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25 Themes to Promote Reading


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About the Book

Encouraging students to read is an important goal for both librarians and educators, but creating exciting and effective reading promotion displays can often be a daunting task. This collection of eye-catching, theme-based reading promotion displays provides detailed instructions, diagrams, and suggestions for 25 different themes, from outer space to under the sea. Each theme includes variations for different age and grade groups, and ideas that range from a single bulletin board to a library-wide extravaganza with contests and parties. Illustrations are provided for every display. Tips for reducing costs and using alternate materials are also included, so making reading fun does not have to hurt the budget. With these ideas, encouraging students to read can be easy, fun, and creative.

About the Author(s)

Gayle Skaggs is the librarian at Cole R–5 Elementary School in Eugene, Missouri.

Bibliographic Details

Gayle Skaggs
Foreword by Tom Hibbs
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 168
Bibliographic Info: ca. 190 photos, index
Copyright Date: 1999
pISBN: 978-0-7864-0657-9
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0517-3
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

“easy to follow and use[s] resources easily found around the library”—Booklist; “brimming with practical and creative ideas to use in elementary or secondary school libraries or classrooms…a reliable guide…recommend[ed]”—Catholic Library World; “includes twenty-five themes that can be used almost any time of the year…[this] title will get the creative juices flowing”—VOYA; “a good source for ideas and catchy sayings”—Reference & User Services Quarterly; “well-illustrated…full of bright ideas…useful…it has a quantity of ideas, with clear directions on how to use or adapt them”—The Library Association Record; “users will find the directions easy to follow and the illustrations particularly helpful…not just for school and public children’s librarians, teachers also will find this a practical source of ideas”—LISCA; “a valuable source of ideas…recommended”—Orana.