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.
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.