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Gotcha Again!: More Nonfiction Booktalks to Get Kids Excited about Reading

Kathleen A. Baxter

A companion title to the popular Gotcha! by the same authors, this new guide lets you pinpoint the right books to get children excited about reading nonfiction titles! With more than 350 nonfiction books, most of which have been published in the past four years, this guide makes it easy to find good reading material to use in your classroom, at the library, or at home. In addition to suggestions for presenting books to students in irresistible ways, hundreds of ready-to-use booktalks and a wealth of tips on booktalking make this title an invaluable and versatile resource. Even an outline for a booktalk program and a bibliography for collection development purposes are included. Educators can search thematically to find books that correlate precisely with their curriculum requirements, and parents have an convenient tool to select just the right books for their children. While perfect for booktalk programs, librarians and school media specialists will also find this to be a valuable collection.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
  • Publish Date: May 20th, 2002
  • Pages: 165
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 11.00in - 8.58in - 0.50in - 1.13lb
  • EAN: 9781563089404
  • Categories: Teaching - Subjects - Reading & PhonicsSchools - Levels - ElementaryChildren's & Young Adult Literature

About the Author

KATHLEEN A. BAXTER is Supervisor of Youth Services, Anoka County Library, Blaine, Minnesota. She is also a columnist for School Library Journal and teaches courses at the College of Saint Catherine, Saint Paul, Minnesota.

MARCIA AGNESS KOCHEL is School Library Media Specialist, Olson Middle School, Bloomington, Minnesota.

Praise for this book

"This companion to the popular Gotcha! Nonfiction Booktalks to get kids excited about Reading (Libraries Unlimited, 1999) aids users in finding books for booklist use in the classroon, library, and home for grades k-8. It presents about 350 nonfiction books organized in seven chapters by themes such as "Biggest, Fastest, Weirdest, Grossest: Quirky Books Kids Love." Many books are drawn from the American Library Association's nonfiction list of notable Children's Books. Each book gets one to three paragraphs that provide some illustrations and excerpts. Bibliographies of the selected books conclude each chapter, with appropriate grade levels noted. Directions for booktalking are provided in the introduction. Enthusiasm, variety, and a personally relaxed style are recommended, qualities experienced booktalkers would approve."-Booklist/Professional Reading
"Creative and well-organized this valuable resource will be useful for booktalking or as a handy selection tool."-School Library Journal
"This companion to the popular Gotcha! Non fiction Booktalks to Get Kids Excited about Reading (Libraries Unlimited, 1999) aids users in finding books for booktalk use in the classroom, library, and home for grades K-8. It presents about 350 nonfiction books organized in seven chapters by themes such as "Biggest, Fastest, Weirdest, Grossest: Quirky Books Kids Love." Many books are drawn from the American Library Association's nonfiction list of Notable Children's Books. Each book gets one to three paragraphs that provide some illustrations and excerpts. Bibliographies of the selected books conclude each chapter, with appropriate grade levels noted. Directions for booktalking are provided in the introduction. Enthusiasm, variety, and a personally relaxed style are recommended, qualities experienced booktalkers would approve."-Booklist
?Creative and well-organized this valuable resource will be useful for booktalking or as a handy selection tool.?-School Library Journal
?This companion to the popular Gotcha! Non fiction Booktalks to Get Kids Excited about Reading (Libraries Unlimited, 1999) aids users in finding books for booktalk use in the classroom, library, and home for grades K-8. It presents about 350 nonfiction books organized in seven chapters by themes such as "Biggest, Fastest, Weirdest, Grossest: Quirky Books Kids Love." Many books are drawn from the American Library Association's nonfiction list of Notable Children's Books. Each book gets one to three paragraphs that provide some illustrations and excerpts. Bibliographies of the selected books conclude each chapter, with appropriate grade levels noted. Directions for booktalking are provided in the introduction. Enthusiasm, variety, and a personally relaxed style are recommended, qualities experienced booktalkers would approve.?-Booklist
?This companion to the popular Gotcha! Nonfiction Booktalks to get kids excited about Reading (Libraries Unlimited, 1999) aids users in finding books for booklist use in the classroon, library, and home for grades k-8. It presents about 350 nonfiction books organized in seven chapters by themes such as "Biggest, Fastest, Weirdest, Grossest: Quirky Books Kids Love." Many books are drawn from the American Library Association's nonfiction list of notable Children's Books. Each book gets one to three paragraphs that provide some illustrations and excerpts. Bibliographies of the selected books conclude each chapter, with appropriate grade levels noted. Directions for booktalking are provided in the introduction. Enthusiasm, variety, and a personally relaxed style are recommended, qualities experienced booktalkers would approve.?-Booklist/Professional Reading