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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.

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,...

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...

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...

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!

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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!
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...

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...

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!

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Please check back as new content is regularly added.

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!

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Please check back as new content is regularly added.

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.

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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.

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