September 26, 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.

1.Mindi Rench 9.Chris (@book_ dads) 17.100 Days and 99 Nights (a to z library) 
2.Rocking with Pete the Cat, Eric Litwin, and James Dean 10.( Flowering Minds) 18.Michael G-G 
3.The One and Only Stuey Lewis 11.Sparky the Fire Dog (NC Teacher Stuff) 19.The World According to Humphrey (ontheshelf4kids/ Ellen Zschunke) 
4.Bear with Me by: Max Kornell (Colby Sharp) 12.Bigger Than a Breadbox Middle Grade Reads 20.20 Question Interview with Jon Klassen of I Want My Hat Back (There's A Book) 
5.Heroes of Olympus Book 1: The Lost Hero (Kidsmomo) 13.Adele and Simon (A Curious Thing) 21.Mrs. Mattei 
6.Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to NOT Reading (boystobooks) 14.3 Books about Wangari Maathai (liblaura5) 

7.Take Care, Good Knight (Proper Noun Blog) 15.Girl Who Never Made Mistakes (Wrapped In Foil)   
8.Oliver Button Is a Sissy (Picture Books & Pirouettes) 16.Pomelo Begins to Grow (The Cath in the Hat)   


  1. I can't really see myself as a blogging professional. I do sometimes dream of being an indie-published author, which would require blogging.

  2. I am so tired. Hopefully, I didn't post the same book as last week.

  3. I think books and dance are the only things I like enough to keep blogging about, so I would stick with them. Love the "keeping a blog" photo, by the way!

  4. I really couldn't see myself blogging full-time. That would be WAY too much pressure, for me!

  5. My idea of bliss would be blogging professionally. I don't even care (much) what topic. I have four blogs and wish I had time to post to them every day.

  6. I have two blogs and am thinking about adding a third. I would like to blog professionally and, yes, I would probably approach blogging differently.

  7. Thanks for getting all these book blogs gathered in one place. The energy is amazing!!