Best Education & Reference Books for 3 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 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. 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

2. I’m a Little Teapot! Presenting Preschool Storytime

by: Jane Cobb
Release date: Sep 01, 2019
Number of Pages: 250
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This comprehensive resource to the best picture books, nonfiction, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, action rhymes, and craft ideas for preschool storytime is ideal for children’s librarians, preschool and primary teachers, and parents. It contains references to 1,000 beloved books for children ages three to five, along with the complete text for 500 action rhymes. Practical program planning and presentation tips, an extensive listing of further resources, and a first-line index to the rhymes provide invaluable solutions for an old dilemma—how to keep preschoolers’ attention long enough to enjoy and make story-time worthwhile for all.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Short Story Collections

3. Little Lost Donkey (I’m Not Afraid Series)

by: Dandi Daley MackallElena Kucharik
Release date: Feb 24, 2002
Number of Pages: 24
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Little Lost Donkey -Mary & Joseph’s donkey overcomes fear of getting lost when he finds the stable for the Christ Child. [Fear of getting lost]

These books from Dandi Mackall help parents teach Christian-based coping skills when handling childhood fears. Engaging art that captivates children. Full-color illustrations that will evoke warm, fuzzy feelings of comfort. Text is incorporated into the art through strong design. Each title deals with a fear common to pre-schoolers. Mackall uses familiar Bible stories to show children how to deal with these fears by turning to God for help.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Farm Animals

4. ABC School’s for Me!

by: Susan B. KatzLynn Munsinger
Release date: Jun 30, 2015
Number of Pages: 32
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Get ready for school with this clever, rhyming alphabet story illustrated by bestselling artist Lynn Munsinger!

Alphabet from A to Z.
Books that are just right for me.
Crayons for coloring in my hand.
Dump trucks playing in the sand.

Cuddle up with your little bear and enjoy this rhyming read-aloud chock-full of the ABCs of school. There’s so much alphabet to explore!

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Children’s Books > Animals > Bears

5. 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

6. Emeka’s Gift (Picture Puffins)

by: Ifeoma Onyefulu
Release date: Jan 01, 1999
Number of Pages: 32
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This is a concept book to teach and delight. As a young African boy travels to visit his grandmother, he passes through the village market, where he sees lots of things Granny would like? four brooms, five hats, six necklaces, seven musical instruments, and so on. Stunning photographs taken in Emeka’s southern Nigerian village illustrate this heartwarming story. “A wonderful multidimensional story with universal appeal.” ? School Library Journal
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Children’s Books > Computers & Technology

7. Lima Beans Would Be Illegal: Children’s Ideas of a Perfect World

by: Robert BenderRobert Bender
Release date: May 01, 2000
Number of Pages: 48
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“What do you think would make our world a more perfect place to be?” Robert Bender spent two years asking kids across the country that question. The result is this collection of over a hundred poignant, charming, refreshingly funny quotes that speak to an ageless, universal longing in all of us.

For instance, it would be a perfect world if:
“…my mom would finally realize I’m never going to clean my room.”
“…my cousin would come down from heaven.”
“…I could turn my brother into an ant and step on him.”

Stylishly designed and illustrated, this delightful window into the hearts and minds of children is a great springboard for discussion and a perfect gift for any kid, growing or grown, who is captivated by a world of endless possibilities.

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Self-Help > Personal Transformation

8. Nestor’s Adventures: I Like Colorado!

by: Dave WooleverMaciej SojkaAgnieszka Sakra
Release date: Jun 25, 2014
Number of Pages: 42
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Nestor’s Adventures: I Like Colorado! is a children’s picture book about a little dachshund named Nestor who begins his search to find his lost friend, Little Turtle. Along the way, Nestor is introduced to various historical and iconic symbols of Colorado. Professor Butterfly follows him and explains to the reader all of the interesting animals, trees, flowers and sites Nestor has seen and met.

In addition to learning about historical sites and state symbols significant to Colorado and the Rocky Mountain West, readers are also introduced to key leadership concepts and values to include encouragement, teamwork, positive attitude and perseverance.

The narrative is geared for 1st grade reading levels while the Professor Butterfly comments are geared to 3rd grade reading level. So join Nestor on his adventure and help find Little Turtle too!

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Children’s Books > Animals

9. Living with a Brother or Sister with Special Needs: A Book for Sibs

by: Patricia F. Vadasy
Release date: Sep 01, 1996
Number of Pages: 144
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Living with a Brother or Sister with Special Needs focuses on the intensity of emotions that brothers and sisters experience when they have a sibling with special needs, and the hard questions they ask: What caused my sibling’s disability? Could my own child have a disability as well? What will happen to my brother or sister if my parents die? Written for young readers, the book discusses specific disabilities in easy to understand terms. It talks about the good and not-so-good parts of having a brother or sister who has special needs, and offers suggestions for how to make life easier for everyone in the family.

