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  • Item #: 025772
    ISBN: 9781624166341
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  • Item #: 016685
    ISBN: 9781616269029
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  • Item #: 008282
    ISBN: 9780316517300
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    Although people have always regarded Benjamin Franklin as one of the most famous inventors in American history, few people realize that his genius was, in fact, a mouse. Yes, that's right - a mouse named Amos, who found his way to Benjamin Franklin's home one cold night. As one of those closest to Ben, Amos found it necessary to write this (amusing) portrayal of Benjamin Franklin to counter all of the stories written by those who had never even met Ben and certainly never knew that Amos was responsible for a great many of the much esteemed inventions. This classic has been amusing young readers for more than sixty years. 114 pgs. - Melissa

  • Item #: 031229
    ISBN: 9780890843796
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    Set in Poland during World War II, this book portrays the courage and hope of a young boy persecuted because of his Jewish heritage (though not a Jew), and separated from his father. It is also a story about the coming of age of a young man as he faces dangers and struggles for survival in his war-torn country. My girls all really enjoyed this inspiring tale of a young person with courage, conviction, and faith.

  • Item #: 023579
    ISBN: 9780140567434
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    The Christmas carol you know and love is now available as a storybook. Accompanied by beautiful illustrations by Ezra Jack Keats, your entire family can enjoy the tale of the young percussionist year round. 29 softcover pages. – Laura – Laura

  • Item #: 021338
    ISBN: 9781584740193
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    The seldom heard stories of George Washington, Robert E. Lee, Patrick Henry, and many more will inspire and challenge young readers to value the past and guard against the present.

  • Item #: 008373
    ISBN: 9780064403825
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    During the absence of his father, Travis, the oldest son at 14, attempts to maintain the family farm in post-Civil War Texas.
  • Item #: 037809
    ISBN: 9780802818591
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    This book contains a selection of stories from celebrated fantasy writer George MacDonald. Editor Glenn Sadler has compiled MacDonald's best short stories in this volume of excellent fairy tales that will delight young and old. The following four tales are included: The Golden Key, The History of Photogen and Nycteris, The Shadows, and The Gifts of the Child Christ. Full of adventures, enchantments, and love, these stories inspired C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien and continue to entertain readers to this day. Black and white illustrations, 166 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 023589
    ISBN: 9780698114173
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    Written by Hans Christian Anderson and illustrated by Rachel Isadora, this book tells the classic story of a little girl who spends her last few hours lighting matches and seeing visions in the flames. While this is a classic piece of literature, parents should be aware of the main character's impending death when reading to sensitive or young children. 30 pgs, sc. – Laura

  • Item #: 003280
    ISBN: 9780140384512
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    Written from the viewpoint of a nine-year old black child in Mississippi in the depression-era of the 1930's, this book touches on the issues of prejudice, discrimination, and honor in the face of indignity. The young daughter of a sharecropper is determined to maintain her dignity as she faces the pressures and prejudices of the Depression Era in the South.

  • Item #: 270728
    ISBN: 9781606820544
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    It's been a challenging year for 17-year-old Nikki. She's a busy high school senior, she has to decide on a Christian college soon, and her parents' relationship is falling apart. When threatening emails are sent to the teachers at her high school, Nikki wonders if she has the courage to help a local detective uncover the person behind the threats. Only her faith can help Nikki face the danger that lies ahead. Please note: the end of the book has a (non-fatal) school hostage/shooting scene. By Rebecca Kenney.

  • Item #: 215723
    ISBN: 9781591663164
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    This third book in the Sherlock Jones Junior Detective series teaches valuable lessons about valuing God, friends, and family more than money. When Sherlock and Penny make a new friend at school, Lisa Diamond, they are surprised and pleased to learn she is a millionaire and a Christian. When she is kidnapped, they must use all their brainpower and computer technology to get her safely home again. 110 pgs.

  • Item #: 215715
    ISBN: 9781591663140
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    Jasper and Penny return in this sequel that again puts their Christian beliefs and intelligence into action. This time they are witnesses to a bank robbery and must find the thieves in order to clear the name of one their friend. Fighting gossip and convincing adults of the truth is quite the struggle for "Sherlock" and his sidekick. 96 pgs.

  • Item #: 215707
    ISBN: 9781591663157
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    The first book in the series begins with Jasper and Penny accidentally stumbling onto a plot to assassinate the state's Christian governor. When they try to alert the authorities, nobody believes them, and they have to take matters into their own hands. See how Jasper uses his imagination and earns his nickname "Sherlock" in this intriguing book. 116 pgs.

  • Item #: 196873
    ISBN: 9780692207390
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    The inspiring story of a woman who overcame great physical hardships, including an accident that left her blind, to become a truly great and godly hymn writer.

  • Item #: 192401
    ISBN: 9781579248543
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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.

  • Item #: 094433
    ISBN: 9780890848760
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    The tempestuous days of the Reformation come to life in this account of the life and times of Martin Luther. The author, a famed Christian historian of the last century, weaves with flair and drama the inspiring tale of the great reformer. "We will not fear," wrote Luther, "for God has willed His truth to triumph through us."

