The Kissing Hand

The Kissing Hand
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Author: Audrey Penn
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781933718361
Release: 2009-12-08
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

School is starting in the forest, but Chester Raccoon does not want to go. To help ease Chester's fears, Mrs. Raccoon shares a family secret called the Kissing Hand to give him the reassurance of her love any time his world feels a little scary. Since its first publication in 1993, this heartwarming book has become a children's classic that has touched the lives of millions of children and their parents, especially at times of separation, whether starting school, entering daycare, or going to camp. It is widely used by kindergarten teachers on the first day of school. Stickers at the back will help children and their parents keep their Kissing Hand alive.

A Pocket Full of Kisses

A Pocket Full of Kisses
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Author: Audrey Penn
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781933718408
Release: 2011-09-08
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In this tender sequel to the New York Times bestseller and children's classic The Kissing Hand, Audrey Penn provides parents with another tale of love and reassurance to share with their children. Chester Raccoon has a baby brother—and the baby brother is taking over his territory. When Chester sees his mother give his baby brother a Kissing Hand—his Kissing Hand—he is overcome with sadness, but Mrs. Raccoon soothes his fears with her own special brand of wisdom, finding just the right way to let Chester know he is deeply loved. Brought to life by Barbara Leonard Gibson's warm illustrations, this story is perfect for families who are adjusting to all the changes new members can bring.

Argyle Fox

Argyle Fox
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Author: Marie LeTourneau
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781939100108
Release: 2017-03-20
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Argyle Fox, with his signature style, wants to play outside on a springtime day, but the wind is wreaking havoc with his fun and games. As soon as he builds a card tower, climbs into a giant spider web, or takes up his pirate sword, here comes the wind: Woosh! Mama Fox tells grumpy Argyle that if he thinks long enough, he will come up with something to do. Following his mother's suggestion and inspired by her knitting, he works all the pieces of his day together and creates the perfect solution. The story of Argyle teaches that failure is often a path to success and celebrates perseverance, creative thinking, and an old-fashioned springtime activity.

A Kissing Hand for Chester Raccoon

A Kissing Hand for Chester Raccoon
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Author: Audrey Penn
Pages: 14
ISBN: 1933718773
Release: 2014-04-15
Editor: Tanglewood

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

During the last 20 years, parents and teachers have passed along the secret of the Kissing Hand to children facing first days of kindergarten, first grade, and other separations. Now younger children can get in on Mama Raccoon's secret and find comfort in A Kissing Hand for Chester Raccoon, a board-book adaptation of the original picture book. Chester could feel his mother's kiss leap straight into his heart. "With a Kissing Hand," said Chester's mom, "We'll never be apart." "Just press your hand upon your cheek and feel that loving glow. It's Mommy saying, 'I love you,' wherever you may go." The Kissing Hand has become a children's classic that has touched the lives of millions of children and their parents. A Kissing Hand for Chester Raccoon conveys the heart of the story in rhyming verse, perfect for read-aloud and easy for even the little ones to remember and recite. With illustrations by Barbara Gibson that capture the warmth and beauty of the original artwork, toddlers now share in the benefits from Mrs. Raccoon's secret for making a child feel safe and secure.

How to Trick the Tooth Fairy

How to Trick the Tooth Fairy
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Author: Erin Danielle Russell
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781481467339
Release: 2018-05-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From the coauthor of Dork Diaries comes a witty and engaging picture book about a prankster who wants to pull off the best prank of all—pranking the Tooth Fairy! Kaylee loves pulling pranks: from dropping water balloons on passers by to even tricking Santa Claus, she’s a prize-winning prankster! But is she the Princess of Pranks? No! That title is held by none other than the Tooth Fairy. But when Kaylee loses a tooth and the Tooth Fairy goes about her usual tooth-taking business, Kaylee pranks her with a fake frog. As Kaylee and the Tooth Fairy try to out-prank one another, things get way out of hand, until the two finally see eye and eye and decide to share the crown!

