Best Education & Reference Books for 8 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 education & reference books for 8 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. Wonder

by: R. J. Palacio
Release date: Feb 14, 2012
Number of Pages: 322
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SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS, OWEN WILSON, AND JACOB TREMBLAY!

Over 5 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller WONDER and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. 

The book that inspired the Choose Kind movement.

I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.

August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.

“Wonder is the best kids’ book of the year,” said Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate.com and author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel “a meditation on kindness” —indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.

Join the conversation: #thewonderofwonder

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

2. Carla’s Sandwich

by: Debbie HermanSheila Bailey
Release date: Sep 01, 2004
Number of Pages: 32
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This charming story presents a new way for young children to understand how to creatively embrace who they are, no matter what others think. Carla’s lunch box is filled with odd delights like the Olive, Pickle and Green Bean Sandwich, the Banana-Cottage-Cheese Delight, and the unforgettable Chopped Liver, Potato Chips, and Cucumber Combo. To Carla, they are delicious and creative lunches, but her teasing classmates are unconvinced and abandon her at the lunch table to eat her bizarre sandwiches alone. One day, however, tables turn when Buster—the worst tease of all—forgets his lunch on the day of the picnic and Carla thoughtfully offers him her extra sandwich. Her own spirited nature helps Carla teach her classmates that “unusual” can actually be good. Lively illustrations help showcase the book’s messages of acceptance, tolerance, individuality, and creativity, and the funny plot and authentic dialogue are sure to make this tale a favorite among elementary school children. Carla’s creative sandwich solutions provide young chefs-to-be with the inspiration to create sandwich masterpieces of their own.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Friendship

3. Monster High: Meet the Ghouls Character Guidebook

by: Kirsten Mayer
Release date: Nov 04, 2014
Number of Pages: 96
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Monster High fan-ghouls can read all about their favorite monsters in this fun guidebook to all the characters illustrated with ghoulgeous full color photos. Inside are all the scary-cool facts about the student disembody’s freaky flaws, pet peeves, favorites-colors, subjects, activities, and foods-GFFs, and more! From Frankie Stein to Jane Boolittle, meet all the ghouls!
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > School

4. DK EWD WHALES AND DOLPHINS (Eye Wonder)

by: PRENTICE HALL
Release date: Jun 02, 2003
Number of Pages: 48
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A precursor to DK’s award-winning Eyewitness series, Eye Wonder was specially developed for children aged five plus, featuring astonishing photography exhibiting subjects within their natural setting, offering a whole new level of information through powerful images. Each title in the series now contains educational activities including true and false questions, quizzes, matching games, and mazes. Vocabulary is accessible to young readers, with the meanings of new, subject-related words clearly explained. The combination of visuals and informative, accurate text will hook even those children who usually avoid books.

Eye Wonder: Whales and Dolphins presents young readers with a wealth of information about these beautiful mammals including where they live, what they eat, how they breed, and the ways in which humans and the environment threaten their very existence.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Mammals

5. Eight Ways of Knowing: Teaching for Multiple Intelligences

by: David G. Lazear
Release date: Jun 01, 1999
Number of Pages: 272
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Formerly a SkyLight Publication

Learn how to tap into practical strategies and techniques for developing and nurturing the full spectrum of intelligences identified by researcher Howard Gardner.

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6. Lost Boys of Natinga: A School for Sudan’s Young Refugees

by: Judy Walgren
Release date: Sep 28, 1998
Number of Pages: 48
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In the remote foothills of southern Sudan thousands of boys live together in a place called Natinga. They are displaced people. The bitter civil war raging in Sudan has claimed the lives of an estimated 1.5 million people and driven more than 4 million others from their homes. Among them are countless children, many of whom have no home left to return to when and if the conflict is resolved. Natinga is the temporary refuge for about 2,000 boys, ranging in age from 8 to 18, from many different tribes. The camp is protected by the Sudanese People’s Liberation Army, a group who is engaged in a fierce battle with the Islamic Arab regime that took control of the Sudanese government in 1983. The rebels claim to want to educate the boys for peace and self-government. School supplies are scarce, however, as are basic necessities such as food and medicine. In addition to the war, disease and famine are constant threats. It is unclear whether these boys will ever return to what remains of their
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Orphans & Foster Homes

