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  • Item #: 020667
    ISBN: 9780830834228
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    This companion book to Paul E. Little's Know WHAT You Believe, is now in its fifth edition with an update by the author's wife, Marie, who added some new illustrations from the fields of archeology and science. You'll learn that, as the author states, "After 2000 years, no question is going to bring Christianity crashing." This book is apologetics for the common man - crucial proof of the teachings of the Bible told in a way we all can learn from. Like the other book, the back of this book contains a list of study questions for each chapter to further explore the material presented. This is definitely an important book for every Christian.

  • Item #: 020666
    ISBN: 9780830834235
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    To quote the author, Paul E. Little, "It doesn't matter what you think of Play-Doh®, Napoleon, or Richard Nixon. It does matter what you think of Jesus Christ." Another quote reads, "The Christian experience is not like a man with a fried egg on his ear who claims the egg gives him peace and joy. Rather, the Christian experience is securely bound to the objective, historical fact of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ." This book has been written for the person in the classroom or the pew, highlighting the bottom-line truths and the non-negotiables of Christianity. You're sure to come away with a good understanding of what God has done to bring us into a relationship with Him through His son, Jesus Christ. The end of the book has a series of study questions and the general theme of each of the 10 chapters. This is information every Christian should absorb. - Tom

  • Item #: 064233
    ISBN: 9781770854949
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       Do you ever wonder how things work? This book offers explanations, but in a visual and textual format. How do we get electricity in our homes? How does a letter travel through the mail? How does a 3D printer work?  Find out how 27 different things happen or work by following the numbered path around the page. Each topic covers a two-page spread and some of the pages fold out for an even bigger explanation. A large diagram or cross-section is in the middle of the explanation and little people are illustrated working inside of it. For example, the 3D printer shows all the parts on the inside and outside and little people make the parts move and do the work – kind of a humorous element to the explanation. There is so much to see and read on each page, you will see something different each time through. This book is 80 pages of illustrations, information, and new vocabulary. If you’re curious about where your trash goes, how your vacuum cleaner works, and of course how your cell phone functions, you will love this book. Age range is grades 3 through 7, but enjoyable by all ages. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 062828
    ISBN: 9780761180098
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    As a kid, it can be tough with adults knowing how everything works all the time. Why not turn the tables with some simple and impressive magic tricks? This jumbo size 10.75” x 13.75” book contains 25 astounding illusions with clear cut directions for making your own props and how to practice. A good amount of them require an assistant, so this would be perfect for siblings who could take turns being the star. Soon you’ll be able to make people appear, make liquid instantly vanish, read minds and much more. There are also a lot of extra little tips scattered throughout including anything from what to wear, the history of magic and magicians, how to conquer stage fright and much more. Now you can have all the secrets and WOW everyone. 100 hardcover pages. – Laura

  • Item #: 023632
    ISBN: 9780736901284
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    This little book holds a lot of principles for boys to think of when it comes to their manners. Written for boys to read themselves, this book covers 13 areas where manners are a consideration: watching your words; school stuff; taking care of things; being a good sport; leadership; being out in public places; places where you don't feel comfortable; talking to big people; girls; eating; soap, showers, and socks; things you do with your friends that are not appropriate elsewhere; and how/when to say or write thanks to people. Colorfully illustrated, each of the 13 chapters has a "Coach's Corner" with extra tips about the manners covered. Learning when to say sorry and how to shake hands is just as important as knowing when to chew with your mouth closed and what tone of voice to use. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 007690
    ISBN: 9781563221040
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    Whether you are just starting a relationship with Jesus Christ or you are a long-time believer with unanswered questions about your faith, this book can help.  With a simple layout and easy-to-follow text, So, You're a Christian guides you step-by-step through the process of spiritual growth.  In this honest approach to understanding Christianity, author Christine Painter does not condescend or belittle believers who "don't have all the right answers."  Instead, she urges the reader to answer each question truthfully, and offers scriptures and practical suggestions for improving areas of weakness.  This comprehensive, 205-pagework book offers guidance for nearly every aspect of Christianity, and would be ideal for use by youth groups or as a study guide for a "new believers" class.
  • Item #: 048619
    ISBN: 9780842353083
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    It's a fact: as a whole, children in America are becoming increasingly less and less literate in knowledge about the Bible and especially the true gospel of Christ. In Romans, Paul says that "Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God" – who will your children hear the Word of God from? Former Christianity Today editor V. Gilbert Beers has put together this collection of 365 Bible stories, not with children in mind, but for you as the parent. This resource will help you see the Bible chronologically as a whole, beginning with Creation through the Early Church. With a clear view and understanding, you'll then be able to more effectively recount truths to your own children, helping it to come alive in their own lives as they grow older. Please note that in the chapter on Creation, Beers is undecided as to whether a "day" represents 24 hours or not. If you don't want to overlook this point, use it to spark discussion of your own views. 400 pgs., pb. –Chad

