Inspire a young writer.

Storybird helps children, tweens, and teens find their voice and boost their literacy on a safe, secure platform.

Inspire a young writer.

On Storybird you can create Picture Books, Longform stories, and poetry.

Literacy. Creativity. Confidence.

Inspiring writing tools

Storybird is powered by a library of ten thousand images to inspire storytelling. Simple writing tools allow kids of all ages to publish work privately or publicly.

Premium hardcover editions

Your child’s writing is automatically formatted into beautiful, illustrated stories. You can read them online or in hardcover, softcover, and eBook editions.

Literacy boost: +3 levels

Being a published author is a powerful experience for young writers. Storybird has been proven to improve literacy by three levels in even the most reluctant readers and writers.

Support a budding writer with skills that will last a lifetime:

Basic Account

Basic Account (free)

Free access to Storybird’s online writing tools, image library, and tutorials.

A-la-carte pricing for PDF downloads and printed books. Prices start at $2.99 per download, $12.99 for softcover books, and $32.99 for hardcovers.

Standard moderation (1-3 weeks) on books submitted to the public library. All stories published publicly are reviewed by our team to ensure that Storybird remains a safe and family-friendly environment. Private books are not moderated.

Sign your child up for a basic account.

Gift Vouchers
Membership + Hardcover Book

One Year Premium Membership +
Two Hardcover Picture Books

Gift Voucher

  • Free access to Storybird’s online writing tools, image library, and tutorials.
  • Unlimited downloads of your child’s stories and poetry as printable PDFs or illustrated eBooks, beautifully formatted for all eReaders (iPad, Kindle, etc)
  • Accelerated moderation (24-48 hours) on books submitted to Storybird’s public library and monthly challenges. All stories published publicly are reviewed by our team to ensure that Storybird remains a safe and family-friendly environment.
  • Two professionally printed hardcover editions of your child’s Picture Books (up to 90 pages each).

$149.99 USD (includes free shipping in the USA)

Exchange rates on orders outside of the USA will be applied by your credit card company.

We will email you a receipt and separately, instructions for you and/or your child to sign up and redeem.

Hardcover Book

Hardcover Picture Book (a la carte)

Gift Voucher

  • One professionally printed hardcover edition of your child’s story. Premium quality. Perfect bound and printed in full color on 100lb matte paper. Top quality satin-touch covers for a professional, luxe finish. 10.5 x 6 inches.

    Available with Premium Membership or a Basic Account.

$32.99 USD (includes free shipping in the USA)

Exchange rates on orders outside of the USA will be applied by your credit card company.

We will email you a receipt and separately, instructions for you and/or your child to sign up and redeem.

On Storybird you can create Picture Books, Longform stories, and poetry.
Works on all tablets and desktop computers.

Picture books, Longform stories, poetry.

Check out these stories written by amazing young authors on Storybird

Longform

Picture books

Our members love Storybird

@Magnifique

“Storybird, to me, is a platform where I can reveal the real me, where I can share my thoughts, where I can discover my potential, where I can unleash my imagination, where I can read some masterpieces by other authors and where I can get advice and new friends along the way! I love SB – it has become a part of me, and even though I am relatively new, I love it to bits and pieces.”

@Magnifique
@crazziness76

“Let me tell you, before I discovered SB, I was a lonely grade 4 girl who got teased at for loving literature. My life was depressing. I would always read books to calm me down. My closest friends made fun of me so hard... my teacher showed me SB and my life changed. I met awesome friends and people I consider as my family who’s supported me throughout my journey. They would miss me when I was gone and be glad when I was back. So yes, this is me. A grade 6 girl who is more confident than ever, all because of Storybird :)”

@crazziness76
@ponyboy_mida

“Storybird is like pizza. Take one bite and you love everything about it.”

@ponyboy_mida

A public or private experience

Your child can choose to publish their story publicly or privately. Members with public stories may receive hearts and constructive comments and feedback on their stories.

We take pride in a safe, moderated, and positive environment. We moderate all public content, and do not allow bullying, foul language, personally identifying information (including personally identifying stories), and overly mature language or themes. Storybird also celebrates original narrative content and requires fanfic to remain private. We diligently suspend or block for bad behavior.

Older kids (tweens and teens) in particular love being part of a nourishing, positive community and enjoy reading (moderated) original stories from their peer group.

About literacy on Storybird
(and what keeps kids on Storybird so engaged)

Two of the 10,000 inspiring images available for use in your child’s story.

Example artwork: Julius Tan
Donuts Before Departure by Julius Tan / Storybird
Example artwork: Mercheland
The Maiden and the Bear by Mercheland / Storybird

In addition to the day-to-day consumers that use Storybird, millions of students and hundreds of thousands of schools use Storybird every year to boost literacy by up to three grade levels in one year in the classroom. Over half a million stories are created monthly on Storybird. Teachers say it’s the only tool that inspires their most reluctant readers and writers and challenges their good storytellers to be better.

But, even though it’s an academic tool at its heart, the secret to Storybird is that it doesn’t feel academic. Kids won’t even know they’re learning. That’s because starting with pictures is powerful: it stirs the emotions while it engages the brain and jumpstarts kids into their text, avoiding the blank-page syndrome.

Storybird inspires your child, tween, or teen find their voice and boosts their literacy.
Help them build their creativity and confidence on a safe, secure platform.

Choose a writing package for your child

“Brilliant”

BBC

“An awesome tool”

Edutopia

“A gem”

Oxford University Press

“Amazing”

Wired

“Boosts literacy”

ed Week

“Knocked my socks off”

School Library Journal