Bestselling Education & Reference Books for 4 Year Olds

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

1. The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name

by: Sally Lloyd-JonesJago
Release date: Feb 20, 2007
Number of Pages: 352
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The Moonbeam Award Gold Medal Winner in the religion category, The Jesus Storybook Bible tells the Story beneath all the stories in the Bible. At the center of the Story is a baby, the child upon whom everything will depend. Every story whispers his name. From Noah to Moses to the great King David—every story points to him. He is like the missing piece in a puzzle—the piece that makes all the other pieces fit together. From the Old Testament through the New Testament, as the Story unfolds, children will pick up the clues and piece together the puzzle. A Bible like no other, The Jesus Storybook Bible invites children to join in the greatest of all adventures, to discover for themselves that Jesus is at the center of God’s great story of salvation—and at the center of their Story too.
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Christian Books & Bibles > Bibles

2. Pete the Cat: Snow Daze (My First I Can Read)

by: James DeanJames Dean
Release date: Oct 04, 2016
Number of Pages: 32
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New York Times bestselling author and artist James Dean brings readers along for a fun, surprising, snowy adventure with Pete the Cat! In Pete the Cat: Snow Daze, school is canceled, and Pete cannot wait to play in the snow with all his friends. Imagine a day filled with snowball fights, hot chocolate, snowcats, and more.

But when the next day and the day after that are all snow days, Pete comes to a sudden realization—it is possible to have too many snow days.

Pete the Cat: Snow Daze is a My First I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for shared reading with a child.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Cats

3. A Bad Case of Stripes (Scholastic Bookshelf)

by: David Shannon
Release date: Jun 01, 2004
Number of Pages: 32
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Let Scholastic Bookshelf be your guide through the whole range of your child’s experiences-laugh with them, learn with them, read with them!

Eight classic, best-selling titles are available now!

Category: Making Friends
“What we have here is a bad case of stripes. One of the worst I’ve ever seen!”

Camilla Cream loves lima beans, but she never eats them. Why? Because the other kids in her school don’t like them. And Camilla Cream is very, very worried about what other people think of her. In fact, she’s so worried that she’s about to break out in…a bad case of stripes!

“Shannon’s story is a good poke in the eye of conformity…and his empathetic, vivid artwork keeps perfect pace with the tale.”-Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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

4. I Spy Extreme Challenger: A Book of Picture Riddles

by: Jean MarzolloWalter Wick
Release date: Oct 01, 2000
Number of Pages: 40
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With 24 million copies sold, the bestselling I Spy series is being relaunched with new designs and foil covers.

This bestselling book features a collection of favorite I Spy riddles that send readers searching 12 photographs for hidden objects.

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

5. Little Explorers: My Amazing Body

by: Ruth MartinAllan Sanders
Release date: Apr 07, 2015
Number of Pages: 18
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Introducing Little Explorers—a new, interactive nonfiction series for curious youngsters. With more than 60 flaps to lift, MY AMAZING BODY provides little ones with hands-on fun.

MY AMAZING BODY is a lively introduction to the human body, where children can lift the flaps to find out what goes on under their skin. Young readers will be amazed as they find out how the brain works, what happens to a mouthful of food, how fast our fingernails grow, how we breathe, and much, much more. This book features over 60 sturdy flaps to lift, along with charming, kid-friendly artwork that introduces new concepts and vocabulary in a simple and accessible way.

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Children’s Books > Education & Reference > Reference

6. The Juice Box Bully: Empowering Kids to Stand Up for Others

by: Bob SornsonMaria Dismondy
Release date: Sep 30, 2010
Number of Pages: 32
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Have you ever seen a bully in action and done nothing about it? The kids at Pete’s new school get involved, instead of being bystanders. When Pete begins to behave badly, his classmates teach him about “The Promise”. Will Pete decide to shed his bullying habits and make “The Promise”?

