The Child's Own Book of Great Musicians was a series of short books for children about famous composers. They were written by Thomas Tapper, who worked for the music publisher Theodore Presser. These books came as loose pages that were designed to be cut up, put together, and personalized by children.
The Engineering Encounters Bridge Design Contest, formerly the West Point Bridge Design Contest, is an Internet-based competition that provides middle school and high school students with a realistic, engaging introduction to engineering.
The winning team will receive a $5,000 cash scholarship, and all finalists will receive a notebook computer! While the contest is already underway, the software is available for FREE!
So, if your middle school or high school student wants to play around with it NOW to enter the contest next year and win some GREAT prices and $$$$, download it today!
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Life of Fred is likely to be one of the most unique math programs you will ever come across. It is a complete (not a supplemental!), math program that relies upon the self-teaching learning style many homeschoolers love.
The texts follow the life of Fred Gauss—a six-year-old math professor at Kittens University who was born on the slopes of the Siberian Mountains—who has many humorous, unlikely, and zany adventures. Informal in tone and approach, these books are designed to engage students in a fun narrative while also instilling a solid understanding of the principles of mathematics--without an abundance of repetitive drills!
The program is structured in different courses that cover multiple grades:
For more detailed information, please see the How Does The Life of Fred Program Work? PDF
Free "Ancient Empires" Curriculum Packet
Armies battling. War horses clad in iron armor charging into battle. Gaining an empire in the ancient world required strategy and command over armies. But keeping an empire together was a delicate matter. Learn about the Egyptian, Roman, Chinese, and Archaemenid Empires with this downloadable 12-page “Ancient Empires” curriculum packet, complete with photos, 5-question assessment, and answer key.
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Discover the natural world and the connections that make nature work in this 16-part series for students in grades 3-6. Student host Patrice Forrester and Senior Naturalist Dave Erler of the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, explore the ways living things interact with the environment.
Each episode is fifteen minutes long and consists of five distinct segments.
Our Magic Bunk Bed
This bedtime book is about three little adventurers; Ally, Arthur, and their dog Hoover. When they combine their new bunk bed with a little bit of imagination, and little bit of magic, they are launched into the adventure of their lives. Hang on tight as they soar through the sky and sail the ocean blue, but beware, adventures aren't always all they are cracked up to be.
*Note: This book is meant for children around the ages 2 - 8, but can be enjoyed by the whole family together. It is filled with vibrant illustrations meant to spark the imagination. The book is actually 11 pages long.
Goldie Gets Lost
Grab The Free Audio version of my best selling Title “Goldie The Black Cat That Wasn’t Really Black”
Another great adventure with Goldie. This most adorable cat loved so much by his owner Penelope gets up to mischief and finds himself in a spot of bother. This time he accidental gets carried away by the trash truck. Helplessly trapped in a box Goldie walks many a cold night to finally real home and back int he arms of Penelope. They are again re united and Penelope couldn't be so happier. Goldie just can't keep clean.
Stone Soup (Sommer-Time Story Classic Series)
When three hungry soldiers enter the village, the selfish villagers hide rather than welcome them. To teach the villagers that sharing brings joy, they announce they are making soup from stones. This idea is so surprising that the soldiers convince the self-centered villagers to add something to their soup for additional flavor. Their contributions to the water and stones become a delicious pot of soup.
Soup-making turns into a village-wide celebration and changes the villagers forever. This retelling of the classic folktale demonstrates community spirit and the joy of sharing.
EVERYONE HAS A MOTHER
(Fun, Adorable, Rhyming Bedtime Story/Mother's Day Picture Book, Beginner Readers, Honoring Mothers of all Kinds, Ages 2-8)
From cats and dogs and birds and squirrels and goats and turtles to llamas, sheep, cows, chickens, bears and elephants, hippos, rhinos, even giraffes, frogs and fish – all have mothers. Whimsical illustrations of animals, insects, reptiles, as well as people bring home the message that everyone has a mother. The idea is amusingly stated in rhyme to delight any small child and honor any mother who reads the story to her little one. Over 30 happy and colorful illustrations dance across the pages.
Beany and Busters Great Soup Escape
When Buster the dog bursts through a gate little Beany hops on to join the escape. Beany has a magical ride until a chef chases Buster away and Beany ends up in the soup of the day! While Beany tries to stay afloat on a broccoli boat, Buster must turn away from tasty temptation and instead try to help his friend out of this jam if he can! These lovable pals are true blue and learn that your most unlikely friend can be the most important to you.
Favorite Fairy Tales
(The Three Little Pigs, The Three Bears, The Wolf and the Seven Kids): Illustrated Edition
We are happy to introduce you to the new collection of «Favorite Fairy Tales», which consists of «The Three Little Pigs», «The Three Bears», «The Wolf and the Seven Kids». The tales are told by Joseph Jacobs, Robert Southey, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm and illustrated by Viktoriya Dunayeva.
