I have found in my years of teaching that NOTHING creates a better bond between my students than a classroom book. The sense of pride gained by the students seeing their efforts come to fruition, WOW!!!
The best part of this project would be to enter their classroom book in Great Valley Bookfest's Class Book Bonanza Contest and possibly win an 8GB Nook tablet computer for the classroom! What a great way to cement the bond among students in a classroom!!!