  • Item #: 040230
    ISBN: 9781581341065
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    This devotional book for young kids was written by Susan and Richie Hunt and it will help teach the basic truths of the Christian faith to children. The book is broken into 36 sections that you can use for daily or weekly devotions. Each section starts with about five questions for children to answer that have to do with the devotion (for example, "Who made you?", "What else did God make?" and "Why are you to glorify God?"). The book recommends you have children memorize the answers. Then there is a story about two siblings, Cassie and Caleb, and their friends Angus and Daniel. Cassie, Caleb, and Angus all go to Sunday school, but Daniel is new to the neighborhood and not familiar with Christianity. As the easy-to-read story progresses, readers will learn along with Cassie and Caleb that God's ways are best, and even kids can live for His glory. They discover along with Daniel what it means to be a Christian. After each section of the story, there are "Let's Talk" and "Let's Pray" sections. The talking sections provide a few discussion questions so kids can review what happened in the story and draw out any Biblical concepts. The praying section includes a Bible verse and a prayer prompt. The readable story, helpful discussion questions, and catechisms (questions with answers to memorize) make this an ideal resource for introducing Biblical concepts to your children. Repeatedly reading the stories will reinforce the application of Biblical principles, and answering the questions will ensure they know some of the big truths about Christianity. 160 pgs, hc. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 070953
    ISBN: 9781433549458
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    Marriages aren’t built on the 2-3 big decisions we make. Rather, the quality and character of our marriage is built on the thousands of little daily decisions. This book from respected pastor/counselor Paul David Tripp, provides insight into the Gospel’s power to transform strong or struggling marriages. Authentic stories and examples, gospel-centered relationship counsel and six commitments for a marriage are the heart of this book. Dr. Tripp expands upon these six commitments with practical and effective advice to equip us to grow the loving, grace-infused marriage we seek. The commitments he outlines are not troublesome or difficult, if we approach them with the right heart and spirit: confessing and forgiving, daily growing and changing, building trust, creating a love relationship, dealing with our differences, and working to protect our marriages. Praise God for His grace in our marriages! There is much to glean here whether married 5 or 50 years. 287 pgs, pb. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 057003
    ISBN: 9781935502944
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    Subitizing. "What is that?" you might be asking. Subitizing is knowing how many of something there is without counting or performing any mathematical process. For example, you throw the dice and automatically know how many dots there are by the pattern or grouping of the pips (dots). Some researchers believe that subitizing is a necessary precursor to counting, but this is also a debatable point. What is known about subitizing is that it does have to do with visualization and that some patterns make it easier to 'know how many' than other patterns.

    These 8 ½" x 11" cards have large dots on them and provide a quick image for children to practice recognizing how many each group represents. There are really no instructions that come with the set, but there are games you can play using them. The set includes dot cards for 2 through 10, for a total of 38 cards. You can have children recreate or duplicate the pattern using manipulatives, play a matching game using cards with the same number of dots (not the same pattern), play concentration games. Hold the cards in different positions for a different perspective, use them with number cards and match the numeral to the quick image, or even say a number that is one less or more than the quick image of dots.

    These are a good tool for use with any math program, or just for a quick exercise in visual and spatial awareness. Use them like flash cards or create your own game to strengthen subitizing skills. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 060820
    ISBN: 9781433549373
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    Using the Bible, history and other source documents, Kevin DeYoung offers good information for Christians on the topic of homosexuality. The content is written in an uncondemning fashion, but still calls it “sin”.

