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  • Item #: 071677
    ISBN: 9780531239711
    Retail: $7.95
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  • Item #: 032248
    Retail: $11.95
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  • Item #: 011300
    ISBN: 9780192751751
    Retail: $12.95
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  • Item #: 008457
    ISBN: 9781420682847
    Retail: $7.99
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  • Item #: 043736
    ISBN: 9780486468839
    Retail: $4.99
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  • Item #: 037768
    Retail: $41.99
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    In the Land of the Rising Sun, only the most cunning railroad barons make it for the long haul! This is certainly the most compact Empire Builder game—small peninsulas, tall mountains, ferry crossings, and many islands make up the landscape of Japan. These tight connections become especially apparent between the major islands of Japan, where Kyushu in the East is only loosely connected (over a small ocean inlet) to the mainland of Japan, Shikoku in the south must be crossed using a ferry or a string of island bridges, and Hokkaido is only reachable through ferries and tunnels. Exclusive goods also pervade the islands of Japan, but are often only located in the extreme West or North. Due to the compact nature of the board, this is often the easiest and fastest version of Empire Builder. Since everyone builds in roughly the same areas, loads are easy to come by and everyone plays on similar footing.

  • Item #: 023020
    ISBN: 9780883880067
    Retail: $4.95
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    Renderings of art work from Japanese paintings and wood-block prints. Includes images from the 7th century to the 1800s.

  • Item #: 031209
    ISBN: 9780972860338
    Retail: $17.95
    Rainbow Price: $11.25
    Enthusiastic users of Susan Wise Bauer’s Story of the World will be excited to rediscover the modern era, “From Victoria’s Empire to the End of the USSR.” Formatted similarly to the previous volumes in the series, the Modern Age text contains 42 chapters highlighting some of the major people, places and events in world history, from 1850 to 2000. Some highlights include: the Crimean war, the American Civil War, the Second Reich, the Japan’s Meiji restoration, the Suez canal, the Boers, Western expansion in the U.S., the Boxer Rebellion in China, the Mexican Revolution, the rise of Joseph Stalin, Hitler’s rise to power, the Holocaust, the Atom bomb, the partitioning of Palestine, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, Chernobyl, the end of Communism, and much more. As usual, students will get a “balanced” view of world history, with events from nearly every country in the world - not just Europe and the U.S. Each “story” from history is told in an exciting, readable way, which is sure to hold students’ attention - especially as they cover history in the not-too-distant past! The activity book is once again substantial and invaluable, containing both teacher and student portions. The parent’s pages feature review questions with answers, guidelines for an outlining exercise for the student, suggested further reading and literature tie-ins, map activities, and hands-on projects related to the topics covered in the text. As usual, the projects are very creative and I can definitely see kids getting excited about doing them - one of the activities for Chapter One definitely caught my eye! In this activity, kids will get to time themselves and compare “loading” two different “rifles” with cardboard tubes, homemade “cartridges,” and a few other kitchen materials! The parent’s portion for each chapter also features cross-references on the same topic to other resources, including the Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, the Kingfisher Illustrated History of the World, the Usborne Book of World History, the Usborne History of the 20th Century, and the Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia. The student’s portion of the activity guide includes partial outlines for each chapter for them to finish, outline maps for map activities, worksheet activities, and timeline figures including world flags from each country’s independence or establishment. The tests and answers for this volume are bound into a paperback, 3-hole punched volume, and include tests and answers for each chapter. Once again, Susan Wise Bauer has put together a very exciting and multi-faceted history study that everyone will love!

    The text is now available in either paperback, hardcover, or spiral binding, for your convenience. The Activity Book is a bound paperback. - Jess

  • Item #: 050477
    ISBN: 9781932786477
    Retail: $44.95
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    Grab your passport and let the adventures begin! In the vibrant pages of this hard cover book, you will make fascinating discoveries of the sights and sounds of all 195 countries of our world. Learn about the people who live there: their history, culture, religious beliefs, currency, languages, population, crops and food, music, the physical geographical traits of their land and even a sampling of recipes. Each country is presented in a one page layout and includes the flag, a fact box, brief history notes, and a "Did you know" section which contains fun and fascinating information. For instance: "Did you know that Russia is the world's largest country and stretches almost 5,000 miles from east to west and covers nine time zones?" or "Did you know that North Korea is a little smaller than the state of Mississippi?" or "Were you aware that there are over one hundred active volcanoes in Japan?" You will learn these tidbits plus much more in this great resource. The accompanying CD-ROM contains three hundred printable pages (PDF file format) of blank template maps, full color maps, quizzes, passport booklet (US or Canada cover options), and flashcards. You will also find lesson plans for thirty five weeks creating a one year world geography course and supplemental internet links. HC, 216 pgs. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 005161
    ISBN: 9781893103160
    Retail: $21.95
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    Readers will enjoy an interesting look at not only the man, but the 19th century world in which he lived. Britain's enormous growth and emergence as a democracy, Germany united under Bismarck, Russia freeing the serfs, Japan opened to foreign trade, the U.S. in turmoil over slavery and many other cultural and socio/economic events are all shared in Foster's engaging text laced with her traditional pictures, maps, time lines and graphs. (description by Beautiful Feet)

