Scribble Diary

My eight-year-old son had talked a lot about wanting to keep a diary. I thought that was a great idea, so I gave him a notebook as he requested, but he didn’t use it a whole lot. I’m still hoping to tap into that desire, because as I writer I know how therapeutic and inspiring and cathartic writing can be.

With two creative and artistic kids, I definitely thought that The Scribble Diary: My Brain Right Now by Lisa Currie could help them entertain themselves as they examine their days. This is a book that is a twist on a traditional diary — designed for all ages to be able to use.

Each two-page spread has a place to record events and feelings in a creative way, either writing or scribbling. Honestly, when I first looked at it, I wasn’t sure how it would really work in a practical way.

But my son LOVED it. He has used it consistently for the last week, even doing more than one entry during a day when he was feeling inspired. I even picked it up and left my own entry for him to discover.

So whether you want to encourage your child or teen to record their lives, or give them a creative activity for the summer or a long road trip, or create a fun family book, The Scribble Diary: My Brain Right Now is a unique way to do that.

We have TWO copies to give away today. Just leave a comment, and we’ll announce the winner in our 5 Minutes for Books column right here on June 4.

The winner of I Never Promised You a Goodie Bag is #46 Lori D.


  1. Jawan says

    Our oldest son would benefit from being able to write down his thoughts in such a creative way! Thanks!

  2. Rachel Robertson (Azrael) says

    My cousin is really going through some tough times right now and I think this book would be so helpful to him!

  3. DeDe Smith says

    My daughter who is 7 just started wanting to write in a journal so this would be SO SO perfect for her!

  4. Janet Carey says

    Great for my daughter who tries to keep a diary but never gets very far. She’d find success with this!

  5. Sherrie says

    My 8-year old son is also creative and artistic. He loves to draw and I know this would be an absolutely awesome book for him!

  6. says

    I love this idea. It’s like the Wreck this Journal and other journals (can’t remember the author’s name), which are really inspiring as well. My son would love this… my daughter probably would as well… :-)

  7. Patricia says

    I would love to give this to my young cousin. He really needs something like this to process all the stuff that’s going on in his immediate family. Also I think it would help to nurture his artistic side. (Something I try to do with him and his younger brother.)

  8. Janet says

    Great idea for summer writing. Perfect for my 8 year old. Thanks for the great idea if I don’t win!

  9. says

    I love the format… interesting and engaging prompts. Seems like it would be a good fit for my daughter too, not much of a writer/reader, but someone with a lot on her mind.

  10. Brandy says

    My sister is in rehab right now. This would be great to write down her personal thoughts when she comes home!

  11. Melissa P. says

    My son would love this book. He uses so much paper to write that I should take stock in it. This books would be a blessing. LOL

  12. Sue H. says

    My daughter journals everyday. She started at about age 13. She’s now 26. I’d love to win this for my 2 neices ages 4 and 8. Thanks for the giveaway!

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