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February Display Posters

Happy New Year! In case you missed it on the FaceBook page, my New Year’s Resolution for 2019 is an ambitious one. I’ve set a goal to create 50 new products for my Teachers Pay Teachers store in 2019. That’s about one a week! To make this goal a reality, I am making Thursdays in 2019 “New Product Thursdays.” I’ve been planning this for awhile, since way back in October. Before making such a huge commitment, I tried to do it in November and December to see if I could actually make it happen considering I’m still a full-time school librarian, mom, and wife. While I wasn’t perfect about it in November and December, I still think I can do it if I put my mind to it.

So for our first New Product Thursday, I’m posting up the February Book Display Posters! These have been among my most popular items in my store since I created my first set back in October. This is truly such a fun product to create each month! I love love love choosing the themes, designing the posters, and researching books for the readalike lists! I’ve created many products for TPT, but these are by far the most fun to put together. I am really proud of the February posters! I said this in December, and I’ll say it again: I think I get better at the design with each set I create.



This is one of two posters in the set for Black History Month. I made two of this theme because I really wanted to include a quote from The Hate U Give, which is way too mature for elementary students.

The elementary Black History poster is a Ruby Bridges quotation:

Here are the themes I chose for February:

  • World Cancer Day (Feb 4)
  • Super Bowl Sunday (Feb 3)
  • Chinese New Year (Feb 5)*
  • Valentine’s Day (Feb 14)
  • Blind Date with a Book (secondary)
  • Unwrap a Mystery Book (elementary)
  • Love Your Pet Day (Feb 20)
  • The Oscars (Feb 24)
  • Black History Month (whole month)*
  • Winter Sports/ Winter Settings(anytime)*
  • Romance genre (anytime)*
  • Sports genre (anytime)

*Themes with a star include two posters.


As always, each theme comes with readalike bookmarks for picture books, elementary, middle school, and high school and adults. These are lists of books to match each theme, sorted by age of the reader. All the bookmarks are fully-editable in PowerPoint.

This image shows the bookmarks for the Chinese New Year poster:

Every title included on the bookmarks:

  • is professionally-reviewed for the age levels I recommend
  • has received positive reviews, mostly from professional reviewers though I also consider high Goodreads ratings
  • is currently in-print and available on both Titlewave and Amazon

Because I include lots of newly-released titles on the bookmarks, they also make a fabulous tool for collection development!


I am already hard at work on the March posters, so you’ll want to stay tuned for when I post them. My goal for posting the monthly poster sets is the first Thursday of each new month, and the monthly posters will continue to be a free product for the first two days they are posted. This will continue through September, when I will have completed the entire 12-month set.

As for the rest of the New Product Thursdays, I plan to make any new products I post to my store half-off for the first 48 hours. These products will always post on Thursday mornings CST, so you’ll have through Saturdays at noon CST to buy them for half-price. If you are worried you won’t remember to check every Thursday, I will also post reminders on my MrsReaderPants FaceBook and new Instagram pages. If you follow my store on TPT, you’ll also get notifications of my new products through the app.



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  • December
  • November
  • October


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