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When love and skill work together, expect a miracle. John Ruskin

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Twitterville Talk #29

There is always so much news on Twitter; so much to enjoy, read.  The instant access to news will never fail to amaze me; when you grow up in a time before zip codes and color TV you can still be awestruck by the advances in technology.

Thanks to LiteracyHead for this tweet:  Introducing Book Pickings:  A Visual Bookshelf by Maria Popova of Brain Pickings.  If you want to view interesting and unique book suggestions please drop by this site.  The newly designed virtual bookshelf is a real treat.

Now this is an intriguing take on Kid Literacy Characters and Their Grown-Up Counterparts.

Great review of and interview about The Force is with "Origami Yoda's" creator.

It is with great sadness that I read Caldecott Winner Simms Taback Dies at 79.  His books which grace the shelves in our library media center are well read; my personal copies will be even more treasured.

Enjoy a truly fabulous article on what young adult authors, for the most part,  think And the next "Tintin: is...

Follow the year in review at The Guardian, Pottermore and more:  2011 in children's books.

This comes as no surprise to a multitude of fans--Book Buzz:  "Hunger Games" reaches No. 1 on USA Today's list.  Thanks to Children's Bookshelf for these tweets.

Sally Mavor, fabric artist extraordinaire and book illustrator, shares her process for the making of The Horn Book cover.  What an amazing talent and worthy recipient of the 2011 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Pocketful of Posies!

Appearing in The Digital ShiftLetters:  For a technology user, a love of print endures by Kate Ewing library media specialist at the MS/HS in Omro, Wisconsin.

I am going to need another lifetime to read all the books on my to-read lists and piles around the house but this list is another keeper, The 11 Best Biographies and Memoirs of 2011 by Maria Popova at Brain Pickings.

The Digital Shift wraps up the year with Top Articles on SLJ.com 2011:  Ebooks, Kid Lit, Jobs.

From Sarah Evans of the blog, Sarah's Faves, Fave Tip:  New Year, New You:  Clean up your online profile.
A tip of the hat to School Library Journal for these links.

The Blink & Caution Acceptance Speech delivered by author/recipient Tim Wynne-Jones.
Thanks to The Horn Book.

I have been a connoisseur of fiction and fact about the Shackleton Expedition for many years, so this article in The New York Times comes as no surprise, Leadership Lessons from the Shackleton Expedition.

A retweet from Richard Byrne at Free Technology for Teachers of Remember 2011-A Map of 2011's Biggest Stories.
Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo of Larry Ferlazzo's Web sites of the day...  for these links.

Julie Danielson at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast gives a recap of her posts this year, One Very Possible 2011 7-Imp Retrospective Before BreakfastThis is a visual feast for the eyes of all picture book lovers.

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