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Free Printable Reading Log for Kids


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A printable reading log is an easy way to motivate kids to read. The empty sheet begs to be filled in with the names of books.

A collage of a close up view of a printable reading log, and a printable reading log next to two books with title text reading Printable Reading Logs

Why Use a Printable Reading Log?

For many people, myself included, lists are a powerful productivity tool. They are not only a great way to stay organized, but they can also inspire us to do more.

There’s something so satisfying about crossing items off of your to-do list. Sometimes that pressure of having unchecked items is enough to compel us to do something now instead of putting it off until later.

Though different in form and use, a log sheet can help us do more too. Those blank lines can prompt us to complete activities so that we can have the satisfaction of filling up the sheet.

One of the best things we can do for our kids is to pass on these tips to our kids and help them develop good productivity habits early.  A simple way to introduce this strategy to your kids is with this printable reading log.

Reading Log Types

Depending on your child’s age and personality, the type of reading log that works best for your child will differ. Your child might want to track how the number of pages read, the amount of time spent reading, or simply keep track of each book they read.

For this reason, I’m sharing three different reading logs. This way, no matter how your child wants to track his or her reading, you’ll have the right reading log.

Track Books Read

Younger kids can read several books each day since their books are shorter. They might prefer a printable reading log that lets them rate each book.

a printable reading log next to an orange marker and Sherlock Gnomes kid's book, all on a brown wood table

Track Pages Read

When children move onto longer books, they might be discouraged by a reading log that tracks number of books read since it can take several days to complete one. Instead, they might prefer a reading log where they can keep track of pages read.

On this reading log, your child can write down the actual page numbers read during a session. To practice math skills, children can calculate the number of pages read.

a close up view of a printable reading log on a black and white striped background

Track Minutes Read

Similar to tracking pages read, children can track number of minutes read. This is a great way to reinforce time-telling skills and math skills at the same time.

Printable Reading Log on top of two kid's books on a white table

Download the Printable Reading Logs

To get immediate access to all three printable reading logs, simply fill in the form below.

FAQs

How do I access the printable?

Fill in the form above. After you submit the form, you’ll receive an email from “Wondermom Wannabe” with a direct link to the printable library where you’ll find the link to the printable above as well as all of my other free printables. If you do not see the email in your inbox within a few minutes, check your spam folder.

Where can I find my file after I download it?

The most likely place will be in your computer’s Downloads folder. You can also select “Downloads” in your browser menu to see a list of your downloads, then simply select “Show in folder” below the file name to see where it is stored on your computer.

How do I print a PDF?

You’ll need a program that supports PDFS, like Adobe Acrobat (which is free). Open the program, click File > Print. Select your printer and set the number of copies you want to print. Double check your print preview, then click print.

Book Recommendations

Looking for some book recommendations to help your child to fill up the printable reading log? Check out these books.

Charley the Bulldog’s Fantastic Fruit Stand 

The Adventures Of Taxi Dog 

The Big Tidy-Up

Claymates 

Bunny’s Book Club 

Little Blue Truck big book 

The Gruffalo 

The Gruffalo’s Child

Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes

Room on the Broom 

Richard Scarry’s Cars and Trucks and Things That Go 

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons 

Until the End 

Between Two Skies 

The Throne of the Glass Colouring Book 

Now is Everything 

My life as a Country album 

Tiger Lily 

Making Faces 

Cinder & Ella 

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda 

Ryan’s Bed 

The Indigo Spell 

Hear No Evil 

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