My 6th grade teachers requested book talks for the different Golden Sower books. They wanted the kids to know about the titles, have the AR information for each book, and also get information about the voting process/Root Beer Float party in the spring. We decided to have each class (groups of 22-26) come to the library for a class period.
While they were here, I had two separate areas for the activity. One side of the library was set up with the books from the "Novels" list and the other side had the books from the "Chapters" list. The Novels books were displayed with a handout I had made for each book that detailed the author, title, genre, 2-sentence summary, and "Ms. Tasich's Take." For the Chapters books, I created a google slideshow that I embedded into the Golden Sowers page with the same information except for a book trailer YouTube video instead of Ms. Tasich's Take. (full disclosure: I haven't read all of those books yet, so I needed some outside assistance!)
The students REALLY seemed to like the book trailers and the teachers were able to get a good sense of most of the 20 books available from the Golden Sowers this year. We also have had a HUGE increase in circulation for these titles this week, so the kids must have been paying attention! :)