Over Book Week, or a whole term, introduce this important project, then have the children write and illustrate their pieces, on paper. Some books are whole school projects; others are by one class or year group. Here are some ideas.
Either have teachers and TAs scan pictures and type work in to your book project page on this website, or let older children use ICT sessions to take ownership and do their own.
Proofreading your own work is a key Communication milestone, so print out the PDF of the book at school for children to proofread, then make their edits. The website automatically updates the typeset PDF, so you can change the words as much as you like without creating more work for yourself.
Just like for a school trip, write to parents and carers, who tell you how many copies they want, and who send their payment to school. You control the price, so if you want to raise money, price accordingly. Most schools choose to charge parents and carers about £6 to £10 a copy. See how much you'll raise with the price calculator.
Place the order with us, and we print and deliver the books to school, to be sent home in the proud authors' bags.
So beautiful 😍— The Literacy Tree (@theliteracytree) November 21, 2018
Hugely looking forward to running a workshop at #RR_SouthWest about the creation and development of @bookpenpals and @makeourbook!— Kate Scott (@KateScottWriter) February 21, 2019
It turns out some things *are* worth getting up early on a Saturday for...
(by a whisker). https://t.co/crf7wKvmM6
Have to say I am ABSOLUTELY loving this idea. What better way to get kids into books that them making their own, telling their own stories..— Sam Missingham (@samatlounge) October 30, 2017
Encourage children to write stories inspired by books they have loved. You can use https://t.co/tRVt5Blpmz to do this. @makeourbook @has_many_books— Kate Scott (@KateScottWriter) July 16, 2018
It is also a great way to raise funds for buying books (see the fundraiser ideas on the website). #readingforpleasuretips
Consumer 3.0 – Reading, crowd-sourcing and audience engagement in a digital age - an event report from Kyiv by @sashers and featuring @makeourbook @lounge_books @mostlylit and @unbounders - https://t.co/1T2pm3Inh6— BookMachine (@BookMachine) June 5, 2018
Nos élèves de CM2 sont maintenant officiellement des auteurs, publiés chez @makeourbook. Nous avons hâte de lire leurs nouvelles. #EIFA #ecole #education #nouvelle #roman #livredepoche pic.twitter.com/Ga2k8sTuYM— EIFA International School (@EIFAschool) April 3, 2019
For older children, longer pieces based around a theme are suitably challenging, like imagining life in Victorian Britain. pic.twitter.com/AtOdO6SXU6— Make Our Book (@makeourbook) August 4, 2019
HV’s Worst Ever Children - In Print!!— Holme Valley (@HolmeValleySch) July 17, 2019
As part of our themed #WalliamsWeek for @WorldBookDayUK our Y5&6 children wrote their own stories inspired by the works of @davidwalliams 📝📖📚
An anthology of stories has been printed and now in hands of the authors - our children! pic.twitter.com/U5VEnNFgu9
I don't know what these are but I want them all— Erica TheDavisGirl Secor (@thedavisgirl) August 7, 2019
Looks great! If each regional university, arts orgs and local publishers joined forces they could transform the visibility of publishing across the whole country from toddler years and in doing so, transform future publishers— Katharine Reeve (@kreeve) June 15, 2019
Great idea. Gabriel loves his new book😍— Tania Pereira (@TaniaPe62508628) July 20, 2019