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  • Item #: 024441
    ISBN: 9780743234924
    Retail: $17.00
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    The last book of the C.S. Lewis trilogy beginning with Out of the Silent Planet and Perelandra. In this breakneck journey of suspense, Dr. Ransom must choose sides in a battle between science and ethics. Again, a timeless allegory of good and evil. Although no study guide has been written for this last book, many of our customers have requested it since we stock the other two books in the trilogy.

  • Item #: 040814
    ISBN: 9781586095963
    Retail: $21.99
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  • Item #: 024439
    ISBN: 9780743234900
    Retail: $15.00
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    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 #: 009302
    ISBN: 9781586093778
    Retail: $24.99
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  • Item #: 019866
    ISBN: 9781940110585
    Retail: $42.00
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    This book is now in 2nd ed. and chapters include What is Astronomy, The Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, The Moon, Mars, Space Rocks, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Kuiper Belt and the Dwarf Planets, and Stars, Galaxies, and Space Travel. The last few chapters are where you see a change in the chapter sequence from the first edition – chapters 11 and through 14. There are still interesting activities and projects including a model solar system made of balloons, pinhole eclipse viewing box, making a compass, understanding the moon phases, and creating an astrometer. Children are sure to remember the information they are learning between hearing the text, performing the hands-on activities, and completing the journal pages.

    The text is formatted differently from first edition – it begins with an explanation of the text, activities, course website, notebooking journals, and science kit in clear bold print. Each lesson is full of new photography and illustrations and interspersed with scripture. Blue “Think about this” and “Wisdom from Above” boxes give special attention to the Creator, and orange questions are scattered throughout the lessons for students to think about and explain. Activities for each lesson include instructions and illustrations for completion. Every chapter is rounded out with “What do you Remember?” where students recall information from the lesson. The appendices include a lesson-by-lesson supply list for hands-on activities and an answer key for “What do you Remember?” questions.

    Notebooking journals are now in full color and color-coordinated. A suggested schedule is in the front of each notebooking journal, but you decide how many times a week to do your curriculum. The schedule lists daily assignments (71 total), and the lists have items listed in 3 different colors – green for textbook reading assignments, blue for notebook assignments, and brown for science kit activities. Pages in the notebooking journal are formatted for students to answer questions and complete activities. A review of the inner planets now follows lesson 8, review of the outer planets follows lesson 12, and a final review follows lesson 14. “Take it Further” pages are now drawing, making lists of books you’ve read, movies you’ve watched, additional experiments you may have completed, and making scrapbooking pages. Copywork is still included and coloring pages in the junior notebooking journals. There are answer keys in the back for vocabulary crossword puzzles and final review questions.

    Because of the content changes, first edition products won’t work with the 2nd edition. Experiments are different (four of them are unchanged), so lab supplies do vary as well.

  • Item #: 019865
    ISBN: 9781940110752
    Retail: $29.00
    Rainbow Price: $19.95

    This book is now in 2nd ed. and chapters include What is Astronomy, The Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, The Moon, Mars, Space Rocks, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Kuiper Belt and the Dwarf Planets, and Stars, Galaxies, and Space Travel. The last few chapters are where you see a change in the chapter sequence from the first edition – chapters 11 and through 14. There are still interesting activities and projects including a model solar system made of balloons, pinhole eclipse viewing box, making a compass, understanding the moon phases, and creating an astrometer. Children are sure to remember the information they are learning between hearing the text, performing the hands-on activities, and completing the journal pages.

    The text is formatted differently from first edition – it begins with an explanation of the text, activities, course website, notebooking journals, and science kit in clear bold print. Each lesson is full of new photography and illustrations and interspersed with scripture. Blue “Think about this” and “Wisdom from Above” boxes give special attention to the Creator, and orange questions are scattered throughout the lessons for students to think about and explain. Activities for each lesson include instructions and illustrations for completion. Every chapter is rounded out with “What do you Remember?” where students recall information from the lesson. The appendices include a lesson-by-lesson supply list for hands-on activities and an answer key for “What do you Remember?” questions.

