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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Twitterville Talk #21

Catch up on all the newest happenings in the world of children's and young adult's literature as well as cool web 2.0 tools to use in the classroom.  Tweets abound this week, but then when do they not?

Many thanks to Children's Bookshelf of Publishers Weekly for the following tweets this week.

View beautiful illustrations here Maurice Sendak's Rare Velveteen Rabbit Illustrations circa 1960 by Maria Popova.

In A Horse (Barn) of a Different Color by Sue Corbett paper engineer and king of pop-up art, Robert Sabuda, has high goals for a community art center.

Sonia Jaffe Robbins tells all in It's A Wrap, for Wimpy Kid 6.  Bank Street Bookstore is ready for the November 15 release.

Read the latest post at Publishers Weekly by John A. Sellers leading up to the complete list to be revealed on Monday, November 7, 2011; Publishers Weekly Best Books 2011:  I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen.

Get further information in a post by Sally Lodge at Publishers Weekly; Mac Barnett Spearheads "A Picture Book Manifesto'.

Yikes!  JK Rowling reveals she nearly killed off Ron Weasley in an interview with Alison Flood of The Guardian.

The New York Times releases The 2011 Best Illustrated Children's Books in an article by Pamela Paul.

The Horn Book has a spectacular list of new holiday books that was posted November 1, 2011; Holiday High Notes.

Fans of I Am Number Four will enjoy this interview by Gretchen Kolderup of the author, Pittacus Lore, via The Hub at YALSA.

Booklist's Michael Cart talks with Ed Young and Allen Say---What Does Memory Look Like.

Julie Danielson interviews, Seven Questions Over Breakfast with Laura Ljungkvist, author/illustrator whose work, Follow The Line To School, I reviewed on August 25, 2011.  Those interviews at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast just get better and better.

Debra Lau Whelan of School Library Journal talks with the author, Sarah Wu:  Fed Up With Lunch .
Read how one teacher has made a difference.

Richard Byrne of Free Technology for Teachers posts about a new web 2.0 tool, Searcheeze: Collaboratively Curate the Web.

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