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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Twitterville Talk #125

It's that time of year when the best-books-of-2013 lists are being released.  There is lots of chatter about attending the fall conferences.  Of course, speculation about the American Library Association Youth Media Awards is ever growing.  Picture Book Month is in full swing with titles being exchanged daily.  The conversations between authors and illustrators are interesting and at times hilarious.  Enjoy the tweets I've gathered.  Look for the giveaways.  Take time for reading and enjoy your weekend.  Make every minute count.

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!)

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