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  • Item #: 049411
    ISBN: 9780794529536
    Retail: $9.99
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  • Item #: 060896
    ISBN: 9780794534714
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    Highly appealing to young children, this Usborne series offers a variety of coloring, mazes, drawing, and spot-the-differences activities. Four pages of stickers corresponding to certain pages further enhance learning. Pre- or early readers will need assistance with directions and perhaps removing shaped stickers. Activities involve hand-eye coordination, picture completion, symmetry, counting, sequencing and color identification. A few of the Yellow activities require a smattering of letter writing and simple addition. Great for a trip, as part of an activity center, or fun stuff for an older sibling to guide a younger one through. Answers for some puzzles are included. For ages 3 to 8. 8.5” x 10”, 64 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 059699
    ISBN: 9780794535520
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  • Item #: 049419
    ISBN: 9780794524562
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  • Item #: 049414
    ISBN: 9780794539344
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  • Item #: 049339
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  • Item #: 067906
    ISBN: 9780794536701
    Retail: $12.99
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     This introductory reference guide will appeal to your pictorial learner. First, you’ll get a good beginning grammar overview (parts of speech--including noun and verb phrases, active/passive voice, clauses, conjunctions, direct speech, and confusing words). Parts of speech are identified with text, arrows and colors, though inconsistently applied (Nouns are not always green, for example). Explanations are brief and accented with graphs and cartoon drawings. The second section covers punctuation (periods, commas, question and quotation marks, apostrophes, and those funky and elusive parentheses, dashes, hyphens and ellipses). Finally, get a thumbnail introduction to style (basic genres, sentence- and paragraph level improvements). The book includes a glossary, quiz, and index. Also, access to Quicklinks provides grammar, punctuation and spelling games, quizzes and puzzles. An attention-grabbing way to introduce or remind students of grammar skills. 136 pgs, reinforced sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 042293
    ISBN: 9780794514525
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    This book could make a wonderful art program for younger students, incorporating both art appreciation and projects in a beautiful, easy to use format. The book features 22 impressive works of art from around the world and from a variety of periods. Each work is shown on a spread of pages along with a few short, interesting paragraphs of information about the work itself, the techniques used, and the artist who created it. Then you flip the page to see how you can imitate that work and style using simple materials and methods. For example, the first work highlighted is Van Gogh's "The Starry Night." After looking at the painting and reading about it, you turn to the next page, which has step-by-step directions to help you make your own swirly landscape using thick paints and a plastic fork. In six steps you go from drawing a simple landscape sketch, adding color, and using the fork to manipulate the paint into swirly patterns like those found in Van Gogh's painting. The end products are very attractive, and completing the projects will help students remember the distinctive styles of the artists they've studied. The projects pages are very colorful and offer beautiful illustrations of the finished projects to give students a visual aid. Throughout the 22 works/projects, students will be introduced to 3-D art, paintings, abstract art, prints, collages, Chinese brush painting, and other styles/types of art for a well-rounded but fun early art education. Hc, 96 pgs. – Melissa

  • Item #: 062684
    ISBN: 9780794521219
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    Think you could be the next Stan Lee or Paul Dini? Why not give it a shot with this handy guide to making your own cartoons! The fun workbook style shows you different story ideas, drawing and character creation tips and other tricks of the trade all while giving you plenty of room to come up with you own stories. There are even over 130 stickers of sound effects, speech bubbles and more to help get you started. A really fun hands-on introduction to creating comics. 96 hardcover spiral bound pages. – Laura

  • Item #: 007052
    ISBN: 9780794532697
    Retail: $11.99
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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 #: 003094
    ISBN: 9780794516895
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    This book explores the fascinating science behind crime scene investigation. No Hollywood special effects here; this book presents the brass tacks of forensic science. Loaded with compelling photographs, detailed drawings and real crime investigations presented in comic-strip format, this book will grip you from the start and hold your curiosity to the very end. Learn how gifted specialists analyze blood, sweat, fingerprints, handwriting, and other clues using science to crack even the toughest of cases. 96 pgs, pb. – Rachel P.

