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  • Item #: 043292
    ISBN: 9781599150093
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    This unabridged reproduction of the 1905 edition provides children with an extensive, yet engaging history of England from Roman times through the reign of Queen Victoria. There are over a hundred chapters, although each one is only several pages long. Chapters usually focus on a monarch or a specific event (usually a battle) under the reign of the monarch. Although this 654-pg to me looks intimidating at first glance, the writing is lively and descriptive with lots of dialogue. Lifelike black-and-white full-page illustrations are scattered throughout the book. By H.E. Marshall, pb. - Jess

  • Item #: 043294
    ISBN: 9781599150161
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    This book, the fourth in M.B. Synge's Story of the World series, explores the era of European colonization throughout the world, and the battles that were fought by the major world powers of the time. The 47 short chapters cover British colonization in India, the American War for Indpendence, the campaigns of Napoleon, exploration and colonization in Africa, and much more. The chapters are short and engaging enough for read-alouds with plenty of action and dialogue. This is a reprint of the 1904 edition and is 262 pgs, pb. – Jess

  • Item #: 043293
    ISBN: 9781599150253
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    While other scientists were catching and killing insects and classifying them based on physical characteristics, the 19th-century scientist and teacher Jean Henri Fabre was a firm believer in observing insects and nature in their natural habitats, spending just as much time watching their behavior as studying their anatomy. In this delightful book, he shares his observations and knowledge with children through a series of stories in which Uncle Paul describes the wonders of nature for his nieces and nephews, Claire, Emile, and Jules. With frequent questions and interjections from the children, Uncle Paul discusses livestock, trees, metals, fibers, paper, spiders, insects, weather, clouds, steam engines, astronomy, plants, mushrooms, shells, ocean creatures, and much more. If you enjoy the Christian Liberty Nature Readers or the Handbook of Nature Study, I think you'll enjoy this one as well. Originally published in 1917 and translated from French by Florence Bicknell, this reprint from Yesterday's Classics is 438 pgs, pb. - Jess

  • Item #: 043288
    ISBN: 9781599152028
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    Early exploration, founding of colonies, conflicts over religion, troubles with the Indians, and the French and Indian War.

  • Item #: 031159
    ISBN: 9781599150635
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     “Do you know Mother Nature? She it is to whom God has given the care of the earth, and all that grows in or upon it, just as he has given to your mother the care of her family of boys and girls.” So, begins this charming 1888 reprint from Yesterday’s Classics. Amber, the dragon fly, water lilies, coral, starfish, and much more are covered in these delightful stories that make a perfect family read aloud. You may be amazed at the amount of science your children learn when taught concepts through a story. Black and white illustrations. 90 pgs, pb. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 043289
    ISBN: 9781599152035
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    Causes of the Revolution, early battles, struggles of the army, and war heroes.

  • Item #: 043290
    ISBN: 9781599152042
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    Washington becomes president, the War of 1812, the rise of Andrew Jackson, and differences that led to the Civil War.

  • Item #: 043291
    ISBN: 9781599152059
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    Lincoln becomes president, secession of the southern states, major battles of the Civil War, the close of the war, and various poems and songs from the time.

  • Item #: 024572
    ISBN: 9781599152394
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      A little girl born on Christmas day is named Carol after a Christmas tune. While her name is reminiscent of Christ’s birth, her short life lives it out as well in thought and deed. Originally written in 1912 by prolific author Kate Douglas Wiggin. 63 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 048881
    ISBN: 9781599150420
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    First published in 1906, this classic set in the Middle Ages tells the story of a monk, Brother Stephen, and his young color grinder, Gabriel. In the days before printing presses were common, monks would create books by hand, which were works of art in themselves. Brother Stephen and Gabriel work together to make a beautiful "hour book" as a wedding gift from King Louis of France to Lady Anne of Brittany. This story provides great insight into the bookmaking process and is enhanced with black and white period illustrations. By Evaleen Stein. 87 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 043833
    ISBN: 9781599152141
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    ExFirst published in 1908, this classic biography tells the story of the great leader Napoleon. Young readers will enjoy learning about his rise to power as he became emperor over half of Europe. The book begins with Napoleon's childhood, and then proceeds to his career as an officer. The rest of the book focuses on his military battles, from his victories to his final loss at Waterloo. Lively, readable prose will hold kids' attention to the very end. Occasional black and white illustrations. By H.E. Marshall. 87 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 056886
    ISBN: 9781599150895
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    Yesterday's Classics has found another Marshall book to reprint. Good choice. Providing a historical look at the writers of English/British literature, this collection includes background information and excerpts of their writings, interweaving the literature selection with the historical setting. It's a masterful and encompassing way to approach literature. Especially in the earlier portions, the author has tried to keep the literature in touch with history because he felt it illustrates how the political development of the country was influenced by and influenced the literary development. At the end of many sections is a list of Books to Read suggesting additional and complete works to read.

    The author says the selections were chosen because they seemed to best illustrate the breadth and depth of English/British literature; although, sometimes he admits to choosing something because of its appeal to young people, as it is not always a writer's greatest or best known work that can be most easily grasped by young minds.

    The selection of authors and works is massive; grand; sweeping. However, it is possible to detect an interesting bias. There are no selections from women even though there were some women who had received literary notice by the end of the nineteenth century, most notably Charlotte Bronte and Jane Austen. There seems to be equal time given to poetry and prose.

