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  • Item #: 012211
    ISBN: 9780746007051
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    The sections of this book tell the stories of the inventors and inventions in particular fields, such as printing, photography and film, inventions in the home, medical inventions and

  • Item #: 007052
    ISBN: 9780794532697
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    When Usborne does a doodle book, you know it will be inviting. These vibrant, colorful tear-off pages draw (pun intended) your child into whatever world has been half-created. Colorful circles attached to ovals can become dogs, lions, or hippos. Draw another knight like the illustration. Add decorations to the pattern. Doodle more sharks and waves. The breadth and originality of the suggestions is impressive. There are about a hundred double-sided pages or, in other words, hours of creative doodling.

  • Item #: 062848
    ISBN: 9780794535278
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    These are not your typical activity books. Kids will learn interesting things about a wide variety of topics and use their math and logic skills, too. Each book contains engaging multi-colored illustrations packed with doodles, mazes, puzzles, games, and even recipes. Activities vary from quickly done to more involved and also include some “get active” ideas so kids can have fun beyond the book. Titles center on themes: Amazing (originally for boys) and Fabulous (originally for girls) span a variety of themes including flowers, sea creatures, fairies and princesses, race cars; they have now each been updated to maintain a multi-gender appeal.

     Made with paper from a sustainable source, each of these well-compiled activity books contains approximately 200 stickers to use on the pages; answers to activities are in the back. Consumable, not reproducible. 8.5” x 11”, 96 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 032686
    ISBN: 9780794524890
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    This book combines the fun of stickers with the educational value of great art. Featuring over 100 of the best paintings from London's National Gallery, this book is divided by themes such as animals, fashion, children, light, history, hidden meanings, and more. Each page contains several "faded" miniature versions of famous paintings for students to "brighten up" with the full-color matching stickers. The paintings are labeled by title, date, and artist, with fascinating facts and insights that help students understand and appreciate the historical and cultural significance of the artwork. Raphael, Monet, Renoir, Degas and Rembrandt are just a few of the great artists showcased. Additional information about the paintings and London's National Gallery can be found on Usborne's website. 32 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa
  • Item #: 046552
    ISBN: 9780794521035
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    It doesn't have to be summer to enjoy this book! With over 500 stickers and 13 colorful scenes, you can enjoy a picnic in the park, a day on the beach, or a local fair regardless of the weather. Most scenes cover a two page spread and all contain an illustrated background (such as trees, water, coral reefs, people, and animals), but with plenty of "open space" to decorate with your stickers. The stickers vary in size and shape (most are at least a couple of inches), with cute cartoon illustrations of teddy bear families, dogs, children, fish, monkeys, crocodiles, insects, boats and more. The stickers are grouped and assigned to specific scenes, but of course you can mix and match! Book measures 12" x 9 ½". 24 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 006688
    ISBN: 9780794533458
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    Challenge yourself with this book of Animal Mazes, Monster Mazes, and Treasure Mazes. Each of the three sections feature 12-14 colorful mazes, often on a two-page spread, other times with just one maze per page. Each maze comes with a little storyline about the main characters, Cat and Mouse, and you must help them find their way wherever they are going or help them solve different puzzles. Their adventure takes them to many different scenes and lots of different challenges. Will you help them get all the way from the beginning to the end of the book (and their big adventure)? Answers are included at the end of each section. ~ Megan

  • Item #: 052096
    ISBN: 9780794529765
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    Add this book and some felt-tip pens to your art room and let kids create a masterpiece! As they do, they will read snippets about Vincent VanGogh, Paul Klee, Henri Rousseau. Edgar Degas, Paulo Uccello, Roy Lichtenstein and more from a variety of styles and periods. Most pages have the paintings partially finished and your student finishes them. There is a centerfold with 10 colorful stickers just for fun. ~Sara

  • Item #: 002083
    ISBN: 9780794537524
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      Another Usborne hit! Introduce your children to classical music and composers in this beautifully illustrated reference book. Learn about the first composers, Renaissance Court and Church, Monteverdi, Music at the French Royal Court, Purcell, Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, Gluck, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Berlioz, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Wagner, Verdi, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Romantic Music in Russia, Dvorak, Mahler, Debussy, Bartók, and Stravinsky.

