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  • Item #: 005257
    Retail: $19.99
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    Rush Hour puzzles are wonderful for all ages, but once younger kids get through the beginning cards and a few harder, it can get too difficult for them. The solution to this puzzle? Rush Hour Jr! It has all the fun of the original, with minor changes. For example, their playing piece is an ice-cream truck they guide through the maze of fire trucks, police cars, and other vehicles. The game comes with 40 new junior challenge cards, and a bag to store the game in. A great travel toy. - Melissa

  • Item #: 003767
    ISBN: 9781929683543
    Retail: $18.00
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    This is the junior version of the Wordsmith program. Grades 4-6 are an ideal time to teach your kids the "tools" of writing. Of course, at that age, if it isn't fun, kids don't want to learn. Wordsmith does a great job of introducing vital writing skills in a fun and enthusiastic way. Throughout this workbook, students pretend to be writers for the local newspaper. Fun comics are interspersed throughout the book to "instruct" your child on the concept they are learning. The lessons will cover sentence review, paragraph writing, reporting, creative writing, and expressing opinions. These skills are covered in three different sections of the book. Part one introduces nouns, verbs, and basic sentence structure to your children. Some of the projects in this section have your child write an invitation, a thank you note, haiku poetry, and four-sentence captions - just to name a few. Part two focuses on modifiers and more complex sentences. Here your child will create some advertising, work on editing, and write a book review. Part three moves on to organizing sentences in a logical fashion and reporting skills. Some of the projects your child will do include writing sports stories, giving household hints, composing a news article, and creating a comics column. Detailed instructions are given at the beginning of every project to help them complete it independently. Answers are printed in the back to help you correct their work. This spiral-bound workbook has black-and-white text and illustrations. 85 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 012013
    ISBN: 9780141329383
    Retail: $5.99
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    This complete and unabridged classic tale by Roger Green will bring the great English legend to life. Robin Hood is a champion for the poor and oppressed against the cruel Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham. Hiding out in Sherwood Forest, he emerges time and time again to outwit his enemies and rob from the rich to give to the poor. Several black and white sketches illustrate the book. 295 pgs.

  • Item #: 056134
    ISBN: 9780794530198
    Retail: $14.99
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    This inventive, colorful book is divided in two sections: story writing and instruction on writing fiction (cleverly called the Story Writing Toolkit). The writer is guided to write 20 different stories on the well-designed pages. Story-specific directions, tips, and such things as interesting vocabulary are cleverly included in the margins. Story types vary, too; write a comic strip, a story about time travel or a tale about animal adventures - or finish one the book has started for you. The Tool Kit (15 pages at the back) includes tips and instructions on plot and character development, as well as creating engaging titles, settings and descriptions. The book could serve as a portfolio of your child’s creative writing, maybe even a great keepsake. A great way to get your student’s creative juices flowing. Spiral bound, but exterior binding covers this for added durability. 8” x 9.75”, 95 pp, hc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 043520
    Retail: $11.05
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      Geared towards students, the XL line of paper from Canson features a better quality product at a more affordable price range. Even amateur and professional watercolor artists can appreciate the heavy 140 lb (300 gsm) weight of this rough-tooth textured cold press paper. The acid-free paper works great for watercolors and other mixed media applications. Each pad contains 30 sheets and is bound with a Euro Fold cover that easily folds all the way over flat, making it great for outdoor studies, laying on easels and studio work. ~ Emily

  • Item #: 039181
    Retail: $27.99
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    Want to work on logical thinking with your preschooler? Consider this IQ-building product from Smart Games. The object is to arrange the 7 wooden block-like pieces into the same structure shown in the color booklet. 48 challenges are included, in four difficulty levels: starter, junior, expert, and master. Correct solutions are provided on the back of each challenge. Great for developing a young child's spatial reasoning abilities.
  • Item #: 017575
    ISBN: 9780486411071
    Retail: $6.00
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    Combining the works of such literary greats as Homer, Virgil, Ovid, and other classical authors, this book holds a collection of Greek and Roman myths, as well as numerous stories of the Norse mythology, medieval tales, and Oriental fables. The stories are lively versions merging favorite variations into a single coherent retelling. ~ Melissa

  • Item #: 002056
    ISBN: 9780689715716
    Retail: $7.99
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    Joseph and his family have given their word to protect the Great Tarnov Crystal and now may have to give their lives to keep the oath.

  • Item #: 016448
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    Small, one-hole pencil sharpener with rigid, easy grip edges. ~ Tasha

  • Item #: 016003
    ISBN: 9780451526342
    Retail: $9.99
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    This classic political satire by George Orwell attaches the idea of totalitarian government using farm animals as characters. The animals try to run the farm on their own and create a paradise of progress and equality, but certain animals (namely the pigs) begin to take control and take away freedoms. With great parallels to many governments, this book is a must-read. A few complete and unabridged editions are available. The Signet Classic Edition has a preface by Russell Baker and is 144 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 003493
    ISBN: 9780684801223
    Retail: $12.99
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    A classic story of an old Cuban fisherman who demonstrates great personal strength, loyalty and endurance. When he hooks a giant marlin - his first "catch" in weeks, it takes him far out to sea, testing his courage, skill and stamina. By Ernest Hemingway.

