Bestselling Early Learning Books for 6 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 bestselling early learning books for 6 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. Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site

by: Sherri Duskey RinkerTom Lichtenheld
Release date: May 04, 2011
Number of Pages: 32
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The #1 New York Times bestseller

As the sun sets behind the big construction site, all the hardworking trucks get ready to say goodnight. One by one, Crane Truck, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, and Excavator finish their work and lie down to rest—so they’ll be ready for another day of rough and tough construction play! With irresistible artwork by best-selling illustrator Tom Lichtenheld and sweet, rhyming text, this book will have truck lovers of all ages begging for more.

And don’t forget! Crunch, vroom, beep, yawn and snore along with Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site SOUND BOOK. Available now.

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

2. Wipe Clean: Letters (Wipe Clean Learning Books)

by: Roger Priddy
Release date: Mar 01, 2004
Number of Pages: 28
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Help your child learn to write letters with this amazing wipe-clean book. The outlines to complete and activities to do make writing practice simple! The special pen included allows letters to be written again and again?simply wipe them away with a cloth.

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

3. Mix It Up!

by: Herve Tullet
Release date: Sep 16, 2014
Number of Pages: 56
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PRESS HERE, MIX IT UP! and now LET’S PLAY! Collect all three interactive books from Hervé Tullet!
Accept Hervé Tullet’s irresistible invitation to mix it up in a dazzling adventure of whimsy and wonder. Follow the artist’s simple instructions, and suddenly colors appear, mix, splatter, and vanish in a world powered only by the reader’s imagination. Tullet—who joins such greats as Eric Carle and Leo Lionni as a master of his craft—sets readers on an extraordinary interactive journey all within the printed page. Tullet prompts plenty of giggles in addition to a profound understanding of colors, and once again displays his unique genius and vision in a work that is a glorious and richly satisfying companion to Press Here.
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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books

4. 100 Words Kids Need to Read by 1st Grade: Sight Word Practice to Build Strong Readers

by: Terry Cooper
Release date: Jan 01, 2002
Number of Pages: 32
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Each workbook reinforces the 100 words that children need to know – and it helps them master comprehension, spelling, writing, and usage of each word. Includes:

• Fill-in-the-blank stories and sentences

• Word riddles, games, and puzzles

• Stories that present the words in context

• “Guess the Word” activities

• Word classifying and sorting activities

• Practice using irregular verb forms

• Proofreading practice For use with Grade 1.

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Children’s Books > Education & Reference > Reading & Writing

5. Colors and Shapes Flash Cards (Brighter Child Flash Cards)

by: Brighter Child
Release date: Mar 15, 2006
Number of Pages: 54
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Brighter Child(R) Colors & Shapes Flash Cards offer children a fun and easy way to practice their colors and shapes. The set features 54 cards that help reinforce colors, early geometry, and reading readiness skills. Charming full-color illustrations help to engage children, and a special card also offers creative game ideas designed to reinforce learning.

The popular Brighter Child® Flash Cards give children a fun and easy way to practice important skills. Offering 24 titles encompassing preschool to grade 5, each title focuses on an important subject including early concepts, math, phonics, and U.S. History. Fun game ideas and learning suggestions are included to help children build proficiency and confidence. Game cards also allow children to develop thinking, decision-making, turn-taking, and social skills while playing fun games at the same time.

Select titles are also available in English-Spanish and Spanish-only versions.

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Children’s Books > Early Learning > Basic Concepts > Colors

6. Merry Christmas, Mouse! (If You Give…)

by: Laura NumeroffFelicia Bond
Release date: Sep 25, 2007
Number of Pages: 24
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Join Mouse from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie as he decorates his Christmas tree in a holiday counting adventure.

This board book with sturdy pages is perfect for toddlers, who will enjoy this simple introduction to numbers.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs & Squirrels

7. Steam Train, Dream Train

by: Sherri Duskey RinkerTom Lichtenheld
Release date: Apr 16, 2013
Number of Pages: 40
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The team behind the #1 New York Times bestseller Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site returns with another fabulous book for bedtime! The dream train pulls into the station, and one by one the train cars are loaded: polar bears pack the reefer car with ice cream, elephants fill the tanker cars with paints, tortoises stock the auto rack with race cars, bouncy kangaroos stuff the hopper car with balls. Sweet and silly dreams are guaranteed for any budding train enthusiasts!
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Children’s Books > Animals

8. Hide-and-Go-Swim! (Bubble Guppies) (Nifty Lift-and-Look)

by: Random HouseMJ Illustrations
Release date: Jul 22, 2014
Number of Pages: 12
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The Bubble Guppies star in this big board book featuring over 30 flaps to lift! With sturdy pages and surprises under every flap, boys and girls ages 0 to 3 will love learning about colors, shapes, numbers, and more with Gil, Molly, Bubble Puppy, and their friends from the hit Nickelodeon TV series Bubble Guppies.
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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

9. Toot (Leslie Patricelli board books)

by: Leslie PatricelliLeslie Patricelli
Release date: Mar 11, 2014
Number of Pages: 24
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A subject dear to children’s hearts is in the spotlight as Leslie Patricelli’s beloved baby character returns.

