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A Book to Get Kids Outdoors and Learning about Science

Posted on: 05/12/2021

When most people think of ants, they think of irritating pests that invade kitchens and make picnics a lot less fun. Really, what else is there to know? Well, apparently there’s a great deal, and almost all of us have spent too much of our lives under-valuing the incredible little critters that we often step […]

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A Book We Love Made Even Better

Posted on: 05/10/2021

In 2020, the pandemic drove more people to enjoy the outdoors than at any time in recent history. But taking a walk is one thing; appreciating nature as a glorious classroom of exploration and wonder that can bring families closer together in meaningful ways is something else. Nature Study for the Whole Family, the award-winning […]

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An Array of Online Learning Options for Kids

Posted on: 05/06/2021

The 2020-21 school year was difficult for many people across the country as schools, teachers, students, and their parents struggled to adjust to remote learning. However, many children in the Royal Fireworks Online Learning Community have thrived. They have found that online schooling—free of all that actual school entails—is preferable for them. Many of these […]

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The Legacy of Asa Briggs

Posted on: 05/06/2021

by Dr. Thomas Milton Kemnitz, founder and president of Royal Fireworks Press May 7th, 2021, is the 100th anniversary of the birth of the man whose educational vision plays an enormous part in the shape and diversity of Royal Fireworks Press and our Online Learning Community. He is Asa Briggs, who became Baron Briggs of […]

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A Book of Art and One Man’s Creative Process

Posted on: 04/27/2021

In the 1990s, artist Frederick Franck created two series of images: one a retelling of the Way of the Cross, depicting Jesus’s journey from being condemned to death to rising again after dying, and the other of the parable of the oxherd, which represents the ten stages of Zen practice. Those images were translated into […]

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A Novel for Children about Alexander the Great

Posted on: 04/23/2021

When students learn about Alexander the Great, they usually get the same few paragraphs in a history book about what the man did and how those actions influenced what was to come. Maybe they get a picture. What they don’t get is a personal introduction to Alexander himself and an in-depth look at the significant […]

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No Couch Potatoes, Please!

Posted on: 04/23/2021

Registration for the summer session in the Royal Fireworks Online Learning Community has been so overwhelmingly positive that we’re adding more courses to help meet the demand! We’re offering courses in core subjects, such as language arts (with Michael Clay Thompson) and math, as well as in topics designed to enrich the intellectual and academic […]

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A Book for Making Math Fun for Young Children

Posted on: 04/21/2021

Math is important. It is crucial for navigating the world today, and learning it is essential. It is considered a core subject for a reason, and children everywhere—in every part of the world, in every learning environment—need to know, at the very least, the basic mathematical functions of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, although knowing […]

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An Important and Timely Series of Historical Novels Reissued

Posted on: 04/09/2021

Royal Fireworks Press announces a major update and revision to an important series of historical novels: the Homesteaders series. This collection of six books follows two families as they leave their home in Norway in the 1860s and journey to America in the hopes of building a life for themselves and their children in the […]

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This summer, we have something for everyone!

Posted on: 03/30/2021

As we expand our offerings in the Royal Fireworks Online Learning Community, one of our goals is to provide children with intellectual challenges that will stretch their minds in frameworks that are beyond the usual school offerings. Summer is a wonderful time to try special courses and atypical approaches, and we have added many courses […]

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Register Now for Summer and 2021-22 Courses in the Royal Fireworks Online Learning Community!

Posted on: 03/19/2021

Registration is open in the Royal Fireworks Online Learning Community for the summer session and the 2021-22 school year! The news today is filled with stories of the many children who have languished in their academic learning during the pandemic. This is not the experience of the children in the Royal Fireworks Online Learning Community. […]

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A New Book about an Unsung Hero

Posted on: 03/12/2021

Royal Fireworks Press is pleased to offer the latest installment in the Mathematical Lives series of biographical novels by author Robert Black. Benoit Mandelbrot: Reshaping the World is a fascinating look at one of the most influential mathematicians of the twenty-first century—although most people have never heard of him. Benoit Mandelbrot was a Polish Jew […]

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Another Award for a Michael Clay Thompson Book!

Posted on: 03/10/2021

At Royal Fireworks Press, we didn’t need another award to tell us that Michael Clay Thompson’s books are extraordinary. And if you’ve read any of his works, you don’t need someone else to tell you that, either. Michael is one of the most gifted writers of curricula for children that the English language has ever […]

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RFWP Book on Giftedness Wins Award

Posted on: 03/10/2021

Royal Fireworks Press is proud to share the exciting news that The Essential Guidebook for Parents of Gifted Children has been awarded a Gold Mom’s Choice Award for excellence! The announcement was made on Monday, securing The Essential Guidebook’s place among the outstanding books that Mom’s Choice has named as “the best in family-friendly media, […]

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