Transform your booktalks to engage your audience! With multimedia infusing nearly every activity, today's audiences from toddlers to elders expect lively, interactive presentations. Now two award-winning experts outline their kid-tested, proven models for enlivening traditional booktalks.Get up to speed with exciting media technologies like YouTube videos, online music, PowerPoint presentations, Internet resources, and audio and video from the library collection, along with food, games, puppets, and magic or science experiments. Using these ten themed step-by-step presentations, it's easy! Quickly add whole new dimensions to the staid booktalk and: actively engage your young audiences; access ready-to-go 30-minute programs; present dynamic, interactive talks; and, enthrall listeners with spellbinding multimedia.Each chapter offers a complete script, along with 'stage directions', that tell, which song or film clip or web link to insert when. End-of-chapter resource lists encourage librarians to tailor the subject matter to grades 4-6 or to YA audiences. Enticing, kid-friendly themes include lightning, wishes, mummies, immigration, dreams, body parts, lies, art, names, and cats and dogs.