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E.D. Hirsch, Jr.

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E. D. Hirsch, Jr., is an emeritus professor at the University of Virginia and the author of The Knowledge Deficit, The Schools We Need, and the bestselling Cultural Literacy and the Dictionary of Cultural Literacy. He and his wife, Polly, live in Charlottesville, Virginia, where they raised their three children.

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Books to Build On
A Grade-By-Grade Resource Guide for Parents and Teachers
Written by E.D. Hirsch, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: October 1, 1996
Price: $17.00

The hugely successful Core Knowledge Series has told the parents of first- through sixth-graders what they need to know. Now this essential companion volume helps those parents finds the books and other resources that will allow their children to learn even more about their favorite subjects. Read more >
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Books to Build On
A Grade-By-Grade Resource Guide for Parents and Teachers
Written by E.D. Hirsch, Jr.


Format: eBook, 384 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: October 14, 2009
Price: $14.99

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Cultural Literacy
What Every American Needs to Know
Written by E.D. Hirsch, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 12, 1988
Price: $15.95

In this forceful manifesto, Professor Hirsch argues that children in the United States are being deprived of the basic knowledge that would enable them to function in contemporary society. They lack cultural literacy: a grasp of background information that writers and speakers assume their audience already has. Thus, even if a... Read more >

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The Schools We Need
And Why We Don't Have Them
Written by E.D. Hirsch, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 17, 1999
Price: $17.95

Now in paperback with a new introduction, The Schools We Need offers a powerful, compelling, and unassailable argument for reforming America’s schooling methods and ideas—by one of America’s most important educators, and author of the bestselling Cultural Literacy.

For over fifty years, American schools have operated under the assumption that challenging... Read more >
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The Schools We Need
And Why We Don't Have Them
Written by E.D. Hirsch, Jr.


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 17, 2010
Price: $15.99

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What Your Fifth Grader Needs to Know
Fundamentals of a Good Fifth-Grade Education
Written by E.D. Hirsch, Jr. and Core Knowledge Foundation


Format: eBook, 384 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: November 13, 2013
Price: $12.99

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What Your Fifth Grader Needs to Know, Revised Edition
Fundamentals of a Good Fifth-Grade Education
Written by E.D. Hirsch, Jr. and Core Knowledge Foundation


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: June 27, 2006
Price: $18.00

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What Your First Grader Needs to Know (Revised and Updated)
Fundamentals of a Good First-Grade Education
Written by E.D. Hirsch, Jr.


Format: eBook, 512 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: August 26, 2014
Price: $12.99

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What Your First Grader Needs to Know (Revised and Updated)
Fundamentals of a Good First-Grade Education
Written by E.D. Hirsch, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: August 26, 2014
Price: $20.00

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What Your First Grader Needs to Know
Fundamentals of a Good First-Grade Education
Written by E.D. Hirsch, Jr.


Format: eBook, 368 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: July 29, 2009
Price: $12.99

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What Your Fourth Grader Needs to Know
Fundamentals of A Good Fourth-Grade Education
Written by E.D. Hirsch, Jr.


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: September 22, 2010
Price: $12.99

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What Your Fourth Grader Needs to Know
Fundamentals of A Good Fourth-Grade Education
Written by E.D. Hirsch, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: May 31, 2005
Price: $20.00

Grade by grade, these groundbreaking and successful books provide a solid foundation in the fundamentals of a good education for first to sixth graders.

B & W photographs, linecuts, and maps throughout; two-color printing. Read more >
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What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know (Revised and updated)
Preparing Your Child for a Lifetime of Learning
Written by E.D. Hirsch, Jr.


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: July 16, 2013
Price: $12.99

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What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know (Revised and updated)
Preparing Your Child for a Lifetime of Learning
Written by E.D. Hirsch, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: July 16, 2013
Price: $20.00

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What Your Preschooler Needs to Know
Get Ready for Kindergarten
Edited by E.D. Hirsch, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: March 25, 2008
Price: $20.00

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What Your Second Grader Needs to Know
Fundamentals of a Good Second-Grade Education Revised
Written by E.D. Hirsch, Jr.


Format: eBook, 384 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: July 29, 2009
Price: $12.99

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What Your Second Grader Needs to Know (Revised and Updated)
Fundamentals of a Good Second-Grade Education
Written by E.D. Hirsch, Jr.


Format: eBook, 384 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: August 26, 2014
Price: $12.99

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What Your Second Grader Needs to Know (Revised and Updated)
Fundamentals of a Good Second-Grade Education
Written by E.D. Hirsch, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: August 26, 2014
Price: $20.00

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What Your Sixth Grader Needs to Know
Fundamentals of a Good Sixth-Grade Education
Written by E.D. Hirsch, Jr.


Format: eBook, 416 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: November 13, 2013
Price: $12.99

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What Your Sixth Grader Needs to Know (Revised)

Written by E.D. Hirsch, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: June 26, 2007
Price: $18.00

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What Your Third Grader Needs to Know (Revised and Updated)

Written by E.D. Hirsch, Jr.


Format: eBook, 464 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: August 25, 2015
Price: $12.99

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What Your Third Grader Needs to Know
Fundamentals of a Good Third-Grade Education
Written by E.D. Hirsch, Jr.


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: November 13, 2013
Price: $12.99

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What Your Third Grader Needs to Know (Revised and Updated)
Fundamentals of a Good Third-Grade Education
Written by E.D. Hirsch, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: August 25, 2015
Price: $20.00

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What Your Third Grader Needs to Know (Revised Edition)
Fundamentals of a Good Third-Grade Education
Written by E.D. Hirsch, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: May 28, 2002
Price: $20.00

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