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  • Item #: 003618
    ISBN: 9780753468753
    Retail: $32.99
    Rainbow Price: $22.95

    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 #: 006624
    ISBN: 9780794508159
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.49

    If a picture is worth a thousand words, these are worth a million! Profusely illustrated with lively, but sparse, text, this volume would appeal greatly to a visual learner. The cutaway diagrams, maps and timeline features are very helpful. Like the first edition Kingfisher Illustrated History of the World, most pages incorporate a timeline of events during the period covered on the page-spread. A bottom of the page timeline shows in shaded color the period covered. Medieval World goes from 500 AD to 1500, beginning with the destruction of the Roman Empire and ending with the birth of the Renaissance. Very attractive overviews that your children will read for fun (and pick up a lot of history along the way).

  • Item #: 027650
    ISBN: 9780753472941
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $16.95

    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 #: 026779
    ISBN: 9780753459416
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.50

    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 #: 038257
    ISBN: 9780753459461
    Retail: $15.95
    Rainbow Price: $11.50

    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 #: RBW2ND
    Retail: $506.26
    Rainbow Price: $378.00

    2nd grade package features Horizons Phonics & Reading for language arts, Saxon Math 2 and manipulative kit, Story of the World Volume 1 and Volume 1 Activity Book, Exploring Creation with Astronomy text, Exploring Creation with Astronomy Jr. Notebooking Journal and the Astronomy lab kit (packaged by Nature's Workshop).

    The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia is a required resource. If you do not already have a copy, you will need to purchase one separately.

  • Item #: 029184
    ISBN: 9780753459140
    Retail: $15.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.50

    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 #: RBW3RD
    Retail: $458.90
    Rainbow Price: $359.00

    The third grade package continues with Horizons Phonics and Reading Grade 3, Story of the World Volume 2 (and Activity Book), and Exploring Creation with Zoology 1 (text, Jr. Notebooking Journal and lab kit). At this level, math is switched to Saxon Math Intermediate Grade 3.

    The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia is a required resource. If you do not already have a copy, you will need to purchase one separately.

  • Item #: 034594
    ISBN: 9780753464861
    Retail: $8.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.07
  • Item #: 032533
    ISBN: 9780753465752
    Retail: $39.99
    Rainbow Price: $27.95

    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 #: 053542
    ISBN: 9780753467695
    Retail: $3.99
    Rainbow Price: $3.50
  • Item #: 004267
    Retail: $59.95
    Rainbow Price: $43.95

    This hefty high school curriculum, newly revised in 2016, was designed to train girls to become godly women, based on Proverbs 31:10-31. The goal of the curriculum is to help Christian girls develop their skills and abilities for optimal service to the Lord within the family setting: a preparation for all the duties of an adult life. The guide's beginning elaborates on the program's philosophies and then discusses four learning styles as well as the Six R's of education (adds Research, Responsibility and Righteousness to the traditional three). The author assumes that students have a good basic mastery of Math and English grammar, as well as a good reading ability. In addition, these courses are written for mature young people. , there are reproducible forms for planning and record keeping. (It is highly recommended that your daughter plan or at least help to plan her own lessons.) The forms included are a Goal Planning Checklist, High-School report Card, Lesson Planning Sheet, and a High School Cumulative Record Card. (This sheet will become the high school transcript for any student wishing to proceed on to college.) The curriculum guide is broken up into 20 different units (10 in Volume 1 and 10 in Volume 2). Each unit focuses on a different verse or verse group from Proverbs 31. Then, this unit is broken down into thematic mini units. Subjects covered are Bible and Christian Character, Cultural Studies, Reading and Literature, Composition, Math and Personal Finance, Science, Health and Physical Fitness, Practical Arts, and Decorative and Performing Arts. In each subject area within a unit, this curriculum guide gives a list of lessons for girls to choose from and complete. Since activities are provided for the four learning styles, there are more activities in the guide than can be completed in 4 years. The materials are written directly to the students, as they are encouraged to take responsibility for their own education. Each lesson assigns suggested point value (largely based on Carnegie units), so when an activity is completed you can easily total the points and convert them into High School credits. The guide also provides detailed instructions about how best to use the program, lists essential materials for the course, and recommends supplementary courses. Essential materials for the course are a Bible, concordance, dictionary, encyclopedia, hymnbooks, an English grammar book, and a writing style book). The list of strongly suggested materials is more extensive. Far Above Rubies was created to stand on its own, although the lessons call for reading and using a number of other books, such as Writer's Inc., the Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, Understanding the Times, and more. At the end of each volume, there is an updated, detailed list of recommended resources (and corresponding Web locations for more information), many of which we also offer in our catalog. Also included for each volume are some cross-reference guides to help you locate specific lessons based on chronology or theme and a "25 Ways to Have Fun with Book Reports" chart. Please note that although the guide self-proclaims that it is not necessarily against college and career goals for young ladies, they admit that this is not the primary aim of this guide. Consequently, if your daughter plans on attending college or becoming a career woman, you will need to supplement her curriculum with some college-preparatory math and science (specific suggestions are offered). However, this curriculum does still provide the college-bound with a well-rounded base, and it also offers a number of business and vocational skills. Help prepare your daughters using the model provided in Proverbs 31. Includes Beautiful Girlhood Audiobook and 7 bonus e-books: Friendship, Friendship Notebook pages, Girls in Bookland, Nest in the Honeysuckles, The Merchant Maiden, The Basket of Flowers, and The Value of a Praying Mom. The curriculum is only available in PDF format on CD-ROM. Requires Adobe Reader, a free download. Revised edition, 2016. Win/Mac ~ Rachel/Ruth.