    There are no lesson plans, assignment charts, or even discussion questions. The publisher does provide a chronological list of the writers included correlated with a list of monarchs that would make it easy to correlate readings to historical studies. Although this would not be considered a complete literature course, it is a valuable collection of well-selected literary works beautifully presented with comprehensive historical and literary analysis. 666 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 039807
    ISBN: 9781599150055
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    Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord (Psalm 150:6), together with the nature that He hath created! This charming reprint contains a collection of four books originally written between 1855-1870. Containing twenty-nine stories that range from 8-25 pages, each focuses on teaching children the moral lessons of God through the eyes of nature. Retaining the original language, these tales may be best read aloud, as some of the vocabulary may challenge the elementary or young middle school student; yet it is the historic nature of these stories that adds beauty to the literature selections! Topically, children will observe authority and obedience through the worker bees; the circle of blessing found through the water cycle, the grace of God in our harvests; and many other spiritual anecdotes designed to lead children to a foundation of faith and good moral character. This book contains the original stories reprinted without added content, if you would prefer an edition of this text with expanded science lessons, please see Parables from Nature from Queen Homeschool (#50295). Unabridged, from Yesterday's Classics. Black and white illustrations. 442 pgs, sc. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 046421
    ISBN: 9781599150154
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  • Item #: 043686
    ISBN: 9781599150352
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    From the time Alfred was a small boy, he felt called to chivalry and the defense of his people against the ravages of the Danes. This is the story of how a boy became a man, and how a prince became the King of Wessex – and the only English monarch to be called "the Great." 230 pgs, pb.
  • Item #: 033370
    ISBN: 9781599152868
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  • Item #: 033380
    ISBN: 9781599152875
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  • Item #: 046048
    ISBN: 9781599150840
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  • Item #: 048883
    ISBN: 9781599152165
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    First published in 1906 as part of the acclaimed "Children's Heroes" series, this compelling biography tells the story of the famed explorer Sir Walter Raleigh. The book begins with his childhood on the coast of Devonshire, then proceeds to his exploits in Ireland and his entry into the court of Queen Elizabeth. His adventures and discoveries as he pursues the ships of the Spanish Armada and travels to the New World are recounted in detail. Also included are the famous story of the velvet cloak and the role he played in introducing crops such as potatoes and tobacco to the Old World. Period black and white illustrations are included. By Margaret Duncan Kelly. 92 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 044862
    ISBN: 9781599150116
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  • Item #: 044864
    ISBN: 9781599150123
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  • Item #: 015645
    ISBN: 9781599150918
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    In this sequel to Nathaniel Hawthorne's Wonder Book for Boys and Girls, six more Ancient Greek myths are retold. Told through the eyes of the fictional Eustace Bright, these are not dry tellings, but are quite lively and exciting. Stories include: The Minotaur, The Pygmies (and how they made war against Hercules – no small feat for men of six inches or shorter), The Dragon's Teeth, Circe's Palace, The Pomegranate Seeds (with Ceres and King Pluto), and The Golden Fleece. Note that there's some top-nudity in a couple of the illustrations. 262 pgs, pb.
  • Item #: 015652
    ISBN: 9781599150925
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    Did you know Nathaniel Hawthorne published two books of Greek myths? In his Wonder Book, Hawthorne retells six of the Greek tales, and readily admits to taking artistic license to help teach morals and character. Stories include: Gorgon's Head, Golden Touch, Paradise of Children, Three Golden Apples, Miraculous Pitcher, and Chimæra. Note that there is some partial nudity in a few of the illustrations. 226 pgs., pb.

  • Item #: 023056
    ISBN: 9781599152103
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    This wonderful anthology collects the favorites in one place. Enjoy classics such as "Owl and the Pussy Cat," "Willie Winkie," "O Captain! My Captain!", and "The Raven" for a total of 187 poems. A great family resource. 391 pgs, sc. – Laura

  • Item #: 029571
    ISBN: 9781599150604
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    Rev. Alfred J. Church retells Virgil's epic Aeneid in simple language so that young boys and girls can appreciate classic literature. This story follows Aeneas, a Trojan who was able to flee to safety as the city of Troy fell. It describes his adventures, how he settled in Italy, and how his descendants ultimately founded Rome. ~ Anh

  • Item #: 052925
    ISBN: 9781599151298
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    Emerging readers need plenty of practice to read with confidence. What better way to hone reading skills than with a well-told folk tale! This primer provides nine popular folk tales, rewritten in simple language so young children can read the stories themselves. Staying true to the original 1910 edition, this reprint has charming black and white illustrations and larger font (with generous white space between the sentences). Well-known folk tales are represented, including: Little Red Hen, Gingerbread Boy, Chicken Little, Three Billy Goats Gruff, and many others. These classic stories will be guaranteed read-alouds at story time! 112 pgs, pb. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 046791
    ISBN: 9781599152745
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  • Item #: 045352
    ISBN: 9781599151625
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  • Item #: 046422
    ISBN: 9781599150147
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  • Item #: 043997
    ISBN: 9781599150062
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    This book contains fifty well-known short stories compiled by James Baldwin, a respected author and textbook editor of the 1800's. Many of the stories you have probably read, or heard before, in one form or another, and most teach a worthy lesson or moral. A few of the tales included are: The Brave Three Hundred, Androclus and the Lion, The Blind Men and the Elephant, George Washington and His Hatchet, and The Story of William Tell. 185 pgs, pb.