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.
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.
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.
'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.
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?
NeverEndingSearch, Joyce Valenza for this tweet.
These are some of my favorite tweets and quotes of the week. Enjoy.
“To the whole world you might be just one person, but to one person you might just be the whole world.” ― Pablo Casals” @playinglesshurt
— Teresa Rolfe Kravtin (@trkravtin) December 25, 2012
One of my 5th grade students just posted on our class Edmodo page: I've got to marry a librarian.
— Shelly Stasney (@srstasney) December 27, 2012
My son at bedtime: Dad, I want to be three things when I grow up. 1-a dad. 2- a builder. 3-an author.
— Colby Sharp (@colbysharp) December 27, 2012
The more books I read, the more I want to read.
— Cynthia Alaniz (@utalaniz) December 28, 2012