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Subject:         Language Arts - Fiction - Geography - Music/Art - Homeschool/Parenting Aids
Date: July 20, 2013 at 1:21 pm PST

IMITATION IN WRITING: Greek Heroes (Imitation in Writing) (Matt
--Quintillian would be proud to see your students learning the
structure and style of good writing through imitation while they study
Greek mythology. This Greek Heroes text is the fourth book in a growing
series of Imitation in Writing materials designed to teach aspiring
writers the art and discipline of crafting delightful prose and poetry.
The text includes a short background of imitation as a means of teaching
writing, instructions, grading guidelines, twenty-five myths about Greek
Heroes formatted for imitation, and a glossary of Greek gods and terms.
Fourth grade and up. --$9.75
SPELLING POWER, 3rd edition (Ages 8-College aged) (Beverly Gordon)
-- Spelling Power is a multi-sensory, multi-level spelling customized
program that will help your students master the rules of spelling in
only 15 minutes a day! A 5 minute test starts off the day, which helps
to review, check retention, and preview new words to study. For the next
5 minutes, you'll test misspelled words, and for the remaining 5
minutes, you'll test new words, picking up where you last left off. In
only those 15 minutes, you'll be on your way to mastering the 5,000 most
frequently used words, phonetic principles, and spelling rules!
Glossary, Scope & Sequence, Verifying Research, and sections on
dictionary and proofreading skills are also included. This program can
be used all the way through the student's school years to 12th grade.

-- These activity cards are the fun way to master spelling words and
strengthen language arts skills. The cards give you hundreds of ways to
make spelling easy to teach and easy to learn. This is easy to use
because every card is color coded by ability/interest level. Each
instructional activity requires just five to ten minutes for students to
complete on their own, with little or no teacher involvement. Keep this
box of activities on hand and you'll always have age-appropriate, self-
directed spelling lessons at-the-ready---no advance planning required!
Features 365 cards with multisensory and inductive learning exercises.
Categories include drill activities, skill builders, writing prompts,
dictionary skills, and homonyms & antonyms. Compatible with any word
list. Cards are color-coded for age and interest level. Includes
teachers' guide. For ages 5 to 18. --$15.00
GUIDED REPORT WRITING (Grades 3rd-6th) --$4.75
-- Guided Report Writing begins by providing the teacher with an
explanation of the eight-step process used to conduct each report
writing lesson. It continues on with information about the subject that
the students will read and then write about. There are then 2 activity
pages that go along with said subject. There are also reproducible forms
for taking notes, recording the title page and bibliography information
, and when students are ready to begin their own research, a checklist
for writing a report is provided. Students can move through the same
eight-step process independently.
-The eight steps are as follows: Choosing a Topic - Formulating
Subtopics -Researching Information -Taking Notes -Converting Notes to
Paragraphs -Proofreading -Bibliography -Final Copy
-The 8 report topics are: Chewing Gum -Christopher Columbus - Dinosaurs
-The Moon -Koalas -Jane Goodall -Volcanoes -Washington D.C.
WRITER'S EXPRESS (Grades 4th-6th) --$4.00
--This guide for aspiring writers. Kemper covers the writing process,
from how to form basic sentences to how to write stories, poems,
newspaper articles, friendly and business letters, book reviews, plays,
songs, and research writing. It goes over improving your reading,
spelling, vocabulary, grammar, punctuation, math, speaking , thinking
and listening abilities. Also, how to improve your study and test taking
skills. It includes a nearly 50-page appendix of tables and lists,
including maps, a timeline, Bill of Rights, the Amendments to the
Constitution, the sign-language alphabet, the planets, and more. The
volume is illustrated with colorful cartoon graphics, and bold headings
making it easier for readers to locate information. A useful addition
for classroom or home use, this title is less appropriate for library
purchase as it serves better as a textbook or personal handbook.

