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  • Item #: 043292
    ISBN: 9781599150093
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    This unabridged reproduction of the 1905 edition provides children with an extensive, yet engaging history of England from Roman times through the reign of Queen Victoria. There are over a hundred chapters, although each one is only several pages long. Chapters usually focus on a monarch or a specific event (usually a battle) under the reign of the monarch. Although this 654-pg to me looks intimidating at first glance, the writing is lively and descriptive with lots of dialogue. Lifelike black-and-white full-page illustrations are scattered throughout the book. By H.E. Marshall, pb. - Jess

  • Item #: 035340
    ISBN: 9780689717512
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    By the author of Caddie Woodlawn, this book shares the story of two sisters caught up in an unusual adventure. Mary, 12, and Jean, 10, are headed to Australia to live with their father. When their ship begins to sink, Mary and Jean hurry to help some of the passengers they've met with their babies. As circumstance would have it, Mary and Jean manage to make it to a lifeboat with four babies, and then their lifeboat is cast off for fear there isn't enough time to load more passengers. Mary and Jean do their best to keep the babies safe and happy while their lifeboat bobs around in the sea, and it is a relief when they land on a little island. They promptly name the island "Baby Island," but it isn't all fun and games - they need food, water, and shelter, and it's not easy with four babies in their care. 160 pgs.

  • Item #: 002131
    ISBN: 9780763628055
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    When Hannah, Zachary and Sarah Emily find out they are to spend their summer at their great-aunt Mehitabel's house on remote Lonely Island, they have mixed feelings about the arrangements. However, their interest is peaked when great-aunt Mehitabel sends them a letter with a key for the tower room and a hint to explore Drake's Hill. There, in a secret cave they discover a secret lair of a three-headed dragon named Fafynr. During each visit, the children are entreated to an enchanting story by one of the three heads that teaches a valuable moral lesson. A spectacular fantasy book that your children will want to read again and again! – elise

  • Item #: 032897
    ISBN: 9780448089089
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  • Item #: 032898
    ISBN: 9780448095554
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  • Item #: 023578
    ISBN: 9780140507560
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    This story tells the tale of three generations growing up on a beautiful island. A wonderful book about families, children, and the changes life bring. Written and illustrated by Barbara Cooney, 30 pgs, sc. – Laura

  • Item #: 067466
    ISBN: 9780486814278
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  • Item #: 006757
    ISBN: 9780880621397
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    Another fascinating Bible history book by Ruth Beechick, author of Adam and His Kin. The product of much research and knowledge of ancient history and the Bible, it is suitable for teens or adults as a short course in ancient history. But, more than that, it is the story of truth - and how that truth has come to be perverted through history. It is the story of righteous and wicked men and kings. It is the story of civilizations - how and where they sprung up and flourished. It's the story of our roots. The historical and literary evidences of Biblical truth, the tracing of the recorded truth that eventually became our Bible, and the chronology of our "family tree" are masterfully woven together in this extremely readable text. Throughout Ruth's narrative, we can see the origins of false religions and flawed world views. Taking us through Genesis 1-11, it contains six units, corresponding to the "books" written by the earliest recorders of history. Using the King James translation, each unit begins with the actual Scripture to read. A Scripture study includes activities to help students understand the reading - activities such as drawing maps, listing genealogies, memorizing key verses, noting specific words used, comparing the reading to other Scriptures, etc. Topic studies address particular references in the Scripture reading and expand on them, using historic, literary, and linguistic sources. Ruth's many insights and expert compilation of information make these studies engrossing. Each topic is followed by questions that can be answered orally or in writing. Further study has the student do a little research and reporting of his own. In these sections, source books and other readings are recommended. There are also suggestions for several correlating writing projects. If using the study with several students, you may want to assign each a different one. Other types of activities are also included, varying by unit. The book is recommended for use independently for junior high and up, or for a family study with children of all ages. I know my eight-year-old would enjoy this study as much (or more) as my older children. I would be surprised if parents purchasing this book as an independent course for their older children didn't end up reading it from cover to cover themselves.

