One way I do this is a book recommendation classroom display. I select some of my favorite books (both chapter books and picture books) and display them in the classroom library with these cute little speech bubbles:
Every day I would recommend one or two of the books - I would introduce the book with a brief synopsis, give some background information on the author (other books they might like), and sometimes I read a small snippet to whet their appetite.
These speech bubbles are in black and white for ink-friendly printing - I copied them on bright colorful paper to make them pop!
Students usually clamor to read the books I've recommended - I usually have to start a list of those who want to borrow each book.
My favorite thing happens when students start bringing me books saying "I think others would love to read this one! Can I put a book recommendation bubble in it?" to which I answer "of course!"
This FREE download includes two resources - one PDF with the pre-written speech bubbles and one Power Point presentation with the editable speech bubbles (full directions included).
Click here to download these FREE book recommendation speech bubbles:
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