By Audra D.

Art Lab for Kids by Susan Schwake 

A collection of 52 creative projects with step-by-step instructions that can be done in the classroom or at home. This book is a part of the Lab Series by Quarry Books that covers all areas of STEAM and more! Check out this and other Lab Series books for ready to go lessons and fun.




Better with Books by Melissa Hart 

A list of 500 diverse books for tweens and teens covering topics from body image, mental health, poverty, and more. Each list is introduced with a personal story from the author and includes a synopsis for the recommended books. Find something for your teens to read or maybe even yourself.





Bully edited by Lee Hirsch and Cynthia Lowen 

Based on the 2011 award-winning documentary of the same name, Bully gives personal anecdotes and concrete steps that can be taken to combat bullying. This book is a guide for both parents and educators on how to communicate with both bullies and victims.





Comprehensive Curriculum of Basic Skills (Grade 5) – American Education Publishing 

Reproducible worksheets and practice in the subjects of: math, reading, reading comprehension, English, and writing. Our collection has these workbooks for grades 1-6.

These workbooks cover all core subjects for their grade level.



Computer Coding by Jon Woodcock

A collection of well-explained coding concepts and reproducible practice worksheets that will have kids coding in no time! EVPL also has many other resources on teaching coding and virtual programs for kids as well.





The First-Year Teacher’s Survival Guide by Julia G. Thompson 

Our Educational Materials collection is perfect for new educators who are collecting resources, including this one. This book has strategies for success throughout the school day from planning, conducting, and assessing each lesson aimed at grades K-12.




Everything You Need to Ace Science in One Big Fat Notebook by Michael Geisen

One of my personal favorites, the Big Fat Notebooks series has found a way to include entire subjects in fun to read “notebooks” that seem more like novels. The bright illustrations and knowledge checks are sure to keep your middle schooler engaged. Also available in history, math, and English.



Homeschooling 101: A  Guide to Getting Started by Erica Arndt

The pandemic has left more and more families choosing homeschooling for their children. If you’re new to homeschooling, we have plenty of resources to help! Including this step-by-step guide to getting started and the basics.




What Your Second Grader Needs to Know edited by E. D. Hirsch Jr. 

A compilation of core knowledge based on grade level that is perfect for review or even getting ahead on next year. Our collection includes this series from kindergarten to sixth grade.



Audra D.

Audra D.

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