What to Do with a String by Jane Yolen; illustrated by C.F. Payne

What To Do With a StringWhat to Do with a String by Jane Yolen; illustrated by C.F. Payne. 2019. Published by Creative Editions.

Brief summary: A young girl uses her imagination and finds many uses of a string in some realistic and imaginary ways.

Comments: Told in verse and with rhyming words. Two page layouts. This would go well with introducing a maker space with string.

Sequel to What to Do with a Box(2016).

What To Do With a Box

Be a Maker by Katey Howes; illustrated by Elizabet Vukovic

Be a MakerBe a Maker by Katey Howes; illustrated by Elizabet Vukovic. 2019. Watercolor, gouache, colored pencils, and Adobe Photoshop. Published by Carolrhoda Books.

Brief summary:  A young girl wakes up wondering what she will make today using objects in her room until she goes outside in her spaceship and  befriends a boy who also starts to make things with her throughout the day.

Comments: The span of the book is one day with the two children making messes, noise, art, a spaceship, a friend, lunch and so on as the day moves.  What a great book to get young readers using their imaginations with materials around them.