Best Education & Reference Books for 10 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 education & reference books for 10 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. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Book 1)

by: J.K. RowlingJim Dale
Release date: Oct 05, 1999
Number of Pages: 6
Run Time: 504 minutes
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8 hours 17 minutes, 6 cassettes

Harry Potter has no idea how famous he is. That’s because he’s being raised by his miserable aunt and uncle who are terrified Harry will learn that he’s really a wizard, just as his parents were. But everything changes when Harry is summoned to attend an infamous school for wizards, and he begins to discover some clues about his illustrious birthright. From the surprising way he is greeted by a lovable giant, to the unique curriculum and colorful faculty at his unusual school, Harry finds himself drawn deep inside a mystical world he never knew existed and closer to his own noble destiny.

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

2. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Book 5)

by: J. K. Rowling
Release date: Sep 02, 2003
Number of Pages: 1232
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A New York Times Bestseller

It’s the darkest year yet for Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling’s hero in the Harry Potter series. In Rowling’s fifth book Harry finds himself and Dumbdelore under scrutiny by the Ministry of Magic which refuses to alert the community and acknowledge the terrifying truth that Voldemort has returned.

Harry’s other challenges include:

• Hogwarts having a High Inquisitor
• Facing an overwhelming course load as the fifth years prepare for their Ordinary Wizarding Levels examinations (O.W.L.s)
• Distressing changes in the Gryffindor Quidditch team lineup
• Vivid dreams about long hallways and closed doors
• Ever-increasing pain in his lightning-shaped scar

Harry faces the difficult transition into adulthood, when adult heroes are revealed to be fallible, and matters that seemed black-and-white suddenly come out in shades of gray. Readers, on the other hand, will be thrilled and eagerly waiting for the next title in the spectacular, magical series.

(AR) For ages 13-18

No Canadian Rights for the Harry Potter Series

HARRY POTTER and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter publishing rights © J. K. Rowling. (s05)

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

3. Everything You Need…english To Know About English Homework (Everything You Need to Know about (Scholastic Paperback))

by: Anne ZemanKate Kelly
Release date: Jan 01, 2005
Number of Pages: 144
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With a refreshing new design and fully updated information, the Everything You Need to Know About…series is a first-rate homework reference guide for 4th- 5th- and 6th-graders and their parents!

The newly revised and updated Everything You Need to Know About…Homework series provides kids and parents with a quick refresher to 4th through 6th grade curriculum topics. The organization and scope of these concise homework-help guides make them an essential reference resource.

Researched according to middle-grade curriculum and current textbooks, and created in conjunction with subject experts, these titles answer kids’ most frequently asked homework questions.
In ENGLISH, students will find everything from how to use an apostrophe to how to write a book report.

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

4. God’s Great Covenant, OT Book One

by: Clarie A. Larsen
Release date: Jan 01, 2007
Number of Pages: 212
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God’s Great Covenant, Old Testament One teaches the Biblical narrative chronologically, from Genesis to Ruth to elementary aged students. The Old Testament is a narrative of God’s faithfulness to his people, and the overarching themes of the promises and power of God are presented in weekly stories. The workbook text contains thirty-two weekly chapters along with maps and 3D illustration. Recommended for second grade and up.

Classical Academic Press

Educators will find all curricula by Classical Academic Press to be created with four important attributes. Each product is classical, creative, relevant, and easy to use. As our company name implies, you will find that we publish classical books and media, seeking to acquaint students with the best that has been thought and said.

We also design and present our products with creativity and zest, from beautiful illustrations to engaging storytelling, ensuring that the classical subjects being taught are anything but boring.

Areas we publish in include:

-Latin
-Ancient Greek
-Logic
-Bible, Old & New Testament
-The Art Of Poetry
-Spanish
-Classical Education Resources

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Christian Books & Bibles > Education > Children & Teens

5. Tools of Navigation: A Kid’s Guide to the History & Science of Finding Your Way

by: Rachel Dickinson
Release date: Jul 01, 2005
Number of Pages: 160
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Children will learn all about inventions: their inventors, the way they changed history, and their evolution over centuries, through the activities and anecdotes provided in this interactive series.
 
