I think it's safe to say I am a huge fan of Dan Santat. His special style loaded with hilarity is easy to spot. His illustrations in The Adventures of Nanny Piggins were top notch. The sequel has been released and sits on my TBR pile along with the first.
Thanks to John Schumacher of Watch, Connect. Read. for this tweet.
It's amazing what can be done with technology. This follows along with a book I reviewed this week, Illusionology: The Science of Magic.
Seventy-five years ago in the month of July Amelia Earhart vanished. Listen to Amelia Earhart: In Her Own Words.
Free Technology for Teachers for this tweet.
I love to speculate about the possibilities for the Newbery and Caldecott award and honors selections. Go to A Fuse #8 Production and read Newbery/Caldecott 2013: Mid-Year Prediction Edition.
A Fuse #8 Production.
This is a very powerful post, The Care and Feeding of Middle Grade Readers.
What do you think about these selections? The 20 Most Beautiful Children's Books of All Time.
Scholastic for the tweet.
Candlewick Press is planning a year long celebration of the picture book. Check out this wonderful video.
WeLoveChildrens Bks for sending this out over the wire.
Powerful post about the power of words, Words.
Debbie Ohi for this tweet.
Daniel Handler aka Lemony Snicket sings and plays his accordion in honor of libraries.
Children's Book Council for this tweet.
One of the best things I listened to this week was this interview, William Joyce-creator of The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, conducted by K-5 librarian, Mary Ann Scheuer located in Berkeley, California who also blogs at Great Kid Books.
Scholastic Teachers for the tweet.
Talk about the power of Twitter, Fans Control Cover Reveal for New Cassandra Clare Novel.
Publishers Weekly for this tweet.
I always look forward to the lists compiled by Larry Ferlazzo at Larry Ferlazzo's Websites Of The Day. His most recent list, The Best Web 2.0 Applications for Education In 2012---So Far has some great sites to explore,
Here are some of my favorite quotes tweeted this week.
“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” ― Stephen King ... WE AGREE!
— Scholastic Teachers (@ScholasticTeach) July 7, 2012
“Teachers have three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.” ― Scott Hayden
— Scholastic Teachers (@ScholasticTeach) July 8, 2012