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  • Item #: 049600
    ISBN: 9781893103689
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    This study guide from Beautiful Feet serves a dual purpose both by exposing young children to quality literature and using that literature to study good character. The guide holds lists of over 180 recommended books, both for primary and intermediate students. Discussion and comprehension questions are also included for 25 books, with an emphasis on analyzing character lessons. A great guide for choosing read-alouds with a character/moral emphasis.

  • Item #: 025812
    ISBN: 9780060266172
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    This beautiful storybook is based on the lyrics of the hymn by the same name. Beautiful watercolor illustrations and simple text make this a great bed time or read-aloud book. Written by Cecil Frances Alexander and illustrated by Anna Vojtech 20 pgs, sc. – Laura

  • Item #: 059505
    ISBN: 9781600512650
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    This book asserts, in agreement with C.S. Lewis, that modern society is changing our definition of what it means to be human. Truth, goodness and beauty are the key characteristics which allow us to be truly human. Education should, therefore, cultivate in our students both the desire to follow those virtues and also to enjoy them. The author believes that classical education’s focus is to return to cultivating these as objective values. This book discusses the history of how these traits have been conveyed in Western and Eastern philosophies. Then it discusses how classical education achieves these goals and how teachers can incorporate these into their teaching to awaken a sense of awe and wonder. Each chapter includes an introduction and summary of key points. Includes a bibliography 5.5” x 8.5”, 111 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 002411
    ISBN: 9780064431477
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    A wonderful little book to remind us of all the things a tree is good for and how often we take small, pleasant things for granted. The simple beauty, the shade, and the fun a child can have in a tree house or on a tire swing hanging from a branch. With each season, the tree changes and does different things for us. Written by Janice May Udry and illustrated by Marc Simont, this book has won The Caldecott Medal.

  • Item #: 010305
    ISBN: 9780970027306
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    Having a close relationship with your daughter is very important. Every child needs someone to look up to, and a girl's mom is the ideal person to be a mentor to her. The better relationship you keep with your daughter, the more comfortable she will be asking you questions and talking to you about her life. This book was created to help bring you and your daughter closer together. Spending time together, of course, is an essential part of having a good relationship, and this book allows you to get together and discuss important aspects of a girl's life and pass along your Christian values. This book covers those hard-to-broach subjects including her changing body, relationships, friendships with boys, and love nature. You and your daughter can discuss the value of good books, life's work, ideals, the Christian life, repentance, trusting Jesus as your savior, and the importance of prayer. It will also help your daughter to develop character traits such as obedience, modesty, truthfulness, and a sunny disposition. The 32 chapters provide discussion questions for each chapter of Beautiful Girlhood, and also incorporate Scripture into your study with Bible activities and life applications. There are also inspirational quotes, writing topics, and blank pages for journaling so that your daughter can record what she has learned to make a cherished keepsake of your time together. ~ Stephanie

  • Item #: 038009
    ISBN: 9780399257827
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    I love when a Jan Brett book comes across my desk, and this one is my favorite so far! Accompanied with the beautiful, detailed illustrations you’ve come to expect from Brett, this story tells the tale of a turtle who lives by the water and moves so slowly that moss begins to grow on her back, hence the name Mossy. With the moss there are ferns and flowers that make her a beautifully unique turtle. One day, she spots a boy turtle in the pond, but before they can speak, she is captured by a museum curator and her niece. While she is carefully cared for in the museum, the niece notices that Mossy is terribly unhappy there. It will take some clever thinking to get Mossy released, but will the plan work? A charming tale full of wonderful nature illustrations that is sure to be a well-loved addition in your library. 30 hardcover pages. – Laura

  • Item #: 029403
    ISBN: 9780440420477
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    This recently-published story teems with old-fashioned appeal. When their traditional vacation spot is sold, Professor Penderwick and his four daughters hear of a charming cottage though a friend. Professor Penderwick books it and the family hits the road. The cottage is part of a lovely estate and the girls are delighted not only with the beautiful grounds, but also with their newfound friends including Jeffrey, son of the owner, and Cagney, the young gardener. Unfortunately, Jeffrey's mother fears that the adventurous and imaginative girls may be a bad influence on Jeffrey, and she threatens to send him off to military school early. When Jeffrey comes to the girls with a plan to run away, what can they do to help? - Jess

