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From: Kareni (
Subject:         Hodge podge for sale and FREE books ~ reading, writing, math, science, bible stories, homeschooling, more
Date: June 23, 2014 at 10:17 am PST

I also have ads on the 3-6 and 7-12 boards. Feel free to combine for free books.

One FREE with each $15.00 purchase:

Boomerang!: Children's Audiomagazine about Big Ideas, Issue 43 on cassette; OR
It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles Shaw, pbk, okay; OR
Kumon Amazing Mazes (for ages 4, 5, 6), pbk, unused/good; OR
Multiple Intelligences: Teaching Kids The Way They Learn, Grade K (Frank Schaffer) by Irene Barnett, pbk, vgc; OR
Yo, Millard Fillmore!: (And all those other Presidents you don't know) by Will Cleveland, pbk, vgc; OR
The Mouse and His Child by Russell Hoban, pbk, okay; OR
Moominsummer Madness by Tove Jansson, pbk, good; OR
The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis (Narnia, Book 7), pbk, vgc; OR
McGuffey's First Eclectic Reader, Revised Edition, hdbk, worn cover but good; OR
Queen Elizabeth and the Spanish Armada (Landmark) by Frances Winwar, hdbk, musty/good; OR
A Small Civil War by John Neufeld, pbk, good; OR
Elle Woods, Blonde Love by Natalie Standiford, pbk, new; OR
A Gebra Named Al : A Novel by Wendy Isdell, pbk, vgc; OR
Word Power Quiz Book, pbk, good; OR
A Tolkien Miscellany by J.R.R. Tolkien, pbk (inscribed), good; OR
The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman, pbk, good; OR
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by Shakespeare, pbk, vgc; OR
La roja insignia del valor by Stephen Crane (Spanish version of The Red Badge of Courage), hdbk, some water damage; OR
English Grammar for Students of Spanish, 6th ed., by Emily Spinelli, pbk, good

One FREE with each $40.00 purchase:

Lial's Introductory Algebra, 7th ed., pbk, okay; OR
Lial’s Precalculus, 2nd ed., hdbk, well worn by still usable; OR
Saxon Math 76, 2nd ed., hdbk, vgc
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Seabird by Holling Clancy Holling

“The history of America at sea is presented through the travels of Seabird, a carved ivory gull.”

Paperback in good condition from Sandpiper Publishing; original cost was $11.95. Asking for $5.00ppd.
America: A Patriotic Primer by Lynne Cheney

“America: A Patriotic Primer is a succinct history of the United States, an ABC of the principles on which this country was founded, and a book for children and families to pore over, discuss, and cherish. A is for America, the land that we love. B is for the Birthday of this country of ours....” Hardback in dust jacket. Jacket has some wear but book itself is in excellent condition. New this now sells for $17.99; asking for $8.00ppd.

Math and Science:

A Collection of Math Lessons from Grades 1 through 3 by Marilyn Burns

“This wonderful resource is filled with practical, classroom-tested ideas for teaching mathematics with a problem-solving approach. … Most lessons implement the use of manipulative materials to help children think about and reflect on mathematical ideas. Lessons in this book provide experiences with sorting, number, graphing, geometry, measurement, logical reasoning, probability, and functions.”

Large paperback in good/very good condition with no marks inside. This now sells new for $28.95; asking for $9.00ppd.
Set of two MindWare books: Addition Adventures and Subtraction Secrets

Paperbacks in very good condition with no writing; each reproducible book has 30 puzzles with solutions. Designed for ages 6 to 9. New these cost $12.95 each; asking for $9.00ppd.
Set of three books: Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics by Liping Ma

"Both sides in the math wars claim Dr. Ma as their own. Districts have distributed her book to teachers. Its broad appeal offers some hope for common ground in math education...we will continue fights over whether children should be taught arithmetic rules or theory. What Dr. Ma shows is that we need both." -The New York Times

Paperback, first edition, new this cost $33.95. The second edition sells for $42.70. Back cover has crease; otherwise in good condition with no writing.

