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  • Item #: 049665
    ISBN: 9780140502015
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    Robert McCloskey has captured the magnificence—from the wonders of the beach to the brilliance of the night sky—of the New England coast and how it appears to children who are spending their summer there. Accompanied with amazing painted illustrations, the story has a poetic feel to it as the words flow in smooth cadences. This Caldecott Medal recipient is written in present tense and second person which makes it even more unique. 63 pgs, pb. – John

  • Item #: 048441
    ISBN: 9780375869020
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     Wonder is the story of a young boy born with a severe facial deformity. He is small for his age, but cognitively he is bright and clever. Auggie’s parents had been homeschooling him, but decide it is time for him to go to middle school. They choose Beecher Prep in NYC. The story follows his experience in school: experiencing stares in the halls, his family’s and his teachers’ worries, making friends, etc. Auggie is not ordinary. His life has been dictated by his face and how others see him. As the other students learn to see past the surface, they love Auggie for his humor and courage. By R.J. Palacio. 313 pgs. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 000845
    ISBN: 9780763658175
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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 #: 065073
    ISBN: 9780596526856
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    The Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders is a reference for the more serious night sky amateur. Written to have more textual information and fewer pictures, this book is a guide to viewing of deep-space objects, equipment you might need, and facts about 50 different constellations. Constellations are presented in alphabetical order from Andromeda to Vulpecula and lists important facts about each – season for viewing, pronunciation, neighbors, tables for featured stars, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies, star chart showing the constellation’s location in the night sky, and black and white images of the night sky. Pick a constellation, read about it, then go outdoors to test your observation skills with the night sky. 519 pgs, pb. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 003744
    ISBN: 9780394800233
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    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 #: 060714
    ISBN: 9781607058922
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    What a fun and engaging way to introduce kids to the world of color! Learn the basics of color theory (including the color wheel): mix primary colors to create secondary and tertiary colors; explore warm and cool colors; create with monochromatic, analogous and complementary color schemes; understand the difference between a tint, tone, and shade; discover how color affects people; and so much more. The hands-on painting activities and crafting projects (that kids can actually use or wear) throughout the book are a great way to reinforce the color theory information presented—kids will have some fun and retain information too. Plus, you earn stickers as you work through the pages that apply towards your Certificate of COLOR-ology at the end of the book. Projects have easy-to-follow instructions and a list of supplies needed for each. The back of the book includes a bonus certificate, extra worksheet pages you can copy, colorful stickers, and a tear-out color wheel poster. 64 pgs, 8.5” x 11” pb. ~ Emily

  • Item #: 045944
    ISBN: 9780689831829
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    Though only one of the seven wonders of the ancient world still stands, their greatness is clear from their legacy. This book introduces the seven legendary structures and explains what we know about them – how and why they were built, the function they served, materials used, where they were located, and how they eventually came to ruin. The book doesn't go into exhaustive detail; it just lays out the basics in an easy-to-read, almost storybook kind of way. Every other page in the book is text, while the other is a full-page, full-color illustration of the wonder being discussed. Readers will learn a lot about various ancient civilizations and the renowned monuments they made. By Lynn Curlee, 36 pgs, hc. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 025418
    ISBN: 9781575672489
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    If I could have only one science resource in our school, this would be it. Moody Press has taken the creme de la creme from its science films in producing this excellent set. Each hour-long DVD features exceptional photography and intriguing subject matter, all to display the wisdom and power of our Creator. Part 1 explores the life support system designed into planet earth. Part 2 provides fascinating facts from the animal kingdom. Part 3 focuses on the marvelous design of the human body. (The DVDs in this set are the same as three of the DVDs found in the larger set, #035071, listed below.) Parts of this series have held visiting neighbor kids in rapt attention. Mark (then age 8), our science guy, particularly liked segments showing a lizard running on 2 legs, seed pods that "explode," and seeds that "walk." After viewing this set, you will see why "God saw that it was good."

  • Item #: 023898
    ISBN: 9780375854866
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  • Item #: 254987
    ISBN: 9781591668220
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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 #: 069710
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     Prepare to be WOW-ED! Probably the coolest (ahem, educational) introductory science kit! Designed for free exploration or parent/teacher led discovery, this kit contains 10 double-sided activity cards and supplies to discover primary and secondary colors, magnetism and bubble making. The larger-sized, durable components will last for years. You’ll receive glasses with slots for different colored lenses (included), two test tubes with lids, test tube rack, horseshoe magnet, bubble wand and tray, and a twisty dropper. Note: the components are larger for small hands. For example, the dropper measures nearly 6” long!