7. SmartFlip Common Core Reference Guide ELA, Grade 11/12 – Question Stems for Teaching Using the Common Core

by: Kristen M. BowersM.Ed.
Release date: Oct 05, 2014
Number of Pages: 56
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Since the adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), teachers have been scrambling to find quality teaching materials and legitimate resources that are straightforward and effective in providing help and guidance. Curriculum maps and mediocre district-created handouts offer minimal support for teachers who are struggling to decode and understand multi-layered standards in order to teach the precise skills their students need to master. Laminated checklists that regurgitate standards, found in a simple Internet search, are no more helpful to teachers than ambiguous I can… posters are at reflecting what students actually know and can accomplish. Students urgently need greater exposure to instruction aligned with Common Core requirements, as well as practice in deciphering, interpreting, discussing, and responding to suitable and relevant lessons, activities, and practice assessments attuned to the rigor and demands they will encounter in standardized Common Core assessments. Teachers continue to face mounting pressures to provide these opportunities for their students, yet they are given minimal support and few resources to address these concerns – until now!

Each Secondary Solutions/Simply Novel SmartFlip Common Core Reference Guide for English Language Arts was created with these challenges in mind. These grade-leveled SmartFlip Guides provide teachers with every Common Core ELA standard in its basic format, as well as specific, plain-language, measureable objectives. Annotated standards offer teachers an understanding of the various complexities and levels of entire standards rather than merely single aspects of any given standard. Additionally, hundreds of standard-specific question stems and customizable prompts are provided for each grade level and are ready for immediate integration into lessons, activities, and assessments in order to accommodate diverse teaching and learning styles. Every teacher, school, and district can use SmartFlip Guides to effectively craft and incorporate standards-aligned terminology, content, and rigor into any lesson plan or assessment with genuine confidence. SmartFlip Guides are spiral bound, color-coded, and tabbed to help teachers instantly access any ELA standard. SmartFlip Common Core Reference Guides are the ideal resource for teachers and administrators who are serious about integrating the Common Core into daily lesson plans and assessments, regardless of grade level. No more guessing, no more countless hours researching what the standards actually mean, no more time trying to find specific wording for effective questions. The innovative Secondary Solutions/Simply Novel SmartFlip Common Core Reference Guide is an essential key to the Common Core ELA Standards and the answer for any teacher who is serious about eliminating the confusion and alleviating the pressure of Common Core instruction in any classroom.

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8. SmartFlip Common Core Reference Guide ELA, Grade 8 – Question Stems for Teaching Using the Common Core

by: Kristen M. BowersM.Ed.
Release date: Feb 25, 2014
Number of Pages: 57
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Since the adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), teachers have been scrambling to find quality teaching materials and legitimate resources that are straightforward and effective in providing help and guidance. Curriculum maps and mediocre district-created handouts offer minimal support for teachers who are struggling to decode and understand multi-layered standards in order to teach the precise skills their students need to master. Laminated checklists that regurgitate standards, found in a simple Internet search, are no more helpful to teachers than ambiguous I can… posters are at reflecting what students actually know and can accomplish. Students urgently need greater exposure to instruction aligned with Common Core requirements, as well as practice in deciphering, interpreting, discussing, and responding to suitable and relevant lessons, activities, and practice assessments attuned to the rigor and demands they will encounter in standardized Common Core assessments. Teachers continue to face mounting pressures to provide these opportunities for their students, yet they are given minimal support and few resources to address these concerns – until now!

