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  • Item #: 023691
    ISBN: 9780399530418
    Retail: $18.00
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    Teaching American Sign Language by category (for easy learning and fast reference), this 317-page book by Mickey Flodin presents more than 1400 signs. These are all the basic words used in everyday life; they even include a section on computer and technology terms. The book, which starts with signing basics and helpful hints, is full of clear instructive drawings supplemented by practical learning exercises (vocabulary reviews) that enhance sign recognition. Signs are categorized by subject, movements, and meaning and the detailed instructions attached to each illustration include memory aids - association techniques for fast recall. There is a comprehensive index of all entries and synonyms as well as a complete glossary of commonly used terms.

    Signing Made Easy by the same author uses the dialogue method of instruction compared to this book's categorical approach. Both are useful and, although the two books contain a certain amount of overlap in content, they would work well together. For me - a signing novice - this book was easier to follow because the instructions were written directly below the illustrations. I also think I would greatly appreciate the memory aids which demonstrate the common sense behind Sign. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 019534
    ISBN: 9781562549046
    Retail: $9.95
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  • Item #: 029524
    ISBN: 9781599051451
    Retail: $9.95
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  • Item #: 056109
    ISBN: 9781465451699
    Retail: $29.99
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    A wealth of well-illustrated information at your fingertips – and a safe internet path for adding to that wealth. What more could you want? This children's encyclopedia from one of my favorite publishers, DK, is a delight. From Bees and Wasps to Ecology and Food Webs to Martin Luther King, Jr. to Pirates, there are 380 topical entries and thousands of subentries. One of the things that sets this DK book apart from other children’s encyclopedias is the meaty content and the abundance of photos (as opposed to drawings and illustrations). In short, it’s a great reference choice. Please note; however, that there is a fair amount of evolutionary content. 600 pgs, hc with dust jacket. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 062159
    ISBN: 9780892217045
    Retail: $24.99
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    This is a beautiful story Bible for family reading. With 87 OT stories and 76 NT stories, each about two pages in length, children will be engaged from the story of Creation through to the Revelation given to John. Each story is accompanied by colorful illustrations (or a black and white one in a few places) and the Scripture reference for the original story. Historical and cultural parallels are added through 24 reference and photo pages that detail other civilizations and places from Bible times. This 356-page hardcover book is perfect for that read-aloud time that kids just love! ~ Zach

  • Item #: 051198
    ISBN: 9780547972602
    Retail: $9.99
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    Children love stories and are often curious how things are made. Combine both of these ideas into one colorful story book! First you look at how a story gets written, and then you learn how that story gets illustrated and made into a book. The author cleverly uses the example of Jack and the Beanstalk to show how 2 authors can write a different version of the same story. One makes Jack into Jaqueline, for example, while the other uses his 4th grade self as Jack. The author's pets were characters in the writing/illustrating process too! I loved seeing the process of how a book goes together. This would be the perfect gift for a budding artist with a sketch pad and some colored pencils! I have to agree with the tip about designing the cover last. I wrote a book using the Lulu Jr Awesome Book kit (#056274) and started with the cover, only to find I had changed the look of my main character as I illustrated the 20 pages! About 10" x 8" horizontal format. 78 pp, hc. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 007876
    ISBN: 9781600583728
    Retail: $19.95
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    Finding a crafty art book for a teenager can be tricky. They don’t want something too cutesy or juvenile, and if they have been a crafter for a long time, they can be hard to impress! There is an assumption that you probably have many arts and crafts supplies around as well. This book includes tips and techniques to transform doodles & drawings into actual projects. Your teen can build a portfolio with their creations or even start a business selling their products or artistic services! Some of the projects include jewelry, family trees, cards and invitations, wall art, fancy lettering, retro signs & more. It’s a rather large book, and would make an impressive gift for those hard-to-impress teenage girls. Yes, girls. The projects have a feminine appeal, in my opinion. Remember I said this was for the household with many art supplies. Some projects will use the following: watercolor & colored pencils, archival ink pens, kneaded eraser, watercolor pan, paintbrushes, acrylic paints, paper, craft knife, liquid frisket and a light box. If you have all but a couple, you can add those items later. There is also a project using a computer, scanner, color printer and a digital camera. There is a bunch of work to do in the book itself: loads of space to practice your patterns and sketches! I found the ideas to be very original and not for crafting newbies. This is a beautiful book from Walter Foster (authored by Stephanie Corfee) for your discerning young artiste! 144pp, s.c ~ Sara

  • Item #: 068757
    ISBN: 9781582381596
    Retail: $6.95
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    Any reader who desires to learn more about the fascinating facts connected to weather patterns and how scientists make weather predictions, will profit from this handy reference guide from St. Martin’s Press. Some of the topics covered include how to interpret weather maps, the origins of storms and other weather systems, weather instruments and how they function, and how various movements of the solar system or atmosphere effect weather on earth. This small booklet, illustrated in full-color, is packed with fun and practical information that anyone who enjoys the science of weather would be happy to read. 160 pgs, pb. ~ Mike 

