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ABCs of Thomas Merton: A Monk at the Heart of the World

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Young readers (age 5-9), parents, grandparents, teachers, and catechists will enjoy learning about the major events in Thomas Merton's life and the choices he made along the way to become the world's most famous monk and hermit.

The playful ABCs format used in this book will help children to remember what they are learning about Thomas Merton and the Christian life in general. With childlike simplicity, the book creates an open and contemplative mood for the child and grown-up sharing in the reading experience.

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9781612618470
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2017-06-10
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Bedtime Rhyme

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In a series of whimsical dream images, Wangerin captures young children's nighttime fears and dispels each through a parent's heroic deed. Finally comes the ultimate assurance of peaceful slumber: the picture of a watchful God, who . . . ""Loves you, my baby true, from the brown of the ground to the blue of the sky. From the golden dawn to the grey of goodbye. From ear to ear a million years. And butterflies both your eyes. God loves you." This book is a passport to sweet dreams, a perfect way to end the day--together.
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9780806637013
Publication Date: 
1998-07-22
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CHERRY BLOSSOM TREE

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In this touching story, a grandfather talks to his granddaughter about life and death.
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9780806628431
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1996-06-12
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Day I Was Confirmed

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9780829812800
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1998-11-01
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Emma Says Goodbye: A Child's Guide to Bereavement

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Part of the "Lion Care" series, this title offers the right level of help and explanation for children undergoing the stress of a death in the family. Carolyn Nystrom gives reassurance to every child.
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9780745929248
Publication Date: 
1994-06-01
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Family Reunion

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This delightful book contains fifteen poems that tell the story of a weeklong family reunion through the eyes of Jodie, a 10-year-old girl. From the original invitation and the drive there to listening to family stories and helping with a barbecue, and finally going home again, Jodie relates in verse form all the experiences she shares with her family at the reunion.

Author Mary Quattlebaum has included a variety of poetic forms, including free verse, a haiku, a sonnet, a ballad, and more, making this a rich reading experience for young readers and their families. Andrea Shine's richly colored watercolor illustrations, overlaid with bits of cut paper, capture the excitement and fun of the family gathering. Great for reading aloud, the poems in "Family Reunion" can be shared with the whole family.

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9780802852373
Publication Date: 
2004-02-23
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Growing in God's Love: A Story Bible (Ages 4-8)

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Help nurture the faith of the children in your life with Growing in God's Love: A Story Bible. This engaging resource features 150 popular Bible stories that are organized by 13 themes, including Strong Women and Men; Listening for God; Parables; Healings and Miracles; and more. Each story is built on the latest in biblical scholarship and learning theory and helps children begin to understand the Bible and apply its teachings to the world around them. Growing in God's Love features diverse artwork from more than twenty artists to appeal to a variety of ages and learning styles. Three reflection questions--Hear, See, Act--are included at the end of each story to help children further ponder the message of the story.

Growing in God's Love: A Story Bible is ideal for children ages 4-8, and it is perfect for Sunday school classrooms, children's sermons, vacation Bible school, and gift-giving at baptism or other milestones.

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9780664262914
Publication Date: 
2018-01-05
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Happy Baptism Day

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Happy Baptism Day is a book children will turn to again and again as they grow in faith. It not only builds their understanding of baptism but reaffirms that they are important to God and encourages their daily walk in faith. The hardcover format makes the book an ideal gift from the church or the parents of the baptized child.

Judy Jolly uses storytelling to explain the meaning of the service and symbols of baptism. The author focuses on helping children who are baptized at an early age (but not as infants) understand the significance and importance of their baptism and celebrate their baptism day.

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9780687030644
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2003-01-01
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Herodotus the Hedgehog

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A philosophical story that celebrates diversity

Herodotus is a curious little hedgehog who loves exploring the woods. One day he sees a bear leaving an offering of fruit and honey to the Great Spirit Bear, and he wonders if other animals worship the Great Spirit Bear too. So he decides to talk to the other animals in the forest, and discovers that they each believe something different. Herodotus is fascinated by their ideas, but eventually he'll have to decide what he believes in himself.

This thoughtful, engaging book will prompt readers to ponder their own beliefs and ideas about life's big questions.

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9780802854988
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2018-03-15
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Home by Another Way: A Christmas Story

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"In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, "Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage."

--Matthew 2:1-2

This enchanting Christmas story by beloved author and preacher Barbara Brown Taylor follows the three wise men on their world-changing journey to Bethlehem. In this beautiful retelling of their adventure, Taylor captures the power of one very special star and gives readers a new perspective on the three wise men and their encounters with King Herod, Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus. Home by Another Way: A Christmas Story features breathtaking artwork from illustrator Melanie Cataldo and is perfect for gift-giving. Ideal for children ages 8-10.

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9781947888005
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2018-08-07
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Hundredth Name

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This wonderful story, rich in the details of day-to-day village life, is complimented by full-color illustrations that portray the lush landscapes of the banks of the Nile as well as luminous, starlit nights. It is the story of a boy and his camel, and the faith of a child in Muslim Egypt.
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9781563971839
Publication Date: 
1995-09-01
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If Nathan Were Here

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If Nathan Were Here gently explores the grief of a young boy whose friend has died. With the help of some understanding people, the boy finds ways to give expression to his sorrow and to reach out to someone else who needs him.
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9780802851871
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2000-05-08
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Jenny: Coming to Terms with the Death of a Sibling

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The story shows a warm and caring family learning to deal with long-term illness. It is a story about suffering and death, but also about the special place in heaven where there are no more tears, pain, or suffering. For ages 4-8.
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9780687497096
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2006-09-01
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Jesus Is Our Special Friend

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Children's self-worth and place in God's creation affirmed through the story of Jesus blessing the children.