Each Secondary Solutions/Simply Novel SmartFlip Common Core Reference Guide for English Language Arts was created with these challenges in mind. These grade-leveled SmartFlip Guides provide teachers with every Common Core ELA standard in its basic format, as well as specific, plain-language, measureable objectives. Annotated standards offer teachers an understanding of the various complexities and levels of entire standards rather than merely single aspects of any given standard. Additionally, hundreds of standard-specific question stems and customizable prompts are provided for each grade level and are ready for immediate integration into lessons, activities, and assessments in order to accommodate diverse teaching and learning styles. Every teacher, school, and district can use SmartFlip Guides to effectively craft and incorporate standards-aligned terminology, content, and rigor into any lesson plan or assessment with genuine confidence. SmartFlip Guides are spiral bound, color-coded, and tabbed to help teachers instantly access any ELA standard. SmartFlip Common Core Reference Guides are the ideal resource for teachers and administrators who are serious about integrating the Common Core into daily lesson plans and assessments, regardless of grade level. No more guessing, no more countless hours researching what the standards actually mean, no more time trying to find specific wording for effective questions. The innovative Secondary Solutions/Simply Novel SmartFlip Common Core Reference Guide is an essential key to the Common Core ELA Standards and the answer for any teacher who is serious about eliminating the confusion and alleviating the pressure of Common Core instruction in any classroom.

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9. SmartFlip Common Core Reference Guide ELA, Grade 9/10 – Question Stems for Teaching Using the Common Core

by: Kristen M. BowersM.Ed.
Release date: Feb 25, 2014
Number of Pages: 56
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Since the adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), teachers have been scrambling to find quality teaching materials and legitimate resources that are straightforward and effective in providing help and guidance. Curriculum maps and mediocre district-created handouts offer minimal support for teachers who are struggling to decode and understand multi-layered standards in order to teach the precise skills their students need to master. Laminated checklists that regurgitate standards, found in a simple Internet search, are no more helpful to teachers than ambiguous I can… posters are at reflecting what students actually know and can accomplish. Students urgently need greater exposure to instruction aligned with Common Core requirements, as well as practice in deciphering, interpreting, discussing, and responding to suitable and relevant lessons, activities, and practice assessments attuned to the rigor and demands they will encounter in standardized Common Core assessments. Teachers continue to face mounting pressures to provide these opportunities for their students, yet they are given minimal support and few resources to address these concerns – until now!

Each Secondary Solutions/Simply Novel SmartFlip Common Core Reference Guide for English Language Arts was created with these challenges in mind. These grade-leveled SmartFlip Guides provide teachers with every Common Core ELA standard in its basic format, as well as specific, plain-language, measureable objectives. Annotated standards offer teachers an understanding of the various complexities and levels of entire standards rather than merely single aspects of any given standard. Additionally, hundreds of standard-specific question stems and customizable prompts are provided for each grade level and are ready for immediate integration into lessons, activities, and assessments in order to accommodate diverse teaching and learning styles. Every teacher, school, and district can use SmartFlip Guides to effectively craft and incorporate standards-aligned terminology, content, and rigor into any lesson plan or assessment with genuine confidence. SmartFlip Guides are spiral bound, color-coded, and tabbed to help teachers instantly access any ELA standard. SmartFlip Common Core Reference Guides are the ideal resource for teachers and administrators who are serious about integrating the Common Core into daily lesson plans and assessments, regardless of grade level. No more guessing, no more countless hours researching what the standards actually mean, no more time trying to find specific wording for effective questions. The innovative Secondary Solutions/Simply Novel SmartFlip Common Core Reference Guide is an essential key to the Common Core ELA Standards and the answer for any teacher who is serious about eliminating the confusion and alleviating the pressure of Common Core instruction in any classroom.

