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A newly hatched Emperor penguin wants more than anything to look like his tall, strong father. But when his own fluffy gray feathers start to fall out, Little Penguin is sure his wish will never come true. It takes a long ocean journey and some gentle words of wisdom from his mother before he realizes that he has become what he most wanted to be after all. Nature lovers of all ages will delight in the captivating illustrations and the reassuring story about growing up. On every page, lavish embossing illuminates the frosty beauty of the Antarctic setting and adds intriguing texture to the feathers and footprints of the creatures that live there.
New! Titles include "Spooksville #6: The Witch's Revenge, Spooksville #7: The Dark Corner, Spooksville #8: The Little People" and "Spooksville #9: The Wishing Stone".
"A Little Piece Of Ground" explores the human cost of the occupation of Palestinian lands through the eyes of a young boy. Twelve-year-old Karim Aboudi and his family are trapped in their Ramallah home by a strict curfew. In response to a Palestinian suicide bombing, the Israeli military subjects the West Bank town to a virtual siege. Meanwhile, Karim is trapped at home with his teenage brother and fearful parents and longs to play football with his friends. When the curfew ends, he and his friend discover an unused patch of ground that's the perfect site for a football pitch. Nearby, an old car hidden intact under bulldozed building makes a brilliant den. But in this city there's constant danger, even for schoolboys. And when Israeli soldiers find Karim outside during the next curfew, it seems impossible that he will survive.
Flatten your stomach, tone your thighs, and get rid of love handleswith pilates! Pilates is a holistic exercise designed to condition body and mind. It strengthens core muscles, improves posture, reduces lower back pain and increases flexibility. Complete with easy-to-follow instructions and illustrations, The Little Pilates Book is the perfect introduction to this dynamic exercise program.
Fifty-five years ago, Helen L. Taylor took John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress and simplified the vocabulary and concepts for young readers, while keeping the storyline intact. The result was a classic in itself, which has now sold over 600,000 copies. It's both a simple adventure story and a profound allegory of the Christian journey through life, a delightful read with a message kids ages 6 to 12 can understand and remember. A new look and fresh illustrations for today's children enlivens the journey to the Celestial City.
A time comes when we just don't have anything left over to give. We run out of faith, energy, strength, patience, options, peace, joy, ideas, and even love. So when God's call comes knocking and our resources seem thin, we tend to hole up and hide from the needs of others. But that's exactly when God's greatest blessing is within a single step, according to Jill Briscoe. He's asking us to obey, senseless as it may seem. The Holy Spirit's empowerment comes when we step into the forward motion of God's love flowing through us - not backwards into our comfortable shell! Running on Empty? You know what it's like to feel drained. Out of steam. Out of options and ideas. God has given us what we need to fill up when we run low. It's the incredible gift of Himself. In this engaging book, Jill Briscoe guides you to a source of ample sustenance. Even as you empty yourself, the Holy Spirit will fill you. And in giving yourself away, you will find life. From the Hardcover edition.
If Dauphin, a pampered Shetland pony, seems to lead the perfect life in the penthouse suite of the city's posh riding stables, it's because he does. And if he seems a bit too self-satisfied -- after all, he's won several trophies for his young owner, Isabella, and is widely acknowledged to be the prettiest pony in the city is because he is. Dauphin leads a rich, comfortable life. But all that changes when his relationship with his owner takes a decided turn for the worse. He's suddenly sent away to a farm in the middle of nowhere, which is filled with the most unusual animals. And where, against all odds, he discovers the true meaning of home and family.
One Person Can Make a Difference In search of adventure, twenty-nine-year-old Conor Grennan traded his day job for a year-long trip around the globe, a journey that began with a three-month stint volunteering at the Little Princes Children's Home, an orphanage in war-torn Nepal. Conor was initially reluctant to volunteer, unsure whether he had the proper skill, or enough passion, to get involved in a developing country in the middle of a civil war. But he was soon overcome by the herd of rambunctious, resilient children who would challenge and reward him in a way that he had never imagined. When Conor learned the unthinkable truth about their situation, he was stunned: The children were not orphans at all. Child traffickers were promising families in remote villages to protect their children from the civil war-for a huge fee-by taking them to safety. They would then abandon the children far from home, in the chaos of Nepal's capital, Kathmandu. For Conor, what began as a footloose adventure becomes a commitment to reunite the children he had grown to love with their families, but this would be no small task. He would risk his life on a journey through the legendary mountains of Nepal, facing the dangers of a bloody civil war and a debilitating injury. Waiting for Conor back in Kathmandu, and hopeful he would make it out before being trapped in by snow, was the woman who would eventually become his wife and share his life's work. Little Princes is a true story of families and children, and what one person is capable of when faced with seemingly insurmountable odds. At turns tragic, joyful, and hilarious, Little Princes is a testament to the power of faith and the ability of love to carry us beyond our wildest expectations.
