Create Your Bright Ideas

Read, Journal, and Color Your Way to the Future You Imagine

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Pub Date 15 Nov 2022 | Archive Date 24 Mar 2023

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*Please note, this title is currently only available as a six chapter sample. If you'd like to request a final copy upon publication, please email*

This interactive book for energetic, creatively minded 8-12-year-olds from entrepreneur Jess Ekstrom uses inspiring stories, journaling prompts, coloring pages, and creative ideas to show kids that if they want something to be different in the world, they can do something about it today!

Water the seeds of creativity in your child through this engaging book about having a positive growth mind-set. In Create Your Bright Ideas, Jess motivates kids to be creators and ambitious doers who know they are never too young to change the world. Create Your Bright Ideas helps kids discover their passions by offering

  • journaling prompts to bring out your child's bright ideas
  • personal stories about entrepreneurship and perseverance
  • practical advice for discovering and using their unique gifts
  • motivational quotes paired with beautiful coloring pages from illustrator Nadia Fisher that can be cut out of the book for easy display

Jess never predicted that her time selling cookies and lemonade as a kid was foreshadowing founding her company Headbands of Hope, which helps millions of kids with illnesses. It wasn't always smooth sailing, but each obstacle she faced put her on an unexpected path of inspiration, helping her discover the amazing things she could become and do, like starting multiple businesses, writing a book, and helping millions of people feel more confident in their story. Now Jess shows kids how to channel their own energy and unique interests to create something meaningful. With inspiration from Jess's bestselling book Chasing the Bright Side, this jump-right-in guide created just for kids and tweens is a great gift for

  • Christmas and birthdays
  • elementary- and middle-school graduations
  • young world changers who want to do something lasting but don't know where to start

Create Your Bright Ideas is a perfect size to fit in a backpack, ready to be pulled out whenever inspiration strikes--during car rides, while waiting for the bus, for reading time at school, or right before bed. A powerful and fun reminder that many CEOs and nonprofit leaders started their careers with a lemonade stand, Create Your Bright Ideas takes kids on an exciting journey of purpose, self-discovery, and bold action.

*Please note, this title is currently only available as a six chapter sample. If you'd like to request a final copy upon publication, please email*

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This is a great book to motivate and guide someone to achieve a dream. I really like the pages with sayings that can be colored enforce the thought. The journaling and listing ideas are positive and motivational. This book is a great book to get children off the phones and iPads and bring out their creative side and become ambitious. The stories are very heart warming and inspiring.

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This was a vibrant, relatable guide to identifying passions, interests and accomplishments for young people, a useful framework for the larger conversation about "following your dreams" and "finding your passion" that many can find confusing and overwhelming. I enjoyed the exercises myself as a grown-up, and think this would be a useful volume for teachers, counselors and parents to have on hand to share with tweens and teens. I liked how Ekstrom used her life experience to illustrate the stages of her growth and development. The design is really nice, too.

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Creativity is key to success in any field, and Jess Ekstrom's book, "Create Your Bright Ideas", is a fantastic resource for kids who want to be creative and change the world. This book helps kids be creative and develop a growth mindset by giving them writing prompts, personal stories, and advice.

One of the best things about this book is the variety of writing prompts it provides. Each prompt is designed to help kids tap into their creativity and come up with new ideas. The prompts are also open-ended, so kids can use them in any way they want.

The personal stories in the book are also inspiring. They show kids that anyone can be creative and successful if they're willing to put in the hard work. These stories are sure to motivate kids and help them believe in themselves.

Finally, the advice in the book is practical and helpful. It teaches kids how to develop a growth mindset and be more creative. This advice will be useful for kids no matter what they want to do in life.

Overall, Jess Ekstrom's "Create Your Bright Ideas" is an excellent book for kids who want to be creative and achieve their goals. It provides them with all the tools they need to succeed.

I would be excited to review the final book.

Thank you to NetGalley and Harper Collins for the e-ARC of the first chapters in exchange for an honest review.

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I am a client of Jess Ekstrom through I was aware of her book for adults. I picked up her book for children, and I was pleasantly surprised by the upbeat talk that will resonate with kids in the age range she is targeting. I enjoyed it enough to recommend to other people. I received a review copy from NetGalley and have left my opinion.

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Absolutely adorable book and so very useful. I love how encouraging it is for young female entrepreneurs while also being informative and helping them dream and think through ideas!! I also love the way Jess talks about the important of making OTHER people’s magic moments happen as such a big part of entrepreneurship. So beautiful. And GENIUS to make it with coloring pages!! I just loved it!!

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