If you want to win a copy of Michael Buckley's Kel Gilligan's Daredevil Stunt Show illustrated by Dan Santat, head over to this blog post. You are asked to share one of your child's daredevil moments in the comment section. Out of the comments the top five best answers will be selected. The deadline is November 30, 2012.
Many thanks to ABRAMS Kids for this tweet and opportunity.
Relaunching Nerdy Book Club Jr.
Thanks to Christopher Lehman, author and educator for this tweet.
There have been outstanding essays this week about the importance of the picture book. They are written by Emma Quay, Kat Yeh, Dan Santat, Pat Mora, Adam Rex, Sean Qualls and E. B. Lewis.
Many thanks to Dianne de Las Casas for the tweets and for November Picture Book Month A Celebration!
Candlewick Press continues their showcase of We Believe In Picture Books! with a video of the renowned Rosemary Wells at work in her studio.
Thanks for this year long focus and this tweet goes out to Candlewick Press.
Kirkus Reviews announced their Best Children's Books of 2012 this past week. These 100 titles are an amazing collection of the best offered this year. The first person to name the male illustrator with two titles on this list will receive a copy of his most recent book.
Thanks to Colby Sharp, 4th grade teacher in Michigan and blogger at sharpread for this tweet.
If you missed A Conversation with Patrick Ness Webinar Tweetchat Archive, please follow this link.
Thanks to southeast publisher's rep Teresa Rolfe Travtin for this tweet and compiling this archive.
Don't miss #titletalk hosted by Colby Sharp and Donalyn Miller tomorrow night on Twitter. The topic will be Best Books of 2012 and how we use reviews and lists with our students. It begins at 8PM EST.
Thanks to Donalyn Miller, educator and author of The Book Whisperer for this tweet.
John Schumacher, teacher librarian, 2011 Library Journal Movers & Shakers, and blogger at Watch. Connect. Read. has updated his book release calendar. In the kidlit world there is nothing better than knowing when the next great book will be having a birthday.
What Book Are You Most Thankful For This Year is an essay by Mr. Schu that is a must read.
Thanks to Mr. Schu for this terrific resource and project and for these tweets.
Until December 4, 2012 users can stream both parts of Ken Burns' The Dust Bowl. If you've read Karen Hesse's Out of the Dust or use it in your classrooms, this is a resource not to be missed.
Thanks to PBS for this tweet.
8 Reasons Owning A Dog Is Good For You (Xena made me put this in here. It's a great photo essay. Plus if you've been contemplating finding your new best friend, this will head you in the right direction.)
Thanks to HuffPost Books for this tweet.
Infographic: "Christmas Around The World" is a resource courtesy of Larry Ferlazzo of Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day...
Here is another great list of books, PaperTigers 10th Anniversary Extra! Top 10 Multi-Cultural Picture books by Cynthia Leitich
Thanks to PaperTigersOrg for this tweet.
Here are some of my favorite quotes and thoughts gathered from this week.
I think the creation of a great children's book is one of the most remarkable things on the face of the earth. @anitasilvey #ncte12
— Colby Sharp (@colbysharp) November 17, 2012
Books can change a life and a book at the right moment can be as strong as a gemstone. @blueballiett @scholastic #ncte12
— Kellee Moye (@kelleemoye) November 18, 2012
When I write, I'm transformed. When I edit, I'm humbled, and when people read what I've written, I'm fulfilled and grateful. #thanks
— Fantasy Author (@BrianRathbone) November 19, 2012
"A trained librarian is a powerful search engine with a heart." ow.ly/fpp0q @alalibrary #Lobby4SchLib #libraries
— CBC Book (@CBCBook) November 19, 2012
"Never lie to kids about a book. If you didn't like it, say so. If you lie, they will not trust you ever again." @walterthegiant #ALAN12
— Donalyn Miller (@donalynbooks) November 19, 2012
Learning is like breathing. Stopping is a bad idea.
— Fantasy Author (@BrianRathbone) November 20, 2012
I am grateful for teachers and librarians who help young readers find themselves in books. #ReaderThanks
— Linda Urban (@lindaurbanbooks) November 21, 2012
Loved this quote!lockerz.com/s/263228461
— kbport714 (@kbport714) November 21, 2012
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. –G.K. Chesterton
— Donalyn Miller (@donalynbooks) November 23, 2012