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Barron's Educational Series
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Preschool boys and girls will enjoy hours of quiet-time fun with this activity book. It includes more than 80 easy-to-peel sticker...s that they can attach to engaging airplane illustrations throughout the book. They'll also find additional activities, which include dot-to-dot drawing pages, and counting, matching, and follow-the-maze games. With fun things to do on every page, younger children will have fun while they learn numbers, words, and colors. Read More

Barron's Educational Series
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In this installment in the best selling series, Mariella is back...and this time, it's personal. Puddleford is suddenly experienc...ing a catnapping epidemic! When trusty feline sidekick Watson goes missing, Mariella must solve this cat caper before Watson disappears forever. Luckily, Mariella always keeps her top-secret journals--filled with clues, observations, inklings and drawings--handy to help her crack the case. Youngsters who loved <i>Diary of a Wimpy Kid</i> and <i>Tom Gates</i> books will be captivated by this charming detective--and they won't want to miss any of her riveting escapades. Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$4.99 at Amazon

This new title in the illustrated <i>Let's Read! </i> language-learning series is a real page-turner! It's a story for kids, writt...en in a bilingual French and English format, which encourages boys and girls who are independent readers in their own language to begin learning a second language. All <i>Let's Read </i> books present original stories of action and adventure geared to young readers' interests. Meanwhile, kids begin to learn a new language, compare it with their own, and start out on a path toward bilingual fluency. As they read, children discover that they don't need to learn every single new word that they encounter in the second language. As unfamiliar words appear and reappear in the story's context, they will pick up meanings effortlessly, just as they pick up and understand new words in their own language. The parallel text, illustrations, and dialogue balloons on every page give kids a child-friendly bridge to reading and speaking in a second language. <i> Let's Read </i> books are available in both French/English and Spanish/English editions. Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$6.29 at Amazon

Art doesn't have to be an expensive production of paints, brushes, and other supplies. When it comes to encouraging kids' creativi...ty, the everyday items we have around the house can be just as good as fancy art studio materials. Barron's new <i>Art Painting</i> series shows children just how easy it is to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary with dozens of really unique and totally do-able projects using supplies that can be found in the kitchen, pantry, or linen closet! With a little imagination, simple items like coffee, sponges, bottle caps, aluminum foil, old newspaper, and even cotton swabs can be used to create a masterpiece! Clearly illustrated, step-by-step instructions include material lists, advice for preparing the workspace, and notes for when an adult's help is needed. Endless inspiration for aspiring young artists as well as teachers and parents! In <i>Art Painting with Everyday Materials,</i>, painting with milk, shaving cream, or coffee sounds bizarre, but these projects demonstrate just how much fun it can be. (Ages 5 and up) Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$19.85 at Amazon

Inside this big, sturdy box are all the ingredients kids need to stage their own magic show. <BR><LI> A 48-page full-color illustr...ated book of tricks with step-by-step instructions for performing them <LI> A magician's wand <LI> 3 dice <LI> A deck of cards <LI> A ball and vase <LI> A magic coin box <LI>A floating match card <BR> <BR> The book also offers tips on how to add dramatic flair when performing before an audience and presents stories of great magicians of the past. Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$9.02 at Amazon

Children will love this <i>Little Hands Creative Sticker Play</i> book that features 1,000 reusable stickers, as well as puzzles, ...games, and other activities that add to the fun. Parents will love them too since creative sticker play helps develop dexterity and hand-eye coordination. In <i>Fluffy Animals</i>, fuzzy friends Inka, Silvy, Rusty, and Sunny guide children through dozens of giggle-inspiring activities. Kids will help baby ducks on their first swim, draw their dream pet, count up baby horses, and more! (Ages 4-7) Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$6.29 at Amazon

Barron's adorable <i>My Best Friend & Me</i> series just keeps growing! Vivid retro designs and built-in animal finger puppets mak...e these little board books hard to resist. The four newest additions take a global tour, featuring kids and animals from various continents and climates. In <i>Tariq & Mika</i>, Tariq loves his baby elephant, Mika. Together, they get ready for a colorful springtime parade. Tariq will wear festival clothes. But what will Mika wear? Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$6.99 at Amazon

