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How many pages are in each Publishing Kit?
  • The Classbook kit comes with 66 pages: 33 for text and 33 illustration pages.
  • The Individual Book kit comes 14 pages: 7 for text and 7 illustration pages.
  • Both kit types include a worksheet for the cover illustration, Title Page, Dedication Page, text and illustration pages, and an About the Author(s) Page
How long does it take to get the published books back?

Publishing and shipping your books takes approximately 20 business days from your reserved publishing date. To ensure a 20 business day turn time, your Publishing Kit(s) should arrive at our facility on or before your reserved publishing date. We recommend shipping your kit(s) one week before your publishing date, with the return label provided. Once your books arrive, be sure to check your books and order within 10 days.

Please note the following exceptions:
Holiday Delivery: Kit(s) received at Studentreasures by November 22, 2019 will guarantee arrival of your published books by December 13, 2019. We recommend shipping by November 15, 2019 to ensure enough time for transit to Studentreasures.
Winter Break Delivery: For kit(s) received at Studentreasures on November 23, 2019 through mid-January 2020, your published books will arrive the first week of February 2020.
When and how do parents order copies of their child’s book?

Parents can pre-order their own copy for just $19.95 with the parent order forms included in your publishing kit. Parents are under no obligation to purchase a copy and the teacher’s book is still free. With the classbook program, in exchange for the free book publishing kit and deluxe, hardcover copy for the teacher, we ask that parents have the opportunity to pre-order a copy of the classbook, too. That’s it. We ask that you return all order forms, including those choosing not to pre-order, when you submit your book for publishing.

During the planning or writing process, simply distribute the Parent Order Forms and envelopes provided in your kit. Parents should sign the form, indicate whether or not they wish to purchase a copy, and return it to you in the envelope provided. Then, you return all forms with your completed Publishing Kit. Parents can also order copies of their child’s book online. We’ve made it easy to share the fun of your publishing project. Parent order forms are included in your publishing kit and printable send-home note templates are available online.

Are parents required to purchase a copy of the book?
Parents have the option to purchase copies but are under no obligation to do so. Your classroom copy will still be free when you participate in the Classbook Program. We ask that you return all order forms, including those choosing not to pre-order, when you submit your book for publishing. From our experience, most parents want to order a copy of their child’s book as it makes a great keepsake and gift.
What if parents don’t return the order forms?
We ask that at least 80% of the parent order forms are signed and returned with the completed Publishing Kit. This helps ensure the book publishing process is not delayed.
Are there any guarantees on the published books?
Yes, there’s no risk to parents who choose to purchase copies of the book. Our books are 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. If parents purchase their child’s book and are in any way dissatisfied, they can return it directly to us for a replacement or full refund. We will issue a replacement or complete refund.
What is the difference between the three book options?

Softcover books feature full-color printing, non-glossy paper bound in an 8.5″ X 11″ softcover.

Standard books feature full-color printing and a glossy 8.5” X 11” hardcover.

Deluxe books feature an 8.5”x 11” matte cover for a sophisticated, smudge-resistant finish and are bound with thicker, more durable cerulean blue end sheets.
Can I add a photo on my cover worksheet?

 

Can I add a photo on my cover worksheet?
Yes! Photos make great cover images. Scanning your photo directly onto the cover page is the preferred method, but if you do choose to adhere photos, we recommend using a glue stick. Be sure the photo fits within the rectangle on the cover worksheet. Please note: your original photo will not be returned.

If you’re using Scripsi, just upload your photo and place it onto the cover page. We recommend using only high-resolution images for the best results.

How do I achieve the best, most colorful results when creating my book?
  • For illustrating, use washable markers because they produce the most vivid reprints (try to stay away from the bright neon colors as they do not reproduce well).
  • For writing, use black ink. Do not use colored pencils or crayons, as they do not reproduce well when printed.
Can I put photos on the illustration pages of a paper kit?
You bet. Simply scanning the photo directly onto the illustration pages is the preferred method, but if you do choose to adhere photos, we recommend using a glue stick. We recommend using only high-resolution images for the best results.
Can I paste and glue photos onto the kit pages?
You bet. Simply scanning the photo directly onto the illustration pages is the preferred method, but if you do choose to adhere photos, we recommend using a glue stick. If you’re using Scripsi, just upload your photo and place directly onto the pages. We recommend using only high-resolution images for the best results.
How do I print on lined pages?

We suggest using Scripsi, our online bookmaker, if you know you will be typing your stories.

