How many times have you had to search for old books? Beg the library to lend you boxes of books? Well, no more! This is just one way of dealing with the number of books it takes to fill a set of shelves.

This flat is framed with 1×3 lumber, on edge, with the framing facing the audience. Our 6th & 7th graders spent a few weeks cutting out the top outlines of dozens of books. Then we cut them out and painted them.

After painting, magic marker titles are added as is binding lines. Small wood blocks are placed behind the mat board to add depth and the whole thing is stapled or nailed into place.Another, more realistic, method of making books is to obtain old books and cut off the first inch or two from the binding edge. Then take the bindings and attach them to the shelves.

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