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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Twitterville Talk #102

It's been great watching the Twitter feed fill up with all the titles of books people have started to read for Donalyn Miller's Book A Day Challenge.  Exciting news about upcoming fall titles has many of us adding to our wish lists and book orders.  Speculation has started about possible titles for the 2014 Newbery and Caldecott awards.  People are making plans for summer professional development.  The American Library Association convention in Chicago this month has been a topic of conversation.  Enjoy what I've gathered, relax and take time for reading.  Look for the giveaways.

It's completely fun to read the chats between authors and illustrators on Twitter but this video conversation between author Ellen Potter and illustrator David Heatley about their book is wonderful.


Thanks to Alyson Beecher, educator and blogger at Kid Lit Frenzy, for this tweet.

Here are a couple of wonderful book trailers thanks to Mr. Schu's uncanny ability to find the best of the best.

This video with author/illustrator Annette LaBlanc Cate from the Candlewick series is so true.

Author and illustrator Annette LeBlanc Cate discusses the power of the picture book from Candlewick Press on Vimeo.

Judy Freedman talks about the joys of picture books---they give us pleasure and they give us hope.

Judy shows how you can have fun with picture books from Candlewick Press on Vimeo.

Loads of fun links from Random House (drawing Squish and Pod), (Toys In Space character badges and party hat), (Junie B's Summer Survival Guide) and (finish Lunch Lady's story).

There was lots of happiness on Twitter when the news was released about the June selection for NPR's Backseat Book Club.  Follow this link for the update.

Don't miss out on the MacMillan Fall Kids: Preview Peek.

There are many great titles on a new list released this week.   Please look over The Pennsylvania Center for the Book 2013---A Baker's Dozen: The Best Children's Books for Family Literacy.

This is another great video about the collaboration between authors.  This features Sandra Jordan and Jan Greenberg.

Reading Rockets has put together Top 10 Resources on Summer Reading.

Late Thursday night (when his ultra skills are in high gear) Mr. Schu posted a link to this outstanding video with Eric Rohmann talking about his writing and reading.

The versatile Candace Fleming chats about her work.

  Thanks to John Schumacher, teacher librarian, 2011 Library Journal Movers & Shakers, member of the 2014 Newbery Award committee and blogger at Watch. Connect. Read. for all these tweets.

This is an amazing resource---Styling Librarians Children Books with Multiple Points of View
To the first person who can name the first book Debbie lists in this post I will send them a copy of ABC ZooBorns! by Andrew Bleiman and Chris Eastland.  DM your answer on Twitter or in the comments below. (This title has been won.)

On her Whatever Wednesday post, Celebrate Literacy, Debbie shares four wonderful videos.

Many thanks to Debbie Alvarez, teacher librarian working in Hong Kong and blogger at The Styling Librarian for these posts and tweets.

In case you missed #titletalk hosted by Donalyn Miller, educator and author of The Book Whisperer: Awakening The Inner Reader In Every Child and Colby Sharp, educator, co-founder of the Nerdy Book Club and blogger at sharpread, last Sunday, it is archived here.  It was about building Book Buzz within your reading community.

Thanks for this tweet goes to Donalyn Miller.

Hilarity abounds in this video about what to wear to the American Library Association dinner and awards ceremony.  It is after all the 75th Caldecott Anniversary!

Thanks to Carter Higgins, writer, graphic designer, book editor and blogger at Design of the Picture Book for this tweet.

Hey there! Have you signed up yet for nErDcampBC?  Guaranteed no mosquitoes and leaky tents.
Follow this link for all the information.

Thanks to educator and blogger at Chemistry with Sharp and Messer , Alaina Sharp for this tweet.

Please be sure to read this blog post from a mother about the inclusion of her son into the school because of the lunch ladies---The Lunch Ladies Serve Justice!

Thanks to author, Jarrett J. Krosoczka for this tweet.

Wow! Check out this---Hot Trailer: 'Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters'  This makes me want to read the entire series all over again.

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

The Association for Library Service to Children has compiled a series of lists for Summer Reading K-8.  They are in printable PDF format.
To the first person who can tell me the title in the 3-5 grade list associated with Dan Santat, I will send them a copy of Ladybug Girl and Bingo by David Soman and Jacky Davis.  Put your answer in the comments below or send me a DM on Twitter. (This title has been won.)

Thanks to Donna Macdonald, teacher librarian, tech integrationist and blogger for this tweet.

How many of us can say we do this every year?  5 Year Old Read 875 Books

Thanks for this tweet and post goes to Travis Jonker, teacher librarian, member of the 2014 Caldecott Committee and blogger at 100 Scope Notes.

The Global Read Aloud picks for 2013 were announced this week!  There are some great titles.

Thanks to Georgett N, educator and blogger at Tales from Grade 2 for this tweet.
To the first person who can tell me the first title on this list I will send them a copy of Splat Says Thank You! written and illustrated by Rob Scotton.
Put your answer in the comments below or send me a DM on Twitter. (This title has been won.)

Chronicle Kids has some amazing surprises available to celebrate The Chronicle Kids 25th Anniversary Grand Prize Giveaway!

Thanks for this opportunity and tweet goes to Chronicle Kids.

There's another chance to donate to relief for the folks in Oklahoma---The Lucky 13s:  Kidlit Authors for Oklahoma Disaster Relief

Thanks to author Laura Golden (Every Day After) for this tweet.

This idea from a school district in Michigan seems like a terrific opportunity for connecting readers--Online Inquiry Book Clubs

Thanks to author Barbara O'Connor for this tweet.

Did you miss seeing any of these?  19 Wonderful Vintage School Library Posters

Thanks to author Patrick Carman for this tweet.

Author Bobbie Pyron has started a fund raiser for making a dream come true for a very special little girl who lost her life at Sandy Hook Elementary School.  Please visit the site.  Everything starts on Monday.  Many authors are contributing.

Thank you Bobbie Pyron.

NPR Books has generated a nice list---Field Trip! 10 Books That Will Send Kids Exploring

Thanks to Lorna Wheaton, book lover and blogger at Not For Lunch for this tweet.

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

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