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Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions You Can Build Yourself
Anderson, Maxine

From armored tanks and gliders to 'plastic glass' and drawing machines, this interactive book explores the incredible mind of Leonardo da Vinci through hands-on building projects and activities. Kids examine some original sketches and learn about the models he made of his inventions. From there they delve into detailed step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and templates for each project, which are interspersed with historical facts, biographical anecdotes, and trivia. Most of the building can be done using simple household supplies: construction paper, tape, markers, glue, cardboard tubes, aluminum foil, and cardboard boxes. Choose this or one of the lower-grammar or upper-grammar art books for hands-on projects during this unit. 128 pages PB

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Atlas of Exploration
Hemming, John
This book, now in an updated Second Edition, is a splendidly illustrated and authoritative history of these bold adventures. With a vivid and informative text, supported by nearly 100 specially drawn maps and 300 photographs and illustrations, it traces the journeys of discovery from the earliest recorded trips, ranging from the time of the Phoenicians' voyages in the North Atlantic through the launch of the first Pluto explorer. Follow Cortes in Mexico, La Salle on the Mississippi, Darwin in the Galapagos Islands, James Cook in the Antarctic, and many others. In each section, graphic relief maps highlight the main routes of exploration, while photographs, paintings and engravings brilliantly capture the variety of terrain through which these courageous men and women passed. Also included are maps from different historical periods which reveal cartographers' growing knowledge of the shape of the world's continents and oceans. 256 pages HB with Dust Jacket This is a replacement title for The Historical Atlas of Exploration.NEW$50.00$45.35 
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Aztec, Inca & Maya
Baquedano, Elizabeth
This replacement title for Hernan Cortes is a wonderful addition to the lineup of titles for Year 2 Unit 2. Students will learn about their cultures, homes, religions, and more. Information about exploration and the Spanish conquest is also included in this colorful title. 72 pages HBNEW$16.99$15.15 
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Bard of Avon: The Story of Shakespeare
Stanley, Diane and Peter Vennema

William Shakespeare was the son of a glovemaker, a small-town boy with a grammar school education. Yet he grew up to become the greatest English-speaking playwright in the world. Bard of Avon: The Story of William Shakespeare is both his story and that of a great art rediscovered in the modern world. Upper grammar students won't be reading any of the Bard's works, but this biography will provide a feast of words and pictures that will give a flavor of this remarkable person in history. Used for 1 week in Year 2 Unit 2 and in Primer. 48 pages PB

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Bible Smuggler
Vernon, Louise A.

A fictional account of William Tyndale's struggle against the church and crown of sixteenth-century England to translate and print the Bible into English. Although a bit long for a one-week reading, this is an interesting account that your students are sure to enjoy! 144 pages PB

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Boy Who Held Back the Sea, The
retelling by Lenny Hort

By blocking a leaking hole in the dike, a young boy saves his town from destruction. Beautiful picture book to supplement the study of the Netherlands. Read one week in unit 2. 32 pages PB

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Brilliant Brits: Henry VIII
Brassey, Richard

This fun series is illustrated in an cartoon-strip fashion and is perfect for an introduction to Henry VIII. It does state that his wives were beheaded and that he divorced several of them. Also be aware of a ghost scene. A children's biography about Henry VIII is not easy to find, so grab this one while you are here. For an option, check out the Henry VIII coloring book that we sell for lower-grammar. 24 pages PB

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By Right of Conquest: With Cortez in Mexico
Henty, G.A.

Henty succeeds in weaving together a tale about the conquest of Mexico under the leadership of Cortez. Highly adventurous and full of excitement! Read three weeks in unit 2. PB

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Columbus
D'Aulaire, Ingri & Edgar Parin
A life of the Genoese weaver's son who sought to prove the world is round, telling how he studied map-making in Portugal, waited long years for financial and material support from Isabella of Spain, and finally made four voyages to the New World. Lower-grammar students will enjoy this as a Literature assignment, with the great illustrations that one expects from the d'Aulaires! It will be easy to substitute a book of a similar title. In the second printing of Year 2, this book has moved from a "history" selection to a "literature" selection. 59 pages PB

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Famous Men of the Renaissance and Reformation
Shearer, Robert G.
"Delightful reading about the key players in the Renaissance and Reformation that will be an enjoyment for rhetoric students. Short biographies about artists such as Da Vinci, Michelangelo, and D??rer, as well as reformers such as Luther, Calvin, and Zwingli provide fodder for discussion. The spine text for Unit 2, this one is a must-have; you'll also use it one week in unit 1. 184 pages PB"NEW$16.95$16.95 
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Ferdinand Magellan
Bailey, Katharine

From his early years to his life at sea, this short picture book will introduce youngsters to this famous explorer. Fun and interesting! Read one week in unit 2. 32 pages PB

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Good Queen Bess
Stanley, Diane and Peter Vennema
Diane Stanley and Peter Vennema have another winner in this will illustrated book about remarkable Elizabeth I of England. Her personality and court come alive as students read about how she steered her country to the era of peace and security that would be called the Elizabethan Age. Used for 1 week in Year 2 Unit 2 and in Primer. Unnumbered Pages Hardbound w/ Dust Jacket **Replaces the now out-of-print Elizabeth I, published by EDCNEW$17.99$16.05 
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Hamlet
Edited by Lacie, Christina

Graphic format with substantial excerpts from the original dialogue. Plot summaries, definitions, and explanations of themes aide in the understanding of this great masterpiece. Studied for two weeks, you'll find this particular version to be helpful for dialectic Literature students. 64 pages PB

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Henry V
Mowat, Barbara A. and Paul Werstine (ed.)

