Teachers, parents, librarians, and grandparents, find the best book reviews and recommendations, activities, lesson plans, writing ideas, fun educational ideas, games, and toy ideas for elementary age children who are ages 5 to 12.

In the U.S., elementary school is usually kindergarten to fifth or sixth grade.

Here are some quick links to get you started finding good children’s chapter books, picture books, and nonfiction books.

5- and 6-Year-Olds:
Best Easy Reader Books for 5 and 6 Year Olds 
Best NONFICTION Books for 5 and 6 Year Olds

6- and 7-Year-Olds:
Best Easy / Beginning Chapter Books for 6- and 7- Year- Olds 

Best Books for 7 Year Olds (2nd Grade)
18 Fantastic Chapter Book Series for 2nd Graders (7-Years-Old)
Best NONFICTION Books for 7-Year-Olds

Best Books for 8-Year-Olds (3rd Grade)
24 Book Series for 3rd Graders (8-Years-Old)
Best NONFICTION Books for 8-Year-Olds

Best Books for 9 Year Olds (4th Grade)
32 Book Series for 4th Graders (9-Years-Old)
Best NONFICTION Books for 9-Year-Olds

Best Books for 10-Year Olds (5th Grade)
27 Book Series for 5th Graders (10-Years-Old)
Best NONFICTION Books for 10-Year-Olds

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Sight Word Strategies

Sight Word Strategies by Judy Kucera, M.A., M.Ed., A/AOGPE “Tuh, huh, eh… tuh, huh, eh…?” The first grader I worked with squirmed in his seat

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    Hi! I’m Melissa Taylor, mom, writer, & former elementary teacher & literacy trainer. I love sharing good books & fun learning resources.

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