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  • Item #: 045403
    ISBN: 9781580894272
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       Keep your little one learning with their beloved teddy bear counters! This rhyming read aloud continues math learning by asking children to help their teddies subtract. Concepts reviewed are counting, sorting, and addition. Also includes introductions to less than and greater than, equations, and single-digit and double-digit subtraction. Charming, full color illustrations. Provides hands-on practice in a fun and memorable way. 32 pgs. pb. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 047239
    ISBN: 9781580892162
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    This colorful book gets kids counting (and more!) with the ever-cute and friendly teddy bear counters. You can either just read this book to your child or have them do the activities along with the text (use item #18735 with teddy bear counters in 4 colors – red, yellow, green & blue; you won't need different sized bears for this book). The teddies slowly join the group one by one to add up to twelve, break into sets of six, four and three, form different shapes (circle, square and triangle), and then subtract until the teddies have all gone home. The rhyming text is engaging and fun, and when you are through – learning's been done (see, it's sticking with me!). A handy review page in the back sums up the text and activities. Pb, 30 pgs. ~ Megan

  • Item #: 031286
    ISBN: 9781580894210
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    This charming picture book takes a familiar nursery rhyme and repurposes it for math class! Using colorful illustrations of teddy bear counters as its theme, this book teaches basic math concepts with a clever variation on the "Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear" rhyme. Each left hand page has a verse of the rhyme (ie. "Teddy bear, teddy bear, say your age."), while the opposite page presents a problem to solve (ie. "How many bears are on this page?"). Kids will also combine math and movement as they pat their heads while counting the teddy bears or clap and shout while subtracting them. If you wish, you can read this story using actual teddy bear counters for a truly tactile experience. 32 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa
  • Item #: 030572
    ISBN: 9781883841348
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    From the author of Times Tables the Fun Way, Judy Liautaud, comes this fun and memorable way to learn addition facts 1 through 10. This program is based on the idea of using mnemonics and silly pictures to help visual learners remember their addition facts. This tested method has produced great results that show improvement for children who struggle with more traditional means of learning their facts. Presentation of the number stories is done in a specific way and instructions for such are found at the front of the book. Throughout, you will meet interesting number people like the 5 who drives, the 4-door, the 8-gate, and the 9-sign. A pre/post test is found at the back of the book on a wipe-off finish, so you can realize your student's improvement. Unlike Times Tables the Fun Way, this book isn't an activity book, so you won't find practice problems. What a fun way to learn addition facts! Get to know the number people and their stories, and let them help you down the math path. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 060400
    ISBN: 9781940384221
    Retail: $39.99
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    It’s not hard to guess the connection – Hooked on Phonics; Hooked on Spelling. Just like its “kissing cousin,” Hooked on Spelling is fun, colorful, and easy-to-use. The general format of the program is familiar as well: Learn (a short 5-7 minute, computer-based lesson), Practice (5-7 minute segment with the engaging workbooks), and Play (another 5-7 minutes having fun with new skills). Each lesson ends with a celebration and a sticker on a progress chart. In fact, this celebration is part of the overall educational philosophy of the program which includes working side by side with your student, encouragement/praise, mastery, being patient, not overdoing it, working in a quiet place, employing real-world spelling activities, surrounding the child with words, and lastly (most importantly?) reading with the child every day. There are two levels: Yellow – roughly corresponding to the 1st grade level of HOP Learn to Read – and Red, corresponding to HOP Learn to Read 2nd grade. Program components for each level include a CD-ROM, a worktext, a spelling study card, a progress poster and stickers. The CD-ROM lessons (20 including reviews) each provide instruction plus interactive reinforcement. Worktexts are for practice and include exercises, reviews and family-time activities. Each word is written at least three times in this segment. The wipe-off Spelling Study Card is available for more practice and provides some guidance for effective mastery. Stickers applied to the Colorful Poster (11” x 7,” laminated) track your student’s progress. All instruction centers around the computer component and although the computer program is professional with good audio and practice, there is no way to skip forward through the lessons. If typing is a roadblock for the child, it may be frustrating. The Yellow level (six words per lesson) covers beginning consonant and rhyming word families, ending consonant sounds, short vowels, beginning and ending blends, word families with ending blends, “ch,” “sh,” “th,” and some irregular words. The Red level (eight words per lesson) covers short vowels vs. long vowels, blends vs. non-blends, “c” sounds, “g” sounds, “y,” plurals and other endings, and some irregular words. ~ Janice System Requirements: Windows 2000, XP or higher; Mac OS 10.1 or higher.

