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My StoryMaker® at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

My StoryMaker® at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
my Storymaker® was named one of the Best Websites for Teaching and Learning by the American Association of School Librarians, a division of the American Library Association. People worldwide enjoy my StoryMaker®. Find out what all the fun is about! You have the power to decide -- choosing characters, taking them on adventures and creating your very own story along the way. my StoryMaker® lets you control characters and objects -- and it creates sentences for you! Or, you can enter your own words. Once you are done with your story, you can print it out. > Play my StoryMaker® Click here for HELP writing, printing and sharing stories.

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