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  • Item #: 026779
    ISBN: 9780753459416
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    This is an atlas kids can call their own. Made specifically for kids and young readers, it has just enough information to be accessible, but not so much that it will overwhelm them. It is very colorful, with each continent shown twice. One maps out the political borders, displays flags, and has a short caption about each country; the other is a resource map showing rivers, lakes, mountains, where different animals live, and where things are made. The atlas also briefly covers how to use the atlas, how maps are made, and climate and land of the world. The flags of the world are shown by continent in the back of the book, and a fold-out map of the United States and Canada is included. There are a number of activities throughout the book, answers are included. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 003618
    ISBN: 9780753468753
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    We looked at several different alternatives before selecting this volume as a basic world history reference book. As with any secular product, we contend with the "dating" problems (the book dates the beginning of history at 40,000 B.C.), and evolutionary references. However, the book is an excellent reference with many outstanding features:

    • It's all in one book (491 pgs) making it a handy reference for studies of any and all time periods.
    • The paper is nice and thick, designed to tolerate years of "wear and tear".
    • Chronologically-arranged and cross- referenced articles.
    • Over 2000 colorful illustrations, including photographs and charts as well as annotated maps.
    • A handy reference section at the back of the book that has lists of national leaders throughout history; wars; and explorations/discoveries.
    • The comprehensive indexing makes it easy to quickly find the information or related articles you need.

    This book replaced the old Kingfisher Illustrated History of the World a number of years ago. Although similar, there are some differences in this new book. Curriculums that refer to the original book may not correspond exactly to the replacement version. We think this will be a volume you will use again and again, not just for world history studies, but for unit studies of all kinds.

  • Item #: 038257
    ISBN: 9780753459461
    Retail: $15.95
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    Covers countries and civilizations from 500 to 1450 A.D. After some general information about the medieval world, the book is divided into sections on: the Roman Empire, Byzantine Europe, Medieval Europe, the Arab world, medieval India, China, Japan and Korea, Southeast Asia, the Pacific, African kingdoms, North and Central America, and more.

  • Item #: 029184
    ISBN: 9780753459140
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    Divided by geographical region and civilization, including Mesopotamia, Egypt, Europe, the Indus Valley, Minoans and Myceneans, the Mediterranean, Greece, Rome, Africa, India, China, North America, Central and South America, Australia, and Polynesia. Note: A few pages cover "prehistory" and "early humans" but this info can easily be skipped.

  • Item #: 001417
    ISBN: 9780753457221
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  • Item #: 001419
    ISBN: 9780753457238
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  • Item #: 035965
    ISBN: 9780753473559
    Retail: $16.99
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    From oceans to planets (and everything in between), this universe-in-a-book will delight curious readers. This colorful encyclopedia is arranged thematically into ten core subjects: Planet Earth, Space and the Stars, Living World, Animal Life, Body Science, Story of the Past, People and Society, Arts and Entertainment, Science and Technology, and Communication. The information is presented in an exciting, visually appealing way, with over 1000 illustrations and photographs. Short, simple-to-read sections highlight essential topics. Step-by-step sequences and diagrams help students understand structures and processes. For example, in the "Rocks and soil" chapter, clear diagrams demonstrate the Mohs scale (rating minerals from softest to hardest), the rock cycle (formation of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks), and soil composition. Other interesting topics covered include: types of seeds, nature classification, human anatomy, the Industrial Revolution, world religions, sports, decorative arts, the Globe Theater…and much more! Color-coded sections, a glossary, and index help students find relevant information quickly. This encyclopedia covers such a wide variety of disciplines that it will come in handy for many a unit study or research project. But your kids will likely enjoy browsing just for fun, too. (Please note: evolutionary content and human reproduction are covered; you may wish to preview before handing to younger students.) 320 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa
  • Item #: 052929
    ISBN: 9780753465868
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    For the very young student, this paperback thesaurus provides over a hundred commonly used words, giving the student a variety of synonyms as a resource. Throughout the thesaurus, there are several "keywords" with an arrow pointing to a panel. The panel includes the keyword's definition and part of speech, an illustration, and a few synonyms related to the keyword. For instance, the keyword "ask" has synonyms such as beg, demand, inquire, and invite. There are also example sentences for the keyword and the synonyms. Additionally, there are topic pages, which are highly illustrated topics ranging from animals, houses, and music to sports, travel, and weather. These pages are dedicated to help extend vocabulary and add a little fun. Again, for children trying to replace overused or common words in their writing with something a little more descriptive, this is a handy resource. ~ Gina

  • Item #: 004997
    ISBN: 9780753461617
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  • Item #: 003061
    ISBN: 9780753467633
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  • Item #: 027603
    ISBN: 9780753471258
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  • Item #: 057836
    ISBN: 9780753471371
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  • Item #: 007812
    ISBN: 9780753471210
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  • Item #: 027650
    ISBN: 9780753472941
    Retail: $24.99
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    Reading about history is one thing; seeing pictures of historical artifacts, people, and places is another thing altogether. Each appeals in a different way. How fantastic is a resource that melds the two together, so you can see where things were taking place around the globe, and how people and places changed through the ages. By tying world history to maps, we get a colorful text that depicts history visually across the globe and through time. There are more than 60 hand-illustrated maps, all in full color, which are accompanied by authoritative text (in bite-sized paragraphs), timelines, and photos of people, places, and artifacts. The book looks as far back as 10,000 BC (which is not as far back as many secular history texts) and then divides history into four time periods: Ancient World, Medieval World, Exploration and Empire, and the Modern World (since 1800). 192 pages in hardcover, this book is durable enough to be enjoyed by the entire family. – Zach

