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  • Item #: 003382
    ISBN: 9780746033654
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    This combined volume of all four Time Traveler books focuses on everyday life in various periods in history. Like the Book of World History it contains interesting text and captivating illustrations (in typical Usborne style!).

    So, how is it different? The World History book goes through history, looking at different civilizations during each period. The Omnibus focuses in on specific time periods in history and examines in detail the lives of fictional characters who could have lived during that time. My (then) 12 year old daughter recommended reading through the World History volume first, then the Time Travelers Omnibus to zoom in on certain historical periods. She says this book will give you a better understanding and appreciation of how it was to live during that time - its the next best thing to being there.

  • Item #: 060903
    ISBN: 9780794532871
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  • Item #: 040252
    ISBN: 9780794513191
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    Looking for ideas for those long (or short) car trips? This fantastic pack of cards from Usborne is full of fun things to do while traveling. Just choose one of the 50 colorful cards and follow the instructions on the back. The majority of the games are for 2 or more people and all youll ever need for the activities is paper and writing utensils (sometimes not even that). Examples of games include Find the Words where players think of one word and then have a set amount of time to create as many words as they can using the letters from the original word; Word Bugs which is like Hangman, but with a bug instead of a body; Snapping Mouth which is like an origami project; First to 50 where players choose one thing to count and try to be the first to find 50; and many many more. Some standard games like Rock Paper Scissors and Single Word Stories (where players take turns saying one word in a story) are also included. Cards are 3.75 x 6. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 038083
    ISBN: 9781593634131
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    Subtitled An Advanced Geometry Adventure for Grades 4-5, this well-designed set of unit studies does a great job of combining an engaging literary storyline with a discovery-learning approach to geometry concepts. These unit studies were created with the gifted student in mind. They will definitely appeal to the student who loves to read, enjoys art, and prefers hands-on activities that allow you to make your own deductions.

    The journey begins when inquisitive twins Harriet and Thomas are suddenly transported from present day New York City to Florence, Italy circa 1456. In Florence, they meet a young artist named Leonardo, who is on the verge of losing his apprenticeship if he cant figure out how to draw people that look like real people as soon as possible. Together, the twins and Leonardo begin an exploration of proportion and ratio.

    This 139-page book contains three units, which should be completed sequentially as the units build on one another, both mathematically and with the progression of Harriet and Thomass storyline. Each unit includes a teachers guide as well as reproducible student lessons. An answer key is also provided.

    Unit details: Unit 1 Leonardo da Vinci and Ratio (7 lessons plus 1 optional extension covering ratio, measuring body parts, averages, drawing proportions, and building to scale), Unit 2 M.C. Escher, Symmetry, and Angles (8 lessons plus 1 optional group project covering symmetry, planes, polygons, and tessellations), and Unit 3 The Egyptians and Area (6 lessons plus 1 extension covering how to make a perfect square, finding north using angles, area of a rectangle or triangle, and surface area). ~ Anh

  • Item #: 042303
    ISBN: 9780794515195
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  • Item #: 040724
    ISBN: 9780140382402
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    This edition features a short introduction about the author, larger print, and 346 pgs.

  • 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 #: 024231
    ISBN: 9780811822176
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    The word rubbernecker may not be familiar to you, but you can probably identify with this universal reflex to slow down and peer at accidents, cars stopped by the side of the road, construction sites, and other unpredictable incidents on the road. This aptly titled travel game plays on this instinct to help make long (or even short) car trips a little more bearable. The bulk of the cards display an object to look for while traveling. In Rubberneckers and Flying Rubberneckers, these are names or pictures of items, while Rubberneckers Jr. features pictures of easier-to-find items on every card so even pre-readers can play. Each time you find one of these objects, you earn 5 points. Some cards in Rubberneckers and Flying Rubberneckers also have bonus point opportunities! For example, one card asks that you spot a basketball court, backboard, or hoop for five points. If there are people actually playing basketball on the court, you get to add an extra five points! Special cards in each deck add fun twists to the play. In Rubberneckers, there are two wild cards, which allow players to draw another card from the deck and trade a card with another player. When a player draws a Car Pool card, they alert all the other players and everyone looks for the object. Whoever spots it first gets the card and the points. Five Super Rubbernecker cards hold multiple objects, each one worth ten points, and Share the Road cards ask players to perform some action (like waving with your foot) and getting a person in another car to wave or smile back. Game play is similar in all versions of Rubberneckers, with the Junior version being simpler to play. Typically, each person is dealt five cards. Once an item has been found, and new card replaces it, and the game continues until players reach a specified number of points (100 is suggested for Rubberneckers). Of course, the game can also be played solo as well. The game cards are large (3 x 4½), laminated, durable, and store easily in a box that will hold up to many years of car trips. Although Rubberneckers is marked ages 8 and up, younger children can easily play on a team or if someone reads the cards without pictures to them. This will probably be more exciting for everyone than playing Rubberneckers Jr. with older children. - Melissa

