Bestselling Education & Reference Books for 3 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 bestselling education & reference books for 3 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. The Berenstain Bears Learn About Strangers

by: Stan BerenstainJan Berenstain
Release date: Aug 12, 1985
Number of Pages: 32
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Come for a visit in Bear Country with this classic First Time Book® from Stan and Jan Berenstain. Sister has gotten into a bad habit of talking to strangers, and now it’s up to Papa, Mama, and Brother to show her the important rules of safety. This beloved story is a perfect way to teach children about strangers and good decision-making. Includes a list of Brother and Sister’s Rules for Cubs!
Includes over 50 bonus stickers!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Bears

2. Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity

by: Mo WillemsMo Willems
Release date: Sep 04, 2007
Number of Pages: 48
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Trixie can’t wait to bring her one-of-a-kind Knuffle Bunny to school and show him off to everyone. But when she gets there, she sees something awful: Sonja has the same bunny. Suddenly, Knuffle Bunny doesn’t seem so one-of-a-kind anymore. Chaos ensues until the bunnies are taken away by Ms. Greengrove. After school, Trixie finally gets her beloved bunny back. But in the middle of the night, Trixie realizes something. She has the wrong bunny!
Daddy comes to the rescue again as a midnight swap is arranged with the other bunny, the other little girl, and the other daddy. Needless to say, the daddies are not very happy. By the end of the story Trixie has her beloved bunny back, but she has also gained something new: her very first best friend.
In the tradition of the Caldecott Honor-winner KNUFFLE BUNNY: A CAUTIONARY TALE, this is another heartfelt, hilarious picture book that children (and their parents) will love.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Friendship

3. The Name Jar

by: Yangsook ChoiYangsook Choi
Release date: Oct 14, 2003
Number of Pages: 40
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The new kid in school needs a new name! Or does she?

Being the new kid in school is hard enough, but what about when nobody can pronounce your name? Having just moved from Korea, Unhei is anxious that American kids will like her. So instead of introducing herself on the first day of school, she tells the class that she will choose a name by the following week. Her new classmates are fascinated by this no-name girl and decide to help out by filling a glass jar with names for her to pick from. But while Unhei practices being a Suzy, Laura, or Amanda, one of her classmates comes to her neighborhood and discovers her real name and its special meaning. On the day of her name choosing, the name jar has mysteriously disappeared. Encouraged by her new friends, Unhei chooses her own Korean name and helps everyone pronounce it—Yoon-Hey.

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

4. How Do Dinosaurs Go To School?

by: Jane YolenMark Teague
Release date: Jul 01, 2007
Number of Pages: 40
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The bestselling, award-winning team of Yolen and Teague are back with another dinosaur tale–a fourth full-length picture book about how dinosaurs behave at school.

Everyone’s favorite dinosaurs are back–and this time they are going to school. More fun dinosaur antics await. These prehistoric pupils are in a class of their own!

As in their previous books, Yolen and Teague capture children’s rambunctious natures with playful read-aloud verse and wonderfully amusing pictures.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Dinosaurs

5. Math Curse

by: Jon ScieszkaLane Smith
Release date: Oct 01, 1995
Number of Pages: 32
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Did you ever wake up to one of those days where everything is a problem? You have 10 things to do, but only 30 minutes until your bus leaves. Is there enough time? You have 3 shirts and 2 pairs of pants. Can you make 1 good outfit? Then you start to wonder: Why does everything have to be such a problem? Why do 2 apples always have to be added to 5 oranges? Why do 4 kids always have to divide 12 marbles? Why can’t you just keep 10 cookies without someone taking 3 away? Why? Because you’re a victim of the Math Curse. That’s why. But don’t despair. This is one girl’s story of how that curse can be broken.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > School

6. Celebrate Christmas Around the World

by: Beth Stevens
Release date: Nov 03, 2004
Number of Pages: 144
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Expand cultural awareness with Christmas activities from more than 20 countries. Background information is provided along with activities, crafts, carols, legends, recipes, patterns, and more.
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Christian Books & Bibles > Christian Living > Holidays > Christmas

7. There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books!

by: Lucille ColandroJared D. Lee
Release date: Jul 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 32
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There was an old lady who’s ready for school!

That lovely old lady has returned just in time for the first day of school. Now she’s swallowing items to make the very best of her first day back. And just in time for the bus…

With rhyming text and funny illustrations, this lively version of the classic song will appeal to young readers with every turn of the page–a fun story for the first day of school!

