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Paul Writes (a Letter)

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A charming introduction to Saint Paul and his epistles

Caldecott Medal-winner Chris Raschka breathes new life into the letters of Paul the Apostle with this inviting book. Each sumptuous page distills the main themes of Paul's epistles into approachable, appealing language. Chris Raschka expertly depicts Paul's sincerity and compassion, sadness and pain, giving readers a true sense of who Paul really was.

Paul Writes (a Letter) celebrates how one of the most beloved biblical figures changed the world through the written word.

Picturing God

Picturing God

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*A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection*With poetic language and gorgeous handcrafted mixed-media collages and mosaics, Picturing God brings to life the many metaphors for God found in the Bible. God is the light, living water, a father, a mother, clothing, a rock, wind, comforter, a door, the Good Shepherd, and more. Poet and artist Ruth Goring invites children and adults alike to revisit the beautiful imagery found in Scripture and provides an opportunity for children to develop their imagination about who God is.At the end of the book, a list of Bible references is provided for each image depicted for families to look up and learn more about the Bible's many ways of picturing God.
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Push

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When Marcus moved next door to John, they knew instantly they'd be friends. Now John and Marcus do almost everything together. They go on lots of adventures, with Marcus pushing John's wheelchair and John fueling their escapades with jokes. Through their friendship, the boys discover that their unique gifts make them stronger together.

Based on the friendship of real-life best friends Patrick Gray and Justin Skeesuck, The Push teaches kids that people of all abilities have important roles to play and that we're all better together than we are on our own.

Rechargeables: Eat Move Sleep

Rechargeables: Eat Move Sleep

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From the co-author of How Full is Your Bucket? For Kids, the book that started a conversation about the importance of positive interactions in schools and homes around the world, comes a timeless story about how to be healthy and create energy in our daily lives. Through a series of brief adventures, Poppy and Simon discover what it takes to recharge themselves and bring an entire village back to life. Based on the research and concepts in Eat Move Sleep, Tom Rath's latest New York Times bestseller, The Rechargeables is about the way small choices have a profound impact on the quality of each day.
Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus

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.

Side by Side: A Celebration of Dads

Side by Side: A Celebration of Dads

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A heartfelt and playful ode to the father-child relationship, by two-time Caldecott-medal-winning author Chris Raschka

King and Jester, Boat and Captain, Mountain and Climber... fathers and children are all of these things and more in Chris Raschka's tribute to this familial pair. Each stanza presents three scenarios in which the father and child's roles are subtly balanced. The pairs vary between stanzas, coming together in a visit to an ice-cream truck. With minimal text and maximum emotion, the book encapsulates Raschka's own passion and nostalgia for being a father to his [now-grown] son.

Ages 3-5

Smack Dab in the Middle of God's Love

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Willie Juan said, “Little friends, what is one thing you think Abba will ask you someday when you are in heaven?”

Willie Juan and Ana couldn’t have children of their own, but somehow, their home is always full of children and laughter and love. One day, when gathered together enjoying a beautiful evening and Ana’s most delicious sopapillas, Willie Juan asks this most curious question.

As the group discusses the question, all come to the wonderful realization that Abba loves each of us, and we are all smack-dab in the middle of His love.

 “Abba loves you so much and wants you to enjoy his gifts every day. Gifts like Ana’s absolute best, most delicious sopapillas. And the hummingbirds and burros. And abuelas.”

The first of Manning’s children’s books, this tender message is right on brand for the popular speaker and author who has traveled the world sharing Abba’s incredible love for His children.

Squirreled Away

Squirreled Away

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Mike Nawrocki, co-creator of VeggieTales, is back! In the first installment of this hilarious new chapter-book series, ten-year-old Michael and his friend Justin sneak into the Dead Sea caves near the archaeological dig where Michael's dad is working. Michael finds two 2,000-year-old squirrels petrified in sea salt. Hijinks ensue as Michael tries to bring them back to the U. S., hidden in his backpack. What Michael thinks are just cool souvenirs may turn out to be something much more! The Dead Sea Squirrels series is humorous, fun, and filled with character-building lessons.
Squirrelnapped!

Squirrelnapped!

