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From: Kareni (
Subject:         Variety with many FREE books: Spelling Through Phonics, Family Math for Young Children, Waldorf, history, reading, writing, math,Latin, more
Date: August 19, 2014 at 7:28 pm 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
Mem’s World by Mem Fox, pbk, good; OR
The Way of the Storyteller by Ruth Sawyer, pbk, good; OR
Yo, Millard Fillmore!: (And all those other Presidents you don't know) by Will Cleveland, pbk, vgc; 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
Junior Great Books, Series 6, Vol. 2, First Semester, pbk, okay; OR
Classics Revisited by Kenneth Rexroth, pbk, okay; OR
What’s Happening to My Body?: A Growing Up Guide for Mothers and Daughters by Lynda Madaras, pbk, good; OR
The Secret Country by Pamela Dean, pbk, good; OR
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, pbk, vgc; OR
Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad, hdbk, good; OR
Teaching with Fire: Poetry that Sustains the Courage to Teach, ed. by Intrator and Scribner, hdbk, good; OR
A Tolkien Miscellany by J.R.R. Tolkien, pbk (inscribed), good; OR
The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman, 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, 6th ed., by Emily Spinelli, pbk, good

One FREE with each $40.00 purchase:

Lial's Introductory Algebra, 7th ed., pbk, okay; OR
Saxon Math 76, 2nd ed., hdbk, vgc
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English (younger):

Set of four Dolch books by Betsy B. Lee: Set consists of A Funny Dolch Word Book #1, #2, and #3 plus Albert the Apple Eating Appaloosa.

Description of book #2 – “Dolch sight words should be recognized instantly in order for reading to progress smoothly. This book uses all of the Dolch sight words for second graders and many for first graders.

The delightful stories and poems have these themes: bonding between parents and children; sharing; caring about others; learning not to be a bully; seeking goals in a peaceful manner; learning not to procrastinate; being considerate; being grateful; staying out of trouble; controlling temper; and helping others.

This book can be used for regular, remedial, or enrichment instruction because the ages of the children are not shown. Most stories only have animal characters.”

These are paperbacks, ex-library, in very good condition. Prices when new range from $5.95 to $6.49; asking for $12.00ppd for the set of four books.
Handwriting Without Tears, 2nd Grade Printing Teacher’s Guide by Jan Olsen

This is the teacher's guide for the second grade workbook, Printing Power. Paperback, copyright 2013, in very good condition with no writing. Sonlight sells this for $15.00; asking for $7.00ppd.
Set of three books -- Writing Road to Reading, 5th revised ed.,: The Spalding Method for Teaching Speech, Spelling, Writing, and Reading by Romalda Bishop Spalding

“The Spalding Method is a total language arts approach that has been used by teachers and parents for nearly fifty years to teach millions of students to spell, write, and read. Now fully updated to reflect the latest research on how children learn language, this newest edition is easier to use than ever.

The Spalding Method helps train the right and left sides of the brain as children see, hear, read, and write. It is cost-effective and efficient; students use pencils, paper, and their minds. The results are stunning: Children learn to connect speech sounds to print and begin to write and read almost magically. Spalding students perform well in the classroom and on tests -- and most important, they love to read and write.”

Large paperback, ex-library, in good condition with no writing inside. Cost when new was $22.95.

plus Teaching Reading at Home: A Step by Step Guide to Foundational Language Arts by Wanda Sanseri

“A supplement to Romalda Spalding's "The Writing Road to Reading". A step-by-step overview, sample charts and recommended practice exercises. Covers spelling instruction up to Freshman level in college.”

Spiral bound paperback in very good condition with no writing. Now out of print, this sold new for $19.95.

plus Spelling Boosters by Wanda Sanseri

Paperback in very good condition with no writing. Now out of print, this sold new for $12.95. Asking for $18.00ppd for the set of three 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. NOW $16.00ppd.
Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons by Siegfried Engelmann

Oversized paperback, slight coverwear, but overall in good or better condition. I have two copies of this book. This sells for $22.00 new; asking for $10.00ppd.
A Mink, a Fink, a Skating Rink: What Is a Noun? (Words Are Categorical) by Brian P. Cleary

“What is a noun? It's easier to show than explain--and this book is brimming with examples. Author Brian Cleary and illustrator Jenya Promitsky creatively clarify the concept of nouns for young readers. Nouns are printed in color for easy identification, and the playful rhymes and illustrations combine to highlight key words.”

