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  • Item #: 035252
    ISBN: 9780766094321
    Retail: $8.45
    Rainbow Price: $6.25

  • Item #: 035215
    ISBN: 9780766094260
    Retail: $8.45
    Rainbow Price: $6.25

  • Item #: 035188
    ISBN: 9780766094307
    Retail: $8.45
    Rainbow Price: $6.25

  • Item #: 035175
    ISBN: 9780766094109
    Retail: $8.45
    Rainbow Price: $6.25

  • Item #: 035164
    ISBN: 9780766094246
    Retail: $8.45
    Rainbow Price: $6.25

  • Item #: 035149
    ISBN: 9780766094284
    Retail: $8.45
    Rainbow Price: $6.25

  • Item #: 003382
    ISBN: 9780746033654
    Retail: $22.99
    Rainbow Price: $21.84

    This combined volume of all four Time Traveler books focuses on everyday life in various periods in history. Like the Book of World History it contains interesting text and captivating illustrations (in typical Usborne style!).

    So, how is it different? The World History book goes through history, looking at different civilizations during each period. The Omnibus focuses in on specific time periods in history and examines in detail the lives of fictional characters who could have lived during that time. My (then) 12 year old daughter recommended reading through the World History volume first, then the Time Traveler's Omnibus to "zoom in" on certain historical periods. She says this book will "give you a better understanding and appreciation of how it was to live during that time - it's the next best thing to being there."

  • Item #: 046318
    ISBN: 9781892427403
    Retail: $49.95
    Rainbow Price: $43.95

    There are times when I pick up a new item and find myself saying "Wow I sure wish this was around when I was being homeschooled!" I loved maps and geography. Actually, I still do. So when I had the opportunity to explore this program, I was very excited. The concept is very simple: these are PDF maps that can be manipulated to show just what you need you can add or subtract names, borders, rivers, color, cities, and physical features at will. With the newest version, you can even edit maps in Adobe Reader and print them. This makes this a fantastic resource for many ages and skill levels and a really great value. There are four main map categories on the home screen: World, USA, Historical, and Thematic. The program includes 75 maps of the world, over 60 USA maps, over 150 historical maps and map sets from Mystery of History. When you click on "World" you are shown a world map with continents and oceans named. You can create a map at that level or click on one of the names to "zoom in" on a particular area. The next map, again, gives you the option to create a map or "zoom in" to get details on a couple of neighboring countries. There are only a couple of instances where the closest "zoom" will show an individual country (like New Zealand, Australia, Ireland/Northern Ireland), most show a continental region (like Southern Africa or Korean peninsula). The USA category can be explored by state or by region. In a similar manner to the countries, states are shown with their neighbors (though neighbors are only labeled with the state name and rivers if selected). The category for historical maps is further divided by time period: Ancient (Creation 33AD), Middle Ages (33 1456), Renaissance and Reformation (1457 1707), and Modern (1708 Present). Thematic maps include American history, Explorers, Native Americans, World Wars, Biblical Maps, 20th Century Treaties, and Chinese Dynasties. You can access different maps through several means. The first is the "zoom in" process described above. The second is via the left-hand navigation that pops up as soon as you select any category. This lists all of the major regions or time periods in the category so you can pick from the list quickly. The third way to access maps is via one of the alphabetical indexes unique to each of the four main categories.

    The content doesn't end there. All of the maps used in Mystery of History volumes 1-4 and All American History volumes 1-2 are included in the program. When you select one of those volumes you can either scroll through all of the maps or use the left-hand navigation to find the required map. These maps are not customizable, but are presented as they would be used in the programs.

    Another useful feature is the Teacher's Guide. The resources of the TG will be helpful for learning about this program as well as teaching geography in general: quick start guide, tutorial video, user manual, downloadable MP3 workshops on "Loving Geography" and "Packing a Punch with Timelines and Maps", and several lessons adapted from the book "Hands-On Geography": 50 bright ideas for using outline maps, the 5 themes of geography, how to make a salt-dough map, history and geography, 16 easy mapping projects, and Joseph's Journey.

    As far as supplemental geography resources go, this one is fantastic in scope and depth. With over 350 different maps and the ability to customize as needed, you can incorporate maps and geography into any lesson with ease. Compatible with Windows through Windows 10 or Mac and requires Adobe Reader 12.0 or higher. ~Zach

  • Item #: 048695
    ISBN: 9781465474759
    Retail: $50.00
    Rainbow Price: $30.95