      Glossy, cardstock activity cards measure 9”x 6 1/4” pictures the kit’s tool needed for the activity. Cards also list additional needed household items and the key science concept. On the flip side is step-by-step activity instructions. Children are never too young to fall in love with science and this kit will inspire capture their imagination. 24 pc. set ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 055831
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    This expansion adds four new wonders to play with the original game: Stonehenge, Abu Simbel, The Great Wall of China, and a new version of Manneken Pis. Set includes four boards (different A & B sides), four wonder cards, and a rule book.
  • Item #: 026726
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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 #: 025274
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    Similar in concept to the original 7 Wonders game, but redesigned for 2-player competition. As in the original, each player is leading a civilization and constructing Cities of Buildings and Wonders over the time span of 3 Ages. During each Age, each player can play 10 cards to earn coins, strengthen their armies, and make scientific discoveries, all in the name of developing their city. Unlike the original, the game can end at any time if a player can claim military or scientific supremacy. Do you go for the quick victory or gradual domination? A full-length game takes about 30 minutes. ~ Bob

  • Item #: 053990
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    This intriguing game is designed around several unique factors. First of all, each player begins with a different board featuring one of the Seven Ancient Wonders – the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Great Pyramid of Giza, etc. The boards share similar features although each one maintains its own distinctive characteristics. On each board are coins, points, 2-3 benefits, as well as one resource it produces. There are three rounds in the game, referred to as ages. Each age has its own deck of cards, and at the beginning of an age players are dealt seven cards. They pick a card to play and then pass the remaining cards to their neighbor, strategically choosing cards from each hand that will benefit them the most. There are seven different types of cards, including resource cards, which are needed to buy most of the other cards; point cards, which give no benefit other than victory points; military cards, which each player assembles to "fight" against their neighbors for additional points; and guild cards, which appear only in the last age and are generally worth a lot of points. In the first age, the cards are cheap to buy and players will build up their resources and lay the foundation for the game. By the third age the cards are fairly expensive and it's crucial to make the best decisions regarding which cards you build, and which ones you allow to be passed on to your neighbors! At the end of the third age, players tally their points in each category and add them together to reveal who got the most victory points to win the game. With a lot of variation between games due to the differing boards, randomness of the card decks, broad variety of strategies that can win the game, and even the difference made by the strategy of whoever you happen to be sitting by, this one offers a lot of re-playability. 2-7 players.

  • Item #: 009483
    ISBN: 9780590371254
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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 #: 035744
    ISBN: 9781482451436
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  • Item #: 068952
    ISBN: 9781847806956
    Retail: $30.00
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     Focuses on places and events. Covers topics ranging from Scotland’s Highland Games, to exploring Giza’s Pyramids, to rafting down the Grand Canyon.

  • Item #: 055248
    ISBN: 9781936313730
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    Need project ideas for a unit study? Do you want your kids to do some hands-on activities with an Ancient Cultures lesson? This resource is here to help. This book contains twenty ideas covering all seven ancient wonders: Great Pyramid, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Colossus of Rhodes, Temple of Artemis, Mausoleum of Helicarnassus, and the Pharos of Alexandria. There are informational factoids, as well as travel tips. (For example, if you visit a McDonald's in Egypt, you can order a McFalafel!). The project ideas vary, but all have good directions and how-to illustrations. As an example, when learning about pyramids, you can re-create the sledges used to move the giant stones using pencils and a heavy book. Kids are given the dimensions of the Great Pyramid, then challenged to calculate how long it would take to walk around the base. To solve, mark off twenty feet, time how long it takes to walk the distance, then do the math. Older kids could easily follow directions in here without parent help and share their finished product with you, but younger kids will need some guidance. If you don't have the time to find project ideas elsewhere, this is a great little book of ideas! ~ Sara

  • 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 #: 065067
    ISBN: 9780330534260
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  • Item #: 065068
    ISBN: 9780330533874
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  • Item #: 005407
    ISBN: 9781931414111
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  • Item #: 012475
    ISBN: 9781931414128
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  • Item #: 035437
    ISBN: 9781931414142
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  • Item #: 051764
    ISBN: 9781441305220
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  • Item #: 068142
    ISBN: 9781610674737
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  • Item #: 020497
    ISBN: 9780758606815
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    A companion to 3 in 1 - A Picture of God (see above), this book tackles another hard-to-explain subject - Heaven. With the same kind of simple yet effective illustrations accompanying the minimal yet insightful text, this book helps kids understand God's plan for life on earth and life in Heaven. hc. - Melissa

  • Item #: 067239
    ISBN: 9781600630668
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     God is in the details! Animals show us God’s handiwork and lead us to worship. Divided into mammal, reptile, bird, sea creature and insect sections; gorgeous, detailed, full-color photography and drawings pack this book. For each animal (modern day unique and some Biblical), descriptions and related Biblical references pinpoint the animal’s beauty, uniqueness, and God’s complex design. Additional pages include special considerations: Scripture’s sorting of animals, metamorphosis, symbiosis, and more. Scripture from NKJV, 8 1/2"x 11 1/4", 92 pgs, hc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 026972
    ISBN: 9780890514122
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    This fascinating book explores many different facets of mathematics, and is an intriguing read for anyone - whether or not they enjoy the actual subject! It begins with a chapter which discusses the calendar - how it came about, problems and changes that were corrected and re-corrected, how the months were named and the days were divided amongst them, different people who influenced the calendar, and finally the system that we have today. Did you know that our calendar will have to be adjusted again, assuming we reach the year 5329? By then, our current calendar will be off an entire day. The text is so interesting it's hard not to just keep reading. Throughout the text, questions, puzzles, and problems are offered as a challenge for students. Some of the topics covered include measuring, practical mathematics, number names and patterns, endless numbers, math for scientists, and computing machines. Lots of history is given with each topic, so students learn not only about the concepts but how they were formed and developed over time to give us the functions we commonly use today. An excellent supplement to any math curriculum, reading a chapter from this book would provide an excellent break from the daily math lessons. 157 pgs. - Melissa