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  • Item #: SCLBRA
    Retail: $133.83
    Rainbow Price: $94.00

  • Item #: 074429
    ISBN: 9781536200690
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.50

  • Item #: 057750
    ISBN: 9780763698423
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.95

  • Item #: 057749
    ISBN: 9780763698430
    Retail: $9.99
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  • Item #: 057748
    ISBN: 9781536200706
    Retail: $9.99
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  • Item #: 001893
    ISBN: 9780689815812
    Retail: $7.99
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  • Item #: 016900
    ISBN: 9780689853494
    Retail: $7.99
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  • Item #: BFRFIR
    Retail: $204.63
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  • Item #: 033787
    ISBN: 9780890511671
    Retail: $15.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.95

    This book focuses on a period not often covered, especially from a Christian perspective! It covers the period following the flood, when portions of the world were undergoing dramatic climatic changes, and some tribes, particularly those that lived in Europe, lived in caves for protection from the climate and the animals. The main portion of the book features Jabeth, a young boy in his tribe. He loves to hear his grandfather talk about the "old days," when Noah gathered the animals into his ark, the world was covered by the Flood, and then how the earth changed afterwards. But for now, Jabeth and his tribe are surviving the effects of the climate change, and are hunting mammoths, bears and elk during the warmer months to store up for the frigid winters. The last part of the book focuses on different aspects of life during the Ice Age, including the climate change, cave paintings, jewelry and carvings, tent shelters, tools, food, cooking, geography, and more from that time period. Superb, full-color illustrations accompany the text. A terrific Christian retelling of a largely unknown period of history! – Jess

  • Item #: SSRWL1
    Retail: $264.87
    Rainbow Price: $224.95

    Considering the approach, ease of use, content, child-appeal, benefits, effectiveness and cost of all the phonics programs we were familiar with, Sing, Spell, Read & Write was our choice for personal use. We have used several programs and read about many others. Although we didn't use this program in total with our children (because we extended the spelling, used italic handwriting instead of ball and stick, etc.) we did find it the most used and useful of those we tried. AND the results were wonderful! If you're looking for something to really lay it all out for you, something that works, is easy to use, and will have your child singing the letter sounds in days, followed closely by actually reading...this is what we recommend! Here are some of our reasons:

    The "raceway" theme is very appealing and motivating to children, who love tracking their success via race car around a track as they complete the 36 steps to independent reading.

    The songs are unquestionably contagious - children will sing and sing and sing and learn their letter sounds, long and short vowel sounds, blending vowels and consonants, and digraphs almost effortlessly - and enjoy it! That is, if you can bear to listen to it sung over and over, multiplied by x times the number of children using it throughout the years.

    The 17 phonetic, full-color storybooks cover all 36 steps, providing immediate, rewarding reinforcement for the decoding skill just learned. This makes good sense.

    The games are not just fluff, but real fortification of phonetic skills. They are more fun, however, if you can play with more than one child.

    The teacher training videos included in the set will greatly aid you in understanding/teaching the phonics program - and give you the confidence to do it!

    Included is a complete, phonetic spelling program dove-tailing with the phonetic constructs being learned and a complete handwriting program (if you use ball and stick manuscript).

    thick, four-color workbooks include grammar and creative writing

    phonics songs are contained in both cassette and CD formats

    The two workbooks and the assessment book included in the set are the only consumables in the program. Replacements must be ordered from the publisher.

    To be honest, we have just a few quibbles :

    1. Some of the tapes/voices are not as clear or distinct as a perfectionist might demand. Some may go a little too "fast" for your taste - notably the ferris wheel song used to practice blending sounds smoothly. For us, this was a plus, since we kept at it until we could keep up with the song, resulting in perfect blending!

    2. The "prizes" included are...well...rather cheesy at best and who needs 4 or 5 yo- yos, several plastic magnifiers, multiple thin plastic bracelets, and numerous plastic sack puppets? When using with one child, one of each would do nicely. To alleviate this, see our special offer below.