NONFICTION PASSAGES (Grades 4th and up) --$4.75
-- Book that get kids reading nonfiction with 30 high-interest passages
on topics such as survival in space, natural disasters, famous
Americans, and more. Comprehension questions, a graphic organizer, and a
writing prompt accompany each selection, providing easily-graded,
purposeful homework that's linked to the standards. A must-have
work text is incredibly easy to use, with each page is nicely laid out.
It has simple to understand directions at the top of each page, and is
appealing to the middle-elementary student. This particular book covers
7 units of study, including consonant and vowel sounds, differentiating
same sound letters, suffixes, syllables, vowel pairs and digraphs,
diphthongs, plurals, apostrophes, prefixes, roots, possessives,
contractions, alphabetizing and dictionary skills. Consumable soft
cover. - $1.50
--The cast of actors defines grammar and then dives right into the
various parts of speech, defining each, outlining rules, and following
up with illustrations of use. Students learn to differentiate between
four kinds of nouns, two kinds of pronouns, and adverbs vs. adjectives.
Throw in prepositions, conjunctions, verbs and interjections and you've
got yourself a thorough lesson. 30 minute Vhs tape. -$2.00
--Review, practice, and prepare for success in just two weeks: give
timed pretest to identify and address weaknesses, then complete six
lessons, including some theme–based lessons. Compare timed practice post
test results with pretest to show growth.

Reading passages are of various lengths and genres. Four lessons feature
a single passage and two lessons feature several thematic passages. All
are followed by selected–response and constructed–response questions.

Comprehension strategies include:
finding the main idea
author's purpose
compare and contrast
steps in a process, and others


EXPLORE THE LIBRARY --You can track down all sorts of information. Visit
exotic places. Meet famous people. Become an “expert.” You can do all
this, and more in the library. This book will show you how. -$1.75
-Each player in turn tries to combine letter cards in hand with
letter cards face up on the table by making runs. Object is to collect
the most letter cards in run. -$0.25
Abeka’s 3rd grade Pilgrim Boy - $3.00


HATCHET (Gary Paulsen) [Book and Literature guide]
- This Newbery Honor book is a dramatic, heart-stopping story of a boy
who, following a plane crash in the Canadian wilderness, must learn to
survive with only a hatchet and his own wits. --$7.75
CHRONICLES OF NARNIA (Complete 7 book series) C.S. Lewis
-- Narnia is the land of enchantment, glory, nobility--home to the
magnificent Aslan, cruel Jadis (the White Queen), heroic Reepicheep, and
kind Mr. Tumnus. All the magic of C.S. Lewis's Narnia, bewitching
readers for almost 50 years, is captured for the first time in this
splendid deluxe edition, including The Magician's Nephew, The Lion, the
Witch, and the Wardrobe, The Horse and His Boy, Prince Caspian, The
Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair, and The Last Battle, with
fabulous illustrations hand-drawn by the original Narnia artist Pauline
Lewis's work has cast a spell over countless readers over the years, so
that once we pick up The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, we don't
want to stop until we've read the whole series. The Complete Chronicles
makes it even easier to keep reading! The seven beloved stories have
been arranged in the chronological order in which Lewis intended them to
be read. Begin at the beginning, as Digory and Polly are tricked into a
strange other world, which becomes, even as they watch, the great
Narnia. Return again and again with four other children--Peter, Susan,
Edmund, and Lucy--who are to play such a vital role in Narnia's history.
Finally, enter the whimsical land one last time to witness the end of
Time, and the beginning of something new: "world within world, Narnia
within Narnia." --$8.75
A LIGHT IN THE ATTIC: Poems and Drawings (Shel Siverstein)
-- Here in the attic of Shel Silverstein you will find Backward Bill,
Sour Face Ann, the Meehoo With an Exactlywatt, and the Polar Bear in the
Frigidaire. You will talk with the Broiled Face, and find out what
happens when someone steals your knees, you get caught by the Quick-
Digesting Gink, a mountain snores, and they’ve put a brassiere on the
camel. -$1.75
-Sassy and Lum, two bear cubs, can't wait to spy on the first campers of
the year, even though Mother Bear warned them against it. They find two
grownups and a small boy that are perfect for their adventure. When the
campers are off for the day, the bear cubs wreak havoc on the campers'
tent and sleeping bags! The grownups aren't paying attention at all,
but the boy is certain that the bears are guilty. Can he prove it to
the grownups? --$2.00
-- One of several books, written as beginning readers with a controlled
vocabulary, that focus on different American Indian groups. Illustrated
throughout in full-color by Jack Merryweather - with the illustrations
designed to show the everyday life of this group. Includes notes at the
end with more information about the Pueblo Indians and the fact that the
arid high mesa countryside did much to create their self-reliant yet
strongly group-oriented character. "Juanito, himself shows the early
signs of self-reliance that will help him survive in his land. He is
also shown the need for reliance on help from others. Finally, Juanito
evidences the deep religious feeling of his people." Hardcover. 64 pp.
-- This early reader, with gorgeous illustrations, consists of a series
of 18 Indian tales. Contents include: Brother Skunk and Brother Coyote,
Boy and the Owl People, Turquoise Stone, Changing Woman, Spider Woman,
First Medicine Man, War with the Bumblebees, House of the Sun-Bearer,
and more. 165 pps. Ex-library book. Hardcover. --$5.00
--At summer camp, Willie is king of the knock-knock jokes. That is,
until he is challenged by Crow, who claims to be the best at everything.
So the campers decide to have a contest, and soon the jokes are flying
fast and furious. Who will be the new knock-knock king? --$2.00
-- Willie and Crow are back at camp. Last year, Willie won the joke
contest and was the knock-knock king. Now Crow wants to get him back.
But Willie has a secret weapon--or does he? This time Crow takes charge
as Willie must solve the clues hidden in knock-knock jokes to get back
his secret weapon--a knock-knock joke book. -$2.00
-- Those Spindlers are spinning a sticky web - all the way down through
space to Planet Earth. Soon the whole of Earth will be captive if the
Spindler's have their way. Unless, Space Dog gets to Earth in time . --
KING OF THE WIND Marguerite Henry (Sonlight Core F)
--He was named "Sham" for the sun, this golden-red stallion born in the
Sultan of Morocco's stone stables. Upon his heel was a small white spot,
the symbol of speed. But on his chest was the symbol of misfortune.
Although he was swift as the desert winds, Sham's pedigree would be
scorned all his life by cruel masters and owners.

