When You Need Wings written and illustrated by Lita Judge
Illustrations and easy-to-read text advise the reader to seek self-confidence on the wings of imagination.
Story Boat by Kyo Maclear
When a little girl and her younger brother are forced along with their family to flee the home they’ve always known, they must learn to make a new home for themselves–wherever they are. And sometimes the smallest things– a cup, a blanket, a lamp, a flower, a story–can become a port of hope in a terrible storm.
Violet Shrink by Christine Baldacchino
Violet Shrink doesn’t like parties. Or bashes, or gatherings. Lots of people and lots of noise make Violet’s tummy ache and her hands sweat. She would much rather spend time on her own, watching the birds in her backyard, reading comics or listening to music through her purple headphones. The problem is that the whole Shrink family loves parties with loud music and games and dancing. At cousin Char’s birthday party, Violet hides under a table and imagines she is a shark gliding effortlessly through the water, looking for food. And at Auntie Marlene and Uncle Leli’s anniversary bash, Violet sits alone at the top of the stairs, imagining she is a slithering snake way up in the branches.
The Imaginaries: little scraps of larger stories by: Emily Winfield Martin
A collection of illustrated scenes with corresponding stories set in the worlds of Emily Winfield Martin
Nola’s scribbles save the day written and illustrated by Cristina Lalli
Nola loves her scribbles. They go with her wherever she goes. But she can’t seem to share her scribbles with others: no one seems to understand the imaginative world she’s created for herself.
The Button Book by Sally Nicholls
Follow a group of animal friends as they discover a collection of mysterious buttons, all of which do different things! From a blue singing button to a purple tickle button, from a rude sound button to a mysterious white button, there’s only one way to find out what they do: press them all!
Ivy Bird by Tani McCartney
Ivy Bird is a celebration of the natural world and the joy found in imaginative play. Perfect for reading aloud, this book will delight children with its search-and-find elements, bright illustrations, and exuberant story. A nonfiction element, two pages bursting with colorful bird illustrations, encourages readers to seek out birds in their own neighborhoods.
Window written and illustrated by Marion Arbona
In this one-of-a-kind, wordless picture book, a child is making her way home from school, imagining what’s behind the windows of the houses and other buildings she passes. And that’s where the fun begins.
Imaginative car wash tunnel at home: https://www.learning4kids.net/2012/05/13/kids-car-wash-tunnel/
Super hero cuffs imaginative play: http://www.readingconfetti.com/2013/08/tp-roll-super-hero-cuffs.html