About a year ago, our library switched to using the “Beanstack” app to record reading challenge participation.
This was a great boon to me, as our children participate in the library’s “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” program, which involves recording each book the children read.
Back when recording books meant coloring in a little circle for each child on a piece of paper, keeping track of that paper, and returning it to the library, I rarely logged the kids’ reading.
Now that recording books means pulling up the app on my phone, selecting who listened while I read, and scanning the book’s ISBN, the kids are well on their way to recording their 1000.
And now our children are all too aware that books need ISBNs.
Tirzah Mae has been making all sorts of books, full of invented spelling and delightful illustrations. And every book has an ISBN.