TIMBUKTOO Young Authors

We publish stories by kids for kids

We encourage kids to read and write by giving them the joy of seeing their ideas in print!

Dear Young Friends!


Welcome to Timbuktoo Young Authors. Write a story and we'll publish it for you. That way, you can create a collection of your own work, authored, illustrated and created by you!


Too young to write? Don't worry. We can help with that too. You can order our kit of illustrated story sequences that you can then piece together, interpreting the story the way you wish. Remember, a picture is worth a thousand words. And there are no right answers.


A Timbuktoo book is a great gifting idea to present grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends. Show it to your teacher in school and have your story read in class! Better still, make it into a creative activity and see how far your idea can go. You now own an idea and can do anything you like to have more fun with it.


Parents, guess what! You can even order a customized story with your child as the lead character, featuring his or her name in situations and with people that are dear to them. It could be a terrific surprise birthday present for your child. There's no limit to what we can do to make your child love books.


Schools, please contact Timbuktoo for creating theme or lesson based fiction or creative learning modules for your libraries. Timbuktoo is currently in talks with a play school in Brookefield.


Books apart, we function across platforms. You can order an ebook, an iPad app or read your story on Kindle. Just do the writing. And leave the rest to us.


Finally, writing a book is no fun if there are no people to share it with. At Timbuktoo, we make the world a smaller place by offering a safe community space for conversations, feedback, friendly reviews, sharing of one's books across the globe. It's an opportunity to see what other kids your age are reading and writing. Think of it as a cool hangout joint with friends, except they could be anywhere in the world.


So happy writing and see you in Timbuktoo!









Our exciting range of products include: Customized stories for 0-5 year olds. Illustrative kits for 3-5 year olds. Self written or illustrated stories for any age. Audio books for the blind. ebooks. iPad app and Kindle books too! Timbuktoo Campfires also holds workshops for children on varied creative themes. We also create customized books for schools and creative learning modules.

Timbuktoo - background

Timbuktoo Young Authors was born from a need to stimulate the natural curiosity and imagination of a child and encourage a love of reading and writing. Timbuktoo is founded by Aparna Raman, a Creative professional and Writer. Having studied screenwriting at UCLA, Aparna loves to explore the many ways a story can evolve. And Timbuktoo is a platform that can help many others do the same, from an early age.