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  • Item #: 040536
    ISBN: 9781894666701
    Retail: $10.90
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    Quintus is sixteen years old and proud of his Roman citizenship. With his father dead and his mother dying, his uncle steps in to find him an apprenticeship to a tentmaker outside of the city. He soon finds himself under the care of Aquilla and Priscilla in a world so different from what he is use to. The people he works with speak of love for neighbors, love for God, and love for a man who died for them thirty years ago. Through Quintus' eyes, you will learn a great deal about the historical events that took place in the summer of 64 A.D., as Christians become the central target for great persecution under the commands of Emperor Nero. This is a gripping story that depicts many of the horrors that Christians had to endure, but in a tamed down way that saves adolescent readers from too many gory details. A great fictional story that shows the difficulties that were placed upon early believers and how God worked it all to His Glory. 135 pgs, pb. – elise

  • Item #: 070483
    ISBN: 9780794540258
    Retail: $6.99
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     This coloring book by Usborne presents the national flag of every independent country in the world for you to color. The flags are grouped according to their continent of origin, and helpful maps of each continent are also included which enable readers to see the location of each nation. Several blank flags are featured on each page, with full-color representations along the outside edges for reference.  Alongside each blank flag is a short explanation detailing its particular symbols or colors; these references do not often include the date when a particular flag was adopted. The value of this resource goes way beyond the fact that it can be used as a coloring book. 48 pgs, pb. ~ Mike

  • 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 #: 037499
    ISBN: 9781580175548
    Retail: $14.95
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    If you and your kids want to learn about birds, and I mean really learn about birds (more than the information provided by little books or field guides), then this is the book for you! Packed with full-color illustrations and photographs and detailed, yet easy-to-read information, bird lovers of all ages will learn something new. The book begins with an up-close-and-personal look at the bird. Learn the finer structures within feathers, types of feathers, bird anatomy and structure including bones and internal organs, types of bills, bird senses, and much more. The second chapter talks about the various places birds call home and which types prefer which environments and habitats. Bird communication, communities, nest preferences, eggs and food are all discussed. The third chapter is in a field guide layout – introducing thirty types of birds with an introduction, size comparison, habitat, bird call, and range across the U.S.A. given. The section ends with a compact chart of all the birds discussed and the essential information about each one. Then students will learn about birds that are endangered and bird migration. The fifth chapter entails how you can interact with birds and make your yard a bird haven. There are some ideas for building projects such as nesting boxes and arbors, and ideas for keeping a calendar of the birds you see and when you see them to learn their schedules. The sixth and final chapter shows the gold-medal winning birds in lots of different events such as fastest runners, highest fliers, deepest divers, best dressed and more with short explanations of which bird species came in first. A glossary, resource list, index, and a short bird-watching quiz are all included in the appendix. So read up and head outside to put your new knowledge to the test! ~ Megan

  • Item #: 018534
    ISBN: 9780843120059
    Retail: $10.99
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    This set is a great way to introduce kids to classic and original songs from around the world. Children love to sing along, and the 64 page, small-format (5.25" x 8.25") book included provides illustrations and complete lyrics for all of the songs on the CD (written in native languages as well as English). The 44 songs are sung in both English and their original language, with an entire hour of musical entertainment in all. Listeners/singers will enjoy music from around the globe and also learn facts from songs about different people, places, and cultures. Examples of North American songs include Going over the Sea from Canada and El Coqui (The Frog) from Puerto Rico. Examples of South American songs include Ciranda (Circle Game) from Brazil and Los Pollitos (Little Chicks) from Peru. Examples of European songs include En Enebaer Bush (The Mulberry Bush) from Denmark and Coulter's Candy from Scotland. African songs include Bebe Moke (Baby So Small) from Zaire and Kanyoni Kanja (Little Bird Outside) from Kenya. Asian songs include Attal Mattal (Rhythm Game) from Iran and Ame, Ame (Rain, Rain) from Japan. A few Australian and Oceania songs are included too. With an hour of music and the lyrics included in the illustrated books, kids will enjoy this set that allows them to experience music from around the world. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 015556
    ISBN: 9780544763425
    Retail: $9.99
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    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 #: 015483
    ISBN: 9780064440042
    Retail: $3.95
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    Little Bear's mother helps him through all his adventures - from figuring out that he really doesn't need a coat to go outside in the winter to granting his wish at story time.

