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<p>My dd (almost 8) has been writing little stories into books lately. I am loving it!!</p>
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<p>Any ideas for inspiration for her?</p>
 

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<p>I'm not sure what you're looking for.  Something like <a href="http://www.meddybemps.com/9.700.html" target="_blank">this?</a></p>
 

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<p>I don't quite know what I'm looking for either!! Maybe books that give ideas on HOW to put books together (fun books), story starter ideas, anything really.</p>
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<p>Have you used the link you posted? Is it good?!</p>
 

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<p><a href="http://www.makingbooks.com/" target="_blank">http://www.makingbooks.com/</a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.barebooks.com/books.htm" target="_blank">Bare books</a>?</p>
 

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<p>Years ago, there was a <a href="http://www.soulemama.com/soulemama/2007/11/making-books.html" target="_blank">blog post</a> about simple handmade books for kids. I love the idea of keeping lots and lots of simple, stapled books for kids to fill. I think it's fun to make more fancy books too (I occasionally do these too), but the "fun" of binding and folding wears thin after a while. Mostly I think kids just want a space to get their thoughts and drawings down. I had to go get a long-arm stapler because we do so many of those stapled books.</p>
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<p>As for content... well, really, that would depend on your kid. In my house, books could be about chickens, dragons, Star Wars, planets, Halloween, space battles, etc. I envision eventually writing books about our field trips, nature observations, travel journals, animal life cycle, science journals, etc. I also thought it would be perfect to make a little handmade album with pictures of the kids and captions written by the kids. Just go with your kid's lead. :)</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>tammyw</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1283870/book-making-writing-for-8-year-old-any-recommendations-for-inspiration-advice-etc#post_16097172"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I don't quite know what I'm looking for either!! Maybe books that give ideas on HOW to put books together (fun books), story starter ideas, anything really.</p>
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<p>Have you used the link you posted? Is it good?!</p>
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The link I posted is story starters, with a picture.  I printed one out last week and ds (9) is about 6 pages in on his story.  I expected one or two pages.  So, I guess it's good for *him*, but I don't know if it's "good", kwim?</p>
 
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