  • Item #: 000222
    ISBN: 9780763642105
    Retail: $12.99
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    This is a beautifully illustrated book of poetry edited by poet Michael Rosen, the Children's Laureate of Britain. The book features 38 very well-known poets and several poems for each, presented in chronological order spanning the years from 1564 (Williams Shakespeare's birth) to 2000 (Judith Wright's death). The table of contents shows a picture of each poet, along with the lifespan dates, plus the particular poems covered with the page reference. As a result of the chronological order, the table of contents doubles as a timeline of sorts. Other poets include William Blake, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Emily Bronte, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Lewis Carroll, Robert Louis Stevenson, Carl Sandburg, and more. The text includes a very brief biographical note about each poet. A few of the poems have explanatory notes at the back, but only a few. The illustrations truly are beautiful, and I especially appreciate the fact that there is a portrait of each poet. This book would make a great resource for a poetry study or a nice volume for browsing. 160 pgs, pb ~ Caryl

  • Item #: 008081
    ISBN: 9781426205330
    Retail: $40.00
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    Much more than "just" an atlas, this reference book from National Geographic traces the development of the three civilizations that occupied parallel (sometimes intersecting) but divergent places in the Medieval world (400 – 1500 AD). The history of each century is gloriously traced in 30 page segments of this majestic, colorful, hardcover book. Rich in lyrical and captivating stories with colorful characters, exciting battles and alluring intrigues, voices of the day speak from words of rare manuscripts, landmark documents, and classic works of literature. Within each century the notable occurrences in European Christendom, Eastern European Byzantium, and Middle Eastern Islam are highlighted along with a timeline showing their relationship to each other. In addition to historical description and analysis, side-bar commentary covers beliefs, arts & letters, personae (biographical sketches), innovation, edifices, and locus (writings/books). There is considerable text – surprising in an atlas – but there are the expected maps as well. Within each century, there is a "modern" map showing the boundaries of each civilization during that time frame as well as historical maps reflecting the "at-the-time" perspective. There is also a world overview map that gives a summary of what was happening in the other parts of the world during that same century. Interesting, illustrative material abounds: art reproductions, artifact photos (in color), jewelry, photos of modern-day cities or artistic representations of historic ones, portraits, buildings, etc. There is much more here than a casual skimming of the pages provides. This book is used as a textual reference for some history programs, and it's easy to see why. Although not quite in the category of high school world history text (but close), it provides a detailed secular look at three amazing religion-based civilizations, two of which directly impact later centuries. 384 pgs, hc ~ Janice

  • Item #: 029537
    ISBN: 9781599051468
    Retail: $24.95
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  • Item #: 009859
    ISBN: 9781562549350
    Retail: $24.95
    Rainbow Price: $19.95
  • Item #: 024764
    ISBN: 9780890090572
    Retail: $9.99
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     This book contains 37 complete and unabridged short stories and one novel, The Hound of the Baskervilles, written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This collection of stories about the famous detective Sherlock Holmes, were originally published between 1891 and 1905 in the British magazine “The Strand.” The stories are reprinted as an exact facsimile to the original, and even the original 356 black & white illustrations by Sidney Paget are included. Most of the stories in this collection have become true classics, and are fascinating to read. Please note that this reprint does contain small print as well as illustrations that look somewhat dark or muddy. 636 pgs, hc. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 009876
    ISBN: 9781562549398
    Retail: $24.95
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  • Item #: 064205
    ISBN: 9780794520236
    Retail: $15.99
    Rainbow Price: $15.19

       Start out with user guide pages that explain dictionary use, history, and other useful information about the English language. Then, for each letter of the alphabet (coded by color), words are explained with pronunciation, parts of speech, a brief definition, and sample sentences. Each page includes at least one illustration. Many are “exploded” diagrams that label components, such as parts of a house, grasshopper, or motorcycle. Includes an index, 6 ¾”x9 ¾”; 288 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 067732
    ISBN: 9780192737502
    Retail: $17.95
    Rainbow Price: $13.50

       A delightful and extremely helpful resource! This dictionary includes words from twelve of Shakespeare’s most studied and performed plays (Henry V, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice, Othello, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, and Twelfth Night).

