Books to inspire young creatives

Brave the Page

Brave the Page

National Novel Writing Month

The official NaNoWriMo handbook that inspires young people to tackle audacious goals and complete their creative projects.

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 Read reviewHow to Make a Movie in Twelve Days

How to Make a Movie in Twelve Days

Fiona Hardy

Twelve days. Five kids. Many special effects. One giant mystery.

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Drama

Drama

Raina Telgemeier

Callie loves theater and this year she's determined to create a set worthy of Broadway on a school budget. But how can she, when she doesn't know much about carpentry, ticket sales are down, and the crew members aren't working...

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Inkblot: Ideas, Advice, and Examples to Inspire Young Writers

Inkblot: Ideas, Advice, and Examples to Inspire Young Writers

Rebecca Langston-George

You are a writer. self-expression is at the heart of what you do. Whether your interest is in writing stories, poems, drama, nonfiction, or all four, this book will take your art to the next level.

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Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Barbara Alca

Meet Ella Fitzgerald, one of the most influential jazz singers of all time!

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The Dot

The Dot

Peter H. Reynolds

One little dot marks the beginning of Vashti's journey of surprise and self-discovery in Peter H. Reynolds' multiple award-winning modern classic.

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 Read reviewThe Peacock Detectives

The Peacock Detectives

Carly Nugent

Shortlisted for the 2017 Text Prize, The Peacock Detectives is a delightfully Australian story about self-discovery and dealing with change for upper middle-graders.

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The Poet X

The Poet X

Elizabeth Acevedo

Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking.

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 Read reviewMelody Trumpet

Melody Trumpet

Gabrielle Tozer

As the daughter of global music superstars, Melody Trumpet was supposed to be extraordinary - a melodic genius to carry on the Trumpet legacy.

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Image and Imagination: Ideas and Inspiration for Teen Writers

Image and Imagination: Ideas and Inspiration for Teen Writers

Nick Healy, Kristen McCurry

More than 150 compelling photos and provocative writing prompts work together in this hybrid photo book/journal to inspire young adults to think, dream, create. Writers looking for inspiration and ideas will find what they need...

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Strange Mr. Satie: Composer of the Absurd

Strange Mr. Satie: Composer of the Absurd

M. T. Anderson, Petra Mathers

In a brilliant performance worthy of the composer, M. T. Anderson and Petra Mathers present a picture-book biography of the singular Erik Satie.

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Sweet Juliet (Lily D, V.A.P.)

Sweet Juliet (Lily D, V.A.P.)

Madeleine West

Fancy Nancy meets Stage School in this adorable illustrated junior fiction series, starring Lily D!

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Smartphone Movie Maker

Smartphone Movie Maker

Bryan Michael Stoller, Victor Beuren

A fun and practical guide to making films using your smartphone, featuring expert tips and techniques, plus instructions on how to edit and add special effects to your films.

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Musical Markus (Super Moopers Book 1)

Musical Markus (Super Moopers Book 1)

Sally Rippin, Fiona Harris, Scott Edgar

Welcome to Moopertown! In Moopertown, everyone is special - in their own special way!

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 Read reviewYayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity

Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity

Sarah Suzuki, Ellen Weinstein

Provides an introduction to the Japanese artist who is known for her use of dots.

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LEGO Make Your Own Movie

LEGO Make Your Own Movie

Pat Murphy

Make your own LEGO movie scenes with this fun and easy guide with animator-approved techniques and story ideas.

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Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Laura Callaghan

Part of the bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, Vivienne Westwood tells the inspiring story of this flame-haired fashion designer and businesswoman.

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 Read reviewPink

Pink

Lili Wilkinson

A fresh and lively ride on the chaotic rollercoaster of love, friendship, musical theatre and the backstage crew.

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Music Legends: 40 Inspiring Icons

Music Legends: 40 Inspiring Icons

Herve Guilleminot, Jerome Masi

The greatest hits... The most iconic sounds... The top 40 black musicians of all time are here!

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The Little White Lies Guide to Making Your Own Movie: In 39 Steps

The Little White Lies Guide to Making Your Own Movie: In 39 Steps

Little White Lies

The Little White Lies Guide to Making Your Own Movie: In 39 Steps is a refreshingly jargon-free, no-fuss guide to DIY filmmaking.

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How to be an Explorer of the World

How to be an Explorer of the World

Keri Smith

Helps you to rediscover the world around you. In this book, you are encouraged to explore the world as both artists and scientists.

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Movie Time! (Hotdog, Book 6)

Movie Time! (Hotdog, Book 6)

Anh Do, Dan McGuiness

Hotdog, Lizzie and Kev want to be MOVIE STARS! But first they'll have to try-out with all the other actors to find the perfect roles. Do Hotdog and his friends have what it takes to get the parts?

