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Enriching Courses for Gifted Children

Posted on: 08/16/2019

Royal Fireworks is offering a number of enriching courses for gifted children. Our courses in Eastern and Western philosophy offer exciting discussion opportunities for children who want to explore the deepest questions. The nature of humankind, the governance of society, free will and determinism, and the existence of God are the substance of the Western […]

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A New Book by Michael Clay Thompson

Posted on: 08/13/2019

Introducing a new book by Michael Clay Thompson! It is an introduction to the parts of speech for young children, who get to meet a chicken named Poodle, a beagle named What?, and Sidney, the world’s fastest snail. It’s all in verse, it’s wonderfully illustrated, and it’s delightfully silly. We expect it to become available […]

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Math and Science in the Royal Fireworks Online Learning Community

Posted on: 08/10/2019

We are pleased to offer a number of new courses taught by distinguished experts this fall in our online school. Allen Gross will be teaching a variety of math courses. Allen is not only a seasoned teacher at the college level; he is attuned—as a man who spent his working life in banking operations—to the […]

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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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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 and a Latin Online Course

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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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

Night of the Paranormal Patterns A seven-book set printed in a special dyslexia-friendly font 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 […]

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Florence Nightingale: The Lady with the Diagrams

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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NEW! 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

A Thousand Tears by Paul Sullivan 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 […]

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Announcing New Math Courses

Posted on: 01/17/2019

Love Math or Hate Math We have a course for you. Does your child love math? Is he or she happy figuring out “If two trains left the station at the same time…”? Or does the mere suggestion of a word problem cause anxiety and muttering of “Who cares about stupid trains…”? Either way, we […]

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The Quest for Happiness: A Spring Course and a New Book

Posted on: 01/15/2019

Eastern Philosophy Course, Spring 2019 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 a variety of Eastern philosophies, specifically their approach to finding happiness. The […]

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