Books that Make Learning Fun

A book that makes learning fun presents material in an engaging manner, encourages readers to think strategically, or models critical thinking and discovery.


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endless entertainment

1000 Play Thinks: Puzzles, Paradoxes, Illusions & Games

Ivan Moscovich

Topic: math
Age Level: middle school
You'll use it: daily
entertaining intro to the history of math

A Fly on the Ceiling (Step-Into-Reading, Step 4)

Julie Glass

Topic: history
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: occasionally
walk into Monet's gardens

A Picnic with Monet (Mini Masters)

Julie Merberg, Suzanne Bober

Topic: art
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: daily
what makes games fun

A Theory of Fun for Game Design

Raph Koster

Topic: games
Age Level: advanced
You'll use it: occasionally
math activities from ancient to modern times

Agnesi to Zeno: Over 100 Vignettes from the History of Math

Sanderson Smith

Topic: math
Age Level: middle school
You'll use it: weekly
amusing brain teasers

Aha! Insight

Martin Gardner

Topic: math
Age Level: secondary
You'll use it: weekly
high school algebra text

Algebra (The University of Chicago School Mathematics Project)

John W. McConnell

Topic: math
Age Level: secondary
You'll use it: daily
more abcs with Reader Rabbit

Alphabet (Reader Rabbit Workbook)

Topic: language arts
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: daily
playful, simple, and engaging logic puzzles

Anno's Hat Tricks

Mitsumasa Anno

Topic: math
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: weekly
American history through pictures

Anno's U.S.A.

Mitsumasa Anno

Topic: history
Age Level: middle school
You'll use it: weekly
captivating biography of Archimedes

Archimedes and the Door of Science (Living History Library)

Jeanne Bendick

Topic: history
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: occasionally
solve the mystery at the art museum

Art Fraud Detective: Spot the Difference, Solve the Crime!

Anna Nilsen

Topic: art
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: daily
identify the insects here and then head outside

Backyard Detective: Critters Up Close

Topic: science
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: occasionally
quick and sturdy guide to the night skies

Backyard Stars: A Guide for Home and the Road (Klutz Guides)

Topic: science
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: occasionally
possibly the most used math manipulative in our home

Base ten blocks: Activities

Sherry Nortman-Wolf

Topic: math
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: daily
learning with classic children's characters

Before Five in a Row

Jane C. Lambert

Topic: language arts
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: daily
what did Ben Franklin do when he was bored?

Ben Franklin and the Magic Squares (Step-Into-Reading, Step 4)

Frank Murphy

Topic: history
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: weekly
count, group, laugh!

Best Counting Book Ever

Richard Scarry

Topic: math
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: daily
can't find enough reading material for your kids?

Books Children Love: A Guide to the Best Children's Literature

Elizabeth Laraway Wilson

Topic: education
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: weekly
Topic: music
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: occasionally
exploring your insides

Brown Paper School book: Blood and Guts

Linda Allison

Topic: science
Age Level: middle school
You'll use it: daily
the best Mindstorms guide we've found

Building Robots With Lego Mindstorms : The Ultimate Tool for Mindstorms Maniacs

Mario Ferrari, Giulio Ferrari, Ralph Hempel

Topic: science
Age Level: middle school
You'll use it: weekly
Topic: math
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: daily
logical thinking with figural skills

Building Thinking Skills Book 3, Figural/Student Text

Howard Black, Sandra Black

Topic: math
Age Level: middle school
You'll use it: daily
Topic: math
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: daily
logical thinking using verbal skills

Building Thinking Skills: Book 3 Verbal

Howard Black, Sandra Parks

Topic: language arts
Age Level: middle school
You'll use it: daily
visual math problems

Building Thinking Skills: Hands On Primary

Warren Hill, Ron Edwards

Topic: math
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: daily
Topic: science
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: weekly
self taught boy becomes navigation expert

Carry On, Mr. Bowditch

Jean Lee Latham

Topic: history
Age Level: middle school
You'll use it: occasionally
Topic: math
Age Level: secondary
You'll use it: once
systematics strategy building for solving problems

Creative Problem Solving in School Mathematics, Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition

George Lenchner

Topic: math
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: daily
science explorations with bugs from your backyard

