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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Top Publishing FAQs

    • How long does the project take?

      Great question! The project is different for everyone. It really depends on how each teacher chooses to use the project, the grade they teach and what type of books they are making. Some teachers will take an existing lesson (like a poetry unit) and put the final draft onto our paper along with the student’s illustrations.  In that case, if a teacher dedicates a little bit of time each day they can get the classbook completed in a matter of a few days. However, some teachers may teach a whole unit that incorporates the students publishing individual books at the end; in that case it can take several weeks to complete. It’s entirely up to how each teacher chooses to use the project!
    • Which grade levels and ages is this for?

      Creating a book is the perfect project for grades K-12. It’s the perfect culmination of their hard work throughout the writing experience in your classroom.
    • What is in a Publishing Kit?

      Our easy-to-use kit contains all the materials necessary to create your masterpiece. The kit includes a worksheet for the cover illustration, Title Page, Dedication Page, text and illustration pages, and an About the Author(s) Page. We also provide Parent Order Forms (for any parents that choose to order copies of the book), a free teacher’s guide to walk you through the publishing process, and instructions on submitting your kit for publishing. 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.
      • 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 by November 21, 2018 are guaranteed back to the school by December 14, 2018. We recommend shipping by November 14, 2018. We recommend shipping by November 14, 2018 to ensure enough time for transit to Studentreasures.
      Winter Break Delivery: For kit(s) received at Studentreasures on November 22, 2018 through mid-January 2019, your published books will arrive the first week of February 2019.
    • 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.
    • Can I change my publishing date?

      Yes. Your publishing date is the date you choose for your completed kit materials to due back to us so we can publish your books and make any copies that are ordered. This day is reserved for you so we can begin publishing your books. To ensure that your kits arrive back by this date we recommend that you ship your kits back one week before. We would be happy to change your publishing date to fit your schedule. Simply click here to submit a help ticket, choose “change my publishing date,” and tell us the new date you’d like to reserve. We will send an email confirmation of your new date.
    • 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?

      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 entries 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:
      • 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 07/01/18; ends at 11:59PM ET on 05/31/19. For entry instructions, prize details and Official Rules,

      click here

      STUDENTREASURES NATIONAL BOOK CHALLENGE OFFICIAL RULES
      NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
      PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.

      DESCRIPTION: The 2018 – 2019 Studentreasures National Book Challenge Contest (”Contest”) begins at 12:00 AM Eastern Time (“ET”)
      on 7/1/18 and ends at 11:59 PM ET on 5/31/19 (“Contest Period”).
      ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open only 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 and are participating in the Contest on behalf of a registered public school, home school or accredited private school (“Entrant”). Employees, directors and officers and their immediate families
      (spouses and siblings, parents and children and their spouses) and household members of Studentreasures Acquisition, LLC (“Sponsor”) and their
      parent companies, subsidiaries, distributors, affiliates, advertising and contest agencies and companies involved in the design, implementation and
      execution of the contest (collectively the “Contest Entities”) are not eligible. Contest is void where prohibited. Contest is subject to all applicable federal,
      state and local laws and regulations.

      AGREEMENT TO THE OFFICIAL RULES: By participating in the Contest, each participant
      fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these Official Rules
      and the decisions of the
      Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. Winning a
      prize is contingent upon fulfilling all
      requirements set forth herein.
      HOW TO ENTER: To enter, Entrants must visit www.nationalbookchallenge.com (the “Website”) during the Contest Period, read and accept these
      Official Rules and complete the form to order his/her free publishing project (“Kit Order”) by providing his/her name, email address,
      telephone number, grade taught, school name, and school address. Once he/she received his/her kit, Entrant must have his/her students complete the kit pages and follow the instructions provided in the
      Kit Order. The Entrant must submit the completed kit pages for publishing by 11:59 PM ET on 5/31/19 (students may not submit the kit pages). Kits submitted for publishing hereinafter referred to as “Entries”. All requested information must be provided, regardless
      of entry method. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Entry and/or Entrant associated with any Entry that is obscene or offensive, endorses any form of hate
      or hate group or is derogatory to any ethic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group, that communicates messages or images inconsistent with the
      positive images and/or goodwill to which Sponsor wishes to associate, or that includes images of a known celebrity, famous or well-known person or any content
      which may infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other legal or moral rights of any person or entity.
      In the event any participant engages or has engaged in behavior that (as determined by Sponsor in Sponsor’s sole discretion) is obnoxious or threatening, illegal or
      that tends to annoy, abuse, threaten, disparage or harass any other person or company including the Sponsor or is otherwise inappropriate, the Sponsor reserves the
      right to disqualify the Entrant or winner and void any Entries associated with such entity. Entrant warrants that it has obtained written permission from any individual
      and/or his/her parent/legal guardian for the inclusion of the content submitted with the Kit/Entry.
      WINNER SELECTION: The potential prize winners and finalists will be voted on and selected by a judging committee appointed by Sponsor to be conducted on or about
      6/1/19 from among all eligible Entries received using the following judging criteria:

