Several MISD high school libraries hosted after school parties to celebrate the opening of Twilight: New Moon right before the Thanksgiving break. The parties featured activities such as photo ops with Edward and Jacob, art projects, refreshments and of course a viewing of the trailer! Enjoy pictures of the festivities below:
Partygoers at MHS can’t decide between Edward and Jacob!
Even the principal at MHS couldn’t resist a photo op!
NMHS Library displays new signage for the party.
Even refreshments went along with the Twilight theme.
Jen Robinson’s Book Page blog reviews the fourth and final book in the City of Ember series, The Diamond of Darkhold by Jeanne Du Prau. Sounds like another book that I need to put on my “to read” list!
The Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer has become a teen phenomenon. With a movie version coming out in December and the next and final installment, Breaking Dawn, set to debut in 10 days, Twilight fever is everywhere!
A movie version of Cirque du Freak, a popular series of books by Darren Shan, is currently filming. It stars Willem Dafoe, John C. Reilly and Salma Hayak. No release date has been set yet, but firstshowing.net says that it should be out in late 2008. Here’s a still from the movie:
Looks like The Tale of Despereaux, Kate Dicamillo’s sweet Newbery Award winner, has been turned into another slapsticky cartoon. This is not the Despereaux I remember. See what you think – watch the trailer here. Or better yet – do yourself a favor and read the book instead.
SLJ reports that The Invention of Hugo Cabret, the Caldecott winning book by Brian Selznick, will be coming to a theater near you – maybe by Christmas 2009! The screenplay will be written by John Logan (Sweeney Todd, The Aviator, Gladiator) and the film will be directed by Chris Wedge (Ice Age, Robots), making his live-action directing debut. Brian Selznick was in Dallas earlier this month for the Dallas Museum of Art’s BooksmART program. Read more about that event and what he had to say about the upcoming movie here.