The book is a wonderful resource, not just for siblings and their parents but also for teachers and other professionals who work with children with special needs. This revised and updated edition includes new sections on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, fetal alcohol syndrome, fragile X syndrome, traumatic brain injuries, ultrasound, speech therapy, recent legislation on disabilities, and an extensive bibliography.

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10. Cumbayah

by: Floyd Cooper
Release date: Apr 24, 1998
Number of Pages: 32
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“Cumbayah” is an enduring campfire song for children and a source of inspiration for adults. Though its roots are in the African-American tradition, it speaks to people of many different cultures, ages, and religious. With power and grace, Floyd Cooper depicts scenes from everyday life that emphasize how people all over the world are united in spirit. Here is an uplifting book that, with its simple lyrics, can also help teach children to read and sing. A historical note and a musical arrangement are included.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography > Music

11. La Oruga que queria llegar al Sol: (Libro infantil en Español – Cuentos cortos para niños) (Spanish Edition)

by: Daniel Lopez de MedranoJuan Carlos Santana
Release date: Aug 28, 2016
Number of Pages: 31
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La versión Kindle de este Bestseller de Amazon es compatible para PC, Mac, Teléfonos Inteligentes, Tabletas o Dispositivos Kindle.

Libro para Niños Edad 3-8. 
 
Una historia llena de humor y aventura que enseña a los niños el valor de la amistad, el trabajo en equipo y la solidaridad.
 
La historia motiva a los niños a no renunciar o abandonar sus sueños cuando se encuentran con algunos contratiempos.
 
Cuando Ícaro le pidió a su mejor amigo, el caracol Helix, que lo ayudara a alcanzar el Sol, no tenía idea de todas las aventuras por las que pasarían juntos. Después de probar muchos inventos sin suerte y de poner la vida de su mejor amigo y la suya en peligro, no logró alcanzar el Sol. Cuando todo parecía perdido, Ícaro tuvo una transformación maravillosa que le permitió alcanzar su sueño.
 
La oruga que quería llegar al Sol” es un libro para la hora de dormir. Este cuento enseña varias lecciones de vida a los niños, siendo la mas importante la de no abandonar sus sueños sin importar que tan complicados parescan de alcanzar.
  

(Libro en Español para niños, Children’s spanish books) 

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12. Kids Celebrate!: Activities for Special Days Throughout the Year

by: Maria Bonfanti EscheClare Bonfanti BrahamMary Jones
Release date: Mar 01, 1998
Number of Pages: 304
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Children love learning about special days and celebrating them with arts and crafts. Skipping the typical green shamrocks, orange paper pumpkins, and red doily hearts, Kids Celebrate! lists 100 days to remember with 200 related activities for children and grown-ups. There’s a Hansel and Gretel walk for Jakob Grimm’s birthday, a Mexican fiesta for Cinco de Mayo, and a first aid kit to make in honor of Clara Barton’s Birthday. The significance of each special day is explained in this educational tribute to the holidays, history, and accomplishments of many cultures and many people.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

13. The Boys Team

by: Amy SchwartzAmy Schwartz
Release date: Jan 21, 2014
Number of Pages: 40
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“We’re the Boys Team
We three!
Oscar,
Eddie
And me,
Jacob!”
You can recognize them anywhere.
They build with blocks together.
They practice karate together.
They hate naps together.
They’re kindergartners who
Rule The School!
But their days would not be
so delightfully full without…
Julia C.,
Julia D.,
and Sophie P.
Girls plus boys
equals the Friends Team:
in deft words
and funny pictures,
a winner!
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > School

14. Carry Go Bring Come

by: Vyanne SamuelsJennifer Northway
Release date: Sep 30, 1989
Number of Pages: 26
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A young boy has his hands full when he helps his sister prepare for her wedding.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction

15. I’m Like You, You’re Like Me: A Child’s Book About Understanding and Celebrating Each Other

by: Cindy Gainer
Release date: Oct 14, 1998
Number of Pages: 48
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Simple words and lush illustrations draw children into this gentle story of discovery, acceptance, and affirmation.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Emotions & Feelings

16. Fables from Aesop

by: AesopTom Lynch
Release date: Oct 09, 2000
Number of Pages: 32
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From century to century, generation to generation, Aesop’s fables have entertained, enlightened minds, and warmed hearts around the world. Now in this unique collection, Tom Lynch uses collages of vivid color, intriguing texture and folk art style to re-invent fourteen of these well known and loved fables for today’s children.