Creepy Crawlies and the Scientific Method: More Than 100 Hands-On Science Experiments for Children

Sally Kneidel

Topic: science
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: occasionally
dancing delights

Dancing with Degas

Julie Merberg, Suzanne Bober

Topic: art
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: daily
studying insects? master drawing them

Draw Insects

Damon Reinagle

Topic: art
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: daily
high school algebra text

Elementary Algebra

Harold R. Jacobs

Topic: math
Age Level: secondary
You'll use it: daily
solutions to Jacob's Elementary Algebra

Elementary Algebra: Tchrs'

Harold R. Jacobs

Topic: math
Age Level: secondary
You'll use it: daily
Topic: science
Age Level: middle school
You'll use it: occasionally
fun group activities

Family Math (Equals Series)

Jean Kerr Stenmark, Virginia Thompson, Ruth Cossey

Topic: math
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: occasionally
Topic: math
Age Level: middle school
You'll use it: occasionally
early explorations into mathematics

Family Math for Young Children: Comparing (Equals Series))

Jean Kerr Stenmark, Grace Davila Coates

Topic: math
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: occasionally
Rabbits and the Fibonacci sequence?

Fibonacci Fun: Fascinating Activities With Intriguing Numbers

Trudi Hammel Garland

Topic: math
Age Level: middle school
You'll use it: occasionally
Topic: math
Age Level: secondary
You'll use it: weekly
learning with your child's favorite stories

Five in a Row (Five in a Row): Volume 1

Jane C. Lambert

Topic: language arts
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: daily
explanations and experiments with the periodic table

Fizz, Bubble & Flash!: Element Explorations & Atom Adventures for Hands-On Science Fun! (Williamson Kids Can! Series)

Anita, Ph.D. Brandolini

Topic: science
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: weekly
a novel approach to math

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Dover Thrift Editions)

Edwin A. Abbott

Topic: language arts
Age Level: secondary
You'll use it: occasionally
interesting math applications

For All Practical Purposes: Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics

Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications

Topic: math
Age Level: advanced
You'll use it: occasionally
Topic: education
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: occasionally
secondary math text

Functions, Statistics, and Trigonometry (The University of Chicago School Mathematics Project)

Sharon L. Senk, Steven S. Viktora, Zalman Usiskin, Nils P. Ahbel, Virginia Highstone, David Witonsky, Rheta N. Rubenstein, James E. Schultz, Margaret Hackworth, John W. McConnell, Dora Aksoy, James Flanders, Barry Kissane

Topic: math
Age Level: secondary
You'll use it: daily
entertainment with math terms

G Is for Googol: A Math Alphabet Book

David M. Schwartz

Topic: math
Age Level: middle school
You'll use it: occasionally
Loving Logic

GRIDWORKS

Topic: math
Age Level: middle school
You'll use it: daily
high school geometry text

Geometry (University of Chicago School Mathematics Project)

Zalman Usiskin, Daniel Hirschhorn, Arthur Coxford

Topic: math
Age Level: secondary
You'll use it: daily
a classic & contemporary geometry text

Geometry: Seeing, Doing, Understanding

Harold R. Jacobs

Topic: math
Age Level: secondary
You'll use it: daily
art and arithmetic patterns

Grapes Of Math (bkshelf) (Scholastic Bookshelf)

Greg Tang

Topic: math
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: weekly
nature facts in prose and poetry

Handbook of Nature Study

Anna Botsford Comstock

Topic: science
Age Level: secondary
You'll use it: weekly
sweet way to learn about fractions

Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bar Fractions Book

Jerry Pallotta

Topic: math
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: occasionally
first book I read on being a full time mom

Home by Choice: Raising Emotionally Secure Children in an Insecure World

Brenda Hunter PhD

Topic: education
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: occasionally
powerful presentations for college

Homeschooler's Guide to Portfolios and Transcripts

Topic: education
Age Level: secondary
You'll use it: occasionally
Topic: education
Age Level: secondary
You'll use it: monthly
considering home schooling?

Homeschooling for Success: How Parents Can Create a Superior Education for Their Child

Rebecca Kochenderfer, Elizabeth Kanna, Robert T. Kiyosaki

Topic: education
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: occasionally
the family that reads together ...

