Bestselling Activities, Crafts & Games Books for 4 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 bestselling activities, crafts & games books for 4 year olds. Please click Read Review to read book reviews on Amazon. You can also click Find in Library to check book availability at your local library. If the default library is not correct, please follow Change Local Library to reset it.

1. Creative Coloring Inspirations: Art Activity Pages to Relax and Enjoy!

by: Valentina Harper
Release date: Sep 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 72
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Life is a wonderful adventure, and all of our dreams can come true! Hold on to your dreams with Color a Doodle Inspirations, the coloring book that offers hope and encouragement on every page. Inside you ll find 30 relaxing activities designed to motivate your creativity and stimulate your spirit. Team up with talented artist Valentina Harper as you personalize her exquisite line drawings. Valentina combines exhilarating words with flowing, intricate, and highly detailed patterns. Best-selling craft author Marie Browning joins in with beautifully colored examples of finished work. Printed on high quality extra-thick paper that won t bleed through, all pages are pre-perforated for easy removal and display. They re perfect for decorating with markers, gel pens, watercolors, or colored pencils.
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Arts & Photography > Graphic Design > Techniques > Use of Color

2. Day of the Dead Coloring Book (Coloring Is Fun)

by: Thaneeya McArdle
Release date: Oct 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 72
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Give your coloring a new lease on life with the Day of the Dead Coloring Book! Inside you ll find 30 creative art activities inspired by the quirky Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos. Fun, exotic, and full of psychedelic details, these intricate drawings are sure to spark your imagination and awaken your inner artist. Express yourself with fascinating images based on Day of the Dead sugar skulls. You ll love coloring this mystical folk art, from dancing skeletons to traditional nichos and papel picado . Each inspiring design is so detailed that you could spend hours on a single page. The book also provides valuable advice on coloring and patterning techniques, plus some fully colored examples to get you started. Printed on high quality extra-thick paper, this inspiring coloring book for grownups is perfect for decorating with markers, colored pencils, gel pens, or watercolors. Designed to eliminate bleed-through, each page is pre-perforated for easy removal and display.
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Arts & Photography > Graphic Design > Techniques > Use of Color

3. Let’s Color! (Kumon First Step Workbooks)

by: KumonKumon
Release date: Oct 01, 2005
Number of Pages: 40
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Coloring exercises for young children are often too complicated. This book begins with a simple skill having a child scribble on a picture randomly. As children progress through the book, they slowly learn to color within designated lines. Using crayons is an important precursor to learning to write with a pencil. Ages 2 and up.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

4. The Fabulous Book of Paper Dolls: A Book with 6 Paper People and Piles of Perfect Punch-out Clothes

by: Julie Collings
Release date: Oct 17, 2003
Number of Pages: 54
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These paper people, clothes and accessories are perforated, so there’s no cutting required. No tabs either – clothes stay in place with the help of reusable press-on, peel-off adhesive dots. Also includes six beautifully illustrated backdrops and a handy portfolio storage pocket.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

5. Creative Coloring Animals: Art Activity Pages to Relax and Enjoy! (Design Originals)

by: Valentina Harper
Release date: Oct 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 72
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Inject a little whimsy into your daily grind! Inside are 30 ready-to-color art activities that will transport you to a dream world of delightful animals. From owls and elephants to peacocks and armadillos, these elegant beasts are so richly detailed it might take you hours to complete just one page. You won t need to have the skills of an artist to personalize these intricate drawings. Talented artist Valentina Harper provides easy-to-follow tips on her distinctive patterning techniques. And as an added bonus, best-selling craft author Marie Browning joins the fun with beautiful coloring examples. Printed on high quality extra-thick paper that won t bleed through, all pages are pre-perforated for easy removal and display. Whether you use markers, gel pens, watercolors, or colored pencils, this book is the perfect way to relax and enjoy coloring.
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Arts & Photography > History & Criticism > Themes > Plants & Animals

