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  • Item #: 000845
    ISBN: 9780763658175
    Retail: $7.99
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    Poor worms! They never get any respect. Worms are slithery, slimy, wiggly…and yucky. This picture book aims to change this attitude by pointing out the many fine attributes of these earth-burrowing creatures. Throughout the pages, a gardener grandmother shows her grandson the great things that worms do such as fertilizing soil and helping gardens "breathe" by loosening the dirt. She also provides an anatomy lesson on the parts of a worm. Delightful color pencil and gouache illustrations enliven the story, and diagrams and fun facts appear throughout. A "How to be a Wormologist" section at the back provides tips for spotting and handling worms. 30 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 026726
    Retail: $36.95
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    This unique kit lets you set up your own "worm farm" and see for yourself how worms create useful soil from organic waste, aerate the soil, and more! The kit contains a double-sided viewing unit with a shield and tray designed to keep it dark for the worms, and keep the worms from escaping, an illustrated and well-explained experiment booklet, a facts and anatomy poster, worm cutouts, magnifying glass, growing tray, litmus paper and cups. Send in your certificate and $9.95 (includes shipping and handling) to receive 200 live worms, 3 different soil layers, worm castings and food, and you'll be all set to watch them tunnel, eat, and move below the ground in a view you could only otherwise get if you dug a deep cross-section out of the soil. Worms and accessory components are shipped Priority Mail year-round in the 48 contiguous states. - Jess

  • Item #: 013300
    Retail: $44.99
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    Take a peek into the mysterious world beneath your local pond or creek with the Aquascope. The scope offers a water-resistant main body, 5X magnification, and an LED light for dark or murky waters. A thermometer strip tells you the water temperature and a ruler mounted on the main body of the Aquascope helps you judge the size of those frogs, minnows and fish. After you run out of places to try it, flip open the 18-page activity journal and follow the guided observation activities including the difference between no magnification and 5X magnification, observe sediment in flowing water, research water organisms, observe and journal about water plants and animals you view. Requires 3 AAA batteries (not included). – Jess
  • Item #: 026307
    ISBN: 9781786575388
    Retail: $17.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.95

    Take a trip to a far-away land with these unique charts! Presented geographically rather than chronologically, these 6-foot long map charts are full of fun illustrations and facts about important geological sites. Lay them out on the floor or a long table and study with your little ones, then flip it over for extra details about each item on the map. A fun addition to your history or geography studies. Laura

  • Item #: 022285
    ISBN: 9781609990831
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $110.00

    I am excited that Ray and Charlene Notgrass have written this excellent, one year world history course! While many families enjoy a chronological, multi-year approach to world history, others prefer to study history in a more traditional manner-one year at a time. Written in the engaging narrative ‘voice’ that has made the Notgrass courses beloved by many homeschool families, this new World History begins at the very foundation of our Christian foundation- Adam and journeys to the end of the 20th century, with a final unit on our interconnected world (from the thrill of world-wide sporting events to turmoil in the Middle East).

    Containing 30 units, with 5 lessons per unit, this course will take students one year to complete. It is anticipated that daily lessons will take 45-90 minutes per day, although it is naturally flexible for homeschool families to set their own pace. While the target grade range is 5 through 8, families with younger children will find this a perfect ‘read aloud’ curriculum, as the text has been clearly and engagingly written.

