Best Education & Reference Books for 6 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 education & reference books for 6 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. Lemon the Duck

by: Laura BackmanLaurence Cleyet-Merle
Release date: Sep 01, 2008
Number of Pages: 32
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(ages 3 – 7) This gorgeous picture book is based on the inspirational true story of Lemon the Pekin Duck, who was born in an elementary school classroom. Neurological issues make Lemon unable to walk, but with the support of a compassionate teacher and her students, Lemon is still able to become one happy duck. In the story, Ms. Lake and her class conduct an egg-hatching project in school and on the big day, welcome four little ducklings into the world. The students soon realize that the soft yellow one they named Lemon looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, but cannot stand up and walk like a duck. They worry that Lemon won’t be happy if she is not able to do all the things ducks love to do, and work together to help Lemon thrive. When the time comes to tackle the challenge of encouraging Lemon to stand up, their creative ideas lead to a surprising solution, the recycling of an old doggie life vest, which, it turns out, makes the perfect duck harness. Through working with Lemon, the students share her in victories and learn that acceptance, love, and extra special care can go a long way. They also come to understand that her difference does not make Lemon any less special.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Ducks & Other Waterfowl

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. Glow-In-The-Dark Fish: And 59 More Ways to See God Through His Creation

by: Barbara J. ReinhardB. J. Reinhard
Release date: Aug 01, 2000
Number of Pages: 160
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Book by Reinhard, Barbara J., Reinhard, B. J.
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Children’s Books > Religions > Christianity

6. Brain-Powered Lessons to Engage All Learners Level K

by: LaVonna Roth
Release date: Jun 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 160
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Activate your kindergarteners’ 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 rhyming, exploring your senses, parts of a book, and counting, your kindergarteners 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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Children’s Books

7. First Grade Writing Workshop

by: Judy Lynch
Release date: Nov 01, 2013
Number of Pages: 144
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Tried-and-true classroom-tested lessons and routines for setting up a writing workshop in first grade—and keeping it running smoothly all year long. From preparing materials and setting the tone to teaching mini-lessons on procedures and craft to conferring and assessing, this complete resource from master teacher Judy Lynch has everything you need to introduce the writing process to first graders and help them develop into proficient writers. Full of model lessons, student samples, ready-to-go reproducibles, photographs, and more!
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8. Griffin the Dragon and How to Tame a Bully

by: Ken MaskSimmie Williams
Release date: Jul 02, 2014
Number of Pages: 96
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Childhood friends Griffin the dragon, Jackson the hyena, 8-year-old boy Cattails, and 10-year-old girl Alexandra discuss how best to deal with a bully.
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Children’s Books

9. Magic School Bus Presents: Planet Earth: A Nonfiction Companion to the Original Magic School Bus Series

by: Tom JacksonCarolyn Bracken
Release date: Jun 24, 2014
Number of Pages: 32
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THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS PRESENTS PLANET EARTH is a photographic nonfiction companion book to the original bestselling title, THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS INSIDE THE EARTH.

INSIDE THE EARTH taught thousands of kids about Earth’s crust, mantle, and core. MAGIC SCHOOL BUS PRESENTS 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

10. Magic School Bus Presents: Sea Creatures: A Nonfiction Companion to the Original Magic School Bus Series

by: Tom JacksonCarolyn Bracken
Release date: Jun 24, 2014
Number of Pages: 32
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THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS PRESENTS SEA CREATURES is a photographic nonfiction companion book to the original bestselling title, THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS ON THE OCEAN FLOOR.

ON THE OCEAN FLOOR taught thousands of kids about tides, coral reefs, and a whole host of marine animals. MAGIC SCHOOL BUS PRESENTS 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

11. Mary

by: Brian Wildsmith
Release date: Feb 07, 2002
Number of Pages: 28
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In this beautifully illustrated picture book, Brian Wildsmith tells the story of Mary, mother of Jesus, in a series of vivid scenes, framed with gold. We see the touching story of Mary’s parents, the birth and childhood of Mary, her marriage to Joseph and the visit by the angel Gabriel. We travel with Mary to Bethlehem and witness the magic of the Christmas story. We join with Mary as she experiences the tragedy of the cross, and the joy of the resurrection. Finally we see her assumption, and her crowning as Queen of Heaven. This highly decorative picture book has been carefully, and lovingly, researched, and provides the reader with beautifully imagined domestic scenes of Mary as a child, a wife, and a mother. Brian Wildsmith is one of the most venerable figures in children’s illustration today and celebrates forty years of publishing with OUP in 2002 – a truly remarkable achievement. His first book, “Brian Wildsmith’s ABC”, which was first published in 1962 is still in print today.
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Biographies & Memoirs

12. 30 Minutes a Day: Grade 1

by: Jodi LeeLeigh Anne EasterlingMartha Swanson
Release date: Jul 31, 2006
Number of Pages: 377
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Provides parent with a complete learning system. Written by elementary teachers to help children build on what they learn at school, at home. Written with parents in mind with easy to understand instructions for every assignment.
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Children’s Books > Education & Reference > Study Aids

13. Guided Meditations for Children: 40 Scripts and Activities Based on the Sunday Lectionary

by: Sydney Ann Merritt
Release date: Apr 01, 1995
Number of Pages: 174
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Christian Books & Bibles > Catholicism

14. Babies in the Library!

by: Jane Marino
Release date: Dec 28, 2002
Number of Pages: 160
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Eclectic library reading programs for young children have blossomed across the nation over the last decade, encouraging in toddlers a fondness for the library and an excitement for the caches of books to be found there. Likewise, in an effort to promote a love of language in babies as young as three months old, scores of early childhood initiatives are beginning to sprout as well.