      A. Illustration (40%)
      B. Storyline (30%)
      C. Originality (30%)
      The Entry which receives the highest judging score will be deemed the potential Grand Prize winner;
      the Entry which receives the second-highest judging score will be deemed the potential Second Prize winner;
      the Entry which receives the third-highest judging score will be deemed the potential Third Prize winner; and
      the Entries which receive the fourth- through fifty-third- highest judging score will be deemed the potential Finalist Prize winner (“Finalists”). In the event of a tie,
      the tied entries will be judged by a separate panel of judges to be appointed by Sponsor using the judging criteria above. The winners and finalists will be selected by
      a panel of judges whose decisions relating to this contest is final and binding. Potential winning Entrants and their students’ legal guardians will be required to complete
      and return a Book Release Form within fourteen (14) days of receipt. Failure to timely respond (within fourteen (14) days of initial contact by a
      Studentreasures Acquisition, LLC representative) or return of any required, executed documents may cause prize to be forfeited and awarded to an alternate as solely
      determined by the Sponsor. Entrants and their students’ legal guardians may be sent the Book Release Form before winners have been determined in order to help
      expedite the winner confirmation process, however failure to return any required documentation at this time will not prevent any such student or the corresponding
      Entrant/Entry from being deemed a potential prize winner per the process and requirements outlined herein. An authorized agent of the school associated with a
      winning Entry may be required to complete and return any additional paperwork required in order for winning Entries’ school to accept any prize within fourteen
      (14) days of receipt. In the event that a potential winner, school or finalist is disqualified for any reason, the prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate.

      PRIZES/APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”): One (1) Grand Prize winner’s school will receive a Studentreasures Grand Prize Pack which includes a
      $5,000USD school grant and $600USD prize pack (ARV $5,600USD); one (1) Second Prize winner’s school will receive a Studentreasures Second Prize
      Pack which includes a $1,000USD school grant and $600USD prize pack (ARV $1,600USD); one (1) Third Prize winner’s school will receive a Studentreasures
      Third Prize Pack which includes a $500USD school grant and $600USD prize pack (ARV $1,100USD); fifty (50) Finalist Prize winners’ schools will receive
      a Studentreasures Finalist Prize Pack which includes a $50USD gift card (gift card will be chosen by Sponsor in its sole discretion) and a printable
      certificate featuring their book cover (ARV $50USD/each). Total ARV of all prizes is $10,800USD. Prize packs will include a copy of the book submitted by
      the winning Entrant, a ribbon and certificate for each verified student (as named by the Entrant) that participated in the creation of such book and whose parent/legal guardian completed
      and returned a Book Release Form up to thirty (30) students per winner. Prizes may not be transferred or assigned. No substitution may be made, except by the
      Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize in whole or in part with another prize of comparable or greater value.
      Gift cards are subject to terms and conditions
      of card issuer. Merchandise may differ from those shown in promotional materials. Expenses not specifically stated above, together with the
      reporting and payment of all
      applicable income taxes (if any), arising out of, or resulting from, acceptance or use of a Prize, are the sole responsibility of the winners, prize recipients and finalists. Contest Entities
      expressly disclaim any responsibility or liability for injury or loss to any person or property relating to the delivery and/or subsequent use of the prizes awarded.
      Contest Entities make no representations or warranties concerning the appearance, safety, or performance of any prize awarded. Restrictions, conditions,
      and limitations apply. Contest Entities are not liable for, and will not replace, any lost or stolen prize items once delivered to the winners/prize recipients.
      Except where prohibited by law, entry and acceptance of prize constitutes permission and a license for the Sponsor to use Entrant associated with a winning Entry and
      prize recipient’s name, hometown/location, likeness, statements and other personally identifiable information, and the Entry, for any legal purposes including but not limited to promotional, advertising and
      marketing purposes in any media throughout the world without additional prize, incentive, consideration, consent or review.

