Category: Pre K-8 Curriculum

Two full-color, interactive books in the optional Geology Read-Aloud Book Pack expand learning and provide a fun, engaging addition to your Geology study.

The unique, interactive The Good and the Beautiful Rocks and Minerals Study book helps look at the world of rocks and minerals with new eyes through this fascinating book, packed with stunning photographs and images. Children will learn fun facts, as well as the uses and history of the forty rocks and minerals highlighted, while they discover the secret to classifying and describing each one. (43 pages, hard-cover)

The world mostly concealed from our sight is one of mystery, beauty, and wonder. Come and discover the incredible underground rivers and lakes, lava tubes, rocks, and rare gems that lay within the crust of the earth in The World Beneath My Feet. (32 pages, full color)


These books are all published by The Good and the Beautiful Bookshop and are designed to appeal to children in grades K–8. Lessons will prompt students when to read these optional books, but they are not integrated with the lessons.

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Geology Read-Aloud Book Pack

$19.98

by Anthony Klemm

Stepping into a cave is like entering an unfamiliar world. These majestic underground spaces are full of breathtaking sights, from columns of glowing ice and fantastic rock formations to vast networks of underwater caverns. In this book, you’ll learn about different types of caves and the strange and beautiful creatures that live inside them as well as how to safely and responsibly explore the subterranean world. Featuring the stunning photography of Adam Haydock and Brandon Kowallis, Caves: The Underground Wilderness will inspire a new generation to love and respect nature’s buried treasures.


This book is suggested to accompany our Geology science unit as extra reading for students in Grades 7-8.

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Caves—The Underground Wilderness Geology Grades 7–8 Extension

$8.99

Three full-color, interactive books included in the optional Mammals Read-Aloud Book Pack expand learning and provide a fun, engaging addition to your Mammals study.

Become a nature detective while searching for signs of ten different mammals in Can You Track It? Mammals. (42 pages, 11”x8.5”)

Come on a wild adventure through a continent filled with mammals unlike any other as you explore Marvelous Mammals from Down Under. (35 pages, 11”x8.5”)

Take a glimpse into the day-to-day lives of minks, raccoons, otters, beavers, and muskrats as you read the beautiful storybook-style writing of Mammals of Small Pond. (40 pages, 5.5”x8.5”)

These books are all published by The Good and the Beautiful Bookshop and are designed to appeal to children in grades K–8. Lessons will prompt students when to read these optional books, but they are not integrated with the lessons. 

Mammals Read-Aloud Book Pack

$26.97
Level 7

Surprisingly enough, comparatively little has been written about that most social and comical of our native animals, the prairie dog. A prairie dog town is laid out skillfully and carefully, with an eye to safety and comfort. Mostly underground, its tunnels and rooms are amazing to explore. In this engaging book by Margaret T. Raymond and Carl O. Mohr we have a chance to see prairie dogs going about their business with their curious neighbors, including jackrabbits, owls, ferrets, and antelope.

Written by Margaret T. Raymond and Carl O. Mohr

This book is suggested to accompany our Mammals science unit as extra reading for students in Grades 7–8.

Prairie Dog Town Mammals Grades 7-8 Extension

$6.99
Level 2A

Life in the North Woods is full of surprises, danger, work, and best of all: adventure! Young wolf pups, Will and Beth, discover the skills of hunting and protecting as well as the love of family and nature. Follow the wolf siblings through the North Woods as they grow from newborn pups to helpful members of the pack.


A Wolf in the North Woods is part of the Animal Adventures series. These level 2A books are original publications perfect for children who have just completed The Good and the Beautiful Level 1 Language Arts Course. The books in this series can be read in any order.

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A Wolf in the North Woods by Heather Horn

$6.99
Level 2A

Young readers will be excited to learn about two of their favorite animals in this adorable, fact-filled book. Cute photographs of real kittens, puppies, cats, and dogs will fascinate young readers as they keep reading to learn about these lovable animals’ behaviors, diets, habits, and more. Facts about Cats & Dogs is created for children reading at level 2A with nine challenge words to help them stretch their skills.