This is the classic story of Sham and his friend, the stable boy Agba.
their adventures take them from the sands of the Sahara. to the royal
courts of France, and finally to the green pastures and stately homes of
England. For Sham was the renowned Godolphin Arabian, whose blood flows
through the veins of almost very superior thoroughbred. Sham's speed --
like his story -- has become legendary. Hardcover. --$6.00
--This is a fable, set in the Middle Ages, is about two beggars, one
blind, one crippled, who encounter an angel who grants them their wish--
to journey through space and time in search of the meaning of Christ's
birth. --$2.00
-- "The story of an Incan boy who lives in a hidden valley high in the
mountains of Peru with old Chuto the llama herder. Unknown to Cusi, he
is of royal blood and is the 'chosen one.' --$2.00
ELLA ENCHANTED (Gail Carson Levine)
-- In this incredible debut novel comes the richly entertaining story of
Ella of Frell, who at birth was given the gift of obedience by a fairy.
Ella soon realizes that this gift is little better than a curse, for how
can she truly be herself if at any time anyone can order her to hop on
one foot, or betray her kingdom and she'll have to obey? Against a bold
tapestry of princes, ogres, giants, wicked stepsisters, and fairy
godmothers, Ella's quest to break the curse once and for all and
discover who she really is sharply funny . A 1998 Newbery Honor Book. -
THE GIVER (Lois Lowry) [Sonlight 400]
-- The story centers on Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not
until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to
understand the secrets behind this fragile community. Newbery Medal
winner. --$2.50
MY ANTONIA (Willa Cather)
--This great American novel tells the story of several immigrant
families who move to rural Nebraska. Antonia is the eldest daughter of
the Shimerdas and is a bold and free-hearted young woman who becomes the
center of narrator Jim Burden's attention. The story has many elements
but clearly documents the struggles of the hard-working immigrants that
homesteaded the prairies, and does a particularly fine job covering the
hardships that women faced in that difficult environment. My Antonia is
considered her greatest accomplishment. --$2.00
LITTLE WOMEN (Louisa May Alcott)
--Four young women, living in New England, during a period of much
strife in America - the Civil War. They are self sufficient, creative
and well educated, and each chooses a different life path, traditional
and non. Sisters Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March and their beloved Marmee,
(who offers her daughters guidance, comfort and unconditional love),
learn to live in genteel poverty while their father, a doctor, is away
treating wounded soldiers. This beautifully written classic, chronicles
the girls' adolescence through womanhood, with all their trial,
tribulations, and joys. --$2.00
MYSTERY OF TABOGA ISLAND (Patricia Maloney Markun)
--Amy is thrilled to be going to sunny Taboga Island for the summer. But
the tropical setting really starts to sizzle when a very important
painting is stolen. Amy and her friends have only a few days to solve
the mystery on Taboga Island. --$1.75
BEOWULF (Robert Nye)
-- Hrothgar, the king of the Danes, knows something must be done to
stop Grendel. But who will guard the great hall he has built, where so
many men have lost their lives to the monster while keeping watch?

