School is almost out for summer! Between vacations and other fun activities, you likely want to keep your young readers engaged and may have some required summer reading time for school too. Keeping track of all the books you read can be a challenge, which is why I’m excited to offer these cute reading logs! This set of free printable summer reading logs will help you keep track of all the titles you devour, start and stop times for each reading session, and the number of pages per session too. Maybe your little ones (or even you!) will discover some new favorites along the way. So grab your sunscreen and a cold drink, and get ready to log those reading hours!
There are nine different printable sheets that include book, fantasy, nature, unicorn, and summer themes! The reading logs are in PDF format and sized for 8.5″ x 11″ prints. The PDF also includes an assortment of bookmarks to print and cut out. Cardstock works best for the bookmarks, but plain paper is fine too!
So, what are you reading?
Need some suggestions on where to start? Here are a few across a few different reading levels!
“The Midsummer Mouse: Midsummer Tales of Tiptoes Lightly and the Summer Queen” is a whimsical children’s book that follows the adventures of Tiptoes Lightly and her friends as they encounter the magical realm of the Summer Queen during the enchanting midsummer season. The suggested grade level is 3-4.
The Owly series of comic books has been a favorite since my son was little! The series follows the heartwarming and wordless adventures of Owly, a lovable little owl, and his friends as they navigate topics like friendship, kindness, and the beauty of the natural world. It’s a perfect blend of cute illustrations, relatable storytelling, and pure joy. Perfect for any age!
Immerse yourself in the world of “The Egypt Game” by Zilpha Keatley Snyder! This was one of my favorite books as a kid and I was so excited when my own child was a fan! Join a group of imaginative kids as they embark on an adventure, playing make-believe in ancient Egypt. Soon their imaginary game starts blurring with reality, leading them on a thrilling quest that will challenge their bonds of friendship and bravery. It’s a perfect read to transport you and your little ones to a world of mystery and excitement this summer! The suggested grade level is 3-7.
Dive into a wild ride through ancient Celtic lore with “The Mammoth Book of Celtic Myths and Legends.” I bought this for my teenager last winter, to wonderful reviews! This mammoth-sized collection – 600+ pages – of captivating tales will transport you to a world of heroic warriors, mythical creatures, and magical adventures that will leave you spellbound. This is perfect for a teenager or for storytime together for younger readers.
For the teenage and adult gamers in your family, try the graphic novel, “Rise of the Dungeon Master: Gary Gygax and the Creation of D&D.” It takes you behind the scenes of the legendary game Dungeons & Dragons, delving into the fascinating story of its creator, Gary Gygax. It’s a must-read for all the gaming enthusiasts and fantasy lovers out there!
What are you looking forward to reading this summer? Do you or your kids have some favorites already? Let me know!