the most effective way to convince people to read for pleasure!
is a dramatic introduction to a book, a teaser,
a commercial for a book that highlights the most exciting parts of it.
or a book review, because it doesn't tell everything
about the book
or evaluate it.
a glimpse into a scene, a character or two, or a plot line that reveals
just enough to convince the listener to pick
up the book and
give it a try.
and teachers use booktalks to convince audiences of all ages that reading
and that books can open up new worlds,
new ideas, and new opportunities!
great booktalker can convince
anyone to read!
RICHARDS BODART has written more books about booktalking and taught
more people how to excel at it than anyone else. Having authored
19 books, as well as having done hundreds of booktalking lectures
and workshops, Joni's books are enjoyed by a worldwide audience
are just a few things
Joni's readers, reviewers, students and audiences
have to say about her...
"Bodart, who has motivated thousands of children,
teenagers, and adults to discover the pleasures
of reading provides practical instructions
and advice on presenting entertaining, persuasive
Booktalks and developing a personal booktalking
style." James A Cox, The Midwest Book Review.(Booktalk!4 Selections from The Booktalker
for all Ages and Audiences.)
I just had to tell you how fabulous your new book,
"Radical Reads" is. I just received
it in the mail today and I am already set with a
brand new slew of books to introduce tomorrow at
school. I am especially excited about the info for
"Give a Boy a Gun." I nominated that book
for a reading list in Minnesota and have
caught some flack about it.
think I have defended the book pretty well,
but your section on it gave me even
more ideas to consider.
Thank you for this wonderful resource,
Jensen, John Glenn Middle School
Minnesota Youth Reading Awards Click here to
follow a few posts in response to Tori's
"Knows what she's talking about wonderful
professor who engages her students and encourages
us to express our thoughts and views." Student course evaluations, Division of Library
and Information Science, College of Education, University
was great! Enjoyable day! Are there grants (to
get her back again)?"
The (booktalking) demonstration was...so effective
that I am going shopping this afternoon!" All day booktalking workshop, Gallup-McKinley