    Notebooking journals are now in full color and color-coordinated. A suggested schedule is in the front of each notebooking journal, but you decide how many times a week to do your curriculum. The schedule lists daily assignments (71 total), and the lists have items listed in 3 different colors – green for textbook reading assignments, blue for notebook assignments, and brown for science kit activities. Pages in the notebooking journal are formatted for students to answer questions and complete activities. A review of the inner planets now follows lesson 8, review of the outer planets follows lesson 12, and a final review follows lesson 14. “Take it Further” pages are now drawing, making lists of books you’ve read, movies you’ve watched, additional experiments you may have completed, and making scrapbooking pages. Copywork is still included and coloring pages in the junior notebooking journals. There are answer keys in the back for vocabulary crossword puzzles and final review questions.

    Because of the content changes, first edition products won’t work with the 2nd edition. Experiments are different (four of them are unchanged), so lab supplies do vary as well.

  • Item #: 019834
    ISBN: 9781940110738
    Retail: $29.00
    Rainbow Price: $19.95

    This book is now in 2nd ed. and chapters include What is Astronomy, The Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, The Moon, Mars, Space Rocks, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Kuiper Belt and the Dwarf Planets, and Stars, Galaxies, and Space Travel. The last few chapters are where you see a change in the chapter sequence from the first edition – chapters 11 and through 14. There are still interesting activities and projects including a model solar system made of balloons, pinhole eclipse viewing box, making a compass, understanding the moon phases, and creating an astrometer. Children are sure to remember the information they are learning between hearing the text, performing the hands-on activities, and completing the journal pages.

    The text is formatted differently from first edition – it begins with an explanation of the text, activities, course website, notebooking journals, and science kit in clear bold print. Each lesson is full of new photography and illustrations and interspersed with scripture. Blue “Think about this” and “Wisdom from Above” boxes give special attention to the Creator, and orange questions are scattered throughout the lessons for students to think about and explain. Activities for each lesson include instructions and illustrations for completion. Every chapter is rounded out with “What do you Remember?” where students recall information from the lesson. The appendices include a lesson-by-lesson supply list for hands-on activities and an answer key for “What do you Remember?” questions.

    Notebooking journals are now in full color and color-coordinated. A suggested schedule is in the front of each notebooking journal, but you decide how many times a week to do your curriculum. The schedule lists daily assignments (71 total), and the lists have items listed in 3 different colors – green for textbook reading assignments, blue for notebook assignments, and brown for science kit activities. Pages in the notebooking journal are formatted for students to answer questions and complete activities. A review of the inner planets now follows lesson 8, review of the outer planets follows lesson 12, and a final review follows lesson 14. “Take it Further” pages are now drawing, making lists of books you’ve read, movies you’ve watched, additional experiments you may have completed, and making scrapbooking pages. Copywork is still included and coloring pages in the junior notebooking journals. There are answer keys in the back for vocabulary crossword puzzles and final review questions.

    Because of the content changes, first edition products won’t work with the 2nd edition. Experiments are different (four of them are unchanged), so lab supplies do vary as well.

  • Item #: 022914
    ISBN: 9780979221101
    Retail: $39.00
    Rainbow Price: $32.50

    Sure, we all study astronomy in high school, but does the astronomy you studied help you to navigate, tell time, or even identify the planets as they appear to us in the sky? Probably not, if you, like me and many others, studied astronomy primarily as ½Å"modern astronomy" which offers dazzling telescopic photos of the planets, and information based on measurements made by astronomers. So, what's the difference? Classical astronomy is based on how humans on earth view the sky, and how we can learn the patterns of movement of the sun, moon and stars and apply this knowledge for practical use. This is the way astronomy has been studied for centuries, before we developed high-tech instruments to satisfy our never-ending curiosity about the surfaces of other planets, the structure of stars and planets, and what else is out there.

    To fulfill this purpose, Signs & Seasons focuses on learning classical astronomy through the cycles of movement of celestial bodies and how these change through a day, a month, and a year. The course is written from a Biblical standpoint, and author Jay Ryan reminds us that keeping time through the days, months, and seasons were actually the purpose that the sun, moon, and stars were created. Seven chapters (and an epilogue) cover an introduction to the sky, day, night, the cycle of the month, the position of the sun in the sky and its' apparent movement to us, the cycle of the month, the seasonal stars, ½Å"wandering" stars (planets), and the calendar. Topics studied within include the divisions of the day, astronomical alignments, the circle of the meridian, phases of the moon, eclipses and why they occur, changes in the sky through the seasons, the motions of the planets, and much more. Historical information is woven throughout the text, which ties together what we observe in the skies today, and what ancient astronomers learned from viewing the same sky years ago.

