examples of quality book reviews
Senior Primary Novels reviewed on Momo celebrating time to read by a NSW Teacher Librarian.
Other categories include:
Other blogs with reviews include::
Great Kid Books
Alphabet Soup or Yabba (go to reviews/write a review) (Australia),
Building Rainbows (UK)
Reader Views (US)
or your own local library.
The Book Chook
"A book review is just one person's reaction to a book they have read. Book reviewers try to give honest feedback about a book they've read, and they do it in different ways. "
The Book Chook in her post on How to write a review recommends the following
Try to answer SOME of these questions in whole sentences:
What was the book about?
Try to describe it in a couple of sentences without giving away the ending.
To see examples of this, there's a fun site, Book-A-Minute, that condenses well-known books into a sentence or two.
What was your favourite part of the story?
Why did you like it?
Who is/are the main characters?
Tell us something about them. What happens to them in the story?
What sort of book was it?
Was it a picture book, a chapter book, a fantasy book, a nonfiction book for sport fans?
If there are illustrations, how did they help tell the story?
Did you like the book? Why or why not?
What was good about it?
Did any parts make you laugh? Which ones?
Did you feel as if you were looking through the main character's eyes?
What sort of people would like this book?
The Book Chook also recommends:
Write an interesting starting sentence for your review. Some people like to start with a question.
Other reviewers like to start with the book facts: author, illustrator, and publisher to make it easy for others to find the book.
After reading a great book, review it.
Make sure that you are proud of the grammar and spelling used.
Make sure thaat you considered your audience.
Read it out loud and ensure that the review 'sounds right'.
Ask someone else to read your review and get their opinion of it. Make any changes you need to.
Type up your review in Word
Ensue all spelling and grammar is correct.
Make sure your name and class is included
Save as into your U drive and into collaboration
Copy the headline
Go to SBPS Website --> Our Learning Centres --> SBPS My Library
Search for your book
Click on the Review link
Click on the Review editor button
Paste your headline, complete your star rating and copy the text from your word document and paste in your text.
Check you are happy--> Press SAVE! to upload your book review to Oliver
Go to Mrs Nay's computer to add your book review to the blog
Click on NEW POST
Add the book title
Drag the text element over
Copy and paste the text from your document into the text box
Check you are happy
Make sure your name and class are included
Do not change the address domain!
Click on the published link-->highlight--> Copy --> paste the url into your book review document
Go to a QR code generator and enter the url to create the QR code
Copy the QR code onto your book review document then save again
Using a QR reader check that your code works!!
Complete the self assessment task.
Print our the full book review document and hand to Mrs Nay