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  • Item #: 009130
    ISBN: 9780531280256
    Retail: $9.95
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  • Item #: 067738
    ISBN: 9780385345644
    Retail: $24.00
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    Packed with beautiful color photographs and useful illustrations, this publication showcases over 150 recipes, projects, and skills that are designed to help readers become healthier and more self-sufficient. The author assumes that readers already possess at least a basic understanding of natural foods and primitive cooking methods as she addresses topics such as food preservation, growing and using flowers/herbs in cooking, and general first aid/safety issues. Whether you are a full-time homesteader, a weekend farmers’ market devotee, or simply someone who wants to learn how to live or survive more independently, this resource will be a welcome addition to your library. 300 pgs, pb. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 057055
    ISBN: 9781882859504
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  • Item #: 045015
    ISBN: 9781880114209
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    Doe Sia (a young Bannock girl) and Emma (a Danish immigrant girl) form an immediate bond in the 1850's American West. Their courage is tested when the two girls get caught in a fierce mountain blizzard and must do everything they can to survive.

    Check out some free downloadable resources for Doe Sia here!

  • Item #: 013654
    ISBN: 9780756640057
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  • Item #: 010093
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    Locomotive, 12 curved and 2 straight tracks, construction blocks to build 1 carriage and a station, 301 pieces total.
  • Item #: 003595
    ISBN: 9781781916346
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    These trailblazer books come in a collection featuring Christian leaders from all different walks of life. This set includes Bill Bright, Billy Bray, Billy Graham, David Brainerd, and Joni Eareckson Tada.

  • Item #: 048507
    ISBN: 9781942968696
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    Louisiana Purchase, Lewis & Clark, Sacagawea, Rivers & Mountains, Days and Nights on the Oregon Trail, Railroad Men, and other stories.

  • Item #: 006476
    ISBN: 9781932971514
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  • Item #: 006491
    ISBN: 9780395883938
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    Follow along as the Roberstons, a pioneer family living on a 1840 farm in the backwoods, lead you through a year of their lives. Learn how to tell time by the sun, finger spin, make butter, and much more! Wonderful stories and drawings tell about the sights, sounds, and smells of cornhusking bees, making maple syrup, or sheep shearing. A delightful blend of fact and historical fiction. pb.

  • Item #: 009570
    ISBN: 9780394820385
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    This short chapter book will entertain readers while educating them about history. It features black and white illustrations and chapters just a few pages in length, with nine chapters in all. While the story is fictional, it is based on actual historical events and has text and characters geared toward younger readers. It is action-packed, showing how adventurous history is and holding young readers' attention. Pioneer Cat is about a young girl named Kate who travels to Oregon by wagon train with her pet cat. Exciting, educational reading. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 006600
    ISBN: 9781930367845
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  • Item #: 048921
    ISBN: 9780778735243
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  • Item #: 046880
    ISBN: 9780064462341
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    This picture book tells the story of Laura Ingalls Wilder in a way that will captivate younger readers and introduce them to this important literary figure. The large, easy-to-read text tells of her early childhood in Wisconsin, all the moves her family goes through, her marriage and later life, and even the way she wrote about her childhood and became a famous author before her death. Beautiful, full-page paintings illustrate the story and bring the detailed text to life. A great introduction to the person behind the famous Little House books. By William Anderson, 32 pgs, pb. ~Rachel

  • Item #: 030860
    ISBN: 9780062377104
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  • Item #: 012684
    ISBN: 9780140322422
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  • Item #: 005371
    ISBN: 9781556522710
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    By the same author as Huzzah Means Hooray, and More than Moccasins, this new activity book will take you to the old west with the Lewis and Clark expedition, fur trader's exploration, a wagon train to Oregon Territory, the discovery of gold, and of course, the era of cowboys. You'll go back in time, too, with the activities; panning for gold, singing cowboy songs and makin' flapjacks, sewing a sunbonnet, and much, much more!

  • Item #: 004485
    ISBN: 9781555763589
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  • Item #: 001143
    ISBN: 9780486294117
    Retail: $4.99
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  • Item #: 041891
    ISBN: 9781683440574
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  • Item #: 012302
    ISBN: 9780689714191
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    Read about the life of a young pioneer girl through her diary. Catherine Cabot Hall, age 13, begins a diary to record her days. Share her story as you read about the struggles and joys she faces growing up in New England in the 1830's.

  • Item #: 038691
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    When it is fully assembled, this model of a covered wagon measures about 8.5" x 4.5". Included in the kit are precut wood pieces, a few small nails, the cover of the wagon (which is made from white cardstock), and easy to follow instructions. Recommended additional supplies (which are not included) are paint, wood glue, hammer, and scissors. The wagon is fairly easy to make and (not including painting) should take about fifteen minutes to assemble. ~Rachel
  • Item #: 008990
    ISBN: 9781561451906
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    This book is a great piece of historical fiction for kids. It chronicles the travels of Lewis and Clark and the adventures they have with their dog Seaman. The illustrations are pencil drawings captioned with quotations taken from the journals kept by Lewis and Clark and their men, with the original spelling and punctuation. The story is followed by an author's note, along with information on other books to be read and areas that might be of interest for kids studying the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Also included is a map of the U.S. and the Louisiana Purchase ca. 1803-1806 and one of the continental United States today showing the course taken by Lewis and Clark. 187 pgs, pb. - Stephanie A.

