SSS unit boxes are an asset to homeschooling parents who teach based on particular themes. Unit boxes contains items such as books on various reading levels, lesson plans, manipulatives, videos, and/or CD-ROMs to enhance book learning. Some boxes have only a few items to get you started while others are quite complete. After borrowing a box you may have items you want to contribute. Contributions are welcome. Let us know if you have something to add to a unit box. In some cases, we have included suggestions in the box for other materials you can check out from the SSS library that are not specifically included in the unit box.

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20th Century

Africa

BOOKS
  • Africa’s Animal Giants (National Geographic Society Book for Young Explorers)
  • Count Your Way through Africa by Jim Haskins
  • David Livingstone: Africa's Trailblazer by Janet & Geoff Benge
  • David Livingstone: The Missionary Who Discovered Africa by Ben Alex
    • Dedan Saves the Day by Thea Feldman (A book about a giraffe)
    • A Family in Kenya by Michael Griffin
    • A Glorious Age in Africa: The Story of Three Great African Empires (Ghana, Mali, Songhay) by Daniel Chu & Elliott Skinner
    • The Rat-Catcher’s Son—And Other Stories by Carolyn London
    • Safari by Robert Bateman
    • Stories from Africa compiled by Kerry Lovering (SIM International/Sonlight)
    • This Place is Wild: East Africa by Vicki Cobb
    • The Village of Round and Square Houses by Ann Grifalconi (Cameroon)

    African American Hist: Abolition & Civil Rights

    Elementary:
    • Escape North! The Story of Harriet Tubman (Step into Reading) by Monica Kulling
    • Frederick Douglass Fights for Freedom by Margaret Davidson (chapter book)
    • Get On Board: The Story of The Underground Railroad by Jim Haskins (chapter book)
    • Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King by Jean Marzollo (picture book)
    • Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans (read-aloud)
    • If You Lived At the Time of Martin Luther King by Ellen Levine
    • If You Traveled on the Underground Railroad by Ellen Levine
    • Martin Luther King Day by Linda Lowery (RL 2.8)
    • The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles (picture book)
    • Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom by Shane W. Evans (Preschool)

    Secondary:
    • The Amistad Slave Revolt and American Abolition by Karen Zeinert
    • The Day Martin Luther King, Jr., Was Shot-A Photo History of the Civil Rights Movement by Jim Haskins
    • A Friendship for Today by Patricia C. McKissack
    • Many Thousand Gone: African-Americans From Slavery to Freedom by Virginia Hamilton
    • Rosa Parks: My Story by Rosa Parks with Jim Haskins

    See also "Civil War" unit box

    American Sign Language

    Books for Children
    The Handmade Alphabet by Larua Rankin
    Handtalk Zoo
    by George Ancona & Mary Beth (learn how to sign animals names)
    Helen Keller: Crusader for the Blind and Deaf by Steward & Polly Anne Graff
    • More Sign & Say Bible Verses for Children by Robert S. Jones
    • Signing For Kids: The fun way for anyone to learn American Sign Language by Mickey Flodin
    • Sign Language ABC with Linda Bove
    • A Sign Language Alphabet: Handsigns by Kathleen Fain
    • Sign & Say Bible Verses for Children by Robert S. Jones
    • Simple Signs by Cindy Wheeler

    Dictionaries
    • The Gallaudet Survival Guide to Signing by Leonard G. Lane
    • The Joy of Signing (2nd Edition) by Lottie L. Riekehof
    • The Pocket Dictionary of Signing by Rod. R. Butterworth & Mickey Flodin

    DVD & book (set)
    Expanded Songs In Sign by S.Harold Collins

    Animals (Elementary)

    BOOKS
    Amazing Animals by Robin Bernard
    Amazing Animal Disguises by Sandie Sowler (Eyewitness Juniors)
    Animal Action ABC by Karen Pandell RL 2
    Animal Dads by Sneed B. Collard III
    Animal Families (National Geographic Society: Books for Young Explorers)
    Animal Homes by Betsey Chessen (emergent readers)
    Animals in their Homes by Anita Ganeri
    Animal of the High Mountains (National Geographic Society: Books for Young Explorers)
    Chickens Aren’t the Only Ones by Ruth Heller (about animals that lay eggs)
    Do Tarantulas Have Teeth: Questions and Answers About Poisonous Creatures by Melvin & Gilda Berger
    The Great Animal Search by Ian Jackson
    How Do Animals Adapt? by Bobbie Kalman
    I Want to be a Veterinarian
    Kingfisher Young Knowledge: Animal Homes
    by Angela Wilkes
    Kratts’ Creatures by Martin and Chris Kratt
    Look-Alike Animals by Robin Bernard
    The Magic School Bus Explores the World of Animals
    Our Amazing Animal Friends-Books for Young Explorers-National Geographic Society
    Prairie Dogs Kiss and Lobsters Wave: How Animals Say Hello
    by Marilyn Singer
    Scholastic Encyclopedia of Animals by Laurence Pringle
    Unusual Friendships-Symbiosis in the Animal World by Larry Dane Brimnet
    An Usborne Lift-the-Flap Book: Animal Homes

    Animals (Secondary)

    BOOKS:
    1000 Facts About Wild Animals by Moira Butterfield
    The Beginners Guide to Animal Autopsy by Steve Parker
    Exploring the World of Biology: From Mushrooms to Complex Life Forms
    by John Hudson Tiner
    Eyewitness Books: Dogs

    Archeology

    • BOOKS
    • The Archeology Book (Wonders of Creation) by David Down
    • Archaeology: Discovering the Past by John Orna-Ornstein
    • Archaeologists Dig for Clues by Kate Duke RL3
    • The Buried City of Pompeii by Shelley Tanaka
    • The Young Scientist Book of Archaeology: Discovering the Past with Science & Technology

    MANIPULATIVE
    Egyptian-looking “artifact" to "excavate"

    Architecture

    • BOOKS
    • Architects Make Zigzags: Looking at Architecture from A to Z by Roxie Munro
    • Building by David Macaulay
    • The Busy Building Book by Sue Tarsky
    • Castle by David Macaulay
    • Cathedral–The Story of Its Construction by David Macaulay
    • Eyewitness Visual Dictionaries–The Visual Dictionary of Buildings
    • A First Discovery Book–Castles by Galliard Jeunesse
    • A First Discovery Book–Pyramids by Galliard Jeunesse
    • How a House is Built by Gail Gibbons
    • How Things Were Built by David J. Brown
    • Tell Me About Buildings, Bridges, and Tunnels (A Kingfisher Question and Answer Book)
    • Ms. Frizzle’s Adventures: Medieval Castle by Joanna Cole & Bruce Degen
    • Pyramid by David Macaulay
    • The Usborne Book of Houses and Homes
    • Voyages of Discovery–Architecture and Construction

    Art: Drawing (Elementary)

    BOOKS:
  • Artistic Pursuits (grades 4-6) by Brenda Ellis
    • How To Draw Cats by Janet Rancan
    • I Can Draw Horses & Ponies (Ages 6+)
    • I Can Draw Things That Move (Ages 6+)
    • Ed Emberley’s Great Thumbprint Drawing Books
    • I Love to Draw! by Jennifer Lipsey
    • You Can Draw Dinosaurs

    Art: Drawing (Secondary)

    BOOKS:
    The Animator’s Survival Kit by Richard Williams
    The Colored Pencil by Bet Burgeon
    • Cool Things to Draw
    • Draw 50 Animals by Lee J. Ames
    • Draw 50 Cats by Lee J. Ames
    • Draw 50 Dogs by Lee J. Ames
    • Draw 50 Sharks, Whales, and Other Sea Creatures by Ames with Walter Budd
    • Draw Real People! by Lee Hammond
    • Usborne Art Ideas: Drawing Faces
    • An Usborne Guide: Drawing

    Art History

    BOOKS:
  • Art Fraud Detective by Anna Nilsen
    • Artists of the World: Cities
    • Come Look with Me: Exploring Landscape Art with Children
    • Come Look with Me: Animals in Art by Gladys S. Blizzard
    • Da Vinci: Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists by Mike Venezia
    • Discovering Great Artists: Hands-On Art for Children in the Styles of the Great Masters
    • The Great Art Scandal by Anna Niles
    • The History of Printmaking (Voyages of Discovery)
    • Katie and the Waterlily Pond by James Mayhew
    • Masters of Art: The Story of Sculpture, from Prehistory to the Present by Francesca Romei
    • My Monet Art Museum by Carole Armstrong
    • Paint and Painting (Voyages of Discovery)
  • Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Paintings That Smile by True Kelley
    • The Usborne Story of Painting

    Art: Painting

    BOOKS:
    • Painting Your Favorite Animals in Pen, Ink & Watercolor by Claudia Nice
    • Watercolor Basics: Let’s Get Started by Jack Reid
    • An Usborne Guide: Painting

    Australia (Elementary)

    • BOOKS
    • Animals in the Wild: Koalas by Vincent Serventy
    • Animals of Australia (4 board books)
    • Are We There Yet? by Alison Lester (The Chldren's Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year award) A family travels around Australia. This is a great way to highlight various areas of Australia and picture them on a map.
    • Australian Wildlife by Steve Parish
    • Big Book of Australian Nature by Steve Parish
    • Colorful Australia: Koalas
    • Colors of Australia by Lynn Ainsworth Olawsky
    • Growing Up at Uluru, Australia by Stan Breeden
    • Kratts' Creatures: In Search of the Real Tasmanian Devil by James Preller
    • Wonderful Animals Of Australia (A National Geographic Action Book)
    • TEACHER AIDS
    • Australia-Land Beyond Time teaching poster

    Australia (Secondary)

    • BOOKS:
    • Amazing Facts about Austalian Mammals by Steve Parish
    • Amazing Facts about Austalian Marine Life by Steve Parish
    • Australia Country File by Dana M. Rau
    • Purnell's Animals for the World: Australasia by Maria Pia and Alessandro Minelli
    • ULURU–Australia’s Aboriginal Heart by Caroline Arnold
    • MANIPULATIVES:
    • Kit-includes a boomerang (useful for Sonlight 5th Year) and linen cloth with Aboriginal art

    Ballet & Dance

    • BOOKS:
    • Ballet School (DK Publishing)
    • Ballet School: What It Takes to Make a Dancer by Camilla Jessel
    • The Illustrated Book of Ballet Stories by Barbara Newman
    • Of Swans, Sugarplums, and Satin Slippers: Ballet Stories for Children by Violette Verdy
    • An Usborne Guide: Ballet
    • The Young Dancer (In Association with the Royal Ballet School) by Darcey Bussell
    • DVD:
    • The Nutcracker: Kirov Ballet