  • Item #: 026229
    ISBN: 9780794525422
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    This hardcover book is filled with 35 famous paintings arranged chronologically, covering many of the most famous artists in history. Each two page layout contains a piece of art, information about the techniques used by the artist, and interesting information about the time period, subjects used, historical facts, and other details. There are also two fold out pages for Monets Water Lilies and Picassos Guernica. Though geared towards adolescents, the information is interesting to all ages and would make a great addition to an art appreciation class or as a coffee table book. 80 pgs. ~ Alissa

  • Item #: 042295
    ISBN: 9780794513665
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    ISBN: 9780794533137
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  • Item #: 013953
    ISBN: 9780794527532
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    Have you ever heard of Zoroastrianism? It is fascinating how many different religious beliefs, (such as Zoroastrianism), reflect Biblical truths. This book is FULL of color and very well laid out, showing beautiful pictures of members of the various religions and religious artifacts. Maps here and there identify in what part of the world the religion is practiced. As it shares about a particular religion, this book often relates a story, parable or saying from that religion. For example, when explaining some of the beliefs of the Pacific Islanders, a Maori saying is quoted: Feed a man with fish, he will live from day to day. Teach him how to fish, he will live forever. As well as doing a detailed analysis of the main religions and touching on many minor ones throughout the world, this book tries to answer the question What is religion? at the beginning and also makes commentaries about religion in society at the end. While stating that they are not trying to promote any particular belief or viewpoint, there is a natural tendency, and I would suggest that theirs is not Christian. This comes through, for example, in the use of BCE and CE in preference to BC and AD and independent references to things over 6,000 years old. A treatment like this of world religions by a non-Christian does smack a wee bit of the scenario between Satan and Eve in the Garden of Eden, Here are your options: now choose one. While the book does often hit the nail on the head with its descriptions of the different religions, it sometimes misses the boat in its broad sweeping definitions (for example saying that some religions wear headcoverings as a sign of modesty and equality and not mentioning submission). Needless to say you and your students will need to use discernment and turn to Scripture as to whether something is true or not. Some very nice features of this book are the time line and index, and every page directs you to a website to surf for further information. 127 pgs, pb. - Genevieve

  • Item #: 057626
    ISBN: 9781630588274
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  • Item #: 021630
    ISBN: 9780486444567
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    This small, pocket-sized (4.2� x 5.75� ) book can lead to a large imagination! With a theme focused on methods of travel and fun places to go, the book features mazes, connect the dots, crosswords, word searches, decoding messages, and many other fun activities. Interspersed throughout is information about the different ways people travel. The pages are black and white and can be colored with crayons, markers, or colored pencils. Solutions are included in the back of the book. There are 48 fun-filled activities and word games included in all. An inexpensive and fun travel-time filler, perfect for your next road trip. 64 pgs, pb. *Jon
  • Item #: 029301
    ISBN: 9780528008313
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    Looking for a bunch of activities to keep your kids quiet and happy for extended periods of time? The activities themselves arent really travel-themed, but they certainly would keep kids entertained during long rides or flights. The book includes pictures to color, mazes, dot-to-dots, hidden-picture drawings, color-by-number scenes, riddles to solve, and more. Cut back on all the Are we there yet? questions with the mountain of activities in this book. By Rand McNally, 256 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 018005
    ISBN: 9780794528331
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    This book covers it all, from the dawn of history right up to the year 2000, for all the major civilizations, all the rulers, and all the events in world history. Pages are filled with clear, interesting accounts of historical events, realistic reconstructions of scenes, and tons of incredible photographs. More than 100 charts and maps are included, allowing you to see exactly where events took place. Besides being an intriguing book to read, this is also your link to world history on the web. After reading about a subject, go online; every link leads you to a website where you can read additional information, watch video clips, play games, see photos, and use other unique website features to experience "virtually" all of world history. I was never much for history, but I wish I had this book when I was younger; these websites look really intriguing. For a study of the ancient world you can get virtual tours of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, a virtual walking tour of Rome and Athens, learn to speak Ancient Greek, write in hieroglyphics, take interactive tours of museums, explore the Valley of Kings in Egypt and learn about the pharaohs buried there and their tombs through photos and panoramic movies, view profiles of famous Romans and Greeks, explore a clickable Roman marketplace, and loads more. Some sights are interactive, where you can, for example, reenact the Battle of Hastings, and some are treasure troves of information, maps, timelines, and diagrams.

