Remembering the War of 1812 SeriesNew
As heritage sites plan reenactments for the bicentennial of the War of 1812, this fascinating series gives great insight into the significance of this brief and much-debated conflict. Although it lasted only three years and yielded no transfer of territory to the United States, Britain, or Canada, the conflict still resonates two centuries later. Each volume in this series describes a key element of the War of 1812 including its causes, the battles, the heroes, and the war's lasting legacy for both the United States and Canada. Full-color maps, primary sources, period illustrations, and contemporary photographs bring the battles and leaders to life.
Science Detective® Series SeriesNew
The mind-building lessons and activities in these books teach topics and skills drawn from state and national science standards to prepare students for more advanced science courses and new assessments that measure reasoning, reading comprehension, and writing in science. Students read lessons that include a variety of charts, tables, and graphs. Then they answer critical thinking questions to improve their understanding of the science concepts and develop their reading comprehension and inferential and deductive thinking skills. Students can't just scan the story for answers—they must carefully analyze and synthesize the information from the text, charts, tables, and graphs to explain and support their answers.Many questions in these books ask students to use complete sentences to explain their thinking. The ability to express their thoughts—supported by evidence—in writing, is not only important in science assessment, it is essential when communicating with other people in school and work. It also promotes better understanding of the concepts being studied. The questions in Science Detective® are modeled after questions found on science assessments but require more critical thinking. There is a growing trend to evaluate responses to open-ended questions in the context of logical reasoning, and many science students score poorly on these test items. The carefully designed questions in in these books will not only develop thinking, reading, and writing skills, but will also familiarize your students with questions found on contemporary science assessments.Teaching SupportIncludes teacher and student introductions, a chart of topics and key ideas to help select activities, and detailed answers.
Skill Sharpeners: Geography SeriesNew
Skill Sharpeners: Geography engages your child in exploring the world while learning important map skills and geography concepts. The cross-curricular activities integrate the most current geography standards. Each geography topic includes nonfiction reading selections, comprehension questions, vocabulary practice, writing prompts, and authentic activities that bring the concepts to life. These activities invite your child to be creative while using higher-order thinking skills. Includes answer key.
Spotlight on My Country SeriesFeaturedNew
Spotlight on my Country introduces young readers to countries around the world. Each book contains maps, photographs, the history and geography of the country, its people, regions, cities, and wildlife. The books also show the holidays, celebrations, and symbols of each country.
The Baker Family Series SeriesNew
Meet Mr. and Mrs. Baker and their four children: responsible Phil, sensible Abby, daring Andy, and inquisitive Tom. The Bakers are a Christian family who love serving and helping others, but they have a knack for finding adventure while they’re at it! Exciting reading for youth in the six volumes of the Baker Family Adventures Series by C. R. Hedgcock. Recommended for ages 11-15, but make great family read-alouds too, for ages 6-10.People sometimes think that the Christian’s life is rose beds and sunny skies, but when the thorns start jabbing and the sun starts burning — that’s when the true test of character comes. The Bakers must deal with mysteries, kidnappers, buried treasures, and more, with each challenge forcing them to grow in courage and learn important lessons in godliness.
The Black Stallion Series SeriesNew
ABOUT THE AUTHORWalter Farley‘s first book, The Black Stallion, was an instant hit when it appeared in 1941. Mr. Farley went on to write thirty-three other enormously popular books about the Black Stallion and other horses which were published in more than twenty countries. He died in 1989, shortly before the publication of his last novel, The Young Black Stallion, written with his son Steven.
Item #: A133
Did you know that many successful architects, lawyers, engineers—even bestselling novelists—had difficulties learning to read and write as children? In this groundbreaking book, Brock and Fernette Eide explain how 20% of people—individuals with dyslexia—share a unique learning style that can create advantages in a classroom, at a job, or at home. Using their combined expertise in neurology and education, the authors show how these individuals not only perceive the written word differently but may also excel at spatial reasoning, see insightful connections that others simply miss, understand the world in stories, and display amazing creativity.Blending personal stories with hard science, The Dyslexic Advantage provides invaluable advice on how parents, educators, and individuals with dyslexia can recognize and use the strengths of the dyslexic learning style in: -material reasoning (used by architects and engineers)-interconnected reasoning (scientists and designers)-narrative reasoning (novelists and lawyers)-dynamic reasoning (economists and entrepreneurs.)With prescriptive advice and inspiring testimonials, this paradigm-shifting book proves that dyslexia doesn’t have to be a detriment, but can often become an asset for success.
