Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition

photo: Lizzy Sullivan

A Rewarding Program for Educators and Students

Take a look at last year’s outstanding books, written and illustrated by NYC Students (grades 3-12.) These books provide a thoughtful, expressive and entertaining panorama of their world.

See the Winning Books & Virtual Award Ceremony

About Bookmaking

Teacher & Student Handbook


EJK Bookmaking Webinar, plus Q&A 

Hosted by

Melissa Jacobs, Director of Library Services, NYC/DOE

Karen Rosner, Director of Visual Arts, NYC/DOE

Bookmaking Q&A

Moderator: Jennifer M. Brown, Senior Editor, Shelf Awareness

Bookmaking Inspires!

Watch this 1:30 minute video and see what Bookmaking can do for you & your students.

Students say: “I’m reading more because of making my own book.” “Making this book has increased my self confidence.” “You get more ideas from making a book.”

Educators say: “Bookmaking gives your students a voice.” “You never know what your students can achieve, so go for it!”

Everything You Need

Check out our Improved and Easy to Use Resources, designed to help you run a successful EJK Bookmaking Program. Including

EJK Bookmaking TutorialsWriting and illustrating tutorials with Award Winning author/illustrator Katie Yamasaki

Books and the Stories They TellA brief discussion about book design, by Pam Arnold Pollack

Guideline & Submission Form

Check out what KidLit Stars say about EJK Bookmaking