Category Archives: Ages 9-12

The Best Kids Books for ages 9-12.

Dress Up: The Christmas Story

Author: Joanna Bicknell Publisher: Make Believe Ideas Product Description Two dolls to dress up, 14 fabric pieces make it possible to create a wide range outfits for all the characters of the nativity. The story of the birth of Jesus is presented in beautiful photographic scenes, inspiring children to dress the dolls as characters from […]

Gifts At Christmas (Start Up Religion)

Author: Ruth Nason Publisher: Cherrytree Books Product Description This brand new addition to the Start-Up brand has been created specially to support the Schemes of Work for Religion at KS1 and lower KS2. Each book covers different aspects of religion, and the part it plays in people’s lives – the basic belief of different religions, […]

Webster’s New World Children’s Dictionary

Author: Michael E. Agnes Publisher: Webster’s New World Product Description PREFERRED BY LEADING EDUCATORS AND INFORMED PARENTS With more than 33,000 entries selected in consultation with top educators and definitions written specifically for children eight and up, this is the most up-to-date and kid-friendly dictionary ever. Designed to make kids enthusiastic instead of intimidated, it […]

It’s Sharing Day! (Dora the Explorer)

Author: Kirsten Larsen Publisher: Simon Spotlight/Nickelodeon Product Description It’s Sharing Day! Join Dora and Boots on their way to Abuela’s house for a special Sharing Day lunch. First they have to pick up ingredients for their special dessert. Along the way, they learn how important and rewarding it is to share.

Kingdom Keepers II: Disney at Dawn (The Kingdom Keepers)

Author: Ridley Pearson Publisher: Hyperion Book CH Product Description It’s supposed to be a happy day at the Magic Kingdom—the return of the teenaged holographic hosts. But things go very wrong when a sudden lightning storm disrupts the celebration, and Amanda’s mysterious sister, Jez, disappears. The only clue is the sighting of a wild monkey […]

Adventures in the Big Thicket

Author: Ken Gire Publisher: Focus on the Family Pub Product Description Follows the adventures of a group of small animals living in a bayou in East Texas. Each adventure concludes with a Bible verse.

The Statue of Liberty (Ready-to-Read Level 1: Wonders of America)

Author: Marion Dane Bauer Publisher: Simon Spotlight Product Description For many years the Statue of Liberty was the first American sight for many immigrants. Read on to find out how she came to stand in New York Harbor.

A Sesame Street Christmas

Author: Golden Books Publisher: Golden Books

ZOO! A Big Fold Out Counting Book: A Fold-Out Book About Counting

Author: Lori Froeb Publisher: Reader’s Digest Product Description Kids won’t be able to resist the animals in this GIANT fold-out flap book. Five different animals — rhino, crocodile, giraffe, zebra, and lion — are described in fun riddle-fashion. When they know the answer, readers fold out the extra-large flaps to reveal the animal in its […]

Even Firefighters Go to the Potty: A Potty Training Lift-the-Flap Story

Author: Wendy Wax Publisher: Little Simon Product Description Clang! Clang! Clang! The fire truck is pulling out of the station. But wait! Where is the firefighter going? To the potty! Even firefighters go to the potty! Toddlers are uneasy about toilet training. And in most cases, even if they know they have to go, sometimes […]

Giant Steps for Little People

Author: Kenneth N. Taylor Publisher: Tyndale Kids Product Description This book teaches children about God and how he wants them to be. Lessons are taken from the Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount.

We Beat the Street: How a Friendship Led to Success

Author: Sampson Davis Publisher: Dutton Books Product Description Sampson, George, and Rameck could easily have followed their childhood friends into drug dealing, gangs, and prison. Like their peers, they came from poor, single-parent homes in urban neighborhoods where survival, not scholastic success, was the priority. When the three boys met in a magnet high school […]

Days of Christmas SFT Pzls (Frame-Tray Puzzle)

Author: Golden Books Publisher: Golden Books

Baby’s Box of Family Fun: A 4-Book Lift-the-Flap Gift Set: Where Is Baby’s Mommy?; Daddy and Me; Grandpa and Me, Grandma and Me

Author: Karen Katz Publisher: Little Simon Product Description BABY’S FAVORITE LIFT-THE-FLAP FUN IN ONE BOX! Everybody in Baby’s family loves Baby! Four lift-the-flap books about babies and their very special family members. THIS BOX SET CONTAINS: Where Is Baby’s Mommy? Daddy and Me Grandpa and Me Grandma and Me

Great Lakes (Rookie Read-About Geography)

Author: Kimberly Valzania Publisher: Children’s Press(CT) Product Description The popular Rookie Books expand their horizons – to all corners of the globe! With this series all about geography, emergent readers will take off on adventures to cities, nations, waterways, and habitats around the worldÂ…and right in their own backyards.

Christmas in America (Holiday Book)

Author: Lillie Patterson Publisher: Garrard Pub Co Product Description Traces the history of Christmas customs and celebrations in the United States from the simple ceremonies of the Pilgrims to the elaborate festivities of the present day.

