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  • Item #: 001754
    ISBN: 9780312380038
    Retail: $7.99
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    Chester Cricket from Connecticut is accidentally transported to New York in a picnic basket. Alone and afraid in a strange city, Chester is befriended by Harry and Tucker, a cat and mouse, who help him adjust to city life and discover his amazing musical talent that brings success to a failing subway station newsstand.

  • Item #: 069645
    Retail: $34.99
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       Now this brings back memories of a young girl singing loudly off key, a passionate rock star determined to record her first album. But enough about me! This classic toy revisited is a delightful way to share your childhood with your own children. Digitally formatted cassette provides hours of fun for today’s children to play music and sing along, or record their own voice. Quality craftsmanship, large, colorful buttons and attached microphone make this a perfect gift for little ones. Measures approximately 10.5” x 10”. Requires 2 AA batteries-not included. ~ Deanne

     

  • Item #: 025813
    ISBN: 9780735841918
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $10.95

    To Grandmother's house we go! Written by Lydia Maria Child and illustrated by Christopher Manson, this classic poem (which is actually a Thanksgiving poem!) is beautifully illustrated with woodcut printed images. A great book to get you in the holiday mood, and includes sheet music for the tune. 24 pgs, hc. – Laura

  • Item #: 030274
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $23.95

    This nostalgic small piano measures 8.5" x 5" x 6" and plays 3 delightful tunes ("This Old Man", "The Muffin Man" and "Pop! Goes the Weasel"). Turn the wheel to select the tune you want and press the keys to hear the melodious sounds, no talent required!

  • Item #: 000203
    ISBN: 9781892427304
    Retail: $74.95
    Rainbow Price: $53.95

    The beautiful 600+ page full-color, hardcover Mystery of History Volume IV text includes readable (story-based) text and plentiful illustrative information (maps, charts, art reproductions, and lots of photos). The flow of the last three centuries is traced through countries/peoples; through classical music and art; through notable people; through developing ideologies; through struggling/oppressed people groups; and through industrial/scientific developments. Utilizing the same 28 week, three lessons per week format as Volume 3, Volume 4 is primarily the Reader (text) with an online access code to download the accompanying Companion Guide. The digital (PDF) Companion Guide contains files of activities, maps, study guides, reviews, and quizzes. The final chapter provides a glimpse of the Christian reasons for a Hope for Mankind. An interesting endpoint for a world history course but not surprising for a series that has maintained from the beginning that the "mystery" of history is that there is a plan for mankind.

  • Item #: 052864
    Retail: $7.50
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    Now you can whistle a happy tune with this sturdy, plastic ocarina! Based on a design found in multiple ancient civilizations, this fun instrument has seven playable notes and comes with a fingering chart. Made in the USA, and fits perfectly in a stocking too! What songs can you play? Approx. 3x6” - Laura

  • Item #: 049608
    ISBN: 9781893103313
    Retail: $9.95
    Rainbow Price: $8.75

    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 #: 030293
    Retail: $24.99
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    This bright cheery clock is shaped like a little red schoolhouse and features a carry-handle and two dials on the front so you can manually move the clock hands. Use it to teach kids how to tell time, or just for fun. A dial in the back allows you to wind up the clock and play "Grandfather's Clock." Measures 6" x 11" x 3."
  • Item #: 002967
    Retail: $9.99
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  • Item #: 002469
    ISBN: 9781942968542
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $10.95
  • Item #: 052944
    Retail: $5.00
    Rainbow Price: $4.50

    Play all kinds of silly sounds – no musical knowledge required! This 9” whistle (15.5” when fully extended) makes that classic sliding sound and is a fun toy for kids of all ages. Fits perfectly in a stocking! – Laura

  • Item #: 052465
    Retail: $4.50
    Rainbow Price: $4.25

     With these 4” kazoos, music-making is a easy as humming a tune. The classic feel of
    these metal kazoos brings back fond memories of marching around the house with younger siblings in tow and now the next generation of beginner muscians can get their start in the same way!

  • Item #: 042270
    ISBN: 9780486457376
    Retail: $5.95
    Rainbow Price: $3.47
    Simple yet beautiful songs for the beginning pianist. Each book holds 20+ songs by the featured composer organized in the approximate order of difficulty. – Melissa
  • Item #: 033872
    ISBN: 9780375824302
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.95

    Introduce your children to the orchestra through Sergei Prokofiev's classic piece Peter and the Wolf. In this musical fairy tale, each character is played by a different instrument of the orchestra. In the book, beautiful illustrations share the timeless story of how Peter and the little bird capture the wolf, this retelling offering a happier ending for that animal. The fully orchestrated CD shares the same story with a word for word narration in which Peter is played by the strings of the orchestra, the little bird by the flute, the wolf by the French horn, and the other characters by various other instruments. ~ Steph

  • Item #: 033494
    Retail: $12.00
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  • Item #: 030396
    ISBN: 9781572814486
    Retail: $6.00
    Rainbow Price: $4.95

