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  • Item #: 009483
    ISBN: 9780590371254
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.95

    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 #: 010957
    ISBN: 9781586093457
    Retail: $21.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.73
  • Item #: 049991
    Retail: $8.50
    Rainbow Price: $7.95

    Focus guide emphasis is poetry.

  • Item #: RB6SPS
    Retail: $619.19
    Rainbow Price: $455.00


  • Item #: OODPKG
    Retail: $16.49
    Rainbow Price: $12.95


  • Item #: LHOW8L
    Retail: $143.87
    Rainbow Price: $103.95
  • Item #: 061600
    ISBN: 9780767506342
    Retail: $16.95
    Rainbow Price: $13.95

  • Item #: 040813
    ISBN: 9781586095819
    Retail: $18.99
    Rainbow Price: $14.85
  • Item #: 024140
    ISBN: 9780590331258
    Retail: $18.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.25

    Written by Karen Hesse (author of Newbery Medal winner Out of the Dust) and illustrated by Jon J Muth, a drought has young Tess in the stuffy summer heat wishing for a reprieve of rain. Watercolor paintings beautifully depict a hot summer scene as Tess, her mother, and their friends practically will the rain to come. 30 hardcover pages. Laura

  • Item #: 062265
    ISBN: 9780976202486
    Retail: $19.95
    Rainbow Price: $14.75

    When it comes to cleaning and organizing your home, keep it simple so kids can easily help out. This colorful, laminated flip chart uses clear illustrations and check boxes so children know exactly what is expected of them. When they are finished, they flip the page, a reward in itself! The zones include living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. Each zone has steps to follow and check off, but also a place to write in specific chores to be done each day. In the living room, Step 1 is "pick up." Graphics show a laundry basket and items like shoes, books, & dishes with an arrow to place these items in the basket. This is helpful for children too young to read. A check box says to Grab a basket or plastic tub. Put items that do not belong in the living room in the basket. Step 2 Return items to their proper place in the house. Step 3 Tidy up. Neatly arrange items in the living room. Step 4 Day of the week job. Mon. vacuum Tues. Dust Wed. Wash off fingerprints Thurs. Vacuum Fri. dust. Step 5 daily job (that you customize to your home/family). When the chores are done, you check the box and flip the page. Boom! Done! Easy peasy! A 15 minute instructional DVD will clarify any questions you may have, but really, it is well laid out and easy to follow. 5" x 8.5", spiral binding across the top. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 028377
    ISBN: 9781579129217
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $10.95

    A thoroughly delightful collection of poems, grouped by categories, accompanied with lovely (and often familiar) illustrations both in color and black/white. Poems were selected from well-known and well-loved poets both traditional (Stevenson, Rosetti, Frost, Blake) and modern (Angelou). Short notes on each are included as sidebar information. Although designed as a read-aloud, it could easily be read by an older child. 230 pgs. hb (with dust cover) ~ Janice

  • Item #: 046231
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $13.40

    This kit has a bit different take on digging for dinosaur fossils – you have to bury them first! Mix the plaster powders with water using the included spoon, position the plastic skeleton parts, and layer more of the plaster mix over the parts. Let the layers dry and then you can use the tools to break the pieces out of the plaster. Put on the safety glasses and use the chisel, hammer, and brush as you unearth the pieces. After washing the dust from your 10 skeletal pieces, assemble them to make your Tyrannosaurus Rex model. The tools are some of the sturdiest I have ever seen in dig kits and the model pieces are nice heavyweight plastic. The instruction book that is included offers written instruction as well as photos of each step of the process. Bury, Dig, Discover!

  • Item #: 043174
    Retail: $134.95
    Rainbow Price: $121.40

    Microscope activity books are great if you already have everything you need to start making your own slides, but what if you don't? That's why I like this kit. The experiment manual is solid enough to stand on its own - a rarity in most science kits today - and the kit includes everything you need to begin using the microscope, exploring prepared slides, and preparing and making your own slides. The full-color 48-page manual begins by explaining microscope use and care, as well as how to safely make thin slices from specimens using a scalpel or razor blade. Then young scientists are ready to start observing! The following sections focus on viewing cells of different types, including cheek cells, onion skin, onion cells affected by salt, egeria/elodea, various fruits and vegetables, starch from foodstuffs, hydra, pollen grains, salt and sugar crystals, insect wings, insect specimens, mushrooms, root hairs, watermelon water ducts, blades of grass, leaves, hair, nettle hairs, and feathers. Each section provides informational text about the subject viewed, detailed instructions on how to make and mount the specimen, tips on specimen-making techniques, and photos of photographed specimens under the microscope. Since the student will probably not be very proficient at preparing their own slides, several prepared slides are included as examples, and the more difficult-to-make specimens are saved for later in the book. The photos of example specimens are also helpful for beginners. Unlike many microscope kits, this one actually has a fairly decent microscope. It is constructed of metal and plastic microscope and has pretty good focusing ability. Features include: a monocular 10X eyepiece, 4X, 10X and 40X glass objective lenses (for 40X, 100X and 400X total magnification). The microscope includes two bright LED lights, one above and one below the stage. This kit would be a great choice for a microscope study, along with a science curriculum, or just for the interested student, especially if you are not planning on investing in a good-quality microscope in the future. Kit includes the experiment manual, microscope, blank slides, prepared slides, coverslips, tweezers, a dissection needle, a scalpel, a pipette, Petri dish with lid, stain, lens paper, blank labels for slides, and a dust cover for the microscope. Microscope requires 3 AA batteries (not included). - Jess

    If you're not sure which microscope best fits your needs, check out our Microscope Comparison Sheet for a side-by-side comparison of all microscope models we offer.

