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

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Twitterville Talk #142

All I can say is that it was a whirlwind of a week, as March got off to a great start with celebrations galore for reading.  People were busy attending conferences, heading to conferences this weekend and making plans for conferences this spring and summer.  Twitter is the place to stay connected.  Enjoy a restful weekend.  Take time for reading.  Good luck winning one of the giveaway titles.  I hope you like the tweets gathered here.

If you are looking for those books which tend to take the view of a glass half full, you might want to consider these titles, 50 More Inspiring Children's Books With a Positive Message.

This is a handy explanation of Thinking about Primary Sources.  It explains the difference between primary and secondary sources including a graphic organizer.

File this under food for thought, The Other 21st Century Skills-Why Teach Them.

Thanks to Debbie Alvarez, teacher librarian and blogger at The Styling Librarian, for these tweets.

Follow this blog for posts during the month of March in celebration of women's history in children's literature, KidLit Celebrates Women's History Month.

The celebration has started but you might want to use this Read Across America video and Hats Off To Reading Classroom Activity Guide.

Here's Reading Rainbow's spokesman reading a book of poems.

The 2014 Golden Kite and Sid Fleischman Awards were announced this week!

Here come the book trailers and author/illustrator chats!

Holly Black has a new trailer for her Newbery Honor award winning book, Doll Bones.

I've once and for all given up having any kind of budget for book buying.  Check this out---Hyperion Books Spring 2014|Preview Peek

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.

Do you have any of these titles?  55 Science Picture Books For Kids

Thanks to kbport, fellow educator on Twitter, for this tweet.

Sometimes you aren't ready to like the book that everyone else thinks is wonderful.  Caroline Starr Rose speaks to this in One Day You Will.

Don't ever doubt the power of reading aloud, The Warmth of a Shared Experience by Cynthia Lord.

Thanks to the Nerdy Book Club for these tweets.

Those working in the field on a day-to-day basis know this to be true---New Report Hails Librarians as Drivers of Digital Transition.

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

Don't forget to tune in to the latest podcast.  This week it's Let's Get Busy with cartoonist Raina Telgemeier.

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.

One of the funniest dog books the past couple of years is Oh No, George! by Chris Haughton.  Here is the book trailer for his newest book.

Shh! We have a plan: Trailer from chris haughton on Vimeo.

Thanks to Jim Field, a UK based illustrator and animator, for this tweet.

If you were unable to participate in the #TLChat Virtual Cafe this past week, the archived chat is here.

Thanks to teacher librarian, presenter, consultant, and blogger at Van Meter Library Voice, Shannon Miller for this tweet.

In the spirit of the month, check out this informative, rhyming infographic, The Dr Seuss Guide To Twitter (Infographic).

Thanks for this tweet go to Sue Gorman, Innovation Learning Consultant, K-12 Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Teacher.

Celebrating Dr. Seuss's 110th Birthday announces the creation of a new Dr. Seuss's Birthday Club.  It looks like a fun-filled way to commemorate your birthday.

This looks pretty good to me.

Thanks to Children's Bookshelf of Publishers Weekly for these tweets.

Having met author Lauren Oliver (Liesl & Po) I was curious about this video in honor of her new book, Panic.

Thanks to Lauren Oliver for this tweet.

This new YA release looks intriguing to me.  Watch the trailer for Elusion! at this site.

Thanks to Harper Teen for this tweet.

A word to the wise---Yik Yak app is wrecking havoc in schools: 11 things parents need to know

Thanks to Kevin Hodgson, educator, web comic creator, tech liaison with the Western Mass Writing Project and blogger at Kevin's Meandering Mind, for this tweet.

Are you doing an Eric Carle study with your younger students?  These downloadable printable activity sheets might work well with your unit.  The World of Eric Carle

Thanks to Meg Allison, teaher librarian/ed tech: Digs Inquiry, 1:1 & Divergent thing, UVM Graduate School Instructor, 2013 Global Teacher Fellow, 2013 VT Outstanding Educator and blogger at The Mad River Librarian, for this tweet.

Get ready to be stunned by this beautiful book trailer for Dan Santat's new title, The Adventures of Beekle:  The Unimaginary Friend.

We were all catching our breaths when this tweet entered my feed.

Many thanks to author illustrator Dan Santat (Crankensteinfor these tweets.

Did you listen to this posted by author Aaron Starmer (The Riverman) for World Read Aloud Day?

Thanks to Aaron Starmer for this tweet.

There's a new Celebri-Dots!  Salina Yoon (Penguin in Love) has contributed to the site.

Thanks to Terry Shay, 5-12 vocal and computer teacher, college adjunct, FableVision Learning Ambassador and blogger at T J On a Journey for this tweet.

Africa Is My Home: A Child of the Amistad written by Monica Edinger with illustrations by Robert Byrd is a recipient of a Children's Africana Book Award.

Thanks to educator, author and blogger at educating alice, Monica Edinger, for this tweet.

At a conference this week Richard Byrne presented his Best of the Web 2014.  I'll be checking out some of these in the weeks and months to come.

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

Yesterday a tweet introduced readers to a new release on the horizon, The Mermaid and the Shoe by K. G. Campbell.

Thanks to author Ame Dyckman (Boy + Bot, Tea Party Rules) for this tweet.

Please take a minute to read this fun post by author Corey Rosen Schwartz (The Three Ninja Pigs, Goldi Rocks and the Three Bears), as she lists The 2013 Picture Book Oscars.

Thanks for this tweet, Corey.

Enjoy the collected announcements, quotes, fun tweets and Xena's picks of animal favorites for this week.

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