Here’s a couple of shots from my classroom lending library. A trick I’ve learned over the years is pulling specific books and dropping them into specially themed bins for potential readers. While I have some standard bins (poetry, novels with plots themed around sports, award winners, and so on) I also try to think about what kids are into at the moment and play to that. You can see on this shelf, I have a bin of suggested reading materials for kids who enjoy playing Halo and a bunch of books for folks who enjoyed The Hunger Games series.
My newest bin of “zombie fiction” was a crazy success. We chose new books for the second quarter this past Friday and the entire bin was empty by the end of the day!