If you are looking for those books which tend to take the view of a glass half full, you might want to consider these titles, 50 More Inspiring Children's Books With a Positive Message.
This is a handy explanation of Thinking about Primary Sources. It explains the difference between primary and secondary sources including a graphic organizer.
File this under food for thought, The Other 21st Century Skills-Why Teach Them.
Thanks to Debbie Alvarez, teacher librarian and blogger at The Styling Librarian, for these tweets.
Follow this blog for posts during the month of March in celebration of women's history in children's literature, KidLit Celebrates Women's History Month.
The celebration has started but you might want to use this Read Across America video and Hats Off To Reading Classroom Activity Guide.
Here's Reading Rainbow's spokesman reading a book of poems.
The 2014 Golden Kite and Sid Fleischman Awards were announced this week!
Here come the book trailers and author/illustrator chats!
Holly Black has a new trailer for her Newbery Honor award winning book, Doll Bones.
I've once and for all given up having any kind of budget for book buying. Check this out---Hyperion Books Spring 2014|Preview Peek
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.
Do you have any of these titles? 55 Science Picture Books For Kids
Thanks to kbport, fellow educator on Twitter, for this tweet.
Sometimes you aren't ready to like the book that everyone else thinks is wonderful. Caroline Starr Rose speaks to this in One Day You Will.
Don't ever doubt the power of reading aloud, The Warmth of a Shared Experience by Cynthia Lord.
Thanks to the Nerdy Book Club for these tweets.
Those working in the field on a day-to-day basis know this to be true---New Report Hails Librarians as Drivers of Digital Transition.
Thanks to Shelley (Diaz) Vale, School Library Journal Book Reviews Senior Editor, for this tweet.
Don't forget to tune in to the latest podcast. This week it's Let's Get Busy with cartoonist Raina Telgemeier.
Thanks to Matthew C. Winner, elementary teacher librarian, founder of #slmshelfchallenge, co-founder of #geniuscon, a 2013 Library Journal Tech Leader Movers & Shakers and blogger at The Busy Librarian, for this tweet.
One of the funniest dog books the past couple of years is Oh No, George! by Chris Haughton. Here is the book trailer for his newest book.
Shh! We have a plan: Trailer from chris haughton on Vimeo.
Thanks to Jim Field, a UK based illustrator and animator, for this tweet.
If you were unable to participate in the #TLChat Virtual Cafe this past week, the archived chat is here.
Thanks to teacher librarian, presenter, consultant, and blogger at Van Meter Library Voice, Shannon Miller for this tweet.
In the spirit of the month, check out this informative, rhyming infographic, The Dr Seuss Guide To Twitter (Infographic).
Thanks for this tweet go to Sue Gorman, Innovation Learning Consultant, K-12 Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Teacher.
Celebrating Dr. Seuss's 110th Birthday announces the creation of a new Dr. Seuss's Birthday Club. It looks like a fun-filled way to commemorate your birthday.
This looks pretty good to me.
Thanks to Children's Bookshelf of Publishers Weekly for these tweets.
Having met author Lauren Oliver (Liesl & Po) I was curious about this video in honor of her new book, Panic.
Thanks to Lauren Oliver for this tweet.
This new YA release looks intriguing to me. Watch the trailer for Elusion! at this site.
Thanks to Harper Teen for this tweet.
A word to the wise---Yik Yak app is wrecking havoc in schools: 11 things parents need to know
Thanks to Kevin Hodgson, educator, web comic creator, tech liaison with the Western Mass Writing Project and blogger at Kevin's Meandering Mind, for this tweet.
Are you doing an Eric Carle study with your younger students? These downloadable printable activity sheets might work well with your unit. The World of Eric Carle
Thanks to Meg Allison, teaher librarian/ed tech: Digs Inquiry, 1:1 & Divergent thing, UVM Graduate School Instructor, 2013 Global Teacher Fellow, 2013 VT Outstanding Educator and blogger at The Mad River Librarian, for this tweet.
Get ready to be stunned by this beautiful book trailer for Dan Santat's new title, The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend.
We were all catching our breaths when this tweet entered my feed.
@ginamarieperry @MrSchuReads Cross your fingers. It has been recently optioned by Dreamworks
— Dan Santat (@dsantat) March 5, 2014
Many thanks to author illustrator Dan Santat (Crankenstein) for these tweets.
Did you listen to this posted by author Aaron Starmer (The Riverman) for World Read Aloud Day?
Thanks to Aaron Starmer for this tweet.
There's a new Celebri-Dots! Salina Yoon (Penguin in Love) has contributed to the site.
Thanks to Terry Shay, 5-12 vocal and computer teacher, college adjunct, FableVision Learning Ambassador and blogger at T J On a Journey, for this tweet.
Africa Is My Home: A Child of the Amistad written by Monica Edinger with illustrations by Robert Byrd is a recipient of a Children's Africana Book Award.
Thanks to educator, author and blogger at educating alice, Monica Edinger, for this tweet.
At a conference this week Richard Byrne presented his Best of the Web 2014. I'll be checking out some of these in the weeks and months to come.
Thanks to educator, presenter and blogger at Free Technology for Teachers, Richard Byrne for this tweet.
Yesterday a tweet introduced readers to a new release on the horizon, The Mermaid and the Shoe by K. G. Campbell.
Thanks to author Ame Dyckman (Boy + Bot, Tea Party Rules) for this tweet.
Please take a minute to read this fun post by author Corey Rosen Schwartz (The Three Ninja Pigs, Goldi Rocks and the Three Bears), as she lists The 2013 Picture Book Oscars.
