|Left: elementary, center: toddler, right: preschooler|
I bought this dilapidated copy of Green Eggs and Ham at the Goodwill. And before you freak out that I cut it all up and stamped on it, I promise it was missing several pages smack dab in the middle! This one was a gift, so I didn't write any titles down, but you get the jist, right? I made the banner from pages in the book.
This next one is more of an elementary school version. This book was also from Goodwill, but it was intact so I wanted to make a version that didn't destroy the book.
I photocopied an illustration and then cut it smaller...
I put a title and and large circles on the illustration and then added the titles to the circles. I used a clothespin to hold the sheet to the cover, but there shouldn't be any damage to the book. I thought it might make a fun end of the year gift for classmates!
The final one (I know, this isn't in any order that makes sense!) is the toddler reading list that basically just for decoration. Not that it hurts to have some titles in mind, I guess. I already had this cute little book, but it was torn to shreds.
I cut out the broken animal pop-up pieces to use for the titles.
Then glued them to a piece of twine with hot glue.
Here's a few of the pieces I used.
If you don't already have a big list of summer reading for your kids, here's a few sites with recommendations.
http://craftomaniac.blogspot.com/, http://makingtheworldcuter.blogspot.com/, http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/, http://www.skiptomylou.org/, http://sumossweetstuff.blogspot.com/, http://marvelouslymessy.blogspot.com/
http://todayscreativeblog.net/, http://ladybug-blessings.com/, http://tipjunkie.com/, http://www.sugarbeecrafts.com/,
http://eisymorgan.blogspot.com/, http://www.paisleypassions.blogspot.com/, http://somedaycrafts.blogspot.com/, http://www.bluecricketdesign.net/, http://www.mybackyardeden.com/, http://reasonstoskipthehousework.blogspot.com/
http://www.momnivores-dilemma.com/, http://www.houseofhepworths.com/, http://nightowlcrafting.blogspot.com/
http://www.whipperberry.com/, http://www.thegirlcreative.com/,http://tidymom.net/, http://sassysites.blogspot.com/, http://shabbynest.blogspot.com/, http://tatertotsandjello.blogspot.com/, http://www.findingfabulousblog.com/