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Fun Learning-Activity Books for Summer Vacation

"It's summer break for the kids. Great! Now what do we do?"
Tween Readers

It's that time of year when children are so excited to not be in school and go to the pool, hang out at the mall and head to summer camp. But what can you do to keep them entertained while avoiding the summer slide of learning?

Give them books that are not only terrific to read but also provide fun learning activities. We offer titles that will appeal to the most reluctant readers, which cover a wide range of subjects such as:

  • ArtsSummer Readers
  • Aviation
  • Baseball
  • Historic Women
  • African-American History
  • U.S. Justice System
  • Money and Financial Credit
  • Much more

For as little as $5 (plus shipping) per book, you can place fun, educational books in a child's bag as they go to the pool or camp, knowing they'll enjoy themselves while they continue to learn throughout the summer.

View our catalog of titles and place your order

Thanks to you Children's Historical Publishing (CHPS)
has been honored with a prestigious 2015 Top-Rated Award by
GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations.

We are one of the first nonprofit organizations to be honored this year.


“Money Talks” is featured on the home page of today!

Great Women of the Miami Valley



Pledge Drive for Great Women of the Miami Valley

Erma BombeckFrom best-selling author and national columnist, Erma Bombeck, to Lt. Colonel "Charity" Edna Adams Earley, the first African-American commissioned officer in the U.S. Women's Army Corps, women of the Miami Valley have made profound, far-reaching contributions in diverse areas such as the arts, business, military, government, community and charities.

Yet teachers in our Miami Valley area schools have no vehicle for teaching about these amazing and historic women. With support from the Virginia Kettering Foundation and other donors, these extraordinary personalities and their monumental achievements will be presented to grade school students in our new book, "The Great Women of the Miami Valley."

Charity AdamsThanks to the generous support of our funders, more than $17,000 has been raised to publish 10,000 books for local schools. We're more than half way to reaching our goal of $27,000. Pledge today $10, $20 or any amount you can to make these Lt. Colonel "Charity" Adams learning-activity books available for dozens of schools, hundreds of teachers and thousands of students.

Make your tax-deductible donation today by:  

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Children's Historical Publishing, 1616 Turnberry Village Dr., Dayton, OH 45458    

For everyone at Children's Historical Publishing, we wish you and your family the best of health and happiness this holiday season and in the new year. 

Joyce Reid Kasprzak 

Executive Director

Money Magazine Features CHPS Author Nancy Slezak

Nancy Slezak, author of Money Talks, was featured in the July edition of Money Magazine's "50 Heroes, 50 States." The annual feature focuses on people nationwide making extraordinary efforts to help others regarding finances. Read about Ohio's financial hero(ine)!

Currently, Nancy is working on the follow-up to Money Talks, which will teach students about credit. Money Talks illustrates in a fun and easy-to-understand way the history and role of money in America.

Order a copy today for just $8 or $100 for a full classroom of 25 students including a Free Teacher's Guide. Purchase by:  

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2. Credit Card: call 937-643-0502 

3. Check: Mail to -- Home Based Arts 

1616 Turnberry Village Dr., Dayton, OH 45458 
We are so grateful for Nancy's contributions as an author and financial literacy teacher. Now the rest of the country can be inspired by her service to the community.

Joyce Reid Kasprzak

Executive Director

Children's Historical Publishing
Division of Home Based Arts USA

Law Book Featured in Dayton Magazine

Haki and the Rule of Law - coloring bookThanks to a major grant from the Ohio Bar Foundation, more than 40,000 students statewide -- 1,200 in the Dayton Public School System -- received the second edition of Haki and the Rule of Law in January 2014.

The new magazine dedicated exclusively to Dayton's businesses, communities and entertainment featured the Rule of Law and its author Attorney Merle Wilberding. Read the article or download it.

 Haki and the Rule of Law illustrates in a fun and simple way the origin and impact of America's justice system, while fulfilling Core Curriculum standards. The book is available in our Catalog page.

