This treasure of a book, for people of all faiths, is a starting point for parents who must talk about the difficult topic of death with their children.What should parents say when a loved one dies? Heaven is a difficult subject that always comes up at tough times, and Maria Shriver has written a very special book precisely for these stressful moments. What's Heaven? is the story of Kate, a little girl whose great-grandma has just died. She seeks answers, and her mother helps her learn about Heaven. The many questions in this book are real, coming from Shriver's own children, nieces, and nephews when her grandmother Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy passed away. With 900,000 copies of the book now in print, the loving, confident, and ultimately uplifting answers Shriver provides are helping readers' families come together, feel closer to one another, and experience peace during the times when they need it most.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/30/2007Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Heaven is for real, and you are going to like it! Colton Burpo came back from his trip to heaven with a very important message: Jesus really, really loves children.In an effort to reach even more families with this eternally significant story, this runaway bestseller is now told from Colton'kid to kids! Children will receive the same comfort and assurance that so many adults have received from the trade book. Beautifully illustrated under Colton's direction, he shares his experiences in first person and comments on things that will be important to kids. A letter to parents is included to guide them as they talk to their children about heaven. Scripture along with a Q&A section with answers from the Bible are also included in the book.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 11/8/2011Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
The light is always on Because Jesus is waiting for you. The very best part of Heaven Is that He's going to be there too. Heaven is a real place. It's where Jesus lives and waits for those he loves to come to him. It's a place of joy and love and hope---a place where all of God's children, young and old, will stay and be happy forever. Engaging questions and scripture references in the back of this book will help parents reinforce the message that Heaven is a place of love that we can all look forward to seeing one day. There's even a special keepsake invitation for children to RSVP to Jesus!Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 8/9/2011Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
What about Heaven? is the next book in the best-selling Little Blessings line, using captivating art from Care Bears artist Elena Kucharik, along with wonderful text from Kathleen Bostrom. Preschool children and adults alike can explore the mysteries of heaven.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/20/2000Pages: 80Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
The way to Cat Heaven is a field of sweet grass, where crickets and butterflies play!"With a gentle, playful rhyme, Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant explores all the ways our beloved cats enjoy Cat Heaven, as she did for dogs in the bestselling companion book, DOG HEAVEN. Her shining artwork illustrates a world of peace for cats in Heaven, where no tree is too tall for exploring, where there is no lack of angels' laps for sleeping.If your child wonders where his or her kitty goes after a happy life on Earth, they can rest assured that all cats "know where the angel cats fly. They'll run past the stars and the moon and the sun . . . to curl up with God in the sky."Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 9/1/1997 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
In Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant's classic bestseller, the author comforts readers young and old who have lost a dog. Recommended highly by pet lovers around the world, Dog Heaven not only comforts but also brings a tear to anyone who is devoted to a pet. From expansive fields where dogs can run and run to delicious biscuits no dog can resist, Rylant paints a warm and affectionate picture of the ideal place God would, of course, create for man's best friend. The first picture book illustrated by the author, Dog Heaven is enhanced by Rylant's bright, bold paintings that perfectly capture an afterlife sure to bring solace to anyone who is grieving.Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 9/1/1995 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
John Lennon was many things to many people, but to his son Sean, he was Daddy, a role he approached with humor, affection, and creativity.One of the ways John expressed his love for his son was by drawings animals, flowers, and people, and then captioning these sketches with endearing and amusing phrases that he and Sean would come up with as they looked over Daddy’s art. The charming results of these playful collaborations are collected in Real Love: The Drawings for Sean, a book bound to delight both young children and whimsical adults.A testament to the deep bond felt between parent and child, Real Love is also a record of one of our most gifted creative minds at work. Featuring six never-before-seen pieces of art from John and Sean’s father-son jam sessions, this edition of Real Love is an exclusive collector’s item.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 11/1/2011Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Benjamin Pratt’s school is about to become the site of a new amusement park. It sounds like a dream come true! But lately, Ben has been wonder if he’s going to like an amusement park in the middle of his town—with all the buses and traffic and eight dollar slices of pizza. It’s going to change everything. And, Ben is not so big on all the new changes in his life, like how his dad has moved out and started living in the marina on what used to be the "family sailboat. Maybe it would be nice if the school just stayed as it is. He likes the school. Loves it, actually. It’s over 200 years old and sits right on the harbor. The playground has ocean breezes and the classrooms have million dollar views…MILLION DOLLAR views. And after a chance—and final—run-in with the school janitor, Ben starts to discover that these MILLION DOLLAR views have a lot to do with the deal to sell the school property. But, as much as the town wants to believe it, the school does not belong to the local government. It belongs to the CHILDREN and these children have the right to defend it! Don’t think Ben, his friend Jill (and the tag-along Robert) can ruin a multimillion dollar real estate deal? Then you don’t know the history and the power of the Keepers of the School. A suspenseful six book series, book one, We the Children, starts the battle on land and on sea. It’s a race to keep the school from turning into a ticket booth and these kids are about to discover just how threatening a little knowledge can be.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/6/2010Pages: 160Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
Courage picture books combine top-of-the-line illustrators with classic tales all at an unbelievable retail value. And now, Margery Williams beloved children’s classic, The Velveteen Rabbit, is getting a makeover for the holiday season with a beautiful new festive cover for Christmastime. This edition illustrated by picture book great Don Daily still tells the precious story of the little rabbit stuffed in a stocking as a present and his love for a boy. The gorgeous new jacket design makes a beautiful gift, and is sure to be a real favorite for both young and old alike.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/25/2007Pages: 56Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
In this sequel to her classic Pretend Soup--considered by many to be the gold standard of children’s cookbooks--award-winning author/illustrator Mollie Katzen works her magic with 20 new, child-tested recipes including such delicacies as Counting Soup, Chewy Energy Circles, and Polka Dot Rice. Each illustrated recipe offers the child chef the opportunity to count, measure, mix, assemble, and most important, have fun. Designed as do-together projects--with the child as chef and the adult as assistant--these kitchen adventures will give children confidence in their cooking skills and inspire a life-long healthy relationship with food. With Salad People and a little time in the kitchen, budding chefs will cheer: “I like it because I made it myself!”Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/1/1994Pages: 96Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Practice your math in this number-crunching take on "The Princess and the Pea," which features not just one princess, but three, not to mention four horses, five dogs, six grooms, seven gardeners and all kinds of chances for young mathematicians to put their adding and subtracting skills to the test!
