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 and librarians to link to a recent book talk or book review that can be used by others- to help purchase new books, learn about new books and to help give us book talk ideas.
Ah! Welcome back to the Lemme Library for Book Talk Tuesday! I want to thank my homies who covered for me while I was busy being completely stressed out...
Greg is recovering from his broken leg but is still chair bound, leaving me to run the roost so to speak. I have found that reading and blogging have become my down time, and I look forward to it very much.
On with the show!
1. All content must be appropriate for children in grades kindergarten through eighth grade.
NEW 2. Please link to your original content, not the content of others.
3. 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.
4. Positive reviews only, please... we only spread love here at The Lemme Library!
5. Books must be available in The US. (you are welcome to link to ARC reviews)
6. I reserve the right to remove any reviews that don't meet criteria 1-5.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!)
I have really been impressed with all of the books coming out for kids ages 8-12 lately. There are so many amazing titles that I know I will never get them all read before 2012. I am waiting for my advanced copy of Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu to arrive in the mail... I am very hopeful about this one! Possible Newbery title! And, I can't WAIT for for Darth Paper Strikes Back to come out in August! Leave a comment and let us know what books are looking forward to most right now?
For newcomers & visitors: Definition of "Book Talk" from Wikipedia: "A booktalk in the broadest terms is what is spoken with the intent to convince someone to read a book. The booktalker gives the audience a glimpse of the setting, the characters, and/or the major conflict without providing the resolution or denouement. Booktalks make listeners care enough about the content of the book to want to read it. A long booktalk is usually about five to seven minutes long and a short booktalk is generally thirty seconds to two minutes long.