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  • Item #: 067517
    ISBN: 9780794536688
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  • Item #: 042303
    ISBN: 9780794515195
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    ISBN: 9780794541286
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  • Item #: 029477
    ISBN: 9781883937713
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    Digging back much further than the development of the Periodic Table, this extremely readable (and entertaining!) book tells the whole story of chemistry, from the first pure elements ever found and used in ancient times (gold and silver) to Mendeleev's development of the Periodic Table, and beyond to the discovery of protons, neutrons and electrons. Along the way, we are introduced to the great thinkers of Greece, Medieval alchemists, Robert Boyle, Joseph Priestly, Lavoisier, John Dalton, Humphrey Davy, Ernest Rutherford, and many other colorful characters from chemistry's history. Believe me - they are definitely colorful! Avoiding dry facts and scientific language, author Benjamin D. Wiker has written this readable history of chemistry with an excellent blend of fact, anecdote and interactive writing. - Jess

  • 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 Traveler's 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 - it's the next best thing to being there."

  • Item #: 071645
    ISBN: 9780312526528
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  • Item #: 055935
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    Super sturdy white table features a white painted finish and solid panels on the sides instead of separate legs. Great for tracks, trains, cars, pretend play and more. 46.4"x 30"x 17.7" Please note that this item will ship separately from other items added at the same time. Sorry, no international orders.
  • Item #: 073322
    ISBN: 9780794541323
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  • Item #: 062377
    ISBN: 9781904359081
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    Practice your times tables with this cubed “book.” Start at the dot and then follow the arrows around the cube book for the times tables through number 6. (Each face contains the times table for each number.) Then, at the double-pointed arrow, turn the cube inside out to find the tables for 7-12. Children can cover the answers with their fingers and quiz themselves. Numbers are identified in English, German, French and Spanish. The hinges are reinforced and have been tested to 10,000 turns. Some PDF quiz sheets are available at zoobookoo.com. Great kinesthetic tool! ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 009378
    ISBN: 9780394875798
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  • 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 #: 018535
    ISBN: 9780141321011
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    Relive the famous legends of King Arthur and his Knights in this book. The medieval stories include tales of honor, bravery, battles, and adventures. Black and white drawings illustrate the book.

  • Item #: 033391
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  • Item #: 071947
    ISBN: 9780794538651
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  • Item #: 070541
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  • Item #: 047289
    ISBN: 9780756652197
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    This bright and colorful book from DK will have you mastering those times tables right away! The book begins with an introduction to the times tables, explaining how we use them in everyday tasks and providing the online link to the publisher's website, where you can download times tables songs. Then the book devotes several pages to each times table, beginning with the 0x and 1x times tables, and ending with the 12x tables. Each times table is covered thoroughly, with colorful photos, illustrations, visual exercises, and hints and tips to commit the concepts to memory. For example, the 8x chapter provides the times table (up to 12 x 8); images of eight-armed octopi and spiders to practice counting and grouping; instructions for playing a times table tennis game; several memory tips (e.g. "remember that the answers in the 8 times table are double the answers in the 4 times table"); images of buttons to practice division with remainders, and more. The last section of the book has times table quizzes, a lesson on long multiplication and division, instructions for an alternate method of multiplying long numbers together (called "window frame multiplication"), a large times tables grid, and a glossary. This book provides visual reinforcement and can be used in conjunction with a drill book for extra practice. Answers included. 64 pgs, hc. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 039235
    ISBN: 9780980072303
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    It's easy to become a cookbook collector. The glossy photos of scrumptious meals draw you in regardless of whether the recipes are easy or the ingredients are easy to find! Our intentions are good, but somehow we just can't get around to pulling together an incredible meal every night. Well, cookbook author Rachel Masters takes a much more practical approach, almost guaranteeing that this is one cookbook that will spend more time on the countertop than on the shelf. As a mom with young children, she was frustrated with the time it was taking to develop a meal plan and grocery list for the week. To make this easier, she created a plan that rotated through all of the main dishes her family enjoyed, along with shopping lists to accompany them. In the end she had a twelve-week plan, each week complete with five main dishes, a dessert, a snack, and a shopping list. After using her plan with much success over the years, she now presents it to the rest of us in handy cookbook form. The cookbook presents thirteen weeks, each with a meal plan for the week, a grocery list (divided into types of food like produce, dairy, etc.), and the recipes. Each week features five meals, a snack, and a dessert. Weeks are broken down by meal, with each meal including recipes for the main course as well as side dishes. As a bonus, Rachel has included a suggested timetable for each meal, outlining when each task preparation task should be done for a six o'clock target dinner time. At this point, you may be mostly concerned about the meals themselves. Will your family like them? Glancing over the meal plans, I'd say they have broad appeal (remember, the author has several young children herself!). A sampling of the meals includes: chicken fajitas, beef stew, lasagna, shepherd's pie, pork chops, sloppy joes, french dip sandwiches, ribs, chicken over rice, sub sandwiches, split pea soup, ham and cheese sandwiches, pork tenderloin, and many more scrumptious-sounding side dishes I don't have room to mention. You won't find anything too specialized in here, just family-pleasing favorites. Of course, if everyone in your family dislikes a certain recipe, just replace it with one of your own and edit the shopping list to include those ingredients.