  • Item #: 003110
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    This mini sanding block features 12 strips of 4" x 1" fine-grit sandpaper mounted on a flat 6¾" x 1" fiberboard handle. Use for re-sharpening pencil leads, blunted tortillions and paper wedge. Also great to use whenever you need well-controlled fine sanding, such as tight corners on woodworking projects. Use one sheet of sandpaper until it loses its grit, and then peel it away to reveal a fresh sheet underneath.

  • Item #: DKRDR4
    Retail: $96.76
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  • Item #: 056354
    ISBN: 9780451531186
    Retail: $5.95
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  • Item #: 050362
    ISBN: 9780982284841
    Retail: $10.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.10
  • Item #: 048881
    ISBN: 9781599150420
    Retail: $0.00
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    First published in 1906, this classic set in the Middle Ages tells the story of a monk, Brother Stephen, and his young color grinder, Gabriel. In the days before printing presses were common, monks would create books by hand, which were works of art in themselves. Brother Stephen and Gabriel work together to make a beautiful "hour book" as a wedding gift from King Louis of France to Lady Anne of Brittany. This story provides great insight into the bookmaking process and is enhanced with black and white period illustrations. By Evaleen Stein. 87 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 048506
    ISBN: 9780982284803
    Retail: $10.99
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    King Solomon's Mines is probably the most popular book written by Henry Rider Haggard, but I think this one is more adventurous, action-packed, and fast-paced. It's about four Englishmen (a doctor who is searching for his son who was kidnapped years before, an elderly professor who loves ancient artifacts, an engineer/captain escaping a failed romance and looking for treasure, and a rascally soldier-type figure who's helpful in a pinch) who journey across the vast African wilderness in the late 1800's. They're attempting to help a young princess who claims to be a descendant of the Queen of Sheba by bringing enough dynamite to destroy the idol that keeps her people from prospering. Though they each have their own reasons for embarking on the dangerous quest, treasure, glory, and success may not be worth the dangers they end up facing. With lots of adventure and a great early Egyptian/African setting, this story will be enjoyed by young and old. 298 pgs, pb. ~Rachel

  • Item #: 048505
    ISBN: 9780982284834
    Retail: $9.99
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    This adventure tale set in late 19th century Africa started a new genre of writing called the "Lost World." Before Indiana Jones, there was Allan Quatermain, a brave explorer who led men through the vast African continent in search of lost people and treasure. The author Sir H. Rider Haggard traveled through Africa and was inspired by the land and a real life adventurer, Frederick Courtney Selous. This story is told in the first person and is very easy to get enthralled in. Youngsters who like adventure stories will love this book just as readers have been enjoying it for over 100 years. 237 pgs, pb. ~ Alissa

  • Item #: 048269
    ISBN: 9780439120425
    Retail: $6.99
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    This moving book, set at the time of the Great Depression, shows what life was like for many Mexican immigrants. It tells the story of a young teenager named Esperanza who is born to wealth and privilege on a ranch in Mexico. Disaster hits and she is forced to move to America with her mother and find jobs working in the fields. She's not used to manual labor and the lack of respect she receives, but when her mother gets sick and Esperanza begins to understand her new life, she rises to the challenges and impresses everyone. 262 pgs (plus a few more with notes from the author, a recipe, and a craft idea), pb. ~Rachel

  • Item #: 046250
    ISBN: 9780486290973
    Retail: $3.00
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    This play by the great Shakespeare tells the tragic tale of the Moorish general Othello who takes the life of his wife and ultimately that of his own as the result of a spiteful plot headed by the villain Iago. Unabridged, pb, 91 pgs. -Enh

  • Item #: 046246
    ISBN: 9780486278056
    Retail: $4.00
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    This inexpensive Dover Thrift edition collects three excellent short stories written by Leo Tolstoy (who is more known for his rather large works like War and Peace and Anna Karenina). Included are "The Kreutzer Sonata," "The Death of Ivan Ilych," and "How Much Land Does a Man Need?" These interesting stories are a great introduction to Tolstoy's writing. 140 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 043866
    ISBN: 9780451531988
    Retail: $5.95
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    This classic French play by Edmond Rostand tells a story of the noble soldier Cyrano, who is a kind man and a great leader who thinks he'll never be loved because of his large, deformed nose. He helps his friend Christian marry the women he himself loves by telling him the poetic words he should use in wooing her. He spends his whole life living honorably and putting his own desires last. This is one of my favorite plays because it has both comedy and tragedy and is like Romeo and Juliet, The Three Musketeers, and Beauty and the Beast combined. You'll love it. Translated from French by Lowell Bair, 224 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 042776
    ISBN: 9781414368740
    Retail: $15.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.75

