NOTE: While this article is intended for early elementary, this approach is appropriate for all grade levels.
“Publishing ‘Real’ Class Books in Four Steps”
“One of my favorite teaching traditions is to make at least one book each year with my students using either a photo printing website or an online self-publishing service. To my students, these books feel impressively “real” in a way that handmade bookmaking does not, and these hardbound books have a long shelf life. The student-authored book basket is a favorite in my class library. My students love reading the books created years earlier — especially, when the books connect with a current classroom experience or unit of study. Here are some tips for publishing class books of your own…”