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  • Item #: 041239
    ISBN: 9780393059748
    Retail: $35.00
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    Have you found yourself wishing that the information found in Story of the World was available for an older student, or maybe for yourself? Well, now it is! Corresponding to the time period covered by SOTW, Vol. 1 and written by Susan Wise Bauer in her highly readable style, this is a "grown-up" version suitable for older students and parents. Accompanying the text are maps and timelines, even a few photos. This book just begs to be read. I started reading the section on Spartacus and soon found myself enthralled with the details of the Gladiator Wars. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 010821
    ISBN: 9781888287028
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    V.M. Hillyer, the first headmaster of Calvert School, spent many of his school years studying only American history. Believing that studying world history would broaden children’s horizons and give them a better understanding of the world and history in general, he set about to write an understandable and comprehensive world history children could enjoy. A Child’s History of the World functions to familiarize young children with some of the countless historical events and people of significance while reading like a good story. While many of the topics touched upon may not be the most important in overall world history, they are nevertheless significant because they can be understood by a child. The subjects are covered in chronological order, from the beginning of the world through the end of the Cold War. This gives the child a linear view of world history that allows details to be filled in later. The softcover text is 432 pages in length, and is written to pique interest by asking questions throughout the text. Black and white illustrations are interspersed with the textual information to enhance the content. This book is a resource for the History Odyssey level 1 courses, and is written from a different perspective. Although references are made to God and Jesus, the first four chapters talk about how things started and cave men. His suggestion that the earth began as a spark that was thrown from the sun, cooled to a cinder and became the earth as we know it is new for me. Chapter 5 is titled “Real History Begins,” so if you’re not interested in his version of how the earth began you can begin at chapter 5 and really not miss anything of historical value.~ Donna

  • Item #: 028389
    ISBN: 9780756670795
    Retail: $39.99
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    This volume covers the history of the world, from the beginning through modern times (into the 21st century). While not an in-depth view, it covers all time periods and shows readers what was happening in all regions of the world. All events of note are included with brief write-ups and lots of photographs, paintings, and pictures. The text is very readable, and every page is eye-catching with full color examples of tools, weapons, historical sites, and more. Timelines are included showing events from around the world happening at concurrent times. Republished by My Father's World (with permission of DK), the first two chapters, Introduction to Human History (570MYA-40,000) and Early People (40,000-5000BC), have been removed to make it more Christian-friendly. Following chapters cover the First Civilizations (5000-1200BC), Traders and Warriors (1200-500BC), Growth of Empires (500BC-AD1), Decline of the Ancient World (1-400), Religious Worlds (400-800), New Nations (800-1000), Monks and Invaders (1000-1200), Conquest and Plague (1200-1400), Expansion of Knowledge (1400-1500), Great Rulers (1500-1600), Commerce and Colonies (1600-1700), Age of Inquiry (1700-1750), Age of Revolution (1750-1800), Independence and Industry (1800-1850), Rise of Nationalism (1850-1900), World Goes to War (1900-1919), Peace and War (1919-1946), and One World (1946-2000s). Christianity is introduced with major events like the Exodus, Christ's crucifixion and such being discussed (although usually introduced as stories with no historical evidence). Overall, this is a good look at the entire world as it has grown and changed from ancient times until today, full of fascinating facts waiting to be discovered. ~ Megan

  • Item #: 008616
    ISBN: 9780393059762
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    Fans of Susan Wise Bauer's Story of the Worldare thankful she's writing a series for young (and not-so-young) adults. History of the Renaissance World is third in this series and tells the story of a world in transition. From the end of the First Crusade through the beginnings of our modern world, Ms. Bauer details the declining influence of the Popes even as the Inquisition seeks to assert their control; ordinary people seizing power even as kings and emperors cling to their "divine rights"; and world-changing catastrophes (ie. Little Ice Age, Great Famine, and Black Death); even as adventurous exploration opens up new worlds. Plentiful maps and illustrations accompany the distinctively readable text. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 021318
    ISBN: 9781584740315
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    More stories of boys who overcome incredible obstacles to achieve success and honor. Hans Anderson, Samuel Morse, Robert Fulton, and Joseph Haydn are just a few of the boys covered in this motivational book.

