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There’s Still Time to Sign up for the Spring Session of Our Online School

Posted on: 03/30/2020

When schools across the country—and across the world—closed their doors to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, we at Royal Fireworks put together a special spring session of the Royal Fireworks Online Learning Community to keep children learning, even if they can’t finish out the school year in their traditional classrooms. Our spring session […]

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A New Series of Books for Children Who Struggle with Reading

Posted on: 03/27/2020

Royal Fireworks Press has published a series of dyslexia-friendly books, adding to our collection of American history books called Adventures on the American Frontier. The release of this series was delayed by the coronavirus crisis, but now that we are settling in to a new work-from-home routine, we see no reason not to announce it […]

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Let Our Experts Ease Some of the Burden

Posted on: 03/25/2020

It isn’t easy doing something you’ve never done before. It’s even harder if you’ve never been trained how to do it. Lots of parents are in the sudden, unenviable position of having to perform the duties of teacher as schools struggle to implement distance learning options in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Teaching children […]

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Special Spring Session of Our Online School Starts Today

Posted on: 03/23/2020

We at Royal Fireworks Press have put together a special spring session of courses for the Royal Fireworks Online Learning Community to help parents enable their children to continue learning, despite nationwide school closures. This session is designed to bridge the gap between now and our summer session, which begins the first week of June. […]

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A Special Spring Semester of Online Learning for Students Whose School Has Closed

Posted on: 03/19/2020

Parenting children has always presented challenges, but with the coronavirus pandemic being responsible for so many school closures, there is now the additional challenge of keeping children academically engaged and progressing without the help of teachers or schools. Royal Fireworks Press has always given special consideration to the academic and intellectual needs of children, and […]

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An Honest Look at Irish History

Posted on: 03/17/2020

On St. Patrick’s Day, we celebrate by wearing green and painting shamrocks on store windows. But there are other ways to celebrate Irish culture and heritage. This year, grow your understanding of what it means to be Irish with our novel A Thousand Tears. The story takes place during the Great Famine that ravaged Ireland in the […]

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A Note to Our Customers about the Pandemic

Posted on: 03/16/2020

Dear Royal Fireworks Family, This is a difficult and uncertain time for many of us. We know that the challenges you face as parents and educators have grown exponentially as schools and libraries have closed, incomes have been reduced or lost entirely, and routines have been disrupted. The unprecedented nature of current events leaves all […]

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It’s March 14th: Pi Day!

Posted on: 03/13/2020

When mathematicians get playful, they do things like designating March 14th as Pi Day. After all, who among the mathematically inclined can look at a calendar, see 3.14, and not immediately think, “Hey, that’s pi. We should celebrate!”? At Royal Fireworks Press, this is just the kind of intellectual play that we enjoy—and that we […]

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Should We Teach Children about the Black Death Now?

Posted on: 03/12/2020

Fears about the coronavirus have swept the world, and children are not immune to feelings of stress and anxiety that they see in the adults around them and that they read in social media and the news. Of course we should teach our children ways to avoid infection, and we should do what we can […]

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New Editions of Three MCT Books to Celebrate National Grammar Day

Posted on: 03/04/2020

Today is National Grammar Day, making it the perfect day for Royal Fireworks Press to announce the publication of a new edition of Michael Clay Thompson‘s hugely popular grammar texts: The Magic Lens. These books, in three progressive volumes for children in grades 7 and up, are enhanced with a special bonus feature: audio of […]

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A Novel to Celebrate World Hearing Day

Posted on: 03/03/2020

It’s World Hearing Day, and to celebrate, Royal Fireworks Press is re-releasing a relevant and touching novel for children about hearing loss. What if you woke up one morning, and the entire world was silent? Although it’s rare, this scenario actually happens to some people, and it happened to twelve-year-old David, shattering his dreams of […]

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A Book about Bridging Cultures

Posted on: 02/20/2020

John Kallas was born in Newark, New Jersey, a first-generation American to Greek immigrant parents. He, his sister, and his two younger brothers were raised in the space between two languages, two cultures, two completely different ways of life. They were the bridge between their Greek parents and their American home. Many American customs were […]

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Royal Fireworks Online Learning Is Open for Fall 2020

Posted on: 02/06/2020

The Royal Fireworks Online Learning Community is already taking registrations for the fall semester and the next academic school year. We’re looking ahead to what’s next, and we’re excited about the learning opportunities that we are able to provide! Michael Clay Thompson is again offering all seven levels of his MCT language arts curriculum, but […]

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A Timely New Problem-Based Learning Unit

Posted on: 01/30/2020

Royal Fireworks Press is pleased to announce the publication of our latest Problem-Based Learning unit for middle schoolers, The Great Debates, which explores how the brand-new medium of television changed the political landscape of the 1960 presidential election. Problem-Based Learning (PBL) units are designed to immerse children in real-world problems by making them key stakeholders in […]

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