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  • Item #: 038309
    ISBN: 9780970043740
    Retail: $8.95
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    Book Five in the Greatest Dot-to-Dot Book in the World series, this amazing puzzle book is just as fun as the rest of the line, but perhaps even more challenging! With new dot-to-dot variations like arrows, compass, sequence, alpha dots (not your typical ABCs), double-page puzzles and old favorites like fields of dots, no dots, crazy dots, and stars, this could well be the most difficult, diverse, and fun dot-to-dot book we carry. No clues are given about the final images, many of the puzzles have over 1000 dots, and the completed pictures are amazingly detailed. 46 puzzles are included in all. 48 pages, softcover. ~Rachel
  • Item #: 068242
    ISBN: 9780823435722
    Retail: $7.99
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     Children are fascinated with how things work. This well illustrated book presents clear explanations of familiar machines. Axes, scissors, slides, seesaws, are just a sampling of topics covered. Charming illustrations feature children and adults as part of a small community using simple machines to make their life easier and enjoyable. 32 pgs, pb. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 065376
    ISBN: 9780873030731
    Retail: $19.99
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     I Heard Good News Today: Stories for Children shares stories beginning with Mary Magdalene, the first to see Jesus after his death; Philip, Peter, Cornelius, and Paul – missionaries in the Bible; and then retells stories of early missionaries and missionaries to many different countries up through the 20th century. You will read about some more famous missionaries like Ann & Adoniram Judson, Mary & David Livingstone, and St. Patrick. You will also read the stories of lesser known people, but their stories are just as dynamic. This book is 140 pages of good reading.

  • Item #: 061887
    ISBN: 9781613748978
    Retail: $24.99
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    More than just artist biographies, this book goes behind the scenes of many great works of art from a variety of periods and styles. Everyone from the Dutch masters to modern American artists are here. Gorgeous color photos accompany interesting text. There are 40 projects for students to try themselves, ranging from writing a poem to making a collage to creating an action figure or puppet and writing a story about it. Over 50 artists including Rembrandt, Matisse, Degas, O’Keefe, and Calder. It’s a different approach to an art book and I quite liked it. In fact, I read the whole book! It could be a good starting point for a unit study or just add it to any art program at home or at school. 175 pp, sc. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 061391
    ISBN: 9781623654160
    Retail: $16.99
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    A sweeping history of the Christian faith from its foundational roots in Judaism in the first century to its current characteristics in the twenty-first century. With a stated goal of providing “a broad picture of Christian history . . . without allowing any single aspect to overwhelm the narrative as a whole,” the thread is traced through religious and political rulers; through diverse cultures; and with a recognition that the true story of Christianity is “the beliefs, ideas and values that Christian faith instills in individual men and women.” Fifty chapters (just over two per century) track the major traditions (Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Protestant) through their rising and waning as well as show Christianity’s shift from being the core of western civilization to being “the most widespread and diverse of all religions, taking root in cultures very different from those in which it was born and in which it once flourished.” 356 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 041996
    ISBN: 9780805444841
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    If you're thinking about homeschooling, need some encouragement as you homeschool, or want something to give to friends or family to explain homeschooling, look no further. David and Kim d'Escoto summarize nicely, from a Biblical worldview, the history of homeschooling and the benefits for your family.

    As they explain the history of homeschooling, you'll also learn about the inception of public schools, as well as famous homeschooled people throughout history. The d'Escoto's then tell you the benefits to your child's mind, body and soul in the remaining pages. The advantages of homeschooling include things like quality family time, learning at the child's pace, multi-age teaching, allowance for creativity and intellectual growth, better meeting the physical needs of each individual child, and laying a firm foundation in Christ. These items are just a few in the lengthy list of opportunities that await those who choose to homeschool. A lot of information is packed in this small, 81 page book. The authors conclude with the "Afterword" which is where they list some very important ideas for having a successful homeschool. One of which is to pray about the decision and the planning, and seek God's will for your family. - Donna

