Suggested Resources

Animal Play Resources

My Big Book of 5-Minute Devotions – A wonderful book by Pamela & Douglas Kennedy that uses animals to share character traits. It includes thoughtful questions and Bible verses.

The Rhyme Bible Storybook
A delightful overview of 36 stories from the Bible that are all told in rhyme and pictures. This Bible can be substituted for one you already own, or by reading the stories directly from your Bible.

Bible Animals
- A DK board book that takes 5 of the Bible stories and gives little games and activities. It is a lot of fun. This book is optional. 

Alphabet Art – By Judy Press, This is a wonderful collection of animal art, letter activities, rhymes and fingerplays. All of the phonics activities are from this book, unless noted specifically in the Instructor Guide

Wee Sing Animals, Animals, Animals by Pamela Cann Beall and Susan Hagen Nipp

These first facts and pictures books by Lisa Regan are colorful books full of information for young learners. They can easily be replaced with any informational books about animals.

I Love Rainforests , I Love Animal Homes , I Love Farm Animals , I Love Oceans      

Fruit for Tender Hearts Resources

All resources for this program are optional.

Pocket Chart Calendar

Explode the Code Books (ETC) 25% off at Hearts at Home
Get Ready for the Code Book A
Get Set for the Code Book B
Go for the Code Book C

Bob Books – Set 1 

Singapore Earlybird Math B (Needed for K5 student)

Developing the Early Learner Books 1 & 2 by Simone Bibeau M.A.

Book 1
Book 2
Books 1-4 (needed for 2 different programs)

Counters - Small items used for counting and sorting activities.

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Hall of Heroes Booklist

See the subject overviews in the Lesson Plans for more details on what books to use.
100 Bible Heroes by Stephen Elkins (K5 resource – Optional 1st or 2nd resource)
Undercover Heroes of the Bible for Grades 1 & 2 (1st -2nd resource – Optional K5 resource)
Kids’ Travel Guide to the Armor of God (1st – 2nd resource – Optional K5)
Undercover Heroes of the Bible for 4 and 5 year olds (Optional K-1st)
Language Arts
Explode the Code Books 1-3
Right into Reading Book 1
Bob Books Set 1: Beginning Readers
Now I’m Reading!  Animal Antics Level 1 
Now I’m Reading!  Amazing Animals Level 2  (Levels 3&4 for faster readers)
Explode the Code Book 4 (2nd grade add-on)
Right into Reading Book 2 (2nd grade add-on)
Easy Grammar: Daily Guided Teaching and Review Grade 2 by Wanda Phillips (2nd grade add-on)
 Read-Aloud and Narration Helps
The M&M Brand Counting Book byBarbara McGrath (Optional K5 Resource)
Math Mammoth  1st Grade   (See Math Overview for discount information)
Math Mammoth  2nd Grade  (See Math Overview for discount information)
 History, Science & Geography
The Picture History of Great Inventors by Gillian Clements
10 Inventors Who Changed the World by Clive Gifford
Gizmos & Gadgets by Jill Frankel
Mistakes That Worked by Charlotte Foltz Jones
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