Generally, yes. It sounds more natural that way. Although sometimes if we want to stress the object of the sentence we put it at the beginning. E.g. "Kochamy was" - We love you. "Was kochamy" - [It is] you [that] we love. It's a bit unusual but not unheard of. Usually in speech, though, if we want to stress the object we just stress it with intonation and use the usual word order.
I can't recommend anything specific right now, but there are a lot of useful resources here: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/16296174
As for specific words, the English Wiktionary should have almost all the words we teach and I've seen it being wrong literally two times, so it seems rather safe.