      This is a 32-page, hardcover book full of illustrations, photos, and snippets of information – just the right amount for an introduction to music history and appreciation. QR Codes are found on fifteen of the pages that when scanned will take you to a music sample by some of the composers – this is a great addition to the content of this book. If you don’t have a QR reader on your smart phone or tablet, you can still hear all of the samples by going to Usborne.com/quicklinks, and type in the title of this book. No CDs to keep track of, the music is just a scan and click away. All of the information about the QR codes and quicklinks is found in the back. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 070492
    ISBN: 9780794540197
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     If you have students who love to visit museums and interact with objects and exhibits, then they will love the ‘virtual tour’ that is featured in this fascinating full-color museum activity book. Readers are taken on a guided tour of a local museum where they discover secrets of the universe, play games from ancient times, walk among dinosaurs, and interact with hands-on exhibits. Playful pages will invite children to spot objects, solve puzzles, and doodle as they encounter fascinating “Did You Know” facts. Along each step of their tour, children are also prompted to place the colorful stickers that are located at the back of the book in special places throughout the consumable text. All in all, this educational resource is sure to entertain and captivate even the most reluctant learner. A basic answer key is included in the back. 80 pgs, pb. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 001917
    ISBN: 9780794537364
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       Learn about portraits, still lifes, landscapes, sculpture and loads more terms/concepts as you follow a silly presentation of some serious art! There aren’t many art books that are a funny read. It is just full of interesting little nuggets! Did you know that for thousands of years artists used a color called mummy brown (made from actual mummies)? As you read, there are lots of activities for the reader to complete that have to do with that page’s theme: when learning about color tones, you will color in the same little picture with a warm and cool color palette to notice how they feel different to the viewer. Four pages of stickers make it even more interactive! I think students who love art would enjoy this book, but it would also introduce the non-artist to some great information! Some of the famous artists include: Van Gogh, Lowry, Kusama, Lichtenstein, Klee, Rousseau and many more. 80pp, 8.5” x 11”, pb.  ~Sara

  • Item #: 050253
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  • Item #: 020953
    ISBN: 9780794533656
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    A simple and cute drawing book that uses basic shapes such as triangles, ovals, and squares to create varied subjects. Simple step-by-step instructions guide children as they fill the pages with anything from spaceships to bunny rabbits to fairies. More of an activity book than something you would use as art curriculum, this book might serve well at restaurants, on car trips or on a rainy day. Each two-page spread is a different setting, beckoning for different creatures or objects. For example, one page is a town at night and the artist is prompted to draw alley cats atop the walls. The drawing instructions usually have 4-6 steps, starting with a subject's most basic shape and gradually adding to it. Softcover, 95 pages.
  • Item #: 060902
    ISBN: 9780794534509
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    Give your child a lift-the-flap book to help him connect the written word with objects in his life. This is an ideal way to give your beginners practice in word recognition. Vocabulary is categorized by theme: On the Farm; I Can . . ., (actions); My Body and Clothes; Outdoor Words; On the Beach; What do They Say (animal sounds); and The Bedroom. Often, the focus of similar books is to introduce nouns; this one includes some verbs as well. Children learn the written word by either lifting the picture flap or lifting the written word flap. Below each flap, the opposite form is represented. This way, children can check their answers and learn to identify words. Pages are full color, quite pleasing, and not distracting. The last two pages list, in picture and written form, all 72 words used.

    9” x 10.5”, 13 pp, hc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 027850
    ISBN: 9780794521301
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      Here at Rainbow Resource, we carry a good variety of resources for Greek mythology, and now we found another good one. The Usborne Book of Greek Myths is a very thorough, comprehensive coverage on the topic. The book is divided into two parts. The first and bigger part is the actual myths. The second part is a guide to the myths – who’s who, where did it happen (with maps), and a glossary. The font is large, and the artwork is a wonderful enhancement to the stories – full color illustrations highlighting details of the stories.  This Usborne book can be a tremendous help with your study of Greek myths and the lessons to be learned from them. 301 pages, paper board cover. ~ Donna 

  • Item #: 070491
    ISBN: 9780794540289
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    This full-color activity book provides children with a series of forty map-themed mazes to explore and complete. The map mazes direct youngsters to travel across continents, walk the streets of world-famous cities, and explore long-lost lands. This super collection of mazes gradually becomes more challenging as young people move through the book. A complete solution guide or answer key is included at the back of this well-designed publication. Measures 10" x 12". 64 pgs, pb. ~ Mike 

  • Item #: 006644
    ISBN: 9780794518479
    Retail: $29.99
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    This book is not a science text, but it will help you with whatever science textbook you are using. It's a comprehensive science reference guide covering physics, chemistry and biology. Each area of focus features color-coded subtopics with significant detail. The chemistry section contains subtopics for general, physical, inorganic, organic, and environmental chemistry. The biology section includes ecology, botany, zoology, human biology, genetics and general biology. The physics section is divided into mechanics, heat, waves, electricity and magnetism, nuclear physics, and general physics.