    Each chapter is formatted like a science text, with very readable, fascinating text accompanied by large, clear, grayscale illustrations that follow along and offer a visual component that matches the reading. The diagrams that show the movement of the stars are especially helpful, as they show their change in position over time, from the ground, so they should be similar to what you observe in the night sky. Quotes from the Bible, famous astronomers, and various other places are scattered throughout the text, and in keeping with the ½Å"classical" theme, historical woodcuts and vintage art also accompany the text.

    Following the text portion of the book, you'll find a section of ½Å"field activities" to be used with each chapter. These include making and maintaining a field journal to record all of your observations, sketching diagrams of the sun, moon and stars and doing hands-on manipulative activities with a globe and cardboard models. Activities are given for all major topics covered which allow you to see the astronomical topics in practice and are sure to make them very memorable! Guiding questions accompany the observation activities and give students a guideline for their journal entries as they observe. Although there are no study or review questions found in the book chapters, keep an eye out for the accompanying workbook that will be available soon. An appendix at the end of the book holds a glossary, bibliographies of quoted authors, astronomical tables for viewing the stars and planets, a bibliography and index. So, if you think you've already covered astronomy, sit tight and enjoy this course which helps you understand what you actually see when you look up at the stars at night. 262 pages, hardcover. ½" Jess

  • Item #: 015556
    ISBN: 9780544763425
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.75

    A great book for the beginning stargazer! Authored by H.A. Rey (of Curious George fame), the book starts with the more well-known constellations, introducing and naming them and showing you the constellation both with, and without, lines connecting the stars. Also, it shows you the names of the bigger stars, and which constellation they are in. Quizzes are given after several constellations, and "sky views" show you the sky from the north and south at different times in the year. These pages give you plenty of practice picking out constellations on the page before you move outside for the real thing. It also helps you to find out exactly what months, days, and times a certain constellation will be visible. Stories about constellations are fun to read and make the constellations easy to remember. The sun and planets are also covered, and you learn what planets you can expect to see from earth, and when. Soon, you'll be ready for your own trip to outer space! - Megan

  • Item #: 033546
    Retail: $39.99
    Rainbow Price: $32.50

      Explore space with Ms. Frizzle and the gang with your own Magic School Bus Space Lab. Create a planet poster, make a night vision flashlight, make a constellation box and planet mobile, and use the Star Pilot™ (batteries included) to navigate the night sky. Have hours of fun throughout the year as you explore the planets and stars. Add a Magic School Bus DVD (#024221) and books (#060069, #022996) to create your own unit study. All of your supplies are neatly packed in a Magic School Bus-shaped box and includes: Star Pilot™, 20 experiment cards, string, straws, planet poster, constellation fact sheet, constellation box, sticker sheet, constellation booklet, constellation cards, data notebook, pipe cleaners, cut outs of planets, red cellophane, elastic band, and constellation chart. Enjoy the adventure!▲CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs

  • Item #: 030039
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.95

    Spelling drills can be boring, but make them into a computer game and suddenly kids will be begging to do them! This CD-ROM is full of games that provide spelling review and practice in a fun way. In a futuristic world, three creatures are vacationing on Planet Islandia when the mayor begs them to help him solve a local crime. Mumblers are stealing books, and it's up to the three pals to discover which Mumbler has taken which book. To get clues about the identity of the Mumbler, players travel to other islands, looking for clues. To actually "find" a clue, players must pass levels by conquering all the words in a word list (usually from the same word families). Players must fill in blanks, spell whole words, recognize spelling patterns and word families, use phonics and rhyming words, edit misspelled words, and unscramble jumbled words. But they don't just sit there typing words; players must shoot letter balls out of cannons, spell words correctly to cross a troll-guarded bridge, and complete other fun and action-packed activities to progress. Once players pass a level, they get a clue about the Mumbler, like what kind of hat he wore, the color of his shirt, etc. At the end, they'll be able to use the clues to select from many different Mumblers and find the culprit. It's a pretty fun game, with three different islands to explore as you're attaining clues. There's a word editor, so you can even add your own unique words to the game, though with 140 spelling lists, 29 storybooks, word puzzles, and over 1700 words, the game covers all the beginning words and word families that new spellers usually cover. Several players can store their progress at a time, so the game is good for more than one student. This is definitely a game worth checking out if you're having trouble getting your child excited about spelling. System requirements: Windows: Vista, XP, Pentium II 266 MHz or higher, 128 MB RAM, 100 MB free hard disk space, 16x CD-ROM drive; Macintosh: OS X, 10.1.5-10.4.10, 8.6-9.2.2, G3 233 MHz or faster processor, 64 MB RAM (128 MB for OS X), 100 MB free hard disk space. ~Rachel