Everybody does it: Kitty, Doggie, Daddy — even Mommy! And when Leslie Patricelli’s beloved bald baby does it while running, it sounds like a train. This frank and very funny look at a certain noisy body function is perfectly suited to the youngest of listeners, while their giggling older siblings will be happy to read it aloud.

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

10. Addition 0 to 12 (Brighter Child Flash Cards)

by: Brighter Child
Release date: Mar 15, 2006
Number of Pages: 54
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Brighter Child® Addition 0 to 12 Flash Cards offer children a fun and easy way to practice their addition skills. The set features 54 cards with two addition problems each, their answers on the opposite side. Bright, bold numbers are placed on a white background for easy reading, and a special card also offers creative game ideas designed to reinforce learning.

The popular Brighter Child® Flash Cards give children a fun and easy way to practice important skills. Offering 24 titles encompassing preschool to grade 5, each title focuses on an important subject including early concepts, math, phonics, and U.S. History. Fun game ideas and learning suggestions are included to help children build proficiency and confidence. Game cards also allow children to develop thinking, decision-making, turn-taking, and social skills while playing fun games at the same time.

Select titles are also available in English-Spanish and Spanish-only versions.

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Children’s Books > Education & Reference > Math > Arithmetic

11. Drop It, Rocket! (Step Into Reading, Step 1)

by: Tad Hills
Release date: Jul 08, 2014
Number of Pages: 32
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Rocket, the beloved dog from the New York Times bestselling picture books How Rocket Learned to Read and Rocket Writes a Story, is back in a Step 1 leveled reader.

Rocket is ready to find new words for his word tree with his teacher, the little yellow bird. He finds a leaf, a hat, and a star . . . but when he finds a red boot, he doesn’t want to let go. What will make Rocket drop it?

With predictable patterns, simple words, lots of repetition, and bright, colorful illustrations, this Rocket book will charm young readers—and they can read it all by themselves!

Step 1 Readers feature big type and easy words. Rhymes and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story. For children who know the alphabet and are eager to begin reading.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

12. Wipe Clean: Numbers (Wipe Clean Learning Books)

by: Roger Priddy
Release date: Mar 01, 2004
Number of Pages: 28
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Help your child learn to write numbers with this amazing wipe-clean book. The outlines to complete and activities to do make number practice simple! The special pen included allows numbers to be written again and again – simply wipe away with a cloth. This book includes many first concept activities such as writing, counting, sorting, color recognition and how to draw. The thick board pages are easy for small hands to hold, and will provide kids with hours of learning fun!
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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books

13. Basic Sight Words Flash Cards, Ages 6 – 9

by: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
Release date: Jan 02, 2004
Number of Pages: 102
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Flash cards are an excellent way to introduce new skills, reinforce memorization, and support good study habits. This two-sided card set features rounded corners for easy sorting and includes 102 set cards (6″ x 3″ each) and 1 activity card.
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Children’s Books

14. The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear

by: Don WoodAudrey WoodDon Wood
Release date: Apr 01, 1997
Number of Pages: 32
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The Little Mouse and the Big Hungry Bear are known and loved by millions of children around the world. Little Mouse loves strawberries, but so does the bear… How will Little Mouse stop the bear from eating his freshly picked, red, ripe strawberry.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Bears

15. Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book #1: Amelia Bedelia Means Business

by: Herman ParishLynne Avril
Release date: Jan 29, 2013
Number of Pages: 160
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Amelia Bedelia makes her chapter book debut! In Amelia Bedelia Means Business, a New York Times bestseller and the first book in the new chapter book series, young Amelia Bedelia will do almost anything for a shiny new bicycle.

Amelia Bedelia’s parents say they’ll split the cost of a new bike with her, and that means Amelia Bedelia needs to put the pedal to the metal and earn some dough! With Amelia Bedelia anything can happen, and it usually does. Short, fast-paced chapters, tons of friends, silly situations, and funny wordplay and misunderstandings make the Amelia Bedelia chapter books an ideal choice for readers of the Ivy and Bean, Magic Tree House, and Judy Moody books. Features black-and-white pictures by Lynne Avril on every page!

