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  • Item #: 011250
    ISBN: 9780794533663
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    Exactly the same as the above in content, but less than half the size at 5 5/8" x 7".

  • Item #: 011249
    ISBN: 9780794534660
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    Share the Greek Myths with your children. This hardcover book contains over 15 stories, including the Adventures of Odysseus, Jason and the Golden Fleece, the Many Tasks of Heracles, and Theseus and the Minotaur. The pages are all colored, with bright borders, and many of the pages are further illustrated with pictures from the myth. All in all, this beautiful book will draw young children - and older kids - into the Greek Myths. 128 pages. - Melissa
  • Item #: 043855
    ISBN: 9780794532376
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       Exciting stories, loved for generations, written for young readers surrounded by glorious, full-color, detailed illustrations and packaged in a small-hand-sized (6” x 8”) padded hardback. An excellent introduction to the classic myths featuring well-written text and comfortable spacing on quality paper. Includes Wooden Horse, Minotaur, Bellerophon and Pegasus, Twelve Tasks of Heracles, Perseus and the Gorgon, and the Odyssey. Includes a guide to the gods, Roman names for the Greek gods, a map of ancient Greece, and Quicklinks which include an online pronunciation guide to the Greek names as well as other informational websites. 350 pgs. hb  ~ Janice

  • Item #: 041643
    ISBN: 9781590171257
    Retail: $29.95
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    In the same style as D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths, this beautifully illustrated book brings the Norse myths to life for young readers. Thirty-one chapters tell the stories of the first gods and giants, the creation of the world, the creation of man, Yggdrasil the world tree, Asgard and the Aesir gods, the gods and goddesses, the Valkyries and Valhalla, Regnarokk (the end of the gods), and the new world. In true D'Aulaire style the stories are lavishly illustrated, with many full-page illustrations. A reader's guide can be found at the end of the book, which is a combination glossary/pronunciation guide/index. If you enjoyed D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths, you are sure to find this collection – with all its lesser-known stories – a real treasure! 160 pgs, hc. – Jess

  • Item #: 021473
    ISBN: 9780486288598
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    This collection of stories includes a variety of popular Greek tales and myths, retold for young audiences by Bob Blaisdell. With easy-to-read print and six full-page illustrations, this is a great way to introduce the writings of Homer, Hesiod, Sophocles, Aeschylus, and more to young students. Six main stories recount tales of the ancient gods and titans, Hercules, the Argonauts, the Trojan War, the wanderings of Odysseus, and various other heroes and monsters. 88 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 014750
    ISBN: 9780753471722
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    Open up this very kid-friendly introduction to characters from Greek, Roman, Norse and Egyptian mythology. The illustrations are simple and quirky (not scary) and the language is a hoot! Each section is written in the “voice” of the particular god or goddess, each one getting a page or two. The book also clearly states who is connected to whom and how so, something I always found hard to remember about mythology. This is meant to be read by the student first hand and although officially designated for middle-schoolers, I think a 3rd or 4th grader could read it just fine. A glossary in the back will help with vocabulary words and there is a small folded poster in the back. If you have the other Basher books, you will definitely want this one for your reading collection. 7" x 7”, 128 pp, sc. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 010992
    ISBN: 9781933339009
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    In the quest to cover a little of everything from a particular time period AND present it at a level that a younger child can understand, most elementary history texts are, well, probably just a bit lacking in the exciting and shall we say “interesting” department. At least, I found it as such when I was much younger, although it led me to do a lot of self-reading to complete the picture in the areas that interested me. Susan Wise Bauer attempts to remedy this difficulty in presenting a chronological history to the younger set using a classical approach to history. The Story of the World is structured around a text and a curriculum guide/activity book that serve as a springboard for your futher history explorations. The readings in the text provide a background of the time period covered, augmented by the use of the guide, which contains review questions, suggestions for supplemental readings, appropriate literature selections, and also map activities, coloring pages, as well as an abundance of projects that span history, art, and science that are sure to excite the student.

    The text itself serves as the starting point and backbone of each unit. Each chapter covers a particular time period, and is placed in chronological order. For example, in Volume One: Ancient Times, Chapter One begins with “The Earliest People” followed by chapters detailing periods of Egyptian, Sumarian, Jewish, Babylonian, Assyrian, Indian, Chinese, African, Egyptian, Phoenician, Greek, Persian, Native American, Roman, Christian, Celt, and Barbarian history. The book goes in strictly chronological order, so one time period of a civilization will be covered, and then a different civilization may be covered, returning to another era of the first civilization later, to encompass a significant historical event of that civilization. Each chapter is further split into smaller, more bite-sized amounts that lend themselves well to a younger attention span. The chapters are presented at a level they will understand, but at the same time, find fairly absorbing. History is presented in more of a story-type format that they will appreciate, and the author emphasizes that the book is not intended to give a complete overview of the time period, but rather to give the student a chronological order of major events and an appreciation and understanding of different cultures while presenting it in a way that will foster an enthusiasm and enjoyment of the subject matter. For example, while not every ruler of a civilization may be named, along with major accomplishments, an overview of the period highlighting important events and rulers, along with details of how the people in the civilizations lived comprise the short chapters. Mythical stories as well as historical fiction-type passages about young children from different cultures are woven into the narrative to stimulate further interest. These almost story-type chapters are meant to be read aloud to younger children, or those with reading difficulty, while good readers and older children can read or take turns reading the chapters aloud.

