Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Book Release Calendar

Oh my goodness, I have a new obsession: adding titles to the Book Release Calendar. Up until last week, I recorded forthcoming titles in a private Google document. I was not very good about updating it, though. I always remember the release dates for books advertised around the library, in bathrooms, and in the foyer. I have a rule in my school library: if a book is advertised somewhere in the school, it is entered in the library catalog and ready for holds. I welcome holds. I love holds. Holds rock! The books advertised around the school always stick in my head. Like clockwork, you will find me every Tuesday at Anderson’s Bookshop buying new books.

With the new Book Release Calendar, I will never forgot a much-anticipated release. I hope you find it useful. Happy Reading!

(Note: I am still adding to the calendar.)




*Make sure you click on the title to learn more about the book.

* THIS link works with any calendar product that supports the iCal format.


21 comments:

  1. As an elementary Media Specialist, I will use this tool. Thank you!

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  2. Mr. Schu:
    You rock! This is awesome. We have not one penny for library books this year but when I can I will be adding these to our collection.

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  3. Sharing this with my students and my librarian(s). Thanks, John!

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  4. Oh my gosh... As someone who blogs about literacy and children, this is a goldmine for me. I absolutely love your blog and visit often. Thank you so much for sharing all of your ideas

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  5. Wow - what a great tool! Certainly will use it...
    - AZ

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  6. I ADORE your calendar and use it far too often according to my husband. :) Thanks for creating it and sharing with all of us.
    Katherine

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  7. Mr. Schu -- do you ever sleep? You are completely amazing. Thanks for this.

    See you in Seattle!

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  8. Thank you Mr. Schu! This calendar is so helpful!

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  9. I am just blown away! Thank you for sharing this! I second Kirkby Larson, do you every sleep?!?!

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  10. Very cool. Interesting to see the increase in Thursday releases!

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  11. Thanks so much for sharing. I will definitely pass this on to the other librarians in our district.

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  12. This is AWESOME! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Handy dandy! Saving this one for sure.

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  14. WHERE'S WALRUS? AND PENGUIN? On Mr. Schu's calendar (thank goodness).

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  15. Thank you so much for sharing this valuable list!

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  16. It's a special thrill to see one's book on Mr Schu's calendar (first public showing)! Thank you!

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  17. You always make our kidlit lives happier, Mr. Schu! Thank you!!

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  18. What a great tool! Thank you for this. :)

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