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  • Item #: 045975
    ISBN: 9781465414229
    Retail: $19.99
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     You must see it to believe it! Lively graphics, astounding facts, and incredible statistics come together in this visually appealing book that covers hundreds of comparisons. Did you know that the largest hailstone was found in South Dakota and was three times the width of a tennis ball? Or that it is estimated that there may be 100,000 miles of blood vessels in a human body: enough to circle the world four times? This is just a sampling of the fascinating details your children will learn. Comparisons cover a range of foundational science concepts including space, earth science, weather, human biology, zoology, computers and engineering. Excellent resource to set out on a coffee table to encourage free time reading or reluctant readers. As our reviewer noted, “The only thing lacking is a couple hundred more pages of these spectacular comparisons!” 192 pgs, hc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 071088
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  • Item #: 018482
    ISBN: 9780929223186
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    A fun imaginary character based way to learning cursive

    Mrs. Letz Farmer and her daughter Laura have teamed up again to help children learn cursive - and maintain a cheerful attitude while doing it. Somewhat similar to their first book in format, this book adopts the same encouraging instruction. It begins with lowercase letters for ease, introducing different strokes that can be used to make different letters. Several appropriately named characters represent these strokes and appear on related pages to offer tips.

    Writing bible verses for cursive practice and character development

    Bible verses appear on some pages, used for practice in reading cursive and identifying letters. Random words lining the bottom of the page are used for writing practice. The book then moves into lowercase letter combinations and finally words. When students are comfortable with their lowercase letters, it's time to move on to the capitals. As the letters are introduced, students begin practicing by writing printed Bible verses in cursive, and then a cursive verse back into manuscript. Here again on these pages, there are random words included for additional writing practice for the featured letter. Any difficult letter combination connections are featured with practice lines so students become comfortable with them.

    Reinforcement of writing and grammar skills for homeschoolers

    Grammar skills and alphabetizing are also incorporated into the lessons, which is a nice extra touch. - Melissa

  • Item #: 007729
    Retail: $15.95
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    Increase your children's vocabulary without workbooks or study - learn while playing Rummy Roots! This unique card game will allow students to master 42 different Greek and Latin roots. After learning these familiar roots and practicing alphabetizing via a simple "Go Fish"-type game, players progress to 3 higher levels of play. In Level 1, players combine roots to form English words and practice dictionary skills. In level 2, dictionary skills are improved as players try to stump their opponents. Level 3 is played like Rummy using three root combinations to further expand vocabulary and comprehension. The result of all this fun? Mastering 42 Greek and Latin roots, over 190 vocabulary words learned, and the ability to at least partially decipher over 2,000 words!

  • Item #: 023927
    ISBN: 9781932786576
    Retail: $34.95
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    Written in the style of Hillyer's Child's Geography of the World, this introductory geography study incorporates lively, current text, recommendations of additional books to enjoy, narration, notebooking, and other fun activities, too! Geography of the earth is approached as if you and your children were taking a journey through and around the earth, learning everything about the Earth as a whole (individual continents and countries will be studied in upcoming volumes). Eleven chapters each focus on a geography topic, including the atmosphere, the continents, the oceans, seasons, climate, weather, the structure of Earth, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, latitude, and longitude. The author recommends spending two days on each chapter; one to snuggle up and read the text together, and the other to spend on the activities. Taking basic information like ocean currents, the rotation of the earth and plate tectonics and presenting them to children in an exciting way could have been a challenge, but the author has done a very impressive job here and has taken great pains to present the information in a personal way that children will understand and often be awed by. Occasionally the text is broken up by a "Tell the folks at home all about it!" which acts as a narration prompt. The narration jogs kids' memories about what they have read so far and helps them to remember it by describing it in their own words. To take this the next step, the author recommends that you and your child or children pretend you're on the phone while they tell you what they've "seen" in their journey. Each chapter's text ends with a "Postcard Home" which further embodies the "journey" theme. Postcard templates are found in the back of the book, or can be printed from online resources.  For each chapter, children will create their own postcard of the journey, in which they draw what they have learned on the front and describe it on the back, as if they were describing it to a recipient. Dressing up the ordinary "notebooking" as making postcards is a novel idea that will undoubtedly be a little more fun! After this point in every chapter, there is a "Reaching Out to His World" section, which ties the concepts from the text into a need that people around the world experience. Suggestions for further research and outreach are included in each one, so you can not only learn about the earth but develop a heart for helping others, too. "Further Explorations" in each chapter list books which tie in to that topic, and each book is listed with a summary and a grade range the book is most appropriate for. Two "Too-Fun-to-Resist Excursions" round out each chapter, and although they're not "required," I can understand why they call them too fun to resist! Some of the activities include mapping the location of shoes found washed up on shore (after containers of them were lost to the sea) to investigate ocean currents, making an edible earth, identifying rocks, doing an "earth dance," making volcanoes, looking for pictures in the shapes of the continents, and much more! These activities have clearly not been "tacked on" just because they are related to the chapter's topic; they are well-chosen and things that kids will definitely enjoy. An appendix at the end of the book contains the postcard templates, geography copywork and maps you will need throughout your journey. What a fun and appealing way to study world geography as a family! I just hope "Vol. 1" means that more are on the way! Jess

