Bestselling Early Learning Books for 8 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 bestselling early learning books for 8 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. Multiplication 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® Multiplication 0 to 12 Flash Cards offer children a fun and easy way to practice their multiplication skills. The set features 54 cards with two multiplication 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

2. What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety (What to Do Guides for Kids)

by: Dawn HuebnerBonnie Matthews
Release date: Sep 15, 2005
Number of Pages: 80
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“What to Do When You Worry Too Much” is an interactive self-help book designed to guide 6-12 year olds and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques most often used in the treatment of generalized anxiety. Engaging, encouraging, and easy to follow, this book educates, motivates, and empowers children to work towards change. It includes a note to parents by psychologist and author Dawn Huebner, PhD.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Health

3. Hark! A Shark!: All About Sharks (Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library)

by: Bonnie WorthAristides RuizJoe Mathieu
Release date: Jan 08, 2013
Number of Pages: 48
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In this latest installment of the Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library, the Cat introduces beginning readers to all kinds of sharks! From the smallest (the dwarf lantern) to the largest (the whale shark), the most notorius (the great white) to the most obscure (the goblin), the Cat explains why sharks have lots of teeth but no bones; how their tough skin helps them swim fast and stay clean (inspiring scientists–and bathing suit manufacturers!); how pores along the sides of their bodies help them sense prey; that they have more to fear from us than we do from them, and much, much more! Perfect for shark and Cat (in the Hat) fanciers, fans of the new PBS Kids preschool science show The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! will sink their teeth into this new addition to the series!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Marine Life

4. Dr. Seuss’s Second Beginner Book Collection

by: Dr. SeussRandom House
Release date: Sep 27, 2011
Number of Pages: 288
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Want to give a gift that will make a lasting impression? This boxed set of of five beloved Beginner Books by Dr. Seuss—The Cat in the Hat Comes Back, Dr. Seuss’s ABC, Oh Say Can You Say?, Oh the Thinks You Can Think!, and I Can Read with My Eyes Shut!—is perfect for new parents, birthday celebrations, and happy occasions of all kinds. Ideal for reading aloud or reading alone, it will be cherished by young and old alike. Begin a child on the adventure of a lifetime—with Beginner Books by Dr. Seuss!

And if you want to make a REALLY BIG impression, consider gifting this along with a copy of our first boxed set of Beginner Books, Dr. Seuss’s Beginner Book Collection. The two sets combined include all ten Beginner Books by Dr. Seuss!

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > Dr. Seuss

5. Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy

by: Matthew Reinhart
Release date: Oct 15, 2007
Number of Pages: 6
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An explosive, interactive, pop off the page book about George Lucas’s STAR WARS movies to celebrate the 30th anniversary!

Matthew Reinhart has created another spectacular pop-up book for George Lucas’s epic STAR WARS movies! Bestselling pop-up artist and engineer Matthew Reinhart has designed a thirtieth anniversary commemorative edition that comes packed with a variety of novelty features — pop-ups, working light sabers, pull tabs, and other interactive looks at the exciting and popular movies. This beautiful book will impress all fans of STAR WARS and gives a whole new perspective to the films.

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Children’s Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy & Magic

6. The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree: An Appalachian Story (Picture Puffin Books)

by: Gloria HoustonBarbara Cooney
Release date: Oct 01, 1996
Number of Pages: 32
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This unforgettable tale, illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Barbara Cooney, has become a seasonal classic-a touching and joyful story about courage and the power of family.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction

7. The Thanksgiving Story

by: Alice DalglieshHelen Sewell
Release date: Sep 01, 1985
Number of Pages: 32
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In this festive Caldecott Honor–winning picture book, Alice Dalgiesh brings to life the origin of the Thanksgiving holiday for readers of all ages.

Giles, Constance and Damaris Hopkins are all passengers aboard the crowded Mayflower, journeying to the New World to start a new life. Things get a little more cramped when their baby brother Oceanus is born during the passage. However, when they arrive, there are even worse challenges to face as the Pilgrims are subjected to hunger, cold, and sickness that put their small colony in great danger. With the help of the Native Americans though, they might just be able to survive their first year in this strange land—and have a November harvest to celebrate for generations!

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction > United States > Colonial

8. Division 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® Division 0 to 12 Flash Cards offer children a fun and easy way to practice their division skills. The set features 54 cards with two division 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.

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Children’s Books > Education & Reference > Study Aids > Children’s General Study Aids

9. If Jesus Lived Inside My Heart

by: Jill Roman LordAmy Wummer
Release date: Aug 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 22
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A new size for this sweet and brightly colored board book that explores the presence of Jesus in our lives.