    Additionally, seven appendices include suggestions for breakfasts and lunches, using produce from your garden, recipes for special events and holidays, essentials for the kitchen, tips and ideas, making a few typically store-bought items from scratch, and some advice on family meal time (including suggestions to get children to try new things!). All in all, this is a great, practical resource for any busy mom struggling to shop and pull together meals each week! I know our family could have benefited from this approach when I was growing up! – Jess

  • Item #: 066904
    ISBN: 9781634458665
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  • Item #: 058917
    ISBN: 9780545653640
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    A colorful visual aid for your home or classroom, this set includes 15 cardstock charts (8"x18") showing times-tables for the numbers 0 to 12 (plus a blank times table to plug in your own numbers). Each is outlined in a different color, great for your visual learners! An activity guide has some fun ideas for your home, co-op or classroom. Cover up some of the numbers with a Post-It note and make your own game or quiz! Bright and bold lines are easy to read. ~ Sara

  • 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 Monet's Water Lilies and Picasso's 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 #: 060901
    ISBN: 9780794522667
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    Usborne lift-the-flap books are treasures of information, color and activity; this one is no exception.

    A gem of information, this book will help your child get “behind the scenes” with art . Multiple flaps on each page show famous paintings and sculptures. Art pieces (mostly Western) from the 1600’s to modern age are labeled by name, artist and date. Readers will investigate how art is made and how artists use color, line, movement and symbols to create their desired effects. The thick, sturdy design allows those flaps to be lifted many, many times without tearing. Includes a one-page glossary and internet links. 9” x 11”, 12 pp, hc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 008224
    ISBN: 9780906212851
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    For each table in this book, there is a picture puzzle to solve. You have to color all the areas which contain a number from the table. The puzzles are all different shapes and sizes. For example, in the 2x table picture puzzle, you color all of the numbers which divide by 2 to find the picture. For the square puzzle, you color all the numbers which are multiples of two to see the pattern. There are 16 picture puzzles plus 11 pattern puzzles. There are times tables for each puzzle from 1-12. A fun way to work through the multiplication tables. ~ Phyllis

  • Item #: 070542
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  • Item #: 030668
    ISBN: 9780794524234
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    This introduction to astronomy offers readers clear, interesting text, detailed diagrams, interesting facts, and lots of large, full-color photography! Each two-page spread focuses on a different topic related to astronomy, including skywatching, telescopes, the sun, the moon, eclipses, stars, galaxies, constellations, what the night sky looks like at different times of the year, the planets (and finding them in the sky), and much more. Each page features interesting, but more general text on the topic, with plenty of related photos, each with detailed and informative captions. Geared for the beginning sky-watcher, there are lots of tips on finding these heavenly bodies in the sky, and star maps are included for both the Southern and Northern hemisphere at different times of the year. Referenced weblinks (accessed through Usborne's website) are featured with many topics, for further online exploration. 48 pgs. – Jess

  • Item #: 010992
    ISBN: 9781933339009
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    In the quest to cover a little of everything from a particular time period AND present it at a level that a younger child can understand, most elementary history texts are, well, probably just a bit lacking in the exciting and shall we say “interesting” department. At least, I found it as such when I was much younger, although it led me to do a lot of self-reading to complete the picture in the areas that interested me. Susan Wise Bauer attempts to remedy this difficulty in presenting a chronological history to the younger set using a classical approach to history. The Story of the World is structured around a text and a curriculum guide/activity book that serve as a springboard for your futher history explorations. The readings in the text provide a background of the time period covered, augmented by the use of the guide, which contains review questions, suggestions for supplemental readings, appropriate literature selections, and also map activities, coloring pages, as well as an abundance of projects that span history, art, and science that are sure to excite the student.

