Dear Young Friends!

Welcome to Timbuktoo Young Authors. Write a story and we’ll publish it for you. That way, you can create a collection of your own work, authored, illustrated and created by you!

  • Illustrated cards
    Too young to write? Don't worry. We can help with that too. You can order our kit of illustrated story sequences that you can then piece together, interpreting the story the way you wish. Remember, a picture is worth a thousand words. And there are no right answers.
  • Gifts
    Confused as to what gift to buy. A Timbuktoo book is a great gifting idea to present grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends with. We do the work so you don’t have to. Needs to be re-written to match the length.
  • Order a customised story
    Parents, guess what! You can even order a customized story with your child as the lead character, featuring his or her name in situations and with people that are dear to them. It could be a terrific surprise birthday present for your child. There's no limit to what we can do to make your child love books.
  • Creative learning
    Kids, show your published book to your teacher in school and have your story read in class! Or plan an activity around its themes. You now own an idea and can do anything you like to have more fun with it.
  • Schools
    Please contact us for planning competitions, publishing for students, or creative learning modules to supplement your curriculum.
  • Digital
    Books apart, we function across platforms. You can order an ebook, an iPad app or read your story on Kindle. Just do the writing. And leave the rest to us.
  • Global sharing space
    Finally, writing a book is no fun if there are no people to share it with. At Timbuktoo, we make the world a smaller place by offering a safe community space for conversations, feedback, friendly reviews, sharing of one's books across the globe. It's an opportunity to see what kids your age are reading and writing.
  • So happy writing and see you in Timbuktoo!