Ten Sleepy Sheep by Phyllis Root & Susan Gaber

Outside in the farmyard, ten lively lambs would rather play than go to sleep. Off they scamper; off they skip. But the sun is sinking, the stars are twinkling, sleepy eyes can’t stay open, and one by one, ten drowsy sheep drop off to sleep in a cozy country countdown. With rhythmic, lyrical language and pastoral scenes of lambs drifting off wherever they may, author and artist blend the perfect potion to ease even spirited little ones into sweet dreams.

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All Things Bright and Beautiful by Claire Page

An interactive, memorable way to introduce God’s Creation to children.

This beautiful book that looks at the wonder of creation, with each spread focusing particularly on one line from the classic hymn:

All things bright and beautiful
All creatures great and small
All animals weird and wonderful
The Lord God made them all!

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Discover God’s Story…

Fully Illustrated Bible Handbook in Chronological Order Item 021532410 The Bible appears to be a book of many great stories, but it is actually one story—the divinely woven account of God’s plan for humankind, from the first person on the planet until the end of the world we know. Whether you are a longtime student of the Bible or the Bible is the best book you’ve never read, Discovering God’s Story is a deep but approachable exploration of the world’s most influential and best-selling book of all time. Each fully illustrated page features: Summaries of each event and its main themes Classic art illustration in full color and historical images Time lines that set each event in the context of world history Daily reading suggestions to help you place each event in Scripture Hardcover, 224 pages. Preorder and save! $20.99 (save $4.00) Available from Standard Publishing in October. If you. . .

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Aaargh! Can you find the hidden treasure?

As you “yarrr” and “ahoy” your way through the weekend, make sure to board our treasure-laden ship and grab up all the booty you can haul away. It’s “Talk Like a Pirate Day” on Sunday, September 19th, and we’re celebrating the whole weekend by marking our buccaneer bounty 20% off! You can also plunder our site for 20 totally free e-books from now until September 22nd. Just look for the treasure chests we’ve buried throughout our site, then click on them to get your free swag from your favorite publishers! You have 5 days, 4 hours and 33 minutes to weigh anchor, set sail, and enjoy the plunder!

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My Name is Not Isabella by Jennifer Fosberry & Mike Litwin

Do you remember who you wanted to be when you were a kid?

In this beautifully written picture book by Jennifer Fosberry, Isabella takes a trip through history pretending to be some of the groundbreaking women who changed history. Isabella’s imagination turns on an ordinary day into an extraordinary adventure as Annie the Sharpshooter, Rosa the activist, Marie the scientist, and many more. This heartwarming tale empowers young girls to realize their true capabilities while inspiring them to let their own personalities shine.

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FREE Shipping from SigningTime!

FREE Shipping from SigningTime! Now until September 30th get FREE Shipping on any order of $100 or more! Our award–winning Signing Time DVDs will help you and your child learn basic American Sign Language (ASL) vocabulary words. Signing Time has developed a program that truly makes learning sign language easy, entertaining and fun for children of all ages! The Signing Time program has spread by word of mouth to all 50 states and over 20 countries. Signing Time is used widely by educators, pediatricians, home-schoolers, speech therapists, public schools, daycare centers, libraries, and families as the most fun and easy way to introduce children to sign language. Our DVDs are captivating and entertaining for families as well as for children. They teach basic American Sign Language in a fun and engaging way.

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Made By God (I Can Read!)

Lately I have been reading a lot myself about educating a child, one of the things that I have come across time and again is a recommendation for the faith-based I CAN READ! series from Zondervan. New as of this month, August 2010 are a few great I CAN READ! Books in a Made By God Series. These are so great! In the library and at every possible place to buy books I have seen the I CAN READ! books, grocery stores, super stores and chain booksellers as well as our local indie. I never really picked them up, but I’ve been meaning to. Now after experiencing these I know I need to go find more and I’m sure we’ll have dozens of these as her reading years go on. Just right books are judged by: sentence / book length vocabulary and language structure text layout and picture support text. . .

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Dept of Ed – Homeschooling has Double in Size

What’s the Fastest-Growing Form of Education in the U.S? Based on independent research conducted by organizations ranging from the National Home Education Research Institute (www.nheri.org), a nonprofit research and educational organization, to the federally funded National Center for Education Statistics (www.nces.ed.gov), it appears that in the U.S., homeschooling is the fastest-growing form of education. Let’s take a look at some of the evidence: “Homeschooling grew from 1.7% of the school age population in 1999 to 2.9% in 2007, a 74% relative increase over 8 years,”1 states Dr. Brian D. Ray of the National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI). A 2008 study found that “an estimated 2.0 to 2.5 million K-12 children were home educated in the U.S. during mid-2008,”2 statistics that were also confirmed by the National Center for Education’s researcher, Stacy Bielick.3 This week, in their local news coverage, Chattanooga’s News Channel 9 reported: “In the last decade, the. . .

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A You’re Adorable

You’ll be delighted by this delicious traipse through the alphabet–now available in a sturdy board book format that’s perfect for babies and toddlers! Sing along as a lively company of children and pets scamper across these bright pages, climbing over and under and through the letters from A to Z. With warm and charming illustrations by Martha Alexander, this popular song of the 1940s is a ditty for your darling, a song for your sweetheart, a valentine for anytime!

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Annie Kubler Nursery Song Board Books

A brilliant board book for babies, toddlers and their parents to enjoy together. A great introduction to books through a well-known nursery song and interactive text.

Created for parents and toddlers to enjoy together, these board books feature well-known rhymes and also include musical notation.

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BabyGenius: Animal Counting

Introduce children to the fascinating world of counting by asking “How many kittens can you count?” and “How many penguins can you see?”

In this special series, Baby Genius’s stimulating approach to learning comes together with DK’s beautiful photographs and appealing design to create dazzling board books for little ones.

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