Only one man dares to stand up to Grendel's fury --Beowulf.

The Anglo-Saxon saga retold in excellent English prose, with the heroic
qualities emphasized. Relates how Beowulf, the hero of the Anglo-Saxons,
came to Daneland and how he overcame Grendel, the orgre, and how the
fire dragon warred with the Goth folk and how Beowulf fought his last
fight. -$1.00
-The eccentric English gentleman Phileas Fogg accepts a challenge to
circle the globe in no more than 80 days — an incredible feat for the
Victorian age. Exotic locales, seemingly insurmountable obstacles, and
comic relief (chiefly supplied by Fogg's loyal valet, Passepartout)
provide a fantastic blend of adventure, entertainment, and suspense. --
$2.00 (2)
HARRIS AND ME (Gary Paulsen)
-- A young city boy is sent to spend the summer on his aunt and uncle's
farm. Though he has lived many places over the years, he has never
experienced anything like farm life . . . and he has never met anyone
like Harris, his daredevil of a cousin. If the two of them can survive
wrestling three-hundred-pound pigs and mouse-hunting with toothless old
Louie's fire-spitting pet lynx--which, unlike his master, has plenty of
teeth--they just might make it through the summer! --$2.00
THE CASTLE IN THE ATTIC (Elizabeth Winthrop)
-- William is given a realistic model of a castle by the housekeeper,
who tells him that it has been in her family for many years and that its
silver knight is said to be under a spell. The silver knight, Sir Simon,
comes to life and tells William stories about olden times. They enter
the castle and find themselves in the Middle Ages. They go together on a
quest against a dragon and an evil wizard.

