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  • Item #: 065831
    ISBN: 9780881221206
    Retail: $16.95
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  • Item #: 001469
    ISBN: 9780425099698
    Retail: $7.99
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    Fifteen year old Josh is facing trials that seem far removed from our time, but were very real to many people during the Great Depression. He has a deep love for music and is very talented, and he and his friend Howie find an escape when they play together. However, they only get to practice some days after school, for times are hard and Josh's family was forced to sell their piano to pay for food and other necessities. After Josh's father loses his job, his depression turns to anger, which he often directs at Josh. Between his mother ironing clothes all day and Josh delivering papers for three hours every morning, the family has barely enough to keep themselves fed. After an especially hurtful fight, Josh decides to leave home, and he and Howie quickly form a plan to travel around as musicians. Josh's fragile ten-year old brother, Joey, hears of their plans, and he is determined to accompany them, despite Josh's firm objections. An unforeseen tragedy strikes the trio, and their lives are changed forever. This hardship sparks a deeply moving trail of tears, shame, guilt, sickness, responsibility, and struggle to survive.

  • Item #: 003584
    ISBN: 9781887823388
    Retail: $22.95
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    "For People Who Can't Even Draw a Straight Line," "No Talent Required" - hey, this woman knows me! From Sandra Angelo (Discover Art), comes this easy self study guide and workbook that, using a simple, four-step drawing system, transforms your skills from barely beginner to accomplished artist in a few easy lessons. I like the directions to "begin at the beginning and work your way through the book sequentially," nice and simple. It's full of irreverent pearls of wisdom, like "The race goes not to the hare but the tortoise" and "those who don't give up succeed," and (my personal favorite), "Talent is REALLY not necessary." Sandra gives us a short introduction that would give hope to even the most drawing-challenged person. If you draw for 45 minutes to one hour per day, you can finish this book in 60-90 days (if you're in a hurry to improve). Otherwise, plan on spending longer relative to the amount of time per day you can allocate to drawing. Next, a materials section acquaints us with the "tools of the trade" - some basic equipment we need to gather before jumping in. Then on to the instruction. Some of this book is reminiscent of the Draw Today program, especially the use of grids for beginning artists. As promised, the instruction is super-easy to follow and all the work can be done right in the book. Instruction progresses logically from seeing and drawing shapes, to lines, to shading, creating texture, gradation, hatching, and plenty of good practice in a lengthy additional exercise section. The methods and exercises look great, and, if I didn't have a lot to do..... But, someday, I'll actually have some time each day to use this! In the meantime, I'm hoping many aspiring artists out there will benefit from Sandra's instruction. 150 pgs. in all, with 130 black-and white photos and 25 line drawings - including plenty of "before" and "after" testimonials to show this method really works.

  • Item #: 001368
    ISBN: 9780590462068
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    Pam Conrad brings you this gripping log of Pedro de Salcedo, who was aboard the great voyage with Christopher Columbus from August 3rd of 1492 to February 14th of 1493. Pedro is a young man of only fourteen, and it is his first time away from home. The captain quickly makes him a sort of right-hand man. Pedro watches how intensely the men doubt Columbus from the beginning. The day before they finally touch land, Columbus promises they will turn around home. As fate would have it, the next day they land in a place Columbus names San Salvador. Here they gain experience with the natives, who are extremely docile and generous. In each place they land on, the people gradually become unfriendly - perhaps some words of caution were spread? Soon enough, the entire crew realizes they have not landed in India and there are no spices or silks or pearls. In fact, nobody except Columbus cares about anything except heading home to Spain at this point. After the sinking of the Santa Maria, some of the men board the Nina to go home, and the others are left behind to start a Spanish settlement in the New World. Pedro fears he may not ever return home. On the last day at sea, he encases a last letter into a barrel and throws it out to the ocean so that if it ever reaches his home, his mother should know that he loves her and she should pray for his soul. This recounting is sometimes suspenseful, troubling, and mystifying, but at all times it is engaging.

