This Nerdy Book Club post, Thank you, Fred Grandinetti by Janet Tashjian is a wonderful tribute to a memorable librarian. Remember fellow librarians, we matter every single day.
Thanks to the Nerdy Book Club for this post and tweet.
For attendees of the National Council of Teachers of English there will be a gathering of the Nerdy Book Club. Check out this announcement.
Thanks to Donalyn Miller, teacher and author of The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child and her new release, Reading in the Wild: The Book Whisperer's Keys to Cultivating Lifelong Reading Habits for this tweet.
A brand new blog has been born, Folklife Today, at the Library of Congress. It looks fantastic.
Thanks to Kevin Hodgson, sixth grade teacher, musician, webcomic creator, tech liaison with Western Mass Writing Project and blogger at Kevin's Meandering Mind for this tweet.
Have you marked the date yet? Make sure you do. Get those titles read. It's the November #SharpScu Book Club.
To the first person who can tell me the names of the two titles of this month's books, I will send a copy of Loren Long's Otis. Please leave your answer in the comments below or send me a DM on Twitter. (This title has been won.)
Are you ready for a gigantic giveaway? Head over to Celebrating the Season (To Read!): A #GiveBooks Giveaway
Thanks to Colby Sharp, teacher, co-host of the monthly #SharpSchu Book Club, co-host of the monthly #titletalk, co-founder of the Nerdy Book Club and blogger at sharpread for these tweets.
I think you will be intrigued by this---The Difference Between Doing Projects Versus Learning Through Projects.
Thanks for this tweet goes to Joyce Valenza, teacher librarian and blogger at NeverEnding Search.
Oh, yes there are many book trailers and videos from authors/illustrators about their work this week. Let's begin.
This has been a wonderful week celebrating the release of Donalyn Miller's Reading in the Wild: The Book Whisperer's Keys to Cultivating Lifelong Reading Habits. Check out the book trailer.
And the previews just keep coming---Chronicle Spring Kids 2014|Preview Peek Candlewick Spring Kids 2014|Preview Peek
Did you listen this week?---Let's Get Busy with author illustrator Bob Shea
Mr. Schu will continue to update his 2013 Best Books List
Thanks to teacher librarian, co-host of the monthly #SharpSchu Book Club, 2011 Library Journal Movers & Shakers, 2014 Newbery Medal Committee member and blogger at Watch. Connect. Read., John Schumacher for these tweets.
It's November and you know what that means. It's time for another KidLit BookDare. Follow this link to see what challenges have been posted and the title you could win.
To the first person who can tell me the fourth dare on this challenge, I will send a copy of Kate DiCamillo's Flora & Ulysses.
Please leave your answer in the comments below or send me a DM on Twitter. (This title has been won.)
Thanks to Adam Lehrhaupt, author of Warning: Do Not Open This Book for this fun reading opportunity each month and this tweet.
This has created quite a stir on Twitter. What do you think of this? What is the best YA novel of all time? The second round has already begun. That link is here.
Thanks to Monica Edinger, teacher and blogger at educating alice, for this tweet.
Now this is exciting news! Nominations announced for the CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Medals 2014. There are wonderful books on this list. Get reading!
To the first person who can tell me the title of the Louise Yates book nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal, I will send a copy of Ten Little Caterpillars by Bill Martin Jr with illustrations by Lois Ehlert. Please send me a DM on Twitter or leave your answer in the comments below. (This title has been won.)
Thanks to Carnegie Greenaway for this tweet.
Here's a title I can hardly wait to read.
Thanks to author/illustrator, John Hendrix, for posting this tweet.
She continues her advice to assist with author/illustrator visits---Advice from the Trenches Part 3
Thanks to author Barbara O'Connor (On The Road to Mr. Mineo's) for this post and this tweet.
There's something extraordinary going on at the Origami Yoda blog---Talk to Tom: Special Edition with Special Question.
Thanks to author Tom Angleberger (The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett) for this tweet and this opportunity.
Now this is my kind of community---Library clears its shelves in protest at closure threat
Thanks to author Neil Gaiman (Fortunately, the Milk) for this tweet.
This is a fabulous post on Why Picture Books Are Important full of great ideas and wonderful illustrations.
Thanks to Debbie Ridpath Ohi, illustrator of I'm Bored, for this post and this tweet.
Here it is--- Marty McGuire Global Read Aloud Video Q and A-Week Five
Thanks to author Kate Messner (Marty McGuire) for this tweet and all these videos.
Hope you enjoy these extra tweets and quotes I've collected. (And Xena too!)
How to make a child smile? Walk into their classroom with the copy of @LorenLong's An Otis Christmas that they put on hold.
— Donna K. (@akgal68) November 2, 2013
Had a studio mate today. pic.twitter.com/g437tWWb4w
— Loren Long (@lorenlong) November 2, 2013
I've officially made it pic.twitter.com/wV56THKiMf
— Travis Jonker (@100scopenotes) November 2, 2013
@MarlaFrazee or because it means an extra hour of reading? :-)
— Carrie Gelson (@CarrieGelson) November 3, 2013
Favorite student quote of the week, upon seeing my backpack in the closet: "Mrs. S, is that your backpack of knowledge?" Why yes, it is. :)
— Katherine Sokolowski (@katsok) November 3, 2013
Last night I dreamt I lived in a library. I was so happy I almost forgot to wake up.
— Mrs. P (@MrsPstorytime) November 3, 2013
Paint brushes?! We don't need to BUY any stinking paint brushes! https://t.co/EtaLmak2vZ
— bobstaake (@bobstaake) November 3, 2013
Vintage Social Networking! #dlc35 @Av3rill pic.twitter.com/QWXbiogEMz
— Sapna (@Sapna_99) November 3, 2013
Third graders speak the truth. http://t.co/E1K9zTGf00
— Colby Sharp (@colbysharp) November 4, 2013
No joke... day one of the An Otis Christmas/ Little Santa tour... this man was on Jon Agee's flight. pic.twitter.com/M7oLnGqyQs
— Loren Long (@lorenlong) November 5, 2013
Amazing reading happening in my 2/3/4 classroom The secret? A room full of books and time to read them!
— Carrie Gelson (@CarrieGelson) November 5, 2013
Favorite response on October reflections so far!!! pic.twitter.com/EW3FwB2zp8
— Katherine Sokolowski (@katsok) November 5, 2013
I'm going to stop call it a to-be-read pile and start calling it a to-be-read room
— Liz Burns (@LizB) November 7, 2013
Astute student comment yesterday when explaining why This Is Not My Hat won the Caldecott Medal: "The pictures make the story make sense"
— Travis Jonker (@100scopenotes) November 7, 2013
So God made a dog. http://t.co/cXfjhxxncB pic.twitter.com/q1H9VlGB8d
— Teresa Rolfe Kravtin (@trkravtin) November 7, 2013
LOL. RT @aacpl: You might want to stop by the library this weekend...just to be on the safe side. pic.twitter.com/IdzCsoH6oF
— Scholastic (@Scholastic) November 8, 2013