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  • Item #: 054540
    ISBN: 9781936706709
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $10.00

    2nd edition also includes instruction on writing numbers 0-9 and handwriting strokes.

  • Item #: 008374
    ISBN: 9780393080964
    Retail: $35.00
    Rainbow Price: $22.95

    So you've read The Well-Trained Mind by Susan Wise-Bauer and you're pleased by its information, guidance and practical curriculum suggestions. However, while reading it you may have thought, "I wish I had been educated this way, I guess it's too late for me." In the Well-Educated Mind, Susan focuses on the adult, and her premise is that it's not too late; you can have a Well-Educated Mind. Susan's focus is on helping the adult learn to read great literature. This book is so much more than a list of suggested reading. In fact, the suggested reading doesn't come until after Susan presents significant information on why it's important and how to go about it.

    Yes, the trivium - grammar, logic and rhetoric is presented as well. Would you expect anything less from this author? Susan discusses why it is important for children to be taught properly in all three stages and if you were not, how as an adult, you can compensate and learn to read great literature. Susan's goal is to equip her readers to be able to learn self-education to train and fill their minds.

    For people who question their ability to read difficult material, the book states, "If you can understand a daily newspaper, there's no reason you can't read and enjoy Shakespeare's sonnets or Jane Eyre." Susan says, "Reading is a discipline, like running regularly, or meditating, or taking voice lessons." Just like working through a training regimen to become proficient in sports or music we must learn technique and train our minds to effectively tackle the great books.

    Susan does not lecture from an ivory tower, but shows she can relate her understanding of real-life challenges to making time for the pursuit of reading. Her references to her struggles help make me feel like she understands real-life. These include the lure of TV after a long day, "just to vegetate for a few minutes, before I try to use my brain," or the call of email (including spam deletion). She includes a whole section on how to create a realistic reading schedule on your weekly calendar. A helpful section is including on training our minds to move from light reading and skimming for facts to more serious reading which leads to understanding. This "how-to" section includes information on reading mechanics, journaling, questioning and literary terms, all with examples. The book then progresses to six literary genres: fiction, autobiography, history, drama, poetry, and science with instructions on how to read each type. After each genre is a listing of literature with comprehensive summaries and the best versions of the books (with ISBN information). This new expanded and revised edition includes great 21st century works as well as essential readings in science. The selected reading lists usually have both a literary and a historical purpose. The Well-Educated Mind is a great resource that provides those adults who have a nagging sense of missing something in their literary education the practical techniques and guidance to regularly read and enjoy great literature. Jerry

  • Item #: 000415
    ISBN: 9781593630461
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $10.95

    Understanding analogies is important in all subject areas and facets of life. A major section on most standardized tests, it's also a skill essential to communication. This beginning book relies on both pictorial and verbal exercises to introduce analogous thinking to younger students.

  • Item #: 019773
    ISBN: 9780974531519
    Retail: $25.00
    Rainbow Price: $18.95

    Sequel to The Fallacy Detective, this is by the same authors. While the first book focuses on recognizing bad reasoning, this book offers thirty-five lessons for strengthening your reasoning skills. The chapters provide you with tools for thinking, tools for opposing viewpoints, and tools for science. Within these chapters, you'll find lessons on when not to argue, finding the premises and conclusion, determining primary or secondary sources, circumstantial evidence, keen observation, brainstorming, analyzing data, and much more. This book is formatted much like The Fallacy Detective, with plenty of clear examples throughout the lessons and lengthy exercises following each lesson. Answers included, 234 pgs. - Melissa

  • Item #: 003767
    ISBN: 9781929683543
    Retail: $18.00
    Rainbow Price: $14.50

