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Children's Literature


Beautiful Feet Books
Block Publishing
Chronicle Books
Day to Day Enterprises
FYI Homeschool Books

Images Press
KATY-DID Publishing
Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum
Nana Star Publishing
National Geographic
New Childrens Book-Nosy (Now Available)
One More Story
Pumpkin Seed Press
Rime to Read
Tuttle Publishing
Usborne Books
Willow Bend Publishing






Beautiful Feet Makes Teaching History through Literature Easy

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By Linda Pliagas

With so many books available for homeschoolers to choose from, it can be a daunting task trying to figure out which selections would be best for your family to choose.

This is one reason it so important to choose a trusted educational publisher such as Beautiful Feet Books, Inc.  In business since 1984, owners Russell and Rea Berg have been on a mission to supply quality literature to both the home education and private school markets.

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Block Publishing – Encouraging Children To Learn About Their World

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By Emerson Sandow

We hear much about doing work that is in harmony with our personalities and interests. Products that are created by people who are satisfied and pleased with what they do, usually exhibit a high degree of quality and imagination.

Ms. Cheryl Block, M.A., founder and owner of Block Publishing, has accomplished this feat of reaching the goal of “right work” and her products show it! Ms. Block has been a lifelong teacher, from her early post-degree days of teaching special needs students in Kansas to present-day volunteering as a Docent at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California. Along the way, Cheryl also wrote or edited some of the excellent products from the Critical Thinking Company, so combining the two skills of teaching and writing into one produces the logical next step -- Block Publishing. Her company’s mission is to create original materials that encourage young children’s natural drive to learn about their world -- to attempt to satisfy the insatiable curiosity that all children possess. She feels that science is the perfect center point to accomplish this goal, as it presents such a wide array of skills and interests – including math as well as the many branches of earth science. Ms. Block also wishes to instill a love of nature into her young readers.

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Chronicle Books

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Would you like to teach your homeschooler in a new way, without having to plop a bulky, intimidating textbook on the table?  If you’re looking for a way to bring back the fun in learning, then it’s time to close those word-only books shut and instead flip through colorful card decks.

Card decks offer a creative, portable and fun way for your child to learn. One of the best features of educational card decks is that they can be easily slipped into a purse or bag and…viola…now you can teach your homeschooler in a whole new environment…in your yard, at the park, or even at the beach.  With educational card decks, you and your homeschooler can make any location your makeshift school.

Finding the perfect educational cards is easy now that Chronicle Books, an award-winning publishing company in San Francisco (founded in 1967), have published a variety of educational cards for all ages and disciplines.

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Day to Day Enterprises

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Day to Day Enterprises was created in February 1997. Our mission is to create good books for today and tomorrow. In a short space of time we have produced six award-winning books: The Monster Run, For Health’s Sake: A Cancer Survivor’s Cookbook, Grandma’s Magic Scissors, Hope for the Wounded Heart, and There’s a Frog on a Log in the Bog. For more information about our books visit us at http://www.daytodayenterprises.com.

We also host StoryMasters a professional storytelling team who helps promote literacy one book at a time. They provide fine programs for schools, workshops and events why not give them all call and book a StoryMaster event for your group today. More information is available at http://www.StoryMasters.org.

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FYI Homeschool Books
by Linda Pliagas
FYI Homeschool Books

FYI Homeschool Books (www.fyihomeschoolbooks.com), which stands for “For Your Information,” is anoffshoot of FYI Library Sales (www.FYIlibrarysales.com), which began more than 15 years ago fulfilling book orders for school and public libraries across the nation. 

The company’s mission is to hand-choose quality books and offer them at the best prices possible. The staff of FYI Homeschool Books is made up of former library employees, so they know exactly what parents need to keep their children interested in reading. Additionally, their library science background helps them understand curriculum needs for every grade level.

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Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum
by Linda Pliagas

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It was a sad day in our home when the “Little House on the Prairie” series stopped airing on television. Like most Americans, the life of the Laura Ingalls Wilder kept our family enthralled and entertained for more than a decade.  The life and times of our forefathers united our family in front of the television set on a weekly basis and gave me sweet memories to look back upon.

What a surprise and a treat it was for me to discover that the legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder still continues!

The life of Laura Ingalls, who evolved from a simple pioneer girl into a mesmerizing writer and journalist, can be directly explored when one visits the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum located in Walnut Grove, Minnesota. The museum is a non-profit organization devoted to preserving the history of the Ingalls family and the community of everyone’s favorite little town, Walnut Grove.

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Images Press

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Are you looking for a way to make your homeschooler’s next birthday party unique and entertaining?  Then be sure to incorporate Miss Muffin in the fun with her Party Camp Collection. 

This delightful character is sure to add a bit of sweetness to your celebration. “She was created to help children have fun and create muffins,” explains Marcia Trimble, the creator of the collection.

Some of the activities that youngsters can enjoy, include: Decorating cupcakes to Miss Muffins songs, cut out a Miss Muffin puppet and participate in specialized character games.  One of these games is Miss Muffin’s version of pin the tail on the donkey.

The collection features Miss Muffin songs, scripts for Theater-in-the-Town and lyrics.

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KATY-DID Publishing

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KATY-DID Publishing, LLC is a six-year-old publishing company that specializes in creating vibrantly illustrated books for parents and children to enjoy together.

“The Old Clock On The Wall” by Lynda Bulla (illustrated by Ernie Hergenroeder) is a charming rhyming book that is beautifully designed to entice even the most reluctant of readers.  “The Old Clock On The Wall” teaches a youngster the importance of not giving up on a goal simply because things get a little tough: “It’s only the quitters that lose in the end. They never try, so they never win.”  This recurring tag line is one that will inspire both children and parents alike.

Are you trying to instill a sense of individuality and pride in your youngster? If so, “The Churkendoose” is a must to include in your child’s library.  The original story, created by Ben Ross Berenberg in 1946 and illustrated by Dellwyn Cunningham, was brought to life again by Bulla and Hergenroeder. 

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Nana Star

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Grandmothers know how to captivate an audience with their stories. Authors Elizabeth Sills and Elena Patrice wanted to pay a tribute to the engaging tales and lively characters developed by their nana, so they created books and toys based her stories. 

They wanted not to just merely sell product, but they have a higher goal in mind: to change the world one book and one child at a time.

“We create children’s books and toys with high play and imagination value because we believe that the world would be a happier place if kids got to be kids just a little
bit longer and if grownups greeted each day with more of the wonder we love in
our children,” says Patrice.

Nana Star’s adventure begins with a lost baby star that needs help getting back home.  This book is very special because it encourages traditional values such as compassion, kindness, and generosity -- traits that unfortunately seem to be diminishing in our times.

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Five Tools to Build Character

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What is character? How do we instill Christian character in our children? As parents, we are always looking for various ways to instill and encourage character in our children.  Our fast paced lives and the society we live in has a way of robbing parents of time and methods of teaching and encouraging character in their children.
At Pumpkin Seed Press, we’ve made it our mission to help provide families with the tools they need for Godly Christian character building in our children.  We know and understand the value of being present in your child’s growth, helping to establish their Christian character from the very beginning…here are 5 tools to assist you in building character into your child’s life!

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True Green Kids

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100 Things You Can Do to Save the Planet
By Kim McKay and Jenny Bonnin, with a foreward by David de Rothchild

978-1-4263-0442-2
$ 15.95 / $ 18.00Can

True Green Kids is the one book every library and home should have for the next
generation. This vital children’s title is an innovative collection of fun and practical
ways to help kids become agents for environmental change in their world.
With fresh, new strategies and a bright , friendly design True Green Kids invites the whole family to embark on an eco – adventure through a series of fun ideas that
can be applied everywhere from the living room to the local park. Underscoring
its message of individual awareness and action with beautiful color illustrations
and lively text, the book puts an energetic spin on conservation, making environmental
stewardship exciting and empowering for young kids. The text is filled with
imaginative tactics that kids will eagerly explore, from a recycling- minded clothing swap with friends to a role-reversal plan urging Mom and Dad to save energy. Also listed are easy-to –follow web references and activities to encourage all ages to nurture a healthier planet.

