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All this time spent working and learning from home may prove to be a good thing for our minds and our creative output: It’s said that Shakespeare wrote King Lear when theaters were shuttered and that Isaac Newton discovered the law of gravity during the Great Plague. But in case your children aren’t penning Shakespearean sonnets or observing the nature of gravity (beyond throwing things at their siblings), there are celebrities reading bedtime stories on Twitter, national parks offering virtual tours, and Amazon to offer a little educational assist for all of us working and learning from home. From wipe-clean workbooks (emphasis on the clean) to brain teasers, the top 50 Amazon best-selling books (updated on their site hourly) are guaranteed to keep students on track and maintain your sanity. Here’s a selection of what you can expect to find on the best-sellers page. Order away!

For the Littlest Learners

Practice their ABCs and 1-2-3s.

Pre-K Wipe-Clean Workbook: Scholastic Early Learners

School Zone - Preschool Scholar Workbook for Ages 3-5

Brain Quest Workbook: Pre-K

100 Write-and-Learn Sight Word Practice Pages

Trace Letters: Alphabet Handwriting Practice workbook for kids – Ages 3-5

For the Kindergarten Set

Channel their endless energy into educational activities.

Learn to Read: A Magical Sight Words and Phonics Activity Workbook for Beginning Readers

My Kindergarten Workbook: 101 Games and Activities to Support Kindergarten Skills

My Kindergarten Math Workbook: 101 Games and Activities to Support Kindergarten Math Skills

First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level A: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers

Addition Subtraction Practice Workbook

For First, Second, and Third Graders

Reinforce what they’ve been learning all year.

First Grade Big Fun Workbook from Highlights Learning

Summer Brain Quest: Between Grades 1 & 2

Second Grade Big Fun Workbook from Highlights Learning

Summer Brain Quest: Between Grades 2 & 3

Brain Quest Workbook: Grade 3

For Aspiring Scientists and Mathematicians

…and inspiring Newtonian-level discoveries.

Awesome Science Experiments for Kids: 100+ Fun STEM / STEAM Projects and Why They Work

Human Body Activity Book for Kids: Hands-On Fun for Grades K-3

Multiplication and Division Math Workbook for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades

For Budding Artists

…and anyone in need of some meditative coloring.

Paint by Sticker Kids: Zoo Animals: Create 10 Pictures One Sticker at a Time!

My First Toddler Coloring Book: Fun with Numbers, Letters, Shapes, Colors, and Animals

Color & Frame Coloring Book - In the Garden

How to Draw 101 Animals

School Zone - Cut & Paste Skills Workbook - Ages 3 to 5, Preschool to Kindergarten, Scissor Cutting, Gluing, Stickers, Story Order, Counting, and More

I Am Confident, Brave & Beautiful: A Coloring Book for Girls

Just for Fun

Because your littles need a break too.

The Big Book of Silly Jokes for Kids: 800+ Jokes!

Perfectly Logical!: Challenging Fun Brain Teasers and Logic Puzzles for Smart Kids

If Animals Kissed Good Night

It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny

For Parents Who Need Some Downtime

Have you written your children’s teachers a thank you note yet?

Where the Crawdad Sings by Delia Owens

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz by Erik Larson

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

Educated by Tara Westover

WATCH: Frozen’s Josh Gad Is Reading Books to Kids on Twitter Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

“I’ll try to provide at least 10 minutes of daycare to you and your families a night while we’re going through this unprecedented global event.”