I've been very interested in the recent space mission to Mars, and this has made me want to read books with a space theme. Recently I read Space Oddity, by Christopher Edge, about a boy called Jake and his embarrassing dad. It makes the reader think, are we really alone in the universe?
I'm currently reading The Dragon and Her Boy by Penny Chrimes, set in Victorian London. I enjoyed Penny's debut book, Tiger Heart, last year and this new book includes many of the same characters.
Some book themed creative ideas to try:
Do you have a favourite book but you really don't like the cover? Why not have a go at creating your own version. Make it as colourful, plain or as detailed as you like. Don't forget to include a blurb on the back, and quotes from your favourite authors.
Perhaps you think a book you have read would work well as a comic book. So now is your opportunity to make that a reality! Have a go at turning a book you love into a comic book. There are plenty of templates online for comic book strips, or you can make your own using pencil and ruler.
Think about your favourite characters from picture books - is it The Gruffalo? Or The Hungry Caterpillar? Maybe it's Harry and his bucket full of dinosaurs or a character from a traditional tale. Now think about what might happen if that character suddenly appeared in your current chapter book. How would that character react? How would others respond to them? Now write that story!
Have a go at book spine poetry, see the post above.
For other story starter ideas look at the Authorfy website. Authors are posting 10 minute story starter ideas each morning. Have fun with your writing and book themed creativity!