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  • Item #: 014613
    ISBN: 9781591281658
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  • Item #: 003886
    ISBN: 9781615388769
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  • Item #: 023197
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    Help Little Red Riding Hood find her way to Grandma’s House with this fun puzzle! Choose one of the 48 challenges and set up the 4x4 game board with the house, three trees, and Little Red figure as shown in the book. Then use the five path tiles to make a path from Little Red to grandma’s house (solutions are included if you get stumped). For added fun, choose a challenge with the wolf and create separate paths for each character. A really fun and easy introduction to logic for little minds. Includes a hardcover Little Red Riding Hood picture book. – Laura

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

  • Item #: 003887
    ISBN: 9781615388110
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  • Item #: 060813
    ISBN: 9781601445070
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  • Item #: 069205
    ISBN: 9780794537654
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    If you have young children who are curious about computers and how they function, then this captivating, full-color flap book will help to satisfy their curiosity. With computers, tablets, and smartphones all around, this timely resource helps children understand the design features and development of modern computers, as well as some of their capabilities with basic, understandable explanations of coding and how computer programs organize and send information around. Each page holds bright, fun illustrations with Usborne-typical chunks of text explaining bits and pieces of the illustrations and providing relevant information through age appropriate, memorable explanations. Over 70 fun lift-the-flaps offer entice children to discover even more information. 14 pgs, hc. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 010029
    ISBN: 9780393253627
    Retail: $39.95
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      The 4th edition of this Classical favorite updates all product information (eliminating products which are no longer available and substituting new favorites for previous recommendations). The general organization and structure of the book is the same, although a new introduction/overview section on homeschooling high school has been added.

    If you're looking for some real guidance in product/curriculum selection for providing your child with a "classical" education, here it is -- down to the titles of the books and where to find them! These ladies have very clear recommendations for each subject area, both for elementary through eighth grade and high school levels, and they're anxious to share them with you. Written by a mother and her daughter (a second-generation homeschooler), the book provides what many are looking for - concrete, specific recommendations for materials to help in providing an academically rigorous, comprehensive education. Using the trivium as their pattern for education, the book is divided into sections by stage: the Grammar stage (grades K through 4), the Logic stage (grades 5 through 8), and the Rhetoric stage (high school). They wrote this book after coming to the conclusion that "if you want your child to have an excellent education, you need to take charge of it yourself. You don't have to reform your entire school system. All you have to do is teach your own child." And they, very capably, supply you with the when, what, and how of it all from there.

    Jessie Wise taught her daughter, Susan, at home, using the classical method. And Susan, a literature professor at the college of William and Mary in Virginia, uses it with her own three sons. Their experience and knowledge of materials has enabled them to provide us with both a clear explanation of the theory behind a classical education and the means to implement it. Each part of the book begins with a very good description of that stage, how it differs from the others, and what your priorities should be. Then, subject by subject, and grade by grade, they provide much advice about what to teach, schedules for teaching, and many, many curriculum (text and non-text) recommendations. Later sections of the book address socialization, character, time management, grading and record keeping, standardized testing, athletics, dealing with your local school system, getting help (when needed), going to college, working, obtaining materials, and starting in the middle. Appendices list home-education organizations and other resources. Parents who want to provide this type of education will find much support in this volume. Revised in 2009.

  • Item #: 053572
    ISBN: 9780984362998
    Retail: $37.95
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    From America's Math Teacher, Richard W. Fisher, comes a very straightforward and logical approach to mastering algebraic concepts. From the beginning of the book to the end, each lesson builds on previous knowledge in a very 'no-nonsense' fashion. The book is divided into chapters – tools for algebra, solving equations, graphing and analyzing linear equations, solving and graphing inequalities, systems of linear equations and inequalities, polynomials, rational expressions, radical expressions and geometry, quadratic equations, and algebra word problems. Every chapter is divided into lessons, and every lesson is one to two pages in length and follows the same format – introduction and explanation, helpful hints, examples, written exercises, review. There is even a final exam to assess the student's understanding. A reference section at the back of the book includes lists of formulas, symbols, multiplication table, prime numbers, squares and roots, fraction/decimal equivalents, and an answer key (not solutions).

