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From: Kareni (
Subject:         Math/Science/homeschooling/bible: Darwin, Family Math, Beechick, Holt, Geography of Childhood, more
Date: March 9, 2013 at 9:36 pm PST

I have ads on the PreK-2 and 7-12 boards. Feel free to combine for FREE books. The list of FREE books is in my History ad.
Set of two: Exploratopia: More than 400 kid-friendly experiments and explorations for curious minds by The Exploratorium

From Booklist: “... presents a lively compendium of science information, activities, and experiments. Divided into three broad sections, this large-format book supports a hands-on approach to learning. "Exploring Yourself" includes sections on the eyes, the ears, the nose and tongue, the hands, and the brain. "Exploring Interesting Places" offers things to learn in kitchens, bathrooms, backyards, playgrounds, amusement parks, and beaches. "Exploring Interesting Stuff" looks into language, music, math, money, paper, optical illusions, light, color, electricity, magnetism, and sound. With many color photos, cartoon-style drawings, and well-labeled diagrams, the book is brightly illustrated and visually appealing, from its eye-catching endpapers right through to the appended (and sure-to-be-consulted) "Hints, Tips, & Answers." Better written and more engaging than most science experiment books, this book encourages children to learn through reading, observations, and experimentation. Carolyn Phelan Copyright © American Library Association."

Hardback, ex-library, very good condition. New this sells for $29.99.

Plus Bill Nye the Science Guy’s Big Blast of Science

“Bill Nye takes students on a wacky tour of science discoveries and experiments in his book "Big Blast of Science." Billed as a cool handbook for laws of nature from molecules to the Milky Way, the book covers Light, Matter, Heat, Electricity, Magnetism, Outer Space and more. Activities are simple to conduct with on-hand materials. Both presentation and topics are current and fun. Grades 5 and up.” Sells new for $16.95; paperback, ex-library, good or better condition.
Asking for $16.00ppd (within the US only) for the set of two books.
Darwin and Evolution for Kids by Kristan Lawson

“… traces the transformation of a privileged and somewhat scatterbrained youth into the great thinker who proposed the revolutionary theory of evolution. Through 21 hands-on activities, young scientists learn about Darwin’s life and work and assess current evidence of evolution. Activities include going on a botanical treasure hunt, keeping field notes as a backyard naturalist, and tying knots for ship sails like those on the HMS Beagle. Children also learn how fossils are created, trace genetic traits through their family trees, and discover if acquired traits are passed along to future generations.”

For ages nine and up, oversized paperback, ex-lib, very good condition. New this sells for $16.95; asking for $8.00ppd (within the US only.
Family Math for Young Children by Coates and Stenmark

“With an emphasis on four-to eight-year-old children, activities in the FAMILY MATH for Young Children book use commonly found items and bring family members together in the process of learning from each other. Each activity or exploration is concisely organized into five sections: "This Is About," "You Will Need," "Getting Ready," "Activity," and "Insight." I consider this book to be an excellent resource…. It will go far in building the confidence in mathematics for both parents and their children.” From a review by Irene M. Raber, NCTM, Feb. 1998.

Oversized paperback, excellent condition. New this sells for $19.95; asking for $10.00ppd (within the US only).
Math book set:

Math a la Mode by Beverly Armstrong, Grades 3-4, Multiplication & Division (The Learning Works), 24 activities

Math-a-Draw by Judith Parsons, Level III, Subtraction for High 2nd, 3rd, and Low 4th grade, 27 dot to dot math learning games (Fearon)

Winning Big in Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division by Fineman & Ricciardi, Grades 3-4 (Fearon) 40 Activities

Everything You Need to Know About Math Homework by Anne Zeman and Kate Kelly (4th to 6th grades)

All four are paperbacks; Winning Big is well used, others are in good condition. Asking for $12.00ppd (within the US only) for the set. NOW $10.00ppd.
Set of three books: Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics by Liping Ma

"For all who are concerned with mathematics education in the U.S., Liping Ma has written an important book. It provides valuable clues to the nature of the problem of improving our K-12 mathematics education. An added bonus is that, despite the somewhat foreboding educationese of its title, it is quite readable. I recommend this book." —Roger Howe, Yale University

Paperback, ex-library, very good condition. This is the first edition, original price was $33.95.

plus About Teaching Mathematics: A K - 8 Resource by Marilyn Burns

"This comprehensive and popular resource addresses the toughest issues teachers face in mathematics teaching. It demonstrates how to replace traditional math teaching with strategies that focus on students' thinking and reasoning and presents the case for teaching mathematics through problem solving. ... more than 240 ... activities."

Large paperback with over 250 pages, cover is creased, some underlining and notes, but otherwise in good condition. Original price was $28.95.

plus Mathematics Activities for Elementary School Teachers: A Problem Solving Approach by Dolan et al.

"... provides a hands-on manipulative based, problem-solving approach to learning and teaching elementary mathematics."

