Booktalking Bonanza: Ten Ready-To-Use Multimedia Sessions for the Busy Librarian

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"Transform your booktalks to engage your audience! In our media-infused world, audiences from toddlers to elders expect lively, interactive presentations. Now two award-winning experts outline their kid-tested, proven models for enlivening traditional booktalks with multimedia features." Children's librarians, school library media specialists, and teachers will welcome these time-saving programs. Adult and YA librarians and subject specialists will be inspired to jazz things up in their own presentations. Here's the know-how to make booktalks
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Overview

"Transform your booktalks to engage your audience! In our media-infused world, audiences from toddlers to elders expect lively, interactive presentations. Now two award-winning experts outline their kid-tested, proven models for enlivening traditional booktalks with multimedia features." Children's librarians, school library media specialists, and teachers will welcome these time-saving programs. Adult and YA librarians and subject specialists will be inspired to jazz things up in their own presentations. Here's the know-how to make booktalks crackle with multimedia excitement.
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Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Mary Arnold
Talking about good reads truly sells readers on books. Library staff who are looking for new ways to engage today's tech-savvy young readers will discover ten replicable booktalks "plus" scripts and activities here that will enliven the printed word with media connections. The authors not only road tested them with young audiences, but they also presented the topic as a program at the Annual Conference of the American Library Association (ALA) in 2004 and include a complete description of "Booktalking with Pizazz" so fellow professionals can benefit. Each section offers suggestions for music, Web shots, video clips, graphic illustrations, and more on topics as diverse as Mummies, Dreams, Lies, and Body Parts, that include fiction and nonfiction titles. Additional title options are offered, organized by age-level interest - younger readers, older readers, and even a few books to use with combined teen and adult audiences, a great inclusion for school and parent organizations. Although most copyright dates are within the last five years, they include many classics as well. The age-level breakdown of titles skews more toward elementary and upper elementary, but YA folk will easily find ways to adapt the process for teen reads. The appendix adds even more ideas on ways to expand the categories in new directions, so booktalkers will be ready for what will surely be demands for "more!" Reviewer: Mary Arnold
School Library Journal

Librarians looking for ways to engage media-obsessed children need search no further. Originally a presentation called "Booktalking with Pizzazz," presented at the 2004 American Library Association's Annual Conference, this volume is a collection of scripts for multimedia-enriched booktalks. After an introductory chapter that explains the reasoning for this approach, 10 scripts are outlined. Books, music, video, and Web sites are included for each one. The programs are geared toward elementary-aged children, although suggestions for adapting them for a middle or high school audience are included. The script for the ALA program is included, as is a concluding chapter with further advice and tips. Librarians can follow the scripts included in the book, adapt them for their own resources and needs, or use them as a place to start their own programs. Of particular interest to teachers and school library media specialists, especially those who are experienced booktalkers, this guide will help lead the way to a new kind of presentation.-Melissa Rabey, Frederick County Public Libraries, Frederick, MD

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780838909652
  • Publisher: ALA Editions
  • Publication date: 9/28/2008
  • Pages: 258
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Ellen Riordan Riordan, Ellen

1 Lightning: A Bolt from the Blue 1

2 Immigration: Hello, New Home! 13

3 Wishes: Wishing Well 30

4 Lies: Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire 44

5 Dreams: All You Have to Do Is Dream 60

6 Body Parts: Missing, Extra, and Just Plain Strange 76

7 Art: Every Picture Tells a Story; Every Story Draws a Picture 97

8 Mummies: Mum's the Word! 114

9 Names: What's in a Name? 132

10 Cats and Dogs: It's Raining Cats and Dogs 154

11 Booktalking with Pizzazz: Using Science Experiments, Music, Magic, Crafts, Creative Dramatics, Video and Film, Role-Playing, Games, and the Internet with Booktalks 180

12 Trials, Tribulations, Testimonials, and Tips 211

Appendix 215

Index 227

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