Ourboox for Teachers, Students, Writers, Everyone!

Ourboox is a great tool for teachers and their students Create and share digital picture books using our simple and free platform. Embed videos, puzzles, quizzes, maps, even exams. The possibilities are endless. It's the simplest picture book platform on the internet, and it's completely free!

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Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג
I'm a writer, scientist, musician, inventor and lecturer. I love writing children's books, satire, and how-to-manuals (Mel's ten tips). Together with Ran Shternin, I'm co-founder of Ourboox, the world's simplest…
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Ourboox for Teachers, Students, Writers, Everyone!

by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג

Copyright © 2016

Ourboox is the world’s simplest platform for creating and sharing page-flipping interactive digital e-books. We help make books come true.

The online books are absolutely free to create, free to read and free to share with your class, other teachers, and the world. Students love preparing their own. We started in 2014 and already have over 15,000 titles!







“Ourboox provides a simple and friendly platform for uploading and sharing digital picture books of any genre, in any language, for free. Our page-flipping e-books are amazing! They are easy to create, easier to share.  The books can incorporate video, sound and many other features.  Authors can keep track of the number of readers and can edit their book at any time, even after publishing.”  -Mel Rosenberg, co-founder. 


We want to help empower pupils, teachers, everyone to write their own digital picture books, as well as read them. We call this “reverse literacy”. Students and entire classes can cooperate with one another (we have many eTwinning books from Europe, and we appear in their official toolbox).


Ourboox is recommended by the local Ministry of Education and is used in over 100 countries!


On any given page, you can type in or copy text

in various sizes, colours

and in any language

这是中国人                   Это Русская


  هذا هو الاسم العربي


You can choose the ‘artwork’ option and drag and drop any jpeg or png.



You can also create square images combining text and artwork using powerpoint, changing the proportions and saving it as jpeg. Details are provided here.

Artwork from the book - Ourboox for Teachers, Students, Writers, Everyone! by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Ourboox.com

You can also add any gif (this is one of our recent children’s books).



Artwork from the book - Ourboox for Teachers and Teaching by Mel Rosenberg - Ourboox.com


There is also the very nifty option of embedding videos, sound, puzzles, quizzes, maps. All you do is open the <> function in the editor, and paste in the embed code. Here is the embed code of Tom Lehrer’s video from youtube, posted in the opposite page.

<p><iframe src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/UIKGV2cTgqA” width=”90%” height=”315″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”></iframe></p><h3> </h3>



You can add millions of free embedable photos from Getty Image. Here’s a zoo, especially for you.


You can create a quiz with Google forms and embed it (example below) anywhere in your book.


Or how about a live Google map! Here is Honolulu!


You can embed a puzzle from Jigsaw Planet.


…and  a bulletin board from Padlet…


You can also create a word puzzle (or many other types of puzzles with Quizlet). Here is one from Jenny Gordon’s book “The Little Red Car“.



Here is another Quizlet by Ricky Sofer from her book “Food and Drink“.





You can highlight your text with a banner. Just write your message as below, and paste the code into the source code window in the editor (<>).


<div style=”background-color: beige;”><h1 style=”text-align: center;”> </h1><h1 style=”text-align: center;”><span style=”color: #ff6600;”><strong>If smiling is infectious,</strong></span></h1><h1 style=”text-align: center;”><span style=”color: #ff6600;”><strong>Write your message here.</strong></span></h1><p> </p></div><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </














Teachers and students can writes their own books or collaborate. Here is one book written and illustrated by children at summer camp. 

Each book has its own URL which you can share. Here is the URL of this book!!




Ourboox is easy to use. And it’s free. No matter how many pages or how many e-books you upload. Here is a basic tutorial.

Please contact me with any queries and comments you might have. We learn from teachers and improve our platform based on their suggestions!

Prof. Mel Rosenberg




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