In light of the historic landing of Curiosity on Mars, enjoy this post and the voice of scientist and author, Carl Sagan, Carl Sagan's Message to Mars Explorers, with a Gentle Warning.
Thanks to Brain Pickings for this tweet.
You have to love this blend of learning and technology, QR Codes and Bottle Cap Fun.
The Adventures of Library Girl.
First Book recommends you watch this video , Don't Let Rochee Get Fired...Vote! So do I.
Thanks to First Book for this tweet and for placing books in the hands of so many children.
Here's a list of lists, August 10 for 10: Picture Book Event Is Here 2012. Sixty-seven participants listed their ten favorite picture books.
Thank to Mandy Robek, blogger and educator, found at Enjoy and Embrace Learning for this huge undertaking and this tweet. She was assisted by another blogger and educator, Cathy Mere, found at Reflect & Refine: Building a Learning Community.
Enjoy these Caldecott Anniversary 75th Back to School Specials.
Children are so much more clever, smarter, than we give them credit for being, Fifth Graders in 1995 Video Predicted the Things We Love About the Web
Thanks to the Association for Library Services to Children for this post and tweets.
Fans of the Babymouse series by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm, rejoice. Here is a Pinterest board just for you created by John Schumacher.
Have you pledged to read in this year's Jumpstart campaign? Grab a copy of Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad.
A must watch video is posted here regarding the final book in Lois Lowry's The Giver series.
Watch. Connect. Read.
Mr. Colby Sharp, a fourth grade teacher in Michigan, co-founder of the Nerdy Book Club blog and blogger at sharpread, posted Jennifer Holm is Coming earlier this week. Yes, indeed Jennifer L. Holm is coming to their school for an author visit but what I really want you to notice is the video he has included about how he fires up his students for reading. This friends is what it is all about.
sharpread for this tweet.
A massive undertaking is now ready for those who so desire, The Top 100 Lists Are Nigh. Nigh, I Say! Nigh!
A Fuse #8 Production.
Fans following and predicting the possible Newbery Award winners can join in the discussion at Heavy Medal: A Mock Newbery Blog which will be back in action on September 4, 2012.
Thanks to the School Library Journal for this tweet.
A Quick Start Guide for Using YouTube's Editing Tools.
Thanks to Richard Byrne, educator, presenter and blogger at Free Technology for Teachers.
It is with great sadness I report that we lost more wonderful authors and illustrators in the world of children's literature this week, Jean Merrill, Jose Aruego (who my Mom hosted at her school many years ago), Mollie Hunter and Remy Charlip.
Revisiting: Jean Merrill's The Pushcart War wp.me/p1SaI-2ym
— Monica Edinger (@medinger) August 14, 2012
Children’s Book Author Jean Merrill Dies at 89 goo.gl/GieFu
— SchoolLibraryJournal (@sljournal) August 16, 2012
Sad news: illustrator Jose Aruego died on August 9, his 80th birthday pwne.ws/PmDWJ8
— Children's Bookshelf (@PWKidsBookshelf) August 14, 2012
Author/Illustrator Jose Aruego Dies at 80 ow.ly/d3fzG
— SchoolLibraryJournal (@sljournal) August 17, 2012
Farewell to Scottish writer Mollie Hunter, who died on July 31 pwne.ws/PpVXGn
— Children's Bookshelf (@PWKidsBookshelf) August 15, 2012
The lovely Remy Charlip has passed away. Did you know that Brian Selznick had Remy pose as Georges Méliès for 'Hugo'? bit.ly/PnmMwK
— CBC Book (@CBCBook) August 16, 2012
Remy Charlip wp.me/p1SaI-2yV
— Monica Edinger (@medinger) August 16, 2012
Some of my favorites quotes of the week are as follows.
"Gratitude is the heart's memory." —French proverb fb.me/Mq40ZtBZ
— MuttsComics (@muttscomics) August 15, 2012
"Books are the quietest & most constant of friends; they are the wisest of counselors, & the most patient of teachers.” Charles Eliot
— Tanglewood Press (@TanglewoodPress) August 15, 2012
We can't always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future - Franklin D. Roosevelt
— Dean Anthony Gratton (@grattonboy) August 17, 2012