Reading logs are a great way for kids to track the books they read. Keeping a reading log helps excite kids about reading, and it also helps create good reading habits. They also help keep kids accountable over summer break.
The 25 log ideas below are great for a variety of grade levels. There are a lot of free printable reading logs and resources available online. Have kids pick out their favorite books and practice their reading skills.
1. Take a Shelfie!
This super fun printout is a great way to track books. Kids can track the book title and author of each book they read on their bookshelf printout. You can also have kids color the books on their bookshelf to make the log colorful.
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2. Weekly Reading Log (Themed)
This weekly reading log has themed categories for kids to choose from. The first category is 'wide reading' and it gives different types of books like recipes or biographies. The second category is 'wild reading' like reading a book past bedtime. The final category is 'sharing reading' which includes reading with family or reading a book to peers. This log can help excite kids about reading.
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4. Daily Reading Log
These free printable logs are available for instant download. There are a variety of daily reading logs with different images on them to choose from. Kids identify the title of the book and the author of the book. They then provide a summary and draw a picture of their favorite scenes.
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5. Rainbow Reading Log
This reading log is great for younger readers. Instead of logging the details about the books, they color rainbows for every 20 minutes of reading they do. This helps build stamina with reading.
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6. Reading Log Bookmarks
7. Reading Log and Book Review
These logs involve simple reading logs and reading time logs. There is also a book review worksheet. Kids can write about their favorite characters along with a summary of the book. If you have kids do multiple 'book review' sheets, you can put them together to make a book journal so they can see how much they have read.
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8. Summer-Themed Reading Logs
9. Book Shelf Reading Log
10. Fall-Themed Book Bingo Log
If logging the books doesn't sound fun, there are plenty of alternatives to book logs available. This fall-themed reading log invites kids to read a book about each fall topic and mark the bingo square when they do.
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11. Book Log for Elementary School Kids
12. Monthly Reading Logs
These monthly reading logs allow kids to practice reading books in a variety of genres. They have to read two fiction and two nonfiction books each month.
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13. Monthly Picture Reading Logs
14. Nightly Reading Log
If the kids like to read before bed, this nightly reading log is a perfect log for them. They log the book and sign their signature that they read each book. It's a great personal reading log to complete at bedtime. It helps build independence.
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15. Reading Log with Summary
16. Summer Reading Challenges
17. Lego Reading Log
18. Summer Reading Challenges
19. Tower of Books Reading Log
This fun reading challenge involves kids reading different genres of books to build a tower of books. As they read a type of book, they can check it off the list. Since the list is very specific, you can give them a list of book recommendations that can be found online to help narrow their search.
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20. Simple Reading Log
With this log, kids can give their opinion or book review of each book they read. They also record the date and book title. It is a great printable reading log for elementary-aged kids.
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21. Printable Reading Logs
These monthly printable reading logs are a great tool. There are a variety of types of logs available here. Some are simple logs while others invite kids to complete reading challenges.
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22. Reading Tracker
23. Reading Stamina Book Log
This reading log becomes a bar graph as kids fill in the boxes as they independently read. They are doing Maths and English at the same time! Hopefully, by the end of the month, they see the reading time increase.
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24. Reading Makes You Bright
This fun summer color page is a perfect book tracker for young readers. They may read with you or read picture books by themselves. Kids color a sun for each day they read during the month.
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