(Bob Sornson and Maria Dismondy)

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

7. Grade 1 Writing (Kumon Writing Workbooks)

by: Kumon Publishing
Release date: Jun 01, 2013
Number of Pages: 80
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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books

8. Legend of the Christmas Tree, The

by: Rick OsbornePat MatuszakBill Dodge
Release date: Sep 06, 2001
Number of Pages: 32
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On a visit to a tree lot, the Johnson family sees three beautifully decorated trees standing in the center of the lot. A mysterious silver gift-wrapped box is under one of the trees. The old lot owner notices their intrigue and what he tells them, not only marks the beginning of a new family tradition, but also brings meaning and understanding into their Christmas celebration. In The Legend of the Christmas Tree, children ages 4 to 8 will discover the wonderful story of how the evergreen tree first became a symbol of Christmas and a way to tell people about God. The beautiful illustrations by Bill Dodge add a wonderful richness to the story and help bring meaning to one of our best-loved traditions—decorating the Christmas tree.

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

9. Know and Follow Rules

by: Cheri J. Meiners M.Ed.Cheri J. Meiners
Release date: Mar 31, 2005
Number of Pages: 40
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A child who can’t follow rules is a child who’s always in trouble. This book starts with simple reasons why we have rules: to help us stay safe, learn, be fair, and get along. Then it presents just four basic rules: “Listen,” “Best Work,” “Hands and Body to Myself,” and “Please and Thank You.” The focus throughout is on the positive sense of pride that comes with learning to follow rules. Includes questions and activities adults can use to reinforce the ideas and skills being taught.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Values

10. Talk and Work It Out (Learning to Get Along®)

by: Cheri J. Meiners M.Ed.
Release date: Mar 15, 2005
Number of Pages: 40
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What’s the best way to solve problems between people? By talking them over and working them out. It’s never too soon for children to learn the process of peaceful conflict resolution. This book distills it into clear, simple language and supporting illustrations. Children learn to calm themselves, state the problem, listen, think of solutions, try one, evaluate results, and even agree to disagree when a solution isn’t possible. Includes skill-building games and role plays for adults to use with children.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Values

11. Early Readers Bible

by: V. Gilbert Beers
Release date: Dec 28, 2000
Number of Pages: 526
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Children love the feeling of accomplishment they get from doing things by themselves: getting dressed, tying their shoes … and especially reading! That’s why boys and girls get so excited about The Early Reader’s Bible: the Bible that beginning readers can read all on their own. The Early Reader’s Bible Features: – 64 easy-to-read Bible stories, based on standard public school word lists – Colorful illustrations, stimulating questions, and real-life applications to increase children’s understanding of God’s Word – List of 250 basic words used in public school early reader books – List of over 200 new words including Bible vocabulary with fewer than five new words introduced in each story. Help your child learn to associate the words “I can” with reading and loving Scripture — and with the child-friendly, best-selling Early Readers Bible.

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

12. Listen and Learn

by: Cheri J. Meiners
Release date: Mar 15, 2003
Number of Pages: 40
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Knowing how to listen is essential to learning, growing, and getting along with others. Simple words and inviting illustrations help children develop skills for listening, understand why it’s important to listen, and recognize the positive results of listening. Includes a note to teachers and parents, additional information for adults, and activities.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Values

13. Tinkerlab: A Hands-On Guide for Little Inventors

by: Rachelle Doorley
Release date: Jun 10, 2014
Number of Pages: 224
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55 playful experiments that encourage tinkering, curiosity, and creative thinking from the creator of Tinkerlab.com—hands-on activities that explore art, science, and more.  For children two and up.

Kids are natural tinkerers. They experiment, explore, test, and play, and they learn a great deal about problem-solving through questions and hands-on experiments. They don’t see lines between disciplines; rather, they notice interesting materials and ideas that are worth exploring. This book is about creative experiments, in all fields, that help kids explore the world.

