Most books are too long to read all at once. You start and stop, spending days or weeks. You get to live in the book. A bookmark can help you keep track of the page where you start again.
Celebrating a Book
In this chapter, you will learn how to make a bookmark that celebrates one of your favorite books. Your bookmark will tell about the book and include creative pictures inspired by it. After you finish, you can share your bookmark with classmates and friends.
Here is a bookmark about the book Crow Call by Lois Lowry. This page shows the front. The next page shows the back. (See page 149 for a full review of this book.)
Front of the Bookmark
Back of the Bookmark
Follow these steps to create your bookmark. Also use the sample bookmark on pages 155–156 as a guide.
1. Select a book that you enjoy and really know well.
Try to pick a book that might be new to many of your classmates.
2. Create a first draft.
Include the following parts on your bookmark:
- Title and author.
- A colorful picture inspired by the book. But don’t just copy the cover.
- Special words to hook the reader. These words should make the book sound exciting and interesting.
- Book summary. Your summary should tell what the book is about, but it should not give away the best surprises and secrets.
- Symbols. A symbol is an object or animal that stands for something. In Crow Call, the crows stand for freedom and life. Decorate the back of your bookmark with symbols from the book.
3. Create a final copy.
Complete your final copy on a piece of stiff paper that measures about 9 inches by 3 or 4 inches.