This unusual book puts a fun new twist on the traditional coloring book and inspires self-expression through imitation. Instead of... page after page of black and white images to color, <i>Amazing Copycat Coloring</i> features two versions of each image: one in the traditional coloring book format, and the other completely colored in. Kids can challenge themselves to copy the colored image exactly, or do their own thing to top it! <i>Amazing Copycat Coloring</i> features fierce warriors, awesome airplanes, spaceships, dinosaurs, and more that will inspire adventurous artists to get copying and coloring. (Ages 6-9) Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$11.12 at Amazon

Vacations mean travel, and kids can travel in their imaginations to the seashore, the country, or to faraway cities like Paris. Th...is activity book gives them pictures to color, vacation scenes to create with stickers, puzzles to solve, and lots more! This title in Barron's growing list of <i>Creativity Books</i> is filled with fun projects to keep kids cheerfully occupied on rainy days, on lengthy car trips, or during quiet time at home. Its features include--<BR> <BR> <LI> Games, puzzles, stencils, sticker sheets, and an illustrated gatefold page for sticker decorating <LI> Special pull-out art paper and art projects to complete <LI> Pages for coloring <LI> Fun-to-answer quizzes <BR> <BR> Each <i> Creativity Book</i> has a distinctive theme to capture specific interests of boys and girls. Illustrations on virtually every page include 40 pages in color. Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$11.72 at Amazon

Barron's <i>Baby's Books</i> are extra-special cloth books packed with many different movable features that toddlers can manipulat...e. In this book, a bright green frog smiles on the front cover, a yellow duck squeaks, and can be moved across the water on an attached cloth strap. An orange tiger has a tail that wags, a blue butterfly has wings that wiggle, a bright red ladybug hides behind a flap of green leaves, and other friendly animals display their bright colors on the pages that follow. The front cover has a hidden rattle that makes pleasant, jingling sounds when Baby lifts or shakes the book. The brightly hued animal illustrations have attractive sewn-on features, colored ribbons that attach cloth animals to their pages, flaps for Baby to lift, and safe, non-breakable mirrors to reflect Baby's smile. A Velcro-tipped cover tab holds the book shut when it's time to put it away. Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$9.99 at Amazon

A feast for baby's senses! The soft, fuzzy cover and cloth pages of this book feature a smiling giraffe accompanied by a happy bum...ble bee, crocodile, fox and other animals for baby to identify. A touch of the pages produces an irresistible crinkling sound and a shake reveals gentle rattling. Fabric tabs extending from each page provide more stimulation for little fingers as baby rubs, squeezes, and shakes this adorable book. Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$4.99 at Amazon

The interesting, illustrated bilingual stories in <i> Let's Read! </i> language-learning books are written for boys and girls who ...are independent readers in their own language. Titles in this series are available in both English-French and English-Spanish editions. While enjoying the original, varied, and exciting stories, young readers explore a second language, compare it with their own, and start out on a path toward fluency in their new language. Boys and girls soon discover that they don't need to learn every single new word that they encounter in the second language. As unfamiliar words reappear in the story's context, kids will pick up their meaning effortlessly, just as they pick up and understand new words in their own language. The parallel text, illustrations, and dialogue balloons on each page give kids a child-friendly bridge to reading and speaking in a second language. In this story, Danny lives in Borneo, where his Mom is the director of the orangutan reserve. He loves helping her and working with the animals, but the reserve is in danger. A lumber company hopes to take it over for commercial purposes--an action that will destroy the orangutans' environment. Danny decides it's up to him to do something about this new threat. With the help of his computer, he discovers how he can save the animals' habitat. Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$12.20 at Amazon

