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Chicken Soup for Little Souls The Braids Girl

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Tim Ladwig

Izzy wants to be like Grandpa Mike and make people happy, but the results of Izzy's generosity toward the Braids Girl are not what she expected. What does the Braids Girl really want? Young readers will cheer for Izzy when she at last realizes that the need for love and acceptance is what lies deep in the hearts of us all, no matter our age, race, gender, or social standing. This story of compassion and revelation lovingly demonstrates that despite outward appearance, little souls are much more alike than they are different--and everyone has something of value to give.

Chicken Soup for Little Souls: A Dog of My Own

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Katya Krenina

When Ben and his friend Kelly spontaneously decide to rescue an abused dog, they can't possibly foresee the obstacles that accompany such a decision. Armed with patience and the immense power of his never-wavering love, Ben works toward--and waits for--his most cherished goal. A Dog Of My Own is a tender story of the healing power of love--one that will long live in the hearts of all little souls. This heartwarming story was beautifully illustrated by Katya Krenina, whose stylized, contemporary illustrations have been lavishly praised by reviewers and heralded as "stunning" by the New York Times Book Review. Publishers Weekly has compared her style to that of Chagall, for its intuitive, dreamlike quality.

Chicken Soup for Little Souls A Dog of My Own

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Katya Krenina

When Ben and his friend Kelly spontaneously decide to rescue an abused dog, they can't possibly foresee the obstacles that accompany such a decision. Armed with patience and the immense power of his never-wavering love, Ben works toward--and waits for--his most cherished goal. A Dog Of My Own is a tender story of the healing power of love--one that will long live in the hearts of all little souls. This heartwarming story was beautifully illustrated by Katya Krenina, whose stylized, contemporary illustrations have been lavishly praised by reviewers and heralded as "stunning" by the New York Times Book Review. Publishers Weekly has compared her style to that of Chagall, for its intuitive, dreamlike quality.

Chicken Soup for Little Souls: The Goodness Gorillas

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Pat Grant Porter

Make way for the Goodness Gorillas! These self-appointed kindness-spreaders are turning their classroom, their families, and their whole community topsy-turvy with good deeds! Peter sharpens all his classmates' pencils for them . . . Jessica pulls out a mat for everyone in her gymnastics class . . . Tina packs up her old toys and gives them to a charity . . . the whole group cleans up the neighborhood park. But the Goodness Gorillas are about to face their toughest challenge ever. What will they do about Todd, the meanest boy in class? Is Todd really bad through and through, or is it true that there's goodness hiding within every little soul?

Chicken Soup for Little Souls The Goodness Gorillas

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Pat Grant Porter

Make way for the Goodness Gorillas! These self-appointed kindness-spreaders are turning their classroom, their families, and their whole community topsy-turvy with good deeds! Peter sharpens all his classmates' pencils for them . . . <P><P>Jessica pulls out a mat for everyone in her gymnastics class . . . Tina packs up her old toys and gives them to a charity . . . the whole group cleans up the neighborhood park. But the Goodness Gorillas are about to face their toughest challenge ever. What will they do about Todd, the meanest boy in class? Is Todd really bad through and through, or is it true that there's goodness hiding within every little soul?

Chicken Soup for Little Souls: The New Kid and the Cookie Thief

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Mary O'Keefe Young

For a shy girl like Julie, there couldn't be anything worse than the very first day at a brand new school. What if the kids don't like her? What if no one ever talks to her at all? Julie's big sister has some advice--and a plan--that just might help. But will Julie be too scared to even give it a try? Little souls will cheer for Julie and celebrate her transformation as a terrible day turns into a wonderful one in this tender story of overcoming limitations. And the funny, surprise ending will help readers realize that no matter how bad a situation seems, a happy solution is always close at hand.

Chicken Soup for Little Souls The New Kid and the Cookie Thief

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Mary O'Keefe Young

For a shy girl like Julie, there couldn't be anything worse than the very first day at a brand new school. What if the kids don't like her? What if no one ever talks to her at all? J<P><P>ulie's big sister has some advice--and a plan--that just might help. But will Julie be too scared to even give it a try? Little souls will cheer for Julie and celebrate her transformation as a terrible day turns into a wonderful one in this tender story of overcoming limitations. And the funny, surprise ending will help readers realize that no matter how bad a situation seems, a happy solution is always close at hand.

