Category: Pre K-8 Curriculum

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Level 8

When a simple farm boy befriends a strange and beautiful horse that has wandered onto the lands of Abbey St. Simon, the boy cannot begin to imagine the adventures he will have upon its back. As all of Christendom hangs in the balance, young Hugh embarks on a mission with unfaltering bravery and a sense of duty that will leave even the most powerful leaders and hardened warriors awestruck. Against all odds, Hugh is determined to save his people from the Saracens, with help from one of their very own majestic steeds.

“Set in the tumultuous times of the Crusades, this beautifully written story is an example of how a book can portray a violent time period without graphic details and can powerfully contrast right and wrong while remaining completely uplifting and appropriate. This adventurous tale has everything that makes a book good and beautiful: high moral and educational value, exemplary writing, and an intriguing plot.” —Jenny Phillips

247 pages

This book is a suggested read-aloud for the History Year 1 course and is included in the optional History 1 Book Pack.

*Offer available on select titles while supplies last. All closeout books are priced as marked. No coupon necessary. 40% discount begins November 21, 2023 and cannot be applied to prior purchases. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Closeout titles may not be refunded, returned, credited, or exchanged.

The Saracen Steed by Arthur Anthony Gladd

$9.99 $5.99
Level 1B

What can you give a king who already has all that money can buy? Perhaps something he does not yet know to treasure. Jane and the King, a beautifully written and illustrated tale, reminds us that it is often the simple joys in life that are the most profound and rewarding—especially when shared with those we love. Join young Jane as she helps a wealthy, discontented king find true happiness in unexpected ways.


Jane and the King is part of the Gold Tales series. These hardcover Level 1 books with whimsical illustrations and uplifting messages are all original publications and can be read in any order. The Gold Tales Series also includes Blake the Brave, Jack and the Lost Maze, and A Crown for Kate.

Jane and the King by Jenny Phillips

$8.99

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The Luke and Lily of the Lighthouse: Compound Words memory game teaches compound words (when two words are combined to create a new word) in a fun, engaging way with lighthouses beautifully illustrated by Ecaterina Leascenco. The game also expands memory and brain function for developing minds.

*An Original Game from The Good and the Beautiful*

*Offer available on select titles while supplies last. All closeout books are priced as marked. No coupon necessary. 40% discount begins November 21, 2023 and cannot be applied to prior purchases. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Closeout titles may not be refunded, returned, credited, or exchanged.

Luke and Lily of the Lighthouse Compound Words Game

$7.99 $4.79

Mark Lives on Mars by Jenny Phillips
(Out of Stock)

$6.99 Out of stock
Level 2A

“Lena wanted to dance. More than anything else in the world, she wanted to twirl and leap and dance around on her toes.”

Lena dreams of being a dancer and doing big, beautiful leaps for everyone to see. But first, she has to learn how! It will take both dance lessons and life lessons for Lena to learn how to dance. Lena will have to work very hard to be ready for her big recital. Will she have the perfect leap ready in time?

70 pages

Lena’s Toes by Becky Parry

$5.99
Level 2B

With an enjoyable game and two part book set, children will be immersed in beauty and learning as they explore Treehouse Town.


The Treehouse Town books take readers on an exciting adventure with Ella and Jake as they discover new friends—and new problems to be solved.

When Ella and Jake find a treehouse in the woods, it is only one of several mysteries they encounter. Who are their new neighbors? Where is the mysterious light in the woods coming from? And who built this beautiful treehouse?

Ella’s dad went up the ladder, disappearing into the leaves.

“Oh, children!” he cried. “You’ll never believe what is up here!”

Book 1 – 63 pages

Book 2 – 99 pages

Graphic of Original Publication


The Treehouse Town Parts of Speech Game helps children identify four basic parts of speech: common nouns, proper nouns, adjectives, and verbs. As children work to build a collection of treehouses, this simple game reinforces grammar principles in a fun way!

2 players, ages 6+. Contains one spinner, 48 playing cards plus instructions and key, and 16 colored game pieces all in a sturdy box.

⚠Warning
Choking Hazard
Small parts—Not for children under 3 yrs.

Treehouse Town Boxed Set + Treehouse Town Game

$31.98

This engaging game helps children identify four basic parts of speech: common nouns, proper nouns, adjectives, and verbs. As children work to build a collection of treehouses, this simple game reinforces grammar principles in a fun way!

2 Players, Ages 6+. Suggested for reading levels 1+. Contains one spinner, 48 playing cards plus instructions and key, and 16 colored game pieces all in a sturdy box.

Pair with the Treehouse Town book set by Jenny Phillips to make this game even more meaningful!

*An Original Game from The Good and the Beautiful*

⚠Warning
Choking Hazard
Small parts—Not for children under 3 yrs.

Treehouse Town Parts of Speech Game

$14.99

Maria’s Many Colors by Breckyn Wood
(Out of Stock)

$6.99 Out of stock
Level 2B

Ella’s dad went up the ladder, disappearing into the leaves.

“Oh, children!” he cried. “You’ll never believe what is up here!”

