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  • Item #: 025782
    ISBN: 9780395287156
    Retail: $9.99
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    Katy the caboose is tired of being at the back of the train. It’s rather boring to always have to follow at the end of a long line of cars, and the black smoke from the engine doesn’t help. As Katy travels through the country, she sees all the lovely things she would rather be doing. One day, a bolt breaks loose and Katy flies down the track. Will she finally be free or will she crash? You’ll just have to read the book to find out! A charming little rhyming story. 42 softcover pages. – Laura

  • Item #: 063116
    Retail: $12.00
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    Become familiar with the Greek gods and practice mental math while playing this strategic card game. Each player is dealt four cards that will have either a number or a Greek god on them. Players take turns playing a card on "Mount Olympus" and add it to the previous total number. If a number is played by another player that matches a number in your hand, you can do a "same number sneak" playing that card and skip other players that would have been next. Greek god cards have powers such as playing Aphrodite and rounding the total to the nearest multiple of 0 or Ares sending the Mount Olympus total to 50. Throughout the game, take control of Zeus by getting to a total of a multiple of 10 (10, 20, 30…), playing a Greek God that says to steal Zeus, or doing a same number sneak. Get to 100 points while holding on to Zeus and win that round, earning a letter of Zeus. Win 4 rounds to spell out Z-E-U-S to win the game.

  • Item #: 047615
    Retail: $0.00
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    Kids will have fun practicing their money counting skills with this coin card game. The set contains 108 cards (94 coin cards, 10 lucky find cards, and 4 save cards). Each coin card has a labeled color photo of a coin (nickel, dime, quarter or 50 cent piece), the lucky find cards have illustrations of a treasure chest with values greater than just one coin (30 cents, 35 cents, and 45 cents), and the save cards allow players to pass on their turns. The object of the game is to play cards that equal exactly one dollar without going over. Each player take turns drawing a card from the pile while playing a card from their hand to add to the running total of cards laid out on the table. Once a player plays a card that adds up to exactly one dollar, he/she gets to keep the pile and a new round is started. If a player plays a card that adds up to over one dollar, the player "busts" and claims the cards face down. When all of the cards have been used, the players tally up their points. Each dollar pile is worth one point, while each "bust" pile is a negative point. The player with the most points is the winner! For 2-6 players. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 000187
    ISBN: 9780385316408
    Retail: $17.00
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    Appalled at the lack of cultural literacy (75% of 3100 Ivy League college students could not identify the author of the Gettysburg Address) in American society, author E.D. Hirsch, Jr. has made a life work of providing the framework for an educational sequence which builds knowledge year by year. The result is the Core Knowledge Series -aka- What Your Grader Needs to Know. This companion identifies quality children's books. Each of the six general subject areas - language arts, history and geography, visual arts, music, science, and mathematics - is introduced by a brief summary of the main topics in the corresponding subject of the Core Knowledge Sequence. Then follows a detailed and annotated bibliography of quality books loosely grouped into age-appropriate categories for younger and older children. Helpfully, "Core Collection" - those items considered most worthy - are listed throughout. Armed with this book and a Needs to Know book, a homeschooling mom would have the main tools she needs to develop a comprehensive, challenging curriculum. 360 pgs. Janice

  • Item #: 031452
    Retail: $4.99
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    Now you can take Squiggle on the road - no loose pieces to worry about! The travel edition of the game features a thick sketch pad with printed squiggles on each page. The artist spins the pad itself (no separate spinner) to determine which side of the paper is up. Then, using the Squiggle as a starting point, he draws an object for his partner to guess. For individual fun or competitive play, there's always a creative doodle in the making with Squiggle On-the-Go.

  • Item #: 023592
    ISBN: 9780140501742
    Retail: $7.99
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    This Caldecott Honor-winning book tells the story of life in Maine for a little girl named Sal. She loses her first tooth, then rides with her father and baby sister across the bay to go to town. A charming tale about growing up, making wishes, and life in a simpler time. Written and illustrated by Robert McCloskey, 64 pgs, sc. – Laura

  • Item #: 064892
    Retail: $1.50
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     1-10 stair outline for counting or simple operations (can be used with markers or counting cubes); the reverse provides a work space for loose cubes, rod building outline, and blank space to write the number and number word

  • Item #: 023525
    ISBN: 9781885593832
    Retail: $12.95
    Rainbow Price: $9.75