Chicken Soup for Little Souls Reader The Greatest Gift of All

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Tim Ladwig

The Chicken Soup for Little Souls series (more than 400,000 copies sold) brought the magic of Chicken Soup to young readers with heartwarming stories of love, friendship, and kindness that parents could read to their young children. Now these classic books have been resized and rewritten into intermediate-level readers that kids six and up can read themselves. While the text has been shortened and simplified, it retains the enduring Chicken Soup message of sincere and heartfelt virtue. The new reader series starts with two books: ?In "The Best Night Out With Dad," Danny can't wait to go to the circus with his dad. It's going to be the best night ever! But the night has a surprise ending when Danny meets Victor in the ticket line. ?In "The Greatest Gift of All," Izzy finds out that her parents won't let her go to Pine View Camp. Her summer is ruined! But things begin to change for Izzy when she starts to do Give-back Time with Grandpa Mike and meets the Braids Girl. With a lower price point, friendly format, and the power of the Chicken Soup brand, these books will inspire children as they teach the joy of reading. Key Features The previous books were for parents to read to children; the new books have been shortened by approximately 25% and redesigned to make them appropriate for intermediate readers (ages 6 and up). The books contain 4-color illustrations throughout. The recognizable brand, along with the lower price point and smaller trim size, make this a perfect impulse purchase for busy parents.

Chicken Soup for the Adopted Soul

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Leann Thieman

Chicken Soup for the Adopted Soul will touch your heart with stories of finding and creating families. From tales about international orphaned babies and children who spent years in the foster-care system to those who were adopted at birth, this very special compilation conveys the true meaning of unconditional love. Read a moving letter from a birth mother to her son explaining how difficult it was to give him up when she didn't have the means to care for him, how she still thinks about him often, and how she will always love him. Read stories from now-grown children and even those from the Vietnam Operation Babylift in 1975. Through their stories, you will delight in meeting happy, well-adjusted, grateful members of families and society. Find hope in stories of infertile couples who are given the gift of parenthood, adopted children who thrive and find joy in life, and older couples given a second chance at family. Chicken Soup for the Adopted Soul provides insight into what adoption is all about and what it's really like to be adopted. Share in our celebration of the lives of adopted children who found forever families and parents who found forever love.

Chicken Soup for the Adopted Soul: Stories Celebrating Forever Families

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Leann Thieman

Chicken Soup for the Adopted Soul will touch your heart with stories of finding and creating families. From tales about international orphaned babies and children who spent years in the foster-care system to those who were adopted at birth, this very special compilation conveys the true meaning of unconditional love. Read a moving letter from a birth mother to her son explaining how difficult it was to give him up when she didn't have the means to care for him, how she still thinks about him often, and how she will always love him. Read stories from now-grown children and even those from the Vietnam Operation Babylift in 1975. Through their stories, you will delight in meeting happy, well-adjusted, grateful members of families and society. Find hope in stories of infertile couples who are given the gift of parenthood, adopted children who thrive and find joy in life, and older couples given a second chance at family. Chicken Soup for the Adopted Soul provides insight into what adoption is all about and what it's really like to be adopted. Share in our celebration of the lives of adopted children who found forever families and parents who found forever love.

Chicken Soup for the Adopted Soul: Stories Celebrating Forever Families

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Leann Thieman

The stories here illustrate finding and creating families. They are about international orphaned babies, children who are in the foster-care and those who are adopted at birth; this conveys the true meaning of unconditional love.

Chicken Soup for the African American Soul

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Lisa Nichols Tom Joyner

This is the book everyone has been waiting for--an inspiring celebration of the joy, challenges, and triumphs of being African American.Combine Ilyana Vanzant and Terry McMillan, then include a dash of E. Lynn Harris, and you've got Chicken Soup for the African American Soul. This book captures the spirit of the community through inspiring storytelling that understands both the struggles and joys of being African American. From Jim Crow to the Civil Rights movement to today's business leaders and gangsta culture, this book is a primer on black history. And like all Chicken Soup books, it's a moving tribute to the small things--a moment of insight, a mentor, a lover, the loss of innocence--that make life worth living.This great volume is focused on representing all facets of African American life--man and woman; young and old; rural, suburban, and urban; rich and poor; race conscious and mostly color-blind.

Chicken Soup for the African American Soul: Celebrating and Sharing Our Culture One Story at a Time

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Lisa Nichols Tom Joyner

This is the book everyone has been waiting for--an inspiring celebration of the joy, challenges, and triumphs of being African American. Combine Ilyana Vanzant and Terry McMillan, then include a dash of E. Lynn Harris, and you've got Chicken Soup for the African American Soul. This book captures the spirit of the community through inspiring storytelling that understands both the struggles and joys of being African American. From Jim Crow to the Civil Rights movement to today's business leaders and gangsta culture, this book is a primer on black history. And like all Chicken Soup books, it's a moving tribute to the small things--a moment of insight, a mentor, a lover, the loss of innocence--that make life worth living. This great volume is focused on representing all facets of African American life--man and woman; young and old; rural, suburban, and urban; rich and poor; race conscious and mostly color-blind.

