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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Twitterville Talk #32

It's that time of year when one announcement after another are proclaiming the award winners; many are listed here but Monday will tell the tale for the Newbery and Caldecott.  Feast your eyes on beautiful libraries from all corners of the world, laugh about those "library moments" captured on film, imagine all those changes coming our way via eBooks and look forward to all the wonderful new titles popping up in the spring.


Interesting two minute video clip from Open Road Integrated Media talking with Newbery Award winners, Virginia Hamilton for M. C. Higgins the Great and Jean Craighead George for Julie of the Wolves.  Newbery fever is peaking with the selections being announced at ALA on Monday January 23, 2012.

The winner of the 2012 Charlotte Zolotow Award has been announced---Patrick McDonnell for Me...Jane.

Me...Jane wins Calling Caldecott vote on a blog featuring, over many months, exciting exchanges on the merits of book titles as possible Caldecott winners.

Jack Gantos for Dead End in Norvelt is the recipient of the 2012 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction.
Thanks to The Horn Book for these links and tips.


Courtesy of KNSTRCT Weekly Roundup: Libraries feast your eyes on these beautiful examples of libraries, that quite frankly, I could live in.

For those of you that just can't get enough of the War Horse buzz (that would be me), here is War Horse:   From page to stage and screen on CBS Sunday Morning.

Today the Mystery Writers of America announced nominations for their Edgar Awards.  I've read two of the five Edgar Nominations 2012 for Best Juvenile and one for the best Young Adult mystery title.  How many have you read?
Children's Bookshelf of Publishers Weekly provided these links.



"The Numberlys" app for the iPad:  Storytelling of the future, what do you think?



It has never been more critical than it is now that those holding the purse strings be made aware again and again of the results of these studies, Is the Library Important?  Multivariate Studies at the National and International Level.

School Library Journal provides a listing of resources prior to the commemoration of Charles Dickens's 200th birthday anniversary, Happy Birthday, Charles Dickens.

Guys and gals get those creative minds working, Google announces fifth Doodle contest for K-12 grade students.

Elizabeth Bird, blogger for School Library Journal, at A Fuse #8 Production has done it again---Librarian Preview:  Albert Whitman & Company (Spring 2012).  Now all I need to do is find that packet of seeds for money trees.  I need a whole orchard.
Tip of the hat to School Library Journal.


For those lovers of libraries out there, Larry Ferlazzo of Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day provided a link to this video.



Blowing Up the Book, is a very thought-provoking article in The Wall Street Journal about the development of eBooks.  Thanks to LF.

Readers of fairy tales are about to have the tried and true fractured yet again by none other than Mo Willems.  At his blog today he announced that in the fall of 2012 Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs will be released.  

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