Ignite the love of reading with these book and reading logs. Several different versions to pick from including basic charts and fun designs!
Whether you are looking for printables to use in your classroom or are a homeschooling parent, I have got you covered.
These free printable reading logs can be used with a wide range of ages. From young children up to older kids! Plus, you can even use these as an adult!
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What is a Reading Log
A reading log is a place where kids can record what they are reading. The date, time spent reading, number of pages read, and initials can also be recorded.
You will find most reading logs are data tables or charts made up of columns and rows. Children can fill out the required information whenever they add a new entry to the log.
What is a Book Log?
Similar to a reading log, a book log is a place to record the books you are reading. Some logs have spaces to record the date and the book's title while others simply let you record the number of books read.
Here you will find printables with large 10 by 10 grids for recording up to 100 books. Along with basic printables to record up to ten books.
If you are looking for a fun coloring page to use when recording, we even have printable logs with outlines of books you can color!
How to Use
- Each time your child spends time reading have them record data on the chart
- Title of the book, number of pages read, time spent reading, etc.
- You can even sign off on each entry by writing your initials
- Continue until the chart is complete
Reading logs are wonderful additions to your homeschool routine or classroom routine. Kids can fill out an entry each time they finish a book or read part of a book.
Above is an example of a basic reading log for younger children. Instead of the pages read and time spent reading, simply record the title of the book on the sheet.
Tip: If your child is not yet reading independently, use the log to record your read-aloud books.
Kids can even color in part of the picture every time they read a new book. This is a a great way to record the books you read together as a family. I love that this is a fun way to get little learners excited about reading!
Basic Reading Logs
Three different variations of a reading log in chart form. On the first printable, there are three rows of information to record. The second version has four rows, and the third has five.
Reading Logs with Pictures
Created with young children in mind, the next sheets have fun designs instead of a traditional chart. Kids can record the name of the book they read within the image.
After finishing a book, children can have fun coloring in and decorating the sheet. Adding in art is an easy way to get young kids excited about reading! Which one is your favorite?
Record the books you are reading with these free book logs. Several different designs to pick from depending on how many books you are planning on reading. Not only great for kids, adults can fill out these sheets too!
Why You Will Love These Printables
- No prep
- Print and go learning resource
- Simple chart without distractions
- Fun designs for young kids
- Black and white = printer friendly!
- Several different variations
As a mom and educator, I strive to create printables that you want to use with your kids. Designed with simplicity in mind, each log uses minimal ink when printed.
There are several different versions to pick from because I know how important it is to fit the needs of your individual child. From basic to more complex, there is a version for every learner.
You can start using a reading log with very young children including preschoolers. Perfect for elementary aged kids, middle schoolers, and even high schoolers.
Looking for a good book to read with your kids? Make sure to check out the booklists below. Filled with educational books that your kids will love!
- Bugs and Insect Books
- Bee Book for Kids
- Beautiful Bird Books
- Butterflies and Moths
- Frogs and Ponds
- Dinosaur Books
- Top Rated Board Books
For more literacy inspired activities, make sure to check out the literacy learning resources. Packed full with booklists, worksheets, and activities for kids aged pre-k to upper elementary.
These printables were created by Nature Inspired Learning and are for personal use only for your home, classroom, or public library. All of these printable reading logs are for non-commercial use. See full disclosure.