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  • Item #: 017984
    ISBN: 9781561372447
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    ISBN: 9780553274295
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    Billy wants a pair of hunting dogs more than anything. After working and saving for two years, Billy's dream of owning two coon hounds comes true. But getting his dogs is only the beginning of his adventures hunting coons along the river bottoms of the Ozarks. Billy learns the value of hard work, patience, and persistence in this story and, eventually, understands how God can use all things - even a pair of hunting dogs - to answer the prayers of his family.

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    Includes:

    I, Juan de Pareja

    Where the Red Fern Grows book

    Little Women

    Across Five Aprils / Irene Hunt

    Oliver Twist

    Princess and the Goblin

    Tales From Shakespeare (Puffin Classic)

    Story of the Other Wise Man

  • Item #: 061634
    ISBN: 9780881220346
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    ISBN: 9781938913907
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  • Item #: 007547
    ISBN: 9780307281692
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    Narrated by Anthony Heald. 6 hrs, 54 min on 6 discs.

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    ISBN: 9780931993770
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  • Item #: 022079
    ISBN: 9780982537718
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    Every once in a while, you come across a product that you wish you could have had when you were growing up, and those were exactly my feelings when I reviewed Ellen Johnston McHenry's introductory chemistry course. Geared for the upper elementary to junior-high age students, it introduces chemistry gently, comparing the elements, the ingredients of our world to common kitchen ingredients we use everyday to make many very different baked goods. The analogy kicks off the first chapter, where they learn about the more common elements such as carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, analogous to flour, sugar, and salt, which are used in nearly everything we bake. More uncommon elements such as berylium, gallium, and selenium are compared to fruit, spices, and other add-ins that you might only use in special recipes. The periodic table is then introduced, in the more simplified (and less intimidating) format of the "Kitchen Cupboard of the Universe). The basic concepts of chemistry are introduced in each chapter, in a very simple, understandable format, and avoids bogging them down with details that will be covered (much more exhaustively!) in high school or college. The approach appears to work well, with protons, neutrons, electrons, the electron cloud model, orbitals, bonding, spin, and more covered in just the very first few chapters. Fun and interactive activities are featured at the end of each chapter, to review and reinforce what was covered in the chapter, before moving further on. The activities are a good mix of hands-on experiments, and model-making, puzzles, fill-in-the-blanks, and of course short answer to write electron configurations, Lewis diagrams, chemical compounds and more. The hands-on activities have been well-chosen and illustrate well the concepts that have been learned. Constructing balloon electron cloud models and edible chemical compounds, creating carbon dioxide bubbles, and electolysis are several examples. Several songs are included, for those who are more auditorily oriented. Several more involved activities include making periodic-table pillowcases to play a game on, creating your own "collect-'em-all" chemical elements card deck, and performing several short skits on the discovery of several of the more common elements of the periodic table. Students are also challenged by the author to memorize as much of the periodic table as they can, to help make life easier when they revisit the subject (as well as impress their relatives at get-togethers). At only 78 pages of lessons, this is a fairly brief, but effective introduction to chemistry that could be easily worked into the academic year with any style of curriculum being used. Patterns, outlines, activity sheets, experiments, games, skits and more are included in the Teacher's Section in back half of the book activity packet. And, to make things easier on Mom, most of the materials are easily found, either around the home, or at your local Wal-Mart. (No poring over science supply catalogs trying to decide how many moles of a chemical to order!) A CD is no longer included with the book - instruction is given in the text to stream the songs from the publisher's website and prescreened youtube videos are referenced for additional information.

    All in all, this is a very well-done introduction to the basics of chemistry, and whatever your students take with them from this course will be well applied to more advanced chemistry, making their journey into more advanced chemistry all the more manageable. Plus, I think students will definitely be impressed with themselves for being able to complete some college-level chemistry by Chapter 3 of the book! Personally, my first real experience with chemistry was my senior year of high school, followed by the four semesters of chemistry required by my major, and I think both high school chemistry as well as introductory college chemistry would have been much easier to understand had I had some experience with these concepts at an earlier age. - Jess

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    If you're not up for making your own set of Petri dishes and agar using little paper cups and a gelatin nutrient base for your microbiology experiments, this is an easier route - professional-looking too! Set includes 3 sterile plastic Petri dishes and one bag of nutrient agar with instructions for preparation. Now you can do that experiment where you "sample" surfaces like your kitchen counters and or your hands, streak the Petri dish, and wait to see what grows! - Jess

  • Item #: 001546
    ISBN: 9780449213940
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    "Won't you join up, Comrades?" Kantorek, a schoolteacher, addresses his class of young men. Those days seem long ago to Paul Bäumer and his classmates, all of whom enlisted in the German army of World War I. Although they are hardly twenty years of age, in a matter of time the fighting, death, and poor living conditions around them have aged them well beyond their years. Paul remains close to his classmates and they find a few other good friends in the army. Time after time, their unit is called up to the front, and they are forced to deal with the horrors of bombardments on their trenches, the shells, the gas, and the death of so many comrades. This book is a very vivid account of a war where young men of the same generation but different uniforms were forced to grow up early in the war. - Melissa

