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  • Item #: 013833
    Retail: $14.99
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    Children are never too young for nature studies or simply just checking things out in a way that only kids can. Whether watching the birds of the air or a radical game of good guys and bad guys, sturdy binoculars are a must-have. Designed for a perfect fit, they offer enlarged eyepieces (no eyestrain!), focus free binoculars, 2x magnification, rubberized edges, and an easy-carry breakaway strap. While the magnification is slightly less than our other child-friendly option #005397, these are a bit heavier duty for preschoolers, provide soft, rubber cushioning around the eyes to allow for longer and more comfortable viewing and "easy grip" sides. Multi-colored. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 074353
    Retail: $44.99
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    12 watercolor tube paints (12 ml), 4 Black Taklon paint brushes, 1 graphite pencil, 1 sharpener, 1 eraser, 1 palette knife, 1 palette, watercolor artist pad, adjustable easel, Keep N’ Carry case, and instructional guide.

  • Item #: 068138
    ISBN: 9781610673853
    Retail: $4.99
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  • Item #: 002242
    ISBN: 9781770857445
    Retail: $19.95
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      The naturalist in me adores this book! Introduce your littlest ones to the 12 most common backyard birds through the beautiful images, background information and clear realistic sounds. Each 2 page spread features one bird. On the left, you will find the common and scientific name, a summary paragraph and specific details including location found, diet, size, description of eggs and more. The opposite side has a beautiful, lifelike image of the bird, and a “Did you know” statement. The book itself is composed of thicker, board book type pages. The sound module is encased in durable plastic and is attached to the book. Each bird’s sound button has a lifelike picture of the bird’s face that matches the image inside the book. A list of the included birds is the House Wren, American Goldfinch, Red-Winged Black Bird, Killdeer, House Finch, Great Horned Owl, Blue Jay, American Robin, Northern Cardinal, Mourning Dove, American Crow and the Song Sparrow. Don’t be surprised if your children are outside playing and come running to share the name of the bird singing from the trees! Book measures approximately 8 3/4 x 8 1/4”. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 008715
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    Spy on anyone and anything! This green-grey plastic periscope extends up to 13” and includes a hanging hook, offering unprecedented snooping capabilities.

  • Item #: 008585
    Retail: $15.00
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  • Item #: 071128
    ISBN: 9781893103672
    Retail: $28.95
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       Introduce children to the fascinating and diverse world in which we live through delightful children’s books. Modeled after the Charlotte Mason philosophy of notebooking, this study focuses on the 4 R’s:  reading, reasoning, relating and recording. Skills are age appropriate and gentle to engage and inspire children in the learning process. Geography, cultures, animals, folk tales and fables, music and art, are all covered, as are nature studies, poetry and recipes.  Part 1 covers Asia, Antarctica, Australia, and Africa. Biblical History connection included. Additional library, history and biography picture book recommendations are included for families seeking to go deeper. Flexible for one semester or one year. Beautifully illustrated with vibrant photographs. Black & White notebooking pages are included and reproducible for individual families. sc, 143 pgs. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 067907
    ISBN: 9780794539689
    Retail: $9.99
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     Take the classroom outdoors! Well-illustrated, clear instructions for activities, and helpful background information make this an excellent science supplement or a wonderful resource for a Charlotte Mason homeschooler. Beginning with an introduction on how to use the book, tools for outdoor learning, safety tips and how to protect nature, the rest of the book then divides into 6 sections. These sections include Exploring ponds, Rivers and Seas; Discovering Wildlife; Into the Wild; Out in all Weather and Night Explorer. A sampling of activities includes bouncing stones, damming a stream, forming a footprint trap, being a tree detective, creating wildlife art from items found in the woods, pitching a tent and making a campfire, cloud spotting and forecasting, stargazing and much more. Includes a dedicated website for interactive activities and worksheets. Index and helpful glossary. 64 pgs. HC. ~ Deanne 

  • Item #: 008640
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  • Item #: 074354
    Retail: $44.99
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    12 oil tube paints (12 ml), 4 White Bristol paint brushes, 1 graphite pencil, 1 sharpener, 1 eraser, 1 palette knife, 1 palette, 2 oil canvas boards, adjustable easel, Keep N’ Carry case, and instructional guide.

