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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Twitterville Talk #56

You never know what will pop up on the Twitter lists but for the fastest, newest way of connecting it's hard to beat.  Have a restful, reading weekend, stay cool and for those needing rain...bring it on.

One of my favorite historical fiction titles of the past several years was the documentary novel of Deborah Wiles, Countdown.  Follow this link to her blog post, progress report, for a glimpse of her work space and the amount of research she conducts prior to her writing.

This is a book trailer for a new book, Leave Your Sleep illustrated by Barbara McClintock with music by Natalie Merchant.

Thanks to John Schumacher of Watch. Connect. Read. for these tweets.

Excellent points are raised in this article, Michael Morpurgo: We are failing too many boys in the enjoyment of reading.

John Green on why books beat any iPad app.

Thanks to Children's Bookshelf of Publishers Weekly for these tweets.

Elizabeth Bird New York Public Library's Youth Materials Collections Specialist and blogger at A Fuse #8 Production, posted Top 100 Children's Novels #1: Charlotte's Web by E. B. White and Top 100 Picture Books #1: Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice SendakYou can sign up to have a PDF document of all the posts for both of these lists.  When the lists are ready an email will be sent to you.  What a wonderful opportunity and a boatload of work by Bird.

Here is a link to an extension of this work, Top 100 Picture Books Poll Results.

Thanks to School Library Journal for these tweets.

Now this is my kind of recycling, This abandoned Walmart has been reclaimed as a public library.

Do yourself a favor and head over to Travis Jonker's blog for what has got to be one of the best book videos of all time, Books on Film:  The Best Book-Related Video of the Year.
Thank to Travis Jonker, librarian and blogger at 100 Scope Notes for these tweets.

What we need to be teaching is changing more quickly than ever before.  This is a very thoughtful article, Teaching Authentic Writing in a Socially Mediated World.

Thanks for this tweet from Reading Rockets.

Very Pinteresting!: The hot social network is taking educators by storm.

Thanks to Joyce Valenza, an extraordinary high school librarian and blogger at NeverEndingSearch for this tweet.

These are my favorite quotes of the week by two authors.

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