[OYAN] Looking for book suggestions for your tween readers? Booktalk resources from JCLS

Anna Monders amonders at jcls.org
Fri Aug 3 14:11:37 PDT 2018

Hi all,

I am the booktalk specialist at Jackson County Library Services in Southern Oregon. I wanted to let folks know about our library's Booktalk Blog. I'm hoping it will be a good resource for those of you who are looking for book suggestions for your tween readers, anyone who wants to become more familiar with recent middle-grade titles, and library staff who want to do booktalks but don't have time to start from scratch.

I do booktalks for 4th-7th graders in our area, and I post the full booktalk and a short commentary of the best titles on the Booktalk Blog (www.jclsbooktalkblog.org<http://www.jclsbooktalkblog.org/>). I recently scheduled a new series of posts--a new title will be available every Tuesday through the end of September. Last week was one of my favorites (The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart by Stephanie Burgis), and next week will feature Tentacle and Wing by Sarah Porter, a science-fiction title that many kids hadn't heard about but were super excited to read.

I'd be happy to connect with any of you who are doing a lot of booktalking, or who want to try it out!


Anna Monders

amonders at jcls.org<mailto:amonders at jcls.org>

Booktalk Specialist

Jackson County Library Services

205 S. Central Ave

Medford, Oregon


The Booktalk Blog: Kid-tested titles for elementary and middle school


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