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  • Item #: 012043
    ISBN: 9780679890621
    Retail: $5.99
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    This Magic Tree House book will whisk readers back to the time of ancient Greece. Follow Jack and Annie as they meet ancient writers and philosophers and attend the original Olympic games. See how Annie finds a way to see them even though girls aren't allowed at the games. The back of the book has additional facts and information about ancient Greece and the Olympics. 75 pgs. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 033842
    ISBN: 9780375823787
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.25
  • Item #: 046805
    ISBN: 9780794519346
    Retail: $6.99
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  • Item #: 001625
    ISBN: 9780020421405
    Retail: $9.99
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  • Item #: 024295
    ISBN: 9781933748856
    Retail: $18.00
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  • Item #: 059847
    Retail: $30.00
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    There is more to this program than what might initially meet the eye. Seemingly only a series of six smallish workbooks, these provide the structure for a one-on-one tutoring relationship that will give an older student the tools he/she needs to become a successful reader. Organized by phonics but aiming for mastery, not only of phonics-based words but also of sight words, the six books each have five lessons. At a mastery rate (achievable with consistent work) of one lesson per week, the series can be completed in about 8 months and will take the student from a just beginning reading level to a fifth level.

    Lessons follow a pattern. Phonics Word Reading provides lists of words – organized by phonics sound – for the student to read and master. Interestingly, although the lessons start with short vowel sounds – they also cover additional sounds. For instance, the short a lesson also includes r-controlled a and all/aw words. This part of the lesson also includes a list of “Challenge Words” – compound words related to the lesson sound. The Spelling portion of the lesson includes a word list for the student to read and learn to spell followed by activities (i.e., fill in the blanks, write words from list under pictures). Sight Words are covered by flashcard lists (can be reproduced and cut apart) and more fill-in-the-blank exercises. Reading practice takes the form of Bible Stories (one per lesson) taken from the Old Testament and in chronological order through the workbooks. The student first listens to the story, finds/marks sight words, completes review and comprehension exercises, reads the story and then retells it in his own words.

    Checklists abound in these books – an overall list in the back of the book and within each lesson – while the inside front cover is a Progress Chart. This is where the one-on-one tutoring design of the series becomes apparent. A Tutor Guide is included with each set of workbooks providing helpful information for the tutor as well as the expectations for the tutoring relationship. As a mastery program, flexibility, consistency, and positive reactions to student efforts are essentials for success. Before starting, students need to have a basic knowledge of the alphabet: recognize letters, say letter names, write the letters, and know the usual sounds of consonants. Additional tutor training videos are available as free downloads on the publisher’s website. Each book is 40 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 007809
    ISBN: 9780752891873
    Retail: $17.99
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    Fans of the Asterix comic series will love this book, which is actually based on the movie Asterix at the Olympic Games, which was itself based on the comic of the same name. This book fleshes out the story from the comic version and instead of captions and speech bubbles like the comic, it just has text like a normal story book. The story is illustrated by full-color photos from the movie, which has characters that look surprisingly similar to those in the comics. Each 2-page spread has 2 or 3 stills from the movie, which take up the majority of the pages. As an added bonus, there's an 8-page section of the book that details the making of the film, with photographs and sketches of models and scenes used in the movie. Even if you've never heard of the Asterix comics, you'll enjoy this funny, adventurous story. 64 pgs, hc. ~Rachel

  • Item #: 010386
    ISBN: 9781404260573
    Retail: $8.50
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  • Item #: 005609
    ISBN: 9780762779697
    Retail: $12.95
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  • Item #: 065808
    ISBN: 9780767535281
    Retail: $16.95
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  • Item #: 058474
    Retail: $9.00
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  • Item #: 014110
    ISBN: 9780062118851
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.87

    The autobiography of Louis Zamperini, 1936 U.S. Olympic runner and World War II bombardier. His bomber crash-landed in the Pacific, forcing him to survive 47 days in a life raft in the open water. After drifting 2,000 miles, Louis was imprisoned by the Japanese and spent the next two years in POW camps. Headstrong as a youth, his defiance and determination helped him to meet the everyday challenges of being a POW as well as the camp commander’s abuse and particular dislike for Louis. Zamperini’s life is also portrayed in the hit movie Unbroken, directed by Angelina Jolie. ~ Bob

  • Item #: 003472
    ISBN: 9780812974492
    Retail: $17.00
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    Viewed as individual fragments, each one of Louie Zamperini’s feats would astound and inspire: Olympic runner, WWII POW survivor, philanthropist, 70-year old skateboarder, to name a few. Weaving these accolades with his driving determination to hope, endure, survive—and perhaps most importantly—forgive his captors, Louie’s life defies description. Though he would say his encounter with Christ was his most notable, readers will be permanently altered by this man’s whole life—proof that one person can indeed impact the world. Includes photos, an epilogue, copious notes and index, 8 pages of author interview and 23 higher-order discussion questions. A literature selection for Beautiful Feet’s Modern US and World History. Parents may want to preview content or select one of our younger reader biographies of this man. 500 pgs, pb. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 039573
    ISBN: 9781624860492
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  • Item #: 024240
    ISBN: 9781933748863
    Retail: $12.00
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  • Item #: 024268
    ISBN: 9781933748825
    Retail: $12.00
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  • Item #: 024320
    ISBN: 9781933748849
    Retail: $12.00
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  • Item #: 033492
    ISBN: 9781599152905
    Retail: $0.00
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    Ancient Greece relays the Greek geography, several city states, and the Olympic Games, Pericles and Greek theater. 

  • Item #: 023883
    ISBN: 9781933748894
    Retail: $12.00
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  • Item #: 024010
    ISBN: 9781933748870
    Retail: $12.00
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  • Item #: 024211
    ISBN: 9781933748887
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  • Item #: 024349
    ISBN: 9781933748801
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  • Item #: 024267
    ISBN: 9781933748818
    Retail: $12.00
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  • Item #: 038941
    ISBN: 9781845505905
    Retail: $8.99
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  • Item #: 009105
    ISBN: 9780531228517
    Retail: $9.95
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  • Item #: 012519
    ISBN: 9780147514653
    Retail: $7.99
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  • Item #: 033351
    ISBN: 9781599152837
    Retail: $0.00
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  • Item #: 067776
    ISBN: 9781101934463
    Retail: $3.99
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  • Item #: 048053
    ISBN: 9781426324048
    Retail: $4.99
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  • Item #: 064709
    ISBN: 9781576582305
    Retail: $8.99
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