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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3. Middle School Reading Log with Response Questions
This reading log is perfect for middle school kids. After reading different books, they have response questions to answer. It helps develop reading comprehension skills.
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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
What bookworm doesn't love a bookmark? These logs involve coloring a part of the bookmark for every book they read or every 20 minutes they read.
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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
Reading in summer doesn't have to be boring! Kids can color a summer-themed picture for every book they read during summer vacation.
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9. Book Shelf Reading Log
This reading log is similar to the shelfie above. Kids can write in the title and author of the books they read, or they can simply color a book for every book they read.
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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
This printable log is great for elementary-aged kids. They simply record the date they read the book, followed by the title and author.
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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
This is another reading log for younger readers. For each time a book is read, a star gets colored.
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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
This book log template is great for kids to practice their reading comprehension by writing a summary in complete sentences. You can also have kids include their favorite quotes in the summary part. It looks very similar to a book report.
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16. Summer Reading Challenges
Alternatives to book logs can be printed here. These free printables include fun summer-themed pages to record reading time and books.
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17. Lego Reading Log
Another reading log for our young readers can be found here. This Minifigure reading log invites kids to color a Minifigure every time they read for 20 minutes.
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18. Summer Reading Challenges
This log tracks the number of minutes read during summer vacation. Kids color a piece of the game board for every 20 minutes they read.
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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
Kids can give their books a star rating with this fun reading tracker. They also record the title and author of the books they read.
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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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25. 100 Book Challenge
This simple coloring book log has kids color a piece of the word 'read' for every book they read. Its purpose is to help kids beat their 100 book challenge.
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