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  • Item #: 064210
    ISBN: 9780794535018
    Retail: $14.99
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       Words, ideas and story prompts - oh my! If you have a penchant toward adventure and the desire to jot it down (but need some spark to generate ideas), this writing journal is for you! Full-color illustrations enliven the color, lined pages. Each page offers plenty of creative help to guide you in writing exciting stories of various kinds. 8” x 9.5” spiral bound, HC, 95 pp.

  • Item #: 056134
    ISBN: 9780794530198
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    This inventive, colorful book is divided in two sections: story writing and instruction on writing fiction (cleverly called the Story Writing Toolkit). The writer is guided to write 20 different stories on the well-designed pages. Story-specific directions, tips, and such things as interesting vocabulary are cleverly included in the margins. Story types vary, too; write a comic strip, a story about time travel or a tale about animal adventures - or finish one the book has started for you. The Tool Kit (15 pages at the back) includes tips and instructions on plot and character development, as well as creating engaging titles, settings and descriptions. The book could serve as a portfolio of your child’s creative writing, maybe even a great keepsake. A great way to get your student’s creative juices flowing. Spiral bound, but exterior binding covers this for added durability. 8” x 9.75”, 95 pp, hc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 062684
    ISBN: 9780794521219
    Retail: $15.99
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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 #: 064206
    ISBN: 9780794535124
    Retail: $12.99
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       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 #: 067903
    ISBN: 9780794538743
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  • Item #: 064205
    ISBN: 9780794520236
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       Start out with user guide pages that explain dictionary use, history, and other useful information about the English language. Then, for each letter of the alphabet (coded by color), words are explained with pronunciation, parts of speech, a brief definition, and sample sentences. Each page includes at least one illustration. Many are “exploded” diagrams that label components, such as parts of a house, grasshopper, or motorcycle. Includes an index, 6 ¾”x9 ¾”; 288 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 033475
    ISBN: 9780794522162
    Retail: $8.99
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    A great introduction to the world of acting and the theatre. This colorful book is packed full of illustrations, photographs, and information on just about every aspect of theatre. It contains information on acting tips, improvisation, building characters, lines, designing sets, costumes and make-up, props, sound and lighting, musicals, films and television, the history of theatre, playwrights, and much more. Suggestions are even included on how to break into the world of theatre! A good overall look at drama. ~ Megan

  • Item #: 064207
    ISBN: 9780794535704
    Retail: $12.99
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      Your elementary students can find just the right word and increase their vocabulary! Words are organized into over 70 categories/themes. For example, students can learn music-related terms; verbs to use instead of get, go or do; words related to Vikings, etc. Colorful, full-color pages are appealing for a wide variety of students and are fun to read as well as use. A few pages provide writing tips and word games to reinforce learning. Find words more easily using the large-format, 20-pg index. 128 pp. Reinforced sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 002512
    ISBN: 9780794501150
    Retail: $4.99
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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 child's interest in chess. ~ Mark

  • Item #: 018005
    ISBN: 9780794528331
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $17.99
    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 #: 067906
    ISBN: 9780794536701
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  • Item #: 067902
    ISBN: 9780794537531
    Retail: $9.99
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    Introduce the history of classical music to kids in a colorful and informative book with loads of illustrations (Usborne style!) The text is short and easy to understand; you will learn the essence of a rich and lengthy history in a simplified form. Topics include an explanation of classical music, writing music, music & religion, music for entertainment/operas/ballet, orchestra, concerts, music & monarchy/painting/nature, words & music, and music & science/technology. A timeline from about 2000 BC to late 19th century reviews the book (and those mentioned previously). On every other page is a QR code to scan and hear samples of the music presented on the page. Perfect for the musically inclined or not. 8x11”, 33pp, hc. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 049900
    ISBN: 9780794528362
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.49

    Students will actually enjoy practicing grammar with these colorful write-and-wipe cards. This set of 50 cards is packed with grammar rules, tips, and exercises to ensure that kids stay sharp on their grammar. Each card focuses on a specific grammar point, with a mini lesson at the top half of the card. The bottom half of the card contains an exercise utilizing the grammar points taught in the lesson. For example, the first card, "Spot the verbs", explains what a verb is, provides examples of verbs, and follows with an exercise requiring students to spot verbs in a list and circle them. Some of the other activities found in the deck include: "Using pronouns" (revise sentences by replacing nouns with pronouns); "Adding adjectives" (complete sentences by selecting the best adjective from a list); and "Verbs: simple present tense" (complete sentences changing the infinitive to the simple present tense). Answer keys and additional tips are listed on the back of each card. A wipe-clean pen is included, so you can complete the activities, erase, and practice again. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 060896
    ISBN: 9780794534714
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.99

    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 #: 052639
    ISBN: 9780794528072
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.49

    Clever, colorful wipe-off cards will make tricky words less of a chore to learn. Each card has 3 words at the bottom and 3 spaces to write at the top. A guide tells kids how to use the cards. Look at the word first, read it carefully. Say the word and try to remember how to spell it. Cover the word and write it in the box at the top of the card. Check your answer by revealing the word. More tips include learning words in groups with similar letter combinations. Think of an expression using the word to help you remember it. Picture the word in your head or break the word into smaller bits. Cards are color coded by spelling rules so you could cover one color per week. Examples of the words on the cards are: happiness, receive, Wednesday, knuckle, sphere, and lightning. You get 50 cards (300 words) and a wipe-off marker. ~ Sara

    Improve students' spelling and writing as they read jokes, cartoons and riddles. It's a fun and interactive way to practice lessons independently using a Hot Dots pen (#26290, not included in either set). Kids get instant feedback. As they press the pen to the right answer, they are rewarded with a green light. An incorrect answer makes the pen glow red. It also gives out encouraging phrases and fun sound effects. Each set has 100 grade level words. Grade 1-3 Set works on short/long vowels, r-controlled vowels, blends/digraphs, sight words, plurals, contractions, homophones, and more. Here is an example. (Riddle): "What animal is ___ all the time? Answer: A blue whale!" The dot choices are: a. sade, b. sadd, c. sad, d. sed. Grade 4-6 Set provides practice with special vowel combinations, contractions, plurals, suffixes, homophones, silent letters, and more. An example: "What does a caveman give his wife on her ___? Ughs and kisses!" Choose from: a. burthday, b. berthday, c. birfday, d. birthday. ~Sara

  • Item #: 004115
    ISBN: 9780794534035
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.19
    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 #: 000979
    ISBN: 9780794526887
    Retail: $39.99
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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 #: 002470
    ISBN: 9780794531256
    Retail: $8.99
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    What is classical music? What inspired the great composers? What role does technology play in classical music? Learn about the history of playing and writing classical music, how it evolved through religion and then entertainment, operas, ballet, orchestra and more! There are loads of images, both illustrations and photos to engage the reader's interest – and one more thing…stickers! Over 90 of them! As you read, there are pale versions of the sticker images (various artwork, instruments, portraits, etc.) to show where to place them. When you are done with your "stickering," you have a lovely book of interesting facts about classical music! As you find in all Usborne books, it is colorful throughout and really pulls the reader along to discover what is inside. Sc, 32pp plus 10pp of stickers. ~Sara

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