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SELECTING AND USING BOOKS FOR CHILDREN, K-6
Children's book reviewer, Judy Freeman, immerses herself in more than 3,000 new children's books every year to ferret out read-aloud treasures for grades K-6 that will keep kids on the road to becoming lifetime readers and book lovers. During her presentation highlighting her latest favorite titles, she will share her past year's experiences with best books, trying them out on her students, and honing her own evaluative criteria for selection.

Judy is always on the lookout for new and unforgettable children's books that teachers and librarians can integrate into their curriculums and programs. She will share her latest favorite read-alouds in a variety of subject areas, including language arts, science, social studies, math, art, music, and maybe even lunch.

As a member of the year 2000 Newbery Committee, she will also divulge some interesting behind-the-scenes observations about past, current, and future Newbery and Caldecott Award books.
As a reading role model for your students, you'll find Judy's many valuable book evaluation strategies essential for selecting new books you and your children will love to read. You'll learn instantly effective book-sharing techniques to get children fired up with irresistible books for read-alouds, read-alones, Book Clubs, Literature Circles, and Guided Reading.
At this workshop, you will:
Hone your book selection skills and discuss what makes certain books winners with children
Sharpen your evaluative criteria for selecting the best books to read aloud and use with your students
Explore strategies for developing lifelong readers
Use music, creative drama, storytelling, reading aloud, booktalking, creative writing, and many other literature extension activities to make reading come alive for your students
Rejuvenate, expand and make new connections with your existing repertoire of great books