How To Make Your Own Visual Reading List

How to make your own visual reading list for your kids

We have been making visual reading lists for a few years now and they really help my kids. I spend the summer choosing books for each child and then compile the book covers on a page so they can choose throughout the year. Last summer I shared a video about these visual booklists, and why we love them! You can watch that here!

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In that video I offered to make a tutorial video and many of you asked me to do that! I finally got it done and hope many of you will be able to make your own visual book lists now!

Here is the video tutorial and below I will share basic written steps.

  1. Download the book cover image to your computer
  2. Add the image to a document in PowerPoint
  3. Resize the image by dragging the corners and moving the image around
  4. Align the book covers by using the align feature {align middle and distribute horizontally}

We print 2 copies of our book lists, one for the front of their grade level notebook, and one for the rating stickers. After a book is finished a colored dot sticker is placed on the book image with a 1-10 rating.

Our Book Lists

Downloads…

Here is a blank reading record for your child to write the title, author and rate the book 1-10 based on his/her opinion.

Here’s another reading log we have used. It is very similar to the one we are using now.

See our Book Lists Pinterest board here!

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    Christ-Centered Easter Books for Kids with Editable PDF

    Easter Book Editable Library Checklist

    Print out our book checklist and get to the library to grab some Christ-Centered Easter books for your kids! Want to add more books to your list? Just edit the PDF and print it out after you add in the other books you want to grab!  Want to purchase some of these great Christ-Centered Easter books? See them all here on Amazon

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    Easter Books for Kids About Jesus

    Easter is a meaningful theme to explore for Tot School, Preschool, Kindergarten and beyond! There are so many great ideas for children of all ages.

    Looking for more Easter theme fun for your classroom or homeschool? Give these posts a look:

    Do you have a favorite Easter book for kids? Share in the comments please!

    Download your free EASTER  BOOK CHECKLIST here!

    Easter Book Editable Book Checklist

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    Spring Picture Books with Editable Library Checklist

    Spring Book Editable Library Checklist

    Print out our book checklist and get to the library to grab some fun spring books for your kids! Want to add more books to your list? Just edit the PDF and print it out after you add in the other books you want to grab!  Want to purchase some of these great spring books? See them all here on Amazon

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    Spring Books for Kids

    Spring is a fun theme to explore for Tot School, Preschool, Kindergarten and beyond! I still get out our spring theme books for my daughter who is in 4th grade!

    Looking for more spring theme fun for your classroom or homeschool? Give these posts a look:

    Soon I will be sharing lists for other fun spring themes – birds, rainbows, bugs, flowers, and more! If you are looking for ideas for those themes see the links below!

    Do you have a favorite spring book for kids? Share in the comments please!

    Download your free SPRING BOOK CHECKLIST here!

    Spring Book Editable Book Checklist

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    3rd Grade Reading List ~ Update

    As we close up our homeschool year I wanted to share the books my daughter, who just finished 3rd grade, ended up reading this year!  At the beginning of the year I shared this list with you, which was the list I created to launch from. In that post you can download her exact reading guide, shown in the photo below.

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    This girl loves to read. I can’t keep up with her. She chose to read MANY of the books on the list and MANY that weren’t on the list! Below you can see her final ratings of each book from the list! I have her put a dot sticker with her 1-10 rating when she finishes a book. We also kept a written list for books not pictured.

    Click each image to enlarge.

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    Books from a series are not all listed, these are the names in case I didn’t write it out above!

    • Wings of Fire
    • Sophie Mouse
    • Shelter Pet Squad
    • The Menagerie
    • Pet Rescue Club
    • Dog Diaries
    • Ranger in Time
    • Ragweed, Poppy, Poppy & Rye, Ereth’s Birthday, Poppy’s Return, Poppy & Ereth
    • Toys Go Out, Toys Come Home, Toy Dance Party
    • The Mouse & The Motorcycle, Runaway Ralph, Ralph S. Mouse
    • Leila & Nugget Mystery
    • Dragon Keepers
    • Zoey & Sassafras

    Below you can see the books on Amazon {jump to blog if reading in email}



    Winter Books, Crafts, and Printables

    Winter Books for Kids

    I just love seasonal books and still pull them out for my kids.

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    Winter Printables and Ideas

    Do you have kids who like to color?  We have several sets of Winter Coloring Printables free to download and print!

    Penguin Doodle Coloring Pages Winter Doodle Coloring

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    We also have winter Bible verse coloring pages in our new Bible Verse Coloring Through the Year bundle!Bible Verse Coloring Through the Year

     

    We love our Winter Fun Sensory Bin each year and making Indoor Snow is easy and super fun!

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    Have some Q-tip painting fans?  We have a few sets to choose from: Winter Clothing Q-Tip PaintingFrozen Q-Tip Painting and Winter Fun Q-Tip Painting.

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    If The Mitten is a favorite book of yours, be sure to check out our free The Mitten Printables, The Mitten Letter Mazes and The Mitten Q-Tip Painting.

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    Want to have some bath time fun with your little one?  Try Snowballs in the Bath, and read all about how this is not something I normally do.

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    Snow Painted Snowmen are a super fun winter craft.

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    Looking to create a winter theme for your tot or preschooler?  See what we did when my daughter was younger: I is for Igloo Winter Tot School Theme, and Winter Theme Preschool Fun.

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    Grab our free Winter Fun easy readers!  We have a color version for digital devices, or a black and white printable to color!

    Winter Fun Digital Easy Reader Printable Winter Fun Easy Reader

     

    Snowman sequencing is fun for tots and preschoolers, we have two sets in color and BW! Color Your Own Snowman Memory is great for days when you are stuck inside and need something fun to do!

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    We just shared our Winter theme Multiplication Games here and have been enjoying them daily!Winter Theme Multiplication Roll and Cover Printable Games

     

    We also enjoy pulling out winter decorations for the homeschool room each winter. I have a small collection of snowmen, and other wintery items that are enjoyed during the winter months!