These three books will help spark your kids creativity.

The paperback "Drawing Your Life: Learning to See, Record, and Appreciate Life's Small Joys" (Perigee, $16) by Michael Nobbs is a journal-like book with plenty of blank pages and suggestions for what kids should draw on them. The book is for older kids (late elementary through high school). Suggestions include drawing "Your Laundry Hanging on the Line" and "The Contents of Your Bathroom Shelf."

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Kids record when and where they find 72 random items in "The Pocket Scavenger" (Penguin, $15) by Keri Smith. Items include "something with spots" and "a fortune from a fortune cookie," and each page has a space to write down the story behind the item.

The pocket-size "City Doodles New York" (Gibbs Smith, $9.99) by Bill Zimmerman encourages kids ages 8 and older to draw or fill in details of New York City sights and activities. Pages include drawing the dog that won the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show or the shoes in a trendy boutique window, and bubbles for filling in the dialogue of a group of subway riders.