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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Twitterville Talk #64

Twenty-four/seven Twitter is in constant flux providing insights and support.  It is a community of committed, amazing individuals.  Enjoy your long weekend everyone and keep reading.

The only thing that comes in a close second to my love of reading is the watching of movies.  So when I read that some very special YA books might be hitting the silver screen, I tend to get excited.  Trylle Trilogy, "The False Prince,' more optioned for films.

Daniel Radcliff talks to J. K. Rowling:  Exclusive Video  This is very nice, very nice indeed.

Thanks to Scholastic for these tweets.

As a reminder check out this poster, Reader's Bill of Right, Daniel Pennac.

Thanks for posting this tweet, School Library Journal.

The question was asked and the results are in.  What Is The Best Novel Ever Written? (VOTE)

Thanks to Reading Is Fundamental for this tweet.

How much do you remember about Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys?  Try this online quiz.

Thanks to KidLit Mysteries for this tweet.

Last year the middle grade novel, Wonder R. J. Palacio so moved me I bought a copy for all the teachers in my building.  This year many schools around the United States are using it as an all school read.  This is the image on a wall in one teacher's classroom.

Thanks to Colby Sharp, co-founder of the Nerdy Book Club and fourth grade teacher in Michigan who blogs at sharpread.

I can only imagine how much better it would be to read when sitting in one of these seats.
The library patrons in this school are very lucky.

Do you have your credit card handy?  Head over to 10 to Note: Fall Preview 2012

Travis's Excellent (Ereader) Adventure

This is an over-the-top video put together by Travis Jonker and Elizabeth Bird.  Picture books rule! A Conversation in Books (Literally)

Thanks to Travis Jonker, teacher librarian in Michigan, blogger at 100 Scope Notes and newest addition as a blogger at School Library Journal for these tweets and posts.

This is a wonderful list of Top Read Aloud Books starring Mighty Girls.

Thanks to Debbie Alvarez, teacher librarian and blogger at The Styling Librarian.

Some years you become more attached to the Newbery winners than other years.  When this title won, I cheered.  Watch Neil Gaiman Read 'The Graveyard Book'

Thank to HarperCollins for this tweet.

Make sure you go and pledge to read at Jumpstart! Read for the Record.  Here is a link to a fun activity collaborating with the music person in your building.

These tweets are courtesy of John Schumacher, teacher librarian and blogger at Watch. Connect. Read.

Food and books are one of the best combinations.  Check out Foods From Children's Books:  Turkish Delight, Butterbeer and More.

Thanks to HuffPost Books for this tweet.

Friday night marked the rising of the second full moon of the month, a blue moon.  While the next few tweets might not seem to have anything to do with books and reading, libraries or technology trends, I believe they do.  They represent the life of a man who made a significant difference, a man who contributed to the story of American life.  When Xena and I took our final walk of the day, I looked toward the night sky and winked at that moon.

Here are some of my favorite quotes of the week.

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