Picture books are a fun 'drag and drop' format for quickly engaging younger writers, combining art and words on every page.
You can start a Picture Book by choosing 'Picture Book' from the 'write' menu at the top of the screen.
Clicking on the lightning bolt in the centre of a picture starts a new draft picture book using that artist's work.
Clicking on the '...' button just below a picture shows you the artwork of that artist.
You can use the search bubble to search for a single word, and artists that have artwork linked to your search word will appear. You can then choose from one of those artists, click on the lighting bolt, and begin your Picture Book.
Use your cursor to drag artwork onto the cover or blank pages.
Use your cursor to drag artwork around the outer page so you can discover other pictures from the artist you've chosen.
Change your cover with the selection of covers in the bottom left tray.
Reposition artwork on a page by clicking it and dragging it into a different position.
Replace artwork by dragging a new picture over the one you wish to replace.
Add pages to your book by clicking on the + sign in the blank page on the bottom tray.
Delete pages by clicking on the page and moving your cursor over the top left corner until you see a red X, then click on the X.
Change the book's font by clicking on the 'change font' button in the upper right corner, and selecting from the drop down menu. Only one font can be used per book.
Preview how your book will look on the Storybird site by clicking 'preview' in the upper left.
Clicking on the 'save' button will save your progress (you'll need to title your book in order to save).
The 'save & exit' button will allow you to leave storymaker and save your progress. It will also give you the choice to publish your book or keep it as a draft.