Tag Archives: Qualifying Textbooks

Heart of Darkness

Rating: (420 reviews) Author: Joseph Conrad Publisher: Public Domain Books Product Description This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

Learn to Read Kindergarten Edition

Rating: (57 reviews) Author: Hooked on Phonics Publisher: Hooked On Phonics Product Description 1st level of the Learn to Read series! Packed with musical audio CDs, flash cards, a workbook, and a library of 24 magical books, Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read Kindergarten is a great way to get started with basic phonics skills. […]

The Night Before the 100th Day of School (Reading Railroad)

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Natasha Wing Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap Product Description The 100th day of school is almost here and one student is desperate to find 100 of anything to bring to class. Then all of sudden inspiration strikes, and he comes up with a surprise that makes the 100th day celebration one to […]

The Plague

Rating: (152 reviews) Author: Albert Camus, Stuart Gilbert Publisher: Vintage Product Description A haunting tale of human resilience in the face of unrelieved horror, Camus’ novel about a bubonic plague ravaging the people of a North African coastal town is a classic of twentieth-century literature. Amazon.com Review The Nobel prize-winning Albert Camus, who died in […]

Don’t Know Much About History: Everything You Need to Know About American History but Never Learned (Don’t Know Much About…)

Rating: (161 reviews) Author: Kenneth C. Davis Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description Who really discovered America? What was “the shot heard ’round the world”? Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: Did he or didn’t he? From the arrival of Columbus through the bizarre election of 2000 and beyond, Davis carries readers on a rollicking ride through more […]


Rating: (1186 reviews) Author: Laurie Halse Anderson Publisher: Puffin Product Description Melinda Sordino busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops. Now her old friends won’t talk to her, and people she doesn’t even know hate her from a distance. The safest place to be is alone, inside her own head. But even that’s not […]

Just Listen

Rating: (121 reviews) Author: Sarah Dessen Publisher: Puffin Product Description when Annabel, the youngest of three beautiful sisters, has a bitter falling out with her best friend—the popular and exciting Sophie—she suddenly finds herself isolated and friendless. but then she meets owen—a loner, passionate about music and his weekly radio show, and always determined to […]

Shadowrealm: The Twilight War Book III

Rating: (9 reviews) Author: Paul S. Kemp Publisher: Wizards of the Coast Product Description The stunning conclusion to the Twilight War! One of the Forgotten Realms world’s most compelling villains–the Archwizards of Shade–have come down from their flying city with their sights set on the merchant realm of Sembia. They come in the guise of […]


Rating: (330 reviews) Author: Roald Dahl Publisher: Puffin Product Description Luckily for Sophie, the BFG is nothing like his neighbors, whose favorite pastime is guzzling little children. Amazon.com Review Evidently not even Roald Dahl could resist the acronym craze of the early eighties. BFG? Bellowing ferret-faced golfer? Backstabbing fairy godmother? Oh, oh … Big Friendly […]

Who Loves You, Baby?

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Nina Laden Publisher: Chronicle Books Product Description From the author and illustrator of Peek-a-Who?, Ready, Set, Go!, and Grow Up! (with combined sales of nearly 300,000 copies) comes another irresistible board book. With peek-a-boo windows and a mirror, this engaging book lets youngsters see themselves as adorable animal characters. The mirror […]

Ranger’s Apprentice: The Battle for Skandia (Ranger’s Apprentice, Book 4)

Rating: (28 reviews) Author: John Flanagan Publisher: Philomel Product Description Still far from their homeland after escaping slavery in the icebound land of Skandia, Will and Evanlyn’s plans to return to Araluen are spoiled when Evanlyn is taken captive by a Temujai warrior. Though still weakened by the warmweed’s toxic effects, Will employs his Ranger […]

Stencil Art (Klutz S.)

