Animated CAT IN THE HAT Movie Will Launch Dr. Seuss Series


It has been announced that Warner Animation Group, the animated film production arm of Warner Bros. Pictures, and Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. are teaming up to produce multiple feature films based on the iconic characters and stories created by Dr. Seuss, aka Theodor Seuss Geisel.

A fully animated version of the children’s classic ‘The Cat in the Hat’ will be the first project developed under this partnership. The beloved character was previously adapted to the big screen with the 2003 live-action movie starring Mike Myers; although it was considered a disappointment.

“Our Pictures Group is home to some of the world’s most popular film franchises, and we’re honoured to add Dr. Seuss titles to that roster,” said Warner Bros Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich. “With Warner Animation Group, we’ve really revitalized our feature animation activities, and this partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises will continue our move into world-class, wide-appeal animated fare.”

Read More at – Irish Cinema Site

“SM Northwest French club donates children’s books to KC area refugees”

You may have noticed that I love stories about various folks & groups donating books 🙂

The Shawnee Mission Northwest High SchooL French National Honor Society chapter gathers recently to collect books for a family of refugees in the Congo. Seated, from left, are Rachel Tao and Caroline Sanders;  standing, from left, are Rachel Albright, Lauren Spear, Henry Tomasic and Mabel Anstine. Not pictured: Jackson Burnett

Giving back is the essence of Shawnee Mission Northwest High School’s French National Honor Society.

Last month, the organization completed one of its first major service projects of the school year by collecting and donating 124 new and gently used children’s books to a family of refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Continue @ The Dispatch

“A Home #Library Built for 10000 (Or So) Books”

How lucky! I’d love to have something like this.  If you’re community has a great library perhaps you feel it’s not as necessary but there is something about it that has always made me want to have a room dedicated to all my favorite books and a lovely place to read them.

One can dream!!  🙂

Melba and Ted Whatley's home library in Austin

More at: Texas Monthly

‘Memory books’ can help older loved ones recall their past

'Memory books' can help older loved ones recall their past

Family photo albums can help jog an elderly friend or relative’s memories, but consider taking the photo book idea one step further: Create a “memory book” that combines personal photos with brief family stories and historical information.

These can be used to help people struggling with memory loss, and give younger family members a window into older relatives’ lives.

Memory books are also useful in helping older people introduce themselves to caregivers and provide topics for conversation, says Ann Norwich, director of the adult gerontology nurse practitioner program at York College of Pennsylvania.

By illustrating and explaining details from the person’s past, Norwich says, the books cue caregivers and other visitors to ask better questions. That can prolong positive conversation.

Read full article and learn how to begin at: Coeur d’Alene Press

Trash to Treasure: Why a library of abandoned #books highlights need for literature donations

I’m not crying, you’re crying.

But really, if you aren’t getting a little emotional over the recent CNN article  where Turkish garbage collectors rescued discarded books and turned them into a free public library, I’m not sure we can be friends.

According to the article, garbage collectors began collecting abandoned books they’d found, and with the help of their neighbors’ donated books, eventually had enough literature to open a public library with over 6,000 books including fiction, comics, and books in different languages.

Read at: The Daily Collegian Online

More than $5000 on offer in new Sutherland Shire Literary Competition

Literary competition launched: Councillors Michael Forshaw (left), Tom Croucher and Barry Collier and Kellie Wilson (community engagement) in Sutherland Shire Library. Picture: John Veage

A new literary competition to be held annually in Sutherland Shire aims to encourage local talent and show the area is rich in more than just sporting prowess, beaches and bushland.

Sutherland Shire Council has launched the competition, which will carry a first prize of $1000, plus $500 and $350 for second and third places, in each of the three categories – traditional (rhyming) poetry, free verse poetry and short stories. 

The council hopes to attract entries from poets and short story writers around Australia.

Continue at: St George and Sutherland Shire Leader

Winning Poems To be Engraved On Sleepy Hollow Sidewalk

While Hollywood stars have their footprints and handprints immortalized in cement  in front of  Grauman’s Chinese Theater, local rivertown residents now have a chance to make a literary impression in cement.  It is an opportunity that doesn’t arrive very often, and it doesn’t involve footprints or handprints.

“Poetry in the Pavement Program” is part of a plan to “rebuild and enhance” the sidewalk along Riverside Drive in the Philipse Manor neighborhood of Sleepy Hollow. And what will be engraved in the cement will be brief poems, the winning entries in the village-wide poetry competition launched last month by a collaboration of the  Hudson Valley Writers Center and the Village of Sleepy Hollow.

When the new sidewalk is installed this spring, the winning poems will be imbedded in it, according to the contest directors. Here are the contest’s guidelines:

Continue at: The Hudson Independent