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  • Item #: 254987
    ISBN: 9781591668220
    Retail: $6.99
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    Miracles? Do they really exist? As Elhanan, a Jewish schoolboy, finds his mother ill he seeks answers about the rumored healer. Joined by Amplias, a blind beggar, this is one quest that will lead to Jesus of Nazareth in a way that neither could have anticipated. By Alicia Petersen, pb, 177 pgs.

  • Item #: 007820
    ISBN: 9780395968888
    Retail: $9.99
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    The amazing story of Louis Braille and his untiring determination to enable the blind to read and write. Blinded in a freak accident, Louis had an intelligent and curious mind. Though his memory was tremendous and learning came easily to him, he was frustrated by not being able to read or write. At ten, he was enrolled at the Royal Institute of the Blind. He did well there, but was still discouraged by the cumbersome system of reading via embossed letters. This story tells how it came to pass that Louis, by the tender age of fifteen (!), had invented the first workable form of Braille. Though his system would not be perfected until five years later, this young man's invention would effectively open up the world for the blind. A very readable biography.

  • Item #: 069859
    ISBN: 9780996771351
    Retail: $35.99
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    Recommended Literature list for Level E:

    Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, Katy and the Big Snow, Robert the Rose Horse, Daisy-Head Mayzie, Alexander Graham Bell, Out of Darkness: Story of Louis Braille, Helen Keller, Courage in the Dark, Noisy Paint Box,  Starry, Starry Night, Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System, Wind Blew, Umbrella, Chilly Milly Moo, Blizzards,     Give it a Push? Give it a Pull? A Look at Forces, Elmer and Super El, Move It! Motion, Forces, and You, It’s True, Diary of a Spider, Just Itzy, Anansi the Spider, Marley and the Runaway Pumpkin, Where the Mild Things Are and Where the Wild Things Are

  • Item #: 068951
    ISBN: 9780316394727
    Retail: $17.99
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    The dark represents our fear of the unknown, and this fear often affects young children most significantly. This children’s book, a pseudo-biography of astronaut Chris Hadfield’s childhood, seeks to help children mitigate their fear of the dark and inspire them to take an interest in the unknown! It follows the young Hadfield as he plays astronaut, having fun all throughout the day with his dog. But when bedtime calls, Chris and his petrified pooch can’t seem to take their minds off of what might be waiting for them in the dark. After watching a televised recording of astronauts landing on the moon, Chris realizes that the unknown might not be so scary after all. Designed to help reluctant sleepers on their path to dreamland, this kid’s book may just inspire some astronauts along the way! 38 pgs, hc.

  • Item #: 008482
    Retail: $13.00
    Rainbow Price: $7.55

    Ten feet of glow-in-the-dark double-lane track is a great expansion to any of the other track sets.

  • Item #: 064706
    ISBN: 9781576582312
    Retail: $8.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.75

  • Item #: 042658
    ISBN: 9780756652012
    Retail: $3.99
    Rainbow Price: $3.25

  • Item #: 019900
    ISBN: 9780486264646
    Retail: $3.00
    Rainbow Price: $2.50
  • Item #: 009483
    ISBN: 9780590371254
    Retail: $7.99
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    Set in the dust bowl era, a tragic accident takes the life of Billie Jo's mother. Filled with guilt and anger, Billie slowly regains hope as rains finally come to their farm and her father meets a special person.

  • Item #: 020043
    Retail: $4.99
    Rainbow Price: $4.50

    Stars! The beauty of the night sky. And now you can identify them with the help of the Luminous Star Finder. You will be able to name the stars and find their locations. The map of the sky on a big wheel makes it easy to turn the "sky" around to different months, dates, and times. Which constellations will be visible tonight at, say, 8:00 p.m.? And where in the sky can you find them? Find out quickly by turning the wheel to the corresponding date and time. Then, it's outside for viewing! Take the Finder with you to help pinpoint the location. With glow-in-the-dark stars, this is perfect for your nocturnal observations! The Star Finder is currently designed for use between 2012-2017.

