It’s Throwback Thursday! Today I recommend: Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater.
The unexpected delivery of a large crate containing an Antarctic penguin changes the life and fortunes of Mr. Popper, a house painter obsessed by dreams of the Polar regions.
Originally published in 1938, this is a humorous story about a family whose whole lives are upturned by the addition of a penguin to their household. This book was also adapted into a movie in 2011 starring Jim Carrey. You can find the book in the Juvenile Fiction section at J ATWATER, as an audiobook in the Juvenile Audiobooks at J CD FIC ATW, or as a movie in the Juvenile DVDs at JDVD FIC MR.
In four months on November 17th, Wonder will be released in theaters. There’s still plenty of time to read the book by R. J. Palacio (Juvenile Fiction section J Palacio), and if you’ve already read the book then enjoy the trailer!
We can’t be the only ones excited for this right?
On this day, June 20th in 1975 the movie Jaws was released in theaters!
“The story of a great white shark that terrorizes a New England resort town became an instant blockbuster and the highest-grossing film in movie history until it was bested by 1977’s Star Wars. Jaws was nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Picture category and took home three Oscars, for Best Film Editing, Best Original Score and Best Sound. The film, a breakthrough for director Spielberg, then 27 years old, spawned three sequels.” http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jaws-released-2
You can borrow Jaws from the library, or learn more about sharks with books from the Juvenile Nonfiction section at j597.3.
On June 8th in 1984 (33 years ago!) Ghostbusters was released in theaters! History.com reports that it was a huge hit:
Despite its hefty $30 million production budget–an unprecedented amount for a comedy–Ghostbusters was a box-office hit by any standards, beating out Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom to become the second-highest-grossing movie of the year with $229 million, behind only Beverly Hills Cop ($235 million). It was equally well-received by critics; Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times, for one,called it “an exception to the general rule that big special effects can wreck a comedy…one of those rare movies where the original, fragile comic vision has survived a multimillion-dollar production.” (http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ghostbusters-released)
You can celebrate this accomplishment by borrowing the original Ghostbusters movie or the rebooted version from the library!
There’s good news for everyone who enjoyed the Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket! The netflix series has been renewed for seasons two and three. Are you ready for more of the sad tale of the Baudelaire children? If not you still have time to catch up on the books and the show because season two does not yet have a release date. You can find the books at the library in the Juvenile Fiction section at J SNICKET.
Did you know that the popular Captain Underpants books are being released as a movie? On June 2nd, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie will be released in theaters!
If you haven’t read the books, there’s still time! You can find them in the Juvenile Fiction section at J PILKEY.
On May 2nd, 2008 Iron Man was released in theaters! It earned an estimated $32.5 million on opening day. Can you believe the movie is already 9 years old? You can borrow the movie and many other Iron Man related books, comics, and movies from the library!
We’re totally excited about the next Star Wars movie, and enjoying the teaser trailer as we wait (impatiently) for Star Wars: The Last Jedi when it arrives in December. Have you seen the teaser trailer?
The fourth movie based on the popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series is scheduled to be released in theaters on May 19th, 2017! Are you excited? Will you read the book before the movie? Or watch the other movies again?
Summary: A Heffley family road trip to attend Meemaw’s 90th birthday party goes hilariously off course thanks to Greg’s newest scheme to get to a video gaming convention.
Are you a fan of the Netflix tv show “Series of Unfortunate Events”? Did you know that it is based on Lemony Snicket’s novels with the same name? If you haven’t had enough of the misery of the Baudelaire children then you should check out the books!