    "I want to become a Navy SEAL." Those words might rouse admiration, courage, trepidation and possibly disbelief. As a parent, how do you respond? Bravely, the author's father, after his initial disbelief, supported his son's dream by providing a mentor and training partner who later was brutally murdered in Iraq. This captivating story gives parents and teens a front and center seat in the journey from US Navy recruit training, SEAL training in BDU/S, Hell week, and multiple tours of duty with SEAL teams 1 and 7. Through his eyes, we see him experience grief at the loss of his mentor, battling with the party lifestyle, experiencing the horrors of war and the power of grace and salvation. While horrifying, the events experienced are written with discretion, making this an inspiring option for families to discover the true meaning of sacrifice: "Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." 284 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 041928
    ISBN: 9780143036333
    Retail: $13.00
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    This edition was translated by George Bull, and is 114 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 041750
    ISBN: 9781250057839
    Retail: $16.99
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    This charming and often comical collection of stories has long been a favorite in my family. A keen observer of both animals and people, Herriot has a knack for relaying even the most ordinary event, such as the birthing of a calf, in the most extraordinarily entertaining manner. In this, his first book, James quickly learns that life as a veterinary surgeon in the rugged Yorkshire Dells is a far cry from the clinical setting of vet school. Things, it seems, almost never go "by the book" for Jim, resulting in some zany situations. From the tales of Tricki Woo, the overfed Pekingese, to Charlie Dent's hostile pig, All Creatures Great and Small will have you in stitches from start to finish. Please note that there is a peppering of mild swear words throughout the book, as Herriot's writing remains true to the local vernacular. ~ Rachel P.

  • Item #: 040713
    ISBN: 9780452277502
    Retail: $14.00
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    This classic political satire by George Orwell attaches the idea of totalitarian government using farm animals as characters. The animals try to run the farm on their own and create a paradise of progress and equality, but certain animals (namely the pigs) begin to take control and take away freedoms. With great parallels to many governments, this book is a must-read. A few complete and unabridged editions are available. The Signet Classic Edition has a preface by Russell Baker and is 144 pages, softcover. The Penguin Edition also has a preface by Russell Baker as well as an essay introduction about Orwell and is 102 pages, softcover. ~Rachel
  • Item #: 038065
    ISBN: 9780141330136
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $3.95

    This edition includes an introduction by Stanley Weintraub and is 496 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 037904
    ISBN: 9780143106951
    Retail: $18.00
    Rainbow Price: $7.20
    Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte d' Arthur is one of the greatest epics of the fifteenth century. His chivalric tales of King Arthur, Queen Guinevere, Sir Lancelot, and Merlin spawned many adaptations that continue to entertain audiences today. Death of King Arthur is one such retelling, by the historian Peter Ackroyd. Ackroyd states in the beginning of the book, "I have tried my best to convert Malory's sonorous and exhilarating prose into a more contemporary idiom…I have also chosen to abbreviate the narrative in pursuit of clarity and simplicity." Ackroyd is a great storyteller; his "translation" is very readable and stays true to the spirit of Malory's original work. A must-read for any fan of Arthurian legends. 316 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa
  • Item #: 036492
    ISBN: 9780140275360
    Retail: $19.00
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    This is the Robert Fagles translation of the complete epic story of Troy that was written by Homer. It's a great translation that shares all the adventure and poetry of the text in modern verse. This is a classic story that most people don't take the time to examine, but reading the complete account is very rewarding. Characters like Helen, Paris, Hector, Achilles, and Olympian gods come to life. This edition boasts many great features, including a 64-page introduction that analyzes the story and highlights the main points, a guide for pronouncing names, maps of regions involved in the story, and notes on the translation. Every tenth line of the book is numbered for easy reference or group reading and discussion. Though still not a light read, this edition of the amazing tale is the most readable and absorbing complete version that I have seen. 684 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 034805
    ISBN: 9781622230082
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.95

    To the untrained eye, the periodic table may look like a whir of numbers and letters that lack meaning or application to real life. However, this often-confusing mass is really beautiful, organized and, when understood, greatly deepens your understanding of chemistry. Elements and the Periodic Table is a great supplement to your regular science curriculum that helps students make sense of the information-packed periodic table.

    This book offers 125 pages of activities that build logically from the explanation of elements to organization of the periodic table, and parents and teachers have permission to copy the activities for family or classroom use. Each of the four chapters begins with an explanation to the instructor and ends with a quiz or test for that chapter. Learn to name the elements, discover the use for each of the elements and put together your own table, and then play the Elements Game to become proficient at the periodic table. Activity answers are at the back of the book for your convenience.

    Something I remember from my teaching days is that textbooks can be full of good information, but they don't always offer enough of the hands-on activities for students to understand the application of the material, leaving you to track down activities from outside resources. That is not the case with this book; Elements and the Periodic Table offers great, practical activities to help students understand and apply their learning. ~ Donna