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  • Item #: 034359
    ISBN: 9781600790324
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    Obedience, honesty, resisting temptation, respect, freedom, kindness to pets, greed, lying, concern for others, cheating, stewardship, love for parents, A Christmas Carol and other Christmas stories, and Captain John Smith.

  • Item #: 034360
    ISBN: 9781600790331
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    Respect for the elderly, faithfulness, bravery, God's protection, resisting temptation, dishonesty, courtesy, unselfish love, peer pressure, Christmas stories, alcohol addiction, shoplifting, cheating, gambling, and bad friends.

  • Item #: 034357
    ISBN: 9781600790300
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    Truthfulness, concern for others, courage, persistence, answered prayer, the use of talents, courtesy, love, loyalty, making friends, pioneer days, Lincoln, the Pony express, and the Civil War.

  • Item #: 034358
    ISBN: 9781600790317
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    Faith, answered prayer, generation gap, keeping promises, returning good for evil, thoughtfulness, choosing friends, honesty, self-reliance, overcoming difficulties, gossip, temperance, and playing with sin.

  • Item #: 064210
    ISBN: 9780794535018
    Retail: $14.99
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       Words, ideas and story prompts - oh my! If you have a penchant toward adventure and the desire to jot it down (but need some spark to generate ideas), this writing journal is for you! Full-color illustrations enliven the color, lined pages. Each page offers plenty of creative help to guide you in writing exciting stories of various kinds. 8” x 9.5” spiral bound, HC, 95 pp.

  • Item #: 018383
    ISBN: 9780890515006
    Retail: $18.99
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    Whether you’re planning a trip to the zoo or would like to complete an animal study within the comfort of your own home, this creation-based resource provides you with lots of information, tips, and activities for a fascinating look at 27 different animals. The book speaks to the user in either situation; however, it certainly leans toward the zoo-goer. The hardcover “field-trip-in-a-book” houses a spiral bound book as well as a “tool kit” – a pouch in the back cover holding additional materials. The book is divided into the following four sections: Before the Zoo, At the Zoo, After the Zoo, and Appendices. In the Before the Zoo section, you’ll become acquainted with the Complete Zoo curriculum, utilize the planning calendar and supplies list if you are taking a trip to the zoo, and enjoy 7 devotionals meant to prepare you for the trip and the amazing creatures God has designed. The At the Zoo section is the heart of the book. Here there are a couple of pages with information about field assignments (assigning children to different roles at the zoo – photographer, trail finder, etc.), field journals, and tips for behavior while at the zoo. Then it’s on to the animals! The 27 animals detailed are organized in 5 tabbed sections - birds, paws and claws, hooves, reptiles, and amphibians. There are 2-3 pages devoted to each of the 27 animals. These pages include lots of interesting text about unique characteristics/design, behavior, and lifestyle as well as photographs, fun facts, and a map showing where in the world the animal lives. The After the Zoo section holds several reproducible follow up activities for younger ages, intermediate students, and advanced students including matching exercises, word searches, coloring pages, and other activities to complete using the materials found in the tool kit. In the Appendices section, you’ll find helpful resources such as scripture verses to memorize, educator notes for parents/teachers, and a glossary. Throughout the entire book you’ll enjoy lots of colorful photographs of a variety of animals.

    The Tool Kit holds 4 different resources. First, there is a field card for each animal covered in the book. These cards hold general statistics for the animals, including how big, how heavy, diet, habitat, life span, special features, and more. Each statistic appears in the same order on all of the cards for easy comparison and information gathering. Next there are 7 biome cards, each with a picture of the biome on the front (along with a map showing where in the world that biome exists) and information on the back. Thirdly, there are 3 field journals included with the book (a reproducible form is included in the book in case you need more than 3). These “journals” are pamphlet-sized and made out of cardstock (an 8.5” by 8.5” sheet folded in half). The journal features 32 boxes to fill out on the trip to the zoo (or on the trip through the book!). The students record the type of animal, write its name in the blank, and draw or describe any special features in the blank space. Lastly, there are 12 name badges, which are glossy cardstock and feature space for the student’s name as well as their field assignment. All in all, this curriculum offers a great way to expand your trip to the zoo and does an excellent job of dispelling evolutionary myths about God’s creation and instead pointing to our wonderful Creator. – Melissa

