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  • Item #: 000520
    ISBN: 9780486287386
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    This historical book by Booker T. Washington is an autobiography that shares his life story and how he became one of the most influential leaders of his day. Beginning with his childhood as a slave in Virginia, the book details how he struggled for an education, how Reconstruction affected his life, his involvement with the Tuskegee Institute, his efforts to promote education among African Americans, his motivational speechmaking around the country, and more. This unabridged book is an inspiring story of personal achievement during tough times and a must-read for those studying the civil rights movement during the time of the Civil War and Reconstruction. 166 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

    Historical Fiction

  • Item #: 034713
    ISBN: 9781402741180
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  • Item #: 015501
    ISBN: 9781579600624
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    Includes slave narratives, government documents, songs, and other firsthand accounts of those involved in the early slave trade, the passage from Africa, life as a slave, and stories from the Underground Railroad featuring some of the most well-recognized names in Black history.

  • Item #: 009766
    ISBN: 9780964321038
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    A creative, interactive, hands-on approach to vocabulary! What better way to retain the learning of new words? Using index cards, a file box, and a good dictionary, this approach is a welcome departure from the typical workbook fare. And, subtitled: Help for Reading, Writing, Spelling and S.A.T. Scores, it's obvious from looking at this book that it would, indeed, do just that! How? By teaching the roots of the English language found in Greek and Latin. Since the majority of our words are rooted in these classical languages, mastering these roots is a key that will open the door to understanding a myriad of words! The creative activity suggestions in this book could become the basis for wonderful unit studies as well.

  • Item #: 003332
    ISBN: 9781556525544
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    This book combines a thorough explanation and account of the Underground Railroad with related hands-on activities for a wonderful study especially for kids. The book is divided into six chapters, each one covering a different aspect of the Underground Railroad. First, students learn about the passengers themselves - the slaves. Then, students will learn about the different roles of the people who ran the Railroad - the ticket agents and railroad operators, the conductors, the stationmasters, and the brakemen. The lives of the fleeing slaves depended upon all of these people, and each position was very dangerous. Lastly, students will read about the end of the line, when slavery was finally abolished. The text includes dozens of firsthand narratives from escaped slaves and abolitionists, as well as thirty brief biographies about people such as Harriet Tubman, William Still, Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, and Harriet Beecher Stowe. Pictures are interspersed throughout the book. As for the hands-on activities, these are found throughout the chapters and include writing and decoding secret messages, designing a hiding place, making homemade hoecakes, and learning to navigate by the North Star. 164 pgs. - Melissa

  • Item #: 024326
    ISBN: 9781885942319
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    For everyone out there who loves English from the Roots Up, here is another dose! This book introduces 100 new root words - 67 Latin and 33 Greek - with English derivatives for you to teach to your students. Because these words are a little more advanced than those in the first volume, the authors encourage you to complete the first volume before beginning this one. Having used the first volume provides students with a firm foundation for beginning this more advanced study, although if you want to you can begin here. This sequel is extremely similar in appearance to its predecessor. - Melissa
  • Item #: 013549
    ISBN: 9780156026154
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    Drawn from the first 27 chapters of Carl Sandburg's two-volume Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years, this is the story (and pre-story) of Abraham Lincoln's growth from baby to boy to young man. With first some family history of his father and grandfather, this book tells of Lincoln's games and chores as a boy, the things he handles and uses, the character building experiences, and the trials and the triumphs which helped shape him into the man he became. Read of Lincoln going from helping his father cut down trees and shoot turkeys to sailing a flatboat down the Mississippi to New Orleans. This version of the story ends with Lincoln packing himself off to New Salem to make his fortune. 222 pgs, pb. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 036495
    ISBN: 9780142401101
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    Grandma Dowdel is not your average grandmother. She's a large, intimidating woman who wears men's clothes, isn't afraid to use her shotgun, and is as wily as a snake. So it's with some trepidation that Joey and his younger sister Mary Alice travel to southern Illinois every August to visit her. Grandma's sleepy little town is shaken up by that very character, but the kids can never quite figure out ahead of time what she may be up to. As they are dragged along on all sorts of adventures, they gain admiration for their grandma and a sense of adventure. You will too, as you get an "inside peek" at adventures from hosting a wake for the (ambiguously) dead "Shotgun Cheatham," snagging a free biplane ride at the county fair, and selling "genuine" Lincoln items to save a neighbor's house from being torn down. Recommended for ages 8+, I bet the whole family will enjoy this hilarious, fast-paced book, especially as a read-aloud!

  • Item #: 050565
    ISBN: 9781580375856
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  • Item #: 000652
    ISBN: 9781853261404
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    Features occasional black/white illustrations by Arthur Rackham and is 278 pbs, pb.

  • Item #: 044795
    ISBN: 9780310733195
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    Written for the tween' crowd, this book is full of information in the areas of puberty and beauty care. Part I is Body Talk' and answers the questions in ten chapters that mini-women' have asked about puberty. Part II, Beauty Matters,' addresses skin care, hair care, foot care, and more.