When Ella and Jake find a treehouse in the woods, it is only one of several mysteries they encounter. Who are their new neighbors? Where is the mysterious light in the woods coming from? And who built this beautiful treehouse?

The Treehouse Town books take readers on an exciting adventure with Ella and Jake as they discover new friends—and new problems to be solved.

Book 1 – 63 pages

Book 2 – 99 pages

Graphic of Original Publication

Treehouse Town Boxed Set by Jenny Phillips

$16.99

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Level 6

Boy of the Pyramids is the heartwarming story of the unlikely friendship that forms between an Egyptian nobleman’s son, Kaffe, and Sari, a slave girl from the Sinai region. Together, they come to understand each other’s cultures, learn the traditions and farming methods of the people who live along the Nile, uncover foul play during a bullfight, and themselves in danger while seeking adventure, understand Egyptian beliefs about the afterlife, and ultimately solve the mystery that is woven throughout the tale. This is an engaging story of family love, compassion, sacrifice, bravery, loyalty, and adventure!

100 pages

This book is a suggested read-aloud for the History Year 1 course and is included in the optional History 1 Book Pack.

*Offer available on select titles while supplies last. All closeout books are priced as marked. No coupon necessary. 40% discount begins November 21, 2023 and cannot be applied to prior purchases. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Closeout titles may not be refunded, returned, credited, or exchanged.

Boy of the Pyramids—A Mystery of Ancient Egypt by Ruth Fosdick Jones

$5.99 $3.59

Each student grades 3–6 needs his or her own copy of the 28-page Paleontology Student Journal which includes interactive activities, games, and worksheets the child will complete during the lessons. The parent-led lessons in the Course Book will direct the student regarding when to complete the Student Journal activities.

Paleontology Student Journal Grades 3-6

$6.49

Each student grades 7–8 needs his or her own copy of the 44-page Paleontology Student Journal which includes interactive activities, games, and worksheets the child will complete during the lessons. The parent-led lessons in the Course Book will direct the student regarding when to complete the Student Journal activities. The grades 7–8  journal also includes a student-directed Lesson Extension for each lesson. These allow your older students to dive deeper into the lesson concepts.

Paleontology Student Journal Grades 7-8

$6.99

Two full color, illustrated books, are included in the optional Wonders of Energy Read-Aloud Book Pack. These beautiful biographies immerse your children in the lives of two famous scientists enhance your study of energy and are designed for all ages.

Experience the joy of discovery while reading about Michael Faraday, a pioneer in the science of electromagnetism in The Spark (22 pages, 11″x8.5″)

Discover the world of locomotion through the inspiring story of a young African-American train engineer and inventor in The Amazing Mind of Granville Woods (17 pages, 11″x8.5″)

These books are both published by The Good and the Beautiful and are designed to appeal to children in grades K–8. Lessons will prompt students to read these optional books, but they are not integrated into the lessons.

Wonders of Energy Book Pack

$16.98

The Good and the Beautiful Rocks and Minerals Kit is incorporated into the course and lessons throughout. Using the testing tools, six minerals, and three rocks included in the kit, lessons will prompt children to observe and test different materials, providing hands-on experiences with geology.

Includes:

⚠Warning
Sharp Points Hazard
Product contains functional sharp points. Not for children under 4 years. Use under adult supervision.

Geology Rocks and Minerals Kit

$14.99

Two full-color, interactive books in the optional Geology Read-Aloud Book Pack expand learning and provide a fun, engaging addition to your Geology study.

The unique, interactive The Good and the Beautiful Rock and Mineral Study book helps look at the world of rocks and minerals with new eyes through this fascinating book, packed with stunning photographs and images. Children will learn fun facts, as well as the uses and history of the forty rocks and minerals highlighted, while they discover the secret to classifying and describing each one. (43 pages, hard-cover)

The world mostly concealed from our sight is one of mystery, beauty, and wonder. Come and discover the incredible underground rivers and lakes, lava tubes, rocks, and rare gems that lay within the crust of the earth in The World Beneath My Feet. (32 pages, full color)


These books are all published by The Good and the Beautiful Library and are designed to appeal to children in grades K–8. Lessons will prompt students when to read these optional books, but they are not integrated with the lessons.

Geology Book Pack

$19.98

Two full-color, interactive books in the optional Geology Read-Aloud Book Pack expand learning and provide a fun, engaging addition to your Geology study.

The unique, interactive The Good and the Beautiful Rocks and Minerals Study book helps look at the world of rocks and minerals with new eyes through this fascinating book, packed with stunning photographs and images. Children will learn fun facts, as well as the uses and history of the forty rocks and minerals highlighted, while they discover the secret to classifying and describing each one. (43 pages, hard-cover)

The world mostly concealed from our sight is one of mystery, beauty, and wonder. Come and discover the incredible underground rivers and lakes, lava tubes, rocks, and rare gems that lay within the crust of the earth in The World Beneath My Feet. (32 pages, full color)


These books are all published by The Good and the Beautiful Library and are designed to appeal to children in grades K–8. Lessons will prompt students when to read these optional books, but they are not integrated with the lessons.