    The author offers 6 steps to using this book so it will be the most effective. 1) Read the introduction that contains essential information on the topic and includes important terms and definitions and explanations. 2) Read the 'helpful hints' section that offers tips and shortcuts. 3) Go through the examples by writing them out on your own paper, which will aid in better understanding. 4) Work the exercises, and refer back to the 'helpful hints' as needed. 5) Complete the review section. 6) Correct your work. Seems pretty easy!

    The bonus for this book is the free online video lessons. Mr. Fisher, America's Math Teacher, will narrate students through the concept of each lesson as writing appears on a white board. He works through some examples (different from those found in the book) using visual prompts and making suggestions for ways to remember. He suggests that the student watch the video lesson before going to the book lesson. These short concise self-contained lessons can change the world of algebra for your student. 280 pgs, pb. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 045462
    ISBN: 9781465443922
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    More of a general introduction to coding, this book emphasizes programming logic and functions. Projects focus on how code functions rather than how to create a cohesive game or activity. Consider purchasing this first to give students better insight into the other Scratch Workbooks, or waiting on this if your students are looking for more excitement.

  • Item #: 016345
    ISBN: 9780740338236
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    Introduction to Microsoft Word® (2010) documents: fonts, clipboard and formatting as well as how to insert shapes, SmartArt, text boxes, tables, hyperlinks and templates. Microsoft Publisher ®(2010) projects and MS PowerPoint® (2010) are also covered.

  • Item #: 045458
    ISBN: 9781465439352
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    Begins with a brief introduction on “how to make games” before diving into 8 full Scratch game projects. 224 pages, pb.

  • Item #: 003584
    ISBN: 9781887823388
    Retail: $22.95
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    "For People Who Can't Even Draw a Straight Line," "No Talent Required" - hey, this woman knows me! From Sandra Angelo (Discover Art), comes this easy self study guide and workbook that, using a simple, four-step drawing system, transforms your skills from barely beginner to accomplished artist in a few easy lessons. I like the directions to "begin at the beginning and work your way through the book sequentially," nice and simple. It's full of irreverent pearls of wisdom, like "The race goes not to the hare but the tortoise" and "those who don't give up succeed," and (my personal favorite), "Talent is REALLY not necessary." Sandra gives us a short introduction that would give hope to even the most drawing-challenged person. If you draw for 45 minutes to one hour per day, you can finish this book in 60-90 days (if you're in a hurry to improve). Otherwise, plan on spending longer relative to the amount of time per day you can allocate to drawing. Next, a materials section acquaints us with the "tools of the trade" - some basic equipment we need to gather before jumping in. Then on to the instruction. Some of this book is reminiscent of the Draw Today program, especially the use of grids for beginning artists. As promised, the instruction is super-easy to follow and all the work can be done right in the book. Instruction progresses logically from seeing and drawing shapes, to lines, to shading, creating texture, gradation, hatching, and plenty of good practice in a lengthy additional exercise section. The methods and exercises look great, and, if I didn't have a lot to do..... But, someday, I'll actually have some time each day to use this! In the meantime, I'm hoping many aspiring artists out there will benefit from Sandra's instruction. 150 pgs. in all, with 130 black-and white photos and 25 line drawings - including plenty of "before" and "after" testimonials to show this method really works.

  • Item #: 073343
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    The traditional Logic Gates - NOT, AND, OR, NAND, NOR, and XOR – represent logical operations. For example, suppose you have “True” and “False.” False = 0, while True = 1. If you input “0” through a “NOT” (or “inverse”) gate, you get “1.” These gates are a foundation of modern computing and digital circuitry, and these sets of Snap Circuits have readily embraced this marriage of logic and circuitry! “Logic Gates” serves as a 19-piece beginning kit, introducing students to type of gate, demonstrating a representative circuit, and quizzing students on their knowledge once finished. “Logic Gates & Circuits” takes this base and dives deeper with a full 53-piece suite. After a similar introduction to the basic gates, this set dives into such topics as De Morgan’s Law, Gated Latches, and Multiplexers. If you’re not sure what those are, don’t worry! A thorough explanation, project illustration, and circuit diagram accompanies each lesson, allowing students familiar with Snap Circuits to identify the principles at work.