    This is the junior version of the Wordsmith program. Grades 4-6 are an ideal time to teach your kids the "tools" of writing. Of course, at that age, if it isn't fun, kids don't want to learn. Wordsmith does a great job of introducing vital writing skills in a fun and enthusiastic way. Throughout this workbook, students pretend to be writers for the local newspaper. Fun comics are interspersed throughout the book to "instruct" your child on the concept they are learning. The lessons will cover sentence review, paragraph writing, reporting, creative writing, and expressing opinions. These skills are covered in three different sections of the book. Part one introduces nouns, verbs, and basic sentence structure to your children. Some of the projects in this section have your child write an invitation, a thank you note, haiku poetry, and four-sentence captions - just to name a few. Part two focuses on modifiers and more complex sentences. Here your child will create some advertising, work on editing, and write a book review. Part three moves on to organizing sentences in a logical fashion and reporting skills. Some of the projects your child will do include writing sports stories, giving household hints, composing a news article, and creating a comics column. Detailed instructions are given at the beginning of every project to help them complete it independently. Answers are printed in the back to help you correct their work. This spiral-bound workbook has black-and-white text and illustrations. 85 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 034317
    ISBN: 9781930953741
    Retail: $16.95
    Rainbow Price: $14.50
    31 biographies including Attila the Hun, Mohammed, Charlemagne, Egbert the Saxon, Canute the Great, Louis IX, Marco Polo, Henry V, and Gutenberg. The book starts with a section on the gods of the Teutons. 207 pgs, pb
  • Item #: 036289
    ISBN: 9781930953734
    Retail: $17.95
    Rainbow Price: $12.52

    Serving both as an explanation and a defense of the curriculum offerings from Memoria Press, this little book (181 pgs.) also presents a scope and sequence along with daily school day plans and a subject-by-subject outline for a complete, classical K-12 course of study in the home or private school. Emphasizing the difference between current definitions of classical education and his own definition of a more consciously Latin-centered classical education, author Andrew Campbell gives a brief history of education from the Roman/Greek cultures through the modern neoclassical revival being careful not to condemn the efforts of others toward a classical revival. Starting, as one might expect, with Latin, Greek, and logic, other content areas – English studies, classical studies, Christian and modern studies – are combined with sections on arithmetic, science, and mathematics. It also provides a working plan for utilizing the growing number of excellent Memoria Press courses. Janice

  • Item #: 018743
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.95

    Young children will appreciate this hands-on approach to developing analytic thinking skills via an exploration of shapes, colors, and patterns. The activities require three types of manipulatives: attribute blocks, pattern blocks, and interlocking (or multilink) cubes. Like the Building Thinking Skills program, activities cover four key areas: Similarities and Differences, Sequences, Classifications, and Analogies. Simple activity instructions appear at the top of each page as a basic guideline for the teacher. The activity book itself is approximately 250 pages. Manipulatives are not included. Required manipulatives for this program are as follows: A) Pattern Blocks – set of 100 in six colors and shapes (triangle, trapezoid, rhombus (2 types), hexagon, square); B) Interlocking Cubes – set of 100 (plastic cubes that link on all sides, 10 cubes of 10 different colors); C) Attribute Blocks – set of 60 (pieces come in 5 shapes (triangle, square, rectangle, circle, hexagon), 3 colors (red, blue, yellow), 2 sizes (large, small), 2 thicknesses). ~ Anh

  • Item #: 000656
    ISBN: 9780140324648
    Retail: $8.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.75

    Set in 13th century England, this Newbery Award winner tells of the adventures of Adam, the 11 year old son of a minstrel, as he travels around Southern England. He begins the journey with his father and his faithful cocker spaniel, Nick. However, when an unscrupulous minstrel steals his dog, Adam tries to recover him, losing track of his father in the process. This leaves 11-year old Adam alone on the roads to take care of himself, using his harp and minstrel skills to gain food and shelter as he seeks his lost puppy and father. 317 pgs.

  • Item #: 070915
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $239.00

    It's the same! But, different. Leaving the world of CDs behind, Rosetta Stone Homeschool has taken the leap into the world of online subscription formats. As with every major format change, there are advantages and disadvantages. You will probably like the changes which provide more mobility and more flexibility (unless you do not have access to high speed internet or do not wish to enter the internet world). All the aspects of the Rosetta Stone approach to language acquisition that we've come to love and expect are there. It's just packaged differently.

    So, what's different? First of all, there are only four products (instead of the 70 or so we carried before). Each product is an online subscription. This subscription gives one student 24 months of access. You purchase a subscription then you choose your language as part of the activation process. There are 24 languages available and a subscription purchase lets you choose any one of the 24 (Family Pack subscribers can choose up to three different languages). The subscription also gives you access to ALL levels of instruction available in that language. All languages have at least three levels. Some languages have five levels. If workbooks, quizzes, or tests are available (only for a few languages), access to pdf versions of this material comes with the subscription. Because all content is online, you can access it from a computer, laptop, or mobile device and you can access it from anywhere that you have a fast internet connection. You can even download lessons (with Audio Companion) to use when the internet is not available.

