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An Ellis Island Christmas

An Ellis Island Christmas
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Papa has already left Poland, and Krysia longs to see him again. "First we must cross the ocean to get to Ellis Island in America," says Mama. "That's where Papa is waiting for us." Saying goodbye to her home is hard, and the ocean voyage is long and stormy, but finally, on Christmas Eve, Krysia sees the Statue of Liberty! Dennis Nolan's richly rendered illustrations powerfully evoke the uncertainty, wonder, and hope of this young immigrant's experience. An Ellis Island Christmas is a holiday story to treasure, year after year.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780142405062
Publication Date: 
2005-09-01
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Tiny Blessings for Christmas

Tiny Blessings for Christmas
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Sweet, simple blessings that encourage thoughtful gratitude during Christmastime.

 

Christmas Blessings are everywhere . . .in the twinkle of sparkling lights, in dreams of glistening snow, with family around the table. Let's be thankful for the peace and love this time of year brings! Parents and children will enjoy these simple blessings and creating new holiday memories with this sweet padded-cover board book.

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9780762460953
Publication Date: 
2016-09-26
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Night Night, Mommy/Daddy

Night Night, Mommy/Daddy
Night Night, Mommy/Daddy
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Cuddle up for a calming bedtime story with this sweet board book that combines bedtime rhyme with adorable animal art to help your children get ready for a good night's sleep.

Night Night, Mommy/Daddy features an animal family settling down for bedtime, recalling shared moments between parent and child that occurred throughout the day. All of these special moments are relatable to you and your toddlers or preschoolers, and this bonding time is a wonderful way for your children to tell you "night night" as they drift off to sleep.

Sample text:

A bubble battle at bath time

Makes getting clean more fun;

Soon we’re laughing oh so hard,

We don’t even know who won!

For now, I’ll sink into your arms

And let them hold me tight,

Knowing that you’ll keep me safe

And loved all through the night.

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9780718042462
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2016-04-04
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Bambinelli Sunday: A Christmas Blessing

Bambinelli Sunday: A Christmas Blessing
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Alessandro is staying with his grandparents, who run a small shop that sells figures for the presepe (Nativity scene), while his parents look for work in another country. To help with the boy’s loneliness, his grandfather encourages Alessandro to make his own figure of the baby Jesus. They will bring that figure to Rome in two weeks to have it blessed by the Holy Father on Bambinelli Sunday. Through the events that occur in the time leading up to receiving the blessing in St. Peter's Square, Alessandro comes to see his world in a new way, and receives the best surprise of all in the end.

This book for children ages 7-10 tells a wonderful story about sharing, comfort, generosity, and forgiveness through the lens of a long-standing Italian tradition. The beautiful illustrations and timeless story make this a treasure Advent and Christmas resource for generations to come.
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9781616366490
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2013-08-01
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Here Comes Halloween!

Here Comes Halloween!
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With glitter, flocking and touch-and-feels galore, Caroline Jayne Church tackles a not-so-spooky Halloween!

 

Help this little boy decide what to be for Halloween:
A robot?
A dinosaur?
A monkey?

 

Find out what he chooses! Caroline Jayne Church's sweet line and color make a not-too-scary Halloween! Glitter, flocking, and fancy touch-and-feels on every spread will keep toddlers enthralled.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780545118156
Publication Date: 
2009-06-30
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Dear Santasaurus

Dear Santasaurus
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It's January 1, but Ernest B. Spinosaurus is already dreaming of the present Santasaurus will hopefully bring him next Christmas. This means, of course, that Ernest will have to stay on Santasaurus's "nice" list all . . . year . . . long. But how will Santasaurus know? By Ernest's letters! This hilarious story is told entirely through the seventeen letters that Ernest writes to Santasaurus, detailing the whopping 257 nice acts (and the mere 256 naughty acts) he racks up through the year. Santasaurus even sends a letter in reply! Fresh and funny, this countdown to Christmas is a journey through the year that readers will want to take over and over again.