<p>Recognizing the need for a product that will help students navigate the Common Core State Standards being implemented in school...s across America, Barron's has created this series of grade-specific workbooks to help students prepare. <i>Barron's Core Focus</i>workbook for Grade 2 is designed to complement the Common Core teaching that second grade students are receiving in the classroom. This versatile book includes:</p><ul><LI>Specific practice on the Common Core standards through a variety of exercises, including multiple choice, short answer, and extended response questions<LI>A unique scaffolded layout that organizes questions in a way that challenges students to apply the standards in multiple formats<LI>"Fast fact" boxes that enhance lessons with added vocabulary, tips, and strategies<LI>A cumulative assessment in Mathematics and English Language Arts (ELA) for students to demonstrate their understanding across the standards</ul><p><i>Grade 2 Test Practice for Common Core</i> can be used at home or in the classroom and will provide students, parents, and educators with the opportunity to enhance knowledge and practice grade level expectations in the Common Core Standards.</p> Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$5.34 at Amazon

Toddlers will love sharing their bath with cheerful <i>Bob-Alongs </i> animal friends. This floating vinyl bath book is filled wit...h pictures of water-loving animals--and when put in Baby's bath, the duck on the front cover floats in an upright position. It's weighted at the bottom so that it floats standing up. Pictures on inside pages help toddlers learn distinguish colors as they splash in the tub with pictures of ducks, fish, frogs, a paddling puppy, and a dragonfly. Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$4.49 at Amazon

This interactive board book, from Barron's new <i>Theater Books</i> series, is all about drama! In <i>Pedro and the Pirate Puzzle<.../i>, Pedro and his pirate friends have discovered a treasure map! Young readers can pull the tab to draw back the ship's sails and go on a treasure hunt. Each page features a cutout for a glimpse into the next scene. Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$3.99 at Amazon

This is volume five, Reading Level 2, in a comprehensive program (Reading Levels 1 and 2)for beginning readers.Two nine-book sets ...teach reading to children from preschool to grades K and 1, emphasizing phonics while also presenting a lively and engaging collection of facts and stories to make kids? reading experiences enjoyable. Each title emphasizes one phonics family, the first five books in each set focusing on one vowel sound, and the remaining four books combining some vowel sounds or reviewing them all. Short vowel families are covered in Level 1 readers and long vowel families in the Level 2 books. Fiction titles feature attractive illustrations and have story themes ranging from funny to serious. Each fiction title also suggests a brief activity that allows kids to interact with the book?s subject matter. Nonfiction titles are photo illustrated, and include ?Fun Facts? to enrich children?s reading experiences. The nonfiction books contain the basic elements of a nonfiction book, including glossary and index. They also suggest web sites appropriate to kids? interests where more information about each book?s subject is offered. Both fiction and nonfiction titles contain word lists that group each book?s words into ?decodable? words?those containing the book?s main vowel sound, which the book is either teaching or reviewing. Word lists also include high-frequency words and challenging words included in the main text. All books present a letter to parents and teachers explaining the fundamental concepts underlying both the series and the specific title. Level 1 readers are designed for classroom or home schooling use in preschool and kindergarten, and Level 2 readers for kindergarten and grade 1. ?Luke?s Mule? is a story that covers the ?long u? sound. Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$9.01 at Amazon

This cleverly designed activity book is filled with trucks. Kids can use their imaginations to draw objects for the wrecking-ball ...truck to knock down. Still other trucks are for coloring, for dot-to-dot drawing, and for discovering where they're hidden in puzzle illustrations. This title is one in a new series of activity books designed very much like Barron's popular series of <i> Creativity Activity Books </i> for older children. However, Barron's <i> My First Creativity Activity Books </i> are produced in a slightly smaller size and have slightly easier projects that will appeal to younger children. Every title in this attractive new series features-- <BR> <LI> Clever coloring exercises <LI> Easy connect-the-dot drawing projects <LI> Spot-the-difference illustrations <LI> Mazes, puzzles, and simple construction activities <LI> Four pages filled with 200 full-color stickers <LI> Fold-out double-page illustrations for decorating with stickers <BR> <BR> Illustrations throughout each activity book include 28 pages in color. Developed by educational experts to stimulate the imaginations of younger children, these attractive books will give boys and girls many hours of entertainment. Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$5.36 at Amazon

A thick and sturdy little board book is shaped like a farm animal--this one, a pig. When it's closed, toddlers can actually stand ...it up and play at having a miniature farm animal! Open it up, and they'll find a charming little story. The pig has its face on the cover, with eyes that wiggle and jiggle when the animal is moved. Bright and cheerful illustrations on every page come with an amusing story in easy-to-understand words for preschool kids. Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$3.99 at Amazon

