Erinn Batykefer, MLIS

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Teen Book Display: Titles with snappy dialogue & word-play

John Green. You can just tell he would write excellent dialog, right?

At Middleton Public Library, we pull together a new table-top book display in the teen section every couple weeks.  It’s a super-easy way to market old and new titles in the collection and to do a little passive readers’ advisory work for shy readers who may be less likely to ask for new titles at the desk.

You can pull together a display like this in four easy steps:

  1. Get Theme.  Ask your Teen Advisory Council for suggestions!
  2. Collect some titles.  Your TAC will have good suggestions here, too.
  3. Create a theme poster with a list of all the titles, just in case the display sells out.
  4. Set up the titles on a tabletop with your poster… and viola!

Teen Reads with Snappy Dialogue & Word-play

King Dork by Frank Portman

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

*The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart

The Ruby Oliver Novels (The Boyfriend List, The Boy Book, The Treasure Map of Boys, and Real Live Boyfriends) by E. Lockhart

*An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler

Vegan Virgin Valentine by Carolyn Mackler

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan


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This entry was posted on April 25, 2012 by in Displays & Marketing and tagged , , , , .
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