     

  • Item #: 041395
    ISBN: 9781414385648
    Retail: $34.99
    Rainbow Price: $20.95

    Have you ever decided that you were going to read the Bible, start to finish, only to be sidetracked because the task seemed so daunting? The Wayfinding Bible offers you alternatives to help you navigate through portions of Scripture. This Bible is the New Living Translation and offers you three different routes – flyover route, direct route, and scenic route. The flyover route is divided into 54 readings to help you get a chronological overview of the Bible. The direct route divides the readings into 215 sessions that help you get a complete perspective on the entire Bible and how it fits together (in less than a year). The scenic route is divided into 386 readings that will take you on a journey through passages that may or may not be familiar. Each route is marked with colored arrows at the top of the pages – blue for the flyover route, green for the direct route, and orange for the scenic route. Those arrows will tell the reader if they should continue reading on the next page (straight arrow), skip pages (arrow curved up), jump to a different book (dotted curved arrow), or go backward to read in a previous passage (arrow curved back).

    Along the way, readers will find written introductions for each book, historical markers that emphasize specific locations, scenic overlooks that will also help the reader understand the history and people of the Bible, and Side Trips that highlight passages on certain topics. Getting Your Bearings are found in 8 different places of the Bible to help you look back and look at where you are going next. Photos, maps, illustrations, and a timeline will help you keep on track as you travel through the Bible. An itinerary is found at the back of the Bible for each route, which allows you to keep track of your readings (stops) along the way. A fourth route is found at the very back of this Bible – "Thru-Hike." It takes you chronologically through every word of this Bible. This is the most intense of the reading schedules and you can check off as you read through your journey.

    Choose the route that fits your schedule and get familiar with the flow of the Bible. Enjoy the journey as you learn what God's Word has to offer. Read through as a family or read for personal devotion time – but get started finding your way through the Bible. p/b. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 039015
    Retail: $25.00
    Rainbow Price: $20.50

    If you can sing, you can learn! Sing 2 Learn is an audiovisual program that teaches foreign language to kids with catchy, appealing songs. Using a full immersion approach (no English), each course component contains 15 songs that teach basic vocabulary on an audio CD and DVD. The DVD's feature animated children going about their daily routines at home, in the neighborhood, and in school while the songs play. Subtitled lyrics appear in the target language so you can sing along (again, no English here). As students listen and sing, they learn and retain the vocabulary quicker than if they were merely studying a textbook. Repetition is the key!

    A songbook is included with each CD/DVD. It has lyrics to the 15 songs, both in the target language and with English words and phrases off to the side. Complete song translations are in the back. The CD and DVD store easily in vinyl pockets inside the back book cover. There is some general instruction how to use the program and what you can expect from your student as they work through the levels. (See our website for information on the topics covered at each level.). 52 pgs, pb.

    The Beginner level of the program is recommended for grades PK-2. No textbook is used at this level, as the emphasis is on auditory learning.

    Intermediate level 1 is intended for grades 3-4, and Intermediate levels 2 and 3 are for grades 5-6. These levels introduce more advanced vocabulary than the beginning levels, with the addition of a textbook component. (As of press time, we are unable to provide detailed information on the textbooks. However, according to the publisher, "Textbook and workbook exercises reinforce vocabulary and introduce grammatical patterns learned through songs and animations.")

    Each Combo set includes the song book, music CD and animated DVD for the relevant level. Textbooks are sold separately. ~Sara/Lisa

  • Item #: 039003
    Retail: $20.00
    Rainbow Price: $16.25

    If you can sing, you can learn! Sing 2 Learn is an audiovisual program that teaches foreign language to kids with catchy, appealing songs. Using a full immersion approach (no English), each course component contains 15 songs that teach basic vocabulary on an audio CD and DVD. The DVD's feature animated children going about their daily routines at home, in the neighborhood, and in school while the songs play. Subtitled lyrics appear in the target language so you can sing along (again, no English here). As students listen and sing, they learn and retain the vocabulary quicker than if they were merely studying a textbook. Repetition is the key!

    A songbook is included with each CD/DVD. It has lyrics to the 15 songs, both in the target language and with English words and phrases off to the side. Complete song translations are in the back. The CD and DVD store easily in vinyl pockets inside the back book cover. There is some general instruction how to use the program and what you can expect from your student as they work through the levels. (See our website for information on the topics covered at each level.). 52 pgs, pb.

    The Beginner level of the program is recommended for grades PK-2. No textbook is used at this level, as the emphasis is on auditory learning.

    Intermediate level 1 is intended for grades 3-4, and Intermediate levels 2 and 3 are for grades 5-6. These levels introduce more advanced vocabulary than the beginning levels, with the addition of a textbook component. (As of press time, we are unable to provide detailed information on the textbooks. However, according to the publisher, "Textbook and workbook exercises reinforce vocabulary and introduce grammatical patterns learned through songs and animations.")

