Working with children to make stories that matter

The Story Makers Press is a publisher focused on encouraging children’s voices and creativity. We aim to publish underrepresented narratives and issues and make sure that every child can see themselves in the books they read.

Our goal is to help children become engaged and compassionate readers prepared to interact imaginatively with the world around them.

We use drama and storytelling with children in order to get them to explore different narratives with us, which we then aim to transform into engaging fiction books.

Our books

The Nightmare Catcher

The Storymakers

Jay Khan just wants to be left ALONE.


His best friend’s clueless, dad’s always working and mum is... well, not doing great. 

Zalfa Emir is a Warrior

An Explorer's Guide

Lisa Stephenson and  Storymakers

A companion guide to Zalfa Emir is a Warrior for teachers and educators.

The Nightmare Catcher

An Explorer's Guide

Lisa Stephenson and Storymakers

A companion guide to The Nightmare Catcher for teachers and educators.

Chasing the Volcano

The Storymakers

A Climate Catastrophe has left Europe under water and Jack's parents under rubble. Jack and his sister have little choice but to leave home and search for the Volcano where their lives might start again.

Zalfa Emir is a Warrior

The Storymakers

Once upon a time, in a very ordinary town, on the edge of an ordinary forest, something extraordinary happened...

Chasing the Volcano

An Explorer's Guide

Lisa Stephenson and Storymakers

A companion guide to Chasing the Volcano for teachers and educators.

Some words from our young story makers about their experience:


‘I have learned that you can do anything.’

 ‘It’s changed how I felt because now I know I can make good ideas if I believe in myself.’

 ‘You’ve learned me how to be anything.

 ‘It makes me feel happy and excited because I don’t really get to be in books what are going to be published.’

‘It makes me feel like I want to write my own story.’

‘You can do anything with inspiration’

 

Do anything. Be anything.

©2019 by The Story Makers Company. The Story Makers Company is part of Leeds Beckett University.