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  • Item #: 006408
    ISBN: 9780986300004
    Retail: $19.95
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  • Item #: 069758
    ISBN: 9780986300042
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      Knowing your times tables are so important to building your solid foundation for upper level math. Drills aren’t always the best way for students to learn and remember their multiplication facts. Through simple stories and the same lovable number characters found on the Times Tales DVD, children will practice facts for the upper numbers in the 3’s, 4’s, 6’s, 7’s, 8’s, and 9’s. These workbook pages are black and white and provide practice that can be done even if you aren’t using the Times Tales DVD. Children will learn the story, answer questions, work puzzles, review, quiz, and test along with cutting out fact cards and assembling number story books. After completing the multiplication portions of the workbook, a short division section is offered. Answer keys are found in the back of the book and a DVD is also included where students can practice their new multiplication skills in a game show format. 104 pgs, pb. ~ Donna

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  • Item #: 040707
    ISBN: 9781933339092
    Retail: $17.95
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    Volume Two picks up where Story of the World Volume One left off, and it tells the fascinating story of the “Dark Ages,” from the fall of Rome through the Renaissance. This volume has been written very similarly to the other also, with a very readable text, appropriate for young children, told in a clear and engaging style. Each of the many chapters is relatively short, and broken up into smaller chunks that are the perfect length for curling up together and reading aloud. Also like the preceding book, this story of history doesn’t limit itself to a dry, white-bread-without-the-crusts retelling of a primarily European history, instead it is a rich, whole wheat blend of European, Indian, Chinese, Australian, Arabic, Japanese, Jewish, Mongolian, Turkish, African, Russian, and American history during the period, providing the young student with a much more complete view of what was going on all around the world during that intriguing time period. To cover every event in each of these diverse histories would take a whole library, however, and just as Susan Wise Bauer tells us in her first volume, use this volume as a springboard to more detailed readings about any events that you and the children find interesting and want to learn more about. A timeline and an index are included at the back.

    Like its predecessor, the Activity Book corresponds chapter-by-chapter with the text from the Story of the World readings, and the sections and activities are well-organized and easy to implement. Each chapter begins with review questions for the book. Narration exercises are also included, so that the child may write or dictate to you a summary of what they learned. A list of books for additional reading follows, each with a concise summary and an approximate reading level to help you find those most appropriate for your child’s ability and interest. Corresponding literature, consisting of more "story-like" volumes such as cultural tales and myths are also featured to liven up your history reading, lending a little more interest to those lovers of fiction. An excellent range of activities follow the reading lists, including map work, a coloring page, and projects, which include art, crafts, games, and other more "involved" activities. An abundance of opportunities for "beyond-the-book" learning about here, but as the author mentioned in the activity book for Vol. 1, you should not feel pressured to read every book and complete every activity - history studied in this manner should be a fun and enjoyable journey for all involved, not an endless checklist of items you "have to" complete to pass a test. These courses lend themselves very well to family study, and a lot of the activities would be much more enjoyable with at least a couple siblings or friends. Fortunately, Susan Wise Bauer has anticipated this, and has denoted chosen activities with a "C" to highlight its use as a good co-op or classroom activity. All in all, this looks like an very well-rounded, extremely enjoyable, and solidly chronological approach to history

    The text is available spiral-bound in the first edition or in paperback or hardcover in the revised version. the Activity Book is a bound paperback and is the revised version.

