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Around the World in DVDs |Multimedia Reviews, February 2015

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Many of February’s DVD selections highlight world history, from the invention of the hot-air balloon in 18th-century France to China’s terra-cotta warriors and the black pharaohs of ancient Egypt. In addition, the 2015 Carnegie Medal–winning Me…Jane earns a star, and SLJ’s quarterly review of music is also featured.

This article was published in School Library Journal's February 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

From the Gambia to the Forbidden City | Nonfiction Preschool to Grade 4

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This month’s can’t-miss nonfiction for the younger set includes Miranda Paul’s One Plastic Bag, a picture book biography of a young woman who brought recycling to the Gambia, and Chiu Kwong-Chiu’sIn the Forbidden City, an in-depth illustrated look at China’s imperial palace.

This article was published in School Library Journal's December 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Interview: Artist Maris Wicks on Primates

Interview: Artist Maris Wicks on Primates

A few weeks ago, Massachusetts-based artist Maris Wicks was probably best known in comics circles for her short contributions to anthologies like SpongeBob Comics and AdHouse’s Project: Romantic and Superior Showcase (those, or perhaps her super-cute drawings of superheroes and Star Wars characters on her blog). Now, however, she’s got a big, brand-new graphic novel […]

Interview: Writer Jim Ottaviani on Primates

What do Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey and Biruté Galdikas have in common? Aside, of course, from being three courageous scientists who revolutionized our understanding of our fellow primates. And aside from sharing a mentor of sorts in famed British naturalist Louis Leakey. Oh, and aside from each devoting their lives to the study of a […]

Pick of the Day: Jane’s Journey (DVD)

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The life and accomplishments of renowned researcher and environmentalist Jane Goodall are presented in Jane’s Journey, a vividly filmed documentary from First Run Features.