featured projects

Bookmarks is a literary arts nonprofit organization and independent bookstore in Winston-Salem, NC that works to ignite the love of reading. Each month Bookmarks will choose a book for Cut + Paste Bookshelf to create an art project for to further your reading fun.

These book projects will also be categorized on the site by reading level.

Friendship Flags

Friendship Flags

Purchase Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds at Bookmarks. From National Book Award finalist and #1 New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds comes a novel told in ten blocks, showing all the different directions kids’ walks home can take. This story was going to...

Process Shapes

Process Shapes

Purchase Love by Sophia by Jim Averbeck at Bookmarks. The precocious Sophia and her pet giraffe Noodle learn how to look at life, love, and art in this latest installment of the series that Kirkus Reviews calls “fun, clever, and empowering.” Sophia loves her family...

Nature Mobile

Nature Mobile

Purchase Over and Under the Pond by Kate Messner at Bookmarks.A secret underwater world brought to life: In this book, readers will discover the plants and animals that make up the rich, interconnected ecosystem of a mountain pond. Over the pond, the water is a...

Animal Puppets

Animal Puppets

Purchase Jump at the Sun by Alicia D. Williams at Bookmarks. From the Newbery Honor–winning author of Genesis Begins Again comes a shimmering picture book that shines the light on Zora Neale Hurston, the extraordinary writer and storycatcher extraordinaire who changed...

Snowy Neighborhood

Snowy Neighborhood

Purchase Ten Ways to hear Snow, by Cathy Camper at Bookmarks. A snowy day, a trip to Grandma's, time spent cooking with one another, and space to pause and discover the world around you come together in this perfect book for reading and sharing on a cozy winter day....

Kindness Coupons

Kindness Coupons

Purchase The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser at Bookmarks. The Vanderbeekers have always lived in the brownstone on 141st Street. It's practically another member of the family. So when their reclusive, curmudgeonly landlord decides not to renew...

Reading and art lessons at Cut + Paste Bookshelf are categorized by reading level. However, everyone develops at the pace that is just right for them, so I encourage you to check out other categories that you think your reader might be interested in. I’ve also found that an art project that might go with a reading level might be a project that many ages are interested in, regardless of reading the book!
Process Shapes

Process Shapes

Purchase Love by Sophia by Jim Averbeck at Bookmarks. The precocious Sophia and her pet giraffe Noodle learn how to look at life, love, and art in this latest installment of the series that Kirkus Reviews calls “fun, clever, and empowering.” Sophia loves her family...

Snowy Neighborhood

Snowy Neighborhood

Purchase Ten Ways to hear Snow, by Cathy Camper at Bookmarks. A snowy day, a trip to Grandma's, time spent cooking with one another, and space to pause and discover the world around you come together in this perfect book for reading and sharing on a cozy winter day....

Gratitude Leaves

Gratitude Leaves

Purchase We Are Grateful / Otsaliheliga by Traci Sorell at Bookmarks. The Cherokee community is grateful for blessings and challenges that each season brings. This is modern Native American life as told by an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation. The word...

“I Am” Portrait

“I Am” Portrait

Purchase I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes at Bookmarks. Fall 2020 Kids Indie Next List! “When we speak of beauty, we think of inside and out. Derrick Barnes has given us a book that directly connects us to the real beauty of the Black boy. An uplifting story,...

Life Sized Hug Drawing

Life Sized Hug Drawing

Purchase Hug Machine by Scott Campbell at Bookmarks Who have YOU hugged today? Open your arms to this delightfully tender, goofy, and sweet tale. Whether you are big, or small, or square, or long, or spikey, or soft, no one can resist his unbelievable hugs! HUG...

Reading and art lessons at Cut + Paste Bookshelf are categorized by reading level. However, everyone develops at the pace that is just right for them, so I encourage you to check out other categories that you think your reader might be interested in. I’ve also found that an art project that might go with a reading level might be a project that many ages are interested in, regardless of reading the book!
Friendship Flags

Friendship Flags

Purchase Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds at Bookmarks. From National Book Award finalist and #1 New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds comes a novel told in ten blocks, showing all the different directions kids’ walks home can take. This story was going to...

Process Shapes

Process Shapes

Purchase Love by Sophia by Jim Averbeck at Bookmarks. The precocious Sophia and her pet giraffe Noodle learn how to look at life, love, and art in this latest installment of the series that Kirkus Reviews calls “fun, clever, and empowering.” Sophia loves her family...