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9781590788769
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2013-09-30
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Heather Has Two Mommies

Heather Has Two Mommies
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"Each page is artfully and distinctly rendered to be a visual depiction of the beauty of joy and diversity." -- School Library Journal

Heather's favorite number is two. She has two arms, two legs, two pets--and two mommies. When Heather goes to school for the first time, someone asks her about her daddy, but Heather doesn't have a daddy. Then something interesting happens. When Heather and her classmates all draw pictures of their families, not one drawing is the same. This delightful edition for a new generation of young readers features fresh illustrations by Laura Cornell and an updated story by Lesléa Newman.

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9780763690427
Publication Date: 
2016-08-09
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Tiny Blessings for My Family

Tiny Blessings for My Family
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Sweet, simple blessings that encourage thoughtful gratitude for all family members.

 

Tiny Blessings: For My Family is a sweet, simple book for teaching babies and toddlers how to count their blessings every day. The soothing and minimal text and beautiful illustrations will fill young children's minds with positive thoughts and will encourage them to appreciate life's special gifts-especially the gift of family. Whether it be Mom, Dad, aunts, uncles, grandparents, or siblings, babies and toddlers will see the importance of having family around them and will learn to give thanks for those who are integral in their lives. Parents and little ones will love sitting down together with this warm, joyful book, which is sure to become a perennial favorite in many homes.

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9780762461783
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2017-04-03
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Mango, Abuela, and Me

Mango, Abuela, and Me
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"A poignant tale of intergenerational connection, transition, and patience. . . . Heartfelt, layered, and beautiful." -- Booklist (starred review)

 

Mia's abuela has left her sunny house with parrots and palm trees to live with Mia and her parents in the city. While they cook, Mia helps Abuela learn English, and Mia learns some Spanish, too, but it's still hard for Abuela to learn enough words to tell Mia her stories. Then Mia sees a parrot in the pet-shop window and has the perfecto idea for how to help them all communicate a little better. Here is an endearing tale that speaks loud and clear about the love that binds families across the generations.

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9780763695132
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2017-10-02
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A Tale of Two Mommies

A Tale of Two Mommies
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A Tale of Two Mommies is a beach conversation among three children. One boy asks another boy about having two mommies. A young girl listening in asks some questions too.
True to a child's curiosity, practical questions follow. "Which mom is there when you want to go fishing? / Which mom helps out when Kitty goes missing?" To which he answers: "Mommy helps when I want to go fishing. / Both Mommies help when Kitty goes missing."
A Tale of Two Mommies is intended for 4-8 year olds.
This book lets us look inside one non-traditional family, a same sex couple and their son. As the children talk, it's clear this boy lives in a nurturing environment where the biggest issues are the everyday challenges of growing up.

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9780982636671
Publication Date: 
2011-09-01
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The Story of Saint Patrick

The Story of Saint Patrick
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Ages 2 to 5 years. In about 200 words, this little book presents the story of Saint Patrick's Day in a way that is simple enough for a toddler to understand. Vibrant illustrations are paired with the text and help create the connection between the story of the life of Saint Patrick and the way the holiday is celebrated today. Parents can use this book to introduce little ones to the meaning behind Saint Patrick's Day.

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095177563854
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Earth Day - Hooray

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Earth Day is on the way, and Ryan, Luke, and Carly have a plan. If they manage to collect and recycle 5,000 aluminum cans, they can make enough money to buy some beautiful flowers for nearby Gilroy Park. CAN they do it? Counting the cans gives Ryan, Luke, and Carly--along with readers--a lesson in place value. And facts about recycling throughout the story will help readers understand how important it is to take care of the earth. This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 6 to 8. It's a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children.

