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From: Jasda (72.194.77.133)
Subject:         Science, Language Arts, Geography, Music, Homeschooling/Parent Aid Curriculum, LOTS of Historical and Regular Fiction!
Date: June 24, 2013 at 3:49 pm PST

SCIENCE
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THE VISUAL DICTIONARY OF THE EARTH
--Come and explore the earth from the inside out. This visual dictionary
looks at the inner workings of the earth, including volcanoes, caves,
rivers and seas, the atmosphere and weather; and much more. Contains
over 200 outstanding photographs and graphic illustrations. Concise text
and carefully researched definitions that are user-friendly for people
of all ages. Hard cover. --$4.75
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Physical Science: Investigating Matter and Energy
--Middle schooled text covering the full physical science curriculum.
Included are: Metric system, properties of matter, structure of matter,
classifying elements, compounds, how matter changes, force and motion,
work an machines, heat, sound and light, electricity, and magnets and
electromagnetism. Each chapter beings with chapter goals, followed by
the chapter information. There are problems to be worked out, vocabulary
to be memorized, and review questions to be answered throughout the
chapter that will assist the student in remembering the material. 276
pages. Hard cover. $1.00
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ANIMAL BOOKS
(All 13 books for $26.00, or if buy individually, as marked.)

-The Woodlands: A Fact Book about the Animals that Live There
-Also includes two panorama woodland scenes and 40 reusable vinyl
stickers. Brand new -$5.00
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-The Giant Book of the Jungle (Large Hardcover Edition)
- From the smallest spider to the largest gorilla, this exciting look at
jungle animals highlights interesting facts and explores the different
types of jungles around the world. - $4.00
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-Baby Calf - $1.75
-Eyewitness Junior's: Amazing Bears - $1.75
-Eyes on Nature: Cats - $1.75
-Wild Animal Families - $1.75
-Wild Cats and Other Dangerous Predators - $2.50
-All About Owls - $1.75
-All About Deer - $1.75
-All About Turkeys - $1.75
-Eyes on Nature: Bears - $1.75
-What's Inside?: Story of an Egg that Hatched - $0.25
-I Didn't Know Giant Pandas Eat All Day Long and Other Amazing Facts
about Giant Animals (Hard cover) - $2.75
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ENDANGERED SPECIES: A Unit Study
-- This book represents an opportunity to inform students about animal
species that are endangered or have gone extinct, and to integrate all
areas of the curriculum in the process. With projects that involve
literature, science facts, creative writing, research skills, art, and
math, students will find out why animals become endangered or extinct,
why are some of them hunted, how does the environment effect them, and
what is being done -- and can be done in the future -- to save them.

There is a five-page section of reproducible pages for hand-made books
about individual animals, such as the Florida Manatee, the Black
Rhinoceros, the Mountain Gorilla, the Giant Panda and six others. Each
is illustrated, as is the entire book, with detailed, accurate line art
of endangered or extinct species.

Project titles include: Endangered Animals - Pencil Pals, Draw these
Endangered Animals, Who Shall We Save?, In My Home Town, Fact or
Opinion, and many others. There is a form for writing a letter to
conservation groups, game refuges, or parks, a list of organizations
devoted to preserving wildlife, and an extensive bibliography of titles
for you and our students to explore.

Features complete, step-by-step instructions for all projects. All 48
pages perforated for easy removal. It is a wonderful resource for
teaching children about the world they will inherit. --$4.00
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HOME SCENIC STORY:ANIMAL WORLD
-Sticker book that contains 3 coloring scenes where kids can stick
numerous colored animals, 2 black and white scenes for coloring, 2 path
games, and 2 maze games. Great activity! --$1.75
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MAMMAL
--With interesting text and full-color photos, Mammal explains their
life. It contrasts fur-coated and spiny-covered mammals; and studies
birth and development, habitations, games the animals play, food
requirements, anatomy, tracking, and grooming practices of members of
this animal classification. Each eye-catching double-page spread treats
a different, intriguing aspect of animal life. Engravings and caringly
selected art reproductions interplay with choice photos, luring readers.
Hard cover. --$3.75
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DINOSAUR BOOKS
(All 3 for $2.00, or if buy individually, as marked.)