  • Item #: 004836
    Retail: $6.50
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    Bring a little piece of the night sky right into your bedroom with these glow-in-the-dark star stickers. Self-adhesive star stickers for ten constellations are based on the real-life sizes of those stars, so you can recreate accurate constellations on any flat surface. Along with the constellation templates are facts and information for each constellation. A great gift for any astronomy enthusiast, or a fun way to go star gazing indoors. - Laura

  • Item #: 009281
    ISBN: 9781586093655
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $18.95

    What makes this series meaty enough to be considered for gifted education? The units were written by the College of William & Mary specifically for Project Clarion. The Project Clarion Science Units introduce young ones to science concepts, processes, and overarching concepts in a hands-on, inquiry approach which allows children to build their knowledge and skills as they explore and play their way through organized information.

    You're probably wondering about Project Clarion, what it is, and why it is important. The College of William and Mary received a research grant from the Department of Education for a five-year study, with the goal of enhancing science concept development among the K-3 group. The subjects of the curriculum they developed are: basic concepts in the world of science, overarching or macro concepts (change is the concept in this series), knowledge of selected topics in science, science process skills, critical thinking skills, creative thinking, curiosity and interest in science. Children will learn about scientific method in age-appropriate terms and learn to apply the method just as a real scientist would.

    Each science unit is divided into two parts. The first part of each unit includes an introduction, instructions for using the unit, grading rubrics, glossary, teacher notes, and resources. "What is a Scientist?" by B. Lehn is required for the four units listed here, along with others which are listed below. Section 2 includes 12 to 15 lessons which have been tested in over 40 classrooms and cover science in the areas of earth science, life science, and physical science. The first two lessons in each unit are much the same ("What is a Scientist?" "What is Change?") and lesson content is similar in each of them, but include slight variations. Pre- and Post-assessments are included in each unit along with reproducible activity pages and appendices which include materials lists, tables, and reference material.

    These units are definitely for children who have a bent for learning and for parents who want to meet their gifted child at an appropriate level. These expansive studies are challenging and thought-provoking while being fun and interactive. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 019634
    ISBN: 9780448448244
    Retail: $3.99
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  • Item #: 019901
    ISBN: 9780451531032
    Retail: $5.95
    Rainbow Price: $4.50
  • Item #: 017047
    ISBN: 9781781914090
    Retail: $8.99
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  • Item #: 024439
    ISBN: 9780743234900
    Retail: $15.00
    Rainbow Price: $10.95

    Dr. Ransom is kidnapped and taken to the planet Malacandra where he learns the meaning of divine providence and gains new insight into the organization of our universe. The first book in C. S. Lewis' Space Trilogy.

  • Item #: 040281
    Retail: $10.36
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  • Item #: 065191
    Retail: $109.99
    Rainbow Price: $84.95

    Pretend you are in your own personal space capsule with this play tent. Safe for indoor and outdoor use, glow-in-the-dark stars and space objects are woven into the fabric for a truly celestial experience. The D-shaped tent is 56”x 43”x 35” tall with a waterproof floor and a sturdy carry bag for storage. The seams are double stitched at stress points for reinforcement, Super Poles™ are patented for safety, 3 mesh windows on each side allow for easy viewing, and the doors can be tied back with the Velcro® tabs. This is a high-quality play tent that any child would be happy to receive – prepare for take off!

  • Item #: 012605
    ISBN: 9780887763809
    Retail: $8.95
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    Gilgamesh, King of the ancient city Uruk, sets out to find the secret of immortality. His quest takes him on a long and dangerous journey over the mountains, down into the abyss of the sun god, through the desert, and across the Waters of Death. Learn why this story from 5000 years ago is still remembered today. ~ Rachel P.

  • Item #: 003744
    ISBN: 9780394800233
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.50

    This wonderful tale tells the story about a little boy who adopts a fish. The pet store owner Mr. Carp tells him not to feed the fish too much, but will the boy listen? Of course not! Hilarity ensues as his fish outgrows his tank – and everything else! Written by Helen Palmer and illustrated by P.D. Eastman, 64 pgs, hc. – Laura

  • Item #: 020524
    Retail: $0.00
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    Covers earth science topics for junior high students: geology, volcanoes, earthquakes, light, sound, weather and more.
  • Item #: 022175
    ISBN: 9781845500849
    Retail: $8.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.95
  • Item #: 029837
    ISBN: 9780448412535
    Retail: $8.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.75