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Editors of Klutz Publisher: Klutz Product Description An eight-color pigment-ink pad, eight foam-tipped dabbers, impressive techniques and plenty of inspirational artwork. Squish the foam tip into the ink pad and dab-dab-dab vibrant color right into the book. Three pages of stencils included to make everything from lady-bugs to aliens, plus a […]

Rainbow Magic Books 1-7 Boxset

Rating: (21 reviews) Author: Daisy Meadows Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks Product Description Fairyland is home to seven colorful sisters. Together, they are the Rainbow Fairies! They keep Fairyland dazzling and bright. But when evil Jack Frost sends them far away, the sisters are in big trouble. If they don’t return soon, Fairyland is doomed to be […]

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (Discworld)

Rating: (524 reviews) Author: Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett Publisher: Harper Paperbacks Product Description The world will end on Saturday. Next Saturday. Just before dinner, according to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world’s only completely accurate book of prophecies written in 1655. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing and […]

Thomas and Friends: My Red Railway Book Box (Bright & Early Board Books(TM))

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: W. Rev Awdry Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Product Description Requested again and again, here, at last, is the Thomas Bright and Early Board Book Box Set. All four of the enormously popular Thomas board books are here: Go, Train, Go!; Stop, Train, Stop!; A Crack in the Track!; […]

Cracking the SAT, 2009 Edition (College Test Prep)

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Princeton Review Publisher: Princeton Review Product Description Cracking the SAT brings you proven techniques from the test prep experts! The 2009 edition includes full-length practices tests and exclusive free access to further review online. In Cracking the SAT, we’ll teach you how to think like the test writers and · Master […]

Vampire Kisses 5: The Coffin Club (Vampire Kisses)

Rating: (11 reviews) Author: Ellen Schreiber Publisher: HarperTeen Product Description It’s tough for love-struck Raven to imagine what’s keeping her nocturnal boyfriend from returning to Dullsville. So there’s only one thing to do—find Alexander. Along the way, Raven can’t resist the spot where she feels most at home, the Coffin Club. But when she stumbles […]

Increase Your Score in 3 Minutes a Day: SAT Essay

Rating: (11 reviews) Author: Randall McCutcheon, James Schaffer, Randall McCutcheon, James Schaffer Publisher: McGraw-Hill Product Description This accessible guide gives you the tools you need to score high on the new SAT essay. .


Rating: (102 reviews) Author: Brandon Mull Publisher: Aladdin Product Description For centuries mystical creatures of all description were gathered into a hidden refuge called Fablehaven to prevent their extinction. The sanctuary survives today as one of the last strongholds of true magic. Enchanting? Absolutely. Exciting? You bet. Safe? Well, actually, quite the opposite. Kendra and […]

Everyone Poops (My Body Science Series) (My Body Science Series)

Rating: (205 reviews) Author: Taro Gomi Publisher: Kane/Miller Book Pub Product Description “Everyone Poops by Taro Gomi is part biology textbook, part sociological treatise and all celebration of a very natural process. Both my daughters begged me to read the book over and over again. They marveled at the enormity of the elephant’s poop and […]

Goodnight Goon: A Petrifying Parody

Rating: (18 reviews) Author: Publisher: Putnam Juvenile Product Description Goodnight monsters everywhere, in this parody romp with its own special twist! “Goodnight tomb. Goodnight goon. Goodnight Martians taking over the moon.” It’s bedtime in the cold gray tomb with a black lagoon, and two slimy claws, and a couple of jaws, and a skull and […]

Irresistible Attraction: Secrets of Personal Magnetism

Rating: (54 reviews) Author: Kevin Hogan, Mary Lee Labay Publisher: Network 3000 Product Description People form their first impression of you in three to four seconds! This book reveals to you the hidden secrets of attraction and charisma. You will learn to maximize your hidden and natural attributes to create an instant bond with anyone […]

Crime and Punishment

Rating: (37 reviews) Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky Publisher: Vintage Product Description With the same suppleness, energy, and range of voices that won their translation of The Brothers Karamazov the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Prize, Pevear and Volokhonsky offer a brilliant translation of Dostoevsky’s classic novel that presents a clear insight into this astounding psychological thriller. “The best (translation) […]

Fire Star (Dragon Trilogy)

Rating: (16 reviews) Author: Chris D’lacey Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks Product Description In the thrilling third book in Chris d’Lacey’s popular series, David Rain is faced with a perilous task. ICEFIRE’s evil sibyl Gwilanna is back, this time determined to resurrect the dragon Gawain on the ice cap of the Tooth of Ragnar. Can David and […]

Multiplication 0 to 12 Flash Cards (Brighter Child Flash Cards)

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: School Specialty Publishing Publisher: Brighter Child Product Description Brighter Child Multiplication 0 to 12 Flash Cards offer children a fun and easy way to practice their multiplication skills. Featuring 54 cards with two multiplication problems, plus the answers on every card. Bright, bold numbers are placed on a white background for […]

