Imagination of My 8 Year Old Nephew

What better way to come up with book ideas than to interview my awesome 8-year-old nephew?

He had some of the best ideas and I loved getting to see his imagination come to life. When we put our minds together, we came up with some pretty cool ideas!

Imagination of My 8 Year Old Nephew

His Interview

  1. What kind of books do you like to read?
    • baseball, adventures, superheroes, and the Magic Tree House Books
  2. If you could be a character in a book what would you be?
    • Vlogger (he loves YouTube), dirt bike racer, baseball player, superhero (powers would be telekinesis and flying)
  3. If you could have a sidekick what would it be?
    • dragon or dirt bike that talks
  4. What is your favorite season?
    • Summer! Duh! (his words not mine)
  5. What is something you always lose?
    • my hats
  6. Do you like short books or chapter books?
    • Chapter books, short ones are easier to find, but I don’t like them
  7. What would you do if you found a treasure chest?
    • keep the gold and be rich
    • What if the chest pulled you into a different world, what kind of world would it be?
      • a baseball world
  8. Do you like lots of pictures, or just a few?
    • just a few pictures
  9. What would your character’s name be?
    • Just Cole
  10. If you had to fight an evil character, what would you fight?
    • Brody (his older brother)
    • features: one small eye, one big eye, big forehead and nose, and warts

Imagination of My 8 Year Old Nephew

From all his ideas, I know I am going to have a blast coming up with this book. He’s definitely a huge inspiration for me, with all his crazy antics, and that is why this story will be dedicated to him! Stay tuned for a working title and snippets from what we create!

What ideas do you get from his answers? Let me know! 


  1. Julia @ Read and Live Well May 24, 2017 at 1:33 am

    Love this! I’m just imagining what I could come up with from my 3 1/2 yr old nephew’s imagination – the dinosaur chased the crocodile, raaaah, and then it started raining so they had to go in the mountain, but then the train came around the corner, and then the train fell over and there was a fire so Marshall (firedog in Paw Patrol) would have to come, then Marshall and Chase (the police pup) would have to go under the dining table with Aunty to get out of the thunderstorm and then they would have to run out into the rain to get the shopping basket and the food, and then get the tea set and have a picnic. This was literally an hour of my day babysitting him last week!
    Love kids and their imagination!!

    1. NerdyBook Life June 17, 2017 at 6:26 pm

      Their imaginations are something else! I love seeing his eyes sparkle with all the ideas he gives me.

  2. Deborah Regen May 26, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    Children have great imaginations and a sense of humor if more people would simply ask and listen they would find this out.

  3. Justine Jobelle M. Kimoden May 26, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    hehehe your nephew reminds me so much of my little brother. I also vlog and upload them on Youtube and now he is following my footsteps!

    1. NerdyBookLife May 26, 2017 at 2:22 pm

      He’s obsessed with vlogging! He wanted me to film his b-day party then upload it to YouTube, but I forgot… Luckily he hasn’t remembered lol

  4. Simply Apostolia May 26, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    That’s so awesome! Kids have so many things to teach us. Look how simply and beautiful they think… The idea of making a book out of his ideas, is beautiful! Can’t wait to read it!

    1. NerdyBookLife May 26, 2017 at 3:21 pm

      I’m in the process of writing! 🙂

  5. Next Level Blogging May 28, 2017 at 9:03 am

    I want a dragon, especially after watching Game of Thrones. What a fun interview!

    1. NerdyBookLife May 28, 2017 at 9:58 am

      Me too! But he was more set on the talking dirt bike lol

  6. Hena Jose May 30, 2017 at 1:23 am

    wow. it would be wonderful to read a book with child as protagonist. Their imagination and thoughts would be magical

    1. NerdyBook Life June 17, 2017 at 6:22 pm

      He has such a great one! I can’t wait to write it with him!

  7. Making My Dreams Become a Reality - Nerdy Book Life June 13, 2017 at 10:55 am

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