My daughter is a book lover. She reads all the time. She has read the Harry Potter series twice through and now she is on the tenth book of Wheel of Time. But when I asked if she would like to take a writing workshop at her school, she said, “No. I like reading not writing.” I wondered how I could get her more interested in writing. Then I discovered Lulu Jr Bookmaking Kits! Could the lure of making her very own hardcover book work to make her want to write? Yes! She loved that idea! Thanks to the Lulu Jr folks for providing the My Awesome Book book making kit for kids for my daughter to try out and to facilitate this review. I am so happy to have this keepsake of my child writing and illustrating her own book.
Make Your Own Book! (For Kids)
Kids Can Illustrate and Write Their Own Hardcover Book With A Book Making Kit From Lulu Jr! This kids bookmaking kit is a great way to go from blank page to high quality end result. It is great for younger kids and older children alike.
My daughter tried out the award winning My Awesome Book book making kit. She received a My Awesome Book box and inside the box was ready-to-use book pages (with space for drawing and lines for writing), markers, a postage-paid envelope (for mailing the pages back to be made into a book), The “Quick Start Guide”, and instructions. The book making kit is recommended for ages 6 and up. There are enough materials to complete the insides of the books. In other words, it is not a bookbinding kit. You mail them the pages and they do the binding. The final product hardcover book that they mail back to you with your child’s artwork and story is 8 ½ x 11.
Lulu Jr Review- Kids Book Making Kit
This is a great book writing kit! The “Quick Start Guide”, written by New York Times bestselling children’s author and illustrator Peter H. Reynolds, is full of ideas, tips, and inspiration to get your child’s imagination moving and help them get started. Reading it is a great first step. The instructions were easy to follow. She drew the pictures and wrote the story and I filled in the instructions page with the information that they needed for the printed version such as the dedication page and the about the author section. Then we just dropped the manuscript in the pre-paid envelope and mailed it off. A few weeks later, a box arrived address to my daughter.
It was perfect timing because my daughter was feeling down that day that a friend of hers had moved. When I saw the box, I hoped it would cheer her up and it sure did. She had a huge smile on here face when she saw what was inside! She was very happy to see it and read her book to herself. Her little brother was very impressed and he is working on writing his own book now (slowly but surely). He also loves to read her book and who wouldn’t?! It is a really funny book about the diary of a howler monkey.
I am so pleased that she got the exercise of writing. She seems to enjoy writing more now, even when it is not turned into a hardback book! I think that seeing how proud her father and I are of her writing has helped her enjoy it more. This will be a great keepsake book of her creation that her kids will be able to read one day too!
Buy Your Lulu JR Book Writing Kit For Kids
This was absolutely the best Make Your Own Book Kit. I love how it encouraged her to write and illustrate her own story.
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The award winning My Awesome Book book making kit makes it easy for your child to write her own book and have it turned into a real hardcover book. I hope you enjoyed learning more about these awesome bookmaking kits. I think the high quality craft kits make a great gift. Does your child like to write? Do you think your child would enjoy writing and illustrating their own book? Would like to try LuLu Junior IlluStory book making kit or My Comic book kit?
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my awesome book! The comic one looks fun too though 🙂
This is fabulous! My 6 year old loves making books and she usually just staples a bunch of paper together. 🙂 This will absolutely thrill her!!
Thanks so much!!!
Betsy (Eco-novice) says
My daughter makes her own own handmade journals. She would love this book kit!
Nicole Lancaster says
I want to win the Lulu Jr’s My Awesome Book making kit.
My daughter would be happy with any of them! But I think she’d like MY AWESOME BOOK the most
Tina Reynolds says
Thanks for sharing the inside of the book your daughter made. I think my son would like the how to make a comic book kit.
amy tolley says
i would go with the comic book kit ty for this chance these kits are really neat
Fiona N says
I also love the IlluStory Junior kit
Thank You for the chance
Samantha B. says
I really like My Comic Book making kit. They would have a blast putting their superheroes on paper.
I love that the Book making kit has free shipping for mailing the pages back. That is great!