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

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Twitterville Talk #76

There seemed to be an extra vibrancy on Twitter this week.  People are renewed from attending conferences; those who could not attend felt like they were there from all the fantastic tweets being sent out over the wire.  More best lists of 2012 have been posted.  Enjoy and remember to take time for reading. And yes, I've hidden a giveaway in my post.

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.

This is wonderful news for younger readers, 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.


  1. Loved this posting. What a great compilation of tweets, lists, posts, and topics. You have exemplified the true spirit of a librarian-informative and motivational.

    1. Thank you Julee, a teacher librarian I admire, for taking the time to comment. I try to compile what I believe others will enjoy.

  2. Wow, what a fantastic round-up. I'm so glad we connected and thank you for highlighting Cynthia's Top Ten on PaperTigers.

    1. I'm glad we have connected too. It is always a pleasure to showcase resources I believe my readers will enjoy and will be beneficial.