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  • Item #: 048693
    ISBN: 9780978552374
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  • Item #: 003324
    ISBN: 9780064450201
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  • Item #: 008922
    ISBN: 9780142410318
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    A young boy finds a ticket to a special visit to the Willie Wonka Chocolate Factory. This book provides a good foundation for discussion on greed/covetousness vs. humility and acceptance.

  • Item #: 001570
    ISBN: 9780140326093
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    Join acclaimed Swedish storyteller Astrid Lindgren (author of the Pippi Longstocking books) on a visit to three farms in the Swedish countryside. Everyone calls the group of farms "Noisy Village" because six spirited children live there. Nine-year-old Lisa, her older brothers Karl and Bill, and their friends Olaf, Britta, and Anna embark on many humorous adventures that give readers a peek at Swedish customs—including crayfishing in the summer, "dipping in the pot" at Christmastime, and "nutting" for the New Year. Ilust by Ilon Wikland. 124 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

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  • Item #: 071307
    ISBN: 9780399555244
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  • Item #: 067580
    ISBN: 9780062433084
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    Paddington takes on the housekeeper role. His efforts to help the Brown household with plumbing projects and chimney cleaning get messy in a hurry, and his visit to a local marmalade factory gets the bear into more sticky trouble.

  • Item #: 060629
    ISBN: 9780500238806
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    Highlighting the masterpieces of 20 great painters from the 15th to 20th century, you will dig deeper into the works of both householdname artists as well as more unfamiliar artists – the mix includes van Eyck, Botticelli, Millais,
    Morisot, Chardin, Uccello, and Gaugin, among others. Study a masterpiece from each artist, examining how its unique elements were created. Hone in on certain aspects and compare this work to others by the same artist. The text takes a unique approach in describing the art: it is written as though we are standing there as the artist works. The author’s style is explained in a conversational, story-like form. While I found this style appealing and easily digestible, be aware that the author does take a certain level of liberty, such as fictionalizing some of
    the artist’s thoughts and feelings. This book also analyzes the original intended audience, how the painters bucked established artistic trends, and how audiences have responded through the years. This is a beautiful book with 134 illustrations (126 in color), including a full reproduction of each highlighted masterpiece. With each painting, the “Why Don’t You?” inset suggests an activity, such as journaling, a visit to an art museum, or drawing horizon and perspective. Note: a handful of paintings and sculptures with nude subjects are selected. For each artist, you will also find a portrait and web links to view
    additional artwork; a chronology is in the back. Includes a glossary and a list of art museums to visit. 10” x 11 ¾”, 96 pp, hc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 050509
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    Through a story of three siblings' visit to the New England shore, high school students will learn about sea creatures, the ocean and biology.

  • Item #: 045533
    ISBN: 9780062433121
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    For over fifty years, the madcap adventures of the bear called Paddington have delighted children of all ages. In this volume, he has just returned to England after a brief visit to his aunt in Peru. Shortly upon his return, the little bear manages to create no small amount of chaos at the Stock Exchange, the ballet, and the local barber shop! No institution or location is ever truly safe when Paddington decides to try to be ‘helpful.’ This delightful and wholesome reader written by Michael Bond and illustrated by Peggy Fortnum will give children, and perhaps even a few adults, plenty to smile about. Includes line drawings in glorious black and white. 171 pgs, pb. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 042220
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  • Item #: 033825
    ISBN: 9780152938239
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    Quirky poems inspired by William Blake tell the tale of a traveler going to William Blake's Inn. These inventive poems involving people at the inn and the animals who work, live, and visit there are depicted in beautiful illustrations on almost every page. This Newberry Medal winner and Caldecott Honor book will amuse readers with its unique style. Written by Nancy Willard. Illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen. 45 pgs, pb. ~ Alissa

  • Item #: 032458
    ISBN: 9780060581800
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    Your favorite childhood stories are now accompanied by full-color illustrations! This boxed set contains the first five books in the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. The books feature Garth Williams' colorful, old-fashioned illustrations, which were inspired by his visits to the actual locations. A wonderful set for reading out loud to your children! – elise
  • Item #: 032457
    ISBN: 9780060754280
    Retail: $44.99
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    This boxed set contains the first five books in the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. The books feature Garth Williams' colorful, old-fashioned illustrations, which were inspired by his visits to the actual locations.