-Dinosaur Hunters - $0.75
-Prehistoric Animals - $0.75
-Dinosaurs - $0.75
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BUG BOOKS
(All 5 for $10.50, or if buy individually, as marked.)

-Cat in the Hat’s On Beyond bugs! (All about insects-Hard cover) - $4.25
-Usborne First Nature's: Creepy Crawlies - $2.75
-Big Bad Bugs - $1.75
-The Spider Makes a Web - $1.75
-Amazing World of Spiders - $1.75
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SNAKE BOOKS
(All 3 for $4.75, or if buy individually, as marked.)

-All About Rattlesnakes - $1.75
-Eyewitness Junior's: Amazing Snakes - $1.75
-Fascinating World of Bats - $1.75
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INSECT WORLD
--What are these strange things? What makes a firefly glow? How do ants
find sugar? Why do some beetles have long feelers? What is an ant nest
like? Why do bees sting? … and so on. A wonderfully informative and
entertaining book on the realm of insects. Great illustrations and
beautiful, stimulating, sharp photographs that children can understand
(such as showing a subterranean environment). Also included are Adult-
level "to the parent" side notes. A "growing-up album" section in the
rear of the book is for parents to keep a log of their child's
experiences (pets, questions, adventures). If you had just one resource
book on insects for your kids, this should be it. Hard cover.
--$3.75
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TOTALLY AMAZING RAIN FORESTS
--Journey deep into the rain forest to meet the world's noisiest monkey,
a reptile that changes color in a flash, and a plant that eats insects.
Totally Amazing Rain Forests is filled with facts and fun. Enjoy page
after page of fascinating information, incredible close-up photographs,
jokes, and craze cartoons. --$3.00
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USBORNE MYSTERIES & MARVELS OF INSECT LIFE
--Look at many of the amazing, the mysterious and the unexplained
aspects of insect life. Why do some insects change color? What do
cockroaches eat? Do honeybees really dance? Test your knowledge of
insect life and discover new facts too. Read about blood-sucking moths,
waterskiing beetles and the secret language of bees. Enter the
fascinating world of a variety of species. --$3.75
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TOTALLY AMAZING SPIDERS
--Drop in on a giant, bird-eating spider, and meet a deadly black widow.
Discover how spiders spin silky webs, build secret trapdoors, and spit
sticky glue to trap their prey. Totally Amazing Spiders is filled with
facts and fun. Enjoy page after page of fascinating information,
incredible close-up photographs, jokes, and craze cartoons. --$3.00
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UNDER THE SEA BOOKS
(All 6 for $8.00, or if buy individually, as marked.)

