Our whole school theme for this term is imagination, so the book i’ve chosen to read are ones which encourage the children to use their imaginations. They are also books which may encourage creative play, writing or story telling ideas and art or craft activities. I love finding great books to share with children and have miss chosen before with a couple of books. I find that as long as you can recognise when the kids are not interested in the book and be open to moving onto a new activity you will be ok.

My recent miss was with My Pen by Christopher Myers, this book just wasn’t colourful or gripping enough for children that young. I’m sure for older readers, who have the patience to work through the beginning which sets the scene for the character and why his pen is so important, it will be perfect for them.

Journey by Aaron Becker

This is a beautiful book which has no words. I really enjoyed discussing the pictures with the children and we told a great story about the little girl and her journey with the magic red crayon. This produced some great art and story telling from the kids as they drew a red door and then explained what was on the authorised of their red door.

Quest by Aaron Becker

The second book about the same characters as in journey.

The story continues with the magic crayons and as i don’t want to spoil the story you’ll have to read it to find out what happens. As in the first book the pictures are beautifully created and contain lots of details which produces great conversations and encourages the children to tell the story from the pictures.

When Henry caught Imaginitis – Nick Bland

I know i have posted about this book before but this is a perfect one for encouraging imagination in children. It shows what happened when Henry, a very serious boy, had a couple of thoughts which lead to unexpected things. I am going to share this with the class next week so will update with the children reactions.

Not a stick by Antoinette Portis

This book captures the enjoyment children get when turning their imagination simple things like sticks and making them into all sorts of wonderful things.

I am going to share this with the class next week so will update with the children reactions.

Not a box by Antoinette Portis

This book captures the enjoyment children get when turning their imagination simple things like sticks and making them into all sorts of wonderful things.

I am going to share this with the class next week so will update with the children reactions.

For more books that kids love to read check outΒ these wonderful reading books for kids.

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