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A Quick Look at Some Popular Products

Pair-It-BooksWe still have a few of the popular, but now out-of-print Pair-It Books leveled readers in stock. Get yours before they are gone. I won't be able to get any more.

 

 

Math / Reading / Writing

Daily 6-Trait Writing Series for grades 1-6: Develop students’ writing skills in each of the six traits—Ideas, Organization, Word Choice, Sentence Fluency, Voice, and Conventions—using creative and dynamic writing lessons! Support any writing program with 125 engaging, 10- to 15-minute lessons. This is the first product to provide students in grades 1-6+ with practice and instruction on trait-based writing skills using a daily practice format. Each book in Daily 6-Trait Writing provides 25 weeks of direct instruction and practice in the critical skills students need to become strong and successful writers. See details here
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Does your child need help with math?

 

 

 

Help Your Child with Reading Skills!

 

Phonics and Learning to Read

Comprehension Practice Cards

 

Reading Comprehension

We have a wide variety of comprehension materials, including some for those who need
High Interest / Low Reading Level
materials for upper grades.

 


 Clearance Sale

 

We have begun marking hundreds of prices down on our e-commerce website, Barb's Teaching Help. We started at the beginning of August with a lot of Steck-Vaughn and Rigby preschool, language, social studies, science, education resources, and more. The sale prices are applicable only to orders made on that site and purchased with a credit card. Quantities are limited to stock on hand. Sale prices will not shown on this site. If there's a title you are interested in, follow the title link and see the current price and available quantity. Many items are at or near my cost. Eventually  almost every publisher will be included. Best time to check is mid morning after new prices made the night before have been uploaded.

 

You can also go direct to the http://www.barbsteachinghelp.com site and use their search. I recommend browsing by category. You might want to search the Bargain Text Category first, but the newly marked down resources and books won't be there yet. On the site navigation on the left, click Browse books by category and then look at the categories you want. The author search may not be reliable because the database I use to upload has a bug. It likes to change the name of the author when I'm not looking and I don't always catch it before I upload. I hope you will be able to take advantage of these low prices while they last.

 



Upcoming Events

On April 14, 2014, I will be having foot surgery.
The doctor says I will have to keep my feet above my heart for at least two weeks.
 April 10, 2014,  is the last day I can accept orders before surgery.
After that, until I can use the computer again, the blue title links will tell you the book is not available, even if it is, since I will be putting my books on vacation. I'm having the surgery in April because it's my least busy month. I hope I'll be allowed on my feet enough to access my computer for a few minutes a day by May, but I'll have to play it by ear. I will update this page as things change. Meanwhile,please use this phone number:
(805) 227-4442

 

Orders can be placed through my secure server at my other web site at
www.barbsteachinghelp.com , but not between April 11 and sometime in May, 2014. (See note above.)
The above site doesn't have everything that's on this site, but it has the most popular items.
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If you would like to browse in our warehouse in Paso Robles, California,
you are welcome to call us at (805) 237-9639 or (800) 925-8587( if the former is a toll call.)
for an appointment.
 

 







 

 

How to Contact Us -

We expect to be keeping our regular hours for phone inquiries are 10 AM-4 PM Pacific time, on weekdays.Our fax machine is always on, as is our answering machine, as long as the power is on. We do have outages, but they only occur about three or four times a year.
  You can also email us with your signed purchase orders attached. Please follow up with a phone call so if your email gets filtered out, we will know to tell you we didn't get it.
You may contact us by e-mail at barbsbooks@sbcglobal.net
Please email all inquiries
We will answer your email as soon as possible.  If you need a call back, please put your phone number in your email message.
You may call us at (800) 925-8587, but
it is always better to inquire by email if possible. It prevents playing telephone tag. We will probably respond within 24 hours, and then you can call in a credit card number if you want to when you know we have the book.
You may fax orders to (805) 237-9639. Be sure to include your phone number and your preferred shipping method -- book rate or priority.
We are in the Pacific Time Zone
We are most likely to answer your calls in person between the hours of 10:30  A.M and 3:30 P.M., Pacific Time
Monday - Friday
If you do not get a response within a few hours
, please check Upcoming Events.

If we are supposed to be in town, and you don't get a quick response, or if you call and the answering machine does not respond after four rings, assume our phone lines and/or electricity are down, and we will respond as soon as they are restored.
We are in an area of California that often experiences rolling blackouts.
If one of us is here, we will answer the phone in person immediately.
You will not get a menu.
Our mailing address is
Barb's People Builders, 3420 Highway 46 West, Templeton, CA 93465
People who live near us or who are passing through may come pick up their orders to save shipping or browse our warehouse in Paso Robles. Please call for appointment first.

 

 


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We're in the Pacific Time Zone
Our normal office hours when we answer the phone are 10: 30 AM - 4 PM Monday - Friday.
We answer email and ship at other times, but normally take Sundays off.
 You can fax your purchase orders to 805-237-8639, but it's good to follow up with a phone call in a couple of days to make sure we got it, if you did not receive a delivery confirmation email. Please include an email address with your purchase order in case we have questions and so we can send your delivery confirmation number to you.  You can also attach a signed purchase order to an email.

 We prefer you ask your questions about products and availability by e-mail (barbsbooks@sbcglobal.net), since that gives us more time to prepare a thoughtful answer and keeps us from playing phone tag. Please remember to put our email address in your address book if you have a spam filter or you won't ever get your answer unless you also leave a phone number. We cannot usually tell you immediately over the phone if a book is here. We have to walk two blocks to check the warehouse, so I usually have to call you back or email you anyway.  We do check our e-mail frequently throughout the day when we are at home. If we should be out, and you leave a message on our answering machine, we sometimes cannot hear the phone number clearly to return your call. Those are some reasons why we recommend you email us first. If you want us to call you, please leave your phone number and time zone.
When you do email us, please do not leave the subject blank or just say "Hi" or "Hello" as the subject. We delete those before opening because a lot of spam messages look like that. 
We have supplied a subject line in the link provided above that will guarantee your mail will be opened fast.
Or call (800)925-8587 (not before 10 AM or after 10 PM Pacific Time)
From April 14, 2014 until further notice we will be recovering from surgery
and can be reached at (805)227-4442 for questions.
We will be unable to ship orders from April 10 until some time in May.
We may also not be able to access email after April 13.



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