    Each Combo set includes the song book, music CD and animated DVD for the relevant level. Textbooks are sold separately. ~Sara/Lisa

  • Item #: 038957
    Retail: $50.00
    Rainbow Price: $39.95

    If you can sing, you can learn! Sing 2 Learn is an audiovisual program that teaches foreign language to kids with catchy, appealing songs. Using a full immersion approach (no English), each course component contains 15 songs that teach basic vocabulary on an audio CD and DVD. The DVD's feature animated children going about their daily routines at home, in the neighborhood, and in school while the songs play. Subtitled lyrics appear in the target language so you can sing along (again, no English here). As students listen and sing, they learn and retain the vocabulary quicker than if they were merely studying a textbook. Repetition is the key!

    A songbook is included with each CD/DVD. It has lyrics to the 15 songs, both in the target language and with English words and phrases off to the side. Complete song translations are in the back. The CD and DVD store easily in vinyl pockets inside the back book cover. There is some general instruction how to use the program and what you can expect from your student as they work through the levels. (See our website for information on the topics covered at each level.). 52 pgs, pb.

    The Beginner level of the program is recommended for grades PK-2. No textbook is used at this level, as the emphasis is on auditory learning.

    Intermediate level 1 is intended for grades 3-4, and Intermediate levels 2 and 3 are for grades 5-6. These levels introduce more advanced vocabulary than the beginning levels, with the addition of a textbook component. (As of press time, we are unable to provide detailed information on the textbooks. However, according to the publisher, "Textbook and workbook exercises reinforce vocabulary and introduce grammatical patterns learned through songs and animations.")

    Each Combo set includes the song book, music CD and animated DVD for the relevant level. Textbooks are sold separately. ~Sara/Lisa

  • Item #: 038936
    Retail: $20.00
    Rainbow Price: $10.46

    If you can sing, you can learn! Sing 2 Learn is an audiovisual program that teaches foreign language to kids with catchy, appealing songs. Using a full immersion approach (no English), each course component contains 15 songs that teach basic vocabulary on an audio CD and DVD. The DVD's feature animated children going about their daily routines at home, in the neighborhood, and in school while the songs play. Subtitled lyrics appear in the target language so you can sing along (again, no English here). As students listen and sing, they learn and retain the vocabulary quicker than if they were merely studying a textbook. Repetition is the key!

    A songbook is included with each CD/DVD. It has lyrics to the 15 songs, both in the target language and with English words and phrases off to the side. Complete song translations are in the back. The CD and DVD store easily in vinyl pockets inside the back book cover. There is some general instruction how to use the program and what you can expect from your student as they work through the levels. (See our website for information on the topics covered at each level.). 52 pgs, pb.

    The Beginner level of the program is recommended for grades PK-2. No textbook is used at this level, as the emphasis is on auditory learning.

    Intermediate level 1 is intended for grades 3-4, and Intermediate levels 2 and 3 are for grades 5-6. These levels introduce more advanced vocabulary than the beginning levels, with the addition of a textbook component. (As of press time, we are unable to provide detailed information on the textbooks. However, according to the publisher, "Textbook and workbook exercises reinforce vocabulary and introduce grammatical patterns learned through songs and animations.")

    Each Combo set includes the song book, music CD and animated DVD for the relevant level. Textbooks are sold separately. ~Sara/Lisa

  • Item #: 038928
    Retail: $40.00
    Rainbow Price: $26.33

    If you can sing, you can learn! Sing 2 Learn is an audiovisual program that teaches foreign language to kids with catchy, appealing songs. Using a full immersion approach (no English), each course component contains 15 songs that teach basic vocabulary on an audio CD and DVD. The DVD's feature animated children going about their daily routines at home, in the neighborhood, and in school while the songs play. Subtitled lyrics appear in the target language so you can sing along (again, no English here). As students listen and sing, they learn and retain the vocabulary quicker than if they were merely studying a textbook. Repetition is the key!

    A songbook is included with each CD/DVD. It has lyrics to the 15 songs, both in the target language and with English words and phrases off to the side. Complete song translations are in the back. The CD and DVD store easily in vinyl pockets inside the back book cover. There is some general instruction how to use the program and what you can expect from your student as they work through the levels. (See our website for information on the topics covered at each level.). 52 pgs, pb.

