Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition

We’re glad to have you back! And we’re ready to help your students process what’s happened to them over the past 18 months. Through fiction, non-fiction, magical realism or fantasy you can give your studentsa creative way to express themselves through the EJK Bookmaking Competition.

The Value of Bookmaking

Hear what students, and educators  think and feel about the impact of EJK Bookmaking on their emotions , expectations and confidence.

2021 Guidelines

Bookmaking Tutorials

Everything you need to know, to lead your students through writing  and illustrating their story in a book they build. Best of all, use these tutorials at your own pace.

Coming soon

Meet the Winners

Explore the amazing work our students have done and can do. Every student who creates a book, not just the winners, is commended for their work.

Current Winners

Past Winners

Bookmaking Award Ceremonies

KidLit Stars on Bookmaking

The foremost creators of children’s books in this country, share what making books meant to them as kids and now as adults. Watch these shorts with your students and be inspired!!