  • Item #: 004065
    ISBN: 9780140501827
    Retail: $7.99
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    One day Peter wakes up and there is snow covering everything! He gets all bundled up and heads outside for an adventuresome day in the snow. Before he goes inside for the day, he stows a snowball in his pocket. When he checks his pocket before bed the snowball is gone, and Peter is sad. Then he dreams that all of the snow melted over night, but when he wakes up there is even more snow.

  • Item #: 046094
    ISBN: 9780486284958
    Retail: $5.00
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    Henry David Thoreau was a 19th century environmentalist who built a cabin on the shores of Walden Pond outside Concord, Massachusetts. For two years and two months (during 1845-1847), Thoreau lived in his cabin, where he lived simply and aimed to be self-sufficient. He farmed, observed nature, surveyed, and wrote in his journal. This classic of the American Romantic period expresses the spirit of New England Transcendentalism through accounts of Thoreau's daily life, detailed nature writing, and meditations on society, government, human existence, and more. 216 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 043976
    ISBN: 9780936163383
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    Susan Schaeffer Macaulay grew up in L'Abri in Switzerland which was founded by her parents, Frank and Edith Schaeffer. The Schaeffers wanted to provide a place where people could come to get away from the outside world and think about, read, and discuss the big issue of life - the purpose of their life in this world. The ultimate goal was to lead people to God, or to strengthen their relationship with God. Susan and her husband Ranald were carrying on the work of her parents in England when this book was written in 1982. The book is a basic overview of worldviews. In its 12 short chapters, we meet various people with divergent viewpoints about God: the God of the Bible; the God who would never send anyone to hell; there is no god; there are many gods; the physical world is just an illusion; and whatever you believe is OK as long as you believe it sincerely. We also see why believing in the God of the Bible is the only view that makes sense. I used this book for devotions with our four oldest kids for about three weeks. They now understand that knowing what a person believes will enable each of us to be a more effective witness to that person. Now, to put it into practice...

  • Item #: 043857
    ISBN: 9780890515075
    Retail: $15.99
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    Almost everyone knows the story of Noah and the flood but the picture that many Christians have of the ark's design, construction, and function are not only inaccurate but detrimental to the belief in a global flood and a literal interpretation of the Bible. In this fascinating book, the author, Tim Lovett, unveils a new ark design based on biblical information and ancient shipbuilding capabilities. As Lovett takes you through the planning, designing, construction, sailing, and living in the ark, you'll begin to understand the hard work on Noah's part and follow the evidence that there was indeed a worldwide flood that his ark survived. I grew up knowing all about the flood and ark but reading this book was the first time it was brought to life in a real way. Throughout the book are beautiful, full-color illustrations and photographs of design, construction, and life aboard the ark that make it even more real. With scientific, historical, and biblical evidence, this book offers one of the best, most realistic looks at what Noah's ark was really like. 74 pgs, hc. ~Rachel

  • Item #: 043526
    Retail: $6.11
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    4.4 lbs. of Plaster of Paris dry powder mix. Makes enough plaster to cover a 2.25 sq. ft. area, depending on the thickness desired. Directions for mixing, application, cleanup and storage appear on the outside of the box.