    Birds

    • BOOKS:
    • All About Owls by Jim Arnosky
    • Amazing Worlds: Birds: Teacher’s Book
    • Beginner’s Guide to Birds: Western Region by Donald & Lillian Stokes
    • Birds: How to watch and understand the fascinating world of birds by Jill Bailey
    • Chicks & Chickens by Gail Gibbons
    • Counting Is for the Birds by Frank Mazzola, Jr.
    • Discover New Zealand Birds by Sandra Morris
    • DK Eyewonder: Birds
    • DK Watch Me Grow: Penguin
    • Eyewitness Juniors: Amazing Birds
    • Eyewitness Juniors: Amazing Birds of Prey
    • Eyewitness Juniors: Amazing Tropical Birds
    • First Field Guide: Birds (National Audubon Society)
    • From Egg to Robin by Susan Canizares & Betsey Chesse
    • The Goose Family Book by Sybile Kalas
    • National Geographic Nature Library: Birds
    • Songbirds by Jonathan P, Latimer & Karen Stray Nolting
    • Usborne Science & Nature: Ornithology

    Bugs - Elementary

    BOOKS
    Armies of Ants by Walter Retan
    The Best Book of Bugs by Claire Llewellyn
    The Big Bug Search by Caroline Young & Ian Jackson
    Butterflies (A First Discovery Book)
    Chirping Crickets (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science) by Melvin Berger
    Creepy Crawlies A to Z by Louisa Ainsorth
    DK Eyewonder: Bugs
    The Fascinating World of Beetles by Maria Angels Julivert
    Fireflies by Caroline Arnold
    How Do Flies Walk Upside Down? – Questions and Answers about Insects by Melvin and Gilda Berger
    Incredible Insects by Lori C. Froeb
    I Wonder Why Spiders Spin Webs and Other Questions About Creepy Crawlies
    The Life of a Butterfly by Robin Bernard
    The Magic School Bus Butterfly and the Bog Beast (camouflage)
    The Magic School Bus Gets Ants in its Pants
    The Magic School Bus Inside a Beehive
    Monarch Butterfly
    by Gail Gibbons
    Questions and Answers About Bees
    by Betty Polisar Reigot
    Silkworms
    by Sylvia A. Johnson
    We Both Read: About Bugs by Sheryl Scarborough (Lev. 2, Gr.1-3)
    Where Do Insects Live? by Susan Canizares & Mary Reid

    TEACHING AIDS
    BUGS, BUGS, BUGS!-The Magic School Bus DVD

    Bugs - Secondary

    BOOKS
    Creepy Crawlies (Usborne Hotshots) by Mandy Ross
    Eyewitness Books: Insect
    The Golden Book of Insects and Spiders by Laurence Pringle
    I Wonder Where Butterflies Go in Winter by Molly Marr
    (National Audubon Society) First Field Guide: Insects
    National Geographic Nature Library: Insects
    Usborne Mysteries & Marvels of Insect Life

    TEACHING AID
    Insects and Spiders: Mind boggling experiments you can turn into science fair projects by Janice VanCleave

    Cartooning

    • The Art of Cartooning by Jack Markow
    • Cartooning for the Beginner by Christopher Hart
    • Cartooning for Kids by Mike Artell
    • How to Draw Cartoon Baby Animals by Christopher Hart
    • How to Draw Funny Faces by Georgene Griffin and Karen Walker
    • Usborne: How to Draw Cartoons and Caricatures

    China

    • BOOKS
    • Boxers to Bandits by Mary Graham Reid (true missionary story)
    • China’s Buried Kingdoms (Lost Civilizations Time/Life Book)
    • Count Your Way Through China by Jim Haskins
    • Eyewitness Books–Ancient China by Arthur Cotterell
    • Eyewitness Books–China by Poppy Sebag-Montefiorek
    • Genghis Khan and the Mongol Horde by Harold Lamb
    • The Great Wall of China by Leonard Everett Fisher
    • Growing Up in Ancient China by Ken Teague
    • Hudson Taylor–The Missionary Who Won a Nation by Prayer by Marlee Alex (Heroes of Faith & Courage)
    • Lion Dancer: Ernie Wan’s Chinese New Year by Kate Walters & Madeline Slovenz-Low
    • Look What Came From China by Miles Harvey
    • Mission to Cathay by Madeleine Polland
    • The Mongols–Facts, Stories, and Activities
    • Ms. Frizzle’s Adventures–Imperial China by Joanna Cole & Bruce Degen
    • Yum Yum Dim Sum by Amy Wilson Sanger

    Christmas - Biblical

    Board Books:
    Little Lamb's Christmas by Josephine Page

    Beginning Reader Books
    The First Christmas by Mary Manz Simon
    The Story of Christmas by Vivian French

    Picture books:
    Christmas Around the World by Mary D. Lankford
    The Christmas Story
    by Carol Heyer
    The Donkey’s Christmas Song by Nancy Tafuri
    Jesus of Nazareth-The Christmas Story
    with text from the Good News Bible (photographs)
    The Legend of the Candy Cane by Lori Walburg
    Off to Bethlehem!
    by Dandi Daley Mackall
    Once upon a Christmas
    ..Five "I believe in Jesus" read-aloud stories by William R. Goetz
    Room for a Little One: A Christmas Tale
    by Martin Waddell & Jason Cockcroft
    The Stable Where Jesus Was Born by Rhonda Gowler Greene
    The Very First Christmas by Paul L. Maier

    Books for Parents:
    52 Simple Ways to Make Christmas Special
    by Jan Dargatz
    The Advent Jesse Tree: Devotions for Children and Adults to prepare for the coming of the Christ Child at Christmas by Dean Meador Lambert
    Family Celebrations for Christmas by Ann Hibbard
    We Light the Candles-Devotions Related to Family Use of the Advent Wreath by Catharine Brandt

    DVD:
    The Legend of the Candy Cane (based on the book by Lori Walburg)

    Christmas - Fictional

    Picture Books:
    All is Well: A Story for Christmas by Frank E. Peretti
    Allie, the Christmas Spider by Shirley Menendez
    The Amazing Christmas Extravaganza by David Shannon
    The Christmas Candle
    by Richard Paul Evans
    Christmas Cricket by Eve Bunting
    Christmas in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder (My First Little House Books)
    Christmas in the Country by Cynthia Ryland & Diane Goode
    The Dog Who Found Christmas by Linda Jennings
    The Gift of the Magi illustrated by Robert Sauber
    It’s Christmas by Jack Prelutsky
    The Legend of the Christmas Stocking by Rick Osborne
    The Legend of St. Nicholas by Dandi Daley Mackall
    The Little Fir-tree by Hans Christian Andersen retold by Gaby Goldsack
    Miracle in a Shoe Box by Franklin Graham
    The Night Before Christmas by Mary Engelbreit
    The Night Before Christmas & Nine Best-Loved Carols
    by Clement C. Moore
    The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
    Queen of Christmas by Mary Engelbreit

    Church History

    • Count Zinzendorf: Firstfruit by Janet & Geoff Benge (Christian Heroes: Then & Now)
  • For Those Who Dare by John Hudson Tiner
  • The Good Man of Assisi by Mary Joslin & Alison Wisenfeld
    • Great Leaders of the Christian Church edited by John D. Woodbridge
    • Gutenberg’s Gift–A Book Lover’s Pop-up Book by Nancy Willard
    • Luther: Biography of a Reformer by Frederick Nohl
    • Morning Star of the Reformation by Andy Thomson (Historical fiction based on the life of John Wycliffe)
  • Thunderstorm in Church by Louise A. Vernon
  • Civil War (Elementary)

    • BOOKS:
    • Abe Lincoln's Hat by Martha Brenner
    • Abe Lincoln: The Young Years by Keith Brandt
    • Big Book of The Civil War
    • Civil War Sub: The Mystery of The Hunley by Kate Boehm Jerome
    • Diary of a Drummer Boy by Marlene Targ Brill
    • The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln
    • If You Lived at The Time of The Civil War by Kay Moore
    • Just a Few Words, Mr. Lincoln: The Story of The Gettysburg Address by Jean Fritz
    • Magic Tree House: Civil War on Sunday by Mary Pope Osborne
    • The Monitor: The Iron Warship That Changed The World by Gare Thompson
    • True Stories About Abraham Lincoln by Ruth Belov Gross
    • Vicksburg by Mary Ann Fraser

    Civil War (Secondary)

    BOOKS
    • Abraham Lincoln’s World by Genevieve Foster
    • The Boys’ War: Confederate and Union Soldiers Talk About the Civil War by Jim Murphy
    • Brother Against Brother: The War Begins by William C. Davis
    • The Day Fort Sumter was Fired On: A Photo History of the Civil War by Jim Haskins
    • For Home and Country: A Civil War Scrapbook by Norman Bolotin
    • Gettysburg: The Confederate High Tide by Champ Clark
    • A House Divided: The Lives of Ulysses S. Grand and Robert E. Lee by Jules Archer
    • The Journal of James Edmond Pease: A Civil War Union Soldier by Jim Murphy
    • Lee Takes Command: From Seven Days to Second Bull Run
    • Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman
    • The Long Road to Gettysburg by Jim Murphy
    • A Nation Torn: The Story of How The Civil War Began by Delia Ray
    • Red Cap by G. Clifton Wisler
    • Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith
    • Robert E. Lee: Gallant Christian Soldier
    • Scholastic Encyclopedia of the Civil War
    • A Separate Battle: Women and The Civil War by Ina Chang
    • Soldier’s Heart by Gary Paulsen

    Colonial Times

    • BOOKS
    • Adventures in Colonial America: Jamestown by James E. Knight
    • Adventures in Colonial America: The Winter at Valley Forge by James E. Knight
    • The Blacksmith by Bobbie Kalman
    • Colonial Williamsburg by Sandra Steen
    • Good Children Get Rewards: A Story of Williamsburg in Colonial Times by Eva Moore
    • An Historical Community: Williamsburg, Virginia
    • History's All-Stars: Geore Washington by Augusta Stevenson
    • If You Lived in Colonial Times by Ann McGovern
    • If You Lived In WIlliamsburg in Colonial Days by Barbara Brenner
    • If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620 by Ann McGovern
    • Mary Geddy’s Day: A Colonial Girl in Williamsburg by Kate Waters
    • The Matchlock Gun by Walter D. Edmonds
    • Meet George Washington by Joan Heilbroner

    DVDs
    American History for Children: Early Settlers
    Colonial Life for Children: Settling the New World

    TEACHING AIDS
    • Life in Plymouth Colony (Grades 1-3)—reproducible worksheets, activities, and evaluation forms

