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5 Minute Mysteries

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  • Item #: 008415
    ISBN: 9780762424375
    Retail: $9.95
    Rainbow Price: $7.75
  • Item #: 067844
    ISBN: 9780806918273
    Retail: $6.95
    Rainbow Price: $5.50

     Contentious cows, prom date dilemmas, robberies, assorted murder cases and more can be solved in 5 minutes using powers of deduction and analysis of amateur logician Thomas P. Stanwick! Each case is 2-4 pages in length and contains all the details necessary to solve the crime: eye witness accounts, time sequences, and observation skills. But pay close attention to the details; some seemingly unimportant details are necessary to crack the case! Solutions included. 96 pgs, pb. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 052276
    ISBN: 9780967802008
    Retail: $12.95
    Rainbow Price: $10.95

    Do you have a minute to spare? If so, then you have plenty of time to enjoy a one minute mystery and brush up on your math skills at the same time! These short (no more than one page) mysteries were written by the father-daughter duo of Eric and Natalie Yoder. Simply read the mystery, grab a pencil and some scratch paper, and try to solve it before flipping the page to see the solution. Kids will definitely see the real-world application of math with this collection of everyday mysteries. This 176-page book also includes a bonus of 5 science mysteries from 65 Short Mysteries You Solve with Science! ~ Anh

  • Item #: 072906
    Retail: $39.99
    Rainbow Price: $29.95

    The explorers from the Forbidden Island and Forbidden Desert are in for a truly electrifying experience! Played in the same style as the aforementioned games, Forbidden Sky takes players to a mysterious floating platform as an electrical storm rages around them. Each turn, players move and reveal a “platform tile” to an adjacent space. These tiles have a variety of symbols on them: circuits, capacitors, lightning rods. Additionally, gears, teleporters, wind shelters, and Faraday Cages provide other benefits to players located on that tile. After each player takes his or her turn, they reveal Storm Cards. These cards inflict a variety of dangerous effects on players, such as pushing them across the map (and damaging their rope in the process), causing lightning to strike (injuring players), changing wind direction, and intensifying the ever-deadly storm.

    The goal is to find the Launch Pad and escape by connecting the Rocket to lightning rods and capacitors. Lightning rods and capacitors are built by connecting like-symbols on tiles; they can then be attached to the launch pad via “wires” forming a complete circuit from one half of the launch pad – through the lightning rods and capacitors – to the other half of the Launch Pad. When this circuit is complete, the Rocket lights up. But remember: all players must be on the launch pad when the Rocket lifts off, or at least one explorer will be eating lightning for breakfast! Additionally, if a player dies, breaks their rope, or the storm becomes too intense, all players lose. If you like the cooperative challenge of the other games in the Forbidden series, don’t miss out on this exciting entry! For 2-5 players. ~ 60-minute playtime.

  • Item #: 062382
    ISBN: 9781936768660
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $19.95

     As parents, we have the tremendous opportunity to share God’s truth and the Gospel with our children! The subtitle for this devotional is Ten-Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God. These 78 weeks (a year and a half’s worth!) of in-depth, yet straight forward devotionals require a minimum each day. Organized by week, you’ll find units of 5 daily devotions: days 1-4 chronologically study the Bible. The books focus on key biblical elements that connect the whole message of the Gospel in a concise and manageable way. Day 5 diverges from this pattern to study related writings from the Psalms or prophets. Each weekly unit opens with an object lesson or themed questions. The simple items used for this lesson are listed at the beginning. Day one begins with Picture It, to help introduce the family to the week’s theme. Each day, read the passage from your own Bible, and then Think about It (a brief read-aloud passage to help understand the passage), Talk about It (three group questions with brief answers) and Pray About It (unscripted suggestions for prayer). As you progress through the week, you will be asked to remember previous days’ readings and also to apply them to your lives.

    Old Story New covers the New Testament. About half of the devotions discuss the life and ministry of Jesus. The second half covers the church and living like Christ (Acts and epistles). Includes brief instructions for how to use the devotionals with preschool, grade school and older students.  

    I so appreciate the succinct treasure this is: theologically rich, yet comprehensible; simple, yet doctrinally sound. Another unique feature is that occasionally children are cued to ask the parents questions. The approach here is that we are all on a spiritual journey to becoming more like Christ (rather than “the parents know it all”). Use these excellent devotions to start your homeschool day or study as a family in the evening. By the same author as Gospel Story Bible (#062680). 7.5” x 10.5”, 418 pp, sc. ~ Ruth


  • Item #: 032216
    ISBN: 9780736949736
    Retail: $10.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.95
    Think outside the box and sharpen your creative thinking skills! This book contains 100 fun puzzles for you to solve. Each puzzle consists of a short one-paragraph mystery. For example, puzzle #58, "Dietary Restrictions", reads: "Even though Carrie is hungry and loves the taste of her meal, she doesn't finish it. She isn't in a hurry and isn't on a diet, so what is going on?" To help you along, a "clues" section in the back of the book lists three to five clues for each mystery. The clues for puzzle #58 are: "Carrie wants to eat more of her meal. She has no health-related reason for not finishing her meal. She isn't refraining because of present company. She doesn't plan on saving the leftovers. Carrie wants something even more than the rest of her meal." Have you figured out the answer? "Carrie wants to save room for dessert!" Of course, these puzzles can be worked on as a solo endeavor, but families might enjoy working in teams to tackle the toughies. Humorous cartoons accompany the puzzles, and solutions are provided if you get stuck. From Christian publisher Harvest House. 174 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa