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  • Item #: 035465
    ISBN: 9781569766040
    Retail: $16.95
    Rainbow Price: $12.95

    As a kid I would always take apart my toys that stopped working. Unfortunately, I never learned much and these parts eventually made it to the back of my shelf. Having had this manual, subtitled Salvage and Reuse Motors, Gears and Switches from Your Old Electronics, I would have understood exactly what made up those toys and household items and even been able to repurpose them. Even as a current tech junkie, this book showed me a good deal about the inner workings of common household items. The pictures, though black and white are great and annotated with helpful details, taking you fairly step-by-step. The book describes over 50 common electrical appliances and tools (such as an electric drill, a Walkman, typewriter, laptop screen, a hairdryer, a VCR and guitar), the tools you’ll need to disassemble them, the steps to take and the treasure you’ll find within. Also included are proper disposal issues for the non-treasures. Take these inner components and use them to build all sorts of useful projects. Who wouldn’t want to turn their old electric toothbrush into a working submarine model, for example? With 224 softcover pages, you’re bound to stay busy learning about and collecting the inner treasures of our most common electronics. ~ Steve

  • Item #: 032374
    Retail: $19.95
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  • Item #: 023874
    ISBN: 9780947183226
    Retail: $9.95
    Rainbow Price: $8.95
  • 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

  • Item #: 016544
    Retail: $11.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.39

  • Item #: 010994
    ISBN: 9780967174907
    Retail: $24.95
    Rainbow Price: $24.75

    I met the author of this book at a home school convention and explained that I had tried and failed several times to learn to play the guitar. He showed me this book, which claims to teach you how to play over 30 worship songs on the guitar in just 12 weeks. The book starts with the basics: how to hold the guitar, how to position your hands, which strings are which and how to tune them. It then presents three basic (and easy) chords and launches you into an easy arrangement of Amazing Grace. It is exciting to quickly be able to strum a familiar tune that you and your family can sing along with. The book continues to present a couple of new chords every lesson (week) with several more songs that can then be added to your repertoire when those chords are mastered. This book is also nicely sprinkled with Bible verses and quotes from Godly people. On 3 -...A-maz-ing grace, how sweet... ~ Jerry

  • Item #: 009138
    ISBN: 9780739054178
    Retail: $12.95
    Rainbow Price: $10.50
  • Item #: 067022
    Retail: $79.99
    Rainbow Price: $69.75

    863 pcs. 100 unique building ideas: Ambulance, Guitar, Space Shuttle. Storage bin dividers included.

  • Item #: 066716
    Retail: $20.00
    Rainbow Price: $18.00

     These PLAN toys are sustainably made toys using water-based dyes, non-formaldehyde glue, real wood and recycled materials. They are also sturdy, cleverly designed and adorable! Any fan of imaginative, unplugged play will love this little camping play set which includes a fabric tent, human camper, campfire w/kettle, backpack, tree, lamp, mug, guitar and a fishing pole.

  • Item #: 065059
    ISBN: 9780544824386
    Retail: $35.00
    Rainbow Price: $24.95

    Diving into the world of technology, David Macaulay brings you into the 21st century with its new inventions and discoveries. Divided into five parts, this 400-page book covers the mechanics of movement, harnessing the elements, working with waves, electricity & automation, and the Digital Domain. With humorous graphics and concise information, he takes the fear and intimidation out of what you don't understand and makes it approachable for a variety of ages. Learn about the technology of today, such as 3D printers, body scanners, satellite navigation, and much more. Follow the wooly Mammoth through the workings of all types of machines! ~ Donna

  • Item #: 064646
    ISBN: 9781849943093
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $10.95

    This unassuming book packs enough info for a detailed children's music class! Subjects range from Music Appreciation topics such as types of instruments, ensembles, and genres all the way to Music Theory topics like reading music and playing basic instruments like the recorder, piano, and guitar. The straightforward presentation is accompanied by illustrations to help demonstrate what the text is saying, and although the text is simple enough for a child to read, the book is pretty text heavy so a parent may want to help get a child started. While the book is not structured to be a curriculum, I'm impressed at how much music education could be obtained by a thorough reading of this book. 127 hardcover pages. Laura

  • Item #: 063950
    ISBN: 9781470632038
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $19.95
  • Item #: 063949
    ISBN: 9781470625931
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $15.95
  • Item #: 063948
    ISBN: 9781470623852
    Retail: $15.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.95
  • Item #: 063947
    ISBN: 9781470624040
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $15.95
  • Item #: 063946
    ISBN: 9781470623845
    Retail: $15.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.95
  • Item #: 063568
    Retail: $20.00
    Rainbow Price: $15.75

    This is perfect for lap harps! While the beauty of Music Maker Harps is that anyone can play them – regardless of musical talent or any knowledge of notes or reading music. Which is why I wanted to get one for my kids, but then I opened the box and it wasn't tuned, and I didn't have the ear to tune it! Which left my options at playing horribly off key, finding a musical friend that could tune it, or leaving it in the box! In the box sat our harp, with the kids wanting to know when they could play it and me not knowing what to do. Until I found the E-Z Tuner! Simply clip the tuner on the end of the harp, turn on the digital display, and play a note on the first string (a tuning sheet is included with the harp showing what note each string should be). The tuner displays what note was played, simply use the tuning tool (included with the harp) to tighten or loosen the strings until the optimal note is achieved. Now our harp plays beautiful music (on key!) and the kids are happy, too! ~ Megan

    (Can be used for Lap Harps and other stringed instruments: guitars, ukeleles, etc.)

