August 8, 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 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.  

My rules?
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 haven't read a book in the past week. I thought I would get 1 more in before school starts and may be I still will. I need to have someone hide my laptop. I discovered Pinterest last week and it has taken up much of my free time. To learn more about Pinterest, check out this post. What websites consume your online time? Do you limit your online time? Do you suffer withdrawl symptoms if you go without? 

 1.Stonewall Hinkleman and the Battle of Bull Run (Colby Sharp- sharpreads)8.11 Children's Books About Stars & Space15.Touch Blue by Cynthia Lord (Kidsmomo)
2.Peaceful Pieces: Poems and Quilts About Peace (Bigfoot Reads)9.Dear Children of the Earth (Lauralee's Library)16.Word After Word After Word by Patricia Mac Lachlan (Heidi @ Geo Librarian)
3.Charlie and the Chocolate Factory10.Lola's Fandango (Picture Books & Pirouettes)17.Summer Jackson Grown Up (The Cath in the Hat)
4.Lisa Ard11.Cinder Edna by Ellen Jackson (Gathering Books)18.Uncommon Criminals (pageintraining)
5.We Are The Ship12.Animal Naps (NC Teacher Stuff)19.the Warrior Series (Lit Chat for Kids)
6.Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys... (Read Aloud Dad)13.Blackout, Earth to Clunk, These Hands (Irene Latham)

7.Ms O14.Raggin' Jazzin' Rockin' (Wrapped In Foil)


  1. is hard to resist.

  2. I do have to limit my online time. If not, I would search the web forever. A few nights ago, a friend asked if I knew about a site called Diigo because she needed help with an assignment. I created an account and learned how to use it, even though I had no need.

  3. I'm on the computer so much for both work and personal use, that I think I might have withdrawal if I simply don't have my computer by my side. I am thinking about leaving my laptop behind on my next vacation, though, so I will see how it goes!

  4. Your question is very timely. I'm trying trying trying very hard to cut down on facebook. It's difficult especially when you're on 24/7 with blackberry, iphone, and ipad - it's habit forming. But yup, so far, so good, cutting down a fraction. And yes, there are withdrawal symptoms. But yeah, I got my books to keep me company. =)

  5. Hi Kelly! I'm sure you'll get back to books. I love Since I'm a quilter (other crafts, too), I go there for ideas and inspiration.

  6. Sometimes I force myself to spend time offline, just to feel connected with the real world again.

  7. I too struggle to limit my time on the computer. I could get so many more books read if I was better at it. Sigh.

  8. I'm doing research for a nonfiction book so I've been spending quite a lot of time online googling.

  9. I spend a lot of time online at twitter and at my online writing group. Lately I have also been on goodreads quite often. I need to regain a bit of focus.

    One site I love when I need a break is zooborns.