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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Twitterville Talk #139

It's been a wonderful week on Twitter with announcements of new book releases, cover reveals, book trailers and chatter about World Read Aloud Day coming in March.  Authors and illustrators encourage one another continuously with short exchanges as they take breaks in their work.  All is right in the world of children's literature.  Daily tweets abound on how to best serve students in our libraries and classrooms.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend.  Enjoy what has been gathered here.  Look for the giveaways.  Take time for reading.

This is a very important and always timely essay, A Little Stone:  The Rippling Repercussions of Bookshaming by Priscilla Thomas.

Thanks for this tweet goes to the Nerdy Book Club.

We can't stress enough the importance of being careful about giving credit where credit is due.  Share this article with others, The 6 Types Of Creative Commons Licenses Students Should Know About.  

Thanks to teacher librarian and blogger at Reederama, Jennifer Reed for this tweet.

Several more judges for the School Library Journal 2014 Battle of the Kids' Books were announced this week.  Meet Yuyi Morales, Sarah Mylinowski, Vaunda Nelson, Patrick Ness and Lauren Oliver.

Thanks to School Library Journal for these tweets.

There is a new blog at The Horn Book called Lolly's Classroom, designed to look at books and reading from the teacher's perspective.

Thanks to The Horn Book for this tweet.

This looks like a great activity which could be used in a variety of educational settings, A Step By Step Guide To Creating A Virtual Field Trip Using Google Earth.
To the first person who can tell me the name of the person who created the guide, I will send a copy of Herman and Rosie by Gus Gordon.  Please leave your answer in the comments below or send me a DM on Twitter.

Thanks for this tweet goes to Jennifer LaGarde, teacher librarian, 2012 Library Journal Movers & Shakers, ALA/NYT I Love My Librarian winner, co-founder of #levelupbc, and blogger at The Adventures of Library Girl.

Did you see the exclusive book trailer for Zita the Spacegirl faces her toughest challenge yet:  Space Prison.  The author illustrator has written an essay about this trilogy.

Thanks to author illustrator Ben Hatke for this tweet and for providing readers with these great books.

Speaking of book trailers...here's this week's lineup from the man who finds them before anyone else. (Plus we have author videos too!)

Booklist has listed their Top 10 Books on Sustainability for Youth: 2014.  
To the first person who tell me the title of the fifth book on the list, I will send copies of I am Abraham Lincoln and I am Amelia Earhart written by Brad Meltzer with illustrations by Christopher Eliopoulos.  Please leave your answer in the comments below or send me a DM on Twitter. (These titles have been won.)

Are you ready for the #SharpSchu Book Club this month?

Here's WONDERful news!

Make sure you don't miss any of the new book releases!  Check out Mr. Schu's Book Release Calendar.

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.

This post speaks to how we approach...everything, Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve (and Walls and Actions and)

This is extremely important when working with readers, Slice Of Life-Matching Books To Readers-Readers Matter!

And then there is this---Why Invest in Libraries

Thanks to educator and blogger at Read, Write, Reflect, Katherine Sokolowski for these tweets.

And the story continues, JK Rowling backtracks on 'Harry Potter heresy'

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

This could be a great discussion piece for inside and outside the classroom, Can Re-Illustration Ever Be Justified?

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

The most recent podcast has been posted, take a break and listen to an interview with author illustrator, Aaron Zenz.

Thanks for this tweet goes 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.

In case you might have missed it, this post, Bless It All, by Donalyn Miller is outstanding.

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.

I love this video which introduces The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art from Kate Geis on Vimeo.

Thanks for this tweet goes to The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.

This is good news to users of Thinglink, "Thinglink" Announces Free Virtual Classrooms

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

Here's an interesting piece, Do People Need Libraries in the Digital Age?

Thanks to Shelly (Diaz) Vale, School Library Journal, Book Review Senior Editor, for this tweet.

What do you think about this?  Infographic: The Internet Is Making Kids Stupid

Thanks for this tweet goes to Debbie Alvarez, teacher librarian and blogger at The Styling Librarian.

The Cybils Awards were announced this week.  Check out the winners!
To the first person who can tell me the title of the nonfiction winner for elementary and middle grade, I will send a copy of What's Your Favorite Animal? by Eric Carle and Friends.  Please leave your answer in the comments below or send me a DM on Twitter. (This copy has been won.)

Thanks to author Madelyn Rosenberg (The Canary in the Coal Mine) for this tweet.

Begin early and don't stop!  How reading your baby a bedtime story is as important as FEEDING them-and could even get them a good job and a happy marriage

Thanks to librarian and blogger at Waking Brain Cells, Tasha Saecker, for this tweet.

Enjoy this collection of quotes, favorite tweets, announcements of book releases, cover reveals and Valentine's Day greetings and...some pictures Xena liked.

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