6. Dot to Dot Count to 50

by: Balloon Books
Release date: Apr 01, 2003
Number of Pages: 64
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It’s as simple as one, two, three!
These fun connect-the-dots help children master their numbers and improve their manual dexterity. Kids won’t even realize they’re learning as they happily make pictures come into focus with their pencils. Plus, every spread has a number line on top to keep youngsters on track when they have trouble figuring out which dot comes next. Easier puzzles for the youngest set go up till ten, and feature favorite animals. There’s a penguin, an elephant using his trunk to spray water, and a cute kitten among the delightful menagerie. Slightly older children can try their skills at counting to 50 as they complete more detailed and elaborate illustrations of an adorable koala in a tree, a whimsical monkey in a cart, and many more.
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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books

7. Dot to Dot Count to 10

by: Balloon Books
Release date: Apr 01, 2003
Number of Pages: 64
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It’s as simple as one, two, three! These easy, fun connect-the-dots for the youngest set help children master numbers and improve manual dexterity. Every picture features a favorite animal: a penguin, an elephant using his trunk to spray water, and a cute kitten help fill out the delightful menagerie. Plus, every spread has a ?number line” on top to keep youngsters on track when they have trouble figuring out which dot comes next.
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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books

8. Watch Me Draw: The Zoo

by: Jenna WinterbergDiana Fisher
Release date: Sep 07, 2006
Number of Pages: 24
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Each 24-page book includes a special flip-down paper pad (designed to be used while the book is open) that is preprinted with 11 unfinished drawings for the child to complete. And when each drawing is finished, a special “reward” sticker completes the scene and provides a sense of accomplishment.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Zoos

9. American Boy’s Handy Book

by: Daniel C. Beard
Release date: Feb 04, 2014
Number of Pages: 320
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Long before “danger” was a book for boys, there was The American Boy’s Handy Book by Daniel Beard—a beloved classic by one of the original founders of the Boy Scouts of America. The American Boy’s Handy Book was designed to provide hundreds of activities for restless young boys—adventures and games, indoors and out, in every season of the year. It was originally published in 1882 and became an instant bestseller.

Now, this much-loved classic is back in print for a new generation to enjoy. If you’re not too young to fly a kite, or too old to enjoy a day of good fishing, The American Boy’s Handy Book is chock full of games and activities just for you! There’s something for boys of every age and for every day of the year in this book:

  • Building and flying your own kite
  • Making an aquarium
  • Rigging and sailing small boats
  • Camping without a tent
  • Making a corn stalk fiddle
  • Building a snow fort

Daniel Beard, a founding member of the Boy Scouts of America, firmly believed in letting boys make their own playthings with their hands, to encourage them to value their own work and gain skills needed to successfully invent, construct and dream. This is truer today than ever before—in a world of video games and cell phones. Welcome the joys of childhood back into your children’s lives with The American Boy’s Handy Book, and help them discover hobbies, games and activities that will stimulate their imagination and create a sense of adventure in the real world around us.

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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

10. Presiona Aqui (Press Here Spanish language edition) (Spanish Edition)

by: Herve Tullet
Release date: Jul 25, 2012
Number of Pages: 56
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Press Here, the irrepressible New York Times bestseller, is now available in a Spanish language edition. With four starred reviews, a long-running spot as a New York Times bestseller, and appearances on almost every major “Best of Year” list, this remarkable book has won ardent fans everywhere with its simple but irresistible conceit: PRESS HERE on the yellow dot and watch the magic happen! Proving that the power of imagination trumps all technology and sophisticated language, this book’s compelling interactivity makes it perfect to read (and play!) in the multilingual home or classroom.
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Children’s Books > Education & Reference > Foreign Language Learning > Spanish

11. Cool Creations in 35 Pieces

by: Sean KenneySean Kenney
Release date: Sep 10, 2013
Number of Pages: 32
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Creativity knows no bounds! LEGO artist Sean Kenney reuses the same thirty-five LEGO bricks to build a variety of images in all categories: vehicles, spaceships, home accessories, animals, nature, robots, and many other subjects. This new LEGO offering is sure to spark imagination and encourage kids to think outside the box with easy-to-follow instructions, which is the message that Sean strongly promotes about creativity, imagination, and building with LEGO.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