    Colors - Preschool

    BOOKS
    The Berenstain Bears: God Made the Colors
    The Crayon Box That Talked by Shane DeRolf
    I See Colors by Roxanne Lanczak Williams
    little blue and little yellow by Leo Lionni
    What Makes a Rainbow by Betty Schwartz
    White Rabbit’s Color Book by Alan Baker

    Crafts

    BOOKS
    • Create Anything with Clay by Sherri Haab and Laura Torres
    • How to Make Pop-ups by Joan Irvine
    • Incredibly Awesome Crafts for Kids (Better Homes and Gardens)
    • Kirsten’s Craft Book (American Girls)
    • The Knowhow Book of Action Toys–Lots of toys and machines to make and work
    • Origami by Hideaki Sakata
    • Origami Animals by Hector Rojas
    • Usborne First Skills–Starting Needlecraft

    Creation & Evolution

    • BOOKS FOR THE VERY YOUNG
    • God Made the World by Maryn Roos (Jump at the Sun-Bibe Classics)
    • BOOKS FOR ELEMENTARY THROUGH MIDDLE SCHOOL
    • The Answers Book for Kids Vol. 1: 22 Questions from Kids on Creation & the Fall by Ken Ham
    • The Answers Book for Kids Vol. 2: 22 Questions from Kids on Dinosaurs & the Flood of Noah by Ken Ham
    • God's Wonderful Works: The Creation in Six Days by Emi De Bristley & Edward J. Shewan (
    • If Animals Could Talk: Creation Speaks for Itself by Dr. Werner Gitt
    • BOOKS FOR MATURE READERS
    • Beyond the Cosmos by Hugh Ross
    • Creation and Time by Hugh Ross
    • Creation and Time-A Report on the Progressive Creationist Book by Hugh Ross by Van Bebber and Taylor (a rebuttle)
    • The Creator and the Cosmos by Hugh Ross (in Japanese)
    • The Genesis Question by Hugh Ross
    • The New Answers Book 1 (Over 25 Questions on Creation/Evolution and the Bible) by Ken Ham
    • Refuting Evolution 2 by Jonathan Safrati
    • DVD
    • Biology 101: Biology According to the Days of Creation (4 DVD set)
    Icons of Evolution

    Deserts

    BOOKS
    • Deserts and Jungles–A Child’s Guide to God’s Contrasting Climates by Michael Carroll
    • Nature Library: Desert

    Dinosaurs

    BOOKS
    • Dinosaurs by Liza Charlesworth
    • Dinosaur for a Day by Jim Murphy
    • Dinosaurs and the Bible by David Unfred
    • Eyewitness Visual Dictionary of Dinosaurs
    • A Golden Guide to Dinosaurs
    • The Great Dinosaur Mystery and the Bible by Paul S. Taylor
    • I’m Tyrannosaurus: A Book of Dinosaur Rhymes
    • The Magic School Bus Chapter Book: Dinosaur Detectives by Judith Bauer Stamper
    • The Magic School Bus In the Time of the Dinosaurs by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen
    • My Giant Fold-out Book of Dinosaurs by Natalie Boyd, Hermione Edwards & Holly Russell
    • Simon & Schuster Picture Pocket-Dinosaurs

    • TEACHING AIDS
    • Be a Scientist: Dinosaurs (Scholastic Skills Book)
    • Draw 50 Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals

    Easter

    • BOOKS:
    • A Child's Story of Easter by Etta Wilson
    • The Easter Story Illustrated by Cathy Ann Johnson
    • The Easter Story Retold by All Zobel-Nolan
    • The Easter Story Retold by Carol Heyer
    • The Flowering Cross by Beth Ryan
    • The Garden the Curtain and the Cross by Carl Laferton
    • The Legend of the Easter Egg by Mori Walburg
    • The Lenten Tree: Devotions for Children and Adults to Prepare for Christ's Death and His Resurrection by Dean Meador Smith
    • Rise and Shine (The Story of Easter) by Claudia Courney
    • Where Is Jesus? by Mary Manz Simon

    Ecology & Care-Taking

    BOOKS:
    • Caring for Planet Earth: The World Around Us by Barbara Holland and Hazel Lucas
    • Oil Spill Disaster in the Gulf
    • Planet Earth Patrol– I Always Turn Off the Lights! by Richard D. Covey & Diane H. Pappas
    • Planet Earth Patrol– Let’s All Be Water-Wise by Richard D. Covey & Diane H. Pappas
    • Planet Earth Patrol– Let’s Keep Our Oceans, Rivers, and Lakes Clean by Richard D. Covey & Diane H. Pappas
    • Planet Earth Patrol– Ugh! Don’t Be a Litterbug by Richard D. Covey & Diane H. Pappas
    • Planet Earth Patrol–What is Global Warming? by Richard D. Covey & Diane H. Pappas
    • Prince William by Gloria Rand
    • Usborne Conservation Guides: Protecting Rivers & Seas

    DVDs:
    • Real World Science: Trash and the Environment
    • Air: Pollution and Solutions

    MANIPULATIVES:
    • Ecology chart

    Egypt, Ancient (Elementary)

    BOOKS
    • Ancient Egypt: Facts, Stories, Activities by Robert Nicholson
    • Growing Up in Ancient Egypt by Rosalie David
    • Hieroglyphs from A to Z by Peter Der Manuelian
    • In Search Of King Tut’s Tomb by Brothers Hildebrandt
    • Kids Discover: Pyramids (magazine)
    • Ms. Frizzle’s Adventures: Ancient Egypt by Joanna Cole
    • Mummies Made in Egypt by Aliki
    • The Mysteries of Ancient Egypt by Nancy E. Krulik
    • A Puzzling Day in The Land Of The Pharaohs by Scoular Anderson
    • Pyramids by Philippe Biard (First Discovery Book)
    • Tut’s Mummy Lost...And Found by Judy Donnelly
    • Usborne World History: Ancient World
    • MANIPULATIVES:
    • Papyrus paper (consumable; you may keep)

    Egypt, Ancient (Secondary)

    • BOOKS:
    • Ancient Egypt by Daniel Cohen
    • Ancient Wonders by Tim Wood
    • Boy of the Pyramids: A Mystery of Ancient Egypt by Ruth Fosdick Jones
    • Cleopatra by Diane Stanley & Peter Vennema
    • Cultural Atlas for Young People: Ancient Egypt Book by Geraldine Harris
    • Egyptology: Search for the Tomb of Osiris by Dugald Steer
    • Into the Mummy’s Tomb by Nicholas Reeves
    • Mummies and Their Mysteries by Charlotte Wilcox
    • Pharaohs & Pyramids by Tony Allan (Usborne Time Traveller Book)

    MANIPULATIVES:
    • Papyrus Writing Pad

    Electricity and Magnets

    • BOOKS:
    • All About Electricity by Melvin Berger
    • Electrical Energy (Macmillian/McGraw-Hill)
    • Experiment with Magnetism and Electricity
    • Eyewitness Science: Electronics
  • Franklin’s Bear
    • Fun with Science: Electricity and Magnets by Terry Cash & Barbara Taylor
    • Fun with Simple Science Batteries and Magnets by Barbara Taylor
    • Junior Science Magnets by Terry Jennings
    • Magnetic Magic (magic tricks done with magnets) by Paul Doherty and John Cassidy
    • Magnets by Anne Schreiber
    • Make It Work! Electricity: The Hands-on Approach to Science by Wendy Baker & Andrew Hallam
    • Molly's Magnet (Macmillan/McGraw Hill)
    • My Science Book of Electricity by Neil Ardley
    • Sound, Heat & Light: Energy At Work by Melvin Berger
    • The Usborne Book of Batteries & Magnets
    • The Usborne Book of Science Activities Volume Three
    • Usborne Starting Point Science: Where Does Electricity come From?
    • Usborne Understanding Science: Electricity and Magnetism
    • The Usborne Young Scientist: Electricity
    • What Makes a Magnet? by Franklyn M. Branley
    • Young Discoverers Batteries, Bulbs, and Wires
    • SUPPLIES:
    • AC/DC: The Exciting Electric Circuit Game (card game)
    • Supplies for Experiments (batteries, bulbs, switches, battery holders)
    • Wire (extra)

    Energy and Machines

    BOOKS
    • Experiment with Movement by Bryan Murphy
    • Exploring Energy (Voyages of Discovery)
    • The Gripping Truth about Forces and Motion by Agnieszka Bishop
    • How Things Work (The Nature Company Discoveries)
    • Look Inside Cross-Section Bulldozers (Dorling Kindersley)
    • Mighty Machines Big Rig and Other Massive Machines by Caroline Bingham
    • Usborne How Machines Work by Christopher Rawson & Colin King
    • The Way Things Work by David Macaulay

    DVDS
    • Simple Machines for Beginners: Inclined Planes
    • Simple Machines for Beginners: Pulleys

    Experiments, Science

    BOOKS
    • 101 Great Science Experiments–A step-by-step guide by Neil Ardley
    • Easy Science Experiments by Diane Molleson and Sarah Savage RL2
    • Flying and Floating (Young Discoverers) by David Glover (science facts & experiments)
    • Janice VanCleave’s 200 Gooey, Slippery, Slimy, Weird, and Fun Experiments
    • Janice VanCleave’s 201 Awesome Magical Bizarre and Incredible Experiments
    • Janice VanCleave’s Biology for Every Kid–101 Easy Experiments that Really Work
    • Janice VanCleave’s Chemistry for Every Kid–101 Easy Experiments that Really Work
    • Janice VanCleave’s Physics for Every Kid–101 Easy Experiments in Motion, Heat, Light, Machines, and Sound
    • My First Science Book–A life-size guide to simple experiments
    • Solids and Liquids (Young Discoverers) by David Glover (science facts & experiments)
    • The Usborne Big Book of Experiments

    DVD
    • Lifepac Grade 7 Science Experiments (usefulness is not limited to those using Lifepacs)

    Explorers

    • BOOKS
    • Christopher Columbus: Explorer of the New World by Peter Chrisp (DK book)
    • Explorers Who Got Lost by Diane Sansevere-Dreher
    • Eyewitness Guides: Explorer
    • Famous Explorers
    • Ferdinand Magellan: What Made Them Great (Sonlight curriculum) by Scott Brewster
    • How We Crossed the West: The Adventure of Lewis & Clark by Rosalyn Schanzer
    • • In 1492 - picture book and CD by Jean Marzollo
    • Land Ho!-Fifty Glorious Years in the Age of Exploration by Nancy Winslow Parker
    • Living History: The Voyages of Christopher Columbus by John D. Clare
    • North American Explorers by Yannick Oney
    • Step into Reading: Christopher Columbus by Stephen Krensky RL 2
    • The Usborne Book of Exploreres from Columbus to Armstrong
    • Westward with Columbus by John Dyson

