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Idea Jar

“Seems destined to help jump-start classroom writing assignments.” —Publishers Weekly
"A good starting point for creativity in various forms.” —School Library Journal
“This imaginative book is likely to inspire more Idea Jars in classrooms.” —Booklist

From the author of Warning: Do Not Open This Book comes a lively story about a teacher’s special jar where her students keep their story ideas—but watch out when those ideas go on the loose!

The idea jar is where students keep their ideas—anything from a Viking to a space robot to a giant dragon. These ideas can be combined to make new exciting stories. But watch out when the ideas escape the jar—they might get a little rowdy! This picture book is sure to inspire creativity, imagination, and adventure.


Create Your Own Idea Jar!

Complete instructions to create your very own idea jar, plus an idea template and set of starter ideas.

Where can you get Idea Jar?

Idea Jar is available from your local independent bookstore or one of the online retailers below:

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Idea Jar by Adam Lehrhaupt

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“Thanks so much for sending Adam our way. The elementary school, preschool, and weekly story time audiences really enjoyed his entertaining and informative presentation. He’s great with kids of all ages!”

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Alexandria, VA
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Newtown, PA

“What a star! Adam gave the most entertaining presentations today, and the little kiddos were completely enthralled. It was a wonderful day and thank you for the opportunity to escort such a talented and nice author.”

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Boston, MA

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