- Television, radio, movies, the internet.
- Children’s questions.
- Your observations of children at school and at play.
- School curriculum needs.
- Parenting needs.
On the shelf above my desk I have my “idea box” in which I toss notes scribbled on bits of paper, articles cut out of the newspaper or torn out of magazines, brochures collected on vacations and anything else that might be relevant to a future book project. Periodically I go through the box and select a few items to develop into possible books. I already have enough ideas to last for at least two more lifetimes, and since I’ll never be able to use them all, my challenge is to try to select the best ones.