  • Item #: 007020
    ISBN: 9781557998026
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    This workbook includes everything you need to take your child from inspiration to publication. It is creatively divided into seven parts, and each section provides great instructions and insight for you and fun reproducible worksheets for your children. Part 1 of the workbook walks you through the writing process - prewriting, drafting, responding, revising, editing, rewriting, and publishing. Part 2 teaches your children learn the parts of the story - characters, setting, plot, and conclusion. Part 3 helps your children write a story step-by-step (several story planning forms are provided). Part 4 introduces different genres of writing, such as realistic fiction, historical fiction, mystery, adventure, fantasy, and science fiction. Part 5 provides forms for your children to write and illustrate as they work on the final copy of their stories. Part 6 will help your child publish their first book as they create a cover and include a title page, a dedication page, and a section about the author. The last section gives you ideas and instructions for setting up a writing and publishing center of your own. Answers for the worksheets that have "right" or "wrong" answers are not provided; however, the correct answers are very apparent. Most of the worksheets have questions that prompt creative writing. Set your expectations and grade accordingly. Black-and-white text and illustrations fill the pages of this 96-page, paperback workbook that will help your budding novelist become a confident storyteller in no time! - elise

  • Item #: 016255
    ISBN: 9781883934040
    Retail: $19.99
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    Advice for becoming an effective communicator with the written word might be "Work hard" or it might be "Practice a lot" or it could be "Have fun as you learn new skills and be encouraged as you work at your own pace to put these new skills into practice". Doesn't that last piece of advice make learning how to write sound a lot more attractive than the first two? It can be that way. For some, learning to write just takes longer and requires a little more effort. That is the beauty about writing courses such as this one. The Write Stuff Adventure is extremely flexible; students can begin learning at any time during the school year, and teachers can select any of the units that are best suited for the skill level of the student. Of course, it can work in a more regimented style as well, because it progresses from the simple to the complex over the six sections in the book. This curriculum covers the whole spectrum of writing, beginning with the basics in section one, entitled "Simple Things", and teaching a multitude of writing styles as progress is made through the next five sections. These include: letter writing to relatives, instruction lists, speeches, letters to the editor, essay writing, interviewing, news stories, feature stories, photojournalism, short stories and much, much more. At the beginning, a lot of emphasis is placed on positive encouragement rather than being picky about spelling mistakes and the like. Mastery of spelling and grammar will come; in the early stages, however, writing should be an enjoyable experience, not something to discourage the young writers. The writing assignments do become more difficult as you advance through the six sections, but again, the versatility of this curriculum allows it to be spread over several years. And don't worry about getting discouraged as the teacher, either. The lessons are well laid out, easy to follow and understand, and all have notes for the teacher. Lessons begin with an explanation of the assignment, and often, they include an example to illustrate the assignment. A marvelous course in writing aimed at producing effective communicators in any career field. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 046037
    ISBN: 9781465450463
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    The Brickmaster sets got a makeover! Each of these sets comes in a hardcover slipcase and contains a colorful 80-page hardcover book as well as enough pieces to build a minifigure and vehicle. The box containing the pieces also doubles as a play base! Each book contains assembly directions for included pieces as well as lots of ideas for other things to build and unique ways to use pieces. Perfect for breathing new life into your family’s bin of LEGO bricks! Build a firetruck, fire pit with flames, and fire fighter. – Laura

  • Item #: 046070
    ISBN: 9781465450456
    Retail: $24.99
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    The Brickmaster sets got a makeover! Each of these sets comes in a hardcover slipcase and contains a colorful 80-page hardcover book as well as enough pieces to build a minifigure and vehicle. The box containing the pieces also doubles as a play base! Each book contains assembly directions for included pieces as well as lots of ideas for other things to build and unique ways to use pieces. Perfect for breathing new life into your family’s bin of LEGO bricks! Build a Y-Wing spaceship and pilot. – Laura