"Explanatory notes and scene-by-scene plot summaries from the Folger Shakespeare Library make this version our choice for furthering your Shakespeare studies! *Note: If your student is pursuing a combined English credit, you may not be assigning this work. See the Loom document entitled "Customizing Year 2 Rhetoric Literature" before purchasing this resource. 352 pages PB"

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Henry VIII and His Wives Paper Dolls
Bellerophon Books

Although this is labeled as paper dolls, this book has solid text and students will learn a great deal about the culture of the time period. Use for one week in Year 2 Unit 2 and in Primer. 48 pages PB

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Huguenot Garden
Jones, Douglas M., III

Supported by the beliefs of their faith, twins Renee and Albret and the rest of the Martineau family stand fast during the persecution of the French Huguenots by King Louis XIV and the Roman Church in 1685. Excellent portrayal of life in a typical French protestant family in the late 1600's. 126 pages PB

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I, Juan de Pareja
Borton de Trevino, Elizabeth

A Newbery Medal winner in 1965, this novel tells the story of Juan, a slave who is the assistant to the great Spanish painter, Diego Velasquez. In spite of this type of work being forbidden to slaves, Juan becomes an accomplished artist himself. Read for three weeks in unit 2. Some upper grammar students find this book more of a challenging read. 192 pages PB

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Leonardo da Vinci
Witteman, Barbara

Discusses the life, works, and lasting influence of Leonardo da Vinci. Vivid illustrations will please you and your student. Read one week in unit 2. 24 pages PB

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Mario's Angels
Arrigan, Mary

A fictional story about a young boy, Mario, who encounters the artist known as Giotto. Mario makes suggestions to Giotto about his frescoes and the result is a beautiful Nativity scene. This picture book is used one week in unit 2. 32 pages HB/DJ

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Martin Luther: A Man Who Changed the World
Maier, Paul L.

A biography of the German monk who led the Protestant Reformation in Europe from its beginning in 1517 until his death in 1546. Beautiful book that you will want to keep on your shelves for your grandchildren to enjoy! Read two weeks in unit 2. Also used in Primer. 32 pages HB/DJ

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Michelangelo
Stanley, Diane

With her thoroughly researched, lively narrative and superbly detailed illustrations, Diane Stanley has captured the life of an artist who towered above the late Renaissance--and whose brilliance in architecture, painting, and sculpture amazes and moves us to this day. Another lovely account that is worth keeping around for years to come! Read for one week in unit 2. 48 pages PB

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Midsummer Night's Dream
retold by Coville, Bruce

Beautiful retelling of Shakespeare's famous comedy with lavish illustrations that your children are sure to enjoy. This one will be a real treasure that you will read over and over again. Read one week in unit 2. 48 pages PB

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Morning Girl
Dorris, Michael

"Morning Girl, who loves the day, and her younger brother Star Boy, who loves the night, take turns describing their life on an island in pre-Columbian America; in Morning Girl's last narrative, she witnesses the arrival of the first Europeans to her world. 80 pages PB"

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Mr. Pipes and Psalms and Hymns of the Reformation
Bond, Douglas

Published by Christian Liberty Press, this is the story of two young Americans who are on vacation in Europe. Along the way, they meet Luther, Nicolai, Gerhardt, Calvin, and other fascinating players of the Reformation. At the end of each biography, a hymn or two is presented so that you and your students can worship as saints of time past have also done. This one's a keeper! 248 pages PB

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Much Ado About Nothing
Edited by Mowat, Barbara A. and Paul Werstine

From the Folger Shakespeare Library, this edition is based on the best early printed version, with full explanatory notes on pages facing the text. Add in our Teacher's Notes and Student Activity Pages, and this book will be an excellent part of rhetoric Literature studies. 304 pages PB

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Pieter Bruegel
Venzia, Mike

You and your students will "briefly examine the life and work of the sixteenth-century Flemish painter, describing and giving examples of his art."  Wonderful illustrations will give you a good idea of the talent of this famous man.  Read for one week, but you can easily substitute any level appropriate biography with adequate illustrations.  32 pages  PB

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Poetry for Young People: William Shakespeare
Edited by Kastan, David Scott & Marina Kastan

Including three sonnets, and excerpts of other Shakespeare plays, this is an excellent way in which to introduce the Bard to dialectic students. Read for two weeks; there is also a brief biography and other helpful information. 48 pages PB

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Real Mother Goose, The
Wright, Blanche Fisher
An illustrated collection of more than 250 nursery rhymes, reprinted from the 1916 original.NEW$9.95$7.45 
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Reformation Sketches
Godfrey, W. Robert

