Elementary Public School Textbooks - ISBN Numbers, Used And List Prices

In US public schools, it is NOT mandatory for students to purchase textbooks. However, there are situations, when investing in textbooks makes sense:
  • Your children are enrolled in a highly competitive public school and your kid is not quite falling into the groove,
  • You are homeschooling,
  • One or more of your children are disadvantaged in some way where it is difficult for them to internalize the subject matter and/or communicate about that, and
  • It is more efficient for you to prepare your offspring as opposed to enrolling them in private tuition through programs such as Kumon.
From experience we know the confusion involved in identifying the textbooks that are recommended by the school district for each specific grade. Public schools mandate you sign a Damage Liability Contract at the beginning of the school year for the textbooks allotted to the child used in the classroom and that is a good starting place. Unfortunately, the titles are pretty generic and ISBN numbers are rarely listed. This makes it really hard for parents to be able to find and purchase the textbooks.

The publishers used for textbooks vary widely between school districts. Below is a set of books and their ISBNs separated out by grade level . Also listed are alternative school textbooks that may be used by different school districts:

Kindergarten Math:


ResourceISBN-10, ISBN-13List PriceBest Online Price
Common Core Connections Math, Grade K by Carson-Dellosa Publishing
  • 2013: 978-1624427862 at $7.99.
$9.99$7.99
Barron's Common Core Success Kindergarten Math & English Language Arts
  • 2015: 978-1438006680 at $9.49.
$12.99$9.49
Spectrum Language Arts and Math, Grade K: Common Core Edition
  • 2015: 978-1483805962 at $9.99.
$12.99$9.99
Harcourt Math Kindergarten
  • 2005: 978-0153522215 at $4.99.
$40$4.99
Earlybird Kindergarten Mathematics Textbook (Standards Edition) by Yeap Ban Har and Winnie Tan
  • 2007 (A): 978-0761470151 at $15.95.
  • 2000 (B): 978-0761470168 at $9.99.
$29.99$9.99
Math in Focus: Singapore Math: Student Edition Grade K by Great Source
  • 2012 (Book A Part 1): 978-0547625263 at $6.99.
  • 2012 (Book A Part 2): B00SB3IQAO at $25.
  • 2012 (Book B Part 1): B00RWSRSXK at $25.
  • 2012 (Book B Part 2): 978-0547625355 at $11.99.
$29.99$6.99
Go Math!: Student Edition Grade K by HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT
  • 2012: 978-0547587806 at $7.99.
$40$7.99
SCOTT FORESMAN MATH SINGLE VOLUME PUPIL EDITION GRADE K
  • 2004: 978-0328030156 at $3.99.
$40$3.99

Kindergarten Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Others:

ResourceISBN-10, ISBN-13List PriceBest Online Price
Common Core Connections Language Arts, Grade K by Carson-Dellosa Publishing
  • 2013: 978-1624427923 at $7.99.
$9.99$7.99
Reading Street Grade K by Scott ForesmanVariesVaries
Open Court Reading: Language Arts Skills, Grade K by McGraw-Hill Education
  • 2002: 978-0075695158 at $3.99.
$29.99$3.99
Storytown: Read Aloud Anthology Grade K by HARCOURT SCHOOL PUBLISHERS
  • 2005: 978-0153517822 at $5.99.
$24.99$5.99
Houghton Mifflin Science: Student Edition Single Volume Level K
  • 2007: 978-0618650910 at $4.99.
$40$4.99

Houghton Mifflin Science: Big Book of Songs and Rhymes Grade K by HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT
  • 2006: 978-0153432972 at $9.99.
$49.99$9.99
Here We Go Grade K (Social Studies) by Scott Foresman
  • 2006: 978-0328078363 at $21.
$39.99$21
Zaner Bloser Handwriting: Grade K by Clinton S. Hockney
  • 2008: 978-0736751421 at $12.99.
$29.99$12.99
Comprehensive Curriculum of Basic Skills, Grade K by American Education Publishing
  • 2011: 978-1609963293 at $10.97.
$19.95$10.97
Comprehensive Curriculum of Basic Skills, Grade P by American Education Publishing***
  • 2011: 978-1609963286 at $6.99.
$19.95$6.99
*** This is a Pre-K book. If your Kindergartner finds it too tough to handle the Kindergarten ones, this is a good option.