  • Item #: 041617
    ISBN: 9780142407332
    Retail: $10.00
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    First published in 1967, this book by S.E. Hinton emerged as a popular book for older teenagers and young adults and has remained popular for 40 years. It tells the story of teenagers growing up in a dangerous city, with two warring groups of boys: the greasers and the Socs (richer society kids). Ponyboy, the main character, is a teenage greaser who lives with his older brothers after his parents' deaths. He's younger than the rest of the gang, but they accept and protect him. When a friend accidentally kills a Soc while protecting Ponyboy, the two try to outrun the revenge and violence that follows them. It's a heartbreaking but moving story about two different gangs and the pain they cause each other. Please note: violence, teenage smoking, and general "street life" themes are present throughout the story. 180 pgs, plus an an interview with the author and discussion questions, pb.

  • Item #: 038893
    Retail: $26.99
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    Encourage critical thinking skills with this logic puzzle that grows with children. The rules are easy: choose your puzzle, orient the game board, and place the little pigs (and big bad wolf with the 'night puzzles') to match the pictured challenge. Place the 3 puzzle pieces on the game board so that the houses fit over the pigs, but not the wolf - he must stay outside! 48 puzzles increase in difficulty from Learner to Master. Solutions are provided. Includes hardcover, wordless picture book of the Three Little Pigs. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 034347
    ISBN: 9781580175838
    Retail: $7.95
    Rainbow Price: $5.95
    Here we have been selling this book for a year, and I never looked at it or realized just how cool it was until now! I love this book (I guess that is why the grade level says "through adult!); it is just about the coolest thing since buttered bread. Maybe even better than that if you're a horse lover like myself. The basics of horse care and riding are all covered, divided into topics such as Grooming, Feeding, Mucking, Safety, Ground Work, Tacking Up, and Riding. Almost every section has a two-page spread with a lot of information, how-to's, and tips. And for all those horse lovers out there that don't have a real horse to practice on, they can do almost everything with this book using the horse play section which guides the reader to do some activity with the stickers. There are four different scenes: in the barn, outside the barn, the tack room, and an outside pasture/arena. Four pages of stickers (which are actually not real stickers, they are more like colorforms - very re-usable, won't rip, go on and come off easily) are included in the middle, and believe me, they thought of everything! There are horses, riders facing both directions, saddles (English and Western), bridles, halters, lead ropes, currycombs, feed and water buckets, cowboy boots, feed, you name it! Because of their stick- and stack-ability, you can combine a bunch of stickers into one very fine creation. The possibilities truly are endless with this activity book! ~ Megan
  • Item #: 032813
    ISBN: 9781683440994
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $15.50

    Providing an overview of World History from a Christian perspective, this teacher guide provides a 3 day per week schedule (36 weeks), reproducible student worksheets (homeschool families/small classrooms of less than 10 students), timeline activities, and more. Requires Noah's Ark Thinking Outside the Box book (item #43857) and the Big Book of History (item #050533). Components also sold as a package (#070812). Teaching insights and answers included.Engaging introduction to history from creation through modern times with a focus on God's Hand in HIStory! sc. 256 pgs. Comes 3 hole punched for your binder. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 032392
    ISBN: 9780982537725
    Retail: $21.95
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    I think it takes a rare person to try to present basic chemistry at a level that an upper-elementary or middle-school student can understand, but ORGANIC chemistry? Normally, you only really scratch the surface of organic chemistry in high school, and if you go into a science-related field in college, then you're really hit with it. So, before I even cracked the cover, I was very impressed with Ellen McHenry's follow-up to her first chemistry program, The Elements. And parents, even if you never took organic chemistry, it's not as complicated as it sounds, and I'll bet you'll be drawn in as you learn along with the kids! It sounds advanced and frightening, but organic chemistry is really just an intersection of chemistry and biology, and learning the chemistry and formation of things like fats, proteins and carbohydrates can be fascinating. When you understand how molecules and substances act in your body, it can put a whole new aspect on the boring old chemistry you thought you knew!