Look out! Here comes Amelia Bedelia, and she means business! “Sure to be favorites on the early chapter-book shelves.”—School Library Journal

Supports the Common Core State Standards

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Girls & Women

16. Subtraction 0 to 12 Flash Cards (Brighter Child Flash Cards)

by: Brighter Child
Release date: Mar 15, 2006
Number of Pages: 54
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Brighter Child® Subtraction 0 to 12 Flash Cards offer children a fun and easy way to practice their subtraction skills. The set features 54 cards with two subtraction problems each, their answers on the opposite side. Bright, bold numbers are placed on a white background for easy reading, and a special card also offers creative game ideas designed to reinforce learning.

The popular Brighter Child® Flash Cards give children a fun and easy way to practice important skills. Offering 24 titles encompassing preschool to grade 5, each title focuses on an important subject including early concepts, math, phonics, and U.S. History. Fun game ideas and learning suggestions are included to help children build proficiency and confidence. Game cards also allow children to develop thinking, decision-making, turn-taking, and social skills while playing fun games at the same time.

Select titles are also available in English-Spanish and Spanish-only versions.

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Children’s Books > Education & Reference > Math > Arithmetic

17. The Little Red Box of Bright and Early Board Books (Bright & Early Board Books(TM))

by: P.D. EastmanMichael Frith
Release date: Jul 22, 2014
Number of Pages: 24
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A boxed set of four board books featuring P.D. Eastman’s famous dogs! Tucked inside this little red box topped with a sturdy handle are board book adaptations of the classic Beginner Books by P.D. Eastman: Go, Dog. Go!; Big Dog . . . Little Dog; The Alphabet Book; and Michael Frith’s I’ll Teach My Dog a Lot of Words. Perfect for the holidays, baby showers, and happy occasions of all kinds, this is a literacy-nurturing gift that babies can literally sink their teeth into!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

18. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Chicka Chicka Book, A)

by: Bill Martin Jr.John ArchambaultLois Ehlert
Release date: Oct 01, 1989
Number of Pages: 40
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In this lively alphabet rhyme, the letters of the alphabet race up the cocunut tree. Will there be enough room? Oh, no – Chicka Chicka Boom! Boom!

A told B, and B told C, I’ll meet you at the top of the coconut tree.

In this lively alphabet rhyme, all the letters of the alphabet race each other up the cocunut tree. Will there be enough room? Oh, no – Chicka Chicka Boom! Boom! The well-known authors of Barn Dance and Knots on a Counting Rope have created a rhythmic alphabet chant that rolls along on waves of fun. Lois Ehlert’s rainbow of bright, bold, cheerful colors makes the merry parade of letters unforgettable.

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Children’s Books

19. Pooh’s Honey Trouble (Disney Winnie the Pooh)

by: Sara F. Miller
Release date: Feb 07, 2012
Number of Pages: 16
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With a rumbly in his tumbly, but not even a smidgen of honey, Winnie the Pooh is in real trouble. What’s a Hungry Bear to do? Find out in this delightful touch and feel book, full of the colors and textures found in the Hundred-Acre Wood.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Bears

20. Wipe Clean: Pen Control

by: Roger Priddy
Release date: Feb 28, 2012
Number of Pages: 28
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Help your preschooler master tracing and pen control skills with this colorful, practical and fun wipe-clean book. The sturdy board pages are full of great exercises and activities for your child to complete, helping them to develop these key first skills which lead to the ability to form letters and numbers before learning to write. The special pen included with the book allows all the exercises to be done over and over – simply wipe away with a cloth and try again!

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Children’s Books > Early Learning > Basic Concepts

21. WHO’S IN THE OCEAN?

by: IKids
Release date: Aug 08, 2012
Number of Pages: 20
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Once you start popping, there’s just no stopping! These fun, tactile books help kids learn to count–without losing count! Raised buttons pop in on every page so kids can press them as they count in this casebound book with ten spreads and 30 poke-able dots. Out in the ocean where the big waves roar, tons of different creatures come out to explore. Kids can count them all as they read along with this bouncing rhyme. With beautiful, colorful illustrations and irresistible click-to-count buttons, kids will love learning their numbers as they discover who lives in the ocean.
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Children’s Books > Early Learning > Basic Concepts > Counting

22. Where’s Ellie?: A Hide-and-Seek Book

by: Salina Yoon
Release date: Aug 28, 2012
Number of Pages: 18
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Where’s Ellie is a guessing game in board book form. Very young readers will love searching for Ellie the elephant among familiar colorful objects—and finding something unexpected instead. Each page offers a hint of Ellie, but it isn’t until the last page that readers will find her. And when they do, they’ll want to start all over and do it again!

