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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Twitterville Talk #84

All week long the recommendations and chats about books and reading are constant.  Twitter continues to be the best resource for up-to-date information exchanged between committed educators.  In honor of my Mom's 93rd birthday today there are three questions hidden in this post.  Have fun and take time for reading.

Let's start off the wrap-up this week with an outstanding video titled Teacher Librarians At The Heart Of School Learning.  This video says what all teacher librarians know to be true; thirty-four years tells me it is so.

Thanks to teacher librarian and blogger at Bulldog Readers Blog, Julie Hembree, for this tweet.

In case you are looking for a base collection of Graphic Novels you can't go wrong with the titles listed here at the Association for Library Service to Children's  Core Collection of Graphic Novels 2012 Update .
For a chance to win a copy of Traction Man and the Beach Odyssey by Mini Grey, which Babymouse book made this graphic novel list?  Leave your answer in the comments or DM me on Twitter. (This has been won.)

Thanks to Maria Selke, teacher and blogger at Maria's Melange for this tweet.

The Pew Research Center has designed a fourteen question quiz to determine How Millennial Are You?

Thanks to teacher librarian, tech specialist and blogger at The Mad River Librarian Meg Allison for this tweet.

Who really knows what the future will bring in terms of technology?  It is changing so rapidly.  I am not sure though if the "all or nothing" approach is the best. San Antonio's Launching the First Completely Bookless Public Library

Thanks to Education Librarian and former chair of the American Association of School Librarians Best Websites for Teaching and Learning, Heather Moorefield for this tweet.

Are you ready for International Book Giving Day on February 14th.  Make sure you head over to the website and get a copy of the poster.

Thanks so much to Julie Danielson, picture book expert extraordinaire and blogger at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast for this tweet.

Ever relevant and as a reminder The Rights of The Reader by Daniel Pennac illustrated by Quentin Blake

John Green on The Fault in Our Stars, One Year Later

If you missed John and Hank Green and the assorted stars at Carnegie Hall the entire video of the evening is here.  It was an amazing evening.

Jacqueline Woodson's 'Each Kindness' Wins 2013 Charlotte Zolotow Award

Thanks for these tweets go to School Library Journal.

Every year you can feel the excitement in the air growing stronger and stronger as January gets closer.  Now it's less than ten days away---2013 ALA Youth Media Awards
Of the five authors who have won the Newbery award twice, name one and the book titles for a chance to win a copy of Edgar nominee, Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage.  Please DM your answer on Twitter or leave it in the comments.

Make sure you get a copy of the World Read Aloud Day packet.

In case you missed the #SharpSchu book club on Wednesday courtesy of Mr. Schu is The Angleberger-Buckley Book Club Meeting archives.

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

This is an excellent article written by Joseph Bruchac, Abenaki author and storyteller, Diversity 101: Not Injun Joe: Native American Stereotyping in Literature.

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

The Doodle 4 Google contest is open again.  Head over to Free Technology for Teachers to get the scoop.

Thanks to Richard Byrne for this tweet.

We have choices every single day.  Wonder by R. J. Palacio asked us to choose kind.  Watch this video about the choice a very special brother made for his very special brother.

Thanks for Katherine Sokolowski, fifth grade teacher and blogger at Read, Write, Reflect for this tweet.

This announcement is going to make a whole bunch of readers happy as can be---Hold On To Your Tighty Whities, Captain Underpants Is Back

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

This is your chance to make your voice heard.  Head over to Booklist Online and You First! What's Your Favorite Book Of The Year.

Thanks to Travis Jonker, teacher librarian and blogger at 100 Scope Notes for this tweet.

Extra, extra make sure you check out the new website for TOON Books.  

Many thanks to Candlewick Press for this tweet.

The 2013 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction has been chosen.
For a chance to win a copy of The Dogs of Winter by Bobbie Pyron (signed) who won the Scott O'Dell Award in 1994 and what was the book's title? Please DM on Twitter or leave the answer in the comments.

Thanks to The Horn Book for this tweet.

Have you seen Dave Roman's online serialized graphic novel, Astronaut Academy?

Thanks to author/illustrator Dave Roman for this tweet.

When walking with Xena earlier in the snow I thought of another item I wish to add to this week's best picks.  On Friday this tweet was sent out---Eric Carle made me a doodle!  This post suggests we send doodles to one another.  How fun is that?! My Mom loves Eric Carle and back in the day he graced her school with an author visit. To the first person who can tell me the year Eric and Barbara Carle founded The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art by leaving the answer in the comments or via a DM on Twitter I will send a signed copy of his board book Let's Paint A Rainbow. (This item has been won.)

Thanks to The Pigeon for this tweet.

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

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