Join The National Book Challenge Today!

Studentreasures challenges all classrooms across the United States to publish a book for free and participate in the #NationalBookChallenge. The contest is open to any classroom that publishes a book and we provide a free publishing kit. More than 17 million students have taken the challenge and your students can too!

The National Book Challenge is your chance to shine a spotlight on your students and create proud, published authors! Plus, you could win grants for participating in our National Book Challenge. Order your FREE kit or read on to learn more!

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


Order 1 kit per class. Replacement materials provided.
Your publishing date is the date you choose that your kit(s) are due back to us. Please return all materials 1 week prior. Allow 20 business days for processing.

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 printed 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!
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Each year, student-published books entered into The National Book Challenge capture fact, fiction, exploration and ideas. This is a moment in time – when childhood dreams and writing are emerging and young authors are open to possibility, curiosity and vision.

Participating in the publishing process leading up to The National Book Challenge program is wild with imagination and bursting with eager anticipation. The final, published books always elicit grins and gasps. Most importantly, these student-published books fill school libraries with classroom memories, celebrate inspiring educators, encourage young writers, and link students across the country and, now, the nation. Plus, there’s prize money!

Unlock the Treasure

The one-and-only National Book Challenge is even more than all that… In a world where words become sound bites, dreams are digital and inspiration is fleeting, these student-created books capture and preserve the voices of youth. They grace family or classroom bookshelves for years. They span generations. Some become part of The Library of Congress. National Book Challenge books never cease to bring a smile to the faces of their authors or audience, from the moment they are first opened … to years after they were published. Being a National Book Challenge winner becomes a memory to treasure for a lifetime.

Make it Uniquely Meaningful and Lasting

There’s only one National Book Challenge in the entire world. And it celebrates books written and illustrated by children. We challenge all teachers to capture their unique classroom stories, build on the pride of publishing, cherish the moment the books are first opened and share the smiles created.

If we let them – and inspire them – every child can be an author.
Join the #NationalBookChallenge today!

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 PreK-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 06/01/24; ends at 11:59 PM ET on 05/31/25 Sponsor: Studentreasures, LLC, 1345 SW 42nd Street, Topeka, Kansas 66609. For entry instructions, prize details and Official Rules, click here.

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