  • Item #: 014636
    ISBN: 9780753468142
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $19.95

    No child's education is complete without access to a comprehensive reference. This encyclopedia is designed with children in mind, as it is both easy-to-use and stimulating. It covers a wide range of topics from ancient history to up-to-the-minute developments in technology; from animal and plant life on Earth to plans for the next millennium in outer space. Key educational areas such as geography, science, religion, and the human body are also covered. All the topics are easy to find as they are listed in alphabetical order. The information is presented in a clear and friendly way that is perfect for experienced or beginning readers. Students will also be drawn in by the illuminating photographs and lavish illustrations that accompany each topic. This book also includes useful web links to encourage further research. Many of the subjects have fact and figure boxes to help bring attention to key dates, events, and statistics; and cross-reference boxes reveal related topics to research. A detailed index, maps, and fact sheets are also provided at the end of the book. This encyclopedia is a perfect resource to aid your child in his schoolwork, or just as a book to browse in their free time. Hc, 192 pgs. ~ elise

  • Item #: 014750
    ISBN: 9780753471722
    Retail: $8.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.75

    Open up this very kid-friendly introduction to characters from Greek, Roman, Norse and Egyptian mythology. The illustrations are simple and quirky (not scary) and the language is a hoot! Each section is written in the “voice” of the particular god or goddess, each one getting a page or two. The book also clearly states who is connected to whom and how so, something I always found hard to remember about mythology. This is meant to be read by the student first hand and although officially designated for middle-schoolers, I think a 3rd or 4th grader could read it just fine. A glossary in the back will help with vocabulary words and there is a small folded poster in the back. If you have the other Basher books, you will definitely want this one for your reading collection. 7" x 7”, 128 pp, sc. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 050652
    ISBN: 9780753464113
    Retail: $16.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.75

    Who hasn't been fascinated at one time or another with ancient Egypt? I know I sure was. For most, the mystery that Egypt holds has grabbed their attention because of the unknown that is closely related with Egypt's history, particularly their written language known as hieroglyphics. With the discovery of the Rosetta Stone came the deciphering of the written language. Now, your child will be able to join a quest to solve some mysterious hieroglyphic riddles that take detectives on a mission to find a missing ancient artifact in Hieroglyphics: Solve the Mystery from Ancient Egypt. Your child can follow and interact with the story by trying to crack the ancient mysterious codes that arise throughout the tale (all necessary clues for deciphering are included with the codes). Forty-eight pages are full of color and pictures that show what Egypt was like and how its citizens lived. Included CD allows children to create their own hieroglyphics messages! Hc. – John

  • Item #: 053543
    ISBN: 9780753469378
    Retail: $8.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.75

    Large format book from Kingfisher (9 3/4" x 11") has colorful pages and informative text that kids will enjoy looking at and learning from. The layouts are engaging for readers using color photos and illustrations to show the life on the Nile, dynasties of the Pharaohs, pyramid building, wars, trade, religion, and how the once great civilization came to an end as the Romans invaded Egypt. 48 pgs, pb. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 021572
    ISBN: 9780753467930
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.50
  • Item #: 050655
    ISBN: 9780753465165
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.50
  • Item #: 050646
    ISBN: 9780753465172
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.50
  • Item #: 050649
    ISBN: 9780753465103
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.50
  • Item #: 050650
    ISBN: 9780753465158
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.50
  • Item #: 050651
    ISBN: 9780753465127
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.50
  • Item #: 053544
    ISBN: 9780753465677
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.75

    Let youngsters get a glimpse of life around the world with lift-the-flaps. Colorful captioned illustrations and over 50 fun flaps invite kids to read and learn about people from other lands. Scenes include a football game, day at the beach, an African village, a farm, a Middle Eastern market, Carnival! in South America, a bustling Asian city, and a Bollywood movie set. Large, chunky flaps are easy for little hands to lift, while the informative text (and highlighted vocabulary words) will engross older children. HC with cardboard-like pages. ~ Alissa

  • Item #: 013813
    ISBN: 9780753469521
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $4.19
  • Item #: 021588
    ISBN: 9780753467916
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.18
  • Item #: 021591
    ISBN: 9780753467954
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.50
  • Item #: 047009
    ISBN: 9780753468425
    Retail: $8.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.95

    Experience ancient Rome through this colorful book. Many aspects of ancient Roman culture are covered, including soldiers, gods and sacrifice, ships and sea battles, Julius Caesar, building structures, war and battles, food, fashions, and more. Each two-page spread contains a realistic detailed illustrated scene (with a 3-D quality) with captions and quotes from ancient Roman literature. For example, there are scenes of a Roman dinner party, a country villa, a gladiator fight, a typical Roman city street, and much more. Photos of famous Roman structures, sculptures, and artifacts are included as well, and online websites are provided for further research. The back of the book contains a glossary and index. A colorful, visual supplement to any study of ancient Rome. 48 pgs, hc. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 050647
    ISBN: 9780753465141
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.50
  • Item #: 050648
    ISBN: 9780753465134
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $4.50
  • Item #: 037594
    ISBN: 9780753469552
    Retail: $8.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.75