  • Item #: 037713
    ISBN: 9780064432795
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    This book is an interesting twist on the Cinderella story we all know so well. Rhodopis is a Greek girl stolen by pirates and sold into slavery. She was treated poorly by the other servants because she looked different from them. They were jealous of her fair hair and green eyes. Rhodopis made friends with the animals instead. Sometimes when her chores were finished she would dance for her animal friends. When her master sees what a great dancer she is, he gives her a pair of golden slippers. One day while doing the washing in the river her slipper is stolen by a Falcon, who just happens to drop it in the lap of the Pharoah Amasis. When Amasis sees the beautiful slipper he takes it as a sign from the gods that he must find the owner of the slipper and make her his Queen. Written by Shirley Climo. Illustrated by Ruth Heller. 28 pgs, pb. - Stephanie A.

  • Item #: 057327
    ISBN: 9781442486379
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    A delightfully written tale, from the author of Bambi, draws us into a world where farm animal and wild animal befriend one another, with a desire to venture into the world of the other. Children will be spellbound through the escapades of the newly found friends as they learn to respect their differences, merge their worlds and appreciate the beauty of their own home. 282 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 026537
    ISBN: 9780152047184
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    Virginia Sorensen has acquired the prize, "Most Distinguished Contribution to American Literature for Children," with this fine work. When Marly's father returns from the war, he is a different man. However, with a few days "syruping" out in the country, the treasured aspects of his personality begin to reappear. Near Maple Hill, Marly's family spends most of their time with the neighbors, the Chrises. Mr. Chris has so much to teach about syrup-making, plants, flowers, and animals, and Marly quickly comes to regard him affectionately. Since their short stays at Maple Hill are doing father so much good, the family is faced with the decision to reside there permanently. Marly considers all the miracles she has witnessed there as valid reason to stay. This is a wonderful story about family relationships, neighborly friendship, and all of the beauty that nature bears. It is a story which must not be passed up.

  • Item #: 017534
    ISBN: 9781930092310
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    At this level, it is assumed that children have a good grasp of phonics. Selections include real-life stories demonstrating godly character traits and poems about children, families and nature. New vocabulary is introduced prior to each selection, but there are no comprehension questions. 190 pgs.

  • Item #: 059029
    ISBN: 9781893103504
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    The literature of a time period is always one of our best sources of information. This is especially true about a long ago time period like the medieval centuries. These are the stories that have withstood the test of time – and translation – and appeal. This anthology – edited by Rebecca Berg Manor (daughter of Beautiful Feet author, Rea Berg) – provides us with an excellent (and manageable) cross-section of literature that traces medieval culture from the beginnings of Christendom to the Age of Exploration. Selections, organized by type of literature, include excerpts from Augustine's Confessions (Early Christian), Deeds of Charlemagne (Romanesque) Battle of Brunanburh (Old English), Song of Roland (Arthurian), Song of the Creatures (Late Latin), Divine Comedy (Dante). Used as a Senior High resource for Beautiful Feet's Medieval History: A Literature Approach, this is a good reference/resource book for any high school world history course. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 029105
    ISBN: 9780688144258
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    David Kherdian's award-winning book about Veron, a young Armenian girl living in a small Turkish village amidst the massacres around 1915, on the heels of World War I. Life was very good, beautiful, and secure for nine-year-old Veron, who greatly enjoyed her family and other simple things in life. She never imagined things to be any other way until the day her family and other Armenians were forced to evacuate Azizya. This day would mark only the beginning of years of unspeakable horrors and struggle that she is about to face. Though she faces great loss, pain, and hunger, Veron is a young woman who was made to endure all of the challenges she would encounter. Through dark times, without denying her true feelings, she also maintains an optimistic outlook and forgets her personal sorrows by brightening the lives of others. Though several situations take place in her crucial adolescent age that threaten to separate her from her Armenian roots and her Christian faith, she remains strong and hopeful.