  • Item #: 057885
    ISBN: 9780890846148
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    Children catch a glimpse of the courage required by some to call themselves Christians. When Kuri's father defies the traditions of his culture to serve God, Kuri is frightened. Will God keep them safe?

  • Item #: 043321
    ISBN: 9780800796273
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    Corrie ten Boom’s story is one of extreme difficulty and oppression, but also one of extreme forgiveness and victory. This version makes Corrie’s story accessible for younger readers without losing the vibrancy and important elements of the original autobiography. This edition would be a great to introduce the biography to your elementary student, to use as a companion for younger students when older students are reading the original, or even to read aloud. Periodic black and white illustrations; 15 chapters, each less than 20 pages; abridged. 5.5” x 8”, 205 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 032784
    ISBN: 9780875527383
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    These stories will appeal to your children's imagination while directing their hearts and minds toward truth and integrity! Twenty-one stories were specially selected for this volume, as each one draws on the power of your imagination to take you to many magical places and direct you towards God's light! God is the one who gave us our imaginations, and the storytellers featured in this book, such as: George MacDonald, Louisa May Alcott, Hans Christian Anderson, and others, will utilize your God-given imagination to give you many treasures from the land of enchantment. The stories within this book are broken down into six parts: Fairy Gifts, Magical Wishes, Clever Heroes, Just Rewards, Nature's Wonders, and Heavenly Marvels. At the end of this 304 page, paperback book, there is a message to parents and teachers from the editors regarding why we need fairy tales and fantasy. There is also a quotation collection on great thoughts about faerie and fantasy, as well as information on the authors featured in the book. Great for independent reading, family story hour, or classroom use! A study guide (#032782) is also available in the study guides & books section of the Reading/Literature section of our catalog. Prepare to be enchanted! - elise

  • Item #: 029424
    ISBN: 9780440420446
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    This exciting historical fiction novel takes readers right into the centers of Ancient Rome – the palace and the Colosseum. The story follows two young tiger brothers, captured from the jungle and taken to Rome. The larger cub is taken to the Colosseum to be grown into a killer beast, while the smaller one is taken to the palace where the Emperor gives it to his 12 year-old daughter as a gift. Julius the animal trainer takes care of the pet tiger, named Boots, helping to train him and keep the princess safe at the same time. The tigers' paths may never have crossed again, if not for a practical joke gone wrong. When Boots gets loose, it's Julius and Princess Aurelia that will pay - Julius for getting too close to the princess, and the princess for showing too much interest in Christians. If Julius and Boots face Boots' bigger, badder brother in the ring, is there any chance they will survive? By Lynne Reid Banks, 194 pgs, pb. – Jess

  • Item #: 026620
    ISBN: 9781683701262
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    "When I left my city home to be a teacher at a backwoods mission, I dreamed of adventure. I wasn't ready for the real challenges of life in these mountains. I'd have given up, if not for the children. I came to Cutter Gap to teach, but they show me everyday I'm here to learn." Christy Huddleston leaves her life of privilege and ease at the young age of 19 to teach at a school in the Smoky Mountains. Her faith is severely tested by her pupils, the love of two men, and the curious customs of the wild mountain people. However, as she braves her primitive mountain surroundings, she grows to love these people and the simple life that she leads in the heart of God's country. Christy touches the heart as it is based on the life of author Catherine Marshall's mother. This moving story is beautifully told and it will appeal to readers of all ages. 506 pages, hardcover. ~ elise

  • Item #: 021495
    ISBN: 9780618260300
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    Lord of the Rings fans will not want to miss this prequel about the Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. This book contains the unabridged text, presented in a larger font size for younger readers. By J.R.R. Tolkien. 365 pgs, pb.
  • Item #: 018507
    ISBN: 9780875527352
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    This version features updated language, a faster pace, full-page illustrations, and close attention to the way Robinson Crusoe draws closer to God and becomes a Christian. Although the story has been adapted for younger readers, as much detail as possible has been retained. Edited by Kathryn Lindskoog. 188 pgs.

  • Item #: 010992
    ISBN: 9781933339009
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    In the quest to cover a little of everything from a particular time period AND present it at a level that a younger child can understand, most elementary history texts are, well, probably just a bit lacking in the exciting and shall we say “interesting” department. At least, I found it as such when I was much younger, although it led me to do a lot of self-reading to complete the picture in the areas that interested me. Susan Wise Bauer attempts to remedy this difficulty in presenting a chronological history to the younger set using a classical approach to history. The Story of the World is structured around a text and a curriculum guide/activity book that serve as a springboard for your futher history explorations. The readings in the text provide a background of the time period covered, augmented by the use of the guide, which contains review questions, suggestions for supplemental readings, appropriate literature selections, and also map activities, coloring pages, as well as an abundance of projects that span history, art, and science that are sure to excite the student.

