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When love and skill work together, expect a miracle. John Ruskin

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Twitterville Talk #117

School is in full swing.  Classrooms and libraries are all abuzz with talk about books and reading.  Schools all around the world are participating in International Dot Day.  I hope everyone had a good week.  Enjoy your weekend, take time for reading and look for the giveaways.

This is a list you might want to tuck away for future reference, Librarians Love: Books with Girls Passing as Boys.  I've read and enjoyed more than a handful of these titles so I can attest to it being a solid list.

Thanks to Anita Silvery, author of the book and website, Children's Book-A-Day Almanac, for this tweet.

This is how a community of readers is built in a classroom, Ten Things I Love About the Beginning of a 'Nerdy' School Year.

Thanks to the Nerdy Book Club blog for this tweet and post.

What a wonderful year it's been for picture books!  Caldecott 75th Anniversary: Looking Back, Looking Forward

A mother, a daughter, an exhibit and Banned Books Week, Wait...what?

Thanks to the Association for Library Service to Children for these tweets and post.

The fireworks for the 4th of July were barely finished when the Halloween decorations began to appear in local stores.  Jump on the bandwagon with 21 Children's Book Characters Born To Be Halloween Costumes.

This is a fantastic tribute to all the Saturdays we've enjoyed the Newbery videos of Mr. Schu and Mr. Sharp as they complete the challenge, Newbery Challenge. Hats off to Sara!

Here come the book trailers!  Grab your favorite beverage, a snack and settle in to view the latest and greatest.

Do not miss this video interview of the week with Newbery Medalist, Patricia MacLachlan.

You'll find some familiar titles in the Finalists Announced for the 2013 Canadian Book Centre Awards.  

The 2013 Picture Book Month champions have been announced.
To the first person who can tell me the title of Carl Fagan's book on this list I will send a copy of Sandra Boynton's new book, Frog Trouble.  Please leave your answer in the comments below or send me a DM on Twitter.

A book trailer was recently released for Lizi Boyd's Inside Outside wordless picture book.

Thanks to teacher librarian, 2011 Library Journal Movers & Shakers, 2014 Newbery Medal Committee member, co-host of the #SharpSchu monthly book club on Twitter and blogger at Watch. Connect. Read., John Schumacher for all these wonderful, resourceful tweets this week.

It's the time of year when the seasons shift.  There are lots of good links in this post, Autumn Magic-The Colors of Fall.

This is a great tutorial for using Padlet designed by Richard Byrne.

Thanks to educator, speaker and blogger at Free Technology for Teachers, Richard Byrne for these posts and tweets.

I've been kinda' itchy ever since I wrote the review but to celebrate David Shannon's new title, Bugs in my Hair! head on over to The Children's Book Review for a three book giveaway, David Shannon style.
To the first person who can tell me the title of the three books being given away I will send a copy of Bugs in my Hair! by David Shannon.  Please leave your answer in the comments below or send me a DM on Twitter. (This has been won.)

Thanks to The Publishing Guru for this tweet.

In case you have been wondering, A Librarian's Guide to Boosting the Maker Movement.

Thanks for this tweet goes to Tasha Saecker, Assistant Director of the Appleton Public Library in Appleton, Wisconsin and blogger at Waking Brain Cells.

The gauntlet has been thrown down.  Another library has bested the Seattle Public Library's record of a domino book drop.  Follow this link to enjoy the fun.  Both videos are shown.

Hooray! Rowling to write Potter spinoff for screen

Thanks to teacher librarian, 2014 Caldecott Medal Committee member and blogger at 100 Scope Notes, Travis Jonker for these tweets and post.

Take a peek at An Exclusive Look at Catherynne M. Valente's Next 'Fairyland' Book plus the first two chapters of the third book in the series.

Thanks to Macmillian Kids for this tweet.

Watch this haunting book trailer for the debut teen novel by Mindy McGinnis, Not a Drop to Drink.

Thanks to author Tamera Will Wissinger (Gone Fishing) for this tweet.

If you would like the link to download author illustrator Deborah Freedman's Be Brave poster, here it is!

Thanks to Deborah Freedman for this tweet, the poster and her delightful books.

It's Let's Get Busy with author Laurel Snyder this week.  Enjoy the podcast.

Thanks to elementary library media specialist, co-founder of #levelupbc, 2013 Library Journal Movers & Shakers Tech Leader and blogger at The Busy Librarian, Matthew C. Winner for this tweet and these weekly podcasts.

It's got a new look and it's loaded with wonderful articles written by writers of nonfiction, I. N. K. Interesting Nonfiction for Kids  

Thanks to author Deborah Heiligman (The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos)  for this tweet.

If you are doing a Mock Caldecott in your classroom this year, you might want to take a look at this approach to books, How to read a picture book, the Caldecott edition and this article and discussion, Just the illustrations, ma'am along with On your mark, get set, read!

Thanks to The Horn Book for these tweets.

Make sure to check out the latest (last) website on Amy Krouse Rosenthal's list, Life-isms. It might be fun to create one of these for a favorite book read.

Thanks to author Amy Krouse Rosenthal for this tweet.

If you are looking for a quality source of a poem a day for your classroom than you need to head on over to Kenn Nesbitt's Poety4Kid.com  A new website will carry the poems, PoetryMinute.org

Thanks to educator, Vicky @kbport714 for this tweet.

November is Picture Book Month.  The calendar has been released.

Thanks to Dianne de las Casas author and founder of Picture Book Month for this tweet.

Points taken...Ten Reasons Children Should Read Comic Books This is an excellent article.

Thanks to educator and blogger at Maria's Melange, Maria Selke for this tweet.

Educators working daily with students know this to be true---Pleasure Reading 'Significantly' Increases School Performance

Thanks to Scholastic Teachers for this tweet.

Many, many people are going to be celebrating International Dot Day all next week.  Do try Dot Day Fun! Watch Your Dot Come to Life in Amazing 3D in the colAR App

Enjoy the newest additions to Celebri-Dots by following this link to the Pinterest board.  

Thanks to Terry Shay, educator, college adjunct, FableVision Learning Ambassador and blogger at TJ On a Journey, for these tweets.

Don't miss out on this opportunity---Win a Chance to Read Otis with Author Loreen Long on Read for the Record Day!

Thanks to Shannon Miller, teacher librarian and blogger at the Van Meter Library Voice for this tweet.

Barbara O'Connor is giving away two audio books of her On The Road to Mr. Mineo's

Thank you for this offer and this tweet, Barbara O'Connor.

Did you miss this interview on NPR? How One Unkind Moment Gave Way To 'Wonder'

Thanks to author illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka for this tweet.

This is a collection of quotes, memorable or funny tweets from the week.  I can't promise that Xena has not been on my computer putting in some of her canine favorites.

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