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Booktalk Resources

If you are interested in getting started creating and sharing booktalks there are a number of great locations that you can visit to begin. Here are a few excellent online book talk resources that librarians, teachers, and students can use to get started on booktalking:

If you know or find some other good sites please send me a note (terry@drscavanaugh.org).

Booktalking Online Resources:

bulletBook Talk! [Tandem Library Books]: http://www.randomhouse.com/teachers/librarians/booktalks.html
Provides short written descriptions about the book, the author, ratings, and associated readings
bulletBooktalk! Module: http://www.bcps.org/offices/lis/models/bktalk/ 
This site from Baltimore County Public Schools is similar to a webquest in how it presents how to do a classroom booktalk.
bulletBookTalk.org: http://pub141.ezboard.com/bbooktalk
An online book discussion community and online reading group dedicated to reading and discussing quality nonfiction books. While geared to adults some of the titles may be of interest to teens.
bulletBooktalker: http://www.thebooktalker.com/BTmonthly.htm 
Dr. Joni Richards Bodart shares written booktalks on her site.
bulletBooktalking Ideas from the Century 21 Librarian: http://www.albany.edu/%7edj2930/yabooktalking.html
This site provides multiple ideas on approaches with samples to creating booktalks.
bulletLibrarians@Random: http://www.randomhouse.com/teachers/librarians/booktalks.html 
Provides short online blurbs about books with cover images - updated with new books each month.
bulletNancy Keane's Booktalks Quick and Simple: http://www.nancykeane.com/booktalks 
A booktalking database of over 7,000 ready-to-use booktalks.
bulletNancy Keane’s Book Talks – Quick and Simple Blog: http://booktalker.blogspot.com/
bulletPromoting Reading with Book Talks: http://www.det.wa.edu.au/education/cip/learntech/eng/pr/
This Department of Education and Training from the Government of Western Australia provides resources, ideas, and training about booktalks.
bulletTeachers@Random: http://www.randomhouse.com/teachers/librarians/booktalks.html
Over 500 booktalks online,
bulletTeensPoint.org: http://www.teenspoint.org/reading_matters/booktalks.asp
Librarians from the Central Rappahonnock Regional Library share their favorite young adult books though booktalks.
bulletYALSA Booktalking: http://www.ala.org/ala/yalsa/profdev/booktalking.cfm
Provides resources with information and ideas on booktalking for young adults.
bulletYahoo Discussion Group: Booktalkers: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/booktalkers 

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