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  • Item #: 042186
    ISBN: 9781601441775
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  • Item #: 042185
    ISBN: 9781601441768
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  • Item #: 042184
    ISBN: 9781601441751
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  • Item #: 020729
    ISBN: 9781601441805
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  • Item #: 013171
    ISBN: 9781601441782
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  • Item #: 056275
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    Graphic novels, comics, illustrated stories, cartoons call it whatever you like, after all, it's your book! Create your own comic book from a kit, send it off (postage paid) and receive a real published version in the mail that is all YOU! Detailed instructions are clear and easy to follow. There are even story ideas and writing prompts just in case you need them. If you have a student who loves to read comic books, challenge them to come up with their own. It's easier than you might think with this cool kit from Lulu Jr. You could make this a summer project. Make a book about your family or a memorable vacation, or let kids veer off wherever their imagination may take them! You could make one as part of a history study! The kit comes with directions, idea guide, a postage envelope to mail it in, 20 pages for your book and cover, a set of8 broad-line markers, a black felt-tip pen for the dialogue, 1 pencil with sharpener and a white art eraser. You even have the option to have the printer typeset the title & author's name on the cover or to use your own lettering. All inside printing will be in the student's hand. The publisher will take about 2 weeks to make your book. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 066275
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    Grab your favorite book and gather around for lots of laughs! This game contains 100 prompt cards (each containing 2 prompts) and a 60-second timer. That’s it! Each player supplies a book, and it can be any type: cookbook, novel, textbook, travel guide, etc. In each round, one player is designated the “Picker” and they begin by picking a prompt card and choosing one of the two prompts. Examples of prompts are “The meaning of life is…” or “Text on a warning label” or “A good warning to children.” Players all race to find a word, phrase, sentence, or several sentences in their book that they think will best satisfy the prompt. Once the first player finds their match, the timer is turned and all other players have just 60 seconds to pick something. Once the time is complete, players take turns reading aloud their selection and the “Picker” chooses their favorite answer. The “Picker” role rotates, and sometimes the books do as well! The first player to earn a predetermined number of cards wins the game. 3-8 players; game time is approximately 20 minutes. ~ Megan

  • Item #: 036496
    ISBN: 9780141331645
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    Many people forget that this popular movie is actually based on this classic novel by Carlo Collodi. The details and lessons in the book are greater than those in the movie, and Pinocchio is much more rebellious, naughty, and lazy. He does eventually begin to think about others before himself and is finally transformed from a small wooden puppet into a real boy. Perfect for reading aloud to younger kids, this novel is composed of short chapters and includes black and white sketches on every few pages. This is a complete and unabridged edition and is the one recommended for use with the Veritas Comprehension Guide. Puffin Classic, 272 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 005070
    ISBN: 9780553214185
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    Jim Burden, an orphaned boy sent to live with his grandparents, and Antonia Shimerda, the daughter of Bohemian immigrants, meet on the Nebraska prairie as young children. Jim harbors romantic feelings for Antonia, but nothing ever develops as different paths cause them to spend most of their lives apart. Jim goes on to become a successful lawyer, while Antonia's life is full of trying hardships. Jim continues to think of Antonia throughout his adulthood, and the life story of this strong, resilient pioneer woman unfolds as Jim gathers bits and pieces of her story from mutual acquaintances. ~ Enh

  • Item #: 001878
    ISBN: 9780064470308
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    Sixteen year old Jeff can't wait to join the Kansas volunteers and teach those Missouri bushwackers a lesson. Loyal to the Union cause, he thinks the rebels deserve what they get—until he is trapped behind enemy lines. Now Jeff must choose between a woman he loves and his political values. Will he turn traitor to the North or betray his new friends in the South?

  • Item #: 065704
    ISBN: 9781613731505
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    "Give the pupils something to do, not something to learnlearning naturally results." summarizes the heart of this book. Containing 40 hands on activities that promote inquiry and critical thinking, this book spans subject areas, with a goal of getting kids motivated about learning. Divided into 6 parts: Physics and Math, Chemistry, Language Arts, Earth Science, Social Studies and Biology, each activity provides the content focus, primary skills focus, interesting background information, vocabulary, materials needed (easily found items!), and step by step activity instructions. A sampling of activities includes: building popsicle stick bridges, designing a paper airplane, comparing different types of fats and oils, learning sign language, making a dream catcher and more. sc, 146 pgs ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 065222
    ISBN: 9781590789513
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    A stimulating novel about a young boy in middle school who has trouble fitting in with the crowd, chiefly because he thinks and learns differently than most students. While this young person struggles to overcome labels and the misconceptions of students who prefer bullying to compassion, readers eventually learn that not everyone with value is destined to be popular. Readers also learn that even young people, who are ridiculed for thinking or acting differently, still need someone to reach out to them with the gift of friendship. This novel helps to communicate the fact that children with learning difficulties are still human beings in need of love and acceptance. This novel presents such a vital message that it should be required reading in all schools. 196 pgs, pb. ~ Mike 