  • Item #: 001546
    ISBN: 9780449213940
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    "Won't you join up, Comrades?" Kantorek, a schoolteacher, addresses his class of young men. Those days seem long ago to Paul Bäumer and his classmates, all of whom enlisted in the German army of World War I. Although they are hardly twenty years of age, in a matter of time the fighting, death, and poor living conditions around them have aged them well beyond their years. Paul remains close to his classmates and they find a few other good friends in the army. Time after time, their unit is called up to the front, and they are forced to deal with the horrors of bombardments on their trenches, the shells, the gas, and the death of so many comrades. This book is a very vivid account of a war where young men of the same generation but different uniforms were forced to grow up early in the war. - Melissa

  • Item #: 001514
    ISBN: 9780399231933
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    "The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea in a beautiful pea-green boat." This charming board book tells the classic children's poem of two animals who are married after a courtship at sea. Delightfully detailed illustrations capture the underwater sea life as well as Owl and Pussycat's travels. By Edward Lear and Jan Brett. 32 pgs. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 000936
    ISBN: 9780395539644
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    Like all of Holling C. Holling's excellent books, readers will learn natural history almost effortlessly through an engaging story of a creature living and exploring its environment, and beautiful, detailed illustrations. Pagoo takes place in an ocean tidepool. Little Pagarus, or Pagoo, is a newly-hatched hermit crab, no larger than a pencil dot. His chances of survival are slim, but he has his instinct, affectionately titled "Old Pal" to guide him through the trials of growing up. Through the book he grows from a soft, translucent feathery being to a real hermit crab with claws and a shell home. Through it all, readers will come to learn about hermit crabs, other tide-pool and shallow ocean-dwellers, how they interact, and which predators little Pagoo needs to watch out for. With its intricate illustrations, personal story, and excellent blend of fact and fictional story, this book, first published in the '50's, surpasses any book on the subject I've seen today! - Jess

  • Item #: 048881
    ISBN: 9781599150420
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    First published in 1906, this classic set in the Middle Ages tells the story of a monk, Brother Stephen, and his young color grinder, Gabriel. In the days before printing presses were common, monks would create books by hand, which were works of art in themselves. Brother Stephen and Gabriel work together to make a beautiful "hour book" as a wedding gift from King Louis of France to Lady Anne of Brittany. This story provides great insight into the bookmaking process and is enhanced with black and white period illustrations. By Evaleen Stein. 87 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 051849
    ISBN: 9781887840040
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    Fourteen year-old Michele Pagano lives in a mountainside village on the island of Capri, helping his family run an inn. One day, a ship with red sails arrives at the inn, and three travelers disembark. Each traveler has a different reason for visiting: one has come for adventure, one for beauty, and one for peace and quiet. It doesn't take long; however, for the visitors to get involved with a mystery behind a cove that the islanders are too afraid to speak of. A lively mystery-adventure novel with rich characterizations in an exotic locale. A Newbery Honor Book; written by Ann Weil. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 026928
    ISBN: 9780802853493
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      Persephone [per-seh-fo-nee] is a character from Greek mythology. She is kidnapped by Hades while out picking wildflowers and becomes his Queen of the Underworld. Meanwhile, her mother gets in a dither and the entire world is affected. In the end, Persephone comes back to her family but with a little glitch. This was how the ancient Greeks explained the seasons. It is a classic tale. This hardcover version has beautiful artwork; I just love the illustrator’s style! It looks like she used colored pencils for a soft, but detailed, look. The language is easy to follow for a child reading this themselves, or it would make for a perfect read aloud book. 24pp, hc, 9.5x11”

  • Item #: 000617
    ISBN: 9780064420907
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    Many years ago, a dying king promises to make his son, Prince Raphael, heir to the kingdom. There's a catch, however—the king requires that the vain prince marry a woman who is his equal in beauty, intelligence, and wealth. A search throughout the kingdom proves fruitless, as the proud prince is unable to find anyone who measures up to his standards. One day, a lovely woman named Rosamund appears at the palace. Prince Raphael thinks he has found his wife, but what does Rosamund think? By Katherine Paterson. 57 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 026541
    ISBN: 9780152877484
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    This book will transport you to the heart of the cold Arctic, where life is harsh and uncertain. One day, the young Eskimo hunter Tikta'liktak is out hunting to provide for his starving family. After a successful hunt a huge crack opens in the ice and Tikta'liktak finds himself drifting out to sea. This perilous situation forces Tikta'liktak to draw upon the vast knowledge his father has taught him, as he jumps from one drifting ice island to another to make it to a small island, builds himself various shelters, hunts food, mends clothes, battles wild beasts, and makes plans to make it back to the mainland. Author James Houston retells and illustrates this legendary saga in a way that vividly portrays the realities of life in the desolate yet beautiful Arctic. This sixty-three page paperback book not only tells the story of one man's will to survive, but reveals the courageous hearts of these spirited people who inhabit the far North. – elise