You don't have to be an astrology buff to enjoy exploring the star signs. Parents of new babies and toddlers will love seeing how ...well the descriptions in this brightly illustrated<i> Zodiac Sign Book</i> fit their little Pisces. Adorably chunky and filled with bright, bold illustrations, there is a <i> Zodiac Sign Book</i> for each star sign. Inside, the characteristics of each are explored, from the loyal and creative Cancer to the fearless and adventurous Aries. A unique and thoughtful gift idea for new parents or a child's birthday. Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$3.99 at Amazon

This is volume two, Reading Level 1, in a comprehensive program (Reading Levels 1 and 2)for beginning readers.Two nine-book sets t...each reading to children from preschool to grades K and 1, emphasizing phonics while also presenting a lively and engaging collection of facts and stories to make kids? reading experiences enjoyable. Each title emphasizes one phonics family, the first five books in each set focusing on one vowel sound, and the remaining four books combining some vowel sounds or reviewing them all. Short vowel families are covered in Level 1 readers and long vowel families in Level 2 books. Fiction titles feature attractive illustrations and have story themes ranging from funny to serious. Each fiction title also suggests a brief activity that allows kids to interact with the book?s subject matter. Nonfiction titles are photo illustrated, and include ?Fun Facts? to enrich children?s reading experiences. The nonfiction books contain the basic elements of a nonfiction book, including glossary and index. They also suggest web sites appropriate to kids? interests where more information about each book?s subject is offered. Both fiction and nonfiction titles contain word lists that group each book?s words into ?decodable? words?those containing the book?s main vowel sound, which the book is either teaching or reviewing. Word lists also include high-frequency words and challenging words included in the main text. All books present a letter to parents and teachers explaining the fundamental concepts underlying both the series and the specific title. Level 1 readers are designed for classroom or home schooling use in preschool and kindergarten, and Level 2 readers for kindergarten and grade 1. ?Ted Saw an Egg? is a story that covers the ?short e? sound. Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$11.88 at Amazon

<p>Recognizing the need for a product that will help students navigate the Common Core State Standards being implemented in school...s across America, Barron's has created this series of grade-specific workbooks to help students prepare. <i>Barron's Core Focus</i> workbook for Grade 6 is designed to complement the Common Core teaching that sixth grade students are receiving in the classroom. This versatile book includes:</p><ul><LI>Specific practice on the Common Core standards through a variety of exercises, including multiple choice, short answer, and extended response questions<LI>A unique scaffolded layout that organizes questions in a way that challenges students to apply the standards in multiple formats<LI>"Fast fact" boxes that enhance lessons with added vocabulary, tips, and strategies<LI>A cumulative assessment in Mathematics and English Language Arts (ELA) for students to demonstrate their understanding across the standards</ul><p><i>Grade 6 Test Practice for Common Core</i> can be used at home or in the classroom and will provide students, parents, and educators with the opportunity to enhance knowledge and practice grade level expectations in the Common Core Standards.</p> Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$9.99 at Amazon

This attractive, imaginatively designed and illustrated book is for parents and toddlers to enjoy together. Each of its five secti...ons offers Mom and Dad a different approach to the quality time they spend with their child. <BR> <BR> <B> <LI> Toddler World </B> illustrates familiar images around the house--sofa, window, potty, bathtub, and the like--and encourages the child to point at every picture and say the word. <B> <LI> Toddler on the Move </B> illustrates many family places parents and children might visit, from the nearby supermarket to a trip to the country. Parents can use these pictures as starting point for a guessing game. <B> <LI> Toddler Playtime </B>illustrates the local park, the nursery, and similar places, introducing action words. Kids can mimic actions from the illustrations and increase their vocabulary. <B> <LI> Toddler Learning </B> introduces little boys and girls to concepts dealing with colors, numbers, shapes, the seasons, and other aspects of nature. <B> <LI> Toddler Story Time </B> presents five beloved children's tales, briefly told, for parents to read aloud: <i> Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, The Three Little Pigs, Jack and the Beanstalk, </i> and <i> Goldilocks and the Three Bears. </i> <B> <LI> Toddler Quiz </B> follows the book's five sections and presents a fun game and an opportunity for parents to reinforce all the details their child has learned. <BR> There are appealing, child-friendly color illustrations on every page of this delightful book. Read More

