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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Twitterville Talk #83

This marks the end of the first full week in 2013.  Talk about the upcoming American Library Association Youth Media Awards and possible winners has heightened.  Recommendations on new 2013 publications are increasing.  The constant sharing of resources is amazing between everyone related to books (in any form) and reading.  Technology trends are being predicted.  Yes, Twitter has been busy.  Enjoy your weekend, look for the hidden question giveaway and take time to read.

One of my educator friends, Katherine Sokolowski, a fifth grade teacher and blogger at Read, Write, Reflect wrote a post this week called The Power of Laughter.  Staying with the passion behind her post I decided to begin my post this week with a video recommended by an author in a tweet.

Thank you to C. Alexander London, author of the An Accident Adventure series and a new series, Dog Tags for this tweet.

Sometimes I think we've lost sight of what our priorities should be; of what we should value most highly.  This video says much about the importance of libraries.

Thanks to the author of The Great Molasses Flood (among many others), Deborah Kops, for this tweet.

The National Education Association has provided a page on their website Classroom Resources for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

What author has a new website?  Dave Pilkey!  Head on over and check it out.

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

To celebrate the start of a new year an educator and blogger has posted this list, Jen's 2013 Bookish Un-Boring List!  There are certainly some great ideas here to expand your reading goals for the year.

Thanks go to Jen Vincent, teacher and blogger at Teach Mentor Texts for this post and this tweet.

Mark this date on your calendar--January 27, 2013.  It's the next title talk at 8PM EST.  Use the hashtag #titletalk

Thanks to Donalyn Miller, author of The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child and classroom teacher, for this tweet.

This looks to be not only very useful but easy to understand--Twitter For Educators Beginner's Guide

Thanks to librarian and blogger at The Adventures of Library Girl, Jennifer LaGarde, for this tweet.

Earlier this week author Jo Knowles, See You At Harry's, wrote a blog post titled Live Your Life: A Theme and a Challenge for 2013.  It's well worth a reread for two reasons; it's heartfelt and well written and it was inspired by the illustrated NPR interview of the late Maurice Sendak.

Thanks for the tweet and for this post to Jo Knowles.

And once again I am looking for the elusive money tree as this came over the wire---Maurice Sendak illustrations to go up for auction.  Other very notable illustrators' work is to included.

Get a load of the first two authors writing for a new series---Scholastic to Roll Out New Multi-Platform Series.  I think I might have gasped, laughed, clapped or all three.

Nancy Farmer Returns with 'Scorpion' Sequel This should be very good.

There are some very excellent titles on this list, A Literary Tour of Historical Y.A.

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

Author Madelyn Rosenberg, Happy Birthday, Tree! (reviewed here), has posted a wonderful list of resources for celebrating the Jewish observance, Tu B'Shevat.  As she states in her post, Birthday of the Trees, there are other times of the year, actually every day, to honor our leafy friends.

Thanks to Madelyn Rosenberg for this post and tweet.

The Nerdy Book Club Jr site is up and running again.  It is a collaborative blog for student readers.  An author can be any elementary student (K-6).  Spread the word.

Thanks to fourth grade teacher Tony Keefer for this tweet.

Candlewick Press continues to spread the joy in their We Believe In Picture Books! campaign.  Here is one of this week's videos by author/illustrator, John Rocco winner of a 2012 Caldecott Honor award for his title, Blackout (reviewed here).

In case you missed the outstanding TED video, How A Boy Became An Artist, by author/illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka it is included in this guest post he recently did at the TED Blog titled 10 great children's books destined to become classics.  

To the first person who tweets or leaves a comment after this post with the correct answer I will send them a copy of Phillip Hoose's Moonbird: A Year On The Wind With The Great Survivor B95  The question is:  What is the name of Jarrett J. Krosoczka's new chapter book to be released on May 7, 2013?

Thanks to Jarrett J. Krosoczka for this tweet.

This is almost unbelievable but then take a look for yourself---Paper Computer Makes Rounds at CES.

Thanks to author James Iver Mattson for this tweet.

When you next talk to your students about poetry, think about using this wonderful video by author, Jacqueline Davies, the author of The Lemonade War series.  Thanks to HMHKids for this tweet.

If you are looking for a good resource for the upcoming Presidential Inauguration look no further---The 'Our White House' Inauguration Celebration Kit for Kids has some great ideas.

Thanks to teacher-librarian, Shannon McClintock Miller and blogger at Van Meter Library Voice for this tweet.

Our Library of Congress is an amazing resource; Infographic--Teaching with the Library of Congress

Thanks to Donna Baumbach, retired professor at UCF in Orlando.

And the winner is...The Charlotte Zolotow Award

Interesting post about students wanting to read versus knowing how to read---The Reading Race

Thanks to Professor Teri Lesesne, educator and blogger at The Goddess of YA Literature for these tweets.

This is a unique version in a completely different setting of Barrie's Peter Pan---Peter Panzerfaust, Peter Pan Comic, Displays New Take On Classic (PHOTOS)

Thanks to HuffPost Books for this tweet.

It is with great sadness that I write of the death of Caldecott Medalist and two time Caldecott Honor award winner, Gerald McDermott.

 Here are a few of my favorite quotes and thoughts from Twitter this week.

The following tweet should be marked on your calendar.

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