    Let me give a bit of an example of how the unit lessons are laid out. At the start of each unit, there is a brief introduction to the lessons including the recommended literature selection to accompany the reading. Each weekly unit has one lesson from each of five categories: Our World Story (major events in history); God’s Wonders (impact of the world’s created wonders on history and culture); World Landmarks; World Biography of some of history’s most influential personalities and Daily Life (an inside view of everyday life). Daily lessons are richly illustrated with graphics and photographs, including maps of historic places and regions. At the conclusion of each lesson (approximately 5-8 pages), parents and children will select assignments to complete from a list of 5-7 assignments. Older students may be able to complete all the activities-but again- there is built-in flexibility for your individual family’s needs. Assignments include readings from the Our Creative World book (collection of original documents); Map Book assignments; Timeline Book assignments; assignments from the Student Workbook and Lesson Review Book (optional resources), as well as language arts assignments covering vocabulary, creative writing, literature selections. Thinking Biblically assignments are also included with most lessons and are designed to engage students in applying Scripture to history and life. Each unit also provides a suggested weekly family activity-projects vary and include arts and crafts, recipes and games. Materials are easily found for the projects and are designed to bring the family together to enjoy time together building memories.

    Curriculum package contains From Adam to Us Part 1 & 2; Our Creative World, Map Book, Timeline Book and the Answer Key to end of the lessons questions as well as the activities and tests in the Student Workbook and the questions and tests in the Lesson Review. Although it is possible to share the Map and Timeline books, they are available separately, allowing each child to have their own copy. I suspect that most children will be eager to create their own map and timeline.

    If you would like to add more supplemental instruction or review, consider the Student Workbook (5th-6th grade) or the Lesson Review (7th-8th grades). Both include additional assignments that correspond to the daily lesson as well as unit tests and questions related to the literature selections. Most literature based questions are recall based. However, there are a smattering of higher level thinking questions.

    Middle school children will be enthralled as they view world history through the lens of a Creator God who is alive and active, from the very foundation of our world through present day. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 005984
    ISBN: 9781623412456
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    Subtitled "Historical Context for the Good and Great Books" from the Institute for Excellence in Writing this collection of book titles includes writings, biographies, plays, recordings, and films to portray a history of mankind. Created in a simple spreadsheet format, the columns represent: description/time period, title of resource, author, and approximate age/ability level of student. The material is chronologically indexed using Ancients, the Middles Ages, Renaissance/Reformation and the Modern World.

    The purpose of this resource is to save parents/teachers time planning out lessons. It can be used with any homeschool approach or teaching style. Use this guide to organize your history and literature studies from elementary to high school. Add a date to when your student completed a resource, and you can then transfer that to a transcript. Updated in 2016, this resource now includes instructions and samples for reader-response journaling as well. Literature for the Ancient period (5000 BC-400 AD) includes: Streams of Civilization, Book of Virtues, Adam and His Kin, Great Pyramid, Epic of Gilgamesh, D'Aulaire's Book of Myths, and many more. Some examples from the Middle Ages (400 AD-1450) are: Tales from Shakespeare, Story of the World Volume 2, Famous Men of the Middle Ages, Making of a Knight, Lantern Bearers, Beowulf, and several more. Books for the Renaissance/Reformation (1450-1850) include: America's God and Country, Leonardo DaVinci, Kite Fighters, Luther the Leader, Tempest, Under God, Along Came Galileo, Leviathan, and many others. Some selections for the Modern World (1850-present) are: Big Sky, David Copperfield, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Little Women, Old Yeller, Moccasin Trail, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Winston Churchill, Dracula, Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Hobbit and more.

    Each page has a quote from a resource and many of these have Christian content, mentioning God, the church, Christ, faith, God's sovereignty and mercy, and prevailing with God's help. 92 pgs, pb, spiral-bound. ~Sara

  • Item #: 067907
    ISBN: 9780794539689
    Retail: $9.99
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     Take the classroom outdoors! Well-illustrated, clear instructions for activities, and helpful background information make this an excellent science supplement or a wonderful resource for a Charlotte Mason homeschooler. Beginning with an introduction on how to use the book, tools for outdoor learning, safety tips and how to protect nature, the rest of the book then divides into 6 sections. These sections include Exploring ponds, Rivers and Seas; Discovering Wildlife; Into the Wild; Out in all Weather and Night Explorer. A sampling of activities includes bouncing stones, damming a stream, forming a footprint trap, being a tree detective, creating wildlife art from items found in the woods, pitching a tent and making a campfire, cloud spotting and forecasting, stargazing and much more. Includes a dedicated website for interactive activities and worksheets. Index and helpful glossary. 64 pgs. HC. ~ Deanne 