    Eleven chapters cover a broad range of organic chemistry topics, including carbon; alkane hydrocarbons; "-enes" and "-ynes" (including alkenes, alkynes, benzene, etc.); functional groups and their combinations (carboxylic acids, adehydes, esters, and esters); plastics, rubber and silicones; carbohydrates; fats; proteins; carbon oxides and the carbon cycle. Sounds intimidating, I know, but her low-stress, straight-forward approach to these topics makes them understandable to just about anybody. The overall layout is similar to that of The Elements, with each chapter containing informational text interspersed with helpful diagrams and the ever-present, cute thumbprint guys, who have a comment for just about everything. At the end of each chapter you'll find a page of comprehension questions, which review the material covered in the chapter, and a list of research questions on topics which are related, but not covered in depth in the chapter. These are questions that the student will have to research on-line or in reference books. Thankfully for you, answers to both types of questions are found in the answer key. The student pages may be copied for your own use, which is great if you are planning on using the program with multiple children, and would also be a great tool for students making their own chemistry notebook. An appendix includes more hands-on activities for each chapter, and any reproducibles that are required for those activities. While some activities involve building molecules from different manipulatives, others are more "outside the box" and involve having a "burning contest" using different flammable objects, taking a virtual tour of a coal mine, making marbled paper (using alkanes!), dying eggs (to study the effects of acetic acid), sorting plastic using chemical analysis, and much more! I can't help thinking that college chemistry could have been so much more fun if we would have been able to do activities like this instead of drawing molecule after molecule! If you enjoyed The Elements, or have completed another basic chemistry program and would love to take your study of chemistry further, I definitely recommend continuing with this. If you would like to use this with children a bit older or younger than the recommended age range, the author has provided some advice on adjusting the material to fit those needs as well. On a final note, I want to add that even children that don't ordinarily enjoy chemistry, or found basic chemistry so-so, may be absolutely fascinated by organic chemistry. 164 pages, paperback. The CD which was formerly included with this course has been replaced by downloadable files on the publisher's website, which are referenced in select activities throughout the book. - Jess

  • Item #: 031394
    Retail: $16.99
    Rainbow Price: $15.29

    I had an early interest in houses and architecture, and now I still love good design and creative interiors. I would have loved the stencils in this set, and may have saved some heavy lifting if I had used them to plan my bedroom rearranging instead of winging it! Students are first introduced to several periods in architectural design in a brief & colorful, kid-friendly booklet (16 pp). Classical, Romanesque, gothic, renaissance, baroque, Georgian, neoclassical, beaux arts, Bauhaus, art deco, expressionism, deconstructivism, structural expressionism and critical regionalism all have a short blurb and an illustration of a famous building in that style. You then look at structural elements and a timeline before you are encouraged to have a go at an original design. In the kit is a color poster of all of these famous buildings, great for a quick reference as you are in design-mode! A set of 6 stencils are guides for your student. They are made of sturdy, flexible, clear plastic and have elements like turrets, windows, domes, ornamental doors & ornaments for the outside, plus interior stuff like furniture, closets and sinks. A set of 8 colored pencils and a tablet of graph paper get your kiddos started. They can then make a large exterior and a large interior on the poster-sized paper in the kit. Two sheets of patterned paper have 6 designs of wood-look floors, tile & fabric textures to add some flair. While small children would have some trouble using the stencils, they can still design an interior and exterior in their own style. This would be a fun addition to any study in history or architecture, art or design. It has enough guidance to get you started and enough openness to let you be creative. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 029908
    ISBN: 9780375811005
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.50

    All about the human body - learn about your brain, bones, senses, muscles, and digestion.