Can we use White-Out on the pages?
You can! However, it may leave light “shadows” on the finished pages. For this reason, we recommend using it sparingly. Also, it is better to use the white-out correction tape rather than the white-out correction fluid.
How does the National Book Challenge Work?

The #NationalBookChallenge is a contest open to any classroom that publishes a book.

Here’s how it works:

  • All books submitted to Studentreasures for publishing by May 31st of each year are automatically entered into the National Book Challenge.
  • All finalists will receive printable participation ribbons and certificates.
  • Judges will review all entries submitted and select semi-finalists, finalists and winners based on originality, storyline and illustration.

Here’s what you could win:

Finalist Prizes

  • Up to 50 finalists will be selected and awarded a $50 Gift Card. All finalists will receive a printable certificate featuring their book cover.

Winner Prizes

  • Each of the top three winners chosen will receive a classroom set of their book, a winner ribbon and a printable certificate featuring their book cover, plus, one of the following grant prizes for your school:
  • A $500 school grant will be awarded to the overall third-place winner.
  • A $1,000 school grant will be awarded to the overall second-place winner.
  • A $5,000 school grant will be awarded to the overall first-place, grand prize winner!

Official Rules

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Open to educators in U.S., U.S. Territories and Canada, who are legal residents of the 50 United States (including the District of Columbia) or Canada(excluding Quebec), 18 years of age or older and the age of majority in his/her state/province of residence at the time of entry, and who are teachers of grades K-12 who teach in a registered public school, home school or accredited private school Void outside these geographic areas and where prohibited. Starts 12:00 AM ET on 07/01/19; ends at 11:59PM ET on 05/31/20. For entry instructions, prize details and Official Rules, click here. Sponsor: Studentreasures Acquisition, LLC, 1345 SW 42nd Street, Topeka, Kansas 66609.

Are there any guarantees on the published books?
Yes, there’s no risk to parents who choose to purchase copies of the book. Our books are 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. If parents purchase their child’s book and are in any way dissatisfied, they can return it directly to us for a replacement or full refund. We will issue a replacement or complete refund.
When do I need to ship my completed Publishing Kit?

Ship your completed kit(s) and materials one week prior to your publishing date so that they arrive at our facility on or before your reserved date. Pack your completed kit(s) in the box that they arrived in and be sure to use the UPS label provided (U.S. and Canadian customers).

How do I ship my kit(s)?
We make it simple! Pack your completed kit(s) in the box that they arrived in. Adhere the prepaid UPS label provided (completely cover the previous shipping label) and make the package available when UPS normally comes to your school. Check with your school office to see when UPS comes to your location. There’s no need to call UPS (U.S. and Canadian customers).
Where do I indicate my Teacher Name/Author Name and School Name for our book cover?

Click here to complete your Order Confirmation Page in just a few easy steps then print your Order Confirmation Page to return with your publishing kit(s).

What do I do with any unused materials?
Just place any unused materials at the bottom of the box when you return your kit(s) for publishing. Please place your completed Publishing Kit(s) and Parent Order Forms on top of the stack.
Will I be informed when you receive my completed kit to be published?

Absolutely! We will send you an email confirmation when your books are in production!
If you’d like to keep track of your package as it makes its way back to us, write down your tracking number that is printed on your UPS label. You can log on to UPS.com and enter your tracking number the day after you ship to follow its progression back to our facility!

Need assistance? Our customer service team would love to speak with you, contact us or call 800-867-2292.

Can I send a late parent order and where will their book be shipped?
Yes, you can send us late orders! While they won’t arrive with your initial order, we will ensure they get to the address you include when you send in the payment.
How is Scripsi better than other online book makers?

Scripsi is the only online publishing program created just for schools to help teachers guide their students through the writing process, and it offers the following unique benefits:

  • Exclusive design allows teachers to create and send revision notes and messages with feedback on each student’s pages.
  • Students create their book digitally and can access their work from school or at home using their own logins. Plus, each student can work simultaneously on their own page(s).
  • Simple intuitive design.
  • The only book-making program to allow complete flexibility in formatting your book. You and your students choose where images and text go and every page can be full-color.
  • Safe and secure, log-in and password protected to preserve the work of each student.
  • Many font options and CharActer level formatting so students can really get creative!
  • Illustrate with ease by taking advantage of our library of clip art and enhanced drawing tools for doodles, or by uploading photos or scanning in artwork.
Is my name going to end up on a mailing list?

No. Your privacy is important to us. Your contact information will not be shared and is used solely for communicating with you about your child’s book.