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The Dead Sea Squirrels are missing! Well, Pearl is. Michael is enjoying his first Saturday of the school year, teaching Merle and Pearl to play soccer--in the house! A stray ball smashes his mom's prized elephant lamp, and Michael sees the chance to lay blame on his little sister. He and the squirrels head to the park to play. When the man in the suit and sunglasses shows up and snatches Pearl, Michael's friends and family band together to try to get her back! Michael learns the value of honesty.

Squirrelnapped! is the fourth installment in the hilarious new series from Mike Nawrocki, co-creator of VeggieTales.

Still More Stories from Grandma's Attic

Still More Stories from Grandma's Attic

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Arleta Richardson's beloved Grandma's Attic Series returns with Still More Stories from Grandma's Attic and Treasures from Grandma's Attic, the third and fourth books in the refreshed classic collection for girls 8 to 12. These tales recount humorous and poignant memories from Grandma Mabel's childhood. Combining the warmth and spirit of Little House on the Prairie with a Christian focus, these books transport readers back to a simpler time to learn lessons surprisingly relevant in today's world. Richardson's wholesome stories have reached more than two million readers worldwide. Parents appreciate the godly values and character they promote. Children love the captivating storytelling that recounts childhood memories of mischief and joy. Ideal for home, school, or church libraries, or to give as a gift certain to be treasured.

Story of and: The Little Word That Changed the World

Story of and: The Little Word That Changed the World

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Poor and: the word everyone takes for granted. So tiny, so common, so easily overlooked. Yet if it weren't for and, so much would fall apart! Who knew such a little word could make such a big difference?


When an array of opinionated shapes just can't find common ground, AND comes to the rescue. AND is the link that helps each pair of shapes overcome their differences, teaming up to create something entirely new. Bouncy rhyming text and colorful paintings come together in a fable that will prompt children to look for the unexpected connections all around them. Singer/songwriter Carrie Newcomer has recorded an original song based on the story, available to readers as a bonus download at www.flyawaybooks.com/resources.

Sulwe

Sulwe

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A New York Times bestseller!
Featured in its own episode in the Netflix original show Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices!
Recipient of a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award
Recipient of an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Children's Literary Work

 

From Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o comes a powerful, moving picture book about colorism, self-esteem, and learning that true beauty comes from within.

 

Sulwe has skin the color of midnight. She is darker than everyone in her family. She is darker than anyone in her school. Sulwe just wants to be beautiful and bright, like her mother and sister. Then a magical journey in the night sky opens her eyes and changes everything.

 

In this stunning debut picture book, actress Lupita Nyong'o creates a whimsical and heartwarming story to inspire children to see their own unique beauty.

Thank You!

Thank You!

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Isabella has lots of questions about the world. She asks her grandma, "Why does the sea stop at the sand?" and "What keeps the moon from falling out of the sky?" and "Who paints the clouds?" But maybe Isabella doesn't need to have all the answers. Maybe it's enough to simply appreciate the amazing world around her.

Perfect for sharing, Thank You! will inspire readers of all ages to take a fresh look at the wonders and everyday marvels of nature.

The Berenstain Bears and the Rowdy Crowd Chapter Book

The Berenstain Bears and the Rowdy Crowd Chapter Book

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Young readers enjoying their first chapter books are sure to love this addition to the Living Lights(TM) series of The Berenstain Bears books. Children will learn just how important it is to choose the right friends when Brother Bear starts spending time with Too Tall and his gang.

The Berenstain Bears and the Rowdy Crowd--part of the popular Zonderkidz Living Lights series of books--is perfect for:

  • ? Early readers ages 6-10
  • ? Reading out loud at home or in a classroom
  • ? Sparking conversations about being a good friend, making smart choices about your actions and who you spend time with
  • The Berenstain Bears and the Rowdy Crowd

  • ? Features black-and-white illustrations drawn by the Berenstain family alongside entertaining text
  • ? Allows older fans of the Berenstain Bears to continue enjoying the Bears' adventures
  • ? Is part of one of the bestselling children's book series ever created, with more than 250 books published and nearly 300 million copies sold to date
  • The Berenstain Bears God Loves the Animals

    The Berenstain Bears God Loves the Animals

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    Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy reading about God's beautiful creation in this addition to the Living Lights(TM) series of Berenstain Bears books. This board book fits perfectly into little hands and highlights animals that live and share Bear Country with Mama, Papa, Brother, Sister, and Honey Bear.

