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As an original hardcover, each of these books sold more than 150,000 copies. Due to frequent requests, the stories are now available in one volume. Each offers a lesson on how to make the world a better place. These inspirational stories are sure to put smiles on the faces of children everywhere. In "The Goodness Gorillas," the friends of the Goodness Gorilla Club have lots of great plans! But what will they do about Todd, the meanest kid in the class? In "The Best Night Out with Dad," Danny has a new friend, and an important decision to make. Will he get to see the circus after all? In "The Never-Forgotten Doll," Ellie want s to give a special gift to Miss Maggie, the best babysitter in the world. But everything is going wrong! How will she show Miss Maggie how much she loves her?
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.
A tribute to the women who uphold the written and unwritten oaths of service and of marriage All military personnel swear an oath to uphold the constitution and protect our country, while their spouses takes the unwritten oath to live a life of frequent moving, lengthy separations, and endless anxieties. Their commitment requires a unique blend of patriotism, dedication, hard work, and, most of all, flexibility. The stories in Chicken Soup for the Military Wife's Soul are written by military family members and the courageous women who themselves serve in the military. They celebrate the women who unite with kindred spirits to raise families, maintain homes, and uphold the most positive attitudes when facing the fears of losing a loved one. Each page in this special volume celebrates the unique bond between military wives and spouses and their dedication to home and country.
We can all remember a time when we were young and under-the-weather, and Mom soothed and nurtured us back to health with her magical chicken soup elixir. Now we can revisit those cherished moments with a delightful batch of stories for and about mothers. Celebrity contributions include Barbara Bush, Reba McEntire, Erma Bombeck, and Montel Williams.
She nurtured you from a helpless infant to a successful adult. She calmed your fears and dried your tears. She praised you when you needed encouragement and pushed you when you needed motivation. She was your nurse, your maid, your coach, your chauffeur, your teacher, and your friend. She was there for you and loved you no matter what. She has the most rewarding, yet most difficult job in the world. She is your mother. This poignant collection of stories for and about the most important woman in our lives features chapters on Love, Becoming a Mother, Mothers and Daughters, Miracles, Special Moments, Letting Go, and more. It is a delightful anthology that will touch and warm the hearts of readers of all ages and from all walks of life.
Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul 2: More Stories to Open the Hearts and Rekindle the Spirits of Mothersby Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen
Subjects range from Christmas stories and real life miracles, to adoption and the questions that come with it, to special moments, a mom's special brand of wisdom, and much more.
This collection of true stories champions the daily contributions, commitments, and sacrifices of nurses and portrays the compassion, intellect, and wit necessary to meet the challenging demands of the profession. Stories from student nurses recall why they entered the profession, stories from seasoned nurses reveal why they stay, and some stories reflect on the "good old days." Most importantly, as every fan of the series knows, each story shares hope for the future. Regardless of age or area of practice, health-care workers the world over will find their own hearts and souls in these stories as they discover the universality of what they do-and the power of their skillful hands and devoted hearts.
This second edition shares more insight into the love, challenges, and joys that are involved with being a nurse.
Certain to appeal to all parents--whether they are expecting or raising their first new addition, in-the-trenches veterans or empty-nesters--this delightful Chicken Soup book offers a collection of inspiring and entertaining stories that relate to the triumphs, tribulations, challenges, and joys of raising a family. Chapters include: The Joys of Parenting, A Mother's Love, A Father's Love, Special Connections, Special Moments, Insights and Lessons, Overcoming Obstacles, Surviving Loss, Across The Generations, and Letting Go. With contributions from celebrity and "ordinary" parents alike, each story speaks to the range of emotions and experiences of all types of parents--single parents, foster parents, parents of adopted children, or part of a two-parent family with biological children. By sharing the personal experiences of others, this book will offer inspiration and advice to parents going through a difficult time, provide reassurance to those who worry that they're not living up to the Supermom or Superdad ideal, and share a wealth of experiences that show why being a parent is such a worthwhile and rewarding vocation. This book is a must-read for any parent or parent-to-be!
Animals bring out the goodness, humanity, and optimism in people and speak directly to our souls. This joyous, inspiring, and entertaining Chicken Soup collection relates the unique bonds between animals and the people whose lives they've changed. Such as the dolphins who helped a paralyzed woman heal when doctors offered little hope, the dog who brought life into a failing marriage, the kitten who helped a mother mourn, and the flying squirrel who taught a man the power of laughter. Packed with celebrity pet-lore, Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul relates the unconditional love, loyalty, courage, and companionship that only animals possess. Just like our furry, feathered and four-legged friends, this enchanting book will bring a smile to any pet lover's face ... and it's housebroken!
Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul: 101 Stories of Changes, Choices and Growing Up for Kids Ages 9-13by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Patty Hansen Irene Dunlap
From remembering their own life experience or to watching their own children grow, most people recognize that the preteen years, ages nine to thirteen, can be one of the most awkward times in life-a period of tremendous physical and emotional change. At this age, youngsters are eager to leave the "kid" stage, yet are uncertain about what adolescence will bring; they'd rather listen to peers over parents, and hear all too often to "wait until you're older." Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul will guide kids through this transition. Written by and for preteens, this uplifting collection of stories touches on the emotions and situations they experience every day: making and losing friends, fitting in while keeping their personal identity, discovering the opposite sex, dealing with pressures at school including violence, and coping with family issues such as divorce. Chapters include: On Love, On Family, On Friendship, On Choices, On Changes, On Overcoming Obstacles, Eclectic Wisdom, Tough Stuff, Attitude and Perspective and Achieving Dreams. Contributors indclude: *NSYNC, Mia Hamm, Beverley Mitchell and Karl Malone. Whether first-time Chicken Soup readers or "graduates" of the bestselling Kid's Soul book, preteens are sure to include this in their backpacks and book bags.
At last ... the long-awaited follow-up to the 1.2 million-copy bestseller! Filled with relevant, inspiring, and fun stories written mostly by kids, this new volume features a unique, innovative chapter, "Rockin' Our World," that highlights real kids achieving real dreams, helping less fortunate people, starting your own business, and utilizing your unique abilities. For a young generation repeatedly exposed to a hostile world, this must-read book promotes positive thinking, giving to others, unity, and tolerance. Chapters cover preteen concerns such as friendship, body changes, first crushes, difficult choices, as well as tough issues such as divorce, drugs and alcohol, and dealing with death for the first time.
Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul 2: Stories About Facing Challenges, Realizing Dreams and Making a Differenceby Jack Canfield
At last . . . the long-awaited follow-up to the 1. 2 million-copy bestseller! Filled with relevant, inspiring, and fun stories written mostly by kids, this new volume features a unique, innovative chapter, "Rockin' Our World," that highlights real kids achieving real dreams, helping less fortunate people, starting your own business, and utilizing your unique abilities. For a young generation repeatedly exposed to a hostile world, this must-read book promotes positive thinking, giving to others, unity, and tolerance. Chapters cover preteen concerns such as friendship, body changes, first crushes, difficult choices, as well as tough issues such as divorce, drugs and alcohol, and dealing with death for the first time.
Previously available only through free distribution to prisons, this life-changing book is the result of charitable donations from sales of Chicken Soup for the Christian Family Soul and gifts from thousands of individuals. In the spring of 2000, over 100,000 copies of Chicken Soup for the Prisoner's Soul were distributed to prisoners, prison libraries, and prison ministries throughout the United States. The hope was that this collection of stories would touch the hearts of prisoners and offer them hope and encouragement, as well as inspire them to transcend the limiting thinking and behaviors of their past. The book was so successful that the co-authors soon found themselves flooded with requests for the book from family members, correctional officers, prison volunteers, and others. Because of this huge demand, the decision was made to also release the book to the general public.
Chicken Soup delivers the perfect pocket-sized support group for everyone on the path to becoming whole. Chicken Soup for the Recovering Soul is the perfect book for the millions of people in recovery who live their lives "one day at a time." These 365 daily passages will provide them with a year's worth of wisdom and encouragement to help get through the rough spots or celebrate victories. The book covers universal themes, making it relevant to all types of recovery including chronic illness, behavioral disorders, destructive relationships, alcohol and drug addiction, depression, or eating disorders. Sample Daily Inspirational themes include: hope, courage, love, anger, forgiving, and more.
Everyone has their own idea of romance--a candlelight dinner, a stroll on the beach, or a sprinkling of rose petals on a bed. Now, Chicken Soup for the Romantic Soul brings brand new inspiration to expressions of romance. This heart-stirring collection is the perfect token of affection for a new paramour, anniversary gift for a beloved spouse, or shower gift for an excited bride-to-be. With stories from celebrities and ordinary people who share extraordinary emotions, this fantastic new volume covers the full spectrum of romantic magic, including the unmatched beauty of an old relationship that has been rediscovered and renewed. Chicken Soul for the Romantic Soul includes chapters on: Finding True Love, Marriage, Memories, The Flame That Still Burns, Mending the Heart, and more. This is a book for everyone who believes that romance is not simply for special occasions.