First Grade Math:

ResourceISBN-10, ISBN-13List PriceBest Online Price
Common Core Connections Math, Grade 1 by Carson-Dellosa Publishing
  • 2013: 978-1624427879 at $7.99.
$9.99$7.99
Common Core Language Arts and Math, Grade 1 by Spectrum
  • 2015: 978-1483805979 at $9.99.
$12.99$9.99
Barron's Common Core Success Grade 1 Math
  • 2015:
    978-1438006703 at $12.99.
$12.99$12.99
Harcourt School Publishers Math: Student Edition Grade 1
  • 2005: 978-0153522222 at $11.99.
$40$11.99
Go Math!: Student Edition Grade 1 by HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT
  • 2012: 978-0547587790 at $10.99.
$29.99$10.99
Math in Focus: Singapore Math Grade 1 Student Edition by Marshall Cavendish
  • 2013 (1A): 978-0547875828 at $21.
  • 2013 (1B):
    978-0547876429 at $14.99.
$34.99$14.99
SCOTT FORESMAN MATH PUPIL EDITION GRADE 1
  • 2004: 978-0328030163 at $4.99.
$49.99$4.99

First Grade Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Others:

ResourceISBN-10, ISBN-13List PriceBest Online Price
Common Core Connections Language Arts, Grade 1 by Carson-Dellosa Publishing
  • 2013: 978-1624427930 at $7.99.
$9.99$7.99
Barron's Common Core Success Grade 1 English Language Arts
  • 2015: 978-1438006697 at $12.99.
$12.99$12.99
Houghton Mifflin Reading Grade 1
  • Here We Go: 978-0618225682 at $3.99.
  • Let's Be Friends: 978-0618848119 at $3.99.
  • Surprises: 978-0618225705 at $3.99.
  • Treasures: 978-0618225712 at $3.99.
  • Wonders: 978-0618225729 at $3.99.
$50$3.99
Open Court Reading Grade 1
  • Book 1: 978-0076026906 at $3.99.
  • Book 2: 978-0075692430 at $3.99.
$29.95$3.99
HSP StoryTown Grade 1
  • Watch This!: 978-0153431722 at $3.99.
  • Spring Forward: 978-0153431685 at $3.99.
  • Reach for the Stars: 978-0153431708 at $3.99.
  • Zoom Along: 978-0153431692 at $3.99.
  • Make Your Mark: 978-0153431715 at $3.99.
$24.95$3.99
Harcourt Science Student Edition Grade 1
  • 2006: 978-0153400605 at $9.99.
$39.99$9.99
Harcourt Health and Fitness Student Edition Grade 1
  • 2007: 978-0153551222 at $8.99.
$34.99$8.99
Houghton Mifflin Science Grade Level 1 Pupil Edition by William Badders and Douglas Carnine
  • 2008: 978-0618492237 at $8.99.
$39.99$8.99
Social Studies All Together, Grade 1 by Scott Foresman
  • 2004: 978-0328075683 at $28.95.
$49.99$28.95
Zaner Bloser Handwriting Grade 1
  • 2012: 978-0736768368 at $5.99.
$24.99$5.99
Comprehensive Curriculum Of Basic Skills Grade 1
  • 2015: 978-1483824109 at $19.99.
  • 2011: 978-1609963309 at $5.48.
$19.99$5.48

Second Grade Math:

ResourceISBN-10, ISBN-13List PriceBest Online Price
Common Core Connections Math, Grade 2 by Carson-Dellosa Publishing
  • 2013: 978-1624427886 at $7.99.
$9.99$7.99
Common Core Language Arts and Math, Grade 2 by Spectrum
  • 2014: 978-1483804507 at $7.99.
$9.99$7.99
Barron's Common Core Success Grade 2 Math
  • 2015: 978-1438006727 at $12.99.
$12.99$12.99
Harcourt School Publishers Math: Student Edition Grade 2
  • 2007: 978-0153522239 at $17.90.
$50.40$17.90
Go Math! Grade 2 Common Core Edition by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • 2011: 978-0547587905 at $11.99.
$24.99$11.99
Math in Focus: Singapore Math Grade 2 Student Edition
  • 2013 (Book A): 978-0547875934 at $21.18.
  • 2013 (Book B): 978-0547875835 at $17.95.
$41.06$17.95
Scott Foresman Math Pupil Edition Grade 2 by Randall I. Charles and Warren Crown
  • 2003: 978-0328030170 at $19.96.
$49.99$16.96
Progress in Mathematics Grade 2 by Catherine LeTourneau and Alfred Posamentier
  • 2009: 978-0821536025 at $3.99.
$79.99$3.99

