Awesome School Curriculum-Based Books for Kids

Don't rule out curriculum-based children's books when selecting great reading materials for your child. These awesome books and series have the added benefit of giving children the background knowledge they need for academic success. The following series have been written with the school curriculum in mind. These books cover specific subjects that will be studied in the classroom. The amazing part is that they introduce important facts and terminology in way that is exciting and memorable. The non-fiction selections expertly weave useful information into the fabric of each story. Kids hardly realize that they are learning about actual historic events or scientific content! The highlighted fiction series are also top-notch, kid-approved books chock full of interesting info. Expand your child's reading repertoire with these fantastic books!


Young Readers:

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle: One of THE most widely recognized and popular books for young readers is this fabulous Eric Carle book. The simple story and beautiful illustrations cleverly follow the metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a magnificent butterfly. This transformation is one of the very first science lessons in preschool classrooms.


Chapter Books:

Voyage to the Volcano, Joanna Cole

Magic School Bus Series: You just can't beat the excitement of an adventure with Miss Frizzle, that wacky Science teacher who takes her class on awesome field trips inside the human body, in outer space, back in time and on loads of other adventures. Kids will be learning valuable Science facts while reading and enjoying this captivating series. Truly a five-star classic adventure series now available in beginning reader, picture books, chapter books, boxed sets, dvds and more!


Civil War On Sunday (Magic Tree House #21), Mary Pope Osborne

Magic Tree House Series: Take a trip with Jack & Annie in their magical tree house and be whisked back in time to experience exciting historical events and time periods. Travel to the era of the dinosaurs; help out soldiers in the Civil & Revolutionary Wars; get shaken up in the San Francisco earthquake or save lives on the Titanic. These are just a few of the amazing historical adventures that your child will enjoy while learning topics straight from your school's Social Studies curriculum. Another five-star classic adventure series available as individual books or boxed sets. A must read for children!



Books For Older Children:

Percy Jackson and the Olympians Paperback Boxed Set (Books 1-3), Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson Series:  This New York Times #1 best-selling series has got readers hooked! Rick Riordan skillfully combines adventure, friendship and Greek mythology into the most incredible story lines. The main character, Percy Jackson, is a young teen who is actually a demigod living in a modern world. Percy and his demigod friends must repeatedly stop disaster as Greek gods and mythological creatures interfere with his world. A fun introduction to classic Greek mythology.



Non-Fiction Books:


Tornadoes, Seymour Simon

Incredible photography accompanied by simple, easy to read facts make the Seymour Simon series a big hit with kids. These books cover a variety of high interest Science topics. These books are also perfect for school research reports.

The Planets, Gail Gibbons

Gail Gibbons is a popular children's non-fiction author who explores core curriculum Science topics in clear and concise books. Her series are designed for gathering information and learning the basics about a variety of standard Science topics.

DK Eyewitness: Reptiles

This phenomenal series covers just about every topic of interest for kids of all ages. The DK Eyewitness series features full color photography accompanied by short descriptions, explanations and amazing facts. This series truly stands apart from rest and is guaranteed to be read and referenced for years to come. Check out the hundreds of captivating topics available.


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