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  • Item #: 019931
    ISBN: 9780553296983
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    An unforgettable, stirring first-hand account of the Holocaust, as you read Anne's diary and share her innermost thoughts, dreams, and fears.

  • Item #: 012302
    ISBN: 9780689714191
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    Read about the life of a young pioneer girl through her diary. Catherine Cabot Hall, age 13, begins a diary to record her days. Share her story as you read about the struggles and joys she faces growing up in New England in the 1830's.

  • Item #: 012048
    ISBN: 9780679848042
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    This fictitious novel tells the story of a patriot spy in the Revolutionary War. This spy shows incredible courage while trying to smuggle information to General Washington in a loaf of bread. To add to the suspense, this spy is just a young, timid girl named Ellen Toliver. When things don't go as planned and Ellen is shipped on a boat with British soldiers to a place far from her destination, she courageously continues. Throughout the many obstacles, Ellen wonders if she will ever get her message through or see her family again. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 002240
    ISBN: 9781602005228
    Retail: $39.99
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    That proverbial talk about the “birds and the bees.” You know you need to do it. Teaching your children about God’s plan for sex and all the male/female interaction that leads up to it is part of what it means to bring up a child in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. And you want to do it – sort of. It’s just that it’s so very uncomfortable – and you don’t know what to say – and there might be questions asked that make you ashamed or guilty. . .  Dennis and Barbara Rainey (parents of six) of Family Life Ministries know you need “a plan” and they’ve provided a lovely one – a getaway weekend kit complete with instructions for you, guidelines for what to do, excellent speakers to get the difficult words out in the open by offering interesting audio sessions, an engaging format, a solid study of Biblical values, and enjoyable scripture songs.

      The goal of this program is to encourage and empower parents to discuss the difficult topics of intimacy, sexual behavior, and personal feelings that are facing their children as they enter the preteen years. To give parents the tools they need to both challenge their sons and daughters as they enter the pathway to Christian adulthood as well as provide the foundation for future discussions and sharing. To build a mentoring relationship with your children that continues past the weekend and into all the years leading up to adulthood.

      Preteen? Isn’t that jumping the gun a bit for the birds and the bees? Not in today’s culture. It’s literally everywhere around us – and now in ways unimagined by all previous generations. This program is designed to set the stage for a close parent/child relationship as the child moves into this period. Topics are handled biblically, carefully, and tastefully. Some topics are left optional for the parent.

      A weekend getaway. That’s the general setting. One child – with the parent all to himself (boys with fathers; girls with mothers) – doing an activity of his choice that he loves to do and spending time listening to “talks” and working through study material together. It’s a wonderful affirmation that the love of the parent can transcend the upcoming changes that the child will be experiencing.

      There are five audio sessions and one optional session: 1) the adolescent experience, 2) how to handle peer pressure, 3) changes that are ahead (God’s design for sex), 4) purity (protecting sexual innocence), and 5) dating (properly engaging with the opposite sex). The optional session covers really delicate issues (masturbation, pornography, and same-sex attraction) and can be inserted after the fourth session and before the fifth if the parent chooses,

      The Getaway Kit provides the necessary framework: a tour guide for the parent, travel journal for the preteen including 25 follow-up devotions, CDs containing 5 sessions, scripture memory songs and downloadable MP3s of all sessions.

      The Tour Guide is for the parent – basically a leader’s guide for this very focused Bible study. This little manual includes sections on planning the getaway, an itinerary for the weekend, a suggested schedule, preparation checklists (and needed supplies), guidelines for writing a note to your son/daughter, and very specific suggestions for praying for your son/daughter. Also included is a page-for-page reproduction of the Travel Journal (accent color rather than full color) so you can work through it with your son/daughter.

      The Travel Journal is for your son/daughter and is designed as a companion for the experiences of the weekend. With a travel theme and an engaging appearance, it provides a place to write notes (from the talks), thoughts, and answers to questions as well as the guidelines for godly Christian living provided by this study material. There are 25 follow-up devotions that continue with a similar theme and help strengthen the biblical core of the young adult’s understanding of the various issues. This is a nicely done keepsake book with a hardcover, full-color graphics, and an elastic strap for place-keeping.

