We’ve rounded up 10 of the best books to inspire creative thinking for children. More than ever, we have to educate young people to think for themselves and decide what is true and false, how to solve problems creatively, and how to make the right decisions. We have to enable them to think ‘out the box’ from the very beginning.

Big Thinkers

We need a new generation of big thinkers to not only solve problems but to create new ideas that don’t need solutions down the line.  Inventions that take into account our precarious global climate system, our increasingly over-populated society, pollution, etc AND our need for kindness and co-existence with all beings on this planet. Let’s start with the right books to get children to think for themselves.

Ten of our Top Creative Thinking Books:
  1. Going Places, Sky Colour, The Dot and Ish by Peter Reynolds
  2. Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld
  3. The Most Magnificent Thing By Ashley Spires
  4. Beautiful Oops! by Barney Salzburg
  5. Not a Box by Antoinette Portis
  6. Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
  7. The Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken
  8. Rosie Revere Engineer by Andrea Beaty
  9. The year We Learned To Fly by Jaqueline Woodson and Rafael Lopez
  10. What do You Do With An Idea? by Kobi Yamada and Mae Besom

We’re updating the list all the time, message us with your suggestions at hello@thebooktree.co.za



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