An interesting alternative to the book report is to have your students create a book trailer. This file includes the instruction sheet and a rubric for grading, which is based on the 6+1 Traits of Writing. Students create the book trailer using Microsoft Powerpoint, adding music and transitions to create a move out of the file. It can also be used as a final project for literature circles. Have your students share their book trailers with the class to create an interest in new titles among the students who have read different books!
The file includes both the detailed instruction sheet, which you can personalize, and also the rubric on the second page for easy grading, which can also be altered to your liking.
NOTE: The file is a Word document. You may have to change the font, as I see it is showing up a little strange in the preview. Please contact me with questions!