Books that Help to Stimulate Creativity in Children

Children's books are one of the best tools to develop and encourage creative skills. With that in mind, we want to suggest several books to stimulate creativity.

Last update: 03 February, 2021

Developing the creative capacity is an essential aspect for little ones, as it allows them to be able to solve diverse situations and have great ideas in the future. There are all sorts of ways to stimulate creativity in children through all sorts of activities.

However, this time around, we’ll focus on one of the most popular tools for this purpose: Children’s books. In that regard, we want to present our favorite titles for your to choose from to get your little ones’ creative juices flowing.

“Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.”
~ <em data-reactroot="">– Pablo Picasso –</em> ~

Children’s books to stimulate creativity

The Most Magnificent Thing, by Ashley Spires

The main character of this story has a wonderful idea. In fact, she has the most magnificent idea in the world. With the help of her inseparable and faithful dog friend, she sets off to put this wonderful idea into practice.

When she gathers everything she needs and begins to get down to work, she realizes that neither her invention is as wonderful nor the task will be as easy as it seemed at first. This is a children’s book with a very positive message for those creative children who suffer ups and downs in the process of creation.

With fantastic illustrations in which we can always see the main character accompanied by her little dog, this book will help children never get discouraged during the creative process and to change their perspective on things.

Doodle-a-Day, by Chris Riddel, one of the best books to stimulate creativity.

One of the most enjoyable ways to encourage creativity in children is through drawing. To do so, you’ll only need several sheets of paper, colored paints… and this book!

As its title indicates, the author invites little readers to make a drawing on its pages every day. In their doodles, they’ll be able to capture everything that their mind offers them and there’ll be no better way to develop their creative capacity.

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”
~ <em data-reactroot="">– Maya Angelou –</em> ~

In addition, it also includes tips for improving drawings or examples to put into practice to develop this facet in a simpler way, for those days when inspiration isn’t on their side.

Let’s Make Some Great Fingerprint Art, by Marion Deuchars

As we’ve indicated above, drawing is one of the best ways to stimulate creativity in children. However, on this occasion, the instruments or objects to paint with won’t be markers or paints, but the children’s own hands.

Full of ideas to create drawings with fingers and hands, this book will delight little ones with the possibility of creating different animal species, as well as aliens and monsters.

The possibility of being able to draw their favorite characters won’t only be a great source of amusement. It will also encourage them to continue this activity on a regular basis.

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”
~ <em data-reactroot="">– Arthur Ashe –</em> ~
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  • Spires, A. (2017). La idea más maravillosa. BEASCOA
  • Riddell, C. (2016). Un dibujo al día. Edelvives
  • Peñalver, C. (2016). Creativos y felices. BEASCOA
  • Deuchars, M. (2016). Arte, deja tus huellas. Coco Books.
  • Tullet, H. (2015). Batallas de colores. Timun mas.