    The book is presented in two parts – “Understanding God’s Word” and “Answering Objections.” The first part takes you back to Genesis and creation, to Sodom and Gomorrah, through the laws of Leviticus, and to the New Testament and Paul’s words on the subject. Knowing God’s Word and what it really says should be the foundation for any Believer. The second part of the book addresses more contemporary objections on the topic of homosexuality. Appendices spend a short amount of time addressing same-sex marriage, same-sex attraction and the church’s role in this controversial arena.

    The bottom line is faithfulness. We as Christians are to be faithful and spread the good news of the Gospel to everyone: “We need truth. We need grace. We need Jesus.” The Bible tells us that sin is “changeable, redeemable, and wondrously forgivable.” 158 pgs, sc. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 053446
    ISBN: 9780807522813
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    At 70 miles per hour there are many things faster than a cheetah, but you are not one of them! Even if you run very hard, you might reach a speed of 15 miles an hour. An airplane is faster, and a rocket is faster than that! But do you know what is the fastest? The answer is at the end of this book, along with how long it would take to reach the moon if you were a cheetah or an airplane. There are a lot of math facts in this little book about speed. Kids also get some new vocabulary words like meteoroid, supersonic and air friction. Colorful, sketchy illustrations and a large playful font make this a fun book to read. I liked the horizontal layout, too. The backgrounds are a watery blend of blues and purples. 30 pp, pb, 7" x 10" ~ Sara

  • Item #: 024328
    ISBN: 9781603427982
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    Horses are complex creatures, and there is so much to know about them! If you are a horse lover (or love a horse-lover!), you want to increase your horse knowledge or be able to carry on articulate and informed conversations with other equine fanatics. This handy little book isn't your typical horse how-to that will give you the basics of horse care, riding, and horse anatomy; instead it is in a question and answer format. It is divided neatly into nine chapters, exploring topics such as equine basics, physical facts, equine behavior, breeds, training, horse racing, other equestrian sports, wild horses, and horse history. Within each chapter, questions pertaining to the general topic are posed and then the answers are explained. The book is well-written and interesting with many side notes, stories, facts and examples. So if you'd like to know basic things like "What are the natural aids you use when riding?" or maybe something more obscure like "Will a horse eat a hamburger?," this book will get you up to speed in no time. Please note: there is a small amount of evolutionary content included. Pb, 249 pgs. ~ Megan

  • Item #: 011750
    ISBN: 9780544238060
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    Subtitled Good Times, Bad Times (and What the Neighbors Thought), this delightfully candid book offers rare insights into the lives of famous composers from Antonio Vivaldi to Woody Guthrie. See the great musicians as never before through this collection of fascinating and humorous mini-biographies. Many of us are familiar with the life stories of composers, such as Bach, Brahms, and Beethoven. But still we wonder, what were these people really like? What kind of children were they? What style of clothing did they wear? What kinds of food did they like to eat? How did they die? Lives of the Musicians answers these questions and uncovers a host of little-known facts about the lives of musicians. Did you know, for example, that Mozart proposed marriage to Marie Antoinette at the ripe old age of eight? Or, that Giuseppe Verdi disliked fame so much that he once hid out in a toolshed when a group of fans came to visit? Read and find out which composer was deathly terrified of being buried alive, which one hated music as a baby, and which one banged the piano keys so hard his fingers bled. The light-hearted spirit of this volume is evident, not only by the lively text, but also by the caricature-like portraits of the musicians and witty chapter titles such as My Dear Corpse: Frederic Chopin; Twenty Children and 1,200 Compositions: Johann Sebastian Bach; and (my favorite) The Checked Cotton Underwear: Johannes Brahms. No longer will you have to bribe your children to get them to study music history. Lives of the Musicians is so captivatingly fun, it will leave your kids begging for more! Please note that at least one artist is mentioned as being a homosexual, but this is not elaborated upon. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 000934
    ISBN: 9780899191638
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    This is the classic tale we all know by Paul Galdone. A lonely old couple had no boys or girls of their own, so the little old woman decided to bake a gingerbread man. She never thought he would come alive, hop out of the oven, and run away! He leads all of the townspeople (who believe gingerbread men were meant to be eaten) on a wild goose chase.

