It’s Friday afternoon, an hour before school closes, but the fifth class students at St Clare’s Primary School in Harold’s Cross betray no giddiness as the weekend approaches.
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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.”
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You may have noticed that I love stories about various folks & groups donating books 🙂
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
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!! 🙂
More at: Texas Monthly
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
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
A new reason to re-purchase the awesome books 🙂
Anyone looking to see the Hogwarts crew in a new light, rejoice: To honor the 20th anniversary of the Harry Potter series, Scholastic, the series’ longtime US publisher, will be releasing special editions of all seven entries with new cover illustrations by renowned illustrator Brian Selznick in July of 2018.
Read more @ Fatherly
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
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