Sadie is very into stats and lists filled with lots of characters and detailed information. She has made her own trading cards and they are so creative and have such a wonderful handmade charm, I was almost reluctant to show her this very handy and easy to use Trading Card Creator. It's pretty great and she is very interested. I like that there are different questions to fill in based on what you choose to make the card for— people (real or fictional) places, events, concepts, or totally custom. They are easy to print, and are double sided with more room for information on the back. This makes her happy, because even though she has microscopic and tidy handwriting, the typing allows her to fit in even more information. And it is free, along with other good resources and ideas on this site, ReadWriteThink. This will be really fun to use for our themes, too. We are working on Brontë Trading Cards now. Hooray internet! Lydia wants to make some Goat Trading Cards, which will obviously be amazing.
I'm sending a big warm and fuzzy internet hugs to all of you who told me of your secret books. I was blown away, and got really emotional about it. I'm working on an art piece now, using all the covers I could find printed very small. It was so amazing to read about all your secret books, most of which are new to me. Thank you so much! I put the whole list on Goodreads (a great place to easily see all the covers) but can't figure out how to make that shelf public yet. If I can I will export the list of all the titles so I can post them all here.