Second Grade Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Others:

ResourceISBN-10, ISBN-13List PriceBest Online Price
Common Core Connections Language Arts, Grade 2 by Carson-Dellosa Publishing
  • 2013: 978-1624420436 at $6.99.
$9.99$6.99
Barron's Common Core Success Grade 2 English Language Arts
  • 2015: 978-1438006710 at $12.99.
$12.99$12.99
Houghton Mifflin Reading Grade 2
  • Adventures: 978-0618157167 at $3.99.
  • Delights: 978-0618225743 at $3.99.
$40$3.99
Language Arts Grade 2 by Learning Horizons
  • 2004: 978-1586108045 at $3.99.
$19.99$3.99
Open Court Reading Grade 2
  • 2002 (Book 1): 978-0075692447 at $3.99.
  • 2002 (Book 2): 978-0075692454 at $3.99.
$24.99$3.99
Harcourt School Publishers Language: Student Edition Grade 2
  • 2002: 978-0153190940 at $4.99.
$40$4.99
Harcourt Science Grade 2 Student Edition
  • 2006: 978-0153609381 at $22.
$49.99$22
Houghton Mifflin Science Grade Level 2 Pupil Edition by William Badders and Douglas Carnine
  • 2008: 978-0618492244 at $19.98.
$49.99$20
Social Studies Pupil Edition Grade 2 by Scott Foresman
  • 2005: 978-0328075690 at $20.
$55$20
Harcourt Health & Fitness: Student Edition Grade 2
  • 2007: 978-0153551239 at $12.99.
$50$12
Zaner Bloser Handwriting: Grade 2
  • 2008: 978-0736751445 at $14.83.
$25$15
Comprehensive Curriculum Of Basic Skills Grade 2
  • 2011: 978-1609963316 at $7.99.
$20$8

Third Grade Math:


ResourceISBN-10, ISBN-13List PriceBest Online Price
Common Core Connections Math, Grade 3 by Carson-Dellosa Publishing
  • 2013: 978-1624427893 at $9.18.
$9.99$9.18
Common Core Language Arts and Math, Grade 3 by Spectrum
  • 2014: 978-1483804514 at $7.99.
$9.99$7.99
Barron's Common Core Success Grade 3 Math
  • 2015: 978-1438006741 at $6.73.
$12.99$6.73
Harcourt Math, Grade 3, Student Edition
  • 2005: 978-0153427176 at $6.99.
$40$6.99
Go Math!: Student Edition Grade 3
  • 2012: 978-0547587851 at $19.81.
$50$20
Math in Focus: Singapore Math: Student Edition Grade 3
  • 2013 (Book A): 978-0547875842 at $11.99.
  • 2013 (Book B - Common Core): 978-0547560090 at $18.
$24.99$12
Scott Foresman Math Pupil Edition Grade 3 by Randall I. Charles and Warren Crown
  • 2004: 978-0328030187 at $4.99.
$50$5
Progress in Mathematics: Grade 3 by Sadler School
  • 2014: 978-1421731537 at $18.
$40$18

Third Grade Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Others:

ResourceISBN-10, ISBN-13List PriceBest Online Price
Common Core Connections Language Arts, Grade 3 by Carson-Dellosa Publishing
  • 2013: 978-1624427947 at $7.99.
$9.99$7.99
Barron's Common Core Success Grade 3 English Language Arts
  • 2015: 978-1438006734 at $9.99.
$12.99$9.99
Reading: Houghton Mifflin Grade 3
  • Rewards: 978-0618241484 at $3.99.
  • Horizons: 978-0618241477 at $3.99.
$40$3.99
Houghton Mifflin English Level 3 Student Edition
  • 2005: 978-0618611195 at $8.99.
$40$8.99
Open Court Reading Level 3
  • Book 1: 978-0075692461 at $4.99.
  • Book 2: 978-0075692478 at $4.49.
$35$4.49
Language Arts Grade 3 by Learning Horizons
  • 2004: 978-1586108052 at $3.99.
$19.99$3.99
Harcourt School Publishers Language: Student Edition Grade 3
  • 2002: 978-0153178337 at $4.99.
$40$5
Harcourt Science Grade 3 Student Edition
  • 2002: 978-0153229206 at $6.99.
$55$7
Houghton Mifflin Science Student Edition Level 3
  • 2007: 978-0618492251 at $19.94.
$40$20
Scott Foresman Social Studies, Grade 3: Communities
  • 2004: 978-0328075706 at $7.99.
$65$8
Harcourt Health and Fitness Student Edition Grade 3
  • 2007: 978-0153551246 at $13.99.
$45$13.99
Harcourt School Publishers: Your Health Student Edition Grade 3
  • 2002: 978-0153343025 at $4.99.
$61$5
Zaner Bloser Handwriting Grade 3
  • 2012: 978-0736768399 at $8.99.
$24.99$9
Comprehensive Curriculum Of Basic Skills Grade 3
  • 2011: 978-1609963323 at $8.99.
$19.99$9

Fourth Grade Math:


ResourceISBN-10, ISBN-13List PriceBest Online Price
Common Core Connections Math, Grade 4 by Carson-Dellosa Publishing
  • 2013: 978-1624427909 at $6.99.
$9.99$6.99
Common Core Language Arts and Math, Grade 4 by Spectrum
  • 2014: 978-1483804521 at $6.99.
$9.99$6.99
Barron's Common Core Success Grade 4 Math
  • 2014: 978-1438006765 at $12.99.
$12.99$12.99
Harcourt Math, Grade 4, Student Edition
  • 2007: 978-0153522253 at $7.99.
$40$7.99
Go Math!: Student Edition Grade 4
  • 2012: 978-0547587837 at $17.98.
$45$17.98
Math in Focus: Singapore Math: Student Edition Grade 4
  • 2009 (A&B): 978-0669028027 at $34.99.
$50$34.99
Scott Foresman Math Pupil Edition Grade 4
  • 2004: 978-0328030194 at $5.99.
$80$5.99
Common Core Progress Mathematics Grade 4 by William Sadler
  • 2014: 978-1421731544 at $13.20.
$40$13.20

Fourth Grade Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Others:

ResourceISBN-10, ISBN-13List PriceBest Online Price
Common Core Connections Language Arts, Grade 4 by Carson-Dellosa Publishing
  • 2013: 978-1624427954 at $7.99.
$9.99$7.99
Barron's Common Core Success Grade 4 English Language Arts
  • 2015: 978-1438006758 at $12.99.
$12.99$12.99
Reading: Houghton Mifflin Grade 4 Traditions
  • 2008: 978-0618848270 at $6.95.
$40$6.95
Houghton Mifflin English Level 4 Student Edition
  • 2006: 978-0618611201 at $13.99.
$40$13.99
Open Court Reading Level 4
  • 2004: 978-0075692485 at $5.99.
$50$6
Houghton Mifflin Spelling and Vocabulary: Student Edition Grade 4
  • 2006: 978-0618491896 at $5.99.
$30$6
Harcourt Student Edition Grade 4, Winning Catch
  • 2008: 978-0153431777 at $7.99.
$40$8
Harcourt School Publishers Language: Student Edition Grade 4
  • 2002: 978-0153178344 at $6.99.
$40$7
Harcourt Science Grade 4 Student Edition
  • 2006: 978-0153400636 at $15.99.
$55$15.99
Houghton Mifflin Science Student Edition Level 4
  • 2007: 978-0618686186 at $22.
$40$22
Scott Foresman Social Studies, Grade 4: Regions
  • 2004: 978-0328075713 at $7.99.
$60$8
Harcourt School Publishers: Your Health Student Edition Grade 4
  • 2003: 978-0153343032 at $5.49.
$34.99$5.49
Zaner Bloser Handwriting Grade 4 by Steve Graham
  • 2012: 978-0736768405 at $12.
$24.99$12
Comprehensive Curriculum Of Basic Skills Grade 4
  • 2011: 978-1609963330 at $5.49.
$19.99$5.49

