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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Twitterville Talk #23

There has been lots of "chirping" on the wire this week.  Don't miss these.
Thanks to School Library Journal for the following tweets.

 Turning 80 Ed Young leaves a legacy for readers that is a thing of beauty.  Read Ed Young:  Built To Last.

Author Patrick Carman gives his take on Read Beyond the Lines: Transmedia has changed the very notion of books and reading.  In my humble opinion he is spot on in his assessment that reluctant readers are drawn to this approach.

Scholastic To Release Four "The Hunger Games" Movie Tie-In Titles...I had best add those to the every growing list of must haves.

As if readers are not already hyped enough about the release of The Hunger Games in movie theaters in March of 2012, a new longer trailer appeared online this week.  How are we ever going to wait?

The Horn Book supplied the link above which had a group of students crowded around my computer screen after school.

Larry Ferlazzo educator and blogger at Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of The Day discloses his picks:  The Best Web 2.0 Applications for Education In 2011.   I've tried and reviewed some but I am anxious to explore others.

Julie Danielson at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast hosts and posts an outstanding interview with author/illustrator, Deborah Freedman.

The New York Times carries an article Jeff Kinney's Favorite Books From Childhood as his new title in the Diary of The Wimpy Kid series hits stores this week, Cabin Fever.

No one can dispute that Tim Burton Circles "Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children is an ideal collaboration.

PW Talks With NBA Winner Thanhha Lai  It's always good to get the inside scoop.

Ooo-la-la check this out young adult fans---Q & A With Houck

A round of applause goes to Children's Bookshelf at Publishers Weekly for the links above.

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