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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Twitterville Talk #46

Enjoy the weekend and my takes on Twitter for the week.

It hit Twitter almost immediately on the evening of April 26, 2012.  One of my favorite books of the fall of 2011 (October 1, 2011-Scholastic Press) Icefall by Matthew J. Kirby which I reviewed here, won the Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Book sponsored by the Mystery Writers of America.  Other outstanding nominees in that category were:  Horton Halfpott by Tom Angleberger (link to my review here), It Happened On A Train by Mac Barnett, Vanished by Sheela Cari and The Wizard of Dark Street by Shawn Thomas Odyssey.  It looks like I have some more titles to add to my pile.

During the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books author Judy Blume graced the stage with her insights, Festival of Books:  Are you there Judy Blume?  It's us, your fan baseTalk about titles that touched topics no one else would, the power to make a difference, and you are speaking of books by Judy Blume.

Elizabeth Bird, New York Public Library's Youth Materials Collections Specialist and blogger at A Fuse #8 Production gives us a hint of what to expect this fall and it looks mighty good, Librarian Preview:  Candlewick Press (Fall 2012)

Thanks to School Library Journal for these tweets.

Donalyn Miller, author of The Book Whisperer, posts on her blog a very timely article, Launching Summer Reading. What she advocates I have tried to stress to my school boards and administrators for years.  We should not, we can not fail our children.

Thanks to NPR Books for tweeting about The Artistry of  'Children's Picturebooks' Revealed.

This is one way of interpreting the common core standards, Common Core Haiku Stories.  Thanks to Literacyhead for the tweet.

Mo Willems' Pigeon gives tweeters a heads up about his chatting at NPR, MO-rning Edition NPR Books.

Author/illustrator, Tony DiTerlizzi, has a very special new website showcasing his world of WondLaThe Search for WondLa is now out in paperback with  A Hero for WondLa to be released May 8, 2012.

Flat Stanley has his own website!

Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy Super Sleuth has hit the scene.  Check out these extras.

This has nothing to do with books, libraries or technology trends but everything to do with children.  I just had to add this; straight from a tweet by HarperChildrens, Frans Hofmeester, Filmmaker, Films Daughter For 12 Years, Makes Time-Lapse Video. 

I could happily live in one of these or at the very least, spend a few hours in total bliss, 10 Gorgeous Buildings Made Out Of Books.  Thanks to Penguin Books USA for the tweet.

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