Tag Archives: Values

It’s Sharing Day! (Dora the Explorer)

Author: Kirsten Larsen Publisher: Simon Spotlight/Nickelodeon Product Description It’s Sharing Day! Join Dora and Boots on their way to Abuela’s house for a special Sharing Day lunch. First they have to pick up ingredients for their special dessert. Along the way, they learn how important and rewarding it is to share.

Leonardo, the Terrible Monster (Ala Notable Children’s Books. Younger Readers (Awards))

Author: Mo Willems Publisher: Hyperion Book CH Product Description Leonardo is truly a terrible monster-terrible at being a monster that is. No matter how hard he tries, he can’t seem to frighten anyone. Determined to succeed, Leonardo sets himself to training and research. Finally, he finds a nervous little boy, and scares the tuna salad […]

Little Quack (Classic Board Books)

Author: Lauren Thompson Publisher: Little Simon Product Description Little Quack’s brothers and sisters splish, splash, and splosh their way into the pond behind their mama. Will he join his family? Count along and find out in the new Classic Board Book edition of this popular story.

The Leprechaun’s Gold

Author: Pamela Duncan Edwards Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Product Description In this classic Irish legend, two harpists — merry-hearted Old Pat and ill-spirited Young Tom — set off for a contest to name the finest harpist in all of Ireland. When Young Tom realizes that Old Pat is truly the better musician, he schemes to […]

Fallen

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 in a place […]

The Golden Rule

Author: Ilene Cooper Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers Product Description This book is a gentle reminder of a timeless rule for parent and child: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Everyone knows a version of the Golden Rule. But what does it really mean? And how do you follow […]

Good, The Bad, And The Bunny (It’s Happy Bunny)

Author: Jim Benton Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks Product Description Like a light shining through the darkness comes a guide who can truly illuminate the differences between right and wrong, good and evil, just and unjust, hot and gross…It’s Happy Bunny! What would It’s Happy Bunny do after receiving a gift? Say, “Thank you?” Try, “Have a […]

If Jesus Lived Inside My Heart

Author: Jill Roman Lord Publisher: Candy Cane Press Product Description This title suitable for ages 2 to 5 years. If Jesus lived inside our hearts, would it show? This delightful little story explores just that as the toddlers in the story learn to be kind and generous in a variety of situations. This is the […]

14 Cows for America

Author: Carmen Agra Deedy Publisher: Peachtree Publishers Product Description In June of 2002, a very unusual ceremony begins in a far-flung village in western Kenya. An American diplomat is surrounded by hundreds of Maasai people. A gift is about to be bestowed on the American men, women, and children, and he is there to accept […]

I’m Sorry! (Blue’s Clues)

Author: Justin Chanda Publisher: Simon Spotlight/Nickelodeon Product Description Green Puppy accidentally breaks Magenta’s favorite crayon and feels so bad that she doesn’t tell her. That makes Green Puppy feel really bad! With the help of Blue and her other friends, Green Puppy figures out the best way to say “I’m sorry” to her friend.

Torment (Fallen)

Author: Lauren Kate Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers Product Description Hell on earth. That’s what it’s like for Luce to be apart from her fallen angel boyfriend, Daniel. It took them an eternity to find one another, but now he has told her he must go away. Just long enough to hunt down the […]

Advent Storybook: 24 Stories to Share Before Christmas

Author: Antonie Schneider Publisher: North-South / Night Sky Books Product Description Benjamin Bear is so impatient for Christmas to come. To help the time pass more quickly, his mother tells him that every day when he opens a door on his Advent calendar she’ll tell him a story—twenty-four stories all about another little bear and […]

The Rainbow Fish

Rating: (229 reviews) Author: Marcus Pfister Publisher: North-South Books Product Description Rainbow-colored foil stamping glitters on every page of this unique book about a beautiful fish who learns to make friends by sharing his most prized possessions-his shimmering scales. Amazon.com Review If you read this very popular book just before bed, and the light is […]

A Chair for My Mother 25th Anniversary Edition (Reading Rainbow Book)

Rating: (27 reviews) Author: Vera B. Williams Publisher: Greenwillow Books Product Description After a fire destroys their home and possessions, Rosa, her mother, and grandmother save and save until they can afford to buy one big, comfortable chair that all three of them can enjoy.After their home is destroyed by a fire, Rosa, her mother […]

A Rainbow of Friends

Rating: (9 reviews) Author: P. K. Hallinan Publisher: Ideals Children’s Books Product Description This book is for ages 3-5. Friends come in all colours and sizes; they can be funny or serious, musical or athletic, outgoing or quiet. This book reminds children to celebrate their differences because that is what makes each of us so […]

Working Together: Learning About Cooperation and Citizenship (Character Education Readers)

