Hebrew is a very, very old language. It was spoken in ancient Israel many thousands of years ago, and has been kept alive for centuries by Jews and scholars. Modern Hebrew was the dream and work of a man named Eliezer Ben-Yehuda. He made new words from ancient words and gave Hebrew speakers a way to say modern words such as ice cream, bicycle, and airplane. This book is a child's introduction to modern Hebrew; but more than that, it is a joyous portrait of a very special family. Its heroine, Gabi, shares in the activities of five-year-olds everywhere; she dances, she pretends, she dresses up, she helps with the baby. Her exuberance about her own life bounces off every page, and the enthusiasm and warmth of her family surround her, and the reader, with love.
Sugar and spice and everything nice--that's what little girls are made of...and so much more In her first children's book, bestselling author Elizabeth George draws from the wisdom of the book of Proverbs to encourage young girls to apply the positive traits and qualities illustrated in each verse.
Judy Luenebrink's charming illustrations complement the text, which emphasizes that there is more to being a girl than simply being sweet and nice. God desires for them to be helpful, confident, thoughtful, eager, prayerful, creative, cheerful, and kind--one of His little girls
A wonderful read-aloud book and perfect gift for parents or grandparents to give to their favorite little girl
Jan Brett's intricate illustrations against a beautiful papyrus background make a stunning picture book of a favorite story-this time featuring Noah's granddaughter. As the floodwaters rise, she helps take the animals onto the ark and get them settled down. But it's not easy when giraffes are sleeping next to pandas and lions are curled up with turkeys. Finally the gentle rocking of the ark lulls them all to sleep until the waters recede and Grandpa Noah, his family, and all the animals leave the ark. This simple telling, combined with extraordinary illustrations of every animal imaginable, makes On Noah's Ark perfect for young and old.
Multicultural, Nonsectarian, Nondenominational
Endorsed by Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish Religious Leaders
Finalist, Children's Books of Distinction Award--Hungry Mind Review
A Children's Book Council Not Just for Children Anymore Selection
Recommended by Parent Council
Everyone and everything in the world has a name. What is God's name?
In poetic text and vibrant illustrations, this modern fable celebrates the diversity and, at the same time, the unity of all people.
"God must have a single name this greater and more powerful than all other names." All the people of the world set out to find God's name ... and each of the many seekers is sure that he or she alone has found the right name, the only name, for God. Finally, they come together--and at last learn what God's name really is.
In God's Name is a spiritual celebration of all people of the world and their belief in one God.
It was hard for Little Acorn to believe he would ever be a big, strong oak tree. Soon Little Acorn grew into Little Oak. But now what was he to do? He couldn't grow oranges like the orange tree or flowers like the rose bush. He just grew and grew until he became Big Oak, and his branches were big and strong-but still he didn't know what he was to do. Then one day Big Oak found that his strong branches were just right for a very special purpose. The Oak Inside the Acorn is the story of the miracle inside each of us. For within every child is the special person God created, just waiting to grow.
Bless this soft and waiting bed
Where I presently shall be
Wrapped in sweet security Winner of the Caldecott Medal and in print since 1941, this is a prayer for boys and girls all over the world. It carries a universal appeal for all ages and brings to our hearts and minds the deep responsibility of preserving for all times the faith and hopes of little children.
Who is God?
Is He a wind that is never still?
Is He a rock that never moves?
Is He high above or here among us? Venerable Old Turtle answers quietly: God is all of these things. Old Turtle first burst upon the publishing scene in 1992, and it was instantly recognized as a classic fable about ecology, peace, and the interconnectedness of all beings. Simple yet profound, it has since brought hope and inspiration to children and adults around the world.