September 5, 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.

What a beautiful weekend! It has been around 65 degrees and sunny with a perfect blue sky that goes on forever. Not quite fall, but no longer summer- you can almost picture the trees wearing their beautiful gold and orange leaves. This is my favorite time of year. We spent the weekend eating ice cream in the sun and playing at the lake. I can't stand the thought of snow and cold and shoveling. How did you spend your 3 day weekend? What is the weather like where you are? I know there are fires in the south and floods in the east... I am very lucky to have this weather to enjoy. 


  1. Ww have enjoyed amazing weather this weekend as well. My family was at the beach. We are on our way home right now in the card and apparently it is storming at home in Pennsylvania. Back to reality. School starts tomorrow!

  2. Today has been a cool, dreary day - my favorite kind! Back to the grind tomorrow :-)

  3. love your smiling picture! what a treat! I feel like I'm being hurtled into the fall, with lesson planning, class assignments due for my own classes at SJSU, soccer schedules - how to do all the juggling?

    Hold onto the moment while you can. And carve out time for families. Love the idea of turning off all the power, and just having time with my family.

  4. Tornado watches and heavy rain in North Carolina. Saturday was nice though. I had a scoop of brown sugar maple with bacon ice cream in Asheville. I will miss ice cream weather.

  5. Several local schools closed tomorrow due to grassfires in Central Tx. Makes you realize how special it is to have a home and family.

  6. I was working on Labor Day since it's not a holiday here in Hungary :) It was a gorgeous day and I was thinking of my family celebrating all together on Cape Cod. Holiday weekends are when it's hardest to live abroad.

    Best wishes all,

  7. Thanks for the reminder - love what you're doing here and happy to be a part of it!

  8. I was excited to read about Wonderstruck and Charlie Joe's Guide to Not Reading. Also that was great to hear about Chris's (Book dad's) contest.