  • Item #: 026537
    ISBN: 9780152047184
    Retail: $7.99
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    Virginia Sorensen has acquired the prize, "Most Distinguished Contribution to American Literature for Children," with this fine work. When Marly's father returns from the war, he is a different man. However, with a few days "syruping" out in the country, the treasured aspects of his personality begin to reappear. Near Maple Hill, Marly's family spends most of their time with the neighbors, the Chrises. Mr. Chris has so much to teach about syrup-making, plants, flowers, and animals, and Marly quickly comes to regard him affectionately. Since their short stays at Maple Hill are doing father so much good, the family is faced with the decision to reside there permanently. Marly considers all the miracles she has witnessed there as valid reason to stay. This is a wonderful story about family relationships, neighborly friendship, and all of the beauty that nature bears. It is a story which must not be passed up.

  • Item #: 011281
    ISBN: 9780192750136
    Retail: $14.95
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    There is nothing that makes King Shahryar happier than his own dear wife. He and his brother, King Shahzaman, often exult in the wonderfulness of their wives. But one day, King Shahryar finds his wife has removed the veil from her face and is holding hands with the stable boy. Overcome with anger at her betrayal, he kills them both with his sword. That same day, he goes to visit his brother. There he discovers that his brother's wife has also betrayed him, as she shined her eyes upon the palace cook. They too, were put to death. The brothers console each other and conclude, "All women are fickle!" However, King Shahryar grows lonely, and he is just a little frightened of the dark. He comes up with a solution to his problem, which greatly troubles his wise royal Wazir. Every morning, the king marries a young lady who keeps him company through the night, and each morning his executioner beheads her before she can stop loving him. In this manner, the king passes one thousand nights. By this time, he has gone through one thousand women, and the Wazir is running out of noblewomen. Fearful for his own two daughters, the Wazir tries to send them away. But his oldest daughter instead asks to be taken to the king so that one other woman's life is spared. As cunning as she is beautiful, Shahrazad comes up with a plan to delay her execution. She hints at the wonderful story she would have told the king the next night, and he orders the execution to reconvene the next morning. That night, she weaves a wonderful story for him. But when dawn comes, she has not yet finished the tale. In this way, she passes 999 nights at the palace. This book contains 33 wonderful Arabian tales, as well as the clever Shahrazad's own story. - Melissa

  • Item #: 002240
    ISBN: 9781602005228
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $39.99

    That proverbial talk about the “birds and the bees.” You know you need to do it. Teaching your children about God’s plan for sex and all the male/female interaction that leads up to it is part of what it means to bring up a child in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. And you want to do it – sort of. It’s just that it’s so very uncomfortable – and you don’t know what to say – and there might be questions asked that make you ashamed or guilty. . .  Dennis and Barbara Rainey (parents of six) of Family Life Ministries know you need “a plan” and they’ve provided a lovely one – a getaway weekend kit complete with instructions for you, guidelines for what to do, excellent speakers to get the difficult words out in the open by offering interesting audio sessions, an engaging format, a solid study of Biblical values, and enjoyable scripture songs.

      The goal of this program is to encourage and empower parents to discuss the difficult topics of intimacy, sexual behavior, and personal feelings that are facing their children as they enter the preteen years. To give parents the tools they need to both challenge their sons and daughters as they enter the pathway to Christian adulthood as well as provide the foundation for future discussions and sharing. To build a mentoring relationship with your children that continues past the weekend and into all the years leading up to adulthood.

      Preteen? Isn’t that jumping the gun a bit for the birds and the bees? Not in today’s culture. It’s literally everywhere around us – and now in ways unimagined by all previous generations. This program is designed to set the stage for a close parent/child relationship as the child moves into this period. Topics are handled biblically, carefully, and tastefully. Some topics are left optional for the parent.