  • Item #: 068042
    ISBN: 9781414372624
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      Do you desire to be your very best? Are you overwhelmed by daily tasks? Maybe your husband wakes you early, madly searching for clean socks? So focused on a to-dos list you battle finding time with God or your family? If any of these describe you, this book will challenge, equip and nourish you through focused Bible study and a 31-day, plan-filled practical homemaking suggestions. Each day provides a quick 2-3-page encouraging and reflective reading that presents a vision for becoming a gentle home-maker. Following this short read are 2 challenges: the Mary and Martha. The Mary challenge draws you into the heart of God through short Scripture readings and reflective questions. Martha Challenges may initially have more impact on those non natural-born organizers, but even “Martha’s” will discover helpful tips to open up more family time. Become the mother, wife and homemaker you were destined to become in this grace-filled book. For individual or women’s Bible study. 229 pgs, pb. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 030177
    ISBN: 9780984432363
    Retail: $12.95
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    As a busy homeschool mom, my desire to journal was fraught with best intentions that never became reality. Blank pages, dated journals, and even memory-focused journals gathered dust as they sat neglected on the shelf. I wish someone had introduced me to the concept of "guilt free" journaling all those years ago. I may have actually enjoyed journaling success! Beginning with a letter to "Busy Mom" and journaling tips for busy moms, permission is given to journal in a way that reflects your current season of life, whether that means daily journaling or a monthly effort. Moms seeking to be more consistent in journaling will find the included realistic tips a breath of fresh air. "Scriptural Promises for Busy Moms" offers encouragement to the stressed out mom who's in need of a special touch. The journal provides lined pages which invite you to share "words along the way" that are defined by you, the journalist - prayer requests, favorite scriptures, and highlights of the day, struggles and success stories. A simple pastel flower adds a muted background to the pages. Give yourself permission to journal, in your own way, basking in the encouragement poured out in these pages from the popular and busy homeschool mom Heidi St. John. Spiral bound. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 006222
    ISBN: 9780825126178
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  • Item #: 038930
    ISBN: 9781931397360
    Retail: $14.95
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    Maybe a trip around the world is a little out of your budget, but you can bring a "taste" of the world into your home! This book by Jamie Aramini takes you to all the continents and exposes you to the native cuisines and authentic dinning customs found there. For example, in Africa you will have a chance to re-create dining experiences from Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, and South Africa. Each country not only has three different recipes provided, but information on the culture, dining traditions, key ingredients, and native words or phrases for you to try and use during the meal. The recipes range in difficulty, but all of them use ingredients that you would find in your local grocery store. This is a great book to incorporate into your geography lessons; as you study different countries you can treat family and friends to an international meal and dress, talk, and dine according to that country's customs. The author also provides reproducible activities that will help get your kids excited about eating their way around the world, including a Food Journal, Food Passport, and websites to check out for more native recipes! This book is going to transform meal time into a fun learning time for all! 112 pgs, spiral-bound, pb. – elise

  • Item #: 024305
    ISBN: 9780671447540
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    Few biographies of U.S. presidents focus much attention on their youth or family upbringing. This volume, however, written by the award winning and nationally acclaimed author David McCullough, tells the remarkable story of Theodore Roosevelt as a young man. This book provides a comprehensive and well-documented examination of "Teddy" Roosevelt, from age ten to age twenty-eight. The author does a masterful job of helping readers understand the extraordinary Roosevelt family, the unique story of Theodore’s march toward manhood, and a way of life that has all but vanished from American society. The book includes several interesting black & white photos. A resource in the Notgrass Exploring Government curriculum. 370 pgs, pb. ~ Mike 

  • Item #: 037031
    ISBN: 9781402743290
    Retail: $9.95
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    This is one of the best and most complete microscope books I've ever seen. It is 143 pages of helpful information for any student who is just beginning to work with microscopes. The recommendation by the author is that students read the opening chapters of this book to be able to name the parts of a microscope, focusing, and sample preparation. Chapter one gives the safety guidelines for working with microscopes and the equipment list needed for doing the activities in this book. Chapter two explains light sources, lenses, identifying your microscope, parts of a microscope, and trouble shooting. Chapter three tells about the different types of slides and how to prepare them – wet mounts, smear slide, well slide, squash slides, staining a specimen, acetate peel, and permanent mounts. These are the chapters which lay the foundation for the rest of the book.

