This is a beginning of the school year bulletin board idea to help students get excited about the reading for the year. It can be done with any kind of map and I've used actual book covers or pictures of book covers to make it more colorful. The main message is that books help us experience a lot of people, places, and things that we wouldn't otherwise be able to do. Put book covers or titles of books on the board with strings/yarn connecting the book with where on the map the story takes place. The background, borders, and colors/graphics can be changed based on the grade level.