      A weekend getaway. That’s the general setting. One child – with the parent all to himself (boys with fathers; girls with mothers) – doing an activity of his choice that he loves to do and spending time listening to “talks” and working through study material together. It’s a wonderful affirmation that the love of the parent can transcend the upcoming changes that the child will be experiencing.

      There are five audio sessions and one optional session: 1) the adolescent experience, 2) how to handle peer pressure, 3) changes that are ahead (God’s design for sex), 4) purity (protecting sexual innocence), and 5) dating (properly engaging with the opposite sex). The optional session covers really delicate issues (masturbation, pornography, and same-sex attraction) and can be inserted after the fourth session and before the fifth if the parent chooses,

      The Getaway Kit provides the necessary framework: a tour guide for the parent, travel journal for the preteen including 25 follow-up devotions, CDs containing 5 sessions, scripture memory songs and downloadable MP3s of all sessions.

      The Tour Guide is for the parent – basically a leader’s guide for this very focused Bible study. This little manual includes sections on planning the getaway, an itinerary for the weekend, a suggested schedule, preparation checklists (and needed supplies), guidelines for writing a note to your son/daughter, and very specific suggestions for praying for your son/daughter. Also included is a page-for-page reproduction of the Travel Journal (accent color rather than full color) so you can work through it with your son/daughter.

      The Travel Journal is for your son/daughter and is designed as a companion for the experiences of the weekend. With a travel theme and an engaging appearance, it provides a place to write notes (from the talks), thoughts, and answers to questions as well as the guidelines for godly Christian living provided by this study material. There are 25 follow-up devotions that continue with a similar theme and help strengthen the biblical core of the young adult’s understanding of the various issues. This is a nicely done keepsake book with a hardcover, full-color graphics, and an elastic strap for place-keeping.

      The CD Set provides the core material for the heart of the weekend and the program. Eight CDs provide the weekend talk sessions. These sessions feature scripture memory songs, dramatic vignettes, humorous features, real-life stories from teens and adults, and lots of teaching from parents and experts that have “been there, done that.” Songs are CCM-type of music with understandable lyrics, singable melodies, and full instrumentation backup.

      Having “that” talk with your children may never be entirely comfortable, but this kit gives you a plan; the certainty of godly, biblical content; and the promise of enjoyable memories. 

  • Item #: 000613
    ISBN: 9780312380052
    Retail: $7.99
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    What would it be like to be the slave of the great Spanish painter Diego Velázquez? To grind his paints, stretch his canvases, and clean his paint brushes every day? This fictional novel by Elizabeth Borton de Treviño gives a creative look into the life of Juan de Pareja, the slave of Velázquez. Throughout, Juan tells of his master's life through his own eyes - what it was like to watch Velázquez paint, to accompany him on the errands of the King, and to learn to paint in secret by watching his master's technique, as such work was forbidden to slaves. Little is known for certain about Velázquez and Juan's relationship, but the author does a wonderful job drawing from what is known to create this enjoyable Newberry Medal book with a bittersweet ending. 180 pgs, pb. – elise

  • Item #: 039546
    ISBN: 9780812970289
    Retail: $16.00
    Rainbow Price: $9.32

    You don't have to have a degree in literature to discuss books with your child. Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone do such a wonderful job of laying out a plan that anyone can do it. This book is written to be a guide to begin a parent-child book club. It would also be a good discussion guide to use with your own children. The reading in this book is recommended for children in grades 2nd through 5th.

    The authors teach readers how to be "book detectives" and find the story hidden within the story. Stories are written in layers, and readers need to peel them away by determining which characters fit the role of protagonist and antagonist, the importance of setting, identifying the climax, and point of view. They even spend some time looking for the deeper meaning within poetry. Using this approach will allow readers to unlock the adventure in every story.

