I love bookmarks. I guess that’s because I love books. But I like my bookmarks to be attractive, and to have meaning to me. Of course, in a pinch, I’ve been known to use a post-it-note, a torn piece of paper, even a receipt to keep my place. But a bookmark that makes me feel good to look at–now that is something I enjoy.
Bob McLeod, the author/illustrator of Superhero ABC (a great picture book), has a fantastic, high-quality colored bookmark that you can print out from his site: http://www.bobmcleod.com/activities.html If you like superheroes or comics, and like good picture books, check it out–and check out his book.
Jan Brett, picture book illustrator, also has some nice printable “needlepoint” bookmarks available at her site: http://www.janbrett.com/bookmarks/bookmarks_hedgies_surprise.htm
Nicole Rubel, picture book illustrator, has some neat cat-with-glasses bookmarks you can print: http://www.nicolerubel.com/funngames.htm
These printable origami bookmarks by ToadHollowStudio are a neat, possibly fun idea: http://toadhollowstudio.com/Origami_Bookmark.html
Okay, I know bookplates aren’t bookmarks–but they’re still useful and can be fun. Various well-known children’s book illustrators drew these B & W bookplates that you can print out and color, including Quentin Blake, Polly Dunbar, Jill Murphy, David Melling, and more: http://www.myhomelibrary.org/mediumbookplates/index.htm
I hope you found a bookmark you want to print. Have fun. 🙂
Like these printable bookmarks? Check out my other post on the subject for more free printable bookmarks.