This book can be used effectively to teach a unit on the Middle Ages and
about the architecture of the time period with its descriptions of
castles and the surrounding territory. The issue of how an effective
ruler should govern the country, as well as the rules which govern
society, can be taught. The book also has an underlying theme of
overcoming fears so this would also be good to address. --$0.50
SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON (Johann Wyss -Retold by Jane Carruth)
-- From these dire opening lines, a timeless story of adventure begins.
One family will emerge alive from this terrible storm: the Robinsons—a
Swiss pastor, his wife, and four sons, plus two dogs and a shipload of
livestock. Inspired by Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, this heartwarming
tale portrays a family’s struggle to create a new life on a strange and
fantastic tropical island. There each boy must learn to utilize his own
unique nature as their adventures lead to difficult challenges and
amazing discoveries, including a puzzling message tied to an albatross’s
leg. But it is in the ingenuity and authenticity of the family itself,
and the natural wonders of this exotic land that have made The Swiss
Family Robinson, first published at the beginning of the nineteenth
century, one of the most enduring and imitated stories of shipwreck and
survival. Hard cover. $3.75
(E.L. Konigsburg) [Sonlight Core E]
- When suburban Claudia Kincaid decides to run away, she knows she
doesn't just want to run from somewhere she wants to run to somewhere--
to a place that is comfortable, beautiful, and preferably elegant. She
chooses the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Knowing that
her younger brother, Jamie, has money and thus can help her with the
serious cash flow problem she invites him along.
Once settled into the museum, Claudia and Jamie, find themselves caught
up in the mystery of an angel statue that the museum purchased at an
auction for a bargain price of $250. The statue is possibly an early
work of the Renaissance master Michelangelo, and therefore worth
millions. Is it? Or isn't it? Claudia is determined to find out. This
quest leads Claudia to Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, the remarkable old
woman who sold the statue and to some equally remarkable discoveries
about herself. Hardcover.
-- An exiled dragon princess named Shimmer, who undertakes a quest to
restore her homeland, the Inland Sea, which is now known as the Lost Sea
after its waters were sealed up in the form of a blue pebble by a
powerful witch named Civet. She gains an unlikely ally in the form of a
young, orphaned human teenager named Thorn. --$1.00
-- Princess Miserella is beautiful on the outside, ugly on the inside.
Plain Jane is just the opposite. When a slightly muddled Good Fairy
takes a hand, things get put right in a most unexpected way. --$2.00
--One snowy day a big grumpy bear is roused by the sound of jingly
jangly sleigh bells and rushes outside to find out who has so rudely
awakened him. He finds a group of happy animal friends tucked into one-
horse open sleighs; they are going on a long ride complete with merry
songs and thermoses of hot cocoa. The animals invite the bear to join
them and offer him a cup of hot chocolate, something he's never tasted
before. Happily, the cocoa not only warms his tummy but also his heart
and he stops feeling grumpy and agrees to join his new friends on a
lovely winter's day adventure. Off the group goes, singing the
traditional song "Jingle Bells." The sweet story is enhanced by truly
beautiful, lovingly detailed illustrations by Joe Ewers. The words and
music for the familiar song are printed on the last page of the book. --
-- An imaginative work published in 1902, Baum tells the story of Claus,
an orphaned human raised by various immortal creatures in an enchanted
forest. When he reaches adulthood, Claus is told to live among mortals,
and he is disheartened initially by poverty, war, and other negative
aspects of humanity. He becomes well-known for his kindness to children,
and this enthusiasm leads to the invention of the first toys. Claus
eventually makes it his life's mission to bring joy to children, and
this unfolds into an entertaining explanation of many Christmas
traditions, including stockings, trees, and climbing chimneys. The road
is not always smooth, and Claus ultimately must face the result of
mortality after a lifetime of generosity. "The Life and Adventures of
Santa Claus" shows the depth of Baum's understanding of children that
explains his monumental success as an author of classic children's
literature. --$2.00
-- James Trotter loses his parents in a horrible accident and is forced
to live-miserably-with his two wicked aunts. Then James is given some
magic crystals that give him hope. But when he accidentally spills these
crystals on an old peach tree, strange things begin to happen. A peach
starts to grow and grow until James is able to climb inside and escape
his awful aunts! And through this adventure, he makes some interesting
friends, including Grasshopper, Earthworm, Miss Spider, and Centipede,
and finally finds a place where he belongs. --$2.00
A WRINKLE IN TIME (Madeleine L'Engle)
-One stormy night a strange visitor comes to the Murry house and beckons
Meg, her brother, Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin O'Keefe on a
most dangerous and fantastic journey - a journey that will threaten
their lives and our universe. Newbery Medal winner. --$2.00

