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  • Item #: 071619
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  • Item #: 052342
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  • Item #: 052341
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    Beautiful speckled crayons really do look like flat river rocks. Large, smooth, round crayons (2.5 - 3” diameter, .5” thick) are satisfying to hold while coloring. Plus, the bright two-toned pigments in each rock crayon randomly change while drawing and coloring for added fun. These would be great for outdoor bark rubbings, banners and posters or large coloring books. ~ Emily

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  • Item #: 052333
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    What kid (or adult) wouldn’t want to color with a giant blue sapphire or red ruby? These large faceted, gem-shaped crayons (2 - 2.5”) are appealing to little hands and fun to use as you create fine lines with the tips and edges or color large areas (crayon rubbings) with the sides. Set of 12 solid colored crayons in 3 different gem shapes makes a great gift for any little jewel in your life. ~ Emily

  • Item #: 052331
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    POW! ZOOM! WHACK! Make your own superhero adventures or super stories come alive with this exciting comic book kit. Kids have great imaginations, so why not have them channel that energy into creating their own graphic novels? This kit has all the supplies to make that happen including: 2 illustration books featuring a blank cover with 32 pages of pre-printed black comic cells inside, 10 vibrant washable markers, 2 stencils for type and word bubbles, 5 rubber stamps (3 action words, 2 patterns), 3 blank foam ink pads that you customize and 3 bottles of stamp ink (red, orange, blue). ~ Emily

    CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs.

  • Item #: 052307
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  • Item #: 052306
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    Calling all painters, this complete 24-piece brush set has you covered! Great for watercolors, acrylics, tempera and oil paints, these white synthetic bristled brushes with natural wooden handles will get the job done—plus they’re all stored in a roll up canvas carrying case. Each brush has its proper name, size and what to use it for printed on the handle. Brushes include small, medium and large sizes of each: round, flat, angle, fan, filbert, rigger, bright, mop and all-purpose. ~ Emily

  • Item #: 052301
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    For hours of crafting fun, all organized into little compartments in a nifty handled briefcase, look no further! 1,250 pieces of crafting sparkles, gems, do-dads and more are just waiting to be created with… just add your imagination. Library includes: beads, sequins, pipe cleaners, pom-poms, felt pieces, colored wooden craft sticks, embroidery floss, googly eyes, adhesive jewels, wooden discs, wooden dowels, scissors, needles and tube of glue. Friendship bracelets, pipe cleaner creatures, flashy wooden frames and more… let’s get crafting!  ~ Emily

    CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs.

  • Item #: 064412
    ISBN: 9781250016324
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      Beautiful fonts with inspiring words are everywhere in the world of art, craft and home décor: things like wedding ideas, wall art, cards, invitations, family trees and more. Create personalized pieces and maybe even start up a business yourself! There are loads of projects for you or your students/children to try and do yourself. These are ideas for the person who has some calligraphy experience or perhaps already has lovely handwriting. You will be using flexible metal dip pen nibs with pointed tips (these are the kind you dip into an ink well). Check out item numbers 004835, 004747 and 041669. Don’t worry if this is a new instrument to you, there is a lot of great guidance & practice here specifically about this tool and what type of paper will work best. Once you get the hang of the pen and ink, you move onto some intermediate practice & projects like using watercolors and white paint (on dark paper) as your ink! This looks soooo pretty! The book is full of useful tips along the way. Learn envelope etiquette and then “go modern” and digitize your calligraphy. Project ideas include lots of wedding accessories, cupcake toppers, wrapping paper, chalkboard menus, greeting cards, note card sets, recipe card organizers, stationery, thank you cards and sticker seals. I love the idea of a student making gifts to share or even creating a product to sell! There are lots of lessons for a high school student starting their own micro business too! 8.5x9.5”, 184pp, pb. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 010821
    ISBN: 9781888287028
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    V.M. Hillyer, the first headmaster of Calvert School, spent many of his school years studying only American history. Believing that studying world history would broaden children’s horizons and give them a better understanding of the world and history in general, he set about to write an understandable and comprehensive world history children could enjoy. A Child’s History of the World functions to familiarize young children with some of the countless historical events and people of significance while reading like a good story. While many of the topics touched upon may not be the most important in overall world history, they are nevertheless significant because they can be understood by a child. The subjects are covered in chronological order, from the beginning of the world through the end of the Cold War. This gives the child a linear view of world history that allows details to be filled in later. The softcover text is 432 pages in length, and is written to pique interest by asking questions throughout the text. Black and white illustrations are interspersed with the textual information to enhance the content. This book is a resource for the History Odyssey level 1 courses, and is written from a different perspective. Although references are made to God and Jesus, the first four chapters talk about how things started and cave men. His suggestion that the earth began as a spark that was thrown from the sun, cooled to a cinder and became the earth as we know it is new for me. Chapter 5 is titled “Real History Begins,” so if you’re not interested in his version of how the earth began you can begin at chapter 5 and really not miss anything of historical value.~ Donna

