Friday, January 31, 2020

Sites to Order "Bookish" Tees

Over the years, I've collected a lot of "bookish" tees.  I thought I would share some of my favorite sites to purchase these fun tees from.

Out of Print is one of THE BEST sites to find "bookish" tees. They offer licensed tees of characters like Elephant and Piggie and Harry Potter as well as a "book nerd" collection and a library collection.

A fairly well-known place to order tees is Cafe Press.  They offer a wide variety of designs and styles, but those styles don't stick around forever, so if you see something you like, you have to get it right then.

Here are some of my favorite purchases from Cafe Press. You may or may not be able to find these now as I purchased them all several years ago. But there are still many fun designs to choose from.

A few years ago, I came across Elementary Library Mama on Instagram. She has an awesome librarian tee shop that offers many different styles and colors. The one pictured above is one of my favorites.  I often wear it on Fridays for Makers Club meetings.  You can find it HERE.

Erin Flanagan of Erintegration started a new tee company last year called Digital Identiee.  Her shirts are technology based, but if you have a MakerSpace in your library/media center, you might enjoy her tees.

This is one of my favorites.  You can find it HERE on Etsy.

Happy Noodle Designs is a newer company I found on Instagram that offers a ton of cute teacher and  "bookish" tees, and they often offer a discount if you are following them on Instagram.  You can find their store HERE.

THIS is one of my recent purchases.  Shipping was super fast and the quality of the shirt is top notch.

Another fun site I learned about on IG is Keen Bee Studio. She sells on Etsy and on her own shop.  You can find her store HERE.

THIS is on e of my favorite designs from KeenBee.

One of my favorite sites to order tees from isn't even a literary company.  TeeTurtle has an awesome collection of licensed tees- everything from Disney and Star Wars to Marvel and Deadpool.  And many times they have characters shirts that show a love a reading. These tees are a great way to start a conversation about reading with your students who are fans of some of these characters.

I got this Belle shirt from TeeTurtle. This design is no longer available, but there is another version. You can view it HERE.

What are your favorite sites to order bookish tees?

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Lots of Fun Ways to Celebrate Reading in February!

I can't believe it's almost February already! There are so many ways to celebrate reading in February.  Here are just a few that things that I've done in the past.

I always try to decorate the media center each month with a theme. These fun book signs are perfect for Valentine's Day and they are FREE in my TpT store. Click HERE to download them.  I would love your feedback on them.

My kiddos LOVE, LOVE, LOVE bookmarks, so I always make sure to put out new ones each month. You can snag some free Valentine's Day bookmarks in my TpT store HERE.

Or if you want more variety, you can purchase this bigger pack HERE.

Sometimes I like to have my kiddos practice shelf order. These fun red and white shelf order and call number centers are perfect for that.  They also work for Read Across America centers. 

Last year, I started celebrating Love to Read Month and created this fun pack to help with that.  It includes bulletin board ideas as well as center ideas and signs.  You can purchase it HERE in my TpT store.

Here's a picture of a bulletin board I created last year to highlight the best loved books in our media center for the year.  The signs (minus the pictures of the books) used to create this bulletin board are included in the Love to Read Month pack.

Some of the centers included in the Love to Read Month pack include this ABC order center that comes with directions and an answer key...

An I Spy center that comes with directions, an answer sheet and words you can print and hide in bottles of colored rice...  (To see directions on how to create an I Spy bottle, click HERE.)

A Book Words center that includes directions and an answer sheet (you will need to purchase extra items for this center including magnetic letter tiles and a metal cookie sheet)...

Create a bookmark which includes a direction sign, just add coloring tools and strips of blank paper...

And Name That Book which comes with a directions sign, guessing slips and a sign for the top of the jar that the book scraps are placed in.  For this center, you will need to shred pages of a weeded book and place them in a clear container.

I've recently created a SUPER bundle of all of these resources to help you save. This bundle includes the Valentine's Day themed display signs, bookmarks, the Love to Read Month pack, and both the red and white call number and shelf order centers.  Click HERE to check it out.

And checkout my Pinterest board full of other fun ways to celebrate the love of reading during February.

How do you celebrate reading in February?

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Happy 2020!

It's a new year and time for a fresh start!  To kick off the new year, I always put out some fun new bookmarks.

You can snag these FREE bookmarks in my TpT store by clicking HERE.  Included are 2 different bookmarks (4 to a page).  One page is in color and one is in black and white.

If you like those bookmarks and want more, you can purchase the whole pack HERE in my TpT store.  This pack comes with 24 bookmarks- 12 in color and 12 in black and white for your friends to color.

Hope these fun items get your New Year off to a great start!