Make It! Write It! Read It!

Make It! Write It! Read It!
Make It! Write It! Read It!

Make It! Write It! Read It!

Simple Bookmaking Projects to Engage Kids in Art and Literacy
By Wendy M. L. Libby


112 Pages, 7 x 10

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, PDF, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $19.95)

ISBN 9781613730300

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Jul 2015)
Zephyr Press


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Crafting projects that provide literacy and curriculum ideas to enrich the classroom
Make It! Write It! Read It! develops art and literacy skills through the craft of bookmaking, inspiring elementary-aged children to read, write, and tell stories with their creations. Creative, fun, field-tested projects include 17 different blank book designs such as accordion fold, coffee filter, hanging tassel, and paper bag books. These designs are then applied to 23 specific book projects kids are sure to love, with suggestions for making literary connections—writing poems, paragraphs, or simple stories related to their creations. Kids will delight in making books that include three-part fish, a creature pop-up, a double-sided mountain, and an ocean scene, among many others. Carefully crafted with teachers and parents or caregivers of kids aged 4–10 in mind, each activity has educational objectives for the project; skills developed; materials needed; clear, illustrated, step-by-step instructions; and literary connection ideas. The text is specific enough for beginners who need more direction yet offers open-ended possibilities for imagination and creation for more experienced bookmakers, writers, and artists.


"Make It! Write It! Read It! is a helpful resource for educators looking for an interesting way to support their students to consolidate their learning in any curriculum area and to develop creative expression." —Canadian Teacher Magazine

Author Biography

Wendy M. L. Libby has been an elementary art teacher for 35 years and has received many teaching awards. She is the author of Enriching the Curriculum with Art Experiences, Using Art to Make Art, and Using Stories to Make Stories. She lives in Brewer, Maine.