      This resource gives much more than definitions. The word entries include: definition (as used in play), part of speech, pronunciation, warning notes (difference in modern meaning), usage notes (word usage), theatre notes (the cultural background), citation (which play and character used this word), related words, and cross references. There are illustrated segments on related topics – armor, swords/daggers, clothing, hats, animals, colors, occupations, ships, recreation, music, and cosmos (constellations and horoscope), and a map of Shakespeare’s Europe. The binding is flexible and slick/glossy with slightly over-the-page-edge extensions. 352 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 019691
    ISBN: 9781562549343
    Retail: $9.95
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  • Item #: 003098
    ISBN: 9781560372271
    Retail: $12.95
    Rainbow Price: $6.95

    What kind of cooking utensils did Lewis and Clark take on their trips? What is a cordelle? What did military uniforms from 1803 look like? Discover the answers to these questions and more with this fascinating glossary. It contains several hundred historical terms from Lewis and Clark's journals. Appearing in alphabetical order, these are detailed descriptions – most being a paragraph or more in length. Color illustrations and photographs appear on every two-page spread, so you can actually see some of the places, animals, and objects they saw. A helpful resource for those studying Lewis and Clark, or just interested in the era. 79 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 009494
    ISBN: 9781562548896
    Retail: $24.95
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  • Item #: 009361
    ISBN: 9781562549510
    Retail: $24.95
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  • Item #: 009554
    ISBN: 9781562549015
    Retail: $24.95
    Rainbow Price: $20.50
  • Item #: 059700
    ISBN: 9780794531973
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.34

    This brightly illustrated dictionary clearly defines over 500 key terms and concepts, guiding children through the fifth grade through essential math concepts. But it’s not your typical dictionary! Students are taught how to work out concepts in straight-forward methods. For example, how do you add/subtract when you don’t know the starting number? How do you count by twos, threes, or fives? Terms are organized by theme rather than following an alphabetical order: Understanding Numbers, Using Numbers, Understanding Shapes and Space, Measuring, and Data. This format allows students to read through and build up their knowledge. However, Word Finder (a glossary) allows students to find an exact term they need. Internet links offer math games and practice. 6.875” x 9.75”, reinforced softcover, 136 pp. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 019515
    ISBN: 9781562549008
    Retail: $9.95
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  • Item #: 019425
    ISBN: 9781562549503
    Retail: $9.95
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  • Item #: 064207
    ISBN: 9780794535704
    Retail: $12.99
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      Your elementary students can find just the right word and increase their vocabulary! Words are organized into over 70 categories/themes. For example, students can learn music-related terms; verbs to use instead of get, go or do; words related to Vikings, etc. Colorful, full-color pages are appealing for a wide variety of students and are fun to read as well as use. A few pages provide writing tips and word games to reinforce learning. Find words more easily using the large-format, 20-pg index. 128 pp. Reinforced sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 003054
    ISBN: 9780768420210
    Retail: $15.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.50

    This book is a children's version of the original Hinds' Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard. Carefully adapted for a younger audience, it retains the rich vocabulary and inspiring storyline of the original allegory. If you are not familiar with this story, it is about a young girl named Much-Afraid. Although Much-Afraid is a servant of the Shepherd, she still worries a lot, and she is surrounded by her Fearing relatives, Dismal, Spiteful, Craven Fear, and Self-Pity. When she tells the Shepherd she wants to leave the Valley and go to the High Places, she learns that He has been waiting for her to say those very words. He tells her that the journey will be difficult and dangerous, but He will provide her with two companions for help. Also, although she won't be able to see Him, He reminds her that she only needs to call and he will answer. Much-Afraid begins the long journey, but she faces many doubts and hesitations along the way. Will she ever reach the High Places, or will she turn away from the path the Shepherd has put before her? The story is fully illustrated with gorgeous, colorful pictures. Every few pages, at natural breaking points in the story, there is a page with discussion questions, relevant Bible verses, and a short prayer to pray with kids. A wonderful story to read aloud and discuss with children. 116 pgs. - Melissa

  • Item #: 047438
    ISBN: 9781465435552
    Retail: $15.99
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    Using a world atlas can be overwhelming to young learners. DK/Smithsonian has taken the intimidation factor out of the equation with this lovely atlas intended just for children. This 128-page atlas is full of fun, colorful pictures on every page. Travel through North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australasia and the Polar Regions with maps labeled for major cities, flags, places of interest, agriculture, and more. Information is presented in small paragraphs to be more reader-friendly. Every continent begins with an overview and is then broken down by country. Learn about the climate, culture, and geography of each place. Children will be able to travel the world without ever leaving home! ~ Donna

  • Item #: 073321
    ISBN: 9780794541255
    Retail: $12.99
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  • Item #: 017698
    ISBN: 9781905502288
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  • Item #: 028443
    ISBN: 9780794516291
    Retail: $12.99
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    Sometimes a clear diagram or picture can make all the difference, especially in the study of math. After looking at several similar products, this one stands out among the rest because of its high-quality graphics. This colorful reference is packed with over 500 math terms, 300 diagrams, and 100 worked examples. Alike topics are grouped together into 4 main sections (numbers; algebra; shape, space and measures; and handling data) and extensively cross-referenced at the bottom of each spread. 128 pgs.