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
    Beautiful Oops!
    5.8
    06
    Beautiful Oops!
    Written and illustrated by Barney Saltzberg
    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
    5.8
    07
    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
    Written by Mark Twain
    The Whale in My Swimming Pool
    5.8
    08
    The Whale in My Swimming Pool
    Written and illustrated by Joyce Wan
    Even Monsters Need Haircuts
    5.5
    09
    Even Monsters Need Haircuts
    Written and illustrated by Matthew McElligott
    Lily Wool
    5.3
    10
    Lily Wool
    Written and illustrated by Paula Vasquez

"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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5.3
The Town of Turtle
The Three Things
How To Eat Fried Worms
The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel
6.0
The Boy Whose Head Was Filled with Stars: A Story about Edwin Hubble
5.8
astronomyscience and technology
Inventors Who Changed the World
5.5
The Templeton Twins Have An Idea
5.5
This Little Scientist: A Discovery Primer
5.5
Cleonardo, the Little Inventor
5.4
The Junkyard Wonders
5.3
The Star Thief
5.3
Mary Had a Little Lab
5.3
Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions
5.2
Trouble with Tattle-Tails
5.0
The Boy Who Thought Outside the Box: The Story of Video Game Inventor Ralph Baer
5.0
Mr. Ferris and His Wheel
5.0
The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver
4.9
Manfish
4.8
The Robot Book
5.0
ABCs of Engineering
Sarabella's Thinking Cap
The Crayon Man
6.5
The Wonderful Things You Will Be
6.1
Albie Newton
5.8
Marsha Is Magnetic
5.6
The Dreamer
5.5
Hedy Lamarr's Double Life
5.5
Violet the Pilot
5.4
Norton and Alpha
5.4
Papa's Mechanical Fish
5.3
Just Like Rube Goldberg
5.3
The Dumpster Diver
5.0
The Most Magnificent Thing
5.0
Melia and Jo
5.0
Henry's Bright Idea
5.0
Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science
4.8
Guitar Genius
4.8