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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Twitterville Talk #121

There is a something for everyone here today.  I'm hoping you had a busy, good week.  Enjoy your weekend, look for the giveaways and take time for reading.

Frequently people will post on Twitter how they have piles of books in every room of their house.  Here are some solutions, 11 Ingenious Bookshelves Made From Unusual Repurposed Items.

Thanks to Book Riot for this tweet.

Larry Ferlazzo has new on his blog, October Infographics & Interactives Galore-Part One.  The one on Halloween might be particularly useful.

Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo, educator and blogger at Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day..., for this tweet.

Have you read Annie Was Warned by Jarrett J. Krosoczka? He posted a story stretcher this week.

Thanks to Jarrett J. Krosoczka for this post and this tweet.

Let's get right to it!  Here are this week's book trailers.

Even though the captions are in French, I still love to listen and view this book trailer.  I was fortunate enough to read this aloud to my entire 3rd grade.

Booklist has posted their High-Demand Hot List for Youth.

The excitement is building already for the ALA Youth Media Awards.

Here's the link for the book trailer to Three Times Lucky.

Other resources not listed here can be found at Cyber-Sleuth---Mr. Schu Says 

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

She is sharing her newly completed bookshelves on Pinterest.  There are 33 boards of must-have picture books for your children, classroom, or library.
To the first person who can tell me the name of Cathy's second board, I will send a copy of How to Train a Train by Jason Carter Eaton with illustrations by John Rocco. Please leave your answer in the comments below or send me a DM on Twitter. (This title has been won.)

Thanks to Cathy Mere, educator and blogger at Reflect & Refine: Building a Learning Communityfor this tweet.

Even is you only explore a couple of these you will be amazed at the potential for using them in your classrooms, 55 Content Curation Tools To Discover & Share Digital Content.

Thanks to Joyce Valenza, teacher librarian and blogger at NeverEnding Search for this tweet.

It's time to face the truth.  We will never ever get to the bottom of our TBR piles.  Especially with post like this one, HarperCollins Spring Kids 2014|Preview Peek.

Last weekend, many people in my PLN attended the SLJ Leadership Summit.  This post is worth reading, In Praise of Print Books|SLJ 2013.  It is the keynote address by Annie Murphy Paul.

Perfect timing to add some great titles to your read alouds or library---Bewitching Tales|Great Books for Halloween
To the first person who can tell me the final book on this list, I will send a copy of The Case of the Vanishing Honeybees: A Scientific Mystery by Sandra Markle.  Please leave your answer in the comments below or send me a DM on Twitter. (This title has been won.)

Have you voted for the Teens' Top Ten YALSA?

Thanks to School Library Journal for these tweets.

This is an outstanding article for all who use technology, The Complete Visual Guide To Technology for Children.

Thanks to Donna Baumbach, edtech/edmedia professor at UCF in Orlando, for this tweet.

For many of our students there only way to see the sights is virtually.  Here are some great links, 10 Web Resources For Digital Field Trips To Museums.

Sending thanks to Donna Macdonald, teacher librarian, tech integrationist and blogger, for this tweet.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Annie Barrows and Sophie Blackall is something to listen to as you putter around today.  This is about the new Ivy and Bean title, a mystery. 

For fans of the new books, Locomotive by Brian Floca and Train by Elisha Cooper, here is Q & A with Elisha Cooper and Brian Floca.

In other news---Magic Tree House Reading Buddies Week Rolls Out

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

Are these expensive?  Of course!  But bookish people will love them. Kate Spade New York launches book-inspired accessories for Fall 2013 collection.

Thanks for this tweet goes to author, Cynthia Leitich Smith (Holler Loudly).

I know many of you have started Twitter classroom accounts.  You might be interested in this article, "Tweeting" Literacy.

Thanks to educator and blogger at What's going on in Mr. Solarz' Class?, Paul Solarz for this tweet.

Each week her Wednesday post contains videos revolving around a theme.  This week---As Awareness These videos are memorable.

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

She posted about the Latest List of Recommended Books to Read.  This list includes 100 books to read before you are 14.

This looks like lots of fun too---Help Jonathan Stroud Write a Halloween Story

Thanks to Monica Edinger, educator, blogger at educating alice and debut author of Africa Is My Home, for this tweet and post.

Here's another post with words of wisdom by Annie Murphy Paul, Leverage 'Information Gaps' to Spark Student Curiosity|The Science of Interest

This is interesting---Flowchart: Which YA Novel Is Right For You?

Thanks to Shelley (Diaz) Vale, associate editor at School Library Journal, for these tweets.

How are you using this resource?  The Teacher's Guide To Using Wikipedia In The Classroom

Thanks to Jennifer LaGarde, teacher librarian, co-founder of #levelupbc, 2012 Library Journal Movers & Shakers, ALA/NYT I Love My Librarian winner and blogger at The Adventure of Library Girl, for this tweet.

If you are looking for something fun to do with your students after reading, dancing and singing to the new Sandra Boynton book, Frog Trouble, try this, Sandra Boynton: Shoe-Print Pony Craft

Thanks to Scholastic Teachers for this tweet.

In her continuing quest to create a website each week, author Amy Rosenthal posted this video on Wednesday.

Thanks to Amy Rosenthal for this post, her websites and books.

What is close reading?  A Day in the Life of a Close Reader

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

And the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature is---Alice Munro, 'Master' of the Short Story, Wins Literature Nobel

I can't believe it's been this long---At 75 She's Doing Fine; Kids Still Love Their 'Madeline'

Thanks to NPR Books for these tweets.

There is so much to explore and discover in the resources listed here---Best of the Web-Fall 2013 Edition

Thank you for this post! Teacher Librarians at the Heart of Student Learning

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

In case you have not see this video yet, enjoy.  This would be great for an author/illustrator study.

Thanks to Colby Sharp, educator, co-host of the #SharpSchu Book Club, co-host of #titletalk, co-founder of the Nerdy Book Club and blogger at sharpread, for this tweet.

She's getting ready for the Global Read Aloud.  Here is a link to her video Marty McGuire--Video Q & A-Week One

Thanks to author Kate Messner for this post and tweet.

Debut author Tara Lazar (The Monstore) has written another story to tickle your funny bone.

Thanks to Tara Lazar for this tweet and this story.

Librarians are tweeting today from conferences they are attending.  Check out this fantastic resource---Genius Hour

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

This is a huge compilation of items, Notes on Diversity in Children's and YA Literature.

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

Here is a collection of my favorite quotes and thoughts from my Twitter feed this week.  I've been trying to keep an eye on Xena but she always manages to sneak in a few of her favorite tweets too.

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