    Fire

    BOOKS
    • Fire Fighters by Robert Maass
    • Firefighters A to Z by Chris L. Demarest
    • The Great Fire by Jim Murphy (Newbery Honor Book about the Great Chicago fire in 1871)
    • I’m Going to be a Fire Fighter by Edith Kunhardt
    • Voyages of Discovery: Taming Fire

    Fish

    • BOOKS
    • Coral Reef Hideaway: The Story of a Clown Anemonefish by Doe Boyle
    • Eyes on Nature: Fish
    • Eyewitness Juniors: Amazing Fish
    • Life-Cycle Books: Fish by Althea
    • National Audubon Society-First Field Guide to Fishes
    • National Geographic Nature Library–Fish
    • New Encyclopedia of Fishing-The complete guide to the fish, tackle & techniques of fresh & saltwater angling

    Five Senses

    BOOKS:
    • Animal Senses–How Animals See, Hear, Taste, Smell and Feel by Pamela Hickman
    • Body Detectives by Rita Golden Gelman
    • Eyes and Ears by Seymour Simon
    • It's Science: The Five Senses
    • My Senses and How They Work
    • A New True Book–Your Five Senses by Ray Broekel
    • Two Eyes A Nose and A Mouth by Roberta Grovel Intrater
    • Usborne Flip Flaps–How Do You Senses Work?
    • Your Five Senses by Bobbi Katz
    • Your Five Senses by Melving and Gilda Berger (also in Time to Discover Readers pack)

    BOOK PACKS:
    • Let's Start Science: Senses (Set of 5 Books) by Sally Dewitt
      • Hear This!
      • Look Here!
      • Smell It!
      • Tastes Good!
      • Touch That!

    • Time to Discover Readers (Set of 6 books) by Melvin & Gilda Berger:
      • Your Five Senses
      • You Taste with your Tongue
    • You Smell with your Nose
    • You Hear with your Ears
    • You See with your Eyes
    • You Touch with your Fingers

    Flight - Elementary

    BOOKS
    • Amazing Flying Machines (Eyewitness Juniors) by Robin Kerrod
    • Amelia Earhart by Lola M Schoefer
    • Big Wings by Beck Ward and Andrew Crowson
    • Fantasy Flying Fun with Science by Ed Sober
    • Finding Out About Things That Fly (Usborne Explainers)
    • Flight (Ladybird Explorers)
    • Fun with Simp Science: Air and Flight by Barbara Taylor
    • The Secrets of Animal Flight by Nic Bishop
    • Sky Pioneer: A Photobiography of Amelia Earhart
    • Up, Up, and Away-The Story of Amelia Earhart by Susan Canizares & Pamela Chanko
    • What’s Inside? Planes (DK book)
    • Wilber and Orville Wright: The Flight to Adventure by Louis Sabin
    • TEACHING AID:
    • Fun with Simple Science:Air and Flight by Barbara Taylor

    Flight - Secondary

    • BOOKS
    • Ballooning by Phyllis J. Perry
    • First to Fly: How Wilbur & Orville Wright Invented the Airplane by Peter Busby
    • Flying Free: America's First Black Aviators by Philip S. Hart
    • The Golden Age of Aviation by Katherine S. Williamson
    • How to Fly a 747 by Tim Paulson
    • Inside the Hindenburg by Mireille Majoor
    • Milestones of Manned Flight: The ages of flight from the Wright brothers to stealth technology by Mike Spick
    • Smithsonian Guides: Aviation by Donald S. Lopez
    • The Story of Flight (Voyages of Discovery)

    Food and Nutrition

    BOOKS
    What Food Is This? by Rosmarie Hausherr

    MANIPULATIVES
    • Vinyl & flannel food pyramid

    Forests

    • BOOKS
    • • Celebritrees–Historic & Famous Trees of the World by Margi Preus
    • • Chop It, Carve It-Wood by Janine Scott
    • • From Tree to Paper by Wendy Davis
    • Have You Seen Trees? by Joanne Oppenheim
    • Look Inside a Tree by Gina Ingoglia
    • • One Day in the Woods by Jean Craighead George
    • Rip It, Tear It-Paper by May Nelson
    • Wild Animal Pop-ups-Forest Animals by Luise Woelflein
    • Usborne Conservation Guides-Protecting Trees and Forests
    • • Voyages of Discovery-Trees and Forests
    • Wood: Concept Science by Colin Walker
    • TEACHING AIDS
    • • Discovery Box-Trees book and activity kit
    • • Into the Forest (Nature's Food Chain Game)
    • • The Wonder of the Woods Integrated Studies for grades 1-3

    Geography - Preschool

    • ABC of Canada by Per-Henrik Gurth & Kim Bellefontaine
    • Australia by Betsey Chessen & Pamela Chanko
    • A Bush Birthday by Eleanor Nilsson & Kerry Argent
    • Bush Party by Tricia Oktober
    • Canada by Susan Canizares & Samantha Berger
    • Do You See Mount Rushmore? (A Touch-N-Feel Book)
    • Good Morning, Canada by Andrea Lynn Beck
    • Go to Sleep Gecko! (A Balinese Folktale) Retold b Margaret Read MacDonald
    • In Our Country (U.S.A.) by Susan Canizares & Daniel Moreton
    • Italy by Susan Canizares & Pamela Chanko
    • Jump Up Time: A Trinidad Carnival Story by Lynn Joseph
    • Little America by Helen Foster James
    • Mexico by Susan Canizares & Pamela Chanko
    • The Netherlands by Michael Dahl
    • The Night Before the Fourth of July by Natasha Wing
    • The Queen’s Hat by Steve Antony
    • Rata-pata-scata-fata (A Caribbean Story) by Phillis Gershator
    • Red, White and Blue by Susan Canizares & Betsey Chesse
    • This Land Is Your Land by Woody Guthrie
    • We All Went on Safari–A Counting Journey through Tanzania by Laurie Kerns & Julia Cairns

    Geography (Elementary & Secondary)

    BOOKS
    • Children Just Like Me: A Unique Celebration of Children Around the World
    Exploring Our World with Maps: Map Skills for Grades K-6 by Haig A. Rushdoony
    Geography from A to Z: A Picture Glossary by Jack Knowlton
    How to Draw Maps and Charts by Pam Beasant and Alsatian Smith
    The Kingfisher Children’s Atlas
    • The Kingfisher Young People’s Atlas of the World
    • Legends & Leagues—or, Mr. Tardy Goes From Here to There
    by Ned Bustard (Veritas Press)
    Maps & Globes by Jack Knowlton
    • Small Worlds Maps and Mapmaking by Karen Romano Young
    • Usborne Children’s Picture Atlas by Linda Edwards

    Geology & Habitats

    • 3-D Explorer: Planet Earth (pop-up scenes and see-through layers)
    • DK Eyewonder: Earth
    • First Discovery Book: The Earth and Sky by Gullimard Jeunesse
    • National Geographic Nature Library: Earth
    • Usborne Beginners: Planet Earth by Leonie Pratt

    Girl/Guy Relationships for Young People

    BOOKS:
    Anybody Got A Clue About Guys? by Susie Schellenberger
    Boy Meets Girl
    by Josh Harris
    Getting ready For the Guy/Girl Thing by Greg Johnson & Susie Schellenberger
    I Gave Dating A Chance by Jeramy Clark
    I Kissed Dating Goodbye
    by Josh Harris
    Not even A Hint: Guarding Your Heart Against Lust
    by Josh Harris
    When Dreams Come True- a love story only God could write
    by Eric & Leslie Ludy
    When God Writes Your Love Story
    by Eric & Leslie Ludy

    Greece, Ancient

    BOOKS
    Ancient Greece by Daniel Cohen
    Ancient Greece: Facts, Stories, Activities by Robert Nicholson
    D’aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths
    Eyewitness Guide: Ancient Greece
    Gods of Greece, Calvert School, by Archibald Hart & Edward G Huey
    The Great Alexander the Great by Joe Lasker
    A Greek Temple
    by Fiona Macdonald and Mark Bergin
    The Greek News: The Greatest Newspaper in Civilization (800 B.C-300 B.C) by Anton Powell & Philip Steele
    Growing up in Ancient Greece
    by Chris Chelepi
    King Midas retold
    by Neil Philip
    Life in Ancient Greece by Lynn Peppas
    Triumph for Flavius
    by Caroline Dale Sneaker
    Usborne Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece


    TEACHER AIDS
    The Ancient Greeks Activity Book
    Greek Relief of leaders (manipulative)

    Health & Fitness

    • BOOKS:
    • Earaches by Silverstein
    • Germs Make Me Sick! by Melvin Berger
    • Strength Training Anatomy by Frederic Delavier
    • Usborne Food Fitness and Health
    • What Makes You Sick (Osborne Pocket Science)

    • DVD:
    • Health: Healthy Teeth (Ohana Foundation)

    Human Body

    BOOKS
    • Become a Human Body Explorer (DK book)
    • Body Battles by Rita Golden Gelman
    • Body: Cartoons and amazing facts about the human body
    • The Bones and Skeleton Book
    • The Brain: Our Nervous System by Seymour Simon
    • Brain Surgery for Beginners and Other Major Operations For Minors
    • The Human Body by Sally Morgan
    • The Human Body Riddle Book by Maria Fleming
    • The Magic School Bus: Inside The Human Body
    • Scholastic First Encyclopedia: All About People
    • Scholastic Science Readers (Level 3): Skeletons by Lily Wood
    • Top 50 Questions: Skeletons by Seymour Simon
    • The Usborne Complete Book of the Human Body
    • Usborne: How Your Body Works
    • Usborne Science for Beginners: Understanding Your Muscles and Bones
    • Usborne Starting Point Science: What's Inside You?
    • The Usborne Young Scientist: Human Body
    • What's Inside? My Body
    • Why Don't Haircuts Hurt? Questions and Answers About Your Body by Melvin & Gilda Berger
    • You’re Tall in the Morning But Shorter at Night by Melvin and Gilda Berger
    • Your Insides by Joanne Cole

    MANIPULATIVES

    Immigration

    • Coming to America: The Story of Immigration by Betsy Maestro
    • How Many Days to America? by Eve Bunting
    • ...If Your Name Was Changed at Ellis Island by Ellen Levine
    • ...If You Sailed on The Mayflower in 1620 by Ann McGovern
    • Immigrant Kids by Russell Freedman
    • The Memory Coat by Elvira Woodruff
    • They Sought A New World: The story of European immigration in North America by William Kurelek
    • When Jessie Cam Across the Sea by Amy Hest