  • Item #: 053741
    ISBN: 9780753473795
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    Basher books are such a hoot! The small format and cute illustrations combined with witty and informative text make the whole series a winner. This one goes continent by continent, covering each country in the region with a story written in the first person! Italy tells you about Italy; Uganda tells you about Uganda! You can read it front to back, or just flip open to a page anytime you like and learn a nugget or two. The maps are cartoon-like and general, but it does inspire you to learn about the various countries by thinking of them as “characters.” A nifty map of the world poster (18" x13") folds out from the book. 7"x 7", 200 pgs, pb. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 029788
    ISBN: 9781595230898
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    In the spirit of the Patriot's History of the United States, these two volumes tout American exceptionalism as the U.S. took its place on the world stage as a superpower. Authors Larry Schweikart and Dave Dougherty give us insights into three themes: 1) the competing ideologies that vied for dominance in American society and politics, termed Progressivism and Constitutionalism; 2) the rise of American global power, with the corresponding decline of European influence; and, 3) the rise of new non-Western powers challenging the U.S. for world leadership.

    The authors believe that America is exceptional in that it has possessed 4 characteristics that propelled it to greatness: Protestant Christianity, common law, a free-market capitalist economy, and the sanctity of private property. Great Britain at one time embraced these same principles, which, not coincidentally, happened to be during its time of greatest world influence. These "pillars of democracy" have been the cornerstone of America's success and will determine its future status in the world.

    Volume I covers the period from 1898 (Spanish-American War) through 1945. The book is broken into 5 lengthy chapters that cover pre-WW I, WW I, post-WW I through 1929; the 1930's, and WW II. Each chapter begins with brief highlights of the years covered. The text is informative and engaging, which is a good thing because graphics are non-existent, except for the occasional map. You will appreciate the writing style and content, particularly if you believe that the U.S. has achieved like no other country. The book is 427 pages of text, with another 63 pages devoted to footnotes and index.

    The 20th century has been called the American century. Reading through these two volumes will show why. If we continue to embrace the principles that made us a great country, America can continue to be a force for good in the world. ~ Bob

  • Item #: 008797
    ISBN: 9780890511558
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  • Item #: 013796
    ISBN: 9780830857838
    Retail: $25.00
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    Want a great resource to help introduce your children to some of the countries and people groups throughout the world? This book, in each two page spread, will do just that! Our introduction to Hazara, for example, had the following: a history telling us that the Hazara people are descendants of Genghis Khan's army, a piece on life in Hazarajat (the region in Afghanistan where the Hazara live), color photographs of people and places, a factfile containing facts about where Hazaras live and how many there are in the world, a story about a Hazara refugee who became a Christian convert, two maps, a Did You Know? piece on the religion of the Hazara, a list of things we can thank God for (one item on the list was the Christian radio programs in Dari, a language most Hazara people know) and a list of things we should ask God for. Other people we learn about include Gypsies, New Zealanders, Azerians, Greecians, Jolas, Refugees and Street Children (in general), and Uruguayans etc. While reading about terrible cruelties and conditions in other countries, the book still maintains an amazing optimism as it shares answered prayers in various countries and faith in God. 221 pgs, pb. ~ Genevieve

  • Item #: 062897
    ISBN: 9780938978497
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    …A Look at Languages from A to Z. Colorful illustrations introduce children to exotic locations around the world. Your travel host is Kate, the daughter in a missionary family, and her parrot friend Mack. Learn about places, languages, animals, religions, tribes, clothing and more fun facts. Add this to any geography unit study, or a unit on missionaries or world cultures! It's also just a fun read! I think a 2nd grader could read this alone, but a 5th grader would enjoy the story too. Some of the exotic locales include Arop, Bwisi, Catalan (sign language), Daakaka, Eastern Apurimac Quecha, Farefare, Ge and more all in alphabetical order until you get to Zinza! I love the stories about Kate's family traveling and sharing the love of God. sc, 104 pp, 10" x 8" ~ Sara

