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 feel like I have been running around like a chicken with its head cut off lately! With the start of the school year, I really need to hire a nanny, a chef and a maid. I forgot how crazy it is to go back to school and help 35 teachers that all need you to help them right this minute. I forgot how all of the kids seemed to forget the routines and rules of the library over the summer. To say it is exhausting is an understatement. But, I do love being needed and I love helping people. I love the little faces of those fresh and clean kindergarteners and the pride that the sixth graders seem to radiate. To tell you how tired and out of my mind I have been- I have a copy of Darth Paper Strike Back sitting on my end table- and I have only read 2 chapters. Two. Sleep or read? I have chosen sleep. Sorry Mr. Angleberger... and Colby, I know you are rolling your eyes right about now! : ) When you post- leave us a comment and let us know how your back to school/work routine is going for you. How do you balance everything? Is it possible to do everything and do it well? Dr Phil- are you out there?