Handy Homework Helpers

Handy Homework Helpers

Sharpen those pencils! As the school year kicks into high gear, your kids might need a helping hand with their homework. Have them hit these books as they settle into their studies to give them the edge they need to make the honor roll.

“A Smart Girl’s Guide to Starting Middle School,” written by Julie Williams Montalbano, edited by Sara Hunt and designed by Chris David

The school year can be a time of transition for some students as the graduate from elementary to middle school. This guide, in versions available for both girls and boys, will arm with the social smarts and study tips they make for a successful school year.

“The Everything Kids’ Science Experiments Book,” by Tom Robinson
Volcano schmolcano. Instead of picking a project that loses their interest faster than you can say “Playstation,” get your kids excited about their science fair experiments this year. Filled with projects you can match to their class lessons, this book will keep them entertained while they actually learn a thing or two about science.

“Math-Terpieces,” written by Greg Tang and illustrated by Greg Paprocki
Visual learners will get a kick out of this mathematical puzzle books that incorporates famous images and works of art from the likes of Degas and Fali into problems that help promote learning about numbers.

“5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!),” by National Geographic Kids
No school-age kid’s library is complete without one big book about everything. And leave it to the folks at National Geographic to compile fun facts and tidbits that will spark your young one’s curiosity and encourage learning. Just don’t blame us if they end up sounding like that kid from “Jerry Maguire.”

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