  • Item #: 062799
    ISBN: 9781628737745
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $10.95

    These are not your little brother's projects! Based upon a collection of projects compiled from the editors of Popular Mechanics in the early 1900s, these projects are for the serious craftsman. At a time when precision and labor were of utmost importance, the authors of this text have taken care to provide step-by-step instructions and detailed black and white illustrations. Provide the boys and men in your life with the methods and techniques to create a quality, handcrafted piece. Projects include: a guitar, catapult, miniature volcano, telescope, phonograph, hammock, aquarium, canoe, a variety of animal traps, sleds, igloos, optical illusions, 'old time magic,' and much more. A treasured resource for multigenerational learning for the men in your family and a delightful way to preserve a time in history when precision and care were integral to our way of life. 187 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 062688
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.95
  • Item #: 061915
    ISBN: 9780978704872
    Retail: $24.95
    Rainbow Price: $13.07

    If you’re looking for a guitar curriculum that focuses on learning to read sheet music rather than focusing on chords, this is the approach for you. This guitar book instructs in the classical approach. Start out with the very basics of the instrument ad how to hold and tune the guitar. Then the 16 lessons utilize a combination of scale and warm up exercises, and a combination of folk, classical and sacred music to learn how to read sheet music. 70 spiral bound pages. – Laura

  • Item #: 061882
    ISBN: 9781741854763
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.92
  • Item #: 061881
    ISBN: 9781741854770
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.95
  • Item #: 060681
    ISBN: 9780739096253
    Retail: $16.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.95

    Let’s face it: the songs in instrument-learning books, while valuable, are not very fun to play. What IS fun to play is a song that everyone knows and can play or sing along to. That’s where this book comes in! If your student wishes to learn some songs that are a little more fun or wants to take a step towards “real” songs after some of their lesson books, these are the perfect fit. For each song, there are tabs (a notation method that shows which fret to play on which string: highly popular for learning to play more popular songs), chords, and even sheet music for your more classically trained student. Your student will be able to play old standards like The Farmer in the Dell, Jesus Loves Me, The Bear Went Over the Mountain, and 56 other songs. In addition, we also carry the guitar version of this book (#060680), so if one child plays the guitar and one plays ukulele, they will be able to play duets together, making for some great family fun and bonding time! Parents, the music for the song Ninety-Nine Bottles of Beer is included, so you may want to do a little creative editing and change the lyrics to “pop” before handing the book over to your child. Includes a chord dictionary for quick reference. 83 softcover pages. – Laura

  • Item #: 060680
    ISBN: 9780739096246
    Retail: $16.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.17

    Let’s face it: the songs in instrument-learning books, while valuable, are not always very fun to play. What IS fun to play is a song that everyone knows and can play or sing along to. That’s where this book comes in! If your student desires learning some songs that are a little more fun or wants to take a step towards “real” songs after some of their lesson books, these are the perfect fit. For each song, there are tabs (a notation method that shows which fret to play on which string: highly popular for learning to play more popular songs), chords, and even sheet music for your more classically trained student. Your student will be able to play old standards like The Farmer in the Dell, Jesus Loves Me, The Bear Went Over the Mountain, and 56 other songs. In addition, we also carry the ukulele version of this book (#060681), so if one child plays the guitar and one plays ukulele, they will be able to play duets together, making for some great family fun and bonding time! Parents, the music for the song Ninety-Nine Bottles of Beer is included, so you may want to do a little creative editing and change the lyrics to “pop” before handing the book over to your child. Includes a chord dictionary for quick reference. 83 softcover pages. – Laura

  • Item #: 060675
    ISBN: 9781470616908
    Retail: $20.99
    Rainbow Price: $15.08

    Playing music together as a family sounds quite lovely, but what if you don’t even play an instrument? Not a problem with this simple guitar book! This book is formatted with a child’s lesson on the right hand page and a parent’s guide on the left hand page. Think of it as a teacher’s manual and student book all in one. The best part? This book assumes that you, the parent, have no prior musical knowledge – only the ability to read and relay information. It also comes with handy teaching tips and practice suggestions so you can help your child develop good playing habits without even knowing them yourself. While you’re at it, you might as well learn alongside your child!

