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  • Item #: 024185
    ISBN: 9780689873508
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    A poem highlighting the more poignant moments of the year - from sledding in January to gathering honey in June, to the feel of fall's return on a September day and finally to the love of family in December, accented by richly detailed watercolor images. By Tasha Tudor. 64 pgs. pb.

  • Item #: 016255
    ISBN: 9781883934040
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    Advice for becoming an effective communicator with the written word might be "Work hard" or it might be "Practice a lot" or it could be "Have fun as you learn new skills and be encouraged as you work at your own pace to put these new skills into practice". Doesn't that last piece of advice make learning how to write sound a lot more attractive than the first two? It can be that way. For some, learning to write just takes longer and requires a little more effort. That is the beauty about writing courses such as this one. The Write Stuff Adventure is extremely flexible; students can begin learning at any time during the school year, and teachers can select any of the units that are best suited for the skill level of the student. Of course, it can work in a more regimented style as well, because it progresses from the simple to the complex over the six sections in the book. This curriculum covers the whole spectrum of writing, beginning with the basics in section one, entitled "Simple Things", and teaching a multitude of writing styles as progress is made through the next five sections. These include: letter writing to relatives, instruction lists, speeches, letters to the editor, essay writing, interviewing, news stories, feature stories, photojournalism, short stories and much, much more. At the beginning, a lot of emphasis is placed on positive encouragement rather than being picky about spelling mistakes and the like. Mastery of spelling and grammar will come; in the early stages, however, writing should be an enjoyable experience, not something to discourage the young writers. The writing assignments do become more difficult as you advance through the six sections, but again, the versatility of this curriculum allows it to be spread over several years. And don't worry about getting discouraged as the teacher, either. The lessons are well laid out, easy to follow and understand, and all have notes for the teacher. Lessons begin with an explanation of the assignment, and often, they include an example to illustrate the assignment. A marvelous course in writing aimed at producing effective communicators in any career field. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 032327
    ISBN: 9780486441337
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    An unabridged republication of Allen French's The Story of Rolf and the Viking's Bow, this novel is just as captivating to readers as it was over a hundred years ago. Rolf must avenge his father's death in ancient Iceland, where pagan warriors battle Christian fighters in the early years of Christianity. Justice, friendship, and adventure make this book great for younger readers.154 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 036501
    ISBN: 9780142300701
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    Whether or not you've read Long Way from Chicago, you're sure to love the sequel just as much. In A Year Down Yonder, Mary Alice isn't just visiting - she's going to live with Grandma Dowdel until her family can get on their feet again. It's 1937 and her father has lost his job, which means her family has had to move out of their apartment. Joey is now in the Civilian Conservation Corps out West, so for the first time, Mary Alice has to brave Grandma Dowdel by herself. She travels by train to Grandma's tiny town with her cat Bootsie, and her radio - her last link to civilization as she knows it. As soon as she hops off the train, Grandma marches her to the high school to get enrolled, where Mary Alice gets picked on and stared at because she's from the "big city." Although rough at first, Mary Alice soon makes friends and even finds love as she is dragged along on all kinds of crazy adventures with Grandma. She also comes to know and respect Grandma a little more. Winner of the 2001 Newbery Medal, I think this book is just as good - if not better than its precursor, and begs to be read out loud! By Richard Peck, 130 pgs, pb. - Jess

  • Item #: 026686
    ISBN: 9780380732524
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    Imagine you're diving off the Florida coast, and three dolphins swim up to you - two parents and a baby. The baby is bleeding from a hook embedded in its back and a fishing line wound around its tail, and it will probably die if it doesn't receive help. The parents have brought their baby to you hoping you can help. What do you do? This is the true story of one diver's incredible experience. This 70-page book is a fun and easy read. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 008768
    ISBN: 9781250050557
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      Readers will find this warm and uplifting historical fiction novel to be richly rewarding. Set during the Civil War, a young boy from Georgia finds plenty of adventure when he determines to try to help a Yankee soldier and slave gain their freedom. If you have a reluctant reader, this well-written book would be a particularly good choice. The novel includes several black-and-white illustrations and large print. 120 pgs, pb. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 067568
    ISBN: 9780062366061
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  • Item #: 244012
    ISBN: 9781591667612
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    When nineteen year old Jim Yoder, a World War II B-24 waist gunner, finds himself alone in enemy territory, will he find faith in the God he turned his back on so long ago? 215 pgs. ~ Ehn

  • Item #: 001470
    ISBN: 9780698116382
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    Another entertaining Jean Fritz book, this one brings ten 15th-century explorers to life through artful storytelling. Stories recount the fascinating adventures of each of these well-known explorers with interesting, little-known details and humorous black and white illustrations. 128 pages capture the explorations of Prince Henry the Navigator, Bartholomew Diaz, Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama, Pedro Alvares Cabral, John Cabot, Amerigo Vespucci, Juan Ponce de Leon, Vasco Nunez de Balboa, and Ferdinand Magellan.

