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7 December 2023

Remembering Pearl Harbor with Cassie’s War

As we mark the bombing of Pearl Harbor eighty-two years ago today, we are reminded of the profound impact that World War II had on countless lives. In remembrance of this historic event, we bring you a poignant and gripping novel that captures the essence of those tumultuous times: “Cassie’s War” by Allan M. Winkler. This novel is not just a historical account; it’s a journey of friendship, resilience, and self-discovery, offering a compelling narrative that vividly portrays the realities faced by children during World War II.

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7 September 2023

A Different Way to Explore World History

We’re excited to announce the publication of two novels that approach the topic of world history in a fascinating new way. Our One Year in History series presents history laterally—that is, instead of telling what happened chronologically, each of these books tells what was happening virtually everywhere in the world, all within a single year. Order these well-crafted books today!

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22 July 2023

Ditch the traditional textbook for these creative alternatives!

We offer hundreds of books that pack the intellectual punch of a textbook while being as fun to read as a favorite book. With everything from picture books about Western philosophy to fascinating biographies that teach math concepts, you’re sure to find a book that will get your child learning in a whole new way!

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30 June 2023

Celebrate Independence Day with Our American History Series!

On the 4th of July, a day that symbolizes the spirit of independence and the birth of our nation, we invite you to embark on a memorable journey through our Adventures on the American Frontier history series. These are books that tell fascinating true stories that kids won’t forget, which makes them a valuable part of the learning experience. After all, education means little if we don’t remember what we’ve learned.

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21 April 2023

Books to Celebrate Earth Day All Year

This Earth Day, we want to share with you a special selection of books that will not only educate but also inspire young minds to care for our planet. These books are filled with fun and engaging activities that will encourage students to learn about the environment and the world around them while having fun at the same time.

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20 August 2022

Social-Emotional Resources for Kids

We offer books for children who need some help finding calm in a hectic world, especially with the start of the school year. We’ve even got a new Mindfulness Pack of books for youngsters!

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29 July 2022

Michael Clay Thompson Discusses the Poodle Books in a Helpful New Video

Sometimes we get questions about the best way to use Michael Clay Thompson’s Poodle books, so we’ve produced a new video of Michael discussing his intent for the entire Poodle project and his recommendations for the most effective way of implementing the books with children.

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21 April 2022

Why Is My Gifted Child Bringing Home F’s?

It can be frustrating to adults when gifted children, who have so much talent and ability, underachieve academically. One reason is a fear of failure, and this book excerpt from “The Essential Guidebook for Parents of Gifted Children” explains why this perplexing and discouraging phenomenon can happen—and, more importantly, how to change it.

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Different Approaches to Math
25 March 2022

Different Approaches to Math for Different Kids

We believe that any lesson can be enjoyable if it’s served up in the right package. That’s why we offer so many different approaches to math. From picture books to novels to online courses, every child can find a way to fall in love with math.

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19 October 2021

Science Resources for the Next Generation of Leaders and Innovators

From the energy crisis in drought-stricken areas of the western U.S. that rely on hydroelectric power to the price of oil surging globally, energy is something that everyone should understand, and children are no exception. In fact, they’re the ones who will need to understand it best. We offer two great resources to help kids learn about energy.

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12 October 2021

Emotional Wellness Is Important for Kids, Too!

The month of October has been designated Emotional Wellness Month, and while many groups and organizations focus on how to help people achieve less stress in their lives and find balance between their work life and their home life, we want to make sure that children aren’t left out of consideration. We carry several books for developing self-awareness and mindfulness in young children.

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4 October 2021

Does math SCARE your child? Make it fun with these SPOOKY math books!

Plenty of children think of math as an absolute nightmare, but it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, math can be spooktacular! Before your child protests that there’s not a ghost of a chance that that’s true, check out our Mathematical Nights Math Fiction books, a phantasm…er, fangtastic…er, fantastic set of novels that make math devilishly fun.

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29 September 2021

An Interdisciplinary—and Very Human—Approach to Math

Animated movies. Computer games. Smartphone technology. All of these things have in common fractals, which Benoit Mandlebrot opened up for us. Children who learn how this man bested the odds to discover something that has altered the world as we know it today will be welcomed into the subject of math in a way that a worksheet of problems can never do.

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20 September 2021

An Arts Curriculum for Kids!

We’ve fielded many inquiries lately about instructing children in the arts, which includes the visual arts, music, dance, and drama. Artistic Ways of Knowing, by Joanne Haroutounian, Ph.D., is a comprehensive curriculum for teachers and homeschool co-op instructors who want to offer arts experiences to children of all ages and grades, ability levels, and backgrounds.

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