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When love and skill work together, expect a miracle. John Ruskin

Friday, July 22, 2011

Twenty-four Hours in Twitterville #6

At the SloDive web site an article, 25 Brilliant Optical Illusions for Kids, written by Sualini Rana highlights new and familiar optical illustions that might just add a spark to the beginning or ending of a class period.  They can be used to illustrate the importance of attention to detail.

Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo of Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day.

According to an article found in The Globe and Mail, How Harry Potter Rewrote the Book on Reading by John Barber, there is a continued trend for more children and young adults to be reading as a result of the wave created by the J. K. Rowling books.  Even more interesting is the trend of adults to be reading more young adult books than young adults.  Thanks to Publishers Weekly for this tweet.

A boatload of book trailers were featured on the School Library Journal blog, A Fuse # 8 Production as well as this photo of the entrance to the Children's Section at the Cerritos Millennium Library in Cerritos, California.  This is beyond cool; this is awesome and it is going on my bucket list!

Via  YALSA's The Hub: Your Connection to Teen Reads check out the article, On the Road Again-Audiobooks Perfect for Summer Road Trips for a very good list to make those long stretches from point A to point B more tolerable.

What if your library was delivered to you on the back of a burro?  Check out this short PBS video about how one man is making a difference in the lives of the children in his small corner of the world.
Thanks to ALA Booklist for this link.

Check out the latest answers to questions about the Pottermore web site via Pottermore Insider.

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