    Chapters 4-10 offer experiments to practice the skills taught in the first 3 chapters. Students can make their own microtome (instrument used to make thin samples for slides), view finger prints, fibers, crystals, sweat, hair, bug parts, pond water, food, and plant specimens which they will mount themselves. The book includes photomicrographs, pictures through a microscope, so students can compare their slides. Many of the things used in these experiments are from your own home, but additional equipment needed includes: microscope, blank slides, cover slips, tweezers, eye dropper, lens paper, clear plastic ruler, razor knife, nail polish, and scissors. This book would make a very good one semester course for an introduction to microscopes, or you can add it to your curriculum. Either way, microscopes are expensive pieces of equipment and students need to know how to use them correctly. The guidance and information you need are in this book. - Donna

  • Item #: 041070
    ISBN: 9781607745778
    Retail: $15.99
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    Based on the popular adult edition, this version is geared more towards high school (and college) students who need help figuring out what they want to do with their lives. It's from the same author as the original (Richard Bolles), with additional author Carol Christen (a career strategist who works with teenagers) and help from Jean Blomquist (college admissions counselor). The book teaches students to zero in on their favorite skills and apply that knowledge to get the most out of school, set goals, and find their dream jobs. The book is divided into three sections: Discovering your Dream Job (with chapters on student interests and skills, favorite types of people, ideal work environment, and identifying potential dream jobs), On the Way to Your Future (chapters on making the most of high school, making the most of college, setting goals, and using social media to boost your career), and Landing Your Dream Job (chapters on how to search for your dream job, top 10 job-hunter mistakes and how to avoid them, and how to create the life you want). The tips and info included is very homeschool friendly, and the book is great for helping students identify their strengths, weaknesses, likes, dislikes, skills, and interests. The book doesn't push for college, and in fact makes valid points for pursuing other types of training or shorter-term degrees. Activities like creating a career portfolio, shadowing someone in a possible career, internships, and volunteering are all covered. Several worksheet pages are included to help students along. If nothing else, the info and tips will get students thinking about where their life is headed. There's great info on what employers are looking for and how to make sure you love your job, as well as interesting interviews with employees in all types of careers with details on how they got to where they are and what they might have done differently. Help your child or student find a job they love with this helpful book. With information and tips specifically for students, this book may become even more popular than the original. 178 pgs, pb. Rachel

  • Item #: 012339
    ISBN: 9780789485625
    Retail: $24.99
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      This is a wonderful resource to ignite your science learning. With more than 60 hands-on activities, students will learn how things work in the world around them. Divided topically – into matter; atoms and elements; forces and energy; heat and sound; light and color; and electricity and magnetism, using this with your science curriculum is easy.

      The Way Science Works offers a book full of photos and information that will explain things like liquid density, parts of an atom, polymers, levers & pulleys, and so much more. Investigate science that we see daily with easy-to-understand explanations. A glossary helps you with some of the new words found throughout the book. Learn about scientists, new discoveries, and technology as you have some science fun! 160 pgs/hc. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 060613
    ISBN: 9781414394046
    Retail: $14.99
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    Although I’m a mom of three boys, I’ll have to admit I took up this book with great hesitation. After all, the back of the book asks, “What do you get when you mix good stories . . . with science experiments, puzzles, jokes, riddles and more?” Those things aren’t what I expect when I pick up a devotional book. One should be a bit more serious with the Bible, shouldn’t one?
    But after all, didn’t God create laughter and joy? I do think this One Year daily devotional relates key Biblical points in a way that will appeal to a pre-teen or teen. The largest portion of the daily devotional is relaying the Bible story. Specific Scripture references are given (but not always). Next, comes the activity. These activities include such things as cool crafts, jokes (What is a horse’s favorite book of the Bible? Neigh-amiah!), puzzles, weird facts related to the Bible story, practical application (ways to honor your mother, for example) and introspective questions. The idea here is to combine fun elements with Scriptural application to capture boys’ attention. Your son is then given general directions to pray (unscripted) and then each devotional ends with a key Scripture (taken from various versions). 365 devotions from the publishers of the One Year Bible. 6” x 9”, 384 pp, pb. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 036911
    Retail: $60.00
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    If you've found yourself thinking that the reading/phonics/spelling programs available are just not quite what you're looking for – take a look at this all-in-one program. Square One provides step-by-step lesson plans that teach reading and spelling at the same time it teaches the alphabet (and you can throw in keyboarding for good measure if you wish). It's a different approach, granted, but you'll have to admit as you explore the rationale of its author, Don McCabe, that it makes sense – and addresses some of the weaknesses of typical reading programs. So, here are some of the basic premises of this program. Students need to learn that it is the letters that make the sounds that make the words (rather than just learning a "picture" of a word). Learning alphabetic order is important, so it is taught alongside learning letters that are more commonly used. Words are introduced and taught alongside the letters. Letters are presented in handwriting fonts so students learn to identify the varying appearance of letters. Teaching keyboarding at the same time actively involves both hemispheres of the brain.