  • Item #: 059578
    ISBN: 9781433542251
    Retail: $12.99
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    For use as a companion to the Big Picture Story Bible, or as a stand-alone devotional, this is an easy-to-use book for families with young children. It follows the same schedule as the Big Picture Bible Verses book (item # 059577), so there are 45 devotions divided into 5 parts: God Creates His Kingdom, God Begins His Promise, God Continues His Promise, Jesus Fulfills God's Promise, and God Completes His Promise. Devotions in each part are 5-10 minutes in length. Starting with a question, the answer to which is a verse fit for memorization, the devotional includes an additional reading from Scripture, a short reading and a couple of questions for reflection and interaction. Each part is concluded with a review section. Ready to use, so no prep time is necessary. Verses are from the ESV translation. 191 pgs, pb. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 056186
    ISBN: 9781909559004
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      This book is unique. It’s not just a cookbook, but a multisensory way to teach and converse about the Bible and gain a sense of the character of God. Measurements in English and metric, ingredients, equipment, time needed, and even potential hazards are highlighted: easy to spot. Each recipe starts with a brief, child friendly Bible story followed by a prayer. Then you are guided through the recipe with words and hand-drawn illustrations. While cooking there are natural places to pause for Bible discussion—while you cook and while you eat—and the questions are provided (no answers). Primarily aimed at ages 3-5, this can also be used with older and younger children. Download templates for specific projects such as scripture gift tags or use those provided in the back of the book. Make sparkling bread homes for egg people (Joshua & the Promised Land), jelly boats (Jesus calms the storm), creation animal cookies and more! There are 20 different stories/recipes, equally distributed between the Old and New Testaments, and all focusing on who God is or what he does. 8.5” x 10.5”, 64 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 036494
    ISBN: 9780140368574
    Retail: $7.99
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    Ronnie comes home from school excited about the upcoming Christmas pageant. There's a stranger in his house talking to his Aunt Martha. The stranger turns out to be Mr. Flagg, the keeper of the lighthouse at Tern Rock. He convinces Ronnie's aunt to tend to the lighthouse where she and her late husband lived and worked for fourteen years. She agrees on one condition – Mr. Flagg has to promise to return by the fifteenth of December so they can be home for the Christmas festivities. The two weeks fly by for Ronnie and his Aunt as they settle nicely into the routine of taking care of the light, completing schoolwork, and managing other various jobs. However, the fifteenth comes and goes with no sign of Mr. Flagg. As the days creep closer to Christmas, it is becoming very clear that Mr. Flagg has broken his promise. Will they miss Christmas at home? This Newbery Honor book by Julia Sauer is a Christmas classic your whole family will love! 62 pgs, pb. – elise

  • Item #: 028061
    ISBN: 9780882709635
    Retail: $9.99
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    Subtitled Biblical History for the Busy Christian, this 156 page book, written by John Shahan, MD, a practicing radiologist who also spends considerable time as a medical missionary in Central America, is not able to deliver fully on the title's promise. It took a lot more than one hour to get through the book as there's just too much material to cover, even condensed as it is. Aside from that, it does cover all the major events of the Old Testament from a historical perspective, acknowledging that the earliest part of the Bible has no other recorded documentation to substantiate it and is accepted on faith by Jews and Christians.

    The first four chapters cover the Old Testament, followed by a chapter covering the Greek and Roman historical influence, especially the major Greek philosophers and the military expansion of the Roman Empire. An epilogue and appendices round out the book. Though obviously not a theologian, Dr. Shahan does manage to go somewhat under the surface of the stories in an attempt to tie this ancient lore to present day points of view. ~ Tom

  • Item #: 005169
    ISBN: 9780961735722
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    When people hear of the Donner Party, images of cannibalism instantly come to mind, but the story of what happened to the Donners and the other families that traveled with them actually has much more to it. It's the story of a group of pioneers on their way to California who are stranded in the Sierra Nevada Mountains during the heavy snows of 1846. They run short on supplies and must stay determined to realize their dream of reaching California while many die of disease and starvation. In this book, this true story is told through the eyes of Dolly, the beloved doll that belonged to Patty Reed (who was an 8-year-old who made it through the experience alive). The group Patty and her doll were with did not succumb to cannibalism, so there is no mention of it in this book. Follow the Donners and the Reeds as they begin their journey with such hope and promise, struggle and endure so much to reach California, and finally reach their destination completely changed. A fascinating book by Rachel Laurgaard. Several black and white illustrations are included, 144 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 001936
    ISBN: 9781433546990
    Retail: $13.99
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      Subtitled, A Fresh Look at Old Stories of Trusting God’s Promises. Reading these pages, I had a sense of what it might be like to hear believers without printed Scripture retell portions of Gospel. This is a reverent retelling of Bible truths—emphasizing those who’ve struggled, endured, battled fear or been delivered from sin and pain. The storyteller, John Bloom, speaks strong peace directly to us, reminding through the relaying of Scripture (references included) that we are in good company when we face hurt and struggle in our Christian walk. Seamlessly, he transitions from Bible stories to a teaching/devotional style, all the while encouraging us that God’s promises have been—and always will be-trustworthy, no matter our circumstances. Can be read in the traditional method, as a read-aloud or as more of a devotional by selecting a specific short chapter pertinent to your situation. A thorough Scripture reference index included at the back of the book. Foreword by Ann Voskamp. 5.25” x 8”, 220 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 031058
    ISBN: 9781930900998
    Retail: $18.95
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    No one owns the sun, because the sun is too large and too great for one person to own. No one owns the stars because they are too far away for anyone to own. No one owns the wind, because it is a wanderer that visits everyone and every place. These are simple truths that Big Jim shares with his son. However, Big Jim's son's life is turned upside down when he learns that one of earth's most beautiful things can be "owned." This touching story was written and illustrated by Stacy Chbosky when she was only 14 years old when she won the "National Written and Illustrated By…Awards Contest for Students" in 1987. 27 pgs, pb. ~ Elise

