Tag Archives: Religion & Spirituality

Christmas Songs Sing Alg (Golden Sing Along)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Golden Books Publisher: Golden Books

Mama Had to Work on Christmas

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Carolyn Marsden Publisher: Viking Juvenile Product Description Gloria always spends Christmas with Papi, Mama, and Nana. But this Christmas, Papi is away picking oranges and Mama has to work at the hotel where she is a maid. Gloria is miserable when Mama makes her go with her-until they get to the […]

Ministry Ideas for Celebrating Advent and Christmas with Teens, Families, and Parishes

Author: Janet Claussen Publisher: Saint Mary’s Press Product Description For many people, the secular preparation time for Christmas takes precedence over the spiritual meaning of the season. Once Christmas arrives, the spiritual significance is lost amid the boxes and ribbons. Most Catholics don’t realize that the season extends all the way through Epiphany to the […]

Chicken Soup for the Soul Christmas Treasury for Kids: A Story a Day from December 1st through Christmas for Kids and Their Families

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Jack Canfield Publisher: HCI Product Description Celebrating the holidays will be a special treat with this new Christmas Treasury. Christmas is a wonderful time for kids-the anticipation of gifts under the tree, the aroma of once-a-year treats in the oven, the excitement of decorating for holiday festivities, the joy of being […]

Christmas in Mexico (Christmas Around the World) ((Christmas Around the World Ser.))

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Publisher: World Book Product Description Each 80-page Christmas Around the World book includes full narratives explaining the customs of the region covered, photography and illustrations, special sections of native songs, recipes, and fun-to-do crafts.

Christmas Alphabet Cards

Rating: (40 reviews) Author: Robert Sabuda Publisher: Running Press Product Description With “Season’s Greetings” written on the inside of each card, and 26 of renowned pop-up artist Robert Sabuda’s intricate and eye-catching designs, there is a card in this beautiful set for every letter of the alphabet. Based on Sabuda’s best-selling children’s book The Christmas […]

A Pinata in a Pine Tree: A Latino Twelve Days of Christmas

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Pat Mora Publisher: Clarion Books Product Description An award-winning author and a rising star artist have put a festive Latino twist on “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” populating it with piñatas in place of partridges, plus burritos bailando (dancing donkeys), lunitas cantando (singing moons), and much more, all displayed in the […]

Bear’s Berry Christmas (Bear in the Big Blue House)

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Kitty Richards Publisher: Simon Spotlight Product Description Discover all the little things that make the holidays so berry special! Everyone at the Big Blue House has the holiday spirit and is having a lot of fun decorating and baking. But when Jack, a lonely stray dog, shows up, how can Bear […]

Elijah’s Angel: A Story for Chanukah and Christmas

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Michael J. Rosen Publisher: Voyager Books Product Description Michael and Elijah are friends, but when Elijah gives Michael one of his special carved angels, Michael doesn’t know what to do. How can be possibly take home a Christmas angel–a forbidden graven image–especially on Chanukah? Full color. Amazon.com Review A child’s vision […]

I Think, I Am!: Teaching Kids the Power of Affirmations

Rating: (10 reviews) Author: Louise Hay Publisher: Hay House Product Description        “Your thoughts create your life!” This is the message that Louise Hay has been teaching people throughout the world for more than 27 years. Now, children can learn and understand the powerful idea that they have control over their thoughts and words, and […]

A Christmas Carol (Radio Theatre)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Publisher: Tyndale Entertainment Product Description Experience Charles Dickens’s beloved story of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the ghosts of Christmases past, present, and future in a 90-minute full-cast drama production. Since 1996, Focus on the Family Radio Theatre has produced innovative audio entertaiment for families and individuals. These dramas feature cinema-quality […]

The Twelve Days of Christmas : A Pop-Up Celebration

Rating: (27 reviews) Author: Robert Sabuda Publisher: Little Simon Product Description The timeless song of the The Twelve Days of Christmas springs to life in this lavish pop-up edition by award-winning author, artist, and paper engineer Robert Sabuda. Sure to be a classic, this elegant keepsake will be treasured by all, each and every holiday […]

