Perfect a quickfire book recommendation
Get students in pairs to describe their book – give them 2 minutes to start with then swap partners, drop the time by 30 seconds and repeat until each child has a 30 second summary.
Make a human library
Divide the class in half and create an inner and outer circle – invite students in the inner circle to present their 30 second book introduction before the outer ring moves round one place. Repeat this several times. Ask them which books they would like to take out of the library – you could move on to reading aloud the early pages of popular titles.