Are you ready for the July #SharpSchu Book Club? It will be here in eleven days. Follow this link for all the information.
Thanks to educator, one half of the #SharpSchu team, co-host of #titletalk with Donalyn Miller, co-founder of the Nerdy Book Club and blogger at sharpread, Colby Sharp for this tweet.
One of the most fun, neatest blog post events is returning this August. It's the Picture Book 10 for 10 (#pb10for10). Follow this link for participation information.
Check out all the great links on the #cyberPD 2013 board on Pinterest.
Thanks to educator, co-host of this event and blogger at Reflect & Refine: Building a Learning Community, Cathy Mere for these tweets.
Have you ever heard of a Tom Swiftie? I had not either but I can see using this as a writing exercise in the classroom. Check out the Star Wars examples on the Origami Yoda blog.
For your Saturday morning (or any day or time of the week) watch these new Mickey Mouse cartoons.
How did I miss this last week? A Profile of Jon Klassen by Mac Barnett.
To the first person who can tell me the city and country in which Jon Klassen attended high school I will send a copy of In The Tree House by Andre Larsen with illustrations by Dusan Petricic. DM me the answer on Twitter or leave it in the comments below. (This title has been won.)
Follow this link for a happy surprise for fans of the Origami Yoda books. And check out this link for a video on how to fold Jabba.
Many thanks to author Tom Angleberger for these tweets.
Several more dots were posted at Celebri-Dots this week. Dots by Florence Minor, Hazel Mitchell, and Steve Light.
Thanks to Terry Shay, educator, college adjunct, Fablevision Learning Ambassador and blogger at TJ on a Journey for these tweets.
In case you missed it, the secret is out. J K Rowling has written another book for adults, an apparent hit was released in April of this year under a pen name, Robert Galbraith. The Cuckoo's Calling, by 'Robert Galbraith': J K Rowling's secret bestseller
Get ready to make a list, check it twice and open up your wallet, Link Du Jour: Extreme Preview: Spring 2014 Edition. This just about shorts a circuit in my mind when you consider spring 2013 has only been over for a month.
Thanks to teacher librarian, 2014 Caldecott Medal Award Committee member and blogger at 100 Scope Notes, Travis Jonker for these tweets.
Nine days ago 160 plus people gathered in Battle Creek to celebrate literacy through morning and afternoon sessions at the first #nErDCampBC. Educator and blogger at Read, Write, Reflect , Katherine Sokolowski, posted an essay about the event plus she is gathering in other posts by other participants.
Add this virtual publication to your resources for promoting reading, Raising A Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids To Love To Read!
Thanks Katherine for these tweets and this post.
I know that I will be reading this Nerdy Book Club post, Fangirl by Donalyn Miller, over and over. It summarizes beautifully what the reading life means to so many.
Thanks to the Nerdy Book Club for this tweet.
I had no idea until I read this blog post about the making of the Disney Mary Poppins movie concerning the treatment of author, P. L. Travers. There is a new movie being released, Saving Mr. Banks, which I intend to see.
This is a tribute to Barbara Robinson, Barbara Robinson's The Best School Year Ever
Thanks to educator and blogger at educating alice, Monica Edinger for these tweets and posts.
There is going to be a virtual book discussion about Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff on Twitter at 9:00 PM EDT on July 22, 2013. Join in!
Thanks to educator and blogger at Daydream Reader, Niki Barnes, for this tweet.
In a tweet about Book Boot Camp a link was given to a great beginning infographic and video about the use of Twitter.
Thanks to educator Sue Sheskey for this tweet and post.
The finalists for the Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award were announced this week. Follow the embedded links for more information about the award and the revealed titles.
To the first person who can list the four finalist titles I will send a copy of Kindred Souls by Patricia MacLachlan. DM me your answer on Twitter or leave it in the comments below.
Thanks to educator, author and blogger at The Goddess of YA Literature, Teri Lesesne for this tweet.
If you are looking for a good overview, a good post, about Read for the Record day, head over to Van Meter Library Voice.
What's All This Change About In The Library? is a chance to make your voice heard.
How many of these tools have found their way into your classroom, professional or personal life? Region ESC Symbaloo
Thank to teacher librarian and blogger at Van Meter Library Voice, Shannon Miller, for these tweets and these posts.
