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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 (

Booktalking Online Resources:

bullet BookTalk.org
Online book discussion groups
bullet Booktalk! Module (  (
This site from Baltimore County Public Schools is similar to a webquest in how it presents how to do a classroom booktalk.
bullet Millikins information on BookTalks
A libguide to assist in use and creation of booktalks.
bullet Book Trailers for K-12
Over 100 video booktalks.
bullet Booktalking Ideas from the Century 21 Librarian:
This site provides multiple ideas on approaches with samples to creating booktalks.
bullet Nancy Keane's Booktalks Quick and Simple: 
A booktalking database of over 7,000 ready-to-use booktalks.
bullet Nancy Keane’s Book Talks – Quick and Simple Blog:
bullet Book Talks to Go: .
bullet Teachers@Random
Over 500 booktalks online,
bullet TeensPoint.org
Librarians from the Central Rappahonnock Regional Library share their favorite young adult books though booktalks.
bullet ALA Booktalking 
Provides resources with information and ideas on booktalking for young adults.
bullet Teen BookTalks -youtube 
Instructional information on how to create a booktalk. 

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