inkpop Fundamentals: July 13, 2010
Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on July 13, 2010
★ Libraries take over…the mall? A trip to the mall used to indicate a day full of trolling shops with your besties; a stop in the food court for some sort of greasy food that you know you shouldn’t be eating but, obviously, couldn’t resist; and the occasional troublesome mishap with an acquaintance or two from school a la the films Mean Girls or Mallrats. Times they are a-changing; while malls still proffer the aforementioned, many are now home to a new place to pop into…libraries! Bookmarks, a branch of the Dallas Public Library System, recently opened its doors within the confines of an upscale mall, and the readership rate is already through the roof; a sign that this new marketing strategy may be just the thing needed to raise the literacy rate and prompt adolescents to read. PSFK.
★ Pop goes Batman! Since his creation in , Batman has worn countless hats – from live action film star to cartoon character; small screen superhero to comic book icon. Now Batman is popping up somewhere you may not have expected to see him…a pop-up book! With the rise in popularity of 3D, DC Comics has decided to forgo the typical 3D film outlet (at least for now), and instead take the literary route by publishing DC Super Heroes: The Ultimate Pop-Up Book. Published by Little, Brown and Co., DC Super Heroes is set to hit bookstores on October 5, 2010 – just in time to become a coveted gift for giving and receiving for the holidays! Entertainment Weekly.
★ Behind the scenes with your favorite authors and illustrators Ever wonder how your favorite children’s authors and illustrators become artists? How personal events – good or bad – that they have experienced over the years contribute to molding them into the talents that they are today? You’re not the only one; and now you can finally learn the answers. Rumored to be released direct-to-DVD sometime in 2011 is Library of the Early Mind, an educational documentary created by Edward J. Delaney and Steven Withrow, which explores children’s literature via interviews with authors such as Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket) – the man behind the highly popular A Series of Unfortunate Events – and Lois Lowry, author of The Giver. Publisher’s Weekly.
Over to you…what do you think of mall libraries? If a library opened its doors in your local mall would you visit there, or continue spending your time at standalone libraries – why or why not? Who is your favorite superhero? What do you think of a DC Comics pop-up book – yay or nay? Will you be buying a copy? On a scale of 1 to 10, how eager are you to see Library of the Early Mind? If you could receive tips from any author, who would it be and why?
Share your thoughts in the comments section!
Erika (aka inkpoperika)
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