    Instruction is divided into 19 units. Most units have three or four lessons and are obviously designed to be completed at whatever pace is comfortable to both teacher and student but perhaps one per day. Review lessons are provided periodically. Beginning lessons are stepped out in detail, but as the teaching pattern becomes familiar, the later lessons provide the needed instructional content in list form: new basic words, power words, names, decodable sentences (for reading, copying, dictating, and/or keyboarding), more decodable sentences, and, possibly, still more decodable sentences.

    With an emphasis on multi-sensory instruction, teachers need to be equipped with a dry erase board and an alphabet strip (which they make) plus cards (also made by the teacher) that include letters, pictures, and words. Letters are presented in manuscript, upper and lower case in whatever font style you choose. You can be flexible here, however, and the author gives you permission to use letter strokes from another system if preferred. There is a big emphasis on legibility. Letter names ("bee") are taught alongside letter sounds ("buh") with examples of words. Words are constantly being added as letters are added so the student develops an increasing vocabulary of basic words (words commonly associated with beginning reading), power words (less familiar but more interesting words), and names (a good way to use upper case letters and to develop familiarity with letters). Decodable sentences are introduced from the beginning and are provided for a variety of activities – reading, copying, dictation, and/or keyboarding. Phonics rules (and tips) are introduced as appropriate. For instance, Unit 3 is concerned with mastering the Y. A phonics rule includes "the sound that the letter y makes depends upon its neighbors." Lesson 1 covers the "ay" word family and mentions some "sight word" exceptions such as "says." Lesson 2 shows the long I (eye) sound and its rules (when it is at the end of a one syllable word and when it follows the letters b, l, m, and r). Lesson 3 teaches that the letter Y has the long E ("ee") sound when it is at the end of a word with two or more syllables. As you can tell from this unit, the alphabetic instructional sequence also provides comprehensive phonics instruction. Letters are taught in this order: A, B, C, D, R, S, T, Y, E, F, G, H, W, I, N, J, K, L, M, O P, QU, V, X, and Z.

    Typically, you will find introductory information at the beginning of a curriculum product. Not so here. 25 pages at the back of the binder-bound volume explain the AVKO rationale and techniques for teaching phonics/reading as well as general miscellaneous explanations. AVKO and Don McCabe brought us Sequential Spelling and his approach to teaching reading – just as with the spelling - is consistent with his experience in teaching dyslexics and in being himself a dyslexic. Instruction in this program is laid out clearly and lessons provide a step-by-step approach. It is not a glitzy program, and what is provided is instructional and textual. All "props" must be provided (usually constructed) by the teacher. This program is aptly subtitled "the only handwriting/keyboarding curriculum that teaches reading and spelling as the alphabet is being taught using only decodable words." That pretty much sums it up. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 005720
    ISBN: 9780825126161
    Retail: $16.00
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  • Item #: 005689
    ISBN: 9780825126154
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  • Item #: 026227
    ISBN: 9780763615666
    Retail: $6.99
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    One of my absolute favorite children's books, this is one I never tire of reading to my children (and they never tire of hearing!). Subtitled "A Mucky Ducky Counting Book," it tells the story of one unfortunate duck who "…gets stuck in the muck, down by the deep green marsh." All of the other animals come in 2s and 3s and mores (all the way from 1-10) to help pull the duck out, to no avail. The poor duck remains trapped until they find the right combination to free his foot from the mud. The bouncy, rhyming text begs your tongue to read it over and over again, to the delight of all around. Pb, 30 pgs. ~ Megan