    A list of the books used by the authors in their reading groups is included. In second grade they include Mr. Popper's Penguins, Babe: The Gallant Pig, Charlotte's Web, Frindle, and various poems. Third grade includes Half Magic, The Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, The Phantom Tollbooth, The Enormous Egg, and Bull Run. In fourth grade they read The View from Saturday, White Lilacs, The Giver, Animal Farm, and The Call of the Wild. The fifth grade list includes A Wrinkle in Time, Macario, Lost Horizon, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and The Time Machine. Along with the books used in their group they include some alternative selections. You are taken through some of the books step-by-step to illustrate how you can have discussions with your children in the manner suggested by the authors.

    I was surprised at what an easy-read this is. I really enjoyed the book summaries, insightful discussions, and the humorous way some of the information is presented. This is a wonderful resource for those who want to help kids experience literature rather than just speed through books. 206 pgs, pb. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 012709
    ISBN: 9780890518342
    Retail: $16.99
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    Was there a Big Bang? According to the Astronomy Book, "Biblical creation and the big bang are exact opposites and cannot be reconciled." Learn about the universe and space from a Creationist viewpoint. Topics covered include the size and origins of the universe, eclipses, constellations, space exploration, the solar system, stars and galaxies, cosmic catastrophes, and other solar systems. This hardcover book contains 80 pages with color photographs as well as a pull-out poster.

    The corresponding study guide is a great tool for small group study and homeschool. Each chapter lists the corresponding pages from The Astronomy Book, scripture passages, and questions for students to answer. There is also a list of vocabulary words to define and suggested activities for each chapter which range from a field trip to the planetarium to making a chart of the planets. Some chapters include suggestions for additional reading. This 51- page study guide is not reproducible, and an answer key is included. 5" x 8", softcover. ~ Anh/Donna

  • Item #: 006643
    ISBN: 9780794515584
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $14.24

    My eight-year-old's first reaction to this book was an emphatic "Cool!" Brilliant color pictures and graphics welcome you to the world of the microscopic. What would a DNA strand look like if magnified 7 million times? How about greatly magnified parts of plants, insects, and the human body? Find out here. Each section shows amazing color pictures of dramatically magnified objects and organisms. For example, the Plant and Fungi chapter shows a greatly enlarged picture of water plants called desmids and diatoms. Instructions are given for collecting pond or lake water so that you can view the microscopic life in a drop of water. Although much of the book depicts and describes the microscopic world, the latter part of the book is devoted to how microscopes work, from a standard lens microscope to the electron- scanning microscope. Pointers are given for buying a microscope and using advanced techniques for preparing various types of slides and mounts. A wonderful resource for any student interested in the "hidden" world around us. - Jerry

  • Item #: 003470
    Retail: $7.95
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    Bird feeders are a wonderful way to bring avian life to your windowsill. However, hummingbirds seem to be some of the pickier birds when it comes to feeding time. If you want these little busy-bodies to stick around, this hummingbird feeder is a good way to do so. Inside are all the pieces to put together a colorful feeder and a chart showing which hummingbirds are likely to dine in your area. When Spring rolls around, stick the feeder on a window with the attached suction cups, make sure it’s perfectly level, and fill any small, plastic bottle (the traditional “standard size” water bottle works best) with the included nectar recipe of sugar and water. Place the bottle upside down in the feeder, and let the nectar flow up to the three flower-shaped feeding spots. Sit back, relax, and watch the hummingbirds (and butterflies) feast! Simply swap out the sugar-water and rinse out the base every few days to keep the birds coming back for more.

  • Item #: 000763
    ISBN: 9780316574075
    Retail: $18.99
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    Minna would love to go to school, but she has no winter coat. When the Quilting Mothers find out, they determine that she will have a coat by wintertime. As they quilt scraps of cloth together, Minna gets to hear about all of the wonderful stories attached to the old, worn out clothes they came from. Every day she runs home, eager to see how her "coat of many colors" is coming along. Minna can't wait until she can share the coat with her classmates on her "sharing day," but her classmates have a very different perspective on her rag coat. hc.

