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 now open for the summer and fall semesters.  Michael Clay Thompson once again 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 also teach her Spanish classes. We are also offering courses in creative writing, philosophy, architecture, math, science, and Roman and Greek history.

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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.

 A Caution about Buying Used Copies of Royal Fireworks Press Books

New at Royal Fireworks Press

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: Biography of Florence Nightingale. Robert Black expands his new Mathematical Lives series with the addition of his latest book, Florence Nightingale: The Lady with the Diagrams. The book, for middle and high school-age children, explores Nightingale’s life and her contributions to the field of mathematics, primarily her invention of a variety of graphs and charts to enable people to understand fully the information that she was trying to present. Today we take these graphic tools for granted, but it was Nightingale who revolutionized the way we visually present statistics and other similar types of information.

NEW: Logic-Math Exercises for Elementary-Age Children. Our Logic-Math series continues to grow! The first two volumes are for children preschool-age up to grade 2. The new edition is for children in grades 3 and 4. The exercises in this volume have increased in complexity, although there is still a variety of challenge levels to enable children to learn, struggle, and succeed. All of the lessons involve logic and organization, and together they introduce or reinforce a range of mathematical concepts that will enable children to apply their knowledge and thinking skills to other areas of life.

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.

NEW: A Historical Novel about the Irish Potato Famine. Most children learn about Ireland’s catastrophic potato famine in history class, but few of them learn more than dry facts on a page. A new novel by Paul Sullivan, A Thousand Tears, brings the situation to life with the story of thirteen-year-old Fanny and her family as they struggle to survive during a time when so many perished. It is a sobering look at a bleak time in Ireland’s history, and yet it is also a story of resilience and perseverance.

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 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: Biography of Florence Nightingale. Robert Black expands his new Mathematical Lives series with the addition of his latest book, Florence Nightingale: The Lady with the Diagrams. The book, for middle and high school students, explores Nightingale’s life and her contributions to the field of mathematics, primarily her invention of a variety of graphs and charts to enable people to understand fully the information that she was trying to present. Today we take these graphic tools for granted, but it was Nightingale who revolutionized the way we visually present statistics and other similar types of information.

NEW: Logic-Math Exercises for Elementary-Age Children. Our Logic-Math series continues to grow! The first two volumes are for children preschool-age up to grade 2. The new edition is for children in grades 3 and 4. The exercises in this volume have increased in complexity, although there is still a variety of challenge levels to enable students to learn, struggle, and succeed. All of the lessons involve logic and organization, and together they introduce or reinforce a range of mathematical concepts that will enable children to apply their knowledge and thinking skills to other areas of life.

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.

NEW: A Historical Novel about the Irish Potato Famine. Most students learn about Ireland’s catastrophic potato famine in history class, but few of them learn more than dry facts on a page. A new novel by Paul Sullivan, A Thousand Tears, brings the situation to life with the story of thirteen-year-old Fanny and her family as they struggle to survive during a time when so many perished. It is a sobering look at a bleak time in Ireland’s history, and yet it is also a story of resilience and perseverance.

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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