The Crazy Christmas Angel Mystery (The Cul-de-Sac Kids #3) (Book 3)

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Beverly Lewis Publisher: Bethany House Publishers Product Description It’s almost Christmas, and Eric Hagel is spying on the new neighbor. What’s going on next door? Why is the house always flickering with candlelight? And what about the eerie flute music every morning at 6:00? When Mr. Tressler puts up a Christmas […]

Fallen

Rating: (57 reviews) Author: Lauren Kate Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers Product Description There’s something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori. Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He’s the one bright spot […]

The Maze Runner (Maze Runner Trilogy (Hardback))

Rating: (105 reviews) Author: James Dashner Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers Product Description When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the […]

Fun with Christmas Stencils (Dover Little Activity Books)

Author: A. G. Smith Publisher: Dover Publications Product Description Six open stencils (no cutting or punching out needed) let youngsters trace and color a candy cane, Santa, bell, snowflake, Christmas tree, stocking.

Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations

Rating: (127 reviews) Author: Alex Harris Publisher: Multnomah Books Product Description Most people don’t expect you to understand what we’re going to tell you in this book. And even if you understand, they don’t expect you to care. And even if you care, they don’t expect you to do anything about it. And even if […]

Large Print Word Search Book

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: School Specialty Publishing Publisher: American Education Publishing Product Description The Large Print Word Search collection is the perfect series for building vocabulary skills while having fun at the same time. Filled with interesting and engaging word lists, each puzzle promises to stretch your mind. Plus, the large, bold type makes each […]

A Christmas Carol Special Edition: The Charles Dickens Classic with Christian Insights and Discussion Questions for Groups and Families by Stephen Skelton

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Charles Dickens Publisher: Standard Publishing Product Description Celebrate the season with Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, Jacob Marley, and the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future—and discover how the greatest Christmas classic was based on the greastest story ever told. This special edition includes the complete text of A Christmas […]

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Advent Calendar

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Publisher: NorthSouth Product Description A Santa and all of his reindeer are silhouetted against the snowcovered forest as they fly through the air in this traditional advent calendar.

B Is for Bethlehem: A Christmas Alphabet Board Book

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Isabel Wilner Publisher: Dutton Juvenile Product Description Tender and joyful, this alphabet board book tells the story of Jesus’ birth in graceful couplets. Radiant collage art shimmers with all the glad expectancy of the Christmas season. The original picture book edition was an American Bookseller Pick of the Lists and a […]

The Gift of the Christmas Cookie: Sharing the True Meaning of Jesus’ Birth

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Dandi Daley Mackall Publisher: Zonderkidz Product Description Jack helps his mother bake special Christmas cookies and learns about how people long ago used Christmas cookies to tell others the story of Jesus’ birth. This story inspires families to share this important tradition with others.

The Case for Christmas – MM 20-Pack: A Journalist Investigates the Identity of the Child in the Manger

Author: Lee Strobel Publisher: Zondervan Product Description By focusing on the “hows” and whys” of Christmas, this warm yet journalistic book will help believers reaffirm their faith while guiding seekers as they pursue solid answers about this miraculous occurrence. With material from The Case for Christ as well as new ideas from author Lee Strobel, […]

Mark Wilson’s Complete Course in Magic

Rating: (52 reviews) Author: Mark Wilson Publisher: Running Press Kids Product Description From one of the world’s premier practitioners of classic magic, with years of experience instructing younger readers in the magical arts, comes this new revision of his complete guide to learning and performing fantastic feats of prestidigitation. Acclaimed by the Los Angeles Times […]

The Official SAT Question of the Day 2009 Calendar

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: The College Board Publisher: College Board Product Description The College Board–maker of the SAT (R)–provides the only pager-per-day calendar with Official SAT practice questions.  Every day, students can practice with a question just like the ones on the SAT and PSAT/NMSQT (R).  The calendar features 365 questions (one per page); critical […]

