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  • Item #: 022042
    ISBN: 9780794508937
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $14.24
  • Item #: 007052
    ISBN: 9780794532697
    Retail: $11.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.79

    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 #: 062673
    ISBN: 9780794534417
    Retail: $41.99
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    Punch out and assemble the sturdy pieces, then have a battle! This building set has over 90 pieces that are printed on both sides and are die cut (the castle pieces as well as two opposing armies’ worth of soldiers). They assemble with slots and the directions are pretty simple to follow. The pieces themselves are like a layer of craft foam sandwiched between two layers of cardstock. The included 40 pages softcover book contains info about the different kinds of soldiers included (axe men, kings, queens, knights, assassins, archers, and more!) as well as life in the castle. Everything fits nicely inside of a colorful box for safe keeping. Great for your castle enthusiast or as a way to bring history to life! – Laura

  • Item #: 070492
    ISBN: 9780794540197
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.69

     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 #: 002151
    ISBN: 9780794537043
    Retail: $9.99
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  • Item #: 001960
    ISBN: 9780794539085
    Retail: $9.99
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  • Item #: 002083
    ISBN: 9780794537524
    Retail: $9.99
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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 #: 002122
    ISBN: 9780794537265
    Retail: $9.99
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  • Item #: 001917
    ISBN: 9780794537364
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.69

     

       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 #: 027850
    ISBN: 9780794521301
    Retail: $22.99
    Rainbow Price: $20.69

      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
    Retail: $9.99
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  • Item #: 062671
    ISBN: 9780794534684
    Retail: $5.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.39

    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 #: 064194
    ISBN: 9780794536671
    Retail: $8.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.09

  • Item #: 027893
    ISBN: 9780794528492
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $17.99

     Count of Monte Cristo, Prisoner of Zenda, Don Quixote, Three Musketeers, 39 Steps and biographical sketches of each author. 336 pgs.

  • Item #: 064193
    ISBN: 9780794536633
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.29

  • Item #: 050831
    ISBN: 9780794535667
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.29

  • Item #: 064206
    ISBN: 9780794535124
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.69

       Play some warm-up games to get creative-writing juices flowing. Spend time perfecting story planning - beginnings, middles and ends! Your budding writer can do both of those things as well as focus on developing characters, descriptions and actions amidst the full-color designs on these lively colored pages. 8” x 9.5”, spiral bound, HC, 64 pp.

  • Item #: 013676
    ISBN: 9780794535094
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.49

  • Item #: 064203
    ISBN: 9780794533366
    Retail: $13.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.59

    I liked this book from the moment I opened it! It looks like a real fashion designer’s sketch book, featuring models drawn mostly with simple, straight lines. The pages have prompts for a person to finish: a series of heads that you add hats to, designing glasses on a page of faces, adding color to outlined gowns at a movie premiere, and even a fun department store window display! It is so very creative and open-ended yet provides something to get you started. Other pages include: casual clothes, party make up, nails, hair-dos, hand-bags, coats, jewelry, fabric design, & more. This would make a perfect gift with a set of colored pencils or art markers for an aspiring designer who loves to play with color. You might even inspire a career with your gift! 10x12”, 80pp

  • Item #: 064188
    ISBN: 9780794536657
    Retail: $4.99
    Rainbow Price: $4.49

  • Item #: 064190
    ISBN: 9780794536398
    Retail: $15.99
    Rainbow Price: $14.39

  • Item #: 059680
    ISBN: 9780794534677
    Retail: $8.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.09

     This Usborne book is another great find! Over 100 gorgeous, high quality stickers of culturally significant Renaissance art, people, and objects. Each two-page spread covers an aspect of the revolution such as splendid cities, religion, home and family, scientific discoveries and many others. In typical Usborne form, interesting text is scattered around the pages highlighting the full-color illustrations and accompanied by helpful features such as maps and a timeline. Stickers correlate to pages and their locations are shown by pale illustrations of the same image. Cover them with the richly detailed, realistic stickers, or let your imagination go free and use them outside the book. 8 ½” x 10 ¾”, 32 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 064197
    ISBN: 9780794536664
    Retail: $4.99
    Rainbow Price: $4.49

  • Item #: 062674
    ISBN: 9780794534967
    Retail: $8.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.09

    Blast off for space with your little astronauts using the stickers and scenes in this fun and informational, 24-page Usborne sticker book. Over 250 stickers can be placed to show objects in space; visitors at a space museum; men on the moon; astronauts and their training and much more. There are 14 different scenes in this 9”x 12” book and each has a bit of scene information. Sticker pages are labeled at the bottom with the corresponding scene pages. Let your little ones learn a little more and have a bit of fun. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 043855
    ISBN: 9780794532376
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $17.99

       Exciting stories, loved for generations, written for young readers surrounded by glorious, full-color, detailed illustrations and packaged in a small-hand-sized (6” x 8”) padded hardback. An excellent introduction to the classic myths featuring well-written text and comfortable spacing on quality paper. Includes Wooden Horse, Minotaur, Bellerophon and Pegasus, Twelve Tasks of Heracles, Perseus and the Gorgon, and the Odyssey. Includes a guide to the gods, Roman names for the Greek gods, a map of ancient Greece, and Quicklinks which include an online pronunciation guide to the Greek names as well as other informational websites. 350 pgs. hb  ~ Janice

  • Item #: 064189
    ISBN: 9780794536381
    Retail: $15.99
    Rainbow Price: $14.39

  • Item #: 002084
    ISBN: 9780794538675
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.29

  • Item #: 026242
    ISBN: 9780794524692
    Retail: $16.99
    Rainbow Price: $15.29

    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

  • Item #: 001863
    ISBN: 9780794537951
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.49

  • Item #: 001649
    ISBN: 9780794537197
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.29