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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Twitterville Talk #52

Twitter was humming this week.  The best was the BEA in New York City.  I have a huge list of new book recommendations. 

Many years ago I immediately went out and bought my own set of The Dark Is Rising series as soon as I could afford it; the writing, the stories were that good.  I have been a fan of Susan Cooper from the very beginning.  It was with pleasure I saw, Staying Power:  Edwards Award winner Susan Cooper has been working her magic for more than 40 years

June 5, 2012 was an eventful day; SLJ 2012 Day of Dialog:  Walter Dean Myers's Keynote Address.

Thanks to School Library Journal for these tweets.

Here's a new social networking site for elementary school age children for books and reading, BiblioNasium Launches Virtual Reading Village for Younger Readers.

The Horn Book in May posted a Summer Reading Recommendations list.  It's loaded with surefire winners.

Jennifer L. Holm, award winning author, posted A Parent's Guide to the Best Kids' Comics.

Thanks to John Schumacher, blogger and librarian at Watch. Connect. Read.

Perfect for summer reading is the new Revving Up Read Alouds list in SlideShare by Donalyn Miller, teacher, author and blogger.

For those feeling guilty about the occasional overdue book, stop...Oops I forgot-library book returned after 80 years.

Larry Ferlazzo of Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of The Day... is responsible for this tweet.

One of many things I have learned about authors and illustrators is so many have a wonderful sense of humor.  On June 5-7, 2012 the BookExpo America was held in New York City.  Check out authors Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett in this picture.

Thanks to The Pigeon for the tweet.

Take heart Hogwarts fans, J. K. Rowling Writes New Harry Potter Content for Video Game.

Why Is Storytelling Important? is a video made at the recent 2012 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums.

Thanks to Richard Byrne at Free Technology for Teachers for this tweet.

Can't decide what to read next (never been a problem for me), check out What You're Reading This Summer:  The Results of Our Survey.

This is an interesting infographic on the Summer Slide and suggestions on how to help.

Thanks to The Learning Network, a blog, at The New York Times.

2012 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards for Excellence in Children's Literature were announced on June 7, 2012.  I love the picture book winner, Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett with illustrations by Jon Klassen.

Thanks to The Horn Book.

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