Straight Talk for Librarians: The target audience is teens who want to become writers. The advice is appropriate for adults as well. The book does a fantastic job of breaking down all aspects of the writing process and how to get your writing published. In some cases, the advice seems to be better suited for adults than teens. Most teens are not going to be able to afford a several hundred-dollar screenwriting program for their computer. The book could be used in a creative writing class or literature class to analyze the various aspects of the writing process. It will be a welcome addition to any school or public library. I recommend this book for anyone with dreams of becoming a writer.
Monday, October 19, 2020
Straight Talk for Librarians: Guest is a classic eerie tale of sibling rivalry and regret. Mollie is equal parts rash, brave and kind. Her relationship with Guest changes as they continue on their journey into the Dark Lands. Mollie is a fully formed character but most of the supporting characters are not. The plotting is taut and maintains the tension throughout. The Afterward helpfully explains some of the Irish terminology and folklore that may be unfamiliar to some readers. The book works well as a read aloud story for either a physical or a virtual classroom. The book is also recommended for striving readers due to its lower reading level and compact size. The novel is creepy but not so creepy it will give younger readers nightmares. I highly recommend this spooky read for fans of Hahn's other books and younger readers clamoring for something scary.
Straight Talk for Librarians: A good book with a lot of diversity, great for talking about families.
Straight Talk for Librarians: A colorful book with fun ties to technology and family.
Straight Talk for Librarians: A colorful look at dinosaurs for the very young set. I would think they would like the book and enjoy the illustrations. The long, difficult dinosaur names may be an issue but the book is short, colorful and fun so that probably does not matter.
Straight Talk for Librarians: A great book about empowerment for young children.
Straight Talk for Librarians: A great book for discussing respect for all living things.
Straight Talk for Librarians: A good story for discussing voting (for the young kids), friendship, being kind and equal to all.
Straight Talk for Librarians: Great for discussing other cultures with young children. It may also be interesting to compare and contrast with the classic LRRH.
Straight Talk for Librarians: A great book for learning Spanish words and foods for young children. The wrestling aspect of the book would be a good discussion topic.
Monday, October 12, 2020
Straight Talk for Librarians: A good story for showing that you don't have to be the best at something. Also, that you can help others in need.
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Straight Talk for Librarians: If you are allowed to read a Halloween book to young children this is a good one.
I Love Genetics: Explore With Sliders, Lift-The-Flaps, A Wheel, And More!, written by Allison Wortche and Steve Mack, reviewed by Judy Hauser
Straight Talk for Librarians: I'm not sure if the pre-k set is ready for a genetics discussion but this book is a good start.