Book Talks: The Great Equalizer in the Classroom ... Lesly University Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative -- a blog for literacy educators and administrators preK-8
In a book talk you will want to share the title of the book, author and if appropriate the illustrator.
Here are some other options of what to include:
  • -Books by the same author
  • -What you like about the book, author or genre
  • -What you appreciate about how the book is crafted
  • -One or two excerpts from the book that lures your listeners in and gives a strong sense of the author’s style
  • -A brief summary that sets up the exciting part(s) of the book without giving them away
  • -The type of person who would find the book appealing. ” If you’re the type of reader who…”
  • -Quotes from the book jacket or the front or back of the book.