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Book Report Project Ideas and Forms: Trading cards, book mobiles, and more.

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6008cvrWhat’s the best book that you’ve read this year? Turn that question into a hands-on book report project. Students can choose their favorite book for imaginative reports and create trading cards, mobiles, pop-up books, board games, and more!

Use these free printables for creative book reports from
Evan-Moor’s How to Report on Books:


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  • Book mobile project: This book project guides students in identifying setting/characters and problem/solution, and in creating a mobile.Tips: glue white paper to backs of construction paper for the illustrations (step #1); add a length of construction paper to increase the long strip to form a ring (step #2.)

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  • An exciting event pop-up: This book report project focuses on summarizing an exciting event from a fiction book and includes instructions on making a pop-up book report form.

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Other engaging book report ideas include:






See our Book Report Fun Pinterest board for more book report ideas such as making character puppets, comic strips, posters, story bags, puzzles, and awards.

Image of Theresa WoolerTheresa Wooler has more than 10 years’ experience in K–6 classrooms as a parent volunteer and homeschool educator, has taught high school English, and is currently involved in education through Evan-Moor’s marketing communications team.



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  1. As usual an informative, interesting and usable blog.

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