  • Item #: 005065
    ISBN: 9781932012958
    Retail: $22.00
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    The ideal homeschooling reference book would be many things: encouragement to begin or continue homeschooling, ideas for shaping a child’s character and strengthening his mind, practical methods of integrating homeschooling and family life, insights into different teaching and learning styles, and comments on different educational materials and suppliers. This book delves into each of these areas and uses an informal, informative and unique format. The main text is contained in a 5-inch column towards the inside of each page. A wide outside margin shows noteworthy quotes, comments on educational products, and helpful hints. Many pages include an “in our home” segment giving personal insights into various aspects of homeschooling life in the Clarkson household. You are not likely to tire of reading this book; it’s the type that you can pick up again and again and find fresh ideas and friendly encouragement.

  • Item #: 006579
    ISBN: 9780020418504
    Retail: $7.99
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  • Item #: 010601
    ISBN: 9781931397582
    Retail: $19.95
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    Revised and updated by Geography Matters, Geography Through Art combines Sharon Jeffus' artistic vision with author Jamie Aramini's writing talents. While retaining the "heart" of Teaching Geography Through Art, the revision features a snazzier, easier-to-use layout, crisper type and graphics, and many additional "extras". Instructions at the beginning of the book explain the icons and new features found throughout the book, offer instructions on keeping a geography notebook, and include art tips, techniques, teaching tips and a list of basic art materials you'll use most frequently. The book is divided by continent, with a short "world" section at the very beginning. A map, continent summary and list of facts begins each chapter, detailing basic geographical information for the continent. Then, a variety of art information and projects are provided for several major countries in the continent. As Sharon Jeffus believes in hands-on learning, so a wide variety of projects relating to that continent using many different art media are suggested. Subject matter for each continent includes architecture, animals, works of art, and cultural artifacts. With each project, you'll be learning fascinating information about the culture, and enjoy photographs, drawings, and details about artistic techniques. The instructions for each project are broken down step by step, and each project also includes a list of materials needed. Also helpful are the icons throughout the book which denote the difficulty level of projects, indicate if there is a related website available for the project (links can be found on Geography Matters' website), or denote that recipes for that country can be found in Eat Your Way Around the World, if you'd like to extend your studies to the kitchen. Additionally, you may enjoy the "Quicksketches" where students can practice their sketching on a culturally-relevant subject, the profiles of famous artists or works of art, and the "Culture Connection" notes, which draw comparisons between different cultures. If you like an artistic approach to geography, or a cultural approach to art, this book's for you!

  • Item #: 068124
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     The consumable student booklet, called a Light Unit, contains outline maps, fill-in-the-blank questions, directed blank pages for your state-specific research, pages to glue pictures, and an end of the unit test. 40 pgs.

