Kids Own Publishing

A powerful literacy development tool created for Kids Own Publishing.

First released in 2015, we’re still immensely proud of WePublish – an innovation in the world of children’s community publishing and a powerful literacy development tool that allows young children to write, illustrate, publish and print their own 8-page book.

WePublish is being used in schools and libraries to support children from K-6 to develop their literacy and storytelling skills. Kids love the collage tools and handmade aesthetic that reflects the philosophy of our client, Kids Own Publishing, a fantastic organisation committed to harnessing the power of books and the publishing process to connect children, families and their communities.

The app also facilitates parent-children reading and encourages and empowers children by teaching them about the publishing process.

At the time of its initial release, WePublish was listed in the App Store’s Best New Apps section in 27 different countries, An updated version was released in December 2016, boasting a range of new features, including the ability to duplicate books and a nifty texture library.

You can find the app here.


What we did

  • Concept Development
  • Design
  • Digital Development

“In this age of pre-packaged everything, it is so refreshing to see an app that allows children’s own creativity to shine. I have used this app with all ages and with a wide variety of art media, but the best thing about it is that it can be printed and folded into a book that can be held, shared and read over and over.”

– App Store review, 21 July 2019.