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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Twitterville Talk #37

Read Across America is fast approaching.   Several awards are yet to be chosen by young and young adult readers themselves.  The world of books and reading is never silent; for that we can be thankful.

For those of us that have enjoyed A Monster Calls written by Patrick Ness with illustrations by Jim Kay this announcement comes as no surprise, Children vote A Monster Calls best book of 2012Follow the link above to my review; it is a book not to be missed.

Oh the joy of it all.  Check out the Fall 2012 Sneak Previews.  I will not wish my life away, I will not wish my life away, I will....

Inquiring minds want to know---Pottermore---what's going on?  A Harry Potter fan's quest for answers.

In lieu of the announcement below this article appeared---Please Don't Grow Up, J. K. Rowling!  I have to agree as a fan of the Harry Potter series I am hesitant to have her branch away from those books, but I will surely be in line to be one of the first to read this new book; she is, after all, a good author.

Praise, completely deserved, for John Green's The Fault in Our Stars--Kids, Books and a Five-Hankie Gem.  This title is a must read.
For the above tweets thanks goes to Children's Bookshelf of Publishers Weekly.

J. K. Rowling Inks Deal with Little, Brown for Adult Book.

This could be very interesting to say the least. J. K. Rowling's new book: clues suggest a turn to crime fiction.
Thanks to Publishers Weekly.

On the Chronicle Books Blog read their fantastic analysis on what makes a good children's book based upon:  Over and Under the Snow, by Kate Messner, art by Christopher Silas Neal.  They tell it like it is.  Follow this link to my review of this noteworthy title.

At least I've read one of the titles nominated for the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy Book.

Hopefully these volumes were resurrected from a junkyard; recycled at the very least to present this amazing view:  Unbridled Books.  At least you won't get wet.
Thanks to Shelf Awareness.

At School Library Journal, Nonfiction Matters, blogger and author, Marc Aronson writes Jeremy Lin and the Common CorePoint taken, point made and made well.

Read Across America begins next week.  PBS to Celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday with Two Hours of "Cat in the Hat" Episodes.

Rejoice fans of C. S. Lewis.  Free Audio:  Download the Complete "Chronicles of Narnia" by C. S. Lewis.  It's looking like I am going to have to get an eReader sooner than I planned.
Thank to School Library Journal for the above tweets.

Dropbox Can Now Automatically Sync Your Android Photos (And It Has More Up Its Sleeve)  This is good news about an app that I reviewed on this blog on Valentine's Day.
Thanks to TechCrunch for this update.

Thanks to the Children's Book Council for the tweet about this wonderful video tribute by Kate DiCamillo in honor of the 60th anniversary of Charlotte's Web by E. B. White.

Hurray!  Voting for the 2012 Children's Choice Book Awards begins March 14, 2012.  Follow this link to see the fabulous list of nominated titles.

NEWS:  2012 Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award Announced  The winner is one of the most popular books in our library media center.

The 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic is coming in April.  With that in mind, here are some good recommendations for books.

Thanks to the Children's Book Council for the above tweets.

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