The new classic, A Little Christmas Tree, is the story of a small Scotch Pine whose greatest wish is to be a family’s Christmas tree.
Year after year, Little Tree is passed over. He wonders why no one will choose him. His wise mother encourages him to be patient and reminds him he will bring the true meaning of Christmas into a family’s home.
Finally, the day comes. He is chosen and heads down into town. But the road is perilous. When Little Tree’s beautiful branch snaps in an accident, his path is forever altered.
Will anyone choose a broken Christmas tree to bring into their home?
What Little Tree doesn’t realize is that there is a much grander plan for him.
How can our sacred institutions preserve tradition while retaining the flexibility to accommodate modern life? And how do you fold that theme into a lively kids' book?
Almost a Minyan, the latest offering from Austin's Sociosights Press, brings children into the world of a loving daughter and granddaughter whose family stays connected to each other and to the past through sacred ritual. The book is a multi-generational love story for Jewish traditions.
In a story that will appeal equally to people familiar with its Yiddish phrases and Jewish traditions and those interested in increasing their cultural understanding, Almost a Minyan subtly handles some of the practices and controversies of modern Judaism. Can women and girls be part of the sacred minyan for public worship?
This spirited story, brought to life with touching and reverent illustrations by Susan Simon, is a sure bet for young readers.
Get equipped to help children who worry! Join the adventure as Abby goes to Camp Trust for her first overnight camp. Will she survive the panic of leaving her parents? What is the shadow she sees in her cabin window? What will the Worries do next? Come join the team and learn Grand Slam Bible Truths for victory. Extension activities included! Designed for ages 6-12 by Biblical Counselor Alyssa Cathers.
Sunshine Forest is Isabel's favorite place to go, especially when she is feeling sad.
While lost in the memories of someone she loves, Isabel finds herself also lost deep within the forest. She becomes frightened until a brilliant blue dragonfly appears. The blue dragonfly carefully guides her through the forest, listening intently as Isabel shares her feelings of loss and grief.
She emerges from both the forest and her sadness with a lighter heart...and a new, life-long friend.
This story is beautifully written and illustrated to help children of all ages understand their feelings while coping with the loss of a loved one. This tender story will help encourage children to express their grief as a way to find comfort. Isabel's journey through the forest clearly represents her journey through her grief. As she makes her way, she also becomes aware of the beauty around her and how it helps her connect to her loved one.
Peter was a man of the sea. He knew its winds, its deeps and shallows. He knew where to cast his nets for fish and how to feed his town. Yet Jesus turns everything Peter knows in life upside down.This Biblical adventure highlights Peter's friendship with Jesus through Peter's own eyes. Colorful illustrations and lyrical prose weave crucial environmental features of the Holy Land into this powerful picture book about being friends, learning what's real, and finding inspiration. A stirring story for children ages 4 through 8.
The "Golden Rule" is for everyone. When a young girl starts to learn about the different ways to say it, she finds that every culture and faith has their own way to express the "Golden Rule." Celebrate a love of diversity and acceptance in this beautifully illustrated tale.
In this beautifully illustrated book of short prayers from major world religions, award-winning author Demi shows children the great value of talking to God. Here they will find many time-honored favorites, including prayers of praise, prayers of petition, prayers of gratitude, and prayers of blessing. Taking readers on a fascinating journey across the globe, Demi's stunning illustrations celebrate the life of prayer shared by all the world's religions. Moving from King Solomon's Temple and the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem to St. Mark's Cathedral in Venice to the Delhi Mosque and the River Ganges in India; from North America to Central Africa to China and Japan?each exciting new illustration transports readers to a holy destination where they can experience the religion's life of prayer directly at its source. Religions featured are Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Shintoism, American Plains Indian, and Central African. Also included are an author's preface and an informative appendix with helpful notes on the prayers and illustrations.