    Note: The first 100 or so pages of the book discuss the Prehistoric World (starting 4,550 million years ago with the Big Bang and proceeding to 12,000 years ago when the last ice age came to an end). This section outlines evolution and likely contains objectionable material. However, the rest of the sections (Ancient World, Medieval World, Last 500 Years) are more factual and make up for the first. A colorful, captivating book. 416 pages. Stephanie

  • Item #: 050840
    ISBN: 9780794531317
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  • Item #: 012200
    ISBN: 9780794528966
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    This 400-page paperback text from Usborne is a fantastic reference guide that provides an extensive overview of world geography. First, you get a general overview of planet Earth. Next, more detailed sections cover the geographical phenomena of earthquakes, volcanoes, oceans, weather, climate, and world ecosystems. The people and cultures of the world (North America, South America, Australasia and Oceania, Asia, Europe, and Africa) are then extensively discussed, followed by an Atlas of the World portion of the book comprised of various maps (60 total) of all seven continents. The text concludes with a Fact File section that provides a medley of information on topics including but not limited to geographers and scientists, world records, time zones, constellations, and types of government.

    To take advantage of the interactive component of this book, visit the hundreds of websites recommended throughout the text. These sites were chosen to provide further information about people and places of the world and are reviewed and updated on a regular basis to ensure subject appropriateness and working order. Although it is internet-linked, the Encyclopedia of World Geography is a complete book that can be used on its own. ~ Enh

  • Item #: 002512
    ISBN: 9780794501150
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    Short? Check. Colorful? Check. Good for children? Check. With colorful illustrations and kid-friendly writing, this book will get your kids playing chess in no time. Covering the bare basics, you will learn how to move the pieces, the point system, some basic strategies, as well as special moves: castling, en passant, and so forth. Meanwhile, cool little knights and pawns decorate the sides of the pages, and occasionally illustrate a point (like the armored knight jumping over enemy pawns, while they gaze up with a mixture of fear and awe). These little things help kids take an interest, enabling them to learn faster. While not for those that already have basic knowledge, it will jumpstart a childs interest in chess. ~ Mark

  • Item #: 017002
    ISBN: 9781550745481
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  • Item #: 021736
    ISBN: 9780794530051
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    Follow Conrad Mason and Colin King as they explore ships from ancient Greek times and the American Civil War to a cruise ship and submarines. Along with colorful drawings, there are written descriptions of a wide range of parts of the respective ships. Readers will learn what a foremast, lateen sails, forecastle, and an ACV are. Readers will learn about the workings of ships, the inward workings, and both the inside and outside layouts.

  • Item #: 006643
    ISBN: 9780794515584
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    My eight-year-olds 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 #: 007358
    ISBN: 9780312367541
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    Meg and Charles Wallace, along with their friend, Calvin, search for their scientist father. Traveling through space, they finally find him on the planet of Camazotz. How will they rescue him from his evil captors?

  • Item #: 003983
    ISBN: 9781921049668
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    Kids can travel through history as they work through the twelve mazes in this book. Each maze is 2-page spread and features a time period like Ancient Greece, Medieval France, Ming Dynasty China, American Gold Rush, etc. The full color mazes are packed with buildings, people, and objects from the featured time period and solvers must navigate around these obstacles to solve the mazes. Interesting factoids about the featured time period are included, and there are additional activities for each page (like searching for objects and counting how many of certain items there are). Kids will love making their way through the colorful mazes and just exploring the pages of fun and colorful illustrations. By Anna Nilsen, 32 pgs, pb. ~Rachel

  • Item #: 057349
    ISBN: 9781476755861
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    Publisher description: Americas #1 radio talk-show host and multi-million-copy #1 New York Times bestselling author presents a book for young readers with a history teacher who travels back in time to have adventures with exceptional Americans.


    Okay, okay, my names really Rustybut my friends call me Rush. Rush Revere. Because Ive always been the #1 fan of the coolest colonial dude ever, Paul Revere. Talk about a rock starthis guy wanted to protect young America so badly, he rode through those bumpy, cobblestone-y streets shouting the British are coming! On a horse. Top of his lungs. Wind blowing, rain streaming...