  • Item #: 003066
    ISBN: 9780753467671
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  • Item #: 027601
    ISBN: 9780753471272
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  • Item #: 057835
    ISBN: 9780753471432
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  • Item #: 057837
    ISBN: 9780753471494
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  • Item #: 063470
    ISBN: 9780753472248
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  • Item #: 052928
    ISBN: 9780753464694
    Retail: $16.99
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    If you're looking for a friendly dictionary/thesaurus that is not intimidating for your student, this resource will be a pleasant fit. The first couple of pages give instructions for using the dictionary as well as useful features to help explore words. Having a few colorful pictures on every page also makes it attractive to the younger students. Every so often, there is a "feature page" dedicated to a specific word, which also has a word box with extended vocabulary and knowledge about the topic. For example, the page dedicated to "castle" features four different pictures. The vocabulary box includes words such as bailey, battlement, dungeon, and moat, to name a few. In the back, the 126-page thesaurus provides a nice variety of words for the beginning writer. This would work well with the Shurley English program or a similar program incorporating vocabulary and writing skills. Providing an all-in-one dictionary/thesaurus, this handy hardcover resource will be a beneficial addition to your curriculum. ~ Gina

  • Item #: 052226
    ISBN: 9780753474594
    Retail: $29.99
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    So, why add another animal encyclopedia to this section when there are already two here from other well-known publishers? Well, this one is just different, and different in some very appealing ways! First of all, it is hardcover, which makes it a little more durable (yet more expensive) than the DK encyclopedia. But the primary reason for the difference is in its organization, which makes it more navigable next to a zoology or biology course. Although a similar number of animals are covered here as in the DK volume (about 2,000), they are more extensively organized, as you can see if you check out our table of contents images online. The breakdown mirrors common biological classifications, including simple animals, cnidarians, flatworms/roundworms, segmented works, mollusks, arachnids, crustaceans, centipedes/millipedes, insects, echinoderms, chordates, cartilaginous fish, bony fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and finally, mammals. Within each chapter, two-page spreads examine one sub-group in depth, such as "catfish and electric eels" in the bony fish chapter. If you flip to that spread, you'll find a short introduction to the sub-group, followed by a handful of examples of specific species within that group presented in short blocks of text with some basic information, the scientific name, distribution and size. In comparison, the DK volume is organized alphabetically by general animal group, such as "bats." If you flip to the page(s) on bats, you'll also meet a variety of different bat species, complete with lovely full-color photos similar in quality to what you will find here. Both are excellent resources, and endlessly appealing to browsing as well as use as a reference or curriculum supplement. Your choice may just depend on how you want to use the guide, and which type of organization you prefer. On a side note, while this is from a secular viewpoint, evolution is not covered in any amount of depth here; the emphasis is really on the animals! 320 pgs, hc. – Jess

  • Item #: 034594
    ISBN: 9780753464861
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  • Item #: 002883
    ISBN: 9780753468807
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  • Item #: 062044
    ISBN: 9780753472262
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  • Item #: 062059
    ISBN: 9780753472200
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  • Item #: 062042
    ISBN: 9780753472033
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  • Item #: 053542
    ISBN: 9780753467695
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  • Item #: 032533
    ISBN: 9780753465752
    Retail: $39.99
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    Don't think of this as a dusty old encyclopedia; think of it as an exciting, fascinating visual tour across the globe. With page after page of incredible photographs, specially commissioned computer-generated maps, clear, concise, easy to- read text, and fact panels providing the latest figures and information, enthusiastic explorers and casual readers alike will be enthralled. Not only does this encyclopedia cover each country of the world individually, the first and last chapters are packed with yet more information and pictures, broken down as follows. The first chapter is all about the physical earth, with 47 pages about the formation of earth, earth's rotation, inside earth, earth's magnetism, continental drift, earthquakes, volcanoes, rocks and minerals, the rock cycle, mountain building, rivers and lakes, oceans and seas, landscaping by water, landscaping by ice, landscaping by wind, soil, the atmosphere, climate, world climate zones, weather, human impact, world population growth, the future, mapmaking, the physical earth, countries of the world, and earth statistics. The last chapter is a ready reference. section, with pages covering world biomes, world water, winds and ocean currents, world pollution, biodiversity and extinction, world health, world education, world wealth, world energy, world commodities, world trade, time zones, world organizations, world religions, world communications, and world statistics. Containing essential information on all the world's countries, the authors have also included some evolutionary theories about the formation of the earth, and time spans for certain things may stretch back millions and billions of years. As a whole, though, as with any other Kingfisher book, you will not be disappointed. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 062043
    ISBN: 9780753471999
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  • Item #: 002702
    ISBN: 9780753469040
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