  • Item #: 036304
    ISBN: 9780970043795
    Retail: $5.95
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  • Item #: 036303
    ISBN: 9780970043788
    Retail: $5.95
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  • Item #: 036302
    ISBN: 9780970043771
    Retail: $5.95
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  • Item #: 032226
    ISBN: 9780894558344
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $19.99
    Critical Thinking Press has taken their excellent approach for improving subject-area skill and higher-order thinking skills and applied it to science in an effort to help students improve both their science knowledge AND thinking skills at the same time! The emphasis here is in helping students learn and understand science with a critical language arts slant so that they will learn to read science passages critically, and write full explanations of their thinking to reinforce their understanding. The book is divided into three units: physical science, life science, and earth science. Each unit contains over a dozen activities, each on a more specific sub-topic, and tied to national science standards. Each activity consists of a reading portion, and a question portion. The reading selection explains the concept in detail, with paragraphs separated and labeled by letter, and important vocabulary highlighted. The right-hand page features questions on the topic the student has just read about. Questions are presented in a variety of formats, including true/false, short answer (full-sentence responses), multiple-choice, graph questions, comparison/contrast and more. An answer key is included at the end of the book. The questions emphasize using "evidence" from the text, and really basing their answers on text evidence before choosing an answer. This helps reinforce what was read, and in many cases, requires the student to really think about their answer before giving it. This would be an excellent supplement to any science curriculum that will aid the student in really understanding concepts, where other workbooks may merely ask the student to regurgitate facts. I could even see using this alongside a full science curriculum, for added reasoning and critical thinking benefits! Currently, only the Beginning level is available, but we look for more levels to be available in the future. - Jess
  • Item #: 031995
    ISBN: 9780899577326
    Retail: $10.99
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    Trying to define God is a monumental task! So huge, in fact, that it's beyond our human comprehension to explain or understand. Not that we don't try, but often we see or read things that on the surface appear to be contradictory although we know that God has a perfect design with no contradictions. This Bible study takes young adults through an eight-week study on some of the facets of God. The first section is entitled God Isâ₦ Huge, subtitled "A God-sized God," and it is broken down into five subsequent subsections showing that God is bigger than some of our pictures of Him. For example, He is bigger than a vending machine that we just put our requests into and expect to get what we want; He is more than an angry police officer, just waiting to catch us in the act of sinning. Each subsection has a daily devotion complete with an introduction, discussion, questions to answer, Bible passages to read, and prayer exercises. The eight sections are entitled God Isâ₦ Huge (a God-sized God), Personal (a God not disconnected from our struggle), Holy (a God worth worshipping), Gracious (a God with a big heart), Jealous (a God who desires us), Father (a God who cares), Ordinary (a God who became one of us), and Mysterious (a God of so much more). This study will expand your view and understanding of just who the wonderful God we serve is. ~ Megan
  • Item #: 030885
    ISBN: 9781616267438
    Retail: $9.99
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    Bilbo Baggins and the Bible? The premise seems just a little contrived, doesn't it? However, Ed Strauss does a good job of weaving specific events of Bilbo's life (recorded for us in The Hobbit) with parallel events from the Bible and then extracting a personal application for the reader. There are 60 devotionals (about four pgs each) that cover topics of interest to young adults and others who have enjoyed reading of Bilbo's adventures. Take, for instance, Bilbo's pocketing of the Arkenstone of Thrain contrasted with the gift of the mithril corselet. This event is compared to King David's descent into sin with Bathsheba. In the accompanying devotional the author discusses short-circuiting God's promises by coveting and getting frustrated because we cannot have something and taking what does not belong to us. He points us back to the scriptural admonishment found in James - "You do not have because you do not ask God." ~ Janice

  • Item #: 030544
    ISBN: 9780802852625
    Retail: $20.00
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    Join Gilgamesh on his adventures with his best friend Enkidu as they fight monsters, brave earthquakes, and fight the Bull of Heaven as they travel the world. Then follow Gilgamesh on his journey to find Utnapishtim the Faraway. See how Gilgamesh goes from a young handsome King to a broken down, aged looking man. Will the "Old-man-young" bring back his youth? The Epic of Gilgamesh is one of the oldest recorded stories in the world. Was he a real King over the Sumerian city of Uruk in Mesopotamia, or is he just a story from folklore? ~ Phyllis

