Staff Favorites & Reviews

No staff is entirely static, staying exactly the same for years with no additions or subtractions. We realize that, but we're also pretty proud of our current personnel, and the many ways they've helped shape Exodus Books and point it in some unforeseen and wonderful directions. So, in 2011 we started asking each individual to share their favorite books, curricula, games, etc., and these pages are the result.

Because sharing favorites is fairly personal, we thought you should get to know each of these peculiar persons and asked them all to write a main bio, as well as section-specific bios. These are partly to show why they selected the titles and products in their lists, and partly just to show you that Exodus Books is inhabited by real people who do real things.

One of our biggest in-store services is making recommendations and helping people find what works best for them. These lists aren't as customer-specific, but they serve the same purpose—we're not just trying to parade our excellent taste or prove that we're literate, we're trying to help you discover things you may never have found otherwise, and maybe to rediscover some old favorites.

It's probably a fact universally true of book-lovers: given the chance, they'll talk your ear off about the books they love, the books they hate, and all the books you'll never read but that are really much better than the well-known books you will read. This isn't pretension. It's simply what happens to those who love words and want to share them. We've tried to cut the talk down here, though we'll gladly answer any pertinent questions.

With that, we present Staff Favorites. You'll find some overlap (lots of people seem to like The Chronicles of Narnia), but rarely if ever will you find complete consensus on a single title, product, or curriculum line. That's why we let everyone make their own lists: you know the official Exodus stance by reading our reviews, but the individuality that makes our store unique and awesome is what's on display here. Enjoy, and don't judge too harshly.