Barron's Educational Series
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<i>Star Paws Animal Dress Up</i> is the sticker book series the world has been waiting for! Forget about your dainty models or mus...cle-bound superheroes?the time has come to dress up small animals and love it. Naked animals are so yesterday; now kids can stick a moustache on a meerkat, pantaloons on a parrot, a tiara on a toad?with more than 250 stickers and dozens of animal images to dress, the possibilities are endless. In <i>Princesses</i>, kids will find gowns, tiaras, and maybe even a leisure suit or two to help make this bunch fancy. Hours of hilarious, stickable fun! Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$8.99 at Amazon

Here's the perfect bedtime story parents can read to children who have trouble falling asleep at night. It's the newest rhyming ad...venture of Suzy Sue, who is <BR> <BR> "--ready for bed, just like you! <BR> She brushed her teeth. <BR> She picked up her Ted . . . <BR> She clambered and climbed into her bed." <BR> <BR> But Suzy Sue can't fall asleep, because she simply can't get comfortable in her bed. She soon discovers why. A cow and a horse and a sheep and a goat are all crowding in and trying to share space with her. Children will laugh at this comical fantasy--and many kids will identify with the little girl who can't fall asleep at bedtime. Big, funny, full-color illustrations complement the story on every page Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$7.03 at Amazon

This attractive board book for toddlers in Barron's <i> Look at Me </i> series features color illustrations that present animals i...n naturalistic portrayals, placed in realistic, detail-filled settings. Each book tells a story about a baby animal and its mother, describing in very simple language how the mother animal keeps her baby from getting into trouble. Preschoolers will be delighted by the pictures and entertained when Mom or Dad reads the story aloud. Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$4.49 at Amazon

Barron's <i>Mini Creatures</i> series continues to grow with an engaging new title. This uniquely constructed board book captures ...the physical characteristics of one of nature's little creatures. The extra-thick pages are vividly colored and layered to present an eye-catching 3D effect. Inside, pages are filled with realistic renderings of the snail in its natural environment. Toddlers will be delighted when Mom or Dad reads the story that accompanies the stunning color illustrations. Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$3.59 at Amazon

Toddlers will love this fun-to-shake board book. It's sturdily constructed, with an extra-thick layered cover that gives Bunny's f...ace a 3D effect. When kids give the book a shake they're answered with a noisy rattle that will make them smile. The friendly front-cover Bunny has an amusing little story to tell in the book's cheerfully illustrated pages. This is one of four titles that Barron's offers in the <i>Rock & Rattle</i> series: <i>Bunny, Kitty, Mouse, </i> and <i>Puppy</i>. Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$11.69 at Amazon

Hidden artistic talent will take flight with these sophisticated new doodle books. Each includes more than 100 drawings for kids t...o complete. From a deep sea adventure to an assembly line in a shoe factory, these exciting and unusual scenes will spark laughter and imagination. Kids can choose to finish the illustration by copying the artwork's style or they can develop their own unique drawings. Splashes of color throughout and a special section of die-cut pages that let doodles appear in different scenes add to the inspiration and fun. In <i>Dare You to Doodle</i>, adventure-loving doodlers can add flames to a fire-breathing dragon and more! (Ages 6 and up) Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$4.44 at Amazon

This handsomely constructed and vividly colored board book captures the physical characteristics of one of nature's little creatur...es--the frog. The extra-thick pages are layered to present a 3D effect, and each page is beautifully illustrated with realistic renderings of insects and flowers, birds in the air, ducks and geese in their ponds, frogs leaping, dragonflies flitting, and nature at its most glorious. Toddlers will be delighted when Mom or Dad reads the story that accompanies the stunning color illustrations. <i> Little Frog</i> is one of three titles that Barron's offers in the <i>Mini Creatures </i> series: <i>Little Butterfly, Little Frog, </i> and <i>Little Ladybug</i>. Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$9.02 at Amazon

