Homeschooling at the Highest Level

At Royal Fireworks Press, our aim is to support parents dedicated to developing in their children a lifelong love of learning, a broad understanding of the world of the intellect, and core competencies in academic areas. Our materials are infused with high intellectual demands because we think it is foolish to work to low standards. We know that the individual attention of homeschooling enables children to succeed with demanding materials. Our curricula engender a different experience because they are radically different in approach from other curricula.

We offer FREE SHIPPING on any domestic U.S. order that includes a Michael Clay Thompson Language Arts Curriculum Complete Homeschool Package. Enter MCTHSP in the voucher box in the shopping cart, pay by credit card or PayPal, and your entire order will ship free.

The Royal Fireworks Online Learning Community. Registration is open for the fall semester. Michael Clay Thompson will teach his complete language arts program, Levels 1-7, which provides a full course of instruction to students in grammar, vocabulary, writing, poetics, and literature. Myriam Thompson will teach an array of Spanish classes for learners of all levels. We are also offering courses in creative writing, philosophy, chemistry, genetics, architecture, and Roman and Greek history.

Congratulations to Our Award Winners! Michael Clay Thompson has won, for the fourth year out of the past five, Practical Homeschooling’s award for best language arts curriculum. In addition, Ingrid Klass’s Eastern philosophy novel The Circle of Happiness has won a gold Mom’s Choice Award honoring excellence, and her illustrated children’s book The Day the Thoughts Got Stuck is now an Academics’ Choice Award winner. We are proud to publish such useful, inspirational, and beautiful books!

A Caution about Buying Used Copies of Royal Fireworks Press Books

For the Best in Your Classroom

At Royal Fireworks Press, we offer materials with the intellectual heft to challenge and intrigue the best students in your classroom, enabling you to educate students at the highest levels. Our texts are demanding, never dumbed down; they are wide-ranging, not narrowly focused; they are not worksheet-based or dull drill and practice but instead Socratic and creative. Our curricula are the difference between real education and teaching to the test. They offer teachers the opportunity to go beyond the ordinary to enrich children’s lives.

Congratulations to Our Award Winners! Michael Clay Thompson has won, for the fourth year out of the past five, Practical Homeschooling’s award for best language arts curriculum. In addition, Ingrid Klass’s Eastern philosophy novel The Circle of Happiness has won a gold Mom’s Choice Award honoring excellence. We are proud to publish such useful, inspirational, and beautiful books!

 A Caution about Buying Used Copies of Royal Fireworks Press Books

New at Royal Fireworks Press

NEW: ADVENTURES ON THE AMERICAN FRONTIER, A SERIES OF BOOKS FOR CHILDREN WITH DYSLEXIA AND OTHER READING DISORDERS. We are extremely excited to announce the first four sets of books in our new history series, Adventures on the American Frontier. These illustrated books include a variety of modifications for children with reading disorders, including a special font and audio of the books being read aloud so that children can follow along, drawn in by both the fun illustrations and the delightful narration of our own Christopher Tice. Our newest offering, Mail Riders, is now available. This is a series that parents will NOT want to miss!

NEW: Books for Young Children on Self-Regulation and Mindfulness. Our bodies are constantly sending us information through our senses, and young children may become overwhelmed by a deluge of incoming signals. However, they can learn to moderate their emotions by learning techniques of intentional sensing. The Secret Code of Senses teaches them how to cope with sensations that are unpleasant or overwhelming so that they can be happier and more at ease, no matter what’s going on around them. Similarly, when we’re upset, our breathing quickens, and our bodies react accordingly. Breath Magic, by the same authors, teaches children how to slow their breathing in order to learn some basic steps toward self-regulation and self-control. Five different breathing techniques will help children learn to calm themselves in stressful, angry, or frightening situations, setting them on their first step toward mindfulness.

NEW: How to Help Reduce Stress in Gifted Children. Everyone is feeling stressed these days, with the fast pace of society and technology and the onslaught of the 24-hour news cycle that leaves most of us feeling bad. But gifted kids have special stressors that most people don’t think about, often because they don’t know about them. Carol Strip Whitney’s new book From Stress to Success is a useful guide to enable parents and teachers to help gifted children learn to avoid and manage stress. It will offer welcome relief to both the children and the adults who spend time with them.

NEW FOR CHILDREN WITH READING DISORDERS: We are excited to announce the Lennie Miller Dyslexia Series for children who struggle with dyslexia or other reading disorders. This set of seven books for children in middle and high school together comprise a novel titled Night of the Paranormal Patterns, an adaptation of the novel by the same name by author Robert Black as part of his Mathematical Nights series. The seven parts incorporate several special features—including a special dyslexia-friendly font, QR codes linking to audio of the books being read aloud, and optional flashcards for further study—that will make them a welcome addition to the bookshelf of any child who struggles with reading difficulties.

NEW: Caesar’s English I and II Flashcards. We are now offering flashcards to help children study the stems and words that appear in Caesar’s English I and Caesar’s English II. Each set of flashcards comes with 150 4×6-inch cards printed on durable card stock, and each comes with a case for convenient storage. The cards each have one of the lesson stems or words on one side and the definition on the other, giving children a convenient way to commit the information to memory—not just so that they can pass the lesson tests, but also so that they can learn by heart the important words and word forms that make up academic English.

