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  • Item #: 054237
    ISBN: 9781603573870
    Retail: $8.95
    Rainbow Price: $6.95
  • Item #: 039673
    ISBN: 9780531139042
    Retail: $9.95
    Rainbow Price: $3.50

    Blogs (online journals) and Ezines (online magazines) are becoming more and more popular. This book discusses online communication and describes blogs and ezines, how to create a weblog and get it online, what makes ezines different than magazines and how to create one, and ideas and prompts for writing a blog or ezine to take the online community by storm.

  • Item #: 023587
    ISBN: 9780764140464
    Retail: $4.99
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  • Item #: 067903
    ISBN: 9780794538743
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $14.24

     Open a smorgasbord of writing options for your student and let them fill the pages with ideas. Quick tips, varied writing space and appealing designs help introduce and practice writing skills. Pique their interest with brief introductions to important skills such as developing characters, genre, imagery, poetic forms, dialogue, plot mapping, and generating ideas. Besides the classic story writing, you’ll also get a little taste of more unusual genre like listicles, poetry, diary, blogging, sports writing, comics, screenplay and shock journalism. The book includes a glossary, space to record a reading list, and a student bio page. Access to Quicklinks provides more writing inspiration and tips. Consumable, spiralbound, 96 pgs, hc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 063690
    ISBN: 9780736958431
    Retail: $14.99
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     Its subtitle, Leading Your Kids to Succeed in Life, indicates the book’s main focus: outlining practical and effective parenting skills to be intentional rather than reactive. Are you an “overfunctioning” parent? Are you doing what
    children should do for themselves? Find out by taking a quiz at the start of the book. Then, learn the various parenting stages: Inspecting, Correcting, Protecting, Neglecting, Suspecting and Resurrecting. Understanding these stages will help you realize how to best approach your children and comprehend why they are actingas they are.
      Work your way through each extremely accessible, practical Mistake chapter full of fundamental advice and everyday application. None of the 12 mistakes (such as praising the wrong things, removing all pain, inconsistency) are deliberate, but each can cripple children as they mature into adults. Each chapter follows a similar pattern. Learn the mistake and why parents/leaders tend to make it. Next, learn principles and how to practically apply them to
    counteract the tendency. Tim Elmore’s writing is compelling and propelled me along. He writes in a way that provides plenty of easy ways to retain the information. His goal is to help us as parents raise children that reach their potential, self-lead, and expect something significant from life and from themselves. This book would be a great resource for anyone who leads children.
    Based on the non-profit blog, GrowingLeaders.com. Scripture references are in NIV. Highly recommend! Size 5 ½” x 8 ½”, 236 pp, sc. ~Ruth

  • Item #: WBLD1S
    Retail: $53.70
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  • Item #: 063828
    ISBN: 9781477717417
    Retail: $11.00
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  • Item #: 062171
    ISBN: 9781554950737
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.32

    Here is a workbook for classroom teachers and homeschool parents to use safe and educational websites. The twenty five websites all have something to reinforce language arts. A chart at the front of the book tells you which sites meet the following criteria: reading, talking, listening, writing, word play, collaboration, creativity and whether it’s a teacher resource. This book assumes very little computer knowledge and really spells out the directions for you, navigating each of the 25 websites. Sites include Audacity, Cramberry, EduBlogs, Glogster, Google Docs, Letterpop, Switch Zoo, Plotbot, Skype, Voicethread, Wordnik and more. 80pp, pb. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 015086
    ISBN: 9780794540920
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.34

    This full-color illustrated resource will help anyone know how to write better stories, blogs, scripts and poetry. Topics covered in this volume include how to select and plan a story; develop plots and characters; write memorable dialogue or poems; create reports and persuasive blogs; master important rules of grammar; and expand the use of powerful vocabulary terms. A host of helpful tips from well-known writers are also included so students can comprehend how to put important techniques into practice. Finally, since no writer improves his or her craft without actually doing some of their own writing, students are given opportunities to write down their own thoughts, notes and ideas. This resource is well-organized and is sure to help students who are on a mission to become skilled and accomplished writers. 110 pgs, hc. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 006418
    ISBN: 9780199744398
    Retail: $21.95
    Rainbow Price: $14.85