Aimed at children’s librarians and other professionals who work with very young children, this librarian-tested sourcebook provides complete programs that spotlight the value and necessity of singing, speaking, and reading to babies in their earliest months. Ten ready-to-use programs are divided for their intended audience: five for “pre-walkers” and five for walkers. Marino combines rhymes involving body movement, songs, fingerplays, circle games, and books in ways that teach interaction skills with young children and help to enrich their language and enhance their listening capabilities.

Several of the rhymes are repeated in a take-home section to aid librarians and others in charge of children’s programs to present parents and caregivers with the tools they need to use rhymes and activities whenever and wherever they want. A helpful bibliography lists the best picture books, programming books, rhyme collections, and numerous recordings that are suitable for very young children. The captivating activities in Babies in the Library! will delight the youngest library users while making it easy for librarians to create programs for this important and growing segment of the library population.

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

15. The Berenstain Bears and the School Scandal Sheet

by: Stan BerenstainJan Berenstain
Release date: Mar 01, 1994
Number of Pages: 112
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Illus. in black-and-white. The cubs of Bear Country School learn something about freedom of the press–and the responsibilities that go with it–when they put out The Cub Reporter, an underground newspaper that gives the teachers and administration a failing grade.  
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Children’s Books > Animals > Bears

16. 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

17. A Collection of Lakota Children’s Songs Vol.1

by: Lakota Language Consortium
Release date: Dec 18, 2009
Number of Pages: 15
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15 Lakota Children’s Song including favorites such as: the Alphabet Song, BINGO, Days of the Week, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Twinkle Twinkle, and many more. This is a great collection- and a great way to learn the language. Use in the classroom or at home. The kids will love it. Songs are sung by some of Lakota Country’s best singers including Kevin Locke and Wilmer Mesteth and with help from Ben Black Bear, Verdelia American Horse, and many others.

1. Knee Bouncing Song
2. Alphabet Song
3. Counting song
4. Colors Song
5. Days of the Week Song
6. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
7. Itsy Bitsy Spider
8. Brother John
9. Bingo
10. Hosísipa Olówan
11. Lift up Song
12. Rabbit Song
13. Prairie Chicken Song
14. Lakota Language Song
15. Lullaby

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Arts & Photography > Music

18. Fighting Fires – Level 1 (See More Readers)

by: Seymour Simon
Release date: Jun 01, 2002
Number of Pages: 32
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Book by Simon, Seymour
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Social Skills

19. Forces and Movement (Straightforward Science)

by: Peter D. Riley
Release date: Sep 11, 2003
Number of Pages: 32
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Forces and Movement looks at the different forces from gravity to friction and the effects they have on objects and their movement. The Earth and Space explores how the Earth moves around the Sun and its position in space as a whole. Both books consider how the ancient Greeks explained these phenomena and why the work of people like Newton and Galileo led their ideas to be reinterpreted.
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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > Physics

20. Hoo Hoo Hoo! Merry Christmas!

by: Amanda Kleback
Release date: Apr 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 24
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Hoo Hoo Hoo!! Merry Christmas! is the story of Hoo Hoo the Bear learning about Christmas and the polish tradition of Wiglia. Hoo Hoo finds himself in his family’s barn at midnight on Christmas day talking to the animals! Celebrating family, tradition, and the magic of Christmas, Hoo Hoo Hoo!! Merry Christmas! is sure to be a holiday staple for children for years to come.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Religious Fiction > Christian

21. I’m Going to Read® (Level 3): Music Class (I’m Going to Read® Series)

by: Amanda Haley
Release date: Mar 28, 2006
Number of Pages: 32
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Do re mi?what can that be? It’s the sound of children preparing for class. Take out the violin and show the teacher what you know. Make pretty music fill the air. Bravo! Making music looks like such fun, every young reader will want to play.

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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography > Performing Arts

22. I’m Going to Read® (Level 3): Ouch! (I’m Going to Read® Series)

by: Rich Rossi
Release date: Aug 28, 2006
Number of Pages: 32
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A tumble, a gash, and blood everywhere: Jon’s fallen off his bike and hurt his head. Now he has to be brave as the doctor stitches and fixes him up. Realistically portraying a child’s fear, this reassuring tale explains just what happens at the doctor’s office?and how everything turns out all right in the end.  

 

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

23. Magic School Bus Presents: Volcanoes & Earthquakes: A Nonfiction Companion to the Original Magic School Bus Series

by: Tom JacksonCarolyn Bracken
Release date: Dec 30, 2014
Number of Pages: 32
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THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS PRESENTS VOLCANOES & EARTHQUAKES is a photographic nonfiction companion book to the original bestselling title, THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS INSIDE THE EARTH.

