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

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Twitterville Talk #81

Twitter was fairly quiet this week as people were enjoying the time with family and friends celebrating the holidays plus lots of reading.  Still there were lively discussions about books being read; much sharing of titles.  Xena and I are wishing each and every one of you a very Happy New Year!  Don't forget to look for the giveaway question and keep reading.

Enjoy this video clip by author/illustrator Matt Traverse (Helen's Big World reviewed here) in the continuing series by Candlewick Press, We Believe In Picture Books!  This is a man who loves life and his work.

Thanks to Candlewick Press for this tweet and this year-long tribute to children's literature.

For those that champion the cause and understand the value of libraries this video is priceless.

Thanks to the New York Public Library for this tweet and for producing this informative, supportive and passionate video.

This is an outstanding resource listing some of the best books published and read during this past year, 2012 Nerdy Book Club Award Nominations.  Not only is Donalyn Miller one of the co-founders of The Nerdy Book Club blog, an educator in Texas and the author of The Book Whisperer but she has compiled these nominations in a Slideshare with annotations.

For the first person to leave in the comments three of the wives and husbands both having books in the nominations (three sets of two) I will send them a copy of Lane Smith's Abe Lincoln's Dream and Each Kindness written by Jacqueline Woodson with illustrations by E. B. Lewis.

Sending out a huge thanks to Donalyn Miller for all she does for the reading community.

Just in case you were wondering...'Hunger Games' Disney Infographic:  What If Your Favorite Characters Lived in Panem?

Thank to HuffPostTeen for this tweet.

This is an interesting infograpic on Social Media in 2012: Month by Month

Thanks to Jane Hart, independent advisor on Social Learning & Collaboration for the tweet and post.

Author of historical fiction title, May B. released in 2012, Caroline Starr Rose is asking for guest bloggers for National Poetry Month in April 2013.  Contact her via Twitter @CStarrRose .

All year long we readers have been treated to special posts simultaneously at Mr. Schu's Watch. Connect. Read. , the Nerdy Book Club and at Michigan fourth grade teacher, Mr. Colby Sharp's blog, sharpread in celebration of new titles.  These Sharp-Schu Trifectas have been gathered together by Mr. Schu.

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

Going out on a limb, they're calling the best for 2013 already---Best Books of 2013?: Our Picks For The Year's Biggest Reads  Look and see what children's and young adult books made the list.

Thanks to HuffPostBooks for this tweet and post.

Ten Digital Story Projects posted at Free Technology for Teachers seems to have some tested, good ideas ready for use in the classroom. 

Thanks to Richard Byrne for this tweet and post.

For fans of Marissa Meyer's Cinder, the prequel short story, Glitches, is free for a limited time only.

Thanks to Macmillan Kids for this tweet.

Interesting debate going on in The New York Times The Opinion Pages Do We Still Need Libraries?

Thanks to teacher-librarian and blogger at NeverEndingSearch, Joyce Valenza for this tweet.

These are some of my favorite tweets and quotes of the week.  Enjoy.

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