  • Item #: 007672
    ISBN: 9781932786538
    Retail: $34.95
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    What better way to ground your studies of ancient history than with a solid understanding of the geography of those cultures? Written in a similar style to the first two volumes, the third and newest volume in the A Child's Geography series explores the classical world - including Italy, Greece, Malta and the Balkans in 15 chapters. The text in each chapter transports readers to the region, imagining that they are touring the country, weaving in details of people they may meet as well as the history and stories of some of the buildings and sites. Full-color pictures of the landscape, landmarks and ruins adorn just about every page, giving readers the chance to see the places visited in the text. Occasionally you'll also find web links to encourage further exploration. I also love the various menus with popular dishes listed! Each chapter ends with prompts and questions for notebooking and discussion, and you'll find timelines, map activities, hands-on projects, recipes, the prayer guide and more on the enclosed CD-ROM. While the content of this course makes it a perfect companion to an ancient history study, you can also enjoy it on its own. You can work through it in a year spending two weeks on each chapter, or spend a semester on it going through one chapter a week. Even if you haven't tried either of the previous volumes, I would encourage you to jump into this one; it is well-produced, interesting and you will learn an incredible amount about the geography and culture (present and past) of the birthplace of Western Civilization. 224 pgs, pb. Jess

  • Item #: 031454
    ISBN: 9780996998659
    Retail: $16.95
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    Gather your children together and enjoy this delightful collection of animal poems and short stories from beloved author, Emma Serle. Originally published in 1918, this reprint retains the charming black and white illustrations and content that appeals to both boys and girls.

    Sections are divided into flesh eating animals and plant eating animals. In the first section, cats, dogs, seals and sea lions and bears are introduced. The second section focuses on gnawers (beavers, squirrel etc.), the monkey family, thick skinned animals (elephant), cud chewers and the horse family. At the conclusion of each animal chapter, you will find an overview essay of the animal group. While the book of the book references, "All God's creatures His glory do reveal" no Christian content is noted in the stories and poems. Wonderful family read aloud or to engage a reluctant reader for read aloud practice. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 069787
    ISBN: 9781581348293
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    Lively and engaging overview of the personalities and events that comprise what historians call the Protestant Reformation in Europe. Readers will learn how the biblical truths and ideals of this great historical movement helped to shape the direction of many European countries, and also lay the political, religious, and cultural foundation for much of the Western world. The author, Stephen J. Nichols manages to make this study both scholarly as well as interesting. 150 pgs, pb. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 047761
    ISBN: 9781935570936
    Retail: $8.99
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  • Item #: 046422
    ISBN: 9781599150147
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  • Item #: 038846
    ISBN: 9780692382486
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    The story of a young woman who dedicated her life to having the Word of God recorded in as many languages as possible so those from many lands could hear the truth of Scripture.


  • Item #: 037770
    ISBN: 9781584695196
    Retail: $8.95
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    Children will discover mountain systems all over the world and the animals that inhabit them. Through torn paper artwork and lyrical text, children will travel to the Andes in South America, the Minshan and Himalayan Mountains in Asia, the Alps in Europe, Blue Mountains in Australia, Virunga Mountains in Africa, the Alaska Range and Rocky Mountains in North America, and more. Oh, the animals you will meet in every place! The text can be sung to the tune of "Over in the Meadow" and information about the animals in the story (and those hidden) is found in the back of the book. Children will want to read this book over and over, just to sing the lyrics and find the hidden nuances on each page. 32 pgs., p/b. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 026871
    ISBN: 9780310344131
    Retail: $16.99
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    JRR Tolkien wrote, "The wide world is about you: you can fence yourself in, but you cannot forever fence it out." Children are never too young to be introduced to the fascinating world outside their neighborhood. Beginning with a vision for understanding the global culture in light of state of our world today, the author provides appealing ideas for families to bring cultures into their home.