  • Item #: 045404
    ISBN: 9781600920127
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    What better way to visualize, memorize and learn about the days of creation than to emulate the creative process yourself? As the introduction to this unique book explains, "Combining a creative activity with lessons allows what is being taught to be understood more fully in the heart." For each day of creation, several fairly simple watercolor paintings are included, along with instructions on how to direct children to make their own version and commentary on that particular day by early Church Fathers. For Day 3, there are two paintings: one representing the "gathering" of the waters and the dry land appearing, and one depicting Genesis 1:11-13, where plants appear on the earth. The first painting features brown earth with a wave crashing onto it, while the second shows grass and a fruit tree growing in front of a huge sun. The instructions are fairly detailed for recreating these paintings, and include direction on which colors to use, how to mix the colors, which brush techniques to use. and more. When you have journeyed through each of the days of creation, students can assemble all of their paintings into a book they can display and share. Although you could adapt the directions to whichever watercolor supplies you have on hand, the beginning of the book provides some specific recommendations on paints and paper. 48 pgs, spiral-bound. – Jess

  • Item #: 006309
    ISBN: 9781426307683
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    Rocks and Minerals are a favorite science topic in many households. This book from National Geographic Kids is full of interesting information about rocks and minerals. It contains plenty of photos, information, and fun trivia. This isn't just for reference; there are some cool geology activities, too. You will learn the differences between rocks and minerals, their uses, their formation, how they break down, and have some fun growing minerals and making your own fossils. There are interactive pages where you are to match gemstones in their natural state with finished gems and locate items made of stone that you might encounter on a daily basis. You will learn interesting trivia like how many stone blocks were used to build the Great Pyramid, which stone floats, or at what temperature diamonds vaporize. The photographer is Carsten Peter who is an "extreme photographer." You will see photos of caves and caverns, lava flows in Tanzania and Hawaii, Arches National Park in Utah, Stonehenge in England, glowing Mt. Etna in Sicily, giant crystals in Cave of Crystals in Mexico (my favorite), and more. These pictures will pique your curiosity and give you a yearning to see these places in person. (I know this book is for kids, but I have really enjoyed working through the interactive glossary at the back of the book, matching pictures, reading the information, and staring at the gorgeous photos.) Don't be surprised if the grown-ups sneak a peek at this book, too! ~ Donna

  • Item #: 005159
    ISBN: 9781853261220
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    As the story begins, we meet Mole, who grows tired of his thorough spring cleaning and can't resist a break to enjoy the spring weather above his den. He ambles along, enjoying the sunshine and the busyness of the other animals until he comes to the river, which entrances him with its sights ands sounds; he has never seen a river before. Water Rat finds him in this state, introduces himself, and they instantly become friends. Rat then invites Mole on a picnic, where he is introduced to Rat's other river-dwelling friends. From that point on, Mole accompanies his river friends on all sorts of adventures, from a venture in the Wild Wood to see Mr. Badger, to an ill-fated road trip with Mr. Toad's gypsy cart, to a mission to stop Mr. Toad from tearing up the highways and scattering frightened animals with his new motor car. A delightful, whimsical read where each animal has a most proper and unique personality, this is a great read-aloud! Unabridged versions; please note there is a word or two which may be offensive. - Jess
  • Item #: 001712
    ISBN: 9780794535476
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       Little ones are never too young to begin their education about gardening, and this Usborne book provides an interactive way to start. Over 100 stickers and 24 colorful pages teach children about things that grow, plant words, parts of a tree; types of seeds, how they grow and which ones are edible; flowers, their parts, how they grow; plants through the four seasons; plants for food, fruits and nuts, and peanuts. Every page has age-appropriate information, illustrations, and outlines on which to place the stickers. The four sticker pages have page numbers that correspond to where they should be placed. A great follow-up to this book would be to let your little one help plant your garden! ~ Donna

  • Item #: 069820
    ISBN: 9781942364009
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    This is the first volume in the Kingdom Tales Trilogy. The series features stories centering on the adventures of two orphaned brothers who escape a polluted city ruled by an evil enchanter to seek their exiled king in Great Park – the place where trees grow. Readers of this allegory will be confronted with plenty of interesting action, including a quest to find lost treasure. In addition, the author also includes deeper themes within the storyline that touch upon the nature of God and His Kingdom. Anyone who likes Christian fiction or a meaningful allegory will enjoy this captivating novel. This deluxe limited edition book is beautifully illustrated in full-color. 80 pgs, hc. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 069817
    ISBN: 9780823417537
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     The true story of American independence will never grow old, as long as their remains a hunger for freedom in the souls of men...and this book tells that story well. Students of U.S. history will enjoy this illustrated book, for it tells the story of the long struggle for American independence and liberty in a concise and engaging manner. Beginning with some of the early efforts towards independence, such as the opposition to the stamp tax by men such as Patrick Henry, as well as the famous Boston Tea Party rebellion, the text proceeds to chronicle many of the major events that led the colonists to the place where they were willing to establish their own sovereign nation. This volume would be an excellent reference tool or unit study for middle school or junior-high level students who are studying the War for American Independence. 82 pgs, pb. ~ Mike

