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

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Twitterville Talk #65

Here in northern Michigan leaves have been falling for several weeks, probably due to the lack of rain.  Fall is definitely casting her colors as trees are starting to turn.  Seasons shift, school is back in session.  Tweeps love for books, reading, what's best for our students and the latest in technology is constant all around the world.  It's amazing to connect with so many gifted, knowledgeable people.  Happy weekend, happy reading.

Those who enjoy and rely on social networks to provide professional and personal connections have to be careful not to get too much of a good thing.

Where do you fit on this graph, The World at Seven Billion.  Amazing.

Thanks to Debbie Alvarez, adventurer, librarian and blogger at The Styling Librarian who tweeted about these links.

Wouldn't it be cool to have one of these in every library or better yet in your home?
Reading Nook

Thanks to Reading Kingdom for this link.

No surprise here.  The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom has been nominated for the Amelia Bloomer Project.  My review of this outstanding, laugh-out-loud title by Christopher Healy is here.

Thanks to the author himself for this tweet.

Hey, kiddos hurry over to A Rabbit & Robot Online Contest hosted by the author/illustrator herself.

Thanks to Cece Bell for this tweet and the contest.

For fans of the Origami Yoda books, The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, Darth Paper Strikes Back and The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee, written by Tom Angleberger this is good news.  Follow this link to get a copy of pre-printed Wookiee paper.

Thanks to Tom Angleberger for this tweet.

William Joyce, author/filmmaker, has a new series, The Guardians.  Several of the chapter books in the series as well as one of the picture books have been released.  This news just adds to the reading experience, 'Rise of the Guardians' to Receive Animation Prize at 16th Hollywood Film Awards (Exclusive).

The Most Loved Children's Books is one nifty infographic.

Fans will do anything, Airtime Assault #70: Hunger Games Fan Transforms his Lawn into a Mockingjay.

Thanks to Children's Bookshelf of Publishers Weekly for these tweets.

Don't forget to head over to the Scholastic website just for educators.  Of course this link was graciously supplied by the team at Scholastic.

It's already heating up at the Heavy Medal: A Mock Newbery Blog with the first post, Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!  I anticipate and look forward to some lively discussions.

Thanks to School Library Journal for this tweet.

The 365 day journey hosted by Candlewick Press, We Believe In Picture Books has started.   Each day a video will be posted proclaiming the importance and value of this artistic joys in the field of literature.

Thanks so much for this endeavor and for providing the link, Candlewick Press.

On September 5, 2012 from 8-9 PM EST large numbers of dedicated readers and educators participated in an online book chat hosted by John Schumacher and Colby Sharp.
Here is the archive of this month's chat about the incredible Newbery book, Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson.

Thanks to Mr. Schu, librarian and blogger at Watch. Connect. Read., for providing the archive and hosting this show with Mr. Colby Sharp, 4th grade teacher, reader extraordinaire and blogger at sharpread.

Not quite the record but Overdue Library Book Returned After 78 Years, During Chicago Library's Amnesty Period.

Thanks to Huffington Post for the article and link.

On September 15, 2012 International Dot Day, Make Your Mark...Make It Matter will be celebrated.  Peter Reynolds, author and illustrator, of Dot, Ish and Sky Color (among others) is the mind behind this celebrations.  Click here for resources to this not-to-be-missed event.

Thank you Peter H. Reynolds!

Did you know September Is National Library Card Sign-Up Month?  60 Ways to Use Your Library Card

Thanks to Reading Rockets for this tweet.

There's going to be a whole bunch of happy gals and guys when October, 2012 comes around.  Until then Penguin Kids has posted this video.

What follows are some of my favorite thoughts and quotes of the week.

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