Are you a creator? Do you use your imagination to solve problems or do you create art by painting or drawing? Do you escape into the daydream world when you should be doing your schoolwork? All of these books have creators in a wide variety of scenarios for you to explore. Maybe you have a favourite to share that isn’t here or your own story about how being a creator was useful for you.
Lemony Snickett: A Series of Unfortunate Events by Daniel Handler. is a series of children’s novels bywhich follows the turbulent lives of Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Beaudalaire after their parents’ death in an arsonous house fire. Violet is an inventor whose creativity and imagination often saves her siblings. The children are placed in the custody of their distant cousin Count Olaf who begins to abuse them and openly plots to embezzle their inheritance. After the Baudelaires are removed from his care by their parents’ estate executor, Arthur Poe. Olaf begins to doggedly hunt the children down, bringing about the serial slaughter and demise of a multitude of characters.
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson. Losing a best friend is probably one of the toughest things to go through in life, no matter how old or young you are. Before Leslie dies, she and Jess create a world so personal and powerful, it helps Jess cope and move on past the tragedy. But Jess gains so much from his friendship with Leslie – the kinds of life-changing support that almost can’t be put into words – that their mutual transformation is more significant than the fact they only had a little time together. Reading about Jess’s loss and how he deals with it – how he chooses to be brave, look forward, and honor his friend – helps prepare us to deal with future sadness, or honor people close to us who are no longer here. –Schmoop University
Shark Girl by Kelly Bingham. After a shark attack causes the amputation of her right arm, fifteen-year-old Jane, an aspiring artist, struggles to come to terms with her loss and the changes it imposes on her day-to-day life and her plans for the future. –
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Freckle Juice by Judy Blume. Andrew’s dream is to have freckles. He envies Nicky Lane because he has numerous freckles all over his face, ears, and neck. Andrew feels as if he is at a disadvantage because he only has two warts on his fingers. Once, he tried counting all of Nicky’s freckles, but when he got to eighty-six, Miss Kelly, Andrew’s teacher, told him to pay attention. He wants to have his own so his mother won’t be able to tell if his neck and face are dirty and he wouldn’t have to wash them. He makes many attempts to acquire some.