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People like to buy our products because they are rich in substance, are quickly digested, and they really work! Zoom-Type and Quick Piano will enable your family to master the skills of touch-typing and the basics of playing the piano, faster than any other programs out there. Our QuickBooks will help you to digest the essence of many areas of home school life, whether it be how to teach (and learn) more effectively, how to balance the demands of home and home schooling, how to resolve marital conflicts, how to eat more nutritiously, and many other how-to helps especially intended for home educators.
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101 hassle-free get-to-the-point homeschooling how-to’s!
To request a catalog:
Click here to print out the entire 16-page Cross-Over catalog as a PDF file.
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One-of-Each Special Deal! Buy one of every Cross-Over printed publication and additional items for $199.00 + $10 s/h-- save 40% off of our already low prices. Includes Zoom-Type, Quick Piano, Character Traits coloring book and songs CD, and all of our homeschool how-to's. (The Dickens audio CD set is half-price when ordered at the same time as this deal, and as a free bonus we will throw in your choice of one of our single audio CDs.)
Order our 2 most popular products and save $12: both Zoom-Type and Quick Piano for $47.90!
Kitchen Tips bundle (item #97): Save on this trio of nutritional best-sellers, plus a DVD. Includes Turbo-charged Nutrition for Peak Performance Kids (44 pages; #58); Fast & Easy Raw Food Recipes (24 pages; #78); What? I Have to Fix Dinner Again?! (30 pages; #22); and Kitchen Efficiency Tips (DVD) (approx. 45 minutes; #94). Click here to read more about this Kitchen Tips bundle. $18.00
Child Training Tips bundle (item #98): Save on these two best-selling QuickBooks, plus a DVD. Includes No Monkey Business: How to train your children, not just discipline them (50 pages; #19); Training Children Further (24 pages; #16); and Dynamite Discipline Strategies for Managing Any Group of Children (DVD) (approx. 30 minutes; #95). Click here to read more about this Child Training Tips bundle. $14.00
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The article, Just Starting to Homeschool, is available free to you for your personal reading, in PDF file format.
What's new? (all are also available as downloadable e-books)
Melanie Ellison’s Favorite Books for Godly Children (item #BksM): "Best of the best" books for children to read. $2.50
In Dire Straits? How to rescue family finances (item #109): Practical suggestions for managing and making money. $5.00
Home Staging: Putting the best face on your home (item #108) $2.00
How to Train Your Child to Master a Musical Instrument (item #107): Money-saving tips for getting started and having success. $3.00
How to Make Optimal Homeschooling To-Do Charts (item #105): A practical how-to description of a plan for academic and domestic success with your children. $3.50
And do you know about these additional audio CDs? They make great gifts!
* Ethel Barrett's Bible stories...as told a half-century ago! Just $5.99 for this 76-minute audio CD containing 12 stories, exquisitely told by "The Story Lady." (Plus $2.50 for s/h.)
*Ethel Barrett tells the story of American evangelist D. L. Moody. Audio CD, 42 minutes, all on one track. Only $5.99. (Plus $2.50 for s/h.)
* Charles Dickens' entire book, A Child's History of England, read aloud by Renée Ellison, and ready for you on 12 audio CDs. Remastered digitally for optimal listening! $45.00 -- or buy the One-Of-Everything Package Special and get this set for half price ($22.50).
EBooks: Avoid the effects of the post office's shipping cost increases! Now, in response to customers' requests, you can choose to order an email attachment that has one of our booklets in PDF file format for printout directly at home, without shipping. Requires Acrobat 6.0 or more recent version (free online download). The price is the same as in our catalog, but without a shipping charge (only a handling charge, because we send these to you manually through a personal email response to the email address on file with PayPal). Automatic downloads of ebooks includes a dozen free e-books.
Free E-Books: Click here to read the section on sleepovers which is part of Renee's QuickBook on Training Children Further . Other E-Books currently available for you to download to read at no charge include: Just Starting to Homeschoool and the Biblical Headcovering: Scarf of Hidden Power -- and two others you will discover as you peruse our web pages!