  • Item #: 023532
    ISBN: 9781579121488
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    This book brings the culture and beauty of orchestra music to children by sharing the history of the art, describing the instruments involved, giving fun facts about different composers and music, and providing samples of the music on the accompanying CD. Orchestra Bob, a cartoon gentleman, is the guide through the book. The first half of the book tells about the different composers of orchestra music, and the second half describes the physical layout of an orchestra and the different instruments involved. The first half is broken into the Baroque, Classical Music, Romantic, and Modern Eras, highlighting famous composers from each time period. The book describes how this music became part of and affected each era and shows how each composer affected orchestra music. Orchestra Bob points out when to play certain tracks on the accompanying CD, which give famous samples of many of the composers' works. The book does a good job of highlighting the importance of each composer, but it does not give a thorough biography of each life, more of a general description of the way they affected the art and a list of their greatest works. Colorful text boxes, fun cartoon illustrations, and famous quotes make the book interesting and fun to read, and the music from the CD lets children connect the composers with their creations. The second half of the book covers the instruments themselves and is broken down into string, woodwind, brass, and percussion sections, as well as keyboard instruments. Readers see an illustration of an orchestra and then go on to learn about the specific instruments involved. The book explains how each instrument is played, points out special features, and gives some details of each instrument's history and development. In this section, Orchestra Bob instructs readers to listen to special tracks on the CD which provide examples of the music made from featured instruments in actual works from different composers. He also points out how to listen for the different instruments that have been discussed. This section is as colorful and fun as the first, with actual photographs of each instrument covered. An index of composers and musical terms is included, as well as a list of the 41 musical selections on the CD (over an hour of music). It provides a great way to listen to the music of the orchestra while simultaneously learning about the history, instruments, and composers. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 031394
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    I had an early interest in houses and architecture, and now I still love good design and creative interiors. I would have loved the stencils in this set, and may have saved some heavy lifting if I had used them to plan my bedroom rearranging instead of winging it! Students are first introduced to several periods in architectural design in a brief & colorful, kid-friendly booklet (16 pp). Classical, Romanesque, gothic, renaissance, baroque, Georgian, neoclassical, beaux arts, Bauhaus, art deco, expressionism, deconstructivism, structural expressionism and critical regionalism all have a short blurb and an illustration of a famous building in that style. You then look at structural elements and a timeline before you are encouraged to have a go at an original design. In the kit is a color poster of all of these famous buildings, great for a quick reference as you are in design-mode! A set of 6 stencils are guides for your student. They are made of sturdy, flexible, clear plastic and have elements like turrets, windows, domes, ornamental doors & ornaments for the outside, plus interior stuff like furniture, closets and sinks. A set of 8 colored pencils and a tablet of graph paper get your kiddos started. They can then make a large exterior and a large interior on the poster-sized paper in the kit. Two sheets of patterned paper have 6 designs of wood-look floors, tile & fabric textures to add some flair. While small children would have some trouble using the stencils, they can still design an interior and exterior in their own style. This would be a fun addition to any study in history or architecture, art or design. It has enough guidance to get you started and enough openness to let you be creative. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 070512
    ISBN: 9783791372068
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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 #: 065707
    ISBN: 9781429020640
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     This exact replica reprint of an 1884 book is written in one syllable words and was originally used to teach children to read while teaching history. Evidently, it was common to write books “in one syllable” in the late 19th century. Of course, some multisyllabic words must be used (United, president, Tennessee, etc.), but these are divided into syllables to ease reading.

      This book tells the story of our country from the first discovery of our continent by Norse men through the times of the Pilgrims, the Revolutionary War and the The Great War and takes a different attitude than some modern books. In the words of the author: “This is a tale in short words for small folks, on the way our land grew. . . . God has led us on through ways that have been strange, to reach the place where we now stand. The men of all the earth look on our land, and we are glad to have them call it THE LAND OF THE FREE and THE HOME OF THE BRAVE.”

      As a facsimile reprint, you’ll note some idiosyncrasies that may seem odd to us. It is printed with two columns and the type size is relatively small (I estimate about 12 pt.) for an early elementary book. There are approximately 250 words per page. While the words are not difficult and quite readable, it may take a little time for your child to get used to the format. Also, rendering complex information into one syllable words has its challenges. Take for instance this passage about what would have then been a fairly recent event: “But we must now go back to the year 1876 when the U-ni-ted States kept its birth-day. Ten times ten years had gone by since A-mer-i-ca was made free, and the U.S. was born. By this time it was a great strong child.” Obviously, there is a quaintness about the wording.

