5 Books to Inspire Learning

5 books to inspire learning in your school-age kids.

There’s Math in My Origami! By Fumiaki Shingu (Starting at $14.95, The Experiment, Ages 7–10)

Math meets 3D art in this book of fun, hands-on learning projects that encourage children to flex their math knowledge of fractions, shapes, and symmetry. Following simple step-by-step instructions, kids can use the included 80 sheets of paper to create 35 adorable origami figures.

Norman’s First Day at Dino Day Care By Sean Julian (Starting at $17.95, NorthSouth Books, Ages 3–8)

Norman is a little nervous and shy on his first day at Dino Day Care, but he eventually finds his courage with the help of a new friend and some magic. Perfect for your little one who is starting preschool or kindergarten, this book encourages kids to celebrate their differences.

Ninja Life Hacks Emotions and Feelings By Mary Nhin (Starting at $59.99 for an 8-book set, Grow Grit Press, Ages 3–11)

From Angry Ninja to Kind Ninja, this pint-sized, eight-book set helps children get in touch with their emotions, ninja-style, in order to learn valuable life skills. Don’t miss author Mary Nhin’s Ninja Life Hacks’ Growth Mindset, Leadership, and Mover and Shaker box sets.

I Don’t Want to Read This Book By Max Greenfield (Release date 11/09/21, starting at $17.99, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, Ages 4–8)

Actor Max Greenfield (New Girl) and New York Times bestselling illustrator Mike Lowery teamed up to produce laugh-out-loud fun in this book for reluctant readers (and their parents) who think they don’t want to read a book. Fans of The Book With No Pictures are sure to love this one.

Chairs on Strike By Jennifer Jones (Starting at $11.99, Random Source, Ages 4–10)

A great read aloud for the first day of school, this humorous, rhyming book chronicles the feelings of classroom chairs who have had enough. Written from the chairs’ perspective, kids will learn empathy, kindness, respect, and how to take care of their property.