  • Item #: 025636
    ISBN: 9781887840262
    Retail: $11.99
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    In the land of barren desert and isolated villages, Wayne Grover befriends a whole village with a single gift - a golden eagle. This village in Southwest Saudi Arabia is isolated from most of the outside world, and training their falcons to hunt is an important part of their lives. This is an amazing, true story of how one boy trains the golden eagle brought by Wayne and has success with the bird beyond anything anyone ever imagined. 150 pgs of absolutely riveting, easy-to-read story. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 020202
    ISBN: 9780935278880
    Retail: $16.95
    Rainbow Price: $12.95

    With a clear understanding of the concepts of sewing, and the skills developed through hand sewing and embroidery, children are now introduced to the sewing machine on an elementary level. Pictures are substituted for words to help children who are just learning to read. Rhymes and silly names for machine parts help children remember information and rules. Children learn about seam allowances, tapering, snips, clips, stitching inside and turning the shape outside. Kit includes Sewing Practice Sheets and fabric for two stars.

  • Item #: 008378
    ISBN: 9780802852168
    Retail: $9.00
    Rainbow Price: $6.95

    Curious by nature, Adara is not content with the docile lifestyle she is expected to live as a young Hebrew girl. She longs to have the same freedoms as the men folk. She daydreams of learning to read and write, a privilege offered only to Jewish boys. More than anything though, she yearns to travel outside the confines of the gated village where she lives with her family. To Adara, life is as predictable as the turning of a wheel. That is until one morning, with the blast of a trumpet, life as Adara knows it changes forever. Note: This is a fictionalized telling of the story of Naaman and Elisha, found in Kings II, Chapter 5. There is some rough language scattered throughout. You may wish to "censor" with a marker before handing this one over to your younger readers. ~ Rachel P.

  • Item #: 005572
    Retail: $29.95
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    While new homeschool curriculums crop up fairly often for history, science and language arts, it's a rarity that a new homeschool health program is developed! Author Michele Spadafora has done an incredible job in pulling together this easy-to-use, thoroughly Christian P.E. and nutrition course that incorporates weekly lessons in "faith, fitness and fuel." It's an 18-week course that includes three segments on each of those "building blocks" per week, with tests included after every 3rd or 4th week and lots of helpful and inspiring video content as well. Scheduling works most naturally if you do health three days per week for one semester. Each week includes three topical reading segments (each about two pages in length), questions for the student, space to write goals for all three areas for the week, and space to journal about the week. "Faith" reading assignments focus on a biblical message, typically a goal that we could all work towards in our relationship with the Lord. These include: giving God control, replacing stress with peace, prayer, worship, loving others, serving others, making disciples, and more. Scripture references are sprinkled throughout the text, and several questions typically follow the reading. "Fitness" readings focus on the practical and include the benefits of exercising, frequency of exercising, warm-ups and cool-downs, proper form, weight loss basics, core strength, exercise gear, etc. "Fuel" readings focus on nutrition, like eating portions and proportions, understanding food labels, the importance of breakfast, avoiding sugar, the importance of whole grains, eating healthy snacks, avoiding diet mistakes, understanding eating disorders, and more. Readings on fitness and fuel typically do not have questions for the student, but are always followed by a space to write a goal for the week. The tests are fairly short and made up entirely of multiple-choice questions (an answer key for these is included at the end of the book).

    The video content is one of my favorite aspects of the program. It not only allows the author to "talk to" the student via video, but it also provides a way to demonstrate proper exercise form, workout ideas, or cooking technique. There are 32 short videos that complement the content in the book, and prompts to view them are found at the end of the readings. Students are also directed to several "Burst" videos throughout the program. These videos are about ten minutes in length and, just like the name suggests, these offer short energetic workouts to get the blood pumping. These are also found on the author's website. A DVD is also included with the book which features three full-body workouts, each about a ½-hour in length. The workout routines are fast-moving, yet simple enough to follow along with and feature upbeat Christian music from a variety of contemporary Christian artists. No fancy gear is required; while exercise bands make an appearance in several of the workout videos, and weights and exercise balls are discussed in the book, most fitness routines do not require any equipment. Whether you use the routines included or your own fitness program, the student is asked to work out at least three times a week, outside of specific assignments from the book.

