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

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Twenty-four Hours In Twitterville #7

There has been lots of action on Twitter lately...enjoy.

Mo Willems has been busy.  Check out the latest on Mo Willems Doodles via The Pigeon.

Via Publishers Weekly, The Globe and Mail posted an article titled Book apps:  A reading revolution, or the end of reading? by John Barber.  It's an interesting take on the impact of apps and the appeal of them based upon design. 

Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson talk about their new animated film The Adventures of Tintin at Comic-Con 2011.  This promises to be one of the best in its genre.  I can't wait to see this.  The release date is December 23, 2011.
Meriden, Connecticut has renamed their children's library The Tomie dePaola Childrens Library to honor their home town hero and his commitment to their city.  Tomie dePaola is the most recent recipient of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for the contributions that his works have made to literature.

School Library Journal tweeted The 2011 Eisner Award Winners.  Comics and graphic novels rule!  Check out the Best Publication for Kids and Best Publication for Teens.

Julie Danielson on her blog, Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast, posts an article called Seven Crazy Realities Everyone Should Know about Literacyhead.com.  Literacyhead.com in their own words states:  A Literacyhead is someone who is intensely serious about exercising creative literacy, making connections across multiple literacies, pursuing thoughtful literacy as an individual and as a teacher, and constantly searching for ideas.  Literacyheads may have expertise in different areas of literacy. but all are committed to children's literacy, passionate about the arts, incessant thinkers, and display a propensity for fun.  I truly can not wait to visit this site again and again.

Random House tweets about a link to Shelf Awareness, Quotation of the Day.  Stephen King shares his #ThankYouLibrarian book.

YALSA, the Hub, tweets about a new article, More Powerful Than a Locomotive.  This article addresses the impact of graphic novels on struggling male readers.  I know this to be true.  They can not be kept on the shelves.

Library Journal has an article titled, Using the Cube to Bring Back the Book.  A nonprofit group is going to be placing lightweight modular structures about New York and Boston this fall.  In their words:  will bring books and various programs to public spaces and underserved neighborhoods.  It will be interesting to see how this develops.

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