  • Item #: 068042
    ISBN: 9781414372624
    Retail: $15.99
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      Do you desire to be your very best? Are you overwhelmed by daily tasks? Maybe your husband wakes you early, madly searching for clean socks? So focused on a to-dos list you battle finding time with God or your family? If any of these describe you, this book will challenge, equip and nourish you through focused Bible study and a 31-day, plan-filled practical homemaking suggestions. Each day provides a quick 2-3-page encouraging and reflective reading that presents a vision for becoming a gentle home-maker. Following this short read are 2 challenges: the Mary and Martha. The Mary challenge draws you into the heart of God through short Scripture readings and reflective questions. Martha Challenges may initially have more impact on those non natural-born organizers, but even “Martha’s” will discover helpful tips to open up more family time. Become the mother, wife and homemaker you were destined to become in this grace-filled book. For individual or women’s Bible study. 229 pgs, pb. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 061500
    Retail: $6.99
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    Share the love and show someone how you feel by making them a card from the heart! You get 36 large (5 x 5 x 6.5) cardstock cards in red, white and neon pink, along with 36 paper heart-shaped doilies (4 x 4) and 2 sheets of heart stickers (red and multicolored). Great option for a classroom party or your friends and family. Add this little set to your arts & craft supplies and let kids make other types of cards too! Does not include envelopes. ~Sara

  • Item #: 042133
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     Comes with a 3”round plastic frame in turquoise or magenta w/flower on top to hang from, and 9 bobbins of floss.

     

  • Item #: 033769
    ISBN: 9780802431158
    Retail: $8.99
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  • Item #: 018720
    ISBN: 9780763680862
    Retail: $7.99
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    India Opal Buloni is a lonely, 10-year old preacher's daughter who has just moved to Naomi, Florida, with her father. She doesn't have any friends yet, but she is very independent and likable. Right away she happens upon a dog in the grocery store and takes him into her home and her heart, naming him "Winn-Dixie". The dog seems to mark a turning point, and soon after the adoption she begins making friends and getting to know people. He seems to have a knack for making people like him, despite his less than attractive appearance. India makes friends, gets a job, and starts to care about all the people around her… all because of Winn-Dixie. A Newbery Honor award winner.

  • Item #: 018028
    ISBN: 9780486494104
    Retail: $4.99
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    Ever seem like all the good anatomy coloring books are for older students? Not this one! Each page in this coloring book focuses on one anatomical topic, with a mix of facts and a black-and-white drawings to color. Tidbits of information are given in little square bubbles with arrows pointing at the drawing. The drawings are detailed, but large and perfect for coloring with fine-point markers or colored pencils. For example, on the page explaining joints, a see-through drawing of a boy bending and moving features several boxes that show how pivot, elbow, and ball-and-socket joints work. Other pages focus on types of cells, types of muscles, how blood flows through the heart, the circulatory system, the lymphatic system, types of blood cells, what happens when you breathe, the digestive system and process, the brain and senses, nerve cells, and much more! A perfect complement to any elementary study of the human body! 30 pgs, pb. – Jess

  • Item #: 012264
    ISBN: 9780913063026
    Retail: $27.95
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    Originally developed as a software package, the success of this simple, phonetically-based program encouraged the publication of The Reading Lesson book. The Reading Lesson is broken into 20 lessons, intended to be done side-by-side with a parent or teacher. A correlating Reading Lesson CD-ROM is available from the publisher, which features animations, audio and simple games. However, the book can be used on its own, and at this time the book is the only component we are offering.

