Christian Publishing & Distribution
Education in the Shadow of the Cross
Established 1974
Our Mission
Mott Media publishes educationally sound resources that feature yesterday’s values for today’s child. Our materials promote high literacy and achievement, individualized teaching, independent thinking, solid foundational skills, and strong biblical values. Rather than seeking knowledge for knowledge’s sake, our materials nurture understanding and biblical wisdom to empower children to live a life of faith.
Back to the Classics
Then They Had . . .
  • High Literacy and Achievement
  • Non-graded Individualized Teaching
  • Emphasis on the Three R's
  • Thinking Skills
  • Moral Content in all Curriculum
The Results Were . . .
  • Phenomenal Industrial andScientific Advancement
  • High Productivity in the Work Force
  • Biblical, Moral and Human Values
  • National Pride and Loyalty
  • Great Spiritual Revivals
Ray's for Today Arithmetic
Ray's for Today Arithmetic offers the rigorous and uncompromising content of the original Ray's New Arithmetic series in an updated format. It recreates the classical teaching in an age-appropriate and contemporary manner while still keeping the emphasis on oral language, mental math, and math reasoning.

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Audio Books!

The Original 1830's version

McGuffey's Readers
Out of print for over 125 years, the original McGuffey Eclectic Readers are world renowned for their teaching of reading through the integration of faith with learning. William Holmes McGuffey was an outstanding 19th century educator and preacher who combined his God-given talents in the preparation of these Christ-centered textbooks. The character of our nation was molded in an upright manner through these textbooks over several generations.
Sower Series
These age-appropriate chapter books give children ages 9 to 14 real-life role models of heroic men and women who followed Christ-inspired pathways to make a positive difference in their world. The factual information is written in a story format that holds the reader’s interest. The true stories come from many walks of life, including the fields of math and science, history and explorers, government and influential leaders, medicine, and the arts.

Ray's Arithmetic
Each textbook in the classic Ray’s New Arithmetic series teaches arithmetic in an orderly fashion in a leveled approach. Designed for one-room schoolhouses, students could learn the necessary arithmetic skills no matter what their age using the appropriate level. Students build computational skills line-by-line while learning to apply those skills as they reason through story problems.
Spencerian Penmanship
Despite what modern educators and technology wizards may think, legible handwriting is not obsolete. It brings a personal touch to our correspondence. The Spencerian form of penmanship is a highly-regarded and beautiful form of cursive writing. The very affordable series can be used to introduce cursive to elementary students, to improve the handwriting of older students and adults, or as an art form much like calligraphy.

Ruth Beechick's Books
"I meet teaching parents all around the country and find them to be intelligent, enthusiastic, creative people doing a marvelous job of teaching their children. But, sad to say, most of them do not know what a great job they are doing. Everyone thinks it goes smoothly in everyone else's house and theirs is the only place that has problems. I'll let you in on a secret about teaching: there is no place in the world where it rolls along smoothly without problems. Only in articles and books can that happen."
Learning Styles
This practical, easy-to-understand primer on learning styles helps parents understand how their children learn and recognize all the elements of a learning profile. The biblical basis for each element is presented so parents can develop each child’s unique, God-given design.
Lee Roddy
Best-selling author Lee Roddy is known forwriting captivating adventure stories that appealto both boys and girls. They’re filled with the kindof mysteries and escapades that children love, while reinforcing traditional family values and character. This makes them ideal for reluctant readers,especially boys. For ages 8 to 12. Mott Media is pleased to publish two of Lee's series; The Ladd Family Adventure Series and D.J. Dillon Adventure Series .

Lois Walfrid Johnson
Best-selling novels set in the early 1900's in Minnesota, northwest Wisconsin, and Michigan, these compelling, historically accurate stories attract reluctant, average, and gifted readers. Both boys and girls identify with characters who face danger and mystery while learning to deal with peer pressure, family relationships, and the need for unconditional love and forgiveness. Mott Media is pleased to publish Lois's series: Adventures of the Northwoods .

Phonics
Mott Media publishes many phonics books and helps; The ABC's and All Their Tricks by Margaret Bishop; Phonics In Song CD by Leon V. Metcalf, Phonics Made Plain by Michael S. Brunner, Mrs. Silver's Phonics by Claudine Silver.

Harvey's Grammar

History & Government
The goal of Under God  is to develop effective citizens within the framework of the Christian faith and Christian principles. To help students attain this goal, Under God includes sound ideas about the foundations of constitutional government and the historical background of United States government.
Harvey's Elementary Grammar and Composition and Harvey's Revised English Grammar were written by the 19th century educator Thomas W. Harvey. We have added Elementary Grammar and Composition Answer Key and Revised English Grammar Teacher's Answer Key which contain the answers to both volumes.
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Spelling
An old classic, now republished. One thousand frequently used words are arranged according to grade levels so that you can test any pupil and determine his or her level of spelling. You may also use the lists for weekly spelling. Pupils who can spell the thousand most common words are ready for most of the writing they need to do. .

Companion Workbooks for
McGuffey's, Harvey's, & Ray's

Education in the
Shadow of the Cross

Workbooks
We are proud to offer a complete line of workbooks for grades 1-4 written by Dr. Rudy Moore expressly for use with the textbooks described in this web site. Available for Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic, four booklets per grade per subject, they provide clear daily lessons, regular reviews, quizzes, and a pull out section containing a comprehensive test of mastery for that workbook as well as answers for all assignments, quizzes and tests.
Schoolhouse Print
This inspired concept of Christian school, church and nation — one and inseparable is reproduced in full color from an original oil painting — yours to frame and treasure! Hung on the wall of your classroom or home, this print will proclaim your God-centered philosophy of education.

Our Authors
  1. Dr. Ruth Beechick
  2. Lois Walfrid Johnson
  3. Lee Roddy
Known for her down-to-earth practical advice in educating children, Dr. Beechick was a prolific writer driven by her passion for God’s Word and helping others. Drawing from her many years of experience in teaching in varied situations and writing curriculum, she had a knack for sharing insights in plain language that anyone could understand. Whether writing about language and thinking, the 3 R’s, how to teach, Bible studies, or historical fiction, her books always encourage as they highlight simple truths.
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"I've always loved to read, and I want you to have the same fun. That's why I write mystery and adventure stories and put something exciting at the end of every chapter. Among these books are my best-selling Adventures of the Northwoods novels, which are set in the early 1900's in Minneapolis, Duluth, northwest Wisconsin, and upper Michigan."
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Best-selling author Lee Roddy has written 50 published novels and 15 nonfiction books with sales in the millions of copies. His credits include Grizzly Adams, which became a prime-time television series; The Lincoln Conspiracy, which made The New York Times best-seller list; Jesus, now a film in more than 500 languages; and four series of character-development novels for young adults and readers ages 8-12.

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  1. Lori Coeman
  2. Joyce Bohn
Lori’s passion is helping families and organizations fulfill their God-given purposes and calling. Trained in communications, journalism, research, and management, her books draw from personal experiences in homeschooling her twins, teaching small groups, and consulting with churches and para-church organizations. Her goal is to guide and equip others with practical, biblically-based educational resources.
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Armed with a unique inter-disciplinary Ph.B. (Bachelor of Philosophy) degree, Joyce entered the fields of science and math long before it was popular for women to do so. Having taught in inner-city, private, and public school settings, she gained a breadth of experience in how to present topics in such a way that students see how to do a skill and why it works.
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