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

8. The Encyclopedia of Infant and Toddlers Activities for Children Birth to 3: Written by Teachers for Teachers

by: Kathy Charner
Release date: Sep 01, 2006
Number of Pages: 192
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With over 300 activities written specifically for infants, toddlers, and two-year-olds, this book will captivate children’s imaginations and create wonderful opportunities for learning. The result of a nationwide contest, these activities were selected as the best of the best, and are written by teachers, directors, and caregivers. Organized by time of day, teachers will love the easy-to-use format. Covering topics such as arrival and departure time, clean up, and transitions, the activities span a variety of developmental areas, including language, sensory, cognitive, social-emotional, and motor skills. Approved by teachers, and loved by children, this resource is sure to be a classroom favorite.Chapers include:

  • Arrival
  • Cleanup
  • Departure
  • Discovery
  • Dramatic Play
  • Fine and Gross Motor
  • Fingerplays, Songs, and Rhymes
  • Games
  • General Tips
  • Language
  • Literacy
  • Math
  • Naptime
  • Outdoor Play
  • Science
  • Sensory
  • Snack
  • Social-Emotional
  • Transitions
  • Working With Families
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9. Writing Workbook: Ages 3-5 (Collins Easy Learning Preschool)

by: Collins UK
Release date: Feb 02, 2016
Number of Pages: 24
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This range of Maths and English activity books really helps to boost your child’s progress at every stage of their learning. The series aims to build up important skills through activity-packed fun.

Each activity is designed to give your child a real sense of achievement.

• Help boost confidence and develop good learning habits for life.
• Motivate children to learn at home using colourful activities that make learning fun.
• Include helpful tips and answers so that you easily support your child’s learning at home.

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10. A Little Book of Manners for Boys: A Game Plan for Getting Along with Others

by: Bob BarnesEmilie BarnesMichal Sparks
Release date: Jun 01, 2000
Number of Pages: 32
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Following up the popular title for girls, A Little Book of Manners, Bob and Emilie Barnes show special little boys in your life how good sportsmanship, table manners, and appropriate language create happy times. Lively illustrations by artist Michal Sparks will captivate your favorite little gentleman in the making.

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

11. My First Picture Dictionary (Disney Little Einsteins)

by: Susan Amerikaner
Release date: Jul 15, 2008
Number of Pages: 144
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Join the Little Einsteins for a brand-new learning experience!  Preschoolers will have a blast learning vocabulary words with this new dictionary.  Featuring beautiful full-color photos, and fun Little Einsteins illustrations, My First Picture Dictionary includes over 900 words and definitions organized by situations common to a preschooler’s world.  This is the perfect learning tool to prepare young children for their first day of school. 

Building on the success of the Baby Einstein’s 93% U.S. brand awareness, Little Einsteins maintains the unique educational philosophy of using classical music, art, and real-world imagery to engage and teach preschoolers about the natural world around them.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > School

12. Domino Addition

by: Lynette Long
Release date: Feb 01, 1996
Number of Pages: 32
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It’s time to spread out your dominoes and learn how to add! Learning to add is fun when you use dominoes. This bold, colorful counting book shows you how.

First learn how to use simple addition to find the total number of dots, from zero to twelve, on each domino. Then see if you can find the dominoes with each total hidden in the pictures. With a simple but imaginative approach, Lynette Long has created a fun-filled counting book sure to appeal to even the most reluctant math students.

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction

13. Numbers: Ages 3-5 (Collins Easy Learning Preschool)

by: Collins UK
Release date: Feb 02, 2016
Number of Pages: 24
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This range of Maths and English activity books really helps to boost your child’s progress at every stage of their learning. The series aims to build up important skills through activity-packed fun.

Each activity is designed to give your child a real sense of achievement.

• Help boost confidence and develop good learning habits for life.
• Motivate children to learn at home using colourful activities that make learning fun.
• Include helpful tips and answers so that you easily support your child’s learning at home.

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

14. The Big Book of Bible Crafts: 100 Bible-Teaching Crafts Using Economical, Easy-to-Find Supplies! (Big Books)

by: Gospel Light
Release date: Mar 06, 2000
Number of Pages: 160
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The Big Book of Bible Crafts is an essential resource for Vacation Bible School, Sunday school, camps, and more. Every craft relates to a specific Bible story or character and is divided into sections for early childhood and elementary ages. Reproducible, perforated pages make this a user friendly and versatile product, which is fun and useful anytime you’ve got kids around!
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Christian Books & Bibles > Education > Home Schooling

15. The Berenstain Bears Go to School (First Time Books(R))

by: Stan BerenstainJan Berenstain
Release date: Jul 12, 1978
Number of Pages: 32
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Come for a visit in Bear Country with this classic First Time Book® from Stan and Jan Berenstain. All the cubs in Bear Country are ready for the new school year . . . except for Sister Bear. She is about to start kindergarten, but can’t stop worrying about what it will be like. Will her teacher be nice? Will she make friends? What will she do all day in class? This beloved story is a perfect way to teach children about how much fun school can truly be. Includes over 50 bonus stickers!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Bears

16. Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten (Miss Bindergarten Books (Paperback))

by: Joseph SlateAshley Wolff
Release date: Jul 09, 2001
Number of Pages: 40
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It’s the first day of kindergarten and Miss Bindergarten is hard at work getting the classroom ready for her twenty-six new students. Meanwhile, Adam Krupp wakes up, Brenda Heath brushes her teeth, and Christopher Beaker finds his sneaker. Miss Bindergarten puts the finishing touches on the room just in time, and the students arrive. Now the fun can begin! This rhyming, brightly illustrated book is the perfect way to practice the alphabet and to introduce young children to kindergarten.

“Multifaceted and appealing, this book can be enjoyed in many ways, at home and at school.”
The New York Times Book Review

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Children’s Books > Animals

17. ABC Workbook: Ages 3-5 (Collins Easy Learning Preschool)

by: Collins UK
Release date: Feb 02, 2016
Number of Pages: 24
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This range of Maths and English activity books really helps to boost your child’s progress at every stage of their learning. The series aims to build up important skills through activity-packed fun.

Each activity is designed to give your child a real sense of achievement.

• Help boost confidence and develop good learning habits for life.
• Motivate children to learn at home using colourful activities that make learning fun.
• Include helpful tips and answers so that you easily support your child’s learning at home.

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18. Reading and Rhyme: Ages 3-5 (Collins Easy Learning Preschool)

by: Collins UK
Release date: Feb 02, 2016
Number of Pages: 24
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This range of Maths and English activity books really helps to boost your child’s progress at every stage of their learning. The series aims to build up important skills through activity-packed fun.

Each activity is designed to give your child a real sense of achievement.

• Help boost confidence and develop good learning habits for life.
• Motivate children to learn at home using colourful activities that make learning fun.
• Include helpful tips and answers so that you easily support your child’s learning at home.

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

19. Comprehension Skills: Short Passages for Close Reading: Grade 3

by: Linda Beech
Release date: May 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 48
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According to the Common Core State Standards, students should be able to read closely to determine what a text says explicitly, make logical references from it, and cite specific textual evidence to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Each of the 40 short, fiction and nonfiction passages in this collection includes companion comprehension questions that target these critical reading skills and give students the repeated practice they need to build mastery in identifying main idea and details, using context clues, distinguishing between fact and opinion, and more. For use with Grade 3.
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20. The Berenstain Bears and the Excuse Note

by: Stan BerenstainJan Berenstain
Release date: Sep 04, 2001
Number of Pages: 32
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Come for a visit in Bear Country with this classic First Time Book® from Stan and Jan Berenstain. Sister has hurt her ankle! The good news is that it gets her out of gym class . . . a class she hates. Once it heals, will Sister leap back in, or will she stay sitting on the sidelines. This beloved story is a perfect way to teach children about trying things they don’t like and the importance of physical fitness.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Bears

21. Un beso en mi mano (Spanish Edition)

by: Audrey PennRuth E. HarperNancy M. Leak
Release date: Apr 15, 2006
Number of Pages: 32
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In this contemporary classic Chester Raccoon seeks love and reassurance from his mother as he ventures out into the world to attend his very first day of school.
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Children’s Books > Animals

22. First Phonics: Ages 3-5 (Collins Easy Learning Preschool)

by: Collins UK
Release date: Feb 02, 2016
Number of Pages: 24
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This range of Maths and English activity books really helps to boost your child’s progress at every stage of their learning. The series aims to build up important skills through activity-packed fun.

Each activity is designed to give your child a real sense of achievement.

• Help boost confidence and develop good learning habits for life.
• Motivate children to learn at home using colourful activities that make learning fun.
• Include helpful tips and answers so that you easily support your child’s learning at home.

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

23. Don’t Laugh at Me (Reading Rainbow Book)

by: Steve SeskinAllen ShamblinGlin Dibley
Release date: Jul 23, 2002
Number of Pages: 32
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Do you wear glasses? Ever been picked last for the team? Afraid you’ll be called on in class?

Don’t laugh at me. Don’t call me names.

Have you laughed at someone else for the same reasons? Someone you thought was geeky or slow–someone different from you.

Don’t get your pleasure from my pain.

For anyone who’s ever been bullied–or been a bully themselves–it’s time to change your tune. This is not a book for whiners, but a new language that will give you the words you need to take charge and stop the cycle of teasing.

Filled with inspiration and celebration, Don’t Laugh at Me is the anthem for a new bully-free world. Read it, sing it, and cheer!

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the Operation Respect “Don’t Laugh at Me” Project.