Travel through the past and into the future to explore the history of human navigation, from the crude maps of early explorers to the satellite-based Global Positioning System (GPS) of today. This guide to learning about geography, trade routes over land and sea, and navigational tools and people who used them, is supplemented with 15 hands-on projects and educational activities to expand world view and build navigational confidence.
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Children’s Books > History > Exploration & Discovery

6. Space Dictionary for Kids: The Everything Guide for Kids Who Love Space

by: Amy AndersonBrian Anderson
Release date: Aug 01, 2016
Number of Pages: 192
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Packed with hundreds of illustrated definitions about astronomy and space, Space Dictionary for Kids is certain to spark any kid’s enthusiasm for the solar system and galaxy. Explore cosmology, stars and galaxies, the solar system, space exploration, and exoplanets and astrobiology. Hop on an astronomy timeline to learn the story of how primitive ancient beliefs evolved over centuries to become a high-technology science. Crack up over the humorous sidebars that expand on the topic of space with examples, explanations, diagrams, quizzes, and even short activities to enhance understanding. Use the references and further reading recommendations at the end to help find more information about astronomy, perfect for assignments or those just wanting to know more about the coolest topic in the galaxy! Divided into sections for quick access to the easy-to-understand definitions and amazing full-color illustrations, Space Dictionary for Kids is a must-have for any kid’s home library!
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Children’s Books > Education & Reference > Reference > Dictionaries

7. You Can Write A Story

by: Lisa Bullard
Release date: May 01, 2007
Number of Pages: 48
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Adorable illustrations, step-by-step instruction and solid information stir up a recipe for writing success! A child’s step-by-step guide to picking characters, developing plots and writing really great stories. Whimsically illustrated with a recipe motif, this is perfect for kids who love to write, or those who need a fun approach to encourage them. The playful design and lively, conversational content develops skills yet leaves room for a child’s creativity. Spiral binding makes this a great gift that is user-friendly!
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Children’s Books > Education & Reference > Reading & Writing > Composition & Creative Writing

8. Harry Potter Und Der Feuerkelch

by: J. K. Rowling
Release date: Jan 01, 2002
Number of Pages: 766
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The fourth book in the Harry Potter series translated into German.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > School

9. Longman Children’s Picture Dictionary (Teacher’s Resource Book)

by: PRENTICE HALLLongman
Release date: Dec 20, 2002
Number of Pages: 152
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The Longman Children’s Picture Dictionary uses fun, child-centered scenes to illustrate 800 words, organized into 50 thematic units, complete with songs and chants. Themes from Animal Orchestra to Pirate Ship provide a clear context for learning new words.

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10. 7 Secrets Of Highly Successful Kids (Millennium Generation Series)

by: Peter KuitenbrouwerHelen Flook
Release date: Sep 01, 2001
Number of Pages: 80
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(ages 8 – 12)  Every child has the potential to reach his or her personal goals, and will benefit from this collection of stories from tweens who have achieved success in different aspects of their lives. According to the twenty-two kids that were interviewed, keys to success include finding a good role model, being a loyal friend, and not being afraid to try new things – realistic advice and strategies that will motivate young readers in their own endeavors.
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Children’s Books > Geography & Cultures > Cultural Studies > General

11. ILLUSTRATED MATH DICTIONARY

by: FEARON
Release date: Sep 01, 2019
Number of Pages: 160
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This quick-reference guide is ideal for teachers, students, and parents. The definitions are written in simple language that students will readily understand and find useful. Diagrams and illustrations are used to help reinforce and support the definitions. Definitions of science and technology terms are accompanied by illustrative support-including charts, graphs, and diagrams that add clarity and meaning. Facts on topics from the planets in our solar system to the accomplishments of scientists and inventors are included in ur comprehensive appendices.
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Children’s Books > Education & Reference > Reference > Dictionaries

12. Native People of Wisconsin, TG (New Badger History)

by: Bobbie MaloneKori Oberle
Release date: Nov 10, 2003
Number of Pages: 224
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The revised and updated Teacher’s Guide for Native People of Wisconsin is available Winter 2015, ISBN 9780870207495. This teacher’s guide helps students grasp fully the rich content of Native People of Wisconsin. The guide offers more structured activities that reengage students in the text itself in a manner that diverges from teacher’s guides to our earlier publications. Activities for each chapter focus on interdisciplinary standards-related reading strategies, journaling, and other multidimensional skills that both reinforce and complement the content of the text. Included with the teacher’s guide is an accompanying CD-ROM, produced specifically for Native People of Wisconsin of segments from several of the video series on Wisconsin Studies produced by the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board. Such interactive learning integrates reasoning and reading skills (and state standards) beyond the social studies and promise to make Native People of Wisconsin an essential part of the classroom curriculum.

