Books on Storybird are read by readers aged five to ninety-five, but our core demographic is aged 8-14 and skews 65% female.
Stories with interesting settings, mystery, humor, hints of magic/magical realism, fantasy, thrilling action, high adventure, wish fulfillment, historical ambience, and light romance are all popular. Our readers love strong voices and character-driven stories about familiar-but-fresh themes, like the ups-and-downs of friendship; family and sibling struggles; school woes; overcoming (and preventing) bullying; fitting in and learning self-acceptance; dealing with crushes/love/rejection; surviving changes and new experiences, forming close bonds with animals; and finding ways to make a difference and be someone extraordinary in the world. And our users live around the world, so stories set in any country will find avid readers.
Because we have a strong reputation as a family-friendly environment and are used daily in schools, all books on Storybird must meet our community guidelines. Stories containing elements that violate our guidelines will be flagged by our moderators, and returned to authors with an explanatory note for revision and resubmission.