It's completely fun to read the chats between authors and illustrators on Twitter but this video conversation between author Ellen Potter and illustrator David Heatley about their book is wonderful.
Thanks to Alyson Beecher, educator and blogger at Kid Lit Frenzy, for this tweet.
Here are a couple of wonderful book trailers thanks to Mr. Schu's uncanny ability to find the best of the best.
This video with author/illustrator Annette LaBlanc Cate from the Candlewick series is so true.
Author and illustrator Annette LeBlanc Cate discusses the power of the picture book from Candlewick Press on Vimeo.
Judy Freedman talks about the joys of picture books---they give us pleasure and they give us hope.
Judy shows how you can have fun with picture books from Candlewick Press on Vimeo.
Loads of fun links from Random House (drawing Squish and Pod), (Toys In Space character badges and party hat), (Junie B's Summer Survival Guide) and (finish Lunch Lady's story).
There was lots of happiness on Twitter when the news was released about the June selection for NPR's Backseat Book Club. Follow this link for the update.
Don't miss out on the MacMillan Fall Kids: Preview Peek.
There are many great titles on a new list released this week. Please look over The Pennsylvania Center for the Book 2013---A Baker's Dozen: The Best Children's Books for Family Literacy.
This is another great video about the collaboration between authors. This features Sandra Jordan and Jan Greenberg.
Reading Rockets has put together Top 10 Resources on Summer Reading.
Late Thursday night (when his ultra skills are in high gear) Mr. Schu posted a link to this outstanding video with Eric Rohmann talking about his writing and reading.
The versatile Candace Fleming chats about her work.
Thanks to John Schumacher, teacher librarian, 2011 Library Journal Movers & Shakers, member of the 2014 Newbery Award committee and blogger at Watch. Connect. Read. for all these tweets.
This is an amazing resource---Styling Librarians Children Books with Multiple Points of View
To the first person who can name the first book Debbie lists in this post I will send them a copy of ABC ZooBorns! by Andrew Bleiman and Chris Eastland. DM your answer on Twitter or in the comments below. (This title has been won.)
On her Whatever Wednesday post, Celebrate Literacy, Debbie shares four wonderful videos.
Many thanks to Debbie Alvarez, teacher librarian working in Hong Kong and blogger at The Styling Librarian for these posts and tweets.
In case you missed #titletalk hosted by Donalyn Miller, educator and author of The Book Whisperer: Awakening The Inner Reader In Every Child and Colby Sharp, educator, co-founder of the Nerdy Book Club and blogger at sharpread, last Sunday, it is archived here. It was about building Book Buzz within your reading community.
Thanks for this tweet goes to Donalyn Miller.
Hilarity abounds in this video about what to wear to the American Library Association dinner and awards ceremony. It is after all the 75th Caldecott Anniversary!
Thanks to Carter Higgins, writer, graphic designer, book editor and blogger at Design of the Picture Book for this tweet.
Hey there! Have you signed up yet for nErDcampBC? Guaranteed no mosquitoes and leaky tents.
Follow this link for all the information.
Thanks to educator and blogger at Chemistry with Sharp and Messer , Alaina Sharp for this tweet.
Please be sure to read this blog post from a mother about the inclusion of her son into the school because of the lunch ladies---The Lunch Ladies Serve Justice!
Thanks to author, Jarrett J. Krosoczka for this tweet.
Wow! Check out this---Hot Trailer: 'Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters' This makes me want to read the entire series all over again.
Thanks to Children's Bookshelf of Publishers Weekly for this tweet.
The Association for Library Service to Children has compiled a series of lists for Summer Reading K-8. They are in printable PDF format.
To the first person who can tell me the title in the 3-5 grade list associated with Dan Santat, I will send them a copy of Ladybug Girl and Bingo by David Soman and Jacky Davis. Put your answer in the comments below or send me a DM on Twitter. (This title has been won.)
Thanks to Donna Macdonald, teacher librarian, tech integrationist and blogger for this tweet.
How many of us can say we do this every year? 5 Year Old Read 875 Books
Thanks for this tweet and post goes to Travis Jonker, teacher librarian, member of the 2014 Caldecott Committee and blogger at 100 Scope Notes.
The Global Read Aloud picks for 2013 were announced this week! There are some great titles.
Thanks to Georgett N, educator and blogger at Tales from Grade 2 for this tweet.
To the first person who can tell me the first title on this list I will send them a copy of Splat Says Thank You! written and illustrated by Rob Scotton.
Put your answer in the comments below or send me a DM on Twitter. (This title has been won.)
Chronicle Kids has some amazing surprises available to celebrate The Chronicle Kids 25th Anniversary Grand Prize Giveaway!
