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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Twitterville Talk #22

There are very important pieces of news that came over the Twitter feed this past week. 

Straight from the Children's Bookshelf at Publishers Weekly are these newsy tweets.

CNBC to premiere "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Revealed" on Nov 24th is great news for fans of the series and for those that have not been fortunate enough to make it to Orlando, Florida yet.

Take heart lovers of Ian Falconer's books..."Olivia" picture book series to continue next fall with a new title, Olivia and the Fairy Princess.  Knowing Olivia it should be filled with laughs.

Some of the best news this week is the release of PW Best Books 2011:  Children's BooksPicture books and young adult fiction and nonfiction are included.  Do not miss these titles!

John Wood is making a huge difference one library at a time; His Libraries, 12,000 So Far, Change Lives .  Check out the article at School Library Journal, John Wood Makes Room To Read to measure the depth of this man's impact on children worldwide.

Joyce Valenza, library media special extraordinaire and blogger at School Library Journal, posted Protecting your reputation online:  4 things you need to know.  This infographic says it all.  Good advice!

Petition Supporting School Libraries Needs 20,000 signatures for White House Response  Never thought I would see the day when we have to sign a petition to have one of the cornerstones of education protected.  If you value equitable access to information and reading for all children, you need to sign this petition.

Librarian's words are binding is an article by journalist, Steve Lopez, about a librarian, his son.  No truer thoughts have ever been expressed.

Heavy Medal:  A Mock Newbery Blog posted Friday afternoon the shortlist of ten titles they selected as possible Newbery contenders.

Thanks to School Library Journal for the above links.

From the YALSA blog, The Hub, comes Late To The Party--Series to Catch Up With  Three suggested series to read are outstanding for young adults looking for the next good set of books on which to get hooked.

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