I do believe I have not included this tribute to Maurice Sendak in any previous posts, Tributes to Maurice Sendak: Visual Artists Respond.
My thanks goes to Paul Schmid, author and illustrator of A Pet for Petunia and Petunia Goes Wild, among others.
During the American Library Association annual conference held in Anaheim, California June 21-26, 2012 John Schumacher of Watch. Connect. Read and Travis Jonker of 100 Scope Notes presented There's An App for That: Using Technology to Enhance Children's Literature. This is an amazing session and well worth your time to view their efforts.
Patricia Polacco speaks about her books and readers' rights in this video.
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For those unable to attend the American Library Association conference here is a recap of Raschka and Gantos Deliver Moving Caldecott, Newbery Speeches/ALA Annual 2012. To have been there would have been a dream fulfilled.
I have not tried all the links but this looks promising for poetry, Poetry on Symbaloo.
School Library Journal for these tweets.
Here is an interesting selection of books, "Books That Shaped America' from the Library of Congress. This list could be as varied depending on the compiler. What do you think?
Scholastic for this tweet.
Time truly does fly by. The first 'Harry Potter' book was published 15 years ago today. I was not able to get it in hardcover but I do have the UK edition in paperback.
Harry Potter 15th Anniversary: 15 Things The Boy Wizard Is Responsible For
100 Scope Notes for this tweet.
Now's your chance...The search is on for the world's biggest Harry Potter fan.
Children's Bookshelf of Publishes Weekly for this tweet.
Animated Video-What is a Flame?, from Free Technology For Teachers by Richard Byrne.
Here are a couple of my favorite quotes of the week on Twitter from two joyous authors.
as much as possible, fill your day with things that make you want to skip. and as much as possible, skip the rest.
— Amy Krouse Rosenthal (@missamykr) June 25, 2012
I'd really love to sneak into the meadow tonight and put party hats on all the cows.Just to liven up the farmer's Tuesday morning.
— Ame Dyckman (@AmeDyckman) June 26, 2012
For some fun to kickstart your weekend.
RT @DianeRavitch: Wonderful Moscow flash mob; enjoy!youtube.com/embed/KgoapkOo…
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) June 26, 2012