Make a Picture Book!

Make a picture book and your school could win 50 printed copies of your winning book, 100 worth of books for your library, plus a free visit by an author or illustrator!

Make a Picture Book!

Picture Book Competition Guidelines

Children and young people aged four to 18 years are being challenged to make their own picture book with the launch of the ReadingZone Picture Book Competition 2014.

Getting started with your picture book

Creating a picture book is fun but it can also be daunting, especially when you start out, so we have created some brief tips for children and young people to help them get started with their...

Top tips from our judge!

Guy Parker-Rees (illustrator of Giraffes Can't Dance), who will be choosing the winners of our World Book Day Picture Book Competition, tells us what he will be looking for - and offers some great...

Top tips from our judge!

How to Enter / Entry Form

Once your class or reading group has completed their picture book(s), please enter your school or library's details using the electronic entry form provided via the Link, below.

Share your stories and successes!

We look forward to finding out about your pupils' and students' successes and creativity via Facebook and Twitter. Do share your stories with us!

Meeting the aims of the National Curriculum

Teaching Consultant Prue Goodwin explains how the ReadingZone Picture Book Competition supports the aims of the National Curriculum at Primary and Secondary levels.

Simple Template to download

We are asking for your picture books to be A4 size and portrait (upright) rather than landscape (sideways). Here is a simple, 24 page template that you might want to use for guidance.

2013 Young Creators Award Winner

View the winning 2013 Young Creators picture book, Ten Little Super Heroes, via the link, below. The picture book was created by Foundation Class children at Thomas Reade Primary School.

2013 Primary Award Winner

View the winner of the Primary Category of the 2013 ReadingZone Picture Book Competition via the link, below. Super Monkey Saves the Day was created by pupils at Donisthorpe Primary School.

2013 Secondary Award Winner

View the winner of the Secondary Category of the ReadingZone Picture Book Competition, via the link, below. A Day in the Life of Monty was submitted by a pupil at Salesian College.

2013 Achievement Award Winner

Shiphay Learning Academy won the Achievement Award of the ReadingZone Picture Book Competition 2013. We were thrilled with the range and quality of picture books that we saw from the school.