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.
This week marks the 1 year blogiversary of The Lemme Library Blog! I started this blog simply because I wanted to share a list of typing games with some 6th graders. Little did I know it would develop into a "real blog"... a labor of love, really. I love the new people and experiences I have come across because of this blog. I love how hard I have to work to write a really great review every time I read a book. Writing a blog, for me, has been a wonderful ting. I don't think I could keep it up if I didn't love it! The first time I say "Ah.... I HAVE to post", will be the last time I ever post. Thank you to all of you have stopped by now and then over the last 365 days! Sit a spell, look around and enjoy some birthday antics courtesy of Michael Scott!
When you leave a comment- tell us about your blog history! How long have you been blogging? What motivated you to start a blog and what keeps you motivated now? What do you love most about blogging? What new connections has your blog brought you?