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  • Item #: 031448
    ISBN: 9781932012972
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    Becoming a family that reads aloud together was one of the most enjoyable journeys my family made. I only wish this book had been available when we transitioned into a read aloud family!

    Are you looking to introduce the reading of "living literature" into your home but feel overwhelmed at the vast array of books available? While there are many books available to guide you in selecting books, Read for the Heart is written from the perspective of a home educated young lady who was home educated in a family which successfully incorporated living literature into their home. Sarah Clarkson, daughter of Clay and Sally Clarkson, shares the inspiration and vision for incorporating literature into our homes through research, personal stories and suggestions on how to make reading a reality in your home. Her goal is simply to equip you to develop a reading habit within your own home, and with this book she has accomplished this goal.

    The first three chapters focus on helping you develop the habit of reading in your home. The following chapter is intended to give you a "road map" on using this book most effectively. The remaining chapters contain the booklists and are organized according to types of books. Each chapter focuses on one of the following eight literature categories: Picture Books, Golden Age Classics, Children's Fiction, Fairy Tales and Fantasy, History and Biography, Spiritual Reading, Poetry and Music, and Art and Nature. Prior to the lists, Sarah shares personal stories as well as explanations on why certain books are included in each category. This is specifically beneficial when considering the Fairy Tales and Fantasy Category. Within each chapter, book recommendations are organized by author and include a brief book review. This book review includes author's name, original publication date, award(s), illustrator, general age category, a short review, and any cautions you, the parent, should know regarding mature or questionable content. Appendices at the end of this book provide you quick references for finding books. These lists include Caldecott Medalists, Newberry Medalists, G.A. Henty Historical Fiction, Landmark History Books, Trailblazer Series, and Sarah's personal favorite literature for family read-aloud. All in all, this soft-cover book contains 384 pages of living literature inspiration for your family. The text is a larger print with ample margin space to record your own family favorites, thoughts, and memories. A delightful book that is sure to inspire you on your own journey of family reading. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 049578
    ISBN: 9781481403948
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    Some of the best stories are the ones that come from real people in history. One such story starts with a boy who was raised a Quaker in the Pennsylvania region before the founding of the United States. Benjamin West enjoyed painting so much he did what most would never think of doing: He made paint from clay, plants, and dirt, and fashioned paintbrushes from the tail of his cat, Grimalkin! Follow the great American writer Marguerite Henry as she traces the early years of this young man and his cat in this exciting tale. 147 pgs, pb. John

  • Item #: 018529
    ISBN: 9780060526337
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    This two-time winner of the Caldecott Medal is a story about Roxaboxen, a real town in the minds of a few children who grew up in Yuma, Arizona. This small patch of desert ground with a few rocks, pieces of broken glass, and discarded crates is brought to life magically by the words and illustrations of Alice McLerran and Barbara Cooney. Roxaboxen is easy to relate to because we all had these imaginary places as children and know how exciting and real they were to us. The character Frances, who was eighty when the story was written, was brought back to Roxaboxen and even helped recount the tale to make this story possible. - Sue

  • Item #: 004542
    ISBN: 9781619991101
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    After reading a great story with my boys, they always ask, "Is it a true story, Dad?". How about the true story of a Christian man who was reluctant to enter the army due to his religious convictions, but ended up capturing 25 machine gun batteries, 132 enemy soldiers, and became the most decorated soldier of World War I?

    This dramatic story is told by Alvin York himself. He recounts his life as a boy growing up in a poor family in north-central Tennessee, his wild years, and his acceptance of Jesus as Lord and the resulting transformation of his life. His lack of formal education shows in the "as written in his journal" format of the book, but, none-the-less, his writing gives you the "you are there" feeling. This is particularly true in the recounting of the battle in the Argonne Forest in France. Although this battle brought him fame, his humility also shows through; in fact, the official army account of the battle is also provided to show what a feat Sgt. York accomplished.