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10. SmartFlip Common Core Reference Guide Grade 5 – Question Stems for Teaching Using the Common Core

by: Kristen Bowers
Release date: Jan 31, 2014
Number of Pages: 60
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Since the adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), teachers have been scrambling to find quality teaching materials and legitimate resources that are straightforward and effective in providing help and guidance. Curriculum maps and mediocre district-created handouts offer minimal support for teachers who are struggling to decode and understand multi-layered standards in order to teach the precise skills their students need to master. Laminated checklists that regurgitate standards, found in a simple Internet search, are no more helpful to teachers than ambiguous I can… posters are at reflecting what students actually know and can accomplish. Students urgently need greater exposure to instruction aligned with Common Core requirements, as well as practice in deciphering, interpreting, discussing, and responding to suitable and relevant lessons, activities, and practice assessments attuned to the rigor and demands they will encounter in standardized Common Core assessments. Teachers continue to face mounting pressures to provide these opportunities for their students, yet they are given minimal support and few resources to address these concerns – until now!

Each Secondary Solutions/Simply Novel SmartFlip Common Core Reference Guide for English Language Arts was created with these challenges in mind. These grade-leveled SmartFlip Guides provide teachers with every Common Core ELA standard in its basic format, as well as specific, plain-language, measureable objectives. Annotated standards offer teachers an understanding of the various complexities and levels of entire standards rather than merely single aspects of any given standard. Additionally, hundreds of standard-specific question stems and customizable prompts are provided for each grade level and are ready for immediate integration into lessons, activities, and assessments in order to accommodate diverse teaching and learning styles. Every teacher, school, and district can use SmartFlip Guides to effectively craft and incorporate standards-aligned terminology, content, and rigor into any lesson plan or assessment with genuine confidence. SmartFlip Guides are spiral bound, color-coded, and tabbed to help teachers instantly access any ELA standard. SmartFlip Common Core Reference Guides are the ideal resource for teachers and administrators who are serious about integrating the Common Core into daily lesson plans and assessments, regardless of grade level. No more guessing, no more countless hours researching what the standards actually mean, no more time trying to find specific wording for effective questions. The innovative Secondary Solutions/Simply Novel SmartFlip Common Core Reference Guide is an essential key to the Common Core ELA Standards and the answer for any teacher who is serious about eliminating the confusion and alleviating the pressure of Common Core instruction in any classroom.

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11. SmartFlip Common Core Reference Guide Grade 6 – Question Stems for Teaching Using the Common Core

by: Kristen Bowers
Release date: Feb 05, 2014
Number of Pages: 62
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Since the adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), teachers have been scrambling to find quality teaching materials and legitimate resources that are straightforward and effective in providing help and guidance. Curriculum maps and mediocre district-created handouts offer minimal support for teachers who are struggling to decode and understand multi-layered standards in order to teach the precise skills their students need to master. Laminated checklists that regurgitate standards, found in a simple Internet search, are no more helpful to teachers than ambiguous I can… posters are at reflecting what students actually know and can accomplish. Students urgently need greater exposure to instruction aligned with Common Core requirements, as well as practice in deciphering, interpreting, discussing, and responding to suitable and relevant lessons, activities, and practice assessments attuned to the rigor and demands they will encounter in standardized Common Core assessments. Teachers continue to face mounting pressures to provide these opportunities for their students, yet they are given minimal support and few resources to address these concerns – until now!

Each Secondary Solutions/Simply Novel SmartFlip Common Core Reference Guide for English Language Arts was created with these challenges in mind. These grade-leveled SmartFlip Guides provide teachers with every Common Core ELA standard in its basic format, as well as specific, plain-language, measureable objectives. Annotated standards offer teachers an understanding of the various complexities and levels of entire standards rather than merely single aspects of any given standard. Additionally, hundreds of standard-specific question stems and customizable prompts are provided for each grade level and are ready for immediate integration into lessons, activities, and assessments in order to accommodate diverse teaching and learning styles. Every teacher, school, and district can use SmartFlip Guides to effectively craft and incorporate standards-aligned terminology, content, and rigor into any lesson plan or assessment with genuine confidence. SmartFlip Guides are spiral bound, color-coded, and tabbed to help teachers instantly access any ELA standard. SmartFlip Common Core Reference Guides are the ideal resource for teachers and administrators who are serious about integrating the Common Core into daily lesson plans and assessments, regardless of grade level. No more guessing, no more countless hours researching what the standards actually mean, no more time trying to find specific wording for effective questions. The innovative Secondary Solutions/Simply Novel SmartFlip Common Core Reference Guide is an essential key to the Common Core ELA Standards and the answer for any teacher who is serious about eliminating the confusion and alleviating the pressure of Common Core instruction in any classroom.

