I’ve kept a log of every book I’ve read I’ve read for the past several years. I know, #nerdalert.
But I love tracking the books I read because it gives me a sense of accomplishment. And I love seeing everything I’ve read at the end of the year.
And you know what?
Kids are the same.
During the school year, when we keep logs of the books my kids read, they get a real jolt of satisfaction seeing their growing list of books.
Tracking their books actually encourages them to read more. And who doesn’t want that!?!
So if you want to encourage your kids to read this summer, you can download thus cute free printable summer reading log for kids.
(Click the button at the bottom of this post to grab the reading log printable)
FREE PRINTABLE SUMMER READING LOG FOR KIDS
This summer reading log PDF is perfect for elementary schoolers or middle schoolers. Shoot, you could also use it for a high schooler if they’re not too cool for the fun graphics.
(Honestly, I would use this reading log for myself.)
It has a place for:
- the date finished
- the book’s title
- how many pages in the book
- the kid’s rating of the book
I love the rating column because it encourages kids to find out what kinds of books they really love so they can pursue specific authors or genres.
SUMMER READING LISTS FOR KIDS
And if you’re looking for great book ideas for kids, check out these great summer reading lists:
>>> Summer Picture Books for Pre-Readers
>>> 1st Grade Summer Reading List (for kids aged 6-7)
>>> 2nd Grade Summer Reading List (kids aged 7-8)
>>> 3rd Grade Summer Reading List (kids aged 8-9)
>>> 4th Grade Summer Reading List (kids aged 9-10)
>>> 5th Grade Summer Reading List (kids aged 10-11)
>>> 6th Grade Summer Reading List (kids aged 11-12)
>>> Middle School Summer Reading Lists
TIPS TO ENCOURAGE READING THIS SUMMER
1. Be a reading role model: If kids see you reading, they’ll be more likely to follow your example.
2. Variety & Choice: Providing lots of reading options and then allowing your child the choice of what to read will promote a reading habit.
3. Hit up your local library: Add weekly trips to your library to get out of the house for a fun outing and refresh your supply of books for free.
4. Build reading into your daily summer routine: Schedule time each day for quiet time for everyone to read (or be read to). Not only will this get your kids (and you) reading this summer, but it will start to build a reading habit in your home.
>>> Build reading into your summer schedule with this free Summer Schedule for Kids and this Summer Routine Chart for kids.
5. Track reading: This is where the summer reading log come in!
6. Get Cozy: Make sure there are comfy places for kids to read. Personally, we got CordaRoy bean bags for each one of our kids and it’s been one of the best ways to get our kids reading. They all love to snuggle up in their bean bag and read for ages.
OTHER FREE SUMMER PRINTABLES YOU MAY LIKE
If you’re looking for other summer printables to help you organize your school-free days and weeks with your kids, you’re in luck.
I’ve got a number of summer printables for kids that match this summer reading log printable.
The Best Summer Schedule for Kids + Free Printable Bundle
This is perfect if you’re looking to build a summer schedule that gives you enough structure so your kids stay busy and you stay sane. Plus, get ideas for fun summer activities for kids.
Free Summer Chore Chart to Keep Kids Busy & Mom Happy
These printables are great to create some summer routines and get your helping out with chores this summer.
DOWNLOAD THE SUMMER READING LOG PDF
To grab your free copy of this cute free printable summer reading log for kids, you can sign up below and get the PDF sent straight to your inbox.
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I downloaded the printable from my email and there’s a black box around the pineapples and all the letters across the top. Is this an error??? 🙁
Hi Frances! This seems to be an issue with your computer settings and how it’s reading embedded images. I’ve had the same issue with printables. While I’m unsure how to fix it in Windows, on a Mac, try right clicking on the document file and clicking on “Open with” and select “Preview”.
Then in Preview, click “Preview” and then select “Preferences.” Make sure window background is set to white. Often, the issue is that it’s set to black. Hope that helps!
melissa kluin says
I’m interested in your summer printables
You can grab them for free when you click the button at the bottom of the post and sign up 🙂
Anna Neves says
Looking for the free reading log printable for my 4 grandkids that will be withe this summer.
Hi Anna! Click the button at the bottom of the post to get the free printable.