Sara Crewe is a student at Miss Minchin's fancy boarding school. She has the very best of everything. But when her rich father dies, she's left without a penny. Now Sara lives in the school's cold attic and works for crusts of bread. With some help from a secret friend and a touch of magic, Sara's world is about to change in ways she never dreamed. An adaptation of the classic novel that's just right for young readers!From the Trade Paperback edition.
From the world-renowned author of Little Lord Fauntleroy and The Secret Garden, a story about a girl with an unquenchable capacity for forgiveness, trust, and hope... A strange little child, with old-fashioned ways and strong feelings, seven-year-old Sara Crewe arrives at Miss Minchin's London boarding school like a little princess: with splendid clothes of velvet, lace, and silk, beautiful dolls, furs, and even a French maid. But when a terrible misfortune leaves her penniless and alone, Sara's spirit never wanes. Here, in one of the best-loved children's stories in the world, we follow the adventures of the irrepressible Sara as she introduces us to a series of unforgettable characters: the perpetually cross Miss Minchin; the spirited and infinitely loving Large family; and the warmhearted scullery maid Becky. And when a mysterious Indian gentleman moves into the house next door, Sara's life is transformed once again, in a delightful tale as timeless as the dreams of young girls everywhere. With a New Introduction by Meg Cabot and an Afterword by Lynne Sharon Schwartz
Widdle, Waddle, Piddle, Puddle, and Little Quack think there's nothing more fun than playing with one another. But one day a new creature splunks into their pond. HE RIBBITS, HE LEAPS, AND HE'S GREEN! At first Little Quack is shy. But pretty soon he just might be quacking AND ribbiting a new tune: MAKING NEW FRIENDS RULES! With rhythm and spirit, acclaimed author Lauren Thompson sails a key lesson about growing up, in Derek Anderson's splendidly illustrated pond.
The little White Rabbit is a beautiful bunny, but he is not satisfied with his floppy ears, pretty eyes, and soft feet. He wants what squirrel has, then what porcupine has, then what duck has. But his wishing does not stop with tails, and bristles, and boots, now he wants wings. When he gets those wings, things begin to happen! Oh! What trouble the little White Rabbit has! A charming story for young children.
From cloud to puddle, and puddle to stream, the Little Raindrop is making its way on the remarkable journey that is Earth's water cycle.<P><P> In this inviting story-illustrated with pastels for a soft, full color-readers are taught about science and nature through a character driven narrative that leads a little raindrop on a big adventure. With an easy to follow plot that teaches precipitation, water flow, and evaporation, The Little Raindrop offers a sweet story full of learning and discovery.Featuring a heartwarming adventure from author Joanna Gray, and beautiful pastel illustrations by Dubravka Kolanovic, The Little Raindrop takes readers on a fun and educational ride through the water cycle.This is a wonderful introduction for children ages 3 to 6 about the water cycle. They will instantly connect with the cute, smiling little raindrop as it starts its journey in the clouds. The author gives wonderful, age-appropriate explanations and details about the raindrop's journey from air to pond to stream to ocean and back into the air again, making this a wonderful first introduction to science for preschoolers. Parents will appreciate the educational value of the book, as will early educational teachers. This is the type of picture book Scholastic Book Clubs and Fairs are wanting and so it should definitely have a great reception in the school and library market, as well as the general trade.
It's time for Little Rat to start sailing lessons. But there's a big problem--she's afraid of water! She's scared she'll fall in, she's scared her boat will sink, and she'ssurethe other students will laugh at her. Isn't it lucky, then, that Little Rat ends up with an instructor who helps her realize she is braver than she thinks? From the mother-daughter team of Molly Bang and Monika Bang-Campbell, this is the first in a series of easy readers starring the irrepressible Little Rat.
Every football fan has heard Vince Lombardi's famous adage: "Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." The same is true of Knute Rockne's exhortation to "Win one for the Gipper." Quotes like these have become part of football's lore.Less well known is Alex Karras's advice on the best way to stop All-Pro running back Jim Brown: "Give each guy on the line an ax." Or Randy Cross's opinion of his fellow players' intelligence: "The NFL, like life, is full of idiots." And then there's this glimpse into Bill Parcells's game plan: "If my quarterback runs, I'll shoot him."The Little Red Book of Football Wisdom is a collection of witty and hilariously irreverent quotes about America's most popular sport. Players, coaches, celebrities, and literary giants weigh in on the best--and worst--football teams, athletes, games, fans, and more. These are just some of the folks whose words appear in these pages:Joe Namath David HalberstamJoe Montana Paul HornungDeion Sanders Mean Joe GreeneRichard Nixon Jerry SeinfeldBarack Obama Bruce SpringsteenHunter S. Thompson Faith HillErnest Hemingway And dozens of others!With a rich history dating back nearly 150 years, football is America's game. Through the words of people who've played, coached, and cheered the games, The Little Red Book of Football Wisdom brings football's vibrant tradition to life.
