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The tale of "Chicken Little" gets a modern spin when the fearful fowl, believing the sky is falling, is asked four simple questions that change her perspective. The questions, based on Byron Katie's philosophy called "The Work," can be used by kids and adults to turn fears around. Byron Katie is the author of the bestsellers Loving What Is and A Thousand Names for Joy. Hans Wilhelm is one of America's foremost author and illustrator of children's books.

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The Four Questions: For Henny Penny and Anybody with Stressful Thoughts Cover Image
By Byron Katie, Hans Wilhelm (Illustrator)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780399174247
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Published: Tarcherperigee - July 12th, 2016

Small children have big questions about life, death, spirituality, and the world. When given the chance to have their questions answered by Pope Francis, children from twenty-six countries quickly responded with letters and drawings. "These questions are tough!" the Pope said with a smile when he first held them. His heartfelt answers to thirty of these letters, ranging from fun to serious, curious to profound, make this a book to treasure with the children in your life.

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Dear Pope Francis: The Pope Answers Letters from Children Around the World Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780829444339
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Published: Loyola Press - February 1st, 2016

Geared to kids, the fun snacks, drinks, salads, and meals in this colorfully photographed book include Strawberry Salsa, Honey Mint Lemonade, Carrot Noodle Salad, Pesto Pepper Pizza, and Peanut Butter Coconut Balls. Includes tips for color-themed parties (all red food, anyone?), an illustrated utensil and technique guide, and step-by-step visual cooking instructions.
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The Forest Feast for Kids: Colorful Vegetarian Recipes That Are Simple to Make Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781419718861
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - February 16th, 2016

"Once there was a little tree filled with little leaves…" the story begins, and through delightful illustrations we see a sapling in a small forest surrounded by trees. In its branches squirrels play, and a mourning dove sings her "flutey song." When summer ends and autumn begins, the other trees lose their leaves. But the little guy "hugs his leaves tight." Season after season, never changing, little tree becomes the smallest in the forest, his leaves withered and brown. Until one day he makes a decision. This is a story of letting go and growing up so that something wonderful can happen. Loren Long is the creator of the Otis series of picture books.

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Little Tree Cover Image
By Loren Long (Illustrator), Loren Long
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399163975
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Published: Philomel Books - October 27th, 2015

Explore the wild and beautiful Pacific west coast by turning the pages of this ABC book. You'll encounter bears and cougars, find huckleberries and limpets, and even discover a xiphister. From an ancient rainforest to rugged beaches and underwater marine life, from crashing waves to calm tidal pools, the stunning illustrations bring this intertidal zone to life. Includes a note about the Pacific west coast and suggestions for exploring the region.

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West Coast Wild: A Nature Alphabet Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781554984404
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Published: Groundwood Books - September 15th, 2015

Did you know that some redwoods still among us first sprouted during the Roman Empire? Or that a redwood will grow a new trunk when injured? Or that some animals living high in the redwood canopy have never seen the ground? These hardy, rain-manufacturing, fire-resistant ancient giants are home to plants, other trees (amazingly), birds, banana slugs, salamanders, and (ugh) flying squirrels, among other critters. And they're endangered! Jason Chin was inspired to write about these majestic trees, sight unseen, when he read Richard Preston's accounts of climbing in the redwood canopy. After visiting a forest in California, Chin was so moved by the experience that he wrote Redwoods, an imaginative and richly illustrated story of a boy on a subway who finds a book about the trees and magically steps into a redwood forest. Any child who reads this treasure will no doubt feel that same spark of magic.

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By Jason Chin, Jason Chin (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781250062697
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Published: Square Fish - May 26th, 2015

"Do not lose hope—what you seek will be found."
These simple instructions, and others like it, are your guideposts as you journey through "the wooden gate in the wall you never saw before," into magical realms where favors are asked or granted, where debts are paid, creatures can be trusted (or not), and gifts are given for safe-keeping. Master storyteller Neil Gaiman teams with Charles Vess, an acclaimed illustrator of fairy-tale landscapes, to deliver a fable layered with wisdom and meaning that will touch the hearts of children and adults alike.

 

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Instructions Cover Image
By Neil Gaiman, Charles Vess (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780061960321
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Published: HarperCollins - April 21st, 2015

Take away the A, and what does the BEAST become? Without the L, what would PLANTS look like? Without the S, when does SNOW fall? Subtract one letter from a word, and the result is a delightful romp through the alphabet. With clever word pairings and humorous illustrations, the authors take little ones on an imaginative exploration of the ABCs.
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Take Away the a Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781592701568
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - September 9th, 2014

Have you ever spotted a Toraffe? With the head of a giraffe and the body of a tortoise, it’s hard to miss. How about a Hawkodile: part hawk, part crocodile; or a Cowaconda, a cow and anaconda mix. The magical hybrid animals in this book, fantastically rendered by illustrator Wallace Edwards, are whimsical, stately, and talented beasts that are sure to spark a laugh and the imagination. Welcome to the world of Professor I.B. Doodling, a traveling artist who visits schoolchildren and turns their suggestions into mix-and-match creatures like you've never seen. Look closely, and you'll spy some hidden critters, too!
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Unnatural Selections Cover Image
By Wallace Edwards (Artist)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781459805552
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - October 1st, 2014

Gather 'round this book for an imaginative journey through the A-B-Cs. Each letter has a story all its own. On the Ocean, an Owl and an Octopus search for problems. Robots steal Rain clouds from the sky to keep from Rusting. Jemima makes her front door out of Jelly. A regular cucumber goes to the Shore to become a Sea cucumber. An ingenious inventor invents a Whiraffe: it has the head of a Whisk and the body of a giraffe. And a Cup jumps out of the Cupboard to live by the window, but forgets that the Counter is made of Concrete. Not to worry—the owl and the octopus will glue the cup back together in the "O" story. Once Upon an Alphabet is a series of short, short, stories (under ten sentences long), written by the author of The Day the Crayons Quit, among others.

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Once Upon an Alphabet Cover Image
By Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator), Oliver Jeffers
$26.99
ISBN: 9780399167911
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Published: Philomel Books - October 14th, 2014

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