Books

Little House on the Prairie Changes

Thanks to Valerie for sharing the changes that are in the works for the Little House on the Prairie Series. It’s not always easy to find a good book, let alone a great series of books that your entire family loves. Our family loved reading the Little House on the Prairie Books by Laura...
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The Adventures of Riley

In this series, 9 years old Riley has traveled the world and explored Africa, Alaska, Brazil, India, Madagascar and French Polynesia with his Uncle Max, Aunt Martha and Cousin Alice. Eaglemont Press recently sent along a press release that tells us more about newest book and his next adventure in the series. They wrote:...
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Online Educational Comics Launched to Encourage Writing, Reading and Communication

Author/Journalist Bill Zimmerman wrote to tell us about his new project – http://www.makebeliefscomix.com At his site you can create your own comic strips by selecting from 10 characters with different moods. Then, you can write your own words into thought balloons or use the site’s story guides. Mr. Zimmerman writes: “This site can be...
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Bookwink

Bookwink’s mission is to inspire kids to read. Through podcasting and web video, we hope to connect kids with books that will make them excited about reading. Each video booktalk is about a different topic, and additional read-alikes can be found on the Bookwink website. You can look for books by subject, grade level,...
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Picture Books from Sylvan Dell Publishing

Syvlan Dell Publishing recently sent out an announcment for some of their new picture books.  They wrote that these books are “not text books in the traditional sense, but rather fun picture books that a child will want to read over and over again”. I’ve listed their description of some of their books below...
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Announcements from Omnigraphics:

http://www.omnigraphics.com/ The Vietnam War –New Volume in Defining Moments Series on American History– from the webiste: The Vietnam War provides users with a detailed and authoritative overview of the era, as well as the principal figures involved in this pivotal event in U.S. history. The preparation and arrangement of this volume—and all other books...
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A few new books from Prufrock Press, Inc.

Encouraging Your Child’s Writing Talent- brings a new perspective to teaching kids writing – one that helps parents encourage and cultivate a child’s creative insights and love of words through the writing process. The author introduces parents to the characteristics of the gifted writer and much more.” http://www.prufrock.com/productdetails.cfm?PC=583 Encouraging Your Child’s Science Talent –...
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High-adventure novel on line

Online publisher ThreeCatsWrite announces a free – and innovative – teaching tool for homeschoolers. The cats of three children’s book authors are collaborating on a high-adventure novel to be serialized on the blog: www.threecatswrite.com. The first installment will go online Monday, September 25 and continuations will run weekdays through November 17. (Archives will still...
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Complete Idiot Guides Series

Whether they are “right-brained creative types” or “left-brained analytical academics”, each year many of the nation’s 34 million high school and college student struggle to stay afloat in a host of required math and science courses that threaten to wreck havoc with a student’s important GPA. And, while College Board findings indicate that students...
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Trash Talk and Towards Understanding by Dave and Lillian Brummet

Trash Talk and Towards Understanding Authors Dave and Lillian Brummet have written two books, Trash Talk and Towards Understanding. Trash Talk, a guide for anyone concerned about his or her impact on the environment, offers useful solutions for the individual to reduce waste and better manage resources. Towards Understanding is a collection of 120...
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