When Louis Armstrong Taught Me Scat

Author: Muriel Harris Weinstein Publisher: Chronicle Books Product Description In a CRACKITY-SNAPPITY-POPPITY-POP bubblegum dream, a young girl learns to scat from the master himself, Louis Armstrong! Written in prose and scat with wild and wonderful illustrations by R. Gregory Christie, this joyful tribute is downright contagious. CHEW-ITEE CHEW-ITEE CHEW-ITEE CHOP, CRACKITY SNAPPITY POPPITY POP!

Good Night, Sweet Butterflies (Mini Edition)

Author: Dawn Bentley Publisher: Little Simon Product Description Goodnight, Sweet Butterflies makes bedtime a fun, soothing experience for little sleepyheads. They will love the rhyming story — and the glittery butterflies teach colors while easing children into dreamland. It’s the perfect way to say good night, every night! Amazon.com Review Babies and toddlers who loved […]

Coco-Chan’s Kimono

Author: Kumiko Sudo Publisher: Breckling Press Product Description Inspired by the author’s childhood memories of the Japanese countryside, this entrancing picture book, illustrated with beautiful watercolor drawings, tells the story of Coco-Chan, who must wait patiently for her mother to finish sewing her new kimono. As Mama stitches away, Coco-Chan’s attention skips to a dragonfly […]

Cracker!: The Best Dog in Vietnam

Author: Cynthia Kadohata Publisher: Atheneum Product Description CRACKER IS ONE OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY’S MOST VALUABLE WEAPONS: a German shepherd trained to sniff out bombs, traps, and the enemy. The fate of entire platoons rests on her keen sense of smell. She’s a Big Deal, and she likes it that way. Sometimes Cracker remembers […]

Tari’s First Christmas

Author: Mary Diestel-Fedd Publisher: Era Publications

Answers Book for Kids: Vol. 4 – Sin, Salvation, and the Christian Life

Author: Ken Ham Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group/Master Books Product Description At the heart of the Bible is the theme of sin, salvation through Christ, and guidance for living the kind of life that honors our Creator God. Since Adam and Eve chose to disobey in the Garden of Eden, questions about sin, salvation, and […]

Holocaust

Author: Angela Gluck Wood Publisher: DK CHILDREN Product Description Explaining the complex political and social backdrop that allowed the Holocaust to occur, as well as its progression and aftermath, this comprehensive volume contains first-hand testimony from survivors and enables readers to appreciate the impact of the Holocaust on real people and the lives they and […]

Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse Cookbook: Favorite Recipes from Mickey and His Friends

Author: Walt Disney Publisher: Golden Books – Western Publishing Product Description Introduces kitchen equipment and basic cooking rules and includes simple recipes for cakes, cookies, sandwiches, soups, salads, beverages, and other dishes.

Strictly Strings: A Comprehensive String Method Book 1 : Violin

Author: Jacquelyn Dillon Publisher: Alfred Publishing Company Product Description An easy-to-teach, straight forward string method from three renowned pedagogues. A unique letter-note style of music notation is utilized which ensures a smooth transition from rote to note reading. Students are quickly introduced to ensemble playing and play a wide variety of fun-to play melodies, keys […]

Police Officers! (Sesame Street) (Sesame Street(R) Elmos World(TM))

Author: Kara McMahon Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Product Description Here’s a book sure to satisfy toddlers’ fascination with the men and women in blue! Elmo explains in simple terms what police officers do while talking with two brave police officers, Madalyne and Walter. The book covers the basics: uniforms, the variety of […]

Nothing But The Truth (Little Secrets)

Author: Emily Blake Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks Product Description Hidden Pasts. Unexpected Betrayals. Twisted Friendships. Sweet Revenge. The twists keep coming–and no secrets are safe. Rule One for heartbreakers: Don’t fall in love. But is ice queen Kelly starting to melt? For Alison, this is the moment of truth. Will her big lie come back to […]

Dora’s Camping Trip (Dora the Explorer)

Author: Wendy Wax Publisher: Simon Spotlight/Nickelodeon Product Description Come along on a camping adventure with Dora, Boots, and the rest of Dora’s family!

Think Before You Act: Learning About Self-Discipline and Self-Discipline (Character Education Readers)

Author: Regina Burch Publisher: Creative Teaching Press

Diego and Papi to the Rescue (Go, Diego, Go!)

Author: Wendy Wax Publisher: Simon Spotlight/Nickelodeon Product Description Two baby pygmy marmosets have gotten separated from their papi, and now they are lost! It’s a good thing Diego and his papi are nearby to help bring them home. Go, Diego and Papi, go! Includes fascinating facts about pygmy marmosets.

History for Little Pilgrims

Author: Michael McHugh Publisher: Christian Liberty Press Product Description Young students will be presented with a lively and biblical overview of world and American history. Children will learn about Creation and the nations, the history of God’s kingdom, early explorers an

A Christmas Tree for Lydia (Creative’s Classics)

Author: Elizabeth Enright Publisher: Creative Co (Sd)

Skateboarding

Author: Clive Gifford Publisher: DK CHILDREN Product Description From board maintenance and ollies to vert skating and grinds, this book uses bite-sized instructions and killer original photography to introduce kids to the action-packed world of skateboarding.