How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Margaret Mcnamara Publisher: Schwartz & Wade Product Description “HOW MANY SEEDs in a pumpkin?” Mr. Tiffin asks his class as they gather around the big, medium, and small pumpkins on his desk. Robert, the biggest kid, guesses that the largest one has a million seeds; Elinor, sounding like she knows what […]

Leaf Man (Ala Notable Children’s Books. Younger Readers (Awards))

Rating: (15 reviews) Author: Lois Ehlert Publisher: Harcourt Children’s Books Product Description Fall has come, the wind is gusting, and Leaf Man is on the move. Is he drifting east, over the marsh and ducks and geese? Or is he heading west, above the orchards, prairie meadows, and spotted cows? No one’s quite sure, but […]

Skeleton Hiccups

Rating: (13 reviews) Author: Margery Cuyler Publisher: Aladdin Product Description What’s the best way to help a skeleton get over his hiccups? Amazon.com Review Skeletons are a little less scary when they have the hiccups. This particular skeleton can’t seem to shake them–not in the shower (nice fuzzy bat slippers!), not while brushing his teeth […]

Cybele’s Secret

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Juliet Marillier Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Product Description FOR PAULA, ACCOMPANYING her merchant father on a trading voyage to Istanbul is a dream come true. They have come to this city of trade on a special mission to purchase a most rare artifact—a gift from the ancient goddess, Cybele, […]

Where’s My Stuff?: The Ultimate Teen Organizing Guide

Rating: (10 reviews) Author: Samantha Moss, Lesley Schwartz Publisher: Orange Avenue Publishing Product Description Free time is great. Unless you spend all of it searching for your homework, your mobile phone, or a clean pair of shorts. Then free time is not so great. In fact, it’s non-existent. If chaos and disorganisation are swallowing all […]

The Usborne Book of Face Painting (How to Make)

Rating: (8 reviews) Author: Chris Caudron, Caro Childs, Cheryl Evans Publisher: Usborne Books Product Description With the tips in this book, children can transform people into animals, monsters, clowns and vampires, or decorate their faces with beautiful flowers or exotic scenes. Easy-to-follow instructions and helpful techniques mean that even beginners can achieve impressive results.

How to Do Homework Without Throwing Up

Rating: (14 reviews) Author: Trevor Romain Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing Product Description “Everybody who goes to school does homework. You are not alone. And they feel just as sick as you do when they have to do it.” Trevor Romain knows how horrible homework can be, and kids will see this right away as they […]

The Tiger Rising

Rating: (78 reviews) Author: Kate Dicamillo Publisher: Candlewick Product Description The National Book Award finalist from the best-selling author of BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE – now in paperback Walking through the misty Florida woods one morning, twelve-year-old Rob Horton is stunned to encounter a tiger – a real-life, very large tiger – pacing back and forth […]

Grace for President

Rating: (10 reviews) Author: Kelly DiPucchio Publisher: Hyperion Book CH

Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden

Rating: (9 reviews) Author: George Levenson Publisher: Tricycle Press Product Description Tricycle Press is proud to present two new editions of the critically acclaimed Pumpkin Circle. Pumpkin seedlings grow, sprout, bud, and bloom, offering up their golden fruit, then break down into rich soil from which seeds sprout again—a circle without end. The skillfully translated […]

Shake Dem Halloween Bones

Rating: (15 reviews) Author: W. Nikola-Lisa Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Product Description Bearsie Bear is just falling asleep when a very cold Moosie Moose knocks on the door and asks to sleep over in Bearsie Bear’s warm bed. Next knocks Cowsie Cow, then Piggie Pig, then Foxie Fox, then Goosie Goose . . . and the […]

Eclipse (en español)(Twilight Saga, Book 3) (Paperback)

Rating: (985 reviews) Author: Stephenie Meyer Publisher: Alfaguara Product Description Readers captivated by Twilight and New Moon will eagerly devour Eclipse, the much anticipated third book in Stephenie Meyer’s riveting vampire love saga. As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again […]

Mexican Folk Art Coloring Book (Dover Coloring Book)

Rating: (9 reviews) Author: Marty Noble Publisher: Dover Publications Product Description Striking adaptations of authentic native art depict, among other subjects, a Mixtec circular design from an incised gourd rattle, religious figures from a Metepec candlestick, and images of jaguars taken from a Guerrero lacquered chest. An exciting challenge for coloring book enthusiasts, these 30 […]

