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Choosing a Good Book A Guide to book shopping!. What is a Just Right Book?  It’s not about what’s popular- it’s about what is a good fit for you.  A.

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1 Choosing a Good Book A Guide to book shopping!

2 What is a Just Right Book?  It’s not about what’s popular- it’s about what is a good fit for you.  A book you enjoy reading.  Fits your interest level & reading level.  Choosing a book is like shopping  Window shop  Pick up & survey  Try it on!

3 Types of Books  Fiction  Graphic Novels & Comics  Non-fiction  Audio Books  E-books

4 Think about- Genre  What types of stories & movies do you like?  Do you love animals?  Do you like to learn about history?  Are you interested in time travel or Space?  Do you like adventure/Survival stories?  Do you like stories about kids like you?  Do you like mysteries or scary books?  Do you like books with fantasy characters?  Do you like books about vampires?  Do you like teenage romance stories?  Do you like dystopian Fiction?  Do you like classics?

5 Think about- your interests  What are your hobbies?  What do you like to do in your spare time?  Who are your heroes?  What jobs interest you?  Do you collect anything?  What does your family like to do?  Read a book that connects to your interests!

6 Think about- Reading Level  Do you know your reading level?  Read an entire page out loud- if you make more than 3 mistakes the text is too hard.  Did you know you can search by book level using our card catalog?  Find a list of books in your reading level from the link on my web site

7 Think about- Length  Do you often get bored with long books?  Do you get overwhelmed by thick books?  Do you find yourself always looking for thin books?  Great stories come in all different lengths.  Just because a book is long- it doesn’t mean the book is hard!  Just find a book you like!

8 Using the Card Catalog  Search by topic  Search by genre  Search by book length  Search by reading level  /site/default.asp?9374Nav=|&NodeI D= /site/default.asp?9374Nav=|&NodeI D=10088

9 Does reading feel like a chore?  If it does- you are reading the wrong books!  Try a different Genre.  Listen to the audio while you read.  Try an e-book  Try a graphic novel or non-fiction book  Read a magazine or newspaper  All reading is valuable!

10 Baseball Book Challenge  Step up to the plate & Challenge Mrs. Johns to find a book you will like.  She gets 3 tries to pitch you a good book  Hopefully at least one will be a hit!  You agree to read the 3 books she chooses & get prizes along the way!

11 Using the Recommends  Student Recommends  Genre Recommends  If you like this… you might like this…  Shelf-top display books

12 Your Assignment…  Use the things we talked about today to shop for a good book.  Walk around the library  Pick up books & survey them  Try on a great book!  When the chimes ring we will gather in the tables at the other side of the library


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