    More than just an activity book, this guide takes students on a tour of chemistry through nearly all the elements! After a brief orientation to review what atoms and elements are, students are introduced to the periodic table and its organization. Each chapter afterwards focuses on a family of the periodic table, from the alkali metals to the noble gases, and the transition metals, lanthanides and actinides in between. Although most elements are at least introduced, much more time is spent learning about and investigating the more common elements that we interact with every day. A good mix of information, interesting trivia facts, and activities are incorporated into every chapter, all presented in an energetic and fun manner with excellent concept explanations. In the chapter on metalloids, the unique properties of metalloids are discussed, and then young scientists are set loose to experiment with boron by making Borax slime, investigate silicon through old electronics parts and the properties of Silly Putty, observe the anti-static properties of polonium, and read about the properties of other metalloid family members. The experiments require mostly commonly found household materials, and are pretty simple to perform. Although some of them are very standard simple chemistry experiments I expected, others are very unique. Presented at a level most kids can understand, this comprehensive activity guide won't bore them with a load of information, but offers students a taste of the elements and chemical concepts they are sure to encounter in a high school course and in a fun, inviting way. I would recommend this one for use either as a hands-on unit to use alongside an elementary textbook curriculum, or with an introductory chemistry course such as Friendly Chemistry, or the Elements: Intro to Chemistry. And above all, just enjoy it! - Jess

  • Item #: 009810
    ISBN: 9781550354331
    Retail: $12.99
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    For a more in-depth course in poetic appreciation and understanding, turn to these units which contain and analyze some of the best poetry from the late Middle Ages through the 19th (Classical) or early 20th (Traditional) century. The poems used are printed right in the loose-leaf text and include works from such notable authors as William Shakespeare, John Keats, Christopher Marlowe, John Donne, John Milton, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and others. Both units begin with a study of "The Ballad", though more attention is given to this form in the Traditional Poetry unit, which also contains a Nursery Rhymes section. The basic organization of Classical Poetry is by "Age" (Elizabethan, Seventeenth Century, Restoration and Eighteenth Century, Romantic, Victorian, and Nineteenth Century) with a discussion about that era and the style of poetry characterizing it. Biographical information about each poet is included, along with a blackline "portrait." After the first two units in Traditional Poetry, that book is organized by poet and also includes biographical information and a portrait for each. Activities follow the poetry. These range from interpretational to a study of poetic devices and are very well-contrived, with ample explanation and background information. Concluding each unit are activities for essay and discussion centering around themes in the poems or asking students to compare or contrast aspects of two or more of the poems. These are excellent units; my only quibble is the lack of a teacher key to evaluate student responses. If you do this study along with your child, this shouldn't be much of a deterrent.
  • Item #: 028483
    ISBN: 9781550358414
    Retail: $18.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.50
  • Item #: 028490
    ISBN: 9781550358780
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.96
  • Item #: 028576
    ISBN: 9781550358841
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.96
  • Item #: 028578
    ISBN: 9781550358827
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.96
  • Item #: 009821
    ISBN: 9781550355192
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.95
    For a more in-depth course in poetic appreciation and understanding, turn to these units which contain and analyze some of the best poetry from the late Middle Ages through the 19th (Classical) or early 20th (Traditional) century. The poems used are printed right in the loose-leaf text and include works from such notable authors as William Shakespeare, John Keats, Christopher Marlowe, John Donne, John Milton, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and others. Both units begin with a study of "The Ballad", though more attention is given to this form in the Traditional Poetry unit, which also contains a Nursery Rhymes section. The basic organization of Classical Poetry is by "Age" (Elizabethan, Seventeenth Century, Restoration and Eighteenth Century, Romantic, Victorian, and Nineteenth Century) with a discussion about that era and the style of poetry characterizing it. Biographical information about each poet is included, along with a blackline "portrait." After the first two units in Traditional Poetry, that book is organized by poet and also includes biographical information and a portrait for each. Activities follow the poetry. These range from interpretational to a study of poetic devices and are very well-contrived, with ample explanation and background information. Concluding each unit are activities for essay and discussion centering around themes in the poems or asking students to compare or contrast aspects of two or more of the poems. These are excellent units; my only quibble is the lack of a teacher key to evaluate student responses. If you do this study along with your child, this shouldn't be much of a deterrent.
  • Item #: 028486
    ISBN: 9781550357752
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.95
  • Item #: 028575
    ISBN: 9781550358544
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.96
  • Item #: 028577
    ISBN: 9781550358520
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.96
  • Item #: 028485
    ISBN: 9781550358865
    Retail: $18.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.50
  • Item #: 028489
    ISBN: 9781550357738
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.95
  • Item #: 028482
    ISBN: 9781550358438
    Retail: $18.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.50
  • Item #: 028488
    ISBN: 9781550358803
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.95
  • Item #: 028484
    ISBN: 9781550358889
    Retail: $18.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.15
  • Item #: 030254
    Retail: $15.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.50

