Description : Toma Tomei had nine daughters, but wants a son so that he can become Chief Councillor and leader of his peoples. His political rival Old Jonah opposes his ambition, and consults a witchdoctor to try and ensure Toma will never beget a son. When Toma's wife gives birth to a baby boy however, it seems his plotting has failed. But then, the boys' looks suggest Toma may not be the father after all...
Description : Kimberly Willis Holt explores themes of divorce, acceptance, intergenerational friendship, and the power that comes with noticing in The Lost Boy's Gift, an insightful middle-grade novel. There are places where you want to go and places where you want to leave. There are also places where you want to stay. Nine-year-old Daniel must move across the county with his mom after his parents’ divorce. He’s leaving behind his whole life—everything—and he’s taking a suitcase of anger with him. But Daniel is in for a surprise when he settles into While-a-Way Lane and meets his new neighbors—the Lemonade Girl, the hopscotching mailman, the tiny creatures, and especially Tilda Butter. Tilda knows how to look and listen closely, and it's that gift that helps Daniel find his way in that curious placed called While-a-Way Lane. This title has Common Core connections. Christy Ottaviano Books
Description : Yearning for freedom and schooling for himself and the other children who toil in a carpet factory in Pakistan to repay loans from the factory owner to their parents, Nadeem is inspired by a former carpet boy named Iqbal Masih to lead the way.
Description : Explore the concept of faith in an approachable way with this fantastic board book, retelling the story of feeding the 5,000. The colourful tabs, which feature a character or object poking out from between the pages, give children a clue to the rest of the scene and prompt a chance for them to pick a favourite. With whimsical illustrations and child-friendly text, it's sure to become an instant favourite with preschoolers and parents alike.
Description : What if the purpose of living is to fulfill a vision or dream we brought with us into this life? Any parent or person working with children knows that each child, when nurtured and encouraged, develops according to his or her unique temperament and abilities. Nurture Your Child's Gift asks us to see our children's unique gifts and shows us how we can encourage their dreams. Nurture Your Child's Gift: Describes recent mind/body advances from medicine, sports, psychology, and education and shows how to apply them directly to developing children's self-esteem, empowerment, and wholeness Provides holistic applications of breathing, music, creative problem solving, self-dialogue, affirmation, and imagery Includes self-reflection exercises that enable parents to nurture their own gifts as they work to encourage their children's
Description : A Family All Her Own At twenty-seven, Rose Kellogg knows it's unlikely that she'll ever marry. Her dreams of motherhood seem hopeless. Until she rescues Alf, a young boy abandoned in her father's barn in Cottonwood Falls, Kansas. In Alf, Rose finally has hope again, and she's not alone…. Cattle rancher Seth Montgomery always felt awkward around people, but that's not the case with Rose and Alf. Seth instantly bonds with the shy boy and is eager to help Rose make her dream of a family come true. But when their future with Alf is threatened, will Seth and Rose find the courage to embrace the love they've found in each other?
Description : Translated from Sanskrit by the orientalist Henry Thomas Colebrooke (1765-1837), this three-volume compilation of Brahman law appeared in 1801.
Description : "The Nicholas Effect" is the story of the shooting of seven-year-old Nicholas Green. It tells how the Greens' decision to donate their son's organs saved the lives of five Italians and restored the sight of two others. It covers the murder trial, the making of "Nicholas' Gift," the Jamie Lee Curtis made-for-tv movie, the bell sent by Pope John Paul II to the Greens for their memorial tower and their unceasing campaign to bring attention to the tens of thousands of deaths caused every year by the worldwide shortage of donated organs. Running through it, like a thread, is the hearbreaking journey of Nicholas' parents and little sister to make something good come out of a senseless act of violence.
Description : Picture by Lance Fairchild Photography A Man finds a despondent and brutally abused eight-year-old boy in a garden and although he is on the verge of suicide, the Man is able to convey that he cares for the boy. After that initial meeting, the Man and the boy begin a series of dialogues. He helps the boy become a child of God, and He encourages him to always be child like as he gains enlightenment. As the boy acquires wisdom, he learns to listen with his heart, mind, and soul. Using the messages in the Bible, the Man teaches the boy truths about life's greatest mysteries, including, physics, cosmology, the arts, and human nature. Over the course of their discussions, the boy grows from a miserable eight-year-old to a well-rounded nineteen-year-old. The Man becomes his teacher, friend, and spiritual father. With the Man's guidance, the boy solves his problems and becomes strong. Find out how the heavens and the earth are tied together, examine the nature of faith, and celebrate the power of good over evil in The Man and a Boy.