    At first glance you might not expect a collection of short stories to be a cultural statement but look again! As the editor of this compilation explains "the change (in American short stories since the early nineteenth century) has been gradual from a literature that assumed a singular general, homogenous audience educated in the classics, the Christian Bible, even (possibly) in Latin and Greek, to numerous particularized audiences that may have very little in common except the English language." She further notes that the rise of the internet, online blogging, and online publication of writing has added a sort of chaos to the American literary scene. So, this collection of short stories represents both the historical short story icons but also selections from young and emerging writers and, additionally, some "retrievals" from past writers that weren't previously included. Arranged chronologically in terms of publication date, reading through these stories will provide a glimpse into the intricacies of our diverse American culture. Be aware, though, that some authors/stories might push you out of your comfort zone. 870 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 035916
    ISBN: 9780890516041
    Retail: $12.99
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    Too often Christians are asked difficult questions concerning God and their beliefs and they don't know how to answer – If there is a God, why didn't he stop that from happening? Doesn't science prove evolution, not creation? Sometimes coming up with logical, thought out responses comes well after the conversation. This book is full of questions that have been asked of Ray Comfort along with Biblical responses that have been logically thought through. The book is written in an easy to read-and-reference question/answer format in the areas of Humanity: Rights & Suffering, Biblical and Theological issues, Scientific thought and evolution, Beliefs & Worldviews, and God and Atheism.

    Ray is an author, television personality, and operater of his blog, Atheist Central. The questions and answers found in this book are real, and are probably some you may have encountered. The answers are also genuine as Ray Comfort responds to atheists daily – sharing Biblical truths and pointing out flaws in their thinking. Spend some time getting familiar with Ray's responses and Biblical support to help you be prepared the next time you are faced with one of these tough questions – be ready to defend God! - Donna

  • Item #: 028555
    ISBN: 9780375721656
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $5.50
    "User error, Mom." This is my son's typical response when I can't get some piece of technology to work the way I think it should. If you find yourself occasionally (or continually) bewildered by the fast pace of techno-knowledge, you'll find this book a comforting addition to your reading list. All areas of home/family/school technology - computers, internet, blogs, video games, GPS, MP3s, cell phones, TV, and digital cameras - are covered. But this book is not just about the technology - it's really about parenting in, around, and through the technology. A techno-topic is introduced with a description of the various devices and applications available as well as specific parenting considerations. For instance, the blogging section has important points for parents to discuss with their children in order to protect the child's privacy and to teach safety rules as well as a number of reasons why blogging can be a valuable and educational experience for your child. All aspects of blogging are covered including social networks (i.e. MySpace & Facebook), Vlogs (think YouTube), and Wikis. Each section is peppered with Tech Tips and concludes with a Try This section of suggested family projects. If there's technology in your house, this book is a "must-read" because no parent should be left behind. 220 pgs, pb ~ Janice
  • Item #: 022402
    ISBN: 9780984549665
    Retail: $0.00
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    While many believe that print media is a dying medium, the skills of collecting data, reporting on events, and writing articles in a straightforward way are still valuable in today's society. If you have students interested in print journalism or just want to expose them to this specific form of writing, this worktext from Institute for Excellence in Writing does a thorough job of presenting the basics and providing instruction. It focuses specifically on print media, and while it touches on blogs, magazines, etc., it really is concerned mostly with newspapers. Teacher instruction is minimal as the book is written directly to the student and leads into assignments during explanations of different aspects. The book gives a very brief history of journalism and then gets right into giving tips and practice for writing. Students will build background skills like knowing their audience, generating and narrowing ideas, investigating and interviewing, and more. An Associated Press Style Guide is recommended so students can use the proper style and learn how to quote properly and avoid plagiarism. Once students get an idea of the basic skills they need, they learn about the different types of stories, like news, features, and opinions, and the formats they are written in. Tips on drafting, editing, quoting, etc. are all included so writers learn how to write seamless stories using the format and style that's most acceptable in professional journalism. After each chapter are review questions that will make sure students understand the finer points, and of course additional writing assignments throughout the chapters give students hands-on experience at writing articles. Unlike my journalism classes in college, this book admits that the way a person reports on events depends a lot on their worldview. It discusses relativism and theism and gives examples of how a story can be different when told using these conflicting views. It shows how to truly keep your worldview out when reporting the facts, but how writers can apply their worldview in different writings like opinion pieces. Instruction is also given on how to find a market for your work and writing query letters, as well as the physical aspects of a newspaper, like how to do layout and design to pull an entire newspaper together. With good basic instruction and plenty of examples and prompts for students to write, this program is perfect for practicing writing skills and learning what the wonderful world of journalism is all about. Answer key included, reproducible, 148 pgs, spiral-bound, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 062844
    ISBN: 9780486779799
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.95