    The Berenstain Bears God Loves the Animals--part of the popular Zonderkidz Living Lights series of books--is perfect for:

  • ? Teaching children ages 0-4 how to recognize animals and their features with a point and learn format that includes bolded animal vocabulary on each page
  • ? Reading out loud at home or in classrooms
  • ? Sparking conversations about protecting animals and their natural habitats, and the importance of respecting the earth and protecting God's creatures
  • The Berenstain Bears God Loves the Animals

  • ? Features the hand-drawn artwork of the Berenstain family
  • ? Continues in the much-loved footsteps of Stan and Jan Berenstain with this Berenstain Bears series of books
  • ? Is part of one of the bestselling children's book series ever created, with more than 250 books published and nearly 300 million copies sold to date
  • The Great Eggscape

    The Great Eggscape

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    A New York Times Bestseller!

    Based on the #1 New York Times bestselling picture book sensation The Good Egg, Jory John and Pete Oswald present: The Great Eggscape! Includes two sticker sheets, perfect for decorating your own eggs.

    The Great Eggscape is when the Good Egg and his pals escape their carton and drop into the store for a morning of fun, enjoyed by everybody.

    Well, almost everybody.

    Shel (an egg) isn't a huge fan of group activities, especially when he's made to be "It" for a game of hide-and-seek. Nevertheless, Shel doesn't want to let his friends down, so he reluctantly plays, anyway. But after a morning of hiding and seeking, somebody's still missing. Will the dozen eggs friends ever be reunited?

    Find out in this hilarious egg hunt adventure that reminds us to break out of our shells and help our friends in need!

    Treasures from Grandma's Attic

    Treasures from Grandma's Attic

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    Journey back to Grandma's childhood on a Michigan farm in the 1800s for heartwarming stories that inspire faith and godly character. Arleta Richardson's beloved series, Grandma's Attic, returns with Treasures from Grandma's Attic, the fourth in the refreshed classic collection for girls 8 to 12. This compilation of tales recounts humorous and poignant memories from Grandma Mabel's childhood on a Michigan farm in the late 1800s. Combining the warmth and spirit of Little House on the Prairie with a Christian focus, this book transports readers back to a simpler time to learn lessons surprisingly relevant in today's world. Richardson's wholesome stories have reached more than two million readers worldwide. Parents appreciate the godly values and character they promote. Children love the captivating storytelling that recounts childhood memories of mischief and joy. Ideal for home, school, or church libraries, or to give as a gift certain to be treasured.

    Tree-mendous Trouble

    Tree-mendous Trouble

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    Continue the series Kirkus Reviews said will make kids "undoubtedly laugh out loud" with "plenty of humor to tickle young readers" and recommended for fans of Big Nate and Stink!

    Mike Nawrocki, co-creator of VeggieTales, is back with more adventures with Michael and his friends!

    Fancy costumes, an upgraded hamster house, and a dinner invitation? Sounds like Merle and Pearl are really coming up in the world now that they're settling into the 21st century. But maybe this invitation to share acorns with new friends isn't all it's cracked up to be. It's another hilarious adventure with Merle and Pearl as they learn that kindness counts, even when you're facing your biggest (and fluffiest) nemesis.



    We Chose You: A Book about Adoption, Family, and Forever Love

    We Chose You: A Book about Adoption, Family, and Forever Love

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    Every Family is Created by God

    God forms families in many different ways and sizes, but all are equally important and special.

    When adopted son Calvin needs to tell about his family for a class assignment, he discovers his parents were praying for him long before they chose him. Not only that, but God chose them for Calvin. It wasn't by chance and it wasn't an accident. It was according to His plan.

    We Chose You was written to communicate to all children, whether birthed or adopted, that they are chosen. That they are secure. That they are loved. This is a message every child needs to hear.

    Let this book give you the words to tell your child about your family's unique story.

