Creating Book Folders
Using a standard file folder, you will create a visual tool to help other readers learn about your book and its author.
File folder, colored paper, markets, stickers, scissors, glue, etc.
Parts of the Project:
1. Front of the folder: Cover of the book and short summary.
It will look best if you matt a color photocopy of the cover on another
piece of paper before gluing it to your folder (ask Mrs. Schuchart -
the library may be able to provide you with a picture already). Write
your own very general summary of the book, being careful not to give too
much away. This should be brief - 5-7 sentences.
2. Inside left: Information about the author. Tell
a little bit about his/her career and background. You may find
something published to copy/paste (give credit) or summarize for
yourself what you learn about the author. We don't need to
know everything they ever did. If the book is part of a series, include
smaller pictures of the covers of other books the series. If they have
a famous book, include a picture of the cover. Include a small picture
of the author - only one, and not bigger than 3"X 3". You may want to
Google the author's name - look for an official website. If they have
an author website, give the address. Include citations for your sources.
3. Inside right: Share a meaningful or favorite passage from the book.
Possible ideas of what to choose include, but are not limited to,
something important to the story, the first few paragraphs of the book,
or even a passage you find beautifully written. Then, in a separate
paragraph, explain why you chose this passage/exerpt (what makes it
meaningful or special to you).
4. Back: Write a review of the book.
Make sure it is at least 7 sentences. Don't just summarize the book.
Tell what you thought of the book and why. Don't give away too much of
the story - this is a teaser only!
You may choose to include a professional review of the
book instead of OR in addition to writing your own. You can find such
reviews on Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble's website, or on NoveList
Use an easy to read font. Choose a size font that will best fit the space available.
out the parts of your project before gluing! You might decide to trim
down the size of your folder, depending on how much space you need to
The library will laminate the book folder once it is finished.
Last Modified on March 3, 2016