  • Item #: SSRWL1
    Retail: $264.87
    Rainbow Price: $224.95

    Considering the approach, ease of use, content, child-appeal, benefits, effectiveness and cost of all the phonics programs we were familiar with, Sing, Spell, Read & Write was our choice for personal use. We have used several programs and read about many others. Although we didn't use this program in total with our children (because we extended the spelling, used italic handwriting instead of ball and stick, etc.) we did find it the most used and useful of those we tried. AND the results were wonderful! If you're looking for something to really lay it all out for you, something that works, is easy to use, and will have your child singing the letter sounds in days, followed closely by actually reading...this is what we recommend! Here are some of our reasons:

    The "raceway" theme is very appealing and motivating to children, who love tracking their success via race car around a track as they complete the 36 steps to independent reading.

    The songs are unquestionably contagious - children will sing and sing and sing and learn their letter sounds, long and short vowel sounds, blending vowels and consonants, and digraphs almost effortlessly - and enjoy it! That is, if you can bear to listen to it sung over and over, multiplied by x times the number of children using it throughout the years.

    The 17 phonetic, full-color storybooks cover all 36 steps, providing immediate, rewarding reinforcement for the decoding skill just learned. This makes good sense.

    The games are not just fluff, but real fortification of phonetic skills. They are more fun, however, if you can play with more than one child.

    The teacher training videos included in the set will greatly aid you in understanding/teaching the phonics program - and give you the confidence to do it!

    Included is a complete, phonetic spelling program dove-tailing with the phonetic constructs being learned and a complete handwriting program (if you use ball and stick manuscript).

    thick, four-color workbooks include grammar and creative writing

    phonics songs are contained in both cassette and CD formats

    The two workbooks and the assessment book included in the set are the only consumables in the program. Replacements must be ordered from the publisher.

    To be honest, we have just a few quibbles :

    1. Some of the tapes/voices are not as clear or distinct as a perfectionist might demand. Some may go a little too "fast" for your taste - notably the ferris wheel song used to practice blending sounds smoothly. For us, this was a plus, since we kept at it until we could keep up with the song, resulting in perfect blending!

    2. The "prizes" included are...well...rather cheesy at best and who needs 4 or 5 yo- yos, several plastic magnifiers, multiple thin plastic bracelets, and numerous plastic sack puppets? When using with one child, one of each would do nicely. To alleviate this, see our special offer below.

     

  • Item #: 034764
    ISBN: 9781581345155
    Retail: $16.99
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    Subtitled "Biblical Truths in C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia." Many families have read or plan to read The Chronicles of Narnia together, and it's no secret that these books are allegories. While some of the biblical parallels are easily seen and discussed, this book helps you discover all of the books' biblical and Christian roots. It offers a book by book, chapter by chapter examination, full of insights for you to share with your family. Don't miss out on the wonderful meaning embedded in these books - use this companion guide alongside the series next time you read them. 208 pgs. - Melissa

  • Item #: 031007
    Retail: $19.99
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    With a similar mix of lessons, tests, practice material, and games as Typing Instructor, this version is more accessible to younger kids and offers a fun, motivating and effective way to learn typing skills. There are 160 touch-typing lessons which cover all the basic keys (letters, numbers, symbols) on either a standard or a split keyboard (except for the 10-key number pad). There are ten different typing plans, each geared to a different age group. Regardless of the plan they are following, each student learns the keyboard by taking a tour of "Typer Island" and visiting five different lands as they journey to the Castle. As students journey through Old West, On the Water, In the Air, Over the Edge, and Under the Sea, they'll learn new keys and complete exciting challenges (usually timed) like typing to shoot words out of the sky, racing a Viking ship by typing words as quickly as possible, and typing words printed on sharks before they eat you! The activities build upon each other so students can't move on until their skills are ready. The changes in scenery add a lot of variety to the lessons, but you can still rely on helpful features including visual instruction with the 3-D guide hands and keyboard. Accuracy and speed (WPM) are also tracked throughout, with students getting instant feedback on their performance, and earning rewards as well.

