Parents' Guide to

StoryJumper

By Polly Conway, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Sweet site lets kids write and illustrate original stories.

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age 6+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 5+

A wonderful way to make a book!

I am so impressed and elated by your website and services; thank you for empowering people to be creative by providing such a wonderful medium! My brother in law requested a new or used book for their baby shower and i decided to write an original book for him instead. I am so happy with your website! It was so easy and fun to create an original book. I love the interface; it is efficient and intuitive and a joy to work with. My laptop actually shut down during the process and your website had already saved the progress so I picked up right where I left off! So much fun to use! I can’t wait to receive the hardcover and softcover versions of the book i created with your help! Thank you again for a truly amazing product!
age 4+

Engaging and Fun!

Students love bringing their stories to life on the pages of a Storyjumper book.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7 ):
Kids say (4 ):

This creative-writing site works for a wide age range; little kids will love playing around with the graphics, and older kids can construct a more advanced story using the advice provided in the StoryStarter section of the site. Putting together the illustrations is almost more fun than the actual writing; the graphic options are incredibly detailed and very fun to explore. StoryJumper also includes some nice little touches; for example, when you turn pages, it makes a papery "whoosh" sound to approximate a real book. Kids will also have the option to share their books with friends and family, while also searching through a publicly available library of books from other users. But the instructional information on StoryJumper isn't quite simple enough for younger kids. Parents will have to provide hands-on support to help them some through the creation process, especially if they choose to make a physical copy of their story. But for budding writers looking for a way to bring their ideas to life, StoryJumper is an excellent writing tool.

Website Details

  • Subjects: Language & Reading : reading, storytelling, writing, Arts : drawing
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning : decision-making, strategy, thinking critically, Creativity : imagination, making new creations, producing new content, Self-Direction : work to achieve goals, Communication : multiple forms of expression, Tech Skills : digital creation, using and applying technology
  • Genre: Creating
  • Pricing structure: Free (Users can choose to have their creations published. The prices range from $24.99 for a hardcover book to $12.99 for a paperback, although books over 16 pages incur extra per page charges. There's also a digital or audiobook option for $2.99.)
  • Last updated: January 12, 2022

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