  • Item #: 013210
    ISBN: 9781483816883
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.50

    This book is composed of over 100 reproducible worksheets that cover various aspects of earth science. The exercises encourage students to identify different things using words from the provided word bank. Students do everything from labeling hemispheres and landforms to filling out charts describing clouds and weather patterns to identifying scientific equipment and units of measure. A few crossword puzzles and dot-to-dot activities are also included, but most of the worksheets just prompt students to use words to answer questions. The worksheets can be used as a general review or teachers can select exercises throughout the book to correlate with their studies. Almost every area of earth science that is covered at these grades is included somewhere in the worksheets, including weather, rocks and minerals, seasons, planets, volcanoes, and oceans. An answer key is included. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 000607
    ISBN: 9781684270866
    Retail: $20.00
    Rainbow Price: $16.95

    So many students get burned out on writing before they've hardly begun, bogged down by complex grammar rules, inflexible formats, and uninteresting assignments. It shouldn't be that way. Writing should be an exciting subject, entered into as an adventure, for there are so many types of writing that every assignment can be enjoyable! This is the way that Gabriel Arquilevich, author of Writing for 100 Days, presents it. Predictably, the book contains 100 lessons, divided into four categories; composition, fiction, poetry, and writing in action. The lessons are short, flexible, and structured for use by the student alone, or for a teacher and student(s). The book kicks off with word usage and a review of punctuation. However, this is only brief review, and though exercises are given, supplemental practice would be helpful to keep those skills fresh. After the basics are reviewed, more punctuation, construction, tone, and style are covered in Composition. Fiction covers character creation, setting, plot, dialogue, and point of view. Poetry covers haiku, limericks, sonnet, free and blank verse, lyrics, and more. Writing in Action (the largest section) contains instruction on writing as part of daily life, such as business and personal letters, interviews, advertisements, reviews, columns, diaries, and greeting cards. The lessons, each covering a major facet of the big topic, are divided into two parts, the lesson and the writing. The introduction is clearly written, includes many examples, and is reader-friendly. Then the fun part - putting into action what you have just learned. The short assignments leave room for lots of creativity.

    We are encouraged, no, told to learn from our mistakes as we write our pieces, and how to recognize familiar pitfalls. Yes, an important step of many of the assignments is to purposely write our piece exhibiting the featured foibles! In a lesson on wordiness, we're told to write a half-page description of an event, adding as much wordiness as possible. In a lesson on fragments and run-on sentences, we have to write a story - a one-page story with one sentence. Or, write a description of an unknown planet, with a catch - use no similes or metaphors. This not only makes errors much more noticeable, but also relays to us the importance of grammatical tools and variety in writing. (Oh, by the way, after you write your piece with the errors, you do go back and fix it.) At the end of each unit, you use all the components you've practiced to write your big composition, fictional story, sestina, and journalistic works.