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  • Item #: 070487
    ISBN: 9780794539887
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    A great gift for your budding fashionista! Page after page of inspiration to draw from – literally. To the basic models, add drawn accessories, design patterns, create seasonal groupings, work on skirt types, even a costume party! The models are appropriate for young girls (not too curvy or such), with a nice variety of hair colors and skin tones. In the back are some patterned stickers to collect your ideas on 'mood boards.' It’s a cool book to park your ideas and maybe even develop some actual original pieces to wear! The book is attractive, with reinforced paper back. I think this is best for kids about 8-12 years old. Add your own colored pencils/markers. Measures 7.5"x 9.5", 100 pgs. ~Sara

  • Item #: 067884
    ISBN: 9780794539658
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    Looking for fun activities to occupy little minds as you go from here to there as you travel? Look no further than this portable size activity book. Measuring 5” x 7 ½”, it fits perfectly in your purse or in the hands of you little one. Activities vary and include seek-a-word, drawing exercises, Sudoku, crosswords and much more. Also includes games for 2 or more players. Answers in the back of the book. PB. 108 pgs. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 066233
    Retail: $409.00
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    Early in our nation's history, the primary reason for education was to allow each person to read the Bible for himself. In the same spirit comes this complete first grade curriculum. While it incorporates history, science, art, and math, the heart of the program is phonics-based reading instruction with Biblical emphasis. This program was revised in 2013 and features a new title, changes to the teacher's manual and new package resources.

    Phonics instruction begins with a quick review of letter names and sounds using full-color alphabet flash cards, then follows with in-depth, step-by-step teaching of all phonics constructs. Phonics lesson plans teach new skills while reviewing previously-learned skills. By Lesson 31, students are able to read Bible stories in a special beginning Bible Reader. The reader uses a thematic approach to teach Bible history in chronological order from Genesis to Revelation. Students are expected to retell the Bible story, and then create a keepsake Bible notebook in which they summarize and illustrate Bible stories. (Linda used a similar approach years ago to teach Bible to our older children, and they enjoyed it very much.) Weekly memory verses selected from Proverbs help to develop character and handwriting at the same time. Hands-on projects are designed to help children understand the world of the Bible. These include creating timelines using the included figures, making Bible times costumes, and celebrating a Sabbath meal. Science focuses on the wonders of God's creation, and uses three Usborne books (Things Outdoors, Science with Water, and Science with Plants), which are included with the curriculum. Math incorporates hands-on activities, math manipulatives and a math workbook (Complete Book of Math Gr. 1-2). If you prefer a more serious approach to math (as we do), you can add another math program.

    The Deluxe Package includes the Teacher's Manual; student book; student worksheets; a Bible Notebook; Bible Reader; Complete Book of Math Gr. 1-2; My Big Book of 5-Minute Devotions; Unifix Cubes; a small geared clock; addition and subtraction flashcards; wood pattern blocks; Pattern Animals; Things Outdoors; Science with Water; Science with Plants; Honey for a Child's Heart; Peter and the Wolf CD; Enjoying Art Together; and Drawing with Children. ~ Bob

  • Item #: 064204
    ISBN: 9780794537128
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      This is the cutest little fingerprint-art book for your littles! It includes 50 activity pages in a book that lies flat. Attached to the back cover is a large ink pad (2” x 8”) with 7 vibrant colors. The instructions are easy to follow; you see the beginning of a picture on each page and add to it by dabbing a finger to the ink pad and stamping the page with your inky finger. You might be adding eggs to a nest, making butterflies in the sky, or putting passengers into cars! Once the ink is dry (and your fingers have been washed) you draw over your fingerprints with a black pen to add some detail like arms and eyes. These little creatures are so simple and so cute, you will want to create even more on blank paper! Once your book is complete, you can make up stories about your creations! Each activity page is about 6” x 8” and many cover a 2-page spread.

