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  • 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 #: 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 #: 057669
    ISBN: 9781599152660
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  • Item #: 043295
    ISBN: 9781599150109
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    A reprint of the original 1917 edition by H.E. Marshall, this hefty book offers 99 exciting stories from American history, starting with the expeditions of the Vikings and Columbus, and ending with the presidency of Woodrow Wilson. The stories are grouped into seven parts; "Stories of Explorers and Pioneers," "Stories of Virginia," "Stories of New England," "Stories of the Middle and Southern Colonies," "Stories of the French in America," "Stories of the Struggle for Liberty" and "Stories of the United States Under the Constitution." The book is unique in that the first 400 pages or so focus on exploration and the Colonial period, while only the last 200 pages cover the history of the U.S. as its own country. Although there is a lot of content here, the chapters are only several pages in length which make for great supplementary reading or read-alouds. Occasional black-and-white full-page illustrations are included in some chapters. 616 pgs, pb. – Jess

  • Item #: 067873
    ISBN: 9781599151731
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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.

  • Item #: 046792
    ISBN: 9781599152721
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  • 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 #: 071460
    ISBN: 9781599151717
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  • Item #: 046794
    ISBN: 9781599152738
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  • Item #: 046791
    ISBN: 9781599152745
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  • Item #: 046423
    ISBN: 9781599150178
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  • Item #: 046048
    ISBN: 9781599150840
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  • Item #: 044863
    ISBN: 9781599151571
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    Samuel B. Harding tells the story of the Middle Ages – which he says is "when Europe became Europe." It was a time of transition. The power of Rome was gone, and people groups were once again gaining their own identities and building their own states and civilizations. In a direct and engaging style, Harding tells about the Ancient Germans and the people of the Roman Frontier; he details the end of the Western Empire and the growth of the Church; he looks at the rise of the Franks and their struggles with the Mohammedans and Charlemagne; and he discusses the growth of feudalism, the deeds of the Northmen, the crusades, life in the Middle Ages, the papacy, and the Hundred Years' War. This reprinted, 100-year old text is 217 pgs in pb and includes black and white illustrations throughout.

  • Item #: 044862
    ISBN: 9781599150116
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  • 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 #: 025905
    ISBN: 9781599150048
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    Originally published in 1902, this classic collection of fifteen Viking stories has enthralled families for generations. Some of the stories included are: Baby, Olaf's Farm, Harald's Battle, Eric the Red, and Leif and His New Land. Vintage woodcut illustrations are sprinkled throughout the text, and the back of the book contains a descriptive notes section which explains Viking terminology and customs of daily living (e.g. homes, feasts halls). By Jennie Hall. 152 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • 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 #: 071469
    ISBN: 9781599150437
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  • Item #: 071468
    ISBN: 9781599150260
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  • Item #: 071467
    ISBN: 9781599152691
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  • Item #: 071466
    ISBN: 9781599150031
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  • Item #: 071465
    ISBN: 9781599151694
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  • Item #: 071464
    ISBN: 9781599150970
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  • Item #: 071463
    ISBN: 9781599150550
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  • Item #: 071462
    ISBN: 9781599152196
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  • Item #: 071461
    ISBN: 9781599151960
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  • Item #: 071459
    ISBN: 9781599152462
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  • Item #: 071458
    ISBN: 9781599150307
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  • Item #: 071457
    ISBN: 9781599151274
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