If Jesus lived inside our hearts, would it show in our daily actions? This delightful little story explores just that as the toddlers in the story learn to be kind and generous in a variety of situations. The book may be used by parents as an introduction to Jesus and a way to discuss the many ways He lives within us. Bright and engaging illustrations from Amy Wummer enhance the appeal of the book to young children. Ages 2-5.

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Religious Fiction > Christian

10. Cajun Night Before Christmas® (The Night Before Christmas Series)

by: “Trosclair”Howard JacobsJames Rice
Release date: Sep 30, 1992
Number of Pages: 48
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St. Nicholas piles his skiff high with toys and hitches it to eight flying alligators on the bayou.

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction > United States

11. Time and Money Flash Cards (Brighter Child Flash Cards)

by: Brighter Child
Release date: Mar 15, 2006
Number of Pages: 54
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Brighter Child® Time and Money Flash Cards offer children a fun and easy way to practice telling time with digital and analog clocks. The set features 54 cards that help strengthen money recognition, counting, 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 > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Money

12. That Rule Doesn’t Apply to Me! (Responsible Me!)

by: Julia CookAnita DuFalla
Release date: Apr 01, 2016
Number of Pages: 32
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Noodle is having a rough couple of days. The rules keep getting in the way of his fun! Rules for this and rules for that. There are so many rules – too many rules! Rules stink! And Noodle struggles because he doesn’t think many of them actually apply to HIM! Can’t he just have a rule-free day? Author Julia Cook’s newest book in the Responsible Me! series will have readers in stitches as Noodle describes the variety of rules he deals with daily. Will Noodle’s mother and teacher convince him that rules are meant to help, not harm, him?
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Values

13. Numbers 1 to 100 Flash Cards: Numeros del 1 al 100 (Brighter Child Flash Cards)

by: Brighter Child
Release date: Mar 15, 2006
Number of Pages: 54
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Brighter Child® Numbers 1 to 100/Numeros del 1 al 100 Flash Cards offer children a fun way to practice their numbers in English and Spanish. The set features 54 cards that help reinforce number recognition, counting, and reading readiness skills in English and Spanish. Full-color illustrations in English and Spanish 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 > Education & Reference > Foreign Language Learning > Spanish

14. Garden Fairies Scratch and Sketch: An Art Activity for Magical Artists and Believers of All Ages (Scratch & Sketch)

by: Martha Day Zschock
Release date: Dec 01, 2006
Number of Pages: 64
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Scratch and sketch your very own gardens of flower fairies!

  • Enjoy verses about your favorite flowers and their fairies as you copy 20 pictures from the land of fantasy.
  • As you scratch away the black coating with the included wooden stylus, you’ll see your artwork blossom on rainbow-swirled and gold, silver, and purple glitter pages!
  • Use the extra sketch pages to draw your own floral designs and tiny friends.
  • Ages 5 and up.
  • This art activity book comes shrink-wrapped.
  • 64 pages.
  • Includes 20 scratch-off, 20 illustrated, 20 sketch pages.
  • 6-3/8 inches wide by 8-1/2 inches high; wire-o bound hardcover.
  • Publisher’s Note: This activity book is best enjoyed by older children who are comfortable copying sketches onto the blank black-coated pages with the stylus. Younger children may have more fun with our Trace-Along Scratch and Sketch books.
  • Warning: Choking hazard — small parts. Not for children under 3 years. Non-toxic: Potential eye irritant. Avoid inhaling particles of scratch coating.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography > Art > Drawing

15. The Snow Globe Family

by: Jane O’ConnorS.D. Schindler
Release date: Oct 02, 2008
Number of Pages: 40
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Oh, when will it snow again? wonders the little family who lives in the snow globe. They long for a snowstorm? if only someone in the big family would pick up the snow globe and give it a shake. Baby would love to. She notices the little family, but the snow globe is too high for her to reach. But then Baby is alone during a snowstorm. Will the snow globe family get a chance to go sledding, too?
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life

16. Hap-Pea All Year (The Peas Series)

by: Keith BakerKeith Baker
Release date: Nov 01, 2016
Number of Pages: 40
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Keith Baker’s New York Times bestselling peas are back for more fun—this time exploring the months of the year!

Hap-pea January!
Let’s get going,

grab your mittens—hooray, it’s snowing!

The peas have rolled through the letters, numbers, and colors. Now, they’re back with all of their signature jaunty and joyful perfect-for-preschoolers energy to take young readers through the calendar. With bouncy rhyming text and playful pea-packed illustrations, celebrating the months, the seasons, and the holidays has never been so fun!

