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 (, a nonprofit research and educational organization, to the federally funded National Center for Education Statistics (, 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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Family Reading Bible

If you are one of the millions of Christian parents looking for a way to engage and understand the Bible together as a family, The Family Reading Bible is the Bible to meet your needs. Throughout the development of this unique Bible, the special content (reading paths, questions, fun facts, and more) was tested by Christian families just like yours, who provided insightful feedback and help in order to make this Bible useful for you and your family in everyday life.

The Family Reading Bible is designed to help parents use the Bible itself as their family devotional tool. A reading system with three easy-to-use paths allows parents to accommodate children of various ages and stages. Readings of manageable length along with age-appropriate, engaging questions will encourage and maintain your kids’ interest in God’s Word.

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12 month Doctor Well Visit

My baby girl is 12 months and one week old. *sigh* She’s an itty bitty thing, and the doctor says we’ll have to watch that, but otherwise she’s healthy. In the last day or so she has been more interested in attempting to “bite” the sippy cup and get a little milk from it, but otherwise, she’s still nursing 100%. She nurses on-demand, which can be anywhere from three times during the day to ten times during the day and once or twice at night. We’re trying all sorts of new foods, even though for the most part she still refuses to eat meat. She has however found a new love in peas and corn. So we’re trying to go for that more often. It’s apparently even more of a treat when snatched from Daddy’s plate. 😉 So at 16 lbs 8 oz and 27 1/2 inches in height, my. . .

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Your Baby’s First Year Week by Week

Let the trusted authors of Your Pregnancy™ Week by Week—the book you relied on while you were pregnant—guide you through baby’s remarkable, sometimes mind-boggling first year. With easy-to-understand information at your fingertips, you’ll know what to look for and understand what’s happening. This book will provide you with the skills necessary to support and encourage baby’s growth.

Thoroughly revised and updated, Your Baby’s First Year™ Week by Week includes the latest pediatric guidelines and recommendations, plus more than 50 new topics—everything from food allergies to cord-blood banking. It also features the essential milestones of baby’s social, emotional, intellectual and physical development on a weekly basis.

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100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum by Cathy Duffy

The key to successful home education, homeschool veterans will tell you, is determining your educational philosophy and marrying it to your child’s le…more The key to successful home education, homeschool veterans will tell you, is determining your educational philosophy and marrying it to your child’s learning style. Then you can make an informed decision in choosing the right educational curriculum for the child. This is the formula for success.

In 100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum, homeschool guru Cathy Duffy can help you accomplish these critical tasks. Cathy will give you her top choices from every subject area, approaching everything through a Christian worldview perspective. This book is a critical volume for the homeschooling community.

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Get your kids into the Bible and the Bible into your kids

The Hands-On Bible uses the same experience-based learning to communicate God’s Word in an active, understandable way. This new edition features updated tip-ins, a portable size for kids, an attractive cover, and online parenting helps. With hundreds of fun, memorable activities (A “Do-It” activity in EVERY feature!) and the full New Living Translation text, the Hands-On Bible is packed with activities that invite kids to crawl inside the Scriptures and experience God’s Word! The Hands-On Bible is loaded with activities that parents and kids can do together. Experiencing the Bible in fun ways makes Scripture relevant and memorable. Features the clear New Living Translation to help children understand God’s Word. A few of the many features include: Hands-On Bible Experiences invite kids to do the Bible with science experiments, crafts, snacks, journals—the ways kids learn best! Full-color Bible Bonanza Experiences introduce kids to the biggest and best Bible stories. Fun. . .

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Archaeological Study Bible

Archaeological Study Bible Genre: Study Bible Pages: 2336 Hardcover Date Published: 2006 Publisher: Zondervan Publishing My rating: 5 of 5 stars Take a journey back to the lands and origins of the Bible for an unparalleled encounter with the Word of God. The Archaeological Study Bible gives you insights into the roots of the Bible that will strengthen your faith and open new vistas of knowledge and understanding. Like no other study Bible, this one provides a sweeping, detailed look at the lands and times of Scripture, bringing to light the importance of ancient civilizations, practices, historical records and artifacts, literature, architecture, religions, laws, events, movements, geography, agriculture, wars and battles, political and monetary systems, historical figures and other factors that are critical to a deep and accurate grasp of the Bible. It’s almost hard for me to believe that I bought two of these Bibles back in 2006 when. . .

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Infantino Jumbo Wheel Play Space

When I heard the doorbell ring and went to eagerly greet the FedEx man, I was so excited to see that it was a box from Infantino! Inside I discovered the Jumbo Wheel Play Space and as I put it out on the floor of our living room, I could not wait for AppleBlossom to get down their and investigate. My excitement was quelled for a short while as minutes before the FedEx man arrived she fell asleep. *sigh* Oh the rarity when I want her to skip a nap! Well I gave into my common sense and let her sleep, but when she did awaken, boy was she in for a surprise! The Jumbo Wheel Play Space is packed with fun and space for crawling and tummy time activity. Strategic activities such as a detachable mirror, teethers and an easy-to-press flower which plays a 15-second musical tune are placed. . .

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