Facts About Cats & Dogs is part of the Facts About Series. These level 2A books are original publications perfect for children who have just completed The Good and the Beautiful Level 1 Language Arts Course. They can be read in any order.

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Facts About Cats & Dogs by Jenny Phillips and Sue Stuever

$6.99

Have you ever noticed animal tracks in the mud or the snow? Do you know what animal left those tracks? Did you pause to consider where that animal was going, what it was doing, or where it lived? A tree with claw scratches, a tuft of fur, a paw print, or a dropped feather may be all you have to go by. In this book, become a detective of mammal tracks and signs by searching for clues in the scene. See if you can figure out what animal left the tracks and signs, and then turn the page to see if you are right!

Become a nature detective by learning the tracks and signs of ten different mammals!

Written by Maggie Felsch and Shannen Yauger

This book is an optional read-aloud book for our Mammals science unit and is included in the optional Read-Aloud Book Pack which is suggested to accompany that unit.

Can You Track It? Mammals by Maggie Felsch and Shannen Yauger

$9.99

Come on a wild adventure through a continent filled with mammals unlike any other! Experience Australian mammals of the outback and coast, as well as their environments, in an interactive way. Look closely at the photographs and illustrations as you read about each unique species. What can you discover about the unusual mammals of the beautiful continent of Australia?

Written by Heather Horn

This book is an optional read-aloud book for our Mammals science unit and is included in the optional Read-Aloud Book Pack which is suggested to accompany that unit.

Marvelous Mammals from Down Under by Heather Horn

$9.99
Level 4

Life at the beaver pond is never dull or boring. The ebb and flow of work and play keeps all the little animals there busy throughout the year. With an entertaining storybook style, Mammals of Small Pond offers an insightful look at the day-to-day lives of minks, raccoons, otters, beavers, and muskrats. Follow along as they build homes, find food, teach their little ones, and have a bit of fun as well.

Written by Phoebe Erickson

40 pages, full color, 5.5″x8.5″

This book is an optional read-aloud book for our Mammals science unit and is included in the optional Read-Aloud Book Pack which is suggested to accompany that unit.

Mammals of Small Pond by Phoebe Erickson

$6.99
For Littles

Introduce your child to the many unique and fascinating mammals that God has created with the Mammals board book. From polar bears all snuggled up to mighty moose and chipmunks small, this book has your little one counting, spying, tickling, and pointing.

With their charming illustrations and engaging text, The Good and the Beautiful Board Books captivate your young child’s mind. The thick board pages are ideal for little hands to turn. Designed for 2–5 year olds.

16 thick, full-color board pages; 6.5”x8.5”

Find all board books on The Good and the Beautiful Board Books page.

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Note: Due to the nature of board book material and other factors such as shipping conditions, slight variations in the board books may occur. These variations do not affect usability.

Mammals Board Book by Maggie Taylor

$7.99

Introduce your littlest learners—ages 2.5 to 5 years old—to science in a fun, unique way with this original, hands-on book. I Can Spy Mammals and Nature increases focus and attention to detail as children explore animals, nature, and habitats and find details and hidden images throughout this fun book.

This book pairs perfectly with our Mammals science unit to keep little hands busy while you are working with your older children or to use one-on-one with your preschooler.

Note: This product was previously part of the For Littles Mammals Bundle.

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I Can Spy Mammals & Nature

$7.99

Uh-oh! These mammals are mixed up! Are you able to put them back together?

Introduce your littlest learners—ages 2.5 to 5 years old—to science in a fun, unique way with two interactive Mammals Flip Books. This hands-on, independent activity is perfect for preschoolers to explore as they match up different mammals or make silly creature combinations.

The Mammals Flip Books pair perfectly with our Mammals science unit to keep little hands busy while you are working with your older children or to use one-on-one with your preschooler.

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Note: This product was previously part of the For Littles Mammals Bundle.

Mammals Flip Books

$11.99
Level 2A

Young readers will be excited to learn about two of their favorite animals in this fun, fact-filled book. Close-up photographs of real frogs and snakes will fascinate young readers as they keep reading to learn about the behaviors, diets, habits, and more of these interesting animals. Facts About Frogs & Snakes is just right for children reading at Level 2. Five challenge words will help them stretch their skills.


