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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Twitterville Talk #45

There was a grab bag of announcements and trends across Twitter this week.  Enjoy my picks and have a great weekend.

Straight from The Horn Book comes a thoughtful article, On The Rights of Reading and Girls and Boys.

Via the Children's Book Council visit the ALSC, Association for Library Service to Children, The Caldecott Medal 75th Anniversary for plans in the making.

Thanks to Donalyn Miller, reader, teacher, blogger and author of The Book Whisperer,  for tweeting about this video.  Go to the RIF website to read more about the Book People Unite initiative.

Courtesy of a tweet from the Children's Bookshelf of Publishers Weekly comes an article, Pottermore:  My first weekend in Hogwarts Heaven.

From the mind of a master, E. B. White on the Role and Responsibility of the Writer.

Can't believe that I'm saying this but you might want to stop reading and...50 Things To Do Before You Are 11 3/4

The 2012 Spring New Voices Titles AnnouncedI've read one of the titles on the list, Cinder by Marissa Meyer.  If that's any indication, there is some great reading ahead.

There's another new award that's popped up, Bank Street/SLJ Unveil Children's Choice Award for Best STEM Picture Book.  Voting is done in a similar fashion to the Irma Simonton Black and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children's Literature. 

Wait until I tell my students; our choice won.  'What Animals Really Like' Nabs Irma Black Award

Joyce Valenza, librarian and blogger, Neverending Search, at School Library Journal, provides numerous resources, Finding the right moment (and many more YouTube tricks).

Author Kate Messner (Over and Under the Snow, Marty McGuire) tweets about the Girl Scouts, The Studio, website for aspiring writers.

Check out this board created by Chronicle Books on Pinterest called Library Love.

You really should take a break and see the dots created by authors, illustrators and other celebrities at the Celebri-Dots website.  International Dot Day is a celebration of creativity that was inspired by Peter H. Reynolds' book "The Dot".
Thanks to John Schumacher at Watch. Connect. Read for the tweet.

The Think Books Project is the result of a joint effort between children’s book illustrators, Burkins and Yaris, Literacyhead, and Literacy Builders. The Think Books Project develops and freely shares special guided reading books, which include illustrations by your favorite children’s book illustrators.  Many thanks to Literacyhead for tweeting about this amazing undertaking.  Check out the books available by author/illustrator Steve Jenkins.

Another tweet from the folks at Literacyhead, Some Book:  Celebrating 60 Years of 'Charlotte's Web'

Thanks to Mo Willems' Pigeon for alerting fans about this interview given by Mo Willems.

I am not sure who retweeted this but look out world...librarians don't mess around.

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