    Lessons introduce and use specific letters and sounds. The entire alphabet is not taught at the beginning, nor is it taught in order. Letters and sounds are introduced in groups which can be used to read the corresponding simple stories. For example, Lesson One introduces c, o, s, a and t while Lesson Two features m, d and r. Each lesson contains information for the parent or teacher, words, exercises and short stories. The pacing of the lessons will depend on the child's age, and a suggested number of pages per day is provided. The authors suggest spending no more than 15 minutes on a lesson each day, so as to not exceed the child's attention span. Each page is written to both student and teacher, with instructions in small print at the top. Where letters, words, or sentences are given, small bars underneath the letters remind the reader to focus on one sound at a time, as they point at the letter (these bars disappear towards the end of the book). Gradually (with the parent modeling) the student will start to blend the sounds and read the words. The book teaches most phonetic sounds and blends; however, there are several that might be taught specificially in another course that are designated as "sight words" in this course. Only lowercase letters are taught until the 11th lesson, when several capital letters that look similar to their lowercase counterparts are introduced ('I' is also introduced here, with an explanation on its slightly different look). Other topics, such as the suffix "-ing",and apostrophes are also introduced as they are necessary, but are not covered in a great amount of depth. The emphasis here is to give the child the skills to decode and read words, so that they will "graduate" from the book with a 2nd-grade reading level. With the straightforward presentation, simple effective activities and reinforcement, this book makes the task do-able for student and teacher. Please note that there are several other companion products that are available from the publisher. To preview these, please check out www.readinglesson.com. - Jess

  • Item #: 004166
    ISBN: 9781933407876
    Retail: $9.95
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    Rich and Sharon Jeffus are like the "Backyard Scientist(s)" of art! Their books remind me so much of Jane Hoffman - it's like they can't wait to share everything with you about art! It's delightful to peruse a book in which the authors' enthusiasm is so obvious! Before the actual lessons in this book, you get a wonderful section on using art supplies (finally, someone has taken the time to explain those pencil grades!). Here are lots of "how to's" and incredible tips for drawing with pencil and charcoal, using oil pastels, tempera paints, water colors, and chalk pastels. Following is a page of "recipes" for different modeling compounds, including an edible clay! Before encountering the "real" lessons are 7 full pages of exercises in drawing from basic shapes. This is similar to the technique endorsed by Mona Brooks in Drawing with Children. The heart of the drawing book is the 26 lessons, corresponding to the 26 letters of the alphabet, entitled, The ABC's of Art. Here, in their typical breezy, chatty style the authors have given us much to consider and do on every page. Each lesson contains one or more art principles or definitions, one or more art activities, and information or practice on color and techniques. Plan on spending more than one art period for some of the lessons. As usual, sample artwork and illustrations provide excellent models. It is difficult to decide an "appropriate" age level for this course. While it looks as though Mark, at 7 would be able to do and enjoy the exercises, an adult would be equally instructed! This is an art course you can definitely use with all of your children at once! We only wish it didn't have to end at "Z" (actually, it doesn't really end at "Z", because they've packed an additional goody at the end - a brief overview of the major art styles, along with illustrative examples). We hope Visual Manna will produce additional "beginner-type" books in the future!

  • Item #: 068125
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     Teacher’s Guide provides lesson objectives and teaching guidelines, and resources for all 50 states, including outline maps (reproducible), physical and web addresses for state sights of interest and chamber of commerce, and state song lyrics. 

  • Item #: 063848
    ISBN: 9781615386017
    Retail: $19.95
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      This is your project and lesson guide for 3rd grade Memoria Press curriculum. It includes 14 projects each to be completed in a 30-45 minute lesson with about 1-15 students. You can easily use this book at home with one or a few children--no problem. A materials list is at the front of the book and includes pretty common household art supplies like white paper, construction paper, scissors, brushes, glue and paints. A few items you will also need are butcher paper, colored chalk, decoupage glue, glow in the dark paint, a hole puncher, wood skewers and yarn. The goal is to build a general understanding of color theory, basic art techniques, and some art history that will reinforce your MP curriculum. All you need to know as the teacher is right there on the lesson page for you. You are told what to say and given the answers to questions you will ask the students. Easy-peasy even for the non-artiste instructor! In the back are some reproducible templates to use in the activities, followed by short quizzes over the lesson content. These are well organized lessons that will be a peach to implement. Specific books mentioned in the lessons are Charlotte’s Web and The Moffats. 75pp, sc ~ Sara

