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

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Twitterville Talk #14

These are the tweets of the week that I think will appeal to my students, staff and parents one and all.  We are lucky to have a social networking resource such as this with so much happening in the world of literacy.

Publishers Weekly hosts an article by Sally Lodge, New Peter Rabbit Tale to Be Written by Emma Thompson.  I can't think of a better person to do this. 

National Book Award Finalists to be Revealed at Oregon Literacy Arts Center, with several firsts.  This will be the first time these have been announced in the Pacific Northwest, the first time live over a public radio venue and the first time with a literary presenting organization.

Some great titles are listed in this article, Mythology in YA Lit,  by Faythe Arrendondo.  I've read a couple and give them "thumbs up".  Thanks to The Hub.

Richard Byrne at Free Technology For Teachers posted some great stuff for teachers this week:  12 Useful YouTube Accessories for Teachers and Students and 77 Educational Games and Game Builders to name two.

A Fuse #8 Production via School Library Journal posted in their blog, Video Sunday about the book trailer for The Chronicles of Harris Burdick found on YouTube.

A Fuse #8 Production also includes in her news post a great link to Read Around the World.  This is a fantastic source of books, recipes and activities plus it gets you thinking about other titles and their possibilities for a similar project at home or in the classroom.

Also check out Newbery/Caldecott 2012: The Fall Predictions found at A Fuse #8 Production by Elizabeth Bird.

At the new blog, Heavy Medal: A Mock Newbery Blog, don't miss the article by Jonathan Hunt, Is This Absolutely Necessary?  This is a readable opinion on the very real,  increasing length of tween and teen books.

Joyce Valenza, blogger and librarian, posting at School Library Journal in the NeverendingSearch has a great resource in Fifty Ways to Leave Your Term Paper/Book Report & Tell Your Story.

Children's Bookshelf from Publishers Weekly Kids has loads of good tips and links this week.  Check these out:

Two links regarding Brian Selznick's new Wonderstruck are found showing him pictured in front of the bookstore, Books of Wonder, renamed Books of Wonderstruck this week and a link to an article in USA Today, Literary game will leave Brian Selznick fans "Wonderstruck" in new book.

Chris Raschka, best known in the picture book world, has written his first novel, Seriously Normal.

In an article by Rohan Preston, Letting pigs fly, we discover that Kate DiCamillo's Mercy Watson books have been adapted for the stage.

Daniel Pinkwater has a new book out this week, Bushman Lives.  It will eventually be published in print but for now it has its own website where it can be read bit by bit.

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