    India

    • Gandhi: Peaceful Warrior by Rae Bains
    • The Hidden Jew: Amy Carmichael by Dave & Neta Jackson
    • India the Culture by Bobbie Kalman
    • India the People by Bobbie Kalman
    • Look What Came from India by Miles Harvey
    • A Vision of India the Country by Swarn Khandpur

    Inventions

    53 1/2 Things That Changed The World and Some that Didn’t by David West
    Accidents May Happen-50 inventions discovered by mistake
    by Charlotte Foltz Jones
    How Things Work (The Nature Company Discoveries Library)
    How Things Work: Things we make, build, and use (Scholastic First Encyclopedia)
    I Wonder Why Zippers Have Teeth and Other Questions About Inventions by Barbara Taylor
    Listen Up! Alexander Graham Bell's Talking Machine by Monica Kulling
    Nature Got There First-Inventions Inspired by Nature by Phil Gates
    The Usborne Book of Inventors from Da Vinci to Brio
    by Struan Reid and Patricia Fara

    Japan (Elementary)

    • Ancient Japan (Thematic Unit)-Teacher Created Materials
    • A to Zen by Ruth Wells
    • Chopsticks From America by Elaine Hosozaw-Nagano (Japanese-American children who move to Japan)
    • An Illustrated History of Japan by Shigeo Nishimura (lovely drawings; good introduction for any school-age child, including adults)
    • A Jar of Dreams by Yoshiko Uchida
    • Next Stop, Japan by Clare Boase
    • Picture a Country: Japan by Henry Pluckrose
    • The Falling Flowers by Jennifer B. Reed
    • Silkworms by Sylvia A. Johnson
    • Urashima Taro and Other Japanese Children's Stories
    • The Way We Do it in Japan by Geneva Cobb Iijima (picture book of American boy who comes to Japan and enters a neighborhood Japanese elementary school)

    Japan (Secondary)

    • BOOKS:
    • The Amazing Story of Sergeant Jacob Deshazer by C. Hoyt Watson
    • Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun by Rhoda Blumberg (Newbery Honor book)
    • Handmade Style Japan: Projects and Inspiration of the Home by Dorothy Wood
    • The Master Puppeteer by Katherine Paterson
    • National Parks of Japan
    • The Samurai’s Tale by Erik Christian Haugaard (age 13 or above: contains bloody scenes such as heads put on poles)
    • Sensei-The life story of Irene Webster-Smith (missionary to Japan for 50 years pre- and post-WW II )by Russell T. Hitt
    • Silence by Shusaku Endo
    • The Sign of the Chrysanthemum by Katherine Paterson
    • Views of Japan booklet (Gives overview of geography, people, lifestyle, economy, and culture of Japan)

    DVD:
    • From Vengeance to Forgiveness (Story of Jake DeShazer, a Dollittle raider who went from being a POW to returning to Japan as a missionary when his life was transformed by Christ)

    Jewish Festivals

    BOOKS
    • The Family Haggadah (with translation & instructions)
    • Festivals of Lights–The Story of Hanukkah retold by Maida Silverman
    • It’s Party Time! A Purim Story by Jonny Zucker and Jan Barger Cohen
    • The Matzah That Papa Brought Home by Fran Manushkin
    • Passover is Here!-A lift-the-flap book by Bobby Pearlman
    • The Passover Seder by Emily Sper (Touch, turn open, and learn!)
    • A Picture Book of Passover by David A. Adler

    OTHER
    • Hanukkah game-Dreidel

    Korea

    • Bee-bim Bop! by Linda Sue Park
    • Count Your Way through Korea by Jim Haskins
    • A Family in South Korea by Gwynneth Ashby
    • The Firekeeper’s Son by Linda Sue Park (a tale rooted in Korean history about family, beauty, and peace)
    • If I Perish by Esther Ahn Kim (true story of a Korean Christian imprisoned for her faith by Japanese warlords)
    • K is for Korea by Hyechong Cheung & Prodeepta Das
    • The Kite Fighters by Linda Sue Park
    • A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park
    • What Will You Be, Sara Mee? by Kate Aver Avraham

    Lost Civilizations-Aztecs, Incas, Mayas

    • BOOKS
    • Growing Up In Aztec Times by Marion Wood
    • Horrible Histories: The Angry Aztecs by Terry Deary
    • The Incas by Shirlee P. Newman
    • Lost Civilizations—Aztecs: Reign of Blood &Splendor (Time/Life book)
    • Lost Civilizations– The Magnificent Maya (Time/Life book)
    • Lost Civilizations—Mound Builders & Cliff Dwellers (Time/Life book)
    • The Royal Diaries: Lady of Palenque, Flower of Bacal (Mesoamerica, A.D.749 by Anna Kirwan

    DVDs
    • The Conquistadors and the Aztecs

    Mammals - Preschool/Elementary

    PICTURE BOOKS
    • Otter on His Own
    • Squirrels

    EARLY READERS
    • Growl! A Book about Bears
    • Grrr! A Book about Big Cats
    • Prairie Dogs
    • Rabbits and Hares
    • Watch Me Grow: Bear
    • Wild, Wild, Wolves
    • ELEMENTARY LEVEL
    • The Big Cats: Lions, Tigers, & Leopards (National Geographic Society)
    • Amazing Otters (National Geographic Society)
    • Animals Born Alive and Well by Ruth Heller
    • Baby Bears and How They Grow (National Geographic Society)
    • The Best Book of Big Cats
    • The Big Cats: Lions, Tigers, & Leopards (National Geographic Society)
    • Cottontails: Little Rabbits of Field and Forest (National Geographic Society)
    • DK Eyewonder: Mammals
    • DK Explorers: Mammals
    • Dolphin Talk: Whistles, Clicks, and Clapping Jaws by Wendy Pfeffer (primary grades)
    • Fur, Feathers, and Flippers: How Animals Live Where They Do by Patricia Lauber
    • The Milk Makers by Gail Gibbons
    • Questions and Answers About Horses
    • Raccoons (National Geographic Society)
    • Wild Cats (Eye to Eye Books)
    • Wolves for Kids

    • (There are additional books on mammals in the "Ocean Life" box)

    Mammals - Secondary

    • Eyewitness Books: Dog
    • Eyewitness Books: Mammal
    • First Field Guide: Mammals (National Audubon Society)
    • Mammals (Voyages of Discovery, Natural History)
    • Nature Library: Mammals (National Geographic Society)
    • Tigers: A Portrait of the Animal World by Lee Server

    Math

    BOOKS
    • The Coin Counting Book by Rozanne Lanczak Williams (learning American money)
    • Eating Fractions by Bruce McMillan
    • Everything You Need to Know About Math Homework by Anne Zeman and Kate Kelly (fourth to sixth grades)
    • Get Up and Go! by Stuart J Murphy
    • The Handmade Counting Book by Laura Rankin
    • The Hershey’s Mild Chocolate Multiplication Book by Jerry Pallotta
    • Hershey’s Mild Chocolate Weights and Measures by Jerry Pallotta
    • Math in the Bath by Sara Atherlay
    • Math for Smarty Pants by Marilyn Burns
    • Missing Addition by Lorene Leedy
    • Missing Mittens by Stuart J. Murphy
    • More M&M’s Math by Barbara Barbierei McGrath
    • More Than One by Miriam Schlein
    • Shapes and Patterns by Jerry Pallotta
    • Sir Cumference and All the King’s Tens by Cindy Neushwander
    • Subtraction Action by Lorene Leedy
    • Time Tables!-Multiplication Made Fun by Wendy Clemson and David Clemson
    DVDs
    • Mathtacular! Primary A (an introduction to math taught to children in kindergarten and first grade)

    Microscope

    • BOOKS
    • Through the Microscope–Atoms and Cells by Lionel Bender
    • The Usborne Complete Book of the Microscope
    • MANIPULATIVES
    • Microscope Set (National Geographic brand) magnifies 300x, 600x, and 1200x
    • Prepared slides

    Middle Ages/Medieval - Elementary

    BOOKS:
    • Adventures in the Middle Ages by Linda Bailey & Bill Slavin
    • Castles by Rupert Matthews
    • Chanticleer and the Fox adapted from the Canterbury Tales by Barbara Cooney
    • Days of the Knights: A Tale of Castles and Battles by Christopher Maynard
    • The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli
    • Exploring the Past–The Middle Ages by Catherine Oakes
    • Fine Print-A Story of Johann Gutenberg by Joann Johansen Burch
    • A First Discovery Book: Castles
    • If you Lived in the Days of the Knights by Ann McGovern
    • King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Tale by Marcia Williams
    • Knights and Castles by Fiona Macdonald
    • Saint George and the Dragon Book retold by Margaret Hodges
    • The Usborne Internet-Linked Medieval World

    TEACHING AIDS:
    • Poster of life in a medieval castle

    Middle Ages/Medieval - Secondary

    • Eyewitness Book: Castle
    • Eyewitness Books: Knights
    • Famous Men of the Middle Ages by John H. Haaren & A.B. Poland (Memoria Press)
    • Living History Fourteenth-Century Towns by John D. Clare
    • Tower Power: Tales from the Tower of London by Elizabeth Newbery
    • Usborne Publishing: The Medieval Messenger (Oct. 13, 1349 “magazine”)
    • The Usborne Time Traveller Book: Tales of King Arthur retold by Felicity Brooks
    • Novels:
    • Adam of  the Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray
    • Castle Diary: The Journal of Tobias Burgess
    • Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi (from Leveled Library W)

    Music

    • CDs:
  • Benjamin Franklin & music of the 18th century
    • The Best of Haydn
    • Classical Music Start-up Kit 1500-1825(CD intro to classical music)
    • The Great Composers Best Collection–Beethoven
    • The Story of Handel in Words and Music
    BOOKS:
    • Beethoven Lives Upstairs by Barbara Nichol
    • Famous Children: Beethoven by Ann Rachlin
    • Famous Children: Brahms by Ann Rachlin
    • Famous Children: Chopin by Ann Rachlin
    • Famous Children: Handle by Ann Rachlin
    • Famous Children: Haydn by Ann Rachlin
    • Famous Children: Mozart by Ann Rachlin
    • Lives of the Musicians–Good Times, Bad Times, and What the Neighbors Thought by Kathleen Krull
    • Musical Instruments (A First Discovery Book)
    • Sebastian Bach: The Boy from Thuringia by Opal Wheeler & Sybil Deucher (Great Musicians Series)
    • Seiji Ozawa Symphony Conductor by Charnan Simon
    • The Story of the Orchestra by Robert Levine
    • An Usborne Introduction–Understanding Music (covers instruments, composers, reading music, and science)
    • The Usborne Story of Music by Eileen O’Brien
    • Voyages of Discovery: Musical Instruments (From Flutes Carved of Bone to Lutes, to Modern Electric Guitars)
    • What Instrument Is This? by Rosmarie Hausherr
    • The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra by Ben Kingsley (CD & Book)
    • MANIPULATIVES:
    • Flash cards of musical terms and symbols

