Are you ready for the March #SharpSchu Book Club? Get all the details here.
Settle in, grab snacks and something to drink. Here are the book trailers and chats with authors and illustrators about their work.
Here are some new poetry books you might want to consider using during any poetry study. I have currently reviewed two of them on this blog. Poems to Launch the Imagination
There are more thank you videos from the ALA Youth Media Award winners. Go here.
Every minute of the inauguration ceremony for Kate DiCamillo as the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature is worth watching. But her speech begins at about minute 43:17.
Are you ready for School Library Month and Poem in Your Pocket Day?
Put these new titles on your list---High-Demand Hot List For Youth
There are some exciting winners to still be determined. Check out the 7th Annual Children's and Teen Choice Book Awards and
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.
A new dot appeared this week at Celebri-dots. Check out the creation of Melissa Morse. As a reminder, it's never too early to start getting ready for the next International Dot Day.
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.
This is a great article for using digital tools with reading and writing in the classroom, Corkulous for Read Aloud.
Thanks to educator and blogger at A Year of Reading, Franki Sibberson for this post and tweet.
It's crucial to keep educating ourselves and our students about our online presence. Here are 11 Tips For Students To Manage Their Digital Footprints.
Thanks to Joyce Valenza, librarian, teacher, learner and blogger at NeverEnding Search for this tweet.
If you are gearing up for National Poetry Month in April, you might want to check out this Poetry Poetry Poetry Symbaloo filled with resources.
Here's another excellent resource for teaching students copyright, Copyright BriefNOTES for Students.
Thanks to teacher librarian, presenter, consultant, and blogger at Van Meter Library Voice, Shannon Miller for these tweets.
It's been an exciting week at School Library Journal's 2014 Battle of the Kids' Books. Several rounds have been decided, Round 1, Match 1: All The Truth That's In Me vs The Animal Book, Round 1, Match 2: Boxers and Saints vs A Corner of White, Round 1, Match 3: Doll Bones vs Eleanor and Park, and Round 1, Match 4: Far Far Away vs Flora and Ulysses.
Thanks to the Battle Commander for these tweets.
For fans of Adam Rex's The True Meaning of Smekday here is a four-minute sneak peek at the movie adaptation.
Thanks to author illustrator Adam Rex (Moonday) for this tweet.
File this in the food for thought category, Think We No Longer Need Libraries? Think Again.
Thanks to Tasha Saecker, librarian and blogger at Waking Brain Cells, for this tweet.
Take note of this list of fantastic book titles; Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award: Master List 2014-2015
Thanks to teacher librarian, technology integrationist, VSLA board member and ISTE SIGLIB President-elect, Donna Macdonald for this tweet.
Author Sarah Lean (A Dog Called Homeless) is sponsoring a contest on her website. Is your pet a hero? There are fabulous prizes.
Thanks to Sarah Lean for this tweet.
Are you using any of the 10 Must Have Google Chrome Extensions?
Thanks to Ben Gilpin, elementary principal and blogger at The Colorful Principal, for this tweet.
As more applications become available for using screencasts in an educational, professional or personal setting, this might be useful---The Teacher's Guide To Using Screencasts In The Classroom
Thanks to Brian C. Bailey, Learning Technologies Senior Analyst, for this tweet.
This looks like pure fun to me. It could be used in a classroom setting too! Children's Book Themed Birthday Parties
Thanks to Debbie Alvarez, teacher librarian and blogger at The Styling Librarian, for this tweet.
Don't miss this chance to win all three books from the outstanding series written by Julie Sternberg with illustrations by Matthew Cordell. Like Carrot Juice on a Cupcake by Julie Sternberg|Book Series Giveaway
Thanks to The Publishing Guru for this tweet.
If you are not familiar with some or all of these web tools, you might want to check some of them out when you get a chance, The Top 10 Free Web Tools (As Chosen By You) I have reviewed four of them here but will try to get to all of them.
Thanks to Edudemic for this tweet.
Wouldn't it be great to have one of these on every single school playground? The Treehouse Library Or better yet...in your own backyard.
Thanks to Book Riot for this tweet and post.
Five Reasons to Read Aloud is a great post from author Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen (Duck, Duck, Moose!).
Thanks to her for this tweet and post.
Have you seen this trailer?
Thanks to Schwartz & Wade Books for this tweet.
Enjoy the gathered quotes, tweets and announcements from this week.
There's something comforting about being in a room full of librarians. Together ***they know everything*** #Serendipity14
— Tim Federle (@TimFederle) March 8, 2014
I always keep a Newbery in my wallet in case I come across a Flora & Ulysses without one... pic.twitter.com/I6MkjJiJlf
— Matt Roeser (@mattroeser) March 8, 2014
Before you ever think Vine is just a six second vid, look at what this guy can do, especially his Sherlock Vine!: http://t.co/oV7OmuK3Yi
— Heather Moorefield (@actinginthelib) March 9, 2014
Sitting at my desk thinking how lucky I am that writing has brought me so many friends.
