Get Ready For School Series

More than 1,000,000 copies in print!

For more a decade, the Get Ready for School series has been a staple for parents who want to prepare their children for the challenges of the upcoming school year. Children love the brightly colored activities and the chance to do homework like the “big kids.” Each title in the series reinforces essential, age-appropriate skills, recognized by educators and teaching standards nationwide, through fun and engaging activities and worksheets. The Get Ready for School series builds confidence and skills so that kids feel prepared for the school year ahead and prevent summer brain drain..

Many titles are housed in our unique, lay-flat blinder format and have perforated pages, which allow kids (and teachers) to neatly take out pages for replication or to display on a wall, refrigerator, or bulletin board. These perfectly portable Get Ready for School books will keep little hands and minds busy anywhere, anytime—at home, in the car, and out and about in waiting rooms and restaurants.

Parents and teachers everywhere agree:

"The outstanding feature of this book is its spiral-bound format, which makes it easy to lay out flat on the table for a child to work on, and not having to worry about ripping out pages, and misplacing pages. There are lots of colorful illustrations and those children can color to keep visual learners motivated and engaged in their learning. Highly recommended!”
—Z. Hayes (Texas)

“This book is great tool to have at home, before AND during the duration of your child’s kindergarten year. There are TONS of great worksheets in this book, and its been very fun and useful to help my daughter transition into Kindergarten and to help the learning process during Kindergarten by pulling out activities to do that corresponded w/the what her class was learning during a given week. A++++++”
—N. Bergren

“I am a stay at home mother of a now 6 year old kindergartner. I had decided that I would complete preschool at home with my daughter. This workbook covers lettering, counting, patterns, opposites, weather, our world, shapes, and coloring. My daughter completed this workbook…and has been extremely well prepared for kindergarten. Her teacher has been very pleased with her work in school. She excels in class because she had been introduced to so many activities and concepts by using this workbook. And the best part is everything is organized into one workbook with a great large spiral binding so that the workbook opens flat. I was very happy with this purchase!!!”

—Angela R. Katterheinrich

“I have used this book and the Pre-K book to work with my 4 year old. The colors are vibrant and the pages are not cluttered. A lot of books have too many images on them taking away from the activity. This book provides a wide array of age appropriate activities that can either supplement what your child is learning in school or can be used in place of preschool. I have found this book (as well as the Pre-K one) covers much more than what the typical preschool covers. My child loves it too and will request to work in it.”
—Sheri (New York)

“A great educational tool!…This workbook would also be good for those traveling and wanting to ensure their preschooler doesn’t miss out on anything while on an extended road trip or similar.”
—J. Adams (Portland, Vic., Australia)

“My daughter missed the cut off from kindergarten by just a few days. We got this book to do as “homework” when her big brother does his and she loves it. It has a lot of great concepts and fun activities. We try to do 2-3 pages at night and many times she wants to keep doing more.”
—M. Wood

Each title in the series, listed by grade-level below, is full of colorful characters, hands-on activities, and lots of room to color and create will keep your child engaged and busy for hours and prove that homework can be fun!


PRE-KINDERGARTEN LAPTOP WORKBOOK
Uppercase Letters, Tracing, Beginning Sounds, Writing, Patterns

KINDERGARTEN LAPTOP WORKBOOK
Uppercase Letters, Phonics, Lowercase Letters, Spelling, Rhyming

FIRST GRADE LAPTOP WORKBOOK
Sight Words, Beginning Reading, Handwriting, Vowels & Consonants, Word Families

192 pages •  9-1/2" x 7-1/2" • Spiral-bound hardcover binder

Heather Stella

These portable, tablet-sized binders are the latest addition to Black Dog & Leventhal’s best-selling Get Ready for School series. Laptop Workbooks challenge and entertain kids from pre-k through first grade with all-new, curriculum-based activities.

The perfect take-along activity books, the Get Ready for School Laptop Workbooks are just the right size for a young child’s lap. The PLC cover folds itself into a mini desktop surface so kids can get busy with these workbooks anytime, anywhere–in the car, a waiting room, or any quiet corner of the house. Like the other best-selling books in the Get Ready for School series, each of these books is grade-specific and reinforces essential, age-appropriate skills. At the same time, the games and challenges in the Laptop Workbooks are so enjoyable they will never be mistaken for homework. These portable pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade-level workbooks are bursting with hundreds of activities.

• Pre-Kindergarten Laptop Workbook is chock-full of challenging activities—including color by letter, mazes, and alphabet “I Spy”—that help develop familiarity with letters, as well as dexterity and muscle control in a small child’s hands.
• Kindergarten Laptop Workbook provides a long car trip’s worth of alphabet-based activities, including rhyming and sorting, dot-to-dots, mazes, and letter searches, that enable kids to master upper- and lower-case letters and their sounds.
• First Grade Laptop Workbook is the perfect antidote for the rainy day blues, with word searches, mazes, riddles, and crossword puzzles, that help kids master sight words and learn to read.

Each book includes hundreds of activities and colorful illustrations throughout. Perforated pages allow kids to tear out and display their finished work on a wall, refrigerator, or bulletin board.

