Welcome to Imagination Soup

Find good children’s books and engaging learning ideas and resources.

I’m Melissa Taylor, a mom of two and former teacher, read more about me here.

My ultimate goal is to make your life easier and for kids to find the right books to hook them on reading.

My Top Three Raising a Reader Tips:

#1 – Read aloud to your kids every day.

#2 – Let your kids choose which books to read.

#3 – Provide access to lots and lots of books!

Yes, I Want Books That Hook My Kids on Reading!

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Book Lists By Age

There’s nothing like a good book to keep a kid reading for hours! I’ve sorted all my book reviews by age. Hope these help keep your kids reading and reading and reading . . .

Book Lists by Topic

Here you’ll find good books, books that hook readers, no matter what interests they have. Here are some of the most popular book topics.

If You’re Looking for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Ideas . . .

Imagination Soup has more than just book ideas. You’ll also find content about STEM topics: science, technology (coding and apps), engineering, and math. To get started, you might click on these links:


Raising two children, one who has neuo-differences and one who has struggled with long-term physical ailments including epilepsy, does not make me an expert. It does mean I’m in the trenches with you and I get it. 

Keep up the learning and the hard work! You’re doing great.

If you’re looking for Reading and Writing Ideas, Start Here

I used to be a teacher. And, I taught writing workshop out of my home during the summer. Here are some of the ideas I’ve shared on Imagination Soup that you can do with your kids for fun, homeschool, or in regular school.

Writing Prompts for Kids

If You’re Looking for Toys and Games, I Can Help!

Don’t you love it when you find open-ended toys that create learning opportunities!? Me, too. It’s always been a goal of mine. And if not that, I look for games that the entire family can enjoy no matter the kids ages. See for yourself…

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