We encourage all WES students to consider creating an original book this year. 

Please follow the link below to a folder on Google Drive. The folder contains 4 documents to download. 

Click on the “Paw Publishing 2019.2020 Book Directions, Checklist and Template" link below to download the directions. Follow the directions to download the other documents. Templates can be completed using MS Word or converted to Google Docs. 


If you have any questions please contact the Paw Publishing at: 


Paw Publishing 2019.2020 Book Directions, Checklist and Template





  • All WES students PreK – 5th Grade may submit 1 book for publishing.
  • The student may be the sole author or a coauthor.
    • A student who submits a book individually may still participate in a teacher-led classroom book.


The PTA charges a fee to publish books in order to cover the costs of supplies. Books will not be published until checks clear.

Individual Books

  • $12 for the first copy per student (whether an author or coauthor)
    • If siblings are coauthors it is still $12/student for the first copy for each student
  • $10 for any additional copies per student

Classroom Books

  • The PTA will cover the cost of 1 book for the classroom
  • The cost per book for students or teachers who would like a copy will be $10/book for each copy

Make Checks Payable to: WES PTA

Publication Timeline

September – March 23, 2020

  • Students should submit books and accompanying materials (see directions below) to their classroom teachers
  • Students from any grade may begin submitting books in September

Deadlines by Grade Level:

  •  2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grades: Tuesday, January 7, 2020 
  • PreK, K, 1st: Monday, March 23, 2020

PTA volunteers will try to publish the books within 4 weeks from receiving them. Once books are published, the child’s picture and book cover will be placed on the Paw Publishing Wall near the cafeteria.

For Additional Details:

Review the documents in the Google Drive folder HERE. Start with the document titled “Paw Publishing Directions 2019.2020”.