Reviews of DVDs and audiobook for kids of every age, plus a roundup of children’s music
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Check out SLJ’s March DVD and audio reviews, including 13 starred reviews. There are some great titles to use in the classroom and for kids to peruse during spring break.
Peter Brown’s endearing bulldog, Chowder rendered lovingly in acrylic-and pencil in the original picture book, is even more appealing in this iconographic DVD production.
The Dustbowl. 2 DVDs. 4 hrs. Prod. by The Dust Bowl Film Project. Dist. by PBS Dist. 2012. ISBN 978-1-608883-718-2. $24.99.
Gr 9 Up–Ken Burns, whose name is synonymous with the highest quality of documentary filmmaking, has turned his camera’s eye to the environmental and economic catastrophe that struck America’s heartland in the 1930s. After detailing the calamity’s prelude involving the easy credit available to farmers and the general lack of respect for the ecology of the land, the production methodically [...]