Royal Fireworks Press Blog: 2019

A Look Back at 2019

Posted on: 12/20/2019

As we look back on the year as it comes to an end, we at Royal Fireworks Press are pleased by the many accomplishments we were able to achieve in 2019. We published a number of important books, both for children and adults, and we offered an array of online courses that were intellectually stimulating […]

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Royal Fireworks Online Courses: Something for Everyone

Posted on: 12/19/2019

At Royal Fireworks Press, we are continuously looking for ways in which to improve our offerings. A few years ago, we decided to create an online learning community to enable children to learn subjects—both those taught in traditional schools and those that are not—at a level that they may not find anywhere else and by […]

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New Sessions of Successful Online Courses for Students

Posted on: 12/16/2019

The Royal Fireworks Online Learning Community has been so successful that many of our instructors are returning to teach in the Spring 2020 semester. Two of those instructors have recently announced plans to teach again, both because they so thoroughly enjoy the interactions with students and because the students were so excited and interested in […]

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Stress-Reduction Resources for Children and Adults

Posted on: 12/10/2019

Stress is a problem for most of our population in today’s world. The pressures are often most acute in children because they generally find themselves in situations and environments that they have not chosen for themselves, and they don’t have effective techniques for dealing with their unpleasant feelings. At Royal Fireworks Press, we are dedicated […]

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Royal Fireworks Press Receives Homeschool Award

Posted on: 12/06/2019

As we celebrate the forty-second anniversary of the founding of Royal Fireworks Press, we have received word that we have been chosen as one of the howtohomeschool.net 2020 Best Homeschool Curriculum and Resources Award winners. Fittingly, it was for us as an entire company and not simply for our language arts, or philosophy, or math, […]

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Announcing a New Course on the Literature of Ancient Greece

Posted on: 11/22/2019

Dr. Thomas Milton Kemnitz will teach a course on the literature of Greece in the Classical Age in the Spring 2020 semester of the Royal Fireworks Press Online Learning Community. Greece during the Classical Age (490-323 B.C.) was one of the most fertile and productive societies in the history of the world, and its contributions […]

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A New Publication about Giftedness!

Posted on: 11/15/2019

We are pleased to announce the publication of The Essential Guidebook for Parents of Gifted Children by Jennifer Ault. This book is designed to offer a concise yet thorough introduction to giftedness for parents new to the subject; however, it will also be a valuable resource to those knowledgeable about the topic, in part because […]

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A New Set of Books in the Adventures on the American Frontier Series

Posted on: 11/04/2019

Royal Fireworks Press is excited to announce the next set of books in our Adventures on the American Frontier dyslexia series. The latest addition is a series of books titled Men on Iron Horses, and it explores the birth of the locomotive and the building of the railroad across the United States. The locomotive was […]

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Four Royal Fireworks Students Earn National Award

Posted on: 11/01/2019

Royal Fireworks Press is thrilled to announce that four of the students in our Online Learning Community have won awards for their creative writing. The students entered a national Halloween Ghost Story contest sponsored by Saugus.net, and the winners were announced on Thursday. Both of the students who won at the elementary level are international […]

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Announcing New Biographical American History Books

Posted on: 10/31/2019

Royal Fireworks Press announces the publication of new, revised editions of the series of books entitled Adventures on the American Frontier. These books are biographical novels that tell the stories of many of the people who were important to the development of American history—people who are often left out of traditional history books. Biographical stories […]

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Royal Fireworks Press Announces the Newest Book by Michael Clay Thompson!

Posted on: 10/25/2019

During the past few years, Michael Clay Thompson has been teaching his language arts curriculum in the Royal Fireworks Online Learning Community to groups of lucky students. This interaction with the children has brought him great joy, a new burst of creativity, and a desire to share his vision with even younger students than those […]

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Announcing a New Biography for Children

Posted on: 10/11/2019

Some of the best stories are true, and the story of David Blackwell, a brilliant African-American mathematician working before and during the Civil Rights era, is a fascinating tale of a man who spent his life solving mathematical problems that no one had yet solved. David Blackwell and the Deadliest Duel is the newest book […]

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Announcing a New Book for Gifted, Intense Children

Posted on: 10/04/2019

Gifted children typically exhibit a variety of intensities. For example, they tend to be extremely intellectually curious and pursue topics of interest with passion and fervor. Some have wild imaginations and dream up elaborate fantasy worlds. Some seem to be overly emotional; they are highly sensitive to criticism and exhibit surprising degrees of empathy with […]

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Announcing a New Edition of a Book by Annemarie Roeper

Posted on: 09/25/2019

Annemarie Roeper was an icon in the field of gifted education, and her books are revered by parents and educators everywhere for the ways in which they teach us to honor children and lift them up to become the best versions of themselves that they are capable of becoming. In this newly edited and revised […]

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Another Honor for the MCT Language Arts Curriculum

Posted on: 07/26/2019

The readers of Practical Homeschooling magazine have voted Michael Clay Thompson’s language arts curriculum the best for online instruction. The MCT curriculum is available in three forms online. First and foremost, it is taught in many online classes from many different sources. The luckiest children are those who are instructed by Michael Clay Thompson himself […]

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New Set of Dyslexia-Friendly Books Now Available: Mail Riders

Posted on: 06/27/2019

Royal Fireworks Press is excited to announce the release of the Mail Riders Dyslexia Series, the fourth set of dyslexia-friendly books in our collection of books about the history of America: Adventures on the American Frontier. Mail Riders joins Cowboys and Cattle Drives, Pioneer Show People, and Pirates and Privateers—sets of books that are all […]

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A New Book to Help Young Children Understand Themselves

Posted on: 06/07/2019

Royal Fireworks Press is proud to announce the publication of our newest book to help young children gain perspective, self-awareness, and self-control: The Secret Code of Senses. The Secret Code of Senses teaches children methods of intentional sensing—the act of deliberately concentrating on a sense in order to redirect the mind away from distractions or […]

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A New Series of Books about Pirates!

