Educational Books

Stir up kids' imagination and intellect with this list of educational reads that will get young brains cooking. This list of books for kids and tweens includes both fact and fiction and features mythology, poetry, puzzles, science, and history -- including some real-life characters whose stories are stranger than fiction.

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AGE
6
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Suspenseful story makes math enjoyable.
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By Margery Cuyler
(2003)
AGE
6
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Fancy photography, but made for big science fans.
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By Seymour Simon
(2010)
AGE
8
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A hefty science lesson mixed with tips on taking action.
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By Joanna Cole
(2010)
AGE
9
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Only parents know when it's time for this book.
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By Robie H. Harris
(2010)
AGE
9
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Stories of strong women to inspire tween politic.
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By Catherine Thimmesh
(2008)
AGE
10
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Newbery Honor book about a smart Southern tomboy in 1899.
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By Jacqueline Kelly
(2010)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Percy Jackson series spin-off is almost as delightful.
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By Rick Riordan
(2010)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Percy Jackson author tackles more complex Egyptology.
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By Rick Riordan
(2010)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Powerful depiction of slavery in 1776 New York.
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By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2008)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Tough but touching free verse book about war's scars.
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By Ann E. Burg
(2010)
AGE
12
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Wry, warm sports story will hook both boys and girls.
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By Ron Koertge
(2010)

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