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Pernille Ripp

It is well-known that picture books are my favorite secret weapon when it comes to teaching pretty much anything.  Within the pages of these incredible books we can find the courage to be better, to be friends, and to be creative.  While there are many to choose from, here are my 10 favorite picture books to inspire more creativity for us and for students.

The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires continues to be a crowd favorite in my classroom.  I love when students pick out the details that are in the illustration and we refer to it often when we create ourselves.  Leave this book and watch conversations unfold.

Something Extraordinary by Ben Clanton arrived in my mailbox today and is actually the book that inspired this post.  As I read it with Thea, my oldest daughter, I saw her eagerly turn the pages to see what would happen…

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