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.
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!)
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.
I had a great time being involved with The Iowa City Festival of Books this weekend. Although it was 1000 degrees out, I helped set up and run The Hunger Games at Gibson Square. After that, I headed to Hamburg Inn no. 2 where I was lucky enough to sit right in front of Laurel Snyder as she read "Slidy Diner". I then introduced myself, we talked and she gave me a copy of her soon to be released book Bigger Than a Breadbox. Laurel & I have emailed and Tweeted, but this was our first real life meeting. The world of blogging has really opened up the world of literature to me. I have had the chance to read great books, email back and forth with authors and gain new friends. I know I started my blog for kids, teachers and parents, but finally, it is for me and I love it. After you post today, leave a comment and tell us about you as a blogger. How did you become a blogger? How has blogging changed your life? What goals do you have for yourself? Any advice or questions for the group?