A Mother for Choco (Paperstar)

Rating: (69 reviews) Author: Keiko Kasza Publisher: Putnam Juvenile Product Description Choco was a little bird who lived all alone. He wished he had a mother, but who could his mother be? “Just right for the preschool group or beginning reader.”–Kirkus Reviews, pointer review. “Young listeners will be charmed by the book’s humor, warmth, and […]

40 Fabulous Math Mysteries Kids Can’t Resist (Grades 4-8)

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Marcia Miller, Martin Lee Publisher: Teaching Resources Product Description Humorous, reproducible math mystery stories will give your math sleuths a chance to have fun while practicing important math problem solving skills. They’re just perfect for classwork and homework and help you meet the NCTM standards. For use with Grades 4-8.

Nate The Great And The Halloween Hunt (Nate The Great, paper)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Marjorie Weinman Sharmat Publisher: Yearling Product Description It is Halloween night and all the kids are dressed in scary and funny costumes.  Their Trick or Treat bags are getting heavier. Nate’s good friend Rosamond needs his help.  Her cat, Little Hex, is missing.  Little Hex hates Halloween, so maybe he’s hiding.  Or is he lost?  Nate […]

Super Study Skills (Scholastic Guides)

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Laurie Rozakis Publisher: Scholastic Reference Product Description Super Study Skills shows students how to: Make the most of their time by getting organized Read more effectively Prepare for a test without last-minute panic Take tests with confidence and skill . . . and study smarter for the grades they want.It also […]

The Way We Work

Author: David Macaulay Publisher: Houghton Mifflin/Walter Lorraine Books Product Description In this comprehensive and entertaining resource, David Macaulay reveals the inner workings of the human body as only he could. In order to present this complicated subject in an accurate and entertaining way, he put in years of research. He sat in on anatomy classes, […]

The Teen Girl’s Gotta-Have-It Guide to Money: Getting Smart About Making It, Saving It, and Spending It! (Teen Girl’s Gotta-Have-It Guides)

Author: Jessica Blatt Publisher: Watson-Guptill Product Description Suze Orman advises women on how to handle their money–and now Jessica Blatt advises the women of tomorrow on how to handle theirs. The newest addition to the Teen Girl’s Gotta-Have-It series empowers girls by showing them why money matters. From making money, to saving money, to investing […]

The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel

Rating: (70 reviews) Author: Michael Scott Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers Product Description He holds the secret that can end the world. The truth: Nicholas Flamel was born in Paris on September 28, 1330. Nearly 700 years later, he is acknowledged as the greatest Alchemyst of his day. It is said that he discovered […]

Writers Inc.: A Student Handbook for Writing And Learning

Rating: (40 reviews) Author: Sebranek, Patrick Sebranek, Dave Kemper, Verne Meyer Publisher: Great Source Education Group Amazon.com Review It’s meant for high schoolers, but adults who haven’t inhaled chalk dust for years might appreciate it even more. The process of organizing, researching and writing a paper is laid is out in easy-to-understand normal-speak. The chapters […]


Rating: (26 reviews) Author: Neal Shusterman Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description In a society where unwanted teens are salvaged for their body parts, three runaways fight the system that would “unwind” them Connor’s parents want to be rid of him because he’s a troublemaker. Risa has no parents and is being unwound […]

How to Steal a Dog

Rating: (9 reviews) Author: Barbara O’Connor Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) Product Description Half of me was thinking, Georgina, don’t do this. Stealing a dog is just plain wrong. The other half of me was thinking, Georgina, you’re in a bad fix and you got to do whatever it takes to get yourself out […]

Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery (Bunnicula)

Rating: (101 reviews) Author: Deborah Howe, James Howe Publisher: Aladdin Product Description BEWARE THE HARE! Is he or isn’t he a vampire? Before it’s too late, Harold the dog and Chester the cat must find out the truth about the newest pet in the Monroe household — a suspicious-looking bunny with unusual habits…and fangs! Amazon.com […]

240 Vocabulary Words 3rd Grade Kids Need To Know

Rating: (8 reviews) Author: Linda Ward Beech Publisher: Teaching Resources Product Description Teachers can build word power with these 24 ready-to-reproduce, 3-page lessons. Each lesson is packed with fun, research-based activities that help students to explore roots, prefixes, and suffixes; use students’ prior knowledge for greater understanding.