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We Have a Winner!

Posted on: 11/07/2018

Better yet, we have WINNERS! In this semester’s creative writing courses, the students were given an optional assignment to enter a national creative writing contest. We are proud to announce that our students received five of the possible nine awards. First place in the high school division was awarded to Kimberly for her story The Ghost […]

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Why Take an Online Course from Royal Fireworks Press?

Posted on: 11/07/2018

Because there is no better way of learning language arts than from the master himself. Michael Clay Thompson has been teaching his language arts curriculum online for Royal Fireworks Press for the last few years. Students receive more than just the information in the textbooks; they receive Michael’s professional instruction and personalized feedback. Here is a recent comment […]

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Books for Dyslexic Children

Posted on: 10/24/2018

At Royal Fireworks Press, we love books, and we strive to produce beautiful books that will help children love books as much as we do. However, it is much harder to love books when you struggle with a reading disorder. So we are reaching out to those kids who may have trouble loving to read by […]

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Announcing the second volume of our Latin curriculum

Posted on: 10/12/2018

We are proud to announce the publication of the much-anticipated second volume of our Latin curriculum by Dr. Frances R. Spielhagen. This is an immersive program of learning. Children make meaning of the words by viewing them in the context of the story, which is richly illustrated with drawings by Christopher Tice and photographs of […]

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Announcing First Book in Our New Mathematical Lives Series

Posted on: 09/26/2018

We are proud to announce Pascal and Fermat: The Probability Pen Pals, the first novel in our new Mathematical Lives series. Written by Robert Black, with whom many readers are familiar from his Mathematical Nights novels, the book delves into the lives of mathematicians Blaise Pascal and Pierre de Fermat as they joined forces to formulate the foundation […]

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Online Architecture Course

Posted on: 08/22/2018

Architecture: A Beginner’s Guide How good is your child’s urban environmental literacy? Can he or she read a building? Does he or she know the difference between good and bad architecture? Can he or she read the built environment? Too many children do not understand the architecture around them, do not look at it critically, and […]

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Architecture: A Beginner’s Guide

Posted on: 08/07/2018

This online course is an introduction to architecture and its history, with a survey of architectural styles from the ancient world to the present day. Originally offered as a mini-course, this fall it has been expanded to a full semester. See Architecture: A Beginner’s Guide for the course description. Architecture surrounds us, and yet we fail to teach our children about it—how […]

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Interior Design Mini-Course

Posted on: 08/07/2018

Our introductory course in interior design has been expanded to ten weeks for the upcoming fall semester. In this course, students will explore the basics of interior design. They will examine design styles and historic interiors through the ages, from classical to contemporary. They will be introduced to the principles and elements of interior design and […]

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A Jump-Start to Entrepreneurship

Posted on: 08/02/2018

A New Leadership Course This Fall Is your child the next Mark Zuckerberg? It’s not just paper routes and babysitting anymore! Check out our new leadership course “A Jump-Start to Entrepreneurship.” In this course young innovators learn about all phases of entrepreneurship—valuable knowledge, even if they never launch their own business venture. The benefits of […]

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The Quest for Happiness

Posted on: 08/02/2018

Eastern Philosophy Course, Fall 2018 Ingrid Klass’s online course “Eastern Philosophy: The Quest for Happiness” features live discussions and is designed for children ages ten and older. Based on her book The Circle of Happiness, the purpose of the course is to provide a wide-ranging introduction to Eastern philosophies, specifically their approach to finding happiness. […]

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Royal Fireworks Publishes for Dyslexic Children

Posted on: 07/13/2018

Dyslexia has been a concern for us at Royal Fireworks since our founding, and that concern is reflected in our publishing in a variety of ways. In all of our books, we have favored two spaces after the period at the end of sentences; that makes the sentences easier to comprehend for people with some visual processing […]

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Dr. Dave Science Series Revamped for 2018

Posted on: 07/13/2018

Dr. Dave Science Series Revamped for 2018 Dr. Dave Science Teaching Manuals: New Editions We are excited to announce  new editions of the popular Dr. Dave Science Teaching Manuals, a series of seven books for instructors of elementary- and middle school-age children on a variety of science topics: Our Solar System, Oceans, The Digestive System, Electricity, Phases of Matter, Chemistry, and The Cell. […]

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Study Interior Design and Architecture with our Online Learning Community

Posted on: 06/02/2018

A special eight-week introductory course in interior design begins Monday, June 4th, with Royal Fireworks Online Learning Community. Interior design is not only an important field in and of itself, but it should be a focus for kids who are interested in a career in architecture. The history of interior design is dotted with the […]

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Two New MCT Trilogies

Posted on: 05/25/2017

As Michael Clay Thompson notes, “It is by loving to read that children become literate.” And of course, it matters what they read. A child cannot become literate by reading a few modern pieces of short fiction or a few excerpts in an anthology. Becoming literate means reading the great classics, which are great classics […]

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