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Friday, July 8, 2011

Twenty-Four Hours In Twitterville #4

With the closing chapter in the Harry Potter movies to be released in less than a week, there are numerous tweets about author, J. K. Rowling.  Via Shelf Awareness, The Daily Beast has a small article about statements made by Rowling at the premier in the U. K. of the last movie.  She hints that more Potter might be possible; after all she is the creator.

By following a tweet by Publishers Weekly, Digital Spy has ten interesting statements of facts about J. K. Rowling along with some great videos that fans may or may not know or have seen.

Richard Byrne of Free Technology For Teachers has a great post, Google Books For Educators-A How To Guide, with a tutorial for educators about finding free eBooks on Google Books and placing them on a virtual shelf for students to use.

Larry Ferlazzo of Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day has an interesting post, The Best Ways to Use Photos In Lessons, about using photos to prompt creative and critical thinking as well as writing .  Web 2.0 formats which are best for this are listed.

At Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast Julie Danielson earlier this week conducted an interview with Kady MacDonald Denton the illustrator of the books by Bonnie Becker, A Birthday for Bear, A Bedtime for Bear and A Visitor for Bear.  The interview is in depth with wonderful questions and answers, loads of pictures, and a glimpse of the newest book in the Bear series, The Sniffles for Bear.  Personally, I can not wait to see this book when it is released this fall.

One of my favorite sources for book reviews is Booklist magazine.  This morning they tweeted about the cover of the July 2011 issue.  It is an illustration by Scott McKowen of Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe.  The illustration is beautiful.

Another outstanding source of not only reviews but articles pertinent to education and libraries is the School Library Journal.  They just announced at their site the winner of the 2011 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award, 11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass.

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