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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Twitterville Talk #71

The fall book releases have been creating quite a buzz.  People are becoming more excited about the upcoming Caldecott and Newbery possibilities.  Creative ideas appear within seconds. Twitter keeps everyone informed and on their toes.  It's fantastic!  I hope you have a great weekend.  Make time for reading.

I have another place that readers might want to add to their literary bucket list---Bookworm Gardens.
On their website they announce:  Our gardens connect nature and literature to enrich children's lives.

My thanks goes to Sarah, a teacher librarian and blogger at Page in Training, for this tweet.

After the National Book Award Finalists for young adult literature were announced last week, this was posted---2012 NBA Finalists reviews.  

Thanks to The Horn Book for the post and tweet.

This looks like just the ticket for all those young authors you may know or teach---Kids' Short Story Contest held at The Official Website of Spilling Ink The Book! hosted by Anne Mazer and Ellen Potter (author of The Humming Room reviewed here)

My thanks to Ellen Potter for this tweet.

With the release of the final volume in the series, Son, started with The Giver, School Library Journal presents a Webcast Event, Lois Lowry Live!  This will be held on November 7, 2012.  For fans of the series and all the works by this wonderful author, this is a must attend.

Thanks to School Library Journal for this tweet.

As the release date gets closer the anticipation (and laughs) builds.  Video: Daniel Handler on Lemony Snicket and 'Who Could That Be at This Hour?'

Thanks to Publishers Weekly for this tweet.

For more information, via a collection of videos and book blurbs, about The 2012 National Book Award Finalists head over to Watch. Connect. Read.

Mr. Schu is always posting links to book trailers which he thinks his followers will enjoy.  Xena insisted I post this video. (I wonder how she got on my laptop without my knowing.)

Thanks to John Schumacher, teacher librarian, 2011 Library Journal Mover & Shaker, and blogger at Watch. Connect. Read. for this tweet.

Some exquisite architecture is pictured here---Bizarre-Looking Libraries from All Over the World.

Thanks to Literacyhead for this tweet.

With her visit to the United States and the release of her adult title, J. K. Rowling has been in the news. Here is a great interview in The New York Times, J. K. Rowling: By The Book.

Thanks go to author, Bruce Coville for this tweet.

It doesn't seem possible but Some Book! 'Charlotte's Web' Turns 60.

My thanks to NPR for the story and the tweet.

Author Jeff Kinney is going electronic---Dear Digital Diary: 'Wimpy Kid' e-books coming.

Thanks to Children's Bookshelf of Publishers Weekly for this tweet.

Just in time for Halloween---Ed Emberley's Drawing Pages

Thanks to Chicken Little for this tweet.

Another announcement this week featuring some of the best from last year's books---YALSA's Teens' Top Ten. How many have you read?

Thanks to YALSA for this tweet.

This was pretty interesting news, Johnny Depp to launch a book imprint.

Thanks to HarperCollins for posting this tweet. (Although many, many others tweeted it also.)

Write down this date, October 23, 2012.  Ask Jay Asher & R. J. Palacio are chatting over at Goodreads.

Thanks to Random House Kids for this tweet.

This is a most enjoyable and informative interview, J. K. Rowling On 'The Daily Show': Expresses Shock At American Politics (VIDEO)

Thanks to HuffPost Books for this tweet.

Oh, boy...I would love to curl up with a good book in these reading spaces--Rooms To Read

Thanks to Reading Kingdom for this tweet.

Here's another great resource just in time for Halloween---A Reader's Theater for The Hallo-Wiener by Dav Pilkey.

Thanks to TeachingBooks for this post and tweet.

Are you participating in Neil Gaiman's All Hallows Read.  It's a spooktacular thing to do.  Gaiman explains all about it on this video.

Thanks to the Children's Book Council for this tweet.

This is an amazing slideshare presentation, 50 books in 50 minutes, a bibliography of books gathered by Teri Lesesne who teaches and blogs at Professor Nana, The Goddess of YA Literature.  Thank for sharing this and all your blog posts with us.

Neil Gaiman and some of his friends and author colleagues are reading Coraline in celebration of the tenth anniversary.  As was his reading of The Graveyard Book, this, too, is done free for listeners.

Enjoy some of my favorite quotes and tweets this week.


  1. I try to tweet, but I can never think of anything short, witty AND important. Thanks for rounding these up!

  2. You're welcome. It's a tad bit time-consuming but it's fun to put together. My readers are very appreciative. Thanks for commenting.