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  • 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 #: 043520
    Retail: $11.70
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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 #: 003493
    ISBN: 9780684801223
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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 #: 002056
    ISBN: 9780689715716
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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 #: 001368
    ISBN: 9780590462068
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    Pam Conrad brings you this gripping log of Pedro de Salcedo, who was aboard the great voyage with Christopher Columbus from August 3rd of 1492 to February 14th of 1493. Pedro is a young man of only fourteen, and it is his first time away from home. The captain quickly makes him a sort of right-hand man. Pedro watches how intensely the men doubt Columbus from the beginning. The day before they finally touch land, Columbus promises they will turn around home. As fate would have it, the next day they land in a place Columbus names San Salvador. Here they gain experience with the natives, who are extremely docile and generous. In each place they land on, the people gradually become unfriendly - perhaps some words of caution were spread? Soon enough, the entire crew realizes they have not landed in India and there are no spices or silks or pearls. In fact, nobody except Columbus cares about anything except heading home to Spain at this point. After the sinking of the Santa Maria, some of the men board the Nina to go home, and the others are left behind to start a Spanish settlement in the New World. Pedro fears he may not ever return home. On the last day at sea, he encases a last letter into a barrel and throws it out to the ocean so that if it ever reaches his home, his mother should know that he loves her and she should pray for his soul. This recounting is sometimes suspenseful, troubling, and mystifying, but at all times it is engaging.

  • Item #: 029105
    ISBN: 9780688144258
    Retail: $8.99
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    David Kherdian's award-winning book about Veron, a young Armenian girl living in a small Turkish village amidst the massacres around 1915, on the heels of World War I. Life was very good, beautiful, and secure for nine-year-old Veron, who greatly enjoyed her family and other simple things in life. She never imagined things to be any other way until the day her family and other Armenians were forced to evacuate Azizya. This day would mark only the beginning of years of unspeakable horrors and struggle that she is about to face. Though she faces great loss, pain, and hunger, Veron is a young woman who was made to endure all of the challenges she would encounter. Through dark times, without denying her true feelings, she also maintains an optimistic outlook and forgets her personal sorrows by brightening the lives of others. Though several situations take place in her crucial adolescent age that threaten to separate her from her Armenian roots and her Christian faith, she remains strong and hopeful.

  • Item #: 016003
    ISBN: 9780451526342
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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 #: 013649
    ISBN: 9780440413288
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    Bud is a young black boy growing up during the Great Depression. His mother died when he was six, and Bud has been moving between the orphanage and foster homes for the last four years. He finally has enough and decides to try and find his father. He doesn't know very much about him, but Bud thinks he has enough clues in the posters which belonged to his mother. A Newbery Medal Winner. 243 pgs.

  • Item #: 012013
    ISBN: 9780141329383
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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 #: 004040
    ISBN: 9780140380538
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    This Puffin Classics edition retells Geoffrey Chaucer's original tales, but they have been adapted by Geraldine McCaughrean for younger readers. Unlike many adapted versions, this one has chapters and still retains the feel of the original stories, just with simpler language. Thirteen of the original tales are included: The Knight's Tale, The Miller's Tale, The Nun's Priest's Tale, The Reeve's Tale, The Scholar's Tale, The Wife of Bath's Tale, The Pardoner's Tale, Sir Topas, The Franklin's Tale, The Magistrate's Tale, The Canon's Yeoman's Tale, The Friar's Tale, and The Merchant's Tale. This is a great retelling of a medieval classic. 114 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 026969
    ISBN: 9781683441359
    Retail: $69.98
    Rainbow Price: $49.95