  • Item #: 034367
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    This set includes the first five audios from the Heritage of Our Country Album. With two 30-minute stories per disc, you'll hear the stories of Columbus planning his voyage, the early Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving, the story of the US flag, Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln giving the Gettysburg Address and an additional Lincoln-themed story. An entertaining way to learn about early American history. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 011870
    ISBN: 9781933407852
    Retail: $9.95
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    C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia books are so rich in visual imagery and fascinating characters, it seems completely natural to incorporate art and crafts to bring the subjects to life. Thanks to Sharon Jeffus, you can easily do this, whether you're studying the books in school or just reading them for pleasure. In 56 pages, Sharon offers a variety of ways students can apply their own creativity to the subjects of Narnia, whether it be through pencil and paper, paint, clay, cardboard, or a craft project. Subjects examined are lions, heraldry, knights, armor, weapons, crowns, thrones, portraits, printing, rabbits, beavers, gargoyles, fauns, stags, trees, castles, birds, ancient writing, dragons, unicorns, and maps. Along the way, Sharon mixes in art concepts, including perspective, shading, using a grid, scale, and positive and negative space. Because the topics are chosen from the Narnia books, this is not a cohesive art program; rather, it's set up as a book you can wander through as you read through the Narnia books, choosing topics that suit your fancy. Topical lessons vary quite a bit in content, and may include a craft project, a drawing challenge, thought-provoking questions, creative challenges, a website to look up works of art, examining a given picture, learning an art principle, etc. The suggested activities are very open-ended, and would be easy to tailor to children of different ages. Occasionally, several different activity options are offered for a topic; some will appeal more to older children, and some to younger children. The instructions for an activity are very simple and freeform (more like suggestions), allowing as much adaptation as you want. As with their other very practical art books, you won't need any special art equipment for the lessons, just pencils, drawing paper, construction paper, glue, yarn, markers, crayons, and anything else you'd like to use. Also available is a CD-ROM which contains the entire text of the book in electronic form. If you're anxious to explore Narnia with all of your senses and sharpen your artistic skills at the same time, you'll enjoy using this book as an art companion.

  • Item #: 063713
    ISBN: 9781596437326
    Retail: $10.99
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    If you have a child who is crazy for cartooning, this book is perfect (it’s crazy!). Essentially, it gives young artists tips and ideas for their own creations through, well, a really nutty story about a movie being made in a castle where most of the characters don’t know they are in a movie. In the course of this kooky tale, you learn about drawing body shapes, costume choices, body language, and facial expressions all to bring your comic characters to life on the page. It’s silly and funny and I liked the roundabout approach to teaching through story telling. It fits the media after all! Knights, castles, robots, wizards, witches…elephants, broccoli, ballerinas, frogs…something for everyone to inspire your creativity and get your characters on paper. 10” x 7.5”, 63 pp, pb. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 059791
    ISBN: 9780310736172
    Retail: $12.99
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    Are you a FaithGirlz fan? These one-page devotionals are taken from the works of 6 different FaithGirlz writers and designed to help your daughter strengthen her faith. The book encourages awareness of their need for spiritual development by asking, “Are you ready to blossom?”

