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Children's and Young Adult Literature

Your guide to finding information about youth literature.

Additional Resources

This tab contains practical resources for students, teachers and librarians. These resources may be practically applied or used to support further study or research.

For more information on curriculum aids and Common Core, please see other Educational Resource Center LibGuides or contact a librarian.

Book Talking

booktalk is a 2 - 7 minute presentation aimed at convincing an audience to read a book. Traditionally conducted in classrooms by teachers and librarians, they can also be performed in other settings and as outreach. Booktalks are not reviews, reports or analysis. Booktalkers give the audience a sketch of the setting, plot and characters while establishing a "hook" with the aim of making the audience care enough to want to read the book. 

Therea are many booktalking resources, both in print and on the Web. Below is a selection of books and websites to get you started. For more resources, search the King Library catalog using the following Keywords: "booktalk" or "booktalking" or Subject: "book talk"