      GENERAL CONDITIONS / RELEASE: By participating and/or accepting a prize, Entrants and prize recipients release Contest Entities,
      their respective directors, officers, agents and employees from any and all liability for any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any
      kind caused by their participation, including the unauthorized or illegal access to personally identifiable or sensitive information or the acceptance,
      possession, use, or misuse of the prize. Neither Contest Entities nor any service providers are responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of Entry information,
      or for any human or other error, technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data or voice transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of
      any telephone network, computer equipment, software, inability to access any online service or Website or to complete a telephone call or facsimile transaction,
      or any other error or malfunction, or late, lost or misdirected mail, or any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer related to or
      resulting from participation in this Contest. Although subsequent attempts to submit an Entry may be received, only the first complete Entry received from a
      particular Entrant will be eligible; subsequent attempts by the same person to enter, including Entries submitted with an alternate email address or identity will be disqualified.
      In the event of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, submission will be deemed submitted by the “Authorized Account Holder” of the email address submitted by the Entrant.
      Authorized Account Holder means the natural person to whom the email address is registered. Any Entrant or potential winner may be required to show proof of being the
      authorized account holder to Sponsor’s satisfaction. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE,
      TAMPER WITH THE ENTRY PROCESS, OR OTHERWISE UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS
      AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO COOPERATE IN THE PROSECUTION OF ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL(S) AND TO PURSUE ALL
      REMEDIES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
      If for any reason the Contest is not capable of being executed as planned, or infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, action of entrants,
      technical failures or any other causes which in the opinion of Sponsor, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest,
      Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any suspect Entry or Entrant and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. In the event of any cancellation,
      termination or suspension, notice thereof will be posted at the Contest Website(s) and the selection of winners for affected drawings will be made, from among all eligible,
      non-suspect Entries received for such affected drawings as of the date of the termination, cancellation or suspension, as Sponsor determines in its sole discretion.
      Entries not complying with all rules are subject to disqualification.

      GOVERNING LAW/JURISDICTION/DISPUTES: Entrants agree that (a) any and all disputes,
      claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest
      or prizes awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and
      exclusively by the United States District Court for the Topeka District
      of Kansas or the appropriate Kansas State Court located in Shawnee County, Kansas; (b) any and all claims,
      judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket
      costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (c) under no
      circumstances will registrant be permitted to obtain
      awards for, and registrant hereby waives all rights to, claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other
      than out-of-pocket expenses,
      and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF
      LIABILITY FOR
      INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation
      and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and
      obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by,
      and construed in accordance with, the laws of State of Kansas, without giving effect to any choice
      of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Kansas or any
      other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Kansas.

      ENTRANT’S PERSONAL INFORMATION: Information collected online from Entrants is subject to the Studentreasures Acquisition, LLC Corporate Privacy Statement,
      located at https://studentreasures.com/privacy-policy
      WINNERS: To receive Contest results (winners list), go to https://studentreasures.com/national-book-challenge-winners/
      Results will be available after 6/15/19.
      SPONSOR: Studentreasures Acquisition, LLC, 1345 SW 42nd Street, Topeka, Kansas 66609-1213.
      © 2017 Studentreasures Acquisition, LLC. All rights reserved

      . 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.
  • 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?

      When parents pre-order copies of their child’s book online they can save on shipping and handling. Simply go to www.studentreasures.com/preorder.

    • 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.

    • When will I receive my child’s book?

      The publishing and shipping process takes approximately 20 business days from the school’s publishing date.

      Please note the following exceptions:
      Holiday Delivery: Orders received by November 21, 2018 are guaranteed back to the school by December 14, 2018.
      Winter Break Delivery: For kit(s) received at Studentreasures on November 22, 2018 through mid-January 2019, your published books will arrive the first week of February 2019.
    • 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 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. 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 or fax your order. 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, 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, 2019. 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, 2019.
      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, 2019.
      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, 2019.
      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, 2019.
      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, 2019.

      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. Have specific questions about the referral program? Email us at [email protected].

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