  • Item #: 049595
    ISBN: 9781893103023
    Retail: $16.95
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    First published in 1951, this book reconstructs in essence and detail one of the most splendid and daring exploits in the history of exploration and discovery. In simple, forceful, rhythmic language and in pictures rich with imaginative understanding, he has captured the magnificence of disciplined bravery, the gusto and rollicking humor of the true spirit of adventure and the beauty of the wilderness. Bold two- and three-color illustrations by the author exemplify the text. (Description by Beautiful Feet.)

  • Item #: 008792
    ISBN: 9780890512487
    Retail: $14.99
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    An interesting look at the field of medicine from Hippocrates on. The book covers major developments throughout the ages along with the pioneers who authored them. Aspiring doctors, nurses or others leaning toward a medical profession will appreciate this survey.

  • Item #: 041913
    ISBN: 9780890519790
    Retail: $39.99
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    Full of colorful artwork and photos as well as black & white illustrations, vocabulary tidbits, maps, and biographical sketches, it is skillfully formatted into an appealing and engaging text. Each of the 28 chapters (i.e. weekly lessons) have text interspersed with Narration Breaks (place to stop and recount orally the information that has been covered) and questions: "Ready to Explore". Each chapter ends with a two-page photo montage (a feature I love) that pertains to the chapter's focus. For instance, there is a collection of Native American dwellings each with short informational captions in America's Story.


  • Item #: 001482
    ISBN: 9780140383195
    Retail: $6.99
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    Load up your covered wagon and join the Todd family as they journey from their comfortable Arkansas home to the great unknown along the Oregon Trail. With only a guide book and their strong faith in God, the Todd family tackles the dangerous two thousand mile journey with courage and a pioneering spirit. Through the eyes of Mary Ellen, we see and experience the difficulties of the Todd family as they encounter rough terrain, broken down wagons, cholera, swollen river beds, and hostile Indians. In spite of all this, nothing will stop them from their dream of a homestead in the bountiful Oregon territory. This book is a great fictional introduction to life on the historical Oregon Trail. It is a great read and is full of concrete historical information to accompany any study of the wild Western Frontier and the pioneers who settled it. The author, Jean Van Leeuwen will draw any reader into the story with the details of life along the Oregon Trail. You can also track the Todd family's progress chapter-by-chapter with the use of the illustrated map provided on the first two pages. Will the Todd family make it to Oregon before winter hits? 167 pgs, pb. - elise

  • Item #: 000771
    ISBN: 9780140507294
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    In the pioneering days of aviation, people were risking their very lives to try to accomplish new things. Here is the story of Frenchman Louis Blériot, a pioneer who was as keen about building and flying his machines as the Wright brothers were. While he was not the first to fly, he was the first to fly across the English Channel after experimenting with many different planes. This simple story, with large colorful illustrations, tells of his first encounter with flying machines and chronicles his successes and failures in the build-up to his triumphant flight across the channel. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 041955
    ISBN: 9780890519813
    Retail: $39.99
    Rainbow Price: $25.49

    Full of colorful artwork and photos as well as black & white illustrations, vocabulary tidbits, maps, and biographical sketches, it is skillfully formatted into an appealing and engaging text. Each of the 28 chapters (i.e. weekly lessons) have text interspersed with Narration Breaks (place to stop and recount orally the information that has been covered) and questions: "Ready to Explore".Each chapter ends with a two-page photo montage (a feature I love) that pertains to the chapter's focus. For instance, there is a collection of Native American dwellings each with short informational captions inAmerica's Story.


  • Item #: 041933
    ISBN: 9780890519806
    Retail: $29.99
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       The Teacher Guide is a combination book. It is part teacher book, with some course instructional information, detailed daily lesson plans, an overview of the activities built into the student worksheets, teaching tips for struggling learners, supply lists, suggestions for special projects, and answers for student worksheets. Information for the teacher (about 10% of the book) includes a section on the importance of narration and words of encouragement from the publisher. The remainder of the book is student worksheets (which are reproducible for your own homeschooling family). These worksheets provide the heart of a student’s journal to accompany the course. Very nicely designed and well-illustrated, there are daily front-and-back worksheets. These are similar but appropriately different for each age level between the two series. The whole TG is three-hole punched, and for the record, there are no tests in either series.

      America’s Story worksheets include Draw-Write pages (journaling lines, space for sketching, copywork), Mini-Project pages (cut & glue projects), Written Narration pages, Timeline pages (cards for each chapter with space for students to create their own timeline), a Special Prayer Book (a cut apart book for writing a weekly prayer for his/her country), and Artist Study (quick introduction to an artist with a variety of related art activities). Mapwork and vocabulary study are also a featured part of these pages.