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12. SmartFlip Common Core Reference Guide Grade 7 – Question Stems for Teaching Using the Common Core

by: Kristen Bowers
Release date: Feb 19, 2014
Number of Pages: 56
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Since the adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), teachers have been scrambling to find quality teaching materials and legitimate resources that are straightforward and effective in providing help and guidance. Curriculum maps and mediocre district-created handouts offer minimal support for teachers who are struggling to decode and understand multi-layered standards in order to teach the precise skills their students need to master. Laminated checklists that regurgitate standards, found in a simple Internet search, are no more helpful to teachers than ambiguous I can… posters are at reflecting what students actually know and can accomplish. Students urgently need greater exposure to instruction aligned with Common Core requirements, as well as practice in deciphering, interpreting, discussing, and responding to suitable and relevant lessons, activities, and practice assessments attuned to the rigor and demands they will encounter in standardized Common Core assessments. Teachers continue to face mounting pressures to provide these opportunities for their students, yet they are given minimal support and few resources to address these concerns – until now!

Each Secondary Solutions/Simply Novel SmartFlip Common Core Reference Guide for English Language Arts was created with these challenges in mind. These grade-leveled SmartFlip Guides provide teachers with every Common Core ELA standard in its basic format, as well as specific, plain-language, measureable objectives. Annotated standards offer teachers an understanding of the various complexities and levels of entire standards rather than merely single aspects of any given standard. Additionally, hundreds of standard-specific question stems and customizable prompts are provided for each grade level and are ready for immediate integration into lessons, activities, and assessments in order to accommodate diverse teaching and learning styles. Every teacher, school, and district can use SmartFlip Guides to effectively craft and incorporate standards-aligned terminology, content, and rigor into any lesson plan or assessment with genuine confidence. SmartFlip Guides are spiral bound, color-coded, and tabbed to help teachers instantly access any ELA standard. SmartFlip Common Core Reference Guides are the ideal resource for teachers and administrators who are serious about integrating the Common Core into daily lesson plans and assessments, regardless of grade level. No more guessing, no more countless hours researching what the standards actually mean, no more time trying to find specific wording for effective questions. The innovative Secondary Solutions/Simply Novel SmartFlip Common Core Reference Guide is an essential key to the Common Core ELA Standards and the answer for any teacher who is serious about eliminating the confusion and alleviating the pressure of Common Core instruction in any classroom.

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13. DK EWD VOLCANO (Eye Wonder)

by: PRENTICE HALL
Release date: Jun 02, 2003
Number of Pages: 48
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A precursor to DK’s award-winning Eyewitness series, Eye Wonder was specially developed for children aged five plus, featuring astonishing photography exhibiting subjects within their natural setting, offering a whole new level of information through powerful images. Each title in the series now contains educational activities including true and false questions, quizzes, matching games, and mazes. Vocabulary is accessible to young readers, with the meanings of new, subject-related words clearly explained. The combination of visuals and informative, accurate text will hook even those children who usually avoid books.

How hot is molten lava? How are volcanoes formed? What happened with the volcano in Pompeii? In Eye Wonder: Volcano discover the answers to these questions and more, and learn about the inner workings of one of Earth’s most terrifying natural phenomenons.

