Educational Read & Color Books

What could be better than a series of books that will keep kiddos occupied for long stretches and educate them? Not much. Which is why Peter and Linda Spizzirri have written and illustrated these informative Educational Read & Color Books that illuminate a variety of topics, from airplanes to underwater life to dolls to the American Pilgrims.

Pictures are detailed without being impossibly difficult (kids can use crayons or colored pencils), and the text is fun and easy to read. Topics are family-friendly, and you won't find a lot to disagree with—the authors mostly stay away from naturalistic or evolution-based commentary, opting instead for established facts about animals, planets, etc.

There aren't near as many of these as there are Dover Coloring Books, nor are they as detailed, which are actually both good reasons for starting your kids on these rather than Dover's series. Kids won't get as frustrated coloring the simpler images, and the fact that there's a limited number of titles means you won't have too much trouble getting them to pick out the next one.

Coloring books are an excellent way to help develop fine motor skills, prepare students for penmanship practice, introduce basic art principles and activities, and provide entertainment that isn't TV- or computer-based. The Spizzirri Press books are some of the best we've seen, and include the added benefit of explicitly educational text. Who knows: you might end up coloring and learning beside your youngsters!

Review by C. Hollis Crossman
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Aircraft - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
by Peter & Linda Spizzirri
from Spizzirri Press
for 2nd-5th grade
Location: A02-01
$2.95
Animal Giants - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
by Peter & Linda Spizzirri
from Spizzirri Press
for 2nd-5th grade
Location: A02-01
$2.95
Atlantic Fish - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
by Peter & Linda Spizzirri
from Spizzirri Press
for 2nd-5th grade
Location: A02-01
$2.95
Automobiles - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
by Peter & Linda Spizzirri
from Spizzirri Press
for 2nd-5th grade
Location: A02-01
$2.95
Birds - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
by Peter & Linda Spizzirri
from Spizzirri Press
for 2nd-5th grade
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$2.95
Cats - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
by Peter & Linda Spizzirri
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$2.95
Cats of the Wild - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
by Peter & Linda Spizzirri
from Spizzirri Press
for 2nd-5th grade
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$2.95
Colonies - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
by Peter & Linda Spizzirri
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Comets - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
by Peter & Linda Spizzirri
from Spizzirri Press
for 2nd-5th grade
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Cowboys - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
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Deep-Sea Fish - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
by Peter & Linda Spizzirri
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Dinosaurs - Coloring Book
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Dinosaurs of Prey - Coloring Book
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Dogs - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
by Peter & Linda Spizzirri
from Spizzirri Press
for 2nd-5th grade
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$2.95
Dogs of the Wild - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
by Peter & Linda Spizzirri
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for 2nd-5th grade
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$2.95
Dolls - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
by Peter & Linda Spizzirri
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Dolphins - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
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Eagles - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
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Endangered Birds - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
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Endangered Mammals of Africa - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
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for 2nd-5th grade
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Endangered Mammals of Asia & China - Coloring Book
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Endangered Mammals of South America - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
by Peter & Linda Spizzirri
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Endangered Species - Coloring Book
Educational Read and Color Books
by Peter & Linda Spizzirri
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Farm Animals - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
by Peter & Linda Spizzirri
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for 2nd-5th grade
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$2.95
Fish - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
by Peter & Linda Spizzirri
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Horses - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
by Peter & Linda Spizzirri
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for 2nd-5th grade
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$2.95
Mammals - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
by Peter & Linda Spizzirri
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for 2nd-5th grade
Location: A02-01
$2.95
Marine Mammals - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
by Peter & Linda Spizzirri
from Spizzirri Press
for 2nd-5th grade
Location: A02-01
$2.95
Marsupials - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
by Peter & Linda Spizzirri
from Spizzirri Press
for 2nd-5th grade
Location: A02-01
$2.95
Northeast Indians - Coloring Book
by Peter M. Spizzirri
from Spizzirri Press
for 4th-6th grade
Location: A02-01
$2.95
Northwest Indians - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
by Peter & Linda Spizzirri
from Spizzirri Press
for 2nd-5th grade
Location: A02-01
$2.95
Pacific Fish - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
by Peter & Linda Spizzirri
from Spizzirri Press
for 2nd-5th grade
Location: A02-01
$2.95
Penguins - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
by Peter & Linda Spizzirri
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for 2nd-5th grade
Location: A02-01
$2.95
Pioneers - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
by Peter & Linda Spizzirri
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for 2nd-5th grade
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Planets - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
by Peter & Linda Spizzirri
from Spizzirri Press
for 2nd-5th grade
Location: A02-01
$2.95
Poisonous Snakes - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
by Peter & Linda Spizzirri
from Spizzirri Press
for 2nd-5th grade
Location: A02-01
$2.95
Primates - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
by Peter & Linda Spizzirri
from Spizzirri Press
for 2nd-5th grade
Location: A02-01
$2.95
Rain Forest Birds - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
by Peter & Linda Spizzirri
from Spizzirri Press
for 2nd-5th grade
Location: A02-01
$2.95
Rain Forest River Life - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
by Peter & Linda Spizzirri
from Spizzirri Press
for 2nd-5th grade
Location: A02-01
$2.95
Rain Forest Tree Life - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
by Peter & Linda Spizzirri
from Spizzirri Press
for 2nd-5th grade
Location: A02-01
$2.95
Reptiles - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
by Peter & Linda Spizzirri
from Spizzirri Press
for 2nd-5th grade
Location: A02-01
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Rockets - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
by Peter & Linda Spizzirri
from Spizzirri Press
for 2nd-5th grade
Location: A02-01
$2.95
Satellites - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
by Peter & Linda Spizzirri
from Spizzirri Press
for 2nd-5th grade
Location: A02-01
$2.95
Sharks - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
by Peter & Linda Spizzirri
from Spizzirri Press
for 2nd-5th grade
Location: A02-01
$2.95
Ships - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
by Peter & Linda Spizzirri
from Spizzirri Press
for 2nd-5th grade
Location: A02-01
$2.95
Shuttle Craft - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
by Peter & Linda Spizzirri
from Spizzirri Press
for 2nd-5th grade
Location: A02-01
$2.95
Southeast Indians - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
by Peter & Linda Spizzirri
from Spizzirri Press
for 2nd-5th grade
Location: A02-01
$2.95
Southwest Indians - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
by Peter & Linda Spizzirri
from Spizzirri Press
for 2nd-5th grade
Location: A02-01
$2.95
Space Craft - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
by Peter & Linda Spizzirri
from Spizzirri Press
for 2nd-5th grade
Location: A02-01
$2.95
Space Explorers - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
by Peter & Linda Spizzirri
from Spizzirri Press
for 2nd-5th grade
Location: A02-01
$2.95
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