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THE NEWEST MCT LANGUAGE ARTS BOOK IS NOW AVAILABLE! We couldn’t be more excited to offer Michael Clay Thompson’s newest grammar book for young children. Poodle and the Blue Mountain Monster is designed for children ages 7-9—the second of the two preliminary-level grammar books that Michael has written to introduce children to the beautiful and simple inner workings of the English language. Brilliantly witty and gorgeously illustrated, it picks up where the first book, Poodle Knows What?, left off, following the characters from instruction in the eight parts of speech in that book to instruction in the five parts of the sentence in this one. Written in unmetered rhyme, both books contain QR codes on each spread of two pages that link to audio of Michael narrating the book, which is itself a special treat. No child should miss this delightful method of learning grammar!

NEW VIDEO INTRODUCING PARENTS TO THE MCT LANGUAGE ARTS CURRICULUM: We get a lot of questions about Michael Clay Thompson’s language arts curriculum, so we’ve put together a helpful video to answer those questions and to give an overview of the different components of the curriculum and how they work. Click here to watch the video.

NEW: A Book about Mindful Eating for Young Children. Most of us eat without paying much attention to what we’re eating or what our bodies are telling us as we eat. We’re distracted by the TV or our phones or even a good book. But mindful eating is part of learning how to listen to our bodies to help keep them healthy. Our newest book for young children, The Epic Journey of an Orange, teaches kids the extraordinary process an orange goes through to get from seed to table, enabling them to appreciate the effort involved. The book shows them how to slow down and focus on their food—how it tastes, how it feels, and how it makes them feel. Mindful eating is part of a healthy lifestyle, and it’s never to early to help our children achieve that.

NEW: The Newest Set of Books in the Adventures on the American Frontier Dyslexia Series Is Available! The latest set of books in our American history series has just been published: The First American Colonists. The earliest settlers in America came from France, Spain, and England with bright dreams about building a new life in the New World, but carving an existence out of the American wilderness proved to be more difficult than many of them imagined. The four stories that make up this set follow the experiences of the people who struggled to establish four different colonies, with varying degrees of success. These illustrated books include a variety of modifications for children with reading disorders, including a special font and audio of the books being read aloud so that children can follow along, drawn in by both the fun illustrations and the delightful narration of our own Christopher Tice. Check out the other sets of books that are currently available: Pirates and Privateers, Pioneer Traders, Gold Rush Adventures, Mail Riders, Cowboys and Cattle Drives, Pioneers on the Early Waterways, Men on Iron Horses, and Pioneer Show People. There are more sets planned that will delve into other areas of American history. There are also standard-font editions of these books, offered as biographical novels. These are series that parents will NOT want to miss!

NEW: American History Novels Offer a Way to Explore History through the Stories of the People Who Shaped It. Our Adventures on the American Frontier books are a wonderful way for children to explore American history. There are no dry lists of dates and facts here. These books tell the stories of the people who came to America, explored and settled the land, and used its vast wealth of resources to build new technologies that would make life easier for their families and their communities. Many of these people are relatively unknown, and these books introduce them to children who likely would never meet them otherwise. The latest book in the collection is The First American Colonists, but don’t miss the other books in the series!

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New at Royal Fireworks Press

THE NEWEST MCT LANGUAGE ARTS BOOK IS NOW AVAILABLE! We couldn’t be more excited to offer Michael Clay Thompson’s newest grammar book for young children. Poodle and the Blue Mountain Monster is designed for students in Grades 2/3—the second of the two preliminary-level grammar books that Michael has written to introduce children to the beautiful and simple inner workings of the English language. Brilliantly witty and gorgeously illustrated, it picks up where the first book, Poodle Knows What?, left off, following the characters from instruction in the eight parts of speech in that book to instruction in the five parts of the sentence in this one. Written in unmetered rhyme, both books contain QR codes on each spread of two pages that link to audio of Michael narrating the book, which is itself a special treat. No child should miss this delightful method of learning grammar!

NEW VIDEO INTRODUCING EDUCATORS TO THE MCT LANGUAGE ARTS CURRICULUM: We get a lot of questions about Michael Clay Thompson’s language arts curriculum, so we’ve put together a helpful video to answer those questions and to give an overview of the different components of the curriculum and how they work. Click here to watch the video.

NEW: A Book about Mindful Eating for Young Children. Most of us eat without paying much attention to what we’re eating or what our bodies are telling us as we eat. We’re distracted by the TV or our phones or even a good book. But mindful eating is part of learning how to listen to our bodies to help keep them healthy. Our newest book for young children, The Epic Journey of an Orange, teaches kids the extraordinary process an orange goes through to get from seed to table, enabling them to appreciate the effort involved. The book shows them how to slow down and focus on their food—how it tastes, how it feels, and how it makes them feel. Mindful eating is part of a healthy lifestyle, and it’s never to early to help our children achieve that.

NEW: The Newest Set of Books in the Adventures on the American Frontier Dyslexia Series Is Available! The latest set of books in our American history series has just been published: The First American Colonists. The earliest settlers in America came from France, Spain, and England with bright dreams about building a new life in the New World, but carving an existence out of the American wilderness proved to be more difficult than many of them imagined. The four stories that make up this set follow the experiences of the people who struggled to establish four different colonies, with varying degrees of success. These illustrated books include a variety of modifications for children with reading disorders, including a special font and audio of the books being read aloud so that children can follow along, drawn in by both the fun illustrations and the delightful narration of our own Christopher Tice. Check out the other sets of books that are currently available: Pirates and Privateers, Pioneer Traders, Gold Rush Adventures, Mail Riders, Cowboys and Cattle Drives, Pioneers on the Early Waterways, Men on Iron Horses, and Pioneer Show People. There are more sets planned that will delve into other areas of American history. There are also standard-font editions of these books, offered as biographical novels. These are series that teachers will NOT want to miss!

NEW: American History Novels Offer a Way to Explore History through the Stories of the People Who Shaped It. Our Adventures on the American Frontier books are a wonderful way for children to explore American history. There are no dry lists of dates and facts here. These books tell the stories of the people who came to America, explored and settled the land, and used its vast wealth of resources to build new technologies that would make life easier for their families and their communities. Many of these people are relatively unknown, and these books introduce them to students who likely would never meet them otherwise. The latest book in the collection is The First American Colonists, but don’t miss the other books in the series!

For evidence of the efficacy of bringing the MCT vocabulary curriculum into your school, check out this Research Page, which has a list of ten peer-reviewed academic studies that support it.


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