I love The Bookworm Journal for younger kids because it offers a nice, simple format to record the books they’ve read. Kids are also encouraged to tear off the corner of each page as they complete it, as if a real “bookworm” is eating its way through their journal. Cute! At the end of the year, just a glance at all those torn corners will give them a real sense of accomplishment.
Book logs or journals are a great way to give kids tangible pride in all the reading they’ve done, as well as a place to look back to remember some of their favorite titles. Keep reading for some of my favorite options for helping kids keep track of the books they’ve read. –Christina
This printable Back to School Reading Log suits various ages, depending on the reading abilities of the child. Younger readers might just draw a picture of their favorite book while dictating to you what they love about it. Older kids can fill in the pages themselves and may choose to illustrate a favorite scene or character.
My tween would dig Book Crush Journal, which is a little more grownup–though not too much–with entries like “My First Book Crush,” or “Which Character I Would Want for a Friend.” This is definitely a girl-geared log, perfect for those who love to remember special details beyond just the title of the books they’ve read.
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