    Of course, the arcade-like games will be the most fun to the beginning typist! The further students advance in the program, the more games will be available to them. Once they make it through all five lands, students capture the Castle, which opens the Lost City, a new addition to the program that provides two new games. While capturing the Castle and exploring the Lost City are the ultimate goals of the game, students earn treasures and points all through the program, which keeps them motivated and entertained. Students can also visit Explorer Isle at any point to play their favorite games (except for Lost City games), using only the keys that they have covered already. They can also visit Story Lagoon and practice typing one of 40 familiar stories, including fairy tales and classic literature. With this program's careful progression, interesting storyline, high-quality animation, 30+ games, multiple skill levels, and English/Spanish instruction, it's no wonder it is the winner of so many prestigious educational awards. This one comes highly recommended, folks

    Please note that software comes in a paper sleeve, not a box. There are two versions available; one is designed for Windows or Mac and one that is only compatible with Windows. Both are compatible with Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000 while Win/Mac version is also compatible with Mac OSX 10.4 or higher (including Snow Leopard). Rachel

  • Item #: 016312
    ISBN: 9781612126517
    Retail: $12.95
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     This amazing book combines knowledge and puzzle: a paper toy with an archeological twist! With a definition of archeology, children will explore and try out the detective work necessary to understand history. Children will learn about Medieval life and warfare, including knights and sieges. Once they have a good working knowledge of the period, they will explore an archaeological site. They study a castle dig site much like a detective, examining clues and the different parts of a castle to help them construct a picture of what the castle looked like, who lived there, and what kind of siege weapons and battle tactics were used. Once they have a thorough understanding of the castle, they’ll reconstruct a castle using the included glossy cardstock puzzle pieces. Placement instructions are not included so children will demonstrate learning as they fit the castle pieces together to create an amazing 3D castle! Wonderful hands-on project for your history studies! 80 pgs, pb. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 011806
    ISBN: 9780688135638
    Retail: $8.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.75

    In an ancient Arab nation, a man has seven daughters. His brother has seven sons. The father of the seven daughters is thought of as cursed while the father of sons is thought to be blessed, for what good are daughters, especially seven of them? Without any wealth, the daughters are left to sit and wonder what kind of husbands will take them. Only Burah, the fourth daughter, finds the courage to take her life into her own hands. She is slightly more educated than her sisters, as her father singled her out to play chess and discuss business, for lack of any sons to hold this position. Burah is convinced that she can change her and her family's fortune and operate a business if only she is given the chance. Her parents finally agree to back her with their meager savings, and Burah puts her plan into action. Disguising herself as a man, she travels to a distant city and establishes a highly successful business. Here, she makes friends with three young men, the prince of the city and his two best friends. The four spend all their free time together, and Burah is happy. But when she finds herself falling in love with the prince, her heart is troubled. Although she suspects he knows her secret, will she be able to reveal her true identity to him? Should she share her secret at the cost of losing the position she's worked so hard for? (After reviewing this book, I took it home and read the whole thing!) - Melissa

  • Item #: 024986
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    Ever wonder what owls eat? Dissect an owl pellet and find out! Owls regurgitate the indigestible remains of their meals, which make their diet easy to investigate. This pouch contains one sanitary owl pellet and a bone chart. Use a tweezers or other small tool (not included) to dissect the pellet and then identify the remains using the chart. However, if you're grossed out by the "real thing," you may want to check out the Skeleton Pellets, which are synthetic versions of owl pellets with one (non-surprise) animal skeleton inside. - Jess

  • Item #: 012712
    ISBN: 9780890518618
    Retail: $16.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.95

