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Saturday, February 8, 2014

Twitterville Talk #138

Award lists are still being announced, people are still chatting about the American Library Association Youth Media Awards and so, so many new excellent titles are celebrating book birthdays in 2014.  I hope everyone had a good week despite Mother Nature sending another nasty storm.  Take time for reading.  Look for the giveaways.

Let's start this post off with a video of note from author Neil Gaiman reading Dr. Seuss's Green Eggs and Ham.

Thanks to author Neil Gaiman (Fortunately, The Milk) for this tweet.

Young Adult Library Services Association has released their Great Graphic Novels 2014.

Thanks to Alyson Beecher, educator and blogger at Kid Lit Frenzy, for this tweet.

From one who was there, The 2014 Youth Media Awards: Things I Love; a pictorial recollection and reflection.

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

This certainly raised a ruckus in the Harry Potter reading community, Hermione should have married Harry Potter, Rowling admits.

I can't wait to see every single one of these books, 2014 Spring/Summer Picture Book Preview
To the first person who can tell me the first title on this list, I will send a copy of Tea Party Rules by Ame Dyckman with illustrations by K. G. Campbell.  Please leave your answer in the comments below or send me a DM on Twitter. (This title has been won.)

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

Interesting Nonfiction For Kids recently posted Book Bait:   10 Ways to Hook Kids On Nonfiction!

Thanks to Debbie Alvarez, teacher librarian and blogger at The Styling Librarian, for this tweet.

Recently at the Texas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts conference a session titled The Heart of a Reader by Professor Teri Lesesne was presented.  Donalyn Miller also referenced her page, Why Can't I Skip My Twenty Minutes of Reading Tonight?

Please read this and share it with others, Setting Children Up to Hate Reading.

Thanks to Donalyn Miller, teacher, author of The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child and Reading in the Wild: The Book Whisperer's Keys to Cultivating Lifelong Reading Habits, co-founder of the Nerdy Book Club and blogger at Donalyn Miller for this tweet.

Let's not waste another minute...bring on the book trailers.



It's always interesting to see what titles will appear on state book award lists.  This week the 2015 Master List Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award Illinois Children's Choice Award was released.

There will always be events where you will remember where you were and what you were doing when they happened, events huge in human history.  In a like vein an amazing group of people relate the impact of reading Lois Lowry's The Giver.  I know I will never forget where I was when I finished it and what I thought.  Follow this link to an exceptional video.

There have been additions to the award recipient thank you videos.  Check them out--ALA Youth Media Awards

Children's Book Week starts in 92 days!

Time For Kids interviews Kate DiCamillo, Brian Floca and Rita Williams-Garcia, Award-Winning Authors.

When you get a tweet like this, you do it. (You might want to grab a Kleenex or two.)

Thanks to John Schumacher, 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. for these tweets.

Here is a  great resources you might want to use,  A Handy Dropbox Cheat Sheet For Teachers.

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

The new judges for the School Library Journal Battle of the Kids' Books were announced this week.  They are Rae Carson, Robin LaFevers, Malinda Lo and Katherine Marsh.  The 2014 Battle Plans were also posted.

Thanks to the Battle Commander for these tweets.

It's never, ever to late to learn.  9 Life Lessons Everyone Can Learn From These Beloved Classic Children's Books

To the first person who can tell me the eighth lesson and the title where it is found, I will send a copy of The Story of Fish & Snail by Deborah Freedman.  Please leave your answer in the comments below or send me a DM on Twitter. (This title has been won.)

Thanks to the Eric Carle Museum for this tweet.

Two technologies, a pop-up book and a video inform us about The Pangaea.


Thanks to TED-Ed for this tweet.

Another huge announcement impacting the children's literature world was made this week, Inaugural Longlists For Prestigious CILIP Carnegie And Kate Greenaway Medals Announced.

Thanks to Walker Books for this tweet.

Just in time Black History Month booklist , Happy Year of the Horse! and Olympics booklist.

Thanks to The Horn Book for these posts and tweets.

In case you missed the TL Virtual Cafe discussion this week, GeniusCon, the archive is linked here.

This looks like fun, World Read Aloud Day Blogging Challenge.

Thanks for these tweets go 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.

I'm pretty sure everyone will be able to use at least one thing from this article, 5 Smart Ways To Use Digital Images In The Classroom.

Thanks to elementary principal and blogger at The Colorful PrincipalBen Gilpin for this tweet.

This is enchanting.

The Magic Of Libraries from Emily&Anne on Vimeo.

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

If you are looking for ideas Cool Tools for Featuring Student Book Reviews might be exactly what you need.

Thanks to School Library Journal for this post and this tweet.

I know this is a commercial for Bell's Whiskey South Africa but it is one of the best video's about literacy I have seen this year. (Accept my apologies if you are offended.) It is linked here.  I guarantee you will be moved.

Thanks to Anderson's Bookshop for this tweet.

The Asian Pacific American Librarians Association announced their 2013-2014 Awards.
I reviewed both of the picture book titles on this list.  To the first person who can tell me those titles, I will send a copy of How to Train a Train by Jason Carter Eaton with illustrations by John Rocco.  Please leave you answer in the comments below or send me a DM on Twitter.

Thanks to teacher librarian and blogger at Reading Through Life, Crystal Brunelle for this tweet.

Guess what? YALSA's 2014 Hub Reading Challenge Begins!

Thanks to Tasha Saecker, librarian and blogger at Waking Brain Cells, for this tweet.

Enjoy this week's collection of quotes, announcements and cuteness that Xena and I enjoyed gathering for you.

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