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Kid-Powered Workbooks for At-Home Learning

From workbooks from trusted brands like Highlights, School Zone, and Brain Quest to new series that incorporate popular characters from Star Wars and Minecraft, there's a workbook in our new round-up that every child will love!

Whether you'd like to supplement your children's remote classes or are planning on homeschooling this year, many parents are looking for ways to make at-home learning easier for the new school year. A high-quality workbook can be revolutionary for a child, allowing them to move at their own pace, tying the abstract lesson they're learning into topics that interest them, and fostering a sense of independence and self-confidence. It's no wonder that demand for children's academic workbooks is at an all-time high!

To help make it easier to choose workbooks that are right for your child, we've reviewed a variety of popular workbook series for kids from preschool through middle school. Each review includes a brief explanation of the subjects covered by each workbook, and highlights the various options available at different age levels so you can pick a series that can grow with your child. From workbooks from trusted brands like Highlights, School Zone, and Brain Quest to new series that incorporate popular characters from Star Wars and Minecraft, you're sure to find one that every kid will love!

Workbooks for Mighty Girls

Modern Kid Press Workbooks

Modern Kid Press Workbooks

Manufacturer: Modern Kid Press
Recommended Age: 3 - 8

Modern Kid Press provides a variety of whimsical workbooks that are perfect to spark a love of learning in preschoolers and young school age kids! Each workbook features gorgeous illustrations and high-quality paper that makes them a pleasure to work in. The featured volume, Learn to Read, introduces 40 key sight words and beginning phonics concepts that are critical to early readers. Other volumes include:

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C$9.15 (CAD)
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£5.42 (GBP)
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A$10.00 (AUD)
Amazon.com
$6.99 (USD)

Highlights Big Fun Workbooks

Highlights Big Fun Workbooks

Manufacturer: Highlights Learning
Recommended Age: 3 - 7

Fans of Highlights magazine will love these workbooks that get them learning all the key skills they need for preschool to grade 2! Highlights workbooks combine puzzles and games like Hidden Pictures, jokes, and more to help kids master material and feel confident. Supplemental material for the series focuses on reading, writing, and math, as well as write-and-wipe practice. The featured volume, for kindergarteners ages 5 to 6, includes alphabet practice, sight words, counting, opposites, and more. Other volumes include:

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C$17.99 (CAD)
Amazon.co.uk
£12.33 (GBP)
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A$18.94 (AUD)
Amazon.com
$6.79 (USD)

Disney Learning: Magical Adventures Workbooks

Disney Learning: Magical Adventures Workbooks

Manufacturer: Disney Learning
Recommended Age: 3 - 8

Join both classic and modern Disney characters on an adventure in learning with these official workbooks! This series offers a selection of workbooks based on curricula for preschool to grade three, as well as supplemental materials that get kids practicing everything from letter tracing to math facts. Plus, each lesson begins with an "I Can" statement to help kids build confidence. The featured volume, Magical Adventures in 1st Grade for ages 6 to 7, includes practice for addition, subtraction, counting money, learning letter sounds, sight words, and more. Other volumes include:

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(Unavailable)
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£15.70 (GBP)
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A$26.88 (AUD)
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$12.60 (USD)

School Zone Workbooks

School Zone Workbooks

Manufacturer: School Zone Publishing
Recommended Age: 3 - 8

For three generations, School Zone has been helping kids from preschool to grade 3 learn at home with their all-in-one workbooks that include notes for parents about what kids are learning every step of the way. Each colorful, engaging exercise is on a perforated page so it's easy to tear out one session's work at a time! Supplementary volumes provide games and other fun to reinforce growing skills. The featured volume, the Big Third Grade Workbook, includes language arts, math, social studies, critical thinking, and more. Other volumes include:

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C$17.78 (CAD)
Amazon.co.uk
(Unavailable)
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A$33.47 (AUD)
Amazon.com
$11.54 (USD)

Star Wars Workbooks

Star Wars Workbooks

Recommended Age: 3 - 9

Let Rey, Chewie, Padme Amidala, Luke, and more characters from the Star Wars universe help you learn with this fun series of workbooks! This series has volumes covering various subjects for preschool, kindergarten, and grades 1 to 4. The volume we're featuring, Grade 3 Math for ages 8 to 9, incorporates activities like finding the area of R2-D2's holoscreen, or Jedi Master Mace Windu using his lightsaber to teach you about dividing wholes into equal and unequal parts! Other volumes include:

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C$35.15 (CAD)
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(Unavailable)
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A$43.32 (AUD)
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$21.99 (USD)

DK Workbooks

DK Workbooks

Manufacturer: DK
Recommended Age: 3 - 9

DK, the publishing company that has encouraged kids to explore their curiosity for decades, is now the creator of these exciting workbooks for pre-kindergarten to grade 3! Each book is targeted to an age or grade level, and focuses on a particular subject, from math and science to language arts and geography to skills like problem solving. The featured volume, Pre-K Science, explores living things, healthy habits, weather, and more. Other volumes focus on math, geography, spelling, and language arts, and they have all-in-one workbooks for some grades:

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C$8.99 (CAD)
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£12.28 (GBP)
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A$22.16 (AUD)
Amazon.com
$6.99 (USD)