  • Item #: 008035
    ISBN: 9780875526119
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    As parents who have raised our children by Biblical principles, we want nothing more than to know they will continue to walk closely with God. As our children transition into adulthood, the most important thing we can do is pray for them. Another important thing we can do is hand them this book! Written directly to teens, this book takes a journey - a journey through evaluating faith and the journey of taking ownership of your faith through real life examples and sound biblical counsel.

    The first section tackles the blessings and the dangers of growing up in the church and includes tough topics such as having a false assurance of faith and taking grace for granted. The second section teaches young people to think biblically for themselves. Beginning with the crossroads teens find themselves, the rest of this section further defines what it means to develop personal convictions (and not just rely on your parents!), falling in love with Scriptural truth and trusting God. The final section takes a serious look at what it means to live biblically - battling sin, pursuing spiritual disciplines and being a faithful steward. Each chapter offers scripture references for further research, "Think about it" quotes from a various Bible scholars, self-evaluation questions, a "call to action," and questions for reflection and discussion.

    As parents, we may be tempted to think our young people have developed their own faith. While I believe this is very much true, as a mom who has released two adults into the world, I have seen the tremendous temptations and doubts that surfaced as they walked through the ownership of their faith. This book will prepare and equip young people going through this process. The vision of the book is best summarized in one of the "Think about it" references, quoting C.H. Spurgeon, "It is not my aim to introduce doubts and fears into your mind; no, but I do hope self examination may help to drive them away. It is not security, but false security, which we would kill; not confidence, but false confidence, which we would overthrow; not peace but false peace, which we would destroy." This well-written book will challenge and encourage the young adults in your life toward a lifelong relationship with Jesus Christ. PB. 235 pgs. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 026795
    ISBN: 9781433551932
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    Who among us couldn't use a little help as we try to parent our children according to God's Word. Parenting is a calling, and children are a blessing, so we want to perform the task in the wisest way possible but sometimes we get caught up in the daily and forget our real purpose. Paul Tripp has written this book to help parents refocus and reorient, and find the joy in parenting. His goal is to give parents a "big gospel parenting worldview."

    In many books you might skip the introduction and go straight to chapter one, but please don't do that in this book. The introduction of this book is titled "Ambassadors." Do you parent with an ownership or an ambassador attitude? As owners, we are driven by what we want for our children and what we want them to be. But as ambassadors, we parent according to the will and plan of God. After talking through the differences in several different areas, the author then goes through fourteen chapters, areas in which we are to exhibit an ambassador attitude calling, grace, law, inability, identity, process, lost, authority, foolishness, character, false gods, control, rest, and mercy.

    This book doesn't offer any quick fixes or strategies, but a big picture of what parenting should look like. It is intended to "give you a new way of thinking and responding to everything on your plate as a parent." 216 pgs., h/c. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 000618
    ISBN: 9780816076659
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    Let’s face it. We aren’t all born with a burning desire to be a doctor, scientist or archaeologist. Most of us don’t really know exactly what we want to do, we just know that we don’t want to end up in a dead-end job that we hate. Maybe you’re even like me and have so many interests that it’s hard to focus on just one. Enter College Majors and Careers. This book lists a wide variety of careers, including some of the more unique ones, and explains what you need to study in college to get there. The occupations are catalogued by general interest, or college major, then followed by a brief description of the topic. Underneath this is a list of high school courses you might take to prepare for the field and a list of related occupations in that field, followed by an abbreviation which tells you the minimum level of education required for the job. The book then suggests some activities related to your interest to pursue in your spare time to help you know if this is what you want to do. Next are listed some skills related to your interest, then personal attributes and values that are usually associated with that area of interest. Finally, sources for collecting more information are listed, both books and organizations. Is this too hard to picture? How’s this for an example. Say you’re interested in Botany. After defining what botany is, it gives a long list of related occupations (31, to be exact) including biochemist, ecologist, forester, phycologist, seed analyst, wood technologist, and many more (in case you don’t know exactly what a phycologist does, the definition is in the glossary). Then it suggests activities such as: visiting nature centers, gardens, and floral shops, collecting leaves, raising houseplants, doing some floral design, working part-time in a park or a greenhouse, doing nature studies, and reading about plants. Under the next heading, Skills, it suggests that you should be a good observer, be able to conduct and explain scientific research well, that you be able to concentrate and collect data proficiently, that you be accurate, etc. Next it lists aesthetic awareness, patience, thoroughness, appreciation for nature, curiosity and more as attributes that help if you are interested in botany. Books and organizations are also listed to help you find a wider range of information than what is included here. But that’s not all. At the end of the book are career-related questions and answers and definitions of occupations, values, and personal attributes.