12. Creative Coloring Flowers: Art Activity Pages to Relax and Enjoy!

by: Valentina Harper
Release date: Oct 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 72
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Inject a little whimsy into your daily grind! Inside are 30 relaxing and creative activities that invite you to lose yourself in floral fantasy. Talented artist Valentina Harper opens up a world of artistic fulfillment in this inspiring coloring book for grown-ups. You don t need to have the skills of an artist to personalize these rich, intricate drawings. Printed on high quality extra-thick paper that won t bleed through, all pages are pre-perforated for easy removal and display. They re perfect for decorating with markers, gel pens, watercolors, or colored pencils. Each activity is designed for creative experimentation. Valentina offers valuable tips on her distinctive, easy-to-learn patterning techniques. And as an added bonus, best-selling craft author Marie Browning joins the fun with beautiful coloring examples. So get your doodle on!
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Arts & Photography > History & Criticism > Themes > Plants & Animals

13. 101 Drama Games for Children: Fun and Learning with Acting and Make-Believe (SmartFun Activity Books)

by: Paul RooyackersCecilia Bowman
Release date: Dec 30, 1997
Number of Pages: 160
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Drama games are not staged plays but a dynamic form in which children explore their minds and the world around them. They can use their play-acting in sensory games, pantomimes, story games with puppets, in creating masks and costumes, and much more.

Drama games allow children to get more in touch with themselves and what they want to be, and are a delightful way to discover the freedom, creativity, and expression of acting- and living.

The SmartFunActivity series encourage imagination, social interaction, and self-expression in children. To make the books easy to use, games are marked according to appropriate age levels, length of play time, and group size, using helpful icons. Most games are non-competitive and none require special skills or training. The series is widely used in homes, schools, daycare centers, clubs, and summer camp.
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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Games

14. Moonbeams, Dumplings & Dragon Boats: A Treasury of Chinese Holiday Tales, Activities & Recipes

by: Nina SimondsLeslie SwartzMeilo So
Release date: Oct 01, 2002
Number of Pages: 80
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Filled with delectable recipes, hands-on family activities, and traditional tales to read aloud, this extraordinary collection will inspire families everywhere to re-create the magic of Chinese holidays in their own homes. They can feast on golden New Year’s dumplings and tasty moon cakes, build a miniature boat for the Dragon Boat Festival and a kite at Qing Ming, or share the story of the greedy Kitchen God or the valiant warrior Hou Yi.
This stunning compilation from bestselling cookbook author Nina Simonds and Leslie Swartz of the Children’s Museum, Boston, is the perfect gift for families that have embraced Chinese holidays for generations–and for those just beginning new traditions.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life

15. Dapper Animals Coloring Book (Coloring is Fun) (Design Originals)

by: Thaneeya McArdle
Release date: Oct 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 72
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Enter a whimsical world of creative self-expression. Much more than mere coloring books, this new series from talented artist Thaneeya McArdle offers an inspiring adventure in doodles, shapes, and patterns. Each vibrantly detailed activity provides a launching pad to spark your imagination and unleash your inner artist.

Coloring isn’t just for children anymore. Sophisticated, complex, and quirky, this series is designed to encourage creative self-expression in adults and teens. With a fresh new take on the classic coloring book, each title offers 30 of Thaneeya s amazing ready-to-color line drawings, plus a handy guide to basic art techniques from patterning and combinations to shading and color theory.

Printed on high quality extra-thick paper, these coloring books for grownups are perfect for decorating with colored pencils, gel pens, watercolors, and more. Designed to eliminate bleed-through, each page is pre-perforated for easy removal and display. A fun way to exercise your creativity, these books provide the perfect excuse to get out your markers and feel like a kid again.

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Arts & Photography > Graphic Design > Techniques > Use of Color

16. Christmas Ornaments Stained Glass Coloring Book (Dover Stained Glass Coloring Book)

by: Marty Noble
Release date: Jan 08, 1998
Number of Pages: 8
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With this exciting little coloring book, you can design your very own sparkling Christmas ornaments. Eight boldly outlined designs, drawn on special paper that lets the light shine through, reveal a rocking horse, snowflake, bell with a ribbon, Santa, and other holiday images.
To produce a dazzling effect, color each of the full-page illustrations with crayons, paints, pencils, or other media. Insert a piece of string or wire ornament hanger where indicated, hang in front of a Christmas tree light or in a sunny window, and watch your artwork glow.

