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When love and skill work together, expect a miracle. John Ruskin

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Twitterville Talk #75

As I have noted before the incredible passion of the people for books, reading and libraries as well as using technology to the best possible advantage who I follow and who follow me on Twitter, never ceases to amaze me.  The constant connections are incredible.  Last week I did a giveaway that was hard for people to find.  I thought about making it more obvious this week but then decided to deliberately hide it this week.  Have fun.  Enjoy my picks of the week and make time for reading. 

Mark your calendars there's another #SharpSchu book club coming up on December 12, 2012.  I can think of no better way to close out the year.  Make sure you're ready by reading those books selected by Mr. Colby Sharp, teacher in Michigan and blogger at sharpread and Mr. John Schumacher, teacher librarian, Library Journal Movers & Shakers 2011, and blogger at Watch. Connect. Read.

Thanks to Mr. Colby Sharp for this tweet.

There continue to be amazing posts at the November Picture Book Month A Celebration! by outstanding  authors/illustrators in the field.  Here are only two.  Why Picture Books Are Important by Peter H. Reynolds

Why Picture Books Are Important by Jon Scieszka

Many thanks to Diane de Las Casas for these tweets and for making her passion a reality.

 A Quiz about Shel Silverstein will test what you thought you knew about this author.

Now this is the kind of news you like to read about--Scholastic will be donating one million, yes, one million books to the schools and libraries in the tri-state area hit by Hurricane Sandy.

Thanks to the Children's Book Council for these tweets.

This book arrived in my mail this week.  I can hardly wait to begin reading, Fairy Tales from The Brothers Grimm: A New English Version by Philip Pullman.  Listen to his interview at NPR---Philip Pullman Rewrites The Brothers Grimm.  The first person to tell me the names of the Grimm brothers in the comment section will win a copy of A Rock Is Lively by Dianne Hutts Aston with illustrations by Sylvia Long.

Thanks to NPR Books for this tweet.

She's done it again;  Librarian Preview: Harper Collins (Spring 2013) courtesy of Elizabeth (Betsy) Bird, New York Public Library's Youth Materials Collections Specialist and blogger at A Fuse #8 Production.

Thanks to Betsy Bird for this tweet and for her amazing blog.

The people in the Department of Chemistry, University of Kentucky have been busy.  Check out The Periodic Table of Comic Books.

Thanks to Richard Byrne of Free Technology for Teachers.

This video, Get Reading! 2012 Animation is well worth watching and possibly using in your classrooms.

Many thanks to Melissa Taylor, blogger at Imagination Soup for this tweet.

Something to think about---Facebook Psychology---is addiction affecting our minds---Infographic  

Thanks to author and social media strategist  Greg Pincus for this tweet.

Mr. Schu has a knack for finding book trailers as soon as they are released and we are the beneficiaries.  This is a new book trailer for Oh, No! by Candace Fleming with illustrations by Eric Rohmann.

This is a link to the website for Goblin Secrets by William Alexander, winner of the National Book Award.

Thanks to John Schumacher, teacher librarian, Library Journal Movers & Shakers 2011 and blogger at Watch. Connect. Read for these tweets.

The newest episode (#6) on Patrick Carman Intersect with Jeremy Gonzalez  is with author, Lauren Oliver.  

Thanks to Patrick Carman for this tweet reminding us of this new resource.

In case you missed it---A Conversation with Patrick Ness Webinar Tweetchat Archive.

Thanks to Teresa Rolfe Kravtin, SE Indie Rep for this tweet and post.

There are so many resources for exploration here---Symbaloo Gallery Thanksgiving

Thanks to teacher librarian Shannon Miller and blogger at Van Meter Library Voice.

The Best of the Book Lists 2012 has been compiled by Random House Kids.  

Thanks for this tweet and the list of lists.

This is Jarrett J. Krosoczka, author/illustrator of the Lunch Lady series of graphic novels, numerous picture books and with a new chapter book on the way.  Do not miss watching this video.  It will inspire you and touch your heart.
Thanks to Jarrett J. Krosoczka for this tweet and this TEDx talk and video.

National Book Award Winners Announced

Thanks to HuffPostBooks for this tweet.

Parents' Choice has announced their Fall Awards for Books.  This is a wonderful selection.

This essay written by Crescent Dragonwagon about her mother, Charlotte Zolotow, is part of The Horn Book celebration of Picture Book Month.  Please take the time to read Over and Over.

Thanks to The Horn Book for this tweet.

These are a few of my favorite quotes and thoughts from Twitter this week.


  1. This giveaway has been won even though the comment is not showing. Strange...

  2. Thanks for sharing all of these awesome links! I especially loved being able to share the symbaloo link with the co workers at my school!

  3. You're welcome. I enjoy putting this together every week. Thank you so much for commenting.