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  • Item #: 056275
    Retail: $29.99
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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 #: 022392
    Retail: $15.00
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    Based around the novel of the same name by J.R.R. Tolkien, this card game focuses on the battles of various members of the Fellowship and 'good' characters from the book. Players send in various people, such as Treebeard, Éomer, Aragorn, etc. to fight off evil hordes and characters from Mordor. Players will find themselves pitted against minions of differing strengths, such as various types of Orcs, Gollum, and even the Witch King of Angmar. All cards are illustrated in fully-colored lore-accurate styles. The player who defeats the most enemies at the end of the game is declared the winner.

  • Item #: 070242
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  • Item #: 052331
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $19.99

    POW! ZOOM! WHACK! Make your own superhero adventures or super stories come alive with this exciting comic book kit. Kids have great imaginations, so why not have them channel that energy into creating their own graphic novels? This kit has all the supplies to make that happen including: 2 illustration books featuring a blank cover with 32 pages of pre-printed black comic cells inside, 10 vibrant washable markers, 2 stencils for type and word bubbles, 5 rubber stamps (3 action words, 2 patterns), 3 blank foam ink pads that you customize and 3 bottles of stamp ink (red, orange, blue). ~ Emily

    CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs.

  • Item #: 022385
    Retail: $35.00
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    Based on The Hobbit novel by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit: Defeat of Smaug centers around up to six players reclaiming their lost treasure from the evil dragon Smaug. The path of the board game loops around through six different colorfully-illustrated regions, including the Edge of the Wild, Misty Mountains, Mirkwood, etc., representing the journey made by Bilbo, Gandalf, and the dwarves. The game eventually ends when the players reach Smaug's hideout under the Lonely Mountain and attempt to defeat the dragon himself. Through each of the six regions, players attempt to answer riddles, sing songs, encounter mystical secrets and find hidden treasures. Once all is said and done, treasure and adventure points are tallied up and the most adventurous (successful) player will find himself crowned as King under the Mountain!

  • Item #: 071346
    Retail: $24.99
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    Ages 9+. Takes 1-2 hours to build. Finished measures 6 tall.

  • Item #: 071345
    Retail: $14.99
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    Tired of moving those marbles by hand? Build this kit to motorize any full-size Marbleocity kit. You will also need white glue, screwdriver, pliers and 2 AA batteries.

  • Item #: 005790
    ISBN: 9780064400558
    Retail: $8.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.75

    Fern keeps her father from killing Wilbur, a runt pig. Later, when Wilbur is full-grown, Charlotte the spider saves Wilbur from the butcher knife and brings him county-wide notoriety. A beloved classic by E.B. White.

  • Item #: 002525
    ISBN: 9780689715402
    Retail: $5.99
    Rainbow Price: $4.95

    Eight-year-old Sarah must learn to be brave when she accompanies her father to the wilderness of Connecticut to build a house for their family.

  • Item #: 066275
    Retail: $15.00
    Rainbow Price: $11.95

    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 #: 001899
    ISBN: 9780395137192
    Retail: $8.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.95

    The 1962 Newbery Medal winner. Angry and vengeful at the death of his parents, Daniel bar Jamin joins an outlaw band pledging to do all he can to rid the land of the hated Romans. But Daniel's life is changed after an encounter with a wandering teacher from Nazareth named Jesus. Could he be following the wrong leader? 256 pgs, pb. By Elizabeth George Speare.

  • Item #: 018373
    ISBN: 9780064402750
    Retail: $5.99
    Rainbow Price: $4.95

    The annual Christmas pageant was safe and routine until the Herdmans, the worst kids in the history of the world, blackmail their way into all the main parts. What happens when kids who have never heard the story of Christmas interpret it for their new church?

  • Item #: 008282
    ISBN: 9780316517300
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.25

    Although people have always regarded Benjamin Franklin as one of the most famous inventors in American history, few people realize that his genius was, in fact, a mouse. Yes, that's right - a mouse named Amos, who found his way to Benjamin Franklin's home one cold night. As one of those closest to Ben, Amos found it necessary to write this (amusing) portrayal of Benjamin Franklin to counter all of the stories written by those who had never even met Ben and certainly never knew that Amos was responsible for a great many of the much esteemed inventions. This classic has been amusing young readers for more than sixty years. 114 pgs. - Melissa

  • Item #: 007352
    ISBN: 9780553274295
    Retail: $8.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.95

    Billy wants a pair of hunting dogs more than anything. After working and saving for two years, Billy's dream of owning two coon hounds comes true. But getting his dogs is only the beginning of his adventures hunting coons along the river bottoms of the Ozarks. Billy learns the value of hard work, patience, and persistence in this story and, eventually, understands how God can use all things - even a pair of hunting dogs - to answer the prayers of his family.