    I have found this book extremely helpful, with good coverage of a broad range of interests, educational requirements, and a wealth of other useful information for career planning. - Jess

  • Item #: 028006
    ISBN: 9780899192253
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    Whether you know her as Henny Penny, Chicken Little, or “Kluck” as she was called by the Brothers Grimm, this book tells the tale from the age-old folktale of a panicking poultry bird who believes the sky was falling. The 60s style illustrations bring life to the story in a fun way, featuring the cast of characters including Ducky Lucky, Goosey Loosey, Turkey Lurkey, and of course, Foxy Loxy. 29 softcover pages. – Laura

  • Item #: 050475
    ISBN: 9781935495093
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    Eight lessons help kids understand what it means to be salt & light to the world and encourage them to develop a Christlike servant attitude. 262 pgs, hc.

    I Peter 3:15 says "Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have," and this book offers the information you need to prepare to give those answers. This hefty 400+ page book will prepare believers to defend their faith and offers solid research and scientific fact for those who are skeptics, from the perspective of two gentlemen who were atheists and came to Christ through evidence.

    This text explores the meaning of truth and the truth of religion through evidence that supports Bible content in the areas of origins, miracles and signs of God, testimony to Jesus' life, inspiration of the Word of God, and more. The curriculum guide follows the text chapter by chapter and is designed to help students remember and understand the content presented in the text. This guide is published by Apologia and co-authored by Frank Turek & Chuck Winter. Frank is also one of the authors of the text, so the two books work together flawlessly for a complete one-year study of worldview and apologetics. The curriculum guide presents supplemental material, study questions, and activities for discussion, writing, and reflection. There is no answer key for the guide, but the author suggests that most answers can be found easily in the text, and sometimes page numbers are given to help you find them. Each lesson begins with pages to read from the text, important vocabulary with space to write their definitions, and four sections titled hook, book, look, and took. Hook is designed to get your attention and make you think; Book takes you deeper into the topic covered in the chapter; Look allows opportunities for the student to research assignments or other suggested activities; and Took summarizes the information and helps you apply it. A DVD series has been developed which features Frank Turek and enhances the content of the course, but it isn't required to complete the course.

    This course is easy to read and presents arguments for Christianity in a truly logical fashion. Humorous anecdotes are presented to reinforce some topics, and biographical information of some very famous scientists dot the landscape of this text and curriculum. Even if you don't want to use this as a high school course/elective, the text is an interesting read for anyone who has questions or wants to know how to defend their faith.

