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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Twitterville Talk #93

This week there was lots of chatting about books and reading which is sheer heaven and typical fare for those I follow and who follow me.  For some reason it seemed more videos were posted this week but those are great to use in our classrooms to excite and enhance.  Take time this weekend to pause, read and relax.  Look for the giveaways.

From the man of many faces, comes an announcement and one of my favorite lines about reading with children, Carrey Gets Serious About Career, Grandparenthood.

Thanks to Children's Bookshelf of Publisher's Weekly for this tweet.

Here are some of the book trailers Mr. Schu posted on Twitter this week.

Pam Allyn, American literacy expert and author as well as the executive director and founder of LitWorld (World Read Aloud Day) has a series of videos about reading: reading across genres, reading volume, and a message for parents.

Unfortunately with all the budget cuts in districts across the United States many are having to think about resumes.  Head over to the recommendations of Richard Byrne at this post, Top Tools for Upgrading Your Resumes|Cool Tools.  

You'll never guess which title has been selected for the October 3, 2013 Jumpstart's Read for the Record campaign.  To the first person who can tell me the title name, I will send a copy of The Bear in the Book by Kate Banks with illustrations by Georg Hallensleben.  DM the answer on Twitter or leave a comment below. (This title has been won.)

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

Last Sunday the first of several amazing posts for the week entered my Twitter feed.  This post, And I Would Read 10,000 Hours, should be required reading for all educators and administrators.

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

Here is the second article which stresses in the best possible way the importance and value of Twitter Modes

Thanks to Cynthia Alaniz teacher extraordinaire and blogger at Teaching in Cute Shoes for this tweet and post.

I know it's barely officially spring but the Fall 2013 Sneak Previews went out over the wire last week at Publisher's Weekly.  

Classify this under it had to happen, The Dog Ate My e-Reader.

Thanks to Travis Jonker, teacher librarian and blogger at 100 Scope Notes for the posts and tweets.

For fans of the Origami Yoda books author/illustrator Tom Angleberger tweeted about extras available regarding the newest title, Art2-D2's Guide to Folding and Doodling.

Thanks to Tom Angleberger for the post and tweet.

Here's another fun site devoted to the latest Origami Yoda entry, May The Doodles Be With You.

Thanks to Teresa Rolfe Kravtin, southeast Publisher Rep and blogger at A Rep Reading.

Author/illustrator Jan Brett posted last week about how to draw the newest character in her November 2013 release, Cinders: A Chicken Cinderella.

Thank to Jan Brett for this tweet.

This video by author Neil Gaiman relative to his Calendar of Tales project, books and art is fantastic.

The second video is from the weekly Mental Floss hosted by John Green, 35 Facts About Mr. Fred Rogers

Thanks for these tweets goes to Katherine Sokolowski, teacher extraordinaire and blogger at Read. Write. Reflect 

School Library Journal's Battle of the Kids' Books continues.  The judges essays while thorough and insightful are clearly not what everyone is expecting based on tweets this week.  Be sure to check out the five decisions in Round One and Round Two.

Here they are the Library Journal Movers & Shakers 2013 !

Thanks to School Library Journal for the tweets this week.

Are you ready to celebrate School Lunch Superhero Day?  Here's the new video posted by author Jarrett J. Krosoczka, author of the Lunch Lady graphic novel series.  Thanks for this tweet.

This is another of those posts which I believe anyone who cares about children and reading needs to read and read right now, In The Classroom, Whose Taste Matters?

The selections have been chosen for the April #SharpSchu book club.  Make note of the date, April 24th 8PM EST. To the first person who can can tell me the selections for this month's discussion I will send a copy of Karen Cushman's newest title, Will Sparrow's Road. Please DM the answer on Twitter or in the comments below. (This title has been won.)

Don't miss #titletalk tomorrow.  Check out the topic and agenda.

Thanks to Colby Sharp, educator extraordinaire and blogger at sharpread for these posts and tweets.

Hang on to your hats Calvin and Hobbes fans---If There Were a Calvin and Hobbes Cartoon, This Is What It Would Probably Look Like. Well, we can dream.  This is one fine video.

Thanks to author and illustrator, Dan Santat for this tweet.

Creative Commons Infographic:  Licenses Explained  This is an important and timely infographic; worth reading and posting.

Thanks for this tweet goes to Jennifer LaGarde, librarian, 2012 Library Journal Movers & Shakers and blogger at The Adventures of Library Girl.

People tweet about the most amazing and touching everyday things.

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