Box one contains: Art2-D2's Guide To Folding and Doodling by Tom Angleberger, Neil Gaiman's Odd and the Frost Giants (UK version, very cool), Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson (UK version with revised cover and guide pages in the back to use with a book club), Cardboard by Doug TenNapel and Toys in Space by Mini Grey. Box two contains: Skippyjon Jones Cirque de Ole by Judy Schachner, Steam Train, Dream Train by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld, Every Day After by Laura Golden, Loki's Wolves: The Blackwell Pages by K. L. Armstrong and M. A. Marr and a paperback copy of the UK version of The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. Of course it's going to be a little bit harder to find the answers this week but that's the fun of it. Enjoy your weekend and take time for reading.
Follow the link to get all the information. According to the website it begins June 24th but some tweets are saying it begins this Monday. Here is the link for signing up and further information.
Thanks to author Kate Messner for this tweet.
NPR Books, All Things Considered, features Judy Blume Hits The Big Screen With 'Tiger Eyes' Adaptation.
The Chicago Tribune interview---Judy Blume, forever
Judy Blume at the Printers Row Lit Fest is a special blog post done by Mr. Schu.
Don't forget to check out the abundance of resources at Start With A Book: Read. Talk. Explore. All Summer Long!---Themed Books and Activities for Summer Reading and Learning
At this site one of the themes is weather. To the first person who can name a book title from that category featuring my favorite tractor in the world and the phrase most associated with him, I will send Box One. DM me your answer on Twitter or leave it in the comments below. (This has been won.)
Have a good time listening and viewing to the chatting Behind The Scenes of Judy Blume's "Tiger Eyes"
This is a fun and interesting time lapse of the artwork in Meghan McCarthy's new Daredevil: The Daring Life of Betty Skelton
I really like this video where Dads at Scholastic talk about their favorite book.
We have a new United States Children's Poet Laureate, Kenn Nesbitt
The Book Trailer Bonanza begins!
Random House Fall Kids|Preview Peek
There is so much to do using the Magic Tree House Soar With Reading program. Check out Mr. Schu's post.
Ramona Live Tour with the Story Pirates---Drop Everything And Read
Check out this amazing program the Seattle Public Library folks are doing---Books on Bikes
If you missed the NPR interview with Katherine Applegate here is the link plus another announcement.
Thanks to teacher librarian, 2011 Library Journal Movers & Shakers, one half of the #SharpSchu Book Club, 2014 Newbery Committee member and blogger at Watch. Connect. Read., John Schumacher for his dedication to keeping us all informed with his weekly tweets.
Children's Books at BEA: Photos from the Show is just about the next best thing to being there. It's great to see all those people who have made so many of us and our children happy enjoying themselves.
If you are ALA annual bound this is going to be invaluable---2013 ALA Guide To ARCs & Signings
Thanks to Travis Jonker, teacher librarian, 2014 Caldecott Committee member and blogger at 100 Scope Notes for these tweets.
NPR Books, Weekend Edition Sunday, interviews Hanan al-Shaykh about her retelling of On Thousand and One Nights---Scheherazade: From Storytelling 'Slave' To 'First Feminist'
To the first person who can tell me correctly who Scheherazade is and what she did to save her life, I will send you the Bob Staake poster. DM your answer to me on Twitter or leave it in the comments below. (This poster has been won.)
Thanks to NPR Books for this tweet.
Are you ready for the June #SharpSchu Book Club? Wordless picture books are the topic this month featuring Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle, Bluebird by Bob Staake and The Boy and the Airplane by Matt Pett.
Thanks to Colby Sharp, educator, one half of the #SharpSchu book club, co-founder of the Nerdy Book Club, co-host of the monthly #titletalk, and blogger at sharpread for this tweet.
Here is another of the beautiful, informative videos from Candlewick Press's We Believe In Picture Books!
This is an enjoyable read, a first look at Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo
Have you shared a reason to read using the hashtag #25ReasonstoRead yet? Check out this post at Chronicle Books.
Thanks to Teresa Rolfe Kravtin, SE Publisher Rep and blogger at A Rep Reading for these tweets.
This collection of photographs showing people from all around the world reading is stunning. ----To Light A Fire
Outstanding video tribute to Neil Armstrong---Blue & Beautiful
Thanks to educator and blogger at Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day..., Larry Ferlazzo for these tweets.
We can learn much from one another---David Wiesner on Visual Storytelling|Video
Thanks to School Library Journal for this tweet.
Elephants in the Classroom was posted by Richard Byrne at Free Technology for Teachers this week. I'm thinking this would be good to use in conjunction with Lynne Kelly's Chained.
Thanks to Richard Byrne for this tweet and for gathering so many resources each week on his blog.
I needed a reminder to pick up a copy of World Rat Day by J. Patrick Lewis and Anna Raff.
WORLD RAT DAY - by J. Patrick Lewis and Anna Raff from Anna Raff on Vimeo.
Thanks to illustrator Anna Raff for this tweet.
Don't miss out on this free giveaway of Megan Frazer Blakemore's Water Castle book and library event kit.