  • Item #: 022555
    ISBN: 9780965326353
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    An excellent resource! This book was designed especially for students before they begin high school. The subtitle is "Stuff You Need to Know, and Mistakes You Need to Stop Making, Before You Step Foot into High School." It's an awesome book designed to ensure students know some relatively basic facts before they hit high school. For example, they should know the order of the planets, most of the more familiar presidents (although if they want to learn them all, they can do that here too), a basic timeline of world and U.S. events, how to find the diameter, radius and circumference of a circle, how to make subjects and verbs agree in sentences, at least five major artists and musicians, and the most famous works of some of the most famous authors in history. It sounds like a lot of information - and it is - but this book is in no way overwhelming. It is very non-threatening, with only about 70 pages including the introduction and other informational pages. The size isn't the only thing that is non-threatening -the text is written in very personable, often entertaining style from an author who doesn't want to bore students or surround them with long definitions, but really wants them to learn the basics to create a good foundation for their more advanced schooling. He speaks not in a know-it-all tone, but in a this-is-great-stuff-to-know manner. The book starts at the very broadest of issues, the universe, and works its way down to the smaller things like individual topics and famous people. Each topic is usually presented on a two-page spread, although some (like World History) take up a little more space. Here is a sampling of the spread and type of knowledge given on each topic, using the universe pages as an example. A column on the left side of the pages gives a brief overview to what we can know about the universe, and then we move on to "stuff you should know about your universe." This section provides a basic yet in depth summary of the universe, with important terms in bold. These bolded terms are Earth, the Solar System, star, galaxy, Milky Way, cluster, and light year. Enough information is given to students about each of them to give them a basic knowledge and understanding, sufficient but not enough to write a research paper about. The right hand page covers constellations, good terms to know such as black holes, nebula, and supernova, and finally a small section titled "Don't Make These Mistakes Anymore!" which tells students the difference between astronomy and astrology, what exactly a light year is (it is not a measure of time, but a distance), that the Earth and other planets revolve around the sun, which moves with the entire galaxy as it turns and moves through space, and what exactly an astronomical unit is. This same format (although it varies by topic) is used throughout the book to provide students with an excellent base for further learning. I know this is kind of a long list, but I want you to be able to see how complete this book actually is, so here is the table of contents: the Universe, the Solar System, Earth, Continents and Oceans, Countries and Cities, Islands and Mountains, Lakes and Rivers, U.S. Geography, Canadian Geography, World History, American History, U.S. Presidents, Canadian History, Math, Science, Writing and Grammar, Art and Music History, Literature, Major Religions, Languages, People, and Life and Miscellaneous. I think every pre-highschooler should definitely have access to and read a copy of this book, as well as any high school student or even beyond who would enjoy keeping a copy of the basics around. By the same author as 500 Keywords for the SAT, and How to Remember Them Forever and 100 Math Tips for the SAT, and How to Master Them Now! - Melissa

  • Item #: 034788
    ISBN: 9781592281923
    Retail: $16.95
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    This book holds instructions for lots of great treehouses and the like. This book was designed for dads (or moms!) to use alongside their kids, as all of the projects do require some carpentry as well as a working knowledge of tools and building materials (most of what you need to know is included in the book, but unless you have someone with experience helping it might be difficult to understand). While some of the projects could be weekend projects (with a little preparation), some of the more impressive plans might turn into a summer project (if you are under the time constraints of most families!). Either way, simple directions are given in progressive steps, with black and white illustrations aiding in the process. Designs for a couple small additions like a catapult and some snow ideas are given in the back. This would also make a wonderful project for a father/child course in carpentry after the child has completed a simpler woodworking course. 96 pgs. - Melissa

  • Item #: 040083
    ISBN: 9781579123666
    Retail: $19.99
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    Have you ever laid in the grass looking up into the night sky and just wondered? This was a regular occurrence at our house when our kids were younger. Maybe you wanted to find the big dipper, know the name of that bright star over there, see a shooting star or figure out why the stars are in different places at different times. The answers to these questions and so much more can be found in this book.

    The author, Michael Driscoll, has packed a lot of information into this 93 page, hardcover book. Cute illustrations and drawings by Meredith Hamilton, magnificent photography, and a great deal of astronomy material fill the pages. The book is divided into three sections: Our Universe and Welcome to It, What’s Up There, and Exploring What’s Up There. The first section gives an overview of what’s in the night sky and information about the universe in general, including the believed age of 15 billion years. “What’s Up There” talks about the stars, sun, planets, asteroids, comets, galaxies, gravity, dark matter and black holes. Exploring What’s Up There includes tools for star gazers, traveling to the stars, astronauts, space station, constellations and much more. This last section includes information about the Zodiac and its role in astrology. A brief history of space is included at the end, along with a guide for finding things in the night sky.Additional reading and astronomy websites are given as well.

