Be Creative Reader
In the bag!: Margaret Knight wraps it up by Monica Kulling ; illustrated by David Parkins — A biography on one of the first women inventors. Wonderful pictures! Being creative doesn't have to use glue and glitter. Sometimes it uses mechanical drawings hammer and wood!
Be quiet, Mike! by Leslie Patricelli — Mike, a monkey that can't stop drumming, comes up with a creative solution when he sees a drum set he can't afford.
Annie Sullivan and the trials of Helen Keller by Joseph Lambert ; with an introduction by TK — If I knew nothing of either Annie Sullivan or Helen Keller, this might not have been the best first choice to find out, but the graphic format is very creative. I was especially impressed with how the illustrator alternated between Annie Sullivan (with full color and detail) and Helen Keller (beginning with more basic colors and very little detail, but as she learned more words, the pictures also became more rich). My biggest complaint is the skipping around - at times it was hard to tell where in Annie and Helen's timeline the story was taking place. There were multiple flashbacks into Annie's young life, which gave some nice insight, but created a very non-linear story.