World BookTalk Championship (Video)

April 22, 2019


The #30SecondBookTalk is back and this year's bracket is on fire! We’ve gathered the best of the best: 16 epic book talks, each only 30 seconds long, from educators (and one student!) around the world.


And now it’s YOUR turn to decide which four book-talk videos will move on to the final round and compete for the title of World Book Talk Champion!!


Here’s how you (and your students!) can help determine which book talk will reign supreme:


1. Watch all 16 book-talkers in this video (~20 minutes)

2. Double-check your bracket

3. Vote for 4 finalists HERE


Round one voting ends on Friday, April 26th, so vote now to make sure you and your students get to see your favorite book-talkers move forward to the final round. We've also included some classroom and school resources below to help you make the #30SecondBookTalk part of your school's culture of literacy.


Important Links:

Voting Link

#30SecondBookTalk Hashtag

Brad's Blog

Jennifer's Blog

Reproducible Rubric

Reproducible Bracket

Tips for Bringing the BookTalk H.E.A.T.

BookTalk Tips A-Z


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Dr. Brad Gustafson is an elementary principal, author, and speaker. He believes schools can be spaces where creativity and innovation thrive, but only when we prioritize relationships and a relevant, connected pedagogy. 


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