What Your Preschooler Needs to Know

Read-Alouds to Get Ready for Kindergarten

Designed for active sharing and discussion with preschoolers, this beautifully illustrated read-aloud anthology includes favorite poems and rhymes, beloved stories and fables, familiar songs, and informational text on history and science presented on an appropriate level for preschoolers. While the book may be used independently, it is especially effective when used with the accompanying Core Knowledge Activity Book 1 for Ages 3-4 and Activity Book 2 for Ages 4-5.

© 2008

What Your Sixth Grader Needs to Know

Fundamentals of a Good Sixth-Grade Education

“What should my child be learning in school?” If you’ve ever asked that question, this book can help.

What Your Sixth Grader Needs to Know is the final volume in the eight-volume Core Knowledge Series, which begins with What Your Preschooler Needs to Know and reaches its completion in this book. The series offers parents, teachers, and students an  illustrated guide to the essential knowledge outlined in the Core Knowledge Sequence, including beloved stories and poems, familiar sayings, interesting information on history and geography, lively discussions of visual arts and music, and explanations and activities in math and science.

(Revised 2007)

What Your Fifth Grader Needs to Know

Fundamentals of a Good Fifth-Grade Education

“What should my child be learning in school?” If you’ve ever asked that question, this book can help.

What Your Fifth Grader Needs to Know is part of the eight-volume Core Knowledge Series—from What Your Preschooler Needs to Know through What Your Sixth Grader Needs to Know. The series offers parents, teachers, and children an  illustrated guide to the essential knowledge outlined in the Core Knowledge Sequence, including beloved stories and poems, familiar sayings, interesting information on history and geography, lively discussions of visual arts and music, and explanations and activities in math and science.

(Revised 2006)

What Your Fourth Grader Needs to Know

Fundamentals of a Good Fourth-Grade Education

“What should my child be learning in school?” If you’ve ever asked that question, this book can help.

What Your Fourth Grader Needs to Know is part of the eight-volume Core Knowledge Series—from What Your Preschooler Needs to Know through What Your Sixth Grader Needs to Know. The series offers parents, teachers, and children an  illustrated guide to the essential knowledge outlined in the Core Knowledge Sequence, including beloved stories and poems, familiar sayings, interesting information on history and geography, lively discussions of visual arts and music, and explanations and activities in math and science. Updated editions suggest related readings and resources, as well as age-appropriate questions that stimulate thinking and build vocabulary.

(Revised and updated 2016)

What Your Third Grader Needs to Know

Fundamentals of a Good Third-Grade Education

“What should my child be learning in school?” If you’ve ever asked that question, this book can help.

What Your Third Grader Needs to Know is part of the eight-volume Core Knowledge Series—from What Your Preschooler Needs to Know through What Your Sixth Grader Needs to Know. The series offers parents, teachers, and children an  illustrated guide to the essential knowledge outlined in the Core Knowledge Sequence, including beloved stories and poems, familiar sayings, interesting information on history and geography, lively discussions of visual arts and music, and explanations and activities in math and science. Updated editions suggest related readings and resources, as well as age-appropriate questions that stimulate thinking and build vocabulary.

(Revised and updated 2015)

What Your Second Grader Needs to Know

Fundamentals of a Good Second-Grade Education

“What should my child be learning in school?” If you’ve ever asked that question, this book can help.

What Your Second Grader Needs to Know is part of the eight-volume Core Knowledge Series—from What Your Preschooler Needs to Know through What Your Sixth Grader Needs to Know. The series offers parents, teachers, and children an  illustrated guide to the essential knowledge outlined in the Core Knowledge Sequence, including beloved stories and poems, familiar sayings, interesting information on history and geography, lively discussions of visual arts and music, and explanations and activities in math and science. Updated editions suggest related readings and resources, as well as age-appropriate questions that stimulate thinking and build vocabulary.

(Revised and updated 2014)

What Your First Grader Needs to Know

Fundamentals of a Good First-Grade Education

“What should my child be learning in school?” If you’ve ever asked that question, this book can help.

What Your First Grader Needs to Know is part of the eight-volume Core Knowledge Series—from What Your Preschooler Needs to Know through What Your Sixth Grader Needs to Know. The series offers parents, teachers, and children an  illustrated guide to the essential knowledge outlined in the Core Knowledge Sequence, including beloved stories and poems, familiar sayings, interesting information on history and geography, lively discussions of visual arts and music, and explanations and activities in math and science. Updated editions suggest related readings and resources, as well as age-appropriate questions that stimulate thinking and build vocabulary. The first grade volume also includes a section on how children learn to read.

(Revised and updated 2014)

What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know

Preparing Your Child for a Lifetime of Learning

“What should my child be learning in school?” If you’ve ever asked that question, this book can help.

What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know is part of the eight-volume Core Knowledge Series—from What Your Preschooler Needs to Know through What Your Sixth Grader Needs to Know. The series offers parents, teachers, and children an  illustrated guide to the essential knowledge outlined in the Core Knowledge Sequence, including beloved stories and poems, familiar sayings, interesting information on history and geography, lively discussions of visual arts and music, and explanations and activities in math and science. Updated editions suggest related readings and resources, as well as age-appropriate questions that stimulate thinking and build vocabulary. The kindergarten volume also includes a section on how children learn to read.

(Revised and updated 2013)

Activity Book 2 for Ages 4-5

Following from Activity Book 1’s sequence of instruction, Activity Book 2 for Ages 4-5 is a companion volume to What Your Preschooler Needs to Know. Designed for parents to enjoy with children, the Activity Book is filled with hundreds of fun-filled, educationally sound, and carefully sequenced activities to help preschoolers learn the fundamentals they need to prepare for a happy, productive time in kindergarten and beyond..

Activity Book 1 for Ages 3-4

Activity Book 1 for Ages 3-4 is a companion volume to What Your Preschooler Needs to Know. Designed for parents to enjoy with children, the Activity Book is filled with hundreds of fun-filled, educationally sound, and carefully sequenced activities to help preschoolers learn the fundamentals they need to prepare for a happy, productive time in kindergarten and beyond.