The crisp retellings of Aesop’s tales and the beauty of Tom Lynch’s illustrations will encourage readers to look closely before they leap from one fable to the next.

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Children’s Books > Animals

17. The Grandma You Never Knew: La abuela que nunca conociste

by: Carolee Aker
Release date: Sep 01, 2011
Number of Pages: 24
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The Grandma You Never Knew La abuela que nunca conociste Grandmothers have a very special role in the lives of their grandchildren. In The Grandma You Never Knew, Carolee Aker’s poetic verse and Dario Salvi’s endearing illustrations capture the universality of a grandmother’s love and that unique bond between a grandmother and her grandchild. The story reveals that even those grandchildren who never have the opportunity to meet their grandmother can know her through stories and experience her continuing influence and love at work in the family’s life. This book celebrates grandmothers everywhere and underscores their permanent place in a family’s heart. Las abuelas tienen un papel muy especial en las vidas de sus nietos. En La abuela que nunca conociste, los versos dulces de Carolee Aker las tiernas ilustraciones de Dario Salvi captan la universalidad del amor de una abuela y el lazo único entre ella y su nieto. La historia revela que aun esos nietos quienes nunca han tenido la oportunidad de conocer a sus abuelas pueden hacerlo por los cuentos y descubrir que su influencia y amor siguen teniendo un impacto en la vida familiar. Este libro celebra a las abuelas en todas partes e ilumina su lugar permanente en el corazón de las familias.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Parents

18. Key Words Boys And Girls

by: Ladybird
Release date: Jun 01, 2004
Number of Pages: 56
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In book 3b, Peter and Jane help their mum and dad in 36 new words including ‘rabbits’, ‘play’, ‘cake’ and ‘school’. Once this book has been completed, the child moves on to book 3c.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Intermediate Readers

19. Key Words Look At This

by: Ladybird
Release date: Jun 01, 2004
Number of Pages: 56
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Book 1b follows on from 1a and introduces 16 new words, including ‘toys’, ‘has’, ‘trees’ and ‘ball’. Once this book has been completed, the child moves on to book 3b.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Intermediate Readers

20. Key Words Where We Go

by: Ladybird
Release date: Jun 01, 2004
Number of Pages: 56
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In book 5a, follow Peter and Jane on a fun day out in 46 new words including ‘soon’, ‘said’, ‘pull’ and ‘talk’. Once this book is completed, the child moves on to book 5b.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Intermediate Readers

21. Spot Loves School

by: Eric HillEric Hill
Release date: May 12, 2015
Number of Pages: 10
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Enjoy the first day of school with Spot!

It’s Spot’s first day of school! He and his friends sing together, play together, and read together. When it’s time to go home, Spot can’t wait to come back tomorrow! Young readers will love going to school with their favorite puppy Spot.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

22. The Little Hands Playtime! Book: 50 Activities to Encourage Cooperation & Sharing (Williamson Little Hands Book)

by: Regina Curtis
Release date: May 01, 2000
Number of Pages: 128
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Kids develop lifelong cooperation awareness and anger management skills!
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Children’s Books > Early Learning > Basic Concepts

23. Hello School!

by: Dee LillegardDon Carter
Release date: Jul 10, 2001
Number of Pages: 32
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Hi, new shoes. Howdy, cubbies. Hey there, crayon. Hello School!

This collection of 38 vivid poems brings the classroom to life and sets the scene for a first school experience. From the eager anticipation of the building itself: “Wakes up early. / Just can’t wait / to see who’s coming. / Don’t be late!” to the anxious pleas of the supplies: “Stick with me, / says Glue with a grin, / and I’ll stick with you . . . / through thick and thin,” Hello School! celebrates all things preschool. Letters, numbers, books, water fountains, carpet squares, swings, and slides all pop off the page and into a child’s imagination.

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

24. Writing DoodleLoops

by: Sandy Baker
Release date: Jan 29, 2007
Number of Pages: 48
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The five books in the DoodleLoops Series are based on the educational premise that open-ended self-expression and drawing opportunities promote and facilitate the processes necessary for writing and subsequently reading. The activities promote the National Council of Teachers of English and the International Reading Association Standards. The activities are also appropriate for portfolios, ELL, and alternative forms of assessment. The books can be used for students at a variety of grade, skill, and interest levels and can be incorporated to fill all literacy programs, although they are recommended for grades pre-kindergarten through second grade. The reading, writing, and word building titles combine to create an integrated language arts supplement suitable for most curriculums. The books are 8.375 in. by 10.875 in. $7.99.