    What makes this book a bit different is the way the information is presented. Girls don't just read; the chapters are divided into sub points with things to do. In every chapter, you will find "Here's the Deal" that presents a lot of information. "That is So Me" offers quizzes to help the reader figure things out and make decisions. "Got God?" tells what the Bible says on the different issues. "You Can Do It" is a crafty thing to make or an activity to reinforce the content. "That's What I'm Talkin' About" is a place where you will write or draw or journal. "Mini-Women Say" are quotes from other tween girls. "Just So You Know" are fun facts for conversational purposes. "Who, Me?" is a quick activity to help the reader see how all the information can help. This is a pretty meaty book, 427 pages, black and white, but easy to read because of the short sections. Nancy Rue, author, has a website (faithgirlz.com) with a lot of additional information for girls and moms. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 017829
    ISBN: 9781561377145
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  • Item #: 002428
    ISBN: 9780689711817
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    When Claudia Kincaid decides to run away from home to teach her parents a lesson, she has it meticulously planned out. She will go to the New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art, and she will take her younger brother Jamie. Claudia's plan goes exactly as expected, and she and Jamie find themselves on the greatest adventure of their lives. Will Claudia and Jamie be able to solve a mystery that even the experts can't? ~ Enh

    Unabridged audio CD read by Jill Clayburgh. Runtime approx. 3.5 hrs.

  • Item #: 009398
    ISBN: 9780802410788
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      This book drew me in with the title and held me with its reality and encouragement. In the 19th century, women began to do more, serving in daring ways with noble purpose to achieve amazing things for God. The author blends information from personal memories and intimate friend accounts into narratives that bring the accounts of risk-taking, God emboldened women to life. Although you may not know their names, you or those around you have most definitely been affected by the lives and work of either Fanny Crosby, Emeline Dryer, Nancy McCormick, Sarah Dunn Clarke, Amanda Smith, Virginia Asher, Evangeline Booth or Mary McCleod Bethune. Driven by a desire to serve God, these women can still inspire us to live lives that are timeless, godly fierce, persistent and faithful. These are women who changed history. You’ll be drawn in and inspired by how God used ordinary lives in amazing ways. Also included are 16 pages of period photos, a discussion question section with 3 questions for each chapter, acknowledgements and notes. This Moody Press book is 5 ¼” x 7 ½”, 206 pp and sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 007713
    ISBN: 9781885942135
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    The 100 Greek and Latin word root cards which you formerly had to construct yourself while using English From the Roots Up. Having no time is no longer an excuse for overlooking this wonderful vocabulary resource that won a 5-star award from Mary Pride!

  • Item #: 020400
    ISBN: 9780692370988
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    Inspired by the ever-popular Elf on the Shelf, Star from Afar is a more appropriately Christmas-themed hide-and-seek game for kids. The idea is to hide the star each night leading up to Christmas, allowing your children to find it and place the Three Wise Men next to it the following day. This is repeated each night until Christmas Eve, when the star is placed atop the nativity stable. On Christmas Day, your kids can make their way with the Three Wise Men to the stable, finally finding the star and baby Jesus in his manger!

  • Item #: 005125
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    Just like the math Learning Wrap-Ups, this set provides a fun and hands-on way to drill and practice U.S. capitals. Basically, you have 10 hard plastic cards shaped like keys (6" tall x 1.5" wide) that are attached at top, so you won't be losing any of them. On the left side of the card are state names and on the right are capital names. A string is included with the cards, and you wrap the string around the cards in such a way that the string leads from the state to the matching capital. A cool feature of this product is that it is self-checking; after you've finished matching all the capitals, the back of the card will show if all the strings go to the right place. There are 12 states/capitals on each card, so each one is presented more than once. It's definitely a better way to learn the capitals than just sitting down and memorizing them. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 025255
    ISBN: 9781885942296
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  • Item #: 013513
    ISBN: 9780486413303
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    Join actors Richard and Elizabeth as they make their stage debut as characters from one of William Shakespeare's immortal plays. 30 costumes, complete with tights and doublets, ruffled collars, caps, tartans, floor-length robes, and elegant fur-trimmed gowns represent 15 of Shakespeare's best-loved plays. Brief synopses of the plays are included, allowing you to produce your very own Shakespearean drama!

  • Item #: 021742
    ISBN: 9780743597159
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    Unabridged audio CD read by Jill Clayburgh. Runtime approx. 3.5 hrs.

