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From: Kareni (
Subject:         Hodge podge of books: Bev Bos, rhymes, Waldorf, homeschooling, more
Date: March 13, 2014 at 6:02 pm PST

I also have ads on the 3-6 and 7-12 boards.

I accept money orders and personal checks. I do not take paypal (though we can discuss paypal paid gift cards if this is your only option).
One FREE with each $15.00 purchase:

Boomerang!: Children's Audiomagazine about Big Ideas, Issue 43 on cassette; OR
Lightning by Jeanne Bendick, pbk, rough; OR
Buki Designs (item 505) for ages 7 to 12, pbk (pages separated), okay; OR
Yo, Millard Fillmore!: (And all those other Presidents you don't know) by Will Cleveland, pbk, vgc; OR
Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism by Georgia Byng, pbk, good; OR
The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis (Narnia, Book 7), pbk, vgc; OR
Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli, pbk, good; OR
The Worry Website by Jacqueline Wilson, pbk, exc; OR
Girls Out Late by Jacqueline Wilson, pbk, vgc; OR
A Small Civil War by John Neufeld, pbk, good; OR
Elle Woods, Blonde Love by Natalie Standiford, pbk, new; OR
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by Shakespeare, pbk, vgc; OR
L'Etranger by Albert Camus, pbk, good; 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, 5th ed. (also 6th), by Emily Spinelli, pbk, good; OR
Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith by Anne Lamott, 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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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.
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 books: 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 two books, asking for $20.00ppd. NOW $18.00ppd.
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.
While a Tree was Growing… by Jane Bosveld

“Here is the story of the oldest living sequoia -- possibly the oldest living thing on earth -- whose wondrous life spans the Trojan war (it was 150 years old and 75 feet high when the Greeks delivered their gift horse), the coming of the Buddha, Christ, and Mohammed (by then, two thousand years old, over 270 feet high), the settling of America, and the 1996 Presidential election. Yes, it's still growing, high up in California's Sierra Nevada mountains. Like a unique biological time-line, While a Tree Was Growing juxtaposes the life of a single tree with a chronology of world events to narrate 3,500 years of history, natural science, anthropology, and more. Large, generously illustrated two-page spreads are flanked by columns, with historic milestones on the left and a growth chart recording the tree’s progress on the right.”

Large hardback with dust jacket, ex-library, very good condition, includes poster. Out of print, this sold originally for $14.95. Asking for $7.00ppd.
Set of four books:

Favorite Poems Old and New: Selected For Boys and Girls by Helen Ferris with illustrations by Leonard Weisgard

Hardback with dust jacket in mylar, c. 1957; I believe this is the first edition. The binding is separating slightly at the end of the book. This has been reissued in hardback and now sells new for $26.99.

plus Tomie dePaola’s Mother Goose

Hardback in good/very good condition. Sells new for $25.99. “Tomie dePaola's collection of traditional rhymes is a visual treat for both children and parents. His cheerful, humorous style enlivens 200 rhymes that star both the familiar Mother Goose cast of characters and those not as well known. Some pages are devoted to one rhyme--including all the verses--while other pages feature a variety of shorter rhymes or thematic groupings (such as verses about weather). Amidst the nursery rhymes are American poems such as "Yankee Doodle" and "Hush Little Baby," along with traditional poems such as "Three Little Kittens." This collection is a delightful introduction to poetry as well as an entertaining, comprehensive Mother Goose book.”

plus Oxford Book of Poetry for Children, compiled by Edward Blishen with illustrations by Brian Wildsmith

Hardback with dust jacket; jacket has some wear but the book is in very good condition. For ages 6-11. From Amazon: "Inspire young children to move from nursery rhymes to serious (but not solemn!) verse with this burgeoning collection that includes poems by Lewis Carroll, Christina Rossetti, Shakespeare, and many others. The illustrations reflect the vitality of the verses. Edward Blishen, who compiled the anthology, was a teacher for 15 years, and the volume has been spectacularly illustrated by Brian Wildsmith." Original price was $25.00.

plus Oxford Nursery Rhyme Book by Iona and Peter Opie with illustrations by Joan Hassall

Hardback in dust jacket with mylar cover; ex-library in good condition; UK edition from 1967. Amazon sells the current US version of this for $29.95. Asking for $21.00ppd for the set of four books.
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First French (Usborne) by Gemmelle Tyler

"Beginning lessons in French vocabulary and grammar are accompanied by puzzles and games featuring Sophie and Henri Noisette and their family and friends at home, on vacation, and at school." Paperback in very good condition, original price was $12.95; asking for $5.00ppd.
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.
The Cat in the Hat Beginner Book Dictionary in Spanish by the Cat himself and P.D. Eastman

Fun dictionary for learners of Spanish. This is a hardback which retails for $15.00; it is in very good condition. Asking for $8.00ppd. NOW $5.00ppd.
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.
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.
Famous Paintings: An Introduction to Art for Young People by Alice Elizabeth Chase

From an Amazon review: “I was given this book as a child and I perused it with absorption and pleasure over and over. The reproductions are excellent, the art is first rate, varied, and chosen to appeal to a child. The text is minimal but interesting and child friendly.” Hardback, copyright 1951, scribbles on back cover and a few scribbles inside, spine separating, but still usable. Asking for $6.00ppd.
The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden

This is a facsimile reproduction of a naturalist's diary for the year 1906. Edith Holden recorded in words and paintings the flora and fauna of the British countryside through the changing seasons of the year. It is a great book to browse in if you are interested in doing a nature study; particularly valuable if you are a Charlotte Mason homeschooler.

Hardback with dust jacket, inscribed but overall in good condition. This British copy originally sold for £7.50, the American hardback sold for $28.95; asking $12.00ppd.
Origami: The Art and Fun of Japanese Paper Folding by Fumiaki Shingu

“This full color book which features dozens of specially commissioned origami projects, provides the perfect guide for beginners and experts alike. You'll find easy to follow step by step diagrams as well as a photograph of each completed piece to help you create perfect origami. In addition, folding techniques are clearly explained and illustrated.”

Spiral bound paperback expanded edition in very good condition; asking for $6.00ppd.
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.
The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home, 3rd ed., by Susan Wise Bauer

Hardback, ex-library, in very good condition. New this costs $39.95.

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

Paperback in very good condition. New this now sells for $14.00. Asking for $20.00ppd for the 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.
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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.
The Story of Dimmalimm written and illustrated by Gudmund Thorsteinsson

A popular children's book in Iceland features a young girl who loves swans. Hardback picture book in good or better condition. Asking for $7.00ppd. NOW $5.00ppd.

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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