    So, what's the same? The dynamic immersion instructional methodology, the voice recognition software, and the student tracking abilities. In other words, all the good stuff that has made Rosetta Stone distinctive and a favorite with homeschoolers. And there is still a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee if you are not satisfied with the program. To get a sense of the program, check out the video demo found on our website.

    Rosetta Stone's "Dynamic Immersion™" methodology combines multimedia technology with a total immersion approach utilizing four aspects images, intuition, interactivity, and instruction. Real-life images are coupled with words or phrases, both spoken and written. There is constant interaction with the program, making selections which are confirmed if correct. Understanding of the language is built through spoken responses to real-life simulations utilizing TruAccent® speech-recognition technology which listens, analyzes, and corrects the student response. [Headset with microphone is needed but not included.]

    Core Lessons cover: A. Listening & Reading combined; B. Listening only, C. Reading only, D. Speaking, and E. Writing. There are Focused Activities that concentrate on language skills vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, reading, speaking, listening, writing and Adaptive Recall which are review sequences. While the general content and methodology is similar between the various Rosetta Stone versions, the Homeschool version is unique in giving parents the ability to plan and track the student's progress through the lessons and activities and to print data reports.

    Rosetta Stone Levels (in any language) cover the following material:

    Level 1 Build a Foundation. Fundamental vocabulary, essential language structure, basic conversational skills including greetings and introductions. Includes colors, adjectives, numbers, prepositions, definite and indefinite articles, singular and plural nouns, family relations, the five senses and time of day.

    Level 2 Navigate Your Surroundings. Builds on vocabulary and essential language structure. Giving/getting directions, using transportation, telling time, dining out, and enjoying basic social interactions. Includes verb tenses, adverbs, formal imperatives, school subjects, months, and emotions.

    Level 3 Connect with the World. Builds on language fundamentals and conversational skills. Learn to share ideas and opinions, express your feelings and talk about everyday life, your interests, your work, subjective, present perfect, weights, and measurements.

    Level 4 Deepen Your Understanding. Expands on what you learned in Levels 1, 2, and 3. Negotiate complex situations with confidence. Develop conversational skills to navigate the workplace, care for your health, arrange repairs, and move abroad.

    Level 5 Develop Your Command of the Language. Refine crucial communication skills and make full use of everything you've learned in Levels 1-4. Discuss entertainment and culture, government and the marketplace, and celebrate language-learning success.

    The following languages are available (with number of levels in parenthesis): Arabic (3), Chinese (Mandarin) (3), Dutch (3), English (American) (5), English (British) (5), Filipino (Tagalog) (3), French (5), German (5), Greek (3), Hebrew (3), Hindi (3), Irish (3), Italian (5), Japanese (3), Korean (3), Persian (Farsi) (3), Polish (3), Portuguese (Brazil) (3), Russian (3), Spanish (Latin American) (5 Workbooks for Levels 1-3), Spanish (Spain) (5), Swedish (3), Turkish (3), and Vietnamese (3).

    System Requirements:

    Windows 7, 8, 10 or higher

    Mac (Intel based only) Maverick (OS X 10.9) or higher

    Internet Explorer 11, Chrome 50, Firefox 46, Safari 9.1, Edge 13 or greater

    Latest version of Adobe Flash Player

    Computer Hardware Requirements:

    Windows: 2.33 GHz or faster x86-compatible processor OR Intel® Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbooks

    Mac: Intel Core™ Duo 1.33GHz or faster processor

    1 GB of RAM or higher

    1024 x 768 display resolution

    High-Speed Internet connection (at least 768bps)

    In terms of high school credit equivalency (as before) Rosetta Stone is not "accredited" because it is not a school, but each level of the Homeschool program has a "Full Year Curriculum" lesson plan. If you follow that lesson plan, each level will be a 36 week program if you're not using the supplemental (suggestions in teacher materials) materials, or 45 weeks if you are (equivalent to 1 school year). Not all schools or boards will accept RS as credit, so checking to ensure it will be accepted is recommended.