    In the Power of a Story section, she explains that powerful stories reflect real life struggles of right and wrong, help our children develop compassion, and inspire our character to grow. She also provides tips on including reading as a natural part of family life. The 2nd part of the book focuses on reading lists by location (Africa, Europe, Asia, Middle East, North America, Latin America, and Australia/Oceania and Polar Regions) and age group (4-6, 6-8, 8-10 and 10-12 years). Reading lists include short descriptions and notations about religious content. The recommendations in this book will bring a fresh enthusiasm to your Geography studies! Index of titles in back for easy reference. 226 pgs. SC. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 025674
    ISBN: 9780763669256
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       Travel around the world in graphic novel style with three true stories of Thomas Stevens, Nellie Bly, and Joshua Slocum. These three world travelers found their inspiration in Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days, and their stories are made more readable by Matt Phelan’s comic-book style presentation. Thomas Stevens rode a high-wheeled bicycle around the world, Nellie Bly broke the record of Phileas Fogg by traveling around the world in 72 days, and Joshua Slocum sailed around the world in a sloop. Read this as a follow-up to Around the World in 80 Days, or just enjoy the journeys of these three adventurous souls in this 235-page, paperback book. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 006198
    ISBN: 9780964380325
    Retail: $21.95
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    Spanning events over a period of about 3,000 years, it focuses on the lifetime of Augustus Caesar, culminating in the birth of Christ. Told as a story, but filled with historical facts and events, it helps bring this period to life. 334 pages, paperback.

  • Item #: 067464
    ISBN: 9780986189937
    Retail: $19.95
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    Add on to your ancient world curriculum or provide a framework to build your familys study. This interesting little collection of rhymes that walks through history can be either. From rhymes like, Herodotus, Herodotus, Please tell us!; Why were you the Father of History? to Pompeii, Pompeii, Theres no way! these lines span recorded history from Creation to early A.D. Rome. While they are not great works of poetic art, they nevertheless serve to highlight significant events and provide mnemonic devices. Fill-in-the-blank worksheets of the rhymes serve as reinforcement. Biographical terms, in the form of timeline figures (1.5 2) with brief biographical information can be used either as a resource/reference for the rhymes or as a separate timeline activity. A series of Biography Tests based on the terms (with accompanying tests with answers filled in) is also provided. Recommended reading suggestions for three grade groupings (K-3; 4-8; and 9-12) round out the resource. 125 pg, pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 064407
    ISBN: 9780805087529
    Retail: $17.99
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      As a boy, Edward Hopper knew exactly what he wanted to be when he grew up: an artist. He painted everyday scenes, even when nobody bought his paintings. This story is one of following your dreams with resilience and determination. The author tells of the artist’s adventures in New York and Paris, and back to his home near the Hudson River. It is illustrated in the style of Hopper with simple, serene images. He marries another artist and together they paint city and country scenes. His work gained popularity and was shown in galleries and museums. Though it is biographical, I love how this book is written as a story. You really get a sense of the artist as a person. Add this to a study on American art, American history or a study on world artists. Hopper really shows America as it was in his lifetime (1882-1967.) Hc, 10” x 10” with jacket. ~Sara


  • Item #: 050379
    ISBN: 9780195178449
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    Weaving together primary sources containing eyewitness accounts, original writings, detailed maps and numerous colorful illustrations; this is not your typical Middle Ages History text. In fact, you may quickly agree that this book breathes new life into world history! Beginning with an introduction to the "cast of characters" students are quickly transported back in time as the storyline unravels revealing this pivotal time period that is crucial to understanding our own times. The history of the Middle Ages is one of believers and barbarians, popes and peasants, competing empires and unforgettable leaders. It also the story of the fall of the Roman Empire, invasion of the Huns, the rise of feudalism, and the reign of plunder brought by the Vikings. But it is also a story of faith: Augustine and Aquinas, Francis of Assisi, Joan of Arc, and the Crusaders; the spread and reform of religious institutions; expansions of trade and city life, the rise of regional empires and local feudal regimes and the revolutionary advances in science and technology. Engaging writing, abundant illustrations and a detailed timeline all flow together to create a telling of history that will delight teens and adults alike. Recommended for the Beautiful Feet Medieval History Literature guide, this book would be a valuable asset to any study of the Middle Ages. Hc, 189 pgs. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 040059
    ISBN: 9781936208012
    Retail: $15.99
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    As the mom of a budding zoologist, I quickly found that most of the books we read covered the same information…oh, there may have been variations in content or images, but the animal species were nearly identical. I felt like we were always studying the same things. If you ever felt the same way with your little zoologist, I think you will be pleased with this excellent resource. From a Christian perspective, this book introduces children to some of God's unusual animal and plant creations found within nature.

