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Smart Books for Smart Kids

The perfect picks to spark curiosity.

Tried-and-true, these are some of our most popular books for inquisitive children aged 7 to 12 years. Browse the full list below!  

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Picturepedia

"Pore through over 10,000 pictures in this slick, one-stop volume on science, technology, nature, geography, culture, sports, hobbies and history." —San Francisco Chronicle

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Knowledge Encyclopedia

Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution, Knowledge Encyclopedia is a bold new approach to family reference that uses 3-D rendered images to explore the wonders of the world in unprecedented detail—from such categories as space, the human body, and history.

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Maker Lab

Featured on "The Late Late Show with James Corden". Supporting STEM education initiatives and the maker movement, the National Parenting Publication Award-winner Maker Lab includes 28 kid-safe projects and crafts that will get young inventors' wheels turning and make science pure fun.

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The LEGO® Ideas Book

Did you ever wonder what you can do with all of those LEGO® bricks after you have created the project they came with? The LEGO® Ideas Book is a #1 New York Times Bestseller that The Washington Post says is "full of cool creations."

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Coding Games in Scratch

Written for children ages 8–12 with little to no coding experience, Coding Games in Scratch teaches important strategies for solving problems, designing projects, and communicating ideas, all while creating games to play with their friends.

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Merriam-Webster Children's Dictionary

This top-selling dictionary featuring 35,000 updated words, phrases, images, and authoritative content from Merriam-Webster is a must-have resource for elementary school children.