Welcome to a book-lover's best friend! This collection of engaging and content-focused activities will help you nurture literacy in your classroom--or the entire school. Filled to the brim with suggestions for engaging students with books in a meaningful and academic way, you will be able to use these activities with small or large groups. They allow students to bring their own reading experience-regardless of level of proficiency-to the table to use as the basis for learning about reading and writing. And this resource will help mentor every student's most effective literacy model--you! You'll be given full background information for all activities so that you can set the tone for a confident and considered approach to the love of books! Special features: reproducible activities, checklists, writer's workshop guidelines, library studies, suggestions for Book Week celebrations, wseful for classroom teachers as well as school and public librarians.