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Do You See It? Do You See It? is Marcia Diehl's first children's story. It is a lovely little book that engages children's imagina...tions and then leads them on a personal adventure to see their dreams come true. read more

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$13.95

A chance meeting between a bubble and a cloud leads them to compare and admire their differences. Then in a surprising turn of eve...nts, they join together for a higher purpose. read more

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The Pressed Ant is all about being stuck and lost and how to find your way home. Because the main character has not been named, ea...ch individual child can give the Pressed Ant a name of his or her own choosing. This helps the child build a more personal relationship with the Pressed Ant. The unnamed Pressed Ant gets very lost and stuck in a dark hole. It will take friends, family, and a support team to get the Pressed Ant back to safety. The struggle of the ant may resonate with children who are depressed yet don't have the words to describe their inner turmoil. The Pressed Ant can help children identify with a lost character, and the child can coach the the Pressed Ant back to wellness, thereby outlining his or her own journey to well-being. The Pressed Ant represents a character who returns to wellness. Have you ever wondered if your child is more than just sad? Here is a tool that you can use to help your child talk about his or her feelings safely. This story can aid children who have experienced trauma or children who have been diagnosed with depression. The Pressed Ant is a way out of the darkness for children who feel lost. read more

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Embark on a deeply personal journey of shared connection and wellness with your child.

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"Three year old Sam learns of his beloved grandmothers move to Heaven. Given his innocent age, he thinks literally when his mother... tells him he can still talk to grandma Angela in Heaven, which is way up in the sky. Sam goes on an imaginative adventure, plotting creatively bold ways to talk to his grandmother from so far away. Can You Hear Me In Heaven? is that of a darling, lighthearted tone, meant to gently assist any grown up in explaining death to a child through love and whimsey. Blank pages in the back of the book for writing loving notes of remembrance." read more

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Mazy and Snub are delightful beings of light, traveling unencumbered by bodies, time, space, and gravity until an innocent ride on... the arms of the Milky Way spins them into Earth's atmosphere and changes everything. Both are overwhelmed and amazed by their cumbersome bodies, emotions, and pesky gravity, so they set out on adventures equally comical and dangerous. Readers of all ages will appreciate the metaphorical conundrums of these delightful and endearing creatures as they evolve into earthlings. read more

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Spring is here and Annabelle plants her first garden. In the beginning, this seemed easy. Annabelle and her mom prepared the soil ...and planted bright pink zinnia, golden marigold, tomato and zucchini seeds (Annabelle's favorite vegetables). But she quickly gets bored and forgets to water and care for her garden. One day at recess, Annabelle brags about how green and lush her garden is. She invites her best friend, Olivia, over to show off, only to find out that it no longer exists! Olivia's kindness shines through, and Annabelle learns a lesson in friendship...".Through Annabelle's lesson, readers will learn patience and gratitude. The rhyming sequences makes this a fun read, and the vivid animations ... are fantastical and still realistic ... If Annabelle is to have more adventures, readers will assuredly line up for these sunny stories." (The Adventures of Annabelle, Annabelle and the Last Day of School) -Kirkus Reviews 2016..".Well-drawn illustrations and an appealing heroine enliven the moral." (The Adventures of Annabelle, Annabelle and the Messy Room) -Kirkus Reviews 2017 read more

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Wishes and Dreams is a daughter’s dream, her father’s words. In loving memory of my father and son, both war veterans and the ange...ls in my life. To family and friends for all their love and encouragement. read more

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Inspired by the famous author Dr. Seuss and the news of a new addition to the family, this story centers on the overflow of love t...hat fills and eventually breaks the heart of the person receiving the joyous news. Follow along as the quirky character’s heart is filled and fixed with “Warm Fuzzies.” read more

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Books are a treasure trove meant to entice the reader to continue.A Nearly Fractured Tale will be a favorite choice from the books...helf.Nineteen animal main characters each set into a scene with other animal friends doing their thing will lure the young listener to their necessary sleep time, unfolding a calming rhyming lyric and teasing their ears with a tickle bug's cadence. The author attempts to lay a calming moment before that sometimes uncertain dark corridor, which predisposes sleep, with a bonding smiling prelude and a happy thought. The double meanings through homonyms are but one tool used to enlighten the mind of the tired young listener. It is whimsical in nature and has some fun to share. Such is the tale that lights our night air. read more

