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

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Twitterville Talk #34

Back in November 2011, School Library Journal's blog, Curriculum Connections, posted an interview, Melissa Sweet:  Her Work Is PlayMelissa Sweet is the winner of the 2012 Robert F. Sibert Award, awarded annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book published in English during the preceding year, for her title, Balloons Over Broadway:  The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade.

Author James Patterson, on his site, offers his opinion, We Can Get Our  Kids Reading.

And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street by Dr. Seuss is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year.  The New York Times Education page carried an article, Mulberry Street May Fade, but "Mulberry Street" Shines On. 
Thanks to Literacyhead for this link.

John Schumacher at Watch. Connect. Read retweeted a link to LitWorld's video, What Would the World be Like if Everyone Could Read? in preparation for World Read Aloud Day, March 7, 2012.

If you are thinking of doing an author/illustrator study on Kevin Henkes, his new web site is just the ticket.

ALA News lists a link to the current YouTube video playlist "Thanks" from a variety of Youth Media Award winners.  Follow the embedded link.

Children's Bookshelf of Publishers Weekly announces that a new movie trailer for The Hunger Games will be aired during the pre-game show for the Super Bowl.  I'm suddenly craving football.

Fox options John Green's The Fault in Our Stars.  I think I might have to see that in the privacy of my own home.  I was pretty tearful for more than an hour at the book's end.  I read it in under 24 hours; and no, I did not forget to sleep or go to work.

View with extreme pleasure the Original "Charlotte's Web" Illustrations, 1952. 

Catch CBS Morning video interviews:  Martin Scorsese on "Hugo":  A very personal film and several others including Brian Selznick, author of The Invention of Hugo Cabret, on the Lost art of Automatons alive again.

Fans of Maggie Stiefvater rejoice, she has a new series that it going to be released by Scholastic in September 2012---The Raven Boys.

I am jumping for joy.  There is a new The Hunger Games movie trailer.  Is this the same one that is going to be aired before the Super Bowl? 
Thanks to Children's Bookshelf for these tweets.

Publishers Weekly includes a link to the entire fifteen minute plus film, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore done by Moonbot Studios which is up for the 2012 Academy Awards' Best Animated Short category.  This is another excellent reason for me to stay tuned to the awards, that and all the Hugo award nominations.  I was fortunate to attend a viewing of Hugo today with the entire third and fourth grade classes at Charlevoix Elementary School. Double thumbs up.

The Children's Book Council, CBC Book, suggests a link to a video interview with Christopher Paul Curtis about his work in an automobile factory in Flint, Michigan, writing and his new title, The Mighty Miss Malone.

Scholastic has a group of boards on Pinterest.  I finally got my invitation but have not had a block of time to begin exploring but the boards of Scholastic and others are a visual feast.

Ultimate Titanic is a site constructed by teachers and Titanic historians to commemorate the 100th anniversary.  Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo of Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day...

American Library Association publication Booklist posted Interview with Jack GantosGreat questions and answers; good insight into the power of audio books.  Listen to the video of Jack Gantos at the end.

Have a wonderful, restful weekend filled with lots of reading, of course.

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