    The Beginner level of the program is recommended for grades PK-2. No textbook is used at this level, as the emphasis is on auditory learning.

    Intermediate level 1 is intended for grades 3-4, and Intermediate levels 2 and 3 are for grades 5-6. These levels introduce more advanced vocabulary than the beginning levels, with the addition of a textbook component. (As of press time, we are unable to provide detailed information on the textbooks. However, according to the publisher, "Textbook and workbook exercises reinforce vocabulary and introduce grammatical patterns learned through songs and animations.")

    Each Combo set includes the song book, music CD and animated DVD for the relevant level. Textbooks are sold separately. ~Sara/Lisa

  • Item #: 038922
    Retail: $20.00
    Rainbow Price: $16.25

    If you can sing, you can learn! Sing 2 Learn is an audiovisual program that teaches foreign language to kids with catchy, appealing songs. Using a full immersion approach (no English), each course component contains 15 songs that teach basic vocabulary on an audio CD and DVD. The DVD's feature animated children going about their daily routines at home, in the neighborhood, and in school while the songs play. Subtitled lyrics appear in the target language so you can sing along (again, no English here). As students listen and sing, they learn and retain the vocabulary quicker than if they were merely studying a textbook. Repetition is the key!

    A songbook is included with each CD/DVD. It has lyrics to the 15 songs, both in the target language and with English words and phrases off to the side. Complete song translations are in the back. The CD and DVD store easily in vinyl pockets inside the back book cover. There is some general instruction how to use the program and what you can expect from your student as they work through the levels. (See our website for information on the topics covered at each level.). 52 pgs, pb.

    The Beginner level of the program is recommended for grades PK-2. No textbook is used at this level, as the emphasis is on auditory learning.

    Intermediate level 1 is intended for grades 3-4, and Intermediate levels 2 and 3 are for grades 5-6. These levels introduce more advanced vocabulary than the beginning levels, with the addition of a textbook component. (As of press time, we are unable to provide detailed information on the textbooks. However, according to the publisher, "Textbook and workbook exercises reinforce vocabulary and introduce grammatical patterns learned through songs and animations.")

    Each Combo set includes the song book, music CD and animated DVD for the relevant level. Textbooks are sold separately. ~Sara/Lisa

  • Item #: 038919
    Retail: $30.00
    Rainbow Price: $24.50

    If you can sing, you can learn! Sing 2 Learn is an audiovisual program that teaches foreign language to kids with catchy, appealing songs. Using a full immersion approach (no English), each course component contains 15 songs that teach basic vocabulary on an audio CD and DVD. The DVD's feature animated children going about their daily routines at home, in the neighborhood, and in school while the songs play. Subtitled lyrics appear in the target language so you can sing along (again, no English here). As students listen and sing, they learn and retain the vocabulary quicker than if they were merely studying a textbook. Repetition is the key!

    A songbook is included with each CD/DVD. It has lyrics to the 15 songs, both in the target language and with English words and phrases off to the side. Complete song translations are in the back. The CD and DVD store easily in vinyl pockets inside the back book cover. There is some general instruction how to use the program and what you can expect from your student as they work through the levels. (See our website for information on the topics covered at each level.). 52 pgs, pb.

    The Beginner level of the program is recommended for grades PK-2. No textbook is used at this level, as the emphasis is on auditory learning.

    Intermediate level 1 is intended for grades 3-4, and Intermediate levels 2 and 3 are for grades 5-6. These levels introduce more advanced vocabulary than the beginning levels, with the addition of a textbook component. (As of press time, we are unable to provide detailed information on the textbooks. However, according to the publisher, "Textbook and workbook exercises reinforce vocabulary and introduce grammatical patterns learned through songs and animations.")

    Each Combo set includes the song book, music CD and animated DVD for the relevant level. Textbooks are sold separately. ~Sara/Lisa

  • Item #: 038890
    Retail: $25.00
    Rainbow Price: $20.50

    If you can sing, you can learn! Sing 2 Learn is an audiovisual program that teaches foreign language to kids with catchy, appealing songs. Using a full immersion approach (no English), each course component contains 15 songs that teach basic vocabulary on an audio CD and DVD. The DVD's feature animated children going about their daily routines at home, in the neighborhood, and in school while the songs play. Subtitled lyrics appear in the target language so you can sing along (again, no English here). As students listen and sing, they learn and retain the vocabulary quicker than if they were merely studying a textbook. Repetition is the key!