      The devotionals are organized into six sections: Growing Seeds of Faith, God’s Promises, Finding Strength in Hard Times, God Speaks to Us, A Helping Body of Believers, and The Beauty of Believing. Each devotional begins with one Scripture (taken from the Amplified, the NLT, the MSG, NASB or NKJ versions). Then the short FaithGirlz passage is written directly to the reader in a conversational way. Many pull from Biblical stories; some are just discussions that elaborate on the Scripture. After this reading, there are a few introspective questions (called Girl Talk). These questions encourage the reader to consider how Scripture can be applied in their lives. For example, “Do you think white lies are ok? If so, when does it become gray or black? “Do you ever feel ignored or unloved? What verse will you memorize now for help later?” Each day there are a couple additional Scriptures referenced for further study. The devotionals end with a scripted prayer (God Talk). This book would also work well for parent/child conversations and small teen group discussions. 5 ¼” x 8”. 423 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 044612
    ISBN: 9780787992903
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    This is for those of you with children who want to create some serious writing in the realm of fantasy. It references several "classic" fantasy works like Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, Eragon by Christopher Paiolini, and The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, among others. I highly recommend perusing the Table of Contents pages on our website to get an idea of this instructional volume's scope. Whereas author John Gust had to literally fight for time and resort to subversive tactics to use this approach in his classroom (due to all of the mandated, test-driven material he had to cover), you can blissfully submerge yourselves in working through this "epic" material. You can use this approach as a "write of passage" (Mr. Gust's words), working through the entire project and allowing your student to become really involved in the process, or you can use selected lessons and handouts; kind of a fantasy "light." You will still be way ahead with this book; I've seen little on the market with anywhere near the coverage offered here. Mark would have absolutely loved this book. I remember him doing much the same thing on his own time – even developing a new language for his created world.

    Here you will study what constitutes a fantasy, the various types of fantasy, and learn about all of the individual elements that combine to make a fantasy great. There are many details and much imagination required to write a story in an entirely different setting or world than the one we are all familiar with! Details need to be carefully considered and crafted to make the world real for the reader. Many student handouts are included in the volume among with ample teacher instruction and photographs of Mr. Gust's class happily engaged in their inventions. The author's enthusiasm for this project is contagious, also, helping you to get caught up in the adventure that awaits. This might be a good project to jump in on and create a fantasy world of your own….who knows – you might be the next Tolkien!

  • Item #: 025784
    ISBN: 9780395282670
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       What happens when your solution to a problem backfires? That’s the problem of Hubert the Lion, whose vanity gets the best of him—and his hair. Animal friends come to help but get tied up in the mess as well. A typical Bill Peet story told in rhyme and illustrated with detailed hilarity. Just delightful—all the way to the surprise ending! 8 3/8” x 9 3/4”, 38 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 047088
    ISBN: 9780983528173
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     Ocean Adventures combines loads of fun science exploration with writing a good story. Over the 12 lessons, add your own interests and imagination to the question prompts that teach you how to develop characters and more. Your story is finished at this point, and now you get to write the final draft on the lined pages in the back that have cartoon sea life borders you can color. There is even a cover page for you and some resource pages with animal facts you can use to begin your research. 

  • Item #: 067602
    ISBN: 9780712356350
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  • Item #: 026686
    ISBN: 9780380732524
    Retail: $5.99
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    Imagine you're diving off the Florida coast, and three dolphins swim up to you - two parents and a baby. The baby is bleeding from a hook embedded in its back and a fishing line wound around its tail, and it will probably die if it doesn't receive help. The parents have brought their baby to you hoping you can help. What do you do? This is the true story of one diver's incredible experience. This 70-page book is a fun and easy read. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 021705
    ISBN: 9781937494018
    Retail: $89.95
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    We had a lot of philosophy in college while studying worldviews. This course reminds me of the approach our college used and combines philosophy with important skills that should be part of a good in-depth study: philosophy, worldview, writing, speaking and thinking. The authors three goals for this text are for it to be easy to use, engaging and empowering; I believe she is very successful at achieving her goals. This course may be used as your primary curriculum, to which you would just add math, science and foreign language: or use it as a supplement. Guidelines for using the program either way are included in the front of the reader.

    I find the study of philosophy intriguing and have really enjoyed reading through the Reader (text) of this curriculum. Students will spend time learning about Thales, Pythagoras, Xenophanes, Heraclitus, Parmenides, Empedocles, Protagoras, and Democritus: what they really believed and what they contributed to the world. Learn how what they believed was shaped by their predecessors and how their thinking shapes culture even today. The idea behind this course is that students will be equipped to understand our changing world.

