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  • Item #: 043854
    ISBN: 9781600924354
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.25

    How about a trip to the zoo? - the seal tank is a lot of fun, and most of us can't wait to see the big cats, right? The fun is sometimes spoiled by only one thing (other than sunburn and ice cream spilled on your shorts, that is): the evolutionary descriptions that are so commonplace on the info plaques. While that is not worth canceling your trip for, it can spoil it a little, as you read through paragraph after paragraph of assumptions and unsubstantiated theories. So take the Zoo Guide with you! Packed with info and colorful photos, more than 100 animals are detailed through aspects of their individual design, their specific features, fun facts, and related family members. A fact file for each animal also gives information on class, order, family, genus/species, size, weight, original diet, present diet, and habitat. Published by Answers in Genesis, these guides promote a 6-day creationist point-of-view, and use a few pages in introduction to briefly discuss this perspective. Each animal's information includes a full-color photo highlights on God's design in the animal, features, fun facts, and biological data such as the animal's class, genus, size and habitat. –Zach

  • Item #: 015464
    ISBN: 9781683440871
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.25

    This Teacher Guide creates a zoology unit study for elementary students using The World of Animals, Wonders of God's World Dinosaur Activity Book, The Complete Aquarium Adventure, and The Complete Zoo Adventure. The 180 daily lessons are detailed in the suggested schedule chart, along with space to record due dates for assignments and grades. Also included in the planner are student worksheets for The World of Animals, quizzes and tests, and the answer key. The worksheets are simply answering questions concerning the assigned reading, and permission is given for copying to small groups of ten or less and homeschool families. Students will learn about simple animals, worms/snails/starfish, insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Five bonus activities are included in the planner for a hands-on experience in each subject area. These activities are optional, but even choosing just one in each section will enhance the learning experience. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 065024
    ISBN: 9780061992278
    Retail: $8.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.75

       Some of the best books I read as a child caused me to feel just about every emotion, and Ivan is that kind of book for a new generation. Based on the unfortunately true story, the Newberry Award-winning Ivan tells the story of a silverback gorilla who lives in an enclosure next to Stella the elephant at a struggling shopping mall. Through a simple and painfully innocent first-person view, Ivan describes life in the enclosure. With the exciting new arrival of Ruby, a baby elephant born in the wild and taken from her family, Ivan begins to remember life before living at the mall, and nothing can be the same. Ivan soon discovers that one of his tricks, drawing, might just be his best shot at getting him and Ruby out of their tiny enclosures – but will the humans understand? A heartbreaking tale you won’t want to put down. 319 softcover pages. – Laura

  • Item #: 018383
    ISBN: 9780890515006
    Retail: $18.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.95
    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 #: 059397
    ISBN: 9781940110578
    Retail: $14.00
    Rainbow Price: $9.95

    A field trip can be just about anything: visit a museum, historical colony, recycling plant, ethnic restaurants, zoo, farm, or even a business. How do you get the most out of a field trip? This guide from Apologia helps you plan the outing from learning objectives to those practical details (logistics, safety, maps, etc.). After the first few pages, the rest is all for your student to record their memories. They are encouraged to draw pictures, collect artifacts, document sights, scents & sounds, and summarize the experience. What a great keepsake! Each 2 page spread (14 of them) is for a different field trip memory. Another section is called My Special Spot where the child is told to choose a place somewhere outside and write about it in during each of the 4 seasons. As I See It pages (17 single pages) are for open-ended expression for your student to draw or paste an image that is meaningful to them or include whatever the child desires. Spiral bound, laminated covers (that don't look too young for older students,) 64pp ~ Sara

  • Item #: 007183
    ISBN: 9781557996855
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.95

    Spool knitting is an easy, fun skill for young kids to master and it allows them to create their own cute little creations. The instructions describe (in a few simple steps) how to spool knit using the included plastic spool knitter. Diagrams accompany the directions, and after just a few minutes of acquainting themselves with the process, kids should be ready to go. The rest of the instructions detail how to make specific critters using the included yarn and spool knitter. A plastic needle and craft stick are also included, along with everything you need to fashion one of each creation shown. Before you know it, your child will have a whole zoo!

