Get 263 new booktalks to introduce good books to ages 8 to 88 - 70 elementary level, 190 middle school, 181 high school and up (several overlap levels). Serve a wide range of interests with fiction, n-fiction, poetry, best-sellers, award-winners, and classics that don't date. Discover gems that answer What can I read that's good? and What else is like what I just read? A booktalk is a written recommendation of a book, a quick photo flash of a book's appeal--a way of hooking a student into developing a reading habit. Written at the reading level of the book's audience, booktalks can be actually talked, read from, referred to, displayed by the book, and photocopied and inserted in the book. This new collection presents 263 booktalks - also indexed by age level, author, title, and subject - to tempt reluctant readers and guide frequent readers in finding what they want to read. Many are on the newly published books; others are on excellent books that may just need a nudge to get off the shelves to be enjoyed. Information on all major children's and young adult awards won is included.
Carol Littlejohn is a library media specialist from Knoxville, TN. Her published works include the several volumes of Talk That Book.