This is a Level 3 MathStart book, which is perfect for kids ages 6 and up. The MathStart series uses funny stories and colorful art to show kids that they use math every day, even outside of the classroom! Each book features an activity guide to have fun with the math concepts presented in the story.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780060001292
Publication Date: 
2004-01-20
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The Adventures of Bobby Raccoon

The Adventures of Bobby Raccoon
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Delightfully instructive tale of another denizen of the Green Forest. Bobby bites his own tail, is horribly frightened, survives an encounter with Buster Bear, and more before he finds a new home.
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9780486286174
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1995-06-29
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Blacky The Crow

Blacky The Crow
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Children will love this wonderful tale of Blacky the Crow, who gets into trouble seeing things he shouldn't. Reset in large type with four original illustrations by Harrison Cady.
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9780486405506
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1998-12-23
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Mother West Wind's Neighbors

Mother West Wind's Neighbors
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Delightful fables from the Green Forest reveal why Johnny Chuck doesn't like Blacky the Crow, why Ol' Mistah Buzzard has a bald head, who stole Mrs. Grouse's eggs, and 13 other captivating tales.
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9780486428468
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2003-05-29
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Mrs. Peter Rabbit

Mrs. Peter Rabbit
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Something is definitely wrong with Peter Rabbit . . . he has no appetite! Deciding he is terribly lonely, Peter sets off to visit some friends in the Old Pasture but instead finds himself narrowly escaping the clutches of Hooty Owl, experiencing a nasty encounter with Jed Thumper (a big gray rabbit) and eventually staring right into the soft, gentle eyes of Miss Fuzzytail. Before you know it, Peter has a new bride!
Children will love sharing the adventures of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Rabbit as they start a new ― and often precarious ― life together in the Dear Old Briar-Patch. As they enjoy the story, youngsters absorb gentle lessons about nature, wildlife, and simple human virtues. Eight charming new illustrations, based on the originals by Harrison Cady, enhance this delightful tale, newly reprinted in large, easy-to-read type.
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9780486293769
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1996-12-02
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The Adventures of Buster Bear

The Adventures of Buster Bear
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When Buster Bear comes to live in the Green Forest, the amiable bully stirs up quite a commotion, for bears haven't lived in the forest for years. And sure enough, before long Buster has a series of run-ins with Little Joe Otter, Chatterer the Red Squirrel, Farmer Brown's Boy, and even a stubborn metal pail!
These and other entertaining escapades are delightfully recounted in this engaging tale. Set in a timeless world of bubbling brooks, blue skies, and green groves, the story also teaches valuable lessons on the dangers of greed, pride, and insensitivity. The text, printed in large, easy-to-read type, is enhanced by six charming illustrations, based on the originals by Harrison Cady.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780486275642
Publication Date: 
1993-03-24
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The Adventures of Happy Jack

The Adventures of Happy Jack
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Happy Jack Squirrel fills his days with fun and foolishness -- even while jealously guarding his winter supply of hickory nuts from his mischief-making cousin, Chatterer the Red Squirrel, and playful Striped Chipmunk.
But the bouncing, bushy-tailed creature's days of comfort and security are threatened when he wakes one morning to find his worst dream come true: Shadow the Weasel is close by, and Happy Jack finds himself running for his life, trying every trick he knows to get away from his enemy.
With gentle charm and good-natured humor, master storyteller Thornton Burgess once again draws youngsters into the timeless world of the Green Forest and the Green Meadows where young readers learn about nature and are encouraged to love the "lesser folk in fur and feathers."
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9780486433219
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2004-06-28
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The Adventures of Jerry Muskrat

