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

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Twitterville Talk #15

There never seems to be a lack of constant information coming over the wire via Twitter.  There are some really good tweets this week. Enjoy.

Interview:  Dan Santat and John Rocco is both an informative and hilarious video.  Both are well known illustrators/authors.  Rocco's newest title is Blackout and Santat's new title is Sidekicks.

An Author in Every Classroom: Kids connecting with authors via Skype. It’s the next best thing to being there. is a very informative article by author Kate Messner.

Thanks to School Library Journal for these great links.

Just in from The Pigeon---NPR is interviewing Mo Willems and Katherine Paterson at 7:45 AM on September 26, 2011.  Now that's what I call an interview!

Pamela Paul has written a wonderful article, The Children's Authors who Broke the Rules.  She speaks to the influence of Sendak, Seuss and Silverstein and how they redefined children's literature.

Shel Silverstein Comes Alive in a New Book, 12 Years After His Death reports The Atlantic.  Try out four of the new poems here.

Thanks to Children's Bookshelf of Publishers Weekly for these links that give us much to mull over.

7 Curious Facts About 7 Dr. Seuss Books by David K. Israel covers little known tidbits about these titles.  Who knew?  Thanks to Publishers Weekly.

The 2011 National Book Festival takes place on the 24th and 25th of September on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.  Oh, how I wish I could be there.  This links to lots of good information about this stellar event.  Check out the spot spoken by one of my heroes, Clint Eastwood.

Larry Ferlazzo of Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day weighs in with The Best "Fun" Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too-2011 (So Far).  One of the suggested videos is right here in Michigan. 

Check this out---YouTube Launches Site Specifically for Teachers.

At Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast Julie Danielson conducts an interview, Seven Impossible Questions Over Breakfast with Beth Krommes.  This Caldecott award winning illustrator show no signs of stopping. Each work is more beautiful than the last.  What a wonderful woman and interview!

Richard Byrne of Free Technology for Teachers hosted a great post this week, Three Good Sites Where Teachers Can Learn Tech Skills.  Check these out.

Now this is a very good idea.  Booklist Woes-a Place for Everything and Everything in Its Place? by Laura Perenic at The Hub shares a plan for getting the best to readers.

Update to the post at Librarian's Quest last week.  Read this article, Paper sculpture whodunit solved, by Dawn Morrison.  Thanks to Shelf Awareness.

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