    This easy-to-implement program would be perfect to do together as a family. The readings are fairly short and easy for students at different ability levels to understand. Technical details on nutrition and fitness are kept to a minimum, and the fitness routines and exercises will appeal equally to girls and boys. Compared to a full-year health course, you won't find nearly as much content on the human body or physiology here; the emphasis is truly on practical knowledge and motivation to stay fit. It would make sense to incorporate the nutritional information into the whole family's diet as well. The text is designed as a consumable, but if your students all write in their own journals or notebooks, you could use the text as a family. Christian families will especially appreciate the emphasis on building your faith while you build your physical endurance. 171 pgs, pb. – Jess

  • Item #: 003159
    ISBN: 9781419702006
    Retail: $8.95
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    The year is 1841, and Japan has closed its borders to all outside influences, lest foreign devilry and barbarism seep into the country. Manjiro, a fourteen-year-old fisherman, and four of his friends are out on the seas searching for a good dinner when a terrible gale strikes their fishing boat and smashes it onto a rocky island. As the five friends attempt to survive in their desperate situation, Manjiro reveals his secret desire to be a samurai. Everyone laughs at the preposterous idea of a fisherman’s son becoming such a high-ranking individual, but Manjiro retains his dream. Soon after the incident, they spot a vessel offshore- an American vessel. Though no one wants to be corrupted by the barbarians, the group cuts their losses as the ship approaches and signal to it for help. After the group is rescued, mistrust and resentment stirs between the Japanese fishermen and some of the American sailors, but Manjiro tries his best to communicate and help out around the ship. As the captain takes a liking to the industrious (though occasionally clumsy) boy, he begins to take Manjiro under his wing, teaching him as much as he can. However, this leaves Manjiro in a troublesome spot- he longs to return to Japan, but if he does, his country will label him as a traitor influenced by foreign troublemakers. But if he continues to travel with the Americans, he has no idea where it will lead him. As Manjiro struggles to make his place among the vessel and its crew, every decision and interaction weighs heavily on his shoulders. Newberry Honor Book. 301 pgs. Paperback.

  • Item #: 002689
    ISBN: 9781558612785
    Retail: $13.50
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    Two years after the death of her mother, with her father away at a conference in Canada, young Amy Wilson finds herself on an exciting summer adventure. Accompanied by her Aunt Caroline, Amy makes the long journey from her home in Melbourne into the wild Australian outback where Caroline lives. Amy soon discovers that life in Aboriginal country is different than the city atmosphere she is used to. Far outside the range of television signals, Amy must find other means of entertainment. As she explores her new surroundings, Amy becomes acquainted with an Aboriginal girl named Lana. At first, the girls are wary of each other because of the difference in their skin color and cultures. As they get to know each other, though, they become good friends. They spend hours playing together and enjoying typical summer activities, such as swimming and camping. One fateful night, however, their summer-time fun turns terrifying, as they unexpectedly discover a vicious thief stealing artifacts from a sacred Aborigine site. (Note of caution: this story contains references to the spiritualism and superstitions held by some natives of Australia's outback.) ~ Rachel P.

  • Item #: 002242
    ISBN: 9781770857445
    Retail: $19.95
    Rainbow Price: $15.75