  • Item #: 003909
    ISBN: 9780061340031
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    This final story in the Sarah Plain and Tall series once again centers on Sarah's daughter, Cassie, and a beautiful prairie wedding. This final tale about the Wittings brings you back to the innocence of the time period and the importance of family. 96 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 019782
    ISBN: 9780547534268
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    Tree-ear is a homeless orphan. He has spent months secretly observing master potter Min and dreams of someday making beautiful pottery. One day, he accidentally breaks a pot. To pay for the damage, he goes to work for Min. This story takes place in twelfth-century Korea. Winner of the 2002 Newbery Medal. ~ Anh

  • Item #: 011281
    ISBN: 9780192750136
    Retail: $14.95
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    There is nothing that makes King Shahryar happier than his own dear wife. He and his brother, King Shahzaman, often exult in the wonderfulness of their wives. But one day, King Shahryar finds his wife has removed the veil from her face and is holding hands with the stable boy. Overcome with anger at her betrayal, he kills them both with his sword. That same day, he goes to visit his brother. There he discovers that his brother's wife has also betrayed him, as she shined her eyes upon the palace cook. They too, were put to death. The brothers console each other and conclude, "All women are fickle!" However, King Shahryar grows lonely, and he is just a little frightened of the dark. He comes up with a solution to his problem, which greatly troubles his wise royal Wazir. Every morning, the king marries a young lady who keeps him company through the night, and each morning his executioner beheads her before she can stop loving him. In this manner, the king passes one thousand nights. By this time, he has gone through one thousand women, and the Wazir is running out of noblewomen. Fearful for his own two daughters, the Wazir tries to send them away. But his oldest daughter instead asks to be taken to the king so that one other woman's life is spared. As cunning as she is beautiful, Shahrazad comes up with a plan to delay her execution. She hints at the wonderful story she would have told the king the next night, and he orders the execution to reconvene the next morning. That night, she weaves a wonderful story for him. But when dawn comes, she has not yet finished the tale. In this way, she passes 999 nights at the palace. This book contains 33 wonderful Arabian tales, as well as the clever Shahrazad's own story. - Melissa

  • Item #: 043866
    ISBN: 9780451531988
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    This classic French play by Edmond Rostand tells a story of the noble soldier Cyrano, who is a kind man and a great leader who thinks he'll never be loved because of his large, deformed nose. He helps his friend Christian marry the women he himself loves by telling him the poetic words he should use in wooing her. He spends his whole life living honorably and putting his own desires last. This is one of my favorite plays because it has both comedy and tragedy and is like Romeo and Juliet, The Three Musketeers, and Beauty and the Beast combined. You'll love it. Translated from French by Lowell Bair, 224 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 012323
    ISBN: 9780316367950
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    This enchanting tale takes place during a time of fairies, knights, and dragons. George, a young man who's never fought a battle in his life, is commissioned by the Fairy Queen to slay a dragon and save the village of a beautiful princess. A multi-day battle arises between George and the dragon as the beautiful princess looks on with wonder and dread. Detailed illustrations of the fierce dragon and brave knight help make this a wonderful storybook. 32 pgs. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 011784
    ISBN: 9780064430876
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    Adapted from Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Chanticleer is a beautiful rooster, with a voice to match. All is well in his life until he dreams that he is carried away. Choosing to ignore the dream, he falls under the spell of flattery and is captured by a fox.

  • Item #: 019789
    ISBN: 9780312380021
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    This story of the happy childhood summer of a girl on a Midwestern farm shows how much joy and happiness can come from "ordinary" things like family and nature. Garnet has found a silver thimble by the river and she is convinced it's magical because of all the wonderful things happening to her. These wonderful things include her family adopting a brother, her pig winning a ribbon at a carnival, and the general beauty of the outdoors. Garnet's joy from simple living is sure to captivate readers. A few black and white drawings illustrate the book. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 012012
    ISBN: 9781609991128
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    Katy Porter loves her family. But when her parents announce that they are thinking of homeschooling, Katy has mixed feelings. Sure, she is close to her family, but she enjoys being an average girl, and she fears being homeschooled will make her different from the other kids. Will Katy make peace with her parents' decision? By Mary Evelyn Notgrass. 191 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 000772
    ISBN: 9780525467342
    Retail: $16.99
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    Robert Frost's classic, beautiful poem is wonderfully illustrated with soft, snowy pictures. hc.