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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > Nature > Earthquakes & Volcanoes

14. Practical Literacy Coaching: A Collection of Tools to Support Your Work

by: Jan Miller Burkins
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
Number of Pages: 176
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From the author of Coaching for Balance comes this invaluable resource of tools for literacy coaches. Based on her work as a literacy coach and an instructional coach, author Jan Miller Burkins found that her colleagues were inventing and reinventing the same tools. It is this overlap that led Burkins to compile this collection of resources. Because effective literacy coaching demands competence across many levels of interaction with people and expertise in areas from communication to technology to literacy research, the tools and resources in this collection are diverse. The tools are grouped as followsbut their applications are limitless: – Tools for defining and clarifying your role – Tools for stepping into the work of coaching – Tools for stretching yourself – Tools for developing and supporting learning communities – Tools for coaching individual teachers – Tools for documenting your work, managing your time
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15. Amazing Beginning of You

by: Matt &amp Lisa Jacobson,Matt Jacobson,Lisa Jacobson
Release date: Aug 01, 2004
Number of Pages: 32
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Eight to twelve-year-olds discover the amazing truth about their life before birth, and gain respect and wonder for life and the Creator who made each person unique.
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16. 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

17. Be the Boss of Your Pain: Self-Care for Kids (Be The Boss Of Your Body®)

by: Timothy Culbert M.D.Rebecca Kajander C.P.N.P. M.P.H.
Release date: Jul 10, 2007
Number of Pages: 64
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Be the Boss of Your Pain speaks to kids ages 8 and up with this message: Your body, mind, and spirit—working together—have amazing abilities to help you control how your body feels, even when you have pain. When you have pain, you often start feeling bad in other ways, too. You might have low energy, get poor sleep, or have no appetite. You might get in a lousy mood or be bored and worried. You might even feel disconnected or hopeless. When you start to have these problems, being the boss of your body can help. You can practice these body boss skills to take control of your pain:

•    Belly breathing
•    Positive thinking
•    Replacing negative thoughts with positive self-talk
•    Aromatherapy
•    Acupressure

Kids will be happier and healthier when they are the boss of their bodies and can take care of some of their pain on their own. The self-care skills in this book do not replace health care professionals, but they do help kids learn what they can do to take care of themselves. They will learn to deal with headaches, stomachaches, and other pain to make themselves feel better—without always going to the doctor or taking medicine.

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

18. Brain-Powered Lessons to Engage All Learners Level 1

by: LaVonna Roth
Release date: Jun 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 160
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Activate your first 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 sorting shapes and drawing comparisons between characters, and understanding weather, your first 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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19. 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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20. 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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21. Do You Understand Me?: My Life, My Thoughts, My Autism Spectrum Disorder

by: Sofie Koborg Brosen
Release date: Jul 15, 2006
Number of Pages: 53
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Sofie Koborg Brøsen is eleven years old and, like other children of her age, goes to a mainstream school, loves reading comics and being with her family and her cat, Teddy. But Sofie is not the same as everyone else – she has autism spectrum disorder. Fed up with being misunderstood by her classmates, she has written a book about her world so others can learn to understand her, and vice versa.

Sofie describes her day-to-day life in clear, unambiguous language and tells readers about things she finds difficult: being given too many instructions, disruptions to her routine, being teased, strong lights and smells and too much noise. She also tells about what she really likes – feeling accepted by other children, reading, nature, her autism camp and her cat.

This fully illustrated book has already attracted much positive attention in Denmark. It is a readable insider’s view of life as a child with autism attending a mainstream school and will be an invaluable resource in helping other children to understand their classmates with autism spectrum disorders. Teachers, parents, carers, support workers, children with autism spectrum disorders and their classmates will find this an entertaining, informative and attitude-changing read.

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

22. 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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23. 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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24. 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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25. Why Do Plants Grow? (The Miracle of Creation Series)

by: Susan Horner
Release date: Mar 01, 2004
Number of Pages: 32
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The Miracle of Creation Series is a sensitive, biblical, and user-friendly tool for parents to use as they introduce their children to God’s plan for sexuality and reproduction. The picture books Why Do Plants Grow? and Why Do Birds Build Nests? teach younger kids about nature’s amazing reproductive processes and gently prepare them for a late discussion of human sexuality in What is God’s Design for My Body?
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26. RTI Is a Verb

by: Tom HierckChristopher (Chris) A. (Aron) Weber
Release date: Dec 11, 2013
Number of Pages: 208
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RTI is more than just a buzzword—it’s a success story!