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25. Hands-On Sunday School Lessons: Old Testament Relays and Games

by: Summer Kinard
Release date: Jan 17, 2015
Number of Pages: 68
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Want to add fun, interactive games to your Christian education program? Has your Sunday school curriculum fallen into a worksheet rut? Do you have active children at your church who are missing out on lessons? Do you need help coming up with custom Vacation Bible School or special event games?

Hands-On Sunday School Lessons Volume One: Old Testament Games and Relays is the book for you! Covering some of the major events in the Old Testament, these 25 games will integrate into your existing elementary and junior high programs.

Each game includes scripture references, detailed instructions for set up and game play, and notes on best practices and adaptations for special circumstances. The useful appendix even tells you which games are safe for Sunday Best clothing and which are best saved for play clothes events.

This affordable addition to your curriculum resources will engage leaders and children in the Bible stories in fun and educational ways.

Summer Kinard is a mother of five with over 20 years experience teaching church groups and developing hands-on Bible teaching lessons. She holds Master of Divinity and Master of Theology degrees from Duke University Divinity School.

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Christian Books & Bibles > Education > Children & Teens

26. What Is Easter? (Lift-The-Flap Story)

by: Lillie JamesLillie James
Release date: Mar 20, 1994
Number of Pages: 16
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Tony and his parents dye Easter eggs, listen to the story of Easter in church, and have a special supper at Grandma and Grandpa’s in this springtime lift-the-flap book.

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

27. Mi Pequena Encicopedia Larousse El Zoologico (Mi Pequena Enciclopedia) (Spanish Edition)

by: Editors of Larousse (Mexico)
Release date: May 25, 2006
Number of Pages: 38
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An exploration of what life is like at the zoo for both the animals and the humans.

Eenciclopedia didáctica con maravillosas ilustraciones que apoyarán el conocimiento y desarrollo educativo del nino. Las ilustraciones ayudarán a que el nino entienda cada tema tratado y al mismo tiempo adquieran nuevo vocabulario de una forma divertida. Los ninos conocerán la vida de los animales del zoológico como zporque el león ruge?, zcual es el simio más narizón? etc.

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

28. Mi Pequena Larousse Enciclopedia Los Piratas (Mi Pequena Enciclopedia) (Spanish Edition)

by: Editors of Larousse (Mexico)
Release date: Apr 28, 2006
Number of Pages: 38
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A look into the history and life of pirates, from what they wore to their buried treasure.

Eenciclopedia didáctica con maravillosas ilustraciones que apoyarán el conocimiento y desarrollo educativo del nino. Las ilustraciones ayudarán a que el nino entienda cada tema tratado y al mismo tiempo adquieran nuevo vocabulario de una forma divertida. Relata los secretos de estos legendarios bandidos del mar que son los piratas; podrán conocer sus barcos, los detalles de su vestimenta, el significado de sus banderas, los tesoros que encontraban, su código de honor y lo que comían en alta mar.

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

29. More Read and Understand: Stories and Activities, Grade 1

by: Jill NorrisEvan-Moor Educational PublishersMarilyn Evans
Release date: Sep 01, 1999
Number of Pages: 144
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One of five new additions to our popular Read and Understand series, More Read and Understand Stories and Activities-Grade 1 provides teachers with a comprehensive resource of stories and skills pages to supplement any core reading program.

Features 23 stories, each followed by four or five pages of activities for practicing reading skills. Each of the stories is followed by activities for practicing reading skills such as:

– comprehension

– vocabulary development

– phonetic elements

– word attack skills

Stories range from fantasy to the real-life activities experienced by children of this age. Each story consists of 4 half-page sheets, suitable for cutting apart to make little individual books. Page one contains a picture dictionary, illustrating words featured in the story. All stories are fully illustrated.

Some story titles are “Josh’s Bike,” “I Can See the Moon,” “Simple Machines,” “Recycling,” “The Hippopotamus,” and “My Puppy Snickers.”

Practice activities for every story include:
– a comprehension page
– a word family page

Other skills practiced include:
– sequencing events
– compound words
– possessives
– rhyming
– classification
– following directions

The stories and practice materials can be used for directed lessons with small groups or individual students or as independent practice activities in class or at home. The reading levels in each book span several grades to ensure that appropriate material for most all students is provided. A complete list of skills practiced is given in the table on contents for each book. An answer key is provided.

Many stories have a response page designed to encourage students to apply and connect story information and newly acquired reading skills to their own experiences. Charming, age-appropriate illustrations throughout. All 144 pages perforated for easy removal. $12.95 each.

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30. Not Your Everyday Thesaurus

by: James Maclaine
Release date: Jun 01, 2015
Number of Pages: 128
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A treasury of words to boost your word power, simple to explore, lots of ideas for different subjects to write about, you can look up words alphabetically in the word finder, there are tips for writing stories…and word games to play too.
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