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When love and skill work together, expect a miracle. John Ruskin
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Twitterville Talk #36
I have really been enjoying the thank you videos on YouTube from the award recipients. Here is the 2012 Newbery Honor Winner Eugene Yelchin for his book, Breaking Stalin's Nose.
Author/illustrator Lane Smith won the Caldecott Honor Award for his book, Grandpa Green.
Brian Selznick: how Scorsese's Hugo drew inspiration from his magical book is a recent post at The Guardian.
Watch. Connect. Read for these tweets.
my 28 most tried and true writing prompts.
Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo of Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day...
Libraries Still an Important Discovery Source for Kids' Books, Says Study. Some interesting trends are taking shape.
Irma Black Award Finalists Announced; Kids to Vote for the Winner. The Irma Simonton Black & James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children's Literature is given to a book in which the text and illustrations work closely together to create a vibrant whole. Librarians and first- and second-grade teachers are asked to read aloud and discuss the books, aided by an optional curriculum guide. Kids then rank their favorites and teachers submit their votes online. The four titles selected this year are:
You Will Be My Friend by Peter Brown
I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
What Animals Really Like by Fiona Robinson and
All The Way To America by Dan Yaccarino
School Library Journal has a new blog, Make Some Noise, hosted by Sara Kelly Johns. School library advocacy is making itself heard loudly and clearly. Johns is a past president of the American Association of School Librarians and the current librarian at the Lake Placid, New York, Middle/High School.
Thanks to School Library Journal for the above tweets.
The Children's and Young Adult Bloggers' Literary Awards, The Cybils, have been announced for 2012. These are the only awards of any sort from the blogging community.
I know that I am going to have to have every single one of these book jackets created by Erin Bowman, blogger and young adult writer, and friends. This is a retweet whose origin has escaped my cluttered memory but I think that it was a Nerdy Book Club member.
interviews Walter Dean Myers. Take notice of the final quote in the article: America is in danger of developing a permanent underclass which is limited not by birth status or color, but by the inability to read proficiently, or to teach reading skills to their children.
Voting for the 2012 Children's Choice Book Awards begins on March 14 at this link. This is another amazing chance for students to select their favorites.
Thanks to the Children's Book Council for these tweets.
The Wonderful and Terrible Habit of Buying Too Many Books, made me smile but most of the hundreds of books on my shelf I have read. Thanks to Publishers Weekly.
Random House Kids has boards that look fantastic.
The American Booksellers Association has released The Spring 2012 Kids' Next List Preview. Looking forward to all these new good reads.
This video makes me want to re-read every single review on this blog; maybe re-write a few. It is hilarious.