I went to the Scholastic Reading Summit this summer. The folks from Scholastic said that they start every meeting with a book talk. This started me thinking…I want to encourage my students to read and I want a way to share great books (this is what I do every day, after all), but I wanted some way to just quickly spotlight a book or author without having to repeat myself 25 + times a week. So, I came up with Book Talk Tuesday. Each Tuesday, I am going to tell our students and faculty about a book, author, or series on the morning announcements. Something very quick and to the point, but that perhaps will introduce them to a new book. I made a quick display of the books I talked about today and my hope is that kids will ask for them and check them out. I plan to write a “script” each week because I’m not so great at improv on the announcements. I’ll share my Book Talk script on my blog and on Facebook each week. Here’s my first one (if you know me or are a reader of this blog, you probably won’t be very surprised to find out I focused on MO WILLEMS!)
It’s Book Talk Tuesday! Every Tuesday I will tell you about a great book, author, or series that you can check out from our Learning Commons! Today, I would like to tell you about Mo Willems. Mo Willems is the author of the very funny Pigeon books (Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, The Pigeon wants a Puppy, and others). If you like funny books, you will want to meet all of Mo’s characters – Elephant and Piggie, Edwina, and more! These books are in the Everybody Fiction section of the library! Check one out today!
I hope your week is off to a great start!