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Been There, Done That: Reading Animal Signs

Been There, Done That: Reading Animal Signs book cover

From Arbordale Publishing
Illustrated by Andrea Gabriel

32 pg, 8.5×10, Ages 4-8, Grades K-3
Lexile: 500

Spotting wildlife is a thrill, but it’s not easy. When Cole comes to visit his friend Helena, he can’t wait to see all the wildlife the forest has to offer—and disappointed when all he sees are a few birds. Together the kids set out on a hike and encounter plenty of animal signs along the way. Through observation and her knowledge of animal behavior, Helena helps Cole learn what each of the signs means: something had been there; something had done that.

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Fun Stuff

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Amazing Mazes for Minecrafters

Amazing Mazes for Minecrafters by Jen Funk Weber

Dozens of mazes to keep you entertained for hours!
 
Journey through snowy biomes, desert temples, Nether fortresses, and more—whether on a long car trip or at the beach! This inviting collection of unique mazes for gamers of all ages is jam-packed with colorful characters and settings straight from their favorite game. Kids will be challenged and entertained for hours upon hours. This adventure series is created especially for readers who love the fight of good vs. evil, magical academies like Hogwarts in the Harry Potter saga, and games like Minecraft, Terraria, and Pokemon GO.

Amazing Mazes for Minecrafters will:

  • Keep them busy with over 75 colorful mazes
  • Put their problem-solving skills to the test
  • Fine-tune their motor skills
  • Test their knowledge of the game
  • Engage them in an educational, off-line adventure

Beat boredom and sharpen kids’ brains with a treasure trove of mazes straight from the Minecrafting world!

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Math Codes for Minecrafters

Skill-Building Puzzles and Games for Hours of Entertainment!

Challenge your kid to crack these video-game themed math codes and show them how much fun learning can be!

Kids can choose from over 50 colorfully illustrated puzzles featuring their favorite gaming characters and scenarios. Their mission: to unlock the secret code, spell out the secret message, or solve the equation before the game ends (or the creeper explodes!). With diamond swords, suits of armor, zombies, and magical potions to keep every page fun and exciting, kids won’t even realize that they’re practicing and developing core math and problem-solving skills.

  • Builds foundational math skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Helps them practice fact families, balancing equations, and more.
  • Encourages young gamers to use what they know to tackle exciting math challenges
  • Supports classroom learning at home, in the car, and anywhere else you take it with you!

Perfect for reluctant learners and kids who can’t get enough of math or secret codes, Math Codes for Minecrafters makes every kid feel like they’re winning at math.

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Astounding Activities for Minecrafters

Puzzle book by Jen Funk Weber: Astounding Activities for Minecrafters

Minecraft-Themed Puzzles, Games, and Activities That Are Tons of Fun!

Explore new biomes, battle ferocious mobs, and explore a virtual world wherever you are—whether on a long car trip or at the beach! This vibrant, fun book of activities for is jam-packed with puzzles and games to keep even the most devoted Minecrafter entertained for hours upon hours. This adventure series is created especially for readers who love the fight of good vs. evil, magical academies like Hogwarts in the Harry Potter saga, and games like Minecraft, Terraria, and Pokémon GO.

Astounding Activities for Minecrafters includes almost one hundred activities for Minecraft fans, including:

  • Word searches
  • Spot-the-differences games
  • Crossword puzzles
  • Mazes
  • And more

With full-color illustrations on every spread and unique puzzles to challenge gamers of all ages, kids can beat boredom and dive into a treasure trove of activities straight from their favorite game!

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Unofficial Stem challenges for Minecrafters, Grades 3-4

Unofficial STEM Challenges for Minecrafters

Give kids the academic advantage with STEM Challenges for Minecrafters: Grades 3–4. This problem-solving workbook challenges young Minecrafters to apply their natural creativity and reasoning skills to real-world situations. Science, technology, engineering, and math come to life on the pages of each colorfully-illustrated lesson. This book:

  • Allows young gamers to engineer solutions, crack codes, and stretch their brains in fun and exciting ways
  • Supports STEM education initiatives and builds twenty-first century learning skills

Whether it’s designing a new mob, evaluating natural resources, engineering a mine cart, or using the binary alphabet to crack a code, third and fourth graders will discover new ways to stretch their brains, build their confidence, and satisfy their appetite for hands-on learning. Kids will dive eagerly into this unique, colorful, kid-friendly offline learning adventure.

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Amazing Activities for Minecrafters

Amazing Activities for Minecrafters, puzzles by Jen Funk Weber

Beat your boredom with a treasure trove of activities, straight from your favorite game!

Amazing Activities for Minecrafters includes almost one hundred activities for Minecraft fans, including:

  • Word puzzles
  • Logic puzzles
  • Spot-the-differences puzzles
  • Crosswords
  • And more!

This vibrant, fun book of activities for is jam-packed with puzzles and games to keep even the most meticulous Minecrafter entertained for hours upon hours. This adventure series is created especially for readers who love the fight of good vs. evil, magical academies like Hogwarts in the Harry Potter saga, and games like Minecraft, Terraria, and Pokemon GO.

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Alaska’s Puzzle Bears

Alaska's Puzzle Bears, by Jen Funk Weber, illustrated by Shannon Cartwright

From Taku Graphics

Fun puzzles reveal natural history facts about Alaska’s black, grizzly, and polar bears. Warning! Alaska’s three bears can be dangerous. You might laugh your head off at the jokes. The facts might blow you away. The puzzles might do you in. Read at your own risk.

This book is available mostly through Alaska retailers. My local Indie bookstore has them on hand.

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Fireside Books


Good Fun Sudoku for Kids and Adults

Good Fun Sudoku for Adults and Good Fun Sudoku for Kids, by Jen Funk Weber and Linda Stanek

Have fun and support a good cause.

One book for kids and other beginners. One for grownups and other experienced puzzlers.

Progressively challenging sudoku puzzles interspersed with cat facts and photos. These books support a feline trap-neuter-return program in Columbus, OH, so stray and feral cats can live out their lives in their home territories, receiving care and support, without further expanding the cat population.

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The one for grownups or experienced players: Amazon
The one for kids or beginners: Amazon


Vocabulary Fundamentals, Grade 6+

Vocabulary Fundamentals, Grade 6+, written by Jen Funk Weber

Strengthen vocabulary skills and raise test scores!

Vocabulary Fundamentals, Grade 6+ provides scaffolded practice on the essential vocabulary skills your students need for academic success. The 42 skill units in grade 6 cover the following: synonyms & antonyms, homophones, prefixes & suffixes, word roots, idioms.

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Nancy Drew and Spiderwick Chronicles Activity Books

Nancy Drew and Spiderwick Chronicles movie tie-in puzzle books, by Jen Funk Weber, published by Simon & Schuster

Media tie-ins for the Nancy Drew and Spiderwick Chronicles movies. Published by Simon & Schuster.


Clueless in Alaska: Know More!

Clueless in Alaska: Know More!, by Jen Funk Weber

Published by Sasquatch Books.

As a take-home gift, travel companion, or information resource, this full-color, photo-illustrated activity book is both entertaining and enlightening. It’s chock-full of challenging puzzles, fascinating facts, silly jokes, and fun activities.