    You can get some experience finding constellations by using the Star Finder included with the book. Take it outside with you as you star gaze and use it to locate the night time formations. Two sheets of glow-in-the-dark stickers are also included. Planets, stars, and more can be used to bring the night sky into your room. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 054205
    ISBN: 9780374468620
    Retail: $7.99
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    A charming little board book story about a boy who believes the snow is coming, regardless of what everyone says. The illustrations have a vintage feel that really bring the story to life: gray city streets with just one teeny snowflake in the sky. Can you see it? A Caldecott Honor book. 28 softcover pages. – Laura

  • Item #: 015396
    ISBN: 9781402773228
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    What would you think if a man came riding into your wagon-train on a mountain lion, carrying a rattlesnake rolled into a lasso? That'd be Pecos Bill for you! In this collection of tall tales retold from America's history, you'll read about Annabel, the lumberjack's bear who loved honey; Tommy, the fish out of water; Paul Bunyan and his ox (and other odd animals); the rabbit and the tar man (reminiscent of Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby); Davy Crockett treeing a wolf; and more! Illustrations make this a delightful picture book that your little ones will enjoy over and over again. 73 pgs., hc. –Chad

  • Item #: 043383
    ISBN: 9780486792200
    Retail: $9.99
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       Step 1: look carefully at one of the paintings in this book for 30 seconds. Step 2: identify as many details as you can. Step 3: turn the page and see if you can answer 10 questions about the painting. The pictures of the paintings are shown as if you are in an art gallery or museum. I had previously seen several of these paintings and I still did not get all of the questions correct! It really made me look for details as I went to the next painting knowing what the questions were like. What color was the sky? What was the woman holding? Can we see their facial expressions? Are they looking the same direction? You can check all of the answers in the back. A final test checks how much you remember about the whole book of pictures! Whether you are new to the art world or consider yourself well versed, these are a fun challenge and strengthen visual memory. Twenty eight paintings include works by VanGogh, DaVinci, Monet, Munch, Kahlo, Leyster, Velasquez, Rousseau and more. 64pp, pb, 9x9” ~ Sara

  • Item #: 020037
    ISBN: 9780981813776
    Retail: $29.99
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    At least three music courses (for beginners – either in age or experience) in one user-friendly, family-oriented package: music appreciation/history, reading music, and making/enjoying music. We all have this nagging idea that we really ought to be doing something about music but don't know exactly what. Or perhaps you're one of those moms who recognize that there are tremendous advantages for your children (spiritually, emotionally and mentally) when enjoying music is part of your daily lives but you can't imagine how you'll fit one more thing into your busy lives and homes. Marcia Washburn makes it easy for us by leading us step-by-step and providing a wealth of online resources to broaden that experience. You don't need to be able to read music or recognize one composer from another or spend a lot of money or time gathering resources. The author even assures us that this product has been "field-tested to ensure that musically illiterate adults can confidently use it with their children."

    Beethoven Who? is an ebook, or in other words, pdf files on CD-ROM, readable from your computer. This ebook-on-CD format is perfect for providing quality information, hands-on activities, games, reproducible listening sheets and listening suggestions in an affordable package. AND, there are links – lots of links – to quality internet sources for listening to orchestra-performed and artist-performed pieces (classical, traditional, folk, patriotic, and sacred music). Many of the listening links also provide video footage so you get a great view of each instrument in the orchestra. As we mentioned earlier, coverage of all things introductory and basic to music appreciation and enjoyment are included. The first section – Listening to Music – provides an overview of the elements of music (terms and basic info) followed by a period-by-period examination of major composers, musical instruments, historical setting, and notable pieces. In this section are briefly annotated (the author tells what to expect and look for) links to orchestras performing various pieces as well as video re-enactments such as costumed musicians playing period instruments while floating on the Thames River in England and even flash mob versions. The links are designed to build in you and your children appreciation for the music involved and to just plain enjoy a huge variety of musical experiences. In this section you'll find descriptions of the various periods (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionistic, and Twentieth Century), short biographical sketches (with full-color pictures) of the major composers within each, examples of their major works, and lots of interesting odds and ends about both composers and works. To give you just a bit of an idea of the care that has gone into making the video link selections, consider the Flight of the Bumblebee (a work of the Romantic period composer Rimsky-Korsakov). Links for this piece include an orchestra (so you can see how fast their fingers need to move), the record-holder for the fastest violin version, a master violinist (Perlman) performance, a number of solo instruments each playing the piece (oboe, bassoon, clarinet, soprano recorder, and tuba), a Canadian Brass comedic version, a Disney cartoon shortened version, and, lastly, a boogie-woogie rendition on the piano. Notes on these links include observing that at 1:55 the pianist is smiling at an audience member (boogie-woogie) and a caution not to read the comments on the clarinet link (inappropriate content).

