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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Twitterville Talk #111

It's hard to believe that August is here already but we are all grateful for the break in the hot weather.  Twitter continues to be hot though; loaded with information.  Enjoy this week's tweets.  Have a relaxing weekend.  Take time for reading.  And look for the giveaways.

Let's start this week off with an uplifting tribute to the power and magic found in our libraries.  This appeared on the Nerdy Book Club blog last Saturday, How I Love Libraries!  It is written by Cynthia Alaniz, a new teacher librarian serving in an elementary school in Texas.

Thanks to the Nerdy Book Club for this tweet.

Bank Street College of Education has posted an article with suggestions and a list in PDF format titled Reading Aloud With Children 12 & Older
To the first person who can name the title of the Shannon Hale book listed on the first page I will send a copy of Maya Makes A Mess (A Toon Book) by Rutu Modan. Give your answer via DM on Twitter or in the comments section below.

Thanks to Stacy Dillon, school librarian and blogger at Welcome to my Tweendom for this tweet.

Everything you every wanted to know about Genius Hour has been compiled at LiveBinders by Joy Kirr.

Thanks to K-6 teacher librarian and blogger at Curtis Elementary Library Media Center, Shawna Ford for this tweet.

There are some new wordless picture books on this list, Some new wordless favourites plus Carrie created a Pinterest board about many more here, Wordless Books.

Thanks to Carrie Gelson, educator and blogger at There's a Book for That for this post and this tweet.

National Dance Day was last weekend.  Here is a list Dancing Picture Books for National Dance Day

There has been quite a bit of buzz over the newest title by author Kate DiCamillo, Flora & Ulysses.  Here is the book trailer, Watch 'Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures' exclusive book trailer.

Thanks to Teresa Rolfe Kravtin, Southeast publisher rep and blogger at A Rep Reading for this post and these tweets.

Pretty sound advice given here and it's in PDF format---7 Ways To Get More Out Of Twitter.

Thanks to Susie Highley, media specialist for this tweet.

With only 140 characters available per tweet this sheet could come in handy, Interesting Twitter Acronyms Cheat Sheet For Teachers.

Are you ready for the Ivy & Bean celebration?  Follow this link.

Thanks to Shannon Miller, teacher librarian and blogger at Van Meter Library Voice for these tweets.

The birthday of beloved creator of The Tale of Peter Rabbit Beatrix Potter was celebrated and remembered with this article, Happy Birthday, Beatrix Potter: 14 Fun Facts About the Savvy Sheepkeeper
To the first person who tell me how many full-color copies (with Peter in his blue jacket) were made available in the first printing and the date they were released I will send a copy of It's A Tiger! by David LaRochelle with illustrations by Jeremy Tankard.  Leave your answer in the comments below or send it to me via DM on Twitter. (This title has been won.)

Fans of Artemis Fowl can rejoice, a movie project is in the works.

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

In case you missed #titletalk last Sunday hosted by Donalyn Miller and Colby Sharp, the archives are here.

Thanks to Cindy Minnich, educator and blogger at Charting By the Stars for this tweet and for compiling the archive.

As part of the research for her new series, Gods and Warriors, Michelle Paver is getting to know falcons.

I'm sure we can all think of a group of students that would love to be a part of The 39 Clues Reading Club.  

Wouldn't this be a fun project?  Poptropica Island Creation Contest

If you are using Deborah Freedman's The Story of Fish & Snail as a beginning of the year read aloud you might be interested in these activity pages.

If you are putting plans in place for Read for the Record, these activity guides will come in handy.

This looks like a new fun series.

The book trailers for this week.

Here are some more great websites to check out, Ten Websites Added to ALSC's "Great Websites for Kids"

This is a video I could watch over and over.  

If you missed the #SharpSchu Book Club Twitter chat this week, Mr. Schu has archived it here.  Featured guests and their books are Dan Santat and Lisa Yee.

Thanks to teacher librarian, one half of the #SharpSchu Book Club team, 2011 Library Journal Movers & Shakers, 2014 Newbery Medal Committee member and blogger at Watch. Connect. Read., John Schumacher for these tweets this week.

In case you might be interested, here are three graphics (printable) which feature encouragement for parents in assisting their children with reading, spelling and math, 3 Important Graphics To Help Parents Teach Their Kids

Thanks to teacher librarian working in a library in Hong Kong and blogger at The Styling Librarian, Debbie Alvarez for this tweet.

Try out a little end of summer fun with #Chompsticks.  Get all the information here, The Genesis of #Chompsticks Week

Thanks to David Etkin, educator and blogger at {Eat The Book} for this week and tweet.

Many members of my PLN have been talking about Skying with authors more this year.  Check out this updated, Authors Who Skype With Classes & Book Clubs (For Free!)