Large paperback with over 300 pages, slight cover wear but overall in very good condition. For
this set of three books, asking for $30.00ppd (within the US only)..
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Unicorns Are Real: A Right-Brained Approach to Learning by Barbara Meister Vitale

"This mega-best seller provides sixty-five practical, easy-to-follow lessons to develop the much ignored right-brain tendencies of children. These simple yet dramatically effective ideas and activities have helped thousands with learning difficulties. Includes an easy to administer screening checklist to determine hemisphere dominance. Engaging instructional activities that draw on the intuitive, non-verbal abilities of the right brain, a list of skills associated with each brain hemisphere and much more. All grades."

Oversized paperback, ex-lib, in good condition. Asking for $8.00ppd (within the US only).
The Private Eye: "5X" Looking/Thinking by Analogy - A Guide to Developing the Interdisciplinary Mind by Kerry Ruef

“K-16 through life. Profusely illustrated in black and white. This best-selling introduction to The Private Eye program will propel you and your students into worlds of wonder and intellectual growth. You’ll discover the drama and wonder of looking closely at the world, thinking by analogy, changing scale and theorizing and how The Private Eye’s simple "tools" produce "gifted" results. Whether you’re teaching science, language arts, art, math and/or social studies, you’ll be amazed at how students love the process: with a jeweler's loupe, everyday objects and The Private Eye’s simple questions you’ll accelerate and magnify thought as students write, draw, theorize and invent. … Over 200 lesson plans, ideas and ticklers to enrich the five core disciplines. This book takes the reader on a journey of discovery that incorporates science, art, literature, and creative thinking.” Dolores Choat, Science and Children (NSTA).

Large paperback, ex-lib, in very good condition. New this now sells for $24.95; asking for $12.00ppd (within the US only).
Set of two books: Children's Special Places: Exploring the Role of Forts, Dens, and Bush Houses in Middle Childhood by David Sobel

Paperback, ex-lib, first edition, in good condition. The current edition sells for $26.95.

Plus The Geography of Childhood: Why Children Need Wild Places by Gary Paul Nabhan

Paperback, ex-lib, some stains on inside front cover and facing page but overall in good condition. New this now sells for $20.00. Asking for $12.00ppd (within the US only) for the set of two books.
The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden

This is a facsimile reproduction of a naturalist's diary for the year 1906. Edith Holden recorded in words and paintings the flora and fauna of the British countryside through the changing seasons of the year. It is a great book to browse in if you are interested in doing a nature study; particularly valuable if you are a Charlotte Mason homeschooler.
Small paperback, ex-lib, inscription blacked out on title page, in good condition. This copy originally sold for $9.95; asking $5.00ppd (within the continental US only.
How to Talk to Children About Art by Francoise Barbe-Gall

“Anticipating how kids react to paintings by artists as diverse as Botticelli, Vermeer, Degas, Chagall, and Pollack, this resource for adults who want children to love and understand art prepares them for the types of questions kids ask. Providing parents and teachers with valuable tips for making any visit to a museum with children a success, this guide offers a great primer or refresher course on art history, allowing adults to confidently answer common questions, such as why some paintings are signed and others are not, some pictures are small and others are very large, and why the Dutch paint so much fruit. Questions and answers about 30 well-known paintings provide historical background, explain genres such as still life and portrait, and demystify religious and mythological themes. Color-coded tabs let adults flip to sections appropriate to the ages of their children (5–7 years, 8–10 years, 11–13+ years).”

Paperback, ex-lib, in very good condition. New this now sells for $18.95; asking for $9.00ppd (within the US only).
My Backyard History Book by David Weitzman

This is from the Brown Paper School Book series; original cost was $12.95. There are some good reviews at Amazon if you're unfamiliar with the book. Paperback, some cover wear but overall in good or better condition. Asking for $7.00ppd (within the US only).
Brown Paper School Book set

Math for Smarty Pants by Marilyn Burns
Good for Me!: All About Food in 32 Bites by Marilyn Burns
Word Works: Why the Alphabet is a Kid's Best Friend by Cathryn Berger Kaye
Making Cents: Every Kid's Guide to Money by Elizabeth Wilkinson

All are paperbacks; first has no writing inside and is in good condition. Next three are covered in contact paper, name inside, in good/very good condition. If desired, will also add for free This Book is About Time by Marilyn Burns, paperback in okay condition. Set of four books (fifth if desired) for $20.00ppd (within the US only). NOW $18.00ppd.
Read-n-Draw: Following Directions, Book 2, Grades 4-6, by Randy Womack

20 Reproducible activities and answer keys. Paperback in good condition. Most activities require a straight edge and compass. Asking for $6.00ppd (within the US only).
Heroes of the Bible by Olive Beaupre Miller

Hardback with dust jacket in mylar cover, inscribed with name, 1940 edition. More than 100 illustrations by Mariel Wilhoite, 29 in color. Some speckling due to age, but overall in very good condition. This was re-released in hardback in 2005 for $57.95; asking for $16.00ppd (within the US only).
Saint George and the Dragon: A Mummer's Play by John Langstaff with woodcuts by David Gentleman

