This is a very important and always timely essay, A Little Stone: The Rippling Repercussions of Bookshaming by Priscilla Thomas.
Thanks for this tweet goes to the Nerdy Book Club.
We can't stress enough the importance of being careful about giving credit where credit is due. Share this article with others, The 6 Types Of Creative Commons Licenses Students Should Know About.
Thanks to teacher librarian and blogger at Reederama, Jennifer Reed for this tweet.
Several more judges for the School Library Journal 2014 Battle of the Kids' Books were announced this week. Meet Yuyi Morales, Sarah Mylinowski, Vaunda Nelson, Patrick Ness and Lauren Oliver.
Thanks to School Library Journal for these tweets.
There is a new blog at The Horn Book called Lolly's Classroom, designed to look at books and reading from the teacher's perspective.
Thanks to The Horn Book for this tweet.
This looks like a great activity which could be used in a variety of educational settings, A Step By Step Guide To Creating A Virtual Field Trip Using Google Earth.
To the first person who can tell me the name of the person who created the guide, I will send a copy of Herman and Rosie by Gus Gordon. Please leave your answer in the comments below or send me a DM on Twitter.
Thanks for this tweet goes 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 Girl.
Did you see the exclusive book trailer for Zita the Spacegirl faces her toughest challenge yet: Space Prison. The author illustrator has written an essay about this trilogy.
Thanks to author illustrator Ben Hatke for this tweet and for providing readers with these great books.
Speaking of book trailers...here's this week's lineup from the man who finds them before anyone else. (Plus we have author videos too!)
Booklist has listed their Top 10 Books on Sustainability for Youth: 2014.
To the first person who tell me the title of the fifth book on the list, I will send copies of I am Abraham Lincoln and I am Amelia Earhart written by Brad Meltzer with illustrations by Christopher Eliopoulos. Please leave your answer in the comments below or send me a DM on Twitter. (These titles have been won.)
Are you ready for the #SharpSchu Book Club this month?
Here's WONDERful news!
Make sure you don't miss any of the new book releases! Check out Mr. Schu's Book Release Calendar.
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.
This post speaks to how we approach...everything, Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve (and Walls and Actions and)
This is extremely important when working with readers, Slice Of Life-Matching Books To Readers-Readers Matter!
And then there is this---Why Invest in Libraries
Thanks to educator and blogger at Read, Write, Reflect, Katherine Sokolowski for these tweets.
And the story continues, JK Rowling backtracks on 'Harry Potter heresy'
Thanks to Children's Bookshelf of Publishers Weekly for this tweet.
This could be a great discussion piece for inside and outside the classroom, Can Re-Illustration Ever Be Justified?
Thanks to Travis Jonker, teacher librarian, 2014 Caldecott Medal Committee member, and blogger at 100 Scope Notes, for this tweet.
The most recent podcast has been posted, take a break and listen to an interview with author illustrator, Aaron Zenz.
Thanks for this tweet goes 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.
In case you might have missed it, this post, Bless It All, by Donalyn Miller is outstanding.
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.
I love this video which introduces The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art from Kate Geis on Vimeo.
Thanks for this tweet goes to The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.
This is good news to users of Thinglink, "Thinglink" Announces Free Virtual Classrooms
Thanks to educator and blogger at Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day..., Larry Ferlazzo, for this tweet and this post.
Here's an interesting piece, Do People Need Libraries in the Digital Age?
Thanks to Shelly (Diaz) Vale, School Library Journal, Book Review Senior Editor, for this tweet.
What do you think about this? Infographic: The Internet Is Making Kids Stupid
Thanks for this tweet goes to Debbie Alvarez, teacher librarian and blogger at The Styling Librarian.
The Cybils Awards were announced this week. Check out the winners!
To the first person who can tell me the title of the nonfiction winner for elementary and middle grade, I will send a copy of What's Your Favorite Animal? by Eric Carle and Friends. Please leave your answer in the comments below or send me a DM on Twitter. (This copy has been won.)
Thanks to author Madelyn Rosenberg (The Canary in the Coal Mine) for this tweet.
Begin early and don't stop! How reading your baby a bedtime story is as important as FEEDING them-and could even get them a good job and a happy marriage
Thanks to librarian and blogger at Waking Brain Cells, Tasha Saecker, for this tweet.
Enjoy this collection of quotes, favorite tweets, announcements of book releases, cover reveals and Valentine's Day greetings and...some pictures Xena liked.
A purrfectly delicious cover for a book about a dog. Check it out: http://t.co/G6JDoMJj7W #DASH
— Kirby Larson (@KirbyLarson) February 8, 2014
Dog pillow. Dog blanket #PeeWeeCam http://t.co/yZ0ORI5Dr4
— Dan Santat (@dsantat) February 8, 2014
Listening as @PatriciaPolacco read Pink and Say to a rapt audience of children & teachers is a memory I will treasure for all my days #ccira
— Donalyn Miller (@donalynbooks) February 8, 2014
I love when things happen in your life and bring something wonderful that will touch the lives of so many. ❤️
— Shannon Miller (@shannonmmiller) February 8, 2014
Here are the archives from last night's #MELit chat: http://t.co/FedW2IQUFE @literacydocent
— Cathy Potter (@cppotter) February 10, 2014
Do you have one of these ready to tuck into your books?Download &print for free here @lucyeves http://t.co/4RGQu5o87J pic.twitter.com/Oz3PVYhSIC
— bookgivingday (@bookgivingday) February 10, 2014
Children read to shelter cats to soothe them http://t.co/xq31FfIyJB pic.twitter.com/ZR8EQhNsGl
— Florence Minor (@minorart) February 10, 2014
Inaugural drink from new @changinghands mug. Upset I didn't think of these puns myself. pic.twitter.com/GXyh3zIsqZ
— Tim Federle (@TimFederle) February 10, 2014
@Loveofxena Books: For the joy of ear and eye / for the heart and mind's delight/ for the mystic harmony/ linking sense to sound and sight.