  • Item #: 007300
    ISBN: 9780440402831
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.25

    1950 Newbery Medal winner. Set in medieval England, a young boy named Robin desires to learn the ways of knighthood, but falls ill and loses the use of his legs. A kindly monk shows him how even someone who cannot walk is needed.

  • Item #: 004912
    ISBN: 9781416940289
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.95

    Caddie is an adventurer, a tomboy, imaginative and brave. But is she brave enough to save her family from an Indian massacre? Will she have to leave behind the life she loves when Father inherits an estate in England?

  • Item #: 002748
    ISBN: 9780966706796
    Retail: $15.99
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    This historical Greek novel begins when a young boy's father dies in battle and he is taken to live in Sparta. It is a hard life for Theras, who is an Athenian, and he longs to leave Sparta and return to Athens. However, his escape from Sparta is only the beginning of his dangerous journey home as he is caught, escapes from slave traders, and encounters other dangers.

  • Item #: 001754
    ISBN: 9780312380038
    Retail: $7.99
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    Chester Cricket from Connecticut is accidentally transported to New York in a picnic basket. Alone and afraid in a strange city, Chester is befriended by Harry and Tucker, a cat and mouse, who help him adjust to city life and discover his amazing musical talent that brings success to a failing subway station newsstand.

  • Item #: 021689
    ISBN: 9780425102411
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.25

  • Item #: 007916
    ISBN: 9780807508527
    Retail: $6.99
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    The first book in this popular series. Find out how the Alden children survive and live on their own, making an abandoned boxcar their home.

  • Item #: 006212
    ISBN: 9780140303353
    Retail: $7.99
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    When a young Egyptian boy is orphaned, his life changes. Although he has always desired to become an apprentice to the goldsmith in whose shop he works, his half-brother, now his guardian, apprentices him to the stone cutters instead. The mystery begins as he learns a secret that may explain his half-brother's seemingly unearned wealth...

  • Item #: 005049
    ISBN: 9781845503956
    Retail: $8.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.95

    This novel is set in ancient Greece and tells the fictionalized story of Onesimus, a runaway slave whose story is included in the New Testament book of Philemon. It begins when Onesimus is a child and shows the struggles he faced as a slave. As he grows and eventually escapes slavery, he is constantly faced with new Christians coming into his life, and he even becomes close with Paul. Though he resists Christianity, Onesimus eventually embraces Christ and returns to his master to ask for forgiveness for running away. Romance plays a part in the book, as Onesimus struggles for freedom so he can marry a woman he first met in his childhood. With adventure, characters from the Bible, and events that easily could have happened, this book is entertaining as well as touching. 222 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 001482
    ISBN: 9780140383195
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.25

    Load up your covered wagon and join the Todd family as they journey from their comfortable Arkansas home to the great unknown along the Oregon Trail. With only a guide book and their strong faith in God, the Todd family tackles the dangerous two thousand mile journey with courage and a pioneering spirit. Through the eyes of Mary Ellen, we see and experience the difficulties of the Todd family as they encounter rough terrain, broken down wagons, cholera, swollen river beds, and hostile Indians. In spite of all this, nothing will stop them from their dream of a homestead in the bountiful Oregon territory. This book is a great fictional introduction to life on the historical Oregon Trail. It is a great read and is full of concrete historical information to accompany any study of the wild Western Frontier and the pioneers who settled it. The author, Jean Van Leeuwen will draw any reader into the story with the details of life along the Oregon Trail. You can also track the Todd family's progress chapter-by-chapter with the use of the illustrated map provided on the first two pages. Will the Todd family make it to Oregon before winter hits? 167 pgs, pb. - elise

  • Item #: 000656
    ISBN: 9780140324648
    Retail: $8.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.95

    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 #: 068377
    ISBN: 9781615387977
    Retail: $12.95
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  • Item #: 066471
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $107.00

    150 class periods; 101 video lessons; 219 workbook pages. 7 Fiction lessons; 5 Nonfiction lessons; Novel Study (31-38 days): The Hobbit; and 8 Poetry lessons.

