Monday, August 29, 2011

How Do Kids Write a Book Review?

Previously, we've had a few children write book reviews of their favourite books published by us. Is there a book that we've published that your son/daughter loves? Will you ask him/her to send us a book review? Wondering how to start? The Book Chook blog has an excellent list of suggestions on how to get your child to write a book review.

35 - Get Ready, Get Set, Write
1. Choose a book you think you can write about. It may not be your favourite book, but it needs to be one you can describe to others.

2. Read the book. If you read it a while back, read it again, just before you write your review.

3. Think about what you've read. 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?
Read the entire list of helpful suggestions here.

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