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 $23.00ppd.
Life on Earth: The Story of Evolution by Steve Jenkins

From Publishers Weekly: “Grabbing the audience's attention with stunning cut- and torn-paper collage illustrations, Jenkins illuminates another corner of the science world in this cogent introduction to evolution. Here, he traces the planet's history from its fiery beginnings billions of years ago through the emergence of the first bacteria, development of such organisms as jellyfish, ferns, dinosaurs, mammals and birds, on up to humans. Posing and answering questions ("Why have so many different forms of life developed on the earth?"), Jenkins ably presents such concepts as mutation, extinction and Darwin's theory of "survival of the fittest." The information spans an impressive range; Jenkins organizes and presents it with a clarity that demonstrates his mindfulness of the audience. Spacious white backdrops allow the vigorously lifelike collage images to spring to the fore. Bright-eyed frogs appear ready to jump off the pages; a shark swims menacingly toward readers; a wooly mammoth looks soft enough to pet. Science at its most inviting. Ages 6-10. Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. “ Large hardback, ex-library, excellent condition. This sells new for $16.99.

plus Darwin: Nature Reinterpreted by Piero Ventura and Gian Paola Ceserani

“Few individuals have altered the intellectual landscape of their day as profoundly as Charles Darwin. His theory of evolution caused a scandal in the 1860s and remains a provocative topic today. Here, Piero Ventura considers Darwin's extraordinary life in a fresh and enlightening way. His famed Beagle voyage, his writings, and his discoveries are explored within the context of the society that had begun to take an active interest in the natural world.” Large hardback, ex-library, excellent condition. Now out of print, original price was $16.95. Asking for $14.00ppd for the set of two books.


Set of two -- Write Away: A Handbook for Young Writers and Learners

This handbook is geared for early elementary aged children (grades 1-3); it's brightly colored and very informative and inviting. It's published by Great Source, copyright 1996, in very good condition. New this hardback sold for $27.00.

plus Write Away Sourcebook

Paperback, slight shelf wear, unused in very good condition, Amazon sells this new for $11.69. Asking for $18.00ppd for the set of two books.
Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons by Siegfried Engelmann

Oversized paperback, slight coverwear, but overall in good or better condition. This sells for $22.00 new; asking for $10.00ppd.
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Reading Reflex: The Foolproof Phono-Graphix Method for Teaching Your Child to Read by Carmen and Geoffrey McGuinness

Spiral bound hard cover book. One page of the introduction has writing; otherwise, the book is in very good condition. New this sold for $30.00 and a paperback copy sells for $18.99; asking for $12.00ppd.
Spelling Through Phonics, 2nd ed., by The McCracken (Marlene and Robert)

“This bestselling guide provides teachers of grades 1–3 with a simple and effective spelling program. Spelling Through Phonics is a skills program designed to help children understand how print works in the English alphabetic system. Children come to understand how the letters of the alphabet are constructed to form words and how words are constructed to become text. Essentially, Spelling Through Phonics describes a practical, easy-to-use, and timeless method of teaching children how to spell. Includes: an explanation of phonemic awareness, detailed instructions on how to teach spelling—easily, quickly, and efficiently, methods to organize children’s spelling practice within the school day, reproducible spelling checklists for grades 1–3.”

Spiral bound paperback in very good condition, c. 1996. New this sold for $18.00; asking for $9.00ppd.


Set of Portuguese books:

Oi, eu Sou o Cascao; Oi, eu Sou a Magali; Oi, eu Sou a Monica; Oi, eu Sou o Cebolinha; Colecao Sara e Daniel – vamos ao sitio: Apprender Numeros also Apprender Cores; plus o joven Indiana Jones e a cidade secreta.

The first four books are paperbacks in good or better condition. The Sara e Daniel books are hardbacks in okay and good condition. The last paperback is in good condition. All are ex-library. Asking for $10.00ppd for the seven books.
Set of four Asterix books in Hebrew

From researching the covers, these are: Obelix and Company, Asterix and the Great Crossing, Asterix and the Cauldron, and Asterix: The Mansions of the Gods. Paperbacks with some cover wear but overall in good condition; asking for $14.00ppd for the set. NOW $13.00ppd.