      The CD Set provides the core material for the heart of the weekend and the program. Eight CDs provide the weekend talk sessions. These sessions feature scripture memory songs, dramatic vignettes, humorous features, real-life stories from teens and adults, and lots of teaching from parents and experts that have “been there, done that.” Songs are CCM-type of music with understandable lyrics, singable melodies, and full instrumentation backup.

      Having “that” talk with your children may never be entirely comfortable, but this kit gives you a plan; the certainty of godly, biblical content; and the promise of enjoyable memories. 

  • Item #: 035662
    ISBN: 9780064406192
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    This novel by Gloria Whelan gives a unique glimpse of what life was like in America during the War of 1812. It shares about life on Mackinac Island in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and the life of Mary, a young girl who lives on a farm with her father, older brother, and older sister. The British have control of the Island, but the settlers are divided, and members of Mary's family leave to fight with the Americans. Mary and her older sister struggle to keep the farm operating through two long winters without their father. Americans, the British, Native American tribes, and fur traders must all co-exist on this small island where Mary waits for her father to return to their beautiful home. This historical fiction novel is easy to read, historically accurate, and entertaining. 186 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 002446
    ISBN: 9780698119369
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    Life was hard and friends were few for a young girl in western Pennsylvania, but a visit from General George Washington makes a lasting impression. A true story handed down from generation to generation until being published by author Jean Fritz. 124 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 031220
    ISBN: 9780142414088
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    Nine year old Anna is absorbed with her friends, schoolwork, and the other distractions of a child, but her parents have far greater concerns. Adolf Hitler is rising into power, and political posters are displayed all over their home city of Berlin. While Anna hears bits and pieces of adult conversation, she does not fully understand the importance of what is happening. One morning Anna's father is gone, and she is left with her brother and mother to escape from Germany and meet up with him in Switzerland. Anna tries her best to adjust to the different languages and customs in each new country her family settles in as they try to stay one step ahead of Hitler. Written from the author's own experiences, this autobiographical novel is an engaging portrayal of a young German Jewish girl and her family. 191 pgs.

  • Item #: 010673
    ISBN: 9780689822841
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    Mehitabel, or Hitty, as she quickly comes to be called, was carved out of mountain ash wood as a present for little Phoebe Preble. As near as she can figure, she was made in the early 1800s, a small but hardy doll with an unfortunate habit of being lost, and just a bit too small to be often found again. Hitty begins her tale with Phoebe and the Preble family in Maine. At that time in her life, Hitty had no idea how far she would venture from Maine, or all the fantastic adventures she would have. When the entire Preble family goes on a long trip on Captain Preble's whaling ship, Hitty observes a whaling expedition, survives a shipwreck, meets island natives, visits India, returns to America, survives several other young doll owners, meets a variety of other dolls and people, continues to travel, and is finally finds herself, a hundred years later, in an antique shop where she writes her memoirs. This Newbery award-winning novel by Rachel Field is a very readable piece of historical fiction from a unique standpoint that girls of all ages will enjoy. Hitty is an excellent narrator, and her stories brim with adventure and details about all the eventful (and the not-so-eventful) years she has seen. 236 pgs. - Jess

  • Item #: 009570
    ISBN: 9780394820385
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    This short chapter book will entertain readers while educating them about history. It features black and white illustrations and chapters just a few pages in length, with nine chapters in all. While the story is fictional, it is based on actual historical events and has text and characters geared toward younger readers. It is action-packed, showing how adventurous history is and holding young readers' attention. Pioneer Cat is about a young girl named Kate who travels to Oregon by wagon train with her pet cat. Exciting, educational reading. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 065197
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    Create your own jungle space inside or outside with the Jungle Safari Tent & Tunnel . Crawl through the 4’ detachable tunnel (19” diameter) into the wide open space of a 4 foot square tent. Easy to set up and decorated with cute jungle animals, it’s an appealing personal space for your young ones. The tent features double stitching at stress points, flaps that roll up, reinforced pole pockets with patented Super Poles™ for sturdiness, and a waterproof floor all packaged in a sturdy carry bag. Promote imaginative play with this high-quality children’s tent combination – what will the next adventure be?