    We've come to expect compelling color pictures, graphics and charts from Usborne, and this book does not disappoint. Every page has excellent visuals and concise explanations of scientific laws and principles. For example, the biology section includes a subtopic covering the nervous system. The book shows and describes the parts of the neuron including the cell body, the dendrites and the axon. The graphics do an excellent job of showing the interaction between nerve cells and how the chemical neurotransmitters work at the synapse between the cells. You learn the difference between association (or relay) neurons and motor (or instruction) neurons.

    With over 350 pages, a glossary, and complete index, this book makes finding information quick and easy. Use the book to review material already studied, or as additional explanation or clarification of current lessons. - Jerry

  • Item #: 067903
    ISBN: 9780794538743
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     Open a smorgasbord of writing options for your student and let them fill the pages with ideas. Quick tips, varied writing space and appealing designs help introduce and practice writing skills. Pique their interest with brief introductions to important skills such as developing characters, genre, imagery, poetic forms, dialogue, plot mapping, and generating ideas. Besides the classic story writing, you’ll also get a little taste of more unusual genre like listicles, poetry, diary, blogging, sports writing, comics, screenplay and shock journalism. The book includes a glossary, space to record a reading list, and a student bio page. Access to Quicklinks provides more writing inspiration and tips. Consumable, spiralbound, 96 pgs, hc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 023059
    ISBN: 9780890519158
    Retail: $79.98
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     The Student Book (textbook) is the instruction, divided into chapters, then into lessons. Important notes about the curriculum and its use are found in the front of the book. Students will read the lesson in the Student Book and complete the activity page found in the Teacher Guide (sold separately or as part of the Book 2 Set). That’s how easy it is to use this curriculum. Don’t confuse easy-to-use with over-simplified content. After comparing the content of this course with that of Bob Jones, Saxon, Alpha Omega etc., Principles of Mathematics stays with the pack. It covers all pertinent topics for algebra preparation. While there is quite a bit of reading, the language is fairly easy to read and comprehend (conversational). The text is black and white with examples and illustrations, so may not appeal to your more visual learner. Lessons that have recommended calculator use are marked with a calculator symbol. 

    Book 2 is considered the pre-algebra portion of the program, so students need to be competent in basic functions of fractions, decimals, percent, and basic geometry. Book 2 assumes the knowledge of content presented in Book 1; so if you aren’t sure where to begin, have your student take the placement tests available on our website.

  • Item #: 022042
    ISBN: 9780794508937
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  • Item #: 012393
    ISBN: 9780794526269
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    This book is a great way to get your children interested in astronomy, or to feed their already existing curiousity. The topical book is broken up into smaller categories, and information and statistics are provided along with a discussion of each topic. With colorful pictures, diagrams, and charts, this books will capture attention, and then the small and interesting captions and blurbs of information will hold it. See for Yourself boxes throughout give correlating experiments and activities for children to try. However, the most noticeable feature is that the book is internet-linked. While the book can still be used independently because of the good amount of information included, they also provide Internet sites for further education and research. To visit any of the recommended sites, you simply go to the Usborne Quicklinks website and follow the simple instructions you see there. Each topic has several different Internet sites to supply extra details, fun activities, or colorful pictures. ~ Rachel S.

  • 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 #: 006643
    ISBN: 9780794515584
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    My eight-year-old's first reaction to this book was an emphatic "Cool!" Brilliant color pictures and graphics welcome you to the world of the microscopic. What would a DNA strand look like if magnified 7 million times? How about greatly magnified parts of plants, insects, and the human body? Find out here. Each section shows amazing color pictures of dramatically magnified objects and organisms. For example, the Plant and Fungi chapter shows a greatly enlarged picture of water plants called desmids and diatoms. Instructions are given for collecting pond or lake water so that you can view the microscopic life in a drop of water. Although much of the book depicts and describes the microscopic world, the latter part of the book is devoted to how microscopes work, from a standard lens microscope to the electron- scanning microscope. Pointers are given for buying a microscope and using advanced techniques for preparing various types of slides and mounts. A wonderful resource for any student interested in the "hidden" world around us. - Jerry