  • Item #: 019870
    Retail: $16.00
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    No better way to teach your student about weather than to give him his very own weather station! This inexpensive little device measures temperature and rain fall, shows wind speed and direction, and displays a wind chill chart for temperatures below 30 degrees F. Total rain to date can be updated on the sliding marker. And it's made in the USA.

  • Item #: 006653
    ISBN: 9780486414768
    Retail: $4.99
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    According to Choctaw legend, all people spoke the Choctaw language. One day they wondered at what the clouds were and decided to reach the sky by building a great mound to stand upon. Being such a huge endeavor, the mound required many rocks and many days to build. Every night, however, the mound of rocks was strewn about by the wind. After the third night, the rocks were not only scattered, but the people woke from their sleep to find that they spoke different languages. And that is how the different tribes came to be. That, of course, is my own abridged version of the legend. If you find stories like this fascinating, then you'll definitely enjoy this collection of over 30 unabridged stories. The tales and legends come from various tribes, including the Chippewa, Iroquois, and Cherokee, and they cover topics such as creation and origins, journeys to the sky, heroes, and tricksters. Although there are no illustrations, this inexpensive thrift edition would make a great supplement to any Native American study. ~ Anh

  • Item #: 065449
    Retail: $24.99
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       Explore the milestones of flight with this kit of ready-to-assemble aircraft. Components are made from foam and plastic, with no need for cutting or gluing. The Wright Flyer, Blue Angels F/A-18 and the Space Shuttle are all gliders, while the Spirit of St. Louis has a wind-up rubber band-powered propeller. And, the foam pieces are all printed in full color!

  • Item #: 062860
    ISBN: 9780711232556
    Retail: $14.95
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       Many children today don’t get the opportunity to just go out and play which,among other things, causes a disconnect with the natural world. This book series encourages families to make opportunities for adventure and fun in the nature around them (perhaps even going “screen free” for a weekend). The goal is to explore and learn while taking responsibility for one’s own actions, respecting wildlife, using found objects and leaving no trace. Each book begins with brief instructions on safety, preparation, and making environment-appropriate just-in-case kits before venturing out. The books’ largest portions detail the activities, which range in difficulty and need very few additional supplies; most use what’s found in nature. No need to have lots of equipment or toys; they are already there! Activities have a broad age appeal, but most would appeal to elementary to lower middle school. They also range from more common (snow igloo, mud pies, decorating with shells) to more unique (rain shadows, making a “wormery”, beach skittles and rubbish boats). Each activity includes symbols to indicate the level of adult assistance necessary. Pages are full of hundreds of full-color photos showing children actively engaged in their environment, creating the projects described. The Wild Weather Book (subtitled, Loads of Things to Do Outdoors in Rain, Wind and Snow), is full of activities to do during and after rain, wind, snow, and ice. Getting dirty is encouraged! The appeal for me is that, no matter the location or weather conditions, children are active, using their imaginations and exploring their environment while learning valuable skills. 5 1/2” x 7 3/4”, 128, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 062824
    Retail: $22.00
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  • Item #: 062174
    Retail: $27.95
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    Build an air-powered racer – no batteries required and no motor to malfunction. The kit includes all of the plastic parts for your racer; just snap them apart when you are ready to assemble. In a separate bag are the screws, shafts, o-rings, and other mechanical items needed. You will need to provide a few tools to help with assembly – a diagonal cutter, screwdriver (small Phillips head), hammer, scissors, ruler, tissue paper, and permanent marker. The assembly & instruction manual is 48 pages of step-by-step, numbered illustrations with explanations. There are even a couple of pages of trouble-shooting suggestions, just in case. The finished product can then be hand-pumped full of air for the power to go a distance of up to 50 meters.

  • Item #: 047041
    Retail: $22.95
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    No batteries or screws needed – just snap the pieces together and wire in the solar panel and gear box to see just how much power the sun can supply! Models that can be built are: windmill, tethered revolving plane, airboat, plane, car, and puppy. Simple but very effective. The only tool needed in the diagonal cutter for removing the plastic components from the mold tree.