HURRY HOME, CANDY (Meindert DeJong)
-- The dog was lost. He had no name, and no one to love him. He has only
the silent, empty countryside, and a few crumbs and bare bones he could
pick up. He had only himself, and he was afraid. Along the way, the
little dog found a few friends, people who gave him shelter for a while,
but always he moved on -- until he found a place he could call home
forever. --$2.00
ANNE OF GREEN GABLES (L.M. Montgomery) (TOG, Yr 4, Ut 1, Dialectic)
-- As soon as Anne Shirley arrived at the snug, white farmhouse called
Green Gables, she knew she wanted to stay forever... but would the
Cuthberts send her back to the orphanage? Anne knows she's not what
they expected -- a skinny girl with decidedly red hair and a temper to
match. If only she could convince them to let her stay, she'd try very
hard not to keep rushing headlong into scrapes or blurt out the very
first thing she had to say. Anne was not like anybody else, everyone at
Green Gables agreed; she was special -- a girl with an enormous
imagination. This orphan girl dreamed of the day when she could call
herself Anne of Green Gables. --$2.75
THE ISLANDER (Cynthia Rylant)
-- After his parents die and he is sent to live in British Columbia,
young Daniel has a difficult time coping with his emotions, yet an
encounter with a mermaid and the gift of a special key placed inside a
shell turns his life around. --$2.00
CALL OF THE WILD (Jack London)
-- During the Gold Rush, Buck is snatched away from his peaceful home
and brought to the harsh and bitter Yukon to become a sled dog. Will he
adapt, and learn to trust men? Or will his newly awakened primitive
instincts lead him to search for the freedom he has never known? --
WHITE FANG (Jack London)
-- Half wolf, half dog, White Fang fully understands the cruelty of both
nature and humans. After nearly starving to death during the frigid
Arctic winter, he’s taken in first by a man who “trains” him through
constant whippings, and then by another who forces him to participate in
vicious dogfights. Follow White Fang as he overcomes these obstacles and
finally meets someone who offers him kindness and love. --$2.25
MARVIN REDPOST: A Flying Birthday Cake (Louis Sachar)
-- Marvin and Stuart get to sleep over at Nick Tuffle’s house for Nick’s
birthday. They set out sleeping bags in the Tuffles’ backyard. Stuart
and Nick fall right to sleep, but Marvin tosses and turns. Then he hears
a noise, and something glowing zooms over his head. Is it really a
flying birthday cake? Or something else? The next day, a very strange
new kid shows up at school. . . . --$1.75
MARVIN REDPOST: Class President (Louis Sachar)
-- It's no ordinary Thursday for Marvin Redpost and his class...
It's "hole day," and even Mrs. North and Principal McCabe are wearing
their very worst clothes. It seemed like a fun idea that morning, but
now they're expecting company. The president -- of the United States! --
is on his way. And there's no time to change! Marvin must do math on the
blackboard with television cameras pointed at him. And the day is just
beginning! --$1.75
THE ZACK FILES: I’m Out of My Body (Dan Greenburg)
-- When Zack's friend Spencer brings a 60's-style hippie book on astral
travel to a sleepover, Zack learns the ins and outs of out-of-body
travel in a snap. Getting out of their bodies seems awfully easy for the
boys. The problem is, how do they get back in?
THE ZACK FILES: How I Went From Bad to Verse (Dan Greenburg)
-- Zack goes on a class trip, gets an insect bit, and suddenly can't
speak a single word that isn't in rhyme. Talking like a modern-day
Shakespeare may be fun at first, but not when you can't turn it off!
What could be verse? How did this happen? And how can Zack make it stop?
THE ZACK FILES: The Misfortune Cookie (Dan Greenburg)
-- What would you do if your fortune cookie fortunes started coming
true? Confucius says something very weird is going on! Could his
thirteenth adventure be Zack's unlucky number? --$1.75
BAILEY SCHOOL KIDS: Cupid Doesn’t Flip Hamburgers
(Debbie Dadey & Marcia Jones)
-- There are some pretty weird grown-ups living in Bailey City, but
could the new cook in the school cafeteria really be Cupid cooking up
love potions for lunches?
The third graders from Bailey School go wild with lovesickness shortly
after a new cafeteria cook distributes a special batch of Valentine
cookies, and Eddie vows to find out if she's been secretly cooking up
love potions for lunch. The Bailey School kids are going to find out! -
BAILEY SCHOOL KIDS: Martians Don’t Take Temperatures
(Debbie Dadey & Marcia Jones)
--The Bailey School kids are suspicious of the new school nurse whose
bright green bandages seem to have an instant curing effect. She arrived
in a sudden dust storm looking kind of green; could she be a Martian? -
BAILEY SCHOOL KIDS: Pirates Don’t Wear Pink Sunglasses
(Debbie Dadey & Marcia Jones)
-- At Camp Lone Wolf, the Bailey kids suspect that the camp director is
a wolf. What's more, the newest member of the camp staff, Captain Teach,
thinks he's a pirate.
BAILEY SCHOOL KIDS: Mermaids Don’t Run Track
(Debbie Dadey & Marcia Jones)