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Inspired by the legendary Hawai`ian snow goddess Poli`ahu, the fiery volcano goddess Pele, and the breadfruits, `ulu, that have al...ways played a key role in Polynesian daily living, this is a story of friendship, compassion, and an uncommon display of appreciation for the power that renews and creates the land, sustaining life for generations. Poli`ahu and Pele, celebrated archrivals over hundreds of years, have become best friends and work harmoniously to protect and bring prosperity to their beloved people of Hawai`i. This spectacular story was born from a pleasant afternoon’s dream while visiting the Hualālai region of the Big Island, Hawai`i. It is beautifully illustrated in full color to enhance the reader’s imagination. An audio book version of this story is created specifically to complement the printed book and promote the Hawaiˋian tradition of storytelling. Wonderfully narrated by Teri Manawale`a Corpuz, the audio book reminds us of those breezy summer evenings under the starry night sky, when we gathered at the knees of our mothers and grandmothers to hear mystical stories of a far away land. read more

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This is a sweet story to read to children everywhere, telling them how special they are to you and how loved they are. If you have... a child/children in your life, this book expresses the love and caring you feel. It is meant to build self-esteem and self-worth. To extend the fun, each illustration is a craft project you can do with your child. read more

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With this writing, Lisa has shared with readers a bit of the heritage and culture of the Native American community in the Gunflint... area. These values and ways of life are vanishing from our current lifestyles. Some of these beliefs are like lessons of life, and could be just as relevant today as they have been to the generations of residents who have orally passed them on to us -Bruce Kerfoot, a seventy-plus-year resident of Gunflint Lake, raised in the way of the woods by the Ojibwa people. read more

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Ryan and Royden have a visitor from the space. The name of the visitor is Zijjy. He is an alien boy from the space. Zijjy invites ...Ryan and Royden to his spaceship to explore the outer space together. They put on their astronaut clothes on, sat in the spaceship then blast off. They were having so much fun when something happened while they are in the space .... read more

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Angels for Dreamtime is the perfect bedtime story. Comforting, reassuring, and educational, this book opens the doorway to the mag...ical world of angels. Based on Jewish tradition, its messages are universalsafety and protection with help from the angelic realm. read more

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Join Little Ladybug as she journeys through Happy Peaceful Forest. Discover and learn as she meets other forest animals.

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Francesco is a typical child, until one day he learns that he has an amazing power . . . the power to create happiness. Find out w...here happiness starts and how Francesco chooses to create it in his own life in this story based on actual events. read more

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jojo the fairy angel, moving along the bayou in her pirogue, has no idea what she is about to get herself into. Meanwhile, Billyfr...og is whipping his sticky, stinky tongue out, scaring and making others cry. Does he get away with it? read more

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This is a book about the power of knowledge, communication, friendship, and courage. Children with autism, depending on their leve...l of need, receive a varied number of services from several therapists by the time they are of school age. These children generally play a passive role; they do not understand why the therapist is doing what he or she is doing. In this book, which is the first in a series, the author attempts to flip the role where the main character learns a basic principle of behavior. Armed with this knowledge, he speaks up against his teacher's deficient classroom management style despite his fears. This child gets empowered when he sees the effect of his message on the teacher's behavior. The author also highlights a few of the potential daily struggles of a student with autism in the classroom, especially, when a teacher does not understand some of these challenges or does not communicate with adequate specificity. read more

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Make a Wish with Marley is a heartwarming tale about a young boy and his love for his dog. There is no friendship greater than the... friendship between Charley and Marley. They have a very special bond that cannot be broken. Join them on their beautiful friendship journey. "Together forever, me and you / Together forever, our wishes come true" are lines from their favorite song to sing together. Charley and his love for Marley create a legacy of blessings. Make a Wish with Marley will inspire you to make a wish and make a difference. Make a Wish with Marley gently helps children understand and cope with the emotions that come with the loss of a loved one. read more

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Give your child a gift a Hawaiian adventure! Take them on a lively and exciting playday with Maui Kitty, a yellow tabby cat that e...njoys many Hawaiian adventures while teaching the importance of imagination, love, respect, and honor during his playday while the mice are away. read more

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As children, we frequently are connected to an unseen energy that is kind and loving. Sometimes sad things happen to children, and... we lose or forget about our connection to that something wonderful inside our hearts and within our souls. The Adventures of Cotin Mirel are for children of all ages, reconnecting to that unconditional love that beckons us back to help us keep moving forward. read more

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Marvelous Miss May will keep you laughing as her beloved animals come up with funny solutions to help around the house when Miss M...ay needs them the most. Join them on their funny antics to see how teamwork and fun can get the job done. read more

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It all depends on how you look at it. To some, The Squeaky Door was an irritant and to others a humorous friend. In the third stor...y of the HOUSE PICTURE BOOKS FOR CHILDREN series, writer Traudi Allen and illustrator Rob Cowan take a lighthearted look at a fundamental life question, providing a delightful story format through which to educate little children on making life work just that much better. read more