Hardback, 1st edition. Dust jacket has slight stains but the book is in very good condition. Asking for $9.00ppd (within the US only). NOW $8.00ppd. NOW $7.00ppd.
Saint Joan, the Girl Soldier by Louis de Wohl

This is a hardback book in dust jacket from the Vision Books series. Illustrations are by Harry Barton. The dust jacket is in poor condition; the book shows discoloration due to age but no writing. The binding is strong. Copyright 1957. A new paperback costs $9.95; asking for $6.00ppd for this hardback copy. NOW $5.00ppd.
Miss Lea's Bible Stories for Children by Rosemary Lea, illustrated by Stephen Sechrist

This is a hard back book. The cover has a little shelf wear, but otherwise the book is in excellent condition. This sells for $14.95 new. Asking for $8.00ppd (within the US only). NOW $5.00ppd.
Set of two books: Semantic Mapping: Classroom Applications by Joan Heimlich and Susan Pittelman

Small paperback in good condition; it does have a few notes on the cover. From an Amazon reviewer, Dorcas: "The book might look insignificant, but it contains a powerhouse of graphic organizers that can be used throughout the curriculum. The book contains vivid examples of semantic mapping strategies for classroom application. The organization of the book makes it easy to use. The authors provide additional resources and references to aide in implementing the lessons. Each variation of the mapping strategy has a complete lesson plan, objectives, goals, and activities. It also has a step-by-step process for introducing the activities and a daily guide for engaging students in the learning process."

plus Promoting Active Reading Comprehension Strategies: A Resource Book for Teachers by Judith Irwin and Isabel Baker

From an Amazon reviewer, C. Jones: "If teaching comprehension is your "thing" you will love this detailed look at the components of comprehension. Irwin tackles each one of her aspects or dimensions of comprehension one by one and gives you many, MANY activities to improve comprehension in that area. If you have done everything you can think of to improve your students' comprehension and you are still not getting the results you want, try the methods in this book." Large paperback with a few notes and dog-eared pages inside; overall in good condition.

New this originally sold for $53.50. Asking for $20.00ppd for the set of two books. NOW $18.00ppd).
You Can Teach Your Child Successfully: Grades 4 - 8 by Ruth Beechick

Paperback in very good condition. New this now sells for $14.00; asking for $7.00ppd (within the US only).
Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner by Kathy Kuhl

“Kathy Kuhl homeschooled her struggling learner for 4th-12th grades. After he graduated, she interviewed 64 homeschoolers with children with different learning problems, including autism, learning disabilities, AD/HD, and other conditions. She distills their wisdom while conveying her own experience and insights.”
Paperback, ex-lib, in very good condition. New this now sells for $19.95; asking for $10.00ppd (within the US only).
Set of two books by Temple Grandin

Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism – Paperback in very good condition; this sells for $15.00.

plus Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships (co-author Sean Barron) – Hardback in very good condition; this sells for $24.95.
Asking for $14.00ppd for the set of two books (within the US only).
The Organized Student: Teaching Children the Skills for Success in School and Beyond by Donna Goldberg

“The overstuffed backpack, the missing homework, the unused planner, the test he didn't know about. Sound familiar? When the disorganized child meets the departmentalized structure of middle school, everything can fall apart. Even the academically successful child will start to falter if she misses deadlines, loses textbooks, or can't get to class on time. This practical book is full of hands-on strategies for helping parents identify and teach organizational skills.”
Paperback, ex-lib, some sticker residue on front cover, good condition. New this now sells for $14.95; asking for $7.00ppd (within the US only).
Lifeways: Working with Family Questions by Gudrun Davy and Bons Voors

Rudolf Steiner based; paperback, ex-lib, definite cover wear but interior pages are in good condition with no writing. Original prices was $26.00; asking for $7.00ppd (within the US only)
How Children Learn by John Holt

"This enduring classic offers teachers and parents deep, original insight into the nature of early learning. John Holt was the first to make clear that, for small children, “learning is as natural as breathing.” In this delightful yet profound book, he looks at how we learn to talk, to read, to count, and to reason, and how we can nurture and encourage these natural abilities in our children.”"

Paperback in very good condition; retails new for $16.00. Asking for $8.00ppd (within the US only). NOW $7.00ppd. NOW $6.00ppd.
Homeschooling and the Voyage of Self-Discovery by David H. Albert

Paperback in excellent, like new condition. New this costs $17.95; asking for $9.00ppd (within the US only). NOW $6.00ppd. NOW $5.00ppd.
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These come from a non-smoking and no pet home. I would prefer to be paid by a money order (in which case I will ship immediately) but will also accept a personal check (in which case I will ship once your check clears). Sorry, but I do not take paypal. If you would like insurance, add an additional $1.95.

Feel free to email with questions. If you are serious about purchasing, please give your name and address in confirmation. Email me at kareni29@ (take out the space).

Thank you for looking.

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