Advice, inspiration, and consolation for those facing life after school.Sometimes graduates need a gift that is a little more comprehensive than Oh, the Places You'll Go! This small book is packed full of wisdom from those who have completed their years of schooling and lived to tell their tales-or those who haven't, but feel the need to add something to the graduation lexicon anyway. From humorous to profound, there's something for everyone inside:"It might be said now that I have the best of both worlds. A Harvard education and a Yale degree." -John F. Kennedy"A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that 'individuality' is the key to success." -Robert Orben"We don't stop going to school when we graduate." -Carol Burnett"Everyone has a right to a university degree in America, even if it's in Hamburger Technology." -Clive JamesWhether your graduate is feeling excited about his or her future or nervous about facing challenges, The Little Red Book of Graduate Wisdom is the perfect gift to cheer, reassure, and show how proud you are for all that they've accomplished.
"At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet."--Plato"Who, being loved, is poor?"?Oscar WildeLove is all around us, and it has inspired the most moving words ever spoken or set to the page. Inside The Little Red Book of Love, you'll find a broad range of sentiments and musings on the topic of love.Love affects everyone in different ways. Inspire yourself and others with the words of: Dr. Seuss Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Mother Teresa Marilyn Monroe Jane Austen Robert Frost John Lennon And many, many more!
Known for her motivational and humorous books, Diane Hodges provides the ultimate collection of inspirational quotes and reflective sayings designed to influence, encourage, and motivate educators. <P><P>Complete with full-color illustrations, these quotes inspire teachers to step outside the guidelines and truly reach their students. The musings, advice, and observations are drawn from famous writers, politicians, scientists, actors, comedians, businessmen, and philosophers. Celebrate the wit, wisdom, and creativity that encompass the world of teaching.
The Little Red Book of Wisdom offers time-tested principles for professional and personal fulfillment. In the book, Mark DeMoss gathers insights for living wisely from history, Scripture, and a lifetime of listening. The result is a handy, accessible book that gives readers a new way to enjoy lasting success in the work world and beyond. Topics include finding and keeping your focus in life, building a winning corporate culture, and setting aside time for good thinking.
Designed as an aid for the study of the book, Alcoholics Anonymous, The Little Red Book contains many helpful topics for discussion meetings. Drawing from the practical experience of alcoholics who found peace of mind and contented sobriety by following a way of spiritual life set forth in Alcoholics Anonymous, The Little Red Book can help members quickly develop an acceptable 24-hour schedule of A.A. living.Based on the many past study guide formats and beginner classes for The Little Red Book and modeled after Twelve Step instruction programs offered at A.A. meetings, this new study guide provides a solid and comprehensive study structure for men and women in A.A. Twelve Step groups and for individuals studying The Little Red Book on their own. While The Little Red Book interprets the Twelve Steps, the Guide gives newcomers to A.A. the structure needed to live them.Holding a Masters degree in Addiction Studies with an internship at the Alcoholics Anonymous Headquarters Archives, Bill P. has worked in the alcohol/drug addiction field for 18 years as a counselor, historian, educator, and author, including four years with the AA Grapevine Magazine.
Beloved illustrator J. P. Miller's graphic, colorful farm animals seem to jump right off the page--but they aren't jumping to help the Little Red Hen plant her wheat! Young children will learn a valuable lesson about teamwork from this funny, favorite folktale.From the Hardcover edition.
The war is over, but for thirteen-year-old Rachel, the battle has just begun. Putting childhood behind her, she knows what she wants - to prove she has acting talent worthy of the school drama club, and what she doesn't want - to romantically fall for someone completely inappropriate. Worries about her veteran brother's failing health and repugnance at her mother's unexpected and unwanted pregnancy drive her to seek solace from a seemingly sympathetic, but self-serving teacher. The lies she tells herself hoping to reach solutions to the problems complicating her life merely function to make matters worse. Ultimately, she finds a way to come to terms with life as it reaches an end and life as it begins.From the Hardcover edition.
"Puss in Boots," "Blue Beard," "Tom Thumb," and other beloved fairy tale classics, as set down by the man who first rescued them from the oral tradition in the 17th century. Contains six color plates and 30 black-and-white illustrations.
A twist on the old tale. In this version, grandma drives a tractor and is not scared of hungry predators. Her granddaughter, Little Red Riding Hood, is nicknamed for her scarlet sweatshirt.
Acclaimed writer Joan Holub and Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet team up in this hilarious and exuberant retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, in which a brave, little red pencil finds her way through the many perils of writing a story, faces a ravenous pencil sharpener (the Wolf 3000)... and saves the day.
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