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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Twitterville Talk #82

Happy New Year to everyone! It's been a wonderful week of chatting about all things related to education, reading, books and technology as it ties in to those things.  Have a wonderful weekend.  Keep reading.  Enjoy life.

Before you know it March Is Reading Month (Michigan) and the NEA Read Across America campaign will be upon us.  I'm thinking this, Ten Facts About Dr. Seuss Books,  would be a great poster to use in the celebration.

Thanks to Christine Sturgeon, K-12 teacher/librarian/technology integrationist and blogger at christinesturgeon for this tweet.

This is wonderful, well-deserved news, Illustrator Quentin Blake knighted in New Year Honours List.  Please enjoy the delightful video interview by following the link.

Y. A. to Watch for: The Winter 2013 Preview  I've still got shelves of 2012 books to read but these titles look very interesting.

Many thanks to Children's Bookshelf of Publishers Weekly for these tweets.

I've seen this before but it bears listing again with March, 2013 just a few short months away.
30 Dr. Seuss Quotes You Should Never Forget

Thanks to Donna Macdonald, teacher/librarian/technology integrationist and curator at dsmacdonald.

Every single time I've watched this I've shed tears.  This is an amazing interview of the late Maurice Sendak with artwork by Christoph Niemann.

I have become a fan of infographics.  They show so much visually.  Check out 2012: the Year in Graphics from The New York Times

Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo of Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... for these tweets.

Lots of ideas here for Minibook Gallery, Book Making for Little Hands.

Thanks to my Twitter friend and educator @kbport714 for this tweet.

Not too long, but just right.  This is a post for lovers of the printed word. the quietest and most constant of friends  Read it, you'll be glad you did.

Thanks to Lisa J. Dempster, ACL (Head) Library/Teacher/Librarian.

This could explain why Twitter sometimes has trouble loading tweets. 14 Twitter Statistics You May Not Know

The 2012 Cybils Finalists have been announced. There are ten categories in the field of literature covering K-12.

Thanks to Teri Lesesne, a prominent educator in the field of reading and literature for all ages, and blogger at The Goddess of YA Literature for these tweets.

Author, Augusta Scattergood, gives her thoughts on the characters that appear in her writing in a post titled Real People

Don't forget to keep checking Mr. Schu's Book Release Calendar for the latest and greatest in 2013.

Make sure you have the date of January 16, 2013 to join others on Twitter for the #SharpSchu Book Club.  The time is 8:00 PM EST.  It's going to be a Tom Angleberger and Michael Buckley kind of night.  This first person who can tell me who illustrated Michael Buckley's Kel Gilligan's Daredevil Stunt Show in the comments or on Twitter will win a copy of the book.

Mark your calendars---World Read Aloud Day is March 6, 2013.

Incredible resource of questions asked of authors all year by Mr. Schu---Mr. Schu, you should have asked me...

And he's done it again---100 Memorable Books This is a reader's resource dream.

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

I cannot remember when I started following the blog of Julie Danielson at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast.  If you love children's literature you should never miss going to this feast of information and illustrations.  Her interviews are EPIC.  This post is classic Danielson and a labor of love, One Very Possible 2012 7-Imp Retrospective Before Breakfast.  It's a showcase of all her posts this year.

Thanks to Julie Danielson for her blog and this tweet.

Artist Gerald Kelley has generously offered up a PDF of 38 pages of sketches for your enjoyment and to celebrate the Happy New Year.  I can think of many students who would enjoy this.

Thanks to Gerald Kelley for this tweet and his graciousness.

If you are an avid reader you should join Goodreads.  It is a wonderful way to track your reading, meet like minded people and discuss/comment about anything related to books, reading or writing.  They have posted the 2013 Reading Challenge.

Thanks to Goodreads for this tweet.

Alyson Beecher, educator and blogger at Kid Lit Frenzy is hosting Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge for 2013.  Head over to her blog for the details.

Thanks for hosting this challenge and for the tweet.

This world of children's literature lost many giants in the field this year.  Here is In Memoriam 2012.

Thanks to School Library Journal for this tweet.

For fans of Neil Gaiman this is indeed good news.  Neil Gaiman's Graduation Speech 'Make Good Art' To Become Book Designed by Chip Kidd  This article also hosts the video in case you want to watch it again.

Thanks to HuffPost Books for this tweet.

Besides making me as happy as the proverbial clam, there might be more to my piles and shelves of books throughout my home.  How Many Zeroes is 007 Worth?  Catch a glimpse of the dollar value of these books.

Thanks to Travis Jonker, teacher/librarian and blogger at 100 Scope Notes for this tweet.

Don't miss #titletalk this Sunday at 8:00 PM EST hosted by Colby Sharp, teacher extraordinaire and blogger at sharpread and Donalyn Miller, educator and author of The Book Whisperer.  The topic is setting reading goals with kids.  

Thanks to both Donalyn and Colby for their tweets.

Is 'Charlotte's Web' A Literary Masterpiece?  Thanks to Debbie Alvarez teacher/librarian currently in Hong Kong and blogger at The Styling Librarian for this tweet.

These are a few of my favorite tweets and quotes of the week.


  1. You've done it again! Chocked TT#82 full of awesome resources and fun links to more learning, people to follow and ideas to ponder...
    Thank you a million times for load this baked potato!

    1. You're welcome, Amy. I really enjoy putting this together each week. I'm glad you are able to use some of the items here. Thank you for stopping by to leave a comment.