This boldly illustrated sticker and activity book will serve up hours of entertainment at an unbelievable value. More than 1000 re...usable stickers can be used to decorate and enhance the wild scenes inside. Kids will be immersed in a Jurassic world as they prepare a snack for a T-Rex, style a Stegosaurus's hair, and decorate a Brachiosaurus birthday cake. Parents will love <i>Dinosaurs</i> too, as creative sticker play helps develop dexterity and hand-eye coordination. Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$7.19 at Amazon

Designed by three puzzle-book pros and long-time Mensa workers, this super-tricky book is jam packed with almost 100 pages of puzz...les--from number stumpers and visual teasers to verbal tests. Kids will find themselves stuck, stumped, and thoroughly challenged as they flex their brain muscles. Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$7.99 at Amazon

Barron's growing series of <i>Look at Me </i> board books for preschool children tell stories about baby animals and their mother...s. In each tale the mother animal takes care of her baby and keeps him out of trouble. The simple but true-to-nature stories of animals tending their babies are complemented with vivid, full-color illustrations on every page. The animals are handsomely rendered in a naturalistic style and placed in realistic, detail-filled settings. Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$4.49 at Amazon

Bright illustration, cheery characters, and lively rhyming text will make this little board book a favorite for story time. Childr...en will especially love the interactive surprise--the main character, featured on the cover, springs into action when the special tab is pulled! Hoppy Frog is feeling lonely. He spots a playmate, but making friends turns out to be tricky. When children pull the special tab on the cover, Frog really hops! Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$3.99 at Amazon

You don't have to be an astrology buff to enjoy exploring the star signs. Parents of new babies and toddlers will love seeing how ...well the descriptions in this brightly illustrated<i> Zodiac Sign Book</i> fit their little Aquarius. Adorably chunky and filled with bright, bold illustrations, there is a <i> Zodiac Sign Book</i> for each star sign. Inside, the characteristics of each are explored, from the loyal and creative Cancer to the fearless and adventurous Aries. A unique and thoughtful gift idea for new parents or a child's birthday. Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$3.51 at Amazon

You don't have to be an astrology buff to enjoy exploring the star signs. Parents of new babies and toddlers will love seeing how ...well the descriptions in this brightly illustrated<i> Zodiac Sign Book</i> fit their little Aries. Adorably chunky and filled with bright, bold illustrations, there is a <i> Zodiac Sign Book</i> for each star sign. Inside, the characteristics of each are explored, from the loyal and creative Cancer to the fearless and adventurous Aries. A unique and thoughtful gift idea for new parents or a child's birthday. Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$5.21 at Amazon

This is one in a series of appealing board books for baby that tells a little story about a friendly animal. When baby presses the... a big, bright plastic button on the front cover, he will hear the story's animal make an amusing noise. In this book, the running zebra goes <i> clop, clop, clop! </i> The book has a free-form shape with thick, sturdy pages and rounded edges. Charming color illustrations on every page complement a simple and engaging story. Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$3.99 at Amazon

This is volume seven, Reading Level 1, in a comprehensive program (Reading Levels 1 and 2) for beginning readers.Two nine-book set...s teach reading to children from preschool to grades K and 1, emphasizing phonics while also presenting a lively and engaging collection of facts and stories to make kids' reading experiences enjoyable. Each title emphasizes one phonics family, the first five books in each set focusing on one vowel sound, and the remaining four books combining some vowel sounds or reviewing them all. Short vowel families are covered in Level 1 readers and long vowel families in Level 2 books. Fiction titles feature attractive illustrations and have story themes ranging from funny to serious. Each fiction title also suggests a brief activity that allows kids to interact with the book's subject matter. Nonfiction titles are photo illustrated, and include "Fun Facts" to enrich children's reading experiences. The nonfiction books contain the basic elements of a nonfiction book, including glossary and index. They also suggest web sites appropriate to kids' interests where more information about each book's subject is offered. Both fiction and nonfiction titles contain word lists that group each book's words into "decodable" words--those containing the book's main vowel sound, which the book is either teaching or reviewing. Word lists also include high-frequency words and challenging words included in the main text. All books present a letter to parents and teachers explaining the fundamental concepts underlying both the series and the specific title. Level 1 readers are designed for classroom or home schooling use in preschool and kindergarten, and Level 2 readers for kindergarten and grade 1. "Doc's Block" is a story that covers the "short i, o, and u" sounds. Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$6.07 at Amazon