     

  • Item #: 064203
    ISBN: 9780794533366
    Retail: $13.99
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    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 #: 064196
    ISBN: 9780794536695
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  • Item #: 064191
    ISBN: 9780794536879
    Retail: $14.99
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    Some children may have a difficult time applying themselves to books that cover technical programming concepts (such as looping, variables, etc.) or even books that lead directly into those ideas. The focus of this book is instead on short, unstructured lessons exclusively covering Scratch or Scratch games. Instead of having concept-based lessons to follow, as in How to Code in 10 Easy Lessons, kids will work on creating short, simple games using Scratch. These short lessons start out simple (such as making characters move around the screen) and end with making pattern games and virtual pets. Once kids understand how to make basic games, they move on to four fully-fledged game projects. Throughout these lessons the emphasis is placed on the game they are creating, not on programming concepts. Picture this as coming at programming from another angle; instead of learning about what a variable is and then putting a variable named score in the game, they are shown how to keep a score within their game and then learn why a score is a variable and what that entails. To help kids out even more, all instructions and concepts come with full-color illustrations (and cute cartoon characters) which show exactly how to do the projects in a fun, cute way. If your child is interested in programming, but may be more excited about making games as a focus, this is for them. 94 pages. Spiral-bound.

    Uses the programming language Scratch as a base. Focuses on the visual elements of programming - kids begin by making things move around the screen, drawing & painting characters, and creating a virtual pet. Ends with 4 games projects.

  • Item #: 062680
    ISBN: 9780794534752
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    This is a fun little book that is a self-contained gift for someone special. It includes a hardcover, but spiral-bound book with 60 pages of fun activity pages to complete. Attached to the extended back cover is a large inkpad (about 2” x 7”) with 7 bright rainbow colors and a lid. The idea is that your child adds their fingerprints to the illustrated pages. When the ink dries, you can draw on your fingerprint and make a little character. Since each of the colors on the inkpad touch each other, you can even get some fun color blends going! If you want to switch colors, just wipe off your finger with a wet wipe or paper towel and keep printing away! When you are all done, wash hands with soap & water. With the spiral binding, the pages lie nice and flat as you are working on your masterpiece. Something like this would be a great sibling gift or for someone with a new baby. 10” x 8.5” overall, book is 7” x 8.5” ~ Sara

