On a usual basis, we tend to buy used books. But, I am forever lured by the freshly printed book and handy little coffee shop some of the larger bookstores have. And, of course, the kids have to come with me. I recently found on one of these trips, as the kids were spending their allowance money, that Barnes and Noble has a Kids Club. It offers a few nice perks one of which being that on my daughter's birthday we got an e-mail with a coupon for a free cookie or muffin and a code to create a book for free at Tikatok.com
I had never heard of Tikatok.com. Where have I been? This site is great!
At this site kids can write, illustrate, and publish their own book (hardcover, softcover, or downloadable e-book). What a great way to learn about publishing! And, what a great keepsake of a student's work.
I am definitely going to work this into our school year somehow.