Barron's adorable <i>My Best Friend & Me</i> series just keeps growing! Vivid retro designs and built-in animal finger puppets mak...e these little board books hard to resist. The four newest additions take a global tour, featuring kids and animals from various continents and climates. In <i>Mimi & Ling</i>, a little girl and her panda bear friend play together in China. By sharing and caring for each other, they soon learn how to make every day a party! Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$4.99 at Amazon

This is volume one, Reading Level 1, in a comprehensive program (Reading Levels 1 and 2) for beginning readers. Two nine-book sets... teach reading to children from preschool to grades K and 1, emphasizing phonics while also presenting a lively and engaging collection of facts and stories to make kids' reading experiences enjoyable. Each title emphasizes one phonics family, the first five books in each set focusing on one vowel sound, and the remaining four books combining some vowel sounds or reviewing them all. Short vowel families are covered in Level 1 readers and long vowel families in the Level 2 books. Fiction titles feature attractive illustrations and have story themes ranging from funny to serious. Each fiction title also suggests a brief activity that allows kids to interact with the book's subject matter. Nonfiction titles are photo illustrated, and include "Fun Facts" to enrich children's reading experiences. The nonfiction books contain the basic elements of a nonfiction book, including glossary and index. They also suggest web sites appropriate to kids' interests where more information about each book's subject is offered. Both fiction and nonfiction titles contain word lists that group each book's words into "decodable" words--those containing the book's main vowel sound, which the book is either teaching or reviewing. Word lists also include high-frequency words and challenging words included in the main text. All books present a letter to parents and teachers explaining the fundamental concepts underlying both the series and the specific title. Level 1 readers are designed for classroom or home schooling use in preschool and kindergarten, and Level 2 readers for kindergarten and grade 1. "Dan the Ant" is a story that covers the "short a" sound. Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$3.99 at Amazon

Preschool boys and girls will enjoy hours of quiet-time fun with this activity book. It includes more than 80 easy-to-peel sticker...s that they can attach to engaging airplane illustrations throughout the book. They'll also find additional activities, which include dot-to-dot drawing pages, and counting, matching, and follow-the-maze games. With fun things to do on every page, younger children will have fun while they learn numbers, words, and colors. Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$7.99 at Amazon

Lowly Worm needs to get a load of apples to Huckle's apple-bobbing party. Kids can follow Lowly on a crazy applecar adventure and ...lift the flaps to see how he gets through the streets of Busytown, across the freeway, and through the mountains to make his delivery. On each page, children will find big, easy-to-spot flaps that are designed especially for small hands to grasp and lift. They'll love revealing the funny surprises underneath! Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$4.49 at Amazon

This truly unusual vinyl picture book for toddlers will add to kids' bathtime fun. The animals pictured on every page are pure whi...te--until kids dip them in the bathwater. Suddenly, the animals change as if by magic as they take on their normal colors. A farmyard pig turns from white to pink when he gets wet in this book of farmyard scenes. There are also a hen, a goat, a cow, and other animals that change color in the bath. Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$5.33 at Amazon

<i>Star Paws Animal Dress Up</i> is the sticker book series the world has been waiting for! Forget about your dainty models or mus...cle-bound superheroes?the time has come to dress up small animals and love it. Naked animals are so yesterday; now kids can stick a moustache on a meerkat, pantaloons on a parrot, a tiara on a toad. With more than 250 stickers and dozens of animal images to dress, the possibilities are endless! In <i>Party Time</i> the Star Paws animals are all about fun. Kids can help them dress up, decorate, and get super silly for their party. Hours of hilarious, stickable fun. Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$7.19 at Amazon