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Final Draft

Final Draft

Riley Redgate

Laila Piedra doesn't drink, doesn't smoke, and definitely doesn't sneak into the 21-and-over clubs on the Lower East Side. The only sort of risk Laila enjoys is the peril she writes for the characters in her stories.

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Sweet Adversity

Sweet Adversity

Sheryl Gwyther

There's never a good time to be orphaned - or abandoned ... especially when you are twelve years old, and it's the Great Depression.

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Guitar Genius: How Les Paul Engineered the Solid-Body Electric Guitar and Rocked the World

Guitar Genius: How Les Paul Engineered the Solid-Body Electric Guitar and Rocked the World

Kim Tomsic, Brett Helquist

Discover the story of Les Paul: groundbreaking inventor, legendary guitarist.

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Bloom: A Story of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli

Bloom: A Story of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli

Kyo Maclear, Julie Morstad

A dazzling first-person picture book biography of the life of fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli by gifted team Kyo Maclear and Julie Morstad.

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National Theatre: All About Theatre

National Theatre: All About Theatre

National Theatre

Described by Benedict Cumberbatch as a brilliant introduction to theatre , this fascinating book by the National Theatre shows how plays like War Horse and many others are made.

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Wreck This Journal (Colour)

Wreck This Journal (Colour)

Keri Smith

Perhaps you're a seasoned Wreck-er, having made your way through one or more copies of Wreck This Journal. Or maybe you're new to the phenomenon (little do you know, this experience might just change your life). Whatever the case,...

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Mary Shelley: The Strange True Tale of Frankenstein's Creator

Mary Shelley: The Strange True Tale of Frankenstein’s Creator

Catherine Reef

On the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein, comes a riveting biography of its author, Mary Shelley, whose life reads like a dark gothic novel, filled with scandal, death, drama, and one of the strangest love...

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 Read reviewI Am Out With Lanterns

I Am Out With Lanterns

Emily Gale

A beautiful novel about friendship, first love and the power of art to change lives.

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And Then...Story Starters

And Then…Story Starters

M H Clark

And Then is a collection of 20 beginnings. What will the endings look like? It's up to you.

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Along Came Coco

Along Came Coco

Eva Byrne

An exploration of Coco's early life and a celebration of her creativity, Along Came Coco shows the ways in which Coco Chanel's imaginative spirit led her to grow into one of the world's most beloved fashion icons.

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 Read reviewImpossible Music

Impossible Music

Sean Williams

In an emotionally compelling tale crackling with originality, when a teen musician goes deaf, his quest to create an entirely new form of music brings him to a deeper understanding of his relationship to the hearing world, of...

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 Read reviewCloth Lullaby:The Woven Life of Louise Bourgeois

Cloth Lullaby:The Woven Life of Louise Bourgeois

Amy Novesky, Isabelle Arsenault

With a beautifully nuanced and poetic story, this book stunningly captures the relationship between mother and daughter and illuminates how memories are woven into us all.

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Watch Us Rise

Watch Us Rise

Renee Watson, Ellen Hagan

A stirring and unputdownable read about what it means to be a woman today. Perfect for fans of Moxie and The Hate U Give. 

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Katie and the Impressionists

Katie and the Impressionists

James Mayhew

Make art an adventure with classic picture book character, Katie, in this wonderful introduction to the Impressionist painters. Featuring Monet, Degas and Renoir.

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George

George

Alex Gino

Allow me to introduce you to a remarkable book, full of love, wonder, hope, and the importance of getting to be who you were meant to be. You must read this. - David Levithan, author of Every Day and editor of George. GEORGE is...

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Somewhere Only We Know

Somewhere Only We Know

Maurene Goo

A young K-pop star and a budding reporter fall for each other against the odds, in the latest YA rom-com from rising star Maurene Goo.

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Miss Franklin: How Miles Franklin's brilliant career began

Miss Franklin: How Miles Franklin’s brilliant career began

Libby Hathorn, Phil Lesnie

This is a story about iconic Australian writer Stella Miles Franklin, namesake of two major literary prizes, during her brief but formative time as a governess in rural New South Wales.

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She Made a Monster: How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein

She Made a Monster: How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein

Lynn Fulton, Felicita Sala

On a stormy night two hundred years ago, a young woman sat in a dark house and dreamed of her life as a writer. She longed to follow the path her own mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, had started down, but young Mary Shelley had yet to...

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Noteworthy

Noteworthy

Riley Redgate

A cappella gets a makeover when Jordan Sun crossdresses in order to join an all-male elite team  

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 Read reviewFangirl

Fangirl

Rainbow Rowell

Cath and Wren are identical twins, and until recently they did absolutely everything together. Now they're off to university and Wren's decided she doesn't want to be one half of a pair any more - she wants to dance, meet boys, go...

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Frida Kahlo And Her Animalitos

Frida Kahlo And Her Animalitos

Monica Brown, John Parra

Containing a biography in narrative format, the artist Frida Kahlo's love of her pets and painting them is explored.