  • Item #: 030831
    ISBN: 9780062377128
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  • Item #: 067580
    ISBN: 9780062433084
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    Paddington takes on the housekeeper role. His efforts to help the Brown household with plumbing projects and chimney cleaning get messy in a hurry, and his visit to a local marmalade factory gets the bear into more sticky trouble.

  • Item #: 007700
    ISBN: 9780618250745
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    1956 Newbery Medal winner. This is the true story of Nathaniel Bowditch, who becomes an indentured servant at the age of twelve when his father apprenticed him to a chandlery after his mother died. This ends his dreams of attending Harvard. Through hard work and perseverance, Nat continues his studies on his own. Was Nathaniel destined to be a bookkeeper all his life, or could he find a way to better use his skills in mathematics? His discoveries in the field of navigation are put to the test when Nat becomes captain of his own ship.

  • Item #: 028362
    ISBN: 9781589970700
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  • Item #: 059803
    ISBN: 9780062350015
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    The charming tale of Paddington is now available is a Level One I Can Read reader. Filled with fun pictures from the 2014 film, this book follows the film’s plot line. A great little introduction for young readers who just aren’t yet ready for the chapter book. 32 softcover pages – Laura

  • Item #: 055398
    ISBN: 9780547577166
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    Most kids dip their toe into the entrepreneurship pond by setting up a lemonade stand. Jackson Jones finds himself plunged in full-force when his elderly neighbor, fresh from a disagreement with her son, offers Jackson her late husband's apple orchard. That is, if he can squeeze enough apples from the overgrown orchard to pay her $8,000 – and in one growing season! Unable to resist the challenge but intimidated by the responsibility, Jackson begins to devour books on apple-growing and convinces his cousins and siblings (with some difficulty) to work with him. Hard lessons in orchard maintenance and entrepreneurship are learned as 14-year-old Jackson and his young crew learn how to prune, irrigate, thin, spray, harvest and sell the apples. When apple season winds down, will they have earned the orchard? 294 pgs, pb. By Aaron Hawkins. – Jess

  • Item #: 021705
    ISBN: 9781937494018
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    We had a lot of philosophy in college while studying worldviews. This course reminds me of the approach our college used and combines philosophy with important skills that should be part of a good in-depth study: philosophy, worldview, writing, speaking and thinking. The authors three goals for this text are for it to be easy to use, engaging and empowering; I believe she is very successful at achieving her goals. This course may be used as your primary curriculum, to which you would just add math, science and foreign language: or use it as a supplement. Guidelines for using the program either way are included in the front of the reader.

    I find the study of philosophy intriguing and have really enjoyed reading through the Reader (text) of this curriculum. Students will spend time learning about Thales, Pythagoras, Xenophanes, Heraclitus, Parmenides, Empedocles, Protagoras, and Democritus: what they really believed and what they contributed to the world. Learn how what they believed was shaped by their predecessors and how their thinking shapes culture even today. The idea behind this course is that students will be equipped to understand our changing world.

    The Reader is a spiral-bound, 125-page, softcover book that is printed with full color illustrations. There are specific components found in every lesson presented. First, the student will read the philosophers story (the Readers first component). They will find anecdotes and facts about their lives, accomplishments, beliefs and contributions in sections labeled at the top of the page Meet the Philosopher, His Story Unfolds, Impact of Ideas, and The Story Ends. The second component is the Write, Think, and Speak sections. These are labeled down the side of the reading text and the actual assignments are found on the adjacent page. In the Write section, students will be shown the 7-step writing process, beginning with the first draft, how to build pauses into their writing, how to polish their writing, how to critique, evaluate and revise and do a final draft for a final project. The Think section may include assignments, but also includes information for deeper thinking. Speak works to improve and enhance the students ability to speak orally put their thoughts into words that sound intelligent and well thought-out. The lessons third item is geography. Students will learn about the geography during the featured philosophers life and includes a map and a short summary about the time period. On the adjacent page, students will learn about the philosophers School of Thought. The final section of each lesson is the Contrast section. This is where students read statements, quotations or documents from the philosopher and compare and contrast them to what the Bible says (Biblical Worldview). Scripture found in the reader and workbook is from the English Standard Version (ESV).

