Teach With Movies, a site providing lessons designed around films is now free.
Thanks to Joyce Valenza, teacher librarian and blogger at NeverEnding Search for this tweet and post.
It's always interesting to see what books are showcased in other states. This week the list of titles for the Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List 2014-2015 was announced.
To the first person who can tell me the title of K. G. Campbell's book appearing on this list I will send a copy of Sure As Sunrise: Stories of Bruh Rabbit & His Walkin' Talkin' Friends by Alice McGill, illustrated by Don Tate. Please leave your answer in the comments below or send me a DM on Twitter. (This title has been won.)
Get ready to be excited by all the new books coming our way. These book trailers and book promotions by authors and illustrators will peak your interest.
To her legions of fans this comes as no surprise---Judy Blume Wins the 2013 NAIBA Legacy Award
All the "Best" lists are being compiled on Mr. Schu's blog with the inclusion of videos when available.
Here is the latest installment of Kate Messner answering questions about Marty McGuire for the Global Read Aloud.
Asa Butterfield gives his views on reading, reading every single day.
Thanks to John Schumacher, teacher librarian, 2011 Library Journal Movers & Shakers, 2014 Newbery Medal Award Committee member, co-host of the #SharpSchu Book Club and blogger at Watch. Connect. Read. for these tweets.
This essay, Everybody Else Is Already Taken, posted at the Nerdy Book Club by author James Preller is an outstanding reflection on the importance, the place, of story.
Thanks to the Nerdy Book Club for this tweet.
We all have our favorite places to read. Take a look at Show and Tell: Rioter Reading Places.
Thanks to Book Riot for this tweet.
It seems impossible to keep up reading all the books we want to read. If you could list a series you missed as a child would it be one of these---5 Series You Probably Missed as a Kid (But Should Read as an Adult)
She continues to amaze and inspire---'I was as poor as it's possible to be...now I am able to give': In this rare and intimate interview, JK Rowling reveals her most ambitious plot yet
To the first person who can tell me the name of JK Rowling's charity for children I will send a copy of A Very Witchy Spelling Bee by George Shannon with illustrations by Mark Fearing. Please send me a DM on Twitter or leave the answer in the comments below. (This title has been won.)
Thanks to Children's Bookshelf of Publishers Weekly for these tweets.
In May of this year I wrote a post for the Nerdy Book Club about the author illustrator John Hendrix. I was excited to watch this new video about his work.
Thanks to author illustrator John Hendrix for this tweet.
How fortunate for all of us that November 4, 2013 is approaching quickly. It's the release date of Donalyn Miller's new title, Reading in the Wild: The Book Whisperer's Keys to Cultivating Lifelong Reading Habits. Follow the link to read an excerpt.
This is a very interesting article, What You Need To Know About Babies, Toddlers And Screen Time.
Thanks to educator and author of The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child, Donalyn Miller for these tweets.
This appeared in the Twitter feed this week. It makes me want to read the entire series all over again. Final 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Trailer Is A Real War
Thanks to HuffPost Books for this tweet and post.
Rebecca Stead, the newest winner of the Guardian Children's fiction prize, for her book Liar & Spy, is interviewed on this podcast.
Thanks to author Lisa Yee (Bobby vs. Girls (Accidentally)) for this tweet.
Halloween may be over but tuck this away for next year---The Most Terrifying Story You'll Ever Hear It's hard to believe it's truly Goodnight Moon.
Thanks to the reader, Benjamin Percy, for this tweet.
If you are interested in creating makerspace projects in your library, the American Library Association has launched a new website to assist you in this endeavor, Make It @ Your Library.
Thanks to Tasha Saecker, Assistant Director of the Appleton Public Library in Appleton, Wisconsin and blogger at Waking Brain Cells, for this tweet.
In case you are working on digital projects with your students, these might come in handy---14 Websites To Find Free Creative Commons Music
These People Use Twitter In Ways You Can't Imagine will get you thinking in more innovative ways.
Thanks to Donna Baumbach, former edtech/edmedia professor at UCF in Orlando, for these tweets.
Let's get our collective minds working, author Adam Lehrhapt (Warning: Do Not Open This Book) needs our help, Some Quick Notes and A Call For Titles.
Thanks to Adam Lehrhaupt for this tweet.
You might find another app here to use with your students for digital storytelling, 5 Fantastic Apps for Digital Storytelling on iPads
Thanks to Jennifer LaGarde, blogger at The Adventures of Library Girl, teacher librarian, 2012 Library Journal Movers & Shakers, ALA/NYT I Love My Librarian winner, and co-founder of #levelupbc, for these tweets.
Author Barbara O'Connor (On The Road to Mr. Mineo's) offers great insights into author visits, Advice from the Trenches: Part 1 and Advice from the Trenches: Part 2.
Thanks to Barbara O'Connor for these tweets.
If you are trying to weigh the pros and cons for using Twitter, perhaps you will find this useful---Helping Educators Get Started With Twitter.
Thanks to Donna Macdonald, teacher librarian and technologist integrationist, for this tweet.
You won't want to miss this video of Neil Gaiman being interviewed on CNN. He is a true champion for books and reading.
Thanks to author Neil Gaiman for this tweet.
The New York Times announced its Ten Best Illustrated Children's Books this week.
