Journal Sparks

Journal Sparks

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Using words, drawing, collage, and observation-based list-making, award-winning author Emily K. Neuburger highlights the many paths into journaling. Her 60 interactive writing prompts and art how-tos help you to expand your imagination and stimulate your creativity. Every spread invites a new approach to filling a page, from making a visual map of a day-in-my-life to turning random splotches into quirky characters for a playful story. ? lt's the perfect companion to all those blank books and an ideal launch pad to explore creative self-expression and develop an imaginative voice -- for anyone ages 10 to 100!
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 191 x 241 x 17.78mm | 566.99g
  • North Adams, United States
  • English
  • full colour photographs, illustrations, 4 sticker sheets
  • 1612126529
  • 9781612126524
  • 40,359

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60 Irresistible Ways to Fill the Page

Pick up a journal, a notepad, or just the scrap of napkin on your table and write, sketch, scribble, map, and collage your way to creative self-expression.

- Illustrate a map of your day
- Capture snippets of conversation
- Imagine a potion pantry and invent remedies
- Trace objects from nature
- Style funny hairdos
- Converse with the cat
- List the things that make you you
- Turn thumbprints into quirky characters
- Tell fortunes
- Construct a teeny tiny journal
- Create collages with the included one-of-a-kind art papers, paper pop-outs, and stickers
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Review quote

"A visually adorable and joyful book full of inspiring and creative ideas for seeing, gathering, and experimenting. You will stay motivated to create for a long time!" -- Jennifer Orkin Lewis, artist and illustrator at

"A great roadmap for getting started with journaling. These thoughtful writing prompts and playful art activities will inspire and engage!" -- Susan Schwake, best-selling author of Art Lab for Kids series

"My family's favorite kind of any-age book. These friendly, fabulous, and imaginative prompts are great for journaling but they're also approachably small, stand-alone creative projects. You'll soon be busy charting your world of favorite things and places and words and dreams." -- Catherine Newman, author of Waiting for Birdy and Catastrophic Happiness

"I dare you to make it halfway through this book without running to grab your journal and a pencil! This trove of inspiring and practical ideas encourages us to push our creative boundaries and revel in the play between words and pictures." -- Alexandra Kennedy, executive director of the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

"Transcendent! At a time when all of us -- children and adults -- are deluged with pixels and information, Emily Neuburger inspires us to use a journal to notice, feel, connect, and reflect." -- Sam Intrator, professor of education and child study at Smith College
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Rating details

205 ratings
4.2 out of 5 stars
5 45% (92)
4 35% (71)
3 16% (33)
2 4% (9)
1 0% (0)
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