Saturday, March 21, 2020

"Books on Imagination for Kids" - various bookwraps

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10 Books on Imagination for 

Kids Ages 6-8

by Melissa Taylor

Melissa Taylor, MA, is a teacher, mama, and writer from Colorado. Her goal in childhood was to read every book in the children's section of the library. She loves (in no particular order) children's books, her Kindle, Pinterest, and knitting rectangles. An education expert, she’s written for many publications, including, USA Today Health, and Scholastic Parent and Child. Connect with Melissa on her learning blog, Imagination Soup or on Pinterest. 


Spark your child’s imagination with these books about creative characters (and real people) that show the many possibilities of a rich, active imagination. In these stories, children learn how an imagination can be used to combat boredom, solve problems, and travel to other worlds — like the worlds within books.

by Abby Hanlon
Her older siblings won't play with her, so Dory (aka "Rascal") entertains herself with her wild imagination that includes three imaginary friends: one is the bad Mrs. Gobble Gracker, and another is a fairy godmother…who is actually not a mother but a tiny man. Filled with laugh-out-loud silliness, Dory's many adventures will make this a new favorite book series.

by Derek Anderson

In this hilarious beginning chapter book, Benny worries about the dangers of shark attacks. Everywhere. And he should be worried because a shark named Mr. Chompers follows Benny home - on land!

by Brad Meltzer, illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos
Walt Disney's happy place was his hometown with big trees, animals everywhere, family nearby, and helpful neighbors. Even though Disney faced challenges and failures, he persisted - imagining and building a family-friendly amusement park that brings happiness to people everywhere.

by Chris Van Dusen

Have you ever dreamed of a perfect school? This little boy knows exactly what his dream school would have in it. Puppies, for starters. Also, transportation tubes, tower classrooms, a robo-chef, and pop-up textbooks. Who wouldn't want to go to this inventive school?

by Corinna Luyken

The artist writing the story explains her first mistake is making an eye that is too big. But she makes it work by adding glasses. As her creative process of mistakes and fixes continues, readers will see a brave artist's process and her growth mindset.

by Jeffrey Brown

Fred's day at school isn't boring after all, not with his wild imagination…because he can see that his teacher is a robot overlord and notices when dinosaurs roam the hallways. This entertaining book will resonate with daydreamers everywhere.

by Sara O'Leary, illustrated by Julie Morstad

Sadie starts her perfect day in a box boat, sailing around her room. Then, her books transport her to more wonderful adventures…like off to Wonderland, the Jungle Book, and into fairytales. Through Sadie's eyes, we can envision the amazing possibilities in the world if we only use our imaginations.

by Nicola O’Byrne

To combat boredom, Rabbit and Wolf decide to write a story. Wolf encourages Rabbit use his imagination to decide what should happen next. But what will Rabbit's brain think up when Wolf tries to eat him? How about a rocket ship that sends Wolf into space!?

by Aaron Becker

Follow a boy and girl guided by a beautiful purple bird into a magical world as they embark on a quest to rescue a kidnapped king and save his kingdom from darkness. Gorgeous illustrations transport readers into a fantastical kingdom of wonder, narrating a story without words.

by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by Brigette Barrager

Even though the other unicorns tell her otherwise, Uni believes that little girls are real. And she just knows that somewhere there is a little girl who believes that unicorns are real and they'll become the best of friends.


According to the dictionary it is: (1) the faculty or action of forming new ideas, or images or concepts of external objects not present to the senses. (2) the ability of the mind to be creative and resourceful.  I am positive that the books recommended above will be fun to check out and to share.  

I hope you enjoyed this week on Storywraps and I invite you to spend time with me in the upcoming weeks. Spring has arrived here and I look forward to unwrapping fabulous kid books for you each and every day. (except Sunday of course which is a day of rest, reflection and me to read what I choose - self-care for me).  

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