Tuskegee Airmen

The Tuskegee Airmen

Follow these daring men as they became heroes in their own time for their brave acts for America during World War II. The book is based on the true history of the first African-American fighter pilots and ground crews in the U.S. Army Air Corps. 

$5 (plus shipping)

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Curve Ball

The Curve Ball

The History of the Negro Baseball Leagues


Created in partnership with the Negro League Baseball Museum, the book highlights the extraordinary African-American figures, pivotal places and defining events of this period in baseball history. Featuring original illustrations by national award-winning artist Abner Cope.

$8 (plus shipping)
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Train Without Tracks

Secrets of the Underground Railroad

Developed with the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, the book depicts this amazing passage in American History, when people of different races, religions and regions worked together to help enslaved African Americans reach a life of a freedom. Featuring prints of paintings from the Smithsonian exhibit by award-winning artist Janice Northcutt Huse.

(Please allow 2 weeks for printing in addition to shipping time.)

$8 (plus shipping)

Purchases can also be made by check and sent to:

Children's Historical Publishing

1616 Turnberry Village Dr.

Dayton, OH 45458


HBA Honored as Top-Rated 2013 Nonprofit
$75 pledge provides a single book title for an entire classroom of 25 students, after-school program or youth group. Each title fulfills the new Ohio Core Curriculum standards.

Pledge today $10, $20 or any amount you can to make these learning-activity books available for dozens of schools, hundreds of teachers and thousands of students.
Make your tax-deductible donation today by:
2. Call 937-643-0502
3. Mail a check to:
Home Based Arts
1616 Turnberry Village Dr.
Dayton, OH 45458 Thank you for giving twice the amount of books to boys and girls in need. You're sending kids back to school with one of the best school, educational books.

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Children's Historical Publishing is Top Rated Non-Profit 

Congratulations Home Based Arts Usa Inc, Your supporters have spoken! Your organization is a Top-Rated Education Nonprofit! During September, over 100,000 people visited the GreatNonprofits site to read and write reviews about 181 nonprofits promoting education around the world. You are one of the 43 Top-Rated Nonprofits and can find your reviews here:


Even kids learn about the 100th Anniversary of the Great Dayton Flood! Published and available this week! Concept, text and images by Curt Dalton. Look for it at Dayton Art Institute and Carillon Park SOON! And, as always, thousands will be donated to local grade schools for classroom social studies history-- a little engineering, and reading and activity pages. — with Kathleen Russell and 15 others. The Great Dayton Flood  

Home Based Arts USA began in 1994 with the mission of creating education programs and products to enrich the lives of children, especially minority and at-risk youth. The focus of the organization has always been to increase children's investment in their community by making them aware of the rich and valuable history of Dayton and the Miami Valley. The work of HBA can be seen in such places as your local bookstore to museums nationwide. The President of the United States and dignitaries from around the world have witnessed our achievements.

Our current programs are the development of Learning Activity Books and music that are of historical and cultural in nature to serve as both a learning tool and to help bridge the gap in social issues.

Please donate to make a difference—help a kid in need learn by reading.

Children’s Historical Publishing division is continually developing new LABs—Learning Activity Books and proudly displays these on our web site.

  • Focusing on special topic studies for elementary and middle school students, these books and teaching guides are designed to help bridge the gap on topics that do not have in-depth curriculum coverage.

  • All topics include learning and activities that will help develop student's knowledge based on age appropriate benchmarks.

  • The kids think they're coloring books and games-- teachers and parents love the word games, writing activity and essay contest.

  • Grades 1-7 depending on the title.

  • Curriculum Guides for teachers are offered free available as a download from this site.

  • All books are printed on high quality real paper-- not newsprint.

By increasing the knowledge and awareness level in areas of local, state, and national history, we believe that enriched self-awareness and strengthened character will be the results for our youth and for our community.

If you believe in education and year-end tax savings consider making a donation to help us continue creating educational and enrichment materials for children. We at the Children’s Historical Publishing division of Home Based Arts USA are very proud of our outreach and being able to supply elementary students across the nation with more than 250, 000 books. Thank you for your friendship and support. See letter.



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All the kids, teachers and parents
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