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One More Story
Review by Linda Pliagas

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The internet has revolutionized education.  Thanks to the World Wide Web, learning is now an interactive activity, one that adults and children alike can partake in the comfort and convenience of home. 

One More Story is an example of an educational website that fosters a love of learning and reading in children.  Forget about having to drive miles with kids asking, “Are we there yet?” in order to visit the nearest library.  One More Story provides a wide array of beautifully-illustrated, popular children’s titles with just a click of a mouse.

The website was developed to provide children, ages two through nine, with the best of both classic and contemporary literature.  One More Story collaborates with top national publishers, such as Random House, Penguin Putnam, Harper/Collins, and others, and for a minimal annual fee makes their prized collection available at any time, day or night.

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Rime to Read

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Lynn Klaiman was working as a first-grade teacher when she became inspired to develop books for beginning readers. “As a teacher, I would hear parents complain that there was nothing available to use at home to teach reading,” she says.

Shortly thereafter Rime to Read, a series of 20 short books was created by Klaiman, who holds a master’s degree in reading, and Sara Hines, Ph.D., a learning specialist and university professor.

Rime To Read is unique in the fact that it utilizes onsets and rimes as a way of introducing words to youngsters. Rimes (not rhymes), also called word families, are words that sound and look alike, such as the “at” in Pat, cat, and sat. By comparison, rhymes are words that sound alike, but do not always look alike (care, hair, where).

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Tuttle Publishing’s Flash Cards Offer a Unique & Inexpensive Way to Learn a New Language

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Are you trying to teach your homeschooler a second language? Learning a foreign tongue is an important academic discipline for a well-rounded homeschool education, especially for college-bound homeschoolers, as foreign language studies is a must-have criteria for earning a bachelor’s degree.

Tuttle Publishing makes learning and retaining foreign language skills fun and entertaining with their new flash cards sets, which are designed to each children 64 new words in Chinese.

Competitively priced at only $19.95, the Tuttle Chinese For Kids Flash Cards Kit Volume 1 is a complete learning system, one that every homeschool family can benefit from. (Save 30 percent by ordering directly on their website: only $13.96!)

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THE BOOKS KIDS LOVE TO READ

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Select from over 1,400 Usborne children’s books that inspire, enthrall and teach your child through reading. Internationally acclaimed as the finest educational children’s books in the marketplace today. Choose from a wide range of subjects covering non-fiction and fiction, hobbies, science, nature, math, history, chapter books and more!
 
 


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   Willow Bend Publishing

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Award-winning author Ellen Feld began her career in a subject far removed from horses.  Receiving a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts with a double major of Russian and Soviet and Eastern European Studies, Ms. Feld continued her studies with graduate work at Georgetown University where she focused on Russian Studies.  After a brief stint working in Washington, D.C., Ms. Feld realized she missed her childhood home and returned to rural Massachusetts.

Ms. Feld's stories are noted for their realistic portrayal of horses, their behaviors, and the experiences of young riders.  To achieve this believability, Ms. Feld uses her horses as the basis for the animal characters within her books.  For instance, Ms. Feld’s horse Blackjack, a showy English Pleasure horse, stumbles over the smallest of jumps.  In the book Rusty, the main character Heather tries to teach her beloved Blackjack to jump, but like the real Blackjack, he is unable to get his feet over the tiny ground poles.  Many of the experiences that Heather has with her horses evolve from adventures that either Ms. Feld or one of her friends has had with their horses.  The plots in her books reflect the reality of working with horses, and it is this down to earth quality that keeps the stories authentic and attracts so many readers.

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