Facts About Frogs & Snakes is part of the Facts About Series. These level 2A books are original publications perfect for children who have just completed The Good and the Beautiful Level 1 Language Arts Course. They can be read in any order.

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Facts About Frogs & Snakes by Sue Stuever Battel

$6.99
Level 2A

Jump into the wonderful world of foxes and deer with these beautiful images and fun facts! Young readers can gain confidence as they read on their own about the antlers on deer, how foxes care for their babies, and more. Facts About Foxes & Deer is created for children reading at level 2A with a carefully selected set of challenge words to stretch their skills.


Facts About Foxes & Deer is part of the Facts About Series. These level 2A books are original publications perfect for children who have just completed The Good and the Beautiful Level 1 Language Arts Course. They can be read in any order.

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Facts About Foxes & Deer by Sue Stuever

$6.99
Level 2A

Young readers will dive into the underwater world of fascinating sharks and wondrous whales in this high-interest book. Real photos of these ocean animals in their natural habitats will excite early readers as they discover new information about life in the sea.


Facts About Sharks & Whales is part of the Facts About Series. These level 2A books are original publications perfect for children who have just completed The Good and the Beautiful Level 1 Language Arts Course. They can be read in any order.

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Facts About Sharks & Whales by Sue Stuever

$6.99
Level 2A

The world of beetles and butterflies will fly open for young readers as they enjoy fascinating images and fun-filled facts that will keep them engaged and reading. Readers young and old will be captivated as they learn about the habitats, diets, appearance, and life cycles of these insects. Written for level 2A readers, Facts About Beetles & Butterflies challenges readers to read, learn, observe, and explore!


Facts About Beetles & Butterflies is part of the Facts About Series. These level 2A books are original publications perfect for children who have just completed The Good and the Beautiful Level 1 Language Arts Course. They can be read in any order.

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Facts About Beetles & Butterflies by Heidi Poniatowski

$6.99
Level 2B

by Jessica Parks and Desiree Vorel

In this guide, explore the fascinating world of ducks! Designed for level 2 readers, these beautifully illustrated animal guides work well as stand-alone books. They also correlate perfectly with the Little Glass Lake series, in which the main character, Holly, treasures her own set of Good and Beautiful Animal Guides. When an adventure ensues with a certain type of animal at Little Glass Lake, Holly studies the guide about that animal, and your reader can too!


Good and Beautiful Animal Guide: Ducks is part of the Good and Beautiful Animal Guides series and is intended to be used alongside Little Glass Lake: Ducks. The Good and Beautiful Animal Guides are level 2B original publications perfect for students who are about halfway through The Good and the Beautiful Level 2 Language Arts Course.

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Good and Beautiful Animal Guide Ducks

$5.49
Level 2B

by Jessica Parks and Miranda Olexa

In this guide, explore the fascinating world of turtles! Designed for level 2 readers, these beautifully illustrated animal guides work well as stand-alone books. They also correlate perfectly with the Little Glass Lake series, in which the main character, Holly, treasures her own set of Good and Beautiful Animal Guides. When an adventure ensues with a certain type of animal at Little Glass Lake, Holly studies the guide about that animal, and your reader can too!


Good and Beautiful Animal Guide: Turtles is part of the Good and Beautiful Animal Guides series and is intended to be used alongside Little Glass Lake: Turtles. The Good and Beautiful Animal Guides are level 2B original publications perfect for students at least halfway through second grade.

Good and Beautiful Animal Guide Turtles

$5.49
Level 2B

by Brooke Davies

In this guide, flutter into the world of hummingbirds! Designed for level 2 readers, these beautifully illustrated animal guides work well as stand-alone books. They also correlate perfectly with the Little Glass Lake series, in which the main character, Holly, treasures her own set of Good and Beautiful Animal Guides. When an adventure ensues with a certain type of animal at Little Glass Lake, Holly studies the guide about that animal, and your reader can too!


