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  • Item #: 059872
    ISBN: 9781629950297
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    Present the story of Jesus’ birth in bite-size pieces just right for little ones. They will learn the Promise of a Savior, the Waiting of the Jewish people, Mary the mother of Jesus, Joseph the earthly father of Jesus and Bethlehem, baby Jesus – God’s Son, Shepherds watching their sheep and the angels who appeared to them, the Wise Men who came from afar to worship, and the need to Tell the world about Jesus the Savior. Each part of the story is only two pages: an accompanying ESV scripture or lyrics to a familiar Christmas carol and a brief story that emphasizes one of the key words or thoughts mentioned above. A full two-page illustration accompanies every part of the story. The author suggests using this book along with a nativity set to add a more multi-sensory approach to learning the importance of the Christmas story. You can read the parts several times; have your child tell the story back; add nativity pieces as they are mentioned. The key words and using nativity figures will help children remember; a wonderful way to learn about the specialness of Jesus! 24 pgs, hc. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 061431
    ISBN: 9780310734833
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  • Item #: 034903
    ISBN: 9780887242557
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    …Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. That's the last of them, all fifty states. Where to now? I think the next step is to start in on some of the nearly 200 unique and varied countries just waiting to be explored. This workbook looks at the seven continents in turn – introducing each one with a map and a description of the predominant geography. Several countries from that continent or region are then profiled – thirty in total – through a riddle format. Students are presented with the flag; stats such as capital, largest cities, population, land area, highest mountain, ethnic language, main religion, government, and basic currency; and a page full of geographic descriptions about topography, land use, climate, natural resources, and people and must use all of that information to guess which country is being described. There are also lots of map activities, puzzles and charts to further explore and review each country. Also included are a list of world geography websites, a glossary of geographic terms, a review test, and an answer key. This book is black and white reproducible and is in the same format as United States Geography: Where in the U.S. Are You?. 128 pgs, pb. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 063581
    Retail: $16.00
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    Fight futuristic bad guys with this awesome light-up saber. The 28" long sword features color-change lights that are motion- and touch-activated and are accompanied by sound effects. The rubberized black handle helps you get a grip during imaginary combat and the included stand holds it in place, allowing it to function as a night light too! Requires 3 AA batteries (included). – Laura

  • Item #: 021864
    ISBN: 9780316236737
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    Maybe your dad read this book as he was deciding on his career path. Yes, it’s been around that long! However, as is often the case, it’s become a classic and the information is just as valuable now as it was then – and just as current since it’s been continually revised and updated (now in its 4th edition). The basic plan sounds rather simple – determine your personality type and then find a career path that allows you to “work” from your strengths. Result: that glorious sense of “you mean they pay me to do this?” Reality may be just a little more convoluted but this book will walk you through each step. Using the Briggs Myers personality types (E/I; S/I; T/F; J/P in four letter combinations) and tweaking them for career functions, while factoring in the season of life. Then all of this is applied via profiles to different career categories. The benefit of a book like this is the insights one can glean into oneself and, more importantly, how those insights might be applied. The book concludes by giving its reader the opportunity to prepare a personality profile and to create a personal career plan. Very worthwhile stuff. 384 pgs, pb Janice

  • Item #: 068594
    ISBN: 9780890519776
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       This Ken Ham, kid-friendly, lift-the-flap book tells the story of the ‘special door’ that leads to salvation. Every page is filled with colorful illustrations, and the flaps reveal the written story in a lyrical, rhyming fashion. The 17 different flaps (doors) are a bit larger for small hands and will keep your child engaged. Introduce your children to the life-changing story of Jesus. 24 pgs, hc. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 028258
    ISBN: 9781891206443
    Retail: $14.00
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    Where does real strength come from? Maybe we should also ask, "What is real strength?" The answers to these questions will differ dramatically, depending on who you ask. Christians know that the foundations of true strength are found in only one source – Jesus Christ. To know Him, we must study God's word. It all comes down to familiarity – the more we study, the greater the understanding we will have. Geared toward young men (with alternate studies for young women), this study will teach students in real, biblical strength as it pertains to: our perseverance, the omnipotence of God, wisdom, temptation, valor, weakness, battle, serving, age, and faith. The skills honed during this course are: use of a concordance, studying Greek and Hebrew words, performing character studies, using marginal notes from the Bible, using free computer-based study tools, and studying passages and topics from the Bible in depth. The basic framework of this course is organized for a 74-day study, though there are 40 additional study suggestions throughout for expansion. Daily study time is estimated at between 5 and 20 minutes. Recommended resources are Nave's Topical Bible and Strong's Exhaustive Concordance. This study is in consumable workbook format and permission is granted to copy the pages for household use.

