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Write Your Own Storybook [Spiral-bound]

Louie Stowell , Jane Chisholm
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
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Book Description

1 Jun 2011
Aspiring young writers will love this fun activity book full of hints, tips and handy tasks for writing breath-taking stories. The first half of the book is full of writing tips, techniques and methods to make every story a masterpiece, with helpful activities on coming up with ideas, writing from different points of view and creating characters, settings and story lines. The second half of the book is full of story themes to write about, from murder mysteries to tales from outer space. With lots of lined space to fill, each activity comes with suggestions for characters, settings and objects to write into the story as well as questions to prompt the imagination.

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Product details

  • Spiral-bound: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Usborne Publishing (1 Jun 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1409523357
  • ISBN-13: 978-1409523352
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 19.3 x 24.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 782 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'A writing workshop in book form' - Bookfest; 'A truly creative book that is bound to inspire the JK Rowlings and Jacqueline Wilsons of the future' - tBk magazine; 'Packed with ideas to get children's imaginations flowing, from tips on characters, settings and story starter, to word lists and hints on titles. There are also plenty of blank lines, just begging to be written on' - We Love This Book; 'Full of inspiring ideas for all sorts of stories, from super power adventures to time-travel mysteries. Guidance on how to get started and help with all the things a budding writer needs to think about. By the end of the summer holidays you could have written the next Harry Potter!' - Baby and Me; 'For all budding story tellers, this is a must-have book: from simple story plans to techniques for more elaborate stories, your storytelling skills will jump to a different league' - Angels and Urchins; 'This is such a fantastic tool that I can't stop talking about it' - 5 Minutes Peace blog; 'I wish I had had this fabulous book when I was young girl... an absolute gem for creative kids or for kids whose creativity needs a boost.' - Book Reviews for Mums; 'Simply fantastic for encouraging budding young authors to write their very own masterpieces... a really superb and highly educational 'exercise' book which not only gives children a fascinating insight into story writing and creation, but also encourages them to have a go themselves. This is definitely a personal favourite' - First4Dads

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90 of 92 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring Story Idea's for Children 2 Jun 2011
By Twinkle
Format:Spiral-bound|Verified Purchase
This is a brilliant activity book perfect for children, at the beginning of the book there is - Getting Started - With lists of Character and Setting suggestions, and Possible Story Starters. Then you have the start of 16 story themes, there are a variety mix, which is prefect, from School Journal, Time Travel, Animal Adventure, Whodunit, Stage School every topic has Questions to consider, word to use and some have points to consider. The last bit of the book is Story Writing Toolkit - Giving your Stories great titles, exciting writing, experimenting with sentences....

It combines everything perfectly for children aged 8 plus and in terms of content the explanations are written in a very child friendly way. I love the colourful borders. I am delighted with this book, it is defiantly worth buying, apart from keeping them busy writing (not bored in holidays), and it is a wonderful toolkit book, adding to there writing skills. I defiantly have seen improvement in my childs writing stories skills, I'm so glad I bought it!
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47 of 50 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Writing inspiration 10 Aug 2011
By Parents in Touch TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Spiral-bound
One of the most common questions we are asked at Parents in Touch is 'How can I help my child's creative writing?' This book is an excellent resource for doing just that.;In the format of a spiral bound notebook, it is divided into two main sections - a writing section and a writing toolkit. The coloured illustrations and ready to use lines are just crying out to be filled and whatever interests your child has, they are sure to find it covered here. Try something new - create a comic strip, tell a picture from a story, create a fairy tale.... all illustrated in full colour. The writing toolkit is packed with ideas for amazing stories. Children will never run out of ideas with this inspiring book which really makes writing fun. Give them a head start on writing and make sure you get a copy of this super book.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful for creative writing! 15 April 2012
By Kiki
Format:Spiral-bound|Verified Purchase
This book is all you can expect and more! Our 6 yo is fascinated with story telling and this book has given her the chance to start writing her own stories thanks to all the fun tips included in the book. I def. recommend this book!
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best book ever 10 Mar 2012
Format:Spiral-bound|Verified Purchase
This is the best book ever written. I loved writing stories in it. I am 10 and can truthfully say that this is a brilliant book for children. The story pages are also in worksheet form making them good for teachers in english lessons.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Helps budding writers 29 Jun 2011
By BCP
Format:Spiral-bound
This book is great for helping any budding writers get idea write things down and keeps them all together. Its also good as it helps with English but in a fun way which doesn't seem like work.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hours of fun to be had .... 14 May 2013
By Claire
Format:Spiral-bound|Verified Purchase
Writing stories and being creative, lovely quality book with ideas for aspects of writing stories really nice Birthday Present to take to parties or to give to families for both boys and girls. Would recommend this - just lovely. Would encourage children who are not so keen on English at school.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 26 Aug 2012
Format:Spiral-bound|Verified Purchase
Excellent book which is helping my 9 year old daughter to be more creative in her writing. It's great for getting her to use her imagination and makes writing stories a lot more fun. Great tips throughout. My daughter loves it.
Another fabulous product from Usborne.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Writing for All 30 Dec 2011
By Poohbaa
Format:Spiral-bound|Verified Purchase
A very good value book for writers of all ages to use as a resource.
The quality and range of writer's tools is very good and presented in an attractive manner.
Very useful for adults who work with children in the area of creative writing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I've bought a few of these as gifts for children ...
I've bought a few of these as gifts for children between five and nine years of age. They've all really appreciated them including my son & daughter.
Published 21 days ago by Jules
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Such a great idea to inspire young writers
Published 23 days ago by Stressymummy
5.0 out of 5 stars My 8 year old daughter loved this, she is now writing with lots of ...
My 8 year old daughter loved this, she is now writing with lots of description as the book give children idea on each page.
Published 26 days ago by jamie Mitchell
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant for a young writer.
I have used this book with my 6yr old daughter and it has really helped her know how to structure a story. It gives brilliant story ideas and it well laid out. Read more
Published 1 month ago by HFuller
4.0 out of 5 stars Review
Luckily the entries via the previous owner were in pencil so able to rub out, leaving a small amount of shadow. My daughter is very happy with it, as am I........ Read more
Published 1 month ago by Ms. H. Pemberton
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Bought for my daughter as a birthday present. She seems very pleased with it and has read it several times.
Published 2 months ago by Mrs. S. Leavesley
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value for the kids
Great value, no complaints, worked a treat. Great service. Cant go wrong. What more can I say? No problems after several months.
Published 3 months ago by Kenneth S. Marshall
5.0 out of 5 stars really inspired my son
I bought this for my son who is in year 2 and is trying to move up to a level 3 in his literacy. The coloured pages, illustrations, tips, hints and ideas have really helped him and... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Olya23
5.0 out of 5 stars Very happy!
Been a great success with my daughter and niece, both have been inspired to write more and think about plots and story lines, great!
Published 5 months ago by Katie Brown
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but not for us
The book itself is excellent, full of guidance and tips on how to improve your story writing skills, however, this was a gift for my six year old daughter who loves writing of any... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mrs. N. Ahmad
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