Top 10 Innovation Books

    This Little Trailblazer: A Girl Power Primer
    6.8
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    This Little Trailblazer: A Girl Power Primer
    Written by Joan Holub & illustrated by Daniel Roode
    Rosie Revere, Engineer
    6.1
    02
    Rosie Revere, Engineer
    Written by Andrea Beaty & illustrated by David Roberts
    Harold and the Purple Crayon
    6.1
    03
    Harold and the Purple Crayon
    Written and illustrated by Crockett Johnson
    Max's Castle
    6.1
    04
    Max's Castle
    Written by Kate Banks & illustrated by Boris Kulikov
    The Big Ideas of Buster Bickles
    5.9
    05
    The Big Ideas of Buster Bickles
    Written and illustrated by Dave Wasson
    The Whale in My Swimming Pool
    5.8
    06
    The Whale in My Swimming Pool
    Written and illustrated by Joyce Wan
    Beautiful Oops!
    5.8
    07
    Beautiful Oops!
    Written and illustrated by Barney Saltzberg
    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
    5.8
    08
    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
    Written by Mark Twain
    Even Monsters Need Haircuts
    5.5
    09
    Even Monsters Need Haircuts
    Written and illustrated by Matthew McElligott
    The Templeton Twins Have An Idea
    5.5
    10
    The Templeton Twins Have An Idea
    Written by Ellis Weiner & illustrated by Jeremy Holmes

"Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and therefore the fount of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared." - J.K. Rowling The importance of innovating and creative problem solving is no well-kept secret. Every list of the latest must-reads seems to include an ever-growing spotlight on books profiling and praising the creators and makers of today. Innovation isn't a skill we either have or don't have. The reality is, for most successful innovators and for most of us, creativity is a learned skill. Creativity takes practice. Creativity takes a consistent, iterative effort before we develop the confidence we'll need to invent cures to diseases, solve complex social issues, or write code for world-changing apps. One of our guiding principles is that early learning is powerful learning with compounding effects, so we've compiled a list of the best children's books with characters who demonstrate creative thinking and unique approaches to the problems they face. These books introduce children to new ideas and teach them about thinking outside the proverbial box.

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5.5
The Bad Beginning
5.3
How To Eat Fried Worms
Sarabella's Thinking Cap
ABCs of Engineering
The Crayon Man
6.5
The Wonderful Things You Will Be
6.1
The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel
6.0
Albie Newton
5.8
Marsha Is Magnetic
5.6
experimentsbeing yourselfmaking friends
The Dreamer
5.5
Cleonardo, the Little Inventor
5.4
Papa's Mechanical Fish
5.3
The Star Thief
5.3
The Junkyard Wonders
5.3
Mary Had a Little Lab
5.3
The Dumpster Diver
5.0
The Boy Who Thought Outside the Box: The Story of Video Game Inventor Ralph Baer
5.0
Melia and Jo
5.0
Lily Wool
5.3
The Robot Book
5.0
The Three Things
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Inventors Who Changed the World
The Town of Turtle
Rosie Revere, Engineer
6.1
The Big Ideas of Buster Bickles
5.9
The Templeton Twins Have An Idea
5.5
Hedy Lamarr's Double Life
5.5
Violet the Pilot
5.4
Norton and Alpha
5.4
Just Like Rube Goldberg
5.3
Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions
5.2
Henry's Bright Idea
5.0
Mr. Ferris and His Wheel
5.0
The Most Magnificent Thing
5.0