During a time of shadows, the young and fledgling wizard Kevin embarks on a perilous, mystical journey in search of a cure for his dying mother. Together with his companions, Greystone the dragon and Tomas the cat, Kevin unravels a curious prophecy in an enchanting adventure of self-discovery. Learning to trust his inner wisdom, the little wizard saves not only his mother, but the entire kingdom as well. Jody Bergsma's completely entertaining picturebook story for young readers is beautifully illustrated throughout with gorgeous, full color artwork.
Wings of Change is the story of Anew, a contented little caterpillar who is afraid to become a butterfly. After experiencing some puzzling dreams, he turns to Faith, a wise old snail, for advice. She gently explains, "As the world turns, so do you. When you change for the good, you change the world too."
This bilingual (English/Spanish) text has Spanish sprinkled in and, as each word is introduced, it is used from there thru to the end of the book. There is also a vocabulary page at the end of the book. Escape to the magical kingdom of Rangoberra,. The inhabitants include a simple seamstress, a daring sea captain, a noble king, a gracious queen and a humble handmaiden. The Riches of Rangoberra is the classic fairy tale of good vs. evil in which a dutiful handmaiden makes a quilt that becomes the physical proof of the virtuous nature of its maker. This traditional yarn illustrates the power of compassion and celebrates kindness. In the land of Rangoberra, inner goodness outweighs worldly riches. Here's an enchanting story with a life lesson to take to heart.
Karly's imaginary friend, Natasha, teaches her about her spirit, kept in an apartment in her heart. But as Karly goes off to school, she loses Natasha in all of the hustle and bustle of the classroom. Karly is a solitary child, and when other children begin to make fun of her reticence, she comes home feeling alone and blue. Luckily for her, Natasha is there to remind her about loving herself. They decide that Karly should live "inside out"-letting the people around her see who she is in her spirit, and that she will wear her socks inside out as a reminder.
A rhythmic rollicking ride in Beo's bedroom. The toy box has erupted and the toys are perched high, dangling low, hanging by a thread. Bard, the old bear, has been lucky enough to land in the underwear drawer and from there is able to assist his friends, if only they will follow his daring directions. By a Thread is about heroism in small places, all the different kinds of courage a child can draw upon. The text rhymes, and its rhythm takes the tongue on a rollicking ride. Even the most determined reader will not be able to read the story silently.
Alden promises to build the people of Thatchville new homes after theirs had been blown away in a windstorm. After having some trouble he runs into a beaver who supplies him with bamboo to build the homes in the promise that Alden would not follow him. Needing more bamboo Alden ventures into the forest again and this time the beaver would only give him more bamboo if he could guess his name. When Alden could not, the beaver left and Alden broke his promise and followed the beaver to the bamboo forest. After apologizing for breaking his promise and following the beaver, he decided to supply Alden with more bamboo.
With a gentle nudge (Tell me about it) or a simple question (And then what happens?) a child can create unique moments in time and design a world of fantasy that adults have long forgotten. Amazingly Wonderful Things will take your child on a delightful journey across a sea of pink and blue cotton candy to the top of a Ferris wheel made of diamonds and up a rainbow in a new pair of jelly-bean shoes. This lavishly illustrated book sparks the imagination as a young girl dances in the stardust, races a supernova, and chases fire-breathing dragons across the sky. When the door to a child's imagination is opened and their creativity is set free every child is capable of Amazingly Wonderful Things. All we have to do is watch... and listen.