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    What Do You Do with a Chance

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    "The award-winning creators of New York Times bestsellers What Do You Do With an Idea and What do You Do With a Problem return with a story of a child who isn't sure what to make of a chance encounterthen discovers that when you get brave, take chances, and say yes to new experiences, amazing things can happen. "What do chances become? New friendships, exciting opportunities, and daring discoveries]] So, what will you do with your chance? Now that's up to you." Written by New York Times best-selling author Kobi Yamada and beautifully illustrated by Mae Besom, What Do You Do With a Chance? is the story of a child who is visited by a chancebut because he isn't sure what to do with it, lets it go. Later on, when a new chance comes around he reaches for it, but this time he misses and falls. Now he is afraid. Will he be brave enough to take another chance when it comes around? The final addition to the award-winning What Do You Do With]]? picture book series, this book inspires kids of
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    What Do You Do with a Problem?

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    "What do you do with a problem? Especially one that follows you around and doesn't seem to be going away? Do you worry about it? Ignore it? Do you run and hide from it? This is the story of a persistent problem and the child who isn't so sure what to make of it. The longer the problem is avoided, the bigger it seems to get. But when the child finally musters up the courage to face it, the problem turns out to be something quite different than it appeared. This is a story for anyone, at any age, who has ever had a problem that they wished would go away. It's a story to inspire you to look closely at that problem and to find out why it's here. Because you might discover something amazing about your problem]] and yourself. What are problems for? They challenge us, shape us, push us, and help us to discover just how strong and brave and capable we really are. Even though we don't always want them, problems have a way of bringing unexpected gifts. So, what will you do with your problem?
    What Do You Do with an Idea?

    What Do You Do with an Idea?

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    This is the story of one brilliant idea and the child who helps to bring it into the world. As the child's confidence grows, so does the idea itself. And then, one day, something amazing happens.

    This is a story for anyone, at any age, who's ever had an idea that seemed a little too big, too odd, too difficult. It's a story to inspire you to welcome that idea, to give it some space to grow, and to see what happens next. Because your idea isn't going anywhere. In fact, it's just getting started.

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    What in the World Is Wrong with Gisbert?

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    Meet Gisbert, a tall, young giraffe. Gisbert is tall enough to do everything a giraffe might want to do, and his life is good. But one day, something happens. Gisbert's friends start making fun of him, and with each negative comment they say, he begins to shrink! What in the world is wrong with Gisbert?

    This insightful book helps teach children about the consequences of bullying and the power of friendship. What in the World Is Wrong with Gisbert? features various animal characters and bright, playful illustrations.

    Whirly Squirrelies

    Whirly Squirrelies

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    Continue the series Kirkus Reviews said will make kids "undoubtedly laugh out loud" with "plenty of humor to tickle young readers" and recommended for fans of Big Nate and Stink!

    Mike Nawrocki, co-creator of VeggieTales, is back with more adventures with Michael and his friends!



    What do homework, Michael's new favorite video game, and a pair of drones have in common? They're all competing for the gang's attention. Join Michael, Merle, and Pearl for some high-flying adventures as they learn that self-control might save your grades . . . and your friends.

    Who Is My Neighbor?

    Who Is My Neighbor?

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    Blues and Yellows just don't mix, and that's how it's always been. No one remembers why. But then comes the day Midnight Blue takes a tumble along the road. His friends Navy and Powder Blue don't even stop to help! It's only when a Yellow comes along that everything changesâ forever.


    This creative story is sure to prompt rich conversations, encouraging new ways of seeing our neighbors and ourselves. A note for parents and educators is included.

    Wonder That Is You

    Wonder That Is You

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    Every parent dreams of embracing their new child. When that dream comes true, it's as if all of creation rejoices with them. Celebrate a new arrival with this heartwarming picture book, The Wonder That Is You by bestselling author Glenys Nellist.

    The Wonder That Is You is

  • Not only a perfect gift for new babies, but also a precious story to read aloud with big brothers and sisters in anticipation of the new arrival
  • A heartwarming way to tell your children, godchildren, or grandchildren of any age how special they are and how much that are loved
  • A soothing bedtime book that will have your little ones falling fast asleep in your loving arms
  • It felt as if the world stood still

    The day my dream came true,

    And all creation paused to see

    The wonder that is you.

    The Wonder That Is You is perfect gift for baby showers, baptisms, adoptions, birthdays, or any time you want to tell your little one how much they are loved.