Children's Books for Daydreamers

Article by Danielle

Daydreamers can keep themselves amused for hours and hours using little more than their oversized imaginations. Although they’re often off in their own worlds, these kids can be made into avid readers if they’re given books that inspire them to dream big! We’ve got books for daydreamers of all ages that will nurture their creativity and perhaps even set them on their own paths to artistic greatness.

Constable & Toop Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781419707827
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Published: Amulet Books - October 8th, 2013

In Victorian London, a terrible crisis has occurred: all the ghosts are disappearing! Black Rot has taken hold, a disease that causes old houses to suck unsuspecting ghosts inside and keep them trapped forever. An undertaker’s son who can see and talk to spirits, along with a motley cast of supporting characters, attempts to overcome this spooky scourge and set the ghosts free!


Maude the Not-So-Noticeable Shrimpton Cover Image
By Lauren Child, Trisha Krauss (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763665159
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - August 6th, 2013

Maude is from a family of extraordinary, eccentric characters who fascinate everyone around them. Maude, on the other hand, is much happier to blend into the crowd. This stylish tale is the perfect way to remind the wallflower in your life, whether she’s a girl of seven or a woman of seventy, that she’s perfect just the way she is.


Nina's Book of Little Things Cover Image
By Keith Haring, Keith Haring (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780763668938
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Published: Big Picture Press - October 8th, 2013

Keith Haring, one of our most approachable and kid-friendly modern artists, presented a version of this innovative activity book to a friend’s daughter on her seventh birthday. Every page is a new adventure waiting to happen; Haring’s prompts and doodles are designed to encourage silliness and wild creativity. A pocket in the back of the book and a band around the cover keeps all your child’s imaginative creations neat and tidy.


The Bear's Song Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452114248
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Published: Chronicle Books (CA) - September 17th, 2013

This sweet interactive story will take your child on a visual adventure! Little Bear sees a bee, and where there’s a bee there’s got to be honey! Unfortunately Little Bear gets so excited about a snack that he leaves Papa Bear behind. Papa follows his mischievous son into the big city, where sharp-eyed readers can help him locate Little Bear in all the hustle and bustle.


Monsters & Legends: Cyclops, Krakens, Mermaids and Other Imaginary Creatures That Really Existed! Cover Image
By Davide Cali, Gabriella Giandelli (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781909263031
Availability: Backordered
Published: Nobrow Press - July 2nd, 2013

Children of all ages will treasure this compendium of mythical monsters. Gabriella Giandelli’s stunning illustrations complement Cali’s text, which reveals both the myth behind each creature and the surprising truths behind our ancestors’ belief in them.


Madeline and the Old House in Paris Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780670784851
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Published: Viking Children's Books - October 8th, 2013

This latest installment in the classic Madeline series, written and illustrated by Ludwig Bemelman’s grandson, has all the charm and whimsy of the original. When Lord Cucuface, the headmaster of Madeline’s school, removes a telescope from the attic during a surprise inspection, a ghost disturbed by the change convinces Madeline, Pepito, and friends to help him return it to its rightful location.


Friends Cover Image
By Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399165337
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Published: Philomel Books - November 19th, 2013

A little boy is heartbroken when his best friend moves away. Instead of moping, however, he decides to find her. He’ll stop at nothing until he does! Carle accompanies this sweet story with his signature vibrant illustrations and a moving dedication to his wife, his own lifelong best friend.


Jane, the Fox & Me Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781554983605
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Published: Groundwood Books - September 1st, 2013

This innovative graphic novel will resonate with girls who are dealing with bullying. Hélène is an outcast amongst the girls in her grade, and only finds solace in reading, especially Charlotte Bronte’s JANE EYRE. It seems that she’ll never fit in, at least until she makes a new friend who recognizes how special she is, just the way she is.


Far Far Away Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780375849725
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - June 11th, 2013

Jeremy Johnson Johnson has been forced into adulthood too soon; he cares for his family nearly by himself. However, Jeremy has a secret ability: he can hear the voice of Jacob Grimm--yes, one of the Brothers Grimm--which offers him encouragement and protection from dark forces at work in his small town. But when a local girl takes an interest in him and his special powers, the fragile balance Jeremy has created for his life is upset. This National Book Award finalist will revitalize your childhood belief in magic.


The Bone Season Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781620401392
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - August 20th, 2013

This novel, first in a wildly imaginative series by a young, celebrated British author, takes place in a dystopian future of constant surveillance. Paige Mahoney has the prized ability to enter the dreams of others, and because of her power, she is drafted into the feared army of an otherworldly race of beings called the Rephaim, based in what was once Oxford. This page-turner is marketed toward young adults, but is sophisticated enough for adult readers.


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