Heather Stella is a teacher and holds a master’s degree in elementary/special education. She lives in Warwick, New York.

Available November 2014 from -

(Pre-K)
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(Kindergarten)
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(First Grade)
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Get Ready For Pre-K prepares kids by teaching them to trace and draw lines, then write letters and numbers; to recognize and draw shapes including a square, circle, rectangle, triangle, and an oval; to name all the colors of the rainbow; to follow mazes and connect the dots; to know the seasons and the weather associated with them; to identify family members, people in the neighborhood, food, vehicles, places, and more.

320 pages • 9-3/4" x 11-3/8" • Spiral-bound hardcover binder

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Get Ready for Pre-K: Letters And Sight Words includes 245 fun exercises for mastering basic skills that help kids master the alphabet, phonics, tracing, and important words, such as “I’m sorry” and “please.”

128 pages • 8-1/2" x 11" • Paperback • 100 stickers

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Get Ready for Pre-K: Numbers, Shapes And Colors includes 249 fun exercises for mastering basic skills focusing on numbers 1-10, simple math, a rainbow of colors, cutting, and crafts.

128 pages • 8-1/2" x 11" • Paperback • 100 stickers

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Get Ready For Kindergarten includes 584 activities that teach children how to write numbers from 1-20 and the letters of the alphabet; to count, determine the value of coins, and master simple addition; to recognize colors and shapes; to spot differences, similarities, and opposites; and to tell time and the weather. Also included are connect-the-dots, find-the-word puzzles, and lots of fun activities for rainy days.

320 pages • 9-3/4" x 11-3/8" • Spiral-bound hardcover binder

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Get Ready for Kindergarten: Letters & Sight Words tackles curriculum-based activities including recognizing and writing upper and lowercase letters, days of the week and months of the year, and naming people and places in family and community.

128 pages • 8-1/2" x 11" • Paperback * 100 stickers

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Get Ready for Kindergarten: Numbers, Time And Opposites includes 251 fun exercises for mastering skills for success in school that reinforce numbers 1 through 20; comparing and contrasting; matching numbers to pictures; completing patterns and mazes; telling time; and simple math.

128 pages • 8-1/2" x 11" • Paperback * 100 stickers

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Get Ready For First Grade includes more than 400 activities to master reading and writing of both letters and numbers; understand vowels, consonants, letter combinations—and start to read; recognize color combinations and shapes that make up our world; spot differences, similarities, and opposites; complete challenging math and counting problems; and understand basic science, nature, and geography. Connect-the-dot pictures, find-the-word puzzles, and lots of other brain-teasing exercises are also included.

320 pages • 9-3/4" x 11-3/8" • Spiral-bound hardcover binder

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Get Ready For First Grade: Math And Science draws the focus in for pre-first-graders to help them learn to: recognize, read, and write numbers from 1 to 100; count by 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s; identify odd and even numbers; practice addition and subtraction strategies; solve number sentences and word problems; identify and understand basic fractions; learn about money and telling time; identify the characteristics of animal groups; learn about the parts of a plant; use word problems to solve questions about weather and the seasons; identify solids, liquids, and gases; and practice basic science classroom skills, such as predicting, observing, and recording data.

256 pages • 9-3/4" x 11-3/8" • Spiral-bound hardcover binder

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Get Ready For First Grade: Spelling, Writing, And Reading builds confidence and skills with activities that help kids recognize long and short vowels; silent words; action words; contractions; adjectives and adverbs; singular and plural; word families; opposites; the parts of a sentence; sight words; proper names…and more!

256 pages • 9-3/4" x 11-3/8" • Spiral-bound hardcover binder

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Get Ready For Second Grade includes more than 300 activities that cover reading; writing complete sentences; counting by 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s; adding and subtracting; shapes and measurements; time and money; weather; basic world geography; the solar system…and more!

320 pages • 9-3/4" x 11-3/8" • Spiral-bound hardcover binder

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Get Ready for School Connecting Cards

Fun, colorful, and teacher-approved, these connecting cards let kids create their own words, sentences, and equations in endless combinations.

Get Ready for School Connecting Cards are the perfect portable companion to Black Dog & Leventhal’s Get Ready for School series. Each set contains 36 sturdy, double-sided, full-color cards in a bring and fun case built for little hands. The cards are designed with tongue-and-groove notches at either end so they can connect together in any combination a child can imagine.

Get Ready For School Connecting Cards: Letters contains the entire uppercase alphabet on one side of the cards, with the lowercase letters on the opposite side, plus additional cards with the most commonly used letters so kids can combine them to create words or even their name.

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Get Ready For School Connecting Cards: Numbers includes numbers 1 through 20 in numerical form on one side and spelled out as words on the opposite side. Also included are +, -, and = cards so kids can create equations or multiples.

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Both Get Ready For School Connecting Cards: Pre-K Sight Words and Kindergarten Sight Words help kids recognize the most commonly used words in the English language, such as “the,” “to,” “and,” “you,” “it,” “in,” “said,” and “for.” Kids can connect words into short phrases or sentences. Learning to recognize these high-frequency words is an important first step in learning to read.

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Kindergarten Sight Words available now from -
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