The Best Reading Journal for Kids Who Love to Read!

Reading journal for kids

Parents and Grandparents,

Make reading fun all year long!

Whether it’s your kids or grandkids, you want them to read more and think deeply about what they read.

This beautiful reading journal for kids who love books is filled with engaging activities, opportunities to think deeply about books, and cute characters.



Created by Melissa Taylor of Imagination Soup with artist Alice Nainer.


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Imagination Soup’s Reading Journal for Kids…

…will get readers loving books again or for the first time!

Watch your readers…

-> curl up with more books.

-> write about their favorite books.

-> remember what they read.

-> analyze books and preferences.

How is this reading journal for kids BETTER than other reading journals?

1. Plenty of space for writing & wide-ruled lines

Growing writers whose handwriting is still developing need these larger spaces in which to write, so the paperback journal is the size of a composition notebook. The printed download is the size of a piece of paper–8.5″ x 11″. Children need the structure of wide ruled lines on the paper so their ideas can flow.

reading journal for kids

2. Review pages include question prompts

Kids don’t know how to review a book, so I’ve included prompts for each review page to get them started. These include:

  • Would you change anything about the book? What?
  • What was the book mostly about?
  • What was your favorite part?
  • What was the most interesting part?
  • What was the problem in the book?

3. Fun book-related creative activities

Kids will love the activity pages that include activities like:

  • designing your own book cover
  • coloring pages
  • a word search
  • rewriting the ending
  • comparing yourself to the main character
  • writing a letter to the author

4. Cute characters

Cute characters designed by artist Alice Nainer include

  • a book dragon
  • a reading mouse (Italy’s version of a bookworm!)
  • a horned rabbit

The playful, fun creatures are sure to inspire enthusiasm as kids debate which ones are their favorites.

5. Written by a former teacher with a Masters in Education, Melissa Taylor

Trust that the reading journal will be engaging and educational since it was created by former teacher and literacy trainer Melissa Taylor, the founder of Imagination Soup.

This reading journal for kids will inspire your readers to

  • reflect
  • analyze
  • write
  • get curious
  • compare and contrast
  • visualize
  • imagine
  • synthesize

This reading journal is a MUST for every young reader! As a previous homeschooler, reading journals were a big part of our day. What makes this journal unique is that it is jam-packed with fun activities to accompany the standard review format (e.g., coloring pages, survey questions, word searches, comparisons, etc.). ALL children of ALL reading levels will find fun ways to connect with the stories they read. If you want to inspire your readers to engage with books, this is the journal for you!

Laurie Carmody

Parent, Picture Book Writer, Homeschooler

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