INSIDE THE EARTH from the bestselling Magic School Bus series taught thousands of kids about rocks, volcanoes, and the earth’s core. MAGIC SCHOOL BUS PRESENTS VOLCANOES & EARTHQUAKES will expand upon the original title with fresh and updated content. MAGIC SCHOOL BUS PRESENTS VOLCANOES AND EARTHQUAKES will explore the explosive and earth-shattering forces of our planet. 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 > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > School

24. One Starry Day in Heaven: A Story of Creation

by: Bill Bell
Release date: Mar 01, 1999
Number of Pages: 44
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God creates all creatures great and small, those that fly and hop and run and climb and swim and crawl.
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Children’s Books > Animals

25. Presidents’ Day

by: Margaret McNamaraMike Gordon
Release date: Dec 22, 2015
Number of Pages: 32
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Mrs. Connor’s class knows they have a holiday in February, but do they know what it really means? They will after they learn all about Presidents’ Day—and why it’s more than just a Monday off from school! The Robin Hill School series is an engaging favorite kids and teachers love, and the simple text and bright art in Presidents’ Day make for a wonderful read that is as fun as it is informative.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > School

26. What is Love?

by: Etan BoritzerRobbie Marantz
Release date: Mar 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 40
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What is Love? is the 2nd title in Etan Boritzer’s best selling What is? series of Life Concepts books on character education and social issues. What is Love? is a way for children to discover how we all share many of the same needs and concerns in life, especially the need for love! This book communicates a message of multiculturalism and diversity as the means by which goals of understanding and tolerance can be reached. A sincere yet playful message for appreciating one of life’s tenderest emotions through which children can ponder the total human experience of honest caring and good will.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Difficult Discussions > Prejudice & Racism

27. Willow Shouldn’t Worry

by: Taylor Hensel
Release date: Jan 21, 2015
Number of Pages: 14
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Willow worries about her puppy running away after the ice cream truck, her mischievous, diaper-wearing sister coloring all over the walls, and not succeeding in school. Willow’s mother shares valuable advice with her that ultimately calms her apprehensions, and allows her to live free from the worry that so often overwhelms children in today’s society.
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Children’s Books

28. Explore Spring!: 25 Great Ways to Learn About Spring (Explore Your World)

by: Lauri BerkenkampAlexis Frederick-Frost
Release date: Jul 01, 2007
Number of Pages: 96
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From tracking spring peepers and raising tadpoles to learning about seeds and recording plant growth, Explore Spring! 25 Great Ways to Learn About Spring invites young readers to explore the wonders of spring by becoming scientists in the field. Combining hands-on learning with solid science, trivia, riddles, and terrific illustrations, projects investigate ?the reason for the season” and include identifying trees and measuring their growth, recording soil temperature, and observing the forest floor. Bird migration and nest building are covered, and the movement of air and water is studied with experiments in capillary action and in such activities as ?Making Parachutes,” Making Kites,” and ?Mapping Air Currents with Bubbles.”
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Health > Diseases

29. Explore Winter!: 25 Great Ways to Learn About Winter (Explore Your World)

by: Maxine AndersonAlexis Frederick-Frost
Release date: Aug 01, 2007
Number of Pages: 96
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Young readers become scientists in the field when this activity book sends them off to answer the question ?Why do we have winter?” with experiments and projects that mix real science with real fun. Combining hands-on learning with trivia, jokes, riddles, and terrific illustrations, chapters start with the ?tools” of science?the scientific method and how to keep a science journal?and then investigate the winter constellations, long nights and long shadows, animal tracking in snow, and food-gathering behavior in birds.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Health > Diseases

30. Anna et ses tapis de yoga aux couleurs de l’Arc en ciel (French Edition)

by: Giselle ShardlowPaul WranglesIsabelle Barth
Release date: Feb 10, 2015
Number of Pages: 32
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Une histoire de Yoga pour les enfants sur l’Amitié, le Bonheur et l’Acceptation de l’autre.

Ana encontra a sua felicidade praticando ioga na hora do intervalo. Ela imagina que está viajando pelo mundo e explorando lugares novos. Os seus novos coleguinhas irão aceitá-la? Eles se juntarão à diversão?

Anna est heureuse en faisant du yoga pendant les pauses. Elle imagine qu’elle voyage à travers le monde et explore de nouveaux endroits. Est-ce que ses nouveaux camarades de classes vont l’accepter et se joindre à elle?

Les histoires de Yoga pour les Enfants vous présentent des personnages engageant qui feront rire votre enfant, mais le feront aussi bouger et créer. Lire, c’est bon pour l’esprit ET AUSSI le corps!

Ce livre pour les 3-7 ans est plus qu’une histoire, c’est aussi une expérience unique pour les enfants.

Anna et ses tapis de yoga aux couleurs de l’arc en ciel is the French version of Anna and her Rainbow-Colored Yoga Mats. Find the English, Spanish, and Portuguese versions of this Anna yoga book, as well as other yoga stories on the author page: http://www.amazon.com/author/giselleshardlow.

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

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