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13. Tropical Rain Forest

by: Donald Silver
Release date: Nov 21, 1998
Number of Pages: 48
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Bats and big cats. Armies of ants. Squawking parrots. Strangling figs. From the ground up to the tree tops, the tropical rainforest teems with life. Stunning drawings, step-by-step experiments, fun-to-do activities, and fascinating facts abound in this magical exploration of an essential ecosystem, in danger of disappearing forever. Tropical Rain Forest is a new edition to the One Samll Square Series not previously published in hardcover.
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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > Nature > Environment

14. Sword Fighting

by: Karyn Henley
Release date: Apr 06, 2000
Number of Pages: 384
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This devotional from Karyn Henley helps children use memorized verses to make character-building decisions. Fifty-two Scriptures will help kids focus on the positive character traits in choices such as listening vs. ignoring, willingness vs. stubbornness, and bravery vs. cowardice. Kids will enjoy examining biblical examples, as well as reviewing and using memorized verses for friendly “sword-fighting” application games. A great tool for elementary age kids.
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Children’s Books > Religions > Christianity > Bible > Reference & Interpretation

15. Spanish 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 Spanish to build and strengthen vocabulary skills. The book consists of 15 carefully rendered scenes, each devoted to a different theme or topic:
En el Zoológico (At the Zoo)
En la Finica (On the Farm)
El Cuarto de Niña (Girl’s Bedroom)
El Cuarto de Niño (Boy’s Bedroom)
La Clase (Classroom)
La Sala de Estar (Living Room)
El Cuarto de Baño (Bathroom)
En la Cena (At Dinner)
El Supermercado (Supermarket)
En la Playa (At the Beach)
… and five more.
Each illustration contains dozens of common objects, clearly labeled in Spanish. 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 Spanish 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 Spanish, child or adult.
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Children’s Books > Education & Reference > Foreign Language Learning > Spanish

16. Inside Biosphere 2: Earth Science Under Glass (Scientists in the Field Series)

by: Mary Kay CarsonTom Uhlman
Release date: Oct 13, 2015
Number of Pages: 80
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In the Arizona desert, scientists conduct studies and experiments aimed to help us better understand our environment and what sort of things are happening to it due to climate change. The location is Biosphere 2, an immense structure that contains a replica ocean, savannah, and rainforest, among other Earth biomes. It’s a unique take on the Scientists in the Field mission statement — in this case, the lab is a replica that allows the scientists to conduct large-scale experiments that would otherwise be impossible.
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Children’s Books > Education & Reference > Jobs & Careers

17. The Black Soldier: 1492 to the Present

by: Catherine Clinton
Release date: Sep 25, 2000
Number of Pages: 128
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Black soldiers have fought and died in the Americas for centuries, forming a chain of warriors stretching back nearly 500 years. Yet their contribution to our nation’s history has been neglected, and the battles they’ve had to fight against racism and prejudice have often been as challenging as facing the enemy on the field of battle.
This exciting story of African-American heroism traces the history of the black soldier, from the African explorers who accompanied Columbus to African Americans who took up arms in the American Revolution, the Civil War, and Desert Storm. These tales of heroism show young readers that while black soldiers were once systematically ignored within the armed forces, earning little praise and often dying for a nation that granted them few rights, black men and women rose to the occasion and distinguished themselves with each successive opportunity to prove themselves in combat and in the ranks. Ultimately, the sacrifices of these valiant soldiers led to today’s fully integrated armed services.
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Children’s Books > History > Military & Wars

18. 5000 Amazing Facts (Discovery Kids)

by: Parragon Books
Release date: May 22, 2015
Number of Pages: 320
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This book is packed with 5000 amazing facts! Varied and exciting design presents information in appealing, bite-sized chunks. Great value format with eye-catching finishes. High quality photography and dynamic graphics on every page.
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19. More AbraVocabara: The Amazingly Sensible Approach to Teaching Vocabulary (AbraVocabra Series)

by: M.S. Samston
Release date: Aug 01, 2001
Number of Pages: 153
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Help your students improve their vocabularies with More AbraVocabra, a sequel to the popular AbraVocabra. The book includes 24 lists of 12 words—all words taken from newspapers, magazines, and television. The words are practical words that any reasonably educated person is likely to encounter in real life.