    A songbook is included with each CD/DVD. It has lyrics to the 15 songs, both in the target language and with English words and phrases off to the side. Complete song translations are in the back. The CD and DVD store easily in vinyl pockets inside the back book cover. There is some general instruction how to use the program and what you can expect from your student as they work through the levels. (See our website for information on the topics covered at each level.). 52 pgs, pb.

    The Beginner level of the program is recommended for grades PK-2. No textbook is used at this level, as the emphasis is on auditory learning.

    Intermediate level 1 is intended for grades 3-4, and Intermediate levels 2 and 3 are for grades 5-6. These levels introduce more advanced vocabulary than the beginning levels, with the addition of a textbook component. (As of press time, we are unable to provide detailed information on the textbooks. However, according to the publisher, "Textbook and workbook exercises reinforce vocabulary and introduce grammatical patterns learned through songs and animations.")

    Each Combo set includes the song book, music CD and animated DVD for the relevant level. Textbooks are sold separately. ~Sara/Lisa

  • Item #: 038884
    Retail: $20.00
    Rainbow Price: $16.25

    If you can sing, you can learn! Sing 2 Learn is an audiovisual program that teaches foreign language to kids with catchy, appealing songs. Using a full immersion approach (no English), each course component contains 15 songs that teach basic vocabulary on an audio CD and DVD. The DVD's feature animated children going about their daily routines at home, in the neighborhood, and in school while the songs play. Subtitled lyrics appear in the target language so you can sing along (again, no English here). As students listen and sing, they learn and retain the vocabulary quicker than if they were merely studying a textbook. Repetition is the key!

    A songbook is included with each CD/DVD. It has lyrics to the 15 songs, both in the target language and with English words and phrases off to the side. Complete song translations are in the back. The CD and DVD store easily in vinyl pockets inside the back book cover. There is some general instruction how to use the program and what you can expect from your student as they work through the levels. (See our website for information on the topics covered at each level.). 52 pgs, pb.

    The Beginner level of the program is recommended for grades PK-2. No textbook is used at this level, as the emphasis is on auditory learning.

    Intermediate level 1 is intended for grades 3-4, and Intermediate levels 2 and 3 are for grades 5-6. These levels introduce more advanced vocabulary than the beginning levels, with the addition of a textbook component. (As of press time, we are unable to provide detailed information on the textbooks. However, according to the publisher, "Textbook and workbook exercises reinforce vocabulary and introduce grammatical patterns learned through songs and animations.")

    Each Combo set includes the song book, music CD and animated DVD for the relevant level. Textbooks are sold separately. ~Sara/Lisa

  • Item #: 016194
    ISBN: 9781885593382
    Retail: $12.95
    Rainbow Price: $9.75

    One of our favorite things to do when we were young was play our Oregon Trail computer game. Though we hardly ever made it alive to the end, we enjoyed planning for the trip by buying supplies, making trail decisions when our wagon broke, hunting for food, fording rivers, and other aspects of traveling the trail. Like most kids, we were fascinated by the idea of leaving behind your home and traveling all the way across the country amid many dangers, in search of a better life. This book brings the adventure of going west to you through stories, "pretend-it-was-you" decision making pages and activities using common materials. The reading is split between interesting historical accounts of life back then and a fictional story of one family's decisions to go west. "Try It" activities litter the book, encouraging you to do things like they did on the trail, including churning butter, drying apple slices, and playing games. Ideas and directions for other activities, such as constructing your own paddleboat, creating a popsicle-stick Ft. Laramie, holding your very own frolic (complete with treats!) and other western aspects appear every few pages to add even more fun to your journey. Though the frontier is gone, and the journey would only take hours today, it's still fun to imagine yourself experiencing life on the trail. ~ Stephanie

  • Item #: 002641
    ISBN: 9781581340051
    Retail: $17.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.50

    26 A-to-Z Bible verses in storybook form. The Bible verse is given, followed by a short, two-page story which relates to the verse, accompanied by colorful illustrations. Short comprehension questions are given at the end of each story so that you may be sure that the little ones understand terms and ideas. Each story concludes with a short prayer. If your child has not started the memory verse habit, this book would be a good way to get 'em going.

