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  • Item #: 013764
    ISBN: 9780964380349
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    Beautiful Feet has put this classic work by Genevieve Foster back in print. Providing not only a biography of the first president and his contemporaries, this volume gives us insight into the era in which he lived. The 1700's come alive for the reader in the captivating text, aided by vivid illustrations, maps and charts.

  • Item #: 005161
    ISBN: 9781893103160
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    Readers will enjoy an interesting look at not only the man, but the 19th century world in which he lived. Britain's enormous growth and emergence as a democracy, Germany united under Bismarck, Russia freeing the serfs, Japan opened to foreign trade, the U.S. in turmoil over slavery and many other cultural and socio/economic events are all shared in Foster's engaging text laced with her traditional pictures, maps, time lines and graphs. (description by Beautiful Feet)

  • Item #: 000195
    ISBN: 9780964380387
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    This is the third Genevieve Foster title put back into print by Beautiful Feet. It covers the period of the Renaissance and Reformation - a period of enlightenment, change, discovery and exploration that left a tremendous impact on the world. The volume covers the times of Christopher Columbus, Leonardo da Vinci, Queen Isabella, Richard II, Johann Gutenberg, Ferdinand (son of Columbus), Emperor Charles V, Erasmus, and Martin Luther. Mrs. Foster's books are unique in their horizontal approach to history. She presents history as a series of lively narratives which focus on the interactions of people and the events of the period, putting them in context and making the reading interesting and memorable. The 406-pages include illustrations, timelines, maps, and charts.

  • Item #: 000193
    ISBN: 9780964380370
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  • Item #: 003451
    ISBN: 9780964380394
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  • Item #: 006225
    ISBN: 9780964380301
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    By Ingri and Edgar D'Aulaire. The story of Leif from his childhood to the discovery and colonization of the North American continent. Written true to history, it includes Leif's conversion to Christianity, and the evangelization of Greenland. This lively and beautifully illustrated biography has been put back into print by Beautiful Feet Books.
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  • Item #: 033360
    ISBN: 9780756612474
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  • Item #: 016123
    ISBN: 9781499801583
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     Say goodbye to boring old workbooks to reinforce learning! Color, doodle, draw and create your own personal record of Greek gods, Celtic Knights, Norse Creatures, and various other myths and legends in this unique book that just begs to personalize. Black line images, fascinating facts and background information, open-ended activities and more stimulates creativity in children of all ages. Also includes 100+ black and white stickers to freely illustrate and display. Wonderful way to introduce new topics, encourage creativity, or give restless kids something hands on during read aloud time! 64 pgs. pb.~ Deanne

  • Item #: 019657
    ISBN: 9780448424859
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  • Item #: 008180
    ISBN: 9780448428895
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  • Item #: 018880
    ISBN: 9780448445403
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  • Item #: 001467
    ISBN: 9780698116603
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    This biography explores the life of Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Harriet grew up in a household where girls were taught not to speak in public, yet her brothers were encouraged to become preachers and speak their minds. Her parents couldn't stop Harriet from speaking out against the institution of slavery through written words though, and Harriet published the above-noted novel, which powerfully drew attention to the evils of slavery. Jean Fritz artfully explores this influential woman's childhood, family, and life amidst the era and social movements of the time through 144 pages of light, engaging text and black and white photographs.

  • Item #: 001474
    ISBN: 9780698116467
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  • Item #: 000812
    ISBN: 9780698116092
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  • Item #: 031224
    ISBN: 9781416955696
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  • Item #: 025617
    ISBN: 9780689857454
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  • Item #: 006578
    ISBN: 9780020418405
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  • Item #: 005620
    ISBN: 9780880620482
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  • Item #: 005622
    ISBN: 9780880621571
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  • Item #: 005327
    ISBN: 9781885767547
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    The good news is that, as Christians, we know how the story turns out - we win! The bad news is that, as Christians, we often have trials, some very unpleasant, along the way. Trial and Triumph: Stories from Church History presents 46 gripping stories of brothers and sisters in Christ who stood firm in the face of bitter persecution. The brief four to five page biographies of such greats as Polycarp, Tyndale, Luther, Calvin, William Carey and Hudson Taylor show what God can do through ordinary people who trust and obey Him. It is inspiring to read of these men and women who defied ungodly authority, whether in the church or in civil government, and stood on the Word of God.

    Polycarp was a leader in the early Christian church at Smyrna during a time of Roman persecution. When he was seized, Polycarp was told to swear an oath to Caesar or he would be fed to the lions; but he refused. He was told to swear an oath to Caesar or he would be burned at the stake; but he refused. As the flames were about to end his earthly life, he shouted out a prayer of praise to the Lord.

    Elizabeth was the beautiful daughter of the king of Hungary. She was filled with compassion for her people during a time of great famine. Against the wishes of the royal advisors, she emptied the grain bins and personally gave clothing and meals to the poor. After the death of her husband, Elizabeth was put out on the street. She continued to praise God for allowing her to serve the poor and began spinning wool to earn a living. When her father found out about her circumstances, he begged her to come back and share in his inheritance. But Elizabeth said that she had already received her inheritance from her Father in heaven, the eternal mercy of her Lord Jesus Christ. She served the poor until her death from a fever at age 24.

