When we do ‘Write A Book’,
part of the fun is to
One of the things we do is
to come up with the name
of a publishing company.
Some children get ideas for what
to call their publishing company
from what their own book is about.
One child wrote about the dreams
of visiting foreign countries a girl had
when she fell off her skateboard
and bumped her head,
she called her publishing company
Her other ideas were;
‘Sweet Dreams Publishing Company,
‘Big Bump Books’
or ‘Kickflick Press’ (a ‘kickflick’ is a skateboarding trick) .
Some children like to call their company
after their own name
a favourite pet
or the place they come from.
We can also get ideas by looking
at the books in the classroom library.
They are published by companies like
‘Little Tiger Press’.
‘Sleeping Bear Press’
So publishing companies can be called
after living creatures; animals and insects
and some have an adjective describing the noun
in their titles too.
So if you are stuck, an easy way to come up
with the name of your publishing company
is to answer these two questions:
1. What is your favourite animal?
2. What is your favourite colour?
So you could end up with
‘Green Giraffe Books’
‘Orange Cat Press’
‘Blue Bird Publishing Company’.
Then you design your logo.
Keep your drawing very simple.
In real books the logo is very often
on the back page,
the spine of the book
and the title page.
If naming your company in this way
doesn’t work out for you,
the class could try this;
make a list of nouns
and then a list of adjectives.
Cut the list up.
Put the nouns in one box
and the adjectives in another
and then pull out an adjective
followed by a noun.
In this way we came up with
the following very random names:
‘Unusual Shoe Company’
‘Unhappy Mint Publishing Company’
‘Jealous Acorn Press’
‘Unfriendly Rabbit Company’
‘Giddy Buttercup Books.’
Drawing logos for these was fun.
Have you ever seen an unhappy mint
or an unfriendly rabbit?