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Health > Personal Hygiene

17. Fireflies

by: Julie BrinckloeJulie Brinckloe
Release date: May 31, 1986
Number of Pages: 32
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A young boy is proud of having caught a jar full of fireflies, which seems to him like owning a piece of moonlight, but as the light begins to dim he realizes he must set the insects free or they will die.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Bugs & Spiders

18. The Complete Book of Spanish, Grades 1 – 3

by: Thinking KidsCarson-Dellosa Publishing
Release date: Feb 11, 2016
Number of Pages: 416
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The Complete Book of Spanish for grades 1 to 3 helps young learners build a solid foundation in Spanish by providing focused instruction on topics such as numbers, the alphabet, parts of speech, expressions, days of the week, months of the year, family terms, and community terms.

Introducing a foreign language to children at an early age can help them become well-adjusted communicators. Featuring kid-friendly activities and a Spanish-English glossary, The Complete Book of Spanish uses high-interest text to support skill mastery, encourage learning, and help children hone the skills needed for eventual language fluency.

The Complete Book series offers an engaging way for children to acquire knowledge and strengthen essential skills. This series features activities that encourage independent learning and support skill mastery in Spanish, handwriting, maps, geography, the alphabet, numbers, counting, time, money, and arts and crafts. Each subject-specific, comprehensive workbook offers focused instruction and fun activities. The books in this series feature full-color photographs and illustrations that hold attention while children learn important concepts.

With The Complete Book series, students have the support they need for school success!

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Children’s Books > Education & Reference > Foreign Language Learning > Spanish

19. Thunder Cake

by: Patricia Polacco
Release date: Aug 25, 1997
Number of Pages: 32
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A loud clap of thunder booms, and rattles the windows of Grandma’s old farmhouse. “This is Thunder Cake baking weather,” calls Grandma, as she and her granddaughter hurry to gather the ingredients around the farm. A real Thunder Cake must reach the oven before the storm arrives. But the list of ingredients is long and not easy to find . . . and the storm is coming closer all the time!

Reaching once again into her rich childhood experience, Patricia Polacco tells the memorable story of how her grandma–her Babushka–helped her overcome her fear of thunder when she was a little girl. Ms. Polacco’s vivid memories of her grandmother’s endearing answer to a child’s fear, accompanied by her bright folk-art illustrations, turn a frightening thunderstorm into an adventure and ultimately . . . a celebration!

Whether the first clap of thunder finds you buried under the bedcovers or happily anticipating the coming storm, Thunder Cake is a story that will bring new meaning and possibility to the excitement of a thunderstorm.

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

20. 70 Must-Know Word Problems, Grades 1 – 2 (Singapore Math)

by: Frank Schaffer Publications
Release date: Jun 01, 2009
Number of Pages: 160
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Welcome to Singapore Math––the leading math program in the world! This workbook features math practice and activities for first and second grade students based on the Singapore Math method. An introduction at the front of each book explains Singapore Math and its common problem types. Each unit has learning objectives, which clearly define the skills to be learned in that section, and an answer key with step-by-step worked out solutions that help students see how to work the problems. This book is perfect for students familiar with Singapore Math and for those who just need extra math practice!

Many students struggle with word problems because they typically involve two or more mathematical concepts and require reading, comprehension, and analytical skills to determine the solution. To help overcome this struggle, these Singapore Math workbooks focus on diagrams, number bonds, the “counting on” method, and the “crossing out” method to help students master challenging word problems as well as exercise mental calculation. Perfect as a supplement to classroom work or as a homeschool resource, this series will boost confidence in problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.

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Children’s Books > Education & Reference > Math

21. Cookie Count: A Tasty Pop-up

by: Robert SabudaRobert Sabuda
Release date: Nov 01, 1997
Number of Pages: 12
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Cookie Count is a mouth-watering book of lavish surprises — a baker’s bounty of ten pop-up spreads. Award-winner Robert Sabuda’s intricate paper engineering, along with his whimsical art, creates a book that will be counted as a family favorite for years to come.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs & Squirrels

22. 100 Words Kids Need to Read by 3rd Grade: Sight Word Practice to Build Strong Readers

by: Scholastic Inc.
Release date: Jan 01, 2002
Number of Pages: 32
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Each workbook reinforces the100 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 3.

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

23. Beautiful Hands

by: Bret BaumgartenKathryn OtoshiKathryn Otoshi
Release date: Sep 29, 2015
Number of Pages: 40
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This colorful concept book reveals an illustrative surprise and reading delight with every turn of the page. Little hands can do so many wonderful things: plant ideas; stretch imaginations; and reach for dreams. Parents and educators will enjoy sharing the word play with young readers. Children will revel in the spectacular art created using thumb- and hand-prints. The book’s uplifting message will rouse and motivate, leaving no heart untouched.

