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

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Twitterville Talk #73

Never has the impact of Twitter been more apparent than during Hurricane Sandy; updates, inquires made and answered, twenty-four/seven.  I have included a special section here with some tweets leading to resources, images and a post by a blogger and educator plus the first tweet in that group is about an auction to raise money for Hurricane Sandy victims initiated and hosted by an author with a huge heart, Kate Messner.

Enjoy what I've gathered, keep reading and stay safe, friends.

In the culinary world the talent is exploding when it comes to decorating sweet treats with bookish themes.  These cupcakes tell the tale of I Want My Hat Back and This Is Not My Hat.

Many thanks to author/illustrator Jon Klassen for creating these memorable books and for this tweet.

So glad that this came over Twitter again as I had erased a link too early.  Who wouldn't want to spend the night in one of these?  Classic Children's Literature-Inspired Bedrooms

Don't forget the November #SharpSchu Book Club will be held on November 7, 2012.

Thanks to John Schumacher, teacher librarian, Library Journal Movers & Shakers 2011 and blogger at Watch. Connect. Read.

One of my followers and someone I follow shares these amazing tweets about science.  Check out this real time wind map of the United States.

Or how about this link to a discussion and the One million tweet map?

Thanks to teacher Maria Selke for these tweets.

This news lit up the Twitter feeds---Random House, Penguin Agree to Merge.

Thanks to Children's Bookshelf of Publisher's Weekly for this tweet.

Here are two more amazing videos in the year long celebration of the picture book.  Not sure about copyright on the second, so I am just providing a link.  It is a delightful story, Tucker's Spooky Halloween.
Thanks to Candlewick Press.

Stephanie McCranie, author/illustrator of the graphic novel series, Mal & Chad, offers the first 40 pages of his new book for readers to see in advance.  Read and enjoy Mal & Chad, Belly Flop.

Thanks to Stephen McCranie for this preview and for those books which we all love to read.

Did you know Goodreads Choice Awards Open for Voting?  What are you waiting for?  Head on over and vote!

Thanks to GalleyCat for this tweet.

Now here's a surprise.  'Island of the Blue Dolphins' woman's cave believed found

Thanks to the author of See You at Harry's, Jo Knowles for this tweet.

It's official November Picture Book Month A Celebration!

Thanks to Diane de Las Casas for this tweet.

First Book is having an election--Vote For Your Favorite Book!

Thanks to First Book for this tweet.

Attention!  Attention!  New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books winners 2012

Thanks to The Horn Book for this tweet and link.

Publishers Weekly announces their Best Books for 2012.
Thanks to Publishers Weekly for providing this list and for this tweet.

Are you taking part in the Veteran's History Project?

Thanks to The Library of Congress for this tweet.

Hurricane Sandy

Here are my favorite quotes and thoughts provided on Twitter this week.

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