Epic Reads Exclusives, Fun Stuff

What should you read next? Use this free, printable cootie catcher template help you make the decision.

Download and print the Epic Reads Cootie Catcher!

Step 1: Download the PDF file here. (You may need to right click + ‘Save As’ to download!)

Step 2: Print said PDF file.

Step 3: Fill in the blanks with the titles of books you’re considering reading – one for each section. There are 8 sections available!

Step 4: Cut the square out.

Step 5: Fold into a cootie catcher! (Instructions below.)


Flip the color side down and fold and crease each half.


Next, open the square and keep it face down and fold each corner into the center.


With all your corners folder, flip it over and then fold all THOSE corners into the center.


Once the corners are folded in, you should have a small, thick square. Fold that square onto the half to create a rectangle. Once you’ve done that, you should see the little flaps on each side. Place your index fingers and thumbs under each flap and pinch your fingers together.



Now, just bring the corners all into the center and you’re done!


Now that you’re cootie catcher is complete, use it to determine what you should read next. For reference: the boys names featured on this cootie catcher are some of our favorite YA book boyfriends and they can be found within the pages of the following books:

PerryUnder the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

MaxonThe Selection by Kiera Cass

FourDivergent by Veronica Roth

JudeCrash by Nicole Williams

JonahJellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

Adam Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Hector The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

Alex Delirium by Lauren Oliver


Stay tuned for more cootie catcher designs!