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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Twitterville Talk #39

It's been an active week in the world of books and reading.  Here is my review of noteworthy tweets; enjoy and have a great weekend.

Fans of Ally Condie's series need wait no longer; 'Matched' trilogy by Ally Condie:  See the cover and title for the third and final book! Plus, Condie answers burning questions-EXCLUSIVE.

Jeff Kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series discloses:  Wimpy Kid author:  even my son prefers Harry Potter.

In my humble opinion this is cause for celebration, Five hundred new fairytales discovered in Germany.

I have had the privilege to meet and speak with author Judy Blume twice so I am pleased about this announcement, 'Are You  There God? It's Me, Margaret' and other Judy Blume Favorites to Be Released as E-Books.  If this brings more readers to her books, then that is a good thing.

Now we are being told that the Pottermore website will be open to the general public in early April.
Pottermore finally vanquishes technical obstacles to open access.

Jon Klassen, author/illustrator of that darkly witty I Want My Hat Back, has another on the horizon, Klassen's Next 'Hat' Swims into View.

We could have twenty copies of The Hunger Games series on our shelves and it would not be enough.  They are going in and out like hotcakes.  This article poses an interesting take on the upcoming movie release, Gender Games 'The Hunger Games' must clear tricky marketing hurdles.
Thanks to The Children's Bookshelf of Publisher's Weekly for the above tweets.

R J Palacio, author of Wonder, adds her opinion on eBooks to the discussion, What E-Books Can't Do.

Additional titles to add to the growing lists of books with the upcoming anniversary of the Titanic sinking, Random House Kids.

Maria Popova at the blog Brain Pickings discovers the most unique items; A Booklover's Map of Literary Geography circa 1933.

Thanks to a tweet by The Children's Book Council for providing the link to the video below, Meet Penny, by Kevin Henkes.

Great interview, Five questions for Erin E. Stead, at The Horn Book.

Julie Danielson blogger and children's book lover extraordinaire at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast tweeted about the 26th Annual Ezra Jack Keats New Writer and New Illustrator Book Awards Winners Announced.

Read at Kirkus Reviews, Seven Impossible Things:  Anticipated Children's Books for Spring.

Author of The One and Only Ivan, Katherine Applegate, tweets about this post on author Kate Messner's blog, Why You're Never Too Old For A Read-Aloud.

The woman's a wonder.  Elizabeth Bird blogger at A Fuse #8 Production for School Library Journal reveals Librarian Preview:  Blue Apple Books (Spring 2012).   I might have to take out a second mortgage on my home.

Raina Telgemier, author/illustrator of Smile,  participated with Jeff Smith, author/illustrator of Bone and Kazu Kibuishi, author/illustrator of Amulet in a Scholastic Graphix webcast,Words Are Only Half the Story, on March 7, 2012 which can be viewed at this link.  There are also teaching guides for each of these titles at the Scholastic website.

Monica Edinger, teacher and blogger at educating alice posts about the 2012 Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts.  I have read more than half of the titles with five more on my TBR pile.

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