    Written and photographed by a father and son missionary team, the chapters are beautifully photographed and well-written. As a visual learner, I really appreciate how each of the topical chapters is color-coded, meaning that individual life forms studied are presented on uniquely colored pages. The information is presented in a story format and ranges from 3-7 pages per specimen. You and your children will be captivated reading about the Northern Potoo, Jabiru storks, black howler monkeys, monkey-faced orchids (yes - there really is such a flower), the poison dart frog, the Indian piper, the cacao tree, weasel and much more. Scripture references, observations about the marvelous design of our God and scientific names offer a refreshing look our Father's world. Magnificently illustrated with full color photographs, the entire family will be eager to learn more about God's creation. HC. 149 pgs. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 025002
    ISBN: 9780060850524
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    A satirical novel about the future. Author Aldous Huxley philosophizes about the direction that society and the human race is headed (written back in 1932). The story is not one that leaves much hope for mankind. Certainly, as far as a Christian perspective is concerned, the author's postulations are very hard to read about because of their very strange combination of totalitarian government and ever-present feel-good drugs and sex. Throughout his life, Huxley read a lot about mysticism, and it comes through in his writings. Please note: We are stocking this book only because it is a recommended resource for other items in our catalog, not because we consider it a wholesome novel. 259 pgs, pb. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 008807
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    Winner of the 2014 Creative Child Puzzle of the Year award, this wooden puzzle is all about creating exciting dinosaur stories. Most of the puzzle itself is put together in the same style of other puzzles—jigsaw pieces that attach in one particular way. But certain round pieces have a hole in them, allowing dinosaurs to stand and rotate in any direction. This allows kids to set up a landscape with different scenery and dinosaurs in it each time, in addition to adding and removing dinos as their story calls for it. These dinosaurs can even be taken out with their stand and used on their own outside of the puzzle. Activity suggestions and information cards are also included to help educate kids (and perhaps some adults!) on dinosaurs. Includes a Brontosaurus, Oviraptor, Parasaur, Pterodactyl, Spinosaurus, Stegosaurus, T-Rex, and a Triceratops, in addition to some scenery and a canvas bag for simple storage. 15” x 11” x 6”.

  • Item #: 031188
    ISBN: 9781933339177
    Retail: $49.95
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    An unabridged audio recording of the text, read by Jim Weiss. Set includes 9 CDs with a total of 11 hours of running time.

  • Item #: 041241
    ISBN: 9781933339139
    Retail: $38.95
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  • Item #: 029797
    ISBN: 9780972860321
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  • Item #: 005652
    ISBN: 9780971412996
    Retail: $17.95
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    Subtitled “From Elizabeth the First to the Forty-Niners,” this volume of Story of the World takes another good-sized bite out of world history. The forty-two chapters are told in a similar style to the first two volumes, with each chapter divided up into shorter readings of a couple pages each, just enough to grab most children’s attention and keep it until they begin to tire of history, and their minds begin to wander. And Susan Wise Bauer’s exciting and engaging way of putting the “story” back into history, chances are they may even be begging for more! Like the other volumes, she also does a terrific job of taking the typical “European” slant out of her telling of world history, while incorporating events and people from all over the world in her chronological presentation, giving children a much more “complete” picture than they would likely otherwise get. As with the other volumes, this book is not meant to cover everything in the time period, but to hit the high points and serve as a springboard to explore people, events, and eras more thoroughly as desired. Topics covered in Volume 3 include Japanese warlords, colonies in the “New World”, spread of slavery, the “Sun King” of France, English in India, imperialist China, revolutionary war, Captain Cook’s explorations, age of industrialism in Europe, Napoleon, French Revolution, Lewis & Clark, Mexican independence, Africa and colonialism, the Opium Wars, the Gold Rush, and much, much more.

    The text is available in a paperback or spiral-bound version. The activity book is a bound paperback.- Jess