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Arts & Music

Art Supplies: Blick Art Materials, Kaplan Early Learning, Lakeshore Learning, Nasco, Quill.com, School Specialty, Staples Advantage, Teachers' School Supply

Craft Supplies (e.g. patterns, needlework, yarn, cross stitch, looms): Kaplan Early Learning, Lakeshore Learning, Nasco, Quill.com, School Specialty, Staples Advantage,  Teachers' School Supply

Cricut / FiskarsKaplan Early Learning, Nasco, Quill.com, School Specialty, Staples Advantage, Teachers' School Supply

Microphones and Boom Stands (including theater microphones): Staples Advantage, Woodwind and Brasswind

Music Stands: Quill.com,Staples Advantage, Woodwind & Brasswind

Musical Instruments (including ukuleles): School Specialty, Staples Advantage, Woodwind & Brasswind,

Play-Doh / Clay: Blick Art Materials, Kaplan Early Learning, Lakeshore Learning, Nasco, School Specialty, Staples Advantage, Quill.com

Sewing Machines: Grainger, Nasco, Quill.com

Sheet Music: Amazon Business, Staples Advantage, Woodwind & Brasswind

Theatre Equipment: Amazon Business, Woodwind & Brasswind

Books & Magazines

AP Textbooks: AKJ Books, Amazon Business

Audio Books (e.g. books on tape/CD): AKJ Books, Staples Advantage

Books / Literature: AKJ Books, Kaplan Early Learning, Lakeshore Learning, School Specialty, Teachers' School Supply

Common Core / State Core (CCSS): AKJ Books, Kaplan Early Learning, Lakeshore Learning, School Specialty, Staples Advantage, Quill.com

eBooks: AKJ Books, Britannica Digital Learning

Encyclopedias: Britannica Digital Learning

Foreign Languages: AKJ Books, Amazon Business,  Scholastic Classroom Magazines, Staples Advantage

LeapFrog / Hot Dots / Tag Readers: AKJ Books, Best Buy Education, CDW, Kaplan Early Learning, Nasco, Quill.com, School Specialty, Staples Advantage, Teachers' School Supply

Leveled Readers (e.g. Scholastic, Rigby Sails): AKJ Books

Listening Center Equipment: Best Buy Education, CDW, Kaplan Early Learning, Lakeshore Learning, Quill.com, School Specialty, Staples Advantage, Teachers' School Supply

Magazines: Amazon Business, Scholastic Classroom Magazines, TIME for Kids

Digital Resources

Digital Courseware / eLearning Resources: AKJ Books, Britannica Digital Learning, Carolina Biological, Lakeshore Learning, TIME for Kids

eBooks: AKJ Books, Britannica Digital Learning

Early Childhood

Blocks & Manipulatives: AKJ Books, Carolina Biological, Kaplan Early Learning, Lakeshore Learning, Nasco, Quill.com, School Specialty, Staples Advantage, Teachers' School Supply

Musical Instruments: Kaplan Early Learning, Lakeshore Learning, Nasco, School Specialty, Staples Advantage, Woodwind & Brasswind

Puppets & Dolls: Kaplan Early Learning, Lakeshore Learning, Nasco, Quill.com, School Specialty, Staples Advantage

Trampolines: Kaplan Early Learning, Nasco, Quill.com, Staples Advantage, Teachers' School Supply

Toys for Dramatic Play: Kaplan Early Learning, Lakeshore Learning, Nasco, School Specialty, Teachers' School Supply

Flexible Seating

(e.g. wobble chairs, balance discs, wiggle seats, bouncy bands, hokki stools): Kaplan Early Learning, Lakeshore Learning, Nasco, Quill.com, Teachers' School Supply

Furniture

Bean Bag Chairs / Floor Pillows:   Kaplan Early Learning, Lakeshore Learning, Nasco, Quill.com, School Specialty, Staples Advantage,  Teachers' School Supply

Bookshelves / Bookcases: AKJ Books, Kaplan Early Learning, Lakeshore Learning, Quill.com, School Specialty, Staples Advantage, Teachers' School Supply

Carpets & Rugs: Kaplan Early Learning, Lakeshore Learning, Nasco, Quill.com, Staples Advantage, Teachers' School Supply

Exercise / Stability / Yoga BallsDICK'S Sporting Goods, Nasco, Quill.com, Staples Advantage, School Specialty

Flexible Seating (e.g. wobble chairs, balance discs, wiggle seats, bouncy bands, hokki stools): Kaplan Early Learning, Lakeshore Learning, Nasco, Quill.com, School Specialty, Teachers' School Supply

Furniture (Classroom / Gym / Playground): CDW, Kaplan Early Learning, Lakeshore Learning, Quill.com, School Specialty, Staples Advantage, Teachers' School Supply 