  • Item #: 062171
    ISBN: 9781554950737
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.47

    Here is a workbook for classroom teachers and homeschool parents to use safe and educational websites. The twenty five websites all have something to reinforce language arts. A chart at the front of the book tells you which sites meet the following criteria: reading, talking, listening, writing, word play, collaboration, creativity and whether it’s a teacher resource. This book assumes very little computer knowledge and really spells out the directions for you, navigating each of the 25 websites. Sites include Audacity, Cramberry, EduBlogs, Glogster, Google Docs, Letterpop, Switch Zoo, Plotbot, Skype, Voicethread, Wordnik and more. 80pp, pb. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 042000
    ISBN: 9781438002538
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.25

      I love it when a fun foreign language book has pronunciation help. This one uses common pronunciation guidance like: le papier [leh papp-yay], la rue [lah roo] and la cerise [lah seh-reez] rather than the more formal International Phonetic Alphabet. What this means to you is that you can introduce your young child to French without being fluent yourself. Colorful, themed pages have scenes with dotted empty spaces where you can place the stickers. Then you have a cute vocabulary book to read and practice with. There are 7 (2-pg) scenes and 4 pages of colorful stickers. 8.5” x 11”. ~Sara

  • Item #: 035779
    ISBN: 9781844140015
    Retail: $13.95
    Rainbow Price: $11.50

    True to its name, the Jolly Dictionary tries to be both fun and useful for children. Jolly phonics characters (Inky and friends) adorn the cover, playfully perusing a Jolly Dictionary. Vivid colors mark open page edges to divide the dictionary into quarters, giving children a starting point in their search. Inside, each page has the entire alphabet (color-coded to correspond to sections) across the top to remind them about alphabetical order when searching for a word. So, once children turn to a colored section, they can look at the guide letters and then check above for whether to look before or after that page. A helpful "All About the Dictionary" section is a mini-course in dictionary usage as well as containing specifics on Jolly Dictionary conventions. Included here are pages on dictionary usage, identification of parts of entries, definitions and color-coding for parts of speech, plus a guide showing the spelling and sound of pronunciation symbols. Thematic picture pages at the front of the dictionary provide immediate access to words and spelling for numbers (including ordinals), colors, shapes, months, days of week, seasons, continents and oceans, insects, fruits and vegetables, selected zoo animals, and parts of the body.

    These are followed by over 6,000 entries written at a child's reading and interest level. Many are accompanied by a colorful illustration but not to the extent of a picture dictionary. Word pronunciations are written in italics with stressed syllables bolded rather than scored. Unique to this dictionary are the color-coded identification of the word function (Adjective, Noun, Adverb, Preposition, etc.) and the special marking of tricky or irregular verb forms, plurals, and comparative/superlatives. While also a nice complement to the Jolly Phonics program, this "jolly" dictionary stands well on its own. 340 pgs.

  • Item #: 012517
    Retail: $1.80
    Rainbow Price: $1.75

    Pinkalicious is a little girl with a penchant for all things pink. These are level 1 readers, so you will find short sentences, familiar words and simple concepts for children who are eager to read on their own. The colorful illustrations are engaging and each page has about 4 lines to read. In the Parakeet book, Pinkalicious visits the house of birds at the local zoo with her class. They had spent a week learning lots of bird facts (sounds like a great unit study!). When the pink parakeet escapes, Pinkalicious saves the day. In the Tutu story, Pinkalicious is going to join her friend Allison’s ballet class but accidently walks into an advanced ballet class instead. The cute stories make your child want to read them again and again, building their fluency. Part of the I Can Read series. Guided reading level J. 32pp, pb. ~ Sara