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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.

Stuart J. Murphy

Three bear cubs go out collecting ingredients for their mother’s pie. Each time they go out, they collect a single ingredient, and each time they return they group their collections into groups of ten and “left overs”…

Eve Merriam

Merriam uses related but different objects on each page to total eleven in different ways. This includes six peanut shells and five pieces of popcorn at the circus, three turtles, two frogs, one lily pad, and five dragonflies by the lake…

Stuart J. Murphy

Trucks are heading to build a carousel. Each truck holds something different, with a different number of objects. This book involves not only counting the items on each truck, but also adding them together…

Trisha Speed Shaskan

This book explains the meaning of the plus sign, as well as contexts in which it would be used. It shows how the plus sign can be used in different ways, either left to right or top to bottom, as well as uses word problems to show the use of the sign…

Stuart J. Murphy

Jack uses his blocks to build things, adding blocks to make new things as he goes. The pictures show what Jack sees in his imagination with his blocks—a hot dog stand, a rocket ship, etc…

Margery Cuyler

Jessica is worried because on the 95th day of school her teacher tells the class that he wants each of them to bring in a collection of 100 things to share with the rest of the class for the 100th day of school. Jessica cannot think of anything to bring…

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…

Lauren Thompson

Thompson uses rhyming text to describe a scene in which a multitude of cats have come in and taken over a house. The counting of the cats involves both addition and subtraction, while also encouraging grouping…

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