  • Item #: 057606
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    What would your student do with blank cards that are held by 2 (1") book rings? One glossy side and one matte, it looks like a tiny flip chart. Use it as a study tool and keep your vocabulary/spelling words contained. Keep track of facts while reading a novel or during a unit study. Make notes for SAT/ACT /PARCC/GED or CLEP exams. Create phonics flashcards and look for magazine images that start with the letter and glue them to the card. Put a pack in with your arts/crafts supplies and see what happens next! You could write your own mini-book or make a photo album. Take it along to a restaurant, appointment, or vacation. I think kids would have a lot of fun coming up with different uses. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 057048
    ISBN: 9781937589103
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    We offer a variety of resource books to help parents find the right books for their children to read. We have added this one because it offers lists of just funny or silly books for readers of all ages. Book summaries are divided into five categories – silliest picture books, silliest easy readers, silliest chapter books, silliest poetry books, and silliest graphic novels and manga. Hundreds of titles include books by authors such as Roald Dahl, Dr. Seuss, Shel Silverstein, and many more. For each book you will find a summary of the content, the author, publisher, and copyright date. What is missing, and I think is kind of important, is the recommended age range for each book. This book is from the American Library Association, so the books recommended aren't run through a Christian filter. Whether you have a reluctant reader or just have a reader who wants a book with laughs, this is a great 160-page resource book. pb. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 050364
    ISBN: 9781420635393
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    Highlights A Long Walk to Water and Home of the Brave.

  • Item #: 050337
    ISBN: 9781420633689
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    Highlights Wonder and Inside Out and Back Again.

  • Item #: 050333
    ISBN: 9781420633504
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    Highlights Out of Mind and Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library.

  • Item #: 045845
    ISBN: 9781594761546
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  • Item #: 044169
    ISBN: 9780064409599
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    This unique novel is somewhat more of a poem than a novel. In it, a boy named Jack writes about how he doesn't want to write poetry, but he inadvertently ends up writing poems. He writes about well-known poems his class is reading, why he doesn't think he can write poetry, and about his beloved dog named Sky. It's a cute story, and the text is presented in poetry format. The back of the book contains various famous poems that Jack referenced in his own writing. By Sharon Creech, 106 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 035088
    ISBN: 9781451673319
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    In Guy Montag's day, books aren't for reading, they're for burning. Guy is a fireman, and it is his job to track down people who are hiding books and burn them. Houses are fireproof now, and Guy doesn't even know that firemen used to stop fires instead of start them. One night Guy meets a strange girl, who thinks, something Guy is not used to at all. She tells him about things from the past, things her uncle has told her and Guy has never heard. At first it just makes Guy uncomfortable, but eventually his curiosity drives him to do the unthinkable - read books and ask questions. 160 pgs.

  • Item #: 033440
    ISBN: 9780486406480
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    This novel is one of Jane Austen's most characterized works. Emma Woodhouse is the lovely, lively, willful, and fallible heroine. Emma's governess finds happiness as a bride to a kind and well-off local gentleman, and Emma flatters herself to think that she alone secured the marriage and that she possesses a special talent for "match-making." From there we find an entertaining sequence of comic missteps and misunderstandings as Emma tries to find a suitable husband for her friend, Harriet Smith. As Emma blunders her way through the mysteries of her social world, Austen evokes for her readers a cast of unforgettable characters and a detailed portrait of a small English village undergoing a historical transition. A wonderful comedy and romance for all to enjoy. Three unabridged versions are available. The economical Bantam Classic edition (048571) features the unabridged text (no extras). The Wordsworth Classics edition (000926) includes an introduction, notes, and vintage black and white illustrations. The Dover Thrift edition (033440) includes a short introduction. ~ Elise

  • Item #: 028775
    ISBN: 9780062565419
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    C.S. Lewis brings us a novel of Orual, The Queen of Glome. When Orual was a little girl, the only company she had to keep was her irritating sister, Redival, and her father, the tempestuous King. However, her life changed dramatically with the introduction of Fox, one of her father's slaves, into her life. Fox became her only true comfort, and Orual affectionately began to call him "Grandfather." Fox taught her to think in the ways of the Greeks, how to regard the Gods and everything else that has happened in her life. Soon after the arrival of Fox, the King married and brought into the world the most beautiful child, "Istra," which translates to Psyche. As Orual's family has partial blood of the Gods, Psyche too has been touched. It does not take long before the citizens of Glome begin to refer to her as a goddess. While Psyche is beautiful, Orual is extremely homely. Psyche makes the God Ungit jealous; therefore, as punishment, there has been little yield in the way of crops. The Priest of Ungit declares that in order for the citizens of Glome to be prevented from starving, there must be a sacrifice. It is the matter of this sacrifice that will change the soul and the life of Orual forever.