    For extra fun, several games are featured at the end of the book. Answers to the review questionaire also included. This is truly a "breath of fresh air" for any student, but especially to one who is having a hard time really enjoying the art of writing. - Jess

  • Item #: 072136
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $69.95

    If you’ve never heard of him, Alan Turing was the “father of modern computing” and played a pivotal role in developing machine computing as we know it. I think he would be proud to have his namesake attached to such a brilliant teaching tool! Part programming and part logic puzzle, the Turing Tumble begins as an unassuming peg-board with slots for falling marbles; think “Plinko machine.” The goal is to turn the board into a simple computer using six marble-carrying analog equivalents of digital machinery: Ramps (direct balls down the board – circuits), Crossovers (change the direction of balls – also circuits), Bits (can be turned “left” or “right” – represent 0 or 1), Interceptors (prevent a marble from releasing more marbles – a “STOP” command), and Gears / Gear Bits (store information by being pointed “right” or “left” – a sort of register). When one marble reaches the bottom, it triggers either a Blue (left) or Red (right) marble to fall. The key to programming the Turing Tumble is controlling where these marbles end up!

    To accomplish this, a 60-puzzle activity book accompanies the board. Each puzzle is styled & illustrated as part of a simple computer program that needs solved: an Objective (“Let exactly 9 blue balls reach the end. Intercept the 10th.”), Required Output (a pattern of Blue and/or Red marbles), a Starting Setup (a clear picture of the parts which start on the board), and Available Parts (the parts you should use to accomplish the objective). The process begins with trial & error as kids figure out how each piece functions; but once they understand the correlation between “plastic pieces” and “programmable puzzle,” it becomes all about logic!

    Interwoven into the puzzle book is the story of a young space engineer who must escape an abandoned planet. Each puzzle brings her closer to rescue, seamlessly integrating the story and activity to help keep kids engaged. Perfect for learning logic, basic computing, and good, clean, screen-free fun! Includes 30 Ramps, 6 Crossovers, 10 Bits, 3 Interceptors, 4 Gears, 8 Gear Bits, 20 Red marbles, 20 Blue marbles, and 30 counterweights.

  • Item #: 067913
    ISBN: 9781618931535
    Retail: $24.95
    Rainbow Price: $17.95

      The Animal Kingdom is one of the most fascinating aspects of planet earth. Millions of species exist: flying, walking, and swimming on our planet. This visually stunning book may not capture them all, but it certainly hits the highlights! Inside are over 2,500 animals, complete with over 1,000 color photographs. This vast array begins with introducing the Animal Kingdom and is divided into convenient chapters: Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, Fish, Arthropods, and Other Invertebrates. Chapters are loosely organized into sub-sections such as “Big Cats,” “Dogs, Wolves, and Foxes,” etc. While the book’s main strength is the incredible visual presentation, each page contains brief entries providing a concise animal overview, a “card” with the common & scientific name, size, habitat, and food preferences. Rounding out entries are concise “About Me”, “Fun Facts,” “ROAR,” and “Surprisingly Human” boxes to maintain reader interest. An excellent choice for any “general interest” animal lover!

  • Item #: 066075
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.95

       The illustrations you know and love from Write Brain products, but in jumbo flashcard form! Each card has an illustration on either side, and there are several ways to use them. Study the card, then describe everything you saw. Imagine being one of the characters pictured, and explain what you think they’re feeling. Tell or write a short story about what you think is happening. Think of these as visual, colorful writing prompts for kids of all ages. You could even use these for a foreign language exercise by writing your story in the language you’re studying. Set includes 22 4.5x8.75” cards. – Laura

  • Item #: 065967
    Retail: $15.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.95

    Assemble your own solar system model using the Smoothfoam Solar System Kit. Smoothfoam is a smooth surfaced Styrofoam that works better for crafting projects. The less porous surface is great for painting, gluing, and pinning. This kit includes 11 Smoothfoam balls in sizes 1" up to 4.5", two options for Saturn's rings (3.5" foam ring and printed rings to cut out of the box), Smoothfoam ring for the base, 9 12" wooden sticks to be used to attach the planets around the Sun and water based paint and brushes.  You will need scissors, wire cutters, ruler, tacky glue or low temp glue gun, and 1 eyelet screw for hanging (optional). Instructions are printed on the side of the box. Build your solar system model as you study in your science curriculum or unit study, and hang it in your room as a decoration. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 065904
    Retail: $0.00
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    We are out to prove that everything people think they know about wall decals is wrong when it comes to Mona Melisa Designs.