  • Item #: 025684
    ISBN: 9781434708717
    Retail: $32.99
    Rainbow Price: $19.76

    We also sell both the original Action Bible and Action Bible Devotional; this title is a complete reading of the Bible (ESV) for those who want the whole thing. Because this is a study Bible, there are some great features to enhance the reading of God's Word. In keeping with the Action Bible format, readers will find colorful, superhero-type comics throughout the text, placed in four-page groupings and depicting some of the high points of the reading. There is a section in the front of the Bible that explains how to use the special features that are scattered throughout the text: Remember It, What About This, Unlock It, Guess It, Activate It, and Ancient Archives. Remember It' offers a verse for memorizing, What About This' is a tough thinking question to help the reader think about their faith. There are 50 of these in all (one for each week) and are questions that both children and adults might ask Why can't we see God? Will every good person go to heaven? Why did God create people? Unlock It' offers further explanation or information to help the reader better understand something they just read. Guess It' is a fun challenge section in which the reader is given five clues to guess a specific person, place, or thing 1. God spoke from here (Ex.20-22) 2. Fire will come from here (Rev. 20:9) 3. I'm called "a better country (Heb. 11:16) 4. Satan fell from here (Luke 10:18) 5. God's throne is here (Is. 66:1)? Activate It' makes a connection to daily life and application of what you're learning. Ancient Archives' gives a bit of information about the time in which that passage was written a little snapshot of culture, setting, etc. to give more understanding.

    But waitthere's more! There is an introduction to every book of the Bible who wrote it, God's role in the book, and the role of God's people. Word Clouds' lists key words found in that book and Did You Know?' tells what God is doing in the lives of His people. There are maps at the back that show places and routes of travel; a dictionary and concordance are also included to aid in your study. Also included at the back is a table of Biblical weights, measures, and money; abbreviations; and a complete listing of the pages on which to find What About This' and Guess It' topics. There are even a few blank pages for taking notes. Make your Bible study more action-packed with this thorough and engaging version of the Bible. 1230 pgs., hc. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 017309
    ISBN: 9781589977280
    Retail: $14.99
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    Growing up, if I was given historical fiction presented in clear language for my age level, I was hooked in a matter of minutes. KidVentures presents four Bible stories in this same manner. Trouble Times Ten features an Israelite boy named Ben who is afraid of water. When Moses tells his family that they need to cross the Red Sea to freedom, will he be able to trust God or will he be left behind? Ruled Out tells the story of Ethan who lives with the people who made it out of Egypt. Moses has been up on Mount Sinai for a while, and the people are starting to change, which scares Ethan. Galen and Goliath tells the story of Galen, a young Philistine who is told to kill a young boy to prove his bravery and loyalty. Trouble comes when Galen must decide if he wants to honor the giant Goliath or the God of the Israelites. The Prophet's Kid tells the story of Ezra, who just wants to have fun. He goes to a meeting he isn't allowed to attend, which lands him in a heap of trouble that even causes someone's life to be at risk!

    All these stories are bound into a 313-page softcover book that includes a parent/teacher guide filled with discussion questions, background information, and learning activities. Great for Bible studies or recreational reading. – Laura

  • Item #: 014742
    ISBN: 9780769642574
    Retail: $9.95
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  • Item #: 007110
    ISBN: 9781933407951
    Retail: $9.95
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    If you liked the original Visual Manna Drawing Book, you'll love the new, improved, and larger version they've just released. Like the previous edition, the only tools you need are a drawing pencil (they recommend a 5H or 6H to start off with) and paper. Like the previous book, this one covers all the bases of a serious drawing program including shading, texture, proportion, perspective, drawing people, buildings and more. But that's as far as the similarity runs. Visual Manna's Master Drawing covers each of these drawing topics in more detail than the Visual Manna Drawing Book, and also includes lessons on using grids, rhythm and value, drawing motion, and also gets into more specifics such as still life, animals, landscapes, cartoons and caricature. As a special treat, a section which features many field sketches of birds by renowned bird artist David Plank are also included in the animals section. Other very helpful lessons include using creativity and how to concentrate on what you are seeing as you draw - both important for the serious sketcher. Lessons are open-ended, and easy to understand, while covering all the basics such as the face being five eyes wide, and finding a vanishing point to draw accurate perspective drawings. This could be implemented with a group of budding artists, or for the older or more driven art student. All the way through, students are reminded to practice, practice, practice... or, should I say, sketch, sketch sketch to improve their mastery of the skills taught. Characteristically Visual Manna, this is a good, solid, Christian-based drawing program that will give aspiring artists a solid start to becoming the next Rembrandt.

