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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Twitterville Talk #130

There's something in the air besides the cold, wind and snow.  It's anticipation.  Everyone seems to be waiting for the next 2013 best books list, the results of their Mock Caldecott and Mock Newbery elections not to mention the award announcements in January.  Students, teachers and parents are planning for the holidays; a shift in the pace, more time for reading and relaxing.  I hope everyone had a great week.  Enjoy your weekend. Take time for reading.  Be sure to look for the giveaways.

Somehow I missed this list last week but the categories are interesting; Huff Post Books: Best Picture Books of 2013 Would you pick the same books for their divisions?

Thanks to author illustrator Aaron Becker (Journey) for this tweet.

This post is one you will want to send out to your colleagues and parents---Top Ten Ways to Encourage Children to Read Over Winter Break by Katherine Sokolowski.
 It's one of the best articles I've ever read on this topic.
To the first person who can tell me number one on this list, I will send a copy of The Lost Boy, the new graphic novel by Greg Ruth.  Please leave your answer in the comments below or send me a DM on Twitter. (This title has been won.)

What else should students in a reading class be doing but reading?  A Repugnant Smudge by William Polking.

Thanks to the Nerdy Book Club for these tweets.

Are you looking for the ultimate present for the reading teenager in your life?  Well, look no further---5 Great Gift Ideas for Your Bookish Tween or Teen

Thanks to Donalyn Miller, teacher, author of The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child and Reading in the Wild: The Book Whisperer's Keys to Cultivating Lifelong Reading Habits, co-founder of the Nerdy Book Club and blogger at Donalyn Miller for this tweet.

This should be hanging in every classroom, especially in the library---Who's the tech leader at your school?  Most people are unaware of the training librarians have in the technology field.  Toot your horn!

Thanks to School Library Journal for this tweet.

He has released his list for this year---The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2013

Thanks to educator and blogger at Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... , Larry Ferlazzo for this post and tweet.

Take a peek at this list.  What do you think of the 12 Rules The Best Teachers Live By?

Thanks to educator, Allison Jackson (@azajacks) for this tweet.

#Nerdlution is going strong.  Not only are people sticking to their goals but they are writing about it too.  Here is a link to a collection of #Nerdlution haiku, The Right Poems for the Right Time in the Right Space and six word reflections, There's Beauty in Brevity: Six Words from the #Nerdlution.

Plus get a load of this---The Collaborative Song: Tweeting 'bout a #Nerdlution

But this is the topper of the week---Projects Collide: When the #Nerdlution Song Met the #Nerdlution Stories

Thanks to Kevin Hodgson, educator and blogger at Kevin's Meandering Mind for these posts and tweets.

No truer words have been spoken---How to destroy a school library

Thanks to Donna Bambach, former edtech/edmedia professor at UCF in Orlando, for this tweet.

Have you made purchases yet for the bookish people in your life?  There are some great suggestions in this post, 24 Insanely Clever Gifts For Book Lovers.  
One of my favorite gifts on this list is number twenty.  What is it? If you are the first person to guess correctly, I will send you a copy of Listening for Lucca by Suzanne LaFleur. Please send me a DM on Twitter or leave your answer in the comments below.

Thanks to Random House Canada for this tweet.

They keep on coming---The 13 Best Children's, Illustrated, and Picture Books of 2013 
There are some beautiful and unique titles on this list.
To the first person who can tell me number seven on this list, I will send them a copy of that book.  Please leave your answer in the comments below or send me a DM on Twitter.

Thanks to Brain Pickings for this post and tweet.

According to The Nonfiction Detectives blog these are the Best Nonfiction Books of 2013

Thanks to Cathy Potter, K-5 school librarian and blogger at The Nonfiction Detectives for this tweet.

Children and young adult books are capturing the adult market; Wonder makes the news.

Thanks to Random House Kids for this tweet.

Here are a few extra goodies to enhance an author illustrator study, Meet the artist: Judy Schachner

Thanks to Scholastic for the tweet and the post.

Never doubt The Meaning of Libraries.

Thanks to HMH Kids for this tweet.

The book they made together is truly memorable.  They talk about it here---A Message of Hope: Patricia MacLachlan, Steven Kellogg on 'Snowflakes Fall'.

Make sure you follow this link to Merlin's Guide to a Meaningful Life: The Seven Most Magical Words

And here come the book trailers!

Make sure you continually check the constant updates to Mr. Schu's 2013 Best Books Lists and Presentations and Interviews from the 2013 National Book Festival

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.

Whether you use this now or another year, there are many interesting facts to glean from Caldecott at 75 Extras

Thanks to The Horn Book for this tweet.

Have you had a chance to look at and read Sandra Boynton's new book, Frog Trouble and Eleven Other Pretty Serious Songs?  Enjoy this song.

Thanks to Workman Publishing for this tweet.

You might want to save this list.  I know I will be trying those I have not used yet.  Follow the Conference Hashtag: My 10 Favorite Tech Tools for Educators

Thanks to Walden Pond Press for this tweet.

Have you been looking for a new and different way to get books circulating?  Introducing the Browse-O-Rama!

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

I think these are spectacular---9 Ideas For Random Acts of Literary Kindness

Thanks to Anderson's Bookshop for this tweet.

Have you marked the date for the January #SharpSchu Book Club?  Check out the titles and get ready to chat up a storm.

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.

This title continues to be a favorite of students and adults alike.  Now it's the topic for NPR Books Backseat Book Club---'Mr. Terupt' Shows What A Difference One Teacher Can Make

Thanks to NPR Books for this tweet.

Here is this week's collection of fun or meaningful tweets and quotes.  I think little Miss Xena might have put one in here too; she's pretty sneaky.

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