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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.

Pat Hutchins

Rosie the hen leaves her coop to set out on a walk. Unbeknownst to her, a fox is quietly following, trying to catch up to her. Her relaxing walk eventually leads her back to the coop, blissfully ignorant of the fox’s unsuccessful attempt to navigate the obstacle course she inadvertently led him through. This book is a great way to illustrate the positional words ‘over’, ‘under’, ‘around’, and ‘through’ while engaging young readers…

Kathleen Karr

In 1860, at 15 years old, Simon decides to walk 1,000 turkeys from Missouri all the way to Denver, Colorado. He hears that turkeys sell for $5 a piece in Colorado, and so he buys all 1,000 turkeys from Mr. Buffey in Missouri for just $.25 a piece, hoping to make his fortune once he reaches Denver…

Stuart J. Murphy

Matthew finds a treasure map from 1950 and shows the rest of the kids in his club. Together they set out following the map and its clues to find the treasure. They must use directions as well as reasoning to find the buried treasure…

Lucille Recht Penner

Jill’s dog Bingo doesn’t like the cat that’s visiting with Jill’s Aunt Sally. The cat takes Bingo’s stuff, so he decides to bury his bones so that the cat can’t get to them, but then he keeps forgetting where he buries them. Jill notices this and decides to map every place that Bingo buries a bone…

Claire Owen

This book centers on the Arctic, particularly animals of the Arctic, and covers arithmetic, estimation, and maps and scale…

Jules Verne

Phileas Fogg bets 20,000 pounds that he can travel around the world in eighty days. He travels many different ways—by boat, train, elephant, and others to get back to England in time. There is quite a bit of mathematics in this book…

Stuart J. Murphy

The bugs in gym class are learning a new dance, but the poor centipede can′t get it right! He must learn the directions left, right, forward and backward in order to learn the dance. Using fun, colorful bugs…

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