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Special Selections from Perrot's Youth Services Staff

February 2007

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), part of the American Library Association, recently announced its list of Notable Children's Videos for 2007. 

One of Perrot's very own librarians, Mrs. K., was on the committee which picked this year's notables! Here are Mrs. K.'s favorite videos from this year's list.


 

Knuffle Bunny *Click here to request this DVD*

Knuffle Bunny [DVD]

Also awarded the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's Video!

Mo Willems and his young daughter, Trixie, give voice to this video version of his 2005 Caldecott-honor-winning picture book. Their take on the innovatively-illustrated tale of a stuffed lovey lost is charming, made even more endearing by the inclusion of a sweet daddy-and-daughter prelude that puts the viewer right in the rocking chair to read along with them. Willems, six-time Emmy Award–winning writer and former animator for Sesame Street, puts all his talents to work here, as Trixie, Daddy, and Knuffle Bunny take a trip to the neighborhood Laundromat (where something goes terribly awry!). An inspired original jazz score by Robert Reynolds and Scotty Huff is perfect accompaniment. Don’t miss this one! [Duration: 9 minutes]

 

 

Lon Po Po *Click here to request this DVD*

Lon Po Po [DVD]

The lush and evocative panel illustrations of Ed Young’s Caldecott-winning picture book are deftly manipulated in this shining, limited animation production. B.D. Wong’s narration, and subtle strings and woodwind accompaniment create the perfect eerie ambience. [Duration: 13 minutes]

 

 

 

 

Hondo and Fabian *Click here to request this DVD*

 

 

Hondo and Fabian [DVD]

Follow two very different days of plump pets Hondo, the dog and Fabian, the cat in this delightful iconographic tale, based on the picture book by Peter McCarty. Humorous adventures and a bit of mischief abound with narration by Jeff Brooks and music by Joel Goodman and David Bramfitt. [Duration: 5 minutes]

 

 

 

 

Carrie's War *Click here to request this DVD*

 

Carrie's War [DVD]

Based on Nina Bawden’s children’s novel of the same name, this live-action story set during World War II follows fourteen-year-old Carrie and her younger brother Nick’s journey into Wales to escape the horrors of war. Filled with magical adventures and colorful, quirky characters, this story will delight fans of The Secret Garden and other timeless tales. Originally aired on Masterpiece Theatre on PBS. [Duration: 90 minutes]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Girl Who Hated

Books *Click here to request this DVD*

The Girl Who Hated Books [DVD]

Faced with a roomful of open books and their characters running rampant in her room, Meena discovers the magical world of reading. Adapted from the book by Manjusha Pawagi, this lively animation brings reading to life. [Duration: 8 minutes]

 

The Great Robot Race *Click here to request this DVD*

The Great Robot Race [DVD]

 

In this NOVA presentation, narrated by John Lithgow, witness a $2 million prize competition to create a driverless robotic vehicle. Live footage, combined with computer graphics and interviews, follows the competitors from their preparation to the competition. [Duration: 56 minutes]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mabela the Clever *Click here to request this DVD*

 

Mabela the Clever [DVD]

 

A clever young mouse heeds her father’s advice to escape a wily cat in Margaret Read MacDonald’s cautionary folktale from the Limba people of Sierra Leone. This iconographic adaptation is brought to life by the author’s engaging narration. [Duration: 9 minutes]

 

 

 

 

 Check this page monthly for recommendations from our staff! Each month will focus on a different category of books or other media.

We'll pick our favorites, and tell you all about them! Each book cover is a hyperlink to that item in the catalog, so click there to place a hold. 

Have questions about our picks, or need other recommendations? Call us! Our number is 203-637-8802.

 

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