Nature Mobile

Nature Mobile

Purchase Over and Under the Pond by Kate Messner at Bookmarks.A secret underwater world brought to life: In this book, readers will discover the plants and animals that make up the rich, interconnected ecosystem of a mountain pond. Over the pond, the water is a...

Animal Puppets

Animal Puppets

Purchase Jump at the Sun by Alicia D. Williams at Bookmarks. From the Newbery Honor–winning author of Genesis Begins Again comes a shimmering picture book that shines the light on Zora Neale Hurston, the extraordinary writer and storycatcher extraordinaire who changed...

Snowy Neighborhood

Snowy Neighborhood

Purchase Ten Ways to hear Snow, by Cathy Camper at Bookmarks. A snowy day, a trip to Grandma's, time spent cooking with one another, and space to pause and discover the world around you come together in this perfect book for reading and sharing on a cozy winter day....

Kindness Coupons

Kindness Coupons

Purchase The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser at Bookmarks. The Vanderbeekers have always lived in the brownstone on 141st Street. It's practically another member of the family. So when their reclusive, curmudgeonly landlord decides not to renew...

Reading and art lessons at Cut + Paste Bookshelf are categorized by reading level. However, everyone develops at the pace that is just right for them, so I encourage you to check out other categories that you think your reader might be interested in. I’ve also found that an art project that might go with a reading level might be a project that many ages are interested in, regardless of reading the book!
Friendship Flags

Friendship Flags

Purchase Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds at Bookmarks. From National Book Award finalist and #1 New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds comes a novel told in ten blocks, showing all the different directions kids’ walks home can take. This story was going to...

Sound Wave Whale

Sound Wave Whale

Purchase Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly at Bookmarks. In the spirit of modern-day classics like Fish in a Tree and Counting by 7s comes the Schneider Family Book Award-winning story of a deaf girl's connection to a whale whose song can't be heard by his species, and...

Kindness Coupons

Kindness Coupons

Purchase The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser at Bookmarks. The Vanderbeekers have always lived in the brownstone on 141st Street. It's practically another member of the family. So when their reclusive, curmudgeonly landlord decides not to renew...

Whimsical Maps

Whimsical Maps

Purchase Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky at Bookmarks // By Kwame Mbalia. Winner of a Coretta Scott King Author Honor Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents Kwame Mbalia's epic fantasy, a middle grade American Gods set in a richly-imagined world populated...

Pandemic Journal

Pandemic Journal

Purchase Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation at Bookmarks // By Anne Frank (text by), David Polonsky (illustrator), Ari Fulman (adapted by) A timeless story rediscovered by each new generation, The Diary of a Young Girl stands without peer. For both young...

Butterfly Book

Butterfly Book

Purchase Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson at Bookmarks Jacqueline Woodson, the acclaimed author of Another Brooklyn, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each...

Reading and art lessons at Cut + Paste Bookshelf are categorized by reading level. However, everyone develops at the pace that is just right for them, so I encourage you to check out other categories that you think your reader might be interested in. I’ve also found that an art project that might go with a reading level might be a project that many ages are interested in, regardless of reading the book!
Whimsical Maps

Whimsical Maps

Purchase Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky at Bookmarks // By Kwame Mbalia. Winner of a Coretta Scott King Author Honor Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents Kwame Mbalia's epic fantasy, a middle grade American Gods set in a richly-imagined world populated...

Pandemic Journal

Pandemic Journal

Purchase Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation at Bookmarks // By Anne Frank (text by), David Polonsky (illustrator), Ari Fulman (adapted by) A timeless story rediscovered by each new generation, The Diary of a Young Girl stands without peer. For both young...

Poetry deserves a category on it’s own! Children of all ages love to read and listen to poetry - whether it is one poem, or a book of poems. You will also find these lessons separated by reading level.
Butterfly Book

Butterfly Book

Purchase Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson at Bookmarks Jacqueline Woodson, the acclaimed author of Another Brooklyn, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each...

I Am Sunshine Collage

I Am Sunshine Collage

Purchase Just Like Me by Vanessa Brantley Newton at Bookmarks From Vanessa Brantley-Newton, the author of Grandma's Purse, comes a collection of poetry filled with engaging mini-stories about girls of all kinds: girls who feel happy, sad, scared, powerful; girls who...

One School One Book is a chance for all grade levels in a school to read the same book, allow students and families to experience reading on a new level. At Cut + Paste Bookshelf schools can choose a book and we will create a project for every student at the school to create. Email cutandpastebookshelf@gmail.com for more information and pricing.