    The text itself serves as the starting point and backbone of each unit. Each chapter covers a particular time period, and is placed in chronological order. For example, in Volume One: Ancient Times, Chapter One begins with “The Earliest People” followed by chapters detailing periods of Egyptian, Sumarian, Jewish, Babylonian, Assyrian, Indian, Chinese, African, Egyptian, Phoenician, Greek, Persian, Native American, Roman, Christian, Celt, and Barbarian history. The book goes in strictly chronological order, so one time period of a civilization will be covered, and then a different civilization may be covered, returning to another era of the first civilization later, to encompass a significant historical event of that civilization. Each chapter is further split into smaller, more bite-sized amounts that lend themselves well to a younger attention span. The chapters are presented at a level they will understand, but at the same time, find fairly absorbing. History is presented in more of a story-type format that they will appreciate, and the author emphasizes that the book is not intended to give a complete overview of the time period, but rather to give the student a chronological order of major events and an appreciation and understanding of different cultures while presenting it in a way that will foster an enthusiasm and enjoyment of the subject matter. For example, while not every ruler of a civilization may be named, along with major accomplishments, an overview of the period highlighting important events and rulers, along with details of how the people in the civilizations lived comprise the short chapters. Mythical stories as well as historical fiction-type passages about young children from different cultures are woven into the narrative to stimulate further interest. These almost story-type chapters are meant to be read aloud to younger children, or those with reading difficulty, while good readers and older children can read or take turns reading the chapters aloud.

    When a chapter has been completely read, you and the students then turn to the curriculum manual/actvitiy guide. At the beginning of each chapter in the guide, corresponding page references are given from four recommended supplements Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, The Kingfisher Illustrated History of the World, The Usborne Book of World History, and the Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of World History. These selections further flesh out the history lessons, particularly for those periods or civilizations where less supplemental reading is available. When all the chapter reading has been accomplished, the next order of business are the reading comprehension-type review questions for each chapter section. Following the questions, the student is asked to summarize the chapter in a few sentences. The author again stresses that important facts be included in this narrative, but not necessarily every single one. A few sample narrations are also supplied for each section. The student’s narrative is then written, illustrated with his/her favorite part of the lesson. The narratives can be collected and put into a loose-leaf binder, to create the student’s own world history. After these activities have been completed, a list of readings chosen to supplement and complement the history lesson are supplied, as well as a following list of corresponding literature suggestions to further flesh out the lesson, with books telling stories from that era. Author, publisher, copyright date, and a sentence summary of each book are given for ease in locating the book.

    Now for some real hands-on work! The activities commence with “Map Work,” where a map of the appropriate area is supplied, and the student identifies and marks pertinent areas, routes, and features. The geography section is normally followed by a coloring page, highlighting some aspect of the history lesson, or some other word activity. Finally, the chapter closes with a selection of projects to do to really “get into” the featured civilization or time period. These may be arts, crafts, writing, or science projects, or just fun supplemental activities. Most require only common household supplies and art supplies such as paints & paintbrushes, boxes, newspaper and waxed paper, self-drying clay, etc. Several projects are provided for each chapter, covering a wide range of activities. These could include anything from building your own hut to making your own cunieform tablets, mummifying a chicken, brick-making, baking an African or Greek feast, purple dye, an erupting volcano, an olympic wreath, a Native American sand painting, a Roman chariot, making paper, and LOTS more. When you’ve covered the chapter content as much as is desired, move on.

    While the breadth of activities and readings may seem overwhelming or time-consuming, keep in mind that not every suggested book needs to be read, and not every single project needs to be completed. (But Mom, can’t we embalm the chicken today?) Spend as much time in an era as suits the students, pacing yourself to cover everything that is of interest. The structure of the curriculum makes it especially easy and enjoyable to use with several children in this age range, although I’m sure the older kids would love to get into it too!

    Volume One was revised in 2006 and now features more illustrations, maps, several timelines and additional parent/teacher notes. The text is paperback, and the Curriculum Guide/Activity Book is a bound paperback. - Jess

  • 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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 002577
    ISBN: 9781883841485
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    So, you've tried the "conventional" methods of helping your child memorize his tables. Maybe you've even tried singing the tables, but he wasn't an auditory learner. Drills fall flat, because you have to memorize the tables before you can succeed. Even after practice, practice, practice, you're wondering if they'll ever really stick. Well, here's a novel approach - actually, more of a "short story" approach. Judy Liautaud has come up with some cute, and memorable, little stories to help fix these facts finally in the mind's eye, using a visual-memory-association technique that just may work for your little multiplier. Numbers become characters or objects in visuals and storylines in which the product is an integral part. Yeah, some of them are silly - all the better to remember them by. You know, I almost wrote a book like this after teaching the twins their tables. We used similar mnemonic devices and silly sayings like "76 trombones in the big parade....and 42 clowns!" and "He licks (six) his plate (eight) before he ate (forty-eight)" and a football game tied 7 to 7 until the 49ers got a last-minute touchdown. Okay, they're goofy, but they work! These were our particular problem products, but Judy's got all the tables covered. This activity book contains all of the "tricks" and stories to get your child through the tables, plus "Make Your Own Posters" and "Make Your Own Flashcards" sections so your student can also create his own helpful tools.

  • Item #: 015193
    ISBN: 9780794541309
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