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Books to Use as Writing Prompts

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Writing Prompt Possibilities for Kids


Picture Books


The Best Time of Day by Eileen Spinelli

  • Pub Date: 2005
  • The various members of a farm family share their favorite times of day. Have kids write about their family's favorite times of day.


Ideas are all Around by Philip Stead

  • Pub Date: 2016 
  • See also: Picture Books for Older Readers 
  • An author takes a walk around the neighborhood.  Have kids write a story from what they see on a walk.



Early Chapter Books


Bruno by Catharina Valckx

  • Pub Date: 2017
  • Translated from the French
  • Six stories each describe one day. Have kids write about "A blank day" or "A day when blank" using the chapters in the book as a model. 


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