  • Item #: 060900
    ISBN: 9780794534349
    Retail: $10.99
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    Mazes help kids develop skills they don’t even realize. Add to the fun with these 30 tear-off, fun mazes to solve. The top cover is detached so kids can easily tear the sheets from the pads. Pages are multicolored and mazes are varied. In addition, each big page features things to spot and places to fill in with drawings. The back is made of sturdy cardboard so it can be used just about anywhere. Scenes include a range: outer space, nature, modern and ancient, etc. Note: includes one spooky streets scene with zombie-like characters. In the back, you’ll find smaller, full-color images pictured with answers. Keep some on hand in the car; they would make great placemat activities at restaurants, for example. 14” x 11”. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 060899
    ISBN: 9780794534585
    Retail: $10.99
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    Like lots o’ dots? Pick up this pad with 30 tear-off, great dot-to-dots to solve. The top cover is detached so kids can easily tear the sheets from the pads. Pages are multicolored and puzzles are varied. Each big page also features things to spot and drawings to create. The back is made of sturdy cardboard so it can be used just about anywhere. Scenes vary, with many being nature or vehicle related. Note: includes 1 page with a haunted house scene. In the back, you’ll find smaller, full-color images with answers. Keep some on hand in the car; they would make great placemat activities at restaurants, for example. 14” x 11”. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 055198
    ISBN: 9780794532956
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    I would have loved this book as a kid! Not only did I love stickers, but I also enjoyed learning about pretty paintings and different parts of the world. Everything from the font used in the text to the illustrations is done to appeal to kids. Ten pages of full-color stickers and 31 pages of interesting tidbits about the art and artists combine when students are asked to place the sticker on the muted-color version of the artwork. Information about the artist, the materials they liked to use, where they are from and how they liked to paint are in small captions of text among pictures. It is very insightful and would be a great start to a biographical study of an artist. Since there is no space for drawing within the sticker book itself, you may want to hand your students a sketchpad and some colored pencils to unleash their creativity—they will surely be inspired! This great visual supplement for art or world history class would also make a fine gift for your favorite art aficionado. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 048938
    ISBN: 9780794524005
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    Reading through this Usborne book made me want to take a few vacation days and go explore someplace exotic. It highlights some of the most popular or influential explorers from ancient to current times. It shares their exciting stories in a concise but captivating way, showing the supplies they needed, hardships endured, reasons for their travels, how their trips made history, and more. The text itself is fascinating, but the illustrations really make the book stand out. There are cartoon drawings and profiles of the explorers with speech bubbles displaying things they said or wrote, photographs or reproductions of famous vessels, tools, etc. used in exploration, colorful maps, and scenes of impressive things explorers discovered. Small text boxes share especially interesting information, captions are descriptive and informational, and the text is engaging. Starting with the ancient Egyptian adventurer Harkhuf, who traveled to a place called Yam to bring back precious treasures to the king of Egypt, the book continues through explorers such as the ancient Greek Pytheas, Vikings like Leif Ericsson, the Italian traveler Marco Polo, the Muslim explorer Ibn Battuta who covered 75,000 miles across Africa, the 15th Century Chinese adventurer Zheng He who explored the lands around China for the emperor and spread the word that China was in charge, Portuguese sailors who explored the African west coast looking for a way to Asia, Christopher Columbus and other adventurers who explored/invaded the New World, and Ferdinand Magellan's trip around the world. The scientific aspects of later explorations are also covered, like Captain Cook's mapping of the coast of Canada, and then attempting a scientific expedition to the Pacific Ocean; nature-lover and German-born Alexander von Humboldt who studied the plants and wildlife of South American jungles; Lewis and Clark's remarkable adventure across North America; Dr. Livingstone's missionary efforts in Africa; British officer Charles Stuart who explored the Australian outback; and even more current Antarctic adventures and races. Ocean and space exploration are touched on lightly. Obviously, a wide range of explorers and explorations are covered, so this is a perfect introductory book for kids and a good way to get them to see the excitement and adventure of exploring. By Anna Claybourne, 104 pages, pb. ~Rachel

  • Item #: 046542
    ISBN: 9780794521226
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    Kids will love this set of cards that provides tons of activities perfect for completing in the car, on a plane, or anywhere. The colorful cards measure 3.75" x 6" and are made from glossy cardstock. The double-sided cards have an activity on each side like word searches, dot-to-dots, drawing, mazes, hidden picture puzzles, and other puzzles. Since the cards have a glossy surface, you can use a dry-erase pen to complete the activities and then wipe them off. A black dry-erase pen is included with the cards and everything can be stored in the packaging they come in for easy transport. A fun set of cards that will keep your children preoccupied and happy on those long trips. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 044985
    ISBN: 9780794528423
    Retail: $16.99
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    Rather than list this in the drawing section as a drawing book, we are listing it here with the other Usborne Art Ideas books, as it offers the same great range of creative ideas utilizing a number of different mediums – pencil, ink, pastels, paints, etc. While the emphasis is certainly on drawing, the "ideas" include dozens of fun "out of the box" projects that may require/encourage serious drawing skills, a loose doodle style of drawing, or a mix of both. It features the same high quality, colorful pages as the other books in the series and is filled with so many engaging activities that I would be surprised if you skipped any of them! Slightly oversized, hc. 96 pgs. – Melissa

  • Item #: 043845
    ISBN: 9780794537630
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  • Item #: 043829
    ISBN: 9780794537104
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  • Item #: 043809
    ISBN: 9780794537555
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  • Item #: 043784
    ISBN: 9780794537111
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