    The text itself serves as the starting point and backbone of each unit. Each chapter covers a particular time period, and is placed in chronological order. For example, in Volume One: Ancient Times, Chapter One begins with “The Earliest People” followed by chapters detailing periods of Egyptian, Sumarian, Jewish, Babylonian, Assyrian, Indian, Chinese, African, Egyptian, Phoenician, Greek, Persian, Native American, Roman, Christian, Celt, and Barbarian history. The book goes in strictly chronological order, so one time period of a civilization will be covered, and then a different civilization may be covered, returning to another era of the first civilization later, to encompass a significant historical event of that civilization. Each chapter is further split into smaller, more bite-sized amounts that lend themselves well to a younger attention span. The chapters are presented at a level they will understand, but at the same time, find fairly absorbing. History is presented in more of a story-type format that they will appreciate, and the author emphasizes that the book is not intended to give a complete overview of the time period, but rather to give the student a chronological order of major events and an appreciation and understanding of different cultures while presenting it in a way that will foster an enthusiasm and enjoyment of the subject matter. For example, while not every ruler of a civilization may be named, along with major accomplishments, an overview of the period highlighting important events and rulers, along with details of how the people in the civilizations lived comprise the short chapters. Mythical stories as well as historical fiction-type passages about young children from different cultures are woven into the narrative to stimulate further interest. These almost story-type chapters are meant to be read aloud to younger children, or those with reading difficulty, while good readers and older children can read or take turns reading the chapters aloud.

    When a chapter has been completely read, you and the students then turn to the curriculum manual/actvitiy guide. At the beginning of each chapter in the guide, corresponding page references are given from four recommended supplements Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, The Kingfisher Illustrated History of the World, The Usborne Book of World History, and the Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of World History. These selections further flesh out the history lessons, particularly for those periods or civilizations where less supplemental reading is available. When all the chapter reading has been accomplished, the next order of business are the reading comprehension-type review questions for each chapter section. Following the questions, the student is asked to summarize the chapter in a few sentences. The author again stresses that important facts be included in this narrative, but not necessarily every single one. A few sample narrations are also supplied for each section. The student’s narrative is then written, illustrated with his/her favorite part of the lesson. The narratives can be collected and put into a loose-leaf binder, to create the student’s own world history. After these activities have been completed, a list of readings chosen to supplement and complement the history lesson are supplied, as well as a following list of corresponding literature suggestions to further flesh out the lesson, with books telling stories from that era. Author, publisher, copyright date, and a sentence summary of each book are given for ease in locating the book.

    Now for some real hands-on work! The activities commence with “Map Work,” where a map of the appropriate area is supplied, and the student identifies and marks pertinent areas, routes, and features. The geography section is normally followed by a coloring page, highlighting some aspect of the history lesson, or some other word activity. Finally, the chapter closes with a selection of projects to do to really “get into” the featured civilization or time period. These may be arts, crafts, writing, or science projects, or just fun supplemental activities. Most require only common household supplies and art supplies such as paints & paintbrushes, boxes, newspaper and waxed paper, self-drying clay, etc. Several projects are provided for each chapter, covering a wide range of activities. These could include anything from building your own hut to making your own cunieform tablets, mummifying a chicken, brick-making, baking an African or Greek feast, purple dye, an erupting volcano, an olympic wreath, a Native American sand painting, a Roman chariot, making paper, and LOTS more. When you’ve covered the chapter content as much as is desired, move on.

    While the breadth of activities and readings may seem overwhelming or time-consuming, keep in mind that not every suggested book needs to be read, and not every single project needs to be completed. (But Mom, can’t we embalm the chicken today?) Spend as much time in an era as suits the students, pacing yourself to cover everything that is of interest. The structure of the curriculum makes it especially easy and enjoyable to use with several children in this age range, although I’m sure the older kids would love to get into it too!

    Volume One was revised in 2006 and now features more illustrations, maps, several timelines and additional parent/teacher notes. The text is paperback, and the Curriculum Guide/Activity Book is a bound paperback. - Jess

  • Item #: 065265
    ISBN: 9781481471381
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  • Item #: 002525
    ISBN: 9780689715402
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    Eight-year-old Sarah must learn to be brave when she accompanies her father to the wilderness of Connecticut to build a house for their family.

  • Item #: 001899
    ISBN: 9780395137192
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    The 1962 Newbery Medal winner. Angry and vengeful at the death of his parents, Daniel bar Jamin joins an outlaw band pledging to do all he can to rid the land of the hated Romans. But Daniel's life is changed after an encounter with a wandering teacher from Nazareth named Jesus. Could he be following the wrong leader? 256 pgs, pb. By Elizabeth George Speare.

  • Item #: 027870
    ISBN: 9780802836199
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    Marvelously and thoroughly illustrated by Alan Parry, this version of the famous allegory written in 1676 by John Bunyan was prepared to coincide with a TV series called Dangerous Journey, which aired in 1985. This book would make a great bed-time storybook as the rich images, coupled with the carefully selected text of the story, make for an experience to subtly teach a lesson while serving as a springboard for a young child's imagination. 126 pgs. ~ Tom

  • Item #: 023502
    ISBN: 9780399243295
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    Written and illustrated by Jan Brett, this beautiful children's board book uses the words from the traditional Christmas songs to accompany beautifully detailed illustrations. A great holiday read for little ones! 26 pgs. – Laura