June 13, 2011

Book Talk Tuesday

I have been searching the web for a great place to post book reviews for librarians and teachers to use in the classroom. Well, I am going to try hosting my own Book Talk Tuesday! I invite teachers, moms, dads and librarians to link to a recent book talk or book review that can be used by others.

My rules?
1. All content must be appropriate for children in grades kindergarten through eighth grade.
2. Websites that you link to must be child friendly since lots of kids visit this site and if they click on your link, I want it to be appropriate for them.
3. Positive reviews only, please... we only spread love here at The Lemme Library!
4. Books must be available in The US. (you are welcome to link to ARC reviews)
5. I reserve the right to remove any reviews that don't meet criteria 1-4.
In the link title field, be sure to include the title of the book you are reviewing and your site name. In the URL field, please link to this specific post that contains the book review (That way people don't have to scour your blog looking for it!)

Book Talk Tuesday is going to be guest hosted by a few of my favorite blogs during the coming weeks. My husband, Greg, fell, well, jumped on Saturday and fractured his ankle- badly. We don't know the extent until after his CT scan and orthopedist appointment this week. So, to reduce my to do list, I have enlisted the help of fellow book bloggers and loyal Book Talk Tuesday posters! Thank you ladies for helping me with this! I will post the locations so you can still post! 
Mrs. G at Smithville Library will host next week, June 21. 
Holly at LitLad will host 2 weeks from now, June 28. 
Sarah at Page in Training will host on July 1. 
So- my summer vacation has been turned upside down. I feel bad that my kids will be stuck doing nothing even though I am SO thankful that his injury wasn't worse... 
What is the best/worst summer vacation you remember having (as a child or adult)?  

1.Warp Speed by Lisa Lee10.Magic Tree House @Lit Lad19.Marty McGuire (The Cath in the Hat)
2.5 Books Every Toddler Should Own11.Regarding the Sink by the Klise Sisters (Gathering Books)20.Amelia Rules #6 by Jimmy Gownley (Secrets & Sharing Soda)
3.Queen of the Falls (Bigfoot Reads)12.Small as an Elephant (Book Aunt)21.Making the Moose Out of Life (@ The Greasy Screen)
4.The Wonderful Wordless Books of Barbara Lehman (liblaura5)13.Summer Reads for Sensitive Souls (Try Curiosity!)22.The Penderwicks (Heidi @ Geo Librarian)
5.Emerald Atlas (ICPL, Andrea)14.The Bread Winner by Deborah Ellis23.Al Capone Does My Shirts (Smithville Elementary Library--@ seslibrary)
6.When Life Gives You O.J. 15.The Prairie Library: Post 1: Introductions24.The Liberation of Gabriel King (@Mother Reader)
7.TIME for Kids: Big Book of How (Kidsmomo)16.Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading (@Chocolate Air)

8.Story of a Girl @Michelle M.17.Roberta @ Wrapped In Foil
9.Codename: Dancer18.Phenomenal Picture Books: Scaredy Squirrel (Read Aloud Dad)


  1. I reviewed a book that on the surface appears to be fiction, but is actually non-fiction.

  2. This must be the spring of broken bones - I know far too many folks in similar situations right now. I hope his recovery is speedy and as painless as possible.

    The best and worst summer was when my daughter born at 29 weeks - so scary, but what a miracle.

  3. I'm sorry. I wanted to write the title on the link to my blog but I clicked on it before I had a chance. Kelly, could you add it to my link? I reviewed YA book, Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr. Thanks.

  4. Oh dear. I hope your husband feels better. =( There must be some perks about staying at home though during the summer (books, books, books come to mind).

    Favorite summer would be one spent by the beach, initiating an ongoing romance with the waves and flirting with the sand, haha (I knew it was PG13 hahaha) - with my trusty books beside me. =) - Myra from GatheringBooks

  5. Oops! I wrote that wrong and re-posted it. Do you have a way of removing the first version? Thanks for hosting this!

  6. Hi Kelly,
    Glad to hear that book talk Tuesday will continue through the summer. So sorry to hear about your husband's accident. Hope he loves to read, too!
    I've had quite a few rough summers, actually, but the details are not good for this venue. Let's just say I have some experience with what you're dealing with! Hang in there, gal.

  7. The worst summer...when I couldn't eat corn-on-the-cob...

    I was five years-old. My six year-old brother challenged me to a race. He would ride his BigWheel down the driveway. I would run alongside the driveway in the grass. I was sure to win!

    Ready! Set! Go! I was in the lead. Going strong. Running fast. Until I tripped over the water meter sticking up from the blades of grass in the front yard. Down I fell, my arms spread outward. My right arm landed on the driveway. My brother only saw the finish line so my arm was merely a speed bump to him!

    He ran over my arm with the BigWheel, and I ended up with my broken arm in a cast which made it nearly impossible to eat corn-on-the-cob!

  8. So sorry to hear about your husband. Hoping he has a speedy recovery.

    Thanks to the hosts for keeping BookTalk going.

    At my blog: Catch the Wind, Harness the Sun: 22 Super-charged Projects for Kids. Now try to fit that in the linky box :-)

  9. Bummer about your husband's leg. Hope he gets better soon. My worst summer was my 13th. My parents split and I went to stay with my aunt's family (five kids and one on the way). I spent the entire summer in their finished basement reading every single mystery Agatha Christie wrote.

  10. So sorry to hear that your summer's off to a rough start!
    My favorite summer was the summer between by sophomore and junior year of college. It was the first summer I stayed at school instead of going home, and I spent the summer cooking out, taking random road trips to the beach, and drinking lots of cherry limeades! It was also the summer that I formed several of the most important friendships in my life, with people whom I still consider to be some of my best friends!

  11. Ouch! Sorry about your husband's accident. Thanks for hosting!

    Heidi :)

  12. Hi, Kelly. Sorry to hear about your husband's fall/jump. I hope he recovers well over the summer. I know these things can take time. We spent many a summer camping in our camper while I was growing up. I have such fond memories of whittling sticks, roasting marshmallows, riding canoes, and hiking through the woods!