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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books

17. Little Wildflowers Stained Glass Coloring Book (Dover Stained Glass Coloring Book)

by: John Green
Release date: Aug 03, 1992
Number of Pages: 8
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Youngsters can create their own garden of stained glass wildflowers with the charming, colorable drawings in this collection. Boldly outlined on translucent paper are eight different species of wildflowers whose uncultivated beauty brightens roadsides, fields, and meadows: buttercup, blue phlox, oxeye daisy, lady’s slipper, California poppy, cornflower, day lily, and rugosa rose.
The pictures are printed on special paper that allows light to shine through it. First cut the pages from the book as neatly as you can. Then color the pictures, using crayons, felt-tip pens, or paints. You’ll get particularly interesting effects if you color both sides, using different colors on the backs than on the fronts. When the pictures are taped to a window, the sunlight shines through them the same way it shines through colored glass!
Please refer to the inside back cover for coloring hints and identifications for the scenes. The order of the pages is your key to the identifications, so make a record of them before removing the pages from the book.

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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books

18. Wise Words to Color: Inspiration to Live and Color By

by: Zoe IngramZoe Ingram
Release date: Apr 19, 2016
Number of Pages: 96
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Wise Words to Color offers a variety of Instagram-ready quotations and designs to color, guaranteed to inspire any recent graduate. With short words of advice from classic authors including Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman, this book is a keepsake just waiting for your creative touch. Printed on heavy stock with intricate black-and-white interiors and a distinctive uncoated cover with specs, this book is a beautiful gift—or a pick-me-up for yourself!

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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography > Art > Drawing

19. When the Sky is Like Lace: Barbara Cooney Reissue

by: Elinor Lander HorwitzBarbara Cooney
Release date: Jan 20, 2015
Number of Pages: 32
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Two-time Caldecott Medal Award Winner Barbara Cooney illustrated this magical night-time story when it was first published in 1975, the year it was a New York Times Outstanding Book Selection. It’s been a regular read-aloud in libraries ever since. Librarians, parents, and teachers will love this beautiful reissue that does justice to her incredible art. Wonderful nighttime story with dancing otters and trees, pineapple spaghetti, and other dreamy subjects, all with creative and fun language. (2016-04-21)
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Sleep

20. Baby: Hide and Seek!

by: DK Publishing
Release date: Jan 16, 2012
Number of Pages: 16
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Perfect for reading aloud and encouraging early word recognition, these chunky board books are just right for babies who love to explore shape and texture.

  • Fun flaps, bright colors, and simple, bold designs will grab baby’s attention
  • Easy-grip tabs make it accessible for baby to hold and explore
  • Simple, playful text makes it easy for reading aloud
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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Games

21. Tara’s Coloring Book

by: Jonathan LandawAndy WeberNigel Wellings
Release date: Jun 15, 1979
Number of Pages: 32
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A book of twelve exquisite line drawings of some of the most famous figures from Tibetan iconography. Shakyamuni Buddha, Chenrezig, Tara, Manjushri, and others are presented, together with scenes selected from their stories and explanation of their meaning. Detailed guidance is provided by the artists. A fine and fun learning and practice tool. For all ages.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

22. Look-Alikes Around the World

by: Joan Steiner
Release date: Sep 01, 2007
Number of Pages: 40
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Take an eye-opening trip around the world! Using everyday objects in ingenious ways, artist Joan Steiner has created three-dimensional scenes of more than 40 famous landmarks and familiar vacation locales ? from the shores of Cape Cod and chateaux across Europe to the Egyptian pyramids and the magestic Taj Mahal. Complete with photographs of the actual sites, fascinating facts, and more than 500 look-alikes to search for, this unique postcard album will challenge and captivate puzzlers of all ages.
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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Games > Puzzles