  • Item #: 026489
    ISBN: 9781931397650
    Retail: $29.95
    Rainbow Price: $24.50

    Learning new things is easier for young students when tied in to a common theme. That's why unit studies are so popular and successful. So what about Galloping the Globe? It's a unit study centered around geography. It encourages a detailed look at a selection of countries from the six populated continents as well as the North and South Poles and Christmas around the world. Using the countries being studied geographically as the basic platform, the authors have included ideas and references, projects and activities for integrating Bible, people/history, science, literature, vocabulary, internet sources, maps & flags, cooking, music/art, games, puzzles, and crafts into the curriculum. An aspect to this unit study which is similar to the Trail Guide to… series is the student notebook approach, where the child will actually produce a notebook full of art projects, reports, biographies, geographic dictionary pages, and much more. This is intended to be something they can show to other people, reinforcing and reviewing what they have learned as they explain various facts to friends and family. This is a fairly flexible course, with a full study of every topic listed taking between two and three years to complete. You can also pick and choose projects to simply make this a year long course. While geography is the main focus of this unit study, it does a good job of including the resources needed to study the other subjects, too. Answers are included and the consumable work pages are reproducible (and are also now found on the included CD-ROM in PDF format, which makes it even easier to use with multiple children). There are several recommended resources which are used multiple times throughout the course. If you are interested in purchasing these, please see below. Items without prices are those that we do not currently carry. The resource list has been recently revised to accommodate for items that were going out of print, and several new resources have been added. This is the newest version, revised in 2010 with a CD-ROM of printable forms, activity sheets, maps and flags. CD is Win/Mac compatible; requires Adobe Reader (a free download). 266 pgs, pb. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 033871
    ISBN: 9780375810619
    Retail: $34.99
    Rainbow Price: $23.95

    When we were younger, we could never get enough of Dr. Seuss. We would all get excited when we would find another Dr. Seuss book in the library we hadn't read yet. Wouldn't we have loved to stumble upon a whole collection of them, like this one! Bound into one oversize, 368-page volume are 13 of Dr. Seuss' best-loved books, including: And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, McElligot's Pool, If I Ran the Zoo, Horton Hears a Who!, The Cat in the Hat, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Yertle the Turtle, Happy Birthday to You!, Green Eggs and Ham, The Sneetches, Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book, The Lorax, and Oh, the Places You'll Go! All books are included full-size, and each includes a fascinating essay and introduction about the book, allowing readers to learn more about the man behind the fantastic stories. We predict this to be one of the best-loved volumes in your home library too!

  • Item #: 026930
    ISBN: 9780486431383
    Retail: $12.95
    Rainbow Price: $9.95

    If you were to hear me extol the virtues of this book to someone, the phrase that you would most likely hear would be, "You can't find books like this anymore!" And it is information that you are unlikely to learn even in Boy Scouts. Flipping randomly through the pages, I find things like: War Kites, How to Stock a Fresh-Water Aquarium, How To Make Puppets and Puppet Show, Practical Taxidermy for Boys, Traps and Trapping, and my personal favorite, Home-Made Hunting Apparatus (whip bow looking the coolest of these). It's contains the high-interest activities that an adult remembers doing in their childhood, and parents wish that their kids would get out-of-doors to try out. Also, it is handily divided into Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter activities, so they never have an excuse to stay inside and watch TV.

    Of course, a 19th century book is going to have some outdated information and materials: it's hard to find a barrel stave these days. It also has 1800's regard for safety; were safety glasses even available back then? Since you're experimenting with whip bows and working with sharp glass for war kites I'm guessing you'll want some basic protection. This book also assumes a good deal of room for some activities: it is hard to build and sail a raft without some space.

    But the shortcomings are few, with the outdated terms easily deciphered, old materials fairly substitutable, and a pair of work gloves and eye protection being all that most projects require in the way of safety. All in all, any boy who has some space and maybe a little parental guidance will have a blast all through the year with this book. It should give electronics a run for their money, and help kids remember that the outdoors is fun for any adventurous boy. As the author says in the preface: "Let boys make their own kites and bows and arrows; they will find double pleasure in them, and value them accordingly, to say nothing of the education involved in the successful construction of their home-made playthings." ~ Mark

  • Item #: 024700
    ISBN: 9780310730958
    Retail: $16.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.95