  • Item #: 035997
    ISBN: 9780977986033
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $29.00

    For years, teachers and aspiring writers have asked Lee Roddy (author of "Grizzly Adams," countless short stories, and over 50 novels) to compile a guide from his 20 years of convention seminars. This is that much-anticipated guide. Whether adults use this book to instruct young students or utilize the guidelines to write a best-selling short story or novel of their own, the practical system for writing laid out in this guide will be beneficial. This is not a workbook, and it's not very fancy either, but it lays out a straightforward approach to writing which has been proven to work for the author and many others. It's filled with tips, outlines, suggestions, and rules for writing techniques that will get students to write proper stories and enjoy it as well. The guide begins with a helpful introduction that tells teachers how to use the book and then contains eight lessons on ideas, story building, objectives, obstacles, outcome, characters, plots, and scenes. Goals and the importance of these eight story aspects, outlines, ideas for writing, examples, and so much more are included in each lesson. The end of each lesson also includes a few short-answer questions and a simple writing assignment that will help them use what they have just learned in their own writing. An encouraging conclusion is also included in the guide, with the author giving final tips for making sure your writing is strong and successful. A handy guide presenting a solid method for writing fictional stories. 88 pgs.

  • Item #: 023927
    ISBN: 9781932786576
    Retail: $34.95
    Rainbow Price: $23.95

    Written in the style of Hillyer's Child's Geography of the World, this introductory geography study incorporates lively, current text, recommendations of additional books to enjoy, narration, notebooking, and other fun activities, too! Geography of the earth is approached as if you and your children were taking a journey through and around the earth, learning everything about the Earth as a whole (individual continents and countries will be studied in upcoming volumes). Eleven chapters each focus on a geography topic, including the atmosphere, the continents, the oceans, seasons, climate, weather, the structure of Earth, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, latitude, and longitude. The author recommends spending two days on each chapter; one to snuggle up and read the text together, and the other to spend on the activities. Taking basic information like ocean currents, the rotation of the earth and plate tectonics and presenting them to children in an exciting way could have been a challenge, but the author has done a very impressive job here and has taken great pains to present the information in a personal way that children will understand and often be awed by. Occasionally the text is broken up by a "Tell the folks at home all about it!" which acts as a narration prompt. The narration jogs kids' memories about what they have read so far and helps them to remember it by describing it in their own words. To take this the next step, the author recommends that you and your child or children pretend you're on the phone while they tell you what they've "seen" in their journey. Each chapter's text ends with a "Postcard Home" which further embodies the "journey" theme. Postcard templates are found in the back of the book, or can be printed from online resources.  For each chapter, children will create their own postcard of the journey, in which they draw what they have learned on the front and describe it on the back, as if they were describing it to a recipient. Dressing up the ordinary "notebooking" as making postcards is a novel idea that will undoubtedly be a little more fun! After this point in every chapter, there is a "Reaching Out to His World" section, which ties the concepts from the text into a need that people around the world experience. Suggestions for further research and outreach are included in each one, so you can not only learn about the earth but develop a heart for helping others, too. "Further Explorations" in each chapter list books which tie in to that topic, and each book is listed with a summary and a grade range the book is most appropriate for. Two "Too-Fun-to-Resist Excursions" round out each chapter, and although they're not "required," I can understand why they call them too fun to resist! Some of the activities include mapping the location of shoes found washed up on shore (after containers of them were lost to the sea) to investigate ocean currents, making an edible earth, identifying rocks, doing an "earth dance," making volcanoes, looking for pictures in the shapes of the continents, and much more! These activities have clearly not been "tacked on" just because they are related to the chapter's topic; they are well-chosen and things that kids will definitely enjoy. An appendix at the end of the book contains the postcard templates, geography copywork and maps you will need throughout your journey. What a fun and appealing way to study world geography as a family! I just hope "Vol. 1" means that more are on the way! Jess

  • Item #: 020048
    ISBN: 9781613755730
    Retail: $12.99
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  • Item #: 019931
    ISBN: 9780553296983
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.25

    An unforgettable, stirring first-hand account of the Holocaust, as you read Anne's diary and share her innermost thoughts, dreams, and fears.