    Creation to the Roman Empire

  • Item #: 026519
    ISBN: 9781580375221
    Retail: $11.99
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    For those learners who learn best by doing, this supplement offers some applicable suggestions for activities with physical and chemical changes. 78 reproducible pages divided into 10 units cover historical perspective, chemistry, elements, four states of matter, structure of matter, physical properties of matter, understanding solids/liquids/gases, physical changes of matter, chemical changes of matter, and evidence of chemical change. The front of the book offers an explanation to the teacher/parent on how to use this book, and each unit begins with a full page of teacher information that includes the topic, correlation to standards, the concepts to be covered, a lesson planner, an extension activity, and a 'real world' application. Student activity pages include student information pages that introduce the concept and vocabulary through a reading passage; a one-page 'quick check' that evaluates comprehension using matching, fill-in-the-blank, time lines, labeling, identifying, etc.; two or more 'knowledge builder' activities provide application through labs and data collecting; and there is an occasional 'inquiry investigation' which is an extension activity. The back of the book is a great reference section and includes definitions, answer keys, national standards, resources for further investigation, and more. Turn your science class from drab to lab with the addition of this helpful and easy-to-use supplement. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 024364
    ISBN: 9780812565683
    Retail: $6.99
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    Edmond Dantès is just nineteen years old when his whole life is changed forever. On the day of his wedding to his true love, Edmond is unfairly arrested and unjustly sentenced to solitary confinement in the notorious Château d'If. Over the course of the 14 years Edmond is imprisoned, he learns many things from a fellow prisoner, including the location of a great treasure. Following the death of his friend, Edmond makes a daring escape and is soon on his way to the island of Monte Cristo to find the treasure. After becoming a self-made count, Edmond begins weaving his plans of revenge for those involved in his imprisonment. The epitome of patience, Edmond has perfectly planned and crafted the proper revenge due each man, and these things he brings about over the space of many years, as well-timed as they are well-planned. This book is a riveting novel, well-written and rich in plot and language. This edition is abridged and is 580 pages, paperback.
  • 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 #: 016448
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    Small, one-hole pencil sharpener with rigid, easy grip edges. ~ Tasha

  • Item #: 014647
    ISBN: 9781483816906
    Retail: $12.99
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    If you need extra practice sheets or activities for your science students, look no further. This workbook is full of 100 reproducible worksheets that cover a wide range of topics dealing with physics and chemistry. From lab procedures, to physical and chemical properties, to simple machines, to writing binary formulas, this book covers it all. Several various testing methods are used such as matching, puzzles, short answer, long answer, completing equations, etc. Besides giving a few example answers, this book does not provide explanations: it is only meant to provide practice or assessment. Teachers can go through the whole book with students to test their overall knowledge, or they can pick and choose topics which students need additional help or practice with. This book would be a great supplement to any physical science course. Aligns with current state standards. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 008990
    ISBN: 9781561451906
    Retail: $8.95
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    This book is a great piece of historical fiction for kids. It chronicles the travels of Lewis and Clark and the adventures they have with their dog Seaman. The illustrations are pencil drawings captioned with quotations taken from the journals kept by Lewis and Clark and their men, with the original spelling and punctuation. The story is followed by an author's note, along with information on other books to be read and areas that might be of interest for kids studying the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Also included is a map of the U.S. and the Louisiana Purchase ca. 1803-1806 and one of the continental United States today showing the course taken by Lewis and Clark. 187 pgs, pb. - Stephanie A.

  • Item #: 008950
    ISBN: 9780140177374
    Retail: $12.00
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    Kino is a poor pearl diver like his father and his grandfather before him, but he lives in a quiet contentment with his wife Juana and their baby son. When his son is stung by a scorpion, the doctor refuses to see him because Kino has no money to pay him. That afternoon when Kino dives, his wife prays that he will find a great pearl so they can pay for a doctor. Kino does indeed find a large pearl as "perfect as the moon," and it seems that the baby is healed almost simultaneously. Kino begins to think of all that he can do with the money he will get from the pearl, but when he goes to sell it the buyers will not offer him the money he knows it is worth. When people try and steal the pearl, Kino reacts with a vengeance, and his wife begs him to get rid of the pearl and its evil. But the longer it is in Kino's possession, the harder it is for him to give the pearl up. - Melissa

