November 21, 2017

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Manic Pixie Girl Rising | “Paper Towns” Movie Review

Quentin (Nat Wolff) and Margo (Cara Delevingne) in Paper Towns. Photo by Michael Tackett

The box office success and the generally well received critical response of the first film adaptation of a John Green novel, The Fault in Our Stars, provides ample evidence that there is an audience to be found for somber, darker YA subject matter that has nothing to do with lottery killings or armed insurrections. Although the filmmakers of the new Paper Towns, based on Green’s third novel […]

Fusenews: Private jet, please

First up, my little sister.  My daughter recently had her third birthday so my sis came up with a craft involving what she calls Do It Yourself Cupcakes. Each cupcake sported a teeny tiny cover of one of my child’s favorite books.  Then we took them to her daycare where she delightedly set about pointing […]

Break Out Your Hankies: ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ | Film Review

SLJ reviews John Green’s page-to-screen hit adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars, which opens June 6.

Page to Screen: Kid & YA Lit Flicks to Look Forward to After ‘The Fault in Our Stars’

With the success of Divergent and The Book Thief, Hollywood continues to tap kid’s books, from classic fairy tales to the latest dystopian, for new ideas. To celebrate the highly the anticipated big screen version of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort, SLJ has compiled a list of upcoming projects that will be coming to a screen near you.

School Librarians: Ask Students to Vote to Get ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ Cast to Visit Your State

Here’s a fun activity around the June 6 film release of The Fault in Our Stars. Librarians can encourage students to find their home state on an interactive map, and put in their vote to get the book-turned-film’s cast to visit their state. Vote before April 25.

Page to Screen: A Year’s Worth of New Adaptations

As 2014 peeks around the corner, SLJ looks ahead to future releases in this latest installment of our roundup of the most highly anticipated franchise openers and long-awaited big screen versions of children’s classics.

Pictures of the Week: John Green Fans Outside Carnegie Hall for an Evening of Awesome

Fans outside of Carnegie Hall display their loot from John and Hank Green’s An Evening of Awesome.

Photos: John and Hank Green: An Evening of Awesome

Author John Green, brother Hank Green, and special guests the Mountain Goats celebrated the anniversary of ​The Fault in Our Stars​ (Dutton, 2012) with an evening at Carnegie Hall.

Mock Printzing the Weekend Away

On Saturday, Someday joined forces with HVLA to host a proper Mock Printz. (And speaking of mock awards, if you haven’t already, hop on over to Heavy Medal for the deets on their Mock Newbery. Riveting reading!) Our first ever live Mock event was a little chaotic (we learn by doing) and completely fantastic. Joy […]

The Fault in Our Stars, Pyrite Redux

Back in September, Sarah reviewed The Fault in Our Stars. At the time, she said, “When you add the serious subject matter, the thoughtful treatment of said subject matter, the memorable characters, and the five-hanky tear-jerker of a plot, you know there’s a lot to talk about in terms of Printz-worthiness.” She went on to […]