-Usborne Young Puzzles': Under the Sea - $2.75
-Do Fish Drink? (Hard cover) - $2.00
-Hide and Seek Science's: Where's That Fish? - $1.75
-Animals of the Sea - $1.00
-The Octopus - $1.00
-Under the Sea Coloring Book - $0.50
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HOME SCENIC STORY: OCEAN WORLD
-Sticker book that contains 3 coloring scenes where kids can stick
numerous colored sea creatures, 2 black and white scenes for coloring, 2
path games, and 2 maze games. Great activity! --$1.75
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STORY OF THE SEA
--A story of the sea which includes an explanation of waves, tides, and
currents, why the sea is so salty, and why it changes color. Then it
talks about the people and the sea; trade, battles, adventure. Numerous
animals of the sea are colorfully depicted and discussed. Sea legends,
and other stories are discussed. Finally there is a look at the many
kinds of work people do that is related to the ocean. The book is dotted
with beautiful photos and illustrations. A list of books that the 3-12
year old can read to further their interest in the sea is included at
the back, as well as a dictionary of the sea terms used. 301 pages. Hard
cover. --$1.00
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SEA CREATURES
--Dive in and discover the extraordinary animals beneath the sea, from
the radiant queen angelfish to the slipper sea slug. The use the glow-in
the dark stickers to created a gleaming underwater realm of your very
own. Brand new. --$3.00
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WHALE: A STICKER SAFARI
--Everything you ever wanted to know about this awesome, intelligent,
majestic creature: their anatomy, their life, their communication, their
migration, and more is included in this book. Also included are over 60
reusable photographic stickers of humpbacks, belugas, orcas, and many
more that you can stick next to the interesting facts about them. --
$3.00
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THE ATOM: BUILDING BLOCK OF NATURE (Grades 5-8)
--Examine atomic structure, parts, and properties, including electron
shells, isotopes, ions, radioactivity, and more. Numerous activities to
complete with answer key at back of book.
--$5.00
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USBORNE UNDERSTANDING YOUR MUSCLES AND BONES
--See how your skeleton fits together and how your muscles make it move.
Find out about the muscles that never stop working; the ones which make
you breathe and keep your heart beating. Take a look at how exercise and
training improve your muscles and make your fitter and stronger.
Discover how your grow and how broken bones mend. --$3.00
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OUTSIDE AND INSIDE YOU
-- An introduction to the human body that covers the skin, bones,
muscles, eyes, ears, teeth, and major organs. The text is not divided
into chapters; rather, it flows logically from subject to subject in a
conversational tone that includes lots of questions and suggestions
designed to involve readers. Each topic is presented in a page or two;
there is no attempt to provide extensive information about the various
systems--just a brief look at the particular organs and their functions.
Look is the key word here, as most pages show large, full-color, close-
up photos of "color enhanced and magnified" body parts. They are
beautifully executed, and will compel most readers to look further. The
glossary of body parts serves as the index. --$2.75
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USBORNE WHAT MAKES YOU ILL?
--This book covers every aspect of illness, allergies, and staying
healthy with brief, interesting facts and clear illustrations. The
illustrations in this book help explain the difficult concepts. It is a
great resource to read to a child with specific questions about how
illness works. It is a typical Usborne book, high quality, well written,
and clear and easy to understand. You could read a single section (or 2)
to a kindergartener, or larger chunks aloud to an early elementary
school child. An older elementary school child who was very interested
in science or medicine would also love this book. --$2.50
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YOU AND YOUR BODY: EARS
--Explains how your ears function to hear sounds, maintain balance, and
measure distances. --$2.75
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DISCOVER ELECTRICITY
--You've heard about electricity, but what exactly is it? Where does it
come from, and how does it get into your home? In this fascinating book,
you'll discover the wonders of electricity. --$1.75 (2)
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HOW IT WORKS: CAMERAS
-- Explains how a camera functions, describes all its working parts,
traces its development and advances, and instructs in how to achieve
special effects when using a camera. Hard cover. --$1.75
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ALL ABOUT MAGNETS
--What is a magnet? Can it zip a zipper? Can it pick up a potato? In
this book you will learn all about magnets. You will have fun doing the
activities and games a magnet.
--$1.75
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EARTH SCIENCE BOOKS
(All 9 books for $10.00, or if buy individually, as marked.)