Check out the 2013 Final Ballot The Harvey Award nominees. Do you see any you have read?
Thanks to author/illustrator Raina Telgemeier for this tweet and congratulations on her nomination.
Recommended listening by fellow teacher librarian, Laura Given, is Comics Are Great! 81 Pacific Rim and the Analytic Eye, a podcast by Jerzy Drozd and Dave Roman.
Thanks to Laura Given, blogger at LibLaura5 for this tweet.
For those entertaining thoughts of hosting a Mock Caldecott election in the classrooms this year, stop by and read, Caldecott 2013 by Robin Smith.
To the first person who can tell me the top title talked about in this discussion I will send a copy of Bone Dog by Eric Rohmann. DM me your answer on Twitter or leave it in the comments below. (This title has been won.)
Thanks to picture book guru, author, educator, and blogger at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast, Julie Danielson for this tweet.
Two major names in children's literature, Suzanne Collins and James Proimos talk about how they put together A Year in the Jungle.
Thanks to Scholastic for this tweet.
There are many memorable highlights from the Caldecott Newbery Wilder banquet. Here is an interview of the Wilder Award winner, Katherine Paterson.
Here come the book trailers. Sit back and enjoy! Two of these made me burst out laughing.
So many of us enjoyed following Mr. Schu and his teacher librarian friend, Donna, on their #LGNE13 Road Trip. Here is a link to the more than 900 photographs they took and for more Vines, highlights and posts follow this link.
Thank to John Schumacher, teacher librarian, member of the 2014 Newbery Medal Committee, 2011 Library Journal Movers & Shakers, one half of the #SharpSchu Book Club and blogger at Watch. Connect. Read. for another wonderful week of tweets.
You might want to print this out and hang it in your classroom---A Great Digital Citizenship Poster For Your Class
Debbie also share three outstanding videos in her Wednesday post about Simple Story Creation.
50 Multicultural Books Every Child Should Know
Tuck away this author interview for a future author study, David Lubar.
Thanks to Debbie Alvarez, teacher librarian currently working in Hong Kong and blogger at The Styling Librarian for these tweets.
International Dot Day---Mark Your Mark as sung by Emma Wallace.
Thanks to WES Media Center (K-5 Media Specialist) for this tweet.
Of course, every home should have one of these! Reading Nest
Thanks to Walden Pond Press for this tweet.
Author, Holly Black, talks about her latest title The Coldest Girl in Coldtown.
Thanks to Children's Bookshelf of Publishers Weekly for this tweet.
Give a listen to the latest podcast at Let's Get Busy. It's all about International Dot Day!
Thanks to teacher librarian, blogger at The Busy Librarian, 2103 Library Journal Movers & Shakers, Matthew C. Winner for this tweet.
Julie Falatko's book is going to be published!
Thanks to Julie Falatko, author, reviewer at Katie Davis's Brain Burps and blogger at World of Julie for this tweet.
Don't forget this book challenge---Try Something New: BookDare, a Kidlit Reading Challenge
Thanks to author Adam Lehrhaupt who tweeted, posted and is hosting this challenge.
Wouldn't it be fun to incorporate at least one of these into your classroom space (or your home)?
Favorite Reading Nooks
Thanks to educatoracademic coach and blogger at Finding Ways for All Kids to Flourish, Joan Young, for this tweet.
Here's another author interview, Bruce Hale, which would be a great addition to an author study.
Thanks to Mary Ann Scheuer, teacher librarian, Cybils Book App award coordinator, and blogger at Great Kid Books, for this post and tweet.
Children's literature lost another giant this past week, Marc Simont. Here are the tweets and links about his passing. Every time this happens our world is a little less than it was.
RIP Marc Simont. A lovely&talented man. http://t.co/hTGAibTF4n
— Florence Minor (@minorart) July 17, 2013
"If I like what I’m doing, the kids will like it, too": remembering Marc Simont (1915-2013). http://t.co/9Vnk8KH4nA
— Philip Nel (@philnel) July 17, 2013
Thinking about how much The Stray Dog by Marc Simont taught me about picture book structure. That book is PERFECT.
— Marla Frazee (@MarlaFrazee) July 18, 2013
Here is a gathering of some of my favorite quotes and thoughts posted on Twitter for this week.