    While it's a bit sad to say "good-bye" to Rosetta Stone's old standby CD-based program, it's easy to see the advantages and necessity of increased mobility. Thankfully, favorite features have been retained and the program remains a strong option for high school foreign language. As before, we encourage the use of a grammar workbook to complement the strong conversational aspect of the program. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 070914
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $169.00

    It's the same! But, different. Leaving the world of CDs behind, Rosetta Stone Homeschool has taken the leap into the world of online subscription formats. As with every major format change, there are advantages and disadvantages. You will probably like the changes which provide more mobility and more flexibility (unless you do not have access to high speed internet or do not wish to enter the internet world). All the aspects of the Rosetta Stone approach to language acquisition that we've come to love and expect are there. It's just packaged differently.

    So, what's different? First of all, there are only four products (instead of the 70 or so we carried before). Each product is an online subscription. This subscription gives one student 12 months of access. You purchase a subscription then you choose your language as part of the activation process. There are 24 languages available and a subscription purchase lets you choose any one of the 24 (Family Pack subscribers can choose up to three different languages). The subscription also gives you access to ALL levels of instruction available in that language. All languages have at least three levels. Some languages have five levels. If workbooks, quizzes, or tests are available (only for a few languages), access to pdf versions of this material comes with the subscription. Because all content is online, you can access it from a computer, laptop, or mobile device and you can access it from anywhere that you have a fast internet connection. You can even download lessons (with Audio Companion) to use when the internet is not available.

    So, what's the same? The dynamic immersion instructional methodology, the voice recognition software, and the student tracking abilities. In other words, all the good stuff that has made Rosetta Stone distinctive and a favorite with homeschoolers. And there is still a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee if you are not satisfied with the program. To get a sense of the program, check out the video demo found on our website.

    Rosetta Stone's "Dynamic Immersion™" methodology combines multimedia technology with a total immersion approach utilizing four aspects images, intuition, interactivity, and instruction. Real-life images are coupled with words or phrases, both spoken and written. There is constant interaction with the program, making selections which are confirmed if correct. Understanding of the language is built through spoken responses to real-life simulations utilizing TruAccent® speech-recognition technology which listens, analyzes, and corrects the student response. [Headset with microphone is needed but not included.]

    Core Lessons cover: A. Listening & Reading combined; B. Listening only, C. Reading only, D. Speaking, and E. Writing. There are Focused Activities that concentrate on language skills vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, reading, speaking, listening, writing and Adaptive Recall which are review sequences. While the general content and methodology is similar between the various Rosetta Stone versions, the Homeschool version is unique in giving parents the ability to plan and track the student's progress through the lessons and activities and to print data reports.

    Rosetta Stone Levels (in any language) cover the following material:

    Level 1 Build a Foundation. Fundamental vocabulary, essential language structure, basic conversational skills including greetings and introductions. Includes colors, adjectives, numbers, prepositions, definite and indefinite articles, singular and plural nouns, family relations, the five senses and time of day.

    Level 2 Navigate Your Surroundings. Builds on vocabulary and essential language structure. Giving/getting directions, using transportation, telling time, dining out, and enjoying basic social interactions. Includes verb tenses, adverbs, formal imperatives, school subjects, months, and emotions.

    Level 3 Connect with the World. Builds on language fundamentals and conversational skills. Learn to share ideas and opinions, express your feelings and talk about everyday life, your interests, your work, subjective, present perfect, weights, and measurements.

    Level 4 Deepen Your Understanding. Expands on what you learned in Levels 1, 2, and 3. Negotiate complex situations with confidence. Develop conversational skills to navigate the workplace, care for your health, arrange repairs, and move abroad.

    Level 5 Develop Your Command of the Language. Refine crucial communication skills and make full use of everything you've learned in Levels 1-4. Discuss entertainment and culture, government and the marketplace, and celebrate language-learning success.