Good and Beautiful Animal Guide: Hummingbirds is part of the Good and Beautiful Animal Guides series and is intended to be used alongside Little Glass Lake: Hummingbirds. The Good and Beautiful Animal Guides are level 2B original publications perfect for children who are about halfway through The Good and the Beautiful Level 2 Language Arts Course.

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Good and Beautiful Animal Guide Hummingbirds

$5.49
Level 2B

by Brooke Davies

In this guide, hop into the world of rabbits! Designed for level 2 readers, these beautifully illustrated animal guides work well as stand-alone books. They also correlate perfectly with the Little Glass Lake series, in which the main character, Holly, treasures her own set of Good and Beautiful Animal Guides. When an adventure ensues with a certain type of animal at Little Glass Lake, Holly studies the guide about that animal, and your reader can too!


Good and Beautiful Animal Guide: Rabbits is part of the Good and Beautiful Animal Guides series and is intended to be used alongside Little Glass Lake: Rabbits. The Good and Beautiful Animal Guides are level 2B original publications perfect for students at least halfway through second grade.

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Good and Beautiful Animal Guide Rabbits

$5.49
Level 2B

by Jenny Phillips

Meet Holly, a fun girl with braids that are always bouncing. She lives in one of three cheerful homes that sit around Little Glass Lake. Holly’s favorite place is the tree house at the edge of her yard, where she loves to read about and observe nature. When Holly spots an unfamiliar rowboat and a new type of duck on the lake, she can only imagine the wonderful adventures and lessons about honesty and friendship that are about to unfold along the banks of Little Glass Lake.


Little Glass Lake: Ducks is part of the Little Glass Lake series and pairs perfectly with the Good and Beautiful Animal Guide: Ducks. The Little Glass Lake series are level 2B original publications. They are perfect for students who are about halfway through The Good and the Beautiful Level 2 Language Arts Course.

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Little Glass Lake Ducks

$7.49
Level 2B

by Jenny Phillips

The beginning of summer brings warmer days and a new animal resident to Little Glass Lake: a turtle! But Holly thinks turtles are scary. Will she ever be able to go swimming in the lake again? Join Holly and the other Little Glass Lake residents, as well as some special visitors, for another wonderful tale about the bonds of faith, family, and friendship.


Little Glass Lake: Turtles is part of the Little Glass Lake series and pairs perfectly with the Good and Beautiful Animal Guide: Turtles. The Little Glass Lake series are level 2B original publications. They are perfect for students who are about halfway through The Good and the Beautiful Level 2 Language Arts Course.

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Little Glass Lake Turtles

$7.49
Level 2B

by Jenny Phillips

Summertime brings new adventures and visitors to Little Glass Lake. While the children are enjoying time with Grandma Bee, they discover a furry new friend who is lost and must be delivered to its owner despite Holly growing more attached every second. In the meantime, a scientist arrives at the lake and sends the children on a quest to photograph a brand-new species of hummingbird, offering a large reward that Holly hopes to receive and use for something special.


Little Glass Lake: Hummingbirds is part of the Little Glass Lake series and pairs perfectly with the Good and Beautiful Animal Guide: Hummingbirds. The Little Glass Lake series are level 2B original publications. They are perfect for students who are about halfway through The Good and the Beautiful Level 2 Language Arts Course.

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Little Glass Lake Hummingbirds

$7.49
Level 2B

by Jenny Phillips

One hot summer morning, Holly and Henry decide to ride their bikes to the nearby sheep farm. They have no idea of the events that are about to unfold around a brand-new “For Sale” sign, a Netherland Dwarf rabbit that seems to be an escape artist, and even a dangerous natural disaster! Join Holly and her family as they experience many new and unexpected changes around Little Glass Lake.


Little Glass Lake: Rabbits is part of the Little Glass Lake series and pairs perfectly with the Good and Beautiful Animal Guide: Rabbits. The Little Glass Lake series are level 2B original publications perfect for students who are about halfway through The Good and the Beautiful Level 2 Language Arts Course. It is recommended that they be read in order.

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Little Glass Lake Rabbits

$7.49