  • Item #: 044626
    ISBN: 9780825441745
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    Beginning the fourth Sunday before Christmas, many families set aside a few minutes a day to celebrate Advent and zero in on the true reason for the season. This wonderful story is designed to be used during Advent but really could just be read and enjoyed like a typical book. For each day of Advent, the book provides a short chapter of a story about a young boy whose family were shepherds during the time of Jesus' birth. Due to Jotham's poor attitude and a misunderstanding, Jotham is separated from his family and must travel across Israel in search of them. He faces many dangers but also meets many new friends. Ultimately, Jotham is reunited with his family on Christmas Eve, just in time for them all to witness the birth of Christ together. It's a charming tale, full of adventure and lessons, and is ideal for the whole family to read aloud. Each chapter probably takes about 10-15 minutes to read and usually concludes with a scripture verse that ties in with the story as well as a small, 1-2 paragraph devotional. Whether you use it to celebrate Advent in the traditional way or just read it for fun, this story is entertaining and a great reminder of what Christmas is really all about. By Arnold Ytreeide, 168 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 071312
    ISBN: 9781524765248
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  • Item #: 012323
    ISBN: 9780316367950
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    This enchanting tale takes place during a time of fairies, knights, and dragons. George, a young man who's never fought a battle in his life, is commissioned by the Fairy Queen to slay a dragon and save the village of a beautiful princess. A multi-day battle arises between George and the dragon as the beautiful princess looks on with wonder and dread. Detailed illustrations of the fierce dragon and brave knight help make this a wonderful storybook. 32 pgs. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 026657
    ISBN: 9780064440134
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    It's bed time, and father mouse has a story for each of his seven boys. Each story holds a subtle lesson such as consideration, tolerance for others, or selflessness. Arnold Lobel slyly mixes humor with morals in these compact tales.

  • Item #: 026518
    ISBN: 9781942968535
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    Sit back and enjoy a good listen with master storyteller Jim Weiss. A true artist at both composition and vocals, Jim pumps life into classics and tales ranging from humorous to historical. We’ve received accolades from homeschoolers and reviewers across the nation, not to mention the numerous prestigious awards these products have garnered. After listening to several sample tapes, we heartily agree! Great for road trips, sick rooms, or just a quiet time of sharing together, put on your imagination and one of these tapes/CDs, and lose yourself for an hour or so in a great adventure or lighthearted tale.
  • Item #: 013786
    ISBN: 9780440406945
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    Newly expanded edition includes an exclusive behind the scenes look at the book's creation, a biography of the life and work of Ingri and Edgar D'Aulaire, sketches from the authors' personal notebooks and photos from their family album.

    Golden fleece, titans, and muses, oh my! This is a very thorough collection of ancient Greek myths accompanied by artful pencil drawings in color and black and white.

    Starting with Gaea and Uranus (Earth and sky), stories are chronological to the Titans, Zeus and his descendants. Supporting characters are also given their due. Children will read about Hera, Hades, Persephone, Pandora, Centaurs, Orpheus, the Gorgon, King Midas, Oedipus, and more.

    The tales are written for children to understand. Add this book to a unit study of ancient Greece, the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Mediterranean region, or even as a study of ancient religions. Compare their beliefs with modern ones. ~Sara

  • Item #: 012013
    ISBN: 9780141329383
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    This complete and unabridged classic tale by Roger Green will bring the great English legend to life. Robin Hood is a champion for the poor and oppressed against the cruel Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham. Hiding out in Sherwood Forest, he emerges time and time again to outwit his enemies and rob from the rich to give to the poor. Several black and white sketches illustrate the book. 295 pgs.

  • Item #: 056134
    ISBN: 9780794530198
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    This inventive, colorful book is divided in two sections: story writing and instruction on writing fiction (cleverly called the Story Writing Toolkit). The writer is guided to write 20 different stories on the well-designed pages. Story-specific directions, tips, and such things as interesting vocabulary are cleverly included in the margins. Story types vary, too; write a comic strip, a story about time travel or a tale about animal adventures - or finish one the book has started for you. The Tool Kit (15 pages at the back) includes tips and instructions on plot and character development, as well as creating engaging titles, settings and descriptions. The book could serve as a portfolio of your child’s creative writing, maybe even a great keepsake. A great way to get your student’s creative juices flowing. Spiral bound, but exterior binding covers this for added durability. 8” x 9.75”, 95 pp, hc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 034045
    ISBN: 9780590447874
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    No Sherlock Holmes here. Meet Dr. Haledjian, a famous detective who catches unnoticed details and can see through any witness's tale to determine the truth and bring the real criminals to justice. Each of the seventy-nine cases only takes a minute or two to read; but trying to solve the case can take a few minutes of investigation as you think through all the details described to Dr. Haledjian. Even after a few minutes, you might reach a conclusion as to "whodunit," but you might have to check to see if your detective skills are on the mark. Lucky for you, Dr. Haledjian has solved the case in a matter of seconds, and his accurate conclusion is printed upside-down so you can easily check to see if you were right. Trust me, these cases aren't so easy! I've tried my hand at several of them and they are pretty tricky. These cases are a great way to work on reading comprehension, critical thinking, and deductive reasoning. Are you ready to match wits with a professional detective? Time to find out if you are a modern day Sherlock or Watson! 158 pgs, pb. – elise

