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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Twitterville Talk #55

Trying to beat the heat has been a real trick this week but it does provide more time inside to read for the Book-a-Day challenge.  Stay cool this weekend, relax and, of course, read.

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.

Thanks to John Schumacher of Watch. Connect. Read. for sharing these via

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.

Thanks to 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?

Thanks to Scholastic for this tweet.

Another highlight of the American Librarian Association annual convention courtesy of Kirby Heyborne.

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

Thanks to Travis Jonker of 100 Scope Notes for this tweet.

Now's your chance...The search is on for the world's biggest Harry Potter fan.
Thanks to Children's Bookshelf of Publishes Weekly for this tweet.

Just have to share this post, 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.

For some fun to kickstart your weekend.

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