  • Item #: 029307
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    15 shaped puzzles with common names shown.

  • Item #: 029306
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     16 shaped puzzles with binomial and common name shown.

  • Item #: 029295
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     18 butterfly-shaped puzzles with binomial scientific name shown.

  • Item #: 027943
    ISBN: 9781770856196
    Retail: $9.95
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       Whether outdoor enthusiast or arm-chair adventurer, children will find practical and fascinating information within the colorful pages of this book. I confess I fell in love with this book as I read the disclaimer: “You should NEVER put yourself in dangerous situations to test whether this advice really works….” Interest piqued! Subject matter is divided into 4 sections: Animal Dangers, Natural Dangers, Human Hazards and Basic Survival Skills. Each topic is covered in a 2 page spread and provides brief background information and steps to survival. Topically, children will learn what to do if bitten by a snake; how to escape a bear; how to survive an earthquake and hurricane; how to escape from a car in water; how to escape ship; using a Swiss Army knife; knot making, first aid and much more! Glossary and index included. 96 pgs, SC. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 020860
    ISBN: 9780970040527
    Retail: $16.95
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    The Lamb's Book of Art is an excellent starting point for any beginning artist. The lessons and instructions are easy to follow and could be used for self-study for an older child. A variety of concepts are taught like drawing, color theory, portraits, anatomy, nature studies, cartooning, perspective, shading, lettering, and more. The lessons are fun, and you won't find yourself getting bored with monotonous activities. Plus, the book comes from a Christian publisher and Bible verses accompany most lessons. Art doesn't have to be hopeless! Lessons are reproducible for in home use and there are plenty of blank pages in the book to create art on.

    This book was revised in 2006 and is higher quality than the original. The basic lessons and format are the same, but there are now 168 pages instead of 128, with easier to read text and a fun set of five "marker cards" for additional assignments. Instead of the spiral binding of the original book, this edition sports a perfect binding. With this upgraded edition, they've taken a good thing and made it even better.

  • Item #: 066629
    ISBN: 9781426210440
    Retail: $12.95
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  • Item #: 065083
    ISBN: 9781892033338
    Retail: $0.00
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    7.5" x 9"

  • Item #: 048859
    ISBN: 9780975494219
    Retail: $15.00
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    Fascinating facts about wildlife, coupled with drawing instruction for the beginning nature journalist, make this a perfect supplement to the Handbook of Nature Study or other nature instructional text. Each two- or four-page spread is devoted to a different animal and contains: a good amount of interesting information about the animal; one or more artist-rendered sketches; and step-by-step drawing instructions to sketch the animal yourself. The book was written and illustrated by a husband and wife team, Colleen and Michael Monroe. Colleen is the writer, and she has included interesting and sometimes surprising facts about each subject (did you know that newborn fawns are born with no scent to protect them from predators?). Michael is a nationally known, award-winning (and self-taught) wildlife artist who spends most of his year visiting schools around the country, encouraging children to never give up on their dreams. His love of nature and wildlife is reflected in the sketches which adorn each page. The drawing instruction is detailed, begins with simple shapes, includes written instruction for adding features through the illustrated progression of steps, and ends with a completed sketch that very closely resembles part of the artist's depiction. Two pages of drawing tips, including a mini-lesson on shading, precede the actual text. Subjects include: hummingbirds, birds, ducks, loons, turtles, herons, frogs, rabbits, white-tailed deer, white-tailed fawns, owls, bears, and wolves. The book ends with some simple things you can do to help wildlife like keeping dangerous litter contained, building birdhouses, and planting flowers. The book is about 36 pages in landscape format with a hard cover, making it a little more durable for outdoor use.