    When a chapter has been completely read, you and the students then turn to the curriculum manual/actvitiy guide. At the beginning of each chapter in the guide, corresponding page references are given from four recommended supplements Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, The Kingfisher Illustrated History of the World, The Usborne Book of World History, and the Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of World History. These selections further flesh out the history lessons, particularly for those periods or civilizations where less supplemental reading is available. When all the chapter reading has been accomplished, the next order of business are the reading comprehension-type review questions for each chapter section. Following the questions, the student is asked to summarize the chapter in a few sentences. The author again stresses that important facts be included in this narrative, but not necessarily every single one. A few sample narrations are also supplied for each section. The student’s narrative is then written, illustrated with his/her favorite part of the lesson. The narratives can be collected and put into a loose-leaf binder, to create the student’s own world history. After these activities have been completed, a list of readings chosen to supplement and complement the history lesson are supplied, as well as a following list of corresponding literature suggestions to further flesh out the lesson, with books telling stories from that era. Author, publisher, copyright date, and a sentence summary of each book are given for ease in locating the book.

    Now for some real hands-on work! The activities commence with “Map Work,” where a map of the appropriate area is supplied, and the student identifies and marks pertinent areas, routes, and features. The geography section is normally followed by a coloring page, highlighting some aspect of the history lesson, or some other word activity. Finally, the chapter closes with a selection of projects to do to really “get into” the featured civilization or time period. These may be arts, crafts, writing, or science projects, or just fun supplemental activities. Most require only common household supplies and art supplies such as paints & paintbrushes, boxes, newspaper and waxed paper, self-drying clay, etc. Several projects are provided for each chapter, covering a wide range of activities. These could include anything from building your own hut to making your own cunieform tablets, mummifying a chicken, brick-making, baking an African or Greek feast, purple dye, an erupting volcano, an olympic wreath, a Native American sand painting, a Roman chariot, making paper, and LOTS more. When you’ve covered the chapter content as much as is desired, move on.

    While the breadth of activities and readings may seem overwhelming or time-consuming, keep in mind that not every suggested book needs to be read, and not every single project needs to be completed. (But Mom, can’t we embalm the chicken today?) Spend as much time in an era as suits the students, pacing yourself to cover everything that is of interest. The structure of the curriculum makes it especially easy and enjoyable to use with several children in this age range, although I’m sure the older kids would love to get into it too!

    Volume One was revised in 2006 and now features more illustrations, maps, several timelines and additional parent/teacher notes. The text is paperback, and the Curriculum Guide/Activity Book is a bound paperback. - Jess

  • Item #: 063871
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      Based on an ancient Greek memory technique, this game teaches players how to visualize and organize information for better recall. Players create silly stories to help them remember in which room of the memory palace game board they place face-down animal tokens (e.g the smiling shark brushed his teeth in the bathroom). Everyone works as a team to go back through the board and use the memory palace technique to name each token before turning them over. If players forget about the memory monster tokens and reveal them by mistake, then the game starts over. 2-4 players, 15 minutes

    CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs.       

  • Item #: 013786
    ISBN: 9780440406945
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    Newly expanded edition includes an exclusive behind the scenes look at the book's creation, a biography of the life and work of Ingri and Edgar D'Aulaire, sketches from the authors' personal notebooks and photos from their family album.

    Golden fleece, titans, and muses, oh my! This is a very thorough collection of ancient Greek myths accompanied by artful pencil drawings in color and black and white.

    Starting with Gaea and Uranus (Earth and sky), stories are chronological to the Titans, Zeus and his descendants. Supporting characters are also given their due. Children will read about Hera, Hades, Persephone, Pandora, Centaurs, Orpheus, the Gorgon, King Midas, Oedipus, and more.

