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Kids Read ‘Little Humans’ Book Out Loud: VIDEO

What happens when you give a Humans of New York book to a group of kids? The video embedded above features “little humans reading Little Humans.”

The Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group released Brandon Stanton’s book back in October 2014. Click here to watch a 92Y video to learn more about this project.

Candlewick Press Re-Imagines the ’12 Days of Christmas’ Song

What would happen if bibliophiles re-imagined the “12 Days of Christmas” song? The music video embedded above features the Candlewick Press staff performing the “12 Days of Candlewick Holiday.” This children’s books-themed track replaces “a partridge in a pear tree” with “a red hat on a big bear.” What do you think?

’14 Lines from Love Letters or Suicide Notes’ Poetry Video Goes Viral

Doc Luben wrote a poem called “14 Lines from Love Letters or Suicide Notes.” He recited the piece at the Individual World Poetry Slam.

The Button Poetry YouTube channel posted a video (embedded above) featuring Luben’s performance and it has since drawn over 29,000 views. Follow this link to read the full text.

Use Books to Build a Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree Books Library

December has begun which means it’s time to decorate! Bibliophiles may not want to saw down an evergreen for their home. That’s why we embedded a video below on “how to make your very own Christmas tree out of books.” What do you think?

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How Do You Find Time to Read During Family Events?

It’s not easy being a bibliophile around the holidays. The Epic Reads YouTube channel has posted a video detailing the problems that come with “trying to read at family events.”

Over at the Epic Reads blog, the team offered a few tips for this issue such as: “sports are your friend” and “wait until everyone has eaten.” What do you think?

Scroobius Pip Crafts Poem in Praise of Libraries

Are you a fan of libraries? Scroobius Pip (pictured, via), a spoken word poet and hip hop artist, crafted a poem to praise these beloved public institutions.

The video embedded above features an animated clip of Pip’s piece commissioned by Chris Hawkins for BBC 6 Music. What do you think?

Slam Poet Performs a Piece in Response to the Ferguson Tragedy

Danez Smith, an author and poet, wrote a piece in response to the tragedy in Ferguson called “Not an Elegy for Mike Brown.” Smith recited the poem during the preliminary rounds at the 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam.

The Button Poetry YouTube channel posted a video (embedded above) featuring Smith’s performance earlier this month and it has since drawn more than 17,000 views. What do you think? (via Upworthy)

Neil Gaiman Reads a Poorly Written ‘Neil Gaiman’ Style Story

What does a poorly written Neil Gaiman short story sound like? The Wits radio station hosted the “Bad Gaiman Challenge” to try to answer that question. Hundreds of submissions came in.

The video embedded above features Gaiman reading the “worst of the worst” pieces—what do you think? Follow this link to view photos. Click here to watch a video clip from the event.

‘Epic Rap Battles of History’ Video Stars Romeo & Juliet

The latest episode posted on the “Epic Rap Battles of History” YouTube channel stars two famous couples: Bonnie & Clyde versus Romeo & Juliet. In your opinion, which team won?

The video embedded above features an ending that pays tribute to the one in William Shakespeare’s tragic play. Which literary characters would you recommend to appear in future rap battles?

‘Fat Girl’ Poetry Video Goes Viral

Megan Falley, a spoken word poet and an author, wrote a poem called “Fat Girl.” Falley recited the piece during semifinals at the 2014 National Poetry Slam.

The Button Poetry YouTube channel posted a video (embedded above) featuring her performance earlier this month and it has since drawn over 28,000 views. What do you think?

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