Based on co-author Bret Baumgarten’s experience of holding his daughter’s hands every morning and asking her, “What will your beautiful hands do today?,” this book was created to inspire children everywhere to use their power to help themselves and others achieve their dreams. Co-authored and illustrated by Kathryn Otoshi (One, Zero, Two), it is sure to charm.

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24. Singapore Math Practice, Level 2A, Grade 3

by: Frank Schaffer Publications
Release date: Jun 01, 2009
Number of Pages: 128
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Welcome to Singapore Math––the leading math program in the world! This workbook features math practice and activities for third grade students based on the Singapore Math method. Level A is designed for the first semester and Level B is for the second. An introduction at the front of each book explains Singapore Math and its common problem types. Each unit has learning objectives, which clearly define the skills to be learned in that section, and an answer key with step-by-step worked out solutions that help students see how to work the problems. This book is perfect for students familiar with Singapore Math and for those who just need extra math practice!

Directly correlated to Singapore Math textbooks, this comprehensive practice series allows learners to practice various types of math problems while developing their thinking and analytical skills. Learning objectives and unit assessments are included to ensure that students obtain a thorough understanding of each concept. Perfect as a supplement to classroom work or as a homeschool resource, these workbooks will boost confidence in problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.

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Children’s Books > Education & Reference > Math

25. My First Crossword Puzzle Book (Dover Little Activity Books)

by: Anna PomaskaActivity Books
Release date: Apr 01, 1990
Number of Pages: 64
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Cool crosswords that teach kids how to spell! Here’s an entertaining way for children to sharpen their word skills while they solve delightful crossword puzzles. Twenty-five charmingly illustrated crosswords feature pictures of four different subjects — from toys and animals to storybook characters. Helpful hints show little puzzlers where to write in correct letters. And when they are done, each page can be colored. It’s the fun-filled way to learn how to spell!
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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Games > Word Games

26. Singapore Math Practice, Level 1A, Grade 2

by: Frank Schaffer Publications
Release date: Jun 01, 2009
Number of Pages: 128
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Welcome to Singapore Math––the leading math program in the world! This workbook features math practice and activities for first and second grade students based on the Singapore Math method. Level A is designed for the first semester and Level B is for the second. An introduction at the front of each book explains Singapore Math and its common problem types. Each unit has learning objectives, which clearly define the skills to be learned in that section, and an answer key with step-by-step worked out solutions that help students see how to work the problems. This book is perfect for students familiar with Singapore Math and for those who just need extra math practice!

Directly correlated to Singapore Math textbooks, this comprehensive practice series allows learners to practice various types of math problems while developing their thinking and analytical skills. Learning objectives and unit assessments are included to ensure that students obtain a thorough understanding of each concept. Perfect as a supplement to classroom work or as a homeschool resource, these workbooks will boost confidence in problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.

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Children’s Books > Education & Reference > Math

27. When I Was Young in the Mountains (Reading Rainbow Books)

by: Cynthia RylantDiane Goode
Release date: Jan 01, 1993
Number of Pages: 32
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Caldecott Honor Book!

“An evocative remembrance of the simple pleasures in country living; splashing in the swimming hole, taking baths in the kitchen, sharing family times, each is eloquently portrayed here in both the misty-hued scenes and in the poetic text.”
-Association for Childhood Education International

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

28. Mazes & Dot-to-Dots, Grades K – 2 (Just Puzzling!)

by: Brighter Child
Release date: Apr 02, 2012
Number of Pages: 96
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Just Puzzling! Mazes & Dot-to-Dots is a fun and educational way to entertain your child anywhere he or she may go! This colorful activity book will provide your child with hours of entertainment and skill-building practice. The engaging, full-color activity pages reinforce the basics of reading and math, for children ages 5 and up, through mazes and dot-to-dots. These challenging puzzles are designed to help your child master critical thinking skills and improve concentration. With fun and learning on every page, Just Puzzling! is a win-win for you and your child! –Answer key included. 96 pages.
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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Games > Puzzles

29. The ABCs of Christmas

by: Jill Howarth
Release date: Sep 27, 2016
Number of Pages: 26
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LEARN the ALPHABET and DECK the HALLS!
Spread the joy of Christmas with this sparkly board book that features clever word associations and delightfully festive illustrations.
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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books

30. Fractions Flash Cards (Brighter Child Flash Cards)

by: Brighter Child
Release date: Mar 15, 2006
Number of Pages: 54
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Brighter Child® Fractions Flash Cards offer children a fun and easy way to practice their fraction skills. The set features 54 full-color cards with illustrations to help build meaning, as well as help children make comparisons. Each card covers basic fraction facts from 1/1 to 9/9, and a bonus card teaches basic mathematical symbols. A special card is also included and 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.

tags:

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

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