    When you take in the 600+ page count, the large trim size, and the glossy, full-color pages packed with gorgeous art reproductions, I feel that the price on this "coffee-table-quality" art book is extremely reasonable. After an opening chapter on looking at art and understanding basic art concepts (subject and composition, light and shade, etc.), the rest of the chapters progress chronologically from prehistory to the present day. Within each chapter specific geographical areas, cultures or artistic movements are covered. Most chapters focus on a group of artists that represent that time period or style, each with a short biography or biographical information and examples of their artwork. Often there are "closer looks" where the reader is invited to zoom in on a particular segment of a painting to appreciate a technique or a special feature. Occasionally, a themed page with a black background features a collection of works by different artists based around a similar subject, such as children or work. Like other DK books, the pages are packed with captioned full-color art reproductions. It's easy to believe that over 2,500 works are featured in this hefty volume! The art reproductions vary widely in size; some of them are page-size, while others take up only a few inches of space. Whether you use this as an art reference or a coffee table book, it's almost irresistible to browse. This has been a popular book around our office as well; its visual appeal is undeniable! One important note: although the book is an excellent reference, it is not geared specifically for children. There are plenty of nudes and partial nudes throughout the book. You will want to "edit" with sticky notes or selectively preview which pages you use with your children depending on their ages and your own family preferences. 612 pages, hc. - Jess

  • Item #: 037757
    ISBN: 9781594640933
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.50

    If you've ever dreamed of taking a year and traveling around the world to see all of the most magnificent sights, this movie is for you. It shows you all the natural and manmade landmarks that people most often visit when sightseeing, along with famous buildings, historical sights, traditional festivals, and breath-taking views. It takes you to countries and places at the perfect time of year to catch the area's best attractions. The camera zooms in on the sights and makes the viewer feel like they are actually at the locations looking at the sights. A pleasant, male voice in the background points out interesting and historical information. It's like having a tour guide with you as you travel around the world. Once the DVD is finished showing and describing one area, a map of the world is shown as the tour moves onto another area. The DVD menu allows you to either view the entire one-year trip around the world or break it up into mini-trips to Europe and the Middle East, Africa and Asia, and Australia and the Americas. Through this visual presentation, you'll be able to do such things as celebrate New Year's Eve in Paris, explore Egypt's tombs, observe Africa's wildebeest migration, walk China's Great Wall, see the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, travel the Grand Canyon by mule, and end the year with Christmas in New York. Learn about different cultures, faraway lands, and historical events from around the world with this entertaining and fact-filled movie. The DVD is actually three movies put together, and each section is about 55 minutes long, making the entire DVD run 2 hours and 45 minutes. From the Reader's Digest Classic Collection. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 035209
    ISBN: 9780766094345
    Retail: $8.45
    Rainbow Price: $6.25

  • Item #: 071937
    ISBN: 9781515737384
    Retail: $8.95
    Rainbow Price: $6.95

    Beep! Beep! The elusive Road Runner once again slips away from the wily coyote, but that doesn’t stop Wile E. from his obsessive pursuit. A perfect mix of scientific genius and determination, Coyote schemes and creates a variety of traps using speed and velocity in this engaging science graphic reader based on classic characters. Children (and adults!) of all ages will enjoy this fresh, fun approach to science. Perfect supplement to any science curriculum or a great way to excite kiddos to want to learn more science. Includes glossary, index and additional resources. No hands-on activities included. 32 pgs, pb. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 051515
    Retail: $3.99
    Rainbow Price: $3.65

     Have a bit of science fun as you assemble this inexpensive cardboard telescope. Instructions and pieces are included and your telescope will be ready to use within minutes. Although not high-quality lenses (plastic), children will learn about lenses and be able to zoom in and out to view things at a distance. Includes a sheet of brightly colored dot stickers so you can decorate and personalize your telescope. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 005955
    Retail: $17.00
    Rainbow Price: $11.50

     Easy viewing in the palm of your hand, this little microscope can go with you anywhere. Operating on one AA battery (not included), the LED is bright and the magnification is clear. Use this microscope to view slides or any other little thing that might be of interest. With just a turn of the focus ring and a flip of the zoom dial, bring things in for a closer look. This little microscope from Carson Optical measures only about 3.5 x 2.25” x 1” - don’t let the size fool you – good things come in small packages. ~ Donna

  • Item #: MPKSSE
    Retail: $358.51
    Rainbow Price: $255.00

    A wonderful collection of books which open up worlds of discovery for kindergarteners and first graders. Memoria Press uses this set as a supplement to their regular kindergarten study, but it would be an excellent set of books for any home library. Discover how a house is built, how a seed turns into a plant, why deserts are dry, what the world is made of, what lives in a shell – and so much more. ~ Janice

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  • Item #: 066497
    Retail: $39.99
    Rainbow Price: $34.75

     

      This is a good starter scope for your younger learners. Use it as a microscope or with your smart phone for greater magnification and easier viewing. This plastic scope is equipped with a zoom eyepiece, focus knob, stage with metal stage clips, 3 objectives (4X, 10X, 40X), LED illumination, and on/off switch. Also included in this set is the microscope, smart phone adaptor, 1 plastic prepared slide and 2 blank plastic slides and covers, 3 specimen vials, plastic graduated cylinder, pipette, tweezers, plastic magnifying glass, round tissue cutter, hatchery for brine shrimp eggs, yeast, brine shrimp eggs, and 2 AA batteries. The instruction booklet lists the parts of the microscope and how to use it and instructions for 6 experiments. You can view slides through the comfortable eyepiece or switch to the smart phone adaptor pad. This oval pad is covered with suction cups to hold your smart phone firmly in place over the eyepiece to view objects on your smart phone screen. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 056391
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $15.99

