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Magic Pickle

Julia Gillian

Book Talk Tips

1. Read the whole book before giving your booktalk.

2. Keep it short! Great booktalks are usually only about 1 minute long.

3. Open Strong! You might start your booktalk by asking a question or giving your thoughts about a character you loved.

4. Find a hook! Grab your audience by telling one exciting part.

5. Don't give away the ending! Think of this like its a movie trailer. End with a cliffhager.

6. Compare it other books your audience may have read.

7. Rate your book!  Remember, if the book isn't 4 or 5 stars, it's probably not worth recommending.

8. Don't forget to tell the title and author of the book.