Posted October 17, 2017
Dictionary Day celebrates the birthday of American lexicographer Noah Webster, who was born on October 16, 1758.
July 20, 2017
It might still be summer but the new school year is just around the corner! We’ve compiled a list of some of our publishers’ best (non-curriculum) books that are great for homeschooling parents and homeschooling teachers to use with their students:
The 50 States of America by Tim Glynne-Jones
The 50 states plus Washington, D.C. that make up the USA all play their own unique part in the history and character of the nation. This book is an educational guide and stunning collectible that teaches readers young and old alike about America’s rich and varied history, geography and culture, and the people and places that stand out.
Science Experiments to Blow Your Mind by Thomas Canavan
From microwave soap monsters to make-your-own lava lamps, this book is bursting with brilliant experiments that will teach you everything you need to know about the appliance of science. Geared for kids, but great for curious adults, too!
Science Experiments to Amaze your Friends by Thomas Canavan
All of the science experiments in this book can easily be performed at home, and clear instructions are accompanied by entertaining images and informative text.
Math Is Awesome! 101 Incredible Things Every Kid Should Know by Arcturus Publishing
Math Is Awesome! is packed full of 101 eye-opening and extraordinary math-based facts that kids will love to discover and share.
A Snowy Owl Story by Melissa Kim
A Snowy Owl Story is a board book designed specifically for a preschool market. Based on a true story, it describes, through the tale of one particular owl, the recent irruption of snowy owls all across the United States. Through this simple narrative, youngsters will learn about migration, adaptation, and respectful human interaction with nature. The first in a four-part series of board books done in partnership with Maine Audubon.
A Little Brown Bat Story by Melissa Kim
A Little Brown Bat Story follows one bat through his daily ritual of eating and sleeping, and his annual migration to a safe spot to hibernate in winter. The second in a four-part series of board books done in partnership with Maine Audubon.
A Blanding’s Turtle Story by Melissa Kim
A Blanding's turtle ventures across streams, over roads, and through wetlands to find food and a safe nesting place in this fascinating and educational board book. The third in a four-part series of board books done in partnership with Maine Audubon.
A Monarch Butterfly Story by Melissa Kim
A young boy learns about threats to Monarch Butterflies and inspires his class and community to learn about the butterfly's life cycle and to plant a butterfly-friendly garden, offering the iconic insects safe places to lay eggs and native plants full of nectar to fuel their long migration. The fourth in a four-part series of board books done in partnership with Maine Audubon.
Follow the Yarn by Emily Sper
In this delightful introduction to colors, toddlers (and cat lovers of all ages!) will enjoy following a kitten through the pages as he plays with one colorful ball of yarn after another.
What On Earth Can We Do? by Emily Sper
With easy-to-understand language and colorful graphics, this fun and informative book introduces children to actions that help make the Earth healthier, such as making less garbage, repair-reuse-recycle, composting, planting a tree, and not wasting electricity or water. Simple explanations of electricity, carbon dioxide, global warming, renewable energy, and the importance of trees and water add meaning to the actions proposed.
Dahlov Ipcar’s Wild Animal Alphabet by Dahlov Ipcar
This book draws on illustrations from ten of Ipcar's previous children's books, most of which are out of print, as well as some of her fine art paintings. Her original rhyming couplets take readers on a fantastic trip from antelopes to tigers all the way to "Z is for Zebra, who always comes last."
Big Bible Science by Erin Lee Green
Ever struggled to teach kids about science while making sure God is part of the message? Big Bible Science helps kids (and those who teach them) explore God's World and Word through real live science experiments! Includes 21 units that explain concepts like Gravity, Friction, Animal Classification, and the Nervous System - and each lesson also ties in a Biblical perspective and gives kids examples of real-world application. "A wonderful resource for all Christian students, parents, and teachers."
Wonderfully Made: God's Story of Life from Conception to Birth by Danika Cooley
Wonderfully Made is an excellent book that introduces a young child to the wonder of God's creation - the wonder and miracle of birth. From conception in the womb through the nine months within the mother's womb Danika Cooley takes readers on a journey of discovery... the discovery of life.
The Bible’s Big Story by James M. Hamilton Jr.
With easily remembered rhymes and Bible verses, take your child through the span of Salvation History from Creation to the Fall, the Flood to the Exodus, the Exile to the Crucifixion and beyond... James M. Hamilton writes about real history, God's Salvation History, and our future.
Little Lights Box Set 1 by Catherine MacKenzie
These five beautifully illustrated hardback books give lessons from the lives of famous Christians from the past - Amy Carmichael, Hudson Taylor, Corrie Ten Boom, George Muller, and Helen Roseveare. Learn about God's plans for people's lives and His amazing provision.
Little Lights Box Set 2 by Catherine MacKenzie
These five beautifully illustrated hardbacks continue the Little Lights series and cover the lives of David Livingstone, John Calvin, Martin Luther, Eric Liddell, and Mary Slessor.
