After learning about Lucy Calkins "Book Buzzes", I created a Book Buzz slip that students could use to share their books with the whole class. A Book Buzz basically includes a SUMMARY of what the book was about, an EXCERPT from the book, and a reason WHY the book mattered to them.
These slips, which are displayed on a wall in my class library, have helped students become interested in many other books beyond their usual series, authors, and genres. Children are eager to "buzz" about the books they love, and have friends get inspired to read them too.
Enjoy, and Buzz On!