If you’ve got a third grade child in the Moline-Coal Valley School District No. 40, ask your child if their library class at school has had any visitors lately?
Our children’s department staff has been visiting all the 3rd grade library classes the past couple of weeks. Our objective has been to booktalk some new books, talk about what’s happening in the public library, and hand out library card application forms.
Booktalks are short, informal presentations designed to inspire others to read the same book – we essentially are trying to “sell you” on reading that book! “Booktalking” is one of the most effective ways to get kids reading, and we’ve had a blast talking to and with these terrific kids!
Here’s a list of what Miss Teresa was “selling” in her booktalks!
Anne of Green Gables: a Graphic Novel adapted by Mariah Marsden
The Boxcar Children – Fully Illustrated Edition by Gertrude Chandler Warner
The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine by Mark Twain and Philip Stead
Bad Kitty – Camp Daze by Nick Bruel
The Secret Cookie Club: P.S. Send More Cookies by Martha Freeman
Hilo – The Boy Who Crashed to Earth by Judd Winick
How To Be An Elephant – Growing Up in the African Wild by Katherine Roy
Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers
Dog Man and Cat Kid by Dav Pilkey
Ruth Bader Ginsburg – The Case of RBG vs. Inequality by Jonah Winter
Big Nate – Thunka, Thunka, Thunka by Lincoln Peirce