  • Item #: 069880
    ISBN: 9780985723187
    Retail: $65.00
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       Understanding and using Microsoft® Word, Publisher, Excel, Paint and Power Point is commonplace in today’s school and work world, and as parents we want to ensure our children are competent with these valuable office applications. Self-pacing, the 34 lessons begin with an introduction to Microsoft® office applications, including a brief explanation of the different versions available, right and left mouse “clicks” and keyboard shortcuts, before initiating the project-based lessons. Each lesson includes background information, project descriptions, step by step instructions to complete the project, a practice day, lesson review and a planning for our next lesson section if necessary. sc, 261 pgs.

      Lessons are to be completed at your child’s pace, although I anticipate most children will need one week per lesson. Skills covered include: taking apart a computer, writing a friendly letter in Word, making envelopes in Word and Publisher, making a reading log in Excel, drawing with the computer in Publisher, painting with the computer in Paint, creating an outline in Word, Skittles® chart in Excel, PowerPoint presentations, making a business budget in Excel and much more. Black & white illustrations and screenshots. Worth mentioning, some activities include text in color but due to the black and white printing, these appear in various degrees of gray. Appendix and Index. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 068130
    ISBN: 9781930514591
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    The In-Depth Lesson Planners are well-titled and not to be confused with the Basic Lesson Plan found in the Essentials Packs. Expanding on the Basic Lesson Plan (which provides a generalized weekly schedule), the In-Depth planners provide introductory information as well as specific week-by-week daily lesson plans. Keeping the distinctives of the History Revealed! curriculum, there are monthly units (based on time periods) divided into weekly plans each with its own particular phase – Introduction (Week 1), Exploration (W-2), Hands On (W-3), and Expression (W-4). Book and materials lists are provided for each monthly unit as well as an outline for both 5-Day and 3-Day weekly schedules. A week-by-week overview shows general expectations for grades 5-12 and for PK-4. Daily lesson plans based on a 5-Day week are keyed to the Teacher Manual, Student Books, Activity Book, and CDs and encourage activities that will appeal to students who are Smart in various ways (the 8 Smarts – body, word, nature, picture, logic, people, music, and self). An important emphasis of the Planner is for it to serve you rather than the other way around. You make the decisions at all points; choosing projects, activities, and even whether any particular week will be 5-Day or 3-Day. The In-Depth Planner provides the basic structure and foundations as well as record-keeping space but you put it together however you like. Introduction material includes information on how to set up credits for high schoolers and what to do about testing. 

  • Item #: 068128
    ISBN: 9781930514584
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    The In-Depth Lesson Planners are well-titled and not to be confused with the Basic Lesson Plan found in the Essentials Packs. Expanding on the Basic Lesson Plan (which provides a generalized weekly schedule), the In-Depth planners provide introductory information as well as specific week-by-week daily lesson plans. Keeping the distinctives of the History Revealed! curriculum, there are monthly units (based on time periods) divided into weekly plans each with its own particular phase – Introduction (Week 1), Exploration (W-2), Hands On (W-3), and Expression (W-4). Book and materials lists are provided for each monthly unit as well as an outline for both 5-Day and 3-Day weekly schedules. A week-by-week overview shows general expectations for grades 5-12 and for PK-4. Daily lesson plans based on a 5-Day week are keyed to the Teacher Manual, Student Books, Activity Book, and CDs and encourage activities that will appeal to students who are Smart in various ways (the 8 Smarts – body, word, nature, picture, logic, people, music, and self). An important emphasis of the Planner is for it to serve you rather than the other way around. You make the decisions at all points; choosing projects, activities, and even whether any particular week will be 5-Day or 3-Day. The In-Depth Planner provides the basic structure and foundations as well as record-keeping space but you put it together however you like. Introduction material includes information on how to set up credits for high schoolers and what to do about testing. 

