Children’s Books to Fuel the Imagination

Happy New Year! I want to share with you a list of picture books & elementary chapter books to fuel the imagination. My post today on ClassroomTestedResources.com is a post about imagination. It’s something that can be all too easy for us to stifle in the classroom. So, hop on over to the post to read more and keep on scrolling to see a list of some books to inspire the imagination of young readers.

Click on the book cover to go to the link on Amazon. Don’t forget to read the post on Classroom Tested Resources to hear more about bringing imagination into your lessons!

1. Journey by Aaron Becker
2. It’s Only Stanley by Jon Agee
3. Tuesday by David Weisner


               

4. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
5. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett
6. Stella, Fairy of the Forest by Marie-Louise Gay

                 

7. The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash by Trinka Hakes Noble
8. The Night I Followed the Dog by Nina Laden
9. The Secret Shortcut by Mark Teague

                                             


Click on the book cover to go to the link on Amazon. Don’t forget to read the post on Classroom Tested Resources to hear more about bringing imagination into your lessons!

1. The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
2. Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
3. No Flying in the House by Betty Brock
                                                                            

4. Ralph S. Mouse by Beverly Cleary
5. The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
6. The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling

                                                                                                                                                     

7. Wings of Fire by Tui Sutherland
8. Secret Agent Jack Stalwart by Elizabeth Singer Hunt
9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
                                       

Affiliate links: These book titles link to Amazon and I could potentially (hasn’t happened yet!) get a small return from Amazon for sending a customer their way! 🙂

Have a fantastic week!

Chalkboard Blocks from Target! DIY video

Chalkboard blocks for the classroom

Look at these cute chalkboard blocks that I found to use in the classroom! They were in the dollar spot ($3) at Target.

There are so many things that you can do with them. The first thing I thought of was just to write my teacher name for my desk — the kids are always asking me how to spell it! 🙂 I made a little video showing you a few ways that you an use them. Feel free to add more ideas in the comments.

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