    This simple yet complete introduction to calligraphy is perfect for slightly older students or adults. There is very little written instruction, but guidelines are given for different strokes and letters and pages are devoted to practice. The majority of the pages feature seven lines, with a different letter or symbol at the left hand side of each line and the rest of the line blank for you to practice. The author advises tracing the original mark and getting a feel for the strokes before moving on to your own. Similar letters are practiced together so you can easily pick up on the correct strokes before moving on. The first part of the book focuses on italics, and then you progress to italic calligraphy. After learning all of the individual letters, students move on to practicing words and sentences. Additional tips and helpful information is given in the last several pages of the book. 72 pgs. - Melissa

  • Item #: 007744
    ISBN: 9780982776223
    Retail: $19.95
    Rainbow Price: $15.25

    Many customers have asked us for an italic handwriting book for an older child or for themselves. By the same publisher as the Italic Handwriting series sold above, this is a one-book, self-teaching course for use by middle schoolers through adults. The 96-page workbook proceeds step-by-step and includes tips and techniques adjacent to the examples to be copied. It actually compresses the full instruction in italic books A-G, beginning with basic italic, learning joins, and progressing to cursive italic. The book finishes up with a special section on calligraphy, introducing the nibbed fountain pen and artistic lettering.

  • Item #: 049107
    ISBN: 9780764161155
    Retail: $23.99
    Rainbow Price: $18.95

    Both beginner and advanced calligraphy students will appreciate this thorough, comprehensive guide. It differs from others on the market by walking you through 14 key alphabets: letter-by-letter, stroke-by-stroke. The book begins with a detailed "Getting Started" section, which introduces students to the pens, brushes, paper, inks, and other tools used in calligraphy. Next, the main section of the book provides detailed instructions for writing the letters of 14 alphabets, including Uncial capitals, Roman capitals, Carolingian capitals and lowercase, formal italic capitals and lowercase, Gothic capitals and lowercase, and others. Each alphabet style chapter begins with a definition and brief historical background for the particular alphabet, followed by the alphabet itself (in large type, for easy reference and tracing). Then the chapter provides step-by-step instructions for writing each letter of the alphabet. Numbered strokes, color photos showing pen position, helpful tips, and practice exercises are also included. A special chapter covers numbers and symbols. The last section of the book is devoted to embellishments, namely, experimenting with color and gold. Photos and detailed instructions show you how to combine colors with lettering and achieve gold leaf effects with gold paints, imitation gold leaf, and gold powders. Vivid color illustrations are included throughout, and an index is located in the back. 256 pgs, hc spiral. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 018482
    ISBN: 9780929223186
    Retail: $0.00
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    Mrs. Letz Farmer and her daughter Laura have teamed up again to help children learn cursive - and maintain a cheerful attitude while doing it. Somewhat similar to their first book in format, this book adopts the same encouraging instruction. It begins with lowercase letters for ease, introducing different strokes that can be used to make different letters. Several appropriately named characters represent these strokes and appear on related pages to offer tips. Bible verses appear on some pages, used for practice in reading cursive and identifying letters. Random words lining the bottom of the page are used for writing practice. The book then moves into lowercase letter combinations and finally words. When students are comfortable with their lowercase letters, it's time to move on to the capitals. As the letters are introduced, students begin practicing by writing printed Bible verses in cursive, and then a cursive verse back into manuscript. Here again on these pages, there are random words included for additional writing practice for the featured letter. Any difficult letter combination connections are featured with practice lines so students become comfortable with them. Grammar skills and alphabetizing are also incorporated into the lessons, which is a nice extra touch. - Melissa

  • Item #: 027281
    Retail: $16.99
    Rainbow Price: $14.99

    This unique game is great to play alone or in any size group, and all ages will enjoy the strategy and fun. It's composed of 24 specially notched metal rods that come in 6 bright colors and a base. Players take turns adding rods to other rods on the base's hook, trying not to knock the entire structure over. The patented U-shaped notches make for loose connections and the rods can easily pivot, so you have to consider wisely before placing your rods. You must think about physics, gravity, and balance because the entire structure can shift and traps can be set. The first to hang all of their pieces without knocking anything over is the winner.

  • Item #: 026219
    ISBN: 9780486418049
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $11.50

    This book is ideal for anyone who is seriously interested in calligraphy. It is a straight-forward approach to calligraphy in just ten lessons. After an introduction to calligraphy and the materials you will need (although this book details the correct ink, pencils, pens, rulers, etc. you may just choose to use a calligraphy pen for simplicity), the first lesson teaches you how to make the basic strokes. The next four lessons introduce the entire lowercase alphabet, divided by similar letter shapes. Then a chapter is devoted to spacing, connections, and words before moving on to the lessons on capital letters and numbers and punctuation. The llast two lessons provide more information about materials, corrections, and suggestions for using your newfound skills. Please note that this book provides only instruction - there are no lines for you to practice on in the book. You will need to work on a separate pad of paper (graph paper is suggested for a few of the pages). - Melissa

  • Item #: 061704
    Retail: $6.99
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    Makes one 2.25" x 3.5" keychain / coin pouch.