Creativity Book List

Picture Books & Resources

Teachers and parents are important in fostering children’s creativity. Creativity can’t be taught, however through encouragement children can develop inventiveness, imagination and expression. Provide plenty of opportunities for them to develop their artistic creativity and creative thinking and problem-solving. Browse the picture books below to see examples of creative characters. Their actions model imaginative and innovative thinking and creative problem-solving.

Creativity Book List

Further Reading


These resources relate to the book, author and illustrator. The number of resources varies subject to subject. Please check they are appropriate for your specific needs before using them with children. If you have any suggestions please get in touch!

General Information
Community Playthings: Creative and Messy
Novak Djokovic Foundation: How to Raise a Creative Child
Educational Articles and Lesson Plans
Mensa for Kids: Introduction to Color
Northern Ireland Curriculum: Art and Design Activities
Teaching Ideas: Colour Resources

More Books to Explore

The Children’s Library Lady has over 450 picture books on large variety of topics. You will find specific book, author and illustrator information, as well as resources. You can also browse themed books lists and explore all the books on the website. Click on the book covers below to start exploring what the website has to offer.

Creativity Book List

Ever since I was very young, as far back as I can remember, I have loved making pictures. I knew even as a child that, when I grew up, I would be an artist of some kind. The lovely feeling of my pencil touching paper, a crayon making a star shape in my sketchbook, or my brush dipping into bright and colorful paints — these things affect me as joyfully today as they did all those years ago.

Eric Carle

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