More AbraVocabra includes the following:

  • “tip-off” sentences to help students figure out what the words mean;
  • simple, student-friendly definitions;
  • lots of ideas for getting the students to use, and thus learn, the words;
  • interesting tests that do more than ask students to “regurgitate” definitions; and
  • playing cards and instructions for the “Vocabra” game.

More AbraVocabra has everything a teacher needs to help students expand their vocabularies. The AbraVocabra approach really works!

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

20. Painless Junior: Science (Barron’s Painless Junior)

by: Wendie Hensley M.A.Annette Licata M.A.
Release date: Sep 01, 2007
Number of Pages: 216
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Elementary school students who find science mystifying, daunting, and hard to understand will change their minds when they open this book. The authors have transformed fundamental scientific principles into an exciting adventure where they discover how plant and animal life interact within the Earth’s ecosystem, how energy is converted into heat and motion, how matter exists in solid, liquid, and gaseous states, how light is reflected and refracted, how magnetism and electricity are related, how the Earth revolves around the Sun, how the Moon revolves around the Earth, how different kinds of rock were formed, and how the Earth’s surface has been formed and shaped over a period of many billions of years. The student-friendly text is complemented with instructive line art.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction

21. Be Nice to Mice #20 (Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo)

by: Nancy KrulikJohn and Wendy
Release date: May 18, 2006
Number of Pages: 84
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Katie can’t wait for the school science fair. But when she hears that a sixth-grader named Selena is using her pet mice as part of a science experiment, Katie does her best to put a stop to it. When she turns into Selena on the day of the fair, she gets her chance to set the mice free. What a disaster! How will Katie eek her way out of this one?
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > School

22. Brain-Powered Lessons to Engage All Learners Level 3

by: LaVonna Roth
Release date: Jun 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 152
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Activate your third graders’ brains and jumpstart learning with interactive, level-appropriate lessons across all content areas! Brain-Powered Lessons to Engage All Learners is a valuable teacher resource that provides necessary research and background information, including easy tips on how to fire up the brain. With strategies that range from incorporating movement and brainstorming to developing kinesthetic learning and content that includes family traits, utilizing data, and understanding the stars and planets, your third graders will dive into an engaging and motivating learning experience that includes formative assessments to evaluate student understanding after each lesson.

About Shell Education
Rachelle Cracchiolo started the company with a friend and fellow teacher. Both were eager to share their ideas and passion for education with other classroom leaders. What began as a hobby, selling lesson plans to local stores, became a part-time job after a full day of teaching, and eventually blossomed into Teacher Created Materials. The story continued in 2004 with the launch of Shell Education and the introduction of professional resources and classroom application books designed to support Teacher Created Materials curriculum resources. Today, Teacher Created Materials and Shell Education are two of the most recognized names in educational publishing around the world.

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23. Career Ideas for Kids Who Like Science

by: Diane Lindsey ReevesDiane Lindsey ReevesNancy Bond
Release date: Jun 01, 1998
Number of Pages: 165
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Career Ideas for Kids encourages young people to start thinking today about what they might want to do tomorrow. Each book is filled with delightful text and playful illustrations to engage young readers.Careers profiled: Archaeologist– Astronomer– Chemist– Engineer– Food Scientist– Horticulturist– Landscape Architect– Medical Technologist– Nutritionist– Oceanographer– Pharmacist– Robotics Consultant– Veterinarian.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > School

24. Math Connects, Grade 5, Homework Practice Workbook (ELEMENTARY MATH CONNECTS)

by: McGraw-Hill Education
Release date: Jan 14, 2008
Number of Pages: 128
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The Homework Practice Workbookhelps students practice problems learned in each of the lessons.”
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Children’s Books > Education & Reference > Math