Thanks for this tweet, Corey.
Enjoy the collected announcements, quotes, fun tweets and Xena's picks of animal favorites for this week.
Here are some of @ReadingRockets' favorite quotations about reading, learning, and teaching: http://t.co/PqGjwogyVN
— John Schu (@MrSchuReads) March 1, 2014
#virtualbookclub: Great News! @LaurelSnyder is going to join us on 3/17 9pm EST to talk about her new book-Seven Stories Up! @epan11
— Niki Ohs Barnes (@daydreamreader) March 1, 2014
On Sat. mornings I volunteer at my local animal shelter. This mouse we have for adoption should be named Despereaux! pic.twitter.com/cVcmGOdMm5
— Cynthia Lord (@Cynthia_Lord) March 1, 2014
I'm anxious to get home b/c our new pup, Flora (born 1/28) is coming to live with us & be our forever dog today! #nerdybookclub mascot.
— Donalyn Miller (@donalynbooks) March 1, 2014
You can see how much people value the library when they swarm to check out materials before a predicted snowstorm.
— Amy Koester (@amyeileenk) March 1, 2014
It's somehow fitting that my kid ran off with THE SNATCHABOOK and is now reading it behind my chair.
— Kate Sullivan (@ksull723) March 1, 2014
"The great thing about children's books is they expose them to not just literature but art." ~Nic Bishop #nerdybookclub #wwuclc14
— Ms. Shannon Houghton (@MsHoughton) March 1, 2014
She's not a genius, but she recognizes the sound of a cheese stick being unwrapped from three rooms away! http://t.co/OxmBMcuXXS
— Corey Rosen Schwartz (@CoreyPBNinja) March 2, 2014
I have a friend whose daughter refuses to read @StudioJJK's last LUNCH LADY book because she "refuses to believe it's over."
— Tim Federle (@TimFederle) March 2, 2014
The Oscars are fine, but they're not nearly as exciting as attending the #alayma announcements or the Newbery/Caldecott Awards dinner.
— Cathy Potter (@cppotter) March 3, 2014
Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney has just been announced as a children’s breakfast speaker at BEA
— Children's Bookshelf (@PWKidsBookshelf) March 3, 2014
Hazardous Tales announcements time! pic.twitter.com/gO6iXPoQMl
— Nathan Hale (@MrNathanHale) March 3, 2014
Snow days with rowdy kiddos are exhausting. pic.twitter.com/QQKde0UFyM
— Maria Burel (@mariaburel) March 3, 2014
@Loveofxena I love dogs (just like Felicity Pickle ;)! This is Biscuit, my faithful furball. @MrSchuReads pic.twitter.com/M9TPuus39m
— Natalie Lloyd (@_natalielloyd) March 4, 2014
@Books_Are_Magic @colbysharp I want to live in a world where we get kids to read through passion, reading aloud, and burying them in books.
— Julie Falatko (@JulieFalatko) March 4, 2014
Here's what snow day mornings look like at my house. pic.twitter.com/AR90W4Nyfw
— Ben Hatke (@BenHatke) March 4, 2014
Gosh, this is why I make books for young people. pic.twitter.com/vNwAJgAxka
— John Hendrix (@hendrixart) March 5, 2014
Three of the kids I passed on my way to the studio this morning. With hats like these, how can they not run wild? pic.twitter.com/dLKLpraLqb
— Sophie Blackall (@SophieBlackall) March 4, 2014
How do you know you're nerding out talking about books? You mention book binding. Happened today.
— Travis Jonker (@100scopenotes) March 5, 2014
Hubby asked me with trepidation why I had ordered a "Princess Labelmaker" .. He had no idea it was a book! Hehe.
— Maria Selke (@mselke01) March 5, 2014
Door knocker on our Yukon cabin. Coincidence? I think not. pic.twitter.com/tPWz8fUCSv
— Paul O. Zelinsky (@paulozelinsky) March 6, 2014
Got this message from home. No words necessary. #beenawaysincemonday pic.twitter.com/DRUAaR78bQ
— Sarah Lean (@SarahLean1) March 6, 2014
@lorenlong, best selling children's author and illustrator, supports Read Aloud 15 MINUTES! pic.twitter.com/Buqx1cIbv6
— Read Aloud (@ReadAloud_org) March 6, 2014
Hey it's Frank Einstein! That book I'm doing with @Jon_Scieszka is revealed... http://t.co/ifGFIgpmFi @PWKidsBookshelf Tell your friends!
— Brian Biggs (@mrbiggsdotcom) March 6, 2014
Favorite quote today-"Ms. Kouri, is there going to be another season of Flora and Ulysses?"
— Donna K. (@akgal68) March 6, 2014
Film planned for A Monster Calls, won the CILIP Carnegie AND Kate Greenaway Medal in 2012. Exciting! http://t.co/zarvT9nKFr
— Carnegie Greenaway (@CILIPCKG) March 7, 2014
Big news coming soon! Stay Tuned! http://t.co/psHS7e9RrR
— OrigamiYoda (@OrigamiYoda) March 7, 2014
Favorite comment from a student today - I need to add this book to my Goodreads app, but it's so good it should be called Greatreads.
— Katherine Sokolowski (@katsok) March 7, 2014
I created this Smore for next week's #mra14 session. https://t.co/n5jqDruZ5v @kaaauthor @lisa_mcmann @lindaurbanbooks
— Colby Sharp (@colbysharp) March 8, 2014