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    What is more tempting to an adorable little bunny than a big, delicious, juicy carrot? Unfortunately, all the carrots grow on a different island from the bunnies--and the bunnies can’t swim! Fortunately, they are pretty well versed in bridge building! In this cute game of estimating, players take turns rolling the die to determine which building plank they will use, and then set a “stone” at the distance they think that plank will reach. Guess right? Move your bunny across the bridge to the stone? Overestimate? Your bridge plank falls in the water and you are stuck where you are. Underestimate the distance? You made it to the stone, but think how much further you could have gone! Another player may beat you to the biggest golden carrot! With sturdy, colorful wood and cardboard pieces and unique, simple game play, this game is one the kids will pull out repeatedly! 2-4 players, game play is approximately 15 minutes.

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       Welcome to the letter jungle where each tree grows a letter! Race your friends over rope bridges from treetop to treetop, spelling words, to be the first to reach Treasure Falls and win the game. Cards show what words players must spell, and they roll the die to move from space to space to get to the right letter trees. When they reach the tree, they can collect a letter for their word. Will you be the first to spell your words and reach the Falls? 2-4 players; 15 minutes

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  • Item #: 060718
    ISBN: 9781623700096
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    Let’s start by saying although the publisher has assigned an elementary grade level, this beautifully designed book contains terms and techniques that are geared more for your intermediate student to beginner adult. What a valuable reference tool for any artist, as all four painting mediums—watercolors, acrylics, pastels, and oils—and their specific characteristics are covered in ONE book in 45 step-by-step projects. Each of the four chapters starts with a discussion of what that paint medium is, the aspects of it, the tools used with it, techniques and terminology, and then hands-on projects and exercises to practice that paint medium’s techniques. Besides learning the basics of painting, important general art lessons are taught along the way, like examples of various art movements where you are asked to paint the same object in three styles—realistic, stylized, and abstract. Art is dynamic and there is no “one” way to create. This book will inspire the budding artist to grow and explore their way to artistic discovery! 144 pgs, 8” x 10” pb. ~ Emily

  • Item #: 057930
    ISBN: 9781893791176
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    A simple, 14-page paperback book where students can practice writing about themselves. Included topics are: name, age, eye color, teeth lost, hand outline, birthday, phone #, address, family members, friends, pets, favorite toys & foods and what they want to be when they grow up. There are a few pages to draw pictures too. How cute would this be to do at the end of each year as a keepsake? Great for a home or school classroom, co-op, or Sunday school environment. Non-reproducible, blue & white cover, blue ink on white pages inside. ~Sara

  • Item #: 053329
    ISBN: 9781590308127
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    What are the names of your fingers? Where did you find your good luck charm? If you plant your heart, what might grow? What do your wings look like today? Why don't you ever run out of surprises? These questions and more are from a chapter called Questions to Ask Yourself. The last page is one to be ripped out and written on by you, the reader. This may be the most creative of all creative writing books out there. The author encourages you to pick and choose, skip around, and write notes on the pages you like or don't like. Parents and teachers could use this in so many ways, the possibilities are truly unlimited. Author Annie Burrows tells us that if you write, you're a writer. She says that reading will make you a better writer and that spelling mistakes have nothing to do with good writing. Writers have to write. Sometimes though we run out of ideas, everyone does. This book will spark a writer's imagination and ensure that the ideas keep on coming. 245pp, pb. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 052498
    ISBN: 9780764208607
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    What does a marriage need to stay on a firm foundation? I'm hesitant to start listing things, lest we become discouraged – where does one stop! The modern family is already so busy, and when you throw homeschooling and young children into the mix, it doesn't take long to reach the brink of uncontrolled mayhem! But Jim and Cathy Burns have boiled the challenge down to its basic elements. What is the goal? To be closer. To grow closer spiritually and emotionally. To connect with your spouse. This is a collection of 52 devotionals written specifically for busy couples. They are not long, they are not complicated – they simply encourage you to draw closer through faith conversations, one little chapter at a time. 222 pgs, pb. – Zach

  • Item #: 048606
    ISBN: 9781623706494
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    Whether you have a huge home garden, a few pots on a balcony or just a sunny windowsill – this book has a project for you! Fabulous color photos inspire and the clear instructions cut to the chase. Sprinkled throughout are science facts about plants, other things to try in your projects, and even where to look for recycled growing containers. Most projects span only 2 pages and are not intimidating at all. Try growing and brewing your own tea, a spaghetti garden (as in spaghetti squash, tomatoes, peppers, carrots, basil & oregano), an indoor water garden, a tiny pocket garden of succulents, a Japanese string garden, a tie-dye garden and loads more! 45 projects in all. 8”x 10”, 112 pgs, pb. ~ Sara