  • Item #: 005257
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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 #: 004621
    ISBN: 9780140177398
    Retail: $12.00
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    George and Lennie are two very different men trying to make a life for themselves. George is a small man with a quick temper, and Lennie is a huge man but with the brain of a small child. The two have been traveling together for quite some time. Lennie often gets the two into trouble, and George is quick to point out that life would be easier if he could travel without Lennie. But he told Lennie's Aunt Clara that he would take care of Lennie, and nearly every single day George tells Lennie the story of how they are going to have their own ranch someday, unlike other guys. Lennie is obsessed with small animals and George always tells him that he can take care of the rabbits, which excites Lennie to no end. But Lennie's strength and lack of intelligence get the two men into trouble time and again, until George can no longer pay the consequences for Lennie.

  • Item #: 003110
    Retail: $1.53
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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 #: 001887
    ISBN: 9780743273565
    Retail: $17.00
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    In this classic American novel of the Roaring Twenties, Nick Carraway moves East after coming home from World War I and finds himself living among the idle rich. As Nick surveys the reckless lives and relationships of high society, he is repeatedly drawn to one man who believes in and seems to embody the American Dream: Jay Gatsby. But in the end, Nick finds that the god of materialism brings only moral emptiness and destruction.

  • Item #: 001469
    ISBN: 9780425099698
    Retail: $7.99
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    Fifteen year old Josh is facing trials that seem far removed from our time, but were very real to many people during the Great Depression. He has a deep love for music and is very talented, and he and his friend Howie find an escape when they play together. However, they only get to practice some days after school, for times are hard and Josh's family was forced to sell their piano to pay for food and other necessities. After Josh's father loses his job, his depression turns to anger, which he often directs at Josh. Between his mother ironing clothes all day and Josh delivering papers for three hours every morning, the family has barely enough to keep themselves fed. After an especially hurtful fight, Josh decides to leave home, and he and Howie quickly form a plan to travel around as musicians. Josh's fragile ten-year old brother, Joey, hears of their plans, and he is determined to accompany them, despite Josh's firm objections. An unforeseen tragedy strikes the trio, and their lives are changed forever. This hardship sparks a deeply moving trail of tears, shame, guilt, sickness, responsibility, and struggle to survive.

  • Item #: 001358
    ISBN: 9780143039433
    Retail: $18.00
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    This classic by John Steinbeck tells of the Dust Bowl migration during the Great Depression. While every other chapter gives background and follow the movements of the migrants as a whole, the other chapters chronicle the fictional Joad family's long, discouraging exodus to California after they are driven off of their homestead. They have a handbill from California which reads: "Pea Pickers Wanted in California. Good Wage All Season. 800 Pickers Wanted." This handbill gives the family hope through their hard trip to California, and they read it again and again. But over time, the Joad's lose hope as they see more and more families, all waving similar handbills, all poor and broken down, all headed to California on highway 66. There the Joads begin to understand the hopelessness of their situation - and that of all migrant workers.

  • Item #: DKRDR4
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  • Item #: 070512
    ISBN: 9783791372068
    Retail: $14.95
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     This book is a great introduction to the Impressionist movement, why it was so important and some of the top artists who made it happen. Each artist has a brief bio and a colorful sampling of their work and where the art is displayed today. There are interesting tidbits on each painting and a timeline at the beginning of each artist’s section showing when they lived and the world events that were taking place during their life. Plus, there are fun questions about the artists or paintings throughout, as well as “learn more about” tips that direct the reader to websites for further research. This beautifully designed book has a clear presentation of information and is a joy to read. 46 pgs, hc. ~ Emily

  • Item #: 056354
    ISBN: 9780451531186
    Retail: $5.95
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  • 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 #: 050362
    ISBN: 9780982284841
    Retail: $10.99
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  • 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