Does the online book include a published copy or does it remain online?

Yes, each book created, whether through our online publishing software (Scripsi) or with paper kits, will be made into a published book.

Can you print books in braille?

Currently, we do not have the specialize printing equipment required to produce the raised dots required for braille.

Parent FAQs

Are there any guarantees on the published books?
Yes, there’s no risk to parents who choose to purchase copies of the book. Our books are 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. If parents purchase their child’s book and are in any way dissatisfied, they can return it directly to us for a replacement or full refund. We will issue a replacement or complete refund.
What is the difference between the three book options?

Softcover books feature full-color printing, non-glossy paper bound in an 8.5″ X 11″ softcover.
Standard books feature full-color printing and a glossy 8.5” X 11” hardcover.
Deluxe books feature an 8.5”x 11” matte cover for a sophisticated, smudge-resistant finish and are bound with thicker, more durable cerulean blue end sheets.
Check out this video to learn more about our published book options.

I have an issue with my order. What should I do?

We’re happy to help. Please use our support forms to contact us or call 800-867-2292.

I don’t have a credit/debit card. How can I order?

No worries, we also accept checks and money orders. We don’t recommend it, but we do accept cash.

Send the money and order form to the teacher if the book has not been published yet.

  • If the book has already been published and sent back to the school. Include the Pin # for the book and the address where you want the books delivered.

Mail payment to us at:
Studentreasures Publishing
1345 SW 42nd St
Topeka, KS 66609

Do you offer any discounts for parents to order copies of the book?

Yes! When parents pre-order copies of their child’s book online they can save on shipping and handling as well as saving $2 on the price of a hardcover book. Simply click here to start saving.

I purchased copies of my child’s book, when will my check be cashed?

Great question! It really depends on when we receive the completed publishing materials from your child’s teacher. This varies for each teacher and is based on when they plan on publishing with their class. Please contact your child’s teacher to find out when their publishing date is!

We will make every effort to cash your check within 10 business days of receiving the completed publishing materials from your child’s teacher.

Please keep in mind, for any returned checks, a Studentreasures check collection vendor may electronically re-present your returned check for the face amount, plus a processing fee of $30.00 (or legal limit) plus applicable sales tax. Nonpayment may result in reporting to the credit agencies, which could negatively impact your credit score. You can contact our collection agency directly at (800) 588-0370 or by email at [email protected] to contact them regarding a returned check.

My child’s book has an error. How can this be fixed?

Please contact us or call 800-867-2292 and we’ll be happy to help.

I never received the book I ordered, what should I do?

Please contact us or call 800-867-2292 and we’ll be happy to help.

Do you publish with home schools?

Yes! Please contact us or call 800-867-2292 for details on our homeschool program.

Can I order a kit for my child or grandchild?

Yes! Our Studentreasures Author Kit includes everything a child needs to write, illustrate and publish a professionally bound, hardcover book at home! Click here to learn more and order your kit.

Free Classbook Project FAQs

What is a classbook?
A classbook is a collaborative project where each student in a class contributes one page of writing and one page of illustration to create a collaborative book for the class.
What is in a Publishing Kit?

Our easy-to-use kit contains all the materials necessary to create your masterpiece. The kit includes a Title Page, Dedication Page, About the Author(s) Page, text and illustration pages, and a worksheet for the cover illustration. We also provide a free teacher’s guide to walk you through the publishing process. You can also visit our Teacher’s Lounge for a variety of free resources, as well as printable kit materials if you need extras.

How many pages are in each Publishing Kit?
The Classbook kit comes with 66 pages: 33 for text and 33 illustration pages and includes include a worksheet for the cover illustration, Title Page, Dedication Page, text and illustration pages, and an About the Author(s) Page.
Is the classbook publishing kit really free?
Yes! We provide teachers with the publishing kit(s) they choose, complete with all materials needed to publish a book. We’ll publish your students’ work into a full-color, professionally bound book, and the teacher receives one deluxe, hardcover classroom copy of this book for FREE. With the classbook program, in exchange for the free book publishing kit and deluxe, hardcover copy for the teacher, we ask that parents have the opportunity to pre-order a copy of the classbook, too. That’s it. We ask that you return all order forms, including those choosing not to pre-order, when you submit your book for publishing.

Parents can pre-order their own copy starting at $19.95 with the parent order forms included in your publishing kit. Parents are under no obligation to purchase a copy and the teacher’s book is still free. We ask that you return all order forms, including those choosing not to pre-order, when you submit your book for publishing. We’ve made it easy to share the fun of your publishing project. Parent order forms are included in your publishing kit and printable send-home note templates are available online.