Children gravitate toward sensory experiences (playing with slime), figuring out how things work (taking toys apart), and testing the limits of materials (mixing a tray of paint together until it makes a solid mass of brown). They’re not limited by their imaginations, and a wooden spoon can become a magic wand as quickly as a bag of pom-poms can become a hot bowl of soup. This book is about helping parents and teachers of babies, toddlers, and preschoolers understand and tap into this natural energy with engaging, kid-tested, easy-to-implement projects that value process over product. The creative experiments shared in this book foster curiosity, promote creative and critical thinking, and encourage tinkering–mindsets that are important to children growing up in a world that values independent thinking.

In addition to offering a host of activities that parents and teachers can put to use right away, this book also includes a buffet of recipes (magic potions, different kinds of play dough, silly putty, and homemade butter) and a detailed list of materials to include in the art pantry.

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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

14. Hands Are Not for Hitting (Best Behavior)

by: Martine Agassi Ph.D.Marieka Heinlen
Release date: Mar 15, 2009
Number of Pages: 40
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Children learn that violence is never okay, that they can manage their anger and other strong feelings, and that they’re capable of positive, loving actions—like playing, making music, learning, counting, helping, taking care, and much more. Includes a special section for adults with activities and discussion starters.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Emotions & Feelings

15. Join In and Play (Learning to Get Along®)

by: Cheri J Meiners
Release date: Dec 15, 2003
Number of Pages: 40
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It’s fun to make friends and play with others, but it’s not always easy to do.

You have to make an effort, and you have to know the rules—like ask before joining in, take turns, play fair, and be a good sport. This book teaches the basics of cooperation, getting along, making friends, and being a friend.

Includes ideas for games adults can use with kids to reinforce the skills being taught.

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

16. Share and Take Turns (Learning to Get Along, Book 1)

by: Cheri J. Meiners M.Ed.
Release date: Mar 15, 2003
Number of Pages: 40
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Sharing is a social skill all children need to learn—the sooner the better. Concrete examples and reinforcing illustrations help children practice sharing, understand how and why to share, and realize the benefits of sharing. Includes a note to teachers and parents, additional information for adults, and activities.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Values

17. The Worst Day of My Life Ever! (Best Me I Can Be)

by: Julia CookKelsey De Weerd
Release date: Mar 15, 2011
Number of Pages: 32
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RJ has a rough day. He wakes up with gum stuck in his hair, misses recess because he’s late to school, earns a zero on his math homework and messes up Mom’s kitchen. With his mother’s help, RJ learns that his problems happen because he doesn’t listen or pay attention to directions.

Author Julia Cook’s new book shows RJ as well as all K-6 readers the steps to the fundamental social skills of listening and following instructions. When RJ learns to use these skills the right way, he has the best day of his life!

This book is the first in the series Best ME I Can Be! to teach children social skills that can make home life happier and school more successful. The skills are part of the Boys Town Education Model that has improved student behavior and classroom climates in hundreds of schools across the country. The book includes tips for parents and educators on how to effectively teach listening and following instructions skills to kids. Winner of the 2011 MOM’s Choice Award Honoring Excellence and the National Parenting Center’s ‘Seal of Approval.’

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

18. Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus Board Book

by: James DeanJames Dean
Release date: Jun 23, 2015
Number of Pages: 32
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Join Pete the Cat and his pals in New York Times bestselling author James Dean’s Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus as they head to school in this groovy version of “The Wheels on the Bus”—now in board book format, perfect for little hands!

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Children’s Books > Animals > Cats

19. Respect and Take Care of Things (Learning to Get Along®)

by: Cheri J. MeinersMeredith Johnson
Release date: Sep 15, 2004
Number of Pages: 40
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Everything has a place. Things last longer when we take care of them. Respect, responsibility, and stewardship are concepts that even young children can relate to—because they have things they value. This book encourages children to pick up after themselves, put things back where they belong, and ask permission to use things that don’t belong to them. It also teaches simple environmental awareness: respecting and taking care of the earth. Includes ideas for adult-led activities and discussions.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Values

