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

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Twitterville Talk #49

Summer is fast approaching, the students are getting beyond restless and my book piles are getting taller and taller.  Enjoy your weekend.

Elizabeth Bird, New York Public Library's Youth Materials Collections Specialist, and blogger at School Library Journal, A Fuse # 8 Production, has  Announced the New Top 100 Picture Books and Novels Polls.  Interesting results have begun to appear this week.

Children's Corner:  Where genius is:  Maurice Sendak and Ursula Nordstrom  is a fascinating article about this memorable team.
Thanks to Children's Bookshelf for the tweet.

From Raina Telgemeier, author of Smile, first but made the rounds in multiple tweets is this flow chart, of sorts, titled how a book is born (because you kids love the infographics) .  Thanks for sharing.

Thanks to The Children's Book Council for the tweet alerting readers to this great video about saving a school library.

One of my favorite tech bloggers, Richard Byrne, of Free Technology for Teachers, posted on May 17th about a Ken Burns video on Storytelling.  Byrne's comments on the video and thoughts on using it in the classroom are good.  I really like what Ken Burns has to say on this video.

The world of children's literature still finding it hard to believe that Maurice Sendak is no longer among us, has had another loss this week.  Jean Craighead George, author of the Newbery Award winning, Julie of the Wolves, has died.  Julie of the Wolves, Julie and Julie's Wolf Pack are among my favorite books.  Her My Side of the Mountain, a Newbery Honor book, and Water Sky are at the top, too.  When I began looking over her listed works I could not believe how many of them I had read. 
Here are some of the articles on her passing.

Newbery Winner Jean Craighead George Dies at 92---School Library Journal

Jean Craighead George, Children's Author, Dies at 92---The New York Times

Oh, The Places We Went:  My Travels with Jean---Publishers Weekly

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