The Adventures of Jerry Muskrat
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Even in the peaceful, sun-splashed world of the Green Forest, the Laughing Brook, and the Smiling Pool, trouble sometimes makes an appearance and disturbs the lives of the animals living there. And so it is in this charming story about Jerry Muskrat and his friends Little Joe Otter, Spotty the Turtle, Grandfather Frog, and Billy Mink. First, Farmer Brown's boy has set nasty traps all around the Smiling Pool and that spells trouble for Jerry and the other creatures who live in and around the Pool. Wise old Grandfather Frog must think long and hard to come up with a solution for that problem. Then, suddenly, the water in the Laughing Brook stops flowing and before long, the Smiling Pool drops to alarming levels. Something must be done, but what? Children will love finding out as they read or listen to this classic Thornton W. Burgess fable, which combines the fun of a good story with important lessons about kindness, stick-to-itiveness, cooperation, and other virtues. Six full-page illustrations, based on originals by Harrison Cady, enhance the text, newly reset in large, easy-to-read type.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780486278179
Publication Date: 
1993-11-08
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The Adventures of Johnny Chuck

The Adventures of Johnny Chuck
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Spring has arrived at the Green Meadow and Johnny Chuck is strangely discontent. On a whim, he offers Jimmy Skunk his house and then wanders off. Along the way, he gets into a fight with a strange woodchuck and, after a bruising battle, chases the intruder off. At that point, Johnny is feeling rather unconquerable -- that is, until Polly Chuck uses her feminine charms to capture his heart. Before long, the two are happily keeping house in a burrow in the old orchard.
Thornton W. Burgess, the author of many delightful classics for children, draws young readers into a timeless world of woodland creatures, teaching children important lessons about nature by basing the animals' actions and adventures on actual wildlife behavior. Six charming illustrations by Thea Kliros, based on Harrison Cady originals, enhance a story sure to delight young animal and nature lovers.

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9780486283531
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1995-01-06
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The Adventures of Old Man Coyote

The Adventures of Old Man Coyote
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Children will love finding out as Peter Rabbit, Jimmy Skunk, Prickly Porky, Granny Fox, Reddy Fox and other dwellers in the Green Forest react to a new - and scary - neighbor. All ends happily, of course, in this timeless fable by noted storyteller Thornton W. Burgess.
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9780486296463
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1997-06-04
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The Adventures of Old Mr. Toad

The Adventures of Old Mr. Toad
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Jimmy Skunk, Peter Rabbit, and other woodland creatures secretly trail Old Mr. Toad as he makes his way to a very important engagement. Gentle lessons about nature and the environment.
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9780486403854
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1998-06-10
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The Adventures of Unc' Billy Possum

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When Unc' Billy Possum learns how easy it is to get into trouble, it takes some doin' to get himself out of his predicament. First of all, he didn't go home when he should have. The next thing he knew, he was a prisoner! But with the help of his friends, especially Happy Jack Squirrel, Unc' manages to find a way out of his difficult situation.
Master storyteller Thornton Burgess beguiles young readers and nature lovers with another tale about the delightful creatures of the Green Forest and the Green Meadows.
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9780486430317
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2003-11-04
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The Airplane Alphabet Book

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Let your imagination take flight!

This fact-filled book features planes from A to Z, including the Aviation Trainer Six, the Electra, and the Zero. An high-flying tour of the alphabet and a history of flying machines the Wright Brothers to hobbyist's model airplanes.

Learn which type of plane is best for a dogfight, see the type of plane Charles Lindbergh flew in the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic, and much more. From the first flight of the Wright Flyer in 1903 to the age of jets, Rob Bolster's vivid illustrations will send you soaring through the skies in this dynamic celebration of flight.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780881069068
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1999-07-01
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The Story of Jonah

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Join Alice as she steps into the pages of her storybook and takes a magical trip to Bibleland! Whimsical rhymes and engaging, full-color illustrations invite young readers to follow Alice on her journeys as she witnesses some of the Bible's best-loved stories and learns important lessons along the way. In The Story of Jonah, Alice watches as Jonah makes the decision to disobey God and sees how his actions lead to both consequences and forgiveness. She and Jonah learn the valuable lesson that "when we're bad and sorry as can be God has mercy and has pity and forgives us lovingly."
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9780870297045
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2016-10-20
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