Community Publishing with Better Beginnings
Stories written by children for children are important. Creating Books in Communities encourages families to engage with books and stories by creating their own.
Better Beginnings has been working with communities and children to capture their stories about their homes, families, pets and communities. So far, we have published four books in partnerships with different communities throughout Western Australia. Learn more about our Creating Books in Communities program, and look out for the Book Cubby at a library or event near you.
Books-To-Go in the Book Cubby
Books-To-Go is for children and families. It is all about learning to make (and publish) a book. Using one piece of paper and a few simple folds, you can create your own 8 page book without having to stick or staple. Every child can be an author - you can write and illustrate your very own stories. The books are published on the spot using a colour photocopier. The author gets to keep their original, and a copy travels in the Book Cubby to other communities for other children to read, enjoy and be inspired by.
Click on the photo to see and read books made in the Cubby.
If you would like to try your hand at making your own book, you can download our template. There is also a simple step-by-step guide in pictures to help you learn the paper folds.
Librarians, learn how you can have fun with the Book Cubby in your library.