-- The third graders go to Camp Lone Wolf for three days for a district
wide track meet. They hope to beat the Sheldon Sharks. They are worried
about seeing Mr. Jenkins again (who they think is a wolf). They meet
Miss Waterford, who looks like a model or a princess from a fairy tale.
She has long blond hair that goes all the way down her back. A sea shell
comb pulls her shiny hair away from her face. She loves to run, but does
not like to get wet. She also sings, and somehow her singing seems
almost to entrance the kids; when she sings, they run faster!
She looks amazingly like a picture they see of a sailing ship mermaid,
so Liza decides that Coach Waterford must be a mermaid, especially since
Coach Waterford has very large feet. --$0.50
BAILEY SCHOOL KIDS: Mrs. Jeepers in Outer Space
(Debbie Dadey & Marcia Jones)
-- Thanks to Howie's father, Mrs. Jeepers' third graders will have a
week off school to enjoy themselves at BLAST camp, where they will learn
about space missions. But as the time to leave on their mission nears,
the students begin to worry that Mrs. Jeepers is conspiring to take over
the scientists. Are they all doomed? --$0.50
Gospel Light
--From very simple visuals to detailed drawings, the graphics in the
Reproducible Maps, Charts Timelines & Illustrations will enhance
understanding of the Bible for Teachers and student alike. It enhances
learning with maps, charts, graphs outlines, key verses and time lines
that clarify and deepen Bible understanding. The pages are perforated
for easy in reproducing overhead transperancies, visual learning aids
and student handouts in a Bible study or Sunday school class. A study
outline for each Bible book includes a theme, key verses, key thoughts
and a time line. --$5.75
PADDLE-TO-THE-SEA (Holling C. Holling)
-- A young Indian boy carves a little canoe with a figure inside and
names him Paddle-to-the-Sea. Paddle's journey, in text and pictures,
through the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean provides an excellent
geographic and historical picture of the region.
SEABIRD (Holling C. Holling)
-- The history of America at sea is imaginatively presented through the
travels of Seabird, a carved ivory gull. Ranges over the globe and
throughout the last 200 years. A beautiful book in every way. --$4.75
OUR 50 STATES (Grades 5th-8th)
students will become better informed about each of our states through
the engaging activities found in Our 50 States. Included are two-page
mini-units that focus on each of our states plus Washington D.C. Each
activity includes information about each state plus five challenging
questions to spark student curiosity. The second page of the assignment
is a hands-on activity which students complete using their own easy-to-
find resources. In addition, near the back of the book, there is a
collection of activities that covers a number of states, an entire
region, or the entire United States. These activities can be used as a
comprehensive review of all the material that has been presented.
--How to draw maps and charts is full of ideas to help you draw
different types of maps such as: treasure maps, town maps, wildlife
maps, diagram and pattern maps, etc. You'll learn how to make
accurately-scaled maps of an existing area and fantasy maps, such as a
pirate's treasure map. The book also explains the terms and concepts
associated with real maps. It shows how to present information clearly
on different sorts of charts and how to use design and color to make all
your maps and charts look fabulous. --$3.00
-- This book looks at our planet; from its place in the solar system, to
the way peple live. It shows how we use the Earth's resources and
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wealth of fascinating, vividly-illustrated information, combines with
quiz questions. By answering these, readers can test their skills of
observation, general knowledge and deduction. A special section in the
book contains some illustrated puzzles and more quizzes. These provide
an entertaining test of knowledge gained from the rest of the book.
Answers to quizzes are at back of book.
--Learn where each state, and their capitals are located with this
colorful puzzle.
RAND MCNALLY ANSWER ATLAS: The Geography Resource for Students (Ages 10
& up)
-- Essential reference information for a great value - that would be the
Rand McNally Answer Atlas. Featuring award-winning maps from the Goode's
World Atlas (see next page), fact-filled continental overviews, and a
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--A unique, funny, and informative title. After an introductory chapter
defining various aspects of the study of the Earth, each continent is
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of terms is included and the index is comprehensive. --$3.00
--Featuring safe simple experiments, colorful photographs, and clear
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symbols. Hard cover. --$3.00
--Find the world and its continents arranged in easy-to-use sections on
terrain, animals, life on land, countries and cities, and ore. Each
sections is packed with information that children will use again and
again. --$3.00