  • Item #: 049979
    ISBN: 9780545297059
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    The Diary of Dawnie Rae Johnson (Hadley, Virginia, 1954), a young African-American girl who struggles with integration into an all-white school in the wake of the Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education decision.

  • Item #: 045015
    ISBN: 9781880114209
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    Doe Sia (a young Bannock girl) and Emma (a Danish immigrant girl) form an immediate bond in the 1850's American West. Their courage is tested when the two girls get caught in a fierce mountain blizzard and must do everything they can to survive.

    Check out some free downloadable resources for Doe Sia here!

  • Item #: 044168
    ISBN: 9780547722153
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    From the author of Catherine, Called Birdy and The Midwife's Apprentice comes this novel about a spirited young girl trying to find her place in the strange land out West in the mid-1800s. pb, 195 pgs. -Enh

  • Item #: 043022
    ISBN: 9780689848919
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    The year is 1793, the season summer, and a time that no one would ever forget. Yellow fever has captured a city and as it sweeps through the streets of Philadelphia it grabs victim by victim. This is the story of Mattie, a simple girl, who resides in a small apartment with her mother and grandfather. Mattie finds herself with big plans and dreams the days away as she works in the family coffee shop. When the news of the outbreak is released and her mother takes ill, Mattie and her grandfather are urged to leave the city. Will Mattie see her mother again? Will she and her grandfather escape the disease? Or will they soon discover it has spread farther than they can run? Laurie Halse Anderson, the author, does a remarkable job that earned this book many awards, including an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. It also appeared on the New York Public Library's 100 Books for Reading and Sharing and the New York Public Library's Best Books for the Teen Age. The book also includes a short section in the back revealing true facts about the fever that once took over Philadelphia. 251 pages. ~ Tasha

  • Item #: 037899
    ISBN: 9780940110526
    Retail: $10.99
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    If youââ‚™d like to go into a little more depth with your daughters after reading the Princess and the Kiss and want some structure and ideas, then this is the book for you. The guide is divided into 21 life lessons covering Godââ‚™s love, being unique, your special gift, the most precious gift, growing up, guarding your purity, wisdom, pride, obedience to God and more. Each lesson consists of a short passage about the topic; a ââ‚Å"princess prayerâ₝ related to the topic of the lesson; a creative focus section with ideas for drawing, journaling, activities, etc.; discussion questions from the book; a Bible verse; and hints for parents. A princess ceremony is also included which can be done individually or with a group of girls and their parents to celebrate completion. ~ Megan
  • Item #: 030343
    ISBN: 9780486492971
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    14-year-old Velvet is a teenager in the late 1920's who dreams of owning many horses. One day she sees a horse jump over a five-foot-high fence. Velvet becomes obsessed with winning the horse in an upcoming raffle and "Piebald" the horse becomes hers. After riding him in small competitions, she begins to train Piebald for the Grand National steeplechase. Velvet disguises herself as a man to enter the race. Velvet wins, but falls off the horse afterwards due to exhaustion. At first aid, they discover she is a girl. Because the racing world is amazed that a young girl could win, Velvet and the horse become instant celebrities. 304 pgs, sc. – Laura

  • Item #: 024024
    ISBN: 9780385754729
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    A Holocaust novel like no other, The Book Thief shows us the wartime lives of ordinary people who do not necessarily understand or agree with the German government – told from the perspective of Death. From His point of view, we are offered unique observations about life, death, and everything in between. Death first encounters a German girl named Liesel when He takes her brother. After a sad start to her young life, Liesel finds comfort as her foster father teaches her to read stolen books. Death returns often to Liesel's Nazi-controlled village, and we see her make friends with neighbors, harbor a Jewish man in her foster family's basement, and begin to write her own story. The narrative is beautifully written – somewhat scattered, but meaningful and memorable nonetheless. Even after it is finished, The Book Thief continues to haunt the reader and instill hope at the very same time. Note to parents: there are a few curse words (in German and English) repeated throughout the book. 550 pages, paperback. – Rachel
  • Item #: 023475
    ISBN: 9781890771911
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    The attack on Pearl Harbor by Japanese planes in 1941 is what drew America into going to war. Shortly after this attack, something that would be unheard of today began to happen. West Coast Japanese Americans were being rounded up and relocated to prison camps. This book focuses on Yuki, a young Japanese girl, and her experiences during this trying time. Her story (based on the author's own experiences) tells of the consequences of prejudice and the capacities of the human spirit to thrive even in the face of such tough obstacles. This book was first published in 1971 and is now a much-loved, widely read classic. Pb, 149 pgs. – elise