    Part of the Wonders of Creation series. From a creationist point of view, this book covers what causes the weather, water in the atmosphere, thunderstorms, hurricanes, winter storms, wild weather, historical climate, climate change, and our responsibility to the environment. The creation-Genesis flood model, El Niño, jet streams, green house effect, clouds, warm and cold fronts, and weather predicting. A fold-out weather poster is included. 96 pgs, hc ~ Anh

  • Item #: 007021
    Retail: $15.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.95

    Interactive world geography for all ages! This quality-constructed, vibrant magnetic wall sticker measures approx. 15 ¾" x 23 ½" and features a world map containing all 7 continents with some country names labeled, the equator, plus latitude and longitude. Just peel off the paper backing, and it will stick easily (and remove cleanly!) from most surfaces, providing an instant interactive backdrop! 51 magnets allow hands-on learning with the backdrop. Full-color magnets include animals native to different continents, famous landmarks, and name labels for continents, oceans, hemispheres and the equator. At the bottom of the world map are 7 squares with continent-specific details which are to be matched with the individual continent magnets. Wonderful for multi-sensory learning at home and school. If you like this concept, check out the "Equivalents Magnetic Wall Sticker" in our math section and "Science Magnetic Wall Stickers" in science. ~Deanne

  • 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 #: 001888
    ISBN: 9780689806230
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.95

    The lyrical text and high spirited illustrations will take you and your child into a day in the life of Jesse Bear. Jesse is a young bear that has to decide what he will wear in the morning, the afternoon and the night. You will be surprised to find out what he wears isn't always what you think it will be! With simple sentences and repetitive use of simple words, this is a great book for beginning readers while also being a wonderful bedtime story.

  • Item #: 000431
    ISBN: 9780789489821
    Retail: $22.00
    Rainbow Price: $15.50

    Honestly, of all the books about horses that I've ever seen, this is the one that I would consider the horse Bible. This was the first horse book that I ever owned and through it I got one of the most wonderful horses in the world - but more about that later. The lengthy introduction covers horse breeds, types, temperaments, relatives, conformation, life cycle, color patterns, markings, gaits, sporting and working events, saddles, bridles, bits, origins and more. These pages are packed full of information, pictures, illustrations, etc. The meat of the book is devoted to discussing over 100 individual horse breeds, divided into three sections: ponies, light horses, and heavy horses. Most breeds receive a two-page spread and a plethora of information about that breed including environment, origin, temperament, breeding, characteristics, colors, and uses. Pages also include a map section with a highlighted area of the region the horse originated from, a key showing the types of horses which influenced the breed and the traits that they passed to it, and a silhouette illustration of the horse standing next to a 6' tall man for size comparison along with size ranges. Front and center, of course, is a photograph of the horse which takes up the majority of the page with distinctive points of conformation marked out to assist with breed identification. The end pages include a glossary of equine lingo that not all are familiar with and an index so you can flip back to your favorite breed easily until you have the page memorized. This book was also my art inspiration (horses are the only thing I draw at all well), and I often took this book with me as a guide when I was drawing - my goal was to draw all the breeds, but I never got that accomplished! Besides educating me, this book did something else for me - it was in this book I saw my first picture of a Friesian (pg. 116!!) and then and there I decided that I had to have one at some point in my life (not knowing at the time how expensive they are). I had never even touched one before last spring where, because of this book, I decided that I would do my required internship (for the horse program I was in) at a Friesian breeding facility. I had never seen one up close, but they were still on my mind, so I located a farm up in Minnesota. After two weeks there my dreams came true - my bosses gifted me with an almost two-year old Friesian cross (that's right, he's only half Friesian, but he is gorgeous!) which I named Tonto. It was truly one of the most amazing things that ever happened to me and, of course, I owe it to God and this amazing book! ~ Megan

  • Item #: MPSN1S
    Retail: $137.79
    Rainbow Price: $99.00