    The tales are written for children to understand. Add this book to a unit study of ancient Greece, the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Mediterranean region, or even as a study of ancient religions. Compare their beliefs with modern ones. ~Sara

  • Item #: 029527
    ISBN: 9781579128678
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    This colorful book breaks down the confusing world of Greek mythology into understandable stories for children with easily understandable language. There are lists and explanations of all the gods and goddesses as well as the Titans and Olympians. Also included are stories involving many of these characters that make up the family dynamic and reasons for the contemptuous relationships among them. Some of the myths and illustrations contain violent occurrences but because of the type of illustrations, nothing is gory. A pocket in the front of the book contains a Greek mythology family tree poster, stickers, and temporary tattoos of Greek characters. An index and pronunciation of Greek names are in the back of the book. ~ Alissa

  • Item #: 024817
    ISBN: 9780991367863
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  • Item #: 074012
    ISBN: 9781893103771
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    New, full-color study guide for Grades 5-8 includes 98 lessons from ancient Mesopotamia to the rise of Rome and early Christianity. Study Guide utilizes these literature resources:

  • Item #: 070348
    ISBN: 9781615386413
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     Designed to meet the needs of families transitioning to Memoria Press from other educational pathways, this curriculum manual incorporates the first half of D'Aulaire’s Greek Myths, Latina Christiana, States & Capitals, Christian Studies I, and English Grammar Recitation I which are started in grade 3 and completed in grade 4. While the pacing may be faster than your current program, families may find it helpful to start grade 4 earlier than your other children to ease the transition or allow two weeks to complete the 1-2 weeks of assignments. Allowing an extra week is only temporary to help the student transition, with the goal of following the schedule as written as quickly as possible. pb. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 069088
    ISBN: 9781619304505
    Retail: $14.95
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    If you want to add in some Greek myths without spending a ton of your school year on it, this book will do the trick. Students are introduced to many of the characters, places and stories and then given a crafty project to reinforce what they read. It is not time consuming and you could easily do the activities using household items (aluminum foil, poster board, even cookie dough!) The text is easy to read and does a nice job of making those difficult names memorable. Colorful cartoons add a graphic element to every page. You get a peek at history, geography, art and technology of the Ancient Greeks in 85pp! ~ Sara

  • Item #: 067463
    ISBN: 9780986189920
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    The Teacher’s Edition contains the student worksheets (with answers filled in),  plus two valuable appendices. One is a collection of literature and vocabulary games that will appeal to all learning styles. These can be incorporated into any book’s study. The other is a set of Supplemental Worksheets that can be used as assessments or for extra credit activities. Most are graphic organizers and focus on literary elements.

  • Item #: 067462
    ISBN: 9780980030297
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      The Student Workbook is composed of the reproducible (for families only) student worksheets

  • Item #: 067082
    ISBN: 9780803741188
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    Following the travels of Jason and the Argonauts to find the mythical Golden Fleece, this beautifully-illustrated book captures the (abbreviated) story from start to finish. The text is abridged and sanitized in some parts to accommodate a younger audience, but all key elements remain, allowing even hesitant readers to become enraptured by the story. In addition, important Greek gods, mythical creatures, and other tidbits are presented on each page, helping kids learn a little bit more about Greek life and culture along the way! 44 pgs, hc. ~ Stephen

  • Item #: 061892
    ISBN: 9781843178804
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      Subtitled, Ancient Knowledge for Modern Minds. According to this author, if you wish to understand the basis of much of western culture, you must have some study of Greek and Roman societies. Their language, history, literature, philosophy, architecture, science and technology have greatly shaped and influenced much of our society. This book, written in a clever, personable tone, explains key aspects of each of these areas in understandable ways. The author distills and contrasts the Greek and Latin cultures. The language chapter, for examples contains several charts to help in explanation. A brief bibliography and index are included. Great for review or as a solid introduction to the classics. 4” x 7 1/4”, 192 pp, hc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 059440
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    Sculpture: Text 187pp &29 chapters. Topics include: Egyptian sphinxes, Assyrian cherubs, athletic looking Greeks (blurred for modesty,) natural human poses, miniatures, medals, busts, carved columns, reliefs, gargoyles, doors/gates, churches, animals, tombs, myths, Gods, heroes, symbolism, American Presidents, memorials & modern sculptures. Lesson manual has 54 activities such as creating a composite animal from salt dough, and cutting out silhouettes of family members. Art card folio has 25 images including the Colossi of Memnon, a bust of Emperor Hadrian, an ivory tablet from Syria, the Pieta by Michelangelo, Statue of Liberty and Winged Victory.