To the first person who can tell me the title of the book illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault, I will send a coy of The Great Lollipop Caper by Dan Krall.
Please leave your answer in the comments below or send me a DM on Twitter. (This title has been won.)
Thanks to School Library Journal for this tweet.
Who doesn't love to laugh? Check out the winners of this year's The Roald Dahl Funny Prize
What is the title of Leigh Hodgkinson's book on this list? To the first human who leaves the answer in the comments below or sends a DM to my Mom (Loveofxena) on Twitter, I will send a copy of Dog-Gone School poems by Amy Schmidt, photographs by Ron Schmidt. Woof! Woof! Thanks, Xena.
Thanks to Laura Given, teacher librarian and blogger at LibLaura5 for this tweet.
This is a map you won't see every day---This Map Will Delight Book Lover's Everywhere
Thanks to The Horn Book for this tweet.
Here are 5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students
Thanks to elementary school librarian/ITS and blogger at Reederama, Jennifer Reed for this tweet.
Remember to keep checking back at the official website to read articles about Picture Book Month. Yesterday Why Picture Books Are Important by Tomie dePaola was posted.
Thanks for author and founder of Picture Book Month, Diane de Las Casas for this tweet.
Enjoy these favorite extra quotes and tweets from this week.
@ProfessorNana @ca_london A library of the heart could never be built on points earned. . .or pages turned. Only after a reader's sojourned.
— Paul W. Hankins (@PaulWHankins) October 27, 2013
In security line at BTV, random people are getting red cards that let them keep shoes on. They're the Star-bellied Sneetches of the airport.
— Kate Messner (@KateMessner) October 27, 2013
Best thing about reading is that you find the biggest of realizations in the smallest of moments Make sure you provide daily time to read!
— Carrie Gelson (@CarrieGelson) October 27, 2013
Once I started thinking in terms of having kids do authentic assignments in reading/writing, my assignments changed. #titletalk
— Katherine Sokolowski (@katsok) October 28, 2013
One of the best responses I see in my library is when kids put books in the hands of others #titletalk
— Sarah W. (@pageintraining) October 28, 2013
Giving kids choice with how they respond to reading is just as important as giving them choice about what to read. #titletalk
— Colby Sharp (@colbysharp) October 28, 2013
I book talk during all my school visits. Kids need to see that people outside of school respond to reading...just like they do. #titletalk
— PhilBildner (@PhilBildner) October 28, 2013
I made a quick document I call TWEET READS for kids to share books in brief. #titletalk : (Can send if requested) pic.twitter.com/74BLaF0S1l
— david etkin (@DavidAEtkin) October 28, 2013
My son who often has to be lured from one series into another is now reading TWO titles! One scares him so he needs a before bed alternative
— Carrie Gelson (@CarrieGelson) October 28, 2013
I don't envy this year's Caldecott committee. Such beautiful art, so much storytelling. I'm getting itchy thinking about how to even decide.
— Carter Higgins (@CarterHiggins) October 28, 2013
If I won the lottery, I'd have author visits at my school every day.
— Terry Shay (@tjshay) October 29, 2013
"Everyone is talking so much today. Do they think we're at Grandma's house?" -Random comment made by a kindergartner today
— John Schu (@MrSchuReads) October 29, 2013
Banning comics bc it's not "real reading" is like banning dancing. Keeping your kids away from comics is as silly as the plot of Footloose
— Jarrett J. Krosoczka (@StudioJJK) October 30, 2013
Which books are on your #MockCaldecott list this year? Tweet your suggestions and use the #virtualbookclub hashtag.
— Beth Panageotou (@epan11) October 30, 2013
We are indeed making Dewey cootie catchers today. #systemsthinking #categorization
— Stacy Dillon (@mytweendom) October 30, 2013
"The reader's greatest pleasure: the silence after the story has been read." Re-reading Daniel Pennac's The Rights of the Reader. Brilliant.
— Julie Danielson (@SevenImp) October 30, 2013
Teaching can be so darn stressful, fast, and overwhelming. My goal today: SMILE more. It is helping. Great morning:)
— Colby Sharp (@colbysharp) October 30, 2013
Reading Heidi Heckelbeck to their pumpkins! Definite #cuteoverload Sharing the #booklove on Halloween @SimonPulseCA pic.twitter.com/r9mcPTFIvi
— Carrie Gelson (@CarrieGelson) October 30, 2013
Happy Halloween! Listen to our playlist to get creepy creative sparks flying http://t.co/c87kE7vAmg pic.twitter.com/Xq5P8Up5R6
— buncee (@Buncee) October 31, 2013
really into books? kinda into selfies? take a selfie in front of a bookshelf & tweet it to me for new #TAKEASHELFIE project. tumblr to come.
— Amy Krouse Rosenthal (@missamykr) October 31, 2013
Genre tickets--read one of every genre and get to eat lunch in the library! That might be fun. http://t.co/EcUWCRVi2L
— Library Girl (@jenniferlagarde) November 1, 2013
Content area wordles especially above certain areas of dewey! http://t.co/Mbpw0u2tLN
— Library Girl (@jenniferlagarde) November 1, 2013
Happy National Authors' Day! Thank you for entertaining me, making me think, and teaching me about the world (and myself).
— Donalyn Miller (@donalynbooks) November 1, 2013