What is the “no” form about and why do parents have to sign to not order a book?
Studentreasures provides a free publishing kit and a free deluxe, hardcover book for each class that participates in the Classbook Program. In exchange for the free kit and classroom book, we ask that parents complete the order form by either ordering a copy of the book or by checking “no” to indicate they do not wish to purchase. Parents are under no obligation to purchase and the classroom copy is still free. Our books are covered by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
Is there a minimum student participation requirement to receive the free deluxe, hardcover book?
We have a 12 student minimum in order to participate in the FREE classbook program.
Can any grade create a classbook?
Yes! Any class in any grade can create a classbook. Classbooks work especially well for teachers doing a collaborative book for a variety of subjects, including English, social studies, math, science, language arts, and more.
How do I participate?
The process is easy. Simply order your publishing kits here, or call in your order to 800-867-2292. We ask that you reserve a publishing date at the time of the order. Then, complete your kits and return them to us with the prepaid UPS label provided. Your published books and any extra copies ordered by parents will be shipped directly to your school.
What is a publishing date?
Your publishing date is the date you select that your Publishing Kit(s) and Parent Order Forms are due at our facility for publishing. This ensures that your published books are back to you in a timely manner so you can celebrate the books’ arrival during the school year. We recommend sending your Publishing Kit(s), using the prepaid UPS label included, at least one week prior to your publishing date. Call today 800-867-2292 to schedule your date!
Can we write about any topic?
Of course! Your students are only limited by their imaginations. Popular themes include animals, travel, biography, science fiction, family, and many more. From math and history to music and art subjects, our program is cross-curricular or can be used as a stand-alone project. Visit our Teacher’s Lounge for inspiration and book topic ideas!
Are parents required to purchase copies?
Parents have the option to purchase copies but are under no obligation. All we ask is that parents are given the opportunity to purchase copies using the supplied Parent Order Form. From experience, most parents do wish to order a copy of their child’s book as it makes a great keepsake and gift! Remember: The Parent Order Forms include a special pre-order pricing for any copies paid for in advance.
When and how do parents order copies of their child’s book?
During the planning or writing process, simply distribute the Parent Order Forms and envelopes provided in your kit. Parents should sign the form, indicating whether or not they wish to purchase a copy, and return it to you (the teacher) in the envelope provided. Then, you return all forms with your completed Publishing Kit.
Are there any guarantees on the published books?
Yes, there’s no risk to parents who choose to purchase copies of the book. Our books are 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. If parents purchase their child’s book and are in any way dissatisfied, they can return it directly to us for a replacement or full refund. We will issue a replacement or complete refund.
What is the cost for a published book?
Copies of the professionally bound books are available for parents starting at $19.95.
Do you offer a referral program?

Yes, we do! Refer a friend or colleague and earn $100 in Amazon.com Gift Cards when they publish!* It’s easy to register, share & get rewarded. Here’s the link to get started referring other teachers and earning rewards! *To be eligible, after you become a member your referrals must order through your unique referral link and must be a new customer, currently teaching grades K-6 and publish their classbook by May 31, 2020. To qualify as a new customer, your referral must not have published a book with Studentreasures in the last two (2) years.

You will receive one (1), $10 Amazon.com Gift Card, for the first new classbook customer you refer, when they publish their book by May 31, 2020.
You will receive one (1), $15 Amazon.com Gift Card, for the second new classbook customer you refer, when they publish their book by May 31, 2020.
You will receive one (1), $25 Amazon.com Gift Card, for the third new classbook customer you refer, when they publish their book by May 31, 2020.
You will receive one (1), $50 Amazon.com Gift Card, for the fourth new classbook customer you refer, when they publish their book by May 31, 2020.
For each subsequent referral you will receive one (1), $15 Amazon.com Gift Card, for each new classbook customer when they publish their book by May 31, 2020.

You will receive email notification when your referrals order and publish their classbooks. Your gift card(s) will be automatically emailed to you after each referral’s classbook is published and their account is approved. Gift card(s) are to be used for classroom supplies. Have specific questions about the referral program? Email us at [email protected].

Your qualified referral will receive one (1), $10 Amazon.com Gift Card, when they order their classbook publishing kit and publish their book by May 31, 2020. Gift card(s) issued to referrals are to be used for classroom supplies.

We reserve the right to change or remove this offer at any time.
Restrictions apply, see amazon.com/gc-legal

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