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When love and skill work together, expect a miracle. John Ruskin

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Twitterville Talk #47

There is always lots of news and views on Twitter each week.  The information is non-stop.  Enjoy my picks of the week, remember to keep reading and have a great weekend.

National Poetry Month may be over but here are some treasures, From the Vault:  SLJ Poetry Podcast Series,  shown at The Digital Shift to tuck away for next year.  Readers are Walter Dean Myers, J. Patrick Lewis, Charles R. Smith and Jon Scieszka.
In case you missed it Judy Blume was on the Tavis Smiley Show.
Thanks to School Library Journal for these tweets.

The 57th annual International Reading Association convention this week has ended but new reading lists have been posted.  Teenage reviewers have selected the Young Adults' Choices for 2012.  The votes are in and these titles made the Children's Choices for 2012.

Thanks to Literacyhead for this tweet about some of the most unique bookshelves I have ever seen,
A Book About Bookshelves To Put On Your Very Own Bookshelf.

I am still shaking my head about some of these, 19 Fun Facts About Children's Books Spotted at the Library
Thanks to ALA_Booklist Pubs for the tweet.

Christoper Healy's book was only released on May 1, 2012 but already...Fox Animation Picks Up Children's Book 'Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom' (Exclusive).  I had the book in my hand.  It's back to the bookstore this weekend.

Check out this author's views, Interview:  Veronica Roth on her book 'Insurgent' and feminism.

Golden Books have never been as fashionable as they are in this gown made from discarded titles.

File this under I love this and want one, 'These Are Your Kids on Books' Poster Goes Viral.

I'm off to the nearest craft store.  I must make one of these, Make a Bookish Birdhouse of Your Own.
Thanks to Children's Bookshelf of Publishers Weekly for these tweets.

Master author/illustrator Brian Selznick has designed the official logo for the 75th anniversary of the Caldecott Award to be celebrated next year.  Can you find all ten book representations?
Thanks to the Association for Library Services to Children, a branch of the American Library Association.

Now this is a pretty amazing infographic titled Where Are The Libraries.

On May 1, 2012 this, A Story For Tomorrow:  A Cinematic Meditation on the Human Condition,  was posted on BrainPickings.  Many, many thanks for this posting.

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