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Use the search filters below to return results. Keep an eye out for some of my top favorites-- my "BookSmart Picks"-- that are sure to entertain and educate your kids! And, many activities use common materials you likely have at home already. Look for entries marked with the "Common Items" icon to find activities that shouldn't require any purchase.

Margaret McNamara

Mr. Tiffin brings in three different size pumpkins to the classroom. Charlie is the smallest in the class and very aware of that fact. The kids in the class have to guess which pumpkin has the most seeds, then determine the actual number of seeds in each pumpkin…

Kevin Henkes

Chrysanthemum heads off to school, but ends up having a hard time with the other kids—they all think that her unusual name is too long. As you read, have your child count the letters in Chrysanthemum’s name…

Stuart J. Murphy

Using rhyming, Murphy tells the story of lizards traveling in different ways to make it to the show. The lizards transport themselves by unicycles, a hot-air balloon, an airplane, and more…

Stuart J. Murphy

This book introduces rounding as a way to estimate sums of several addends. A group of coyotes at a desert ranch try to count all of the different types of animals around the ranch (roadrunners, lizards, grasshoppers)…

Stuart J. Murphy

This book uses dinosaur trading cards at a trading fair to discuss equivalent values. Mike and his brother Andy are trying to acquire a T-Rex card, and have to make several trades and deals in order to get it…

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