  • Item #: 023529
    ISBN: 9780399243028
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    Written and illustrated by Patricia Polacco, this lovely Christmas tale tells the true story of a child named Frankie and his eight siblings. Every year their father brings them oranges from another city. While their father is away, the family makes treats and warm drinks for the conductor of the train that passes by their house. As Christmas comes closer, their father has yet to return. Will he make it home in time? 36 pgs, hc. – Laura

  • Item #: 007913
    ISBN: 9781942968849
    Retail: $14.95
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    Sit back and enjoy a good listen with master storyteller Jim Weiss. A true artist at both composition and vocals, Jim pumps life into classics and tales ranging from humorous to historical. We’ve received accolades from homeschoolers and reviewers across the nation, not to mention the numerous prestigious awards these products have garnered. After listening to several sample tapes, we heartily agree! Great for road trips, sick rooms, or just a quiet time of sharing together, put on your imagination and one of these tapes/CDs, and lose yourself for an hour or so in a great adventure or lighthearted tale.
  • Item #: 004943
    ISBN: 9780446574754
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    The New York Times Book Review called it "at once a reference book and a book which may be read for stimulation and pleasure." Edith Hamilton has done a marvelous job in compiling and retelling these tales of so long ago. From the gods of Olympus in the Greek tradition and the gods of Rome they inspired, to the stories of love and adventure, of war and heroes, and of families and royalty, this book covers it all. In fact, it also includes myths of lesser importance, myths of extreme brevity, and the myths of the Norsemen. An incredible resource that has been in use for more than sixty years, its content is timeless. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 001614
    ISBN: 9780670059348
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    From Make Way for Ducklings to Blueberries for Sal, this hardcover volume contains eight of Robert McCloskey's acclaimed children's books. Stories in this collection include Make Way for Ducklings; Blueberries for Sal; The Doughnuts from Homer Price; Burt Dow, Deep-Water Man; Lentil; Ever So Much More So from Centerburg Tales; Time of Wonder; and One Morning in Maine. These classic stories contain the original text and artwork, and biographical information provides insight into McCloskey's enduring legacy in the world of children's literature. Oversized. 144 pgs, hc. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 049608
    ISBN: 9781893103313
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    The dawn of the nineteenth century was wrought with hope in our rapidly changing world of communication, transportation and technology, but dark days loom as human rights and liberties are being trampled across the ocean. With the strong belief that "history is drama" Genevieve Foster invites you to join her in the exciting tale of history in the early 1800s. Part one introduces us to Richard Trevithick and Robert Fulton as they develop steam for a mode of transportation. The second part exposes us to leaders of nations, exploration and music: Napoleon Bonaparte, Thomas Jefferson, Touissant L' Overture, Lewis and Clark, and Beethoven. In part three we return to the progress made by Trevithick and Fulton, meet James Madison and learn of the downfall of Napoleon Bonaparte. Black and white illustrations and engaging text, this book is classic Genevieve Foster. Reprinted by Beautiful Feet Books. SC. 96 pgs. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 049578
    ISBN: 9781481403948
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    Some of the best stories are the ones that come from real people in history. One such story starts with a boy who was raised a Quaker in the Pennsylvania region before the founding of the United States. Benjamin West enjoyed painting so much he did what most would never think of doing: He made paint from clay, plants, and dirt, and fashioned paintbrushes from the tail of his cat, Grimalkin! Follow the great American writer Marguerite Henry as she traces the early years of this young man and his cat in this exciting tale. 147 pgs, pb. John