NEW: Eastern Philosophy Book for Children. Ingrid Klass’s newest book, The Day the Thoughts Got Stuck, follows the story of Rosa, whom readers will remember from The Day the Thought Bubbles Got in the Way. In this volume, Rosa has discovered the unhappiness that comes from wishing for something and then getting something you don’t want instead. This delightfully rhyming, beautifully illustrated picture book presents the fundamental concepts of Buddhist philosophy that teach us how to combat hate, ignorance, and greed to live a balanced and mindful life. Additional pages in the back provide background content and discussion questions.

VISION THERAPY: Royal Fireworks Press is offering the LARS, the Lane Academic Readiness Screen, developed by Kenneth A. Lane, O.D. This instrument allows parents and caregivers to identify possible impediments to a child’s ability to read. Based on the results, users are directed to packages of vision therapy workbooks that will help the child overcome specific weaknesses and improve his or her reading speed and proficiency.

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New at Royal Fireworks Press

NEW: ADVENTURES ON THE AMERICAN FRONTIER, A SERIES OF BOOKS FOR CHILDREN WITH DYSLEXIA AND OTHER READING DISORDERS. We are extremely excited to announce the first four sets of books in our new history series, Adventures on the American Frontier. These illustrated books include a variety of modifications for children with reading disorders, including a special font and audio of the books being read aloud so that children can follow along, drawn in by both the fun illustrations and the delightful narration of our own Christopher Tice. Our newest offering, Mail Riders, is now available. This is an interdisciplinary series that teachers will NOT want to miss!

NEW: Books for Young Children on Self-Regulation and Mindfulness. Our bodies are constantly sending us information through our senses, and young children may become overwhelmed by a deluge of incoming signals. However, they can learn to moderate their emotions by learning techniques of intentional sensing. The Secret Code of Senses teaches them how to cope with sensations that are unpleasant or overwhelming so that they can be happier and more at ease, no matter what’s going on around them. Similarly, when we’re upset, our breathing quickens, and our bodies react accordingly. Breath Magic, by the same authors, teaches children how to slow their breathing in order to learn some basic steps toward self-regulation and self-control. Five different breathing techniques will help children learn to calm themselves in stressful, angry, or frightening situations, setting them on their first step toward mindfulness.

NEW: How to Help Reduce Stress in Gifted Children. Everyone is feeling stressed these days, with the fast pace of society and technology and the onslaught of the 24-hour news cycle that leaves most of us feeling bad. But gifted kids have special stressors that most people don’t think about, often because they don’t know about them. Carol Strip Whitney’s new book From Stress to Success is a useful guide to enable parents and teachers to help gifted children learn to avoid and manage stress. It will offer welcome relief to both the children and the adults who spend time with them.

NEW FOR STUDENTS WITH READING DISORDERS: We are excited to announce the Lennie Miller Dyslexia Series for children who struggle with dyslexia or other reading disorders. This set of seven books for students in middle and high school together comprise a novel titled Night of the Paranormal Patterns, an adaptation of the novel by the same name by author Robert Black as part of his Mathematical Nights series. The seven parts incorporate several special features—including a special dyslexia-friendly font, QR codes linking to audio of the books being read aloud, and optional flashcards for further study—that will make them a welcome addition to the reading materials of any student who struggles with reading difficulties.

NEW: Caesar’s English I and II Flashcards. We are now offering flashcards to help students study the stems and words that appear in Caesar’s English I and Caesar’s English II. Each set of flashcards comes with 150 4×6-inch cards printed on durable card stock, and each comes with a case for convenient storage. The cards each have one of the lesson stems or words on one side and the definition on the other, giving students a convenient way to commit the information to memory—not just so that they can pass the lesson tests, but also so that they can learn by heart the important words and word forms that make up academic English.

NEW: Eastern Philosophy Book for Children. Ingrid Klass’s newest book, The Day the Thoughts Got Stuck, follows the story of Rosa, whom readers will remember from The Day the Thought Bubbles Got in the Way. In this volume, Rosa has discovered the unhappiness that comes from wishing for something and then getting something you don’t want instead. This delightfully rhyming, beautifully illustrated picture book presents the fundamental concepts of Buddhist philosophy that teach us how to combat hate, ignorance, and greed to live a balanced and mindful life. Additional pages in the back provide background content and discussion questions.

VISION THERAPY: Royal Fireworks Press is offering the LARS, the Lane Academic Readiness Screen, developed by Kenneth A. Lane, O.D. This instrument allows teachers and caregivers to identify possible impediments to a child’s ability to read. Based on the results, users are directed to packages of vision therapy workbooks that will help the child overcome specific weaknesses and improve his or her reading speed and proficiency.

Michael Clay Thompson Curriculum as iBooks. All grade levels are all now available in digital format. We have grouped them into sets to show what is in each level.

For evidence of the efficacy of bringing the MCT vocabulary curriculum into your school, check out this Research Page, which has a list of ten peer-reviewed academic studies that support it.


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