  • Item #: 005893
    ISBN: 9780486410265
    Retail: $5.99
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    Young, poverty-stricken David has just lost his father and must go to his uncle for assistance. David learns that he is actually quite wealthy, as his uncle has been witholding his fortune. Just as his life seems to be taking a turn for the better, David finds himself kidnapped and on board a ship, headed for a life of slavery. With the help of a daring rebel, David escapes, only to get mixed up in a desperate adventure where he is suspected of murder and hunted across the Scottish moors. This classic adventure is set in Scotland after the Jacobite rebellion, and will have readers on the edge of their seats from cover to cover. Unabridged. Available from several different versions. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 004446
    ISBN: 9781591746232
    Retail: $19.95
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    Growing up, my brother David loved shooting short movies and making all kinds of videos. He should have had this Klutz book, which gives kids tips on how to film and edit various tricky shots. A few tips on how to use the computer to edit and add sound effects are included, but for the most part, the book focuses on just using a camera (camera not included!). Using full-color photographs and detailed text, the book explains how to use angles, zoom shots, and other shooting tactics to make cool looking scenes. You'll shoot things like fight scenes, fruit singing little ditties, a giant holding a person in their hand, someone slipping on a banana, various magic tricks, and many stop motion clips like someone extending an arm several feet to grab a bottle, a bunch of action figures dancing, and much more. 23 fun tricks to film are included in the book, along with additional basic tips on how to shoot and edit quality video. Klutz shot the activities themselves, and you can find them on their website to compare your finished videos to. The spiral-bound book is 60 pgs, pb. By John Cassidy and Nicholas Berger, this is a good book to teach kids the basics of shooting video and will provide hours of fun. ~Rachel

  • Item #: 004116
    ISBN: 9780618233786
    Retail: $35.00
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    If you enjoy David Macaulay's detailed, illustrated tours of architecture in Castle, Cathedral, or Pyramid or how he visually explains the intricacies of machines in The Way Things Work, you won't want to miss this book in which he explores the just-as-impressive world inside the human body. Even if you think you have no interest in the subject, you can't help but be drawn in by the detailed and imaginative illustrations, some of which resemble detailed anatomical drawings, and others with whimsical "takes" on the various systems such as comparing the blood vessels to a theme park ride where oxygen molecules jump on and off of red blood cells. The 7 chapters explore cells and tissues, breathing and the circulatory system, the digestive system, the nervous system, the immune system and the reproductive system (quite tastefully done, I might add). Each page is dominated by Macaulay's lively colored pencil illustrations displaying body structures from a variety of imaginative viewpoints. After you pore over the picture, a paragraph or two on explains the inner workings of the subject. I love the illustrations of enlarged body structures with a small walkway or railing in the foreground where people are standing and staring. These define the book as a whole rather well; it's not an anatomy atlas or encyclopedia. It's a very visual tour through the systems of the human body that shows readers "how it works" and what those amazing systems at work inside of us would look like if we could really shrink ourselves and take a field trip. 336 pgs, hc. - Jess

  • Item #: 000433
    Retail: $9.99
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    Just about everyone asks a question sooner or later that present company can't explain. What do you do? The New Way Things Work is a revolutionary idea, laying out inventions past and present in easy to understand diagrams and animations. This CD describes over 150 inventions, gives some history on the world's greatest inventors, and teaches 22 principles of science. The best part is that the presentation is hosted by an animated Wooly Mammoth! You'll also enjoy 25 videos featuring David Macaulay, over 300 animations, over 1,000 full-color screens with pop-ups, an interactive science test and a searchable index. System requirements: Windows 7 (64- and 32-bit)/Vista/XP and Mac OS X. ~ Mark