Friday, October 31, 2008

Jonas Brothers and Walter the Farting Dog

Just in case you have not heard yet...Fox has signed The Jonas Brothers to star in an adaptation of Walter the Farting Dog, based on the picture books by William Kotzwinkle and Glenn Murray. The film begins shooting next spring.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Free Automatic Bibliography Composer

Easy Bib makes writing a bibliography or footnote in MLA or APA style simple, easy and free. Just type in your information in the form they provide and they put it in the correct format.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Children and the Financial Crisis

Slate gives an interesting slideshow suggesting books to share with children about going through a financial crisis. It is a good starting point for a display. What other titles can you suggest?

Thursday, October 9, 2008 is a time-saving portal to thousands of online resources that support exploring children's and young adult books and their authors--from David Macaulay to J.K. Rowling, from Dr. Seuss to Shakespeare. They have now entered into a partnership with Book Links. "Starting with the September 2008 issue of the monthly e-newsletter Quick Tips, Book Links magazine has teamed up with to give readers free access to online author interviews, discussion guides, book readings and Web sites that support the titles and authors covered in each issue."

While exploring the site I discovered a page where you can have author's names pronounced for you by the author. Fun, useful and you don't have to be a registered user to use it.

If you have not explored before it is worth a few minutes of your time to do so.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

2 Useful Websites for Spelling and Pronouncing

Ever look up a word in the dictionary and was not sure on the pronunciation? howjsay is the site for you. It will look up the word and then you will hear the correct way to say it.

Then if you want to spell check your complete website, blog, wiki go to Spellist. Type in your URL and you get a list of possible misspelled words on it very quickly.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Internet Overdose Song

Do you ever have days when you feel like this?

Sail Away at the Library

This video won Special Audience Programming in the 2008 Texas Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors Programming Awards.