Providing a sense of ownership to books is an important aspect to reading, especially with younger readers. Making a book maximizes this idea. Keeping in mind that it takes a little time (about an hour) to make these books, the links below are different ways to make books and they should definitely be checked out.
This is the most "involved" book making project. It includes a piece of cardboard or harder material than paper, wallpaper, blank paper, glue, an iron, and a needle and thread. It is definitely cool, and you'll be quite impressed with the results!
If you want to focus on a certain character in a story, this is a perfect activity. It is fairly simple to make, and requires a sheet of paper, scissors, colored pencils, and different colors of construction paper.
Make an easy book This is a link to making an easy book. This is perfect for younger readers because it is made out of one or only a few sheets of paper, so it is more durable, whereas the above two are a little more delicate. This activity requires a piece of paper or two, and some scissors.