  • Item #: 031601
    ISBN: 9780312644314
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    Before Rome fell, before the last of the Legions were gone from Britain and Rutupiae (Richborough), there were the Dark Ages. Justin had never been convinced that he was a soldier, even through his most courageous deeds, for he is mostly a surgeon. However, his medical expertise comes in handy when he is sent by Lucinius, his Cohort Comander, to his post. Meanwhile, Rome is endangered because of civil battles within, caused by fighting from the generals seeking the title of Emperor. Also, the Saxons are pushing in all along the coasts to invade. This story tells the tale of some real men, including Marcus Aurelius Carausius, Allectus the Traitor, the Legate Asklepiodotus, and of course Caesar Constantius. Upon Justin's arrival at his new place, he almost immediately meets a distant cousin. Their friendship becomes a valuable thing from the very beginning, when they first realize that the emperor they are defending, Carausius, has a traitor, Allectus, doing business with the Sea Wolves (Saxons) behind his back. When they try to bring this to his attention, Carausius pretends he doesn't believe them. He sends them away to a different post on the wall, which seems as a punishment. However, they later come to find that it was for their very protection. For two years after, Cullen, Carausius' servant, tracks them down and brings them a letter which explains that he knew they were right all along - and also that if he met his fate, he wanted to be sure that they would know that. As it was, Carausius was slain shortly after Justin and Flavius were sent to a different post. At this time, there are men trying to escape Allectus army, since he has taken over and named himself Emperor in Carausius place. Throughout the story, Justin and Flavius are in it all together, doing whatever it takes to stay faithful to their late Emperor and to save themselves and the Legions. Rosemary Sutcliff writes a historic, adventurous tale about loyalty, friendship, and strength.

  • Item #: 027922
    ISBN: 9780786816583
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    Set in England shortly after the Bubonic Plague, this is the tale of a young boy whose past is shrouded in mystery. He is declared a wolf's head, meaning anybody can kill him on sight. He has no idea why. To make matters worse, he is captured and forced into servitude by a mad man named Bear, who strangely enough encourages Crispin to think for himself. Large print makes it easy to read. ~ Mark

  • Item #: 024490
    ISBN: 9780899577913
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    The Seven embark on another journey to secure Christian history as they help Handel in the composition of his new classical piece, Messiah. To aid in its composition, they travel back to the time of Jesus and follow Him through His ministry from beginning to end. 595 pp. SC.

     

  • Item #: 019474
    ISBN: 9781893103412
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    Perhaps this text was part of my elementary education. The timing fits – and it would explain why the events lovingly memorialized in this publication are still firmly planted in my memory. First published in 1955 and now republished by Beautiful Feet, utilizing the historical accuracy and storytelling ability of Earl Schenck Miers and the amazing illustrations of James Daugherty (full-color, inked drawings), this book takes the reader through tales of adventure, heroism, and patriotism. From Leif's Viking boat explorations of the northeastern coastline to the atom bomb's close to the second World War, you will read about everything in between – explorers, founders, soldiers, adventurers, settlers, inventors, statesmen, educators, and many more – in the fifty stories that make up this 315 pg, paperback book. A worthy addition to your home library or ideal for any literature-based history course or unit study, the author himself sums up its scope: "…everywhere signs of the greatness of God. It is indeed the one truth in which we all believe. It is indeed our richest heritage." ~ Janice

  • Item #: 018535
    ISBN: 9780141321011
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    Relive the famous legends of King Arthur and his Knights in this book. The medieval stories include tales of honor, bravery, battles, and adventures. Black and white drawings illustrate the book.

  • Item #: 011762
    ISBN: 9780152162801
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    This fictitious tale is set in Ancient Rome. Caius, Rufus, Antonius, Mucius, Flavius, Julius, and Publius are students in the finest grammar school in all of Rome. Only wealthy patricians can afford to send their sons to this school, so these seven are the entire class. One day Cauis begins to irritate Rufus, and Rufus retaliates by writing "Cauis is a dumbbell" on his writing tablet and hanging it up at the front of the classroom. This leads to a scuffle, which their teacher soon dissolves. Rufus is sent home, and the boys are subdued. The next day arrives with a string of mysteries. Neither Rufus nor Cauis come to school, but an even bigger problem is that the teacher isn't there! This has never happened before. The remaining students find him tied up in his closet, his house ransacked. It appears that the burglar took only some mathematic books, unimportant pictures, and Rufus's writing tablet. When the boys go to visit Rufus, they find the words "Cauis is a dumbbell" written in red paint on the temple wall. Rufus claims he is innocent and his handwriting was forged, but his classmates discover that he was out all night long, with no good alibi. Now Rufus has been arrested, and it's up to his six friends to find out who is behind all the mysteries before Rufus is punished for desecrating the temple!