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Kids minds are so wonderful! They want to learn so many things and are constantly asking questions. If you are a parent, you have heard a million “Why?” questions I am sure! Sometimes answering all of those questions and filling all of those desires to learn and be creative can be a bit exhausting. So I have a list of Early Learning Books that Spark Creativity to help you along on the path to building those inquiring minds. I am partnering with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to introduce you you the #SparkAMind campaign. (This post was sponsored by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.)
These are books that may answer questions, but they may also spark a whole lot more questions. Sorry! (Ok, not really.) I love books that really get my kids thinking and wondering and asking. This book list includes some of our favorites to do just that! It will keep their imagination fresh and strong. The more kids inquire and wonder the more their minds will grow and develop with the wonders of the world that they learn about.
11 Books That Spark Creativity:
Mistakes That Worked by Charlotte Jones
This book talks about inventions that were actually accidents! It is a fun book to explore and read.
The Kid Who Invented the Popsicle by Don L. Wulffson
This book tells the story of 100 fun inventions that kids will just love. I love learning the history behind these things and so do my kids. It makes them realize that they, too, could be inventors!
Girls Think of Everything by Catherine Thimmesh
This book is biography style telling about amazing women and their inventions that changed the world. I love that it focuses on the girls!
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain by JoAnn Deak Ph.D.
This book is all about the brain and how it grows and stretches due to the amazing things you do with it each day. It makes my kids want to stretch their brain a little harder!
Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg
This is an inspiring book reminding kids that it is OK to make mistakes because mistakes are what teach us new things. I adore it!!
The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires
This is about a little girl who loves creating, building and inventing. She decides she is going to make the MOST magnificent thing ever! Such a cute story!
What Do You Do With an Idea? by Kobi Yamada
This is about a child who brings an idea into the world. But the child is not confident with it. As confidence grows, so does the idea! It’s an inspiring reminder.
Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty
Rosie is an engineer with big plans! She wants to make her aunt;s dream come true by helping her fly!
Weslandia by Paul Fleischmann
This book is about a boy who creates his own land in his back yard over the summer. It is an awesome read! I kinda want to live in Weslandia.
Roxaboxen by Alice McLerran
This is about a hill of sticks and rocks that becomes a magical world for some very imaginative children. I love the nature and outdoor play aspect of it. It reminds me a lot of my childhood.
The New Way Things Work by David Macaulay
This is a giant textbook sized book. It is full of drawings and explanations of all kinds of things and how they work. My kids are so fascinated by it!
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt wants to highlight the everyday moments that spark curiosity and stimulate the mind. What better way to do that than through reading to your kids?! Reading time is very special in our home and I definitely feel that it stimulates the minds of my children. I have seen it in action!
If you use the hashtag #SparkaMind HMH will donate a children’s book to an early learning organization to help bridge the learning gap. Did you know that in middle-income neighborhoods the ratio of books per child is 13 to 1, in low-income neighborhoods, the ratio is 1 age-appropriate book for every 300 children? 61% of low-income families have no books at all in their homes for their children. This saddens me as I see the joy and enlightenment that comes to my children through books. I am so happy to partner with HMH on this to help spread the word about this great program!!
Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest and share the hashtag #SparkaMind to help donate books to kids in need!
Also, along with this I have an offer to give you discounted access to the Curious World App. I reviewed this app a little while back & it is great! It is a subscription app, but with THIS LINK, you can get your first month free and 20% off your monthly subscription!
How wonderful to use books about creativity to spark curiousity with the kids. This is agreat list of books.
Jasmine Sarratt says
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Karyn Tripp says
Thanks so much, Jasmine!! I appreciate your kind comment.