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Eight Hands Round
by Anne Whitford

Introduces the letters of the alphabet with names of early American patchwork quilt patterns and explains the origins of the designs by describing the activity or occupation they derive from.


The Keeping Quilt
by Patricia Polacco

A homemade quilt ties together the lives of four generations of an immigrant Jewish family, remaining a symbol of their enduring love and faith.


The Patchwork Quilt
by Valerie Flournoy

Using scraps cut from the family's old clothing, Tanya helps her grandmother and mother make a beautiful quilt that tells the story of her family's life.


Patterns: Action Math
by Ivan Bulloch

Help your child have fun with math. Patterns is part of the "Action Math" series by Two-Can Publishing. It's a series that teaches basic math concepts such as sorting, ordering, matching, counting and more in a fun way. All of the activities use basic household items and contain clear instructions and detailed illustrations. Text boxes on each page also help explain which math skills are being used.


Sam Johnson and the Blue Ribbon Quilt
by Lisa Campbell Ernst

While mending the awning over the pig pen, Sam discovers that he enjoys sewing the various patches together but meets with scorn and ridicule when he asks his wife if he could join her quilting club.


Two Ways to Count to Ten
by Ruby Dee

A retelling of a traditional Liberian tale in which King Leopard invites all the animals to a spear-throwing contest whose winner will marry his daughter and succeed him as king.

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General Math
Number Sense
Counting
Measurement
Patterns
Geometry
Money
Place Value
Addition
Subtraction
Multiplication
Division
Time
Tangrams
Probability
Powers of Two
Fractions
Problem Solving
Charts & Graphs
Estimating
Grouping, Comparing & Matching

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