Honey for a Child's Heart

Gladys Hunt

Topic: education
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: weekly
detailed guide to program design

How to Design Programs: An Introduction to Programming and Computing

Matthias Felleisen, Robert Bruce Findler, Matthew Flatt, Shriram Krishnamurthi

Topic: math
Age Level: middle school
You'll use it: weekly
Topic: science
Age Level: middle school
You'll use it: occasionally
Topic: math
Age Level: advanced
You'll use it: occasionally
teaching tips, solutions, and more

Instructor's Guide to Mathematics: A Human Endeavor

Topic: math
Age Level: advanced
You'll use it: daily
learn geometry through problem solving

Introduction to Geometry

Richard Rusczyk

Topic: math
Age Level: advanced
You'll use it: daily
solutions

Introduction to Geometry: Solutions Manual

Richard Rusczyk

Topic: math
Age Level: advanced
You'll use it: daily
fill space with tessellating polygons

Introduction to Tessellations

Dale Seymour, Jill Britton

Topic: art
Age Level: secondary
You'll use it: occasionally
learn an essential life skill... for fun and sanity!

Juggling for the Complete Klutz

John Cassidy, B. C. Rimbeaux

Topic: games
Age Level: secondary
You'll use it: daily
kakuro punches

Kakuro for Kids #1: Ninja Edition

Alastair Chisholm

Topic: math
Age Level: middle school
You'll use it: daily
earn your black belt in kakuro!

Kakuro for Kids #2: Samurai Edition

Alastair Chisholm

Topic: math
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: daily
Study nature: pull out your notebook!

Keeping a Nature Journal: Discover a Whole New Way of Seeing the World Around You

Clare Walker Leslie, Charles E. Roth

Topic: science
Age Level: advanced
You'll use it: occasionally
learn to write clear, understandable programs

Learn to Program (Pragmatic Programmers)

Chris Pine

Topic: math
Age Level: middle school
You'll use it: daily
Topic: science
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: occasionally
50 reproducible number puzzles

Logic Algebra Problems

Wade H. Sherard

Topic: math
Age Level: secondary
You'll use it: weekly
geometry problems

Logic Geometry Problems: 21211

Sherard

Topic: math
Age Level: secondary
You'll use it: weekly
math problems

Logic Number Problems Grades 7-12 (Blackline Masters)

Wade H. Sherard III

Topic: math
Age Level: secondary
You'll use it: weekly
number puzzles

Logic Number Problems: For Grades 4-8

Wade H., III Sherard

Topic: math
Age Level: middle school
You'll use it: weekly
science songs you'll never forget

Lyrical Life Science, Vol. 2: Mammals, Ecology, and Biomes With CD

Doug C. Eldon, Dorry Eldon, Bobby Horton

Topic: science
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: weekly
body songs that stay with you

Lyrical Life Science, Vol. 3: The Human Body

Doug C. Eldon, Dorry Eldon, Bobby Horton

Topic: science
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: weekly
science songs you'll always remember

Lyrical Life Science: Mammals, Ecology and Biomes, Vol. 2 (Lyrical Life Science)

Douglas C. Eldon, Dorry Eldon

Topic: science
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: occasionally
brighten up understanding Escher

M.C. Escher: Coloring Book

Abrams

Topic: art
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: occasionally
cartoon basics for kids (and adults)

Mark Kistler's Draw Squad

Mark Kistler

Topic: art
Age Level: secondary
You'll use it: daily
arithmetic patterns in art and verse

Math Appeal (Mind-Stretching Math Riddles)

Gregory Tang

Topic: math
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: weekly
more contest problems to ponder

Math Contests: High School, Vol. 4- School Years: 1996-97 through 2000-2001

Steven R. Conrad, Daniel Flegler

Topic: math
Age Level: secondary
You'll use it: occasionally
no escape!

