This uplifting story about one man's gift to the desert and the gift he receives in return has a powerful environmental lesson.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/1/1996Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
The exceptional talents of Carol Ann Duffy and papercut artist Rob Ryan combine to present the story of a girl's journey through life and the desires that shape it. With a kind of magic that is timeless, The Gift speaks to everyone who wonders about the mysteries that lie at the heart of the human experience. A unique gift book for all ages by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy This lyrical text about life, love and art is accompanied by stunning papercut illustrations. The Gift portrays the cycle of life in a subtle, accessible way while exploring themes of birth, death, love and the importance of family and friends.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/1/2010Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
One morning the people of Wemmicksville wake up to discover that they've all received gifts. Punchinello opens his gift to find a hammer; Lucia receives a paintbrush and set of paints; and Hans, the baker, gets a spoon. Nobody knows who sent the gifts, but each Wemmick receives the perfect gift: Punchinello likes to build, Lucia loves to paint, and Hans enjoys cooking. When a family of Wemmicks needs help to reach Eli the woodcarver, Punchinello and his friends try to come to their aid. Unfortunately, nothing they do seems to work. Only when they realize that Eli gave them each a special gift are they able to use those gifts to make a difference. This story will show kids how God has given them a special gift they can use to serve Him.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/4/2006Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
This prequel to Eric Velasquez's biographical picture book Grandma's Records is the story of a Christmas holiday that young Eric spends with his grandmother. After they prepare their traditional Puerto Rican celebration, Eric and Grandma visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a school project, where he sees a painting by Diego Velasquez and realizes for the first time that he could be an artist when he grows up. Grandma witnesses his fascination, and presents Eric with the perfect Christmas gift—a sketchbook and colored pencils—to use in his first steps toward becoming an artist. A heartwarming story of self-discovery, Grandma's Gift is a celebration of the special bond between a grandparent and grandchild.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/12/2010Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
From the bestselling illustrator of the FROGGY picture books.It's Mother's Day, and Gus has a great idea. During art time at school, he'll make Mom a special present. But things don't go exactly as he plans. Will Mom like Gus's gift?This sweet, simple Pre-Level 1 story takes brand-new readers on an adventure with lovable rhino Gus.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/1/2012Pages: 24Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
O. Henry's classic tale of the wisest gifts of Christmas, brought to life by P.J. Lynch's extraordinary art, is itself a gift to share and treasure.In a shabby New York flat, Della sobs as she counts the few coins she has saved to buy a Christmas present for her husband, Jim. A gift worthy of her devotion will require a great sacrifice: selling her long, beautiful hair. Jim, meanwhile, has made a sacrifice for Della that is no less difficult. As they exchange gifts on Christmas Eve, the discovery of what each has done fills them with despair, until they realize that the true gifts of Christmas can be found more readily in their humble apartment than in any fine store. O. Henry paints a masterly portrait of unfaltering love, a haven from the harsh world outside. The poignancy of his story is captured in P.J. Lynch's eloquent art, wherein every glance, every gesture, tells a subtle truth.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/9/2008Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
The ponies are planning a very special surprise for a very special friend. Join them as they make their secret scrapbook—but do not tell Daisy Jo! Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/22/2006Pages: 24Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
A brave boy goes into the hills and prays for help for his people. A rider on a magnificent animal comes to him and says: "This animal is called the Sacred Dog. He can do many things your dogs can do and also more...He is as the wind: gentle but sometimes frightening." The clouds close and suddenly one by one countless Sacred Dogs course down from the sky. And so the courage of one determined boy is rewarded by the Great Spirit: The horse, or Sacred Dog, is given to his tribe.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/1/1984Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
This is a concept book to teach and delight. As a young African boy travels to visit his grandmother, he passes through the village market, where he sees lots of things Granny would like? four brooms, five hats, six necklaces, seven musical instruments, and so on. Stunning photographs taken in Emeka's southern Nigerian village illustrate this heartwarming story. "A wonderful multidimensional story with universal appeal." -School Library Journal Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/1/1999Pages: 24Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
With astonishing artwork created from cut paper and inks on papyrus, this simply written account of one of Egypt's most fabled kings follows Tutankhamen from his frail childhood through his brief but magnificent reign. A "New York Times" Notable Children's Book. Full color.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/1/1997Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
Way, way up north in a snow-covered, frozen world, a young girl breaks a hole in the ice and fishes for her supper. But instead of a fish, at the end of the line is a small, brightly painted wooden bird. She ties it onto her necklace, next to a small white bear.Day after day her fishing pole brings up more colorful surprises from the swirling sea under the frozen ice. She decorates her igloo with the colorful treasures and animals come from far and wide to visit with her and share stories of faraway lands. On the last day she visits the fishing hole she drops the small bear from her necklace into the water.Faraway, a young boy walks along a beach in the hot, hot sun. He throws something colorful into the water. Then something catches his eye. There washed up on the beach is a small wooden bear. ... Karin Littlewood has crafted a simple, affecting story of how individuals around the world connect and even enrich each other s lives. Her beautiful, full-spread watercolor illustrations colorfully depict the story s shifting locations from the frozen Arctic to the tropical shoreline, and the vast and diverse world that exists below the sea.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/1/2010Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Tresselt's classic story of The Dead Tree is given new life in this gloriously reillustrated volume. The role of an oak tree in the cycle of nature is revealed as an ancient tree, even as it dies and returns to the earth, provides nourishment for new life all around it. "Impressionistic illustrations beautifully reflect an evocative text." -- Kirkus Reviews.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/24/1992Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
It's the Christmas season during a time when people had little money to spend. Cookie jars held pennies, not Christmas cookies. So when Jack smells something delicious coming from the kitchen, he can't believe his nose. Cookies! But his excitement turns to disappointment when he learns the cookies aren't for him. Instead, Mother is baking them for the needy people at their church. While Jack helps roll out the dough, his mother tells him the legend of the Christmas cookie. In a captivating interplay of simple words and beautiful illustrations, The Legend of the Christmas Cookie tells a tender story of giving---not just cookies, but gifts of the heart that last forever.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
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