Chicken Soup for the African American Woman's Soul

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Lisa Nichols

Chicken Soup for the African American Woman's Soul is a rich collection of stories that truly celebrate the mountaintops and share the valleys of the African American woman's experience; highlighting her moments of strength, as well as her struggles. This candid, touching, and inspiring collection of stories proves that the spirit of sisterhood extends beyond geography, economics, age, and time. Whether we're passing on family traditions, keeping the faith, or just keepin' it real, one thing is for sure; we are here because of the shoulders we stand on. Chicken Soup for the African American Woman's Soul will leave you feeling as if you've just shared a sacred space with some legendary African American women through quotes or stories from Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King, Mary McLeod Bethune, and modern day heroines like Patti LaBelle, Halle Berry, and Queen Latifah. Experience inspiring moments of ordinary sisters doing extraordinary things in the world like voting in a time when voting could cost you your life to learning the true meaning of self love through the simple gesture of letting your hair down. Allow these stories--exclusively for sisters, from sisters--encourage and inspire you as you feed your soul and soothe your spirit.

Chicken Soup for the African American Woman's Soul

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Lisa Nichols

Chicken Soup for the African American Woman's Soul is a rich collection of stories that truly celebrate the mountaintops and share the valleys of the African American woman's experience; highlighting her moments of strength, as well as her struggles. This candid, touching, and inspiring collection of stories proves that the spirit of sisterhood extends beyond geography, economics, age, and time. Whether we're passing on family traditions, keeping the faith, or just keepin' it real, one thing is for sure; we are here because of the shoulders we stand on. Chicken Soup for the African American Woman's Soul will leave you feeling as if you've just shared a sacred space with some legendary African American women through quotes or stories from Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King, Mary McLeod Bethune, and modern day heroines like Patti LaBelle, Halle Berry, and Queen Latifah. Experience inspiring moments of ordinary sisters doing extraordinary things in the world like voting in a time when voting could cost you your life to learning the true meaning of self love through the simple gesture of letting your hair down. Allow these stories--exclusively for sisters, from sisters--encourage and inspire you as you feed your soul and soothe your spirit.

Chicken Soup for the African American Woman's Soul: Laughter, Love and Memories to Honor the Legacy of Sisterhood

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Lisa Nichols

A multi-generational celebration and acknowledgement, this edition combines stories of legendary African-American women with stories of modern-day heroines, and up and coming young African-American sisters and ordinary women.

Chicken Soup for the American Idol Soul

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Debra Poneman

Those closest to the heart of American Idol - from the executive producers to the stylists, from the fans to the judges share their moving stories of obstacles overcome, love and changed forever.

Chicken Soup for the Baseball Fan's Soul

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Mark Donnelly Chrissy Donnelly Tommy Lasorda

"Play Ball!" These words resonate with special meaning in the minds of anyone who has ever enjoyed a game of baseball. Every fan will be amused and touched by stories of sportsmanship and victory gathered from the clay diamonds of America. A tribute to America''s favorite past time, Chicken Soup for the Baseball Fan's Soul is written by people at every level of competition, from World Series champions to tee-ball moms. Their inspiring stories highlight the best of baseball, the importance of sportsmanship and a love of the game. Whether these stories take place on the field of a local YMCA or under the bright lights of a major league ballpark, the focus is the same: The Love of the Game.

Chicken Soup for the Baseball Fan's Soul: Inspirational Stories of Baseball, Big-League Dreams and the Game of Life

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Chrissy Donnelly Mark Tommy Lasorda

"Play Ball!" These words resonate with special meaning in the minds of anyone who has ever enjoyed a game of baseball. Every fan will be amused and touched by stories of sportsmanship and victory gathered from the clay diamonds of America. A tribute to America''s favorite past time, Chicken Soup for the Baseball Fan's Soul is written by people at every level of competition, from World Series champions to tee-ball moms. Their inspiring stories highlight the best of baseball, the importance of sportsmanship and a love of the game. Whether these stories take place on the field of a local YMCA or under the bright lights of a major league ballpark, the focus is the same: The Love of the Game.

Chicken Soup for the Beach Lover's Soul

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Patty Aubery Peter Vegso

Open your heart to the magic found at the water's edge ...There are many places we can go to enjoy time with friends, to have an action-packed vacation, or to enjoy a little solitude, but none of them have the same ability to soothe our souls as the beach. Perhaps it's the magic portrayed by children building sand castles or the gentle sounds of lapping waves on the shore. Chicken Soup for the Beach Lover's Soul is filled with recollections of special moments that will be appreciated by anyone who has been mesmerized by the spell of the ocean. Color photos of magnificent beach destinations across the United States, from the quaint, historic surroundings of Cape May, New Jersey, to the sultry scenes of Big Sur, California, capture the magic of America--from sea to shining sea. This unique compilation conjures up memories of family beach outings, the joy of finding a spectacular seashell, young love discovered on the sand, and mature love rekindled at the seashore. Join us on this journey of beaches far and near and remember the fun and excitement you found there, and be inspired to create new memories.