God, I Need to Talk to You About Paying Attention (God I Need to Talk to You About…)

Author: Dan Carr Publisher: Concordia Publishing House Product Description Child-friendly text and entertaining illustrations help children think about a behavior they encounter in daily life and pray about it. This book, one in a series, expresses that all sinful behaviors are forgiven through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross and encourages children to go to God […]

My First Sewing Book: Hand Sewing

Author: Winky Cherry Publisher: Palmer/Pletsch Publishing Product Description This beginning sewing kit revives an appreciation for the art of hand sewing while developing children’s motor skills.

Walk Two Moons (Newbery Medal Book)

Author: Sharon Creech Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description Gramps says that I am a country girl at heart, and that is true. Thirteen-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle, proud of her country roots and the “Indian-ness in her blood,” travels from Ohio to Idaho with her eccentric grandparents. Along the way, she tells them of the story of […]

Math Gear: Fast Facts – Subtraction

Author: Ikids Publisher: Innovative Kids Product Description More fun than flash cards. The only cool, compact tool kids need to learn basic math facts.

We Wish You an Eerie Christmas

Author: Robert James Publisher: Bt Bound Product Description The dinosaur at World O’Stuff is dressed like Scrooge, the Santa’s-boot cookies taste sweeter than ever, and the Three Wise Guys are trying to sing on key for the big pageant: it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Eerie. But just as Mitchell is getting […]

Runaway

Author: Wendelin Van Draanen Publisher: Laurel Leaf Product Description “It’s a cold, hard, cruel fact that my mother loved heroin more than she loved me.” Holly is in her fifth foster home in two years and she’s had enough. She’s run away before and always been caught quickly. But she’s older and wiser now–she’s twelve–and […]

The Cricket in Times Square

Author: George Selden Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) Product Description After Chester lands, in the Times Square subway station, he makes himself comfortable in a nearby newsstand. There, he has the good fortune to make three new friends: Mario, a little boy whose parents run the falling newsstand, Tucker, a fast-talking Broadway mouse, and […]

The Adventures of Pippi Longstocking

Author: Astrid Lindgren Publisher: Viking Juvenile Product Description An enticing, newly illustrated collection of the enduringly popular Pippi stories. Since Pippi Longstocking was first published in 1950, the escapades of the incomparable Pippi,the girl with upside-down braids and no parents to tell her what to do, have delighted boys and girls alike. Now, for the […]

Jasmine’s Christmas Ride (Pony Tails)

Author: Bonnie Bryant Publisher: Bt Bound Product Description horse show, the Pony Tails are off to a rocky start when Corey is chosen over Jasmine to compete in the show, and Jasmine cannot overcome her hurt feelings.

Twelve Days of Christmas (Fairy Tale Classic) (Unicorn Fairytale Classics)

Author: Publisher: Unicorn Publishing House

A Gift from Boonie, Seymour and Dog: A Christmas Story

Author: Philip Lee Williams Publisher: Maypop Books

Giant Night Before Christmas Pop-Up

Author: Clement Clarke Moore Publisher: Popular Culture Ink

I’m a Manatee: (Book & CD)

Author: John Lithgow Publisher: Little Simon Product Description From time to time I dream that I’m a manatee, Undulating underneath the sea. A little boy dreams of becoming a manatee, and what a dream it is! With his new gigan-atee manatee proportions, he sets off on an underwater adventure with his manatee friends. Amazon.com Review […]

The Other Side

Author: Istvan Banyai Publisher: Chronicle Books Product Description In The Other Side, artist, designer, provocateur Istvan Banyai takes readers on another exceptional visual journey. In graphically stunning illustrations that feature many clever twists in point of view, familiar scenes turn and turn again to show us the back, the front, the top, the bottom, the […]

Green Puppy Goes to the Dentist (Blue’s Clues)

Author: JC Schwanda Publisher: Simon Spotlight/Nickelodeon Product Description Green Puppy has to go to the dentist for the first time, and she’s feeling nervous. Blue is there to tell her friend not to worry. By playing dentist office, Blue shows her friend that there’s nothing scary about a trip to the dentist…in fact, it’s a […]

Little Quack’s Bath Book

Author: Lauren Thompson Publisher: Little Simon Product Description Splish, splash, and splosh your way through bath time with the bestselling Little Quack story. This soft vinyl book is safe for all ages and features a detachable Little Quack toy that inflates and floats for more fun in the tub!

Diego’s Wolf Pup Rescue (Go, Diego, Go!)

Author: Publisher: Simon Spotlight/Nickelodeon Product Description Introducing Diego! He loves nature, especially animals! When a wolf pup gets into danger, Diego swings into action! With help from his friends and his cousin Dora, Diego finds the lost pup. But can Diego rescue him? Go, Diego, go! This book contains a page of fascinating facts about […]