  • Item #: 025243
    ISBN: 9780615432724
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    The true story of a small town American girl (author Gwen Terasaki) who falls in love with a Japanese diplomat (Hidenari Terasaki) in 1931. Ten years later, Hidenari risks his career to try to avoid war between the U.S and Japan and warn President Roosevelt about Pearl Harbor, but his efforts failed. To keep the family together, Gwen, Hidenari, and their nine year old daughter Mariko return to Japan. A unique perspective on WWII as well as the lives of the Japanese during the war. A New York Times best-seller. 234 pgs, sc. – Laura

  • Item #: 000758
    ISBN: 9780547076805
    Retail: $7.99
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    This is a touching picture book about three generations of a Japanese family who are torn between a love for the land of California and a love for the mountains and villages of Japan. The author shares how he knows and understands his grandfather now that he has experienced the same emotion of leaving his home in Japan and settling in California - and the strong and constant desire to be in both places at once. 32 pgs, pb. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 018534
    ISBN: 9780843120059
    Retail: $10.99
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    This set is a great way to introduce kids to classic and original songs from around the world. Children love to sing along, and the 64 page, small-format (5.25" x 8.25") book included provides illustrations and complete lyrics for all of the songs on the CD (written in native languages as well as English). The 44 songs are sung in both English and their original language, with an entire hour of musical entertainment in all. Listeners/singers will enjoy music from around the globe and also learn facts from songs about different people, places, and cultures. Examples of North American songs include Going over the Sea from Canada and El Coqui (The Frog) from Puerto Rico. Examples of South American songs include Ciranda (Circle Game) from Brazil and Los Pollitos (Little Chicks) from Peru. Examples of European songs include En Enebaer Bush (The Mulberry Bush) from Denmark and Coulter's Candy from Scotland. African songs include Bebe Moke (Baby So Small) from Zaire and Kanyoni Kanja (Little Bird Outside) from Kenya. Asian songs include Attal Mattal (Rhythm Game) from Iran and Ame, Ame (Rain, Rain) from Japan. A few Australian and Oceania songs are included too. With an hour of music and the lyrics included in the illustrated books, kids will enjoy this set that allows them to experience music from around the world. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 011267
    ISBN: 9780618615124
    Retail: $7.99
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    This is the story of a wealthy man's son who is made into a servant when his family is brutally killed in war-torn 16th Century Japan. Follow this boy's life as he grows to manhood in these troubled times and not only survives his circumstances, but thrives. A very interesting story portraying ancient Japan. 234 pgs.

  • Item #: 071233
    ISBN: 9780140557398
    Retail: $7.99
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       This charming tale of a human couple and a duck couple is charmingly illustrated. The story is about a greedy emperor who desires a wild duck for its rich plumage. When the duck becomes sad in his cage and is no longer beautiful, the emperor loses interest and a maid sets him free. A former warrior takes the blame and in time, the maid and warrior fall in love. But the emperor is still angry and sends them to their death. A mysterious pair of envoys arrives in time to save their lives - follow the adventure and lovely illustrations in the Land of the Rising Sun. Written by Katherine Paterson, illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon, sc, 36pp. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 062897
    ISBN: 9780938978497
    Retail: $9.95
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    …A Look at Languages from A to Z. Colorful illustrations introduce children to exotic locations around the world. Your travel host is Kate, the daughter in a missionary family, and her parrot friend Mack. Learn about places, languages, animals, religions, tribes, clothing and more fun facts. Add this to any geography unit study, or a unit on missionaries or world cultures! It's also just a fun read! I think a 2nd grader could read this alone, but a 5th grader would enjoy the story too. Some of the exotic locales include Arop, Bwisi, Catalan (sign language), Daakaka, Eastern Apurimac Quecha, Farefare, Ge and more all in alphabetical order until you get to Zinza! I love the stories about Kate's family traveling and sharing the love of God. sc, 104 pp, 10" x 8" ~ Sara

  • Item #: 030241
    ISBN: 9781948959063
    Retail: $13.95
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  • Item #: 026656
    ISBN: 9780064402811
    Retail: $6.99
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    This is another well-written novel from author Katherine Paterson. Set in feudal Japan, times are rough, especially for peasants who can't afford to buy food. Afraid of being a burden, young Jiro, the son of a puppet-maker, leaves home and becomes an apprentice at the nearby puppet theater. What is the connection between Yoshida, master of the puppet theater; Saburo, a Robin Hood-like figure who steals rice from the rich to give to the poor; and Jiro's own father? ~ Anh