    Native Americans

    BOOKS
    The Chippewa
    by Jacqueline D. Greene
    Cornerstones of Freedom:The Battle of the Little Bighorn
    by R. Conrad Stein
    Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    The Hopi by Ann Heinrichs Tomcheck
    If You Lived With the Sioux Indians
    by Ann McGovern
    If You Lived with the Indians of the Northwest Coast
    by Anne Kamma
    Indian Chiefs
    by Russell Freedman
    Cobblestone Magazine: Indians of the Plains
    (Facts, Things To Make, Activities)
    The Inuits by Shirlee P. Newman
    Navajo by Alice Osinski
    The Nez Perce by Madelyn Klein Anderson
    North American Indian Tales
    by W. T. Larned
    Sacajawea: The Journey West by Elaine Raphael and Don Bolognese
    The Sioux by Elaine Landau
    Sitting Bull: Dakota Boy by Augusta Sevenson (Childhood of Famous Americans)
    Songs from the Loom: A Navajo Girl Learns to Weave by Monty Roessel
    The Tuscarora by Jill Duvall
    The Very First Americans by Cara Ashrose

    TEACHING AIDS
    Indians of the Plains: Facts, Things to Make, and Activities (Craft Topics)
    Kaya’s Paper Dolls

    Nature

    • Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Botsford Comstock
    • How Nature Works: 100 Ways Parents & Kids Can Share the Secret of Nature by David Burnie
    • The Journey Stories of Migration
    • Keeping a Nature Journal by Clare Walker Leslie & Charles E. Roth
    • An Usborne Guide: The Young Naturalists

    Oceans and Sea Life - Elementary

    BOOKS:
    Beluga Passage
    by Linda Lingemann
    Dancing with Manatees by Faith McNulty (grades 2 & 3)
    The Desert Beneath the Sea by Ann McGovern
    Dolphin's First Day: The Story of a Bottlenose Dolphinby Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
    Do Whales Have Belly Buttons? by Melvin and Gilda Berger
    First Discovery Book: The Seashore by Galliard Jeunesse
    Humpback Goes North by Darice Bailer
    I Wonder Why the Sea is Salty and Other Questions About the Oceans by Anita Gainer
    Listening to Whales Sing by Faith McNutty
    Magic School Bus Gets Eaten: A Book About Food Chains
    National Geographic Nature Library: Ocean
    Nature Hide & Seek Oceans
    by John Norris Wood & Mark Harrison
    Oceans and Seas by Nicola Davies
    Over in the Ocean In a Coral Reef, by Marianne Berkes
    A Sea of Sharks From A to Z Sharkabet by Ray Troll
    Sharks by Catriona Clarke (Scholastic)
    Sharks in Action by Tanner Ottley Gay (pop-up book)
    Usborne Look, Puzzle, & Learn: The Great Undersea Search by Ian Jackson

    Oceans and Sea Life - Secondary

    BOOKS:
    Coral Reefs by Sylvia A. Johnson
    First Field Guide: Shells (National Audubon Society)
    The Friendly Dolphins by Patricia Lauber
    A Golden Guide-Whales and Other Marine Mammals by George Fichter
    The Kingfisher Young People’s Book of Oceans
    Sharks by Seymour Simon
    Special Wonders of the Sea World by Buddy & Kay Davis
    The Truth About Great White Sharks by Mary M. Cerullo
    Usborne Mysteries & Marvels of Ocean Life
    Usborne Understanding Geography: Seas & Oceans

    Pets

    • Aero and Officer Mike Police Partners by Joan Plummer Russell
    • Dogs: Evolution, history, breeds, behavior, and care by Amanda O'Neill
    • Guide To Owning A Hamster by Anmarie Barrie
    • Horses: History, Behavior, Breeds, Riding, and Jumping
    • Horses & Ponies by Sandy Ransford
    • Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet: The Hamster by Betsy Sikora Siino
    • Pets: A First Look at Animals (Scholastic)
    • Puppy Care: A Guide to Loving and Nurturing Your Pet
    • Usborne First Skills: Starting Riding
    • The Usborne Guide to Riding and Pony Care
    • Why Do Dogs Do That?-Facts about real dogs and why they act the way they do by Nancy White

    Pilgrims

    • Don’t Know much About the Pilgrims by Kenneth C. Davis
    • If You Lived at the Time of Squanto by Anne Kamma
    • If You Sailed on The Mayflower in 1620 by Ann Mcgovers
    • The Pilgrims and Me by Judy Donnelly
    • The Pilgrims at Plymouth, Landmark Books by Lucille Recht Penner
    • Pocahontas Princess of the River Tribe by Elaine Raphael and Don Bolognese
    • Pocahontas (Illustrated Young Christian Readers Library) by Colleen Reece
    • Prudence of Plymouth Plantation (Illustrated Young Christian Readers Library) by Colleen Reece
    • Samuel Eaton’s Day–A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Boy by Kate Waters
    • Sarah Morton’s Day–A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl by Kate Waters
    • Squanto Friend of the Pilgrims by Clyde Robert Bulla
    • Three Young Pilgrims by Cheryl Harness
    • Who’s that Stepping on Plymouth Rock? by Jean Fritz

    Plant Life

    BOOKS
    • A Field of Sunflowers by Neil Johnson
    • First Discovery Book: The Tree by Galliard Jeunesse
    • First Field Guide to Wildflowers (National Audubon Society)
    • I Wonder What a Rainforest Is and Other Neat Facts About Plants by Annabelle Donati
    • Log Hotel by Anne Schreiber
    • Magic School Bus Plants Seeds
    • National Geographic Nature Library: Plants
    • Over 300 Fun Facts for Curious Kids: PLANTS by Annabelle Donati
    • Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
    • Plants: A Child’s First Encyclopedia
    • Usborne Beginners: How Flowers Grow by Emma Helbrough
    • Usborne Mysteries & Marvels of Plant Life by Barbara Cork
    • Why do Plants Grow? by Susan Horner

    TEACHING AIDS
    • Flowers-74 Field and Study Cards (wild and garden flowers of North America)

    Poetry

    • BOOKS:
    • Corn Chowder by James Stevenson
    • Days Like This by Simon James
    • Falling Up
    • Let's Count the Raindrops
    • Never Take a Pig to Lunch by Nadine Bernard Westcott
    • Poem Stew
    • Poems to Read to the Very Young
    • Poetry for Young People: Emily Dickinson
    • Sing a Song of Popcorn: Every Child's Book of Poems
    • A Sip of Aesop
    • When We Were Very Young
    • Whiskers and Rhymes

    Polar Lands

    • BOOKS

    • Animal Babies in Polar Lands by Jennifer Schofield (Preschool)
    • Antarctica by Helen Cowcher (
    • Antarctic Antics–A Book of Penguin Poems by Judy Sierra
    • Antarctic Journal: Four Months at the Bottom of the World by Jennifer Owlings Dewey
    • Arctic and Antarctic-DK Eye Wonder
    • Life in the Polar Lands–Animals, People, & Plants by Monica Byles
    • North Pole South Pole by Nancy Smiler Levinson
    • Peary and Amundsen: Race to the Poles by Antony Mason
    • Penguins (Scholastic Science Readers)
    • Penguins in the Wild by Cliff Moon
    • Playing with Penguins and Other Adventures in Antarctica by Ann McGovern
    • Polar Animals Dictionary– An A to Z of Polar Creatures
    • Usborne World Wildlife–Polar Wildlife by Kamini Khanduri

    • DVD
    • March of the Penguins

    Rain Forests


    • Colors of the Rain Forest by Liza Charlesworth
    • Deep in the Rain Forest (pop-up book)
    • DK Eyewonder: Rain Forest
    • Explore a Tropical Forest (pop-up book)
    • Eyewitness Juniors: Amazing Tropical Birds by Gerald Legg
    • Flashy Fantastic Rain Forest Frogs by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
    • The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry
    • Jungles: Facts, Stories, Activities by Jenny Wood
    • A Look Around Rain Forests by Ed Perez
    • Magic Tree House Research Guide: Rain Forests
    • Rain Forest Babies by Kathy Darling
    • Rainforest Explorer by Sue Nicholson
    • The Rain Forest: A First Discovery Book
    • Rain Forest Ride by Julia Andrews
    • The Tropical Rainforest by Les Hiddins
    • Usborne: Rainforest Wildlife by Antonia Cunninghma
    • Welcome to the GREEN HOUSE by Jane Yolen

    Renaissance and Reformation

    BOOKS
    • The Apprentice by Pilar Molina Llorente
    • Galileo by Leonard Everett Fisher Book
    • The Hawk That Dare Not Hunt by Scott O’Dell
    • Leonardo Da Vinci: The Artist, Inventor, Scientist In Three-Dimensional, Movable Pictures by A&M Provensen
    • Leonardo  Da Vinci (Masters of Art)
    • Living History: Italian  Renaissance
    • Michelangelo (Masters of Art)
    • Morning Star of the Reformation by Andy Thomson

    TEACHING AIDS
    • Magna Carta information sheet with pictures
    Renaissance & Reformation Timechart
    • Veritas Press History Cards: Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation

    Reptiles & Amphibians

    • All Aboard Reading–Snakes by Patricia Demote (easy reader)
    • DK Eyewonder: Reptiles
    • Eyes on Nature–Reptiles
    • Eyewitness Junior–Amazing Crocodiles and Reptiles
    • Eyewitness Junior–Amazing Snakes
    • Frogs by John Williams
    • From Tadpole to Frog (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science) by Wendy Pfeffer
    • God Made Frogs Galore (folding information sheet)
    • Hello Reader-Level 2 Fantastic Frogs! by Fay Robinson
    • Hide & Seek Science–Where’s That Reptile?
    • I Wonder Why Snakes Shed Their Skins and Other Questions About Reptiles
    • National Audubon Society-First Field Guide to Amphibians
    • National Audubon Society-First Field Guide to Reptiles
    • Nature Close-ups–The Turtle
    • One Tiny Turtle
    • Our Wild World –Alligators and Crocodiles by Deborah Denied
    • Pop-Up Tadpole to Frog
    • Reptiles (Folder with a few teaching ideas)
    • Reptiles and Amphibians
    • Take a Look at Snakes by Betsy Maestro
    • Usborne Mysteries & Marvels of the Reptile World
    • Very First Things to Know About Frogs by Patricia Grossman (American Museum of Natural History)
    • Watch Me Grow Frog (DK book)

    Revolutionary War, American (Elementary)