-Usborne’s What Makes it Rain? - $2.00
-Earth - $1.25
-Mountains - $1.25
-Forests and Jungles - $1.25
-Grasslands - $1.25
-Lakes and Ponds - $1.25
-Oceans - $1.25
-Wonders of Rivers - $2.00
-Hurricane Watch (Hard cover) - $0.50
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THE WATER CYCLE
--Join Ricki the Rambunctious as he explains the water cycle. The pages
can be colored as, or after reading the story to reinforce the
explanation. --$0.50
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THE WEATHER
--People always talk about the weather, but have you ever wondered what
makes it work? Why does it rain? What causes thunderstorms? How is fog
formed? How are rainbows created? This book answers these, and more
questions about the weather. Hardcover --$3.75
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SMOGBUSTER
--An activity book for young people who care about the air. It explains
why we have pollution problems, where air pollution comes from, who and
what it hurts, as well as offering solutions. Science experiments, a
puzzle, activities are also included. --$0.75
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SCIENCE ACTIVITES
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WHERE ARE THEY? -More than 1,000 fun things to search and find. Find
Frankie. Look for Laura. Detect Donald. Search for Susie. -$1.75-
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FOR EAGLE EYES
--Book of thirteen picture puzzles for armchair detectives. And when you
think you have solved all the puzzles, you may discover that the answers
contain their own little mysteries. - $1.00
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BET YOU CAN: SCIENCE POSSIBILITIES TO FOOL YOU (Vicki Cobb)
- Describes more than sixty tricks based on scientific experiments
featured in the text.
--$0.75
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BET YOU CAN: SCIENCE POSSIBILITIES TO FOOL YOU (Vicki Cobb)
--Vicki Cobb has been delighting children, parents, and teachers with
the fun of making science discoveries. Now, with the new Science Play
series, she sets her sights on the youngest children. who are natural
scientists and are always experimenting. --$0.75
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I WONDER: HOW DO SUBMARINES DIVE? (Andrew Langley)
--Questions and answers about submarines. Hardcover. - $0.75
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MATH
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1000 CUBE BASE 10 MANIPULATIVE SET (PreK-High School) --Students learn
math lessons faster when they can see a visual demonstration of the
lesson using base ten math manipulative. Use these plastic base ten
cubes to teach basic place value and base ten concepts. The base cube is
useful in teaching addition, subtraction, multiplication, division,
geometry, measurement, and algebra. This set contains 10 purple blocks,
each scored into 100 units, for a total of 1000 units. --$4.75
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METRIC CAN BE FUN
--Shows how to use the metric system in fun, understandable language. -
-$0.50
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LANGUAGE ARTS
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WORD SMART VOCABULARY (Grades 6th-8th)
- Now this is the way to learn vocabulary words! Follow Bridget,
Barnaby, Babette, and their feline friend Beauregard as they travel with
great velocity from the streets of Paris to disparate destinations
around the world and beyond! You'll marvel at the words you learn. And
while you're learning this sophisticated new vocabulary, you'll also be
preparing for college-entrance exams.
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Polish your prose, earn kudos from your teachers for your articulate
answers, and enjoy extraordinary stories as you expand your vocabulary
without straining your brain. Word Smart Junior includes a mini-
dictionary for homework help and fun quizzes throughout that let you
track your progress. -$4.00
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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.
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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.
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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
resource.
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MODERN CURRICULUM PRESS' WORD STUDY - (Level F-6th grade) --This
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. - $2.00
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STANDARD DEVIANTS ENGLISH GRAMMAR VHS TAPE
--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
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TEST READY OMNI READING Student Book 5
--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

INCLUDED ARE STUDENT AND TEACHER GUIDE. --$3.50

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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
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LETTER LADDER
-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
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ABEKA READER
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Abeka’s 3rd grade Pilgrim Boy - $3.00

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FICTION READING BOOKS
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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
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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
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Where are the Bears? (Kay Winters)
-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
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Camp Knock Knock (Betsy Duffey)
--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
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Camp Knock Knock Mystery (Betsy Duffey)
-- 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
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Space Dog Visits Planet Earth (Vivian French)
-- 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 . --
$2.00
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The Beggars' Christmas (John Aurelio)
--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
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Secret of the Andes (Ann Nolan Clark)
-- "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
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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. -
$2.00
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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. $2.75
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From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler [Sonlight Core E]
(E.L. Konigsburg)
- 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. -$2.75
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Dragon of the Lost Sea (Laurence Yep)
-- 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
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Sleeping Ugly (Jane Yolen)
-- 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
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Golden Books: Jingle Bells (Diane Muldrow)
--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. --
$1.00
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The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (L.Frank Baum)
-- 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
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James and the Giant Peach (Roald Dahl)
-- 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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?
--$1.75
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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?
--$1.75
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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
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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! -
-$1.00
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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? -
-$1.00
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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. --$1.00
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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. --$1.00
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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? --$1.00