    The back section of the Reader is full of valuable resources. There are checklists for writing assignments and what to look for in the writing process and assignments, peer critiques, and evaluation. For each of the philosophers, writing assignments are included with the guidelines and required contents included. These are timed written assignments (15 minutes), but you could turn them into a research paper or essay if you would like a more detailed writing assignment let them choose their favorite philosopher for a year-end project. These assignments are in addition to the writings found within the lessons. A list of recommended resources is also included, just in case your student wants to learn more in a specific area.

    A Teacher Resource CD is included inside the back cover and includes answer keys to mapping assignments, timelines, and at-a-glance instructions.

    The Student Workbook is more like a notebooking journal. There are formatted pages on which students answer questions from each section of the lesson and blank maps to label. The second part of the workbook is the Write, Think, Speak Journal. This journal is referenced in the lessons and this is where the students answer questions found on the Write, Think, Speak pages of the lesson. There are also the same checklists, peer critique and evaluation in the back of the student workbook as those found in the Reader. The glossary pages at the very back of the student workbook are for the student to write the meaning or definition of words. The words even have page number references to help them out. The Student Workbook is not reproducible.

    There are a couple of products referenced in the Reader and recommended for use with this study: Philippians in 28 Weeks and The Wise Woman with Literary Analysis Journal Questions. Adding these books will enhance your study.

    If you are ready to tackle a meaty study, this one is great! Well-laid out and easy-to-use, this course will engage your deep thinking high schooler. Give them a reason to write and help them put their thoughts together for a solid foundation in a rapidly changing world all from a Biblical Worldview. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 045556
    ISBN: 9781465435651
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  • Item #: 025420
    ISBN: 9781929766000
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      If only mighty Casey had just…the baseball fans wouldn’t have…sigh. Spoiler alert! High expectations were met with disappointment in this famous poem by Ernest Thayer. You don’t have to be a baseball fan (or even a sports fan) to appreciate the beauty of this book. It. Is. Stunning. The hardcover book is large and looks like an old leather-bound, gold embossed book. The paper jacket has a shiny life-size baseball on it and a Caldecott honor medallion. Inside, the pages look like an old newspaper from 1888, June 3rd to be exact. I had to read the bits carefully since some were related to baseball and others tell you some of the process of creating this book! Ticket stubs, antique money, and baseball related ephemera are scattered across the pages, however; the main images are the engravings! Imagine what would be found in old newspapers before photographs could be clearly reproduced. The engravings follow the poem which is written across the bottom of each spread. The background is old and yellowed, adding to the vintage charm of the book, and bits of muted colors bring a little pop here and there. This is a fantastic gift book or addition to a home library. A must-have for your baseball players and book lovers alike! Authored/illustrated by Christopher Bing  Hc, 30pp, 9” x 12”. ~Sara

  • Item #: 021655
    ISBN: 9781932350180
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    Written and illustrated by Hilda van Stockum, this Newberry Honor book tells the story of 9 year old twins Evert and Afke as their teacher takes them skating on the frozen canals of Holland. While this book is a little more text-heavy than your typical story book, it is filled with lots of illustrations to appeal to visual learners as well. 44 pgs, hc. – Laura

  • Item #: 010673
    ISBN: 9780689822841
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    Mehitabel, or Hitty, as she quickly comes to be called, was carved out of mountain ash wood as a present for little Phoebe Preble. As near as she can figure, she was made in the early 1800s, a small but hardy doll with an unfortunate habit of being lost, and just a bit too small to be often found again. Hitty begins her tale with Phoebe and the Preble family in Maine. At that time in her life, Hitty had no idea how far she would venture from Maine, or all the fantastic adventures she would have. When the entire Preble family goes on a long trip on Captain Preble's whaling ship, Hitty observes a whaling expedition, survives a shipwreck, meets island natives, visits India, returns to America, survives several other young doll owners, meets a variety of other dolls and people, continues to travel, and is finally finds herself, a hundred years later, in an antique shop where she writes her memoirs. This Newbery award-winning novel by Rachel Field is a very readable piece of historical fiction from a unique standpoint that girls of all ages will enjoy. Hitty is an excellent narrator, and her stories brim with adventure and details about all the eventful (and the not-so-eventful) years she has seen. 236 pgs. - Jess

