Best children’s books: Make a movie!

The last “book” we’re recommending this week is so cool—and so different in its approach—that we asked young filmmakers to produce our review of the book. Divine Light Media is an award-winning, high-school-age, documentary-filmmaking crew based at the First United Methodist Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan. These teenagers are experienced filmmakers, so we let them evaluate this new boxed set of materials aimed at kids.

If you’re just joining us, our earlier stories this week recommended: The new interactive book on William Shakespeare, the third volume in the wonderful Bear and Mouse book series, a very practical new “How To” book on woodworking with children, and the new “Atlas of Global Conservation.”

Review of “Movie Maker,” new from Candlewich Press

Divine Light produced our review and their verdict was … Well, click on the video screen you see below and see what they said. The narrator in this review is Blake Martin. The film was produced by the entire Divine Light crew.

You can purchase “Movie Maker: The Ultimate Guide to Making Films” from Amazon now.

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