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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Book Tasting Menu

I originally saw the idea for a Book Tasting on Pinterest. The link took me to a Flickr site, but with no further explanation of how the teacher used this in her classroom.

I thought it looked like a fabulous idea! It engages students and gets them to read, what could be better?

So, I decided to make my own Book Tasting Menu. Once students have filled out their menu, they will choose their favorite of the 3 books and write a quick review. Once students reviews are written, they will be posted in the library. We are going to use this during our summer reading program, Reads and Seeds.

If you'd like a copy for your classroom or library, you can download a copy HERE!
If you download it, I'd love a comment on how you're going to use it! Or let me know how it goes with your students!


  1. Thank you! I'm going to try this in my 5th grade classroom. I just got a bunch of new books donated and want my students to have an opportunity to see what's being added to our library before my class librarian shelves all the new books!

  2. You're welcome, Hannah! I hope you class has fun!

  3. Thank you for providing this menu! I'm going to use it for a family book tasting event at my school to celebrate Read Across America week.

  4. Do you have this document as a word file? I would like to use it for an upper level class but I need to modify the questions.

    1. Khristy, if you'll send me an email to, I'll send it to you!

  5. Melody Philpotts, School LibrarianJanuary 28, 2017 at 7:41 PM

    Hello -- I've been wanting to try doing a "book tasting" for a long time now. I plan to use your template with my third graders, to get them to "try something new." Thank you!

  6. Thank you for sharing your time intensive and creative work. I can't wait to use this to launch my fantasy unit after our spring break.

  7. Thank you, I love this and will use it tomorrow for Book Week.

  8. I love your book tasting materials. Might I use them in my book, Evaluating the School Library Media center? If so, how would you like to be cited?

  9. I love this idea! It is so cute and I love the idea of choosing books like we choose what appeals to our appetite when we go out to eat! Clever! I just notice a typo on the chef page in the center...a to instead of a you!