    This field guide is quite an education in stargazing. It can be very difficult to pick out the constellations, or to find certain stars, if you have an untrained eye - so open this book and start that training. In the introduction, readers get background on who named the constellations, what stars are, why constellations move, and some tips to make your stargazing more fruitful. The rest of the book is divided into five sections to show the constellations which can be seen year-round, in winter, spring, summer, and autumn. In each of these sections, the stories behind the names are told, the best time of year to view them is revealed, and step-by-step directions for finding them are included. The page opposite all of this is a picture of the sky with glow-in-the-dark stars showing the position of the constellation. The book contains eight glow-in-the-dark maps of the northern and southern hemispheres in all four seasons. In all, there are 19 glow-in-the-dark maps of the stars and constellations. A useful tool for training your eye to see more than just a sky full of dots. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 046511
    ISBN: 9780756631147
    Retail: $3.99
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  • Item #: 063696
    ISBN: 9780825433191
    Retail: $13.99
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    Subtitled, The Autobiography of John Newton. At a friend’s request, Newton originally told his conversion story from a life of slave trading and sin through 8 letters. These were later published: he was willing to share his story if God would be glorified and Christians encouraged. These two remain his ultimate goals, although he relays his life before Christ without diminishing the evil of it. Newton understood and retained the belief that he was a sinner and also an object of God’s grace, evidenced in his writing of “Amazing Grace,” one of the most widely known Christian hymns. This revised autobiography seeks to balance the original 18th century language and writing style with more modern word choice and grammar. Included are referenced Scripture, textual notes, a brief biographical sketch, a few black and white photographs/drawings and the full text of the hymn. 5.5” x 8.5”, 160 pp, sc.

  • Item #: 065235
    Retail: $19.99
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    A simple game involving 2-4 gridded boards, several chips, and pattern cards, Swipe Out! is all about pattern matching and flinging chips. Players begin with a stack of colored chips sitting next to their board; each round, a pattern card is flipped up, revealing a particular chip layout that needs to be replicated on each player’s board. The first person to discard or add chips and match up their board with the pattern card wins the round! For 2-4 players. 20 minutes.

  • Item #: 037901
    Retail: $13.03
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    I loved Mr. Sketch markers as a kid! They have a great color quality. While these markers don't have a scent (like they originals), they do have a rich, true color that is perfect for your art projects. Additionally, these are watercolor art markers, which allow you to use them as a traditional marker or with water and a paintbrush to dilute the colors and create watercolor effects. These work best with watercolor paper, as the colors bleed through normal paper. Don't worry if you make a mess...these non-toxic markers are washable! Set of 12 bullet-tip markers includes: black, red, green, yellow, orange, brown, purple, dark blue, turquoise blue, magenta, peach, and dark green. – elise

  • Item #: 026702
    ISBN: 9780060511111
    Retail: $4.99
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    When Amelia Bedelia and her niece, Effie Lou, arrive at Miss Emma's house, she has quite a list of chores for them to complete. After reading their list of duties, they set to work weeding the garden (after all, Miss Emma said to weed, not un-weed), staking the plants, throwing scraps to the chickens, and more. When Miss Emma's friends arrive, will Miss Emma be happy with Amelia Bedelia's work?
  • Item #: 021779
    Retail: $5.99
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     This simple game is easy to learn and requires basic math skills, some strategy, and maybe just a little luck. Each player is dealt four cards, and a "Tip Top" card is uncovered. Each turn, every player must lay down a new card on the pile begun on the "Tip Top" card, add the number on his or her card to the current total, and announce it to the other players. Depending on the cards, players may also be able to subtract from the total, multiply the total, change the direction of play, or even choose a new "Tip Top" card to play on that round. If players cannot play a card without exceeding the "Tip Top" total number, they must give up one of their four chips and is out of that round. The next round, they are dealt one card less and must play their card after the other players have gone. Play continues until only one player is left - the winner! This game reminds me of Uno combined with math-type card games, but looks fast-paced and fun. - Jess

  • Item #: 061902
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $19.95

    It's always fun to play with glow-in-the-dark things, and now you can concoct your own. This kit includes a plastic beaker, measuring scoop, mixing cup, bouncy ball mold, test tubes/stand and funnel as well as a sheet of star stickers, glow sticks, fake snow polymer, jelly balls polymer, fluorescent ink, glow powder, bouncy ball polymer, 3 creature molds, black-light activator, and 23-page activity guide. The activity guide provides you with 20 projects to practice your glowing skills – Glo-Water, Invisible Glow-Ink, Glotion, Glow Stick Luminescer, Ooey-Glowy Oobleck, Glowing Slime, Glowing Putty Ball, and much more. Experiment with black light and glowing qualities as you "Glow For It" with this kit!