Author: Regina Burch Publisher: Creative Teaching Press

The Christmas Cup

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Nancy Patterson Publisher: iUniverse Product Description Eight-year-old Ann Megan McCallie impulsively bids all of her hard-earned money for a worthless milkshake cup she sees at an auction. Her grandmother Nannie comforts her when other children tease her for buying “junk.” As Megan and Nannie secretly find the perfect use for Megan’s […]

Hands Are Not for Hitting (Board Book) (Best Behavior Series)

Rating: (18 reviews) Author: Martine Agassi Ph.D. Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing Product Description It’s never too soon for children to learn that violence is never okay, hands can do many good things, and everyone is capable of positive, loving actions. In this bright, inviting, durable board book, simple words and full-color illustrations teach these important […]

Spoon

Rating: (11 reviews) Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal Publisher: Hyperion Book CH Product Description Meet Spoon. He’s always been a happy little utensil. But lately, he feels like life as a spoon just isn’t cutting it. He thinks Fork, Knife, and The Chopsticks all have it so much better than him. But do they? And what […]

The Easter Egg

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Jan Brett Publisher: Putnam Juvenile Product Description Jan Brett’s lovable bunny hero, Hoppi, and her remarkable Easter Rabbit will enchant readers as they pore over illustrations filled with dazzling eggs made by Flora Bunny, Aunt Sassyfrass and others. If Hoppi can make the best Easter egg, he will get to help […]

The Christmas Candle

Rating: (14 reviews) Author: Richard Paul Evans Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description On a dark, snowy Christmas Eve, a young man hurrying home for a family celebration enters a chandler’s shop to buy a candle for his lantern. He scoffs at the beautifully sculpted creations of the old chandler and instead purchases […]

Amazing Peace: A Christmas Poem

Rating: (20 reviews) Author: Maya Angelou Publisher: Schwartz & Wade Product Description “ANGELS AND Mortals, Believers and Nonbelievers, look heavenward,” Maya Angelou writes, “and speak the word aloud. Peace.” Angelou’s moving poem is a radiant affirmation of the goodness of humanity. First read at the 2005 White House tree-lighting ceremony, it comes alive again as […]

A Christmas Carol (Puffin Classics)

Author: Charles Dickens Publisher: Puffin Product Description On Christmas Eve, Scrooge sits in his house with not a kind word for anyone; he just wants to be left alone until the “humbug” of Christmas is over. But four ghostly visitors—his former business partner, followed by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet […]

The Christmas Candle

Rating: (14 reviews) Author: Richard Paul Evans Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description On his way home for Christmas, Thomas needs a light for his lantern. He stops in an old candlemaker’s shop and is dismissive of all of the old man’s intricate and beautiful candles, buying an inexpensive one. However, as he […]

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 Christmas Sweater: A Picture Book

Rating: (42 reviews) Author: Glenn Beck Publisher: Aladdin Product Description Adapted from the original bestselling novel, The Christmas Sweater: A Picture Book is the story of a young boy who finds the true meaning of Christmas in the most unlikely of places. Eddie wants a bicycle for Christmas, but his mother knits him a homemade […]

Marta and the Manger Straw: A Christmas Tradition from Poland (Traditions of Faith from around the World)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Virginia Kroll Publisher: Zonderkidz Product Description Part of the Traditions of Faith series, this book explores the tradition of the manger straw in Poland. This story, set during WWII, follows a young girl named Marta who goes to church to get a piece of manger straw in order to have luck […]

A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description In this luminous picture book adaptation of Charles Dickens’ immortal classic, the story of Ebenezer Scrooge leaps off the page to warm the soul of one and all. Be swept away in an unforgettable Christmas Eve, from Scrooge’s first “Bah, humbug!” to the arrival of the Ghost of […]

Amazing Peace: A Christmas Poem

Rating: (20 reviews) Author: Maya Angelou Publisher: Schwartz & Wade Product Description “ANGELS AND Mortals, Believers and Nonbelievers, look heavenward,” Maya Angelou writes, “and speak the word aloud. Peace.” Angelou’s moving poem is a radiant affirmation of the goodness of humanity. First read at the 2005 White House tree-lighting ceremony, it comes alive again as […]

All the World

Rating: (24 reviews) Author: Liz Garton Scanlon Publisher: Beach Lane Books Product Description All the world is here. It is there. It is everywhere. All the world is right where you are. Now. Following a circle of family and friends through the course of a day from morning till night, this book affirms the importance […]

A Christmas Carol: The Junior Novel (Junior Novelization)

Author: Publisher: Disney Press Product Description The timeless tale of an old miser who must face Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet-to-Come, is re-imagined by cinematic visionary Robert Zemeckis. The three Ghosts remind Scrooge of the man he once used to be, the cold truth of who he is today, and what will happen if […]

Auntie Claus and the Key to Christmas

Rating: (10 reviews) Author: Elise Primavera Publisher: Silver Whistle Product Description It’s getting toward Christmas at the Bing Cherry Hotel, and Auntie Claus is preparing for her annual “business trip.” Just before she is ready to leave, her favorite nephew, Christopher Kringle, begins to have doubts about the family business. To settle the matter, Auntie […]

