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Ideas for creating digital book talks.
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Digital Book Talks Project

Let's build our reading community by sharing about books we've read. Digital book talks can get people excited about reading a new book! Think of a book you really enjoyed, and make a book talk to share it with others.


1) Look at the examples below and select a tool to make your project.

2) Plan your work.  Brainstorm what you want to say and how you want to say it.

3) Make a creation that contains the following information:

  • Your first name
  • The title and author of the book you would like to share.
  • A hook to get kids excited about reading it. Tell a little about the book, but not so much as to give away the ending.
  • Make sure that it is something you would be proud to share with the world.

4) Copy and paste the link to your project into the Google Form.

Be creative, and have fun!



Tellagami is a free iPad app. You can create an avatar, put in a background (either one of their backgrounds  or take a picture yourself), and give it a voice.  Turn in the link, and Mrs. Uribe will create a QR code for it.


iPad Creation Apps

I used YAKit Kids to create these:

I used Puppet Workshop Lite and Chatter Pix Kids to create this one:

When you use Chatter Pix Kids, it saves it to the camera roll. Mrs. Uribe can help you upload it to get a link, or you may use Aurasma. When using Aurasma, the video is the "overlay," and take a picture of the cover of the book to create the "trigger."


Sock Puppets

Sock Puppets is a free app that you can use to create a sock puppet show.  Choose your characters, your background, and then record your own voice.  It will automatically change your voice for the different characters.

Create the video in the app, and then when you are finished, let Mrs. Uribe know which iPad number you used.  She will upload the video to the library's YouTube Account, and then create the link for the QR code.  If you are using your own device, you will need to get help uploading the video to YouTube, and you can turn in the link to Mrs. Uribe.

Digital Book Talk Drop Box

Click on the link below to submit your creation to Mrs. Uribe.

Highlight the URL of the link to your creation, copy it (Command C) and paste it (Command V) into the appropriate field in the Google Form.



Voki is a free web-based tool that you can use to create an avatar.  You can type text or record your own voice to make it talk.  You do not need to create an account if you finish your voki at one time.  Copy the permanent link and share it with Mrs. Uribe so she can make the QR code for it.



With Blabberize, you can use an image of anything with a face, add a mouth, and make it talk!  It is best to use images that either you created or that are in the public domain (copyright free). It is important give credit to the source where you found an image if you did not create it.

Blabberize is a free web-based tool:  You may use the library account to create a Blabber (ask Mrs. Uribe for the login information), or you may create your own account with your LISD Google ID.  Click on share, copy the link, and turn it in to Mrs. Uribe so she can make a QR code for it.

The image below is from Title Peek in the Destiny Catalog.

Audio Recording Options

The following links are easy to use recording sites. Simply record what you want to say, then copy the link and paste it into the drop box. Remember to keep it short and interesting! Mrs. Uribe will create QR codes to place on the books so that others can hear what you have to say.

  • Clyp.It
    After recording, click "share" and "advanced" to get your link.
  • Vocaroo
    This site creates an audio recording, and after you share it, you can even get a QR code immediately to print out and use!

Audio Recording Options

Here are examples of audio from Vocaroo and Clyp.It.

Photography Links

These are some sources of images in the public domain.  It is considered fair use for a student to use another person's work in a school project, especially when you  give credit to the creator of the image.

  • Book Covers
    Use the Destiny catalog to obtain images of book covers.
  • 4 free photos
    Free Photos offers public domain and free stock images that are able to be previewed and downloaded (and used in presentations, handouts, etc.) at no cost.
  • Morgue file
    Free images for your inspiration, reference and use in your creative work, be it commercial or not!
  • Wikimedia Commons
    A database of 1,815,754 freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute.
  • Picnik
    Photo editor that allows you to quickly put text on pictures. This is a great way to credit the creator of any images you use!

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