RTI isn’t just about interventions—it’s about assessing how all students respond to instruction. Here, you’ll learn to translate RTI from research to practice and build a realistic plan of action for your school. Concrete recommendations and resources include:

  • Interventions linked to the Common Core, with emphasis on college and career readiness
  • Practical strategies for screening, progress monitoring, and diagnostics
  • Sample approaches to specific interventions across the curriculum
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27. Talking Walls: Discover Your World

by: Margy Burns KnightAnne Sibley O’Brien
Release date: Feb 07, 2014
Number of Pages: 64
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If walls could talk, what would they say? Perhaps they would tell us who built them and why. Maybe they could even tell us about people’s lives today or about how our ancestors lived thousands of years ago.

In this book walls really do talk, and oh, the stories they tell.This new edition combines the beloved children’s books Talking Walls and Talking Walls: The Stories Continue. Together, those titles sold more than 170,000 copies. This new edition, thoroughly revised by the author, makes the text more accessible to young readers and English Language Learners and produces a book that is ideal for reading aloud. The back matter includes a world map that helps readers locate the many walls described, as well as additional information about the walls, the places, and the people.

The Talking Walls books have been much honored, including:

  • Top 25 Non-Fiction Children’s Books Boston Globe
  • Children’s Books of Distinction Hungry Mind Review
  • Noteworthy Book from Parallel Cultures: Horn Book
  • Paperback Plum Booklinks
  • Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Social Studies: Children’s Book Council/National Council on the Social Studies
  • Winner of a Mom’s Choice Gold Award — Picture Books category
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28. Cain and Abel : Finding the Fruits of Peace

by: Sandy Eisenberg SassoJoani Keller Rothenberg
Release date: Oct 01, 2001
Number of Pages: 32
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Multicultural, Nondenominational, Nonsectarian Endorsed by Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish Religious Leaders

A spiritual conversation-starter for adults and children to read together.

“A very long time ago, when the world was new…two children walked in God’s garden called Earth. One was named Cain, the other, Abel. They were the first children. The first brothers.”

We know the story well. But what can it mean for us?and for our children?today? Award-winning author Sandy Eisenberg Sasso recasts the biblical tale of Cain and Abel in a way that invites adults and kids to a conversation about anger and our power to deal with it in positive ways.

Cain and Abel were born into God’s garden called Earth, a world of bright days for working in their fields and peaceful nights to share the stories of their dreams. The first children, the first brothers, they were so much alike yet so different?Cain a shepherd, Abel a farmer.

They lived side by side, surrounded by trees where wonderful, exotic fruits of many kinds grew: everywhere orapples, rasdew, and banangerines ripened all on a single branch. The air was sweet with the smell of pinango, limeberry, and waterloupe.

But jealousy, anger, and fear took all this away. Cain and Abel’s happiness came to an end, and with it, the trees’ ability to grow these special fruits.

In a world often hurt by violence, this retold biblical story gives children and adults a starting point for discussing anger and its effects on those around us. By harnessing the power we have to deal with our emotions in positive ways, we can once again cultivate the fruits of peace?and change the world for the better.

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29. Children’s books: Honeybee’s Dictionary 2 Volume 12, Honey bee information, vocabulary, children’s dictionary, resources & worksheets on teachers pay teachers: … bee words A-Z & meanings (Honey bee Series)

by: Jeanette VuurenSudipta Dasgupta
Release date: Apr 05, 2014
Number of Pages: 108
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TEACHERS AND STUDENTS! LOOK NO FURTHER!

ALL HONEY BEE INFORMATION – PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS (AGES 8-12)

“Students, teachers, educators and parents will benefit from this book as each of them can use it in a different way to teach kids. A perfect book for kids that will help them learn new words and new concepts about honey bees.” Mamta Madhavan for Readers’ Favorite.

