Bare books These are awesome! They’re blank books that can be turned into anything. They offer books with lined pages, blank pages, even books where 1/2 the page is lined and half is blank (remember those from school?). They have books with panels on each page for making comics, and books with pictures to color in on the covers. (They even have blank gameboards. How fun would that be to design your own game? And puzzles! I hadn’t seen those before!)
I try to have at least a couple of these around the house at all times. They’re great for customizing in all kinds of ways- I’ve made busy books, let the girls draw in them, and today we used the last of the stash for impromptu “autograph” books for friends who were moving. All of the friends drew pictures inside and wrote notes. Simple and easy, but full of love. We’ll be using these for preschool later in the year when we have the girls write their own stories and illustrate them. And what a fun birthday present – stick a couple in a bag with some markers and crayons and you’re set!