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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Twitterville Talk #40

A little bit of this and a little bit of that came across the wires this week.  So much is happening in March but the most important item is Read Across America.  Keep reading and enjoy the weekend.

This retweet came across my feed this past week, Lucasfilm Research Library.  I am definitely adding that to my bucket list.

I could not agree more with this assessment,  5 reasons why we really need librarians and Information  Professionals in the Internet AgeThis was also I retweet.  Note to self:  write down retweet information.

39 Clues fans can rejoice, Cover Reveal:  Book 1 of Scholastic's New 39 Clues-Style Series.

The Hans Christian Andersen Award Jury of IBBY Announces the 2012 Short List.  Check out the names on this list.

Michael L. Printz Award winning author, Paola Bacigalupi, has written a sequel to Ship Breaker.  Read the starred review to The Drowned Cities.

Cake Wrecks pays tribute to picture books this past week; simply amazing.
Thanks to Children's Bookshelf of Publishers Weekly for the above tweets.

I am looking forward to sharing this site with my students, The 39 Clues Reading Club
Thanks to John Schumacher at Watch. Connect. Read.

This Is Everything You Need To Know About Pinterest (Infographic) written and tweeted by

If the majority of high school students are thinking and acting like Mankaprr Conteh, I would say that the future of the world is in good hands.  High School Student Builds School Library in Sierra Leone.

Elizabeth Bird, librarian and blogger at A Fuse #8 Production, writes Newbery/Caldecott 2013:  The Spring Prediction EditionSome of these I have read and totally agree with her placing them on the list, others I need to get.  I predict more wonderful reading in the future.
Thanks for the tweets School Library Journal.

I am laughing already; it always happens when I see that author/illustrator Dan Santat has a new title coming soon.  This is the book trailer to The Three Ninja Pigs.

Jarrett J. Krosoczka, author/illustrator of the graphic novel series, The Lunch Lady, (five copies of each title is still not enough for the demand) will be hosting The Children's Book Council Awards this year.  Watch these videos of those nominated.

Random House Kids tweeted about an interview held with R. J. Palacio.  You can never have too much information about the author of Wonder.

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