  • Item #: 020244
    ISBN: 9780764167584
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      How do you take an event as tragic as the Holocaust and introduce it to a young reader? In this book, it is done through many quotes from Jewish adults recalling their childhood memories. They remember changes in how they were treated by their teachers, stereotypes that were being posted as anti-Semitic propaganda, and friends who left the area if their families could afford it. Those who could not endured many challenges. Jewish children separated from their families and given shelter by non-Jewish people, or hidden in plain sight as a Catholic or Protestant. Some boys were even disguised as girls. There are many photos included, but it is filtered for the young reader as the text and photos were carefully chosen. The book ends on a hopeful note with children being fed and tended to after the end of the war. There were many who were heroes to these children, and by focusing on this, I feel, this book makes the heavy content digestible to the reader. ~Sara Hc, 64pp, 7x9.5”,

  • Item #: 015308
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    If you're looking for quality books that girls would love to read, this booklet is a helpful resource. It is composed of titles with one or two sentence descriptions of books that a young girl personally selected with suggestions from her family and other people. A small smiley face is included by the descriptions of the books the author particularly enjoyed. Books are divided into sections including picture books, titles for ages 6-8, titles for ages 8-12, titles for pre-teens, and magazine titles. - Rachel S.

  • Item #: 012053
    ISBN: 9780618150762
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    This novel, based in 1754 on the actual captivity of a pre-Revolutionary girl from Charlestown, New Hampshire, presents American history in an exciting and interesting way. When an Indian raid disturbs Miriam's young life and she and her family are forced to march north to Montreal to a life of slavery, she thinks her life is over. However, things work out much better than she hopes, and many adventures and true friends balance her hard times out. 275 pgs. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 008958
    ISBN: 9780698118027
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    Sadako is a young Japanese girl with a lively spirit and big dreams to match. Each year on Peace Day, Sadako and her family attend the memorial to remember those who died when the U.S. dropped an atom bomb on Hiroshima nine-years earlier. Although Sadako wasn't harmed in the actual bombing, she begins to have dizzy spells. She is diagnosed with leukemia, a common tragedy in Japan resulting from the radiation. Her best friend gives her a golden origami crane, and reminds her of the story that says if a sick person folds 1,000 paper cranes, the gods will grant her wish and make her healthy again. Sadako begins to fold the little paper cranes and tries hard to hold on to her faltering hope.

  • Item #: 007876
    ISBN: 9781600583728
    Retail: $19.95
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    Finding a crafty art book for a teenager can be tricky. They don’t want something too cutesy or juvenile, and if they have been a crafter for a long time, they can be hard to impress! There is an assumption that you probably have many arts and crafts supplies around as well. This book includes tips and techniques to transform doodles & drawings into actual projects. Your teen can build a portfolio with their creations or even start a business selling their products or artistic services! Some of the projects include jewelry, family trees, cards and invitations, wall art, fancy lettering, retro signs & more. It’s a rather large book, and would make an impressive gift for those hard-to-impress teenage girls. Yes, girls. The projects have a feminine appeal, in my opinion. Remember I said this was for the household with many art supplies. Some projects will use the following: watercolor & colored pencils, archival ink pens, kneaded eraser, watercolor pan, paintbrushes, acrylic paints, paper, craft knife, liquid frisket and a light box. If you have all but a couple, you can add those items later. There is also a project using a computer, scanner, color printer and a digital camera. There is a bunch of work to do in the book itself: loads of space to practice your patterns and sketches! I found the ideas to be very original and not for crafting newbies. This is a beautiful book from Walter Foster (authored by Stephanie Corfee) for your discerning young artiste! 144pp, s.c ~ Sara