  • Item #: 059339
    ISBN: 9781481420860
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    Learn about the Trojan horse and how it helped win a war! Complete with colorful illustrations, this Ready to Read Level 2 reader is 30 softcover pages. – Laura

  • Item #: 059270
    ISBN: 9781426314988
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  • Item #: 051196
    ISBN: 9781937494049
    Retail: $21.95
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    Freewriting is when you let a student write about a topic (either of their choosing or a prompt) without having to think about sentence structure, spelling, punctuation and other such finicky details. The idea is to get them writing! It sounds simple, right? This format still can make a reluctant writer nervous though. I would call this a book of guided freewriting which sounds counter-intuitive, but it works! Each of the 10 writing exercises begins with a few short paragraphs for the student to read. The topics in this book are all from ancient Greece: some are about people, others are myths and tales. You are then given a writing suggestion related in some way to what you just read. These are pretty short and open-ended. The actual "assignment" includes bullet points that you should have in your writing. These are pointed questions about the task you were given, dialogue prompts, and then the writer is told to incorporate their 5 senses into their writing. You are supposed to set a timer for 15 minutes and write! Space is provided in this workbook, but there are no lines (perhaps part of the "free" writing). I would write on other paper so I could see the assignment page, rather than flip back and forth. This style of writing can be a stress reliever for a middle or high school age student who is either reluctant to write at all or a student who is a perfectionist. It could really help that kiddo to let their ideas flow! I liked the themes and found them to be things most older kids would have thoughts about, even if they had never heard the stories before. The 10 lessons could be done once a week for a quarter or even daily for 2 weeks as an exercise in letting ideas flow before beginning more structured writing instruction. Includes Christian content. Spiral binding, 59 pp, sc. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 042101
    ISBN: 9780942389043
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    There are so many great hands-on activity books available for young children it's nice to see a resource for older ones! Rosalie and Charles Baker, founders and co-editors of Calliope magazine, have compiled this informational activity resource for students learning about ancient Greece and Rome. The five main chapters are organized in an interesting way - each focuses on Ancient Greece or Rome's struggles with a challenging competitor. Chapters include: Persia vs. Greece, Greece vs. Rome, Carthage vs. Rome, Gaul vs. Rome and Egypt vs. Rome. In this way we learn about the political and landscape of the time, great kings and military leaders, historic battles, culture, and more. Each chapter begins with a summary of the conflict, followed by short articles that focus on specific battles, people, related stories, and other cultural tidbits. After the articles, you'll find a short play related to chapter's topic, with a cast of 7-12 characters. These could be fun for reading aloud or for performing if enough participants are available. Plays are followed by projects, such as making a Greek chiton, building a model Roman camp, or hosting a Roman dinner. Please note that several projects relate to religious customs or holidays celebrated by the Greeks and the Romans, and you may wish to simply read about the custom instead of replicating it. Two puzzle pages follow, with crosswords and other worksheet activities based on vocabulary and facts from the articles. You'll find answers to these in the back of the book. Finally, you'll find a "Companion" section at the end of each chapter with ideas for additional research including comparison topics, essay and report topics, topics for debate, and suggested additional activities. Although recommended for the upper elementary and middle school grades, many of these activities would be of interest to older and younger students to do with a family or co-op. Pages may be reproduced for one classroom or family only. 184 pgs, pb. - Jess

  • Item #: 035733
    ISBN: 9781482451412
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  • Item #: 032308
    ISBN: 9780723294436
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  • Item #: 028870
    ISBN: 9781499801187
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  • Item #: 022689
    ISBN: 9780688131630
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    This book is nearly as beautiful as Psyche herself! The illustrations are dreamy and detailed as you read about the lovely Psyche and her love for Cupid. Cupid’s mother becomes envious of Psyche for her beauty and her son’s attentions. A classic tale of envy, jealousy, love, devotion and forgiveness. A beautiful addition to your library as told by M. Charlotte Craft and illustrated by K.Y. Craft. 38pp, hc. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 021219
    ISBN: 9781454908173
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    What a beautiful book! Large format (9x12") with a hard blue fabric cover and a lovely vintage image of Pegasus and Bellerophon opens up to artfully bordered ivory pages and more color illustrations. There is at least one illustration per story and they have an art-nouveau, old-fashioned charm to them. Milo Winter is the main artist. The large font is reader-friendly for children and the language used is very understandable for about a 3rd or 4th grade level reader in my opinion, though they may struggle with pronouncing the names! Myths included: Pandora & the Box of Troubles, Perseus & Medusa, King Midas & the Golden Touch, Bellerophon & Pegasus, Hyacinthus & Apollo, Theseus & the Minotaur, Philemon & Baucis, Pygmalion & Galatea, Echo & Narcissus, Labors of Hercules, Endymion's Sleep, Orpheus & Eurydice, Ceres & Proserpine, Cupid & Psyche, Juno & Halcyone, Atalanta & the Footrace and Jason & the Golden Fleece. Add this book to a unit study of ancient Greece or ancient history. Give it as a gift or add it to your home library. They would make great bedtime stories! Hc, 144pp. ~Sara

  • 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