Now here's a wonderful idea by Young Authors, a British company that believes in the magic of children's stories (and by that, we mean stories created and written by children themselves).
All you need is a child's imagination and between 250 - 1000 words - and heh presto, Young Authors will turn it all into a fully illustrated story book complete with their very own personalised 'About the Author' page. Just like a real story book, only this one's a million times more special! Each and every book is designed with the greatest of care and attention to detail. Illustrations are totally bespoke to the story as is the typography, ensuring that the words really do come to life exactly as your little one imagined them.
And if you have any specific ideas for styling or layout, Young Authors are happy to work with you to create the perfect end result. The books are printed and bound using beautiful quality materials by specialists Blissets, who are Royal Warrant holders. You can choose from paperback (£39), hardback (£45) or deluxe hardback (£89) (with extra copies available at a reduced price), and a red, yellow or blue cover. So what are you waiting for?
Grab their notebooks, snap an author's profile pic and get in touch with the team to bring it all to life! A beautiful, timeless way to preserve those precious creations, and an amazing, long lasting gift for family members - not to mention the authors themselves… We've bookmarked it for Christmas already.
Pssst… Young Authors are holding a very special launch event in London this Saturday 30th May with a host of guest speakers and an exciting storytelling competition to celebrate! To enter, simply email your child's story (up to 500 words) to the address below before 30th August, and he or she could be the very next Young Author! And if you'd like to attend the launch party this weekend, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org - they would be delighted to see you there.