October 17, 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.
Each year the teachers & staff try to coordinate a theme for our Halloween costumes. This year they have chosen "Super Teachers". Now, do I conform and join the group, or pick one of these costumes that I have been mulling over? Do you dress in a costume for Halloween? What are your plans this year? 

What is your dream Halloween costume? (Mine is Mary Poppins!)


  1. I wrote about some good books to read at Halloween time.

  2. Wow, that black & white photo costume would be awesome! Maybe you could make it kidlit-related by dressing as a black & white line illustration from a children's book!

  3. I love the Facebook costume. Very creative! My second choice would be the book fairy...but would a book fairy take away old books, give away new ones, or both? :) I probably won't be dressing up this year, but I am looking forward to being out and about with the kids during trick-or-treating!

  4. The Facebook costume is too cute!

  5. All the costumes you show look like fun. I try to dress up, but subtly. One year it was a fake bullethole next to my temple. I do dress up my pug. This year he may be a clown, a lion, or a wizard.

  6. Awesome costumes! And...so good to see the book talk tuesday movement growing!!

  7. Oh...and no plans for costume yet. Need one, though. We are doing a halloween party at book club. The kids are expecting me to dress up...

  8. Considering the Book Fairy myself. Had a friend dare me for $20. ;]