Homeschooling at the Highest LevelFor the Best in Your Classroom

At Royal Fireworks Press, our aim is to support parents who are 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 that are presented in an inviting, engaging format because children who are excited to learn are able to learn far more than traditional educators often expect them to. We know that the individual attention of homeschooling enables children to succeed with demanding materials, and we want your child to stretch intellectually, to strive to learn and to be enthusiastic while doing so. All of our materials are designed to enable your child to do just that.

The Royal Fireworks Online Learning Community. It’s time to enroll your child in the Online Learning Community’s Spring 2022 semester! We have an array of courses available, and we’re continuing to add more as we finalize the details with our instructors. Note, too, that we are also offering a variety of three-day Winter Workshops that will take place between the end of fall semester and the beginning of the spring term. In the RFOLC, we offer high-level courses in a range of subjects taught by experts at the tops of their fields. They are opportunities that you simply don’t want your child to miss!

FREE SHIPPING for all pre-paid orders (in the domestic U.S. only) that include a Michael Clay Thompson Homeschool Package (does not apply to packages of student books only). When you order a Homeschool Package, you can add any other books at the same time and qualify for free shipping on the entire order. Enter MCTHSP in the voucher box in the shopping cart. (Contact us for shipping costs outside the U.S.)

Royal Fireworks Is Undergoing a Major Digital Overhaul! This includes an all-new website that will replace this one. But don’t worry! You’ll still find us at rfwp.com. We have a new site under construction already, but we welcome suggestions about features that you’d like to see in the new site and what you’d like to make sure we retain from this one, so please feel free to email us at feedback@rfwp.com. We expect to have the new site live early this autumn. The second prong of our digital overhaul is putting out our most popular offerings as Kindle eBooks, starting with the MCT language arts curriculum. (But never fear: we have no intentions of stopping production of the print books!) See our blog for more information. We’re excited to be making these changes and can’t wait to be able to present them to you!

A Caution about Buying Used Copies of Royal Fireworks Press Books

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.

Royal Fireworks Is Undergoing a Major Digital Overhaul! This includes an all-new website that will replace this one. But don’t worry! You’ll still find us at rfwp.com. We have a new site under construction already, but we welcome suggestions about features that you’d like to see in the new site and what you’d like to make sure we retain from this one, so please feel free to email us at feedback@rfwp.com. We expect to have the new site live early this autumn. The second prong of our digital overhaul is putting out our most popular offerings as Kindle eBooks, starting with the MCT language arts curriculum. (But never fear: we have no intentions of stopping production of the print books!) See our blog for more information. We’re excited to be making these changes and can’t wait to be able to present them to you!

 A Caution about Buying Used Copies of Royal Fireworks Press Books

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ANNOUNCING MICHAEL CLAY THOMPSON’S NEWEST BOOK: POODLE KNOWS POETRY! Poodle Knows Poetry is the latest installment in the Poodle series, and it offers a delightful introduction for children ages 6-9 to the basics of poetic techniques, focusing on the sounds of words and the cadence of language. Children will learn about such concepts as rhyme and alliteration, meter and stanza, all within the context of a story about Poodle the chicken, his trusted friends What? the beagle and Sidney the snail, and an ornery author who keeps them on their toes as they navigate both the inner workings of poetry and a series of wild settings and ominous monsters. As a bonus, the book includes QR codes that link to audio of Michael reading the story. Absolutely do not miss this book!

NEWLY REVISED MATHEMATICAL REASONING BOOKS FOR KIDS: The Problemoids mathematical reasoning workbooks and instructor manuals for children in grades 4, 5, and 6 have just been published in newly revised editions, which are enormously improved over the first editions, and we are excited to share them! These books offer children of a variety of ability levels the opportunity to learn several problem-solving strategies that will help them solve interesting, challenging, and sometimes tricky math and logic problems. Those same strategies can be applied to other areas of learning and life, making this a true problem-solving program!

VIDEO INTRODUCING PARENTS TO THE MCT LANGUAGE ARTS CURRICULUM: We get a lot of questions about Michael Clay Thompson’s language arts curriculum, so we’ve put together a helpful video to answer those questions and to give an overview of the different components of the curriculum and how they work. Click here to watch the video.

