Bestselling Early Learning Books for 9 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 bestselling early learning books for 9 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. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. The Titanic: Lost and Found (Step-Into-Reading, Step 4)

by: Judy DonnellyKeith Kohler
Release date: Apr 12, 1987
Number of Pages: 48
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Titanic. Just the name evokes tales of the doomed ship that have captivated people of all ages for more than 100 years. 
Early readers will enjoy this exciting account of the world’s most famous disaster-at-sea and the discovery of it’s remains many years later. 
Step 4 books are perfect for independent readers who are confident with simple sentences and are just starting to tackle paragraphs.
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Children’s Books > History > Exploration & Discovery

12. 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

13. Wild Reptiles: Snakes, Crocodiles, Lizards, and Turtles (Wild Kratts) (Step into Reading)

by: Chris KrattMartin KrattRandom House
Release date: Jan 06, 2015
Number of Pages: 32
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A Step 2 Step into Reading Science Reader about reptiles. PBS’s successful animated 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 can join the Kratt brothers as they activate their Creature Power Suits to creep, crawl, and slither with amazing reptiles!

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 > Reptiles & Amphibians

14. The Fairy Tale Detectives (The Sisters Grimm, Book 1)

by: Michael BuckleyPeter Ferguson
Release date: Apr 01, 2007
Number of Pages: 312
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In paperback for the first time, the Sisters Grimm take readers to a world where fairy tales are fact and not everyone is who they seem!

In book one of this bestselling series, sisters Sabrina and Daphne are sent to live with their mysterious grandmother, Relda Grimm. The sisters learn they are descendants of the Brothers Grimm, whose famous book of fairy tales is actually a collection of case files. The girls are the latest in a long line of fairy-tale detectives, and their new hometown is filled with Everafters (as magical folks like to be called)—some good and some very, very bad. When a mysterious Everafter sets a giant loose on the town, it’s up to the Sisters Grimm to save the day.

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

15. Captain Awesome Meets Super Dude!: Super Special

by: Stan KirbyGeorge O’Connor
Release date: Jun 14, 2016
Number of Pages: 160
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Captain Awesome gets to meet his idol in this super special seventeenth adventure of the Sunnyview Superhero Squad!

In this super special, Captain Awesome encounters his biggest villain yet! But just when all might be lost, someone lends a hand. And not just a regular hand. A super hand. Because it’s Super Dude! This super special is 160 pages packed with action!

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Captain Awesome chapter books are perfect for beginning readers!

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Chapter Books

16. Kid Presidents: True Tales of Childhood from America’s Presidents (Kid Legends)

by: David StablerDoogie Horner
Release date: Oct 28, 2014
Number of Pages: 224
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Forget the legends. Ignore the tall tales. The kids who grew up to be president weren’t superheroes. They had regular-kid problems just like you. John F. Kennedy hated his big brother. Lyndon Johnson pulled pranks in class. Barack Obama was bothered by bullies. And Bill Clinton was crazy clumsy (he once broke his leg jumping rope). Kid Presidents tells all of their stories and more with full-color cartoon illustrations on every page. History has never been this much fun!
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Children’s Books > History > United States

17. Moonwalk: The First Trip to the Moon (Step-Into-Reading, Step 5)

by: Judy Donnelly
Release date: May 06, 1989
Number of Pages: 48
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Illus. in full color & full-color photos. “The story of Apollo II‘s historic flight, from lift-off, through ‘The Eagle has landed,’ to splashdown and quarantine. Donnelly does a good job of setting the stage with chapters on the history of the idea of flight to the moon, astronaut selection and training, and look at the flight’s effect on people in general.”–School Library Journal.  
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction > Exploration & Discoveries

18. The Unusual Suspects (The Sisters Grimm, Book 2) (Bk. 2)

by: Michael BuckleyPeter Ferguson
Release date: Apr 01, 2007
Number of Pages: 320
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In book two of the series, the Sisters Grimm start school at Ferryport Landing Elementary. Daphne’s lucky enough to get Snow White for a teacher—she loves little people—but poor Sabrina’s stuck with Mr. Grumpner and a class of mildly psychotic sixth graders. When Mr. Grumpner is found hanging in a spider’s web, it is up to the Grimms to find the Everafter who did it. If only Sabrina can get over her distrust of all fairy-tale folk. But how can she trust those who just might be responsible for the disappearance of her parents?
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Children’s Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy & Magic

19. The Trojan Horse: How the Greeks Won the War (Step into Reading)

by: Emily Little
Release date: Nov 08, 1988
Number of Pages: 48
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Illus. in full color. “An ancient history lesson emerges from this account of the way the Greeks tricked the Trojans and rescued Helen of Troy. The book is well tailored to younger readers with careful explanations and short sentences; a pronunciation guide is appended. Drawings portray the story’s main events. A nice supplement to units on ancient Greece or mythology.”–Booklist.  
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Children’s Books > History > Ancient