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Grace and the Musical Willow Tree is another story in The Musical Adventures series and represents Summer -- where Grace and Arco ...meet Curly, a violin maker. They all have a summer picnic under the Willow Tree and experience something magical... Throughout Grace's adventures, she, and her crew, learn about the wonderful things that happen when you compose songs, play instruments, sing, and listen to all kinds of music. read more

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Ella Evergreen loves to be outside in her backyard. She is also very curious. One day, while having a slice of mud pie at a tea pa...rty with her dolls, she begins to wonder about the roots of trees. Where do they go? In her imagination, Ella follows them down into the ground. She ends up in an unexpected place, where she meets a special red guide who has a unique message for her about animals. Journey along with Ella, and discover the wisdom of Ella's new friend! read more

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Miko the Perfectly Imperfect Pug is a light-hearted story that is meant to inspire and encourage children. Maddie is a strong spir...ited young girl in a wheelchair. She wakes up every morning singing her favorite song, "I'm as strong as the sun, as big as the sky. There is nothing that I cannot do." Maddie loves going to the animal shelter. Here at the shelter, Maddie meets her perfect match, Miko. Join Maddie and Miko on their journey of loving life and each other. Miko the Perfectly Imperfect Pug, is an inspirational story that will warm your heart and touch your soul. read more

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It was an exciting day when Zach pulled out his loose tooth, planning to place it carefully beneath his pillow for the Tooth Fairy.... But when the chickens got involved, it posed a great challenge for Zach and the Tooth Fairy! read more

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Join us on this adventure as Santa enters the age of high-tech toys and uses drones to deliver the childrens Christmas letters. It... is filled with adventure and mishaps that will have you cheering on every page. Find out if the drones make it in time for all the Christmas wishes to come true! read more

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This is the Spanish translation of "The Musical Adventures series," and also represents one of four seasonal stories, where a grac...e note is transformed into a little girl. Throughout Grace's adventures, she, and her crew, learn about the magical things that happen when you create, play instruments, sing, and listen to all kinds of music. read more

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This is a short story that invites you to listen to your heart. The story of the cloud who talked with a girl is the first chapter... of an unlikely friendship and the wisdom raised and gained by the main characters during their encounter. The story addresses all ages. It is magic for the young and magic for the elders. P.S. And the cloud kept his promise as he returned to the girl but this is another story. Until then dont forget you, reader, to look up into the sky. A bunch of magic clouds are waiting to share their stories with you. Just open your heart and you will hear them surely! read more

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It is exciting to teach a child where the nose is, the knee, the big toe. Do we ever teach what is inside them? Little Me helps th...e child begin to know and feel secure with who they are. read more

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We are all on a journey and will make many changes during our life. Each trial is but an ending to one experience and the beginnin...g of another. In this book little Drip and his best friend Charlie share many experiences. Little Drip believes that where he finds himself in each experience is the perfect place. But it could be that each changing experience is part of the journey taking him back to where he started. read more

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For Angel, the whole world was full of wonder. She wished she knew a way to make others feel that too. One routine day and a butte...rscotch candy is all it took. read more

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Meg, feeling sad and lonely, believes her life is ruined. She is sure it is all Baylee's fault. Her friend, Sabera the quail, help...s her to look at things in a new way. Visit Meg, Baylee, and some of their desert neighbors, to find out how Meg changed her mind. read more

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Fearless with Finley is a powerful story that inspires children to discover their inner superhero. Finley is an adorable giant poo...dle-and-Saint Bernard mix who encourages her puppy friends to believe in themselves. "I am fearless. I am strong. I am brave" is the powerful mantra repeated throughout this inspirational story. Fearless with Finley guides children to overcome common childhood fears, such as being afraid of the dark and bullying. Join Finley and her friends on their journey of fearlessness, bravery, and strength. read more

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When Tara the leprechaun is out delivering pots of gold, she comes across a Sister and brother who fight all the time. John and Ay...la just don't know how to share and get along, but Tara has her own secret. It's called tapping. With this she can help people just like John and Ayla. There is only one thing in her way, leprechauns aren't allowed to be seen or talk to people. See how Tara gets around this problem, will she be able to help them or will they never find out what it's like to have fun together!!!!! Join Tara, John and Ayla and find out how you can help yourself with tapping too. Slán read more

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Based on a true story, Ralphie finds new best friends in Homer and Peeptwo adorable (gulp!) . . . birds! But how can that be? Im a... dog, and everyone knows dogs arent supposed to like birds! Why not? asks his sister Charlotte. Because . . . well, I dont know why not. Were just not, thats all. If we are open to everyone and have no (as Ralphie learns and describes as) silly ideas of who we think we are supposed to like and not like, a whole new world opens up as we learn we have more in common than we ever realized and our new best friends may turn out to surprise and delight us! read more