Crime and Punishment

Rating: (37 reviews) Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky Publisher: Vintage Product Description With the same suppleness, energy, and range of voices that won their translation of The Brothers Karamazov the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Prize, Pevear and Volokhonsky offer a brilliant translation of Dostoevsky’s classic novel that presents a clear insight into this astounding psychological thriller. “The best (translation) […]

The Big Picture Story Bible

Rating: (41 reviews) Author: David Helm Publisher: Crossway Books Product Description Rather than simply retelling the most familiar short scenes from the Bible, this book presents the big picture the unified story running through the Old and New Testaments. This delightful book will help children learn the Bible s whole story and begin to appreciate […]

The Teen Girl’s Gotta-Have-It Guide to Money: Getting Smart About Making It, Saving It, and Spending It! (Teen Girl’s Gotta-Have-It Guides)

Author: Jessica Blatt Publisher: Watson-Guptill Product Description Suze Orman advises women on how to handle their money–and now Jessica Blatt advises the women of tomorrow on how to handle theirs. The newest addition to the Teen Girl’s Gotta-Have-It series empowers girls by showing them why money matters. From making money, to saving money, to investing […]

Writers Inc.: A Student Handbook for Writing And Learning

Rating: (40 reviews) Author: Sebranek, Patrick Sebranek, Dave Kemper, Verne Meyer Publisher: Great Source Education Group Amazon.com Review It’s meant for high schoolers, but adults who haven’t inhaled chalk dust for years might appreciate it even more. The process of organizing, researching and writing a paper is laid is out in easy-to-understand normal-speak. The chapters […]

The Twilight Companion: The Unauthorized Guide to the Series

Author: Lois H. Gresh Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Product Description Everyone’s in love with vampires, and if his name happens to be Edward Cullen, then readers of the wildly popular Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer can’t help but be crazy about him. For all those who adore Bella Swan, Edward, and the rest of the Cullen family […]

The American Heritage Student Dictionary

Rating: (11 reviews) Author: Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Product Description The perfect dictionary for students in grades 6-9. This edition has been updated to reflect up-to-the-minute developments in all subject areas, from technology to world affairs.

Trial and Triumph: Stories from Church History

Rating: (15 reviews) Author: Richard M. Hannula Publisher: Canon Press Product Description “Thus says the LORD: Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where the good way is, and walk in it; then you will find rest for your souls“(Jer. 6:16). Christianity is a faith in love with history. God […]

Master the SSAT & ISEE 2009 (Master the Ssat and Isee)

Author: Peterson’s Publisher: Arco Product Description The guide for students AND parents! Master the SSAT & ISEE provides all the prep needed to score higher on the SSAT and ISEE: up-to-date information on the tests, hundreds of practice questions and four full-length practice tests (all with detailed answer explanations), and solid test-taking advice. Also includes […]

The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt (Landmark Books)

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Elizabeth Payne Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Product Description For more than 3,000 years, Egypt was a great civilization that thrived along the banks of the Nile River. But when its cities crumbled to dust, Egypt’s culture and the secrets of its hieroglyphic writings were also lost. The Pharaohs […]

The 13 Clocks

Rating: (36 reviews) Author: James Thurber Publisher: NYR Children’s Collection Product Description Once upon a time, in a gloomy castle on a lonely hill, where there were thirteen clocks that wouldn’t go, there lived a cold, aggressive Duke, and his niece, the Princess Saralinda. She was warm in every wind and weather, but he was […]

Cracking the SAT Literature Subject Test, 2007-2008 Edition (College Test Prep)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Princeton Review Publisher: Princeton Review Product Description The Princeton Review realizes that acing the SAT Literature Subject Test is very different from earning straight A’s in school. We don’t try to teach you everything there is to know about literature–only the techniques and information you’ll need to maximize your score. In […]

National Geographic Student Atlas of the World: Revised Edition

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: National Geographic Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books Product Description Combines full-color maps and data sets to introduce students to the importance of the connections between geography and other areas of study. The thematic atlas gives students a clear picture of the recent agricultural, industrial, demographic, environmental, economic and political changes in […]

A Young People’s History of the United States, Vol. 1: Columbus to the Robber Barons