— Brian Lies (@BrianLiesbooks) February 10, 2014
My nonfiction WWII picture book THIRTY MINUTES OVER OREGON will land in spring 2016. (Took only 7 years to sell it: http://t.co/ozaAwTWx1c.)
— Marc Tyler Nobleman (@MarcTNobleman) February 10, 2014
When I draw and write for kids, I know I am speaking to the artists, writers, doctors, scientists, presidents, and teachers of tomorrow.
— Kazu Kibuishi (@boltcity) February 10, 2014
Neil Gaiman reveals covers for the GRAVEYARD BOOK graphic novels! Take a look --> http://t.co/SrGPtuwGld pic.twitter.com/CO6si5H2kX
— HarperChildrens (@HarperChildrens) February 11, 2014
My 7 year old: I have this CRAZY Dav Pilkey brain. I love him so much-I can't even stand it.
— Colby Sharp (@colbysharp) February 11, 2014
I love my students. http://t.co/cN3rzjJ39T
— Katherine Sokolowski (@katsok) February 11, 2014
I'm FnG happy today! Thanks @HarperChildrens! #ColorsvsShapes pic.twitter.com/QjvaxsDJmj
— Mike Boldt (@MikeBoldt) February 11, 2014
Dog at Ronald McDonald House the subject of children's book #Kidlit http://t.co/KJ9AJ1EmXQ
— Dianne de Las Casas (@AuthorDianneDLC) February 11, 2014
Talk to librarians! They know about resources and books. They are the reading love gurus! #ftlor
— Donalyn Miller (@donalynbooks) February 12, 2014
MSLA Twitter Chat February 2014 http://t.co/gimgoKATie #storify #msla #alayma
— jennifer reed (@libraryreeder) February 12, 2014
Thrilled to be working with @OrigamiYoda on a new picture book "McToad Mows Tiny Island" - we look good together http://t.co/2PYsNoTX7e
— John Hendrix (@hendrixart) February 12, 2014
Even Lily, one of our comfort dogs, enjoys our classroom selection of seasonal books! pic.twitter.com/GYPe1oK8ML
— Dylan Teut (@dylanteut) February 12, 2014
This last line in a child's letter to me brought a lump to my throat.#kidmail pic.twitter.com/jN9SG08GST
— Cynthia Lord (@Cynthia_Lord) February 13, 2014
COVER REVEAL: First look at How to Behave at a Tea Party, my upcoming picture book with @hrosstweets! http://t.co/Z84sewgIcc
— Madelyn Rosenberg (@madrosenberg) February 13, 2014
Snowy Day Reading Lesson. #Sketch_dailies pic.twitter.com/cMN6KBl7y0
— Ben Hatke (@BenHatke) February 13, 2014
The poster was slightly altered to fit dimensions. Here's the original image from #Beekle thanks to @HuffPostBooks http://t.co/6mTzinCpR7
— Dan Santat (@dsantat) February 13, 2014
Weird junk I draw when I'm taking a break from the stuff I'm actually supposed to be drawing. pic.twitter.com/7nTOZLKesC
— Liz Wong (@lizwongart) February 14, 2014
Aww, just in time for Valentine's INDEED! "Dantantha Samtat" return w/ a #Crankenstein sequel full of love & loathe! pic.twitter.com/SnnZYT3zgb
— Samantha Berger (@BergerBooks) February 14, 2014
I hope your day is full of treats, too (even if your favorite treat is the box!) pic.twitter.com/ZfQPwiSYBG
— Cynthia Lord (@Cynthia_Lord) February 14, 2014
Happy Valentine's Day! pic.twitter.com/SzHLjsRea3
— 匕คrค lคzค尺 ツ (@taralazar) February 14, 2014
I made a Valentine for you: http://t.co/WKl7Ctmv9U
— Ben Hatke (@BenHatke) February 14, 2014
Happy Valentine's Day to all you book lovers pic.twitter.com/UygnsOYWk7
— Greg Pizzoli (@gregpizzoli) February 14, 2014
Happy Valentine's Day to mamas/non-mamas, dadas/non-dadas, u name it. One love... pic.twitter.com/kZBcl4sbOH
— the penguion (@MelissaGuion) February 14, 2014
I just learned that Chris Van Allsburg's next picture book comes out on November 4: http://t.co/vlWuUOYKLw
— John Schu (@MrSchuReads) February 14, 2014
Happy Valentine's Day from Art and Louise! "Louise Loves Art"- out 9/9 from Balzer and Bray! pic.twitter.com/t9uk63sB21
— kellylight (@kellylight) February 14, 2014
A student gave me this candy heart and said, "I think they made this one just for you." pic.twitter.com/KuoO5RIHE5
— Dylan Teut (@dylanteut) February 14, 2014
The real rocket enjoying the snow storm. @tadhills pic.twitter.com/su1dIN3yof
— Schwartz&WadeBooks (@schwartzwade) February 14, 2014
@MrSchuReads I feel blessed to teach in a time where people like Kate DiCamillo creates characters that live in the hearts my readers.
— Colby Sharp (@colbysharp) February 15, 2014
Message that a reluctant reader sent me yesterday: "Reading this book is like sitting in a tree watching the sun go down." #hehasmyheart
— Shannon Clark (@shannonclark7) February 15, 2014