Thanks for this tweet go to Cathy Potter, teacher librarian and blogger at The Nonfiction Detectives
This is one fun book trailer---The Wig in the Window by Kristen Kittscher.
Thanks to Alyson Beecher, educator and blogger at Kid Lit Frenzy, for this tweet.
Wow! Here's a chance to win a signed copy of Warning: Do Not Open This Book! by Adam Lehrhaupt!
Thanks to author Adam Lehrhaupt for this tweet.
For fans of Jarrett J. Krosoczka's new Platypus Police Squad: The Frog Who Croaked this video shows him drawing his two main characters.
Here's the entire video of the Platypus Police Squad booktalk in case your missed it.
This is going to be wonderful, absolutely wonderful. "Tomie's Movie Memories" Series trailer
Thanks to author Jarrett J. Krosoczka for these tweets.
There might be something for everyone in these infographics---8 Awesome Educational Infographics for Teachers
Thanks to teacher librarian currently in Hong Kong and blogger at The Styling Librarian, Debbie Alvarez for this tweet.
This video is priceless beyond measure: Video: Maurice Sendak On Being A Kid (Blank On Blank's Animated Version
Thanks to author/illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi for this tweet and post.
For The False Prince fans--this is very good news.
Thanks to author Jennifer A. Nielsen for this tweet and this fantastic trilogy.
This is one title I can't wait to read. Listen and learn. PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Samantha Berger and Dan Santat
Thanks to Children's Bookshelf of Publishers Weekly for this tweet.
This is one time when book nerd's wish they had piles of cash lying around---Get Your Literary Thumbprint
Many thanks to educator and blogger at Read Write Reflect, Katherine Sokolowski, for this tweet.
Here are some of my favorite tweets and quotes from the week.
I can't wait.
— Colby Sharp (@colbysharp) June 8, 2013
"Philadelphia Orchestra Quartet Gets Stuck on a Plane in China, Plays Dvořák for Grateful Passengers" http://t.co/ZQx4Q8zixV
— Richard Byrne (@rmbyrne) June 9, 2013
Overheard just now... My little guy, hugging a newly checked out book to his chest, says "The li-berry is very special." #happiness :)
— Molly Idle (@MollyIdle) June 9, 2013
@daydreamreader The sign of a true book lover is one who gives away books they love in hopes it will inspire the same book love in others.
— Julee Murphy (@JuleeMurphy) June 10, 2013
Whoever said "a watched pot never boils" was probably doing something in children's books. Or cooking.
— Matthew Cordell (@cordellmatthew) June 10, 2013
I love teaching but after today I wish my job could be giving kids free books all day! #nerdybookclub #booklove
— Niki Ohs Barnes (@daydreamreader) June 11, 2013
Writers are the world’s soul. We hold the common culture from cradle onwards in our hands. Don't use this power lightly.
— jane Yolen (@JaneYolen) June 11, 2013
Some in-the-works illustrations for Duck & Goose Go To The Beach. #duckandgoose pic.twitter.com/ZR2qMgn0Mv
— Tad Hills (@tadhills) June 11, 2013
As a teen books saved my life, and as an adult they've utterly transformed it. Reading is at the heart of my existence. #25reasonstoread
— Mike Jung (@Mike_Jung) June 11, 2013
@Loveofxena @ProfessorNana So true! There are books I remember and those I REMEMBER simply because the emotion was so very present! #yalit
— Naomi Bates (@yabooksandmore) June 11, 2013
Me: Did you hug you teacher at the end of your last day? Son: Yes. She made me. #kindergartenreflections
— Colby Sharp (@colbysharp) June 12, 2013
@AmeDyckman But besides that, yes, my house is a living entity that inhales and exhales books. So sometimes they are hard to find.
— Julie Falatko (@JulieFalatko) June 12, 2013
Kinda magical, summer in the backyard, watching the kids play. Like a fairy tale.
— Shannon Hale (@haleshannon) June 13, 2013
I have learned so much by following teachers & librarians on Twitter. Thank you all for what you share.
— Linda Urban (@lindaurbanbooks) June 13, 2013
I feel like the kid from Sixth Sense. But instead of seeing dead people, I see cartoons. pic.twitter.com/eLVwb4PrfZ
— Jarrett J. Krosoczka (@StudioJJK) June 13, 2013
Tonights wisdom from my children- Part 2: "Dad, God made everything special. Even you." - Annie
— John Hendrix (@hendrixart) June 14, 2013
Is there anything better than the feathery whisper of a child quietly reading aloud a book under the covers with a flash light on
— Michele Norris (@michele_norris) June 14, 2013
This was our 1st year sending our kid to school w a lunch. Every day, she got a different cartoon on her napkin. pic.twitter.com/UVyUYCe143
— Jarrett J. Krosoczka (@StudioJJK) June 14, 2013
"Authors give us fabulous moments where characters do things we don't expect." - @KyleneBeers #NTCTELA #cisdlearns
— Cynthia Alaniz (@utalaniz) June 14, 2013
Bumperstkr "Guess what I'm reading" I chased them for blocks shouting out radom titles
— Julee Murphy (@JuleeMurphy) June 14, 2013