  • Item #: 030073
    ISBN: 9780545042208
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    The triangle becomes dissatisfied with its shape, so it pays a visit to the Shapeshifter to get another side and another angle. That is cool for a while, but pretty soon the now –quadrilateral wants another side and another angle. This pattern repeats itself until what was once the triangle has so many sides and angles that are so small it starts to look similar to a circle, and it can hardly keep its balance. What does it do then? The book includes a section for parents, teachers and other adults about the mathematics in the book, and tips on how to extend children's learning. A hardcover, colorful book that

    makes learning shapes a lot of fun. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 028742
    ISBN: 9781425816841
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  • Item #: 006100
    ISBN: 9780879351274
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     A lovely, keepsake-type ABC book published by the Williamsburg Foundation. Follow two colonial children as they encounter different craftsmen, activities and items that illuminate colonial life. The full-page, full-color illustrations are detailed but don’t overwhelm. Often the two children peer over into two-tone insets which feature the alphabetical item, inviting the reader to do the same. Each page also highlights the item (A is for anvil; M is for Mobcap) with a short sentence, the key word bolded. This book is a treasured way to introduce this time period to your young one or prepare for a visit to a colonial reenactment site. 8 1/4” x 8 5/8”, 27 pp, hc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 004576
    ISBN: 9780394868165
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    Includes three great stories include "The Best Mistake Ever," "A Visit to Mr. Fixit," and "Best Friends." Short sentences and colorful illustrations make this a great book for beginning readers. 48 pages, pb.

  • Item #: 048859
    ISBN: 9780975494219
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    Fascinating facts about wildlife, coupled with drawing instruction for the beginning nature journalist, make this a perfect supplement to the Handbook of Nature Study or other nature instructional text. Each two- or four-page spread is devoted to a different animal and contains: a good amount of interesting information about the animal; one or more artist-rendered sketches; and step-by-step drawing instructions to sketch the animal yourself. The book was written and illustrated by a husband and wife team, Colleen and Michael Monroe. Colleen is the writer, and she has included interesting and sometimes surprising facts about each subject (did you know that newborn fawns are born with no scent to protect them from predators?). Michael is a nationally known, award-winning (and self-taught) wildlife artist who spends most of his year visiting schools around the country, encouraging children to never give up on their dreams. His love of nature and wildlife is reflected in the sketches which adorn each page. The drawing instruction is detailed, begins with simple shapes, includes written instruction for adding features through the illustrated progression of steps, and ends with a completed sketch that very closely resembles part of the artist's depiction. Two pages of drawing tips, including a mini-lesson on shading, precede the actual text. Subjects include: hummingbirds, birds, ducks, loons, turtles, herons, frogs, rabbits, white-tailed deer, white-tailed fawns, owls, bears, and wolves. The book ends with some simple things you can do to help wildlife like keeping dangerous litter contained, building birdhouses, and planting flowers. The book is about 36 pages in landscape format with a hard cover, making it a little more durable for outdoor use.

  • Item #: 025619
    ISBN: 9780689711305
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    The things that Lisa, her older sister Ruth, her younger sister Annie, and her mother had to endure is incredible. They lived in Berlin in 1938 when the Nazis were first starting to take over. Lisa's father, who is referred to as Papa, decides in the very beginning of this story to leave Germany and establish a foundation for his family in America. Meanwhile, life in Berlin is getting more dangerous for Jewish people, and as the threat of war is turning into reality, Papa sends a letter over, suggesting that his wife and their daughters flee to Switzerland, masking the emigration as a vacation. Mother is allowed to bring only 10 marks per person with her, which puts her in a very challenging financial situation. She keeps Annie with her and is forced to send Ruth and Lisa to a camp where there are other children in similar situations or without parents at all. The girls don't get enough to eat and don't have the kind of care that all children need. After they visit their mother, she senses this and takes them out of the camp. Pretty soon, all three girls are sent to live with three different families in Zurich, where they are well-nourished and thrive. Mother collapses from pneumonia and spends this time in the hospital. She recovers and the family is on their way to being reunited with their father, whom they have not seen for nearly a year by this time, as he has been saving for their tickets to America. Sonia Levitin tells a touching, and very real story, that I am sure was sadly not uncommon.

  • Item #: 012055
    ISBN: 9780517588376
    Retail: $16.00
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    In this great book you will find timeless stories that have been retold through generations. Many stories from Greek and Roman mythology are included, as are tales from the Illiad and the Odyssey. The book is intended for adults to read to children, but older children could easily read it themselves and adults will find the stories interesting as well. The book is divided into two sections, one for ages five and up, and one for ages eight and up. The first section includes 19 myths, including The Gift of Athena, The Origin of the Seasons, Pegasus the Winged Horse, Cupid and Pschye, and Jason and the Golden Fleece. The second section includes twenty stories, including Perseus and the Gorgon's Head, The Riddle of the Sphinx, The Story of Helen of Troy, The Gods Take Sides, The Wooden Horse, and Aeneas Visits the Lower World. Preceding each myth is a list of vocabulary words and definitions, and pronunciation of difficult words is integrated into the text itself. Excerpts are also included that share how words have entered our language through these stories. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 052808
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    You fill out a passport when you visit other countries; why not track the places you visit in literature the same way? These inexpensive passport-themed booklets make fun little personal reading logs. Each measures 4 ½" x 5 ½" and includes 24 pgs. Students can personalize the first page with some information about themselves, then fill out the rest of the booklet's pages as they plow through their reading list. Each page offers lines to record some basic information about the book as well as an open space to draw or write more. Covers are assorted bold colors and the whole thing is small enough to fit into a larger notebook, lapbook, or scrapbook when complete. – Jess