Intricate embossing on Ellie and her trunk add depth and a tactile element to this die-cut board book—as well as extra value.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Elephants

23. Tabbed Board Books: My First Trucks and Diggers: Let’s Get Driving! (Tab Board Books)

by: DK Publishing
Release date: Dec 23, 2013
Number of Pages: 28
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Explore the exciting world of trucks and diggers in this tabbed picture book that leads children to 13 fun activity spreads.

Filled with clear photography and simple text, Tabbed Board Books: My First Trucks and Diggers has all the classic kid favorites, from excavators to dump trucks to bulldozers. Look around the construction site to see tankers, logging trucks, and other commercial vehicles carrying freight on the road.

Perfect for learning the names of the different trucks and diggers and durable enough for toddlers to handle, Tabbed Board Books: My First Trucks and Diggers promotes early reading, listening, and writing skills.

The toddler-tough tabbed pages of the books in this series are filled with little ones’ favorite topics waiting to be discovered. Thirteen inviting picture tabs lead children to fun-filled, activity-themed spreads, and each page offers a wealth of speaking and listening opportunities that promote early reading and writing skills. 

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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > Heavy Machinery

24. Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3

by: Bill Martin Jr.Michael SampsonLois Ehlert
Release date: Jul 22, 2014
Number of Pages: 36
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The beloved counting-themed companion to the bestselling Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is now available as a Classic Board Book!

1 told 2
and 2 told 3,
“I’ll race you to the top of the apple tree.”

One hundred and one numbers climb the apple tree in this bright, rollicking, joyous rhyme, now available as a Classic Board Book. As the numerals pile up and bumblebees threaten, what’s the number that saves the day? (Hint: It rhymes with “hero.”) Young children can read and count and play and laugh to learn the surprising answer.

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > Stories In Verse

25. My Book Of Numbers 1-30 (Kumon Workbooks)

by: Kumon
Release date: Jan 26, 2004
Number of Pages: 80
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Kumon workbooks are based on the “Kumon Method”, an educational philosophy that aims at unlocking the full learning potential of each individual child. The Kumon Method introduces learning concepts in an incremental, step-by-step approach, allowing children to master new skills easily and without anxiety or frustration. As a result, children gain confidence in their abilities and are motivated to learn on their own.

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

26. Wipe Clean Workbook Uppercase Alphabet

by: Roger Priddy
Release date: Jun 08, 2010
Number of Pages: 28
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Wipe clean workbook on uppercase letters, full of exercises and activities to help prepare children aged three and over for school.
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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books

27. Sophie la girafe: Peekaboo Sophie! (Sophie La Giraffe)

by: Dawn Sirett
Release date: Jun 17, 2013
Number of Pages: 12
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With more than fifty million sold, Sophie la girafe, the wildly popular toy from France, is a fixture in nurseries all over the world. A favorite among moms, Sophie la girafe is a popular shower gift, and has garnered praise from parents everywhere.

Now come the first ever licensed Sophie la girafe books — the perfect accompaniment to the winsome toy!

With fun flaps that open to reveal colorful pictures of Sophie la girafe and her friends, Peekaboo! Sophie la girafe: Peekaboo Sophie! invites children to their favorite game of peekaboo with their favorite toy.

Featuring simple text that encourages parent-child interaction, baby-appropriate touch-and-feel elements, and large appealing flaps for little hands to flip, this volume is a great opportunity to introduce babies to books, and to develop imagination, thinking, and memory skills.

2014 National Parenting Publications Honors Award Winner

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Children’s Books > Early Learning > Basic Concepts

28. Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site Sound Book

by: Sherri Duskey RinkerTom Lichtenheld
Release date: Aug 19, 2014
Number of Pages: 12
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The #1 New York Times bestselling team behind Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site returns with the sounds of a construction site as it powers down and says goodnight! Lightly abridged and revised from the original text, this playful board book includes a sound bar with 5 sounds—crunch, vroom, beep, yawn, snore—that bring interactive fun to the setting of the hit picture book.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Sleep

29. Wild Predators (Wild Kratts) (Step into Reading)

by: Chris KrattMartin KrattRandom House
Release date: Jul 14, 2015
Number of Pages: 32
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PBS’s animated hit show Wild Kratts follows the adventures of zoologists Chris and Martin Kratt as they travel to animal habitats around the globe. Along the way, they encounter incredible creatures while combining science education with fun. Boys and girls ages 4 to 6 will love this Step 2 Step into Reading leveled reader as they activate their Creature Power Suits to go hunting with the world’s most amazing predators, such as sharks, lions, and crocodiles! Step 2 Readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories. For children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help.
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Children’s Books > Animals

30. Wipe Clean Workbook Numbers 1-20

by: Roger Priddy
Release date: Jun 08, 2010
Number of Pages: 28
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Wipe clean workbook on numbers 1-20, full of exercises and activities to help prepare children aged three and over for school.
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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books

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