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Join the June 7th #summerreading tweetfest!

New York Times Learning Network editor/blogger, Katherine Schulten, wrote asking me to share news of what promises to be a big day in the bibliotwittersphere. Mark your calendars. Spread the word. Tell your colleagues.  Tell the kiddos. Let’s make this a huge international conversation. Let’s create the kind of  feed that even the most Twitter-resistant […]

My first Summit report

What I loved about the past three days at the SLJ Summit in Arlington, was the blend.  The discussion was reading, and we discussed reading in all its glorious traditional and emerging formats. Forward-thinking practicing librarians interacted with other reading passionate stakeholders–an array of authors, illustrators, researchers, publishers, distributors, developers, content aggregators, school administrators, and […]

Still time for the Trailees!

Good news!  The deadline is extended for SLJ’s Trailee Awards! If you missed the August 31 deadline to nominate your favorite book trailer–perhaps because of that little thing called summer–you still have time to gather those little video gems. The deadline is extended till September 15. Submit your favorite book trailer in any of these […]

I could get hooked on Vook

Time to celebrate even more ways to remix and mashup the wonderful experience of reading! I have a feeling that the Vook and the TextVook are going to be popular reading options for many of our young readers and learners. A vook is a new innovation in reading that blends a well-written book, high-quality video […]

Book Trailers for All updated

I met Teresa Schauer working with the SLJ folks on the Trailee Awards. She was the powerhouse and guiding force of our committee.

Mockingjay: the first chapter

Thanks, Suzanne Collins and TheScholasticChannel!  I was looking for a wonderful feature to embed on our Virtual Library homepage to encourage reading the first week of school. What better book teaser than the first chapter of Mockingjay! The YouTube video page warns: friends don’t let friends share spoilers! And further shares: To test your Hunger […]

New Book Video Trailer Awards!

On September 27th, School Library Journal will ask readers to vote for the best video trailers that promote books and encourage reading. Voters will be asked to select the best video in six categories: Publisher/author created for Elementary readers (PreK-6) Publisher/author created for Secondary readers (7-12) Student created for  Elementary readers (PreK-6) Student created for […]