  • Item #: 051849
    ISBN: 9781887840040
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    Fourteen year-old Michele Pagano lives in a mountainside village on the island of Capri, helping his family run an inn. One day, a ship with red sails arrives at the inn, and three travelers disembark. Each traveler has a different reason for visiting: one has come for adventure, one for beauty, and one for peace and quiet. It doesn't take long; however, for the visitors to get involved with a mystery behind a cove that the islanders are too afraid to speak of. A lively mystery-adventure novel with rich characterizations in an exotic locale. A Newbery Honor Book; written by Ann Weil. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 032286
    ISBN: 9780486437453
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    Your kids will learn a lot by listening in on school sessions for the animals of the Green Meadows and Green Forest! Peter Rabbit wants to know more about his four-footed friends who share the meadow and forest with him. He goes to speak with Old Mother Nature, who is only too happy to help by starting daily school sessions. During each session, their class learns about a different mammal by having a special guest visit their class. They meet Danny Meadow Mouse, Prickly Porky the porcupine, Johnny Chuck the woodchuck, and Billy Mink. They also get a surprise visit from Reddy Fox and Buster Bear, who give all the rodents a little scare! During each school session they learn directly from the source about the food they eat, where they live, whether they hibernate or store food, whether they hunt or are hunted, and much more! This book contains forty stories by Thornton W. Burgess that introduce children to over seventy different animals. Each unabridged story has realistic black-and-while illustrations showing the spotlighted animal in their natural habitat. 275 pgs, pb. – elise

  • 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 #: 063932
    ISBN: 9781937032555
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       Learn logic in a day!  That is, a day in the life of Fred.  Here is a complete coverage of logic in a mere 176 pages.  No ancillaries required.  That’s right.  No separate teacher book, no test pack, no workbook needed.  It’s all right here – the whole “Kittens” caboodle.  Fred, now six (and still a professor at Kittens U), is preparing to give a logic lecture.  Ironically, and somewhat conveniently, Duck (first introduced in Life of Fred: Apples) pays Fred a visit and provides ample fodder for some of the first topics covered in the book.  Duck, who always speaks in sentences that are false, helps to illustrate both logic sentence structure and the concept of every sentence being True or False.  As always, Dr. Schmidt manages to both entertain and train.  Along with the levity and random bits of eclectic knowledge provided in chapter 1, Dr. Schmidt gets right down to introducing us to both pure and applied logic and the language of logic (the use of symbols, modeling, and structures) – all in the first few pages of the book.   From there, the course progresses through the topics of truth tables, connectives, the language of logic, inductive vs. deductive reasoning, logic fallacies (covered all in ONE conversation), and predicate logic.  These first six chapters provide a complete high school logic course.  Once logic as a second language is mastered, working through the remaining ten chapters is the equivalent of completing a college-level logic course.   This part of the course is more heavily theoretical.  It uses the structures and models learned in the first part of the course, progressing to proofs, introducing more complex structures and lemmas, and giving much thought to Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorem.   No prerequisites are required to begin this course, though I think it would help if your student had completed Algebra and Geometry before tackling it.  While the math skills themselves are not needed, the ability to reason well and think logically (and somewhat mathematically) is.  There are no exercises to complete, though there are 99 “puzzles” to solve.  In addition to a very alert and thoughtful mind, familiarity with and understanding of symbolic language, proofs, combinations, set theory, and other topics typically covered in higher-level math would aid solutions.  As far as teaching time, there is none.  The course is totally self-instructional.  Instruction is directed to the student/reader and all answers are included in the back of the book.  Dr. Schmidt goes to great lengths as the book’s narrator to make sure the student does not take the easy road and check the answers before first exercising his/her brain.  He also already anticipates questions and objections the student might have, with many “reader” interjections, shown in distinctive font, at these points.   One quibble I have with the book (and a caution to parents) is Dr. Schmidt’s unnecessary incorporation of drugs (cocaine) and drinking used in one of the early examples in the book.   I can guess the reason for this, but I wish he had considered another option….  This course will appeal most to those who enjoy math, enjoy Fred, and enjoy a good story along with their study.

  • Item #: 005901
    ISBN: 9780062399526
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    When Sarah Elisabeth Wheaton responds to Papa's ad for a wife, she agrees to come visit for one month "just to see how it is." Anna and Caleb like her and want her to stay and be their new mother, but Sarah misses her old home in Maine. Will she leave them, or will she stay and bring back song and laughter to their prairie home?

  • Item #: 025502
    ISBN: 9780440400592
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    Follow the adventures of one Jewish immigrant family living in the upper east side of New York City during the turn of the 20th century. Although they live a simple life, the five girls - Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte, and Gertie (and later baby Charlie!) find adventure in everything they do from visiting the market and the library to performing routine chores in their own home. These loveable characters share a strong family bond and delight in celebrating both Jewish holidays and everyday adventures together. This is the first book in the wholesome, enjoyable, well-written series by Sydney Taylor.