    The following languages are available (with number of levels in parenthesis): Arabic (3), Chinese (Mandarin) (3), Dutch (3), English (American) (5), English (British) (5), Filipino (Tagalog) (3), French (5), German (5), Greek (3), Hebrew (3), Hindi (3), Irish (3), Italian (5), Japanese (3), Korean (3), Persian (Farsi) (3), Polish (3), Portuguese (Brazil) (3), Russian (3), Spanish (Latin American) (5 Workbooks for Levels 1-3), Spanish (Spain) (5), Swedish (3), Turkish (3), and Vietnamese (3).

    System Requirements:

    Windows 7, 8, 10 or higher

    Mac (Intel based only) Maverick (OS X 10.9) or higher

    Internet Explorer 11, Chrome 50, Firefox 46, Safari 9.1, Edge 13 or greater

    Latest version of Adobe Flash Player

    Computer Hardware Requirements:

    Windows: 2.33 GHz or faster x86-compatible processor OR Intel® Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbooks

    Mac: Intel Core™ Duo 1.33GHz or faster processor

    1 GB of RAM or higher

    1024 x 768 display resolution

    High-Speed Internet connection required (at least 768bps)

    In terms of high school credit equivalency (as before) Rosetta Stone is not "accredited" because it is not a school, but each level of the Homeschool program has a "Full Year Curriculum" lesson plan. If you follow that lesson plan, each level will be a 36 week program if you're not using the supplemental (suggestions in teacher materials) materials, or 45 weeks if you are (equivalent to 1 school year). Not all schools or boards will accept RS as credit, so checking to ensure it will be accepted is recommended.

    While it's a bit sad to say "good-bye" to Rosetta Stone's old standby CD-based program, it's easy to see the advantages and necessity of increased mobility. Thankfully, favorite features have been retained and the program remains a strong option for high school foreign language. As before, we encourage the use of a grammar workbook to complement the strong conversational aspect of the program. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 018741
    Retail: $16.60
    Rainbow Price: $15.95

    Multilink cubes connect on all six sides, making them a more versatile manipulative than the Unifix cubes. They come in ten each of ten colors: black, white, brown, light blue, green, dark green, red, pink, yellow and orange.

  • Item #: 012235
    ISBN: 9780688161552
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.95

    Leonardo Da Vinci completed many wonderful works of art in his lifetime, but did you know that he had a habit of leaving projects unfinished? Even the pope of his time was annoyed with him because of this bad habit! This book gives us a very thorough look into his life, from his birth in 1452 to his death in 1519. It walks step-by-step through his early life in the country, first apprenticeship, struggling career, many inventions, and his fascination with learning. The book has 44 pages of staggered text and brilliant illustrations. Also scattered throughout the pages are small samplings and sketches from Da Vinci's famous notebooks, portraying his original ideas and inventions. - Melissa

  • Item #: 011196
    ISBN: 9781615382187
    Retail: $9.95
    Rainbow Price: $8.69

    If you ever wanted ALL the grammar rules in one place, here you go! Providing rules for capitalization (10), punctuation (15), and 150 grammar facts, these are presented in a logical and systematic sequence. Designed to teach (memorize through a catechetical method of oral recitation of questions and answers) about 30 grammar facts per year. This manual can be used to prepare the grammar stage student for the logic-level skills of diagramming and analysis. Or, you could use it as a reference book. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 000114
    ISBN: 9781601441508
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $29.99
  • Item #: 070865
    ISBN: 9781945841026
    Retail: $34.95
    Rainbow Price: $22.95

    The Core Instructor Text is the scripted teacher's book for the entire four years. All rules and examples as well as teaching notes explaining the ambiguities and difficulties of each grammatical construct are built into student-teacher dialogues. There are question/answer dialogues for 130 lessons. Including reviews, the expectation is lessons on 4 days a week for 36 weeks. It helps to have an understanding of classical methodology to appreciate what is here. Essentially, each of the lessons contains a single theme that will be repeated in each of the program's four years. The idea is that at first concepts will be imperfectly grasped but through repetition and through four years of exercises, mastery of both concept and applications will be perfected. The instruction is done through teacher-student dialogues. That means a significant time investment will need to be made by the teacher (I'm guessing 15-20 minutes per lesson) for each of the four years. While this may seem a bit daunting, remember that everything is scripted (i.e. provided for you) with little to no teacher prep and that you will also gain familiarity with the dialogues as you progress through the years.  PB. 387 pgs.

