I have found that my students are often at a loss when it comes to selecting new library books. Whether they’ve just finished a series, are considering branching out to read from a new genre, or are reluctant readers, most students value the opinions of their peers when choosing new books. Featuring a “Books We Love” bulletin board in your classroom will allow your students to share books they’ve enjoyed, show creativity when designing book spines, get ideas for what books to read next, and may even give you the opportunity to discover books you aren’t familiar with. Students will have the opportunity to recreate or design book spines for some of their favorite books and display them for others to view and possibly read!
Included are “book spines” to be printed, copied, and used on your bulletin board “bookshelf.” I am also including some bulletin board headers to be used as book spine design prompts and ideas for displaying your bulletin board & making it very interactive for you and your students.