Boost your child’s imagination, writing skills, and confidence.

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Join the Storybird Writing Club

More than 500,000 teachers around the world use Storybird in their curriculum. Now you can use it at home with the Storybird Writing Club. An online literacy program for kids 8-18.

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Month writing challenges

Build writing skills with Monthly Challenges and collect virtual badges for every completed Challenge. Download and print a personalized Certificate of Participation for each Challenge you complete!

 
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Free prints and downloads

Unlimited free downloads of your Longform Stories or Picture Books formatted as beautiful eBooks and printable PDFs.

Bonus: Subscribe for 1 full year and receive two (2) archival-quality hardcover bound Picture Books of your work printed and shipped to you (no charge for shipping in the USA).
A $65 value.

Accelerated Moderation

Unlimited and exclusive access

Publish stories to the public library and get feedback from the community faster with 24h Moderation.

Live moderators review your child’s story before it is published (24h turnaround time). We make sure they do not disclose personal or identifying information.

Customizable book covers and wallpapers. Also includes 10,000+ curated professional illustrations, free to use in stories.

After just a few weeks you should see a boost in their creativity
and confidence in their writing and reading skills.

Printable Picturebooks

Get the Storybird Writing Club for your child.

Or get one full year for just $149.99

Includes (2) free hardcover prints of your child’s picture books!

After purchase we will email you a Writing Club Membership package that you can apply to any free Regular Storybird account.
If your child does not have a Regular (non-student) Storybird account, you will be asked to create one before redeeming.

“Brilliant”

BBC

“A gem”

Oxford University Press

“Amazing”

Wired

“Knocked my socks off”

School Library Journal

Kids and parents love Storybird

@Tanya W (via Twitter/Instagram)

“Novel deadline @storybird_official and the Boy is feverishly writing, writing, writing. 2 years ago it was torture to get him to even write a paragraph. Now? He loves crafting with words. Completely in awe at the change!”

@Tanya W (via Twitter/Instragram)
@Summersunshine03

“I’ve just been staring at my computer screen for a long time, trying to get past my writer’s block… And then I opened up one of my stories and just inserted a picture to insert a picture. I don’t know why and I wasn’t planning on keeping it there. And that picture inspired a chapter title, and that chapter title inspired a story, and I’ve probably had enough screen time but I just. Can’t. Stop.”

@Summersunshine03
@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

What keeps kids on Storybird so engaged?

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

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

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.

An online community like no other

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.

  • Complements in-school or homeschool programs.
  • Perfect for encouraging budding writers.
  • Boosts enthusiasm in reluctant writers/readers.
  • Combats the Summer Slide!

Get the Storybird Writing Club for your child.

Or get one full year for just $149.99

Includes (2) free hardcover prints of your child’s picture books!

After purchase we will email you a Writing Club Membership package that you can apply to any free Regular Storybird account.
If your child does not have a Regular (non-student) Storybird account, you will be asked to create one before redeeming.