  • Item #: 002218
    ISBN: 9781465453952
    Retail: $6.99
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    Let kids explore different cultures with this sticker activity book. Learn greetings from around the world, as well as different food, clothes, school life, and more! Includes over 250 reusable stickers. ~ Emily G

  • Item #: 051474
    Retail: $204.40
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    The Roman Empire including its geographic borders, social woes, religion and philosophy, crisis in Roman leadership and military, and eastern orthodox civilization and church/state relations are studied. Discoveries that changed China and Japan are studied as well as Mexico, Central America, and the rise of the Mayan Empire. Students are also introduced to Christian missionaries, Catholic and Protestant European regions, and the roots of the Science revolution including Jewish, Christian and Muslim Science. The Enlightenment period and Magna Carta are introduced. Maps, timelines and bibliographies are incorporated into reports enabling students to outline and evaluate what they have learned.

  • Item #: 026848
    ISBN: 9780471117797
    Retail: $16.00
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    In this sequel to The Science Chef, the secrets of food are again explored, but this time, young science chefs travel around the globe, and experiment with foods commonly used in different countries. For example, in Italy, we read about popular foods from that country, and then experiment with tomatoes by making a drying tray and drying them for use on "Focaccia with Sun-Dried Tomatoes." And when we head over to Germany, we learn how to make an acid-base indicator from cabbage juice, and then use the rest of the cabbage to make "Sweet-and-Sour Cabbage." Or we go to China, and learn how orange soda fizzes - and whip up some "Awesome Egg Rolls." All in all, countries "visited" include Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Israel, India, China, Japan, Thailand, Morocco and Ghana, with each county featuring information about its food, a related food experiment, and several recipes. With a great mix of experiments and tasty recipes, this is a natural follow-up for lovers of the Science Chef, especially if they love to try new things! Cooking skills, kitchen safety, nutrition, and food safety are also covered. - Jess

  • Item #: 017455
    ISBN: 9781893103153
    Retail: $13.95
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    This republication by Albert Marrin will enhance any study on WWII. Focusing on the weeks before and months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the book tells the stories that took place in the jungles of Guadalcanal and Betio. He accurately portrays the struggles of the Navy and Marines as they crossed the Pacific on their way to Japan. The book conveys the struggles of the war, gives information on the workings of a submarine and the experience of being stationed on one, and technical information about the war. It's a fascinating and dramatic story of the heroic men who fought in WWII. 212 pages.

  • Item #: 016337
    Retail: $14.99
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    Top: Marksburg Castle Braubach, Germany Letf: Segovia Castle Segovia, Spain Base: Matsumoto Castle Matsumoto, Japan Right: Manzanares el Real Castle Manzanares el Real, Spain
  • Item #: 008662
    ISBN: 9780486216751
    Retail: $14.95
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    Much like the contents of the Orange Fairy Book, the Violet Fairy Book contains less familiar fairytales from a wide range of countries including Japan, Serbia, Lithuania, Portugal, and Russia.

  • Item #: 003472
    ISBN: 9780812974492
    Retail: $17.00
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    Viewed as individual fragments, each one of Louie Zamperini’s feats would astound and inspire: Olympic runner, WWII POW survivor, philanthropist, 70-year old skateboarder, to name a few. Weaving these accolades with his driving determination to hope, endure, survive—and perhaps most importantly—forgive his captors, Louie’s life defies description. Though he would say his encounter with Christ was his most notable, readers will be permanently altered by this man’s whole life—proof that one person can indeed impact the world. Includes photos, an epilogue, copious notes and index, 8 pages of author interview and 23 higher-order discussion questions. A literature selection for Beautiful Feet’s Modern US and World History. Parents may want to preview content or select one of our younger reader biographies of this man. 500 pgs, pb. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: SAALUP
    Retail: $33.47
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     This kit includes:

    Mystery of Meerkat Hill:Precious Ramotswe Mys

    Stories from Africa and Asia

    Sadako and the 1000 Paper Cranes

  • Item #: 218461
    ISBN: 9781591663744
    Retail: $6.99
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    It is Taka's first day of school in a new country. His family moved from Japan and he is very shy and still learning to speak English. Jeremy notices Taka spends a lot of time alone so he invites him over. Inspired by the haiku and origami they are studying in school, Jeremy keeps trying to befriend Taka. Will they ever become friends?

  • Item #: 071840
    ISBN: 9781681882802
    Retail: $19.95
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  • Item #: 071830
    ISBN: 9781534429093
    Retail: $4.99
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