Reading Journal

by: Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book
Here's a great activity that will give your child lots of practice with writing, and help her keep track of the books and authors she likes.

Reading Journal

This activity is a great way for your child to practice writing and remember the books and authors he likes.

  • Small notebook
  • Pen, pencil, crayons, and/or markers


  1. When your child finishes a book, encourage him to make an entry in his journal.
  2. He can use a separate page for each book and note its title, author, and illustrator; the date he read it; why he liked or disliked it; whether he would recommend it to others; and whether he would look for other books by that author or illustrator.
  3. Have your child illustrate the entry.
  • Children's Busy Book
    The Children's Busy Book
    The Children's Busy Book