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Shelf Talker, Staff Picks displayed on a shelf (template can be found in Flyers - Half)

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Shelf Talkers: students complete shelf talker to recommend a book. Model with first classroom read aloud. Shelf talker must contain: title of book, author, color, eye-catching illustration, persuasive language, and teaser summary of book giving setting, character(s), problem, plot preview, description of author's style.

Shelf Talkers-These are very cute and it's wonderful that Carolyn shares her template. I used to have this type of shelf talker on my books but the kids kept taking them. Sounds like a good idea for a library center-Create a Shelf Talker.

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Ways to display/highlight eBooks courtesy of Florida International University (FIU) Library.

Mugshots... great idea for a fun Family Reading Night activity! This is for banned books. Might be cute to take a pic of all staff holding up their favorite book for literacy night.

shelf markers directing students to other similar authors or series they should check out

What a great idea to promote reading! Shelf talkers. Students use an index card to write an advertisement about a book. Tape it to the shelf below the book!! My students would LOVE this!

Great idea from Pickerington Public Library in Ohio. Shelf-talkers with staff book recommendations and reviews.

Tools for keeping track of new release books, printable forms for hold slips and notification forms, and printable shelf signs alerting students to popular titles.


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Banned Books Week library display. I love the caution tape idea. I was going to try and incorporate it into my display this year.

50 Words or Fewer: The Art of Writing Shelf Talkers | American Booksellers Association "Word-for-word a well-crafted shelf talker can be the most effective means of recommending a book to an avid reader." I would create these shelf talks with my students and staff. These are already popular with independent book sellers and have been popping up in the big name chain stores too.

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Special labels for series fiction

Series labels...seriously, so smart! Oh, cute idea for labeling.