Math Curse

Jon Scieszka

Topic: math
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: weekly
number stories with a moral

Math Fables

Greg Tang

Topic: math
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: weekly
light hearted tales, tricks, and trades

Math For Kids and Other People Too

Theoni Pappas

Topic: math
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: weekly
Topic: math
Age Level: middle school
You'll use it: weekly
multiplayer math poems

Math Talk: Mathematical Ideas in Poems for Two Voices

Theoni Pappas

Topic: math
Age Level: secondary
You'll use it: occasionally
developmentally sequenced percent problems

Math Word Problems, Level C: Mixed Concepts, Whole Numbers to Percents (Grades 5-10)

Anita Harnadek

Topic: math
Age Level: middle school
You'll use it: weekly
developmentally sequenced percent problems

Math Word Problems: Decimals & Percentages (Level B)

Anita Harnadek

Topic: math
Age Level: middle school
You'll use it: weekly
master pieces of math with the artists

Math-terpieces

Greg Tang

Topic: art
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: weekly
problems from the pros

Mathematical Olympiad Challenges

Titu Andreescu, Razvan Gelca

Topic: math
Age Level: secondary
You'll use it: daily
problem solving tips from the professionals

Mathematical Olympiad Treasures

Titu Andreescu, Bogdan Enescu

Topic: math
Age Level: secondary
You'll use it: weekly
can you explain why you did that?

Mathematical Reasoning Through Verbal Analysis (Mathematical Reasoning Grades 4 - 8)

Warren Hill, Ronald Edwards

Topic: math
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: daily
Topic: math
Age Level: middle school
You'll use it: daily
Where did Descartes design coordinates?

Mathematicians Are People, Too: Stories from the Lives of Great Mathematicians

Luetta Reimer, Wilbert Reimer

Topic: history
Age Level: middle school
You'll use it: weekly
Where did Archimedes do his best thinking?

Mathematicians Are People, Too: Stories from the Lives of Great Mathematicians, Vol. 2

Luetta Reimer, Wilbert Reimer

Topic: history
Age Level: middle school
You'll use it: weekly
from billards to bingo

Mathematics: A Human Endeavor (3rd Edition)

Harold R. Jacobs

Topic: math
Age Level: secondary
You'll use it: daily
Topic: math
Age Level: advanced
You'll use it: occasionally
instrument fun with fabulous sounds

Meet the Orchestra

Ann Hayes

Topic: music
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: weekly
take the mystery out of math tricks

Mental Math in Junior High / Grades 7-9

Jack A. Hope, Barbara J. Reys, Robert E. Reys

Topic: math
Age Level: middle school
You'll use it: daily
take the mystery out of math tricks

Mental Math in the Middle Grades

Jack A. Hope, Barbara Reys, Robert Reys

Topic: math
Age Level: middle school
You'll use it: daily
take the mystery out of math tricks

Mental Math in the Primary Grades

Jack Hope, Larry Leutzinger, Barbara Reys, Robert Reys

Topic: math
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: daily
measurement: short and long of it

Millions to Measure

David M. Schwartz

Topic: math
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: weekly
Topic: math
Age Level: secondary
You'll use it: occasionally
math problems that melt away

More M & M's Brand Chocolate Candies Math

Barbara Barbieri McGrath, Roger Glass

Topic: math
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: occasionally
Topic: science
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: occasionally
facts for the future financier

Neale S Godfreys Ultimate Kids Money Book

Neale S. Godfrey

Topic: business
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: occasionally
What's good? What's bad? In science.

Nibbling on Einstein's Brain: The Good, the Bad and the Bogus in Science

Diane Swanson

Topic: science
Age Level: middle school
You'll use it: occasionally
puzzles for pattern blocks

Pattern Animals: Puzzles for Pattern Blocks (Grades 1-3)

Sandra Mogensen, Judi Magarian-Gold

Topic: math
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: daily
puzzles for pattern blocks

Pattern Blocks Activities (Grades K-6)

Barbara Bayha, Katherine Burt

Topic: math
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: daily
Topic: science
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: occasionally
art, music, and culture

Pictures at an Exhibition (Charlesbridge)

Anna Harwell Celenza

Topic: music
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: occasionally
how can I possibly teach her?

Please Understand Me: Character and Temperament Types

David Keirsey, Marilyn Bates

Topic: education
Age Level: advanced
You'll use it: occasionally
Topic: math
Age Level: secondary
You'll use it: weekly
Topic: math
Age Level: secondary
You'll use it: weekly
introvert or extrovert, optimist or pessimist?