Bright, colorful illustrations by Margaret Vouladakis Kyle.

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9781895562699
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1993-04-15
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Life of Our Lord: Written for His Children During the Years 1846 to 1849

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Charles Dickens's other Christmas classic, with a new introduction by Dickens's great-great-grandson, Gerald Charles Dickens.
Charles Dickens wrote The Life of Our Lord during the years 1846-1849, just about the time he was completing David Copperfield. In this charming, simple retelling of the life of Jesus Christ, adapted from the Gospel of St. Luke, Dickens hoped to teach his young children about religion and faith. Since he wrote it exclusively for his children, Dickens refused to allow publication.
For eighty-five years the manuscript was guarded as a precious family secret, and it was handed down from one relative to the next. When Dickens died in 1870, it was left to his sister-in-law, Georgina Hogarth. From there it fell to Dickens's son, Sir Henry Fielding Dickens, with the admonition that it should not be published while any child of Dickens lived.
Just before the 1933 holidays, Sir Henry, then the only living child of Dickens, died, leaving his father's manuscript to his wife and children. He also bequeathed to them the right to make the decision to publish The Life of Our Lord. By majority vote, Sir Henry's widow and children decided to publish the book in London. In 1934, Simon & Schuster published the first American edition, which became one of the year's biggest bestsellers.
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9780684865379
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1999-11-09
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Little Man, Little Man: A Story of Childhood

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Four-year-old TJ spends his days on his lively Harlem block playing with his best friends WT and Blinky and running errands for neighbors. As he comes of age as a "Little Man" with big dreams, TJ faces a world of grown-up adventures and realities. Baldwin's only children's book, Little Man, Little Man celebrates and explores the challenges and joys of black childhood.

Now available for the first time in forty years, this new edition of Little Man, Little Man--which retains the charming original illustrations by French artist Yoran Cazac--includes a foreword by Baldwin's nephew Tejan "TJ" Karefa-Smart and an afterword by his niece Aisha Karefa-Smart, with an introduction by two Baldwin scholars. In it we not only see life in 1970s Harlem from a black child's perspective, but we also gain a fuller appreciation of the genius of one of America's greatest writers.
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9781478000044
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2018-08-27
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Marvelous Mustard Seed (Ages 4-8)

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"A child plants a mustard seed in an empty garden. It is an itty-bitty seed. It isn't anything very special--yet."

Discover the surprising potential of one small seed in The Marvelous Mustard Seed. Based on Jesus' parable of the Mustard Seed, this inspiring children's book shows young readers that one tiny seed--just like one small child--carries a world of potential. The Marvelous Mustard Seed features ethnically diverse characters, and it is ideal for children ages 4-8. A special note for parents and teachers is included.

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9780664262754
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2018-04-26
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My Big Family at Church

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A young child describes the activities that take place at church when people come together to show their love for God.
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9780687275335
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1989-07-01
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Over the River and Through the Woods

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""Recalling a simpler time, this book captures the poem's sense of excitement and celebration. Readers who join the family en route to Grandfather's house will observe many details about life in the 19th century. . . . Manson's woodcuts, painted in the colors of a snowy evening, lovingly depict the wintry countryside"".--""School Library Journal"". Full-color illustrations.
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1558589597
Publication Date: 
1998-08-01
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Papa's Birthday Gift

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Tessa's father, snowed in at the airport, does not get home for her sixth birthday party, but he does return in time to take her for a special sled ride on her birthnight..
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9780806645575
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2003-07-28
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PINK PAPER SWANS

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"Kroll's story of an interracial, intergenerational friendship comes alive inClouse's full-color, cut-paper collages, the perfect medium for the story".--Booklist.
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9780802850812
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1994-05-01
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Prayers for Young Children (Ages 5-9)

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A collection of prayers for every occasion

It's easy to reach out to God when you want something, but what about when you're happy, lonely, or afraid--what do you say then? This thoughtful collection of prayers offers children ways of approaching God in a variety of circumstances. The prayers, each rooted in a Bible story, describe different situations that readers will easily relate to, from life-changing events like mov-ing to a new city to everyday occurrences like winning a game or not being able to sleep.

With bold, inviting illustrations, this book will inspire readers to connect with God in new ways.

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9780802854933
Publication Date: 
2018-03-26
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RAINY DAY FUN BOOK

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With pages full of creative family ideas, this book can help build stronger families while providing hours of pleasure for days when kids are stuck inside. Each activity is designed to enhance a child's positive self-image through fulfilling experiences with parents, grandparents, teachers and other adult caregivers. As families work together on projects, they will build wonderful, lasting memories.
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9780806629841
Publication Date: 
1996-10-01
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Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus

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2015 Caldecott Honor Book
2015 Sibert Medal Winner
For shy young Peter Mark Roget, books were the best companions -- and it wasn't long before Peter began writing his own book. But he didn't write stories; he wrote lists. Peter took his love for words and turned it to organizing ideas and finding exactly the right word to express just what he thought. His lists grew and grew, eventually turning into one of the most important reference books of all time.
Readers of all ages will marvel at Roget's life, depicted through lyrical text and brilliantly detailed illustrations. This elegant book celebrates the joy of learning and the power of words.
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9780802853851
Publication Date: 
2014-09-15
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ROBERTO & THE FOUNTAIN OF LIGH

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Sensitive about the very large birthmark of his face, a young Spanish boy learns to like himself when he realizes that God loves him exactly as he is.
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9780745912776
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1988-07-01
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