The 7 Habits of Happy Kids

Rating: (10 reviews) Author: Sean Covey Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description For the Seven Oaks friends, there is always something to do. Whether they’re singing along with Pokey Porcupine’s harmonica or playing soccer with Jumper Rabbit, everyone is having fun and learning all sorts of things. These seven stories show how practicing […]

The Giving Tree 40th Anniversary Edition Book with CD

Rating: (618 reviews) Author: Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description “Once there was a tree . . . and she loved a little boy.” So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein. Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from […]

My Little Girl

Rating: (49 reviews) Author: Tim McGraw, Tom Douglas Publisher: Thomas Nelson Product Description Ordinary days are magical when spent with those you love. Dad and his little girl, along with their very large bloodhound, set off on an ordinary day and turn it into a wonderful adventure. From dancing by a duck pond to swinging […]

Impulse

Rating: (40 reviews) Author: Ellen Hopkins Publisher: Simon Pulse Product Description Sometimes you don’t wake up. But if you happen to, you know things will never be the same. Three lives, three different paths to the same destination: Aspen Springs, a psychiatric hospital for those who have attempted the ultimate act — suicide. Vanessa is […]

The Giver

Rating: (39 reviews) Author: Lois Lowry Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers Product Description When Jonas turns 12, he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. Now, it’s time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.

How to Steal a Dog

Rating: (9 reviews) Author: Barbara O’Connor Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) Product Description Half of me was thinking, Georgina, don’t do this. Stealing a dog is just plain wrong. The other half of me was thinking, Georgina, you’re in a bad fix and you got to do whatever it takes to get yourself out […]

Big Words for Little People

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Jamie Lee Curtis Publisher: Joanna Cotler Product Description I know some Big Words. I’ll teach them to you. Although you are small, you can use Big Words too. Big Words aren’t scary. They’re big fun to learn. I was taught once and now it’s your turn. The eighth hilarious picture book […]

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.

Birchbark House, The

Rating: (51 reviews) Author: Louise Erdrich Publisher: Hyperion Book CH Amazon.com Nineteenth-century American pioneer life was introduced to thousands of young readers by Laura Ingalls Wilder’s beloved Little House books. With The Birchbark House, award-winning author Louise Erdrich’s first novel for young readers, this same slice of history is seen through the eyes of the […]

The Berenstain Bears and the Truth (First Time Books(R))

Rating: (26 reviews) Author: Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Product Description When Brother and Sister Bear accidentally break Mama’s favorite lamp, their little lie grows bigger and bigger, until Papa Bear helps them find the words that set everything right again.  

You Are Special

Rating: (169 reviews) Author: Max Lucado Publisher: Crossway Books Product Description Every day the small wooden people called Wemmicks do the same thing: stick either gold stars or gray dots on one another. The pretty ones–those with smooth wood and fine paint–always get stars. The talented ones do, too. Others, though, who can do little […]

The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble with Chores (Berenstain Bears)

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Publisher: HarperFestival Product Description Papa Bear and the cubs are having some trouble with chores –– they don’t want to do them! When they decide to take a break from cleaning, Mama Bear plays along. But what will happen when the mess builds up . . . and up . . […]

Burned

Rating: (40 reviews) Author: Ellen Hopkins Publisher: Simon Pulse Book Description Raised in a religious — yet abusive — family, Pattyn Von Stratten starts asking questions — about God, a woman’s role, sex, love. She experiences the first stirrings of passion, but when her father catches her in a compromising position, events spiral out of […]

The Giving Tree (Slipcased Mini Edition)

Rating: (581 reviews) Author: Shel Silverstein Publisher: HarperCollins Amazon.com To say that this particular apple tree is a “giving tree” is an understatement. In Shel Silverstein’s popular tale of few words and simple line drawings, a tree starts out as a leafy playground, shade provider, and apple bearer for a rambunctious little boy. Making the […]

Have You Filled a Bucket Today: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids

Rating: (22 reviews) Author: Carol McCloud Publisher: Ferne Press Product Description Through simple prose and vivid illustrations, this heartwarming book encourages positive behavior as children see how rewarding it is to express daily kindness, appreciation, and love. Bucket filling and dipping are effective metaphors for understanding the effects of our actions and words on the […]

The Biggest Valentine Ever

Author: Steven Kroll Publisher: CARTWHEEL BOOKS Book Description When Mrs. Mousely asks her class to make valentines, Clayton and Desmond decide to make one together and give it to their teacher as a surprise. But things don’t go as planned. First Clayton puts too much glitter on the card. Then Desmond puts on too many […]

Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons

Rating: (25 reviews) Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal Publisher: HarperCollins Book Description Everyone knows cookies taste good, but these cookies also have something good to say. Open this delectable book to any page and you will find out something about life. Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons is a new kind of dictionary, one that defines mysteries such […]