If you are looking for a way to have students decorate their composition journals, or if you would like an innovative gift idea for aides or parent helpers, this may be an option for you. Everything you need is in this file, including a special background paper featuring literary quotes from authors such as A. A. Milne and Dr. Seuss to Robert Frost and C. S. Lewis, a pattern for a paper binding, and a whimsical hand-lettered bookplate for the front of the journal. You can also adapt this idea and add other materials such as scrapbook paper or ribbons or other trims, The bookplate is included in a larger size should you want to make a giant book for the classroom or use it for a coloring page. Also included is a printable bookmark template that students can decorate with their favorite book characters and scenes and then use to mark their spot in their journals. I suggest printing the bookmark template, bookplate and binding on cardstock if you have that option, but regular copy paper should work as well.