    The Reader is a spiral-bound, 125-page, softcover book that is printed with full color illustrations. There are specific components found in every lesson presented. First, the student will read the philosophers story (the Readers first component). They will find anecdotes and facts about their lives, accomplishments, beliefs and contributions in sections labeled at the top of the page Meet the Philosopher, His Story Unfolds, Impact of Ideas, and The Story Ends. The second component is the Write, Think, and Speak sections. These are labeled down the side of the reading text and the actual assignments are found on the adjacent page. In the Write section, students will be shown the 7-step writing process, beginning with the first draft, how to build pauses into their writing, how to polish their writing, how to critique, evaluate and revise and do a final draft for a final project. The Think section may include assignments, but also includes information for deeper thinking. Speak works to improve and enhance the students ability to speak orally put their thoughts into words that sound intelligent and well thought-out. The lessons third item is geography. Students will learn about the geography during the featured philosophers life and includes a map and a short summary about the time period. On the adjacent page, students will learn about the philosophers School of Thought. The final section of each lesson is the Contrast section. This is where students read statements, quotations or documents from the philosopher and compare and contrast them to what the Bible says (Biblical Worldview). Scripture found in the reader and workbook is from the English Standard Version (ESV).

    The back section of the Reader is full of valuable resources. There are checklists for writing assignments and what to look for in the writing process and assignments, peer critiques, and evaluation. For each of the philosophers, writing assignments are included with the guidelines and required contents included. These are timed written assignments (15 minutes), but you could turn them into a research paper or essay if you would like a more detailed writing assignment let them choose their favorite philosopher for a year-end project. These assignments are in addition to the writings found within the lessons. A list of recommended resources is also included, just in case your student wants to learn more in a specific area.

    A Teacher Resource CD is included inside the back cover and includes answer keys to mapping assignments, timelines, and at-a-glance instructions.

    The Student Workbook is more like a notebooking journal. There are formatted pages on which students answer questions from each section of the lesson and blank maps to label. The second part of the workbook is the Write, Think, Speak Journal. This journal is referenced in the lessons and this is where the students answer questions found on the Write, Think, Speak pages of the lesson. There are also the same checklists, peer critique and evaluation in the back of the student workbook as those found in the Reader. The glossary pages at the very back of the student workbook are for the student to write the meaning or definition of words. The words even have page number references to help them out. The Student Workbook is not reproducible.

    There are a couple of products referenced in the Reader and recommended for use with this study: Philippians in 28 Weeks and The Wise Woman with Literary Analysis Journal Questions. Adding these books will enhance your study.

    If you are ready to tackle a meaty study, this one is great! Well-laid out and easy-to-use, this course will engage your deep thinking high schooler. Give them a reason to write and help them put their thoughts together for a solid foundation in a rapidly changing world all from a Biblical Worldview. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 055001
    ISBN: 9780892217236
    Retail: $24.99
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    Capturing all the major Old and New Testament stories (over 200), this Bible story book is designed for older elementary children who are ready to read on their own but still have a great appreciation for informative illustrations. Stories are presented chronologically with scripture references. The colorful illustrations are beautiful, frankly, with realistic detail. Each page is typically one story but sometimes related stories are presented across two-page spreads. Numerous sidebar articles provide maps as well as background, archaeological, or just plain interesting “tidbits.” For example, on the two pages that tell the Samson story, each page has one story (Strong enough to kill a lion based on Judges 13-14 and Samson falls in love based on Judges 16). These are carefully told to reflect the truth of the story without being unnecessarily graphic. There is a lovely illustration covering about one-fourth of the two pages that shows Samson with the lion. There are also three side-bar articles - lions (in Canaan), honey bees (their value to Israelites), and what being a Nazirite meant.

    The book starts with a brief introduction to the Bible and ends with ten pages of Bible references (Daily Life in OT/NT, Plants/Animals, The Holy Land and Other Bible Lands) plus four pages of quizzes (Who’s Who in the Bible? and Test your Knowledge).