    BOOKS
    • The American Revolution for Kids: A History with 21 Activities by Janis Herbert
    • And Then What Happened, Paul Revere? by Jean Fritz
    • The Fighting Ground by Avi
    • George vs. George: The American Revolution As Seen From Both Sides by Rosalyn Schanzer
    • George Washington: A Picture Book Biography by James Cross Giblin
    • George Washington’s Teeth by Deborah Chandra & Madleine Comora
    • Give Me Liberty! The Story of The Declaration of Independence by Russell Freedman
    • Heroines of The American Revolution: America’s Founding Mothers by Diane Silcox-Jarrett
    • If You Grew Up with George Washington by Ruth Belov Gross
    • If You Lived at the Time Of The American Revolution by Kay Moore
    • Martha Washington: America’s First First Lady by Jean Brown Wagoner
    • Revolutionary War on Wednesday by Mary Pope Osborne (Magic Tree House)
    • Sisters in Time: Kate and the Spies (Boston Tea Party) by JoAnn Grote
    • Sisters in Time: Lydia the Patriot (The Boston Massacre) by Susan Martins Miller
    • The Story of The Boston Tea Party by R. Conrad Stein
    • Why Don’t You Get a Horse, Sam Adams? by Jean Fritz
    • Will you Sing Here, John Hancock? by Jean Fritz

    DVDs:
    • American History for Children: American Independence
    • Great Americans for Children: Revolutionary War Heroes
    • Liberty Kids: The Boston Tea Party: The Movie
    • Liberty Kids: The First 4th of July

    Revolutionary War, American (Secondary)

    BOOKS:
    • Guns For General Washington by Seymour Reit
    • Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
    • Our Country’s Founders: A Book of Advice for Young People by William J. Bennett
    • The Story of William Thomas Emerson, A Revolutionary War Patriot by Barry Denenberg
    • Traitor: The Case of Benedict Arnold by Jean Fritz
    • DVD:
    • You Are There: The American Revolution and George Washington

    MANIPULATIVES

    • Bill of Rights 1789
    • Constitution of the United States, 1787
    • Declaration of Independence, 1776

    Rocks, Fossils and Minerals

    BOOKS
    • Be a Scientist: Earth’s Crust
    • Caves: Facts, Stories, Activities
    • Dig Into Rocks, Minerals & Crystals: A Guide for Collectors
    • Dirt by Steve Tomecek (Jump into Science, National Geographic Kids)
    • DK Eyewitness Explorers: Rocks and Minerals
    • First Field Guide: Rocks and Minerals (National Audubon Society)
    • Geology Rocks! (50 Hands-on Activities to Explore the Earth) by Cindy Blobaum
    • A Golden Guide: Rocks and Minerals by Herbert Zim & Paul Shaffer
    • How to Grow Crystals by Honey Anderson
    • Let's Go Rock Collecting (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science) by Roma Gans
    • Our Planet: Caves
    • Science Close Up: Rocks
    • An Usborne Guide: Rocks & Fossils
    • MANIPULATIVES
    • Metal container of rocks and fossils
    • DVD
    • Real World Science: Rocks and Minerals

    Rome, Ancient


    • The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare
    • Cleopatra by Diane Stanley and Peter Vennema
    • Drawing History Ancient Rome
    • The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff
    • Early Civilizations–Roman Life
    • Growing Up in Ancient Rome by Mike Corbishley
    • Living History: Classical Rome
    • Living in Roman Times (Usborne First History)
    • The Lost Wreck of the Isis by Robert D. Ballard
    • The Romans: Facts, stories, and activities
    • The Roman News: The Greatest Newspaper in Civilization
    • Rome In Spectacular Cross-Section by Stephen Biesty
    • The Runaway by Patricia M. St. John
    • The Shining Company by Rosemary Sutcliff
    • The Traveler's Guide to Ancient rome by John Malam
    • The Usborne Illustrated World History: The Romans
    • The Usborne Time Traveller Book of Rome & Romans
    • You Wouldn't Want to be a Roman Gladiator! by John Malam

    Science (Preschool)

    8 Spinning Planets (Scholastic)
    Autumn Leaves are Falling Down
    (Hello Readers Level 1)
    The Berenstain Bears’ Four Seasons
    by Stan & Jan Berenstain
    Follow A Raindrop
    by Elsie Ward
    Germs! Germs! Germs!
    (Hello Readers Level 3)
    It’s Spring
    (Scholastic, Hello Readers Level 2)
    It's Spring by Linda Glase
    Ice
    by Melvin & Gilda Berger
    Make Way for Tooth Decay
    (Hello Readers Level 3)
    Mouse & Mole and the All-Weather Train Ride by Doug Cushman
    Mouse & Mole and the Year-Round Garden by Doug Cushman
    My Tooth is About to Fall Out
    (Hello Readers Level 1)
    Ocean by Susan Canizares & Pamela Chanko
    Pooh’s Fall Harvest
    by Isabel Gaines
    The Reason for the Seasons
    by Gail Gibbons
    Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf
    by Lois Ehlert
    Seasons
    by David Bennett
    Snow Day
    by Lynn Plourde
    A Snowy Day
    by Melvin & Gilda Berger
    There's No Place Like Space! (from The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library) by Tish Rabe
    Thunder and Lightning
    (Scholastic Science Readers Level 1)
    Water
    by Frank Asch
    Water
    by Susan Canizares & Pamela Chanko
    What Floats in a Moat?
    by Lynne Berry
    What Will I Be? by Nicola Davies (lift flaps to discover which baby animals turn into which grownups)
    What Will the Weather Be Like Today?
    by Paul Roberts
    Winter
    by Melvin & Gilda Berger
    A Winter Day
    by Douglas Florian

    Scientists & Inventors

    • Alexander Graham Bell by Leonard Everett Fisher
    • Benjamin Franklin, Revolutionary Inventor by Maria Mihalik Higgins
    • The Explosion Zone: Bell and the Science of the Telephone by Brian Williams
    • First Biographies: Albert Einstein by Lola & Wyatt Shaefer
    • First Biographies: Alexander Graham Bell by Lola M. Shaefer
    • Isaac Newton and Gravity by Steve Parker
    • Marie Curie Brave Scientist by Keith Brandt & Joanne Mattern
    • Men of Science; Men of God–Great Scientists Who Believed the Bible by Henry M. Morris
    • A Picture Book of Benjamin Franklin by David A. Adler
    • Thomas Edison: Great American Inventor by Shelley Bedik
    • The Usborne Book of Scientists From Archimedes to Einstein
    • Who Was Albert Einstein? by Jess Brallier
    • Who Was Leonardo da Vinci? by Roberta Edwards

    Shakespeare

    BOOKS
    • Bard of Avon by Diane Stanley
    • Brush Up Your Shakespeare by Michael Macrone
    • Four Comedies by William Shakespeare
    • Four Tragedies by William Shakespeare
    • Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare (edited for students with helpful explanations)
    • The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare (edited for students with helpful explanations)
    • Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
    • Shakespeare’s Birthplace by Jane Shuter
    • Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb
    • The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare, Edited by Carl Martin
    • Usborne World of Shakespeare

    DVD
    • Romeo and Juliet (1936)

    Sound & Light

    For Young Readers
    • Light and Shadow by Jo Lynn Alcorn
    • Sounds by David Bennett

    BOOKS

    • All About Light by Melvin Berger
    • All About Sound by Melvin Berger
    • Experiment with Light by Bryan Murphy
    • The Magic School Bus Makes a Rainbow by Joanna Cole
    • Making Waves: Sound by Steve Parker
    • Sound and Light by Macmillan & McGraw-Hill
    • Young Discoverers: Sound and Light by David Glover

    TEACHING AIDS
    • Light and Color (with easy-to-make scientific projects) by Gary Gibson
    • Light: Color & Lenses (Easy-to-make science experiments with bright ideas and why they work) by Pam Robson
    • Light and Sound: Hands-on experiments; Interdisciplinary activities (Grades 4-8) by Phil M. Parratore
    • Light and Sound: Matter & Materials Series (Grades 4-6) by Maureen Chudyk
    • Rainbows to Lasers: Projects with Light (Hands On Science) by Kathryn Whyman
    • Usborne Science Activities: Science with Light and Mirrors by Kate Woodward

    South America

    BOOKS:
    • Guide to Brazil (Highlights Top Secret Adventures)
    • Guide to Peru (Highlights Top Secret Adventures)
    • Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark

    MANIPULATIVES:
    • North, South, and Central America (card game)

    Space

    DVD:
    • The Magic School Bus Sees Stars

    Preschool ~ 1st Grade:

    • Exploring Space by Colin Walker
    • Ideas about Space by Colin Walker
    • The Night Sky by Alice Pernick
    • The Night Sky by June English

    For Older Kids:
    • Apollo 13 Space Race by Gail Herman (2nd or 3rd grade level)
    • The Day We Walked on the Moon: A Photo History of Space Exploration by George Sullivan
    • Exploring Space (Voyages of Discovery)
    • First on the Moon by Barbara Hehner
    • The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System by Joanna Cole
    • Our Solar System by Seymour Simon
    • Rand McNally Factbooks: Space Flight
    • Revealed Space (a DK book with see-through pages)
    • See & Explore DK book–Space, Stars, Planets, and Spacecraft
    • Seeing Earth From Space by Patricia Lauber
    • Solar System: A Visual Exploration of the Planets, Moons, and Other Heavenly Bodies that Orbit Our Sun by Marcus Chown
    • The Usborne Book of Space Facts
    • The Usborne Young Scientist: Stars and Planets

    Sports

    BOOKS
    • Beginner Books - Wacky Basketball Facts to Bounce Around by Sheila Sweeny
    • Beginner Books - Wacky Football Facts to Kick Around by Sheila Sweeny
    • Black Diamond: The Story of the Negro Baseball Leagues by Patricia C. McKissack
    • Comeback! Four True Stories by Jim O’Connor
    • DK Superguides - Soccer by Gary Lineker
    • DK Superguides - Tennis Edited by Francesca Stich
    • Dribble, Shoot, Score! by Joe Layden
    • Eyewitness Books - Football by James Buckley, Jr.
    • Eyewitness Books - Sports
    • The Jump Rope Book by Elizabeth Loredo
    • Step By Step - Soccer by Trevor Spindler
    • Step By Step - Tennis by Sue Rich
    • The Young Athlete by Colin Jackson
    • The Young Gymnast by Joan Jackman
    • The Young Soccer Player by Gary Lineker
    • The Young Tennis Player by Arantxa Sanchez Vicario