A Bad Case of Stripes

A Bad Case of Stripes
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Author: David Shannon
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781338113150
Release: 2016-08-30
Editor: Scholastic Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"What we have here is a bad case of stripes. One of the worst I've ever seen!" Camilla Cream loves lima beans, but she never eats them. Why? Because the other kids in her school don't like them. And Camilla Cream is very, very worried about what other people think of her. In fact, she's so worried that she's about to break out in...a bad case of stripes!

Howard B Wigglebottom Learns to Listen

Howard B  Wigglebottom Learns to Listen
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Author: Howard Binkow,Reverend Ana
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780971539013
Release: 2005
Editor: We Do Listen Foundation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

When Howard B. Wigglebottom starts feeling sad about always getting into trouble at school for not listening, he decides to change his ways.

The Kissing Hand

The Kissing Hand
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Author: Audrey Penn
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1939100429
Release: 2020-10-15
Editor: Tanglewood

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

School is starting in the forest, but Chester Raccoon does not want to go. To help ease Chester's fears, Mrs. Raccoon shares a family secret called the Kissing Hand to give him the reassurance of her love any time his world feels a little scary. Since its first publication in 1993, this heartwarming book has become a children's classic that has touched the lives of millions of children and their parents, especially at times of separation, whether starting school, entering daycare, or going to camp. It is widely used by kindergarten teachers on the first day of school. Stickers at the back will help children and their parents keep their Kissing Hand alive.

A Wilcox and Griswold Mystery the Case of the Missing Carrot Cake

A Wilcox and Griswold Mystery  the Case of the Missing Carrot Cake
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Author: Robin Newman
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781939547170
Release: 2015-05
Editor: Wilcox and Griswold Mystery

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Detectives Wilcox and Griswold investigate the snatching of Miss Rabbit's carrot cake on Ed's farm.

Chester the Brave

Chester the Brave
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Author: Audrey Penn
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781933718798
Release: 2012-08-14
Editor: Tanglewood Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A young raccoon learns the meaning of bravery and a method for overcoming his fears.

Doctor De Soto

Doctor De Soto
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Author: William Steig
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781466808539
Release: 2013-07-30
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Doctor De Soto, the dentist, did very good work." With the aid of his able assistant, Mrs. De Soto, he copes with the toothaches of animals large and small. His expertise is so great that his fortunate patients never feel any pain. Since he's a mouse, Doctor De Soto refuses to treat "dangerous" animals--that is, animals who have a taste for mice. But one day a fox shows up and begs for relief from the tooth that's killing him. How can the kindhearted De Sotos turn him away? But how can they make sure that the fox doesn't give in to his baser instincts once his tooth is fixed? Those clever De Sotos will find a way. William Steig's Doctor De Soto is a 1982 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year, a 1983 Boston Globe - Horn Book Awards Honor Book for Picture Books, and a 1983 Newbery Honor Book.

Fierce Marriage

Fierce Marriage
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Author: Ryan Frederick,Selena Frederick
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781493412778
Release: 2018-04-17
Editor: Baker Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Ryan and Selena Frederick were newlyweds when they landed in Switzerland to pursue Selena's dream of training horses. Neither of them knew at the time that Ryan was living out a death sentence brought on by a worsening genetic heart defect. Soon it became clear he needed major surgery that could either save his life--or result in his death on the operating table. The young couple prepared for the worst. When Ryan survived, they both realized that they still had a future together. But the near loss changed the way they saw all that would lie ahead. They would live and love fiercely, fighting for each other and for a Christ-centered marriage, every step of the way. Fierce Marriage is their story, but more than that, it is a call for married couples to put God first in their relationship, to measure everything they do and say to each other against what Christ did for them, and to see marriage not just as a relationship they should try to keep healthy but also as one worth fighting for in every situation. With the gospel as their foundation, Ryan and Selena offer hope and practical help for common struggles in marriage, including communication problems, sexual frustration, financial stress, family tension, screen-time disconnection, and unrealistic expectations.