  • Item #: 026075
    ISBN: 9781942446064
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    "Two-fer" studies are such a good idea. One course; two subjects covered. This particular combination – literature and art – makes so much sense. Richly illustrated with both full-color reproductions of masterpiece art plus step-by-step art lessons, this book will serve as a reference (for literary terms), an art appreciation course, and a drawing instruction manual. This should give you a little idea of its flexibility. The book is organized around different types/genres of literature: epic poetry, fable, science fiction, novel, and journal writing – to name just a few. Each genre is defined plus examples cited (good suggestions for reading lists). Masterpiece art that relates in some way to the genre is provided, and several art projects are described and facilitated. To give you an idea of how this all works, take the example of the segment on free form verse. Starting with some biographical information on Robert Frost (an American master of free form verse), Mrs. Jeffus focuses on a specific poem – The Road Not Taken – giving website links to where it can be found and read. She then has two artwork examples of paths – each very different from the other, and she describes the differences. Then citing another Frost poem – this one mentioning a crow – she has a short segment on painting birds and references Audubon providing an example of his work with the suggestion that the student reproduce the shapes found in the painting. She continues with the shape theme of the art lesson with examples of other bird paintings by Thorburn and a rabbit by Durer. With the rabbit picture, the student is led through the steps of creating a similar rabbit. Likewise with an owl painting. She ends the segment by noting how we can communicate certain characteristics by artistic additions. For instance, we communicate that an owl is "wise" by adding a graduation cap and glasses. This segment is longer than some but others follow a similar pattern.

    There are no lesson plans, per se. However, there are reading suggestions throughout plus lots of art projects and even discussion questions. The tone of the course is conversational and comfortable. This course could be completed independently, I think, by a high school student or to varying degrees of accomplishment and with varying amounts of assistance by younger students. A short, illustrated vocabulary and a simple end-of-course test (define genres and give examples) conclude the book. 92 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 023606
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    This 26-page, small format guide is designed to help students think about the concepts presented in Little Pilgrim's Progress. They will complete several activities and apply principles to their lives. The guide gives pre-reading questions and things to do to prepare to read the book, along with during-reading activities, questions and activities for each chapter, and post-reading activities. During-reading activities include making a board game, writing down Bible verses to memorize from the book, and making a chart composed of character names and traits. One or two short answer questions are provided for each chapter. Post-reading activities are suggested, and an answer key is included.

  • Item #: 019511
    ISBN: 9780553211436
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    "It was in Warwick Castle that I came across the curious stranger whom I am going to talk about" – and so Mark Twain introduces us to the "true" story of a nineteenth-century American man who finds himself transported back to medieval times after a hard hit to the head. We meet the curious stranger, Hank Morgan, as a fellow tourist and soon find that he knows much more about the castle's history than even the tour guide. The rest of this fast-paced novel is a reading from Mr. Morgan's journal, provided as proof of his unbelievable Round Table adventures. Cleverly using his nineteenth-century knowledge, Morgan fools the court into thinking that he is a wizard – perhaps even more powerful than Merlin! Assuming the superiority of the nineteenth century and blind to its flaws, Morgan attempts to modernize the middle ages with hilarious, and sometimes disastrous, results. Hidden beneath the comical scenes is a thought-provoking social satire, making this a true intellectual classic. 316 pages, paperback. – Rachel
  • Item #: 012053
    ISBN: 9780618150762
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    This novel, based in 1754 on the actual captivity of a pre-Revolutionary girl from Charlestown, New Hampshire, presents American history in an exciting and interesting way. When an Indian raid disturbs Miriam's young life and she and her family are forced to march north to Montreal to a life of slavery, she thinks her life is over. However, things work out much better than she hopes, and many adventures and true friends balance her hard times out. 275 pgs. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 008950
    ISBN: 9780140177374
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    Kino is a poor pearl diver like his father and his grandfather before him, but he lives in a quiet contentment with his wife Juana and their baby son. When his son is stung by a scorpion, the doctor refuses to see him because Kino has no money to pay him. That afternoon when Kino dives, his wife prays that he will find a great pearl so they can pay for a doctor. Kino does indeed find a large pearl as "perfect as the moon," and it seems that the baby is healed almost simultaneously. Kino begins to think of all that he can do with the money he will get from the pearl, but when he goes to sell it the buyers will not offer him the money he knows it is worth. When people try and steal the pearl, Kino reacts with a vengeance, and his wife begs him to get rid of the pearl and its evil. But the longer it is in Kino's possession, the harder it is for him to give the pearl up. - Melissa

  • Item #: 003197
    ISBN: 9781587762697
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