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The Swish of the Curtain (Blue Door, Book 1)

The Swish of the Curtain (Blue Door, Book 1)

Pamela Brown

In the town of Fenchester, seven resourceful children are yearning to be famous. One day, they come across a disused chapel, and an idea is formed. With a lick of paint and the addition of a beautiful curtain (which, however much...

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 Read reviewThe Marvels

The Marvels

Brian Selznick

Told in two stand-alone stories, the first nearly 400 pages of continuous pictures, and the second in text.

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L. M. Montgomery

L. M. Montgomery

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Anuska Allepuz

New in the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the incredible life of Lucy Maud Montgomery, the famous writer, in this true story of her life.

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Ish

Ish

Peter H. Reynolds

A creative spirit learns that a drawing doesn't have to look exactly like anything in this gentle fable from the creator of the award-winning, bestselling picture book The Dot.

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 Read reviewFashionista

Fashionista

Maxine Beneba Clarke

A beautiful new picture book written and illustrated by Maxine Beneba Clarke -- all about the power of expressing yourself.

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 Read reviewBecause of You

Because of You

Pip Harry

Meet Tiny and Nola. Two very different girls with two very different stories who are just trying to find a place to belong. A powerful and compelling novel about friendship, love and acceptance.

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The Steam Whistle Theatre Company

The Steam Whistle Theatre Company

Vivian French, Hannah Peck

A wonderful gallery of eccentric characters and an exuberant plot with a twist at the end ... this is storytelling at its theatrical best!

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Timmy Failure: It's the End When I Say It's the End

Timmy Failure: It’s the End When I Say It’s the End

Stephan Pastis

In the series finale, Timmy Failure and his class create a hilarious film about his life, just in time for the holidays --Provided by publisher.

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Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

Lisbeth Kaiser, Isabel Sanchez Vergara

Meet one of the world's most beloved writers in this book for readers as young as 4 years. First in a brand new biography series that introduces children to history's highest achievers.

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Archie the Arty Sloth

Archie the Arty Sloth

Heath McKenzie

Archie is a sloth. But while most sloths like to doze and laze around, Archie always wants to be busy! How does a one-of-a-kind sloth accept that it's okay to stand out from the crowd?

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Once Upon a Slime

Once Upon a Slime

Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton

Designed for teachers, students and young aspiring writers, Once Upon a Slime contains 45 fun writing and storytelling activities, such as lists, instructions, cartoons, personal stories, poems and pocket books. Examples from...

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The Imaginary World of

The Imaginary World of

Keri Smith

Prompted to think about landscape, place names, maps, currency and more, this book encourages everyone to push their imaginations to the limit.

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 Read reviewIris And The Tiger

Iris And The Tiger

Leanne Hall

Twelve-year-old Iris has been sent to Spain on a mission: to make sure her elderly and unusual aunt, Ursula, leaves her fortune - and her sprawling estate - to Iris's scheming parents. But from the moment Iris arrives at Bosque de...

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Writer to Writer: From Think to Ink

Writer to Writer: From Think to Ink

Gail Carson Levine

In this lively nonfiction book for young readers, bestselling author Gail Carson Levine shares her secrets of great writing --

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Our Story Begins

Our Story Begins

Elissa Brent Weissman, Kwame Alexander, Tom Angleberger, Kathi Appelt, Ashley Bryan

From award-winning author Elissa Brent Weissman comes a collection of quirky, smart, and vulnerable childhood works by some of today's foremost children's authors and illustrators--revealing young talent, the storytellers they...

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642 Things to Write About: Young Writer's Edition

642 Things to Write About: Young Writer’s Edition

826 Valencia

It's 642 Things to Write About, but for kids! 642 compelling, funny writing prompts from the kids and writing tutors at the fabulous 826 Valencia. 

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Writers and Their Pets: True Stories of Famous Artists and Their Animal Friends

Writers and Their Pets: True Stories of Famous Artists and Their Animal Friends

Kathleen Krull, Violet Lemay

An innovative way to discover the lives of famous writers through their connection with their pets.

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Jane Austen

Jane Austen

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Katie Wilson

Part of the bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, Jane Austen tells the inspiring story of one of the most loved British writers of all time.

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Story Writer's Ideas Journal

Story Writer’s Ideas Journal

Louie Stowell

A new twist on the highly successful Write Your Own series, this write-in activity book for budding writers combines story prompts, writing tips and inspiring quotes from writers around the world. This is a book no young writer...

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Dolly Parton (Little People, Big Dreams)

Dolly Parton (Little People, Big Dreams)

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Daria Solak

Part of the bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, Dolly Parton tells the inspiring story of this extraordinary singer-songwriter and businesswoman.

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Limelight

Limelight

Solli Raphael

Limelight is a unique collection of slam poetry paired with inspirational writing techniques. With over 30 original poems in different forms, the book features the viral video sensation 'Australian Air', which has been viewed 3.5...

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