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...and now Miguel
by Joseph Krumgold
from Thomas Crowell
for 5th-8th grade
1954 Newbery Medal winner
in Vintage Fiction & Literature (Location: VIN-FIC)
$6.40 (1 in stock)
100 Cupboards
by N. D. Wilson
from Random House
Fantasy for 3rd-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$7.64
100 Cupboards - Paperback Trilogy
by N. D. Wilson
from Random House Books for Young Readers
for 3rd-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$22.92
100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum
by Cathy Duffy
from Broadman & Holman
for Preschool-Adult
in Practical Home Schooling (Location: HSR-PRAC)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
101 Super Simple Science Experiments
by Rebecca W. Keller
from Gravitas Publications, Inc.
for Kindergarten-8th grade
in Real Science-4-Kids (Location: SCICUR-RS4K)
101 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum
by Cathy Duffy
from Grove Publishing
for Preschool-Adult
in Practical Home Schooling (Location: HSR-PRAC)
102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum
by Cathy Duffy
from Grove Publishing
for Preschool-Adult
in Practical Home Schooling (Location: HSR-PRAC)
18 Penny Goose
An I Can Read Book Level 3
by Sally M. Walker
from HarperCollins
Realistic fiction for 2nd-4th grade
in I Can Read Books (Location: EAR-ICR)
$4.24 $2.00 (1 in stock)
1815 to the Present - Enhanced CD
by Laurie Detweiler
from Veritas Press
for 6th-8th grade
in Veritas Press History (Location: HISCUR-VP)
$17.50 $10.00 (1 in stock)
1815 to the Present - Flashcards
from Veritas Press
Modern History Curriculum for 6th-8th grade
in Veritas Press History (Location: HISCUR-VP)
$29.00
1815 to the Present - Home Teacher Manual
by Marlin & Laurie Detweiler
2nd edition from Veritas Press
for 6th-8th grade
in Veritas Press History (Location: HISCUR-VP)
$39.00 $24.00 (1 in stock)
1815 to the Present - Song CD
from Veritas Press
for 6th-8th grade
in Veritas Press History (Location: HISCUR-VP)
$9.00
1984
Signet Classics
by George Orwell
from Signet Classics
for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$8.49
1984
by George Orwell
from Harcourt
for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$14.45
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Sterling Classics
by Jules Verne, translated by Lewis Page Mercier and illustrated by Scott McKowen
from Sterling Publishing Co.
for 5th-10th grade
in Sterling Classics (Location: FIC-STE)
$14.95
200 Questions About American History - Student Guide
by Sean Brooks
from Memoria Press
for 4th-8th grade
in Memoria Press American & Modern Studies (Location: HISCUR-MP)
$10.95 $7.00 (3 in stock)
200 Questions About American History - Teacher Guide
by Sean Brooks
from Memoria Press
for 4th-8th grade
in Memoria Press American & Modern Studies (Location: HISCUR-MP)
$5.50 $3.50 (2 in stock)
2001: A Space Odyssey
by Arthur C. Clarke
from ROC Science Fiction
for 9th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$7.64
21 Super Simple Astronomy Experiments
by Rebecca W. Keller
from Gravitas Publications, Inc.
for Kindergarten-8th grade
in Real Science-4-Kids (Location: SCICUR-RS4K)
21 Super Simple Biology Experiments
by Rebecca W. Keller
from Gravitas Publications, Inc.
for Kindergarten-8th grade
in Real Science-4-Kids (Location: SCICUR-RS4K)
21 Super Simple Chemistry Experiments
by Rebecca W. Keller
from Gravitas Publications, Inc.
for Kindergarten-8th grade
in Real Science-4-Kids (Location: SCICUR-RS4K)
21 Super Simple Geology Experiments
by Rebecca W. Keller
from Gravitas Publications, Inc.
for Kindergarten-4th grade
in Real Science-4-Kids (Location: SCICUR-RS4K)
21 Super Simple Physics Experiments
by Rebecca W. Keller
from Gravitas Publications, Inc.
for Kindergarten-8th grade
in Real Science-4-Kids (Location: SCICUR-RS4K)
30 Days to Understanding the Bible
by Max Anders
Reprint from Thomas Nelson Publishers
for 7th-Adult
in Bible Reading & Study (Location: XBI-STUDY)
30 Days to Understanding the Bible
by Max Anders
Reprint from Thomas Nelson Publishers
for 7th-Adult
in Bible Reading & Study (Location: XBI-STUDY)
$19.99
38 Latin Stories
by Anne H. Groton & James M. May
5th edition from Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
for 9th-12th grade
in Wheelock's Latin (Location: FL-LATWHE)
$19.00 $7.00 (2 in stock)
50 States Map
from Beautiful Feet Books
for 5th-6th grade
in Beautiful Feet Books (Location: HISCUR-BFB)
$14.95
7 Continents: Africa
by Jo Ellen Moore
from Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
for 3rd-6th grade
in Evan-Moor Geography (Location: GEO-CUREM)
$12.00 (1 in stock)
7 Continents: Antarctica
by Jo Ellen Moore
from Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
for 3rd-6th grade
in Evan-Moor Geography (Location: GEO-CUREM)
7 Continents: Asia
by Jo Ellen Moore
from Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
for 3rd-6th grade
in Evan-Moor Geography (Location: GEO-CUREM)
$21.99 $12.00 (1 in stock)
7 Continents: Australia & Oceania
by Jo Ellen Moore
from Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
for 3rd-6th grade
in Evan-Moor Geography (Location: GEO-CUREM)
7 Continents: Europe
by Jo Ellen Moore
from Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
for 3rd-6th grade
in Evan-Moor Geography (Location: GEO-CUREM)
7 Continents: North America
by Marilyn Evans
Pap/Map from Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
for 3rd-6th grade
in Evan-Moor Geography (Location: GEO-CUREM)
$21.99
7 Continents: South America
by Rachel Lynette
from Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
for 3rd-6th grade
in Evan-Moor Geography (Location: GEO-CUREM)
70 Basic Phonogram Cards
by Wanda Sanseri
5th edition from Back Home Industries
for 1st-4th grade
in Spell to Write and Read (Location: PHO-SWR)
70 Basic Phonograms - CD
by Wanda Sanseri
from Back Home Industries
for Kindergarten-4th grade
in Spell to Write and Read (Location: PHO-SWR)
84, Charing Cross Road
from Penguin Random House
for 9th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$12.75
A is for Adam
by Ken Ham, Mally Ham
from Master Books
for 1st-2nd grade
in Worldview & Apologetics for Kids (Location: BIBWV-APK)
$14.44
A. P. "Learn to Read" Series (Level 1)
by Dave Miller
from Apologetics Press
for Nursery-1st grade
in Apologetics Press Readers (Location: EAR-APO)
A. P. Advanced Readers (Level 3)
by Eric Lyons
from Apologetics Press
for 2nd-3rd grade
in Apologetics Press Readers (Location: EAR-APO)
A. P. Early Readers (Level 2)
from Apologetics Press
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in Apologetics Press Readers (Location: EAR-APO)
Aaron and the Green Mountain Boys
by Patricia Lee Gauch, illustrated by Margot Tomes
from Betterway Books
Historical Fiction for 3rd-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
ABC's and All Their Tricks
by Margaret M. Bishop
from Mott Media
for Adult
in Reading Reference (Location: REF-READ)
$15.99
ABC-123
4th edition from A Beka Books
for Kindergarten Age 4
in A Beka Phonics (Location: PHO-ABK)
$14.50 (1 in stock)
Abe Lincoln and the Muddy Pig
by Stephen Krensky
from DK Publishing
in Ready-to-Read (Location: EAR-R2R)
$2.50 (1 in stock)
Abe Lincoln's Hat
A Step into Reading Book Level 2
by Martha F. Brenner
from Random House
for 1st-3rd grade
in Step into Reading (Location: EAR-STEP)
$4.99 $2.50 (3 in stock)
Abigail Takes the Wheel
An I Can Read Chapter Book
by Avi
from HarperTrophy
for 3rd-5th grade
in I Can Read Books (Location: EAR-ICR)
$2.50 (1 in stock)
Abolition of Man
by C. S. Lewis
from HarperCollins
Philosophy/Religion for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$14.44
Abraham & Isaac Flash-a-Cards (old)
3rd edition from A Beka Books
for 4th grade
in A Beka Bible (Location: BIB-ABK)
$19.00 (1 in stock)
Abraham Lincoln
DK Eyewitness Readers Level 3
by Justine & Ron Fontes
from DK Publishing
for 1st-3rd grade
in DK Readers (Location: EAR-DK)
$2.50 (1 in stock)
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