  • Item #: 068127
    ISBN: 9781930514577
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $24.97

     The In-Depth Lesson Planners are well-titled and not to be confused with the Basic Lesson Plan found in the Essentials Packs. Expanding on the Basic Lesson Plan (which provides a generalized weekly schedule), the In-Depth planners provide introductory information as well as specific week-by-week daily lesson plans. Keeping the distinctives of the History Revealed! curriculum, there are monthly units (based on time periods) divided into weekly plans each with its own particular phase – Introduction (Week 1), Exploration (W-2), Hands On (W-3), and Expression (W-4). Book and materials lists are provided for each monthly unit as well as an outline for both 5-Day and 3-Day weekly schedules. A week-by-week overview shows general expectations for grades 5-12 and for PK-4. Daily lesson plans based on a 5-Day week are keyed to the Teacher Manual, Student Books, Activity Book, and CDs and encourage activities that will appeal to students who are Smart in various ways (the 8 Smarts – body, word, nature, picture, logic, people, music, and self). An important emphasis of the Planner is for it to serve you rather than the other way around. You make the decisions at all points; choosing projects, activities, and even whether any particular week will be 5-Day or 3-Day. The In-Depth Planner provides the basic structure and foundations as well as record-keeping space but you put it together however you like. Introduction material includes information on how to set up credits for high schoolers and what to do about testing. 

  • Item #: 067842
    ISBN: 9781454921776
    Retail: $14.95
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    At its heart, coding is simple, especially with the help of robots! Utilizing three coding languages, this book strives to give young kids a simple activity-based introduction to programming. The first chapter begins with some basic computers and logic info before diving into some “pen and paper” programming challenges (such as getting a friend to draw by instructing them to move the pen in different directions). These simple activities lay the groundwork for learning to program increasingly complicated functions in Scratch, Logo, and Python. Finally, the last chapter gives students the opportunity to create their very own websites using Python and Javascript! With the help of an engaging cast of colored robots and pages that look like they come straight from a robot factory, learning to program is a snap. 128 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 065720
    ISBN: 9780830817740
    Retail: $22.00
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    Do you ever have difficulty answering some of those tough questions asked of Christians? How can God allow evil? Are miracles possible? Is Christianity the only true religion? This book was written as a resource to help you with answers for others and yourself. Over 400 pages of topics and conclusion, objections to the conclusion, and rebuttals. After the introduction, the second part addresses questions about the existence of God, Part 3 is God & Nature, Part 4 is God and Grace, Part 5 is God and Glory, and Part 6 summarizes with conclusions. This might not be the type of book you want to sit down and read cover to cover, but more of a reference book that allows you to go to information on specific topics. The book is written by professors of philosophy and religion so, as you might guess, many of the answers are answered from a philosophical perspective (I felt like I was back in my college philosophy classes) and true logic is employed. Written in defense of the Christian faith, the information would be super helpful to anyone who has questions or needs to answer these questions. We are all called to bear witness; that means we need to know how to answer the tough questions asked of us and defend the faith. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 065713
    ISBN: 9781593274078
    Retail: $34.95
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    Teaches all the fundamentals of programming through the Python language. Part 1 deals with basic programming concepts (variables, loops, the Turtle drawing module, etc.), while Parts 2 and 3 teach advanced concepts through the design of two advanced games. 311 pp. SC.

  • Item #: 065709
    ISBN: 9781593274085
    Retail: $34.95
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    Learn the basics of programming through JavaScript using functions, simple games, and even web page design! Features the fundamentals of the language and advanced JavaScript topics such as DOM, jQuery, and Canvas. 303 pp. SC.

  • Item #: 062393
    ISBN: 9780692431627
    Retail: $44.99
    Rainbow Price: $41.95

    Written by both homeschoolers and computer professionals, this year-long course gives homeschooled students a solid foundation in computer programming. Based on content from two previously published books, Computer Science Pure & Simple Book 1 and Book 2, the new Combined edition pulls the programming content from both of those resources and packages it into a one-year course for students 12 and up. Students will be programming in Logo, using the MicroWorlds application, available as a separate CD-ROM. It will probably take students about 3 hours a week to do the lessons, and the course is worth one high school credit (in most states) Please note that the focus in the Combined Edition is completely on programming, and the additional computer skills covered in Book 1 and 2 (word processing and spreadsheet skills) are no longer included.

