I chose books from our Mock Newbery List, high quality narrative non-fiction, and some of our Junior Library Guild selections for the kids to "taste." Parents came into her classroom, brought snacks, decorated with tablecloths and flowers. The students had 4 courses: appetizers, beverages, main course, dessert. Each table has books of different genres: non-fiction, historical fiction, mystery, fantasy, and realistic fiction. Student rotated around to each table, choosing books, reading parts of them and filling out a reflection form. Later that day, students came to the media center and checked out one of the books that they tasted earlier.
Her students were really excited to check out their selections. After check out they were spread out all over the library, diving into their new selections.