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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Twitterville Talk #42

Spring break began for many schools in northern Michigan yesterday.  There are lots of new books to keep each and every one of us busy for months, let alone one week.  This wraps up my favorites tweets for the week.  Have a great weekend.

"The Hunger Games' Tops Weekend Box Office with $155 Million  For fans of the Suzanne Collins trilogy this is not surprising.  Wait until it comes out on DVD, more records broken?

Prolific James Patterson speaks to The Wall Street Journal, James Patterson Explains His Why His Books Sell Like Crazy. 

Only the famed E. B. White could write a letter like this.
Thanks to Children's Bookshelf of Publishers Weekly for these tweets.

This is a very impressive Prezi, 60 Educational Apps in 60 Minutes

April is just around the corner and so is National Poetry Month.  Participate in a daily poem by poets extraordinaire, Announcing the 2012 Edition of 30 Poets/30 Days!  Thanks to Donalyn Miller for the retweets.

It hardly seems possible.  Fresh Approaches:  'A Wrinkle in Time' Celebrates 50 Years.  This is a article paying tribute to a book that has stood the test of time along with listing many good resources for educators.

Press Release Fun---Do You Know Dia?  from A Fuse # 8 Production at School Library Journal acquaints readers with an upcoming celebration on April 30.  It's good news for children and books; my favorite combination.
Thanks to School Library Journal for the tweets.

Many thanks to Larry Ferlazzo of Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... for putting most of my favorite videos in one place, The Best Fun Videos About Books & Reading.

Also thanks to Larry Ferlazzo for the link to the BBC Future page that posted an enormous infographic titled Space Race that puts our spot in the Solar System into perspective. 

I can not stop laughing at this video created by Dan Santat.  Sidekicks...

From a variety of sources came big news on March 27, 2012...Shortlist for the 2012 CILIP Carnegie Medal and Kate Greenway Medal announced.  There are outstanding titles on both lists.  Winners will be announced on June 14, 2012.

Earlier this week The Pigeon posted this tweet, Mo Willems' new Pigeon adventure"  Watch the trailer for 'The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?--Exclusive  Get ready to laugh...

It doesn't get any better than this for fans of Origami Yoda; book three title and cover is shared.

Reading Rockets reveals Top Ten Resources on Poetry.

At the NEA website there are plenty of resources lined up for National Poetry Month in April, Bringing Poetry to the Classroom, Grade K-5.

For a book lover like myself, this is, in a word, beautiful.

Birth of a Book from Glen Milner on Vimeo.
My sincerest thanks to John Schumacher, librarian of extraordinary talents, for the above tweets and postings on his fantastic blog, Watch. Connect. Read.

I am already completely captivated by the new series, The Guardians,  written and illustrated by William Joyce.  This trailer for the movie, Rise of the Guardians, reeled me in a little tighter, as if that was necessary.  I can't wait.  Is it November yet?
Thanks to Simon & Schuster for the tweet.

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