      The naturalist in me adores this book! Introduce your littlest ones to the 12 most common backyard birds through the beautiful images, background information and clear realistic sounds. Each 2 page spread features one bird. On the left, you will find the common and scientific name, a summary paragraph and specific details including location found, diet, size, description of eggs and more. The opposite side has a beautiful, lifelike image of the bird, and a “Did you know” statement. The book itself is composed of thicker, board book type pages. The sound module is encased in durable plastic and is attached to the book. Each bird’s sound button has a lifelike picture of the bird’s face that matches the image inside the book. A list of the included birds is the House Wren, American Goldfinch, Red-Winged Black Bird, Killdeer, House Finch, Great Horned Owl, Blue Jay, American Robin, Northern Cardinal, Mourning Dove, American Crow and the Song Sparrow. Don’t be surprised if your children are outside playing and come running to share the name of the bird singing from the trees! Book measures approximately 8 3/4 x 8 1/4”. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 001596
    ISBN: 9780763667016
    Retail: $19.99
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    There are so many good tips and ideas for budding animators to try in this boxed set; they will be busy for hours and hours! The box itself is a two-sided set for your animation videos: one is the outside of a gloomy castle and the other is a dungeon. Sturdy cardboard flaps drop down and open to the side to expand the set, and includes a window and a door that opens. These can make for some fun lighting effects! There are also goodies in the box like a detailed handbook with step by step instructions to create several types of animation and lots of fun cardstock props. Also included are devices and props:5 speech bubbles, a zoetrope disk/drum/strip and a thaumatrope (illusion devices), lunar and tropical island props (2 sided) with a 2-sided background, press-on features for your characters, a 2-D monster puppet, a workbench prop, and 2 storyboard starters. The real meat of this set is the 32 pg. book with all of its ideas and color illustrations. Learn about creating a character, telling a story, traditional/cutout/2D/board/clay animation, complex model making, sets, props, lights, object animation, pixilation and editing. A camera or cell phone is necessary but not included. ~ Sara


  • Item #: 000755
    ISBN: 9780064432566
    Retail: $7.99
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    Grandfather, Thomas, and the cat, Ringo, find themselves in the middle of a storm, where all the lights have gone out. They're trying to figure out what to do because they can't see enough to read and the electricity is out, so they can't watch TV either. Grandfather decides to tell Thomas of a tale about when he was a little boy and a storm he found himself afraid in. He tells of how his bravery took over when he realized that his little dog, Melvin, was all alone outside and that he had to put his fear aside to venture out and rescue him. Written by Mary Stolz and beautifully illustrated by Pat Cummings.

  • Item #: 000354
    ISBN: 9781888827460
    Retail: $16.95
    Rainbow Price: $7.84

    “A Time Management, Organization, and Career Exploration Course for Christian Home-Schooled Teens.” A rather lengthy subtitle, but very accurate. The author of Spelling Power has placed both a learning and planning tool in the hands of teens. If you want to control your child’s educational plans for the future - skip this. But if you want to empower your teen to begin to take charge of his life - this is great! As students work through this 9-week, ¼-credit course they learn essential planning and organizational skills while constructing a plan for high school and beyond. Definitely Christian in perspective, students are encouraged to seek God’s will when setting goals and to “make time for God” when creating weekly and daily schedules. The book is interesting, well-written, and logically organized into nine main units: Establishing Goals and Setting Priorities; Create Your Tentative High School Plan; Working Out This Year’s Plan; Planning Individual Courses; Completing Assignments and Projects; Making Weekly and Daily Schedules; Keep Records of Your Accomplishments; Making Decisions About Post High School Education; Paying for College. Accompanied by a helpful array of reproducible forms, these take your students through long- and short-term goal setting, through the nuts and bolts of planning each year, down to weekly and daily scheduling, keeping records of progress, and looking into the options for the future, including college. Your student will emerge with a better, “big picture” view of his education and its relevance in his life. The author does not assume a particular philosophy of education throughout, but, rather, does an excellent job of allowing for different educational approaches and learning preferences. She explains how to include outside activities and learning experiences as coursework and translate them into credits. While it would be ideal to use this course at the outset of high school, it could be implemented any time during the high school years.

  • Item #: MPKSSE
    Retail: $356.47
    Rainbow Price: $255.00

    A wonderful collection of books which open up worlds of discovery for kindergarteners and first graders. Memoria Press uses this set as a supplement to their regular kindergarten study, but it would be an excellent set of books for any home library. Discover how a house is built, how a seed turns into a plant, why deserts are dry, what the world is made of, what lives in a shell – and so much more. ~ Janice

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