Create a Classbook and Become Published Authors!

The Classbook is our most popular program among teachers and is perfect for students grades PreK-6. Publishing provides a real-world experience for a classroom full of bright young students to get creative, learn about the writing process, build upon their reading and writing skills, and work collaboratively to create a book. Publishing a book with your class is cross-curricular and can be as easy as putting an existing lesson onto our paper.

Publish a book for FREE with your class - it’s easy and perfect for grades PreK-6. Motivate your students to do their best work, build upon their reading and writing skills, and create a treasured keepsake. Our publishing kit infuses your lessons with hands-on-fun and guides your students through the writing process. It can be as easy as putting an existing lesson onto our paper! Order your free publishing kit today!

This book isn’t just any book. Once your students have finished creating the pages, your kit is returned to us and transformed into a published book. Get started on your Classbook today by filling out the form!

Choose the perfect kit for your class with one of our easy classbook layouts:

ORDER YOUR FREE PUBLISHING KIT

12 students required to participate in our FREE classbook project.
Order 1 kit per class.
Your publishing date is the date you choose that your kit(s) are due back to us. We recommend returning all materials a minimum of 1 week prior to meet your publishing date. Our current processing is 20 business days. Keep in mind this may change, due to COVID-19.**

Your FREE classbook publishing kit includes:

  • A FREE, deluxe hardcover copy of your classbook for the teacher and option for parents to purchase copies too
  • 66 Kit Pages: 33 for Text & 33 for Illustration
  • Cover, Title, Dedication and Author Page
  • A Student-Created Sample Book
  • Step-by-Step Teacher Guide
  • Parent Order Forms

Plus, we provide:

  • Start-to-finish project support
  • Project reminders to keep you on track
  • FREE Classbook Toolkit with Slideshow Lesson Plan & Choice Board to guide your students through publishing a book together
  • Storyboards, Printable Template Pages, Lesson Plans & Topic Ideas
  • Replacement Materials
  • Unlimited access to our online Teacher Community

Publish and win gift cards and grants!

  • Teachers publishing October - February are automatically entered to win thousands of dollars in grants!
  • You’re automatically entered into the National Book Challenge for a chance to win up to $5,000 in school grants, just for publishing.
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A minimum of 12 students is required to participate in the FREE, classbook publishing program. Don’t have 12 students? Explore other book publishing programs to find the right fit for you.

Want to know more about Online Publishing? Click here
With Scripsi, our online publishing software, your class can design your book online. Scripsi gives you access to:

  • The only online program created just for schools to help teachers guide their students through the writing process.
  • Our exclusive design allows teachers to create and send revision notes with feedback on each student’s pages.
  • A safe and secure environment that is login and password protected.
  • Log in simultaneously as a class and use Scripsi from any computer at home or school.
  • Students have the option to either upload their writing and illustrations or use Scripsi’s integrated drawing and typing tools to create the perfect story. Once the book is complete, we turn your creation into a one-of-a-kind published book.

Still not sure how the publishing process comes together? Take a look at How it Works.

A Few of Our Favorite Books

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It's more than a book. Publishing:
  • Motivates students to do their best work
  • Makes teaching writing easy and fun
  • Inspires creativity and hands-on learning
  • Encourages teamwork and collaboration
  • Builds a sense of pride and accomplishment
  • Teaches perseverance and showcases student progress
Why the classbook program is free
For each teacher who publishes a collaborative book with their class, we offer one FREE publishing kit and one copy of the hardcover book FREE to the teacher. All we ask is that parents have the option to pre-order a copy of the classbook.

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 and the teacher’s book is still free. Not every parent orders and that’s okay. Students still love sharing the classroom copy with their parents.

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.
Win money for your school
You're automatically entered for a chance to win a $5,000 grant for your school in our National Book Challenge.

Hear from some published authors!

Testimonial

It gives students writing practice and gets them excited about writing. It is also a keepsake that can be read over and over again.

- Nancy C
Flint Hill Elementary
Oxford, GA

Need more information? Submit a help ticket or give us a call at 1-800-867-2292

*Restrictions apply, see amazon.com/gc-legal. Gift cards are to be used for classroom supplies.

**Updated COVID-19 Delivery Timeline: Our current turn-time for the processing of your books is 20 business days from the time they are received at our facility. Please note that our processing time is subject to change due to the impacts of COVID-19.

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We provide teachers and schools with a FREE hands-on writing activity that motivates students to write and inspires students to learn by turning their stories into professionally bound books.
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