    A classic animation project has just become a lot easier! I fondly remember making a more simplistic zoetrope than this in my middle school years, but a lack of proper materials, accurate templates or drawing skills made it really frustrating. With this book, all those problems are obsolete!

    Simply cut out all the pre-printed cardstock pieces (An X-Acto knife might be handy for the smaller cuts), fold on the dotted lines, and glue where indicated (glue not included). Then, following the simple directions, use your paper zoetrope to make your own animation strips. If you’re like me and can’t draw, you can cut out and assemble the included person and dog puppets, photograph them in various poses, then use the images to create your own strips. If even that seems a little too tricky at first, there are strips available for a free download at the author’s website: http://www.robives.com/blog/extra_animation_strips_zoetrope. There you’ll find such material to animate a silly bull fight, a walking robot, and two original photographic strips made by Eadweard Muybridge (a famous photographer who studied motion). Additional zoetrope strips are often available online, but those will require a little cutting and pasting to fit properly. The book also briefly explains a variety of stop motion animation techniques from simple to those requiring a digital camera.

    All in all, this is a really fun project that would be great for older students or even multiple ages, with older siblings building the zoetrope and younger siblings creating some of their own animations. From Dover, 26 softcover pages. – Laura

  • Item #: 065359
    ISBN: 9781496405296
    Retail: $15.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.75

    From trophies for every child who participates to teens walking around with selfie sticks and counting how many people are following their Twitter and Facebook accounts, it’s no wonder that our culture produces entitled children. And we as parents want our children to be happy. We are quick to give our children the things they want, make them the center of our lives, and fix their mistakes and problems. We may not recognize how these things are contributing to the attitude of entitlement. In this timely book full of practical advice, Kristen Welch (writer of the parenting blog We Are THAT Family) shares her family’s journey of changing their attitudes (and not just the kids’!) from entitlement to gratefulness. Ten chapters cover such topics as Wants vs. Needs, Seven Ways We Parents Miss the Boat, Making Smart Choices about Technology, Cultivating Obedience, and Gratitude is a Choice. Each chapter identifies factors contributing to entitlement; offers advice on how to handle situations differently to instead cultivate better attitudes which will go against the flow of the culture around us. Chapters close with specific strategies for parents themselves as well as for parents to implement with toddlers/preschoolers, elementary aged children, and Tweens/Teens. Though the author herself is coming from a Christian perspective, the tips in this book will be helpful to anyone looking to combat the sense of entitlement in their kids, no matter what their basis or personal reasons. Appendices in the back include a well-conceived cell phone contract for parents to have with their children; a sample Christian Parent Manifesto; and a list of Recommended Resources. A discussion guide follows with questions to think about yourself, to talk over with your spouse, or to examine together in a small group study. – Steph