The Bookmark of a Reader by Kirsten LeClerc

I adore Bookmarks ❤

Nerdy Book Club

In my four and a half years as a teacher-librarian, I have discovered a number of items crammed into returned books. Regular bookmarks, of course. The adorable and witty kind that can be purchased at a Scholastic book fair. But those aren’t what interest me the most. I love finding all the things accidentally left behind. The thinking tracks, the doodles, the random notes and breadcrumbs that readers tuck away.

Sometimes bookmarks are personalized for a certain book. Notice the specificity of the yellow bookmark that came back in a copy of Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book and the lovely drawing of Mo Willem’s Pigeon from The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!. (It actually looks more like Pigeon found a taco. So, Mr. Willems, in case you’re looking for a new idea for another Pigeon book, I’ll just leave this right here…)

Post-it notes are one of my personal…

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