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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Twitterville Talk #44

There is a little bit of everything in my favorite tweets of this week.  Enjoy.

This is an essay that everyone who cares about school library media centers needs to read.  Kevin Hodgson is a sixth grade teacher, musician, webcomic creator and tech liaison with the Western Mass Writing Project.  Dear Librarian (at my son's school):  Remember the Books 

The 20 Biggest Reasons You Should Read is an outstanding article tweeted by Hodgson.  It's nice to know one's life's passion is also scientifically sound. 

Thanks to HarperCollinsPublishers for the tweet about this 60th anniversary edition of
Charlotte's Web by E. B. White book trailer.

Children's Bookshelf of Publishers Weekly tweeted about this on Monday, 'The Hunger Games': Mattel debuts Katniss Everdeen Barbie-EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK  What would Katniss think?  What do you think? 

Thanks to Children's Bookshelf of Publishers Weekly for this tweet about an Author Interview: Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith.

This week J. K. Rowling's adult title, The Casual Vacancy, and publication date was announced.  And believe it or not---Pottermore opens its doors for all, J K Rowling announces  (04/14/2012)

Two of my favorite authors speak about books they have written about one of the women I most admire in our world.

To hear a delightful reading of The Pigeon Wants a Puppy by Mo Willems himself, follow this link.
Thanks to John Schumacher at Watch. Connect. Read for these tweets.

10 Crazy and Unusual Book Designs is a retweet not to be missed.  You've got to wonder about the minds creating these books.

Author of A Monster Calls Patrick Ness tweeted about Shadowing Site The CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenway Children's Book Awards.  Both he and the illustrator of A Monster Calls, Jim Kay, have wonderful videos at this website.  My review of their book is here
My review of another book on the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2012 Shortlist, Trash, by Andy Mulligan can be found here.
Two titles shortlisted for the 2012 CILIP Kate Greenway Medal, Wolf Won't Bite! written and illustrated by Emily Gravett and Can We Save The Tiger? written by Martin Jenkins and illustrated by Vicky White have also been reviewed on this blog. 

Elizabeth Bird, blogger at School Library Journal, A Fuse #8 Production, and the New York Public Library's Youth Materials Collection Specialist, has given we lucky readers another Librarian Preview:  Penguin Books for Young Readers, Viking, Philomel and Puffin.  Time...I need more time.

Bankstreet College of Education has announced The Best Children's Books of the Year, 2012.  This list has been divided into the following groups:  Under Five, Five to Nine, Nine to Twelve, Twelve to Fourteen and Fourteen and Up.
Thanks to the The Children's Book Council for this tweet.

Random House Kids tweets the good news for fans of Junie B. JonesHer site is up and running.

The Young Adult Library Services Association, YALSA's Teens' Top Ten Nominations Announced!  Twenty-four titles, some of which are on other lists already, will be voted upon by teens in August and September.  The winners will be revealed during Teen Read Week in October. 

Interview with Allan Wolf, author of The Watch That Ends the Night:  Voice from the Titanic is a must read for those having read this title or having it on their TBR pile.

1 comment:

  1. I love that first essay! If I should ever be lucky enough to follow in your footsteps (no one could ever fill your shoes), I want you to know books would always come before technology.