  • Item #: 007865
    ISBN: 9781553376491
    Retail: $16.95
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    Emily Watson, a 12-year-old girl who had all but finished school, peered through a candy shop window. Her father had told the family he would send money every month, but lately, he hadn't come through. Now Emily, her mother, and her siblings are kicked out of their house to live in a filthy 2-room apartment. Because of the merciless rent collector, all able-bodied family members must work. Emily enters the shop, and asks about the help wanted sign. Frowning, the shop owner kicks her out of the shop, saying she was too young to work here, but referred her to a factory. Soon, what Emily thought would be a doable job turns wretched. She works 60 hours a week for only $4.00, with deductions for almost anything that might lose the boss a cent. The girls discriminate against her, her working conditions are dangerous, and her boss is heartless. Between the chapters of Emily's story are pages filled with facts about the sad plight of factory workers, their horrible neighborhoods, difficulties for immigrants, and other hardships of the time. A bittersweet ending concludes a story of poverty, friendship, and the sorrows of life as a factory worker. ~ Janine

  • Item #: 007538
    ISBN: 9780825441721
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    Tabitha is the daughter of a shepherd who is taking his family to his birthplace. Tabitha is a curious and courageous young girl who often finds it difficult to be docile and "know her place" as girls were expected to do in Biblical times. As Tabitha travels with her family, she watches as the Romans take her father prisoner, spends time with Zechariah and Elizabeth, helps Mary and Joseph just before Christ's birth, and ends her travels at the stable in Bethlehem. Each chapter begins with instructions to light a specific candle(s) on your Advent Wreath, followed by the text of the story. The end of each chapter contains a devotional with a Bible verse and discussion questions that pertain to themes or events from the chapter. A total of twenty-eight devotions are included. By Arnold Ytreeide. 159 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 049584
    ISBN: 9781893103627
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    A wonderful unit study incorporating geography, history and science, based on the Holling C. Holling books. Students learn about three main geographic regions of the U.S. as well as a basic introduction to World geography. Designed to be used with maps (see below) that children color, label and complete as they study each region via the books. Paddle-to-the-Sea covers the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence River, and North Atlantic. Tree in the Trail includes the Great Plains and Southwest. Minn of the Mississippi leads children on an adventure down the Mississippi River and into the Gulf of Mexico. Seabird presents an overview of world geography. Pagoo follows the life of a young hermit crab, trying to grow up in a tide pool - without being eaten along the way. If you've never read a Holling C. Holling book, you're in for a treat! These are lovely, "old fashioned" books that simultaneously educate and entertain. Each blends science, history, and geography into a narrative told from the viewpoint of a central "character"'s adventures or experiences. It's difficult to imagine a more appropriate choice for studying these topics. Can be used as a one-semester course at 2-3 lessons per week or a 1-year course at 1-2 lessons per week.

  • Item #: 062566
    ISBN: 9781930900813
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    Michael is a happy Hungarian prince living in a castle in the Chestry valley. His life is turned upside down after his family is killed during a Nazi Germany invasion and the castle becomes headquarters for the Nazi military. Michael flees to America for safety and is adopted by a farm family. He brings along an acorn from a special oak tree in his homeland, hoping to plant it on American soil. This is a wonderful story of a young boy overcoming hardships but persevering and regaining hope to find joy again. Newbery Medal winner and Caldecott Honor winner. 253 pgs. pb. ~ Gina

  • 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 #: 038554
    ISBN: 9780878136247
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    This delightful, easy to read junior novel tells the story of a young girl named Mariam who lives on a farm with her family during the time of Jesus. When taxes are unfairly raised, Mariam's father talks of leaving their home because the harvest won't be large enough to pay them. Her father believes God will provide, but Mariam doubts until an unexpected miracle changes everything. An inspiring and entertaining read. 122 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 192401
    ISBN: 9781579248543
    Retail: $6.99
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    This book tells the true story of a young girl growing up in the midst of persecution in Soviet Russia. She watches her Christian family face loss of jobs, humiliation, imprisonment, and court trials. As she sees doors close for those who remain faithful, she must decide for herself how much she is willing to sacrifice for her faith.