Kidney and Horseshoe Tables: Kaplan Early Learning, Lakeshore Learning, Quill.com, Teachers' School Supply, School Specialty, Staples Advantage

Stand Up Desks: Staples Advantage 

Storage: Kaplan Early Learning, Lakeshore Learning, Quill.com, Teachers' School Supply, School Specialty, Staples Advantage

Science & Math

Aquariums:Best Buy Education, Carolina Biological, Frey Scientific, Kaplan Early Learning, Lakeshore Learning, Nasco, Quill.com, Sargent Welch, School Specialty, Staples Advantage

Common Core / State Core (CCSS): AKJ Books, Kaplan Early Learning, Lakeshore Learning, Quill.com, School Specialty, Staples Advantage

Calculators: Best Buy Education, Carolina Biological, Lakeshore Learning, Nasco, Quill.com, Sargent Welch, School Specialty, Staples Advantage, Teachers' School Supply

Egg Incubator: Carolina Biological, Kaplan Early Learning, Nasco, Sargent Welch

K'NEX: Carolina Biological, Kaplan Early Learning, Nasco, Quill.com, Sargent Welch, Staples Advantage

LEGO / LEGO MindStorms Robots: Kaplan Early Learning, Quill.com, Staples Advantage (Duplo Only)

Math Materials: Best Buy Education, Carolina Biological, Lakeshore Learning, Nasco, Quill.com, Sargent Welch, School Specialty, Staples Advantage, Teachers' School Supply

Math Manipulatives (e.g. counting blocks, dice): AKJ Books, Carolina Biological, Kaplan Early Learning, Lakeshore Learning, Nasco, Quill.com, School Specialty, Staples Advantage, Teachers' School Supply

Planetariums: Carolina Biological, Frey Scientific, Kaplan Early Learning, Nasco, Quill.com, Sargent Welch

Science / Lab Equipment / Kits: Carolina Biological, Frey Scientific, Grainger, Nasco, Quill.com, Sargent Welch, School Specialty. Staples Advantage

Snap Circuits: Carolina Biological, Frey Scientific, Kaplan Early Learning, Nasco, Quill.com, Sargent Welch, School Specialty, Staples Advantage, Teachers' School Supply

Special Needs

Braille Resources: Amazon Business, Nasco, Staples Advantage

Classroom Supplies: Blick Art Materials, Nasco, Kaplan Early Learning, Lakeshore Learning, School Specialty, Staples Advantage

Communication / Language Skills: AKJ Books, Kaplan Early Learning, Lakeshore Learning, Quill.com, School Specialty, Staples Advantage, Teachers' School Supply

Emotional / Social Support: AKJ Books, Lakeshore Learning, Nasco, Quill.com, School Specialty, Staples Advantage

Furniture (e.g. hokki stools): Kaplan, School Specialty

Hearing Aid Batteries: Grainger, Quill.com, Staples Advantage

Mobility: Lakeshore Learning, School Specialty

Multi-Sensory Learning: Kaplan Early Learning, Lakeshore Learning, Quill.com, School Specialty, Teachers' School Supply

Physical / Occupational Therapy Aids: Nasco, School Specialty 

Sensory Materials: Kaplan Early Learning, Lakeshore Learning, Nasco, School Specialty, Staples Advantage

Speech Therapy Aids: Lakeshore Learning, Nasco, School Specialty

Weighted Blanket: Nasco, School Specialty

Sports & Health

Awards, Trophies, Ribbons: Nasco, School Specialty, Quill.com, Staples Advantage, Teachers’ School Supply 

Chess Materials: AKJ Books, Kaplan Early Learning, Nasco, Quill.com, Staples Advantage, Teachers' School Supply

Exercise / Stability / Yoga Balls: DICK'S Sporting Goods, Nasco, Quill.com, School Specialty, Staples Advantage

Fitness Activity Trackers (e.g. Fitbit, pedometers): Best Buy Education, DICK'S Sporting Goods, Nasco, Quill.com, School Specialty, Staples Advantage

Games / Board Games: AKJ Books, Kaplan Early Learning, Lakeshore Learning, Nasco, Staples Advantage, Teachers' School Supply

Health Education: Kaplan Early Learning, Lakeshore Learning, Nasco, Quill.com, School Specialty, Staples Advantage

Hygiene Supplies: Grainger, Quill.com School Specialty, Staples Advantage

Sports / Athletics / Fitness & Playground Equipment (including playground balls and sports balls): DICK'S Sporting GoodsKaplan Early Learning, Nasco, Quill.com, School Specialty, Staples Advantage, Teachers' School Supply

Water Bottles: DICK'S Sporting Goods, Grainger, Nasco, Quill.com, Staples Advantage

Yoga Mats: DICK'S Sporting Goods, Kaplan Early Learning Company, Nasco, Quill.com, Staples Advantage, Teachers' School Supply