How it works: once we receive your order for an E-Book and your payment has cleared, we will manually email you the file as an email attachment to the email address you provide. It is up to you to provide an address that can accept the size of files you order as EBooks (the file size is listed below). If you prefer, we can mail you the file(s) on a CD-ROM for an additional flat charge of $5.00. Page length noted is generally of actual content (excluding title page, etc.). Copyright provisions apply the same as if you had ordered a printed copy of the item. All of our homeschool how-to's are available in this format, but #30 is too large to send you as an email attachment (as noted below). Our E-books include the following (as well as our Character Traits coloring book as an EBook):
#1N Speedy 10-Key
(12 pages; 2.3Mb)
# 4 Goal Setting and Time Management (12 pages of printouts; 112Kb)
# 5 Money in Your Pocket (40 pages; 275Kb)
# 6 Critical Thinking Skills (20 pages; 1.3Mb)
# 7 Twelve Optimum Ways to Trigger the Brain (28 pages, illustrated; 1.1Mb)
# 8 Teaching Gifted Children (18 pages; 266Kb)
# 9 Motivation, the Academic Energizer (6 pages; 145Kb)
#10 Classics Study Questions (46 pages; 351Kb)
#11 Wind in the Willows Study Questions (25 pages; 741Kb)
#12 Forgiveness (5 pages; 35Kb)
#13 Rindercella (4 pages; 153Kb)
#14 A List (with comments) of Famous People Who Homeschooled (8 pages; 618Kb)
#15 Study Techniques (8 pages; 193Kb)
#16 Training Children Further (24 pages; 912Kb)
#17 Sure-fire Penmanship (4 pages; 982Kb)
#18 Picture Math Facts & Action Academics (22 pages; 1.1Mb)
#19 No Monkey Business (52 pages; 867Kb)
#20 Rooms with a Message: Interior Design Principles (22 pages; 710Kb)
#21 Dinner: The Stage and the Drama (28 pages; 321Kb)
#22 What? I Have To Fix Dinner Again! (29 pages; 489Kb)
#22A Listening Apron Pattern (4 pages; 135Kb)
#23 Feminine Dress (14 pages; 1.7Mb)
#24 Women: A Stumbling Identity (56 pages; 507Kb)
#25 No Cost Funny Rewards and Tricks (12 pages; 411Kb)
#29 Lost Treasures from Men of Character (32 pages; 610Kb)
#30 A Child's Grip of Biblical Doctrine (112 pages; 14.3Mb; because this is too large to send intact via email, we have divided it into four files that we can attach to an email to you; see note above re: ordering it on a CD for an additional fee)
#31 Party Themes and Activities (set of 8) (32 pages; 1.8Mb)
#32 How to Keep Your Kids from Slipping into the Sea of Materialism (5 pages; 286Kb)
#33 The Gospel in Colors Booklet (4 pages; 91Kb)
#34 T.V. Watching Out of Control (16 pages; 369Kb)
#35 Resolving Marital Conflicts Happily (28 pages; 1.2Mb)
#36 Drive 'n Shine: Car Detailing Business Manual (40 pages; 886Kb) (plus, this purchase includes a separate file of just the forms, 11 pages, 197Kb, also available as a Word document that you may modify for your own use.)
#37 A Challenge for Graduating Seniors (4 pages; 225Kb)
#38a Godly Daughter Checklist (13 pages; 544Kb)
#38b Godly Son Checklist (13 pages; 891Kb)
#39 Wesley's Daily Holiness Checklist (4 pages; 327Kb)
#40 Prayer Quotes Collection (28 pages; 232Kb)
#40b Sharing the Birds and the Bees (5 pages; 42Kb)
#41 Special Creation vs. Evolution (12 pages; 174Kb)
#42 Christ and His Birth: Object Lessons (24 pages; 441Kb)
#43 Why We Got Off the Christmas Bandwagon (12 pages; 536K)
#44 Jewish/Biblical Holidays Made Simple (28 pages; 673Kb) (plus a bonus! With this order you also receive the 3-page Haggadah of the Passover Seder, which you have permission to copy and use for non-commercial purposes.)