  • Item #: 024261
    ISBN: 9780020436201
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    Winner of the Caldecott Medal for most distinguished picture book of 1971. One Fine Day is an Armenian folktale about a thirsty fox that makes the mistake of stealing milk from a woman who cuts off his tail in one sweep of her carving knife. Desperate to regain his precious tail, the fox attempts to bargain with her, leading to a genuinely funny adventure for the troublemaker. Written by Nonny Hogrogian. 32 pgs, pb

  • Item #: 022394
    ISBN: 9780984549603
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    Do you have a writer in your home? Someone who always has a good story floating around in his head and is eager to "get it out?" Lee Roddy, author of more than 50 novels, has a passion for helping young writers move from that "wannabe" stage. Published by IEW, this does not follow the IEW pattern. It's more like participating in a one-on-one training session with the author. Writing directly and conversationally to the student, in each chapter Mr. Roddy first shares his insight and wisdom on the topic, then provides a checklist so the student can be sure of his understanding of the discussion. Then the student is invited to pick up her pen and do a bit of writing, applying the instruction. Chapters include characters, specific novel genres (i.e. suspense, romance, mystery, etc.), plot development, scenes, researching/interviewing, and marketing. Thorough to the end, Mr. Roddy even includes a section on recent changes in the book industry. Highschoolers will be able to work through this course on their own but will, undoubtedly, appreciate encouragement from the parent's corner. It could be used either as the composition portion of any year's English credit or as a special (i.e. senior?) project. 139 pgs, spiral-bound ~ Janice

  • Item #: 002703
    ISBN: 9781589973633
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    Adventures in Odyssey has been a hit for many families over the years. For all of us who grew up with the show (and still listen to it), we have our favorite episodes. But, did you know that the producers created episodes that never aired? Now you can listen to these never-before-heard episodes from the early days on four CDs. – John

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  • Item #: 027724
    ISBN: 9780689851247
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    When ten year old Frederika learns that there is to be a new teacher coming, she does not count on her staying for very long. In the four years since school began in her remote Alaskan village, no single teacher has stayed for more than a full year. More often than not, the teachers tend to leave before the school year has even finished! Under Miss Agnes's instruction, the kids find themselves enjoying their lessons and learning more than ever before. Is she here to stay or will the harsh Alaskan lifestyle drive Miss Agnes to leave like all those before her? ~ Enh

  • Item #: 004108
    ISBN: 9780486407913
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    Greatly influenced by the many books he has read on the rules of chivalry, Don Quixote and his "squire" Sancho Panza embark on a series of outrageous adventures that are often the result of Quixote's wild imagination. Among others, they meet a mighty lord (the innkeeper) and fight against the giants (the windmills). While specifically geared for a younger audience, this abridged version by Argentina Palacios provides a well-rounded sampling of the adventures Quixote encounters in Cervantes's original. 59 pgs, pb. ~ Enh

  • Item #: 010516
    ISBN: 9780439099400
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    Tom Sawyer is the orphaned rascal who loves adventure and hates rules. Superstitious and devious, Tom gets into plenty of trouble on his own, but throw in a real-life murder, buried treasure, and getting lost in a cave during a Sunday school picnic and you've got real adventure. The Scholastic edition provides an introduction by Jean Craighead George and boasts 319 pages.
  • Item #: 059834
    ISBN: 9781586174347
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      Is it possible to weave together 1940s England, King Arthur, mystery, adventure—and C.S. Lewis and Tolkien in an action-packed story? Indeed! David C. Downing, author of four award-winning books on C.S. Lewis, crafts this adventure. Tom and Laura aspire to solve a mystery and find treasure. Together they address issues of eternal consequences, involving Lewis and Tolkien in the process (Downing uses actual quotations and information from the authors’ writing). Notes in the back document primary sources used. 5 1/4x8”, 285 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 000847
    ISBN: 9780064405812
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    Rose turns thirteen as she and her family witness the turn of the century and experience their first apple harvest on Rocky Ridge farm. It's a time of new beginnings for Rose. As she turns sixteen and looks toward her future, Rose must make some tough decisions.

  • Item #: 028673
    ISBN: 9781561792627
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