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When love and skill work together, expect a miracle. John Ruskin

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Twitterville Talk #140

People are certainly ready for signs of spring as one weird weather front after another pushes across the country.  The good thing about it is more time for reading.  Suggestions abound daily for individual titles but good lists keep appearing also.  Have a wonderful weekend. Rest and take time for reading.  Look for the giveaways.

How fortunate that a member of the Association for Library Service to Children Odyssey Award wrote a post at the Nerdy Book Club, Ten Treats For Your Ears by Teri Lesesne.  You can't go wrong with her suggestions.
To the first person who can tell me the last title on the list, I will send a copy of Ice Dogs by Terry Lynn Johnson.  Please leave your answer in the comments below or send me a DM on Twitter. (This title has been won.)

Thanks to the Nerdy Book Club for this tweet.

On the same day as the Nerdy Book Club post and on subsequent days, she followed up on her blog with these posts, Reading with my EarsEars On? and Voices in my head.  You'll have to look long and hard to find better material on audio books.

Thanks to Teri Lesesne, professor and blogger at The Goddess of YA Literature, for these posts and tweets.

And here we go with this week's book trailers and authors/illustrators speaking about their work.

Have you seen School Library Journal's Strong Women, Strong Stories:  Audiobooks for Women's History Month|Listen In?
To the first person who can tell me the second title on the primary grades list, I will send a copy of Duck, Duck, Moose! by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen with pictures by Noah Z. Jones.  Please leave your answer in the comments below or send me a DM on Twitter. (This title has been won.)

The United States Board on Books for Young People has released their 2014 Outstanding International Books divided into five categories by grade.

The winners of the 2014 Ezra Jack Keats Book Award were announced this week!

Author illustrator Yuyi Morales, winner of the 2014 Pura Belpre Illustrator Award for Nino Wrestles the World, adds her video to the ALA Youth Media Awards thank-you videos.

In support of independent booksellers, The Check Is in the mail:  Patterson sends over $267,000 to Booksellers

Since we can't actually visit this extraordinary library, this is the next best thing, 'Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library' Optioned by Nickelodeon (Exclusive)

Here are the Jeff Kinney Boomwriter videos.

This is going to make Children's Book Week all the better, Kate DiCamillo and ABA Launch Indies First Storytime Day.

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 issue has been debated for years but never quite like this, An Argument with Myself:  An ALSC Graphic Novel Award.

This video of a presentation given by author John Green speaks to the value of storytelling, among other things.

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

There were more reveals this week leading up to the School Library Journal Battle of the Kids' Books.  Sheila Turnage was named as a judge.  The Big Kahuna is Jennifer Holm.  The Judges' Brackets were announced.

Thanks to the Battle Commander for these tweets.

I doubt there has ever been or ever will be a #SharpSchu Book Club like the one coming up this week.  Are you ready?

Join others in becoming a Children's Book Week Champion; get the Digital Toolkit.

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 these tweets.

Hey there Percy Jackson fans, did you hear the news?  There are new covers for the books.  One image per day was released this week.

Thanks for these tweets go to author Rick Riordan.

She is celebrating her new website with a giveaway.  Read her post and share what the words courage and hope mean to you.

Thanks to author Caroline Starr Rose (May B. a novel) for this post and tweet.

If you missed the #virtualbookclub discussion on Monday of Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures it is archived here.

Thanks to educator and blogger at Daydream Reader, Niki Ohs Barnes for this tweet.

When you can take a break, listen to Let's Get Busy with author illustrator Elizabeth Rose Stanton, the latest podcast.

Thanks to Matthew C. Winner, elementary teacher librarian, founder of #slmshelfchallenge, co-founder of #geniuscon, 2013 Library Journal Tech Leader Movers & Shakers and blogger at The Busy Librarian, for this tweet.

For those of you who have read and enjoyed Karen Hesse's Out of the Dust or Don Brown's The Great American Dustbowl, this link to An Interactive Story About the Dust Bowl will be a perfect extension.

Thanks to educator, presenter, author and blogger at Free Technology for Teachers, Richard Byrne, for this link and post.

This is a great article at the Random House Kids Random Acts of Reading website, In Favor of Graphic Novels.

Thanks to author Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Lunch Lady and the Schoolwide Scuffle) for this post and this tweet.

Are any of your favorites on this list? Announcing the L. A. Times Book Prize finalists for 2013

Thanks to author John Green (The Fault in Our Stars) for this tweet.

Store this link for future reference, RIF's Multicultural Booklists.
To the first person who can tell me the title of the first book on the first list, I will send a copy of Please Bring Balloons by Lindsay Ward.  Please leave your answer in the comments below or send me a DM on Twitter. (This title has been won.)

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

One of many benefits of Twitter is learning about special lists for which you might have forgotten about.  I was please to see this, The Nature Generation Announces Shortlist for 10th Annual Green  Earth Book Awards.  

Thanks to author Loree Griffin Burns (Handle With Care: An Unusual Butterfly Journey)for this tweet.

I dare you not to laugh like crazy when watching this book trailer.  It's presence was quietly announced by the author illustrator.

Thanks to author illustrator Adam Rex (Moonday, Chu's Day, Chloe and the Lion) for this tweet.

In case you missed all the tweets about #nf10for10 last Wednesday, follow this link to a host of great lists of nonfiction book.

Thanks to Cathy Mere, educator and blogger at Reflect & Refine: Building a Learning Community, for this tweet and for this challenge.

We (Xena sure picked some strange tweets this week) certainly hope you enjoy the quotes, announcements and pet personalities revealed in this week's collection.

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