    After reading this book, our family traveled to Sgt. York's home-museum in Tennessee to see firsthand the things we read about. For Father's Day, my wife and boys also bought me the movie Sergeant York starring Gary Cooper. In case you haven't figured it out, we love this book! ~ Jerry

  • Item #: 067088
    ISBN: 9780399541902
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  • Item #: 001368
    ISBN: 9780590462068
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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 #: 073568
    ISBN: 9780448488592
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  • Item #: 064498
    ISBN: 9780448483092
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  • Item #: 059936
    ISBN: 9780448479651
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  • Item #: 059932
    ISBN: 9780448479132
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  • Item #: 066620
    ISBN: 9780448486994
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  • Item #: 063654
    ISBN: 9781893103566
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    “By will power and hard work, the weak, timid boy was to change himself into a man who was amazingly strong and completely fearless.” Introduce your children to this motivated, self-driven youth who became affectionately known as “Bull Moose,” after surviving a bullet. Through the eyes of renowned author, Genevieve Foster, children will learn about one of our great ‘larger than life’ Presidents, Teddy Roosevelt. 106 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 056326
    ISBN: 9780448479514
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  • Item #: 056325
    ISBN: 9780448478944
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  • Item #: 056323
    ISBN: 9780448479095
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  • Item #: 056321
    ISBN: 9780448478968
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  • Item #: 055586
    ISBN: 9780448479859
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  • Item #: 038325
    ISBN: 9780448444826
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  • Item #: 031872
    ISBN: 9780448437439
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  • Item #: 026668
    ISBN: 9780688174859
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    Based on a true story, this is the incredible tale of Manjiro Nakahama, a Japanese boy who was essentially exiled from his own country due to a tragic shipwreck and the isolationist policy of Japan during the 1840's. After being rescued by an American whaling boat, Manjiro becomes the first Japanese person to ever enter the U.S and eventually plays a key role in opening Japan's ports to American ships. This well-written work by author Rhoda Blumberg is also beautifully illustrated with Japanese ink drawings. ~ Anh

  • Item #: 019864
    ISBN: 9780448449074
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  • Item #: 019652
    ISBN: 9780448424965
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  • Item #: 019163
    ISBN: 9780448464602
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  • Item #: 014343
    ISBN: 9781575050676
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       Independent thinker, obsessive genius, mad scientist: each of these describes the man well known for his understanding and advancement of scientific thought. But who was Albert Einstein? What compelled him to dedicate his life to the sciences? Bringing Science and history alive, this engrossing book shares the life and times of a man considered genius. From his struggles in elementary and high school to his Swiss High School, where he was surrounded by teachers who encouraged his learning and back again to the Polytechnic school where learning was again mundane. We also come to know Mr. Einstein as a husband and father, whose pursuit to understand the secrets of the universe challenges familial relationships. We also experience his scientific marvels eclipsed by racism and war, leading to his US citizenship in 1940. Compelling read for middle-schoolers or family read aloud. Includes black and white photographs and illustrations, additional explanatory notes, bibliography and index. SC. 95 pgs. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 008336
    ISBN: 9780448437651
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  • Item #: 002532
    ISBN: 9780890510803
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    Can you be a scientist and a man of God? Of course! Read about important scientists throughout history who found no conflict, men who made important contributions to science as Bible-believing Christians. Men like Francis Bacon, Copernicus, Michael Faraday, Samuel F. B. Morse, Louis Pasteur, and Galileo (who was excommunicated and imprisoned by the Catholic church for his scientific theory that the sun, not the earth, is the center of our solar system and, just recently, has been exonerated by the Pope, 350 years later). Brief but interesting biographical sketches provide stimulating reading to accompany any science program!

  • Item #: 031873
    ISBN: 9780448433448
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  • Item #: 029740
    ISBN: 9780448463339
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  • Item #: 028582
    ISBN: 9780547746241
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      The Walter Reed Army Hospital is a household name. But who was Walter Reed and why is a hospital dedicated to him? The year was 1900; Dr. Reed, a major in the US Army is assigned the task of finding the cause of Yellow Fever. In one single century, between 1800 and 1900, the disease sickened nearly 500,000 US Citizens and killed close to 100,000 with additional deaths documented in Cuba and South America. Credited with leading the discovery of disease transmission, Dr. Reed’s hero status was additionally affirmed due to his innovative, unwavering belief that volunteers in scientific experiments should be fully informed of all risks. Children and adults will be enthralled with this fascinating, real life mystery! Perfect complement to your Science or History studies. 104 pgs. SC. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 028351
    ISBN: 9780448478906
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