  • Item #: 010816
    ISBN: 9781933339849
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  • Item #: 043295
    ISBN: 9781599150109
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    A reprint of the original 1917 edition by H.E. Marshall, this hefty book offers 99 exciting stories from American history, starting with the expeditions of the Vikings and Columbus, and ending with the presidency of Woodrow Wilson. The stories are grouped into seven parts; "Stories of Explorers and Pioneers," "Stories of Virginia," "Stories of New England," "Stories of the Middle and Southern Colonies," "Stories of the French in America," "Stories of the Struggle for Liberty" and "Stories of the United States Under the Constitution." The book is unique in that the first 400 pages or so focus on exploration and the Colonial period, while only the last 200 pages cover the history of the U.S. as its own country. Although there is a lot of content here, the chapters are only several pages in length which make for great supplementary reading or read-alouds. Occasional black-and-white full-page illustrations are included in some chapters. 616 pgs, pb. – Jess

  • Item #: 061661
    ISBN: 9780192737458
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  • Item #: 011035
    ISBN: 9781881545088
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    If you are looking for stories that promote truth, friendship, hard work, and noble character and are geared to attract and entertain boys, then this is the book for you. The thirty-four classic stories in this book were compiled from a four-volume set titled Sabbath Readings. The stories were originally gathered from Methodist, Lutheran, and Presbyterian church papers in the 1870's and were found in nearly every orphanage in our land during that time. The book includes one hundred illustrations to complement the stories. Tiger and Tom, Stand by the Ship, A Picture of God, and If You Are Only Honest are among the many endearing, entertaining, and character building stories included in this wonderful book. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 066460
    ISBN: 9780486815244
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  • Item #: 010081
    ISBN: 9780684835778
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    Truly great teachers, like Jesus or Aesop, use parables or stories to get their ideas across. William Bennett, former Secretary of Education under President Reagan, recognizes the value of this approach in teaching character traits to our children. By compiling in one book a collection of classic stories, poetry, and hymns from a variety of times and places, he has made our job as parents a little easier. Working on self-discipline? How about the story of "Midas" or "George Washington's Rules for Civility"? Need examples of compassion? "The Good Samaritan" is hard to beat, but also consider "Androcles and the Lion," or Tocqueville's "The Influence of Democracy." Stories about courage? Choose from "Ulysses and Cyclops" or Patrick Henry's "Liberty or Death" speech. Other virtues illustrated include responsibility, friendship, work, perseverance, honesty, loyalty, and faith. A whopping 800+ pages of character-shaping works. Use alongside your school books, or Dad can read some selections after supper. An exceptional resource.

  • Item #: 046599
    ISBN: 9781942446057
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    Meet George Catlin, a genre artist from the 1800s, who journeyed west to paint the Plains Indians and their way of life. With a goal to record history by painting the appearance and customs of America's native people, we are forever indebted to him for providing us a visual record of a different time and its peoples. Containing authentic illustrations, basic art techniques, coloring pages and historically accurate text, Sharon Jeffus (Visual Manna) has given us a fun, hands-on resource that ties art and history together to engage even our most reluctant learners. sc, 28 pgs. Also available on a CD-Rom consisting of PDF files of the actual book, so you can print off the pages you want as you need them. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 062381
    ISBN: 9781935273813
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    As parents, we have the tremendous opportunity to share God’s truth and the Gospel with our children! The subtitle for this devotional is Ten-Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God. These 78 weeks (a year and a half’s worth!) of in-depth, yet straight forward devotionals require a minimum each day. Organized by week, you’ll find units of 5 daily devotions: days 1-4 chronologically study the Bible. The books focus on key biblical elements that connect the whole message of the Gospel in a concise and manageable way. Day 5 diverges from this pattern to study related writings from the Psalms or prophets. Each weekly unit opens with an object lesson or themed questions. The simple items used for this lesson are listed at the beginning. Day one begins with Picture It, to help introduce the family to the week’s theme. Each day, read the passage from your own Bible, and then Think about It (a brief read-aloud passage to help understand the passage), Talk about It (three group questions with brief answers) and Pray About It (unscripted suggestions for prayer). As you progress through the week, you will be asked to remember previous days’ readings and also to apply them to your lives.