    We’ve discovered a way to create something you haven’t seen before using superior materials:

    • A fabric that is endlessly adhesive because it’s cleanable – all it needs is a little rubbing alcohol
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    • A fabric that is safe for every family – No BPA, lead or PVC
    • We are proud to support our community by manufacturing in the USA! This PEEL, PLAY & LEARN set is 24" by 40". The bright and colorful, fun graphics on our PEEL, PLAY & LEARN educational sets make them perfect for visual learners.

      Kinesthetic learners will love touching the pieces and moving them around from place to place. Our educational PEEL, PLAY & LEARN sets can be combined with verbal instruction to satisfy auditory learners as well.Simply peel your play set off of the backing and stick it gently to your wall in a convenient location. Make sure to flatten all areas and edges. Remove the accessories in the same way and place them onto the wall in whichever combination you wish. To store extra pieces, simply re-stick your customized wall play set on its original backing.

      The educational solar system play set teaches the following skills:

      • *Planet recognition
      • *Solar System Configuration
      • *Constellations
      • *Phases of the Earth’s moon
      • *Seasons of the year
      • *Earth’s axis and rotation around the sun
      • *Types of galaxies
      • *Black Holes
      • *Eclipses
  • Item #: 065695
    ISBN: 9780152051280
    Retail: $8.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.95

    Centuries in the future, on the planet Austar IV, a young man steals a dragon hatchling hoping to train it to fight to the death and thus win enough money to buy his own freedom. Does Jakkin have what it takes to be a dragon trainer? Or will his dreams of freedom die in the fight pit with his beloved dragon? Written by Jane Yolen. Note that there are references to a fictional drug called "blisterweed" and a few made-up swear words. 303 pages, pb. Rachel

    Book 3 -Jakkin and Akki hide out in a cave network with their dragon and her hatchlings, where they discover a gruesome secret.

  • Item #: 065209
    Retail: $65.99
    Rainbow Price: $59.39

    Convert your bed to a tree house with this themed bed tent. Tree trunk, branches and leaves and a wooden tree house “door” adorn the blue background on the sides of this tent.

  • Item #: 065206
    Retail: $64.99
    Rainbow Price: $36.41

    Sound like magic? If you’ve ever hassled with poles or giant umbrellas, setting up this cabana will be magical indeed! The patented one touch system means all you have to do is pull it out of the compact carrying case, spread out the bottom, and lift up the center to lock the poles into place and create an instant shelter! Similar to the One Touch Cabana (item #065201) but larger at 75”Lx46”Wx45”H and featuring an open front. This cabana has a waterproof floor, two inside pockets for storage, sandbags for stability on windy days, and UV-treated 190T Polyester Taffeta fabric. Blue with orange accents.

  • Item #: 065200
    Retail: $85.99
    Rainbow Price: $48.81

    This beach tent is 4’ square, 3’ high, has a ventilated top on two sides, and ties to hold the door flaps to the sides. One side also features a circular opening for the option of adding a play tunnel entrance (sold separately - such as item #065189 or #065187)!

  • Item #: 065199
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $15.75

      Have you ever cringed at the idea of messy arts and crafts with your kids? Has it kept you from letting them express their creativity, even though you know they love it? Make clean up a little easier with a sturdy, water-resistant tarp. Use it on the floor to catch the mess or directly on a surface where kids are painting or using glitter. Then just take it outside to shake it out or hose it off. For smaller messes, wipe with a damp cloth. The size is really convenient at just shy of 8’x10’. It has finished hemmed edges and reinforced grommets at each corner. Take it to the beach or on a grassy picnic to sit on. Make a shade cover for a sand box or kiddie pool! Put one under a high chair. Got enough ideas yet? Made from reinforced, woven blue plastic ~Sara

  • Item #: 065197
    Retail: $79.99
    Rainbow Price: $63.50

    Create your own jungle space inside or outside with the Jungle Safari Tent & Tunnel . Crawl through the 4’ detachable tunnel (19” diameter) into the wide open space of a 4 foot square tent. Easy to set up and decorated with cute jungle animals, it’s an appealing personal space for your young ones. The tent features double stitching at stress points, flaps that roll up, reinforced pole pockets with patented Super Poles™ for sturdiness, and a waterproof floor all packaged in a sturdy carry bag. Promote imaginative play with this high-quality children’s tent combination – what will the next adventure be?