  • Item #: 030177
    ISBN: 9780984432363
    Retail: $12.95
    Rainbow Price: $6.79

    As a busy homeschool mom, my desire to journal was fraught with best intentions that never became reality. Blank pages, dated journals, and even memory-focused journals gathered dust as they sat neglected on the shelf. I wish someone had introduced me to the concept of "guilt free" journaling all those years ago. I may have actually enjoyed journaling success! Beginning with a letter to "Busy Mom" and journaling tips for busy moms, permission is given to journal in a way that reflects your current season of life, whether that means daily journaling or a monthly effort. Moms seeking to be more consistent in journaling will find the included realistic tips a breath of fresh air. "Scriptural Promises for Busy Moms" offers encouragement to the stressed out mom who's in need of a special touch. The journal provides lined pages which invite you to share "words along the way" that are defined by you, the journalist - prayer requests, favorite scriptures, and highlights of the day, struggles and success stories. A simple pastel flower adds a muted background to the pages. Give yourself permission to journal, in your own way, basking in the encouragement poured out in these pages from the popular and busy homeschool mom Heidi St. John. Spiral bound. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 028778
    ISBN: 9780152046996
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.25

    Another inspiring and engaging novel by Avi, and winner of a handful of children's choice book awards, this is one that is definitely hard to put down. Determined and resourceful Ida Bidson dreams of being a teacher someday, and with 8th grade examinations approaching, and a good year on the farm last year, it just might be possible to convince her parents to let her attend high school in the city. But when an unexpected turn of events forces the teacher of their one-room schoolhouse to return home, the school board decides not to find a replacement until the next year, and expecting the children to repeat the year. Ida is distraught at the idea of repeating 8th grade, and her dreams of being a teacher, already on shaky ground, may bite the dust. Unless… they can find a way to finish the school year themselves. Will Ida's first teaching job be a success or enough to make her reconsider? And can she still complete her own studies while teaching the other students their lessons, AND helping out with the farm work? And how long can they keep a "secret school" a secret in the valley where gossip spreads like wildfire? Definitely a page-turner, as well as an inspiring story where a girl who refuses to let go of her dreams doesn't mind a lot of challenging work to get there. - Jess

  • Item #: 028369
    ISBN: 9781579129200
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $7.98

    A lovely collection of stories from many well-loved children's books such as Peter Pan, Call of the Wild, and Black Beauty as well as stand-alone stories. Arranged as 10-minute readings (for busy parents) that are likely to serve as salted oats to encourage children to read the entire book. Beautiful illustrations and artwork, many from the original books, are interspersed throughout the stories. 230 pgs. hb (with dust cover) ~ Janice

  • Item #: 026385
    ISBN: 9781583243176
    Retail: $16.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.75

    Pattern blocks aren't just for the little ones. The activities in this book provide practice for the middle school grades with fractions, symmetry, classifying, area and perimeter, patterning, probability and statistics, and algebraic concepts. Using pattern blocks (sold separately), students will hone their problem solving skills in 60 different activities that range from playing games to covering printed designs with a variety of pattern blocks, but they have to figure out which blocks to use. Every activity includes teaching instructions, blackline masters, and suggestions for extensions. Answers aren't included in the book but are available at a link provided.

    Since some of the games are meant for 2-3 players, this would be a good activity for family or co-op play. Dust off those old pattern blocks and put them to good use again. CD included that contains a digital book with virtual manipulative. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 019787
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $5.75

    With so many dry-eraseables in our catalog, we wanted to offer you a high-quality, high performance dry eraser. The durable construction of this eraser and its outstanding performance in ink removal won our hearts! It absorbs dust that other dry erasers miss and leaves no mess on hands or board ledges. When soiled, just wash out with soap and water, rinse well, and dry. If you use dry markers/boards like we do, buy two so you can wash/dry one while using the other! (Hint: use inexpensive bathroom white paneling to make write & wipe boards - works great!)

  • Item #: 002106
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $22.49

    This cute fairy house received a Tillywig award for Best Creative Fun! Premade and ready for your designs, this almost 8” x 4 ½” x 4 1/8” house is made of lightweight wood with metal hinge front doors. On the roof, a flower shaped wooden door swivels back and forth to allow your fairy to fly in. Our staff member who painted one of her own recommended applying a base coat (not included) prior to using the 6 pastel tempera paints for decorations. Includes a 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” booklet which, in poetry form, tells the Legend of the Dreamland Fairy. Although the overall idea is fairly innocuous, some parents may want to be aware that the story idea is that the fairy brings good dreams. Includes a 1 1/2” square non-reusable bag of Fairy Dust (white glitter), paints, a small paintbrush, booklet, a fairy and stand (cut out from the package container) and premade house. This product is not designed for rigorous play or outdoor use. Colors and content may vary. Although recommended ages begin at age 4, a child this age would work best with some adult assistance. ~ Ruth