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Our curricula are designed to be both appealing and accessible to students, whether they're gifted, motivated, or have special needs or considerations. We're best-known for the MCT language arts curriculum, but we also offer curricula in math, science, history, philosophy, logic, Latin, the arts, and more!


Beyond the wealth of books in our curricula, we provide an assortment of novels for children and teens, including historical novels, philosophy novels, biographies, and adventure stories. We also offer books for adults on the topics of giftedness and twice-exceptionality, as well as books about various educational approaches.

Online Courses

We offer courses for many types of learners. Gifted students will find peers here, but we also specialize in teaching twice-exceptional students, so kids who struggle to reach their academic potential because of a learning disability or neurodivergence will have a learning environment that helps them thrive.

NOW AVAILABLE: Book 5 in the Poodle Series by Michael Clay Thompson!

Poodle and the Art of the Comma is Michael’s newest book for children ages 6-9 and the latest in the series of language arts books in the Preliminary Level of the MCT curriculum. This fabulously illustrated story is an exploration of the role of punctuation, particularly the comma, in grammar and writing. Join Poodle and his friends as they journey through masterworks of art to find their missing pal, discussing commas along the way. But children who read this book will learn about more than just commas; they’ll learn lessons about art, loyalty, and friendship as well!


Identifying gifted students can be a challenge, especially when there are data from a variety of assessment instruments and/or multiple test cycles to sort through. That’s why we’re pleased to announce the publication of a new book that can help: The Accurate Identification of Gifted Students: Standardizing Test Results across Diverse Measures of Ability and Achievement. It provides a groundbreaking method that will change the way gifted students are identified.


Logic is a critically important subject for kids to know about these days, with the rise of AI and virtual reality in our daily lives and the deluge of misinformation flooding both media and social media. Knowing how to determine the truth is an imperative skill, and logic is fundamental to that. So we’re pleased to announce the publication of a new text to teach kids logic: a gripping mystery novel that applies logic lessons to real-world scenarios, and an accompanying guidebook that explores the logic concepts in the novel and offers practice for using them. Order The Logic of Happiness today!

NEW RELEASE: A How-To Picture Book for Young Children!

Take your child on a magical adventure with How to Sleep Like a Mermaid: A Bedtime Routine Book for Land Mermaids, a delightful mermaid-inspired bedtime routine book! Whimsical step-by-step instructions make bedtime go swimmingly, and vibrant and enchanting illustrations will capture the hearts of little “Land Mermaids” and parents alike!


We’ve made the MCT language arts curriculum available as eBooks! Check out this convenient and cost-effective new option for bringing MCT into your home or school!

At Royal Fireworks, we offer exceptional books and online learning experiences.

We believe that children can achieve more than what is often expected of them and that they want to be trusted to reach ambitious intellectual and academic goals. Our curricula and online courses are designed to be challenging but also accessible to students in a broad range of ages and ability levels. After all, everyone has the potential to develop a lifelong love of learning.

Royal Fireworks was founded in 1977 to enhance the educational experiences of gifted children.

We’re known for enticing children with a challenge, and while that originated in the form of books for gifted children, it has expanded through the years to be both more inclusive and more diverse. We have added an array of books for children who struggle with dyslexia and other reading disorders, and we proudly host an online learning community that includes students from all over the world. We believe that every child deserves extraordinary learning experiences.

Unparalleled Materials for Your Gifted Homeschool Curriculum

Many of the homeschooling parents who come to us do so because their gifted child is languishing in a traditional school environment, and they need curricula that will challenge and engage their child at home. However, homeschooling parents of children of all ability levels have discovered that our curricula are suitable for their youngsters as well. The truth is that all children want to be given materials that enrich their learning with beautiful images and interesting content. And why should they have anything less than that?

Curricula for School Gifted Programs and Regular Classroom Teachers

Most of the educational institutions that use our curricula provide them for teachers of gifted programs and special classes for gifted and high-achieving students. Our curricula are uniquely suited for students who crave materials that ask them to stretch their minds and expand their intellects. Nevertheless, teachers in regular classrooms in public, private, and charter schools have discovered that our curricula give their students a boost academically, intellectually, and motivationally. Children of all ability levels appreciate the respect that comes from expecting them to achieve what we ask of them, so long as we provide them with the materials and the support to succeed.

“We must provide a model in which self-esteem is the accomplishment that students feel after successfully struggling for intellectual growth. In order to develop talent, we don’t give kids things they can do; we give them things they cannot do—yet.”

– Michael Clay Thompson

Royal Fireworks is a repeat winner of both the Best Curriculum and Resources on the Planet Award and the Best Middle and High School Homeschool Curriculum and Resources Award from How To Homeschool. Similarly, the MCT language arts curriculum has repeatedly won Practical Homeschooling‘s Reader Award for best language arts curriculum and is a Homeschool Curriculum Winner from And finally, Michael Clay Thompson himself is a multiple-year winner of Practical Homeschooling‘s i-Learn Award for best online instruction, with courses by other instructors winning this award as well. We’re honored to have received these prestigious awards!

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