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GEOGRAPHY
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OUR 50 STATES (Grades 5th-8th)
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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. --
$5.75
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HOW TO DRAW MAPS AND CHARTS
--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
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USBORNE'S: GEOGRAPHY QUIZBOOK
-- 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
explains why we need to protect our environment. Each page contains a
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. --$3.00
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PUZZLE OF THE UNITED STATES (2)
--Learn where each state, and their capitals are located with this
colorful puzzle. --$2.75
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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
fascinating "Questions and Answers" section, this atlas is a spectacular
value. --$5.75
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WHERE ON EARTH: A GEOGRAFUNNY GUIDE TO THE GLOBE
(GRADES 6 AND UP)
--A unique, funny, and informative title. After an introductory chapter
defining various aspects of the study of the Earth, each continent is
covered in a concise but comprehensive manner. Examples and
illustrations of geographical terms and forms are provided and related
to everyday situations and events. Easy-to-understand explanations make
the material fun. Profusely illustrated with colorful cartoons and
comic-strip art, the book is very readable. Environmental concerns and
recycling methods are addressed in a positive and clever way. A glossary
of terms is included and the index is comprehensive. --$5.75
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RAND MCNALLY CHILDREN'S ATLAS OF THE WORLD (Ages 8-12)
--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.

--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. --$5.75
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UNITED STATES ACTIVITIES BOOK
--Full filled pages of games, activities, fact trivia, and puzzles
designed to introduce US geography to your kids. --$1.00
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50 GREAT STATES
--Find out fun, fast facts about our 50 states. Book includes maps,
state flags and state birds. --$0.75
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RAND MCNALLY PICTURE ATLAS OF THE WORLD
--Any exciting picture atlas, packed with beautiful pictorial maps,
color photographs, and a wealth of fascinating facts. Find out where the
octopus tree grows, the length of the Great Wall of China, etc. Learn
about the icy regions of the Arctic and Antarctic, the structure of the
Earth and how it was formed, etc. Study a continent, country or region;
its people, customs, industries and agriculture, famous buildings,
popular pastimes, plants, and animal. Hard cover. - -$2.00
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MUSIC
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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
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Play Drums Today: A Complete Guide to the Basics-Level 2 (Scott
Schroedl)
- 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
more Perfect for drummers who want to expand their knowledge on their
own, or for teachers in private or group instruction.
The ultimate self-teaching method is designed to offer quality
instruction, terrific songs, and 99 professional full-demo tracks. --
$5.00
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Stick Control (George Lawrence Stone)
--George Lawrence Stone's Stick Control is often called the bible of
drumming. In the words of the author, it is the ideal book for improving
"control, speed, flexibility, touch, rhythm, lightness, delicacy, power,
endurance, preciseness of execution and muscular coordination," with
extra attention given to the development of the weak hand. This
indispensable book for drummers of all types includes hundreds of basic
to advanced-level rhythms, moving through categories of single-beat
combinations, triplets, short roll combinations, flam beats, flam
triplets and dotted notes, and short roll progressions. --$5.00
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Progressive Steps to Syncopation for the Modern Drummer (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
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HOMESCHOOLING AID
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CRINKLES MAGAZINE
- 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
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WAITING GAMES
--Easily keep children entertained wherever and whenever you have a
wait. Creative ideas for storytelling. Zany role-playing games.
Challenging guessing and memory games. Skill-sharpening counting and
word games. -$2.00
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ONTO THE YELLOW SCHOOL BUS (Mary Hood, PhD)
---Over four centuries ago, Martin Luther warned parents what the
consequences would be if God was ever removed from the educational
system.
---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
corrupt."
---Have Luther's words proven true? Are your children climbing onto the
yellow school bus every morning and entering the Gates of Hell? If so,
what can you do to save them? This is not just another "doom and gloom"
book designed to scare you and make a lot of sales. It contains positive
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
child's education. - $4.25
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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
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YOU CAN TEACH YOUR CHILD SUCCESSFULLY (Ruth Beechick)
-- This classic gives nitty-gritty help for each subject in each grade.
Become an informed, confident teacher, free from rigid textbooks. Learn
how to individualize spelling, how to use "real books" in history and
reading and other studies, how to make arithmetic meaningful, how to
avoid the grammar treadmill, how to develop advanced reading skills, and
much more. Grades 4-8. --Hard cover - $5.00
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LOVING YOUR CHILD IS NOT ENOUGH
-- In this straightforward approach to child raising, Nancy Samalin
shows parents how to set clear, concise guidelines to ensure positive
and constructive discipline. Based on her extensive work with parents
and children, she offers the most recent and invaluable advice on:

* 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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If interested please email for total. Thanks, Jasda


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