    Well, you get the picture. But what if you could get the real pictureby actually going back in time and seeing with your own eyes how our great country came to be? Meeting the people who made it all happenpeople like you and me? Hold on to your pointy triangle hats, because you canwith me, Rush Revere, seemingly ordinary substitute history teacher, as your tour guide across time! How? you ask? Well, theres this portal. And a horse. My talking horse named Liberty. Andwell, just trust me, Ill get us there. Well begin by joining a shipload of brave families journeying on the Mayflower in 1620. Yawn? I dont think so. 1620 was a pretty awesome time, and youll experience exactly what they did on that rough, dangerous ocean crossing. Together, well ask the pilgrims all our questions, find out how they live, join them at the first Thanksgiving, and much more.

    So saddle up and lets ride! Our exceptional nation is waiting to be discovered all over again by exceptional young patriotslike you!

  • Item #: 047012
    ISBN: 9780753462553
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    Travel back in time and explore London from a Neolithic Camp (3500 B.C.) to the Plague (1348) to the Great Exhibition (1851) and on to the present day. Each two-page spread in this fascinating book provides a detailed, illustrated, birds-eye view of the city from a different year. Lively text and captions explain the historical significance and daily lives of the people in each scene. The scenes are fun to pore over because there is so much going on that you want to make sure you find everything. For example, the Great Fire (1666) scene shows firefighters pumping water on burning buildings, a baker and his family escaping to the roof, people dragging their belongings from their homes, frightened dogs running amok, ferrymen leading people across the river, and more. Other years and scenes featured are the Roman Invasion (A.D. 43), Boudicca attacks (A.D. 60), Imperial Supercity (A.D. 225), Viking Raid (A.D. 851), Norman London (1091), Bridge of Stone (1216), Age of Print (1476), Shakespeares London (1602), From the Ashes (1707), Georgian London (1783), Industrial Giant (1900), Blitz (1940), Fame and Fashion (1963), and Olympic City (today). A thumbnail map at the top of each scene provides a comparison of the older city versus modern London. (There are a few brief references to ancient history dating back to 300,000 B.C., but the earliest illustrated scene begins with 3500 B.C.). Glossary and index included. 48 pgs, hc. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 030666
    ISBN: 9780794508166
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    In typical, fascinating Usborne style, this updated volume takes readers on a whirlwind tour of 10,000 years of history, from the first farmers to the fall of the Roman Empire. Unlike many other books that focus on this time period, the focus is not only on the Greeks and Romans, but early civilizations from around the world are also represented, including the Hittites, Canaanites, the Hebrew kingdoms, Assyrians, Persians, the early Chinese, early Arab kingdoms, early North Americans, the people of ancient Peru, the Olmecs, the Celts, early African kingdoms, and many more. The focus is more on daily life than events of the time, and examples of housing, architecture, art, weapons, tombs, agriculture, and more are represented for each time period. Visual types will enjoy the cut-away views of structures so they can see inside houses and tombs of each civilization. A map and a list of important dates are also included for each civilization. Most pages also include a link to check out a related website that gives readers an opportunity to do things like hear how a Hittite would have said hello or play a game of Senet. An excellent resource for any study of ancient history. 96 pgs, pb. Jess

  • Item #: 046554
    ISBN: 9780794512835
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    With advice from baby and child swim experts, you can prepare your child to swim starting as early as 5 or 6 months of age. The information provided will help you teach them various swim techniques starting as simple as blowing bubbles in the bathtub to diving into the deep end at the public pool. The included material is fairly in-depth as it not only gives text and picture instructions but also includes advice concerning how long to stay at the pool, what to bring with you, the advantages and disadvantages of floatation devices, how to get in and out of the pool, holding your child in the water, coping with emergencies and much more. Also provided are fun activities you can do with your child to make learning time fun. Index included at back of book. By Susan Meredith; 96 pgs, pb. - Tasha

  • Item #: 004115
    ISBN: 9780794534035
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    Learn how to tell time with colorful, reusable activities! This dry-erase workbook has sturdy laminated pages, a wipe clean pen, and a fun monster theme. Each page features practice activities to help kids master the skills of time-telling. Many of the exercises involve tracing or writing specific times upon analog clock faces in response to prompts. Students are also asked to look at clocks, then write out the time in words or numbers. (These activities tend to be fill-in-the-blank for the first half of the book.). Digital clocks are covered as well. Brief instructional material is provided to introduce a concept, but most of the workbook consists solely of practice exercises. The colorful, friendly monsters will hold kids interests as they complete activities such as recording the times Spud the monster performs daily activities (ie. eating, shopping, bedtime) or writing departure times at the train station. A Your day section invites kids to write down the times they do certain tasks during the day, too. 22 pgs. ~ Lisa
  • Item #: 042301
    ISBN: 9780794512064
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