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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Twitterville Talk #67

It's safe to say the unpredictable weather of Autumn is upon us.  As I sit typing this post it's about 56 degrees outside.  One half of the sky is blue with fluffy clouds, the other is black as night thundering some real boomers and rollers.  Rains finally came this week bringing much needed relief  but probably too late for a couple of my trees.  There was lots of activity on Twitter but the most fun for me and some others is reading the conversations between the great writers and illustrators; for that we are grateful.  Have the best possible weekend, preferably with lots of reading.

Certain books take us back to the time period in which they were read, recalling memories.  15 Books That Make Us Feel Nostalgic.  

Thanks to GalleyCat for this tweet and post.

Before, on and after September 15, 2012 all around the world people of all ages and walks of life celebrated International Dot Day.  In this video, brothers Peter and Paul Reynolds speak about this event.

As if this video were not enough here's a book trailer about a book that has huge appeal.  The book is titled Behind The Bookcase.

Thanks to John Schumacher, school librarian, Library Journal Mover & Shaker 2011, for sharing these via tweets this week.  Mr. Schu can be found blogging at Watch. Connect. Read.

RIF released their 2012-2013 STEM Multicultural Booklist (Grades Pre-K-5).

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

Follow this link to a new video by author/illustrator Peter Brown explaining how he develops his books.

Thanks to Little, Brown Books for Young Readers for this link.

I was very excited to see posted on Twitter that a new curriculum guide titled The World of Patricia Polacco has been incorporated into her website.  By following this link and looking on the right-side of the home page you will see the guide.  It contains a wealth of information.

Thanks to Patricia Polacco for this guide and the many, many beautiful books she has created for years for all her readers.

I know I would like to see some of my favorites series given new life.  What to you think about these? 10 Classic Children's Book Series That Deserve a Reboot

Yes, it's true.  Caldecott Award winning illustrator/author, David Wiesner, has a new book coming out in the Fall of 2103, Mr. Wuffles!  Read this article to discover how many layers were needed to get the precise kind of black he needed for his cat and for another future surprise.

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

Hold on to your hats, kiddos (and kids at heart).  Dan Santat revealed the cover art for a new book he illustrated coming out next year.  I cannot wait!

Thanks to Dan Santat for tweeting about this and providing the link.

At the rate I'm going this could be me in a few years. The man who turned his home into a public library.  This is the kind of news I like to read.

Thanks to teacher and blogger, Larry Ferlazzo, found at Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day for this tweet.

We Believe In Picture Books! has another new video out featuring Peter H. Reynolds.  He talks about the ideas behind his books, The Dot and Ish.  

Thanks to Candlewick Press for this tweet and this year-long celebration.

For all you Tolkien fans---J R R Tolkien Reads A Poem in Elvish (VIDEO)

Thanks to HarperCollins for this tweet.

On the heels of the previous tweet comes more good news, Hot Trailer: 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'   I think it's time to get my copy off the shelf for a reread.

Many thanks to the author of The False Prince, Jennifer Nielsen, for this tweet.

Follow this link to a video where the author of the Matched series speaks---Ally Condie: 'I know how essential those school libraries are'

Thanks go to the American Association of School Librarians for this tweet.

Susan Dee, classroom teacher, literacy adjunct instructor and blogger at The Book Maven's Haven, tweeted two days ago about some changes she had made in her physical classroom this year.  Take a look at the amazing transformation.

Here are a couple of my favorite quotes of the week.

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