Picture Books & Resources
Critical thinking is a necessary skill for all children. It involves thinking independently and being able to critically and creatively solve problems. They should analyse and evaluate information, drawing their own conclusions on how to solve problems. It is important for children to be open-minded and listen to the opinions of others while still drawing their own conclusions. These books present independent and effective thinkers. The characters develop creative ideas, make connections, problem solve and recognise different perspectives.
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!
National Inventors Hall of Fame: Search for an inventor’s biography
British Council: How to use inquiry-based learning with young learners
Early Childhood Australia: Inquiry-based learning
Edutopia: Inquiry-Based Learning: The Power of Asking the Right Questions
We Are Teachers: 10 Tips for Teaching Kids to Be Awesome Critical Thinkers
National Parks Service: Teaching with Historic Places – The Invention Factory: Thomas Edison’s Laboratories
Think Fun: Strategic thinking and reasoning skills games
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.
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