  • Item #: 052470
    ISBN: 9781629146317
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    Easily one of the most inviting and exciting science experiment resources I have seen in awhile, this volume by Vicki Cobb and Kathy Darling is packed with "showstopper" experiments and science "bets." First of all, you get your money's worth. The price is great for over 300 full-color, glossy pages and I haven't even gotten to the content! The eight chapters feature experiments on the human body, experiments to do outdoors, experiments to try in public places, water and fluid-based experiments, experiments on energy, experiments on matter, experiments with forces, and math-related experiments. Many activities are quick and easy to do, requiring few supplies and typically only common household objects. Here's a quick sampling, just to give you an idea of the types of activities and the range: "betting" students can't crumple up a sheet of newspaper with one hand, making coins feel heavier by chilling them, looking for the secret markings on license plates, capturing hidden fingerprints with Krazy Glue, using thermonuclear energy to bust a balloon, hypnotize frogs with a belly rub, holding a slime mold "race," speeding up a merry-go-round by shifting your weight, trying to blow out a candle through a funnel, making an egg climb a waterfall, writing secret messages with laundry detergent, attracting a dollar bill with a magnet, using a hammer to slice an apple in midair, and much, much more. The presentation is exciting and fast-paced, yet simple. The directions are straightforward and the explanations are clear and to the point. With the "bet you can" and "bet you can't" call-outs in plenty of activities, this may be one that kids will pull off the shelf on their own. 322 pgs, pb. – Jess

  • Item #: 028543
    ISBN: 9780784723913
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    This enhanced version of Charles Dickens' classic Christmas story is perfect for students and families who want to delve into the spirituality and Christian insights of the novel. This book contains the complete text of A Christmas Carol, with annotations in the margins that provide insight into the story's biblical allusions, Dickens' faith, and Christian themes that appear throughout the story. Each chapter in the novel is followed by discussion questions based upon a theme, such as selfishness, repentance, or salvation. Each discussion chapter is divided into four topics: telling the story (interprets the chapter theme in Dickens' novel); telling your story (questions requiring self-reflection upon the Christian theme); telling the story of Christmas (Christmas-specific themes in the novel and your life); and living the story (suggestions for applying the lessons learned in your daily life). The discussion questions cite Bible verses and are appropriate for families, youth groups, Bible study groups, or self-study. 126 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 001292
    ISBN: 9780753456088
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  • Item #: 001395
    ISBN: 9780753456033
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  • Item #: 001404
    ISBN: 9780753456095
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  • Item #: 001409
    ISBN: 9780753458037
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  • Item #: 001286
    ISBN: 9780753458044
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  • Item #: 001300
    ISBN: 9780753458051
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  • Item #: 059919
    ISBN: 9781465429445
    Retail: $16.99
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    Understanding how food affects your body can be tricky as an adult, let alone for a kid! This book makes it easy for little ones to understand the science behind vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and what their body needs as they grow. While some elements of dietary science can be a little detailed, the text in this book presents a good amount of information in a kid-friendly way. More than just the food pyramid! 94 hardcover pages. – Laura

