I tried to make a book using Storybird. Here is it.It took awhile. I used the pictures to guide my story, but I also wrote my story using Word and then transfered it onto the Storybird. I didn't use all the pictures that were available. Only the pictures that I needed. There are so many different artwork choices. In the past I've tried TikaTok, but I wasn't very happy with it.
In story bird you have the ability to print the picturebooks too. I think it costs 1.99 to print. I guess you could have your students bring $2 to help with costs of printing if they want their book printed to keep if they want that. I enjoyed it.
In the classroom, students can use this to publish their short stories, poems, memoirs, etc.
Zanthia's Adventures by Chioa on Storybird
Zanthia's Adventures on Storybird