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    in the “All About the Book!” series.
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May/June 2014

"All About the Book!" A Kid's Video Guide
to Charlotte's Web ***

22 min. DVD: $59.99.
Tim Podell Productions.

Adult host Tim Podell questions a panel of young people about E.B. White’s 1952 classic children's tale Charlotte’s Web in this entry from the "All About the Book!” series. Serving up a lighthearted Clift Notesesque primer, the program presents a synopsis by magician "The Great Charlini” before asking the 'tween participants about their opinion of the book including its characters, motivations (why was spider Charlotte going outof her way to help pig Wilbur?), and themes (including injustice). Also included are segments featuring real-life kids, info on spiders with a librarian, and a fleeting cameo by one of my favorite children’s authors, Newbery Medal-winner Cynthia Voigt (who visits White grave in Maine). Also newly available is “All About the Book!” A Kid’s Video Guide to A Wrinkle in Time. Recommended.

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With this educational and entertaining series of programs, your students will feel like they “know” the author — and that make reading the author’s books more enjoyable.

“All About the Book!”

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Each program features a young adult panel discussing a modern children’s classic, a plot summary, and much more. This is a unique literature enrichment tool and a great way to get the classroom discussion rolling.

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