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A New Novel about the Pioneers of Early America

Posted on: 08/06/2020

Fur trapping and trading was the first big business in America. Trappers tramped all across the American wilderness in search of beavers to trap for their thick, lush pelts, and traders followed them upstream, offering them and the Native Americans they encountered goods and supplies in exchange for furs. These men set up trading posts, […]

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Teaching Young Children about Mindful Eating

Posted on: 07/29/2020

It’s not news that too many people today struggle with weight gain and obesity, including our children, who are getting less and less physically healthy at an alarming rate. There are many reasons for this problem, including a lack of exercise, easy access to inexpensive high-fat foods, and a lack of access in some areas […]

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New Dyslexia-Friendly Series of American History Books

Posted on: 06/26/2020

At Royal Fireworks Press, we are continually adding to our offerings of books for children who struggle with reading disorders such as dyslexia. Our goal is to welcome into the world of books children who resist reading because it has always been difficult for them. We have published several series of books about American history […]

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Some of Our Favorite Novels Re-Released!

Posted on: 06/10/2020

Royal Fireworks Press offers dozens upon dozens of novels for children. We choose them carefully and deliberately. We want stories that give children insight into the world, that teach them things they didn’t know, that expand their perspectives about what they think and understand, and that entertain them while doing so. One of our favorite […]

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Don’t Miss Stories that the History Books Leave Out

Posted on: 05/13/2020

When children read about history, they often do so using history textbooks, which are frequently little more than listings of events and the dates on which they happened. Sometimes, if a child is truly interested in a topic, he or she might read a biography or a book about a specific person or event, but […]

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The Philosophy of Entertainment

Posted on: 05/07/2020

Royal Fireworks Press has just released our newest set of books in the Western philosophy series: The Transparent Eyeball. The student book, a novel, has an accompanying guidebook that allows children to delve deeply into the philosophical issues that the characters in the novel face. Together, the books provide both an entertaining read and a […]

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A New Series That’s Pure Gold for Kids Who Struggle to Read

Posted on: 05/04/2020

Royal Fireworks Press has just published the latest series of books in our Adventures on the American Frontier Dyslexia Series collection. Gold Rush Adventures chronicles the California Gold Rush, offering new and diverse perspectives on what the Gold Rush truly was like. The six-part series explains how gold was discovered and the methods used to […]

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A New Book about the Woman Who Introduced the World to Computers

Posted on: 04/29/2020

When most people think of computer innovation, they think of men like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg. But one of the first people to conceptualize what computers could do was a woman named Ada Lovelace. Lovelace was the daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron, but that was not what she would be […]

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New Editions of Caesar’s English by MCT!

Posted on: 04/24/2020

Royal Fireworks Press is excited to announce new editions of Caesar’s English I and Caesar’s English II. The new books feature QR codes of Michael Clay Thompson reading his poems and stories, as well as some of his expositions on the classic words. Hearing Michael read his work, especially his poems and the author quotes […]

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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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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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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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New Editions of Some of Our Favorite Novels

Posted on: 01/13/2020

At Royal Fireworks Press, we have a wide selection of historical novels that teach children and teens, not just about history, but about character and integrity and the challenges of real-life conflicts and struggles. Many of those novels are time-tested because they have been around for several years. Recently we have reissued new editions of […]

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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