You many not have heard that Scholastic posts booktalks for a good deal of their YA/Teen books on their website. Awesome!!!! The list of booktalks unfortunately is not all-inclusive. If you search for a particular book, like Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg, you can find additional booktalks. Not sure why they wouldn't add all of them to the big list, but if you look for 'em, you can find more.
They also have video booktalks! Posting one of these videos is a great way to get attention on your monthly book discussion, an author visit, or simply some of your new purchases. They're also totally free for you to use when booktalking yourself! Even if you can't see yourself saying word-for-word what's been posted, it's a great starting-off point.
How do I know? I've been freelancing for Scholastic, writing some of these booktalks! Just to be mysterious, (because really....when does anyone every get a chance to be mysterious...) I won't tell you which ones I wrote.
Has anyone had a chance to formerly do booktalks? I've only done it a couple of times. Now that I write them, I want to perform them more!