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

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Twitterville Talk #92

Twitter continues to amaze all who participate in the valuable continuous connections.  Enjoy my collection of this week's tweets.  Have a restful weekend and make time for reading.  Try your luck at the giveaways.

This is one of several interviews of Katherine Applegate, author of the Newbery Award Medal winning book, The One and Only Ivan.

This book trailer for the new Mo Willems book will have you laughing plus wanting the book.

I'm pretty sure this is going to be at the top of the charts if the trailer is any indication.

For fans of the Origami Yoda books you can download an event kit at this link for the newest title, Art2-D2's Guide to Folding and Doodling: An Origami Yoda Activity Book. It's nine pages of fun!

Follow this link to a student lead interview of author Katherine Applegate.  It's priceless.

Head over to the website and read all about the film funded by fans, Dear Mr. Watterson.  Watch the trailer.

It's time for the School Library Month Video Contest.

It looks like Babymouse and Squish have a new online residence.

If you missed this month's #SharpSch book club on Twitter it is archived here.  Plus Smile by Raina Telgemeier has won the Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award.

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

With budget cuts constantly looming on the horizon this post speaks to the need for professional collection development, Does It Matter What Books Your Library Has?

Thanks to Elizabeth Burns, librarian and blogger at A Chair, a Fireplace and a Tea Cozy for this post and tweet.

Check out the winners and honorable mentions for The Ezra Jack Keats New Writer and New Illustrator Awards For Children's Books.  This site also includes a printable poster.
To the first person who can tell me the names of this year's winners (writer and illustrator) and their book titles by leaving the answers in the comment section here or via DM on Twitter I will send a copy of the new Loren Long book, Otis and the Puppy. (This book has been won.)

Thanks to Tasha Saecker, Assistant Director of the Appleton Public Library (Wisconsin) and blogger at  Waking Brain Cells for this tweet.

This is an impressive list of books, Authors and Illustrators Poised To Enter Children's Books Hall Of Fame: Shortlists For 2013 CLIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals Announced
To the first person who can tell me which book would be Xena's favorite on the Kate Greenaway list I will send a copy of The World's Greatest Lion by Ralph Helfer with illustrations by Ted Lewin.  Please DM the answer to me on Twitter or in the comment section below. (This book has been won.)

Thanks to Carnegie Greenaway for this post and tweet.

School Library Journal's Battle of the Kids' Books has started.  Rounds one though five are completed. Thoughtful essays by each of the judges provide insights into their decisions.

Announcing the 2013 ALSC & YALSA Book Picks: The year's best titles for children and teens.

Thanks to School Library Journal for the updates and tweets this week.

Are you turning off the lights on March 23, 2013?  Follow this link to the official website, Earth Hour.

I think this would be a good year-long project in the classroom with students as a whole or as individuals. 100 Things About Reading 

This article would be a good discussion starter---Nigeria's Cost &Energy-Efficient Floating Schools.

In support of 1000 Cranes of Hope...

Thanks to Debbie Alvarez, teacher librarian currently in Hong Kong and blogger at The Styling Librarian for these tweets.

This is an excellent interview author/illustrator Grace Lin made for the Girl Scouts.
Thanks to Grace Lin for the post and tweet.

For those who enjoy using Prezi, a web 2.0 presentation application reviewed here, this is good news.  Prezi Adds Audio To Presentation Platform And Surpasses 20 Million User Mark

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

This would be a good thing to post in every classroom plus promote the reading of Chu's Day by Neil Gaiman with illustrations by Adam Rex.  Chu's Guide To Sneezing...The Right Way

Thanks to HarperChildrens for this tweet.

Lynda Mullaly Hunt tweeted about a Teacher's Guide for her book, One for the Murphys.  This is a very detailed, valuable thirty-eight page document.  Thanks to Lynda for this and for the tweet.

Are you ready to start deciding who the potential winners are for the 2014 Newbery and Caldecott awards?  Betsy Bird is.  Newbery/Caldecott 2014: The Spring Prediction Edition

Thanks for the post and tweet go to Betsy Bird, New York Public Library's Youth Materials Collections Specialist and blogger at A Fuse #8 Production.

Perfect for those Star Wars fans is a free poster offered by the site, Darth Vader and Son and Vader's Little Princess.

Thanks to teacher librarian and blogger at Lib Laura 5, Laura Given for this tweet.

These are quotes and thoughts gathered from my Twitter feed this week.  Several are from people attending the Michigan Reading Association 2013 conference in Grand Rapids this past weekend.

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