Posted on: 05/23/2019

Royal Fireworks Press announces the publication of its newest series of books for children with dyslexia and other reading disorders: Pirates and Privateers. The six books that make up the series tell the tales of some of the most notorious pirates to sail the seas around the East Coast of America and the Caribbean, as […]

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Mathematicians Are People, Too! by Robert Black

Posted on: 05/16/2019

Some of the world’s most eminent mathematicians led fascinating lives. One was the only legitimate child of a notorious poet, taught the rigors of math so she wouldn’t follow in her father’s footsteps. One was a career government official who only studied math as his hobby. And one became a celebrity by carrying a lamp […]

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The Day the Thoughts Got Stuck Is an Academics’ Choice Award Winner!

Posted on: 05/02/2019

We are proud to announce that The Day the Thoughts Got Stuck has received an Academics’ Choice Smart Book Award. The Day the Thoughts Got Stuck is the second book in Ingrid Klass’s series about thinking for young children. In it, readers meet Rosa, a young girl who is unhappy with her birthday gift. Three […]

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Announcing a New Latin Graphic Novel

Posted on: 05/01/2019

Royal Fireworks Press has published its first curriculum component as a graphic novel! It is designed to appeal to middle-grade students. The content is our immersion Latin curriculum by Dr. Frances Spielhagen. The first two years of the curriculum introduce Latin vocabulary and grammar in a natural progression. The process is so easy and readily […]

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A New Book to Teach Young Children Mindful Breathing

Posted on: 04/23/2019

We are proud to announce the publication of Breath Magic by Jordan Novak and Cody Rounds. This book was created to help young children become more self-aware and to teach them how to take control of their emotions and their bodies. Breath Magic introduces children to their breathing and encourages them to change their breathing patterns as […]

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Announcing a New Book to Help Children Deal with Stress

Posted on: 04/16/2019

Royal Fireworks Press announces a new book about stress in gifted children. Almost everyone experiences stress, with the fast pace of society and technology and the onslaught of the 24-hour news cycle that leaves most of us feeling bad. But gifted kids have special stressors that most people don’t think about, often because they don’t know […]

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The Circle of Happiness Receives Mom’s Choice Award

Posted on: 04/05/2019

The Circle of Happiness by Ingrid Klass has been given a gold Mom’s Choice Award. The special emphasis on this award is for “items that help families grow emotionally, physically and spiritually; are morally sound and promote good will; and are inspirational and uplifting.” Beautifully illustrated, the book introduces preteens and teens to the fundamentals […]

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A Special Reading and Math Pack for Children with Dyslexia

Posted on: 03/01/2019

As part of our ongoing efforts to help meet the needs of children with dyslexia, we are pleased to introduce our Night of the Paranormal Patterns Dyslexia Pack. The pack is based on the premise that although dyslexic children struggle to develop their reading skills, they are capable and should be challenged in other subjects […]

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A Review of Amazing Ants: Simple Sidewalk Science

Posted on: 02/23/2019

Homeschooling Two Twice-Exceptional Boys My kids spent their homeschooling childhoods watching animals go about their lives. Often, we observed animals in their natural habitats: robins poking for worms in the yard; bees collecting from flowers; and, of course, ants scurrying about their business. We also observed our “kept” creatures: fish and aquatic frogs in their […]

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A New Book about Florence Nightingale

Posted on: 02/11/2019

Royal Fireworks Press is proud to announce Florence Nightingale: The Lady with the Diagrams, the second biography in the Mathematical Lives series. Written by Robert Black, with whom many readers are familiar from his Mathematical Nights novels, the book delves into the mathematical life of Florence Nightingale. Known for her revolutionary impact on medicine, Florence Nightingale transformed […]

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Announcing Logic-Math Exercises for Elementary-Age Children

Posted on: 01/29/2019

Logic-Math Exercises for Elementary-Age Children brings the popular Logic-Math series to a more advanced level, with exercises designed for children in grades 3-4. The math concepts in this book include addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, percent, graphs, geometry, volume, money, time, and more, all as a means of mastering critical-thinking skills rather than as computational challenges. The […]

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A New Novel about the Irish Potato Famine

Posted on: 01/25/2019

The Great Famine that ravaged Ireland in the years 1845-1849 killed about a million people and caused about a million more to flee the country in search of a better life. It was a time of mass starvation and disease, and it had deep political, cultural, demographic, and social consequences. These facts are hard to […]

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Flashcards for Caesar’s English

Posted on: 01/21/2019

In response to many requests, we have produced 4×6-inch flashcards of the Latin stems and English vocabulary words that appear in Michael Clay Thompson’s Caesar’s English books. Both sets of flashcards are printed on durable card stock. They have the word or stem printed on the front and the definition on the back. The large, black type is easy […]

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Learning Options for the MCT Language Arts Curriculum

Posted on: 01/07/2019

The Royal Fireworks Press language arts curriculum by Michael Clay Thompson has two goals: to ensure that the individual student who completes it is proficient in the language arts at a level that will carry him or her through life, and to inspire a lifelong love of the English language and its literature. The education […]

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A New Eastern Philosophy New Book

Posted on: 01/03/2019

Help your child begin the new year with a little more peace, mindfulness, and contentment. Royal Fireworks Press announces The Day the Thoughts Got Stuck, the new Eastern philosophy book by Ingrid Klass. Readers familiar with The Day the Thought Bubbles Got in the Way will recognize and remember our protagonist Rosa from that book, where she and her […]

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