      I so appreciate the succinct treasure this is: theologically rich, yet comprehensible; simple, yet doctrinally sound. Another unique feature is that occasionally children are cued to ask the parents questions. The approach here is that we are all on a spiritual journey to becoming more like Christ (rather than “the parents know it all”). Long Story Short focuses on the Old Testament and highlights key individuals and events from creation through Nehemiah. This book was a 2012 ECPA Christian book award finalist.

    Includes brief instructions for how to use the devotionals with preschool, grade school and older students. Use these excellent devotions to start your homeschool day or study as a family in the evening. By the same author as Gospel Story Bible (#062680). 7.5” x 10.5”, 418 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 062382
    ISBN: 9781936768660
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     As parents, we have the tremendous opportunity to share God’s truth and the Gospel with our children! The subtitle for this devotional is Ten-Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God. These 78 weeks (a year and a half’s worth!) of in-depth, yet straight forward devotionals require a minimum each day. Organized by week, you’ll find units of 5 daily devotions: days 1-4 chronologically study the Bible. The books focus on key biblical elements that connect the whole message of the Gospel in a concise and manageable way. Day 5 diverges from this pattern to study related writings from the Psalms or prophets. Each weekly unit opens with an object lesson or themed questions. The simple items used for this lesson are listed at the beginning. Day one begins with Picture It, to help introduce the family to the week’s theme. Each day, read the passage from your own Bible, and then Think about It (a brief read-aloud passage to help understand the passage), Talk about It (three group questions with brief answers) and Pray About It (unscripted suggestions for prayer). As you progress through the week, you will be asked to remember previous days’ readings and also to apply them to your lives.

    Old Story New covers the New Testament. About half of the devotions discuss the life and ministry of Jesus. The second half covers the church and living like Christ (Acts and epistles). Includes brief instructions for how to use the devotionals with preschool, grade school and older students.  

    I so appreciate the succinct treasure this is: theologically rich, yet comprehensible; simple, yet doctrinally sound. Another unique feature is that occasionally children are cued to ask the parents questions. The approach here is that we are all on a spiritual journey to becoming more like Christ (rather than “the parents know it all”). Use these excellent devotions to start your homeschool day or study as a family in the evening. By the same author as Gospel Story Bible (#062680). 7.5” x 10.5”, 418 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

     

  • Item #: 020872
    ISBN: 9780883881323
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    Follow the development of our flag through history. Interesting text accompanies this fascinating colorable history from the Pilgrim era of America to modern times.

  • Item #: 063711
    ISBN: 9781613756041
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  • Item #: 067602
    ISBN: 9780712356350
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  • Item #: 012769
    ISBN: 9781600790478
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    Keyed to each story in Heritage of Our Country, this 3-ring binder is crammed with fun things to do. It includes puzzles, fun activities, and coloring pages that correspond to the stories. Includes story line and answer key.

  • Item #: 001315
    ISBN: 9780849947001
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  • Item #: 026965
    ISBN: 9781683440772
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  • Item #: 049177
    ISBN: 9781508931430
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  • Item #: 050291
    ISBN: 9781511596589
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  • Item #: 008685
    ISBN: 9781511540124
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  • Item #: 041943
    ISBN: 9781683440581
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  • Item #: 024585
    ISBN: 9780871401755
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    Hendrik William Van Loon takes us through the entire history of mankind in this classic, winner of the first John Newberry Medal. Updated by John Merriman to include the important events of the last two decades, our story is written as one long, engaging adventure. From the very origins of man through the holy city of Babylon, to Carthage, the First Crusade, to the explorations of Columbus and Magellan, the American Revolution, to the time of Napoleon and up to the democracy movement in China and recent events; mankind's wars, religions, inventions, ideas, and entire work is captured in warm, enlightening text and simple illustrations. This book offers an easily read and enjoyed picture of history, and is one I shall return to when the catalog is at the printer. ~ Steph

  • Item #: 041958
    ISBN: 9781683440598
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  • Item #: 041891
    ISBN: 9781683440574
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