Literary Signpost + Free Download
Where will your reading take you?
Literary Signposts are a wonderful addition to any classroom, bedroom or library. They point (quite literally) to the wonderful worlds that can only be accessed within the pages of a book.
I created this book world signpost a few years ago. Initially it sat in the library's entrance, a colourful signpost pointing to favourite book destinations, and was one of the first things library patrons saw when they walked through the front door. I later moved the signpost into the Junior room and I have repurposed the signs for various projects throughout the years, from a Diagon Alley photo booth to an Alice In Wonderland display
The students love it. I was surprised at how engaged they are with it. They love pointing out the places they recognise (and which books they come from) and trying to walk through to Platform 9 3/4. As soon as I put it up I had suggestions for some that I had missed (Alagaesia and Westmore Middle School were later additions). I have also had students request the 'Wonderland book' or help finding the Narnia books. Other students have wanted copies of their favourite signs. My favourite request was to add signs up the post all the way to the ceiling. With a double-storey space, that could take some time (and a really tall ladder), but it is a challenge I am happy to work towards.
Due to popular demand, I am now making this literary signpost free to download so you can print it and place it in your own classroom, library or even book-themed bedroom. The PDF download is free for your personal use but cannot be shared or used for any commercial purpose. The download includes 17 signs from a range of genres and children's, middle-grade and YA fiction.