NEW: The FINAL TWO SETS of Books in the Adventures on the American Frontier Dyslexia Series Are Available! The last two set of books in our American history series have just been published, rounding out the complete collection: Westward Over the Blue Ridge Mountains and Brave Men of Early Texas. These two series take readers from the East Coast of the New World over the Blue Ridge Mountains and into the Ohio Valley and Kentucky, and from the Gulf Coast into Texas, all in the early days of European settlement, not just before the country was settled but even before it was understood to be the vast land mass that so clearly turned out to be. 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. There are thirteen other sets of books available, each exploring a different subject within the complex history of the United States of America. Click here to view those series. There are also standard-font editions of these books, offered as biographical novels. These are series that parents will NOT want to miss!

NEW: LAST TWO ADVENTURES ON THE AMERICAN FRONTIER NOVELS NOW AVAILABLE! Our Adventures on the American Frontier books are a wonderful way for children to explore American history. There are no dry lists of dates and facts here. These books tell the stories of the people who came to America, explored and settled the land, and used its vast wealth of resources to build new technologies that would make life easier for their families and their communities. Many of these people are relatively unknown, and these books introduce them to children who likely would never meet them otherwise. The final two books in the collection are now available: Westward Over the Blue Ridge Mountains and Brave Men of Early Texas. And don’t miss the other books in the series!

View the Royal Fireworks Press homeschool catalog.

New at Royal Fireworks Press

ANNOUNCING MICHAEL CLAY THOMPSON’S NEWEST BOOK: POODLE KNOWS POETRY! Poodle Knows Poetry is the latest installment in the Poodle series, and it offers a delightful introduction for students in grades 1-3 to the basics of poetic techniques, focusing on the sounds of words and the cadence of language. Children will learn about such concepts as rhyme and alliteration, meter and stanza, all within the context of a story about Poodle the chicken, his trusted friends What? the beagle and Sidney the snail, and an ornery author who keeps them on their toes as they navigate both the inner workings of poetry and a series of wild settings and ominous monsters. As a bonus, the book includes QR codes that link to audio of Michael reading the story. Absolutely do not miss this book!

NEWLY REVISED MATHEMATICAL REASONING BOOKS FOR KIDS: The Problemoids mathematical reasoning workbooks and instructor manuals for children in grades 4, 5, and 6 have just been published in newly revised editions, which are enormously improved over the first editions, and we are excited to share them! These books offer children of a variety of ability levels the opportunity to learn several problem-solving strategies that will help them solve interesting, challenging, and sometimes tricky math and logic problems. Those same strategies can be applied to other areas of learning and life, making this a true problem-solving program!

VIDEO INTRODUCING EDUCATORS TO THE MCT LANGUAGE ARTS CURRICULUM: We get a lot of questions about Michael Clay Thompson’s language arts curriculum, so we’ve put together a helpful video to answer those questions and to give an overview of the different components of the curriculum and how they work. Click here to watch the video.

NEW: The FINAL TWO SETS of Books in the Adventures on the American Frontier Dyslexia Series Are Available! The last two set of books in our American history series have just been published, rounding out the complete collection: Westward Over the Blue Ridge Mountains and Brave Men of Early Texas. These two series take readers from the East Coast of the New World over the Blue Ridge Mountains and into the Ohio Valley and Kentucky, and from the Gulf Coast into Texas, all in the early days of European settlement, not just before the country was settled but even before it was understood to be the vast land mass that so clearly turned out to be. 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. There are thirteen other sets of books available, each exploring a different subject within the complex history of the United States of America. Click here to view those series. There are more sets planned that will delve into other areas of American history. There are also standard-font editions of these books, offered as biographical novels. These are series that teachers will NOT want to miss!

NEW: LAST TWO ADVENTURES ON THE AMERICAN FRONTIER NOVELS NOW AVAILABLE! Our Adventures on the American Frontier books are a wonderful way for children to explore American history. There are no dry lists of dates and facts here. These books tell the stories of the people who came to America, explored and settled the land, and used its vast wealth of resources to build new technologies that would make life easier for their families and their communities. Many of these people are relatively unknown, and these books introduce them to students who likely would never meet them otherwise. The final two books in the collection are now available: Westward Over the Blue Ridge Mountains and Brave Men of Early Texas. And don’t miss the other books in the series!

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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