  • Item #: 046170
    Retail: $14.99
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    Bring out the fashion designer in you with this fun drawing art board from Squiggle! It folds open to reveal a dry-erase board in the middle and wheels with spinners on the right and left flaps. Six dry-erase markers are also stored in the board. The dry-erase board shows the shadow of your fashion model. You spin the various wheels, which tell you what type of garment you have to draw on your model. After drawing on the selected top, bottoms, shoes, and other accessories, you can finish by drawing in hair and facial features. The random selection of shirts, pants, shoes and accessories can lead to some interesting outfit combinations, but usually the model ends up looking quite stylish. This activity pad provides a great way to practice drawing skills and have some fashion fun.

  • Item #: 036495
    ISBN: 9780142401101
    Retail: $8.99
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    Grandma Dowdel is not your average grandmother. She's a large, intimidating woman who wears men's clothes, isn't afraid to use her shotgun, and is as wily as a snake. So it's with some trepidation that Joey and his younger sister Mary Alice travel to southern Illinois every August to visit her. Grandma's sleepy little town is shaken up by that very character, but the kids can never quite figure out ahead of time what she may be up to. As they are dragged along on all sorts of adventures, they gain admiration for their grandma and a sense of adventure. You will too, as you get an "inside peek" at adventures from hosting a wake for the (ambiguously) dead "Shotgun Cheatham," snagging a free biplane ride at the county fair, and selling "genuine" Lincoln items to save a neighbor's house from being torn down. Recommended for ages 8+, I bet the whole family will enjoy this hilarious, fast-paced book, especially as a read-aloud!

  • Item #: 031795
    ISBN: 9781931397346
    Retail: $14.95
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    Here's a really tasty supplement to any study of the United States! While state studies often include state birds, flowers, capitals and other facts, most don't devote much time to "state foods." This book includes easy-to-follow instructions for preparing a complete meal - main course, side dish, and dessert - typical to one eaten by people of each of the 50 states. When too tempting to pass up, some states also include additional recipes for breakfast foods or snacks. Fun state food facts pepper the pages to keep you busy while the meal is cooking. As they say, "When in Iowa, eat as the Iowans do." - Steph

  • Item #: 028632
    ISBN: 9781590527696
    Retail: $29.99
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    Josh Harris' book, I Kissed Dating Goodbye has been the subject of debate and controversy since it was first published in the late 1990's. Some people, it seems, just can't get past the bold title. "What's the matter with dating, anyway?" they say. Or, "What's so special about courtship?" As Josh himself would say, "Courtship, shmourtship." The point of I Kissed Dating Goodbye isn't about what term we use to define a romantic relationship. The point isn't that couples should only ever interact in group-settings and never spend time alone. The point, quite simply, is our attitude about relationships. Are we looking to God's word for guidance in romantic relationships, or have we allowed ourselves to be influenced by what is culturally acceptable?

    In this thought provoking video based on his best-selling book, Joshua Harris presents three messages emphasizing godly attitudes of selflessness and sincerity in pursuing a relationship with someone of the opposite sex. In this video version of I Kissed Dating Goodbye, Harris' sense of humor and sincerity shine through even more clearly than they do in print. Although much of the material was not new to me, as I had read the book already, this video held my attention from beginning to end.

    In part one of the DVD, Josh discusses love as defined by God – self-sacrificing, placing the other person's best interests above your own desires. Part two focuses on maintaining purity in an age of compromise - not through a series of rules, but out of genuine concern for the other person as a brother or sister in Christ. Part three is all about trusting in God, waiting on his timing, and allowing him to bring you and your future spouse together in his perfect way, at just the right moment. Interspersed throughout the messages are a number of "breakout sessions," short segments wherein Josh digs deeper into the subject at hand, "on the street" interviews – eye-opening segments highlighting opinions on love and sex held by average people, a powerful dramatization of Josh's dream "The Room" as mentioned in his book, and encouraging testimonies from real men and women living by the principles of I Kissed Dating Goodbye.