Publisher: Progeny Press
Item #: E664
Book 3 in the Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis. The horse, Bree, and his boy, Shasta are fleeing their slavery, heading north to Narnia and freedom. Along the way, they join the horse, Hwin, and her rider, Aravis, fleeing an arranged marriage. Together they ride north across the desert. Meanwhile, the vengeful Calormen prince Rabadash determines to destroy Archenland and invade Narnia to capture Queen Susan and make her his bride. Shasta and Aravis discover his plan and must warn Archenland in time, or all is lost. Their journey to "Narnia and the North" will involve difficult and dangerous situations, through which they come to realize that they are being guided by none other than Aslan himself! The surprise that awaits Shasta at the end of his journey is more than he ever dreamed of.
The Read-Aloud FamilyFeaturedNew
Item #: A121
Connecting deeply with our kids can be difficult in our busy, technology-driven lives. Reading aloud offers us a chance to be fully present with our children. It also increases our kids’ academic success, inspires compassion, and fortifies them with the inner strength they need to face life’s challenges. As Sarah Mackenzie has found with her own six children, reading aloud long after kids are able to read to themselves can deepen relationships in a powerful way.Founder of the immensely popular Read-Aloud Revival podcast, Sarah knows first-hand how reading can change a child’s life. In The Read-Aloud Family, she offers the inspiration and age-appropriate book lists you need to start a read-aloud movement in your own home. From a toddler’s wonder to a teenager’s resistance, Sarah details practical strategies to make reading aloud a meaningful family ritual. Reading aloud not only has the power to change a family—it has the power to change the world.
Publisher: Progeny Press
Item #: E676
People live either UnderBubble or OutBubble - in the protected cities or in the wilderness without electricity, gasoline, or any other modern convenience. Ford Falcon's family lives OutBubble in a slapdash shelter on Skullduggery Ridge near Goldmine Gulley, an old trash heap where they scavenge for lumber and supplies. A partnership of government and corporations have genetically modified URCorn, a miracle food that makes people stronger and healthier. That is, if you can eat it. And the GreyDevils, strange creatures, human mostly, will do anything for URCorn. Anything.Add in solar bears and weird weather that cannot decide if it is summer or winter and you can bet life is not easy. But there is something much more mysterious going on, and Ford Falcon thinks it has something to do with her father. When she returns from a bartering trip to find her home ransacked and her family gone, Ford must find her own way and prove that she can face the world's hardships alone.In 73 pages (including the answer key), our Study Guide contains:-Background on the authors and story-Prereading suggested activities-Vocabulary activities related to the story-General content questions-Literary analysis and terminology questions designed to give students a good understanding of writing technique and how to use it-Critical analysis questions designed to help students consider and analyze the intellectual, moral, and spiritual issues in the story and weigh them with reference to scriptureand, of course, a detailed answer key!
Publisher: Progeny Press
Item #: E677
Book 6 in the Narnia series by C.S. Lewis.On the run from bullies at their nasty school, Eustace and Jill Pole suddenly find as escape into Narnia, but they become separated. Jill meets Aslan, who tells her they have a task to accomplish and gives her four signs to memorize to help accomplish their task. When Jill is reunited with Eustace, they learn that King Caspian's son Prince Rilian has vanished, and they are to find him and return him to Narnia. With the help of a very gloomy Marsh-wiggle, they set out to find the prince, but they soon find themselves forgetting to repeat the four signs. And when they are captured and led away to a deep underground kingdom, it looks as if they may have failed completely at Aslan's task.In 61 pages (including the answer key), our Study Guide contains:-Background on the authors and story-Prereading suggested activities-Vocabulary activities related to the story-General content questions-Literary analysis and terminology questions designed to give students a good understanding of writing technique and how to use it-Critical analysis questions designed to help students consider and analyze the intellectual, moral, and spiritual issues in the story and weigh them with reference to scriptureand, of course, a detailed answer key!
Publisher: Canon Press
Item #: A225
At last, a practical, Christian guide for grandmothers -- and for younger women preparing for that stage of life! Since our culture is in love with immaturity, advice written for "older" women can tend to focus on changes: empty nests, new priorities, grown children getting married, etc. But the Bible tells us to focus on the things that don't change: In all seasons of life, God has good works prepared in advance for us to walk in. And whether you're a young woman, married, unmarried, widowed, middle-aged, or a great-grandma, you never quit exercising that faith in Christ.Grandkids and getting older, dinners and hospitality, mentorship and being an "in-law" all come with their own stretches of bumpy road, but faith and joy (and a little of Nancy Wilson's practical advice) go a long way. Women travelling through this season should be thinking in terms of family legacy -- and in terms of eternity -- as they seek godly wisdom, great joy, and a silver-haired crown of glory.