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February 15, 2018 BOOKLIST
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This striking iconographic adaptation of Fiona Robinson’s biography illuminates with dreamlike whimsy the fascinating life of the woman who became the world’s first computer programmer and found hidden poetry in math and numbers.
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music. 6min. Dreamscape, DVD, $38.99.
A young girl overcomes discrimination to fulfill her dream of playing drums in 1930s Cuba. Based on the story of Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, by Margarita Engle, this vivid iconographic production honors and elevates the art of 2016 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award winner Raphael López. Winner of the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children’s Video.
Groovy Joe: Ice Cream & Dinosaurs. 6min. Weston Woods, DVD, $59.95.
When a carton of ice cream falls off a truck and lands directly in front of Groovy Joe, his day is made! But what’s a dog to do when demanding dinosaurs with spoons arrive at his door? This rockin’ animated adaptation will have kids bopping and singing along in either English or Spanish with Joe’s groovy tune.
Last Stop on Market Street. 10min. Dreamscape, DVD, $38.99.
A bus ride comes alive in this iconographic adaptation of Matt de la Peña’s 2016 Newbery Medal winner as CJ and his nana ride the bus, observing and appreciating the beauty of everyday sights and sounds while traveling along Market Street.
The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes. 17min. Dreamscape, DVD, $38.99.
Brimming with battle, romance, and betrayal, this iconographic adaptation illuminates Duncan Tonatiuh’s reimagined Mexican legend of two volcanoes. Tonatiuh’s characteristic folk-art style combines with traditional musical forms and assured narration of a story both powerful and ethereal.
Star Stuff: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos. 10min. Weston Woods, DVD, $59.95.
Marvel at the universe and say “Wowie!” with the ever-curious Carl Sagan. Inspiring music and skillful animation will sweep viewers through the galaxy and beyond in this adaptation of Stephanie Ross Sisson’s picture-book biography.
Supertruck. 5min. Weston Woods, DVD, $59.95.
A mild-mannered garbage truck is transformed into a superhero during a New York City blizzard in this animated adaptation of a 2016 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book. Includes an interview with author-illustrator Stephen Savage.
Trombone Shorty. 14min. Dreamscape, DVD, $38.99.
“Where y’at?” New Orleans serves as a backdrop in this vibrant iconographic video revealing how young Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews earned his nickname. Enhanced with music performed by Andrews and his band, this video is a tribute to both the power of music and the formative influence of Trombone Shorty’s hometown.
You Are (Not) Small. 5min. Weston Woods, DVD, $59.95.
Big? Small? It’s all about perspective when two furry creatures argue about size. Jazzy music and careful animation bring a new perspective to this hilarious animated title, based on the 2015 Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal winner.
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