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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Twitterville Talk #33

There was so much excitement this week with the culmination of a year's worth of work by authors, illustrators, librarians, readers, people involved in all aspects of the literary fields and committees who strive to continually put as we were taught repeatedly in college, To give the right book to the right reader at the right time.  Awards, lists, the best ways to introduce technology to students and integrate it into our classrooms as well as extraordinary resources takes center stage.  Enjoy and have a great weekend.

Book trailers have become a big hook in getting readers to the right title;  Trailee Award Winners Announced at ALA Midwinter MeetingThere are some real beauties here that snagged honors and rightly so.
Thanks to John Schumacher, K-5 Librarian of extraordinary talent, at Watch. Connect. Read.

Thanks to Donalyn Miller, author of The Book Whisperer:  Awakening The Inner Reader In Every Child for the following links and tweets.

How do you fit into this infographic, Profile of a Twitter User?

No truer words have ever been spoken in this quote:  "A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies," said Jojen.  "The man who never reads lives only one."---George R. R. Martin

Courtesy of Edutopia, Free Classroom Guides and Educational Downloads for 2012.

Thanks to Kyle Pace, Instructional Technology Specialist,  for tweeting, Four Creative Commons Photo Sites You Should Know About, a post by Keith Ferrell at Ed Tech Ideas.

Joyce Valenza, blogger at Neverendingsearch, School Library Journal, posts about a resource that is simply amazing, "Every survivor has a story to tell. " Introducing IWitness & its 1000 storiesThis outstanding site contains 1000 video testimonials of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses.

In September of 2011 School Library Journal conducted an interview, Jack Gantos:  Should I Stay or Should I go?  Grab a copy of Dead End in Norvelt, the 2012 Newbery Award winner if you have not read it yet.

In August of 2011 School Library Journal conducted an interview, A Garden of Memories, with Lane Smith regarding his 2012 Caldecott Honor Medal title, Grandpa's Garden.

A Chat With Newbery, Caldecott Winners at School Library Journal gives readers more insight into two fine artists in their respective fields.

Jonathan Hunt, blogger at School Library Journal, Heavy Medal:  A Mock Newbery, gives a glowing tribute to author Susan Cooper winner of the 2012 Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring an author, as well as a specific body of his or her work, for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature.

No surprise here, as USA Today reports, Librarians lure students back during Wikipedia blackout.

John Corey Whaley, 28, discusses his Printz Award and what's next in an interview at the Los Angeles Times/Books/Jacket Copy site.

How Dr. Seuss Got His Start On "Mulberry Street" essay at NPR Books.

The Guardian posts an article, Anyone for Quidditch?  Harry Potter game kicks off at OxfordThis makes me want to go back to college... on the other side of The Pond.

Publishers Weekly interviews three award winners, Gantos, Raschka, Whaley: Where They Were When the Award Call Came.
Thanks to Children's Bookshelf of Publishers Weekly for these tweets.

At Mo Willems doodles!, readers are treated to his Thank YOU video for his Geisel Honor award given for An Elephant & Piggie Book, I Broke My Trunk!
Thanks Pigeon for this information.

To think that readers got a sneak peek of A Ball For Daisy, the Caldecott Medal Winner for 2012, in a interview at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast, blog by Julie Danielson, Seven Impossible Interviews Before Before Breakfast #83:  Chris Raschka, back in 2009.

Black History Just A Sidebar In History Books? NPR interview with 2012 Coretta Scott King Award recipient, Kadir Nelson for Heart and Soul:  The Story of America and African Americans.

ALSC, Association for Library Service to Children has posted their 2012 Notable Children's Books.

YALSA, Young Adult Library Services Association, has posted their Best Fiction for Young Adults for 2012. Check out the left sidebar for additional lists of titles which are really too good too miss.

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