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3 Fun Activities for an Animal Studies Unit

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3 Fun Activities for an Animal Studies Unit

Whether you homeschool or are just looking for some fun activities, animals are one thing most children love to study.  While I print most of my resources or make them up as I go, I love having kits like these available for rainy days. Read more [+]

A Copper Mule Mug is Great for Iced Coffee

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One copper mule mug has a 16 oz capacity and measures 4″ x 5.5″ x 3.8″

These are not microwave or dishwasher safe.

Real copper oxidizes with time and creates a patina. To keep the exterior looking new, use a copper polish or a combination of lemon and salt.

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Our Take on Regina Shen: Endurance

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 Endurance Regina Shen Lance Erlick

Betrayed by her own mother, outcast Regina Shen has been trying to free her sister. Instead, she becomes a pawn in the World Federation’s struggle for power and succession.

Worldwide fertility has collapsed and the World Premier is dying, leading to a crisis of leadership. Battle lines are forming and Regina holds the keys to resolving the fertility crisis with her genome and elevating whoever can capture and control her into positions of power. Using her photographic (eidetic) memory of illegal books, she also holds the key to locating ancient artifacts that could save or destroy the Federation. In holding these keys, Regina should be treated as a queen, but outcasts aren’t even allowed to become citizens.

Having survived the swamps, deserts, and wilderness, Regina continues to try to barter for freedom for her and her sister, but the stakes are too high. Federation agents hound Regina to uncover ancient artifacts and serve herself up as a lab specimen to prevent human extinction. The disgraced Inspector Joanne Demarco pretends to be Regina’s ally to get her to deliver the location of ancient DNA vaults that could change the balance of power. Meanwhile, ruthless rivals are willing to do anything to destroy Demarco and control Regina.

Regina’s new journey will test her endurance, her ability to recognize opportunities, and her knack for avoiding capture. She will also face a tragedy and a strange twist of destiny that will shake her to her core and get her to question everything. Will she be able to overcome adversity or will she descend down an even more dangerous path?

This is the 4th book in the series Regina Shen.  You can read our reviews of the first 3 books: Resiliance (with a photo to show you the font size in all the books) and Vigilance and Defiance.

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Our Take on Regina Shen: Defiance

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Defiance

Outcast Regina Shen is determined to stop the Federation’s relentless attacks on her family and friends, but the stakes are much higher now.

Print Length: 292 pages

This is the 3rd book in the series Regina Shen.  You can read our reviews of the first 2 books: Resiliance (with a photo to show you the font size in all the books) and Vigilance.

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Our Take on Regina Shen: Vigilance

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Regina Shen: VigilanceAfter two years of training, outcast Regina Shen prepares to jump the barrier wall into the World Federation to hunt for her sister, but nothing goes according to plan.

Print Length: 249 pages

This is the second book in the series Regina Shen.  You can read our review of the first book Resilience and see the print size used in each book of the series.

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Our Take on Regina Shen: Resilience

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Paperback: 240 pages

About the book:
Regina Shen is an outcast forced to fend for herself in a world that bans books. An approaching storm could be the least of her problems.
Regina Shen: Resilience is the first book in an action-packed, science fiction thriller with an ordinary yet strong female heroine facing extraordinary hurdles with resolve. With the young protagonist having to grow up fast, it should appeal to both young adult and adult audiences. The World Federation condemns Regina and her family to live on the seaward side of barrier walls. Those walls were built to hold back rising seas caused by abrupt climate change. A hurricane threatens to destroy Regina’s world, tearing her from sister, mom, and home. Now Federation agents claim she has unique DNA that could single-handedly stop human extinction. It’s too bad she doesn’t trust them enough to barter fairly, let alone with her life. Three-hundred-plus-year-old Grand Old Dames rule the all-female Federation using a rigid caste system. Their notorious Department of Antiquities, under the command of Chief Inspector Joanne Demarco, polices barrier walls, destroys knowledge from the past to suppress dissent, and pursues Regina for her genome. Regina survives by her wits on swampy islands and thrives on salvage from sunken cities, including illegal print books from before the Federation. With her photographic memory, she defies Antiquities by consuming salvaged books not available in the Federation, which makes her an outcast among her peers. Separated from sister, mom, and home, with Antiquities in pursuit, Regina fights to stay alive and avoid capture while hunting for family.

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All Things Bright and Beautiful Book Review & Giveaway Ends 7/31/16

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all things bright and beautiful cover

All Things Bright and Beautiful is a religious book for young children.

“All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small, All things wise and wonderful, The Lord God made them all.”

First published by Cecil Frances Alexander in 1848, this favorite hymn has become a mainstay of churches and Sunday school classes everywhere. Here artist Katy Hudson brings new joy to the words with her fresh and bright watercolor style. Readers can join in the fun as they follow two little girls and their brother on a day filled with the discovery of “all things bright and beautiful.”

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Easy Homeschool Lessons on Ocean Fish

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Easy Homeschool Lessons on Ocean Fish

With the Dory Movie out, I wanted to help my son learn more about different kinds of ocean dwelling fish.  As we live in Kentucky, it’s not a short trip to the ocean, but these books have helped. They range in age appropriateness from approximately 3-13.

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