May 28, 2012

Book Talk Tuesday Summer 2012

I have gotten several comments, Tweets and emails asking me about Book Talk Tuesday... will it continue? Can I take it over if you don't do it? Why aren't you doing it?
I am no longer a librarian... I am between jobs. Depending on how my job search goes, I may or may not be a librarian in August. If I'm not a librarian and my life goes in a different direction, I probably will not continue Book Talk Tuesday. I might not continue this blog... lots of unknowns right now. I will post a few Book Talk Tuesdays and see what kind of response I get. Hopefully more than 4 people will post... it isn't worth the time and effort to post if people don't share links and visit other blogs. So- spread the word that we will give it a shot for a while. If I choose to not continue, I will offer the "meme" to a blogger I trust will carry on the tradition in my absence. 
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!)   

1.Colby Sharp 5.Orani (NC Teacher Stuff)9.Zoe Gets Ready (Jen Robinson)
2.Hollywood Nobody6.Seeing Symmetry (ICPL)10.You're next!
3.SWIRL BY SWIRL (Bigfoot Reads)7.The Fourth Stall (Kidsmomo)  
4.Frog and Fly (The Cath in the Hat)8.The Brain Lair


  1. Kelly, I have missed this meme -- best of luck to you as you move through this transition, whatever it may be. Thinking of you!

  2. SWIRL BY SWIRL by Joyce Sidman is a wonderful poetry picture book about the repetition of spiral shapes in nature.

  3. Hope the job search lands you a great position!

  4. Good luck in your search! I appreciate you bringing this meme back.

  5. Kelly, I was just thinking about you the other day and wondering, "What ever happened to Book Talk Tuesday?" It's always great to participate, but I completely understand that it's hard to keep up something like this on a weekly basis. Whatever you decide, best of luck to you -- and we'll continue to join Book Talk Tuesday as long as you run it and we have book reviews to share!

  6. Kelly, I hope you can find a job! Good luck in your search! Chin up!

  7. Yay!! I'm so happy your doing it again!!
    I'm so glad you came to lunch at school! It was so fun!!

  8. That makes me so sad! :( I love all that you put into this blog and obviously your students. Hope that everything turns out for the have been an incredible inspiration to me.