August 15, 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.

While you are reading this post, I am probably enjoying my very first day back to school after summer vacation. I have a feeling my feet will be achin' tonight! How did you spend your day?

1.4 Dance Books... and a Giveaway (Picture Books & Pirouettes)8.Cinder- elly by Frances Minters (Gathering Books)15.The Ghostwriter Secret (Bigfoot Reads)
2.The Underdogs (Jen Robinson's Book Page)9.The Witches16.Wolf's Coming (Lauralee's Library)
3.9 Back to School Books (Delightful Children's Books)10.Picture Books for the Beginning of the School Year (NC Teacher Stuff)17.The Emerald Atlas (Irene Latham)
4.10 Read Alouds I can't live without (liblaura5)11.Horton Halfpott by Tom Angleberger (Kidsmomo)18.Lunch (Lit Chat for Kids)
5.The Friendship Doll (Great Kid Books)12.School Stories (ICPL)19.Ferdinandus Taurus (Wrapped In Foil)
6.Valentine the Porcupine Dances Funny (Lit Lad)13.Latasha and the Little Red Tornado by Michael Scotto (sharpread)20.You're next!
7.Burt Dow, Deep Water Man by Robert McCloskey (Read Aloud Dad)14.Chris (@book_ dads)  


  1. Hope your first day back at school was great!! My girls start school at the end of the month, so we are going to go shopping for new backpacks today. Just got back from an overseas trip so am taking the afternoon off from work!

  2. It was our teachers' first day of school today. We brought them a casserole for their back-to-school breakfast. The kids start next Monday.

  3. Hi Kelly - things are crazy at the university today. I had a full day at work yesterday (9 am to 9 pm - teaching a 3-hour graduate class in the evening) - and I begin work again at 9 am today for another teaching - talk about Stress with a capital sssss. =)

  4. You’re all so busy. I feel kind of guilty that today all I plan to do is take a hike, read, and eat donuts.

  5. Happy Back to School, Kelly! Today I'm visiting a former babysitter for my kids --- who just had a baby of her own! So, feeling very Circle-of-Life this morning. Hope it's a great day!!

  6. Wow you guys start school early! Hope the first day was good for you! It was great to catch up on the book talk and I will soon go back and read previous weeks.