Twittering Thursday

Paraaa paraa paraaa…Twittering Thursday time!

Chuckled at this ad from the New Zealand Book Council, created a video of our storytelling and puppet making workshop with Vijaylakshmi Nagaraj, uploaded pictures of the event and revisited our blog archives to read about ‘English Lessons Through Radio‘. We also put up illustrations from our books under a CC-license and they can be remixed and reused to create your own stories.

We were reading ‘Free vs Fee : Why Government Schools Deliver Results‘ and ‘We Could Abolish Class 10 Board Exams: Kapil Sibal‘ and ‘Sources of Data on Schools in Karnataka‘.

Find out what your child can win by sending in a picture of their bookshelf to the ‘Around the World in 100 Bookshelves’ project. These alphabet keychains brought a big grin to our face. Aren’t they cute?

@YatinSethi was tweeting about Lorenzo Natali Prize for Journalists 2009 calling for entries and the One Billion Minds 2009 Fellowship Program.

@thebetterindia is looking for journalism students to intern at The Better India. Mail [email protected]. @Everywun is also looking for journalist students or bloggers interested in writing for social change? DM them on Twitter if you are interested.

@gkjohn had news on the 2nd National Conference on Children’s Literature and 26th National Children’s Book Day in Philippines.

@paperbackjack linked to a serious warning about DRM and Kindle.

@arunpatre‘s tweet informed us about All for Good, a new service to help you find and share volunteer opportunities, @LWFIndia linked to success stories of ‘Because I am a Girl ‘Campaign, @mybangalore linked to LSI Corporation India’s “Backpack” community initiative.

Now for some book news…

@thecreativepenn had a tweet about book publishers making a move toward mobile to attract teens. @BookChook linked to her blog post on Letters to Leonardo – a new novel and a literacy activity.

Dhimant Parekh’s free ebook of short stories can be read here. (via @thebetterindia). Indian Folklore Research Journal has a few articles on how myth shapes identity (via @indianfolklore).

All children’s book publishers should read through ‘Tough Love: An Open Letter to Kids’ Book Publishers‘ (via @worldbooktrade).

We leave you with this great concept behind an ad to collect donations to sponsor vaccinations in Latin America, Asia and Africa.

Image Source: Will Bryant



  1. Marjorie July 2, 2009

    Thanks for highlighting our Round the World – 100 Bookshelves. We would love to have more pictures sent in!

  2. Maya July 3, 2009

    We are HUGE fans of the PaperTigers blog and look forward to seeing more bookshelves on there.

  3. Chirag May 15, 2010

    I am a big fan of thebetterindia.com 🙂


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