23. Little Baby Animals Stained Glass Coloring Book (Dover Stained Glass Coloring Book)

by: John GreenColoring Books
Release date: Aug 03, 1992
Number of Pages: 8
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Eight adorable babies pose for their portraits in this collection of ready-to-color stained glass illustrations. Each captivating animal — puppy, kitten, calf, piglet, duckling, lamb, fawn, and seal pup — is boldly outlined on translucent paper. Just color and hang near a source of light to produce a striking stained glass effect. 8 full-page designs.
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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books

24. Teletubbies fun time coloring book

by: go with the flo books
Release date: Nov 25, 2015
Number of Pages: 46
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A selection of coloring and dot to dot pictures featuring the Teletubbies. This book is suitable for very young children and will stimulate them and give them hours of enjoyment.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

25. Baby Einstein: 365 Days of Baby Einstein

by: Julie Aigner-ClarkNadeem Zaidi
Release date: Dec 02, 2003
Number of Pages: 176
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Take baby on a multisensory adventure with 365 Days of Baby Einstein, a collection of stimulating learning experiences designed to enhance verbal acquisition, nurture concept development, and promote a lifetime love of learning. Playful, baby-friendly text, charming illustrations, and real-life photography encourage interactivity between parent and child and create one-on-one learning discoveries in language, art, and poetry that are sure to make baby squeal with delight.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > New Baby

26. Rumpelstiltskin (Usborne Fairytale Sticker Stories)

by: Heather AmerySarah Khan
Release date: Jun 30, 2006
Number of Pages: 16
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For more than a decade parents have chosen Troll’s Fairy Tale Classics for their beautiful illustrations and affordable editions. Now republished with contemporary new covers – but still competitively priced – these beloved fairy tales can be discovered by a new generation of children and their parents.
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Children’s Books > Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths

27. Wumbers

by: Amy Krouse RosenthalTom Lichtenheld
Release date: May 30, 2012
Number of Pages: 40
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What do you get when you combine a word and a number? A wumber! Paying tribute to William Steig’s CDB!, best-selling book, cre8ors Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld have wri10 and illustr8ed this s2pendous book that is 1derful 4 readers in kindergar10 and up. If we’ve confused you, just take a look at the book—4tun8ly it has helpful pictures. We are sure you will get it ins10tly!
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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Games > Word Games

28. Bedroom Makeovers (Sleepover Secrets)

by: Stephanie Turnbull
Release date: Jan 01, 2016
Number of Pages: 24
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With a high-interest, magazine-style presentation, this title is jam-packed with fun and easy bedroom makeover activities for young girls to enjoy with their friends. With an emphasis on creativity and self-expression, the title also promotes wellness and healthy self-esteem. Easy step-by-step activities supply inventive ideas while also reinforcing sequential learning and offering STEAM support through project-based learning.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography > Art

29. Jesus Saves! Take-Home Mini-Books, Grades PK – 2: His Life, His Love, His Promises, and Why Kids Can Trust Him

by: Sandy Wardman
Release date: May 15, 2007
Number of Pages: 112
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Have fun with faith using Jesus Saves! Take-Home Mini-Books for grades PK–2! This 112-page book features 12 interactive lessons, each with a related take-home mini-book that children create. Each lesson provides a fun, interactive warm-up, a craft, a puzzle activity, and a mini-devotional that helps teachers prepare their hearts for teaching the lesson.
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Christian Books & Bibles > Education > Children & Teens

30. Sneak-a-Peek-a-boo! Where’s My Mom?

by: Sarah Creese
Release date: Feb 01, 2011
Number of Pages: 10
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Bright and lively new series of lift-the-flap board books.

Sneak-a-peek-a-boo! are a fun new series of lift-the-flap board books. Follow the sweet, rhyming text as it asks you to find out where the kitten, puppy, bear and animal mom are hiding!

Each page encourages children to lift the flap and discover what is hiding beneath! A small cut-through hole gives a clue to what’s behind the flap and a small tab on the side of the flap helps little hands to easily lift the flap and find out!

Filled with bright, lively design and beautiful photographic images, Where’s My Kitten?, Where’s My Puppy?, Where’s My Bear? and Where’s My Mom? will engage and entertain children.

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Parents

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