20. Be Polite and Kind (Learning to Get Along®)

by: Cheri J. MeinersMeredith Johnson
Release date: Dec 15, 2003
Number of Pages: 40
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When children are kind, courteous, and respectful, people enjoy being around them and reciprocate with the same behavior. This book helps kids understand the importance of showing politeness, speaking kindly, using basic courtesies (“please,” “thank you,” “excuse me”), and respecting the feelings of others. Scenarios and role-play activities help adults reinforce the book’s lessons.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Manners

21. My Book of Simple Sentences: Learning about Nouns and Verbs (Kumon Workbooks)

by: KumonKumon
Release date: Dec 01, 2005
Number of Pages: 80
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From the Publisher 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. Over 3.5 million children around the world use the Kumon Method to develop their math and reading skills. Kumon Math and Reading Centers help students become successful, confident and self-motivated learners. But it’s not just the Kumon Method that makes our workbooks special. It’s also the care and research that goes into the editorial content, design and quality of the books. Our editorial experts have more than two decades of experience in producing books that are both fun and educational. Our designers create illustrations that attract and delight children. And the quality of our books is the best of any workbook on the market, with extra thick paper and the best available print quality. From pedagogy to paper, every one of our workbooks has been carefully crafted with your child’s best interests in mind.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > School

22. Be Honest and Tell the Truth (Learning to Get Along®)

by: Cheri J. Meiners M.Ed.
Release date: Aug 25, 2007
Number of Pages: 40
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It’s never too soon to learn the difference between what’s true and what isn’t. Words and pictures help young children discover that being honest in words and actions builds trust and self-confidence. They also learn that telling the truth sometimes takes courage and tact. Includes discussion questions, skits, scenarios, and games that reinforce the ideas being taught.

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

23. The Beginner’s Bible All Aboard with Noah!: A Lift-the-Flap Book

by: Zondervan
Release date: Mar 12, 2009
Number of Pages: 12
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This Lift-the-Flap edition will keep children ages 6 and under busy for hours as they learn about Noah’s ark and the flood. Featuring bestselling Beginner’s Bible artwork.

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Christian Books & Bibles > Education > Home Schooling

24. Healing Stories for Challenging Behaviour

by: Susan Perrow
Release date: May 01, 2008
Number of Pages: 320
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Features:
  • A resource for families and professionals who work with children in challenging situations
  • More than fifty stories to help deal with a range of common “challenging behaviors”
  • A story-making model to help readers create their own stories to address challenging behaviors

Healing Stories for Challenging Behaviour offers a creative approach to helping children who are facing trauma or other difficulties in their life. This collection of modern and traditional folk tales includes stories for behavior difficulties, such as dishonesty, stealing, bullying, and fighting. Also included are stories to help with challenging situations such as moving to a new house, a new baby in the family, nightmares, illness, and grieving.

Each story in Healing Stories for Challenging Behaviour is introduced with notes and suggestions for ways to use them. Also included is a guide to help parents and teachers create their own healing stories.

A great book for emotional first aid.

“Susan Perrow’s inspirational adventures with storytelling have grown into this inspirational book. May its pages encourage you to speak healing words that help both children and adults to flourish.” ?Nancy Mellow, author of Storytelling with Children

“Susan Perrow gives us the tools to use and create stories that respond to the way children imagine their world. Practice what she teaches; it will enrich your life.” ?Michael Moran, storyteller and psychiatric nurse

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life

25. Understand and Care (Learning to Get Along, Book 3)

by: Cheri J. Meiners
Release date: Aug 15, 2003
Number of Pages: 40
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Empathy is key to positive, healthy relationships. This book builds empathy in children. In clear, child-friendly words and illustrations, it helps them to understand that other people have feelings like theirs—and different from theirs. It guides children to show they care by listening to others and respecting their feelings. Includes questions to discuss and empathy games to play.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Values

26. My Weird School: Talent Show Mix-Up (I Can Read Level 2)

by: Dan GutmanJim Paillot
Release date: Sep 06, 2016
Number of Pages: 32
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A new series of Level Two I Can Read titles based on Dan Gutman’s My Weird School series, which has sold more than 10 million books!