Psychology for Kids: 40 Fun Tests That Help You Learn About Yourself (Self-Help for Kids Series)

Jonni Kincher, Julie S. Bach, Pamela Espeland

Topic: health
Age Level: middle school
You'll use it: once
write simple games with python

Python Programming for the Absolute Beginner

Michael Dawson

Topic: math
Age Level: middle school
You'll use it: weekly
A quark?

Q Is for Quark: A Science Alphabet Book

David M. Schwartz

Topic: science
Age Level: secondary
You'll use it: weekly
teen age readers

Read for Your Life

Gladys Hunt, Barbara Hampton

Topic: education
Age Level: middle school
You'll use it: weekly
Reader Rabbit and me!

Reader Rabbit Preschool (Reader Rabbit Giant Workbooks)

Learning Company Books

Topic: language arts
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: daily
Topic: science
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: occasionally
mad search in the modern art museum

Seen Art?

Jon Scieszka

Topic: art
Age Level: middle school
You'll use it: occasionally
math and art make a beautiful pair

Sharing with Renoir (Mini Masters)

Julie Merberg, Suzanne Bober

Topic: art
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: daily
circles in King Arthur's court

Sir Cumference and the First Round Table (A Math Adventure)

Cindy Neuschwander, Wayne Geehan

Topic: math
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: weekly
weekly activities for baby's first five years

Slow and Steady Get Me Ready

June Oberlander

Topic: education
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: weekly
soft, durable puzzle shapes

Soft Shapes: Colors

Ikids

Topic: art
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: daily
counting fish

Soft Shapes: Counting

Ikids

Topic: art
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: daily
colorful, soft shape puzzles

Soft Shapes: Shapes

Ikids

Topic: art
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: daily
Topic: science
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: occasionally
Topic: music
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: weekly
text and supplemental problems

Student Workbook for Jacobs Mathematics: A Human Endeavor

Susan Kneuven Wong

Topic: math
Age Level: secondary
You'll use it: daily
Topic: math
Age Level: middle school
You'll use it: daily
Topic: math
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: daily
learn to read with phonics

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons

Siegfried Engelmann, Phyllis Haddox, Elaine Bruner

Topic: language arts
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: daily
expressing mathematics with words

Techniques of Problem Solving Level 7: Deck Aa

Warren Hill

Topic: math
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: daily
classify and identify tiling patterns

Tessellation Teaching Masters: 07900

Dale Seymour

Topic: art
Age Level: secondary
You'll use it: occasionally
Topic: math
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: occasionally
advanced problems solving strategies

The Art Of Problem Solving: And Beyond

Richard Rusczyk, Sandor Leholzky

Topic: math
Age Level: secondary
You'll use it: daily
tips from the master

The Art and Craft of Problem Solving

Paul Zeitz

Topic: math
Age Level: advanced
You'll use it: daily
detailed solutions

The Art of Problem Solving Vol. 2: And Beyond, Solutions

Sandor Leholzky, Richard Rusczyk

Topic: math
Age Level: secondary
You'll use it: daily
detailed solutions

The Art of Problem Solving Volume 1: the Basics

Sandor Lehoczky

Topic: math
Age Level: secondary
You'll use it: daily
a multiplication mindset

The Best Of Times

Gregory Tang

Topic: math
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: weekly
Topic: science
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: occasionally
build a body

The Body Book (Grades 3-6)

Donald Silver, Patricia J. Wynne

Topic: health
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: weekly
great introduction to classic games

The Book of Classic Board Games (Klutz)

Topic: games
Age Level: middle school
You'll use it: daily
nature's alphabet

The Butterfly Alphabet

Kjell B Sandved

Topic: science
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: occasionally
flutter and fly from a to z

The Butterfly Alphabet Book (Jerry Pallotta's Alphabet Books)

Brian Cassie, Jerry Pallotta

Topic: language arts
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: weekly
amusing tale of shapes

The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics

Norton Juster

Topic: language arts
Age Level: middle school
You'll use it: occasionally
is that a valid argument?

The Fallacy Detective: Thirty-Six Lessons on How to Recognize Bad Reasoning, 2nd Edition

Nathaniel Bluedorn, Hans Bluedorn

Topic: language arts
Age Level: middle school
You'll use it: daily
Fllight of butterflies to your backyard

The Family Butterfly Book

Rick Mikula

Topic: science
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: occasionally
listen and learn about Haydn

The Farewell Symphony

Anna Harwell Celenza, Joseph Haydn

Topic: music
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: occasionally
sabotage at the modern art museum

The Great Art Scandal : Solve the Crime, Save the Show!