  • Item #: 032185
    ISBN: 9780486439914
    Retail: $11.95
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    The Boy Scouts Handbook has been read by generations of Boy Scouts (and their leaders). This 1911 edition is the one that started it all—and you will be surprised to see how little has changed about Scouting and its principles in the past 100 years. The traditional scouting themes of honoring God, being a good citizen, and learning important safety and survival skills are all covered in this book. What makes this vintage handbook particularly compelling, however, is that it's literally a slice of early twentieth century Americana! The guide contains over 200 period illustrations, diagrams, and black and white photographs, plus advertisements for Boy Scout products. Some of the topics covered include the Scout Oath, badges, knots, camping, canoeing, trailing, signaling, chivalry, first aid, games, and patriotism. While much of the content has stood the test of time (ie. knots, Morse Code), some of the medical information is outdated (but nevertheless interesting). An appendix contains illustrations and descriptions of Boy Scout uniforms and equipment. 400 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 025888
    ISBN: 9781603425315
    Retail: $16.95
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    More structured than a nature journal, this "outdoor workbook" is a great tool for families and students who prefer some guided instruction and inspiration as they observe, record, and learn from nature throughout the year. It features a varied, interactive format that kids won't soon get bored with, great forms for observation you can print from the publisher's website, and lots of terrific activity suggestions. The book is divided into three parts: "How to Be a Naturalist," "Learning the Sky," and "Exploring Nature." The first part introduces students to the skills and tools of the naturalist, provides suggestions and forms for setting up a nature journal, offers ideas for observation and appreciation (listing species that live in your neighborhood, making a "nature arrangement" or using observations to write a nature poem), and even includes quick drawing lessons that all culminate in an "field expedition." Because weather plays such a large role in nature, it gets its own chapter, and students are encouraged to draw the sky over different days and times, "read" clouds, draw a weather map, learn why we have seasons, play with shadows, keep a moon journal, discover nocturnal animals, learn three constellations and write a sky poem. The majority of "Exploring Nature" is organized by month (January-December) and provides specific activities and mini-lessons on seasonal nature topics. In March students will learn about the spring equinox, check for life in small pools of water and streams, turn over logs and rocks, draw birds, observe and draw budding twigs, and much more. In August, the focus is on water (the book assumes a family vacation here!) and students learn about the water cycle, find out more about a local stream or river, experiment with water, learn about water creatures, find sources of water in nature, keep a nature journal on vacation, and sleep under the stars. Several forms are provided for all months, including "Nature Notes" and "Nature Quest" forms, and a blank page for a "Picture of the Month." You can print more of these online for ongoing observation projects. Quite a few helpful resources for parents can be found in the appendix, such as safety information, suggestions on how to use nature journals in teaching and how to use the book to meet state curriculum standards, a bibliography (including suggested field guides and books for kids), recommended websites and a list of nature organizations. If you're new to nature studies and looking for some time-saving forms and activity suggestions, this is a resource to consider – and its reasonable enough you may want to get each child their own copy. – Jess

  • Item #: 005397
    Retail: $12.99
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    Durable, lightweight and colorful, these binoculars are perfect for little eyes and hands. The large lenses, easy grip handles, and easy to dial knob provide 6x magnification, making these binoculars an excellent nature study tool to take on hikes. Made of impact-resistant plastic with soft rubber eyepieces and a breakaway lanyard for easy carrying, this is a great choice for children not yet old enough for a "more adult" pair.

  • Item #: 000618
    ISBN: 9780816076659
    Retail: $16.95
    Rainbow Price: $7.95

    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 #: HANDPK
    Retail: $42.17
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  • Item #: 074355
    Retail: $44.99
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    12 acrylic tube paints (12 ml), 4 Gold Taklon paint brushes, 1 graphite pencil, 1 sharpener, 1 eraser, 1 palette knife, 1 palette, 2 acrylic canvas boards, adjustable easel, Keep N’ Carry case, and instructional guide.

  • Item #: 071130
    ISBN: 9780763618711
    Retail: $7.99
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  • Item #: 069708
    ISBN: 9781908489227
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  • Item #: 069707
    ISBN: 9781908489173
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  • Item #: 069706
    ISBN: 9781908489197
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  • Item #: 069705
    ISBN: 9781908489210
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  • Item #: 069704
    ISBN: 9781908489180
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