  • Item #: 035430
    ISBN: 9780547395838
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    Whether it's "hoard" and horde" or "pored" and "poured", many words in the English language are easy to mix up. Let this handy guide come to the rescue. This concise book from the editors of American Heritage Dictionaries analyzes 100 commonly confused words. Included in the book are words that sound alike (or nearly alike), such as homophones, near synonyms, and words that are easy to misspell. The 100 words in the book are listed alphabetically. Each word is followed by its pronunciation, at least one part of speech, and its definition(s). Many entries include an in-depth analysis of the word's proper usage (historical and modern), as well as comparing the word to its easily confused "cousins" with explanatory clarification. Most of the words have quotations (from articles, plays, speeches, and so forth) that show how the word is used in context. Etymologies (word histories) appear in brackets following the quotations. So if you've always wondered about the differences between "slew", "slue", and "slough", you will appreciate this insightful reference. 118 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa
  • Item #: 029832
    ISBN: 9780525464389
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    Amazing is a good adjective for this book. Incredible is another. Awesome works pretty well, too. Let me just say that I am long past third grade, but I could spend a few more hours lifting every flap, pulling every tab, reading every speech bubble, and turning pages to find another pop-up mountain or volcano. This book is so much fun to look through; every page is chock full of information presented in an inspiring, unique, and entertaining way. Covered is our place in space, sunshine, continents and oceans, rivers and mountains, countries, Europe, natural disasters, world distances and traveling times, and inhabitants. Another cool feature is the pop-up globe, made from stiff card, which is flat in the book but pops into a more-or-less round globe - it's really quite something! It is attached to the book by an elastic cord, so it won't get lost either. Learning geography can be a lot of fun, especially when kids are enjoying themselves - and they really can't do anything but that when they open this hardcover book. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 044712
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    This wooden 12" x 6" box contains 45 mix-and-match colorful wooden pieces, including Mama Bear, Papa Bear, Baby Bear, and a multitude of outfits. The top of the box is the playing surface with a unique cutout shape for each bear. Each bear is divided into three pieces (head, torso, and legs), and there are several outfits to choose from for each bear. You can mix-and-match outfits for each bear, but because Mama Bear, Papa Bear and Baby Bear are different shapes, the pieces are not interchangeable between the three bears. Each bear head has a different facial expression to further enhance storytelling. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 060927
    ISBN: 9781602002319
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    I don't think I've ever heard men referred to as an endangered species. Not the half of the world's population that is expected to be able to grow a beard – but the miniscule fraction of that larger group who are actually willing to step up and assume the responsibilities of a man. This book is talking about manhood as understood from the manual for life – the Bible. Author Dennis Rainey explores five stages of a man's life – boyhood, adolescence, manhood, mentor, and patriarch – in a sincere exhortation "to action, to duty, to courage." Mr. Rainey writes with a passion and conviction that openly illustrates his desire to see boys grow into men of faith, substance, honor, gentleness, strength, and wisdom. Full of personal stories and practical examples, this book challenges boys to become men, and men to abandon mediocrity! 214 pgs, hc. – Zach
  • Item #: 034974
    ISBN: 9782534617367
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    It's not easy to sing if you're not warmed up! This CD helps singers get their vocal chords ready to go with some basic exercises. Section One contains instructions for the singer to massage their facial muscles, do breathing exercises, warm up the vocal apparatus, practice singing vowel and consonant sounds in different combinations, and warm up with "Are You Sleeping", solfeg scales and "Amazing Grace". Section Two contains the male warm-up, and Section Three features the female warm-up. These warm-ups are based on the basic warm-up, but vary slightly for the different sexes. This CD is enhanced and also contains printable support material in .pdf format. Support materials can also be printed from Hear Harmony's website. – Jess

  • Item #: 004766
    ISBN: 9780800719432
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    From 1787 to 1837, including Westward expansion, War of 1812, and slavery issues. Revised in 2009.

  • Item #: 033710
    ISBN: 9781930953994
    Retail: $24.95
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    Many students learn just enough Latin to study English vocabulary; if your students are already studying Latin, why not use the Latin they're learning to beef up their English vocabulary at the same time? This book is designed as a supplement to students who are using Latina Christiana I, although it could be used (with a little more effort) with other Latin programs as well. Book of Roots focuses only on Latin words presented in Latina Christiana that have "significant derivations in English vocabulary", so not every Latin word from each LC lesson will be covered in Book of Roots. The lessons are designed to correlate with lessons in LC, and for the two programs to be used side-by-side. The book begins with an introduction, notes to the teacher, an index of Latin roots, a drill form, and an introduction to prefixes and suffixes. Lessons are made up of several pages, each of which focus on one Latin root. The Latin root is given in its complete form, with multiple forms for verbs and nouns. Each form of the root is defined, and its English derivative is given, along with the definition of the English derivative. Exercises ask students to use the English derivatives correctly in a fill-in-the-blank sentence, and grammar questions ask the meaning of prefixes, suffixes, and whole English words that contain Latin roots. In this manner, over 1500 English derivatives are covered – all through Latin! This gives students an excellent vocabulary boost, and helps them remember both their Latin and English words better.

  • Item #: 057844
    ISBN: 9780374416966
    Retail: $9.99
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    From Nobel Prize-winning author Isaac Bashevis Singer comes a collection of autobiographical stories about growing up in a ghetto during WWII. Although they are written from the perspective of a child, there is a depth to the stories to keep them engaging for older readers. There are some Jewish and Polish terms used throughout the book that might make this a little trickier for younger readers and might require a little bit of research if you wish to gain a complete understanding. Very in-depth and informative, written in an engaging manner. 227 soft cover pages with occasional black and white photographs. National book award winner. – Laura

  • Item #: 049989
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    Focus guide emphasis is letter writing.