Anna Nilsen

Topic: art
Age Level: middle school
You'll use it: occasionally
a story of polygons

The Greedy Triangle (Brainy Day Books)

Marilyn Burns

Topic: math
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: weekly
Beethoven's tribute

The Heroic Symphony

Anna Harwell Celenza

Topic: music
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: occasionally
early bug guide

The Icky Bug Alphabet Book (Jerry Pallotta's Alphabet Books)

Jerry Pallotta, Neil Pallotta

Topic: science
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: daily
count and learn bug names!

The Icky Bug Counting Book

Jerry Pallotta

Topic: science
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: daily
highlights of interesting math applications

The Joy of Mathematics: Discovering Mathematics All Around You

Theoni Pappas

Topic: math
Age Level: secondary
You'll use it: occasionally
challenges after sudoku!

The Kakuro Challenge 1

Alastair Chisholm

Topic: math
Age Level: middle school
You'll use it: daily
counting with candy

The M & M's Brand Counting Book

Barbara Barbieri McGrath

Topic: math
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: daily
Where did that table come from?

The Mystery of the Periodic Table (Living History Library)

Benjamin Wiker, Jeanne Bendick

Topic: science
Age Level: middle school
You'll use it: occasionally
tackle potty training like a princess (or prince)

The Princess and the Potty (Aladdin Picture Books)

Wendy Lewison

Topic: health
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: daily
Topic: science
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: occasionally
the foundations of the sciences, delightful and in depth

The Story of Science: Aristotle Leads the Way: Story of Science, The

Joy Hakim

Topic: science
Age Level: middle school
You'll use it: daily
modern chemistry in context

The Story of Science: Newton at the Center

Joy Hakim

Topic: science
Age Level: middle school
You'll use it: daily
make a million

The Toothpaste Millionaire

Jean Merrill

Topic: business
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: occasionally
hunt for hidden treasure with your friends

The Treasure Tree: Helping Kids Understand Their Personality

Dr. John Trent

Topic: health
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: weekly
another journey with four personalities

The Two Trails A Treasure Tree Adventure

Dr. John Trent

Topic: health
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: weekly
Topic: science
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: daily
music from Maestro and mathematician Tom Lehrer

Too Many Songs by Tom Lehrer with Not Enough Drawings by Ronald Searle

Tom Lehrer

Topic: music
Age Level: advanced
You'll use it: occasionally
secondary math text

Transition Mathematics

University of Chicago School Mathematic Project

Topic: math
Age Level: middle school
You'll use it: daily
a tasty twist to percentages

Twizzlers Percentages Book

Jerry Pallotta

Topic: math
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: occasionally
advanced algebra text

UCSMP Advanced Algebra (University of Chicago School Mathematics Project)

Sharon Senk, Denisse Thompson, Steven Viktora, Zalman Usiskin, Nils Ahbel, Rheta Rubenstein, Suzanne Levin, Marcia Weinhold, Judith Halvorson Jasowiak

Topic: math
Age Level: secondary
You'll use it: daily
high school math text

UCSMP Precalculus and Discrete Mathematics

University of Chicago School Mathematics Project

Topic: math
Age Level: secondary
You'll use it: daily
vermicomposting for environment and education

Worms Eat My Garbage: How to Set Up & Maintain a Worm Composting System

Mary Appelhof

Topic: science
Age Level: secondary
You'll use it: occasionally
Learning with vermicomposting

Worms Eat Our Garbage: Classroom Activities for a Better Environment

Mary Appelhof, Mary Frances Fenton, Barbara Loss Harris

Topic: science
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: daily
Topic: business
Age Level: middle school
You'll use it: occasionally
make models to explore geometry

Zome Geometry: Hands-on Learning with Zome Models

George W. Hart, Henri Picciotto

Topic: math
Age Level: secondary
You'll use it: daily
solutions and lesson plans

Zoombinis Island Odyssey

Harold R. Jacobs

Topic: math
Age Level: secondary
You'll use it: daily

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