#45 Humor Packet (32 pages; 470Kb)
#46 Tips on How to Write a Play (8 pages; 854Kb)
#47 Raising an Only Child for the Glory of God (12 pages; 202Kb)
#48 How Not to Waste Your Youth (12 pages; 653Kb)
#49 Bach: Man of God (a story of his life and work; 24 pages; 807Kb)
#50 Bach: Man of God (play script; 56 pages; 1.3Mb) (click here to read the accompanying program notes for the Bach play, 213Kb, 12 half-size pages)
#51 Speak-Ease (32 pages; 292Kb)
#52 Academic Checklist (3 pages; 248Kb)
#53 Think Like an Inventor: Humpty Dumpty Intellectual Stretch (4 pages; 287Kb)
#54 Draw to See (8 pages; 510Kb)
#55 Grandparents Make a Difference (4 pages; 109Kb)
#56 Children Can Gulp the Word (12 pages; 341Kb)
#57 No Stress Holidays for Moms (5 pages; 395Kb)
#58 Turbo-Charged Nutrition for Peak Performance Kids (48 pages; 2.28Mb)
#59 Me? Keep the Sabbath? (26 pages; 1.3Mb)
#60 Just Starting to Homeschool (10 pages; this one is also available for free download; 480Kb)
#61 Burnout! (28 pages; 597Kb)
#62 Miscarriage (12 pages; 246Kb)
#63 Preserving and Arranging Your Family Papers (16 pages; 318Kb)
#64 Emergency Preparedness for Homeschooling Families (32 pages; 994Kb)
#65 Biblical Tassels: Thoughts about Tzitzits
#66 Ten Extraordinary Stories of Ordinary People Who Got Free of House Debt (30 pages; 669Kb)
#67 Two Academic Pitfalls (32 pages; 424Kb)
#68 The Biblical Headcovering: Scarf of Hidden Power (56 pages; 491Kb) (available in numerous scripture versions)
#69 Teaching the Resistant Student (16 pages; 235Kb)
#70 Daughters in Waiting (12 pages; 242Kb)
#71 Young Men Preparing for Marriage (12 pages; 278Kb)
#72 Home Management Strategies (36 pages; 810Kb)
#73 Let a Woman Keep Silent in the Assembly…but Why? (8 pages; 118Kb)
#75 Rembrandt: Held by God (25 pages with 15 illustrations; 1.1Mb)
#77 Sarah's Beauty Secret (8 pages; 115Kb)
#78 Recipe Ideas (24 pages; 1.9Mb)
#79 Shape-Up Sentences (8 pages; 439Kb)
#80 Preschool Pizzazz (40 pages; 996Kb)
#81 The Right Stuff: for Grades K-12 (34 pages; 1.47Mb)
#83 How to Ignite the Love of Writing (8 pages; 149Kb)
#88 Coping with Personally Induced Stress (7 pages; 470Kb)
#91 Senior In-law Etiquette (4 pages; 442Kb)
#92 Seven Womanly Secrets to Marital Harmony (10 pages; 162Kb)
#96 The Power of a Focused Mother (13 pages; 465Kb)
#99 How to be a Gracious Receiver (6 pages; 209Kb)
#100 Beginner Sewing Basics (6 pages; 434Kb)
#105 How to Make Optimal Homeschooling To-Do Charts (15 pages; 941Kb)
#107 How to Train Your Child to Master a Musical Instrument (16 pages; 499Kb)
#108 Home Staging (10 pages; 665Kb)
#109 In Dire Straits? (43 pages; 1,008Kb)
#BksM Melanie Ellison’s Favorite Books for Godly Children (12 pages; 200Kb)
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Returns policy: Our descriptions and titles give you fair notice of what is in each of our products, and our practice is not to refund the purchase of these materials. Items may be returned, at our discretion, only if: (1) you have first obtained an approval number from us by phone or email, (2) you make this request within 10 days of your receipt of the material, and (3) we receive the material back in re-sellable condition. A 15% restocking fee will be deducted from your refund, along with excluding postage and handling charges and any PayPal fees that were charged to your order. No refunds on materials delivered in electronic format (this includes E-Books, CDs, and DVDs).
We offer no guarantees on our materials (such as Zoom-Type or Quick Piano), because these are like a good math textbook. If you do it, it works. If you don't do it, it won't. Besides, our typing and piano programs are low risk purchases. For the cost of just one or two piano lessons, Quick Piano basically covers the first year of piano lessons; plus, all the sheet music in the back of the course more than pays for the cost of the book. Both courses include an audio CD tutorial.
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Page last modified: Sept. 9, 2011