Building Resilience in Children and Teens Families, schools, and communities can prepare children and teens to THRIVE through both good and challenging times. Building Resilience in Children and Teens offers strategies to help kids from 18 months to 18 years build seven crucial "Cs" - competence, confidence, connection, character, contribution, coping, and control - so they can excel in life and bounce back from challenges. The book describes how to raise authentically successful children who will be happy, hardworking, compassionate, creative, and innovative. Dr. Ginsburg reminds parents that our goal is to think in the present and prepare for the future, to remember that our real goal is to raise children to be successful 35-year-olds. It's about more than immediate smiles or even good grades; it's about raising kids to be emotionally and socially intelligent, to be able to recover from disappointment and forge ahead throughout their lives. The stable connection between caring adults and children is the key to the security that allows kids to creatively master challenges and reach their highest potential. This book offers concrete strategies to solidify those vital family connections. Resilience is also about confronting the overwhelming stress kids face today. This invaluable guide offers coping strategies for facing the stresses of academic performance, high achievement standards, media messages, peer pressure, and family tension. Young people too commonly survive stress by indulging in unhealthy behaviors or by giving up completely The suggested solutions offered here are aimed at building a repertoire of positive coping strategies. Kids who have these healthy strategies in place may be less likely to turn to those quick, easy, but dangerous fixes that adults fear. The book includes a guide for teens to create their own customized positive coping strategies. The second edition of this award-winning book continues to focus on parents,
The Real ACT is the only book with insider test-taking tips and strategy, practice tests, and insight from the makers of the ACT. This comprehensive guide has everything one needs to know about the ACT-test content, structure, and format info! The only guide that includes 5 previously administered, full-length ACT tests written by the actual test maker (including 2 NEW practice tests) ACT content and procedures you'll follow when actually taking the test Valuable information about tuition payment plans All the question types you can expect to find on the ACT Suggestions on how you might approach the questions and Peterson's tried-and-true test-taking strategies and tipsBook Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/6/2011Pages: 672Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
With this charming book, children will delight in learning the basic moves of chess - the most popular and challenging strategy game of all. All the rules of chess are clearly explained, step by step, assuming no prior knowledge. The lessons are reinforced by the inventive tales that George is told by his pet alligator Kirsty, self-proclaimed Grand Alligator of chess. Chess is recognized in many countries as a useful tool for developing creative thinking in children. Although chess can be regarded as a rather complex and mysterious game, the rules themselves are straightforward. It doesn't take long to learn how the pieces move, and even children as young as five can enjoy exciting games. They will also thoroughly enjoy outwitting friends and relatives!Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/1/2004Pages: 112Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Bending over backwards to keep the kids entertained? Well, struggle no more - teach your children the wonders of sewing with this easy-to-follow guide. Kids love to make things, so why not get them stitching animals, dolls, fancy-dress outfits, bags, jewellery and more? Crafting expert and mother of two Emma Hardy guides you through all the fundamentals of sewing with clear step-by-step instructions that will help little ones to learn while at the same time having fun. And once the basics have been mastered, a whole world of crafting possibilities will be unlocked. With 35 simple projects for boys and girls, each one designed specifically to help children learn to sew, this is the perfect book for beating boredom and entertaining little ones in a naturally inventive way.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/31/2010Pages: 128
Teach your children all the basics of knitting with this easy-to-follow guide. In Knitting for Children, Claire Montgomerie shares the secrets of her successful knitting classes that show little ones how to create their own toys, accessories and clothes. Packed with great projects suitable for children aged 7-12, and with each project just a little more advanced than the one before, kids will eagerly progress through the 35 easy-to-follow patterns and variations. The 'Getting started' section gives essential guidance, covering not only all the knitting basics, but also how to finger knit, French knit, make tassels, put together pompoms and more. Claire has chosen yarns that are smooth and simple to knit, with the weight suitable for smaller hands. Start with the snake scarf - it's a fun but easy project that teaches the basics, and once they've mastered this piece, your child will be straight onto the next challenge. They can try the cosy mittens and then move on to a pretty ragdoll, or stitch the cute and colourful v-neck cardigan before making an MP3 player cover. This book provides the perfect way to introduce your child to a fun craft that will be useful for the rest of their life.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/31/2011Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
When Ohkwa'ri overhears a group of older boys planning a raid on a neighboring village, he immediately tells his Mohawk elders. He has done the right thing--but he has also made enemies. Grabber and his friends will do anything they can to hurt him, especially during the village-wide game of Tekwaarathon (lacrosse). Ohkwa'ri believes in the path of peace, but can peaceful ways work against Grabber's wrath? An exciting story that also offers an in-depth look at Native American life centuries ago. -- Kirkus Reviews Joseph Bruchac is an award-winning storyteller, writer, and editor, and the author of The First Strawberries and Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back. He lives in Greenfield Center, New York. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/1/1998Pages: 160Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
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