      This book holds a wealth of presidential info, albeit sometimes tongue-in-cheek (imagine large sunglasses on each president). From the country’s foundation to 2013, each presidency is explained in bite-sized pieces and interesting sections: The Bottom Line; What Was He Thinking?; Why Should I Care?; Breakin’ It Down; Previous Career; First Couple; Presidency; and What Has he Done for me Lately?. Other facts are highlighted in side bars, charts, graphs and full-color illustrations, and a special Presidential Times newspaper overview section. Important themes from each presidency are stressed so you can work through the text and easily compare. How did each president view the constitution? What were themes in his platform speech? I can see this being a handy, go-to, overview reference for your teens as you work through American history. Quite an engaging book that will appeal to even your non-history buffs. I love that this book shows how past actions and decisions affect our present, with the implication that our present will affect the future. By the same publishers as Our Constitution Rocks (#006864), 8” x 10”, 316 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 023475
    ISBN: 9781890771911
    Retail: $10.00
    Rainbow Price: $8.50

    The attack on Pearl Harbor by Japanese planes in 1941 is what drew America into going to war. Shortly after this attack, something that would be unheard of today began to happen. West Coast Japanese Americans were being rounded up and relocated to prison camps. This book focuses on Yuki, a young Japanese girl, and her experiences during this trying time. Her story (based on the author's own experiences) tells of the consequences of prejudice and the capacities of the human spirit to thrive even in the face of such tough obstacles. This book was first published in 1971 and is now a much-loved, widely read classic. Pb, 149 pgs. – elise

  • Item #: 014217
    ISBN: 9780894559112
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $24.99

    A brand new starting point for the Building Thinking Skills series, the Beginning course is intended for children ages 3 and 4. Pages are brightly colored and uncluttered, with exercises that look fun for kids this age to do. Basic skills covered include colors, similarities and differences, geometric shapes, inference, measurement, problem solving, and analogies. At a deeper level, two pages at the beginning show which exercises relate to physiological development and cognitive skills such as visual tracking, auditory processing, and fine motor skills development, among others. If you were to find an area that needs attention, you could focus on the exercises on these page numbers. No manipulatives are required with this book; however, some of the exercises show geometric shapes that look like attribute blocks. It would be easier and more fun for the student to have these available during the lesson, and if you go on to Building Thinking Skills Primary, you will need them anyway. sc, 218 pgs.

  • Item #: 001368
    ISBN: 9780590462068
    Retail: $6.99
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    Pam Conrad brings you this gripping log of Pedro de Salcedo, who was aboard the great voyage with Christopher Columbus from August 3rd of 1492 to February 14th of 1493. Pedro is a young man of only fourteen, and it is his first time away from home. The captain quickly makes him a sort of right-hand man. Pedro watches how intensely the men doubt Columbus from the beginning. The day before they finally touch land, Columbus promises they will turn around home. As fate would have it, the next day they land in a place Columbus names San Salvador. Here they gain experience with the natives, who are extremely docile and generous. In each place they land on, the people gradually become unfriendly - perhaps some words of caution were spread? Soon enough, the entire crew realizes they have not landed in India and there are no spices or silks or pearls. In fact, nobody except Columbus cares about anything except heading home to Spain at this point. After the sinking of the Santa Maria, some of the men board the Nina to go home, and the others are left behind to start a Spanish settlement in the New World. Pedro fears he may not ever return home. On the last day at sea, he encases a last letter into a barrel and throws it out to the ocean so that if it ever reaches his home, his mother should know that he loves her and she should pray for his soul. This recounting is sometimes suspenseful, troubling, and mystifying, but at all times it is engaging.

  • Item #: 001139
    ISBN: 9781612120294
    Retail: $18.95
    Rainbow Price: $12.95

    If anything will make you want to go back and be a kid again, it might be this book. Rather than holding plans for elaborate tree houses that probably require parental help to build, this volume gives kids the know-how to construct a backyard clubhouse using the materials and tools they can scrounge up. The author draws on his own experiences, building clubhouses with his friends when they were younger, but adds his "adult" knowledge of carpentry and architecture to also provide kids basic instruction in using tools, framing, installing windows, roofing and so much more. He assumes kids will be using basic hand tools, not power tools, and breaks it down into "essentials" (hammer, saw, screwdriver, tape measure) and "make life easier tools" (pliers, utility knife, wood chisel, plane). Although he encourages children to draw their own plans, he also provides plans for a basic shed house or a more advanced clubhouse with a loft. This "shop course in a book" would truly be fun for the whole family… or neighborhood! 224 pages, pb. By Lee Mothes. – Jess