    Like the Inventor's and Explorer's Card Games by the same manufacturer, this deck features famous men on a deck of playing cards. Thirteen famous composers are included in this deck, one on each book of cards. Featured composers are from the Classical and Romantic eras and include Beethoven, Brahms, Bach, Mozart, Handel, and more. Each composer is featured on the center of a type of card, along with a list of their most famous works and an informative sentence about him, continued from one card of that type to the next. - Jess

  • Item #: 009877
    ISBN: 9781895404739
    Retail: $16.98
    Rainbow Price: $12.95

  • Item #: 009873
    ISBN: 9781895404715
    Retail: $16.98
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  • Item #: 009856
    ISBN: 9781895404777
    Retail: $16.98
    Rainbow Price: $12.95

  • Item #: 007697
    ISBN: 9780531233733
    Retail: $7.95
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  • Item #: 007665
    ISBN: 9780516445410
    Retail: $7.95
    Rainbow Price: $5.50

  • Item #: 006986
    Retail: $60.00
    Rainbow Price: $49.50

    Start ‘em young with this kid-size, real wood acoustic guitar from Hohner. Nylon strings are easier on young fingers than standard steel strings, and the geared tuning system is the same type used on full-size guitars. 30” length is a good size for young children, and it comes with a song book and color stickers to make learning the basics a little easier.

  • Item #: 005984
    ISBN: 9781623412456
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $29.00

    Subtitled "Historical Context for the Good and Great Books" from the Institute for Excellence in Writing this collection of book titles includes writings, biographies, plays, recordings, and films to portray a history of mankind. Created in a simple spreadsheet format, the columns represent: description/time period, title of resource, author, and approximate age/ability level of student. The material is chronologically indexed using Ancients, the Middles Ages, Renaissance/Reformation and the Modern World.

    The purpose of this resource is to save parents/teachers time planning out lessons. It can be used with any homeschool approach or teaching style. Use this guide to organize your history and literature studies from elementary to high school. Add a date to when your student completed a resource, and you can then transfer that to a transcript. Updated in 2016, this resource now includes instructions and samples for reader-response journaling as well. Literature for the Ancient period (5000 BC-400 AD) includes: Streams of Civilization, Book of Virtues, Adam and His Kin, Great Pyramid, Epic of Gilgamesh, D'Aulaire's Book of Myths, and many more. Some examples from the Middle Ages (400 AD-1450) are: Tales from Shakespeare, Story of the World Volume 2, Famous Men of the Middle Ages, Making of a Knight, Lantern Bearers, Beowulf, and several more. Books for the Renaissance/Reformation (1450-1850) include: America's God and Country, Leonardo DaVinci, Kite Fighters, Luther the Leader, Tempest, Under God, Along Came Galileo, Leviathan, and many others. Some selections for the Modern World (1850-present) are: Big Sky, David Copperfield, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Little Women, Old Yeller, Moccasin Trail, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Winston Churchill, Dracula, Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Hobbit and more.

    Each page has a quote from a resource and many of these have Christian content, mentioning God, the church, Christ, faith, God's sovereignty and mercy, and prevailing with God's help. 92 pgs, pb, spiral-bound. ~Sara

  • Item #: 004046
    ISBN: 9781576361610
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $10.95

    By Penny Gardner, author of Charlotte Mason Study Guide, this book is an excellent introduction to the recorder. Created for children, and non-musically-inclined adults, Penny presents the nine-note recorder method in an easy to learn, step-by-step approach. In the front of the book are the finger positions, instruction on how to read music, and tips for playing the recorder comfortably. To start with, only the three notes B, A, and G are introduced, along with thirteen songs to practice on before the next notes are brought into play. From there, you proceed to learn the rest of the notes, while practicing various songs along the way. In all, students learn 147 songs and over 50 duets and rounds, with a mix of children's songs, folk songs, early music, classics, Native American music, multicultural pieces, and Christmas songs. As an added bonus, the back cover pops into a stand, so you can easily display the music. - Stephanie

  • Item #: 003360
    ISBN: 9780064408677
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.95

    Sam Beaver is a young boy who loves nature, and unlike most little boys, has a deep respect for it. Although he lives in Montana, Sam is camping in Canada. He discovers a pair of trumpet swans building a nest on a lake. He observes them carefully, and comes to visit after their eggs have hatched. Trumpet swans may be the most glorious breed of birds. Besides being marvelously beautiful, they also have the ability to trumpet joyously. Well, all of them except for Louis. When the father swan brings over his children to show off to Sam, all of them give him a polite beep, except for Louis, who can't beep or make any other sound and instead just tugs on Sam's shoelace. When fall comes, the family flies south to Montana. Here Louis decides that he must learn to read and write so he can better communicate. He finds Sam and begins attending school with him. Louis falls in love with a beautiful swan named Serena, but not even his education compensates for his inability to trumpet his love. Then his father finds him a real brass trumpet. Will Louis be able to use the musical instrument to win Serena's love? 272 pgs, pb. By E.B. White; illustrated by Fred Marcellino.

