Welcome to Make Our Book: a straightforward online book publishing service for schools and groups that inspires children, helps schools to achieve their ICT and communication goals, and can even raise money.
Get started for free - no credit card or payment required until you have collected money from parents. Fill in the form below to sign up, or complete our enquiry form so we can find out how we can help.
Why publish a book?
Evidence Levels of Progression
Using our online tool is a great and original way to satisfy children's learning objectives. In the UK, that's the five E’s Levels of Progression for Using ICT at Key Stage 1 and 2, and the Levels of Progression for Writing (Communication) at Key Stage 1 and 2
Reinvigorate annual literary events
Keep annual events such as World Book Day, Whole School Writes and Children's Book Week fresh. Instead of dressing up as Elsa or Harry Potter, get the whole school to work as a team on an anthology for the week, with the reward of seeing children's words in print at the end.
Create a treasured memento
A book is a tangible lasting outcome that will be keep forever by parents and families. And it's the sort of achievement that stays with a child forever, to be remembered fondly and proudly.
Share your pride
A book gives a wonderful sense of the school's ambition and activity to current and prospective parents alike, and can be a lovely focal point for meetings with visitors and prospective parents.
"As a literacy co-ordinator, I am responsible for leading, managing and developing Literacy throughout the school. Make Our Book is a great use of ICT and makes a positive, motivational impact on the educational progress of all pupils in the school.
I can use it to bring the school together, enhancing the classroom practice of teaching staff and teaching assistants. And it's a wonderful way to share our hard work with parents and families."
"Using an online platform to turn one of the Whole School Writes into an beautifully printed book is a wonderful way to raise funds. As parents, we get an unmatchable keepsake of our children's creative writing accomplishments, and at the same time know that some of the money we spend on copies is going towards our fundraising projects."
School visitors (authors, creative writing and literacy consultants)
Enhance and structure my visit
"When I visit schools, I can use Make Our Book as a platform to capture the children's output of my visit, whether that's poetry from my workshop or short stories from their homework. Make Our Book produces a beautiful paperback which parents can buy. It's a new way to make the most of my visit and leave behind a memento, it helps the school's fundraising, and it even helps to cover some of the costs of my visit."
Surpass our goals without breaking the bank or overloading teachers
"We are always looking for innovative ways to balance diminishing budgets with the need to find new ways to inspire our children. Make Our Book combines ICT and Communication milestones with the raw delight of a child seeing their words in print for the very first time. Magical."
Here's the lovely moment that one 8-year-old introduced his school's anthology to his delighted Nana!
The theme of this 2017 publication was "Beasts", and Rowan, pictured, wrote a piece in which he met Medusa. Nana was duly horrified to read
the terrible tale...