Geology Read-Aloud Book Pack

$19.98

Stepping into a cave is like entering an unfamiliar world. These majestic underground spaces are full of breathtaking sights, from columns of glowing ice and fantastic rock formations to vast networks of underwater caverns. In this book, you’ll learn about different types of caves and the strange and beautiful creatures that live inside them as well as how to safely and responsibly explore the subterranean world. Featuring the stunning photography of Adam Haydock and Brandon Kowallis, Caves: The Underground Wilderness will inspire a new generation to love and respect nature’s buried treasures.

74 pages, full color, written by Anthony Klemm

This book is suggested to accompany our Geology science unit as extra reading for students in Grades 7-8.

Caves—The Underground Wilderness Geology Grades 7–8 Extension

$8.99

Three full-color, interactive books included in the optional Mammals Read-Aloud Book Pack expand learning and provide a fun, engaging addition to your Mammals study.

Become a nature detective while searching for signs of ten different mammals in Can You Track It? Mammals. (42 pages, 11”x8.5”)

Come on a wild adventure through a continent filled with mammals unlike any other as you explore Marvelous Mammals from Down Under. (35 pages, 11”x8.5”)

Take a glimpse into the day-to-day lives of minks, raccoons, otters, beavers, and muskrats as you read the beautiful storybook-style writing of Mammals of Small Pond. (40 pages, 5.5”x8.5”)

These books are all published by The Good and the Beautiful Library and are designed to appeal to children in grades K–8. Lessons will prompt students when to read these optional books, but they are not integrated with the lessons. 

Mammals Read-Aloud Book Pack

$26.97
Level 7

Surprisingly enough, comparatively little has been written about that most social and comical of our native animals, the prairie dog. A prairie dog town is laid out skillfully and carefully, with an eye to safety and comfort. Mostly underground, its tunnels and rooms are amazing to explore. In this engaging book by Margaret T. Raymond and Carl O. Mohr we have a chance to see prairie dogs going about their business with their curious neighbors, including jackrabbits, owls, ferrets, and antelope.

Written by Margaret T. Raymond and Carl O. Mohr

53 pages, 5.5″x8.5″

This book is suggested to accompany our Mammals science unit as extra reading for students in Grades 7–8.

Prairie Dog Town Mammals Grades 7-8 Extension

$6.99
Level 2

Life in the North Woods is full of surprises, danger, work, and best of all: adventure! Young wolf pups, Will and Beth, discover the skills of hunting and protecting as well as the love of family and nature. Follow the wolf siblings through the North Woods as they grow from newborn pups to helpful members of the pack.


 

A Wolf in the North Woods by Heather Horn

$6.99
Level 2

I can read it all by myself! Young readers will be excited to learn about two of their favorite animals in this adorable, fact-filled book. Cute photographs of real kittens, puppies, cats, and dogs will fascinate young readers as they keep reading to learn about these lovable animals’ behavior, diets, habits, and more. Facts about Cats & Dogs is perfect for children reading at Level 2, while nine challenge words help them stretch their skills.

61 pages, full-color

Facts About Cats & Dogs by Jenny Phillips and Sue Stuever Battel

$6.99

Have you ever noticed animal tracks in the mud or the snow? Do you know what animal left those tracks? Did you pause to consider where that animal was going, what it was doing, or where it lived? A tree with claw scratches, a tuft of fur, a paw print, or a dropped feather may be all you have to go by. In this book, become a detective of mammal tracks and signs by searching for clues in the scene. See if you can figure out what animal left the tracks and signs, and then turn the page to see if you are right!

Become a nature detective by learning the tracks and signs of ten different mammals!

Written by Maggie Felsch and Shannen Yauger

42 pages, full-color, 11″x8.5″

This book is an optional read-aloud book for our Mammals science unit and is included in the optional Read-Aloud Book Pack which is suggested to accompany that unit.

Can You Track It? Mammals by Maggie Felsch and Shannen Yauger

$9.99

Come on a wild adventure through a continent filled with mammals unlike any other! Experience Australian mammals of the outback and coast, as well as their environments, in an interactive way. Look closely at the photographs and illustrations as you read about each unique species. What can you discover about the unusual mammals of the beautiful continent of Australia?

Written by Heather Horn

35 pages, full-color, 11″x8.5″

This book is an optional read-aloud book for our Mammals science unit and is included in the optional Read-Aloud Book Pack which is suggested to accompany that unit.

Marvelous Mammals from Down Under by Heather Horn

$9.99
Level 4

Life at the beaver pond is never dull or boring. The ebb and flow of work and play keeps all the little animals there busy throughout the year. With an entertaining storybook style, Mammals of Small Pond offers an insightful look at the day-to-day lives of minks, raccoons, otters, beavers, and muskrats. Follow along as they build homes, find food, teach their little ones, and have a bit of fun as well.

Written by Phoebe Erickson

40 pages, full color, 5.5″x8.5″

This book is an optional read-aloud book for our Mammals science unit and is included in the optional Read-Aloud Book Pack which is suggested to accompany that unit.

Mammals of Small Pond by Phoebe Erickson

$6.99