Parents' Guide to

Book Creator

By Jenny Bristol, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Magically easy way to create and publish books.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this website.

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 31 parent reviews

age 12+

Stick With Word

Avoid this junk like the plague! They use bots as a form of customer service and don't bother with human interactions. The App doesn't work with the online version without jumping through hoops. When you finally get a book transferred and uploaded to the website only a few of the pages will open. It is not a good workflow at all. The owners of this site really need to rethink how doing business with customers is done. Bots are not teh answer.
age 6+

Fun with Book Creator!

I teach first grade and am excited to use the Book Creator app with my students. Children can use their imagination to create books on any topic they choose. They can add many features including, pictures, text and drawings. They can also add voice to their story. Children love creating their own stories!

Privacy Rating Pass

  • Personal information is not sold or rented to third parties.
  • Personal information is not shared for third-party marketing.
  • Personalised advertising is not displayed.
  • Data are not collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
  • User's information is not used to track and target advertisements on other third-party websites or services.
  • Data profiles are not created and used for personalised advertisements.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (31 ):
Kids say (3 ):

This amazingly easy-to-use digital bookmaking tool is accessible even to kids in early elementary school grades. Using Book Creator, they can produce and publish their own simple books or comics with images, videos, and audio. That said, given the options for adding images and multimedia, even older kids won't feel limited. Plus, book creation itself gets kids using critical-thinking and organization skills as they brainstorm, plan, and make creative decisions about their books. There's a lot kids can do with Book Creator, so before creating that first book, it's helpful to do the basic tutorial.

The options really are impressive, with the ability to link to an unlimited amount of multimedia content. Though the website is geared toward classroom use, it's all easily adaptable for home use. Even the school subject-based sample books and ideas can be great inspiration for parents and kids at home. Book Creator offers lots of opportunity and flexibility, but because it's easy to create a book, kids are not distracted from the app's main purpose: meaningful multimedia content.

Website Details

  • Subjects: Language & Reading : speaking, storytelling, writing
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning : decision-making, Creativity : imagination, making new creations, producing new content, Self-Direction : effort, self-assessment, Communication : conveying messages effectively, multiple forms of expression, Tech Skills : digital creation, using and applying technology
  • Genre: Educational
  • Pricing structure: Free to try (Free version supports one library and 40 books. For $10 per month, this expands to unlimited libraries with 200 books each.)
  • Last updated: May 27, 2021

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