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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Twitterville Talk #57

I am sure I have remarked before about the power of connection found on Twitter but the essence of community is a strong force too.  On Twitter like-minded friends, colleagues, professionals, authors and illustrators condense their thoughts, share ideas, retweet others' views and spread news in an instant.  But this week it became clearer than ever how supportive people are of one another (at least the people who follow me and who I follow).  The camaraderie is indeed contagious.  Enjoy my gathering of tweets, have a safe, restful weekend and keep reading.

I think it's safe to say I am a huge fan of Dan Santat.  His special style loaded with hilarity is easy to spot.  His illustrations in The Adventures of Nanny Piggins were top notch.  The sequel has been released and sits on my TBR pile along with the first. 

Thanks to John Schumacher of Watch, Connect. Read. for this tweet.

It's amazing what can be done with technology.  This follows along with a book I reviewed this week, Illusionology:  The Science of Magic.

Thanks to Laura Given blogger and one very special dedicated librarian at LibLaura5.

Seventy-five years ago in the month of July Amelia Earhart vanished. Listen to Amelia Earhart:  In Her Own Words. 

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

I love to speculate about the possibilities for the Newbery and Caldecott award and honors selections.  Go to A Fuse #8 Production and read Newbery/Caldecott 2013: Mid-Year Prediction Edition.

Thanks to Elizabeth Bird, New York Public Library's Youth Materials Collection Specialist, for her tweets and insights at A Fuse #8 Production.

This is a very powerful post, The Care and Feeding of Middle Grade Readers.

Thanks to Monica Edinger teacher and blogger at Educating Alice.

What do you think about these selections? The 20 Most Beautiful Children's Books of All Time.

Thanks to Scholastic for the tweet.

Candlewick Press is planning a year long celebration of the picture book. Check out this wonderful video.

Thanks to WeLoveChildrens Bks for sending this out over the wire.

Powerful post about the power of words, Words.

Thanks to illustrator and author, Debbie Ohi for this tweet.

Daniel Handler aka Lemony Snicket sings and plays his accordion in honor of libraries.

Thanks to the Children's Book Council for this tweet.

One of the best things I listened to this week was this interview, William Joyce-creator of The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore,  conducted by K-5 librarian, Mary Ann Scheuer located in Berkeley, California who also blogs at Great Kid Books.

Thanks to Scholastic Teachers for the tweet.

Talk about the power of Twitter, Fans Control Cover Reveal for New Cassandra Clare Novel.

Thanks to Publishers Weekly for this tweet.

I always look forward to the lists compiled by Larry Ferlazzo at Larry Ferlazzo's Websites Of The Day.  His most recent list, The Best Web 2.0 Applications for Education In 2012---So Far has some great sites to explore,

Many thanks to Larry Ferlazzo for this newest list.

Here are some of my favorite quotes tweeted this week.

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