For In-Depth reading, this book provides a solid introduction to Luther, Calvin and the Confessions. Also excellent for parents wanting to learn more about these faithful leaders of the Church. 151 pages PB

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Rembrandt
Niz, Xavier

Discusses the life, works, and lasting influence of Rembrandt. Vivid illustrations will bring this Dutch painter's works to life for your young children! Read one week in unit 2. 24 pages PB

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Rembrandt
Niz, Xavier
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Discusses the life, works, and lasting influence of Rembrandt. Vivid illustrations will bring this Dutch painter's works to life for your young children! Read one week in unit 2. 24 pages PB

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Renaissance Art
Kallen, Stuart

Use this book for six weeks for your study of the Renaissance.  One great bonus during this unit is that art and history assignments count double!  In other words, you don't have to duplicate your efforts and do art AND history!  This book is directly tied to questions in the Student Activity Pages.  112 pages  Library Bound

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Renaissance Artists Who Inspired the World
Blanch, Gregory and Roberta Stathis
This outstanding volume contains short biographies of some of the famous artists of the Renaissance. Bright illustrations, informative text, and quick quizzes make this an excellent choice for reading aloud to lower grammar, upper grammar, and dialectic students. Use this one all unit long! 80 pages HB NOTE: This book is listed for three learning levels (lower and upper grammar and dialectic) but you only need one copy!NEW$30.00$20.60 
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Renaissance, The (History Opens Windows)
Shuter, Jane

An introduction to the various elements of Renaissance life, including religion, trade, education, food, and clothes. There's more to the Renaissance than artwork, and this picture book will give your students a birds-eye view into the lives of those living during this grand time in history. Read one week in unit 1 and many weeks in unit 2. 32 pages PB

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Renaissance, The (Understanding People in the Past)
Quigley, Mary

Presents an overview of the history of European society during the time known as the Renaissance, from the fourteenth to the seventeenth century. Easy but enjoyable reading that will help the Renaissance come alive to youngsters. 64 pages PB

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Sad Night, The: Story of an Aztec Victory and a Spanish Loss
Mathews, Sally Schofer

Tells how the Aztecs established an empire in Mexico and what happened when they, led by Montezuma, encountered Cortes and the Spaniards in the early sixteenth century. Vivid illustrations and narrative style give a simple introduction to Mexican history. Read one week in unit 2. 40 pages PB

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Saint George and the Dragon
Hodges, Margaret

Retells the segment from Spenser's The Faerie Queene, in which George, the Red Cross Knight, slays the dreadful dragon that has been terrorizing the countryside for years and brings peace and joy to the land. Gorgeous illustrations and enjoyable reading! The worksheet in the Student Activity Pages is directly tied to this children's story and it won't be easy to find an adequate substitute. 32 pages PB

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Second Mrs. Giaconda, The
Konigsburg, E. L.

The greatest artist of his time. An apprentice with a larcenous heart and an aversion to the truth. A young duchess whose plain face belies her beautiful soul. Could the complex ways these three lives intertwine hold the key to a historical riddle as enigmatic as the Mona Lisa's smile? An adventure that your dialectic student will not want to miss. Read for two weeks in unit 2. 160 pages PB

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Stories of Artists and Their Art
Ellis, Brenda
Although any edition will work, we now have available the 3rd. What a great way to learn about the lives of artists that inspired generations! There are colorful illustrations and prints that tell the story of each artist's life and work. You'll find all kinds of projects in watercolor, tempera, oil pastels, printmaking, sculpture, and mixed media. If you are familiar with Artistic Pursuits, this is Book Two for Grades K-3. In addition to some common art supplies you may already own, you may find that a trip to the hobby store is in order. If you don't have one close by you, Bookshelf Central can also special order the supplies for you. Spiral bound, THIRD EDITIONNEW$47.95$47.45 
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Tales From Shakespeare
Lamb, Charles and Mary
Simple retellings of the plots of Shakespeare's plays using Shakespeare's own language as much as possible. Replacement title for The Children's Shakespeare by E. Nesbit. Used for 5 weeks in Unit 2 of Year 2. 449 pages PB.NEW$14.95$14.95 
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Tempest, The
Edited by Mowat, Barbara A. and Paul Werstine

From the Folger Shakespeare library, this edition of Shakespeare's final work provides study helps that, coupled with our Teacher's Notes and Student Activity Pages, provide a solid foundation for the high school scholar. 272 pages PB

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Thunderstorm in Church
Vernon, Louise A.

Hans thinks people expect a lot of him because he is the son of Martin Luther and wonders what he can do to fulfill their expectations. Typical Louise Vernon...a fun, interesting, thoroughly enjoyable read! 136 pages PB

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William of Orange: The Silent Prince
Van de Hulst, W. G.

Long, but enjoyable reading of the biography of William of Orange. Students will come to appreciate the sacrifice of this protestant hero. 142 pages PB

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William Shakespeare & the Globe
Aliki

Aliki combines literature, history, biography, archaeology, and architecture in this richly detailed and meticulously researched introduction to Shakespeare's world. Read one week in unit 2; it will be easy to substitute a similar title. 48 pages PB

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