Picture Books for International Creativity Month

Celebrate creativity and imagination with these picture books! January is International Creativity Month, so now is a great time to explore, with your kids, what it means to be creative, the benefits of creativity, and how mistakes are part of the creative process. You may even find yourself feeling inspired after reading these picks.  

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The Book of Mistakes

As an artist creatively incorporates her slipups into a drawing, readers see the ways in which ‘mistakes’ can provide inspiration and opportunity, and reveal that both the art and artist are works-in-progress.

This title is also available for checkout as an eBook on Libby.

Drawn Together

A boy and his grandfather cross a language and cultural barrier using their shared love of art, storytelling, and fantasy. 

This title is also available for checkout as an eBook on Libby and an eBook on Hoopla 

John's Turn

Every Friday, in the cafeteria, one of the kids gets up in front of the whole school and does something. A performance. Today it’s John’s turn.

Knitting for Dogs

Izzy’s unsuccessful knitting projects turn out to be the perfect sweaters for all the dogs in the dog park.

My Rainy Day Rocket Ship

Told in rhyming text, a young African American boy, stuck inside on a rainy day, uses his imagination to create a rocket ship out of a rocking chair and takes off on a trip to a distant planet.

This title is also available for checkout as an eBook on Libby. 

Not a Box

To an imaginative bunny, a box is not always just a box.

The Only Way to Make Bread

A delicious exploration of the ingredients and methods used to make all kinds of breads that will tickle your taste buds and warm your heart.  

Rainbow Weaver = Tejedora del Arcoíris

Ixchel, a young Mayan girl who is not allowed to use her mother’s thread to weave, exercises her ingenuity and repurposes plastic bags to create colorful weavings 

To Make

A stunning picture book ode to the joys of the creative process and the spirit of collaboration.