Sturdy hardback in very good condition, retails for $16.95; asking for $7.00ppd.
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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.


Leonardo Da Vinci by Kathleen Krull

Hardback in dust jacket from the Giants of Science series, in very good condition, new this costs $15.99; asking for $7.00ppd.

Math and Science (younger):

Family Math for Young Children by Coates and Stenmark

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

Oversized paperback in good/very good condition with no writing inside. New this sells for $19.95; 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. NOW $8.00ppd.
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. NOW $21.00ppd.
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. NOW $13.00ppd.


Set of two Latin books: Minimus and Minimus Secundus by Barbara Bell

These are paperbacks, ex-school, Minimus is covered in plastic, Secundus is not. Both are in good to very good condition with only a few pencil marks. (I have two sets.) New these cost $27.56 each; asking for $15.00ppd for the set of two student books.
Thirty Famous Stories Retold (Chinese and English)

Oversized paperback, 300 pages, of James Baldwin’s book with English on the left pages and Chinese on the right. Contains Columbus and the Egg, Sir Isaac Newton and the Apple, Webster and the Woodchuck, King John and the Magna Charta, Crossing the Rubicon and many more stories. ISBN: 7810792563; asking for $18.00ppd.
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. NOW $8.00ppd.

Variety (Religious, homeschooling, Chess …):

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 books: Mark Kistler's Imagination Station: Learn How to Draw in 3-D with Public Television's Favorite Drawing Teacher plus Drawing in 3-D by Mark Kistler

These are both large paperbacks. Fewer than a dozen of some 72 practice pages in IS have been drawn on, mostly in pencil; otherwise, the books are in good condition. These books sell new for $18.99 and $19.99; asking for $12.00ppd for the set.
Young at Art: Easy Art Lessons for Educators by Merideth Ferrell and Ellen Gabehart

For teachers, home school instructors, and parents. Spiral bound paperback with plastic covers in good/very good condition with illustrations in color and black and white. Contains 25 lessons for grades K – 5; asking for $9.00ppd.
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. NOW $11.00ppd.
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. NOW $12.00ppd.
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 four 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 Waldorf Schools: Kindergarten and Early Grades, ed. by Ruth Pusch

Paperback in very good condition, sold new for $13.00.

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 $15.00ppd for the set of four 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.
The following books are $5.00ppd each.

Homeschooling and inspirational books:

Home Learning Year by Year by Rebecca Rupp, pbk, very good condition.
Put Your Heart on Paper: Staying Connected In A Loose-Ends World by Henriette Anne Klauser, pbk, very good condition.

Books about books:

Under the Chinaberry Tree by Ann Ruethling and Patti Pitcher, pbk, good condition.
Great Books about Things Kids Love by Kathleen Odean, pbk, very good condition.
Great Books for Girls by Kathleen Odean, pbk, good condition.
Great Books for Boys by Kathleen Odean, pbk, very good condition.
Great Books for High School Kids by Rick Ayers, pbk, very good condition.
Reading for the Love of it by Michele Landsberg, pbk, good condition.
Choosing Books for Kids by Joanne Oppenheim et al., pbk, good condition.
Books that Build Character by William Kilpatrick et al., pbk, good condition.
Eyeopeners! By Beverly Kobrin, pbk, good condition.
Let’s Hear it for the Girls! by Baumeister and Smith, pbk, very good condition.
Once Upon a Heroine by Cooper-Mullin and Coye, pbk, very good condition.
NYT Parent’s Guide to the Best Books for Children by Eden Ross Lipson, pbk, good condition.
Valerie and Walter’s Best Books for Children by Lewis and Mayes, pbk, good condition.

Parenting books:

Raising a Daughter by Jeanne and Don Elium, pbk, very good condition.
The Essence of Parenting by Anne Johnson and Vic Goodman, pbk, very good condition.
Why Can’t I be the Parent I Want to Be? by Charles Elliott and Laura Smith, pbk, very good condition.
Our Children are Watching by Susan Collins, pbk, very good condition.
The Roller-Coaster Years by Charlene Giannetti et al., pbk, very good condition.
Quantity Time by Steffen Krachmer, pbk, very good condition.
Spiritual Parenting by Hugh and Gayle Prather, hdbk, good condition.

Books about Movies:

The Movie Mom’s Guide to Family Movies by Nell Minow, pbk, very good condition.
Video Hound’s Family Video Retriever, pbk, good condition.
Inside KidVid by Loretta MacAlpine, pbk, good condition.
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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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