Mr. Cooper’s class is having a talent show. But A.J. has a problem—he doesn’t have a talent! What will he do when the big day comes? Join A.J. and the gang from Ella Mentry School as they show young readers why they attend the weirdest—and most fun!—school around.

My Weird School: Talent Show Mix-Up is a Level Two I Can Read book, geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help.

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

27. Try and Stick with It (Learning to Get Along®)

by: Cheri J. Meiners M.Ed.
Release date: Sep 15, 2004
Number of Pages: 40
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It’s hard to try new things—for adults as well as children. It’s even harder to stay the course when something is more difficult than we thought it would be, or when things don’t work out the way we hoped. Yet flexibility and perseverance are essential to success in all areas of life, at all ages and stages. This book introduces children to the benefits of trying something new and the basics of stick-to-it-iveness. Includes suggestions adults can use to reinforce the ideas and skills being taught.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Values

28. It’s Not What You’ve Got

by: Dr. Wayne W. DyerStacy Heller BudnickKristina Tracy
Release date: Sep 21, 2007
Number of Pages: 32
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Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, the internationally best-selling author and lecturer, has written a new book in his series of inspirational books for kids. You’re Not What You’ve Gotaddresses the topics of money and abundance, with the understanding that children’s earliest thoughts and perceptions about money are those that will last throughout their lives.
The concepts presented in this beautifully illustrated book include: Money does not define who you are; it doesn’t matter what others have, and abundance comes in many forms. Unlike most books on this subject, You,re Not What You’ve Got is not a how-to manual on spending and saving for kids, but rather a positive, spiritual approach to the meaning of money.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Values

29. Curious George’s First Day of School

by: H. A. Rey
Release date: Aug 01, 2005
Number of Pages: 24
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It’s the first day of school, and Curious George has been invited to Mr. Apple’s class to be a special helper! George is just the right monkey for the job—until he starts to wreak his usual havoc, that is. Red and yellow paint makes orange, yellow and blue makes green . . . and a mixture of all the paint colors makes a big mess! Curious George and the First Day of School is a story based on H. A. and Margret Rey’s popular primate and painted in the original watercolor and charcoal style. A full-color twenty-four-page paperback with bonus activities inside, including an “Ants on a Log” recipe, a word search, and a “Color Your World” craft idea.
For more monkey fun, investigate http://www.curiousgeorge.com and discover all the latest on Curious George books, promotions, games, activities, and more!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Apes & Monkeys

30. Tuttle Japanese for Kids Flash Cards Kit: [Includes 64 Flash Cards, Audio CD, Wall Chart & Learning Guide] (Tuttle Flash Cards)

by: Timothy G. Stout
Release date: Sep 01, 2008
Number of Pages: 32
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A fun and kid-friendly introduction to Japanese!

The Tuttle Japanese for Kids Flash Cards kit is an introductory Japanese language learning tool especially designed to help children from preschool through early elementary level acquire basic words, kanji characters, phrases, and sentences in Japanese in a fun and easy way.

The flashcards can be used as a learning tool in a classroom setting, at home, or anywhere that learning takes place, and can easily be taped around the room for an interactive way to learn Japanese. The set contains a total of 64 words organized into thematic categories, including: My Family, Colors, Numbers, Animals, Food, My Body, Clothes, and My Day. All of the words are illustrated—the pictures serve as effective visual aids to help children learn and remember each word’s meaning. Words often reflect cultural objects and items and can be studied in any order. Learners may focus on one theme at a time or mix them up for a little more variety.

Also included in this kit is an audio CD which provides native pronunciation of the words, and sample sentences for practice—sentences that children would use in everyday life. Songs and other activities are also included on the free audio CD. Finally, the kit also includes a wall chart featuring the front of each card for kids to review and a learning guide for teachers and/or parents with tips, activities and more!

Once these 64 words are mastered and the child yearns for more, check out Tuttle’s MORE Japanese for Kids Flash Cards kit (978-4-8053-0905-6).

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