  • Item #: 043256
    Retail: $15.00
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    Your child will learn firsthand about the weather with this easy-to-assemble kit. Constructed of lightweight foam, children will learn to read and record rain amounts, wind speed and direction, and direction of strongest UV rays. The kit includes die cut sheets with pieces, compass, 4 UV beads, rain gauge cylinder and stickers, mounting tubes and stick, spinner cap, 2 cable ties (for mounting), weight plate, and clear illustrated instructions – No tools needed!

  • Item #: 037895
    ISBN: 9780966816006
    Retail: $16.95
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    This book by James Perloff refutes Darwinism and supports Creationism. There are many anti-evolution books out there, but the detailed, scientifically accurate, user-friendly explanations in this book make it perfect for not only science people, but everyday Christians and students. The informal text, black and white photos, extensive documentation, humor, and personal stories included in the book make it entertaining to read while still being full of scientific facts that disprove evolution and point toward a Creator. The author, a reformed and converted hippie, atheist, and journalist, shares his personal journey to discovering the truth of Creationism. Data on old evolution myths that most scientists disagree with but are still taught and believed are brought to light, and many examples are given to show that true science in no way supports macroevolution. It covers pretty much everything there is to know about the Creation/evolution debate. Examples of topics include why the fossil record fails to support Darwin’s theory, how science students have been defrauded by intentionally misrepresented information, why mutations are usually destructive and cannot serve as building blocks, lack of evidence for “ape-men,” why chance could not create the proteins needed for life, how Inherit the Wind misled Americans about the Scopes trial (proven by comparison to the court transcript), why radiometric techniques are not unimpeachable dating methods, and so much more. Scientific evidence for the Flood is given, and countless examples of significant and credited scientists who believe in Creationism are included, along with quotes from notable scientists who supported Creationism or opposed evolution. The black and white photos scattered throughout the book include photos of famous Creationists and Evolutionists, diagrams and charts, fossils, and more. The book gives great scientific evidence against evolution without sounding too technical and provides insightful and entertaining reading. An extensive list of credible sources for the information is included in the back of the book, along with an index. 320 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel
  • Item #: 031130
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    Have you ever been enjoying a breezy day and wished you brought a kite to fly? This pocket-sized kite is ready to go when you are! The aerodynamic design requires no extra assembly and comes with over 40 feet of string on an easy-wind handle, and everything fits inside the keychain storage container. A fun addition to the beach bag. – Laura
  • Item #: 027797
    Retail: $0.00
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    Introduce children to the power of the sun! This kit contains everything necessary to build a working solar powered rover. Once built, the rover will drive forward and backward (no steering mechanism). Children will learn the intrinsic power of the sun as they see, firsthand, the rover in action. Backup power generator included for extended play. While designed for older children to complete independently, younger children will enjoy the experience with an older sibling or parent. This truly is environmental science for all ages! ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 014249
    ISBN: 9780965651219
    Retail: $8.00
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    "We are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves, and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming: but speaking the truth in love." (Eph. 4:14). This powerful study from the Word of God guides the reader in developing an appropriate and accurate world view, and equips him to answer such vital questions as:

    Is there a God? If so, what is He like?

    What is the nature of the universe and its


    What is the essential nature of man?

    What is the basis of ethics and morality?

    What is the cause of evil and suffering?

    What happens to man at death?

    What is the meaning of history?

    Author David Quine (Let Us Highly Resolve) challenges Christians to thoroughly examine the Scriptures for the answers to these questions, and to use the Biblical world view as the standard for making personal decisions and evaluating the thoughts and ideas of others. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 007845
    Retail: $7.90
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    To call this quality paper is an understatement! Any artist who feels the extreme smoothness of this paper by Strathmore® will immediately want to pick up a pen and start drawing. Having a quality paper is the key foundation for any piece of finished fine artwork—look no further. Offered in a 9" x 12" top-taped bound pad, this heavy 100 lb. weight paper is ready for fine artwork in graphite pencil, colored pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, marker rendering, mixed media, or even collage work. Even more rewarding, this paper is certified with a Green-e® logo, meaning it has been manufactured using 100% renewable energy from the wind—a pollution-free energy source. 15 sheets per pad. Made in the USA.
  • Item #: 004770
    ISBN: 9780867170023
    Retail: $69.95
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    Lifepac Set only - No Teacher Guide, God Created All Things; God Loves His Children; We Can Pray; God Wants You to Be Good; Old Testament Stories; God's Promise to Men; Jesus, Our Savior; God Calls Missionaries; New Testament Stories; God Gave You Many Gifts.
  • Item #: 003519
    Retail: $20.95
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    Similar to the T3 Transforming Solar Robot Kit, this one is completely solar-powered (no batteries required!) and includes all of the parts to build four different models including a bipedal robot, a T-rex, a drill vehicle and a six-legged rhinoceros beetle. The parts in this kit are also slightly larger than those in the T3 kit, so younger brothers or sisters can get in on the action as well. – Jess