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

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Twitterville Talk #36

There continues to be so much activity in the world of libraries, books in all their forms and changing technologies that impact the way we retrieve and curate information.  Never has it been more important to instill the love of reading in all the readers of all ages that come into our library media centers. Enjoy my collection of weekly tweets as you relax on this long weekend.  I plan on tackling my TBR pile with gusto.

 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. 
Thanks to John Schumacher at Watch. Connect. Read for these tweets.

Luke Neff who has the blog Writing Prompts posts, my 28 most tried and true writing prompts.
Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo of Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day...

The Digital Shift at School Library Journal reports 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 WinnerThe 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 onlineThe 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.

Art Works, the official blog of the National Endowment for the Arts, 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.

This article, 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.

It would appear that everyone is becoming fans of Pinterest.  Random House Kids has boards that look fantastic.

The American Booksellers Association has released The Spring 2012 Kids' Next List PreviewLooking 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.
Thanks to Children's Bookshelf at Publishers Weekly.

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