— Linda Urban (@lindaurbanbooks) March 9, 2014
@katiestrawser @literacydocent Here are the archives: http://t.co/UPvMdno1aR #MELit
— Cathy Potter (@cppotter) March 10, 2014
My cover is REVEALED! http://t.co/cJFSltP2nt THE WITCH'S BOY doesn't come out 'til September, but it's fun having this bit out in the world.
— Kelly Barnhill (@kellybarnhill) March 10, 2014
@sarahalbee You made poop interesting. I'll be sure to give it a read. :)
— Colby Sharp (@colbysharp) March 10, 2014
I'm just wrapping up my book for 2015 called Nnewts. Here's a peek: pic.twitter.com/GbijSBJy4B
— TenNapel (@TenNapel) March 10, 2014
Keep reading, my friends. pic.twitter.com/DwvhIFebED
— Ben Hatke (@BenHatke) March 10, 2014
— Dan Santat (@dsantat) March 10, 2014
Again and again when I find a used bookstore my day is okay again.
— Tim Federle (@TimFederle) March 10, 2014
I'm actually downplaying it a bit. I had so much fun reading Amulet 6 I nearly fell out of my chair.
— Kazu Kibuishi (@boltcity) March 10, 2014
How I feel right now--> So many... so little time! #nerdybookclub pic.twitter.com/WDoO1NrJnv
— Michael Carton (@michaeltcarton) March 10, 2014
Student greeting after I was away ill: “Can you just read to us all day because you missed a lot of days?” #bookaddicts
— Carrie Gelson (@CarrieGelson) March 11, 2014
Jennifer L. Holm, Author: Are you ready ... ? http://t.co/K3n6tKl1Wl
— John Schu (@MrSchuReads) March 11, 2014
Teacher's Guide for NAKED! (Pre-K thru 3rd grade) now available: http://t.co/FxEkJz7MNA Thanks @MarcieColleen1! pic.twitter.com/2QpAuibhCg
— Debbie Ridpath Ohi (@inkyelbows) March 11, 2014
I'm grateful for the librarians who move and shake every day. (Not just those recognized by Library Journal.)
— John Schu (@MrSchuReads) March 11, 2014
A snippet from a book I've just finished illustrating for Knopf, @randomhousekids It'll be out in 2015 :)) pic.twitter.com/njksBk3bGH
— Birgitta Sif (@birgittasif) March 12, 2014
Big congrats to @kellydipucchio on winning the @michiganreading GWEN FROSTIC award. #mra14 #nerdybookclub pic.twitter.com/Sip2WuvhL9
— Colby Sharp (@colbysharp) March 12, 2014
Best question of the day: "Mr. Schu, are you a famous author?" -1st grader
— John Schu (@MrSchuReads) March 12, 2014
"Libraries are places that make all the difference in the world." -Bryan Stevenson #pla2014
— Amy Koester (@amyeileenk) March 12, 2014
When on the road between school visits and an evening signing, a library is a great place to hang out and get some work done.
— Brandon Mull (@brandonmull) March 12, 2014
Here is the press release for @Storybreathing's QUEST: http://t.co/DVbcSodNCd
— John Schu (@MrSchuReads) March 13, 2014
Join #virtualbookclub on Monday 3/17 at 9 PM EST! We will be chatting with @LaurelSnyder about Seven Stories Up! @epan11 #nerdybookclub
— Niki Ohs Barnes (@daydreamreader) March 14, 2014
Resources from @gcouros' presentation on Digital Citizenship #macul14 #swcrkPLN pic.twitter.com/fS1RYuKWgK
— Michele Corbat (@MicheleCorbat) March 14, 2014
The 2014 Rebecca Caudill Award winner is "Wonder" by R.J. Palacio! Congratulations @RJPalacio & @randomhousekids #choosekind #IRC2014
— Caudill Award (@RCYRBA) March 14, 2014
"Libraries and librarians don't give up on you." -@realjohngreen #DFTBApla
— Amy Koester (@amyeileenk) March 14, 2014
The best book for a kid to read is the 1 he wants to read. We call that "wantability" & it always outscores "readability." #MRA14
— Kylene Beers (@KyleneBeers) March 14, 2014
The more you read the better you write! - Penny Kittle #mra14
— Niki Ohs Barnes (@daydreamreader) March 15, 2014
Without confidence- you can never get to competence. - @writeguyjeff #mra14
— Colby Sharp (@colbysharp) March 15, 2014
Stories are a teacher's super power. -Nancie Atwell #irc2014
— Dylan Teut (@dylanteut) March 15, 2014
I cannot wait for this book!!! http://t.co/37GvJsUzoe
— Katherine Sokolowski (@katsok) March 15, 2014
I put my heart into this book. rjpalacio #mra14 Look for it this August. http://t.co/k5yqIQq22e
— Colby Sharp (@colbysharp) March 15, 2014