      There are six original, full-page illustrations. Frankly, I’m impressed with these detailed renderings of historical events. By itself, this is an intriguing book – just for its historical value alone. Use it as a first reader or as a companion reader to a history study. Or, perhaps, use it to get an idea of what education in those one-room schoolhouses was all about. 130 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 065122
    ISBN: 9781932786545
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    Fourth in the A Child's Geography series, this one or two semester course studies the vast and tiny kingdoms that made up Western Europe, along with the modern day countries of Western Europe. Picking up where the A Child's Geography Volume 3: Explore the Classical World (#007672) ended, this book explores the tumultuous times between the Classical era and the Renaissance. While having a basic knowledge of the Classical period is helpful in understanding the nuances of the Middle Ages, it is not necessary to complete the other volumes in the series before embarking on this journey.

    Written in a similar style to the preceding volumes, history and geography are taught with a living book approach that weaves together engaging text and vibrant photographs and graphics. Students will truly feel as if they are walking in the footsteps of the great minds from the medieval world like Charlemagne, Ferdinand and Isabella, Joan of Arc, Johannes Gutenberg, and Martin Luther while exploring Spain, Portugal, France, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, and the tiny kingdoms: Andorra, Monaco, Liechtenstein and Luxembourg.

    While the textbook is a standalone resource for readings and narration exercises, the author has provided a website link to download additional activities. This includes timelines for each chapter, maps to label (and completed maps), hands- on activities that include games and craft projects, recipes, supplemental reading resources, prayer guide and much more. Additional links are scattered throughout the text which provide media resources on a variety of topics. Chapters include bold vocabulary words with a glossary in the back. 240 pgs, SC. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 064331
    ISBN: 9781909396425
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    Fifty fantastic facts for kids of all ages is the complete title of this fact-astic little green book! Why doesn't Mona Lisa have eyebrows? Which painter liked to throw artichokes around? What invention made people assume painting would be replaced altogether? But this book is not about art trivia. You will read about styles, artists, principles, media, movements, see paintings, even try out some techniques yourself. There are loads of thought provoking questions like, "But is it art?" and "Is the artist sending a message?" The artist bios are not the usual either. You learn what tortured their souls. Were they lonely? In love? In pain? At war? You even get into modern street art a bit and what motivates these artists. It is an action packed read, full of quotes from artists and fantastic vocabulary words. You could literally open to any page and learn something new! 8" x 6". ~Sara

  • Item #: 060900
    ISBN: 9780794534349
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    Mazes help kids develop skills they don’t even realize. Add to the fun with these 30 tear-off, fun mazes to solve. The top cover is detached so kids can easily tear the sheets from the pads. Pages are multicolored and mazes are varied. In addition, each big page features things to spot and places to fill in with drawings. The back is made of sturdy cardboard so it can be used just about anywhere. Scenes include a range: outer space, nature, modern and ancient, etc. Note: includes one spooky streets scene with zombie-like characters. In the back, you’ll find smaller, full-color images pictured with answers. Keep some on hand in the car; they would make great placemat activities at restaurants, for example. 14” x 11”. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 038553
    ISBN: 9781932971507
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    In May of 1844 the Stephen Company, made up of 200 pioneers, headed west from Independence, MO. Their destination: Willamette River, Oregon. The Oregon Trail would take them through pieces of 5 modern-day states in their trek to the west – as well as through many dangers and new experiences for every family member. Young cousins Jerry and Jim share many adventures and discoveries with the other children of this wagon train as they traverse the vast countryside. Their survival in the face of wild animals, raiding and trading Indian tribes, difficult topography, and weather is quite a tale. While a fictional story, the story creates an accurate picture of life for westward bound pioneers. By Christian Liberty Press. 266 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 024263
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    My interest in medieval times will never leave me; I love to "swordfight" and I wish this set existed when I was younger. Now your kids won't have to swordfight with sticks anymore. The blade extends over 14 inches in length, and the shield fits right onto your arm with straps. Learn the moves of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, bring chivalry and honor back to the modern ages, and save the princess from the fire-breathing dragon! Made of strong wood, this set is very durable and will equip your young knight for years to come. - Jon

    Black lion on a yellow background

  • Item #: 003527
    ISBN: 9781619300330
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    Students today seldom think about how and why human beings measure time. In this activity-based non-consumable textbook, readers explore the history of the science of time telling, from ancient times to the modern age. As this fascinating study develops, students will be directed to complete fifteen fun projects utilizing tools and supplies from around their home. Each hands-on project helps readers appreciate some of the most significant discoveries and advancements made over the years by those who have sought to improve the science of time measurement. Although well written, informative, and engaging, this book emphasizes that time is an entirely human invention, and no attempt is made to attribute time’s creation to a divine Creator. 120 pgs, pb. ~ Mike