Every single parent has a different story to tell, but a common thread of hope and comfort unites them all. Being a single parent can sometimes seem overwhelming. But the joys and triumphs of this special responsibility are incalculable. Whether you are a single parent because of divorce or widowhood, by choice or by surprise, you are part of an extraordinary club, shouldering the many obligations and responsibilities of parenting alone. Chicken Soup for the Single Parent's Soul shares the joys, challenges and humorous moments of single moms and dads, who cope daily with the unique pressures, constraints and sacrifices this important role brings. From daily struggles to amazing triumphs, this book captures the breadth of experiences that define single parenting. Within these pages you will find inspiration and advice for getting through the difficult times, reassurance for those days when you worry you're not living up to expectations and reminders of the unique influence you have on your children's lives.
For younger sisters who look up to an older one, older siblings who tolerate a younger sister tagging along, or the brother who knows full well that girls can wrestle as well as any boy can, this book celebrates the sisters in our lives.
Celebrate the sister-to-sister bond in all its wild, wacky, poignant, and inspirational glory. She saw you through bad hair days, big hair days, and your (first) gray hair day. She was chief shopping consultant for your first training bra, your wedding dress, and your post-maternity jeans. She is your sister, your friend, your confidante. Revel in all that she brings to your life with Chicken Soup for the Sister's Soul 2, a heartfelt and uplifting collection of more laugh-out-loud stories that will help you remember the good times as well as touching stories that illuminate how she's helped buoy you through tough times. This keepsake collection will touch your heart the way only your sister can.
Celebrate the sister-to-sister bond in all its wild, wacky, poignant and inspirational glory. She saw you through bad hair days, big hair days and your (first) gray-hair day; she was chief shopping consultant for your first training bra, your wedding dress and your post-maternity jeans -- she is your sister, your friend, your confidante. Revel in all that she brings to your life with Chicken Soup for the Sister's Soul 2, a heartfelt and uplifting collection of more laugh-out-loud stories that will help you remember the good times as well as touching stories that illuminate how she's helped buoy you through tough times. This keepsake collection will touch your heart the way only your sister can.
These 101 true stories of answered prayers for healing, strength, protection, and more prove that God is listening and very active in our lives today. Regular people share their personal stories of God's Divine intervention, healing power, and communication. Evidence of His love and involvement in our lives will encourage, uplift, and recharge the faith of all readers.
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Billy Graham & Me contains 101 fascinating stories from all the living U.S. presidents, well-known pastors, country singers and other celebrities, and world leaders, relating their personal experiences with Billy Graham.Renowned Evangelical preacher Billy Graham has touched tens of millions of lives, inspiring faith and hope around the world. And you will get to know the beloved preacher better in these inspiring, personal stories by the people who know him best. You will meet the real Billy Graham, the man behind the public figure.
College life can be fun, stressful, exciting, and educational in more ways than one. This is a book for any current or prospective college student who wants to know what really goes on in the dorms and in the classroom. Story topics range from the academic, like studying abroad and picking majors, to partying and life choices. Chicken Soup for the Soul: Campus Chronicles is about growing up, making choices, learning lessons, and making the best of your last years as a student.
A support group you can hold in your hand, this loving and inspirational collection of intimate stories, by cancer patients and their loved ones, medical professionals, clergy and friends, is a must-read for anyone affected by cancer. Writers share all their experiences - from the initial diagnosis, to breaking the news to loved ones, to discussing the effect on home, school and work, from securing a medical team to living through an ever changing self-image, from the embarrassment of losing hair to discovering a new spirituality. A bonus book, a no-holds-barred memoir by cancer patient Elizabeth Bayer, is bound into this volume, after the full-length Chicken Soup for the Soul book.
Our cats make us smile every day with their crazy antics and acts of love. This book is full of hilarious and heartwarming stories about our feline friends that surprise us and charm us.Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Cat Did What? will have you saying just that, as you read these 101 amazing stories about the absurdities, mischief, miracles, and magic our cats bring to our lives. Whether humorous or serious, or both, these stories will make you laugh and warm your heart.
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