    This book is excellent material for family reading or individual inspiration. - Jerry

  • Item #: 002083
    ISBN: 9780794537524
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      Another Usborne hit! Introduce your children to classical music and composers in this beautifully illustrated reference book. Learn about the first composers, Renaissance Court and Church, Monteverdi, Music at the French Royal Court, Purcell, Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, Gluck, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Berlioz, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Wagner, Verdi, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Romantic Music in Russia, Dvorak, Mahler, Debussy, Bartók, and Stravinsky.

      This is a 32-page, hardcover book full of illustrations, photos, and snippets of information – just the right amount for an introduction to music history and appreciation. QR Codes are found on fifteen of the pages that when scanned will take you to a music sample by some of the composers – this is a great addition to the content of this book. If you don’t have a QR reader on your smart phone or tablet, you can still hear all of the samples by going to Usborne.com/quicklinks, and type in the title of this book. No CDs to keep track of, the music is just a scan and click away. All of the information about the QR codes and quicklinks is found in the back. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 049608
    ISBN: 9781893103313
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    The dawn of the nineteenth century was wrought with hope in our rapidly changing world of communication, transportation and technology, but dark days loom as human rights and liberties are being trampled across the ocean. With the strong belief that "history is drama" Genevieve Foster invites you to join her in the exciting tale of history in the early 1800s. Part one introduces us to Richard Trevithick and Robert Fulton as they develop steam for a mode of transportation. The second part exposes us to leaders of nations, exploration and music: Napoleon Bonaparte, Thomas Jefferson, Touissant L' Overture, Lewis and Clark, and Beethoven. In part three we return to the progress made by Trevithick and Fulton, meet James Madison and learn of the downfall of Napoleon Bonaparte. Black and white illustrations and engaging text, this book is classic Genevieve Foster. Reprinted by Beautiful Feet Books. SC. 96 pgs. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 049573
    ISBN: 9781893103016
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    In Galileo's time, people didn't study with the purpose of learning new things. Instead, they studied what people before them had believed, like Aristotle and Ptolemy, two of the ancient Greek thinkers who had lived years before. It was not popular to have new ideas, but that didn't stop Galileo. Practically from the time he began school, Galileo was learning new things and challenging the old ideas through experiments and tests. This book shares the story of the man who had the courage and determination to ask questions and prove that he was right to a world that was not ready for his methods. Students will learn much about the world of Galileo as well as his scientific ideas through this interesting, readable book. 95 pages.

  • Item #: 010750
    ISBN: 9781892427069
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    Linda Hobar, the author of this world history series, states in the beginning of this book, "I believe history is the story of God revealing Himself to mankind and that He did it most perfectly through the person of Jesus Christ…the "mystery" is the gospel of Jesus Christ." What a refreshing and different view from most world history curriculums! Those looking for a world history program that aligns the stories of mankind with the living story of God will truly appreciate this Bible-centered approach to the history of the world. Picking up where Volume 1 leaves off, this volume begins with the Pentecost and the first followers of Jesus (including Paul) around 29 A.D and chronologically continues through the early church and moves into the Middle Ages, covering the years through about 1456 A.D. The format of this book is very similar to that of the first volume; however, there are some small differences. Firstly, there are fewer lessons (84 as opposed to 108), but these lessons are slightly longer, offering more information on a given topic. Lessons generally take the form of real-life biographies, sharing the stories of men and women who changed the world while simultaneously showing the relationship between God and the world during that period. Another new feature is the bolding of key words to aid students in finding the information again later for activity or vocabulary purposes. As in the first book, this volume includes pretests to be given at the beginning of each week, end of the week reviews, memory card suggestions, bi-weekly quizzes, quarterly worksheets, and two semester tests. Memory cards are fact cards that students create for each lesson, capturing the main points and dates on an easy to review flashcard. The end of the week reviews continue to hold timeline and mapping exercises, providing students with helpful visuals of when important figures lived and where places studied are located. This volume also contains even more activities following each lesson than the first volume. This is simply to provide you with more choices, not to overwhelm you with feeling like you should do them all! These activities are generally categorized into younger, middle, and older student activities in order to accommodate the curriculum to a wider spread of grade levels, with the youngest comprised of many hands-on activities to help them experience history, middle activities a combination of hands-on exercises with research, and the older ideas centering on research, encouraging students to learn more and dig deeper into the people and lessons from history. The activities and memory cards, as well as the weekly and quarterly reviews and tests, are meant to ensure long-term retention of the key events and people throughout history, as opposed to the short term memory capacity we often hold history (and other subjects!) lessons in. The back of this hefty 700-page book contains the outline maps for the lessons, additional fun supplemental activities, suggestions of books and resources for further study of many of the topics, a chart of materials needed for the activities found in each lesson, and a full answer key. The fascinating journey across the continents continues as students discover who lived when and the way God worked His plan throughout this period of history. ~ Steph
  • Item #: 008728
    ISBN: 9780375803970
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  • Item #: 006579
    ISBN: 9780020418504
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  • Item #: 006198
    ISBN: 9780964380325
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    Spanning events over a period of about 3,000 years, it focuses on the lifetime of Augustus Caesar, culminating in the birth of Christ. Told as a story, but filled with historical facts and events, it helps bring this period to life. 334 pages, paperback.

  • Item #: 004139
    ISBN: 9781587920080
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    Learn about all the presidents from George Washington to Donald Trump. Portraits and signatures are on card fronts; backs contain brief biographies, terms, and trivia. Also includes seven timeline cards, three cards on political parties and history, and three information/activity cards. We have the 2017 Edition!

  • Item #: 003439
    ISBN: 9780964380318
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