Search for the 5th Grade Mole
Tommy's 5th grade class has a problem. Someone in Tommy's class is telling secrets to the teacher for favors. Tommy and his friends (or are they?) don't know who to trust. Tommy and his friends embark on a grand adventure to discover and reveal the mole in their class.
Henry the Hedgehog
Meet Henry the hedgehog who lives in a tree.
When Henry realizes his quills are shedding, he makes a trip to the barber shop to get help.
The barber man has many helpful suggestions, however Henry is quite stubborn. He wants to grow his quills long just to look cool. When Henry finally gets his wish, he realizes what a mistake it was.
32 pages of charming illustrations and a cute story that will teach your child the value of patience and dealing with consequences.
Perfect for children 3-6 years old.
A Different Princess: Pirate Princess
Amy likes to be a princess, but not only a princess. She likes to be a different princess each night. Her magic unicorn Huggy brings her to dream worlds where they have a lot of fun.
A HORSE CALLED SEPTEMBER
The moving story of a passionate friendship between two girls growing up together on an isolated Devon farm in the 1970s, the break-up of that friendship -- and the horse that changed their lives forever.
Now available as an ebook for the first time, Anne Digby's debut novel is a childhood favourite both with English-speaking readers and with readers of various editions in translation. Other Straw Hat ebook titles for lovers of classic horse stories include Anne Digby's THE QUICKSILVER HORSE and Alan Davidson's QUEEN RIDER.
Escape to Murray River (Adventures Down Under #1)
Book 1 in a series of 8
Alone in a wild land, thousands of miles from home…Twelve-year-old Patrick McWaid’s world is turned upside down when his father is framed for a crime and sent on the last prison ship to Australia in 1867. Desperate to keep his family together, the McWaids decide to find passage on another ship headed “down under.” But leaving Dublin, Ireland, means leaving the only home they’ve ever known. And what will they do when they reach Australia?
Then Patrick learns his grandfather was sent to Australia thirty years earlier. No one has head from him in years, but perhaps the senior McWaid might help them—if only they can find him. Their hopes high, Patrick and his family set sail.
The Hilarious Adventures of Jass and Marble.
( A funny children book ages 2 - 6, fully illustrated kids short story book)
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Teenie Weenie Neighbors
Childrens' story book consisting of the following Teenie Weenie tales many of which contain the Teenie Weenies helping out eachother and their woodland friends. : Upppity-Orioles/ Tompkins, Ginky/ Tilly Titter/ Skippy/ The Rhyming Rabbit/ A Bad Neighbor/ A Lost Chicken/ Jack/ A New Neighbor. 68 pp
The Teenie Weenies lived in a tiny town located in a great tangle of weeds, briers, and bushes where big people never go. They had a great many pleasant neighbors among the birds, chipmunks, mice, squirrels, and rabbits that lived near their town. They helped each other out, like good neighbors do. These are some of the stories of the Teenie Weenie people and their bird and animal neighbors.
Available to read online, as a PDF, or for your Kindle.
Your Guide To Home Education
This Guide to Home Education is for parents who are considering homeschooling their children and for anyone who’s ever been curious about subject. The guide starts by explaining the motivations behind the homeschooling movement, and why modern families are homeschooling less for religious reasons and more for a quality education.
The guide also discusses types of curricula and plan of study (along with the pros and cons of some popular homeschooling programs), legal requirements, homeschooling styles and scheduling. It provides practical tips on how to choose a curriculum that meets your child's educational goals,, how to schedule daily lessons in addition to extracurricular activities and how to secure local education board requirements.
Scheduling - The Secret to Homeschool Sanity
Restore Sanity in Your Homeschool!Use Scheduling for Success
When you homeschool, it’s important to take time to plan and rest, and not just work, work, work! Using schedules in your homeschool can help you avoid burnout.
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101 Facts... Neil Armstrong!
Amazing facts, stunning photos plus videos telling the story of the first man on the moon.
Space books for kids - a fun and fascinating way for young readers to discover more about space and the brave men and women who were the first to explore it.
This biography for kids book mixes facts, photos and even includes a video clip section. IP Factly's 101 Facts series has been designed to encourage and bolster independent reading.
George Washington - Just the Facts!
Amazing facts, stunning photos plus videos telling the story of one of the founders of the United States.
History books for kids - a fun and fascinating way for young readers to discover more about the most important people in history.
This biography for kids book mixes facts, photos and even includes a video clip section. IP Factly books are designed to encourage and bolster independent reading.
A Catholic Homeschool Treasury: Nurturing Children's Love for Learning
Numerous homeschool parents contributed essays, ideas and resources in this wonderful Catholic homeschool collection. They share their real life experiences on what has made homeschooling a successful educational experience for their children. The resource guides are extensive and provide the home educator with a wealth of information.