Jim Elliot by Irene Howat
Jim Elliot had a loving wife, a beautiful little girl, and a reason for real joy. God had called him to bring the good news of Jesus Christ to the Auca Indians. The love of Christ not only thrilled him but also gave him peace. Jim would spend the rest of his life bringing Jesus to the lost Aucas ... but the rest of Jim's life was only a matter of months.This is the story of Jim's love for a fighting people and of his fight for a loving God.
Preachers & Teachers Box Set by Various Authors
This giftbox collection of colorful trailblazer stories makes a perfect present that will delight young minds. Features some of the great preachers and teachers who will inspire young and old alike. This edition includes Charles Spurgeon, a simple country lad who went on to become one of the best-known preachers in the world and Jonathan Edwards, who saw God's beauty in nature as well as in God's Word.
Heroes & Heroines Box Set by Various Authors
This giftbox collection of colorful trailblazer stories makes a perfect present that will delight young minds. Features some of the great Christian heroes and heroines who will inspire young and old alike. This edition includes Corrie Ten Boom's story, showing how God's love and forgiveness can exist even in a Nazi concentration camp and Richard Wurmbrand, who was arrested by the Government of Romania in the 1960s, who was convicted of a crime - Loving Jesus.
Missionaries & Medics Box Set by Various Authors
This giftbox collection of colorful trailblazer stories makes a perfect present that will delight young minds. Features some of the great Christian missionaries and medics who will inspire young and old alike. This edition includes the brave and adventurous story of Amy Carmichael in India and America's first overseas missionary, Adoniram Judson.
Reformers & Activists Box Set by Various Authors
This giftbox collection of colorful trailblazer stories makes a perfect present that will delight young minds. Features some of the great Christian reformers and activists who will inspire young and old alike. This edition includes William Wilberforce, the man who fought to bring freedom and relief from the terrors of the slave trade and John Knox, who went from being a bodyguard to a preacher of God's Word.
Arts & Science Box Set by Various Authors
This giftbox collection of colorful trailblazer stories makes a perfect present that will delight young minds. Features some of the great Christian heroes of arts and science who will inspire young and old alike. This edition includes the story of C.S. Lewis who wrote some of the most famous books in the English language and Fanny Crosby, the story of a little blind girl who grew up to be a talented poet and musician.
Evangelists & Pioneers Box Set by Various Authors
This giftbox collection of colorful trailblazer stories makes a perfect present that will delight young minds. Features some of the great Christian evangelists and pioneers who will inspire young and old alike. This edition includes Billy Graham, the great evangelist who has preached to more than 80 million people in more than 185 countries and Joni Earekson Tada, whose tragic accident speaks of God's power to transform lives.
Lightkeepers Girls Box Set by Irene Howat
This giftbox collection of colorful stories makes a perfect present that will delight young girls of every age. This edition includes Ten Girls Who Changed the World, Ten Girls Who Didn't Give In, Ten Girls Who Made a Difference, Ten Girls Who Made History, and Ten Girls Who Used Their Talents.
Lightkeepers Boys Box Set by Irene Howat
This giftbox collection of colorful stories makes a perfect present that will delight young adventurers. This edition includes Ten Boys Who Changed the World, Ten Boys Who Didn't Give In, Ten Boys Who Made a Difference, Ten Boys Who Made History, and Ten Boys Who Used Their Talents.
Nate Saint by Nancy Drummond
On January 8, 1956, Nate Saint and some other missionaries flew to an area near an Auca village and landed at strip of sand that they had named Palm Beach. This was Nate's final flight for he and four other missionaries on the plane that day were martyred when tribesmen attacked with spears a few days later. Although this was Nate's last flight - it wasn't the end of his work. What he and the other martyred missionaries had done for the Kingdom of God convinced many to listen to God's call to mission. And the work of evangelism continued to the Aucas, too. Many in that village came to accept Christ, including several of the men who had thrown their spears on that terrible day.
Vietnam by Nigel Cawthorne
This unique account of the war in Vietnam is written from first-hand experience on the highly charged issue of American personnel who went missing in action. Offering a comprehensive and balanced account of the emotive impact of the first “media” war – and containing previously classified material on U.S. offensive movements – this book offers original, authoritative, and thought-provoking arguments.
Great Battles of World War II by Michael Dudley
In Great Battles of World War II, Dudley has taken a fresh look at the crucial battles which decided the outcome of the Second World War, beginning with the evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940, a feat that boosted the morale of a nation during its darkest hour, and reaching a climactic end with the final bloody reckoning between the Red Army and the Third Reich amongst the ruins of Berlin.
The Sherlock Holmes Collection by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
This boxed set collects Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories in six volumes. The drug-addled, anti-social sleuth has become one of the most iconic characters in fiction and the tales collected here will entertain readers today just as much as when they were first published in the late 19th century.
The Jane Austen Collection
It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen is one of the literary giants of all time, and Jane Austen lovers will adore the modern design of this deluxe boxed gift set containing six of her most popular and iconic novels: Northanger Abbey, Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park, Persuasion, and Emma.