    Used by New Leaf Press as the spine for their Elementary Bible and English Grammar course, this is a well-done book that would be a lovely addition to any homeschool. 256 pgs, hb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 056103
    ISBN: 9780781407274
    Retail: $18.99
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    Ready, Set, GO! This new devotional introduces young people to the adventure of a lifetime-the adventure of knowing and walking with God. Each week presents an illustrated story from the Old or New Testament, a memory verse, devotional thoughts ("X-Ray Vision"), an assigned mission that applies the devotional teaching, debriefing questions to inspire Biblical living, and a lessons review. There are also occasional suggested activities to share with family or creative, big picture pages with activity ideas to drive home the main point of the week.

    Let me share the distinctive nuances of this devotional. Week 35 begins with a reading of the Temptation of Christ in the Desert (based on Luke 4:1-13, Matthew 4:1-11 and John 1:35-51) from the graphically illustrated Action Bible. Following is the key memory verse Matthew 4:4 (NLT), and then X-Ray Vision shares the classic "I am your father" scene from the Star Wars movie The Empire Strikes Back, comparing this to the real life temptation of Jesus by Satan. The follow up thoughts share with young people that they can overcome temptation in the same way Jesus overcame temptation. Three mission choices are presented that focus on developing tools to overcome temptation. Debrief questions encourage them to consider whether it was easy for Jesus to face Satan's temptations, as well as how they usually try to defeat temptation and how many Bible verses do they know. Mission Accomplished journaling focuses on what they learned and what they want to remember. There is also a share the adventure activity to ask mom, dad, a sibling or friend to check up on them and help them beat an especially tough temptation. This would make an excellent devotional for the adventuring loving girls or boys in your family. References from various Bible translations. 334 pgs, sc. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 062382
    ISBN: 9781936768660
    Retail: $24.99
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     As parents, we have the tremendous opportunity to share God’s truth and the Gospel with our children! The subtitle for this devotional is Ten-Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God. These 78 weeks (a year and a half’s worth!) of in-depth, yet straight forward devotionals require a minimum each day. Organized by week, you’ll find units of 5 daily devotions: days 1-4 chronologically study the Bible. The books focus on key biblical elements that connect the whole message of the Gospel in a concise and manageable way. Day 5 diverges from this pattern to study related writings from the Psalms or prophets. Each weekly unit opens with an object lesson or themed questions. The simple items used for this lesson are listed at the beginning. Day one begins with Picture It, to help introduce the family to the week’s theme. Each day, read the passage from your own Bible, and then Think about It (a brief read-aloud passage to help understand the passage), Talk about It (three group questions with brief answers) and Pray About It (unscripted suggestions for prayer). As you progress through the week, you will be asked to remember previous days’ readings and also to apply them to your lives.

    Old Story New covers the New Testament. About half of the devotions discuss the life and ministry of Jesus. The second half covers the church and living like Christ (Acts and epistles). Includes brief instructions for how to use the devotionals with preschool, grade school and older students.  

    I so appreciate the succinct treasure this is: theologically rich, yet comprehensible; simple, yet doctrinally sound. Another unique feature is that occasionally children are cued to ask the parents questions. The approach here is that we are all on a spiritual journey to becoming more like Christ (rather than “the parents know it all”). Use these excellent devotions to start your homeschool day or study as a family in the evening. By the same author as Gospel Story Bible (#062680). 7.5” x 10.5”, 418 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

     

  • Item #: 029302
    ISBN: 9780739367384
    Retail: $25.00
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    This complete and unabridged reading of Lewis Carroll's classic story brings the wonder of Wonderland to life as Alice meets all the various inhabitants of the curious world and tumbles through her adventure. Read by actor and award-winner Jim Dale, the story runs 2 hours, 57 minutes and comes on 3 CDs. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 057049
    ISBN: 9780865301733
    Retail: $19.99
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    Science is one of those subjects that you just want to get your hands into. 202 Science Investigations is a tremendous resource for activities you can add to your curriculum or use as a framework for science with younger children.