  • Item #: 024106
    ISBN: 9781580895279
    Retail: $16.95
    Rainbow Price: $11.95

    "Papa" Haydn is the composer and music director for Prince Nicholas, and it isn't an easy job. He has to keep all of the musicians in line and well practiced, repair any broken musical instruments, and constantly write new music to entertain the prince and his many various guests. When the prince goes to his summer home in Esterhaza, Haydn and all of the royal musicians must leave their families behind and diligently follow the prince. As the summer drags on, the musicians are homesick for their families. They complain to Haydn that their families should be allowed to come to Esterhaza. Haydn in turn talks to the prince, who becomes very angry at the impertinence of his subjects. There is nothing to do but wait until the summer is over. When summer ends and they are still in Esterhaza during the chill of November, Haydn knows it is time for a great deal of cleverness. When it comes time for the orchestra to play Haydn's newest symphony, will they be able to convey their feelings to the prince? This book features well-written text and large colorful pictures. - Melissa

  • Item #: 023532
    ISBN: 9781579121488
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.95

    This book brings the culture and beauty of orchestra music to children by sharing the history of the art, describing the instruments involved, giving fun facts about different composers and music, and providing samples of the music on the accompanying CD. Orchestra Bob, a cartoon gentleman, is the guide through the book. The first half of the book tells about the different composers of orchestra music, and the second half describes the physical layout of an orchestra and the different instruments involved. The first half is broken into the Baroque, Classical Music, Romantic, and Modern Eras, highlighting famous composers from each time period. The book describes how this music became part of and affected each era and shows how each composer affected orchestra music. Orchestra Bob points out when to play certain tracks on the accompanying CD, which give famous samples of many of the composers' works. The book does a good job of highlighting the importance of each composer, but it does not give a thorough biography of each life, more of a general description of the way they affected the art and a list of their greatest works. Colorful text boxes, fun cartoon illustrations, and famous quotes make the book interesting and fun to read, and the music from the CD lets children connect the composers with their creations. The second half of the book covers the instruments themselves and is broken down into string, woodwind, brass, and percussion sections, as well as keyboard instruments. Readers see an illustration of an orchestra and then go on to learn about the specific instruments involved. The book explains how each instrument is played, points out special features, and gives some details of each instrument's history and development. In this section, Orchestra Bob instructs readers to listen to special tracks on the CD which provide examples of the music made from featured instruments in actual works from different composers. He also points out how to listen for the different instruments that have been discussed. This section is as colorful and fun as the first, with actual photographs of each instrument covered. An index of composers and musical terms is included, as well as a list of the 41 musical selections on the CD (over an hour of music). It provides a great way to listen to the music of the orchestra while simultaneously learning about the history, instruments, and composers. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 022722
    ISBN: 9780060278144
    Retail: $19.99
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    This lovely edition of E.T.A. Hoffman’s classic holiday take has been adapted by Janet Schulman and is accompanied by gorgeous illustrations by Renée Graef. The hardcover storybook is perfect for Christmas bedtime stories, and there’s even an audiobook CD included featuring a narration by Claire Bloom and music from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker ballet, perfect for those car trips over the river and through the woods. 34 pages.

  • Item #: 020850
    ISBN: 9781600510397
    Retail: $15.95
    Rainbow Price: $13.95

     

      Accompany your Latin courses, or even a holiday dinner, with 13 Christmas songs sung in Latin (well, 2 are instrumentals.) Some of the songs are 1,500 years old! Songs include: Hodie Christus Natus Est, Veni Veni Emmanuel, Puer Natus in Bethlehem, Resonet in Laudibus, Jesu Redemptor Omnium, Corde Natus ex Parentis, What Child is This? (instrumental), Creator Alme Siderum, Adeste Fideles, In Dulci Jubilo, Flos de Radice Jesse, and Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (instrumental.) A lovely female voice is accompanied by a harp, keyboard, violin, psaltery and sometimes other voices. The result is calm and soothing. You could certainly have this playing in the background and have a conversation. An insert includes the lyrics in Latin and English. From Classical Academic Press, ~ Sara

  • Item #: 016653
    ISBN: 9781575835723
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.75

    This enjoyable CD pack provides hours of fun listening. Set includes three CDs, which together includes 102 full-length songs that should be part of every childhood. Examples include The ABC Song, B-I-N-G-O, John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt, If You're Happy and You Know It, The Wheels on the Bus, Yankee Doodle, Hickory Dickory Dock, and more. Classic and newer songs are included in the set, and the music is lively and cheerful. Background music usually includes guitar, with some piano and other instruments, and lyrics are sung by young children in an animated yet professional way. Perfect for sing-alongs in the car or at home. As an added bonus, lyrics are included in .pdf format on the CD, and one CD includes a printable 48-page activity book too! ~ Rachel