Brain Quest Workbooks

Brain Quest Workbooks

Recommended Age: 3 - 12

These are the ultimate all-in-one workbooks, containing hundreds of activities, ideas, and games for every subject! Brain Quest workbooks, which were vetted be award-winning teachers, appeal to kids' natural curiosity and provide easy-to-follow explanations that reinforce and expand on curricula for pre-kindergarten to grade 6. Supplemental materials include between-grade workbooks to help stop the summer slump, as well as games for each grade level and covering specific topics, like American history. The featured volume, Brain Quest: Grade 5 for ages 10 to 11, covers key concepts in language arts, math concepts, social studies, and science. Other volumes include:

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C$16.99 (CAD)
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£9.99 (GBP)
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A$17.70 (AUD)
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$9.49 (USD)

Kumon Workbooks

Kumon Workbooks

Manufacturer: Kumon Publishing
Recommended Age: 3 - 13

Get kids learning on their own with the Kumon method for ages 2 to 13! Kumon provides just enough instruction to get kids started, so they feel confident they can understand concepts on their own; each exercise sticks with one concept so their skills are strong before they move on. Supplementary materials provide additional reinforcement for key ideas and skills, including dot-to-dots, tracing books, mazes, and more. The featured workbook, Grade 1 Addition, gets kids learning addition sums up to 30. Additional books include:

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C$8.95 (CAD)
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£6.33 (GBP)
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A$12.99 (AUD)
Amazon.com
$7.95 (USD)

Minecraft Workbooks

Minecraft Workbooks

Manufacturer: Sky Pony
Recommended Age: 5 - 9

Enjoy some learning fun with Minecraft with these workbooks featuring all your favorite characters, mobs, and more from the popular video game! This series offers big all-in-one workbooks, as well as individual subject workbooks in reading, writing, spelling, and math, for grades 1 to 4. The featured volume, Writing for Minecrafters: Grade 4 for ages 8 and 9, teaches kids all about grammar and punctuation, as well as the knack of writing for different audiences. Other volumes include:

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C$10.99 (CAD)
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£5.99 (GBP)
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A$16.93 (AUD)
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$7.99 (USD)

Do Not Open This Math Book: Addition + Subtraction

Do Not Open This Math Book: Addition + Subtraction

Written by: Danica McKellar
Illustrated by: Maranda Maberry
Recommended Age: 6 - 9

Kids will feel more confident — and enjoy math more! — when they can learn with the help of this fun book! Actress, math whiz, and bestselling author Danica McKellar provides a clever and accessible introduction to math essentials in this book, which helps kids (and their parents) understand the concepts being taught in today's math classes. With hilarious lessons that use muffins, turkey sandwiches, and googly eyes as examples, McKellar uses proven math teaching techniques to give kids a solid foundation for their math skills.

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C$24.99 (CAD)
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£12.79 (GBP)
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A$31.78 (AUD)
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$14.92 (USD)

Flash Kids Complete Curriculum Workbooks

Flash Kids Complete Curriculum Workbooks

Manufacturer: Flash Kids
Recommended Age: 6 - 12

Home learning is fun and easy with this comprehensive workbook series, which ensures that kids have a solid foundation in each subject, for grades 1 to 6!. Supplemental materials include subject matter workbooks, flash cards, and test prep books. The featured book, Complete Curriculum Grade 2 for ages 7 to 8, includes high-interest stories, grade-appropriate spelling words, creative writing prompts, and more. Other volumes include:

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C$29.45 (CAD)
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(Unavailable)
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(Unavailable)
Amazon.com
$14.80 (USD)

The Times Machine!: Learn Multiplication and Division... Like, Yesterday!

The Times Machine!: Learn Multiplication and Division... Like, Yesterday!

Written by: Danica McKellar
Illustrated by: Josée Masse
Recommended Age: 7 - 10

Learn multiplication facts in a snap with actress, math whiz, and best-selling author Danica McKellar! Mr. Mouse and Ms. Squirrel are working on multiplication now, and they soon discover that it's less complicated to memorize your math facts than you'd think! With colorful stories and fun games, McKellar breaks down how multiplication works and how the different methods to multiply and divide can be put in practice. Playful and fun, this book is a revolutionary way to help 2nd to 5th graders learn their multiplication facts!

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C$23.91 (CAD)
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£13.89 (GBP)
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A$27.97 (AUD)
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$16.27 (USD)

Math Doesn't Suck: How to Survive Middle School Math Without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail

Math Doesn't Suck: How to Survive Middle School Math Without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail

Written by: Danica McKellar
Recommended Age: 11 - 14

From actress and math genius Danica McKellar comes a groundbreaking middle school math workbook for middle school girls, their parents, and educators! Math scores begin to drop in middle school, especially for girls, so it's McKellar's mission to show that math can be fun and accessible! In this guide, Mckellar gives girls and their parents the tools they need to master the math concepts that confuse middle-schoolers most, including fractions, percentages, pre-algebra, and more, with real-world examples, step-by-step instruction, and engaging stories. For more of McKellar's books to encourage girls in math, check out:

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C$24.95 (CAD)
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£15.20 (GBP)
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A$35.00 (AUD)
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$15.54 (USD)

Big Fat Notebook Workbooks

Big Fat Notebook Workbooks

Recommended Age: 11 - 15

You'll be a subject matter expert with these fact-packed notebooks for middle schoolers from the creators of Brain Quest! These books for ages 11 to 15 are written as if you were borrowing notes from a top-notch student, complete with sketches, sidebars, and more. In the featured volume, Everything You Need to Ace English Language Arts, you'll learn about grammar, reading comprehension, story structure, and everything else you need to master your language. Other volumes include:

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C$22.95 (CAD)
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£10.99 (GBP)
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A$25.49 (AUD)
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$11.96 (USD)

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