"Books upon the Shelf" is a one act play that celebrates literature! It uses storybook characters to pique the listener’s curiosity and inspire them to read their books. The play takes place on a library book shelf and utilizes verse to help the narrators steer the story. There are 78 roles from 65 well-known children’s books incorporated into the script and these number can be easily adjusted up or down without impacting the play. The complexity of the parts included vary greatly so the script can be used with any elementary school population. Having a modest set makes production easily adaptable to a range of venues and the props or costumes need not be elaborate. Seeing recognizable characters spotlight their story will delight audiences of all ages. A performance of "Books upon the Shelf" will reveal a whole, new constellation of stars!