August 1, 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.
 Last week I lamented over my vanishing summer vacation... woe is me, I know. But today, I am (don't tell anyone) actually looking forward (just a little) to going back to school. It has been like Groundhog Day around here- you know, the Bill Murray movie? Where he wakes up and has to relive the same day over and over until he gets it right? That is me.  What are you looking forward to this school year? Do you have any goals or special plans? I am looking forward to my Darth Paper Strikes Back release party! And I am going to try starting a Comic Book Club. I am also looking forward to the structure and routine that school brings. And adult conversation. And peeing with the bathroom door shut. How 'bout you?
1.Penny Dreadful (Colby Sharp- sharpreads)9.Ellen Zschunke17.Books Dogs and Frogs (Favorite Spooky Stories Book Talk)
2.Okay for Now (Lemme)10.MORE BEARS! (Bigfoot Reads)18.Ladybug Girl (Wrapped in Foil)
3.Caroline Starr Rose11.Inside Out & Back Again, Thanhha Lai (Coralville Central Library)19.Play Ball, Jackie (Geo Librarian)
4.Except If Duck! Rabbit! (Great Kid Books)12.Images of Beauty by A.A. Milne and Marianna Mayer (Gathering Books)20.The Family Book (Lit Chat for Kids)
5.Clink (NC Teacher Stuff)13.Bill Martin Jr. Big Book of Poetry (Children's Books to Love)21.How Rocket Learned to Read (Lauralee's Library)
6.Reading My Way to Maine14.In the Dog House (Books4Learning)

7.Tuba Lessons (Picture Books & Pirouettes)15.Can I See Your I.D.? (The Nonfiction Detectives)
8.Jenny And The Cat Club: Favorite Stories about Jenny Linsky (Read Aloud Dad)16.Bone Dog (The Cath in the Hat)


  1. How awesome was #titletalk last night? Looking forward to reading all the reviews.

  2. Thanks again for hosting. Glad you are looking forward to the school year starting. My oldest is going to be in first grade and my youngest in junior kindergarten, so I'm looking forward to them learning lots of new things! And to meeting more moms!

  3. #9's a first timer...tried to fix it. Should read: Lunch Money by Amdrew Clements (ontheshelf4kids). I'll do it right next week. Thanks for the opportunity!

  4. I don’t have to go to school so I look forward to keep playing with Lenny and Oliver and I will also keep reading extra good books like MORE BEARS! because books with bears in them are extra good.

  5. I just read your comic club mention in the above post. I blogged about that too. If you would like to collaborate on this idea, let me know!

  6. I am so enjoying Horton Halfpott. I think you blogged about it before. It's hilarious. I have about 1,938 books I still want to read before school starts. Thanks for the Tuesday Book Talks.

  7. What am I looking forward to for the coming semester? Or what am I dreading? Hahahhaa. It'd be great to see my teacher-students again. I'm sure pretty soon I'd be caught up in a wave of meetings, a whirlwind of must-do's and deadlines to meet. Can hardly wait. =) - Oh wait, they're around the corner now. Meeting in an hour's time. =)

  8. I am so looking forward to my little one starting preschool and finally having a little bit of "me" time! =) Thanks for hosting!!!

  9. I'm looking forward to cooler weather. I've had enough of the heat and high energy bills. Bring on Autumn!

  10. I'm excited for school to start, since it means a bit more time, which means more blogging! The summer was fun, but so much work!

  11. Can so relate to the bathroom door issues. There is an ad on TV that starts, "Do you have trouble going to the bathroom on your own?" To which I always think, " Yes, I usually have a zoo with me."


  12. Thanks for hosting. I have mixed feelings about school starting. Part of me is glad to be going back, seeing the kids and my coworkers. Part of me is sad to say goodbye to summer.

  13. Just found this link up. I love it! Thanks.

  14. Thanks for inviting me to participate. This is a wonderful list. I already see a few I must read!
    Lauralee from Lauralee's Library