Monday, May 11, 2009

The Art of the Shelf-Talker...Part 2: Children's Books

After my last entry on the Art of the Shelf-Talker we got a pretty good response, which is nice, since it means people are actually reading our humble blog. So I thought I would bring the next installment in the Shelf-Talker series: The Art of the Children’s Book Shelf-Talker.

The thing about these Shelf-Talkers is that they have to appeal to the parent, since they're the ones with the money. But they still need to be eye-catching and enticing. The nice thing about children’s books is that they have pictures, so you already have inspiration for the design. The downside is that the books are shorter, so you don’t want to give too much away.

Here are some classic Green Apple examples from our Staff Favorites:

The Incredible Book-Eating Boy:

Sam & the Firefly:

Harold & the Purple Crayon:

The Gift of Nothing:

Fly High Fly Low:

The Peace Book:We hope that not only do you enjoy our Shelf-Talkers, but that you enjoy the books that we love so much.

1 comment:

Cathy said...

These shelf-talkers are terrific, but some created by kids would be even more appealing for Green Apple customers, I think.

I teach kids to make books of their own—it's a great way to foster a love of books, reading, writing and art—and some of my projects function much like shelf-talkers in school libraries and classrooms. A recent example was a book review project featuring little pamphlets tucked into library-card pockets. You can see pictures and read about the kids' work here.