    Bonus material includes two messages by Harris, now a pastor at New Life Covenant Church in Gaithersburg, MD. These messages were inspired by Josh's second book, Boy Meets Girl, and offer solid biblical and practical advice especially for those transitioning from friendship to marriage. Whether you are currently in a relationship or simply planning for the future, this DVD will inspire and bless you as it did me. I think you'll find Josh's non-judgmental, non-preachy style to be encouraging and uplifting. ~ Rachel P.

  • Item #: 032512
    ISBN: 9781601438775
    Retail: $199.99
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    The emphasis in this program is on learning to read longer (multi-syllabic) words. Along the way, basic phonics concepts are reviewed and some more advanced ones are covered. This is not just a continuation of the Learn to Read program by the same company, however. It does not pick up where that program leaves off, teaching the remaining phonograms. Rather, it covers many of the same concepts, only applied to multsyllabic words, and teaches students to "chunk" words for reading.

    There are four color levels in the program, with ten lessons in each. The Blue Level covers compound words, two-syllable words divided between two consonants, words with three consonants in the middle, 24 essential sight words, two-syllable words with silent e, and two-syllable words with r-influenced vowels. The Green Level covers open syllables with long vowel sound, words that end in consonant plus le, 24 sight words, sounds of y at the end of a word, suffixes --tion and --sion, and reading three-syllable words. The Orange Level teaches tricky vowel words, vowel teams with a long a sound, vowel teams with a long e sound, vowel teams with a long o sound, reading three- and four-syllable words, and 24 more sight words. The final Red Level continues with other tricky vowel pairs, vowel pairs that make separate syllables, soft c and g, reading even longer (up to five-syllable) words, plus introduces 24 more sight words.

    Each level also contains three review lessons.

    Lessons are meant to take approximately 30 minutes each and consist of 1) playing a computer game; 2) reading a story silently; 3) reading the same story out loud to a parent/teacher; 4) putting a sticker on the progress poster. The computer game presents and practices each new skill. Computer sessions take up the bulk of the lesson. Several different activities are used to introduce and reinforce each concept. The games are geared to an older child -- not at all "cutesy" -- and are very well suited to the material.

    Once the computer activities are completed, your child is ready to implement his/her new skill by reading a short story that makes use of the newly learned technique. Then he/she will read the story to you. When an entire level (ten lessons) is completed, the child is rewarded with a chapter book (Strange Museum hardcover) to read.

    If your child has mastered beginning phonics and wants to tackle larger words, this program will supply the word attack skills he needs.

  • Item #: 008818
    ISBN: 9780823010530
    Retail: $12.95
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    Get hooked on crocheting! This easy-to-follow project book will teach you all the basics and get you started on creating unique and fun crochet accessories. The patterns are based on just two stitches: chain stitches and single crochet stitches, so once you've mastered those two stitches with the helpful instruction in this book, you're well on your way. The first couple of projects will have you stitching your own "jewelry" – bracelets, rings, and necklaces. Then you'll move on to making scarves, belts, headbands, purses, and even items for your pets! Each of the 20 projects is nicely outlined with a list of materials needed and clear photos and step-by-step instructions that show you everything you need to know from beginning to end. A great book for any crocheting beginner. Pb, 112 pgs. – elise

  • 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 #: 065707
    ISBN: 9781429020640
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     This exact replica reprint of an 1884 book is written in one syllable words and was originally used to teach children to read while teaching history. Evidently, it was common to write books “in one syllable” in the late 19th century. Of course, some multisyllabic words must be used (United, president, Tennessee, etc.), but these are divided into syllables to ease reading.

      This book tells the story of our country from the first discovery of our continent by Norse men through the times of the Pilgrims, the Revolutionary War and the The Great War and takes a different attitude than some modern books. In the words of the author: “This is a tale in short words for small folks, on the way our land grew. . . . God has led us on through ways that have been strange, to reach the place where we now stand. The men of all the earth look on our land, and we are glad to have them call it THE LAND OF THE FREE and THE HOME OF THE BRAVE.”

      As a facsimile reprint, you’ll note some idiosyncrasies that may seem odd to us. It is printed with two columns and the type size is relatively small (I estimate about 12 pt.) for an early elementary book. There are approximately 250 words per page. While the words are not difficult and quite readable, it may take a little time for your child to get used to the format. Also, rendering complex information into one syllable words has its challenges. Take for instance this passage about what would have then been a fairly recent event: “But we must now go back to the year 1876 when the U-ni-ted States kept its birth-day. Ten times ten years had gone by since A-mer-i-ca was made free, and the U.S. was born. By this time it was a great strong child.” Obviously, there is a quaintness about the wording.

