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

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Twitterville Talk #35

So much news and views this week in the world of books, libraries and technology that the wires were hardly ever quiet; someone is always awake and sharing updates. 

I forgot to post this tweet last week,  so I will begin with it now.  This comes from educator, speaker and author of The Book Whisperer,  Donalyn Miller.
"I have been long convinced that the central and most important goal of reading instruction is to foster the love of reading."  Gambrell, 1996.

John Schumacher, librarian and blogger, at Watch. Connect. Read. highlights the work of Take a Tour of Katie Davis's Creative SpaceYou could be at her site for hours and still not explore all the wonders.

Thanks for all these other tweets this week.

Bring on the paint!  My house is about to undergo a change.  Take a peek at this staircase pinned on Pinterest.

Author Jarrett J. Krosoczka whose Lunch Lady titles are never on the shelves in our media center has a spot on Reading Rockets. 

More food for thought, Reading a book 'adds to children's education'.

I can not wait for this series to begin.  Look at the authors who are participating; the cream of the crop.

Sophie Blackall, illustrator of the Ivy & Bean books, Spinster Goose and Edwin Speaks Up has created a series of posters to honor the New York Subway system.  They will be available for purchase at sometime in the future.  Yay!

Begin following posts made at School Library Journal with great reads for Black History Month 2012.

An article that was posted on May 2011 was brought to readers attention by School Library Journal in a tweet, I Can't Believe You're Throwing Out Books!  by blogger Julie Goldberg. This has certainly generated much discussion.

There is always two sides to every story.  Be sure to read:  Wood-pulp Pages:  For a technology user, a love of print endures-February 2012 Letters.

Kicking off the annual Read Across America/March Is Reading Month is a new film based upon a Dr. Seuss classic, Watch and Read:  He Speaks for the Trees--'The Lorax'.

Read Review:  Chanukah Lights written by Michael J. Rosen and illustrated by paper engineer Robert Sabuda at SLJ blog, A Chair, A Fireplace & A Tea Cozy.  There is also a link within the post to the 2012 Blog Tour for the Sydney Taylor Book Award. 

School Library Journal's Battle of the Kids' Books is up and running again.  This is going to be one for the memory books. Here is the link,  SLJ's Battle of the Kids' Books: the Trailer.
Thanks to School Library Journal for all these tweets.

Pinterest has taken off like the proverbial speeding bullet.  View these boards posted by The Children's Book Council.  Thanks to The Children's Book Council for these tweets.

Watch and learn about the process used by Caldecott Honor award-winning illustrator David Ezra Stein for his title, Interrupting Chicken.

Librarian Laura Given tweets about the video given by 2012 Texas Bluebonnet Award Winner, Tom Angleberger for The Strange Case of Origami Yoda.

Jimmy Gownley Wraps Up 'Amelia'; Launches New Projects posted by Publishers Weekly.  Not good news for the fans of Amelia.

It's no surprise to me---Therapy Dogs' Presence Steadily Grows in Libraries
Thanks to Library Journal for the tweet.

Julie Danielson at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast hosts author Toni Buzzeo and illustrator David Small with the post, One Impossibly Cool Friend Before Breakfast.  I reviewed their collaboration on One Cool Friend several days ago.

To celebrate the arrival of the new Elephant & Piggie book, Listen To My Trumpet! there is a new event kit posted on the site.  Thanks to The Pigeon for this news.

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers New Snicket "autobiography' series announcedNow that is some good news!
Thanks to Children's Bookshelf of Publishers Weekly.

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