Supplies

Basic School Supplies: Blick Art Materials, Lakeshore Learning, Nasco, Quill.com, School Specialty, Staples Advantage, Teachers' School Supply

Boogie Boards:Best Buy Education, Quill.com, Staples Advantage

Boogie Board Sleeves: Nasco

Book Bins: AKJ Books, Kaplan Early Learning, Lakeshore Learning

Chair Bags / Hanging Book Bags (e.g. Book Buddy bags): AKJ Books, Kaplan Early Learning, Lakeshore Learning, Quill.com, School Specialty, Teachers' School Supply

Classroom Supplies (e.g. nameplates, bookmarks, number lines): Kaplan Early Learning, Lakeshore Learning, Nasco, Quill.com, School Specialty, Staples Advantage, Teachers' School Supply

Dry Erase Boards: AKJ Books, Kaplan Early Learning, Lakeshore Learning, Nasco, School Specialty, Staples Advantage, Teachers' School Supply 

Easels: AKJ Books, Kaplan Early Learning, Lakeshore Learning, Quill.com, Nasco, School Specialty, Staples Advantage, Teachers' School Supply

Incentives (e.g. smilemakers, keychains, stickers, Smencils, tattoos, certificates): Quill.com, School Specialty, Staples Advantage

Interactive Whiteboards: Best Buy Education, Kaplan Early Learning, Nasco, Quill.com, Staples Advantage, Woodwind & Brasswind

Pencil Sharpeners: Kaplan Early Learning, Lakeshore Learning, Nasco, Quill.com, School Specialty, Staples Advantage, Teachers' School Supply

Technology

Accessories for iPads and Tablets (including cases): Best Buy Education, CDW, Quill.com, Staples Advantage

3D Printers & Filaments (e.g. MakerBot): Best Buy Education, CDW, Quill.com

Amazon Kindle: Amazon Business, Best Buy Education, Quill.com, Staples Advantage

Apple Products (e.g. iPad, iPod, iPod Touch, Apple TV): Best Buy Education, Woodwind & Brasswind 

Cameras / Camcorders: Best Buy Education, CDW, Quill.com, Staples Advantage

Charging Carts / Stations: Best Buy Education, CDW, Grainger, Quill.com, Staples Advantage

Computers / Desktops (e.g. Laptops, Chromebooks, Netbooks, Tablets): Best Buy Education, CDW, Quill.com, Staples Advantage, Woodwind & Brasswind

Document Cameras: Best Buy Education, CDW, Kaplan Early Learning, Quill.com, School Specialty, Staples Advantage, Teachers' School Specialty

Elmo: CDW, Quill.com, School Specialty, Staples Advantage, Teachers' School Supply

Google Chromebook Management Console (requires 1 license for each device; e.g. 10 Chromebooks need 10 licenses): Best Buy Education, CDW, Quill.com

Headphones: Best Buy Education, CDW, Quill.com, School Specialty, Staples Advantage, Teachers' School Supply

Interactive Whiteboards: Best Buy Education, Kaplan Early Learning, Nasco, Quill.com, Staples Advantage, Woodwind & Brasswind

Karaoke Machines: Best Buy Education, Kaplan Early Learning, Lakeshore Learning, Quill.com, School Specialty, Staples Advantage, Teachers' School Supply, Woodwind & Brasswind

LCD / DLP Projectors: Best Buy Education, CDW, Quill.com, Staples Advantage

Listening Center Equipment: Best Buy Eduation, CDW, Kaplan Early Learning, Lakeshore Learning, Quill.com, School Specialty, Staples Advantage, Teachers' School Supply

MP3 Players: Best Buy Education, CDW, Quill.com, Woodwind & Brasswind 

Printers: Best Buy Education, CDW, Quill.com, Staples Advantage

Software (e.g. Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Rosetta Stone): Best Buy Education, CDW, Quill.com, Staples Advantage

Student Response Systems: Nasco, School Specialty, Quill.com

Televisions / DVD Players: Best Buy Education, CDW, Quill.com, Staples Advantage

Other

Appliances (e.g. air conditioners, microwaves, refrigerators, washers): Best Buy Education, Grainger, Quill.com, Staples Advantage

Cleaning: Grainger, Quill.com, School Specialty, Staples Advantage

Clothing (e.g. socks, shirts, costumes): Amazon Business, Grainger, Nasco, Quill.com

Cooking Supplies: Grainger, Nasco, Quill.com

Food & Drink (e.g. healthy snacks, candy): Quill.com, School Specialty, Staples Advantage

Gardening Supplies: Carolina Biological, Grainger, Nasco, Sargent Welch, Quill.com

Tools / Shop / Vocational: Grainger, Nasco, School Specialty

 

 *While Amazon Business is still in beta, they will not be listed in all categories on this page.