  • Item #: 065196
    Retail: $159.99
    Rainbow Price: $91.09

    The tunnel of all play tunnels, this giant blue tunnel is 15 feet long with a 24” diameter! Made from Polyester Dacron.

  • Item #: 065181
    Retail: $31.99
    Rainbow Price: $24.95

      This lightweight cotton mat with a PVC backing offers a stimulating view for infant tummy time or a comfortable place for kids to sit during story time. Both upper- and lower-case letters are represented by adorable pictures of animals, food, and toys and the bright yet neutral color theme will complement the décor of any bedroom, playroom, or homeschool room. 48” x 58”

  • Item #: 064429
    Retail: $15.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.79

      Why is it that many of our science projects end up in the stuffed in a closet or trash can (gasp!)?

    Could it be that we have not found one that we feel has the quality to be a fixture in a main living area or our child’s bedroom? I think this is one kit that will stand the test of time and remain displayed for time to come.

     Set includes quality, smooth wood planets (8), a wooden sun, and wooden hanger; 6 non-toxic acrylic paint tubs, 1 non-toxic glow in the dark paint; 1 non-toxic metallic silver paint; 2 artist quality paintbrushes, 5 yards of cord, pop-out label sheet, and instruction sheet with painting and hanging guide and solar system fun facts. The hanger (Milky Way Galaxy) measures 9” across, and the largest planet, Saturn’s rings measuring 7 1/4” across. The sun measures approximately 7x7” and the smallest piece is Venus, measuring approx. 2”. A wonderful project to conclude your space studies or to decorate your space loving child’s bedroom! ~Deanne

  • Item #: 058750
    ISBN: 9781771470032
    Retail: $12.95
    Rainbow Price: $9.95

    If you're like me, you love comic books. However, if you're lucky enough to have the drawing skills that I lack, then this book is for you. Draw Out the Story presents ten tips for using the comic book medium to tell your own tales and adventures. These tips cover subjects like taking your time, knowing your tools, and letting your personality shine. The author, Brian McLachlan (creative mind behind Princess Planet and regular contributor to OWL Magazine) presents his points not only in text, but with drawn examples to make sure each of his 10 main ideas is understood. Some great starting activities are included, such as writing and drawing exercises and writing prompts. This book is a great next step for the artist who is looking to tell stories with his characters. 143 pages with lots of color illustrations; sc. – Laura

  • Item #: 057963
    ISBN: 9781426310140
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $10.95

    The First Big Book of Space by Catherine Hughes is a wonderful, kid-friendly introduction to our solar system. This hardcover, 128-page book uses a format with plenty of illustrations and photos to engage your young ones.

    Five chapters explain familiar objects first (sun, moon and earth) and then move out into the solar system – Looking Up From Earth, Earth's Neighborhood, Earth's Other Neighbors, Far Far Away, and Exploring Space. Throughout the chapters you will find fact boxes that give an overview of each topic, Pop-Up Facts that offer added information to the main text, beautiful art, photos, and illustrations with labeling for your visual young learner. Questions are also scattered through the chapters for discussion points or an extension of the content. Expand your child's astronomy vocabulary with the terms that are introduced throughout; the glossary (at the back) lists them alphabetically with short definitions. Rounding out the chapters is a two-page map of the solar system that can be used to see planet order, practice naming the planets, and to see the different planet categories – rocky, gas, and dwarf.

    The text is simply written for easier understanding, and for beginning readers. If your child isn't reading yet, this is a good parent read-aloud. The information is solid and fact-based with no theory interjection. Two pages of Parent Tips are offered at the back of the book to build on the information presented – nine activities in all. Some fun options include watching the sunrise together, observing the movement of the sun, following the phases of the moon, learning the poem "Star Light, Star Bright," and more. "To infinity and beyond…" with your little space explorers. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 056393
    Retail: $15.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.44

    Taking interactive learning to the next level, these quality 32 "x 42" laminated wall charts appeals to all the learning styles. Detailed posters come alive with the required downloadable app (Apple or Android devices). Once the app is downloaded students will explore galaxies, planets and their orbits and moons, and various space probes. Even when the smart devices are put away, a vividly illustrated poster remains. An out of this world experience for children of all ages. ~Deanne