    The course is designed like a lab manual written to the student, with the student reading along as they complete their assignments. Because the course is set up in this way, parents don't have to be computer gurus themselves, but it does help if they have some basic understanding of how to locate and open a file, etc. Answer keys are included for exercises with specific answers, but the author recommends removing the keys before beginning the course (so kids aren't tempted to cheat), and using these for tips when they get stuck. There are no prerequisites for the student, but the author recommends typing instruction if the student has not already learned.

    Part 1 (from the previous Book 1) provides an introduction to Logo programming with MicroWorlds. It begins with Logo procedures and input, simple programs and animations before moving into variables. The 14 lessons are designed to "spiral," which means that students will be working on various computer skills at a more challenging level throughout the book rather than mastering one concept before moving on to another. The instructions are clear and simple to follow, and the guide walks students through the assignments.

    Part 2 delves deeper into programming with MicroWorlds by creating games The 18 lessons feature five different computer games using the Logo language including Madlibs, Maze, Race, Hangman, and City. In addition to learning how to write computer games, you will get a lot of practice working with variables, procedures, if-then statements, loops, and logical operators.

  • Item #: 060864
    ISBN: 9780486497372
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $6.80

    Traditional studies of philosophy often bog me down. I struggle juggling the terms and different schools of thought. But this book overviews 3 centuries of philosophy’s big ideas in a playful, easy-to-grasp format. The presentation is chronological, grouped by schools of thought, and outlines key ideas of major philosophers. The almost tabloid-like format shares the meaty ideas in bite-sized pieces interwoven with side notes and 2-toned drawings. Although not written from a Christian or even religious perspective, the author spends one chapter discussing the influence major religions have had on philosophy. As the author states in his preface, “philosophy without an engagement with Judeo-Christian thought only takes thought—and life more generally—so far.” A fine introduction to philosophy by Dover publishing. Author’s revision of his 1999 edition. 6” x 9”, 225 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 060328
    ISBN: 9781926973852
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $10.95

    In college, I joined a television club as well as a movie-making club. Between the two, I fell head-over-heels in love with video production as well as making those skills accessible to students who wanted to try filmmaking. When I picked up this book, I felt that same excitement again! Learn to Speak Film is an incredibly detailed yet accessible introduction to movie making and the film industry. The wealth of information is laid out in a very clear format and progresses in logical order. Readers will learn how to write and format a script and work through pre-production (planning, writing a shot list, picking a cast, finding locations, etc.). Next, shoot the film – learn about techniques for camera, sound, lighting, wardrobe, and craft services (film speak for feeding the cast and crew). Last comes post-production, which includes editing, sound, and music. This book also contains promotional tips for getting your films into screenings and film festivals, because your movie was made to be shared! I am very impressed at how this book presents an accurate approach to the film industry, but still makes it very accessible for newbies. If you or your child has a story to tell, this book is a great way to get started. 96 pgs, sc. – Laura

  • Item #: 058687
    ISBN: 9781323237076
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  • Item #: 058686
    ISBN: 9781323237120
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  • Item #: 058685
    ISBN: 9781323144183
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  • Item #: 058684
    ISBN: 9781256050247
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  • Item #: 054459
    ISBN: 9780936110301
    Retail: $13.00
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    Designed to develop visual discernment, creative thinking skills and problem solving, this easy to use book contains 105 stand-alone activities for elementary and younger middle students. Within the pages of this resource, parents and teachers will find an introduction for use, activities designed to take 5-10 minutes each and suggested solutions for additional guidance. One example states: "A father and his young son went walking in the snow. They left tracks that you can see from above. How would that look?" Children would draw what they believe this would appear from above-while thinking through the facets of shoe size, stride and the idea of walking together. A suggested solution is shown making this a vital, user-friendly resource for developing critical thinking skills in children. 41pgs, pb ~ Deanne