My 6 YO son was blown away by @Jon_Scieszka and @macbarnett's BATTLE BUNNY. Watching him closely today. He keeps eyeing our old books.
— Colby Sharp (@colbysharp) July 13, 2013
Who would I be/what would my life be like without my library card?
— Ryan M. Hanna (@rantryan) July 13, 2013
A fully clothed man wearing a helmet just walked out of the pool showers. This is a danger I did not foresee.
— Adam Lehrhaupt (@Lehrhaupt) July 13, 2013
Have worked on MS almost all day... but all of it on my porch. What a great job!
— OrigamiYoda (@OrigamiYoda) July 14, 2013
— Ryan M. Hanna (@rantryan) July 14, 2013
We HAVE to let the dog play in the kid's football team now! There's no rule against it! There's NOTHING we can do to stop it! #AirBud
— Dan Santat (@dsantat) July 14, 2013
I seem to use the words amazing & awesome a lot in tweets….that's how I see the world.
— Terry Shay (@tjshay) July 15, 2013
A public service announcement from Babymouse http://t.co/XMTbeYofYQ
— John Schu (@MrSchuReads) July 15, 2013
I love when I'm reading a book with an interesting main character. I love hearing their voice & getting to know them. It keeps me reading.
— Cynthia Alaniz (@utalaniz) July 15, 2013
I enjoy Twitter because it helps me connect w/ a diverse group of colleagues who teach and support me. #EDU639
— Donalyn Miller (@donalynbooks) July 15, 2013
Twitter has helped me find the resources I need from teachers I trust when I couldn't find them elsewhere. #EDU639
— Brian Wyzlic (@brianwyzlic) July 15, 2013
Just had one of those moments were you click "send" and maybe you are changing your whole life, maybe history is made... or maybe not.
— OrigamiYoda (@OrigamiYoda) July 16, 2013
Thought for the day: it seems to me kids in movies are snarky & snotty. Kids in books are dreamers & adventurers. Books are more real.
— Terry Shay (@tjshay) July 16, 2013
This sounds feigned for effect, but everyday I'm truly astonished that it takes a lot of time to make something good.
— John Hendrix (@hendrixart) July 16, 2013
Just got the final jacket for WAKE UP MISSING & now I'm swooning from more than the hot weather. *LOVE* pic.twitter.com/Py6IADblOY
— Kate Messner (@KateMessner) July 16, 2013
Also... WAKE UP MISSING might have the most unconventional author photo ever. pic.twitter.com/aY4ZHTFFdH
— Kate Messner (@KateMessner) July 16, 2013
Getting up each morning is like revising a poem, a story, a book: you have a marvelous new chance at making something better. Don't blow it!
— jane Yolen (@JaneYolen) July 17, 2013
Wouldn't it be fun to have students create Burma Shave signs to communicate a signpost they've found within story? @KyleneBeers @BobProbst
— Paul W. Hankins (@PaulWHankins) July 17, 2013
closing the book on some people is the only way to keep writing your own story.
— kellylight (@kellylight) July 17, 2013
I went to the library. They say I can check out more books than I can carry. Challenge accepted.
— Adam Lehrhaupt (@Lehrhaupt) July 17, 2013
When they leave us, our students don't take with them what we taught. They take with them what they've learned. @iChrisLehman #wsraresearch
— Jillian Heise (@heisereads) July 18, 2013
While reading a stack of pictures books I felt my stress melt away. #picturebooks
— Colby Sharp (@colbysharp) July 18, 2013
Today was one more reminder of how grateful I am to have good writer friends.
— Linda Urban (@lindaurbanbooks) July 18, 2013
Juggling 3 book deadlines and a newborn baby. Pop in a couple of bowling pins and a flaming torch and I'm charging admission for this, bro.
— Matthew Cordell (@cordellmatthew) July 19, 2013
Excited to share the news of award winning,multi-platinum country music star @TraceAdkins recording audio for the #Otis books! @penguinkids
— Loren Long (@lorenlong) July 20, 2013
— jon klassen (@burstofbeaden) July 20, 2013
GO TEAM BABYMOUSE!!! #sdcc2013 #fb pic.twitter.com/AxkRxEKTbM
— Matthew Holm (@mattholm) July 20, 2013