This year (my second year in the library) I am anticipating those needs. I've created monthly bookmarks and an online flyer to showcase 10 authors and illustrators who have a birthday this month. Those students who need a push to find a book can explore the September birthday flyer for inspiration. By clicking on the name you get their official website if there is one or more information about the person if there is no official website. I've tried to include a video of a book trailer or interview if possible. I've also included some of the person's book covers to get the visual learners motivated.
I hope you enjoy!