Chicken Soup for the Beach Lover's Soul: Memories Made Beside a Bonfire, on the Boardwalk, and with Family and Friends

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Patty Aubery Peter Vegso

Open your heart to the magic found at the water's edge . . . There are many places we can go to enjoy time with friends, to have an action-packed vacation, or to enjoy a little solitude, but none of them have the same ability to soothe our souls as the beach. Perhaps it's the magic portrayed by children building sand castles or the gentle sounds of lapping waves on the shore. Chicken Soup for the Beach Lover's Soul is filled with recollections of special moments that will be appreciated by anyone who has been mesmerized by the spell of the ocean. Color photos of magnificent beach destinations across the United States, from the quaint, historic surroundings of Cape May, New Jersey, to the sultry scenes of Big Sur, California, capture the magic of America--from sea to shining sea. This unique compilation conjures up memories of family beach outings, the joy of finding a spectacular seashell, young love discovered on the sand, and mature love rekindled at the seashore. Join us on this journey of beaches far and near and remember the fun and excitement you found there, and be inspired to create new memories.

Chicken Soup for the Beach Lover's Soul: Memories Made Beside a Bonfire, on the Boardwalk and with Family Friends

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Patty Aubery Peter Vegso

Open your heart to the magic found at the water's edge. There are places we can go to enjoy time with friends, to have an action-packed vacation, or to enjoy a little solitude, but none of them have the same ability to soothe our souls as the beach.

Chicken Soup for the Breast Cancer Survivor's Soul

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Mary Olsen Kelly

Your support group in a book, filled with boundless strength and profound hope--until the fight is won. Along with the shock, fear, and loss many women face upon a breast cancer diagnosis comes unexpected strength, wisdom, and strong networks of sharing, support, and healing. In Chicken Soup for the Breast Cancer Survivor's Soul, survivors and their family members talk openly about how difficult their fight with breast cancer has been and how they made it through the dark times with a belief in a higher power and the support of those closest to them. Find strength in the encouraging stories of how family members confront their fears and show genuine affection for one another through gestures such as a granddaughter cutting the hair off of all her dolls so that they will look more like her grandma, who is bald from chemotherapy, and the gentle touch of a three-year-old son on his mother's back giving comfort to his sick mommy, and a husband who shows his wife the depth of his love during a weekend getaway after she heals from a total mastectomy. Chicken Soup for the Breast Cancer Survivor's Soul will show you the beautiful side of the human spirit and spark the optimism sometimes lost in the mist of an illness. It is for everyone with breast cancer and everyone who loves someone touched by the disease.

Chicken Soup for the Breast Cancer Survivor's Soul: Stories to Inspire, Support and Heal

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Mary Olsen Kelly

Your support group in a book, filled with boundless strength and profound hope--until the fight is won. Along with the shock, fear, and loss many women face upon a breast cancer diagnosis comes unexpected strength, wisdom, and strong networks of sharing, support, and healing. In Chicken Soup for the Breast Cancer Survivor's Soul, survivors and their family members talk openly about how difficult their fight with breast cancer has been and how they made it through the dark times with a belief in a higher power and the support of those closest to them. Find strength in the encouraging stories of how family members confront their fears and show genuine affection for one another through gestures such as a granddaughter cutting the hair off of all her dolls so that they will look more like her grandma, who is bald from chemotherapy, and the gentle touch of a three-year-old son on his mother's back giving comfort to his sick mommy, and a husband who shows his wife the depth of his love during a weekend getaway after she heals from a total mastectomy. Chicken Soup for the Breast Cancer Survivor's Soul will show you the beautiful side of the human spirit and spark the optimism sometimes lost in the mist of an illness. It is for everyone with breast cancer and everyone who loves someone touched by the disease.

Chicken Soup for the Bride's Soul

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Maria Nickless Gina Romanello

Your wedding day is one of the most memorable of your life--especially if you're the bride. From unique proposals to hilarious and touching tales of actual ceremonies and receptions, this book will inspire anyone looking ahead to the big day. Chicken Soup for the Bride's Soul features a final section on Anniversaries that will give it a long shelf life, and open the market to those remembering the joy of their wedding day in later years. It's the perfect gift for bridal showers, weddings, and anniversaries.

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