20. Kid Athletes: True Tales of Childhood from Sports Legends (Kid Legends)

by: David StablerDoogie Horner
Release date: Nov 17, 2015
Number of Pages: 208
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Forget the gold medals, the championships, and the undefeated seasons. When all-star athletes were growing up, they had regular-kid problems just like you. Baseball legend Babe Ruth was such a troublemaker, his family sent him to reform school. Race car champion Danica Patrick fended off bullies who told her “girls can’t drive.” And football superstar Peyton Manning was forced to dance the tango in his school play. Kid Athletes tells all of their stories and more with full-color cartoon illustrations on every page. Other subjects include Billie Jean King, Jackie Robinson, Yao Ming, Gabby Douglas, Tiger Woods, Julie Krone, Bruce Lee, Muhammad Ali, Bobby Orr, Lionel Messi, and more!
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Children’s Books > History

21. The Great Big Paw Print (The Adventures of Sophie Mouse)

by: Poppy GreenJennifer A. Bell
Release date: Nov 22, 2016
Number of Pages: 128
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Sophie Mouse discovers a giant paw print in Pine Needle Grove—and follows it right into a bear’s den—in the ninth charming book of The Adventures of Sophie Mouse series!

While Sophie and her friends are exploring Sassafras Alley, they come across a huge paw print. They have seen paw prints before, but they’ve never seen one this big! What sort of animal could have made such a giant paw print? As the friends go on an adventure to find out, they are in for a great, big surprise!

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Adventures of Sophie Mouse chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

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

22. Break the Fossil Record (Ivy + Bean, Book 3)

by: Annie BarrowsSophie Blackall
Release date: Dec 20, 2007
Number of Pages: 124
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World-record fever grips the second grade, and soon Ivy and Bean are trying to set their own record by becoming the youngest people to have ever discovered a dinosaur. But how hard is it to find one?
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Friendship

23. Liz’s Night at the Museum (The Critter Club)

by: Callie BarkleyTracy Bishop
Release date: Oct 18, 2016
Number of Pages: 128
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In the fifteenth book of The Critter Club series, Liz is excited for her sleepover at the museum…until she hears some spooky noises!

Liz can’t wait for her sleepover at the Santa Vista Art & History Museum! After all, it’s been her dream to stay overnight at a museum. But when the lights go out, Liz starts to hear noises: a flutter here, a rustle there. Where are the noises coming from, and what is making them? Will this museum sleepover actually turn into a nightmare?

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, The Critter Club chapter books are perfect for beginning readers!

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Children’s Books > Animals

24. 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

25. Pompeii…Buried Alive! (Step into Reading)

by: Edith Kunhardt Davis
Release date: Oct 12, 1987
Number of Pages: 48
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Illus. in full color. “The drama of natural disasters provides prime material to entice young independent readers. In this volume, the account of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius describes village life 2,000 years ago, the eruption itself and its aftermath, and the excitement when the buried town is rediscovered centuries later. A lively and factual glimpse of a devastating moment in history, in an accessible, attractive package.”–Publishers Weekly.  
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Children’s Books > History > Ancient

26. Heidi Heckelbeck and the Big Mix-Up

by: Wanda CovenPriscilla Burris
Release date: Sep 20, 2016
Number of Pages: 128
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In the eighteenth Heidi Heckelbeck adventure, Heidi is stuck between her two best friends who have turned into two worst enemies. And she’ll need more than a little magic to bring them back together!

Heidi learns that words can hurt when an embarrassing rumor about Lucy spreads at school. What’s worse is that Lucy thinks Bruce is behind it—and she’s ready to spill some of his secrets for revenge. Stuck between her two best friends, can Heidi find a way to bring everyone back together before the trio splits up forever?

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost ever page of this extra-long story, the Heidi Heckelbeck chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

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

27. 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

28. 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

29. A New Friend (The Adventures of Sophie Mouse)

by: Poppy GreenJennifer A. Bell
Release date: Jan 20, 2015
Number of Pages: 128
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In this first of a charming series about a little mouse and her forest friends, Sophie Mouse must convince her classmates—and herself—that a new student is nothing to fear. Even if he is a snake! Readers will delight in The Adventures of Sophie Mouse!

In the first book of The Adventures of Sophie Mouse, springtime has arrived at Silverlake Forest! The animals are coming out of their homes, buds are blooming on the trees, and the air smells of honeysuckles and tree bark. Sophie Mouse can’t wait to go back to school after the long winter break.

Even better, there’s a new student in class—Sophie loves meeting new animals! But the class gasps when Owen enters: he’s a snake! No one is brave enough to sit near him, or play with Owen at recess, or even talk to him. Can Sophie help her friends understand that Owen’s not scary after all?

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Adventures of Sophie Mouse chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

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

30. 70 Must-Know Word Problems, Grade 4 (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 fourth 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

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