January 23, 2012

Book Talk Tuesday 2012

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. 
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!)
I hate that the 2012 Newbery Season is over. I love the anticipation, the guessing, trying to read as many amazing books as I can! Now, I have to start all over for next year. I have only read 1 of the 2012 winners, but plan to read the other 2 by the end of the week. What is your reaction? You never know what a committee of adults will decide. I am shocked that Okay for Now was not even an honor book. SHOCKED! Watch for my Bizarro post soon... when I award the books that I loved with my Newbery medal. 
1.Art Children's Books (Delightful Children's Books)8.Bear Snores On (No Water River)15.No Caldecotts Here! (Try Curiosity!)
2.Good Night, Good Night, Construction Site (Jen Robinson)9.Ms O Reads Books-- Over and Under Snow16.Oakridge Reads (Mrs. E): Sounder
3.Sea of Dreams (NC Teacher Stuff)10.Blackout @A Picture Book A Day (Natalia Ortega- Brown)17.Who Stole Mona Lisa (RES Library)
4.A Ball for Daisy (Bigfoot Reads)11.Dragon's Book of the Week - When You Reach Me18.Library Fanatic: Bigger than A Bread Box
5.Teresa Rolfe Kravtin12.Books for the 9-Year- Old (Lit Lad)19.Lisa Ard reviews Inside Out and Back Again by Thannha Lai
6.Me... Jane (Great Kids Books)13.John Muir: America's First Environmentalist20.You're next!
7.See Me Run (Flowering Minds)14.Anna Hibiscus (@Maestra Amanda)  


  1. I was shocked about Okay for Now, too.

  2. It was so neat to watch the ceremony live this morning and to hear the audience cheering enthusiastically for authors and illustrators.

  3. I’ve only read one of the Newbery books, too—INSIDE OUT AND BACK AGAIN. I’ve got the other two on hold at the library.

    Very happy to see A BALL FOR DAISY win the Caldecott. Oliver wrote about it on our blog last week and I’ve included the link here.

    Looking forward to your Bizarro post!

  4. I love the excitement but always feel that sense of disappointment when books I love aren't recognized or books are chosen that are unfamiliar to me. This year's Newbery & Printz choices were surprising to me.

  5. I love the excitement of watching the ceremony live and following it on the twitter stream, but I was disappointed in the choices for Printz and Newbery. Looks like I have some reading to do!

  6. I have not read these...yet! Were on my tbr list, best get with it and get them read!

  7. And yes on there being no Okay for Now, eh?

  8. I posted three picture books for Martin Luther King day, and of course they're good for anytime. Enjoy.

  9. Love your Tuesday roundup! I've added my picture book review for Karma Wilson's Bear Snores On. Thanks!

  10. I had to decided on one of the new Caldecotts to link, so I'm sharing my thought on Blackout.

  11. I posted my When You Reach Me - I recommended it to my students.