      There are six original, full-page illustrations. Frankly, I’m impressed with these detailed renderings of historical events. By itself, this is an intriguing book – just for its historical value alone. Use it as a first reader or as a companion reader to a history study. Or, perhaps, use it to get an idea of what education in those one-room schoolhouses was all about. 130 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 026217
    ISBN: 9780794508531
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.59

    Even though there are lots of mysteries left about how the brain works, scientists have discovered a lot about this amazing part of the body. In a friendly and entertaining way, this book gives a very good overview of the brain, including the anatomy of the brain, components of the brain, how the brain develops over time, intelligence, eyesight, memory, mental illness, drugs that effect the brain, animal brains compared to humans, computers compared to humans, how the brain functions, the history of how we came to know about the brain, and more. It really is a good overview, with a solid amount of information given on each page. This is accomplished by using full-color, cartoony illustrations, speech and thought bubbles, information boxes, fact-filled captions, and short paragraphs that get right to the point. The illustrations and speech bubbles add a lot of humor to the book, so students will enjoy perusing it just for fun. It's also good because it gives you some great examples of how the brain works by providing real-life examples students can relate to that deal with the brain, and even a few puzzles to solve that will require the use of brain power. Like many Usborne books, this one includes quicklinks, which are recommended website links that explain more about a specific topic, give examples, or provide a fun activity dealing with the topic. Even without the links, this book is full of fascinating and fun-to-read information about the brain. By Rebecca Treays, 32 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 066396
    ISBN: 9781602681149
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.95

     Reading stories aloud about kids who are behaving badly is a good way to demonstrate what one ought to do in various situations. These particular stories include topics regarding manners, self-control, showing respect and sportsmanship (from a secular perspective). Prior to each story is a page for laying out story concepts and questions to ask after reading. I especially like the role play suggestions on this page to really get students to remember the lessons. Story pages are reproducible with pictures to color at the top of every page. A couple of pages are provided to post as visual reminders (teaching posters). Each story is about 6-9 pages long. Correlation standards are listed in the back NAEYC/IRA. Reproducible. 160pp ~ Sara

  • Item #: 013797
    ISBN: 9780764223419
    Retail: $16.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.95

    Written by minister and bestselling author Larry Christenson, this beautifully illustrated book presents a tasteful approach to families, babies, and sexual intimacy from a wholesome, Christian perspective. Arguing that it is ideal for a child to learn about such a delicate subject under the guidance of his parents, rather than from outside sources, Rev. Christenson has presented this book as a tool by which parents can impart to their children an attitude of reverence for God's gift of life and intimacy.

    As I read this book, I found myself particularly impressed, not only by the thoughtfully written text, but also by the wonderful full-color illustrations! Cheri Bladholm is to be commended for the artful way in which she has captured, on paper, the essence of God's design for families. A father and son making "goofy" faces as they brush their teeth together; a teenage boy and girl taking time to play "dolls" with their little brother and sister, a husband and wife entwined in a loving embrace; these are just a few examples of the heartwarming depictions of family life that grace each page. With their soft hues and textures, these lovely pictures perfectly complement the text in a tribute to the sanctity of human life.

    Designed to "grow" with your child, this book is written with two scenarios in mind: 1) A parent reading the book aloud to a small child. The illustrations and large-print verse are intended for small children, ages three to eight. 2) An older child reading the book to himself. The smaller-print paragraphs on each page present additional material for children over eight years old. If preferred, these sections may also be read by the parent, or with parental supervision. A wonderful way to begin presenting the information, feelings, and attitudes you would like to share with your children about the truly wonderful ways babies are made. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 063030
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $20.21
    Players must strategically maneuver 16 pieces over 20 spaces until their four matching pieces are in a winning position. What makes this game interesting is that you can move another player's pieces if they are in your way, making it trickier to plan your moves. The sturdy wooden game board has a sleek black finish and pieces are made of metal and plastic, making this game of quality build. A great new addition to family game night. 2-4 players, ages 8+. – Laura