    In terms of structure, this series takes a slightly different approach than other Alfred books, starting with chords and moving into notes on the strings rather than the opposite. All in all, the amount of information learned appears to be the same at each book level. Included is a CD to play along with for extra practice. 80-90 softcover pages. – Laura

  • Item #: 060674
    ISBN: 9780739095416
    Retail: $20.99
    Rainbow Price: $16.75

    Playing music together as a family sounds quite lovely, but what if you don’t even play an instrument? Not a problem with this simple guitar book! This book is formatted with a child’s lesson on the right hand page and a parent’s guide on the left hand page. Think of it as a teacher’s manual and student book all in one. The best part? This book assumes that you, the parent, have no prior musical knowledge – only the ability to read and relay information. It also comes with handy teaching tips and practice suggestions so you can help your child develop good playing habits without even knowing them yourself. While you’re at it, you might as well learn alongside your child!

    In terms of structure, this series takes a slightly different approach than other Alfred books, starting with chords and moving into notes on the strings rather than the opposite. All in all, the amount of information learned appears to be the same at each book level. Included is a CD to play along with for extra practice. 80-90 softcover pages. – Laura

  • Item #: 060673
    ISBN: 9780739081020
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $15.95
  • Item #: 060672
    ISBN: 9780739079140
    Retail: $15.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.95

    If you’re looking for a detailed yet simple way to learn to play guitar (even if you know nothing about the instrument), the Alfred’s Self-Teaching Basic course is an excellent choice. Start with basics such as how to hold a guitar and tuning. It starts with foundational knowledge of notes so students learn what notes their playing rather than only “first string, second fret, etc.,” resulting in a more complete music education. The book teaches chords as well, allowing for more modern accompaniment-style playing but puts an emphasis on both chords and individual notes as the book progresses.

    Maybe you’re a “learn by hearing” type of person. Don’t worry! An included CD has all of the teaching tracks which accompany the book. Chord names are also included with each song so that a parent, friend, or older sibling can accompany the student as the piece is played. This was something that my brothers and I did frequently when one of us learned a new instrument!

    The back of this book includes a chord chart, providing a great resource for helping you learn songs you already love. There is also a good amount of information about how to play with other musicians, joining a band, preparing for shows, and general information about being a “real” guitar player which I found to be very beneficial.

    The difference between this book and the Alfred’s Basic Guitar Method (060662) is quite simple. The Basic Guitar Method has a more streamlined approach, featuring only music, charts and photos. This book is far more text heavy with lots of information to read about each step, appealing to an older student, someone who learns better when reading or someone who needs more information. Both use the same music and cover the exact same elements of music. So if you decide to switch from one to the other part of the way through the book, you’ll know exactly where to pick up. The only other difference is that this book comes with a tangible CD. In addition, the Self-Teaching Course is available with or without an instructional DVD. The DVD provides video instruction and demonstration of all lessons. 127 softcover pages – Laura

  • Item #: 060663
    ISBN: 9781470617622
    Retail: $15.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.95

    Enjoy 17 classical hymns, arranged for even your littlest guitarists. This book aligns with the Alfred Kids Guitar Course books 1&2, relying more on plucking out individual notes rather than chords. However, the arrangements do include are a few chords. Learn traditional hymns like Amazing Grace and Onward Christian Soldiers and more traditional choruses like God is so Good and This Little Light of Mine. Comes with a CD so you can practice and play along. 32 softcover pages. – Laura

  • Item #: 060662
    ISBN: 9781470626235
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.25

    If you’re looking for a book to teach your child guitar or for self-directed learning, the Alfred’s Basic course is an excellent choice. Although revised and updated, this learning method has been used since the 60s. This book assumes the guitarist knows nothing about the instrument, starting with basics such as how to hold a guitar and tuning. It starts with foundational knowledge of notes so students learn what notes their playing rather than only “first string, second fret, etc.” This soon transitions into chords as well, allowing for more modern accompaniment-style playing but puts an emphasis on both chords and individual notes as the book progresses.

    Maybe you’re a learn-by-hearing type of person. Don’t worry! There is now an included code for a free download of the teaching tracks which accompany the book. Chord names are also included with each song so that a parent, friend, or older sibling can accompany the student as each piece is played (this was something that my brothers and I did frequently when one of us learned a new instrument!).

    The difference between this book and the Alfred’s Self-Teaching Basic Guitar Course (#060672) is quite simple. This book has a more streamlined approach, featuring only music, charts and photos. The Self-Teaching book is far more text heavy with lots of information to read about each step, appealing to an older student, someone who learns better when reading or someone who needs more information than is available in the Basic Guitar Method book. Both use the same music (so if you decide to switch from one to the other part of the way through the book, you’ll know exactly where to pick up) and cover the exact same elements of music. In addition, the Self-Teaching book comes with a tangible CD instead of a download. 64 softcover pages – Laura