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Grab a chair and sit for a while. Bring your laughter and your smile. "Molly McDougal Montgomery McGrath" Is guaranteed to make yo...u laugh. As will Aunt Bertha and bald Uncle Fred, Or would you prefer an odd hat on your head? In that case, the place is "Fedora Flats." Where else may you wear a porcupine hat? I hope that I don't hear you complain If zombies await you at Fourth and Main. You will feel sad when you say goodbye To "The Beast, The Frog, My Friend and I." But take heart, dear reader: you'll split your sides Reading the stories you find inside. You will chuckle, chortle, roll on the floor, Fall down laughing and beg for more. Hold on to your hat. Admire your pants. Be grateful for visits from uncles and aunts. Don't turn up your nose at the presents they bring. "Bermuda Shorts" may be just the right thing. When you've read the stories, be happy, my friend. You will soon take them out and read them again. read more

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This is a very fun children's book teaching marine biology. The color illustrations draw children into a learning experience. Each... watercolor painting is done by the author to specifically bring out the specific topic. Children fall in love with Rocko and his friends. read more

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Snowflake was a white kitten, the smallest of the litter. She was afraid of everything. Her sister and brothers called her "Scared...y-Cat." One day her siblings were playing in the yard and disappeared. What will Snowflake do? Can she find the courage to save them? read more

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It's Sarah's birthday. Over the course of the day, Sarah gains an understanding about where her food comes from and what that mean...s tor her animal friends. With Emily's gentle guidance, Sarah finds her voice and knows just what to do. read more

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Join a true Minnesota kid who loves the outdoor life, in an unexpected adventure with his golden retriever. While out canoeing on ...peaceful Lake Minnetonka with Rusty Bones, Dan and his dog both fall in the water. How will they survive? Soon to come in The 10,000 Adventures of Minnesota Dan Series: Dan the Sailorman Biking through Amish Country in Southern Minnesota Cross-Country Skiing in Mystical St. Yon's Valley read more

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Louie Louie is a crazy blue cat who wants to fly. All his friends, from Nick the Salamander and Solo the turtle, to the pig musica...l trio Uno, Oink, and Zito, are worried. After a harrowing trip pouncing and bouncing up the mountains of Nanimba, and a helpful warning from Lady Iris Seagull, he decides to be... himself. Lively fun animal illustrations animate this tale teaching pre-school and kindergardeners about self-acceptance. read more

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Bee Like Me is a childrens book that takes you on the journey of an introspective little bee that compares himself to birds in ord...er to answer questions regarding his life goals and purpose. In his asking and journeying, he discovers wonderful talents of these beautiful winged creatures while also discovering impressive things about him. This book was written to promote excellent self-esteem, positivity in self and others, diversity, and the celebration of differences within other people and cultures with the use of animals; thereby, deflecting bullying at any age. read more

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Pick this book up! In this timeless childrens book, the magic can begin. Read it aloud to every child who needs to hear the messag...e about self-confidence and believing in oneself. You can instill the lesson of a lifetime for anyone. This story is for all ages. read more

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With Halloween approaching, Annabelle is excited to shop for a costume to wear to the school parade. She cannot focus on anything ...else! She leaves a mess everywhere she goes. She is like a tornado whirling through the house! Her school books are scattered, she leaves crumbs and dirty dishes on the counter, and her room is the ultimate disaster! Her mom lets her know that there will be no shopping until she cleans up her room. In her rush to go to the mall, Annabelle decides to take a shortcut. Her mom will never notice, and poor Taboo pays the price! read more

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Gabbie Flowers never imagined that winning the school mural contest would turn into a nightmare. She knew her friend could be mean..., but she never thought she had the power to make her favorite things—like flying through the night sky with her invisible friend Samuel, and visiting her mother in Heaven—come to a crashing halt.   Samuel holds the key that can put the bullying to rest, but due to Gabbie’s fear, she can no longer see him.   Desperate, he must find a way to get her attention before he, and the key, disappear from her life forever. read more

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Join a true Minnesota kid who loved adventure and the outdoor life. The 10,000 Adventures of Minnesota Dan series of books take yo...ungsters on extraordinary journeys. In this fourth book in the series, Cross-Country Skiing in Mystical St. Yon's Valley, Dan, his brothers Tim, Matt and Mike, and their friends have a cross-country skiing adventure in mystical St. Yon's Valley on the campus of Saint Mary's University in Winona, Minnesota. read more