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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Twitterville Talk #127

From the Library of Congress, 2013 National Book Festival, comes a list of 52 books, one for each state gathered together by The Center for the Book and its Affiliate State Centers.

Here author Temple Grandin speaks about the value of libraries.

Lucky for us there are some wonderful book trailers this week.

To honor the late Charlotte Zolotow, make a stop at the site for the book award in her name, The Charlotte Zolotow Award.
To the first person who can tell me the name of the 2012 award winner on this list, I will send a copy of Hanukkah in Alaska by Barbara Brown with illustrations by Stacey Schuett.  Please leave your answer in the comments below or send me a DM on Twitter.

Never fear!  If you missed the #SharpSchu Book Club this week the archive is here.

It's been updated---2013 Best Books Lists

Thanks to John Schumacher, teacher librarian, co-host of the monthly #SharpSchu Book Club, 2011 Library Journal Movers & Shakers, 2014 Newbery Medal Committee member, and blogger at Watch. Connect. Read. for these tweets.

The National Science Teachers Association has released their Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12: 2014 (Books published in 2013)

Thanks to author Melissa Stewart (No Monkeys, No Chocolate) for this tweet.

In case you missed the most recent, November 17, 2013, National Council of Teachers of English Twitter chat, the archives are here.

Thanks to educator and blogger at A Foodie Bibliophile In Wanderlust, Beth Shaum, for this tweet.

With the release of Catching Fire in movie theaters this week, this parody made an appearance.

This is a nice introductory post to Google Doc Story Builder.

This Twitter party was watched with anticipation by many.  These are the results.
SLJ Best Books 2013 Nonfiction
To the first person who can tell me the first title on this list, I will send a copy of The Greatest Dinosaur Ever by Brenda Z. Guiberson with illustrations by Gennady Spirin.  Please leave your answer in the comments below or send me a DM on Twitter. (This title has been won.)

SLJ Best Books 2013 Adult Books 4 Teens

SLJ Best Books 2013 Picture Books

SLJ Best Books 2013 Fiction

Thanks to School Library Journal for these tweets.

For those who are contemplating setting up a Mock Caldecott unit for this year or for a future year, this site, inspired by John Schumacher, was designed.  Click on each of the book covers for more information and voting.  It's a good design.

Thanks to educator and blogger at JoeWoodOnline, Joe Wood for this tweet and website.

This week the podcast guest is Let's Get Busy with graphic novelist Matt Phelan

Thanks for the podcasts and tweet go to elementary library media specialist, co-founder of #levelupbc, 2013 Library Journal Movers & Shakers Tech Leader and blogger at The Busy Librarian, Matthew C. Winner.

Get out your pencil and paper, 10 to Note: Winter Preview 2014

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

I hope you've still got that pencil and paper handy, Librarian Preview: Chronicle Books (Spring 2014)

Thanks to Elizabeth Bird, New York Public Library's Youth Materials Collections Specialist, author and blogger at A Fuse #8 Production for this tweet.

Matthew Myers makes a video to show how he created the illustrations for Battle Bunny by Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett.

Thanks to illustrator Matthew Myers for this tweet.

The Children's Book Review has chosen Best Kids Picture Books of 2013.

Thanks to The Publishing Guru for this tweet.

With all the best books lists popping up, awards being won and the American Library Association Media Awards coming in January, author Kate Messner again posted a poem she wrote this week as a reminder that every book is important to the right reader.  This is a must read.

Thanks to Kate Messner (Wake Up Missing) for this tweet and post.

It was thrilling to see the premier book trailer this week hosted at A Fuse #8 Production for the new book, Ice Dogs.  Don't miss it.

Thanks to author Terry Lynn Johnson for this tweet.

In the time before the holidays begin this Shannon Miller is sharing My Teacher Librarian Gave To Me: 20 Days of Awesome Library & Technology Tools and Resources
To the first person who can tell me the day 3 featured application, I will send a copy of Fossil by Bill Thomson.  Please send me a DM on Twitter leave your answer in the comments  below. (This title has been won.)

There's a New Peter H. Reynolds Poster! Creativity, Courage, Collaboration

Be sure to explore 3 Presentation Tools Teachers Are Now Using

Thanks for sharing this resource and tweets go to Shannon Miller, teacher librarian and blogger at Van Meter Library Voice. 

Yes, someone has discovered how to find Waldo every single time.  Here's Waldo: Impress your friends and humiliate your children using Slate's foolproof strategy for finding the missing man.

Thanks to Teresa Rolfe Kravtin, SE Publisher Rep and blogger at A Rep Reading for this tweet.

There's a new Shel Silverstein website.  Check it out!

Thanks to educator @kbport for this tweet.

Tuck this away for an author illustrator study---Mini Interviews-Matthew Cordell

Thanks to author illustrator Molly Idle (Flora and the Flamingo) for this tweet.

He's been scary readers for years, now listen to Random Questions With: R. L. Stine

Thanks to author R. L. Stine for this tweet.

The current chair of the American Association of School Librarians Best Websites for Teaching and Learning tweeted out about a new Integration Ideas LiveBinders

You can now search through all the Best Websites for Teaching & Learning by name, category or year.

Thanks to Heather Moorefield, Education Librarian at Virginia Tech for these tweets.

For those not able to attend the National Council of Teachers of English conference Professor Teri Lesesne has posted the SlideShare from her presentation, Nurturing Reading.

Thanks to Jennifer Ansbach, educator, for this tweet.

Here is another wonderful reference post made available to those not attending the National Council of Teachers of English conference---Nerdy Book Club Presentation: Connecting With Authors

Thanks to Colby Sharp, educator, co-host of the monthly #titletalk, co-host of the monthly #SharpSchu Book Club, co-founder of the Nerdy Book Club and blogger at sharpread for this tweet.

There is lots of information here for another presentation at NCTE---Nerdy Book Club Session at NTCE

Thanks to the Nerdy Book Club for this tweet.

I can't remember if I've listed this previously or not.  It came through my feed this week.  I might be good to send this home with your next classroom newsletter---Awesome Visual On The Importance Of Reading Aloud To Kids

Thanks for this tweet goes to teacher librarian and blogger at Welcome to my Tweendom, Stacy Dillon.

The children's literature community lost two prominent figures this week, Barbara Park and Charlotte Zolotow.  This is only a small portion of the tweets expressing sadness and honor for their contributions.

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