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

24. Coding for Beginners Using Scratch – IR

by: Rosie Dickens
Release date: Dec 01, 2015
Number of Pages: 96
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An introduction to coding for complete beginners, this friendly and accessible book will teach children the basics of Scratch (a free, online program developed by MIT which is widely used in elementary schools), allowing them to get inside the code of their computer and create simple games and animations on screen.
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Children’s Books > Computers & Technology > Programming

25. The Wonderful Way Babies Are Made (Bethany Backyard)

by: Larry ChristensonCheri Bladholm
Release date: Jul 01, 2000
Number of Pages: 48
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A long-standing favorite with Christian parents, The Wonderful Way Babies Are Made will help you teach your children about families, babies, and sexual intimacy from a joyful Christian perspective. Uniquely set against the backdrop of God’s creation and our role in it, this book is an excellent place to begin presenting the information, feelings, and attitudes you would like to share with your children about the truly wonderful way babies and families are made.

Special features include:

Large-print, rhyming text designed to be read aloud to children three to eight.

In-depth, age-appropriate information in smaller print allows the book to “grow” with children older than eight.

A unique section to help children understand adoption.

This kid-friendly and thoughtfully written classic is sure to instill a lasting appreciation for the miracle of The Wonderful Way Babies Are Made!

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Christian Books & Bibles > Christian Living

26. My First Bilingual Book–Colors (English–Arabic) (English and Arabic Edition)

by: Milet Publishing
Release date: Apr 01, 2011
Number of Pages: 24
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Guaranteed to enrich a toddler’s vocabulary, this simple and fun series of bilingual board books is ideal for helping children discover a foreign language. Highlighting the two basic concepts of colors and numbers, this collection combines photographs and colorful illustrations. All images include the words in both English and the second language in clear, bold text. Suitable for toddlers on their own or in groups, these books are a child’s perfect introduction to exploring new languages.

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

27. The Gospel for Little Ones

by: Maite Roche
Release date: Jan 01, 2011
Number of Pages: 32
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With touching four-color pictures and simple but beautiful language, the life of Jesus unfolds for very young children. From the Annunciation to the Ascension, all the main events in the life of our Lord are artfully described on hard, childproof pages with rounded corners. This charming little book is an ideal way to share the Good News to small children.

Ages 2 and up

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Christian Books & Bibles > Education > Children & Teens

28. German Picture Word Book (Dover Children’s Language Activity Books)

by: Hayward CirkerBarbara Steadman
Release date: Jan 07, 1994
Number of Pages: 32
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Here’s a pleasant and effective way for students of German to build and strengthen vocabulary skills. The book consists of 15 carefully rendered scenes — 14 double-page and one single-page — each devoted to a different theme of topic: Im Zoo (At the Zoo); Das Wohnzimmer (Living Room); Auf dern Bauernhof (On the Farm); Das Badezimmer (Bathroom); Das Schlafzimmer des Mädchens (Girl’s Bedroom); Beim Abendessen (At Dinner); Das Schlafzimmer des Jungens (Boy’s Bedroom); Der Supermarkt (Supermarket); Das Klassenzimmer (Classroom); Am Strand (At the Beach); and five more.
Each illustration contains dozens of common objects, clearly labeled in German. By studying the illustrations, students can learn over 500 words for common household items, clothing, foods, vehicles, furniture, names of animals, parts of the body, types of stores and public buildings, and many more.
To help reinforce words and meanings, all the scenes in this book are ideal for coloring. In addition, a complete list of German words (with definite articles) and English translations will be found at the back of the book. The result is an attractive and useful language resource that will appeal to any student of basic German, child or adult.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction

29. Lift-the-Flap Computers and Coding – IR

by: Rosie Dickins
Release date: Sep 27, 2015
Number of Pages: 16
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An interactive introduction to information and communication technology, which explains what goes on inside computers to make them do what they do. With lots of flaps to lift and look beneath, fact-hungry children will devour the fascinating data contained in this bright and engaging non-fiction book. A return to the days when Usborne was a market-leader in computer books for children. Many of today’s tech professionals were inspired by Usborne’s coding books from the 1980s.
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Children’s Books > Computers & Technology > Programming

30. Elephants Can Paint Too! (Ala Notable Children’s Books. Younger Readers (Awards))

by: Katya ArnoldKatya Arnold
Release date: Sep 01, 2005
Number of Pages: 40
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I teach in two schools.
One is in the city.
The other is in the jungle.
Some of my students have hands.
Others have trunks.

Elephants live in Asia. They eat three hundred pounds of food a day. They spray water out of their trunks. Even so, they are a lot like you. They like to eat cookies and hang out with their friends. They even like to paint pictures.
In this true story you’ll learn about an amazing class of elephants that are taught to become artists by an amazing teacher.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Elephants

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