I really enjoyed reading this essay, Children's literature heroes---what they say about our times. I'm thinking this would make for a good discussion in the classroom as well.
There is so much sharing within our PLN on Twitter. These Summer Reading Suggestions 2013 by grade is yet another example.
To the first person who can name one of the two Newbery titles on the third grade reading suggestion list I will send a copy of White Fur Flying by Patricia MacLachlan.
Send me a DM on Twitter with your answer or leave it in the comments below.
Thanks to school librarian and blogger at Great Kid Books, Mary Ann Scheuer for these posts and tweets.
Have you registered yet for School Library Journal's SummerTeen? It's a free online event focusing on books and authors taking place on July 24th.
Thanks to Teri Lesesne, university professor and blogger at The Goddess of YA Literature, for this tweet.
In case you missed the June #SharpSchu Book Club on Wednesday 19, 2013 it has been archived by Mr. Schu. Three beautiful wordless pictures books were discussed, The Boy and the Airplane by Mark Pett, Bluebird by Bob Staake and Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle.
They flock to him like bees to honey; our book trailer guru, Mr. Schu.
NPR's Backseat Book Club is asking for The Best Books for Kids Age 9-14? You Tell Us Listen to the story, stop by the site and leave your suggestions.
Have you visited the Scholastic page for teachers titled Story Starters? It's lots of fun!
To the first person who can name all the categories listed at the Story Starter page I will send a copy of The Great Fuzz Frenzy by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel. This is one of my all time favorite funny books. Send me a DM on Twitter with your answer or leave it in the comments below.
Many thanks to John Schumacher, teacher librarian, one half of the #SharpSchu Book Club, 2011 Library Journal Movers & Shakers, 2014 Newbery Medal Committee member and blogger at Watch. Connect. Read. for these tweets.
When Shark Girl was released in 2007 it was given starred reviews by four sources. The sequel, Formerly Shark Girl had its book birthday last month, but has already received a starred review from Kirkus. Enjoy this trailer.
Thanks to Kelly Bingham, author of both these titles and the picture book, Z is for Moose, for this tweet.
Get ready for the July #SharpSchu Book Club. Get all the information at this link here and here. Be prepared to laugh, be informed and enjoy both posts.
Thanks to Colby Sharp, educator, one half of the #SharpSchu Book Club, co-host with Donalyn Miller of the monthly #titletalk, co-founder of the Nerdy Book Club and blogger at sharpread for this tweet.
Absolutely amazing resource from ISTE June 24, 2013, Your School Library: Mobile, Flipped and Curated
Thanks to Donna Macdonald, teacher librarian, tech integrationist and blogger for this tweet.
If you are looking for videos and books for all ages that address special needs look no further than this post, Styling Librarian: Connecting to books that address special needs.
Thanks to teacher librarian and blogger at The Styling Librarian, Debbie Alvarez currently residing and working in Hong Kong for this tweet and post.
There is something very special about this Nerdy Book Club post, Books Become Your Home by author Megan Frazer Blakemore (The Water Castle).
Thanks to the Nerdy Book Club for this tweet.
There is no end to the wonderfulness of new book releases---Penguin Fall Kids 2013|Preview Peek
To the first person who can tell me the title of the new book by Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri, I will send a copy of Cheetah Can't Lose by Bob Shea. Enter your answer in the comments below or send me a DM on Twitter.
Thanks to School Library Journal for this tweet.
Debut picture book author illustrator Aaron Becker unveiled his book trailer for Journey this week. It is stunning.
Thanks to Aaron Becker for this tweet.
Candlewick Press announced four discussion guides available at this link for Patrick Ness's Chaos Walking series and for A Monster Calls.
Thanks to Candlewick Press for this tweet.
Now this is very interesting...all of it...Pew Survey Shows Power of Print
Thanks to Children's Bookshelf of Publishers Weekly for this tweet.
I recently reviewed a picture book written by Martha Brockenbrough with illustrations by Israel Sanchez titled The Dinosaur Tooth Fairy. If you would like to be entered in a drawing for a piece of original artwork send in a picture of yourself with the book. Follow this link for more information.
Thanks to Martha Brockenbrough for this tweet.
Here are some of my favorite quotes and comments from Twitter this week.
I'm not allowed to check out of the hotel b/c @leakelley has 10 pages left in REALITY BOY. #nerdybookclub problems
— Jillian Heise (@heisereads) June 22, 2013
— Gerald Kelley (@GeraldKelley) June 22, 2013
Summer begins! pic.twitter.com/Qf1ryXoBOX
— Sandra Boynton (@SandyBoynton) June 23, 2013
I had the strangest dream. Grandma Dowdel invited me over for dinner. I ended up in St. Louis because I drove w my eyes closed. Sorry, GD!
— John Schu (@MrSchuReads) June 23, 2013
When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. @KyleneBeers #boothbay2013
— Teri Lesesne (@ProfessorNana) June 23, 2013
If your friend has a dream but s/he is too afraid to say Yes to it, be the Yes your friend needs. They've got plenty of No inside.
— Tim Federle (@TimFederle) June 24, 2013
The five-year-old has a new joke: What is a duck's favorite food? Quackers.
— Adam Lehrhaupt (@Lehrhaupt) June 25, 2013
"To be a great artist you have to notice.. Everything....." http://t.co/N9J40Vkx8G
— kellylight (@kellylight) June 25, 2013
Wow! RT @Earth_Pics: Unbelievable. There are more people living in the circle than outside of it. pic.twitter.com/RpgU6PrIs9
— Melissa Stewart (@mstewartscience) June 25, 2013
Time for a small break… http://t.co/3NJTDoKTrl
— Gerald Kelley (@GeraldKelley) June 25, 2013
My kids are having a "Yard Seell." You can buy lemonade, salted seaweed, and paper airplanes. Come and get it!
— Liesl Shurtliff (@LieslShurtliff) June 25, 2013
What will Dwight do when he grows up? http://t.co/bw1NJIyelO
— OrigamiYoda (@OrigamiYoda) June 25, 2013
Today, love wins.
— Kate Messner (@KateMessner) June 26, 2013
I am getting very excited about being surrounded by librarians in a couple days. #ala2013
— Colby Sharp (@colbysharp) June 26, 2013
mocked up a tote bag to hold books for a thing today pic.twitter.com/fTgy86rXdb
— jon klassen (@burstofbeaden) June 26, 2013
I was going to think of something to do to embarrass my kids, but I think I pretty much have that covered already.
— Adam Lehrhaupt (@Lehrhaupt) June 27, 2013
I could really use an umbrella right now. Where's Mary Poppins when you need her?
— John Schu (@MrSchuReads) June 27, 2013
It's fun to doodle pic.twitter.com/s6NRN0R0Td
— Mo Willems' Pigeon (@The_Pigeon) June 27, 2013
Packing for the #Newbery #Caldecott banquet and feel like I'm headed to the #nerdybookclub prom. #ala2013
— Jarrett J. Krosoczka (@StudioJJK) June 28, 2013