  • Item #: 067736
    ISBN: 9781942154778
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $15.00

  • Item #: 064829
    ISBN: 9781600512940
    Retail: $29.95
    Rainbow Price: $25.50

  • Item #: 055087
    ISBN: 9781933339566
    Retail: $16.95
    Rainbow Price: $10.75

    Builds on Level 1 or can stand alone for a writer with comparable experience. The thirty-six week syllabus covers fiction and poetry in 18 weeks each. The fiction section includes plot, characters, dialogue, point of view, and setting. The poetry section include rhyme, meter, line breaks, sound, and word choice.

  • Item #: 021561
    ISBN: 9780764144592
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.95

    From the publisher Barron's is another quality book to simply make learning easier for you. Let me run through with you all that this comprehensive and logical spelling program covers: a 10,000 word ready reference spelling list; chapters on why to bother spelling correctly, why spelling is so difficult, why we misspell, how to become a good speller, and mnemonics; the section covering rules for spelling, which is broken down further to detail better spelling by ear, some special problems (-sede, -ceed, and -cede etc), prefixes, confusing suffixes, plurals of nouns, the final-y, the final-e, doubling final consonants, and the difference between British and American spelling; English as a second language; special devices such as the hyphen, the apostrophe, capital letters, and spelling abbreviations; and troublesome words like homonyms and homophones, word building, most frequently misspelled words, demons and superdemons, science and technology, computer terms, and medical terms. From the theory behind different aspects of spelling to the technical how and with what - I don't think they skipped a single step in teaching spelling. The chapters are clear, and they teach using many examples. Exercises are included throughout the book, and there are seven achievement tests in the back of the book to help test progress. Answers to all the exercises and tests are also included in this book that really does make spelling look like an easy thing to learn. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 007970
    ISBN: 9780877848103
    Retail: $17.00
    Rainbow Price: $12.50

    This book by Peter Kreeft takes such a unique approach to the abortion debate that people will enjoy reading. In it, Socrates has traveled in time to modern Athens to discuss the issue of abortion with a variety of people. He first talks to a doctor who performs abortions, then to a philosopher at a pro-choice convention, then to a psychologist who is also pro-choice. Socrates uses his logical technique to avoid emotional arguments and discuss rational objections to abortion. He makes some pretty good points while talking to experts in the abortion field. The discussions read like a play, with lots of bantering and fun dialogue. Lots of humor is added to keep the reader from growing tired of the debate, but the topic is still approached seriously and scrupulously. Some of the questions debated include "Is abortion a woman's right?" "When does human life begin?" and "Should we legislate morality?" A great book for anyone interested in logical and philosophical arguments against abortion. 156 pgs, pb. - Rachel

  • Item #: 005149
    ISBN: 9781883937300
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $10.50

    This many-faceted story will stir the imaginations of young people. Through the king's son, we discover the grand dimensions of western Europe's foundation.

  • Item #: 001615
    ISBN: 9781930092242
    Retail: $10.50
    Rainbow Price: $7.50

    Noah Webster, a master of the English language, wrote a phonics program called the Blue-Backed Speller. Christian Liberty now provides us with an updated version of the book that was a standard for reading instruction in years past. Concepts are presented in a logical progression, starting with short vowels, then a combination of consonant, short-vowel sounds, then practice words and sentences. Phonics rules are provided throughout, and there are a few teacher helps in the back of the book.

  • Item #: 000519
    ISBN: 9780486401683
    Retail: $4.99
    Rainbow Price: $4.25

    What study of the states would be complete without a little coloring? Well, it's not really an essential, but it can reinforce the learning. Attractive blackline coloring pages are brimming with information about each of the 50 states, educating as they are colored. Which state is the Sunflower State? The Land of Opportunity? Which state's motto is "Ever Upward"? Informative captions provide each state's nickname, motto, flower, bird, tree, capital, principal rivers and mountains, notable attractions, and other special information.

    Accurate outline drawings of each state are prominent, with a small inset map of the United States showing its location (by shading). Some details, like mountains, rivers, and lakes, appear on the state. The capital's location is starred, but no printed names appear - so you can have your children do a little research and mapwork for extra benefit. This also makes the book usable as a reproducible map source. Surrounding the state are other blackline figures of the state bird, flower, related plant and animal life, and other significant features (New York, for example, includes the Statue of Liberty). Now your students can color their way to U.S. geographic literacy!

