Children’s Books for the Creative Soul


It’s no secret that I love children’s books. One of my favorite things to do is sit down and read with my little kids. I decided that it’s alright if it isn’t quilt related. I am going to start sharing children’s book I like every now and then. I am not the only one who likes books.

This Christmas, I purchased books for all my kids. When these two books arrived, I realized that they were more for me than for my kids.

The first book is What Do You Do With An Idea. A little boy gets an idea which is shown in the illustrations by an egg with a crown on it. Not all of my ideas turn out so wonderful as this little boy’s idea. This books reflects the creative process. I enjoyed the story, but I also loved the art work. I am a sucker for good art work in children’s books.


The second book, The Most Magnificent Thing, is also about the creative process. This book is about a little girl who is trying to make something magnificent. She makes many things that weren’t quite right before she figured out how to make what she intended.

magnificent thing

I liked how it took her a few tries to get it right and the realization the little girl has before she makes her final product. My favorite part was the reaction of other people to the things along the way.

I also loved the illustrations in the second book. They have a lot of personality and are a little quirky in the best way.

Both of these books are relatively new (published this year). I would recommend both of them if your child, or you, have a creative soul.


  1. Kat
    December 16, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    I’m going to order these for my mom (an elementary school teacher) for Christmas. Thanks!

  2. Tiffany
    December 16, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    I love Children’s books too! When I quit teaching (3rd grade) I was amazed to count nearly 800 books in my personal libarary. I love pulling out a new batch every couple of months to read with my boys. This year I wrapped up all my Christmas books (supplemented with a few library books) and my boys LOVE opening a new book everyday to read.:)
    And yes, I love reading about new books. 🙂