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Howard Zinn Publisher: Seven Stories Press Product Description Praise for A People’s History of the United States: “Professor Zinn writes with an enthusiasm rarely encountered in the leaden prose of academic history, and his text is studded with telling quotations from labor leaders, war resisters and fugitive slaves. There are vivid […]

The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening and The Struggle (Vampire Diaries)

Rating: (32 reviews) Author: L. J. Smith Publisher: HarperTeen Product Description Elena: the golden girl, the leader, the one who can have any boy she wants. Stefan: brooding and mysterious, he seems to be the only one who can resist Elena, even as he struggles to protect her from the horrors that haunt his past. […]

The Periodic Table

Rating: (13 reviews) Author: Adrian Dingle, Simon Basher Publisher: Kingfisher Product Description The Periodic Table introduces budding chemists to the world of the elements as it’s never been seen before. Designed to resemble popular networking Web sites, the pages of this book feature “homepages” for each of the chemical elements — complete with witty and […]

The Usborne Complete Book of Art Ideas

Rating: (9 reviews) Author: Fiona Watt Publisher: Usborne Books

Fablehaven: Grip of the Shadow Plague (Fablehaven)

Rating: (40 reviews) Author: Brandon Mull Publisher: Shadow Mountain Product Description In the third volume, the peril escalates as an unexplained darkness infects the creatures of Fablehaven.

Artemis Fowl: Lost Colony, The (Artemis Fowl)

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Eoin Colfer Publisher: Miramax Product Description Ten thousand years ago, humans and fairies fought a great battle for the magical island of Ireland. When it became clear to the fairy families that they could never win, they decided to move their civilization underground and keep themselves hidden from the humans. All […]

Saving the World (Maximum Ride, Book 3)

Rating: (90 reviews) Author: James Patterson Publisher: Vision Product Description There’s one last chance to save the world in the third book in the Maximum Ride series, SAVING THE WORLD AND OTHER EXTREME SPORTS. The time has arrived for Max and her winged “flock” to face their ultimate enemy and discover their original purpose: to […]

Tracks

Rating: (31 reviews) Author: Louise Erdrich Publisher: Harper Perennial Product Description Set in North Dakota at a time in this century when Indian tribes were struggling to keep what little remained of their lands, Tracks is a tale of passion and deep unrest. Over the course of ten crucial years, as tribal land and trust […]

Will I Have a Friend?

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Miriam Cohen Publisher: Aladdin Product Description Library of Congress Children’s Book of the Year When Pa was taking Jim to school for the first time, Jim said, “Will I have a friend at school?” “I think you will,” said Pa. But even his father’s gentle reassurance doesn’t make Jim feel any […]

All the Places to Love

Rating: (26 reviews) Author: Patricia Maclachlan Publisher: Joanna Cotler Product Description Within the sanctuary of a loving family, baby Eli is born and, as he grows, “learns to cherish the people and places around him, eventualy passing on what he has discovered to his new baby sister, Sylvie: ‘All the places to love are here […]

Miss Nelson Is Missing!

Rating: (47 reviews) Author: Harry Allard Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Product Description Where is Miss Nelson, and Who is Miss Viola Swamp. This delightful story answers the questions.

Simon’s Hook; A Story About Teases and Put-downs

Rating: (13 reviews) Author: Karen Gedig Burnett Publisher: GR Publishing Book Description Simon is having a bad day; a bad hair day. First his sister gives him a strange hair cut, then his friends tease him. Simon doesn’t know what to do. Lucky for him he runs into Grandma Rose. After listening to his sorrowful […]

Teeth Are Not for Biting (Board Book) (Best Behavior Series)

Rating: (28 reviews) Author: Elizabeth Verdick Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing Book Description TEETH ARE NOT FOR BITING Board Book by Elizabeth Verdick, illustrated by Marieka Heinlen. “Crunch crunch crunch. Teeth are strong and sharp. Crunch crunch crunch. Teeth can help you chew. But teeth are not for biting. Ouch! Biting hurts.” Sooner or later, almost […]