Variety (Religious, homeschooling, etc.):

Linnea in Monet’s Garden by Christina Bjork and Lena Andersen

From Publisher’s Weekly: “Linnea, a fresh-faced European girl with a mop of black hair and a white smock, gives a solid lesson in art history in the gentlest way, through a first-person account. Her story is like a scrapbook, reliving a trip she took to Paris and Giverny to learn about Monet's water-lily paintings. Airy, light-filled watercolors showing Linnea in Monet's environment are juxtaposed with period photographs of the artist and reproductions of the paintings themselves. The focus is always on the specific. Monet's brushstrokes are examined (Linnea terms them "splotchy"). A section is devoted to expressionism: "Even stone walls could shimmer sometimes." Also included are Monet's biography, a family tree and a brief guide to Paris. But, it is the sense of being there, and Linnea's own enthusiasm, that carries the book.” Ages 7-up. Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Hardback in good or better condition. The newest release of this book is selling for $16.99; asking for $8.00ppd. NOW $7.00ppd.
Set of two: Roar!: A Christian Family Guide to the Chronicles of Narnia

Hefty paperback, black mark on bottom edge, in good/very good condition with no writing. This sold new for $19.99 and the Kindle version sells now for $12.79.

plus Jotham's Journey: A Storybook for Advent by Arnold Ytreeide

Paperback, very well used in okay condition. New sold for $13.99. Asking for $12.00ppd for the set of two books.
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. NOW $14.00ppd.
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. NOW $8.00ppd. NOW $6.00ppd.
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. NOW $5.00ppd.
Some of My Best Friends Are Books: Guiding Gifted Readers, 2nd ed., by Judith Wynn Halsted

Paperback, some shelf wear, overall in good condition. Original cost was $26.95; asking for $8.00ppd.
Set of two books - Evaluating For Excellence: A Handbook For Evaluating Student Progress by Teresa Moon

Large paperback, slight cover wear plus some staining along edge, inside pages are in very good condition with no marks. This sold new for $17.95.

plus You Can Teach Your Child Successfully: Grades 4 - 8 by Ruth Beechick

Paperback, ex-library, cover has plastic, overall in good condition. new this sells for $14.00. Asking for $12.00ppd for the set of two books.
Two books by Bev Bos: Before the Basics: Creating Conversations with Children

plus Together We’re Better: Establishing a Coactive Learning Environment

Wonderful books for those teaching preschoolers and kindergarteners. Large paperbacks, second is inscribed by author, minimal highlighting and a few notes. Out of print, original costs were $12.50 and $17.95; asking for $10.00ppd for the set.
Set of three Waldorf books: You are Your Child’s First Teacher by Rahima Baldwin Dancy

Paperback, c. 1988, in good or better condition, sold new for $12.95.

plus Lifeways: Working with Family Questions by Gudrun Davy and Bons Voors

Paperback, ex-lib, definite cover wear but interior pages are in good condition with no writing. Original price was $26.00.

plus Waldorf Main Lesson book. New, blue, 8 blank pages interspersed in 16 lined pages. I believe this is from Mercurius. Asking for $12.00ppd for the set of three books.
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. NOW $6.00ppd. NOW $5.00ppd.
Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots: Gardening Together with Children by Sharon Lovejoy

From School Library Journal:
Grade 1-4-“A compact treasury of gardening lore, tips, and ideas for adults to share with children. What sets it apart from other how-to books on the subject is Lovejoy's artistic, whimsical, holistic approach. She gives guidelines and instructions for a backyard moon garden that attracts night creatures, thematic suggestions for a pizza garden and a pumpkin patch, and includes the smallest of gardens in a discarded glove or boot. The author's list of top 20 plants for kids will get youngsters and their parents raring to dig. …” Marilyn Payne Phillips, University City Public Library, MO

Paperback, some cover wear, interior pages are in very good condition. This sells new for $13.95; asking for $6.00ppd.
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Set of two books: The Original Picture Puzzle: Can You Spot the Differences? plus The Ultimate Picture Puzzle: Can You Spot the Differences?

From an Amazon review: “For the most part the puzzles involve two pictures of the same thing, with the second picture having a number of changes from the first picture. The changes can range from simple things like a person added to the picture to hard to spot things like a shirt being a different color. There are also several "cut up puzzles" in which the editors took a photo, cut it into 4, 6, 12 or 18 pieces, rearranged the pieces, numbered them, and you have to figure out the correct order of the pieces to solve the puzzle. There are also some puzzles with six pictures, five of which are identical and you have to find the one that is different.”

These are from Life Magazine and sell for $10.99 and $11.99 respectively. They are good at stretching the brain in a fun way. Paperbacks in very good condition; asking for $8.00ppd for the set.
Prices include postage within the US only. 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 (though we can discuss paypal paid gift cards if this is your only option). If you would like insurance, add an additional $2.05.

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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