25. Math Connects, Grade 5, Problem Solving Practice Workbook (ELEMENTARY MATH CONNECTS)

by: McGraw-Hill Education
Release date: Jan 18, 2008
Number of Pages: 89
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The Problem Solving Practice Workbookhelps students become better problem solvers by providing frequent opportunities to solve real-world problems.”
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Children’s Books > Education & Reference > Math

26. Nature Journal (Gosse Nature Guides)

by: Dr. L. J. DavenportJohn C. Hall
Release date: Aug 08, 2010
Number of Pages: 256
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Nature Journal is an innovative presentation of the best columns and photographs from L. J. Davenport’s popular column in Alabama Heritage magazine. Readers of the magazine have come to relish his artful and often witty descriptions of common species encountered in the Alabama outdoors. But Nature Journal is designed to be much more than a mere collection of entertaining essays; it is also an educational tool—a means of instructing and encouraging readers in the art of keeping a nature journal for themselves.

 

Each of the 25 chapters is a self-contained lesson in close observation of species morphology, behavior, and habitat; research in the literature; nondestructive capture of the subject by photography or drawing; and written description of the total observed natural phenomenon. At the end of each account, stimulating questions and gentle directives guide the reader into making his or her own observations and recordings.

 

This book is intended for broad nature-study use in Alabama and throughout the southeast by the general reader and nature enthusiast alike, as well as visitors to museums and outdoor centers, and students of nature and nature writing at the high school and college levels. Beautifully designed to look like a personal journal, it is a perfect gift and treasured keepsake for all lovers of the natural world.  

 

Publication supported in part by Samford University  

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27. Heads Up!

by: David BranonDave Branon
Release date: Aug 22, 2000
Number of Pages: 320
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Sports Spectrum’s Dave Branon hits a home run when he brings together the worlds of faith and sports to create this unique devotional designed just for young sports fanatics. Heads Up! uses stories of athletes and sporting events to inspire faith and achievement in kids, ages 8 and up. Each day’s devotions includes: A ‘game plan’—verse for the day and a ‘playbook assignment’—a short Scripture passage. ‘On the chalkboard’—final thoughts In addition to great devotions, you’ll also find scattered throughout birthdays of some well-known athletes, sports tips, and rare facts and figures. With all the challenges that kids face today, Heads Up! is a great inspirational book for the young all-star kid.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Religious Fiction > Christian

28. How to Write a Great Research Paper

by: Leland GrahamIsabelle McCoy
Release date: May 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 64
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Give your students the tools they need to write a great research paper with this handbook from The Literacy Essential Series. “How to Write a Great Research Paper” guides students step-by-step through the research process. Each step is carefully explained, and the handbook includes helpful practice activities, as well as appropriate examples taken from research papers written by middle school students. Don’t let the process of writing a research paper overwhelm your students–watch them become confident writers and thinkers with this new edition of “How to Write a Great Research Paper.”
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29. Planet Earth (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Magic School Bus Presents)

by: Joanna ColeBruce Degen
Release date: Jun 24, 2014
Number of Pages: 32
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. This is a photographic nonfiction companion book to the original bestselling title, The Magic School Bus: Inside the Earth. Planet Earth will expand upon the original title with fresh, updated Common Core-aligned content about all the wonders of our planet. With vivid full-color photographs on each page and illustrations of the beloved Ms. Frizzle and her students, the Magic School Bus Presents series will enthrall a whole new generation of Magic School Bus readers.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > School

30. Sea Creatures (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Magic School Bus Presents)

by: Joanna ColeBruce Degen
Release date: Jun 24, 2014
Number of Pages: 32
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. This is a photographic nonfiction companion book to the original bestselling title, The Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor, which taught thousands of kids about tides, coral reefs, and a whole host of marine animals. Sea Creatures will expand upon the original title with fresh, updated, Common Core aligned content about all the incredible animals that live below the waves–from sharks and squid to whales, dolphins, and walruses. With vivid full-color photographs on each page as well as illustrations of the beloved Ms. Frizzle and her students, the Magic School Bus Presents series will enthrall a whole new generation of Magic School Bus readers.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Marine Life

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