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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Twitterville Talk #97

From my perspective I have never been more grateful than I am today.  I hope you find something of value in this collection of tweets from Twitter.  Don't forget to look for the giveaways. Enjoy your weekend. Take time for reading.

Graphic novelist Raina Telgemier has written another excellent piece titled Graphic Novels: The Tools of the Trade.  As the second in the series this gives readers and those interested in the graphic arts more inside information.

Thanks to Raina Telgemier for this post and this tweet.

Read it, print it out or use it as a guideline to make your own; this is one infographic titled 27 Things Your Teacher Librarian that covers the multi-faceted aspect of the profession.

Thanks to Donna Macdonald, teacher librarian, tech integrationist and curator for this tweet.

 Author illustrator Michael J. Rosen created a video for the year-long Candlewick We Believe In Picture Books! celebration.  Last weekend he included it and other information in the Tackk, Picture Me. Picture You. below.

Thanks to Michael J. Rosen for this tweet.

Go to this Tackk on Tackk.com

Here is a Sibert Medal Infographic created by Cather Potter, K-5 School Librarian and blogger at The Nonfiction Detectives, to place beside the Caldecott and Newbery ones created by Travis Jonker.

Thanks to Travis Jonker, teacher librarian, 2014 Caldecott Committee member and blogger at 100 Scope Notes for this tweet.

Hang on for the Exclusive Teaser Trailer for the second film in Suzanne Collins' series, Catching Fire.

Thanks to io9 for the tweet and the post.

No one says it quite like author Jo Knowles---What's so important about your local library?

Thanks to Jo Knowles for this post and tweet.

Here's is a recommended good list of poetry books by age courtesy of The Horn Book.
To the first person who can tell me the title of the first book listed here I will send a copy of Nelly May Has Her Say by Cynthia DeFelice with illustrations by Henry Cole.
Leave your answer in the comments below or send me a DM on Twitter. (This title has been won.)

Thanks to them for the post and tweet.

The man is a magnet for book trailers.  Here are the latest for this week thanks to Mr. Schu.

This week Scholastic released two very special videos---Harry Potter: Beyond The Page and Five Questions with Arthur A. Levine

Here is a video posted by Patricia Polacco.  It's wonderful to see her more visible and recovering from her heart surgery.  A reflection on my recent visit to Connecticut 

Don't forget the #SharpSchu book club on April 24th.  Follow this link for all the details.

For most of my life I've appreciated the many benefits of public libraries; so much all for free.  This video for National Library Week says it all.

Thanks to John Schumacher, teacher librarian, 2011 Library Journal Movers & Shakers, 2014 Newbery Committee member and blogger at Watch. Connect. Read. for these tweets.

Here is one more of the several videos Patricia Polacco posted this week about her work.  This is the process involved in her new book Fiona's Lace.

Thank you to Patricia Polacco for her many memorable books, for her videos and for this tweet.

The love of the books written by J. K. Rowling continues---Quidditching:  Harry Potter fans jump on broomsticks for the latest Internet fad

Author/illustrator Lita Judge is thrilled--Online Promotion Has Fans Seeing 'Red'

For fans this is huge.---Veronica Roth 'Divergent' video reveal: Book 3 is ...

Announcing the 2013 Indies Choice and E. B. White Award Winners  Congratulations to them all!  
To the first person who can tell me the title of the picture book winner I will send a copy of Knit Your Bit: A World War I Story by Deborah Hopkinson with illustrations by Steven Guarnaccia.  Leave your answer in the comments below or send me a DM on Twitter please. (This title has been won.)

Thanks to Children's Bookshelf of Publisher's Weekly for these tweets.

More thoughts on paper versus technology with a link on her blog to ---The Reading Brain in the Digital Age:  The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American  

Thanks to Teresa Rolfe Kravtin, SE publishing rep and blogger at The Reading Rep for this tweet.

Let's have a drum roll please---Eisner Award Nominees Announced

Thanks to School Library Journal for this tweet.

I started dancing and laughing when I read this news.  I know a whole bunch of students are going to be overjoyed.  It's Jabba the Puppett!!!!!! Press release reveals title, cover and plot synopsis! Coming Aug. 6!

Thank to Tom Angleberger, author of the Origami Yoda series for this tweet.

Have you voted for your choice in The Global Read Aloud?  Don't ever miss a chance to make a decision when asked.

Thanks to Lynda Mullaly Hunt, author of One For the Murphys, for this reminder tweet.

These are a gathering of my favorite tweets and notable quotes for the week.  Xena might have sneaked in here and posted some too.

These tweets are in response to the bombing at the Boston Marathon.  Our collective hearts are broken again.


  1. Lots of Spots is the first book listed in the Horn Book poetry post.

    Loved this Twitterville Talk, as usual!

  2. Yes it is, Allison. You are the winner! Thanks for stopping by today. I will get that in the mail the first of next week. It would be fun to compare it with the original version.