    Taking interactive learning to the next level, these quality 32 "x 42" matte laminated wall charts appeal to all the learning styles in your family or classroom. Detailed posters come alive with the required downloadable app (Apple or Android devices). Hover the camera from your smart phone or tablet over the chart to see the human body come alive through 3D images, or informational screen shots. With this amazingly cool interactive chart, pinch to zoom or swipe to rotate to explore the torso or click on the clavicle and see a screen shot that explains it's unique position in the body and its importance in connecting the scapula to the sternum. While younger children may enjoy "playing" with this wall chart and learning more about the human body, older students will benefit most from the additional information. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 039102
    Retail: $17.00
    Rainbow Price: $10.95

    This sturdy little LED-lighted pocket microscope is the perfect companion for the great outdoors or indoors! The 4" microscope fits into a sturdy base, but can be used without. Use the zoom to view small objects at 20X-40X which show up nice and bright with the LED lighting. Even 3-D objects look nice and sharp under the viewer! One of my favorite features is the button that controls the lighting you have to hold it in to turn on the light, ensuring that the light bulb isn't left on for hours and hours. Two plastic specimen slides and cover slips are included to begin your pond water investigations, and these slide right into the microscope base. Microscope uses three LR44 button cell batteries, included. ~ Jess

  • Item #: 028473
    Retail: $28.99
    Rainbow Price: $16.73

    Stomp rockets are fun, rapid launching weapons are awesome; combine those things together and you get the X6 Zoom Rocketz! This set contains a launcher with a rotating base that holds 6 rockets. Tilt the base to the angle you desire, then jump or stop on the launch pad to send your rocket flying up to 100 feet. The base automatically rotates so you can immediately stomp it again and again to send all 6 rockets into the sky, rapid fire! The rockets slide easily onto the base and are designed with a durable foam nose-cone for damage free landing, reflective foil so you can keep track of your rocket in the sky (and on the ground!), and fins to help gain altitude and spin. Set includes launch pad, base and 6 rockets. For outdoor use. ~ Megan

  • Item #: 016913
    Retail: $11.95
    Rainbow Price: $7.66

      As you zoom through the 60 circular cards, you’re competing to be the first to think of a word that fits the criteria. One side of each card shows letters; the other shows a category. Flip over the top card and match one of three letter colors with the color of the category card that’s next on the stack. Name an item in the given category that starts with that letter, such as “a food that starts with C.” If you’re the first to name one, you win that card. The winner is the one with the most cards after the stack is gone. A shuffle of the deck ensures that the letters/categories are new for the next game. Ten different categories range from movies/TV to countries or plants. 2-6 players, 15 minutes play, packaged in a storage tin.

  • Item #: 003901
    Retail: $17.00
    Rainbow Price: $11.50

    Perfect introductory hand-held microscope to view stamps, coins and dollar bills, leaves, and nearly anything else you want to view up close. Includes LED light and 20-60x zoom. Works best if placed flat against item viewed. Measures 3 ¾" x 2". Requires 1 AA battery - not included. Slip into your pocket and set off on the next great adventure! From Carson Optical. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 001432
    Retail: $14.00
    Rainbow Price: $9.50

    This pocket-sized microscope lets you turn any moment into a science lesson. Its lightweight and portable design makes it easy to take on field trips, nature walks or your own backyard. You can press it directly on the object for added stability. It features a built-in LED light for a crystal-clear image, and it's easy to focus and zoom. Measures 5" long and runs on G3 button cell batteries (included).

  • Item #: 001423
    ISBN: 9780756682699
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.00

    This is a reference book with a twist--from page to page, topics are connected. First you see a satellite image of the earth; on that earth there is small boxed area. On the next page you see that the boxed area was the ocean and the two-page spread has information about elements of the ocean. Or you may see a two-page spread of hot air balloons with the flags of different countries on them. Turn the page to see information about the UN, and the hot air balloons are seen floating outside the window. Turn the page again to see the close-up of a background picture concerning religions in other countries. It's like looking for hidden things in the pictures as a clue for what will follow. I continue to go back to the pages to find the links between them. This 250-page hardcover book covers topics from science and history/geography – nature, human body, earth, people and places, art and culture, history, science and technology, and space. A glossary in the back of the book will help with new or unfamiliar words. Each two-page spread is a large photo surrounded by small photos, illustrations, and bits of information. This book offers more than just reference material as you zoom in and out of the scenes – your children will be encouraged to read and learn with this interactive format. ~ Donna