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When love and skill work together, expect a miracle. John Ruskin
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Twitterville Talk #29
Thanks to LiteracyHead for this tweet: Introducing Book Pickings: A Visual Bookshelf by Maria Popova of Brain Pickings. If you want to view interesting and unique book suggestions please drop by this site. The newly designed virtual bookshelf is a real treat.
Now this is an intriguing take on Kid Literacy Characters and Their Grown-Up Counterparts.
The Force is with "Origami Yoda's" creator.
It is with great sadness that I read Caldecott Winner Simms Taback Dies at 79. His books which grace the shelves in our library media center are well read; my personal copies will be even more treasured.
Enjoy a truly fabulous article on what young adult authors, for the most part, think And the next "Tintin: is...
Follow the year in review at The Guardian, Pottermore and more: 2011 in children's books.
This comes as no surprise to a multitude of fans--Book Buzz: "Hunger Games" reaches No. 1 on USA Today's list. Thanks to Children's Bookshelf for these tweets.
Sally Mavor, fabric artist extraordinaire and book illustrator, shares her process for the making of The Horn Book cover. What an amazing talent and worthy recipient of the 2011 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Pocketful of Posies!
Letters: For a technology user, a love of print endures by Kate Ewing library media specialist at the MS/HS in Omro, Wisconsin.
I am going to need another lifetime to read all the books on my to-read lists and piles around the house but this list is another keeper, The 11 Best Biographies and Memoirs of 2011 by Maria Popova at Brain Pickings.
The Digital Shift wraps up the year with Top Articles on SLJ.com 2011: Ebooks, Kid Lit, Jobs.
From Sarah Evans of the blog, Sarah's Faves, Fave Tip: New Year, New You: Clean up your online profile.
A tip of the hat to School Library Journal for these links.
Blink & Caution Acceptance Speech delivered by author/recipient Tim Wynne-Jones.
Thanks to The Horn Book.
Leadership Lessons from the Shackleton Expedition.
A retweet from Richard Byrne at Free Technology for Teachers of Remember 2011-A Map of 2011's Biggest Stories.
Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo of Larry Ferlazzo's Web sites of the day... for these links.
One Very Possible 2011 7-Imp Retrospective Before Breakfast. This is a visual feast for the eyes of all picture book lovers.
Posted by Xena's Mom at 8:05 AM
Labels: authors, books and reading, illustrators, libraries, web 2.0
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