I have been busy brainstorming ways to get M and M excited about reading on their own. We do plenty of reading activities and this one just seemed to be a perfect fit for our new independent readers. I decided to create a printable book report template that I could easily print out for them when they reach the end of the book. (And since I was doing it for myself… well you know… I did it for you too! )
I made them very simple. After all we want this to be fun right! I made 6 different templates. They all ask for Title, Author and Illustrator. They all have a place for notes. But the bottom half of all 6 is different.
The Character Book Report will help kids become even more familiar with the characters they are reading about. This one would be great for book series where the characters are the same in every book.
Draw a Picture Book Report has a space at the bottom for drawing a picture of a scene in the book. If you have younger kids or kids who are resistant to writing this would be the best one to use.
For kids who like to learn new things (um, I think that’s all kids) New Words Book Report will be perfect.
I even made a Blank Book Report. Use this one to tailor the experience to your little one’s interest. Browse through More Book Report Ideas at the bottom of this post, make up your own, or have your kids decide what to do!
There are a few different ways you can use these print outs.
- Print all 6 and have your little one fill them out in order, then start at the beginning again.
- Use the book report that best fits the book your little one is reading.
- Let your kids choose which book report they want to use for each book.
- Give your kids a book report at the beginning of the book so they can fill it out as they go.
- Save all the book reports and make a book out of them at the end of summer.
6 Printable Book Report Templates
More Book Report Ideas
- Make a timeline of the events in the story.
- Create an award for one of the characters. What type of award do they deserve?
- Using what you know about the setting make a map for the character to follow.
- Cut pictures and words out of magazines. Make a collage based on the story.
- Write a postcard to one of the characters OR write a postcard from one of the characters.
- Visit Hands On: As We Grow for Building with Letter Blocks.
- Join us in making quiet summer reading a priority and grab a button!
- Check out how we used our book reports as an incentive.