Reading Logs / Book List for Homeschool (or any school, really!)

I took my boring old books lists (reading logs) and I kicked them up a notch… mamasbrush style! If you are new here, that means changing things up seasonally… sometimes even monthly (as is the case here)!

Printable Illustrated Book Log | mamasbrush

AKA book list, reading log, reading list, reading record, book record.  Great for evaluations or independant reading trackers.

If you’ve been around here long, you know that before I’m a blogger, designer, artist, or small business owner (check out my shops in the sidebar), I’m a mom… and a homeschool mom at that… to 6 kids. Any homeschool moms reading? Leave me a quick comment and tell me how many kiddos you have! 🙂

Printable Illustrated Book Log | mamasbrush

AKA book list, reading log, reading list, reading record, book record.  Great for evaluations or independant reading trackers.

Where was I? Ah yes, homeschooling! Always homeschooling! (I know for most of you, school just ended, but we homeschool all year, so we are getting ready to kick off a new school year at the beginning of July.) As such, I have a number of tools I’ve developed over the years. With my younger set, the ones learning to read and practicing to be more fluent, I started using book lists several years ago. I make a list of the books I want my littles to read through in order to practice what they know and to push them just a bit out of their comfort zone. When they finish a book, they put a sticker or a check mark or a smiley face in one of the boxes after the title. I encourage them to read the shorter books (not the chapter books) multiple times for fluency, so there are several columns for stickers. When they finish a list, I pick books from the next level up and start a new book list.

All this said, while fully functional, they aren’t especially cute. That is to say they weren’t especially cute. Well, one of the reasons it’s been a little quiet around here lately (other than all the gardening and asparagus… oh, the asparagus!) is that I’ve been overhauling my book lists. They are now, officially, cute. — At least I think they are cute! 🙂

Printable Illustrated Book Log | mamasbrush

AKA book list, reading log, reading list, reading record, book record.  Great for evaluations or independant reading trackers.

There is a different page for each month with unique artwork that fits the theme (northern hemisphere only, sorry if your seasons don’t match!), plus a few extras for holidays and good measure!

Printable Illustrated Book Log | mamasbrush

AKA book list, reading log, reading list, reading record, book record.  Great for evaluations or independant reading trackers.

I also created a chart for older kids/ adults who would rather have a place to put the date finished instead of stickers.

These charts are great for summer reading logs, assigned or free reading records for school or homework, or homeschool families. I love how it helps me record what the kids were reading for our portolios and evaluations at the end of the school year.

Some of my kids use them in their binders, others on a clipboard or taped to the wall. Keep them handy for best use!

I’ve finally got these digital downloads in my etsy shop. You can print them as many times as you want for as many kids as you have.

Pop over and take a look, then come back here and let me know which month’s design is your favorite!

Printable Illustrated Book Log | mamasbrush

AKA book list, reading log, reading list, reading record, book record.  Great for evaluations or independant reading trackers.

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