Thanks to author Kate Messner (Wake Up Missing) for this tweet and this post.

This series of videos by author illustrator Emily Gravett focusing on the process of creating Again! are fantastic.  Follow this link to watch and learn. This would be a great resource for an author/illustrator study.

Not that I want to wish my life away but Collection of Roald Dahl's Letters to be Published in 2016.

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

Don't forget to listen to the most recent episode of the Let's Get Busy podcast.  This week it's with author Ame Dyckman.

Thanks to teacher librarian, 2013 Library Journal Movers & Shakers and blogger at The Busy Librarian, Matthew C. Winner, for this tweet and his podcasts.

Take a break and enjoy looking through 25 street art and mural works about books, libraries and reading.

Here's a thoughtful and interesting Prezi, On Beyond Dewey: Innovative Library Organization and You by Sara Loch.

Thanks to teacher librarian Joyce Valenza and blogger at NeverEndingSearch for these tweets.

Wouldn't this make a great introduction for International Dot Day?  It is recognized in the Congressional Record.

Thanks to educator, college adjunct, FableVision Learning Ambassador and blogger at T J On a Journey, Terry Shay for this tweet.

Harry Potter celebrated a birthday this week.  So many wonderful and funny tweets came over Twitter.  23 Images That Will Change The Way You Look At "Harry Potter"
To the first person who can tell me the names of the characters in the first image I will send a copy of Bird Talk: What Birds are Saying and Why written and illustrated by Lita Judge. Leave your answer in the comments below or send it to me via DM on Twitter.

28 Things That Happened After The Harry Potter Books Ended

Thanks to author Jennifer Nielsen (The Runaway King) for these tweets.

This article might be a great place to start for creating a wall in your classroom where students can write 15 Wonderful Quotes About Life From Children's Books

Thanks to Niki Ohs Barnes, educator and blogger at Daydream Reader for this tweet.

In most cities throughout the United States a careful look at library cornerstones will reveal the benefits reaped by so many thanks to one man.  Listen to How Andrew Carnegie Turned His Fortune Into A Library Legacy

Thanks to NPR Books for this tweet.

Fire up people!  Author Adam Lehrhaupt has started another KidLit BookDare for August.  Head on over to his blog for all the details.  The prize this month is a copy of The Story of Fish & Snail by Deborah Freedman.

Thanks to Adam author of the soon to be released Warning: Do Not Open This Book for this tweet and this super easy, fun challenge.

Are you doing something special in one of your science classes?  Check out this list, 100 Scientists on Twitter by Category

Thanks to teacher librarian and blogger Librarian in Cute Shoes at Cynthia Alaniz for this tweet.

Announcing her latest book, Frog Trouble, is the video book trailer, I've Got a Dog.  Trust me you are going to love this video and the song.  I've been humming it for days.  Plan on multiple copies of the book too.

Thanks to Sandra Boyton for all her joyous books and for this tweet.

May The Force Be With You!  Recorded Books is holding a contest to give away an event kit loaded with goodies in celebration of their audio of Tom Angleberger's new title, The Surprise Attack of Jubba the Puppett.  Follow the link to get all the details.

Thanks to author Tom Angleberger for this tweet.

I see another set of the Harry Potter books in my future.  All the new covers are shown here plus the image created when they are put together.  New Cover for HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS Revealed

Thanks to Book Riot for the tweet and the post.

With every decreasing budgets how about creating these---23 Lovely DIY Bookends To Adorn Your Shelves

Thanks to BuzzFeed for this tweet.

Here are links to two fantastic book lists which appeared over and over again in my Twitter feed this week.

25 YA Books For Adults Who Don't Read YA
To the first person who can tell me the Garth Nix title on this list, I will send a copy of Laundry Day written and illustrated by Maurie J. Manning.  Leave your answer in the comments below or send me a DM via Twitter.

25 Adult Books For Fans Of YA

Thanks to Donalyn Miller, educator and author of The Book Whisperer:  Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child and the soon to be released Reading in the Wild: The Book Whisperer's Keys to Cultivating Lifelong Reading Habits for these tweets.

There is a lot to read and use in this infographic---Cyberbullying 

Thanks to teacher librarian Sarah Ducharme currently working in Budapest and blogging at Try Curiosity! for this tweet.

Head over to this post at the Nerdy Book Club for a not only a great essay but lots and lots of ideas---Read Alouds

Thanks to Katherine Sokolowski, educator and blogger at Read, Write, Reflect  for this post and this tweet.

With school starting soon (some have already began), this seems like a timely set of articles to read, Top 10 Things You Should Know About Reading

Thanks to Reading Rockets for this tweet and this post.

A little bit of this, a little bit of that here in my gathered favorite quotes and notables from the week.

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