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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Twitterville Talk #74

Twitter was non-stop chatter about books, reading, libraries and a little bit of this and a little bit of that all week.  I hope everyone can relax and read this weekend.  Enjoy.

This very important tweet was re-tweeted.  I neglected to write down the responsible party. This tells it like it is.  You Are Now Free To Advocate For Libraries

November Is Picture Book Month A Celebration! is in full swing.  Many authors and illustrators have shared their vision of this event at the site.  Here is Why Picture Books Are Important by Paul O. Zelinsky.  And another by author, Kelly DiPucchio.

Katherine Applegate, author of The One and Only Ivan, a title selected for the Global Read Aloud 2012 answers questions in this video.

Check out the archives of the #SharpSchu Book Club held on November 7, 2012.

One of the things Mr. Schu is well known for is his ability to find the best videos to highlight books, authors and illustrators.  Here are a couple from this week.  The second Xena insisted I post.

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

Debbie Ridpath Ohi, illustrator of Michael Ian Black's I'm Bored has been adding lots of extras to her website.  For a real charmer of a poster titled Turn It Off And Read follow this link.

Thanks to Debbie Ridpath Ohi for her wonderful illustrations and this tweet.

This is so amazing I just had to include it.  When the International Space Station Passes Over Your House, NASA Will Send You a Text Message.

Thanks to my science tweeter friend, blogger at Maria's Melange and teacher, Maria Selke, for this tweet.

Richard Byrne blogger at Free Technology for Teachers posted about a timely resource, The First Thanksgiving Fact or Myth? An Interactive Historical Investigation.

I wish I would have had this ages ago when I was reading the series, An Interactive Timeline and Map of Middle Earth.

Thanks to Richard Byrne for these tweets.

Here's a simple but important poster about online safety for students courtesy of safebook.

Thanks to Debbie Alvarez, teacher librarian currently in Hong Kong and blogger at The Styling Librarian.

The Longlists announced For The CLIP Carnegie And Kate Greenaway Medals

Thanks to Carnegie/Greenaway for this tweet.

Don't forget to register for the free live webcast with author, Jeff Kinney, on the eve of the release of The Diary of the Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel.  The event will be archived but be sure to sign up.

You can still register to receive the archive information about the live webcast last Wednesday with author, Lois Lowry.

Thanks to School Library Journal for these tweets.

Another illustrator gives his views on why picture books are important at the November Picture Book Month A Celebration!  Why Picture Books Are Important by John Rocco

This should make Rick Riordan fans happy--The Lightning Thief has been chosen for World Book Night US--April 23, 2013

Thanks to Disney Hyperion for these tweets.

Here is an interesting resource regarding Hurricane Sandy, Excellent Infographic Comparing Sandy with Katrina.

Thanks go to Larry Ferlazzo educator and blogger at Larry Ferlazzo's Websites Of The Day...  for this tweet.

A new video was released this week for November Picture Book Month A Celebration!

Thank to Dianne de Las Casas the founder of this very special month for this tweet.

Here's a reminder about the Booklist event featuring author Patrick Ness on November 13, 2012.

Thanks to Teresa Rolfe Kravtin for this tweet and blog post with all the information.  She blogs at A Rep Reading.

Katie Davis has lots of extras in her podcast #119-Raising Disaster Relief Funds Through Children's Books Plus Chris Raschka Does Show And Tell for Picture Book Month

Thanks to Katie Davis for this tweet.

Twelve Beautiful iPad Wallpapers for Book Lovers

Thanks to Shelf Awareness for this tweet.

This should be wonderful!  Author David Wiesner to take part in 75th Caldecott anniversary Facebook Forum

Thanks to WeLoveChildrensBks for this tweet.

Just in time for the book release, there is a new video interview with Jeff Kinney at Reading Rockets.

Thanks to Reading Rockets for this tweet.

The 10th anniversary of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is highlighted here in an article and here with an interview of Eric Carle.

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

Who knew a house could be built around a bookshelf; a bookshelf that is three stories high!

Thanks to Scholastic for this tweet.

This video was posted at the end of the day by Walker Picture Books.  It reminded me of two picture books that I really love with snow people in them.  To the first person to name either of them in the comments below or who can give me a better answer, I will send a copy of Step Gently Out.

These are just a few of my favorite quotes and thoughts gleaned from Twitter this week.


  1. Snowmen at Night, Snowmen All Year, Snowmen at Christmas, all by Caralyn and Mark Buehner http://buehnerbooks.com/

  2. I knew someone would guess those books; that's why I left it pretty open. The one I was thinking about first was The Snowman's Path by Helen Clare Pittman with illustrations by Raul Colon. He gets a sweetheart. The other is The First Day of Winter by Denise Fleming. On the very last page there are two snow people. You are the winner!

  3. Love the snow people video! Very insprational!

  4. I couldn't agree more, Amy. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to include it with this post. Pair it with the right books and a great discussion can follow or use it as a writing prompt.