    Thanksgiving

    • Fancy Nancy: Our Thanksgiving Banquet based on the creation of Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser
    • It’s Thanksgiving by Jack Prelutsky
    • Over the River: A Turkey's Tale by Derek Anderson
    • The Pilgrims’ First Thanksgiving by An McGovern
    • Samuel Eaton’s Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Boy by Kate Waters
    • Sarah Morton’s Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl by Kate Waters
    • Thanks for Thanksgiving by Julie Markes
    • Thanksgiving Day by Anne Rockwell
    • Thanksgiving Is For Giving Thanks by Margaret Sutherland
    • Thanksgiving Day by Gail Gibbons
    • Thanksgiving in the Barn by Nadine Bernard Westcott (pop-up book)
    • Thanksgiving on Plymouth Plantation by Diane Stanley (includes CD reading book)
    • The Magic School Bus at the First Thanksgiving by Joanna Cole
    • Magic Tree House #27: Thanksgiving on Thursday
    • A Turkey For Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting

    Time

    MANIPULATIVES
    Match Cards-clock showing time and time written
    Cardboard clock to practice telling time

    Transportation


    • The A - Z Book of Cars by Angela Royston
    • Big Book of Race Cars by Trevor Lord
    • Big Machines! Big Buildings! by Kevin Lewis
    • Eye-Openers: Trucks
    • Eyewitness Books: Train by John Coiley
    • A First Discovery Book - Boats
    • A First Discovery Book - Cars and Trucks
    • A First Discovery Book - Trains
    • High Way Builders by Georgie Adams and Peter Gregory (for young children)
    • The History of Railways by Colin Hynson
    • Getting Around by Betsey Chessen
    • On the Move: The Story of a Tugboat by Angela Royston
    • Sail Away by Donald Crews
    • Steam Trains Edited by D. Avery
    • The Superbook of Ships by David Roberts
    • Travelling on Land by Deborah Chancellor
    • Trucks by Darlene Stille
    • Usborne Beginner’s Knowledge: Ships, Sailors, and the Sea
    • The Visual Dictionary of Cars (Eyewitness Visual Dictionaries)
    • Voyages of Discovery - Bikes, Cars, Trucks, and Trains
    • Voyages of Discovery - Boats and Ships

    U.S. Civics & Government

    • BOOKS:
    • Cornerstones of Freedom: The Story of the Declaration of Independence by Norman Richards
    • The Declaration of Independence: The Words that Made America by Sam Fink
    • The Magna Carta by James Daugherty
    • A More Perfect Union: The Story of Our Constitution by Betsy and Giulio Maestro
    • The Pledge of Allegiance (Scholastic)
    • Presidential Elections and Other Cool Facts by Syl Sobel, J.D.
    • The U.S. Constitution and You by Syl Sobel
    • DVD:
    • American Government for Children: The History of American Government

    U.S. Geography & Monuments

    • U.S. Geography:
    • Grand Canyon: The Story Behind the Scenery by Merrill D. Beal
    • The United States of America: A State-by-State Guide by Millie Miller and Cyndi Nelson
    • Yellowstone National Park by David Peterson
    U.S. National Monuments:
    • Building the Capital City by Marlene Targ Brill
    • How the White House Really Works by George Sullivan
    • Look Around Washington, D.C. by Alison Strickland
    • The Magic School Bus Builds the Statue of Liberty
    • Our National Monuments by Eleanor Ayer
    • The Story of the White House by Kate Waters
    • A Visit to Washington, D.C. by Jill Krementz

    U.S. History & Presidents

    U.S. History:
    • The American Story: 100 Trues Tales from American History by Jennifer Armstrong
    • The Children’s Book of America by William J. Bennett
    • Destination America: The People and Cultures that Created a Nation by Chuck Wills
    • Everything You Need to Know About American History Homework by Anne Zeman and Kate Kelly
    • The Great Depression by R. Conrad Stein (Cornerstones of Freedom)
    • September 11, 2001 by Andrew Santella (Cornerstones of Freedom)
    • The Story of the Panama Canal by R. Conrad Stein
    • So Far from the Sea by Eve Bunting (Japanese American Internment camps)
    • The United States in the 19th Century (Scholastic Timelines)
    • The United States in the 20th Century (Scholastic Timelines)
    U.S. Presidents & First Ladies:
    • The First Ladies by Margaret Brown Klapthor
    • Ghosts of the White House by Cheryl Harness
    • The Presidents of the United States of America by Frank Freidel
    • Scholastic Encyclopedia of the Presidents and Their Times by David Rubel
    • Wooden Teeth and Jelly Beans-The Tupperman Files by Nelson, Kelly, Adams, and McLane

    Vikings and Normans

    • BOOKS:
    • Growing Up In Viking Times
    • Horrible Histories: The Vicious Vikings
    • Leif The Lucky
    • Living History: The Vikings
    • The Normans
    • The Usborne Time Traveller Book of Viking Raiders
    • The Vikings (a novel)
    • The Vikings (Facts, Stories, Activities)
    • What Do We Know About The Vikings?

    ACTIVITIES / MANIPULATIVES:
    • The Vikings Activity Book

    Volcanoes and Earthquakes

    • 1000 Facts About the Earth by Moira Butterfied
    • The Earth and Sky (First Discovery Book)
    • If You Lived at the Time of the Great San Francisco Earthquake by Ellen Levine
    • The Magic School Bus Blows Its Top Book
    • Our Changing Planet (Voyages of Discovery)
    • Pompeii...Buried Alive! by Edith Kunhardt
    • The Secrets of Vesuvius by Sara C. Bisel
    • Shock Waves Through Los Angeles (The Northridge Earthquake)
    • Smart Words Reader: Volcanoes by Judith Bauer Stamper
    • Usborne Understanding Geography: Earthquakes and Volcanoes
    • Volcanoes and Earthquakes: A Child's Guide to God's Power Beneath Our Feet by Michael Carroll
    • Volcanoes and Earthquakes in Action (Early Reader Pop-Ups)
    • Volcanoes (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science) by Franklyn M. Branley
    • Volcano: The Eruption and Healing of Mount St. Helens by Patricia Lauber

    Water

    • A Drop of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder by Walter Wick
    • All About Water by Melvin Berger
    • BBC Fact Finders: Water by Chris Ellis
    • Bear Facts: Water by David Bennett (for young children)
    • Experiment with Water by Bryan Murphy
    • A First Discovery Book: Water
    • Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
    • Voyages of Discovery: Water, the Source of Life
    • Water Concept Science (for young children)
    • The Wonder of God’s World–Water (Facts, projects, and experiments)

    DVD:
    • Water: Pollution and Solutions

    TEACHING AIDS:
    • The Water Cycle chart

    Weather (Elementary)

    BOOKS:
    • Air: Concept Science by Colin Walker
    • Air, Sun, and Water: How Weather Works
    • Can it Rain Cats and Dogs?: Questions and Answers About Weather by Melvin & Gilda Berger
    • First Discovery Book: Weather by Gallimard Jeunesse
    • Flash, Crash, Rumble, and Roll by Franklyn M. Branley
    • Follow a Raindrop by Elise Ward
    • The Magic School Bus Inside a Hurricane by Joanna Cole
    • The Magic School Bus Chapter Book: Twister Trouble by Ann Schreiber
    • Picture Magic: Weather by Keith Faulkner (for preschoolers - tabs to pull)
    • Questions and Answers About Weather by M. Jean Craig
    • Snow and Ice by Stephen Krensky
    • Snow is Falling by Franklyn M. Branley
    • When the Wind Blows by Amy and Richard Hutchings (gr. 1)
    • Why Does Lightning Strike? Questions Children Ask About the Weather by Terry Martin
    • Wild Weather. Tornadoes! by Lorraine Jean Hopping (gr. 2 & 3)
    • Wild Weather. Hurricanes! by Lorraine Jean Hopping (gr. 2 & 3)
    • Wind and Weather (Voyages of Discovery)
    • The Wonder of Air by Bonita Searle-Barnes
    • Usborne Beginners: Weather by Catriona Clarke
    • Usborne Starting Point Science: What Makes it Rain? by Susan Mayes

    Weather (Secondary)

    • First Field Guide Weather by Jonathan D. W. Kahl
    • How The Weather Works by Michael Allaby (home experiments)
    • The Nature Company Discoveries: Weather
    • Sky National Geographic Nature Library
    • Usborne Science & Experiments: Weather & Climate by Fiona Watt
    • Wonders of Creation: The Weather by Michael Oard

    Westward Expansion in the U.S. (1800's)

    BOOKS
    Daily Life in a Covered Wagon by Paul Ricks
    Eight Hands Round: A Patchwork Alphabet by Ann Whitford Paul
    First Biographies: Johnny Appleseed by Gini Holland
    Flaming Arrows by William O. Steele
    From East to West with Lewis & Clark by Deborah Hedstrom
    From Ranch to Railhead with Charles Goodnight by Deborah Hedstrom
    Full Steam Ahead: The Race to Build a Transcontinental Railroad by Rhoda Blumberg
    The Great American Gold Rush by Rhoda Blumberg
    Historic Communities: In the Barn by Bobbie Kalman
    Historic Communities: A One-Room School by Bobbie Kalman
    Historic Communities: Tools and Gadgets by Bobbie Kalman
    If you Traveled West in a Covered Wagon by Ellen Levine
    • John Henry by Julius Lester
    Little House Country: A Photo Guide to the Home Sites of Laura Ingalls Wilder
    My Prairie Year: Based on the Diary of Elenore Plaisted by Brett Harvey
    Pioneer Life from A to Z by Bobbie Kalman
    The Story of the Erie Canal by R. Conrad Stein

    World War II


    • Anne Frank by Ruud van der Rol & Rian Verhoeven
    • Anne Frank in the World Compiled by The Anne Frank House
    • The Big Lie by Isabella Leitner
    • The Bracelet by Yoshiko Uchida & Joanna Yardley (picture book about Japanese internment camps)
    • The Butterfly by Patricia Polacco
    • Chronicles of Courage: Operation Morningstar 1945 by Dorothy Lilja Harrison
    • The Day Pearl Harbor Was Bombed by George Sullivan
    • D-Day by Henry Brook
    • Fireflies in the Dark: The Story of Friedl Dicker-Brandeis and the Children of Terezin by Susan Goldman Rubin
    • Franklin Delano Roosevelt by Russell Freedman
    • Heroes Don’t Run by Harry Mezer
    • The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
    • Hiroshima by John Hersey
    • The Last Mission by Harry Mazer
    • Pearl Harbor (Ready-to-Read) by Stephen Krensky
    • Pearl Harbor Child by Dorinda Makanaonalani Nicholson
    • Triumphs of Faith: Stories of Japanese-American Christians During World War II Edited by Victor N. Okada
    • True Stories of the Second World War by Paul Dowswell
    • War Stories II Heroism in the Pacific by Oliver North
    • World War II (Eyewitness) by Simon Adams