  • Item #: 054180
    ISBN: 9781934968833
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  • Item #: 054181
    ISBN: 9781935800156
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  • Item #: 054182
    ISBN: 9781935800170
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  • Item #: 054184
    ISBN: 9781934968826
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  • Item #: 012243
    ISBN: 9780758649560
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  • Item #: 054179
    ISBN: 9781935800163
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  • Item #: 054183
    ISBN: 9781935800149
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  • Item #: 012241
    ISBN: 9780758649553
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  • Item #: 001536
    ISBN: 9780764147944
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    So you already know who the authors of the constitution are, and you already know when it was written, and you may even know why it was written - but do you know exactly what the constitution does, both for you and for governmental procedures? Do you know how it protects you, even today? With quite a lot of text for a 48-page book, this one tells you all about the rules for the government, the three branches of government, checks and balances, the people's powers, changing the constitution, rights of the people, rights of the states, and the constitution and you. The text is very clear, explaining the government and the constitution in language that can actually be understood. Illustrations are sprinkled throughout, and a glossary clears up some of those hard-to-understand words or phrases. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 004265
    ISBN: 9780985271206
    Retail: $18.95
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    Modeled in some degree after the outline of the Lord’s Prayer, this guide helps children understand what prayer is for and how best to talk with God. Instructions regarding the Bible truths are presented throughout the book, as well as helpful Bible stories or passages that exemplify what Christ-honoring prayer is all about. A brief examination of Jesus’ prayer life of is also included. This publication would be a great read-aloud book at bedtime and could also be used as a family devotional guide. The act of prayer should be at the top of the list of all the skills that parents or grandparents should endeavor to cultivate within children under their charge. This resource will help encourage children to pray more consistently and effectively. 44 pgs, hc. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 059991
    ISBN: 9781101882139
    Retail: $14.99
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    Created by The Princeton Review, this resource will help junior high or high school students improve their critical reading and thinking skills. It also preps them for material they will eventually have to complete on the SAT® and ACT®. A major focus of this consumable workbook is to provide students with exercises that will strengthen their ability to recognize the power of a single word, while also giving them a better understanding of how sentences, paragraphs, and essay passages are constructed. Any student who struggles with writing or reading comprehension will benefit from the material and teaching strategies in this quality publication. 240 pgs, pb. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 012331
    ISBN: 9781600220975
    Retail: $14.99
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    Over 350 creative writing prompts geared towards helping students read, think, and respond. Several writing prompts are included per page, and students can write as much as they wish about a topic or complete an assigned amount of words or pages. Prompts are broken up into eight sections. The All About Me section includes prompts like "Would you rather be a baby, a kid, a teenager, or an adult? Why?" and "If you could add a holiday that everyone in the country would celebrate, what would it be, when would it be, and how would everyone celebrate?" The Family Relationships section has prompts like "What have you learned about cooking from your parents? Do you think you'll be a good cook?" and "Describe a time when you and your siblings worked together." The Friendship section has questions like "How do you make a new friend?" and "If you could have anyone as your best friend, who would you choose and why?" The School section includes prompts like "What do you remember most about being in kindergarten?" and "What is your favorite subject in school and why? Is it the easiest subject for you? What is your least-favorite subject and why?" The Academics section has prompts like "If you could visit another planet, which one would you choose, and what do you think you might see?" and "What is one talent or skill that you have? How can you turn it into a career?" The Character Education and Safety section has prompts like "Some boys and girls choose to be mean to each other. What do you think causes them to be that way?" and "If you and a friend got lost in the woods while hiking, what would you do?" The Points to Ponder/Problem Solving section includes prompts like "If you were the leader of your country, what would you change about your country?" and "Would you rather be a famous movie star or a doctor? Why?" The last section is titled Story/Fiction Narrative and includes prompts like "You have been offered a round trip ride in a time machine and can travel any distance into the past. Where would you want to go? Describe the trip." Whether you work through the book and use all the prompts or just select the ones that appeal to you, this book is very useful at finding simple writing topics. Reproducible, 80 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 064231
    ISBN: 9780920668375
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      If you are not familiar with this poignant book, I entreat you to add this to your family library. This was one read aloud that my children begged to hear and one that they continue to quote today as adults. “I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living, my baby you’ll be.” A mother’s heart for her son from infancy throughout all the stages of childhood and manhood is the heart of this story, but as mother’s health fails, a son realizes that it is not only his mother’s love that is forever, but also his love for her and his own newborn daughter. Lovely illustrations, 32 pgs, pb. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 027853
    ISBN: 9780394800189
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