Thanks for this opportunity and tweet goes to Chronicle Kids.
There's another chance to donate to relief for the folks in Oklahoma---The Lucky 13s: Kidlit Authors for Oklahoma Disaster Relief
Thanks to author Laura Golden (Every Day After) for this tweet.
This idea from a school district in Michigan seems like a terrific opportunity for connecting readers--Online Inquiry Book Clubs
Thanks to author Barbara O'Connor for this tweet.
Did you miss seeing any of these? 19 Wonderful Vintage School Library Posters
Thanks to author Patrick Carman for this tweet.
Author Bobbie Pyron has started a fund raiser for making a dream come true for a very special little girl who lost her life at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Please visit the site. Everything starts on Monday. Many authors are contributing.
Thank you Bobbie Pyron.
NPR Books has generated a nice list---Field Trip! 10 Books That Will Send Kids Exploring
Thanks to Lorna Wheaton, book lover and blogger at Not For Lunch for this tweet.
These are a few of my favorite tweets and quotes from the week.
Sometimes you get a reader who restores your faith in your work.
— Linda Urban (@lindaurbanbooks) May 25, 2013
You *might* be a #NerdyBookClub member if you bought a Happy Meal rather than something else because the prize was a book!
— Erika Victor (@Victortweets) May 26, 2013
Just boarded airplane. Pilot is on his iPhone typing furiously. Convinced he's googling "How to take off/land???" Tell mother I love her.
— Tim Federle (@TimFederle) May 26, 2013
One of my favorite things is when we stand around a new book and take turns smelling it.#TitleTalk
— John Schu (@MrSchuReads) May 27, 2013
"Reading is an unknown door that is slightly open and waiting for you." - Bryan Collier tinyurl.com/pk6bvx3
— John Schu (@MrSchuReads) May 27, 2013
OH MAN I cannot implore you enough to watch "What is Music?" by Christian Robinson on Vimeo vimeo.com/66776311
— Adam Rex (@MrAdamRex) May 27, 2013
Traffic is moving so quickly this morning that I am actually watching the grass grow.
— Adam Lehrhaupt (@Lehrhaupt) May 28, 2013
Dreamed I found human bones in garden & had to hide in briefcase to keep them from falling into the wrong hands. I'm in thriller withdrawal.
— Kate Messner (@KateMessner) May 28, 2013
"Throw open the library, the delight of discovery is a major pleasure of reading." Stegner @loveofxena @libraryfanatic @utalaniz
— JoEllen McCarthy (@imalwayslearnin) May 28, 2013
What is cuter than getting #bookstokids to read to dogs? Um... NOTHING @barkreadingdogs @molinagiving #LABookDistro twitter.com/FirstBook/stat…
— First Book (@FirstBook) May 28, 2013
Every school day is important, but sometimes you can feel the electricity in the air like something extraordinary is coming. #authorvisit
— Colby Sharp (@colbysharp) May 29, 2013
You know a kid is excited about an #authorvisit when they pay for a book in dimes and nickels.
— Colby Sharp (@colbysharp) May 29, 2013
— John Hendrix (@hendrixart) May 29, 2013
A first grader just randomly yelled, "I LOVE BABYMOUSE."
— John Schu (@MrSchuReads) May 29, 2013
"What is interesting about fairy tales is that they allow you to peer in on your fondest wishes." - Tom McNeal ht.ly/lwrfe
— Random House Kids (@randomhousekids) May 29, 2013
"Sometimes we don't always get what we want. Sometimes we get what we need instead." - @lieslshurtliff (talking to my fourth graders)
— Colby Sharp (@colbysharp) May 30, 2013
Worth remembering... fb.me/EJvRwr2b
— ashley wolff (@MssBindergarten) May 30, 2013
Awesome comment from Liam - Mom, let's spend the afternoon reading in your bed. Me - Sounds like the perfect day to me!
— Katherine Sokolowski (@katsok) May 31, 2013
Just had a 1st grader in our building surprised by her dad's return from Afghanistan.Wow...what an emotional event!So beautiful!
— Kurt Stroh (@strohreads) May 31, 2013
RT @disneyhyperion Coming next April...The Pigeon Needs a Bath!
— Children's Bookshelf (@PWKidsBookshelf) May 31, 2013
I've had an amazing research-geek-heaven sort of day. Flying home from my mystery location tomorrow to get back to writing!
— Kate Messner (@KateMessner) June 1, 2013
Diana Gabaldon: The essence of good art as in good science, is to ask good questions. #bea2013
— Publishers Weekly (@PublishersWkly) June 1, 2013
"There’s always room for a story that can transport people to another place.”―J.K. Rowling #quote
— Valarie Budayr (@ValarieBudayr) June 1, 2013