Holes

Holes
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Author: Louis Sachar
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780307798367
Release: 2011-06-01
Editor: Yearling

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award! This #1 New York Times bestselling, modern classic in which boys are forced to dig holes day in and day out is now available with a splashy new look. Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnatses. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by spending all day, every day digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep. There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. But there are an awful lot of holes. It doesn’t take long for Stanley to realize there’s more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. But what could be buried under a dried-up lake? Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption. Includes a double bonus: an excerpt from Small Steps, the follow-up to Holes, as well as an excerpt from Louis Sachar’s new middle-grade novel, Fuzzy Mud. "A smart jigsaw puzzle of a novel." --The New York Times WINNER OF THE BOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOK AWARD A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK SELECTED FOR NUMEROUS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AND ALA HONORS

Papa Please Get the Moon for Me

Papa  Please Get the Moon for Me
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Author: Eric Carle
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781481431811
Release: 2015-08-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In a book with foldout pages, Monica's father fulfills her request for the moon by taking it down after it is small enough to carry, but it continues to change in size.

Be Kind

Be Kind
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Author: Pat Zietlow Miller
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781250304605
Release: 2018-02-06
Editor: Roaring Brook Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A New York Times bestseller! “These days, it seems more important than ever for books to show young people how to act with thoughtfulness, civility, and kindness.” —The New York Times Book Review When Tanisha spills grape juice all over her new dress, her classmate wants to make her feel better, wondering: What does it mean to be kind? From asking the new girl to play to standing up for someone being bullied, this moving story explores what kindness is, and how any act, big or small, can make a difference—or at least help a friend. With a gentle text from the award-winning author of Sophie's Squash, Pat Zietlow Miller, and irresistible art from Jen Hill, Be Kind is an unforgettable story about how two simple words can change the world. One of Chicago Public Library's "Best of the Best Books 2018"

The Storyspinner

The Storyspinner
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Author: Becky Wallace
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781481405652
Release: 2015-03-03
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Keepers, a race of people with magical abilities, are seeking a supposedly-dead princess to place on the throne to end political turmoil but girls who look like the princess are being murdered and Johanna Von Arlo, forced to work for Lord Rafael DeSilva after her father's suspicious death, is a dead-ringer. Simultaneous eBook.

Love You Forever

Love You Forever
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Author: Robert N. Munsch
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780099266891
Release: 2001
Editor: Random House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A young woman holds her newborn son and sings to him- I'll love you for ever. I'll like you for always. As long as I'm livingMy baby you'll be. This is the story of how that little boy goes through life and becomes a man and how his mother's love never wavers. The simple and powerful truth behind LOVE YOU FOREVER will strike a universal chord with parents and children alike - what better way to reassure your child of your love than to share this very special picture book.

The Rainbow Fish

The Rainbow Fish
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Author: Marcus Pfister
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9781558580091
Release: 1992
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The most beautiful fish in the entire ocean discovers the real value of personal beauty and friendship.

The World According to Garp

The World According to Garp
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Author: John Irving
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781524744809
Release: 2018-10-25
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Now available as an ebook for the first time ever in America, the bestselling coming-of-age classic novel by John Irving—the 40th anniversary edition with a new introduction by the author. “He is more than popular. He is a Populist, determined to keep alive the Dickensian tradition that revels in colorful set pieces...and teaches moral lessons.”—The New York Times The opening sentence of John Irving’s breakout novel The World According to Garp signals the start of sexual violence, which becomes increasingly political. “Garp’s mother, Jenny Fields, was arrested in Boston in 1942 for wounding a man in a movie theater.” Jenny is an unmarried nurse; she becomes a single mom and a feminist leader, beloved but polarizing. Her son, Garp, is less beloved, but no less polarizing. From the tragicomic tone of its first sentence to its mordantly funny last line—“we are all terminal cases”—The World According to Garp maintains a breakneck pace. The subject of sexual hatred—of intolerance of sexual minorities and differences—runs the gamut of “lunacy and sorrow.” Winner of the National Book Award, Garp is a comedy with forebodings of doom. In more than thirty languages, in more than forty countries—with more than ten million copies in print—Garp is the precursor of John Irving’s later protest novels.

The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried
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Author: Tim O'Brien
Pages: 233
ISBN: 1606865064
Release: 2014-05-01
Editor: Perfection Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Heroic young men carry the emotional weight of their lives to war in Vietnam in a patchwork account of a modern journey into the heart of darkness.