Small in size but bursting with fun activities to keep little boys creative, busy, and happy, Barron's <i>Pirate Pocket Activity F...un & Games</i> book has a pirate-theme stencil sheet, pirate stickers, a buried-treasure puzzle, and much more. Each title in Barron's series of <i>Pocket Activity Fun & Games</i> books is packed with pages to color, puzzles and mazes to solve, stickers for decorating each book's fold-out illustrations, projects to construct, and games to play. <i>Pocket Activity Fun & Games</i> books are miniature versions of the titles in Barron's larger-format <i> Creativity Books</i> series. The new smaller size is even better for keeping kids busy on trips when space for extra take-alongs is at a premium. These little books are perfect for sparking kids' imaginations, keeping them occupied during quiet times at home, on car journeys, and on rainy days. Cheerful illustrations on nearly every page include many in color. Read More

Barron's Educational Series
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<i> Tyrannosaurus Rex </i> is one of four titles in Barron's series about a little boy who has a vivid imagination and a lot of in...terest in dinosaurs. In this whimsical tale, he makes friends with a Tyrannosaurus Rex and discovers how this dinosaur differs from all others. At story's end, he wakes up in his bed and finds himself cuddling a stuffed toy dinosaur. His adventure has been a dream! A pair of two-page spreads at the back of the book presents realistic line art, one illustration depicting the Tyrannosaurus Rex as it looked in life, and the other showing its skeleton. In this series' other three storybooks, the little boy makes friends with a Stegosaurus, a Brachiosaurus, and a Triceratops. Funny and fanciful full-page color illustrations on all pages. Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$9.01 at Amazon

Camping, hitting the beach, and having lots of vacation fun is the theme of this new addition to Barron's <i>My First Creativity ...Books</i> series. Based on the popular <i>Creativity</i> activity books for older children, these titles are made smaller to suit little hands and are filled with activities that appeal to boys and girls in pre-K through second grade. Every title in the <i>My First Creativity Books</i> series features:<BR><BR><LI>Clever coloring exercises<LI>Easy connect-the-dot drawing projects<LI>Spot-the-difference illustrations<LI>Mazes, puzzles, and simple construction activities<LI>200 full-color stickers<LI>Fold-out scenes for sticker play<BR><BR>Developed by educational experts to stimulate younger kids' imaginations, <i>My First Creativity Books</i> offer hours of learning fun. Illustrations include 28 pages in color. Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$5.33 at Amazon

All of the delightful <Who's Hiding? </i> board books for Baby feature brilliant color photo illustrations with flaps to lift and ...friendly creatures hiding behind each of them. The books present five two-page spreads with a "Who's hiding?" question on each left-hand page and a flap hiding various animals on the right-hand page. Babies will be amused as they turn from one spread to the next--until they find a surprise on the very last spread. When they lift that final flap they uncover a mirror that shows them their own smiling face! Puppies, kittens, rabbits, and guinea pigs are the pets hiding in different rooms of Baby's house. Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$3.59 at Amazon

Preschool boys and girls will enjoy hours of quiet-time fun with this activity book. It includes more than 80 easy-to-peel sticker...s that they can attach to engaging airplane illustrations throughout the book. They'll also find additional activities, which include dot-to-dot drawing pages, and counting, matching, and follow-the-maze games. With fun things to do on every page, younger children will have fun while they learn numbers, words, and colors. Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$3.59 at Amazon

You don't have to be an astrology buff to enjoy exploring the star signs. Parents of new babies and toddlers will love seeing how ...well the descriptions in this brightly illustrated<i> Zodiac Sign Book</i> fit their little Sagittarius. Adorably chunky and filled with bright, bold illustrations, there is a <i> Zodiac Sign Book</i> for each star sign. Inside, the characteristics of each are explored, from the loyal and creative Cancer to the fearless and adventurous Aries. A unique and thoughtful gift idea for new parents or a child's birthday. Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$5.09 at Amazon

There's a lot to see and do in this super busy activity and sticker book from beloved children's author Richard Scarry, whose fami...liar illustration style and beloved characters fill these brightly colored pages. More than 80 stickers introduce readers to the delightful residents of Busytown. Book includes a giant 21" x 32" wall poster filled with even more fun stuff to keep kids busy. Read More

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