--Lively, easy-to-read text
-- Photos and illustrations that feature unique characteristics of the
world's continents and countries
--Maps that help enhance children's understanding of the text
--Informative table of comparisons that presents the principal islands,
bodies of water, and mountains of the world
--Easy-to-use index that includes map key.
--Full filled pages of games, activities, fact trivia, and puzzles
designed to introduce US geography to your kids. --$1.00
--Find out fun, fast facts about our 50 states. Book includes maps,
state flags and state birds. --$0.75
--Any exciting picture atlas, packed with beautiful pictorial maps,
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Guide to Israel
David Marshall
--Welcome to Israel. Journey to Middle East and explore this ancient
land. Wnader streets of historic Jerusalem and see Western Wall. Tey
your hand at farming in the peaceful surrounding of a kibbutz. Spend a
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earth. Visit famous landmarks, discover surprising facts, and learn
about cultures and customs of the people who live there. --$2.25
DA VINCI (Grades 2nd-5th)
--A biography that introduces children to this great artist. Numerous
painting from him are in this book such as "Mona Lisa," "The Last
Supper," "Madonna and Child, "Baptism of Christ," and more. --$3.75
-- This book is filled with clear illustrations that depict the
periods of art history. It gives a visual understanding of the various
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THE GIFT OF MUSIC (Jane Smith & Betty Carlson) (TOG -Yrs 2, 3, 4
- One of the finest achievements of Western culture is its brilliant
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greatest composers who have given us this heritage, and especially at
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PLAY DRUMS TODAY: A Complete Guide to the Basics-Level 2 (Scott
- Learn at your own pace and open the door to the world of drum music
With its 80+ great songs and examples, this book/CD pack covers: more
beats, songs and fills; playing tips and techniques; rock, country, R&B,
jazz, blues, modern rock, funk and Latin styles; changing drumheads; and
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The ultimate self-teaching method is designed to offer quality
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STICK CONTROL (George Lawrence Stone)
--George Lawrence Stone's Stick Control is often called the bible of
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(Ted Reed)
-- Progressive Steps to Syncopation for the Modern Drummer is one of the
most versatile and practical works ever written for drums. Created
exclusively to address syncopation, it has earned its place as a
standard tool for teaching beginning drummers syncopation and
strengthening reading skills. This book includes many accented eighths,
dotted eighths and sixteenths, eighth-note triplets and sixteenth notes
for extended solos. In addition, teachers can develop many of their own
examples from it. -$5.00
- Crinkles is a magazine for children ages 7 to 11 designed to stimulate
a child's curiosity about people, places, things and events—both real
and imaginary. Each issue features over a dozen articles with hands-on
activities such as paper action figures, flip books, bookmarks, puppets,
word puzzles and fold-up models.
-This issue focuses on Asia and talks about Character, Rubber, Bangkok,
Temples, King Bhumibol, Kite flying, Buddha, Tea and Tea Parties, and
Thai Tales. --$0.50
--Easily keep children entertained wherever and whenever you have a
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Challenging guessing and memory games. Skill-sharpening counting and
word games. -$2.00
---Over four centuries ago, Martin Luther warned parents what the
consequences would be if God was ever removed from the educational
---He stated, “I am much afraid that the schools will prove the Gates of
Hell unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures and
engraving them in the hearts of youth. I advise no one to place his
child where the Scriptures do not reign paramount. Every institution in
which men are not increasingly occupied with the Word of God must be
---Have Luther's words proven true? Are your children climbing onto the
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what can you do to save them? This is not just another "doom and gloom"
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solutions and practical suggestions that will help you regain control of
your family and put Jesus back where He belongs - at the center of your
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BRINGING UP BOYS (Dr. James Dobson) -- Boys are different! But with
pressure to be "gender neutral," many try to mold children into a one-
size-fits-all model. Dr. Dobson explains why boys are the way they are,
how to understand their emotional and physical development, and the best
way to motivate them to become godly men. A Focus on the Family
Resource. -Hard cover - $3.50
-- This classic gives nitty-gritty help for each subject in each grade.
Become an informed, confident teacher, free from rigid textbooks. Learn
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much more. Grades 4-8. --Hard cover - $4.00
-- In this straightforward approach to child raising, Nancy Samalin
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and constructive discipline. Based on her extensive work with parents
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* Avoiding daily battles
* Using alternatives to punishment
* Dealing with anger
* Learning to let go
* Diminishing sibling rivalries and much, much more.

Filled with practical solutions to everyday problems and thoughtful,
useful information on opening up communication between the generations,
Loving Your Child Is Not Enough will help parents to truly enjoy their
child's growing years. --$3.00

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