  • Item #: 000326
    ISBN: 9784774307077
    Retail: $7.95
    Rainbow Price: $5.95

    This book strengthens pencil-control skills essential for printing letters and numbers. It starts with straight, vertical lines and progresses to curved, zigzag and diagonal lines.

  • Item #: 000286
    ISBN: 9780899571386
    Retail: $16.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.19

    The power of prayer should never be underestimated. One of the best things you can do for your kids is to pray for them consistently. This light-hearted journal was designed to be guilt-free - the pages aren't dated or scheduled, so you can pick up this journal every day, once a week, or every other month. Full of insight and practical truths about prayer, it will help you to more effectively pray for your children and their needs. It is divided into different sections, each focusing on a different topic - Asking God to Shape Me into a Worthy Parent, Requesting Protection and Health for My Child, Praying for Healthy Emotions, Praying for a Close Relationship with the Lord, Praying for Relationships, Praying God's Best for My Children, Asking God to Make My Children Worthy of His Call on Them, Praying for Godly Character, and Asking God to Establish Them in Him. Contained within these chapters are over 40 different readings. Each of these begins with a short passage to read containing wisdom, stories, and encouragement. Then the actual journaling part is spread over two pages, with the left hand page offering several different scripturally based prayers you can pray for your children, and the right hand page is given for you to record your actual prayers. Heading such as "How this applies to my family and me," "What I believe God will do," "My specific prayer for_____," "Insights I received as I prayed," and places for dates and answers are accompanied by several blank lines for you to journal on. This user-friendly, personable resource will help you form the extremely essential, healthy habit of praying for your kids. 191 pgs. - Melissa

  • Item #: 038239
    ISBN: 9780967991597
    Retail: $24.95
    Rainbow Price: $19.50

    When it comes to problem-solving strategies, who hasn't heard of the "guess and check" method? This handbook of math strategies by Edward Zaccaro offers some innovative and easy-to-apply strategies such as the "Think 1" method. If the following problem (One bag of cat food will feed 3 cats for 40 days. If I buy 2 more cats, how long will one bag of cat food last?) makes your head hurt, then you definitely need to learn how to "Think 1." What I like about this book is that the author really takes his time explaining each strategy, and he also makes it fun by using cartoon characters. Each new strategy is then followed by lots and lots of practice. In fact, the practice problems are even separated into 5 levels of difficulty – Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Einstein Level, and Super Einstein. This enormous book is divided into 17 chapters: Think 1, The 2-10 Method, Sometimes You Must Subtract, Draw a Picture, Venn Diagrams, Language of Algebra, Solving Equations, Solving Algebra Problems, Logic, The Power of Ratios, Function Machines, Don't Be Fooled, The Eccentric Mathematician, Permutations, Understanding Bases, Who Wants to be a Googolillionaire, and Contests. The last chapter, titled Contests, does not teach a new strategy but contains even more pages of practice organized into 4-5 problem math contests. 320 pgs. ~ Anh

  • Item #: 030105
    ISBN: 9780887431487
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.50

  • Item #: 026668
    ISBN: 9780688174859
    Retail: $8.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.75

    Based on a true story, this is the incredible tale of Manjiro Nakahama, a Japanese boy who was essentially exiled from his own country due to a tragic shipwreck and the isolationist policy of Japan during the 1840's. After being rescued by an American whaling boat, Manjiro becomes the first Japanese person to ever enter the U.S and eventually plays a key role in opening Japan's ports to American ships. This well-written work by author Rhoda Blumberg is also beautifully illustrated with Japanese ink drawings. ~ Anh

  • Item #: 021537
    ISBN: 9780486450742
    Retail: $3.95
    Rainbow Price: $3.50

    There are a lot of Sudoku books on the market; however, this one is geared towards children from ages 8-13. It contains 48 puzzles with interesting illustrations for hours of fun. No math skills are needed, just reasoning and logic. The first 24 puzzles use the numbers 1-4, and the remaining 24 puzzles use the numbers 1-9. The instructions are at the front of the book to get you started, and the solutions are at the back. 64 pgs, pb. - Stephanie A.