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5 Books to Spark Creativity!

A spark of creativity ignites a fire of imagination! Astra Books for Young Readers has the perfect collection of books centered on channeling your little ones creativity. Whether it’s helping Lemon find the party, doodling with your new bug best friend, or learning how to make your own comic, this list will spark the creativity within your young reader!

A Bug’s Notebook by Zhu Yingchun

Doodlers, daydreamers, journal-keepers, and bug-lovers alike will be inspired again and again by this utterly unique notebook. On each page of this playful notebook, a narrative unfolds featuring a bug having fun with a few of the lines—some roll them up, some eat them, some tangle them. In the tiny, adorable illustrations, each bug’s story showcases its typical behavior. Creator Zhu Yingchun is beloved around the world for his inquisitive approach to storytelling and his clever designs that highlight the distinctive beauty in nature. In the company of these entertainingly drawn bugs, your own creativity will be unleashed as you write or draw.

A Name from the Sky by Diane Kruger, illustrated by Christa Unzner

From actress and mom Diane Kruger comes an enchanting story about how learning the meaning of her name changed her life—and how our names can help us find our own special powers.

Come On In: There’s a Party in this Book! by Jamie Michalak, illustrated by Sabine Timm

Can YOU help Lemon find the party? Fans of Sabine Timm @virgin_honey are jumping for joy! The Instagram darling from Germany has teamed up with beloved American author Jamie Michalak to create a picture book perfect for all ages, but especially kids from 4 to 8. So . . . COME ON IN

Sometimes It’s Bright by Annie Ruygt

In this visually rich picture book, a girl discovers the joy of creativity, first on a walk through the city and ultimately within herself.

Comics: Easy as ABC! The Essential Guide to Comics for Kids by Ivan Brunetti, introduction by Francoise Mouly

This guide to comics for kids is an essential tool for all those who enjoy comics. Simple cartooning basics are outlined with easy examples to follow. kids, parents, teachers, and librarians will love the humorous step-by-step lessons by master cartoonist and teacher Ivan Brunetti. Even reluctant artists will be inspired to pick up a pen and give it a try