At some point in elementary school, young kids are usually challenged to turn themselves into child authors and illustrators by drawing and writing their own books from scratch. While this idea itself has been used in many schools, self-publishing platform Lulu.com is now giving kids the chance to make their books a little more professional.
Lulu's 'IlluStory Junior' story kit comes with paper, cover pages, washable markers and a postage-paid envelope so that the finished book can be shipped off to Lulu for professional binding and printing. Once shipped, this process takes about four to six weeks.
As the creators of a story's content, kids will be able to identify themselves in the book's "About the Author" section. As well as being a fun activity for kids, this makes a great keepsake for parents.