  • Item #: 060665
    Retail: $6.67
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    Check out this deck of real playing cards with a musical enhancement. The four suits each represent a different musical style period: Renaissance (spades), Baroque (clubs), Classical (diamond) and Romantic (hearts, of course). Each of the 13 cards of a suit highlights a different composer from that musical era, including an image, birth/death dates, cities, and a brief description of their lives and major compositions. The Jokers contain a brief outline of each musical period. A fun way to learn while you wait for your turn! 2.5" x 3.5". ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 048357
    ISBN: 9780635062994
    Retail: $14.99
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  • Item #: 048134
    ISBN: 9780635107121
    Retail: $3.99
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  • Item #: 030760
    ISBN: 9781629821146
    Retail: $14.75
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    The heart of this course remains the same as the first edition, with the student text providing additional commentary connecting the Old Testament foreshadowing to New Testament understanding. Covers Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, I & II Samuel, I & II Kings, I & II Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther. The last 24 lessons provide review. 1st and 2nd editions appear to be compatible. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 029848
    ISBN: 9781626864894
    Retail: $19.95
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      This adorable set is a great way for your children to be introduced to human anatomy. The 28 page, oversized book (7.5x14.2”) takes your child on a journey through each part of the human body – Bony Frame, muscles (On the Move), respiratory system (Deep Breath), Blood Flow, Beating Heart, digestive system (Eating), Liver & Kidneys, Brain, Nervous System, Seeing & Hearing, and Skin & Hair. Cute, animated illustrations have a lot of kid-appeal, as they learn about their body. A glossary provides a list of words with definitions that may be new to young students.

      The larger, thick puzzle pieces (28) assemble to make a 38-inch floor puzzle of the human body. Even better, the unique way the pieces fit together allow you to move the limbs. Children can learn to identify the parts on their puzzle, as they read their way through the book. Pieces can be stored in the box attached to the back of the book. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 027662
    Retail: $12.00
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    Queens, kings, knights and dragons! This card game requires some strategy and some luck as you try to awaken sleeping queens, stop your opponent's knights with a dragon, put another's queen back to sleep with a potion, or defend yourself with a magic wand. The directions are clear and the game is quick to learn, just how I like them! Your goal is to collect queens and the winner is the one with the most points when all of the queens are awakened. – Ages 8+, 2-5 players, ~ Sara
  • Item #: 024999
    ISBN: 9780156563772
    Retail: $11.95
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    Based on her own childhood memories of growing up in San Francisco, author Kathryn Forbes introduces us to the delightful character of Mama, the mother of a Norwegian immigrant family growing up in San Francisco during the early 1900s. Despite the many obstacles that are thrown her way, Mama always manages to make the best out of it and conquer the situation. She is an extremely resourceful person who leads her family through such trying financial times as paying for Papa's expensive operation (without ever having to dip into the mystery bank account!). Mama's Bank Account is a heart warming tale about a loving mother who always unconditionally puts her family first. First published in 1943, this book was the inspiration behind the successful play, movie, and television show "I Remember Mama". ~ Enh

  • Item #: 019911
    Retail: $15.95
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    In the same format as Rummy Roots, the goal of More Roots is to extend your mastery of Greek and Latin roots. Use of Rummy Roots is not a prerequisite to using More Roots. As compared to the "flagship" game, More Roots has more Latin than Greek roots, concentrates more on prefixes, and focuses on common "everyday" words as opposed to the original's emphasis on scientific words.

  • Item #: 010147
    ISBN: 9781576580165
    Retail: $9.99
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  • Item #: 007242
    ISBN: 9781880114032
    Retail: $7.99
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    When the Winnebago Indians are forced from their lands in Minnesota, the journey as well as the lack of food, farming and hunting take a heavy toll. Kunu and his grandfather decide to leave the Crow Creek Reservation in South Dakota and return to their homeland – even when faced with the danger of being shot on sight for leaving.

  • Item #: 006491
    ISBN: 9780395883938
    Retail: $15.99
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    Follow along as the Roberstons, a pioneer family living on a 1840 farm in the backwoods, lead you through a year of their lives. Learn how to tell time by the sun, finger spin, make butter, and much more! Wonderful stories and drawings tell about the sights, sounds, and smells of cornhusking bees, making maple syrup, or sheep shearing. A delightful blend of fact and historical fiction. pb.