I have another place that readers might want to add to their literary bucket list---Bookworm Gardens.
On their website they announce: Our gardens connect nature and literature to enrich children's lives.
My thanks goes to Sarah, a teacher librarian and blogger at Page in Training, for this tweet.
After the National Book Award Finalists for young adult literature were announced last week, this was posted---2012 NBA Finalists reviews.
Thanks to The Horn Book for the post and tweet.
This looks like just the ticket for all those young authors you may know or teach---Kids' Short Story Contest held at The Official Website of Spilling Ink The Book! hosted by Anne Mazer and Ellen Potter (author of The Humming Room reviewed here)
My thanks to Ellen Potter for this tweet.
With the release of the final volume in the series, Son, started with The Giver, School Library Journal presents a Webcast Event, Lois Lowry Live! This will be held on November 7, 2012. For fans of the series and all the works by this wonderful author, this is a must attend.
Thanks to School Library Journal for this tweet.
As the release date gets closer the anticipation (and laughs) builds. Video: Daniel Handler on Lemony Snicket and 'Who Could That Be at This Hour?'
Thanks to Publishers Weekly for this tweet.
For more information, via a collection of videos and book blurbs, about The 2012 National Book Award Finalists head over to Watch. Connect. Read.
Mr. Schu is always posting links to book trailers which he thinks his followers will enjoy. Xena insisted I post this video. (I wonder how she got on my laptop without my knowing.)
Watch. Connect. Read. for this tweet.
Some exquisite architecture is pictured here---Bizarre-Looking Libraries from All Over the World.
Thanks to Literacyhead for this tweet.
With her visit to the United States and the release of her adult title, J. K. Rowling has been in the news. Here is a great interview in The New York Times, J. K. Rowling: By The Book.
Thanks go to author, Bruce Coville for this tweet.
It doesn't seem possible but Some Book! 'Charlotte's Web' Turns 60.
My thanks to NPR for the story and the tweet.
Author Jeff Kinney is going electronic---Dear Digital Diary: 'Wimpy Kid' e-books coming.
Children's Bookshelf of Publishers Weekly for this tweet.
Just in time for Halloween---Ed Emberley's Drawing Pages
Thanks to Chicken Little for this tweet.
Another announcement this week featuring some of the best from last year's books---YALSA's Teens' Top Ten. How many have you read?
Thanks to YALSA for this tweet.
This was pretty interesting news, Johnny Depp to launch a book imprint.
Thanks to HarperCollins for posting this tweet. (Although many, many others tweeted it also.)
Write down this date, October 23, 2012. Ask Jay Asher & R. J. Palacio are chatting over at Goodreads.
Thanks to Random House Kids for this tweet.
This is a most enjoyable and informative interview, J. K. Rowling On 'The Daily Show': Expresses Shock At American Politics (VIDEO)
Thanks to HuffPost Books for this tweet.
Oh, boy...I would love to curl up with a good book in these reading spaces--Rooms To Read
Thanks to Reading Kingdom for this tweet.
Here's another great resource just in time for Halloween---A Reader's Theater for The Hallo-Wiener by Dav Pilkey.
Thanks to TeachingBooks for this post and tweet.
Are you participating in Neil Gaiman's All Hallows Read. It's a spooktacular thing to do. Gaiman explains all about it on this video.
Thanks to the Children's Book Council for this tweet.
slideshare presentation, 50 books in 50 minutes, a bibliography of books gathered by Teri Lesesne who teaches and blogs at Professor Nana, The Goddess of YA Literature. Thank for sharing this and all your blog posts with us.
Coraline in celebration of the tenth anniversary. As was his reading of The Graveyard Book, this, too, is done free for listeners.
Enjoy some of my favorite quotes and tweets this week.
Books fall open, you fall in. When you climb out again, you’re a bit larger than you used to be. ~ Gregory Maguire
— Tracey Weil (@Tales2Go) October 14, 2012
Student invented recess game: Book Talk Freeze Tag. If you get tagged you have to give a book talk to get unfrozen.
— Colby Sharp (@colbysharp) October 15, 2012
Quotation of the day: "What fun things do you have planned for us today?" -5th grader
— John Schu (@MrSchuReads) October 15, 2012
Reading is a Scream! #bulletinboards instagr.am/p/Q2MyN9GLQg/
— Sarah Ducharme (@sducharme) October 16, 2012