    There are 202 activities (investigations) categorized by of life science, physical science, and earth/space science. Activities don't require special equipment but can be done with items found around your home or that are easily accessible. Several reference pages are found in the front of the book, including a materials list and science safety page. Some activities are simple such as jump rope and check your heart rate or which freezes faster – hot or cold water? Other investigations might be to make goop or construct a can that will return to you. Some activities include a lab sheet with spaces to fill in information, and they are reproducible for family or classroom. A glossary will help you with science words and symbols. 239 pgs, pb. ~Donna

  • Item #: 027939
    ISBN: 9781557094261
    Retail: $14.95
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    Who hasn't heard of Daniel Boone? He was even somewhat of a mythical character in his own day; that status changing to an American hero after his autobiographical true life account was published in the early 1800s. That's part of what we have here. There are two stories in this book. The first is the autobiography of Boone's life, spanning 25 years in the mid-late 1700s; and the second is a biography, written by Francis Lister Hawks, of Boone's life from childhood to death. It is a large print, 8 ½" x 11", soft cover book that is easy to read and very insightful to the world and adventures of this Kentucky rifleman. 126 pgs. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 019022
    ISBN: 9781880045121
    Retail: $20.00
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    Children love stories; that's a fact! What better way to help instill biblical truths in their impressionable minds than to let them read (or listen to) stories that share those truths? First published in 1896, this collection of 113 stories taken from D.L. Moody's sermons all have one thing in common: children are at the forefront. Most of the stories are very short—some even less than a page long—but they are full of spiritual value. Some, like Hold Up Your Light and The Lost Kiss, deal with matters of character and morals or the Christian life. Others stress the importance of coming to Jesus Christ for salvation or being a witness for Him, like The Orange Boy and A Boy's Victory. Handsomely illustrated in the classic style of the late 19th century, this volume is perfectly suited to become one of your children's favorite bedtime storybooks. Reprint of 1897 original edition. 237 pgs, hc. — Chad

  • Item #: 056134
    ISBN: 9780794530198
    Retail: $14.99
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    This inventive, colorful book is divided in two sections: story writing and instruction on writing fiction (cleverly called the Story Writing Toolkit). The writer is guided to write 20 different stories on the well-designed pages. Story-specific directions, tips, and such things as interesting vocabulary are cleverly included in the margins. Story types vary, too; write a comic strip, a story about time travel or a tale about animal adventures - or finish one the book has started for you. The Tool Kit (15 pages at the back) includes tips and instructions on plot and character development, as well as creating engaging titles, settings and descriptions. The book could serve as a portfolio of your child’s creative writing, maybe even a great keepsake. A great way to get your student’s creative juices flowing. Spiral bound, but exterior binding covers this for added durability. 8” x 9.75”, 95 pp, hc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 028818
    ISBN: 9781596435988
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.95
    Whether you've already read Adventures in Cartooning (#034541) or you're just beginning your foray into comic strips, this activity book will teach you the elements of comics as you fill in the missing pieces of an adventure story. More interactive than the first book, this activity book prompts aspiring cartoonists to finish strips, while also leaving plenty of room for artistic license. Use a pencil to complement the existing grayscale drawings, or color in both the original illustrations and your own additions as you go. Blank panels are also included at the end for creating your own comic strip. 78 pages, soft cover – Rachel
  • Item #: 005874
    ISBN: 9780984652501
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.95

    Would you like some history with your dinner? How about some geography and an adventure story for dessert? Part adventure story, part cookbook, this book will whet your appetite. The book begins with a story about a young boy named Tavi who goes on a sea adventure with his friend, Marco Polo. Tavi is what we would call a foodie in modern terms. He finds interesting spices and foods on the journey. After the story, the next section of the book contains 30 recipes. Some of the recipes include Mediterranean staples (like focaccia and pita breads), ravioli, and risotto. Colorful illustrations are included. Next is a glossary showing the ingredients and their origins. Some of these include: artichokes, black pepper, spinach and cinnamon. The last part of the book covers kitchen sanitation, safety, utensils, and terminology.

    Add this book to a geography or history lesson to create a unit study on ancient cultures or world foods. You could even use this to supplement Greek or Latin foreign language class. Buono appetito! 155 pgs, pb. ~Sara