This educational tool truly delivers and has been followed by a second dictionary entitled “Honeybee’s Dictionary 2” which does much the same with the same vocabulary but is geared to older learners and focuses more on content and conceptual meaning. Both volumes would be a welcome addition to any pre-k, kindergarten or elementary classroom.” Peter Cassidy.

After learning all about honey bees in volumes 1 to 4 of the Honeybee Series by Jeanette Vuuren – their types, their body parts and their roles in society – a reference book is important to keep this information in one place. Details about various honeybee related words are covered in the Honeybee’s Dictionary Volume 12, the last book in the Clever Mind Series of learning books for elementary & middle school students.

??? DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS ABOUT HONEY BEES! INTERESTING INFORMATION AND FUN FACTS!

Bright, beautiful and informative!, “Honeybee’s Dictionary 2” talks off from the younger version (volume 11) and it proves every bit as helpful to elementary school children (ages 8-12). “ Garden Writer

The experienced teacher and author, Jeanette Vuuren and gifted illustrator, Sudipta Dasgupta (Steve) bring it all together in this grand finale. While the 11th book acts as a dictionary, the 12th volume is a reference book with detailed information on all the important words and fun facts studied throughout the Honeybee series of children books.

??? THE A-Z ABOUT HONEY BEES! INFORMATION IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER WITH COLORFUL ILLUSTRATIONS TO DO A PROJECT ON HONEY BEES!

“Honeybee’s Dictionary 2 is a great in depth resource for young children to learn about the world of honey bees. From the definition of the abdomen to the definition of worker bees this is a great dictionary and resource for anyone who wants to learn more about the incredible lives of honeybees.” Jackie Ferrell.

Set up for elementary & middle school students, in alphabetical order, this book includes interesting facts about honey bees and is an amazing resource. All the pages are laid out with a honeybee related word at the top, followed by beautiful, colorful illustrations. Below this, there is a thorough, but simple description of the word with fun facts that make it easy to understand for all kids aged 9 to 12 years.

??? VOCABULARY IN HONEYBEE’S DICTIONARY 2, VOLUME 12:

abdomen, adult bee, antenna, antennae, anther, apiary, bee, beebread, bee-keeper, brood, cell, chores, classification, cocoon, colony, comb, communication, compound eyes, dance, drone, egg, exoskeleton, female, field workers, flowers, food, forage, gender, guards, head, hexagonal cells, hive, honey, honey sac, insect, invertebrate, jaws, jelly, jobs, bee-keeper, kilometres, larva, larvae, legs, life cycle, male, mandibles, man-made, metamorphosis, nectar, nymph, ocelli, ocellus, pheromones, pollen, pollen baskets, pollination, proboscis, propolis, pupa, pupae, queen, royal jelly, simple eyes, spiracles, stamen, stinger, stomach, swarming, thorax, tongue, undertakers, vertebrates, violet, wax, wings, worker bees, thorax, yellow, yummy, buzz

Worksheets for middle school students will soon be available!

Visit Jeanette Vuuren’s Amazon author central page to access the other books in the series or visit her website

http://clevermindseries.com

for related teaching resources available on Teachers Pay Teachers & SELLFY aligned to Common Core Standards<

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30. Saved At Sea (Classic Stories)

by: O. F. Walton
Release date: Mar 20, 2007
Number of Pages: 144
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The waves are rising and the ship is on the rocks. Alick and his grandfather set out in their boat to save as many lives as they can… but this time they only come back with one. A little girl is thrown overboard moments before a huge wave sweeps the wreck away. Who is she? Where are her parents? What are they going to do?

As the storm disappears on the horizon, the little mystery girl touches the hearts of some very lonely people. Another stranger arrives on the island and Alick finds out that there is a rock that you can depend on in life, whatever the storms throw at you. Jesus Christ will always be there – an anchor, a fortress, stronger than a lighthouse on the rocks, stronger even than death!

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