    The second section – Reading Music – covers all the basics providing a wealth of reinforcing activities. Reproducible masters are often included for memory games or bingo, for instance, as well as using a variety of rudimentary, homemade musical instruments (toilet paper tube maracas, oatmeal container drums, metal bottle cap tambourines, and a drinking glass orchestra – all instructions included). Music Reading, Pitch, Rhythm, and Dynamics are all covered. Activities are easy and fun to do and will involve your entire family in a musical exploration adventure.

    Section 3 – Making Music – transported me back to my grade school days and had me agreeing with the author that American folk and traditional songs – once learned in elementary school music classes like mine – are disappearing from our culture. You'll appreciate her determination not to let that happen as you listen through her list of not-to-be-missed songs: action songs (London Bridge), love/friendship songs (Bicycle Built for Two), animal songs (Itsy, Bitsy Spider), work songs (I've Been Working on the Railroad), patriotic songs (America the Beautiful), and sacred songs (hymns such as A Mighty Fortress and children's songs such as Jesus Loves the Little Children). Trust me, I've only scratched the surface of her many, many suggestions here. Again, there are a multitude of annotated links and often, historical and cultural anecdotes. She ends this section with suggestions for ways you can make music together as a family and ways to incorporate musical experiences into your everyday family life. A series of appendices include How to Use the Links in the Book, an Elements of Music Chart, a master for Sample Listening Sheets, a Resources list, and a Glossary of Terms. There is also a complete index for the entire e-book./

    You can probably tell that I'm excited about the potential of this product to open the lives of our children to musical experiences, some noble, some mundane. There's over 300 pages of musical information, countless links, reproducibles, and, most importantly, the sense that "I can do this!" ~ Janice

  • Item #: 034593
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    Keep track of your daily Bible reading by using the checkboxes to check off the chapters you have read. Whether you are reading in order or a little here and a little there, you will know what you have read and can make your way through the whole Bible. It even lets you know that to read through the Bible in one year, read 3 chapters a day and five chapters on Sunday. There is a place on the front of this 4.5 x 7 inch folder to write your start and finish date.

  • Item #: 061394
    ISBN: 9780711235830
    Retail: $15.99
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    Brought to you by a homeschooling mom, author Miri Flower believes in the importance of being creative and its unique form of play. What better way than to start experimenting with painting, getting a little messy and have some fun learning alone the way! This adventurous paint book is chock full of creative fun and inspirational projects that range from decorations for your home to sentimental keepsakes or gifts. The 70 illustrated projects contain crafty ideas for everyone in the family and are divided into different painting sections: painting effects & techniques, painting arts & crafts, printmaking, painting with brushes, painting with other tools and the classic hands & feet creations. 128 pgs, 5.5 x 8 pb. ~ Emily

  • Item #: 052638
    ISBN: 9780794533809
    Retail: $5.99
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    Kids may not understand that they are mimicking the painting techniques of Claude Monet or Andy Warhol, but they will have fun doing it. Besides, you never know what will stick in a child's brain. You may learn years later that they have an affinity for Vincent Van Gogh because of this book. A color image of the famous painting is on the left page while kids have a page to color themselves on the right. The stickers are a bonus to add to the effects they are learning to replicate. Other artists in this book include: Toyohara Chikanobu, Franz Marc, Henri Matisse, Gino Severini, an unknown Chinese artist, Raoul Dufy, Julian Opie, Rene Magritte (my favorite), Paul Klee, Alexej Jawlensky, Albrect Durer, Andre Derain and the best one of all…your child or student. 32 pgs, pb. ~ Sara