Lola The Mermaid and The Splish Splash Olympics
Follow Lola the Mermaid with beautiful illustrations in her quest to win the gold medal for diving in the Splish Splash Olympics. Will she win the gold medal?
Discover what happens in this fun tale.
Your younger children will enjoy the illustrations and sing-song tone of the story while your older children will particularly like the rhyming story format.
This story is aimed at kids 2-5
Pete the Amazing Dragon
Can you imagine what you would do if you ran out of chocolate? Pete is a practical dragon and he goes out on a quest. Everyone wants to be happy. Pete soars quickly up and away for his search for chocolate; his adventures take him to unexpected twists and turns. Will it end happily? Will Pete succeed?
You want to know more about Pete and his adventures, Don't you? Just remember to claim the Children's book: Pete the Amazing Dragon FREE gift.
Iceland: Picture Book
Are you interested in expanding your child's vocabulary?
As a part of the Planet Collection, "ICELAND" offers facts, descriptions and thought inspiring questions alongside amazing photographs of Iceland.
Toddlers and babies will love looking at the photos, while the older children will be able to grow their minds through reading the passages.
Titanic for Kids Book
Discover The History of The Titanic Ship, with Fun Facts & Pictures of It's Construction, Maiden Voyage, Passengers, Sinking & More!
Children's author Andrea Winters presents: "Titanic Kids Book - Discover Fun Facts & Pictures About The Titanic Ship, The Titanic Crossing, It's Passenger List, The Titanic Sinking & More". This informative kids book includes great photographs & well chosen words to help children learn more about the world's most famous ship the Titanic.
Aside from the amazing images Miss Winters presents in her Titanic Kids Book, she also covers some interesting facts and insights about how the Titanic was built, the maiden voyage, the ship's passengers and the sinking of this great ship.
Life Forms In The Sea And Oceans
An educative book containing fascinating images and interesting information about different types of life forms found in our seas and oceans. it a great read for young kids as well as adults for the purpose of gaining knowledge.
This Kids Book about Planets is written for kids aged between 7 and 12 and who are beginner readers. It is also ideal for parents to read to their young children.
This book contains fun facts and amazing pictures of Planets. The beautiful pictures contained in this book will delight its young readers. The pictures of planets, solar system, sun, moon and more will captivate the readers. The content is written in an easy to understand manner.
Horses are beautiful animals. "Horses: Pictures and Fun Facts About Horse Colors" is an introduction to the many different colors, shades and patterns that they come in.
Horse colors from bay and black through to appaloosa and pearl are covered in the book. There are many beautiful pictures with captions of the different colours. This book will introduce children to these amazing creatures.
Who's Under The Bed?
How can you help your child feel safer when you turn off the lights?This adorable and fun children's storybook will help your child process their fear of monsters by using a reversal role play and humor.
If you are a parent of children at ages 3-8, add this book to your cart now.
Step into the wild world of sea creatures as you journey through the ocean with us. SHARKS: Fun Facts and Amazing Photos of Animals in Nature (Amazing Animal Kingdom Series) is a fun and enlightening book about sharks. Learn about the different types of sharks as well as what they eat and their strange behaviors. It is the perfect book for children of all ages. This book can be enjoyed by young readers and even adults, as they read to toddlers, and Kindergarteners.
Sea Life Funny & Weird Marine Animals
Learning new things can be fun and humorous, join bestselling children’s book author P. T. Hersom as he uncovers funny ocean animal facts and sometimes weird marine animal behavior, with stunning full color photos with descriptions of the sea creatures, what they like to eat, where they live and their behavior.
Explore parts of ocean life to find sea animals that have wings and fly, the shark that looks like it has an elephant trunk, or the fish that can change it's color in mere seconds. See mystical wonders such as the sea monsters Colossal Squid and Oarfish!
Tinky and the Baby Butterflies
Tinky, a sweet Shih-Tzu doggie girl agrees to help out Mommy Butterfly and babysit her two babies, Betty and Bertie. Babysitter Tinky gets a little more than she bargains for with the rambunctious butterfly babies as an adventure on a grand scale ensues.
Sweet lovable characters, fun language, silly situations, a little suspense, but not scary, plus enchanting illustrations by Julie Leiman Weaver will engage your children to use their imagination and have a good giggle or two.
Bubba the Bulldog Tries to Smile
Bubba’s lips are too heavy to smile. When his best friend Ryan breaks his leg, Bubba tries to cheer him up. After getting into some mischief around the house, Bubba learns that every time he accidentally smiles, Ryan smiles too. In his efforts to smile, Bubba has to conquer his worst fear by facing the BROOM. In the end, Bubba finds out he had the ability to smile INSIDE him all along.