Fifth Grade Math:


ResourceISBN-10, ISBN-13List PriceBest Online Price
Common Core Connections Math, Grade 5 by Carson-Dellosa Publishing
  • 2013: 978-1624427916 at $7.99.
$9.99$7.99
Common Core Language Arts and Math, Grade 5 by Spectrum
  • 2014: 978-1483804538 at $7.99.
$9.99$6.99
Barron's Common Core Success Grade 5 Math
  • 2015: 978-1438006789 at $12.99.
$12.99$12.99
Harcourt Math, Grade 5, Student Edition
  • 2013: 978-0547949536 at $15.99.
$40$15.99
Go Math!: Student Edition Grade 5
  • 2012: 978-0547587851 at $19.81.
$45$19.81
Math in Focus: Singapore Math: Student Edition Grade 5
  • 2015: 978-0544193642 at $19.99.
$35$19.99
Scott Foresman Math Pupil Edition Grade 5
  • 2004: 978-0328030200 at $5.99.
$30$5.99
Common Core Progress Mathematics Grade 5 by Sadler School
  • 2014: 978-1421731551 at $7.97.
$9.99$7.97

Fifth Grade Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Others:

ResourceISBN-10, ISBN-13List PriceBest Online Price
Common Core Connections Language Arts, Grade 5 by Carson-Dellosa Publishing
  • 2013: 978-1624427961 at $7.99.
$9.99$7.99
Barron's Common Core Success Grade 5 English Language Arts
  • 2015: 978-1438006772 at $8.99.
$12.99$8.99
Reading: Houghton Mifflin Grade 5 Expeditions
  • 2004: 978-0618241507 at $8.43.
$40$8.43
Houghton Mifflin English Level 5 Student Edition
  • 2006: 978-0618611218 at $10.99.
$40$10.99
Open Court Reading Level 5
  • 2002: 978-0075692492 at $3.99.
$50$4
Houghton Mifflin Spelling and Vocabulary: Student Edition Grade 5
  • 2004: 978-0618311606 at $18.40.
$30$18.40
Harcourt School Publishers Language: Student Edition Grade 5
  • 2002: 978-0153178368 at $3.99.
$40$4
Harcourt Science Grade 5 Student Edition
  • 2000: 978-0153112089 at $6.99.
$55$6.99
Houghton Mifflin Science Student Edition Level 5
  • 2007: 978-0618686193 at $46.
$50$46
Scott Foresman Social Studies, Grade 5 - The United States
  • 2005: 978-0328075720 at $21.
$65$21
Harcourt School Publishers: Your Health Student Edition Grade 5
  • 2003: 978-0153343049 at $4.49.
$34.99$4.49
Zaner Bloser Handwriting Grade 5
  • 2012: 978-0736768412 at $4.99.
$24.99$5
Comprehensive Curriculum Of Basic Skills Grade 5
  • 2011: 978-1609963347 at $7.99.
$19.99$7.99


When it comes time to actually purchasing these books, there are some basic options:
  • Purchase it new from a bookstore or over the Internet,
  • Purchase a used copy, and
  • Acquire it on a temporary basis from resources such as the local library.
Considering the list price on most textbooks are upwards of $40 and that each one easily outweighs a pound, our recommendation would be for acquiring them on a temporary shared basis from resources such as the local library, should such an option be available. Used textbooks are almost always available in significant quantities through online sources, so buying these textbooks used is a very good option as well. Needless to say, by choosing one of these options, you save some trees too!

We will continue to update this post as we dig up information on textbooks used in different public schools…


Frugal Tip: Previous versions of some textbooks are much more affordable compared to the latest version and in many cases, the content is not substantively different. To make an informed purchase decision, your best bet is to check with the instructor.




Related Posts:

  1. Elementary School Textbooks - Online Media CD/DVD Versions.
  2. Elementary School Teacher's Editions & Resources.
  3. Elementary School Textbooks, Guides & Workbooks. 
  4. Elementary Public School Textbooks (this post). 

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