Make Believe Ideas: Innovative Books
A couple months ago I stumbled across Make Believe Ideas- an innovative children’s book publisher that, in my opinion, specializes in interactive books. We have become a huge fan of theirs, and I wanted to share with you some of our favorites.
1. Fairy Books
We most recently read Georgie, the Gingerbread Fairy, but there are so many more! These cute picture books are filled with fairies and glittery and rhyme (oh my!). In the Gingerbread Fairy, Georgie is put out of business by the new shop in town, but with some creative thinking and inventing, she comes up with a way to innovate her way back into business. No damsels in distress in this book, friends!
2. Sticker books
These themed books are filled with over 1,000 stickers each and are sure to please the sticker feigns in your life (anyone else have those kiddos living in their house– I have THREE!). In each book, you not only sticker like crazy, but you can also draw and color to complete the pictures on each page. Ada has been really loving the pirate backpack, and Aly probably would have stayed up all night with Camilla the cupcake fairy. The first half of the books are the sticker portions and the second half are coloring pages.
With these sticker books, I have a few suggestions:
- Rip out all of the stickers from the middle of the book, and then have your child choose what page they want to do, and only give them the stickers for that page. It was helpful to my kids so they didn’t get overwhelmed by seeing all of those stickers in one place.
- Get this for your kids if you’re going on a long car ride. My kids played with this for 3 hours straight after school today (early release day!) and the books would be perfect for the car!
Books I’d like to try out:
1. Fridge Art Books
So, you color and then peel and stick to your fridge– how cool is that?! They have various themes, including a Bible themed book, which all look really fun!
2. Alphabet Books
Two that look particularly interesting- Amazing Alphabet – a touch and feel book! Anaya, even at 19 months, is still drawn to books that she can touch (and is disappointed when books don’t have textures when she thinks they should). They also have one coming out in January called “My Awesome Alphabet Sticker Book” where kids cans do sticking, coloring, and writing around each letter of the alphabet.
3. Felt Books
In February they are introducing a line of books where kids can create their own felt characters and scenes right in the book! I know felt boards might be totally old school, but we still love them around here.
4. Scratch and Reveal Activity Books
Yep, get out that coin because you have some revealing to do! They have ones for younger kids (3+) as well as older kids (7+). One of the sets of books is called Instant Einstein and is filled with gross and cool facts. Talk about the perfect travel book for my 7 year old. 😉 They also have a set of secret message cards where you can make your OWN secret messages.
The great thing about this line of books is that they are SO affordable. Most of these book are between $6 and $10.