Thursday, January 5, 2012

January Video Blog



In this video, I run down all the children's author birthdays that will be celebrated in the month of January.

22 comments:

  1. How brilliant, the very first blog I turn to as part of the comment challenge is new to me, and wonderful! So glad to have discovered you.

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  2. Eric - I was so pleased to discover your blog as part of the comment challenge. I love the idea of organizing your reading by author birthday. I'll definitely be sharing this blog with my children's literature students as a resource!

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  3. I'm glad to see someone doing the vlogs. I've had several challenges to do this and have been thinking about what to vlog about. Was thinking about dressing up as the Queen in my blog and read a book, but I'm not sure if it's okay to do that. Does anyone know?

    Great job.

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  4. What an innovative idea for a blog and a good way to stimulate related ideas.

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  5. Such a cute idea. bookmarked to visit on my birthday LOL

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  6. This is a great idea for a blog! Really enjoyed it. I will be back again!

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  7. What a great idea for a blog. Maybe some day on Feb. 4 my books will show up on your blog! :)

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  8. Thank you everyone for all the wonderful comments!

    @Kristin - I hope you class finds the blog beneficial. Good luck with your students.

    @Jackie - I am new at the vlog thing. I think I like it. It is a great way for me to communicate all the fun things that are going on each month.

    @Magdalena - "Innovative", I like how that sounds!

    @Annie - "cute" I like that too. I hope you stop back often.

    @scottspinks - Thanks so much. Hope you come back!

    @Margo - Love your optimism. It's my goal too!

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  9. This is a great resource for parents and teachers. I'll definitely pass this along to my daughter's kindergarten teacher who honors a picture book author each month.

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  10. I came to visit you because you posted a comment on my blog...I'm taking part in the Comment Challenge...as well as Susannah Hill's Perfect Picture Book Friday...as well as Project 365...so I am kind of losing track where I am meeting people. :(
    But it's all good, as my younger son would say.
    I am SOOOO glad I stopped by...what a wonderfully inventive useful fun blog this is!!!! I'll be back often to catch up on your posts and will link up with them (if that is ok with you) so my readers can benefit. Love the video...I know I need to do some video clips, perhaps of me reading, crafting and cooking...but haven't taken the plunge yet...you've given me courage to try...so it may happen soon. :)
    So glad to connect with you! I was a kindergarten teacher for many years and I have always had a love affair with picture books. :)

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  12. What a unique and fun blog.

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  13. What a great idea, we tend to read the same books over and over again.

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  14. @K.H. Whitaker - Absolutely! Celebrating the birthdays keeps things fresh and exposes us to books we may not have picked out at the library. But, then each year we are excited to revisit our favorites!

    @Vivian - Good luck videos. I am pretty excited that I started using them on the blog. Thanks for stopping by.

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  15. Wow thank you! Your blog is so neat - what a great idea. I'm glad that the Comment Challenge has helped me discover so many great kidlit bloggers like you!

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  16. I have visited 8-10 new blogs today as part of the 2012 Comment Challenge. I must say that this is the most unique (no offense to the others!). I enjoyed the video preview of the January birthdays. I watched the entire thing and would do so again if you keep it up (you mentioned it was a new thing for you).

    Your story about Remy Charlip was very touching. Thank you for sharing. I will see if I can get my hands on the book "Fortunately". Sounds right up my 3yo's alley.

    Lastly, I might join you in the birthday celebration of Rosemary Wells. My birthday is on the 28th so perhaps I can defer some of the attention by bringing out some Max & Ruby stories. ("Max, it's time to clean up!")

    -Ed

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  17. Thank you so much for your comment. I wish you an early “Happy Birthday”! Thank you for the encouragement on the video blog too. The concept is new to me. My goal is to do only one each month until I get comfortable.

    I think your 3 year old would really like Fortunately by Remy Charlip. My son is four. He first heard it when he was 3. He has asked me to read it numerous times. If you celebrate, Rosemary Wells’ birthday — let me know. I would love to hear about it! Send me an email or post on Facebook ( http://www.facebook.com/pages/Happy-Birthday-Author/303945316851) too.

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  18. I am thrilled with your blog. It's great getting to know it through the Comment Challenge. I enjoy featuring authors with kids. It helps them connect to the books. :)MaryHelen

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  19. Is "I'm Fast" as good as all the other McMullan books? I'm considering purchasing it for my son and none of the libraries around here have it yet! My son loves I Stink and I'm Dirty.

    Now off to read your Remy Charlip post. I must have missed it last year and don't believe I've read any of the books by that author. How wonderful to get such a thoughtful comment from someone associated with him.

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  20. Love the vlog! Keep it up. We're looking forward to the birthdays you'll celebrate this month. Can't wait to try a few activities out!

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  21. @brimful - I Stink and I’m Dirty are favorites at our house too. In my opinion, I Stink is by far the best. I’m Fast reads more like I’m Mighty than I Stink and I’m Dirty. It has lots of lists of things that boys like — train cars and the materials inside them. I bought it for the same reason you are considering it, because the libraries didn’t have it yet. My favorite part about the book is the train noises (and the illustrations too). When I read it to a group of preschoolers they really got into Chooka Chooka! I wasn’t disappointed and I had high expectations for the book.

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