These summer reading bookmarks to color, designed by Melanie Hope Greenberg, are just the thing to get your kids excited about summer reading. Well, other than all the fantastic books just waiting to be read, that is. But, believe me, you can never have too many bookmarks and this is the perfect addition to our monthly coloring page series.
As always, these summer reading bookmarks are free and ready for you to print and color. Psst. New Yorkers: Melanie will be reading from her book at BookCourt for its annual Story Time reading and signing, June 5 at 11am; and June 11 at 10:30am at Edamama on Union Street. Be there!
Download and print: (By clicking on link you agree to our terms of service, *see below) Bookmark coloring page
How to make summer reading bookmarks:
- Print out bookmarks, preferably on card stock
- Color with pencils, markers, crayons, or any other art supplies you want!
- Cut out. These are my favorite kid scissors (pictured below, affiliate link)
- Read a book by Melanie Hope Greenberg (See end of post for a few awesome choices!) Mark your favorite page with a bookmark.
Tips and ideas:
- Bring along one of the printable bookmark pages to color on your next trip to the library to keep toddlers busy while you look for books, or to keep them sitting down while you read to them.
- Older kids can personalize the back of their summer bookmarks with their name, or even use it to keep a running list of books they have read, or want to read. (like a mini reading log)
- For heaven's sake, if your child cuts out his bookmark and his scissor skills are still developing, do not trim off all the excess to make it "perfect". Who cares if they are perfect. Much better for kids to be proud of their accomplishment!
- Print out on card stock for a sturdier bookmark. Or laminate for lifetime staying power.
- Give finished bookmarks as gifts. What better way to say "Have a great summer!" to friends, then to hand them a personalized summer reading bookmark!
More reading coloring pages and bookmark ideas:
- Summer reading log and library coloring page
- Back to school bookmarks
- Thanksgiving bookmarks
- Postage stamp bookmarks
- Bookmarks you will never lose
Did you like these summer reading bookmarks to color? Take a look at all of Melanie’s coloring pages:
Meet the illustrator:
Melanie Hope Greenberg is an award winning author and illustrator of more than 15 children’s books. Her cheerful, vibrant illustrations can be found in books such as Good Morning, Digger, Down in the Subway and A City Is. Her very popular Mermaids on Parade was selected as a Bank Street Best Book, and for the Texas Reading Club and PBS Kids Summer Reading Lists.
Melanie is currently illustrating a non-fiction picture book due to be published fall 2016 and would love to to connect with teachers and librarians. She conducts sought after author-illustrator visits and workshops in schools or via Skype. You can learn more on her website, and read about her love of connecting with children at Huffington Post.
(Book covers and titles are affiliate links.)
I’m sure you know a kid who likes diggers. Or mermaids? Or subways? Melanie signs all copies of her books purchased through her Amazon vendor link.
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Ashley from Booktomato says
What a great idea! Love these!
Betty Quon says
I love these book marks! Would you mind if I used them in our library as a summer activity?
Thank you so much!