The Night Gardener by The Fan Brothers

William has found an art form for which his admiration is unrivaled. Every morning he discovers what the Night Gardener has created with spectacular topiaries of wise owls, friendly rabbits and fearsome dragons. His quiet little town gets an awakening and so does William as he finds a passion within himself he didn’t know was there. It’s a story of inspiration breeding new talent. The illustrations are rich, classic in style, and just plain beautiful. If you’re looking for picture books that inspire passion, add this one to your library. 

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What Do You Do With An Idea? by Kobi Yamada (Illustrated by Mae Besom)

This book is beautiful and poignant. A child has an idea. But he doesn’t know what to do with it. He tries to ignore it.  He walks away from it. But it follows him. And soon, he discovers that he’s happiest when he is around his idea, and so he decides to take care of it, share it with people, nourish it, until one day his idea takes flight! The illustrations are simple and yet crafted with care – the thoughtful use of color adds an unexpected emotional appeal.