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By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: October 14, 2009

Oh, yeah! I’m definitely going to see Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox come to life at the cinema on November 13. It’s not just because Roald Dahl is one of my all-time-favorite authors — all though, that is one of the main contributing factors — it’s also because of the fantastic director, Wes Anderson, and the amazing stars who are providing the voices to Dahl’s brilliant characters: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Jason Schwartzman, and Wallace Wolodarsky. You can check out the movie trailer and also see a video of Wes Anderson and Felicity Dahl (Roald Dahl’s wife) talking about the movie and Roald Dahl’s books.

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: October 12, 2009

Here is the scoop on the most popular destinations on The Children’s Book Review site. From freebies to new releases, see what October has to offer.

The Trends

It comes as no surprise that our posting of the “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” trailer is receiving a lot of visitors. The popular book-come-movie was ranked number one at the box office for its first two weekends and grossed $30,304,648 in the first weekend, alone. Perhaps it’s because everyone has been spending their pocket-money at the cinema, or perhaps it’s just that everyone loves a good bargain, no matter what the reason, people are still flocking to discover “Where to Find Free e-Books for Children On-Line“.

We all love Dr. Seuss and what he has to offer for beginner readers. “If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good,” wrote Dr. Seuss. And if you never did … we’ve shared “5 reasons to Love Dr. Seuss“. Now, what about older readers? What is it that holds their attention? “Scat” by Carl Hiaasen, that’s what!

If you’ve read this far, you like knowing what’s hot. Which explains why “The Children’s Book Review Trends: What’s Hot in September, 2009?”  is currently one of our most popular pages to visit.

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: October 5, 2009

The weather is starting to cool, autumn is officially here. Leaves are beginning to change their color, and some have already started to softly tumble to the ground. This means it’s time to switch your flip-flops for your Ugg-Boots, order chili instead of gazpacho, and refresh your book selection with some wonderfully heart-warming tales. Grab a blanket and cozy up with one of these books:

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: October 2, 2009

 

“Let the wild rumpus start!”

 

Excitement and curiosity is brewing amongst fans of the award-winning, bestselling creation of Maurice Sendak, Where The Wild Things Are. October 16, 2009, marks the release date of the movie version of this cherished classic. To take a book which means so much to so many people and turn it into a movie is a very brave task to undertake. After listening to Maurice Sendak speak about the movie in this featurette (below), I have high hopes. Sendak is certainly expecting controversy, but believes that this movie only enriches the story we all love so much.