  • Item #: 062682
    ISBN: 9780794530402
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    As a child, the travel map we used had a picture atlas on the exterior. I spent so much time pouring over that cover that I still remember, as a result, which states produce oil. Here’s an opportunity to provide that experience for your elementary children. The actual atlas is in the first 24 pages. The remaining pages are filled with over 350 stickers to place in the appropriate atlas location. Children can easily find the correct location by finding the “shadowed” picture of the sticker. But it’s not just pictures here! Each map has information and details regarding animals, culture and geographical locations in small, clear print. Maps include one of the world; Western and Eastern Europe; North and South Africa; Western and Eastern Asia; North and Central America; South America; Australasia and Oceania; the Antarctic and Antarctica. End the book with a brief world quiz to test your new knowledge. Once done, you’ll have a picture atlas to continually use! Just wonderful! 9 3/8” x 12”, 34 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 043293
    ISBN: 9781599150253
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    While other scientists were catching and killing insects and classifying them based on physical characteristics, the 19th-century scientist and teacher Jean Henri Fabre was a firm believer in observing insects and nature in their natural habitats, spending just as much time watching their behavior as studying their anatomy. In this delightful book, he shares his observations and knowledge with children through a series of stories in which Uncle Paul describes the wonders of nature for his nieces and nephews, Claire, Emile, and Jules. With frequent questions and interjections from the children, Uncle Paul discusses livestock, trees, metals, fibers, paper, spiders, insects, weather, clouds, steam engines, astronomy, plants, mushrooms, shells, ocean creatures, and much more. If you enjoy the Christian Liberty Nature Readers or the Handbook of Nature Study, I think you'll enjoy this one as well. Originally published in 1917 and translated from French by Florence Bicknell, this reprint from Yesterday's Classics is 438 pgs, pb. - Jess

  • Item #: 026249
    ISBN: 9780794520335
    Retail: $16.99
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    Extensively illustrated with actual photographs and colorful images, this unique resource is a tremendous complement to any zoology or geography studies. The uniqueness of this book is found in how the content is arranged. Beginning with a general overview of the animal kingdom, the book organizes and studies the animals based upon where they may be found: South and Central America, North America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australasia, Artic and Antarctic, and the Oceans. Also included are Internet links, and the book concludes with a fact file, animal quiz, and glossary and index. Note: this book is from a secular publisher and does contain evolutionary content. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 062671
    ISBN: 9780794534684
    Retail: $5.99
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    Mazes are just fun. But they also build eye-hand coordination, visual perception and much more. Start your children out with this Usborne book of 24 bright and introductory mazes. It’s also a search-and-find book; each 2-page spread asks your child to spot 3 different things. Instruction is included in the front. A wonderful, a-maze-ing way to introduce your child to fun. 8.5” x 10”, 32 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 067900
    ISBN: 9780794537326
    Retail: $9.99
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    This illustrated activity book teaches individuals about the basics of chess, while also testing and improving their understanding and strategy skills. This fun consumable publication contains over fifty guided activities, brain-teasing puzzles, useful facts, as well as clever tips that help readers learn how to play chess or improve their approach to the game. This colorful, spiral bound book can be completed without utilizing a chessboard; however, the publishers do recommend one be made available to those who are completing the activities. This quality book is profitable to anyone interested in learning to play chess or sharpening their skills. 63 pgs, hc. ~ Mike 

  • Item #: 020826
    ISBN: 9780794532352
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    In this blast from the past, see the clothing, hair styles, and famous fashionable figures of prominent eras from ancient times through the 1960s – all informatively captioned. Faded images on each of the thirty-one pages correspond to the stickers located in the back of the book. Some of the 160+ beautiful stickers are illustrations, others are photographs, which complements the educational theme of the book. Included with the fun of a classic sticker book are informational pages like a directory of historical and current leading designers and a detailed fashion timeline.
  • Item #: 050830
    ISBN: 9780794531133
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    Color and learn about butterflies at the same time with this charming and realistic coloring book. Open this book and you have colorful images of butterflies on one side beside outline images to color with pencils or crayons. The name of each species is at the top of the page along with a sprinkling of butterfly facts. Coloring tips, such as how to shade, are scattered throughout. A variety of plants and flowers add to the colorful backgrounds. Imagine taking this book outside in the sunshine, hoping to see a real butterfly flutter by as you color it's likeness on paper. I can see middle-schoolers enjoying this book as much as little ones. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 026242
    ISBN: 9780794524692
    Retail: $16.99
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    I have always been a fan of the Usborne books, and this one is no exception – you'll not be disappointed with the beautiful photography and the plethora of facts. This encyclopedia is completely focused on earth science and includes chapters on planet earth, earthquakes and volcanoes, climate, weather, plants and animals, shaping the land (soil/weathering/erosion), and rivers and oceans. Scattered throughout the book, along with the information provided, you will find recommended websites where you and your child can find out more. The pages will draw you in, no matter your age, as you learn about our planet Earth. ~ Donna