Books For Children

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Renowned author Douglas Wood’s newest book, released September, 2014.




 

 

 

 

 

 

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Old Turtle

The message of this classic best-seller transcends time. Winner of countless awards, with adaptations on stages around the world, this “fable for our time” is a story that has inspired millions.  MORE…




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Old Turtle and the Broken Truth

Old Turtle returns with advice to listen to the “language of breezes…learning lessons from stones and animals and trees and stars.” When a universal truth falls blazing from the sky, mankind begins to value the possession of the “truth” over the ability to understand it. A young girl seeks the help of Old Turtle to lead us back to a fuller comprehension of the truth that abounds in Nature.  MORE…




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When-a-Dad-1-Front-Cover When A Dad Says “I  Love You”

How do you like to hear “I love you”? This cozy picture book shows all the ways dads can say it best.

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Rabbit and the Moon

A fanciful tale about friendship and pursuit of dreams. Rabbit has always wanted to go to the moon, and Crane offers  MORE…




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Franklin and Winston: A Christmas That Changed the World

on the seventieth anniversary of this event, thanks to the skillful work of author Douglas Wood and illustrator Barry Moser, the story of this remarkable time can be shared with a whole new generation.  MORE…




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 No One But You

Here is a perfect gift to share with a child — or to inspire loved ones of any age as they set out to create their special place in the world.  MORE…




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Aunt Mary’s Rose

Douglas Wood’s Aunt Mary’s Rose is a quiet, intimate portrayal of a family through the decades. A story of what it’s like to grow up in a certain time and place. A family story as well. About the bonds a family share and create. About memories. About the stories a family passes on. About family legacies. About the connections we make that last forever. It’s a story about love. (zero-to-eight.blogspot.com)  MORE…




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Where the Sunrise Begins

In the style that has made Douglas Wood a bestselling author, he asks the question, Where does the sunrise begin? He answers it by starting in the world of one child, and moving to another farther away, and then still to the far reaches of the world, before bringing the text back home again. Stunning artwork adds a beautiful sweeping look at a complex yet simple world, one in which the sun always rises to dawn a new day, a new life, a new chance.  MORE…




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 Miss Little’s Gift

Douglas is the youngest, smallest, and newest student in his second-grade class, and he doesn’t like reading. He doesn’t like sitting still. And he doesn’t like Miss Little, especially when she makes him stay after class day after day, forcing him to sound out lines and blobs and squiggles when he’d rather be throwing a football.  MORE…

Smithsonian Institution’s Notable Books for Children 2009 Selection
Minnesota Book Award nominee




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chickadeeChickadee’s Message

“It has long been said among the ancient peoples of the north woods and prairies that the Chickadee, though very small, is very wise. This brave and cheerful little creature understands many of the mysteries at the heart of nature, and in the hearts of humans. There is an old story that tells of these things…”

So begins Douglas Wood’s latest picture book, Chickadee’s Message, an inspirational and timeless tale about overcoming trial and hardship. Lovely watercolors by Elly Van Diest bring the story to life and make this a perfect book for bird lovers and all who strive to be “bright of eye and strong of heart.”  MORE…




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Nothing to Do

Douglas Wood’s text combines with Wendy Halperin’s cornucopia of images to demonstrate that it is possible to find an infinite number of interesting things to do on those unscheduled days—something that is becoming less frequent in a child’s life…or adults for that matter!  MORE…




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 The Secret of Saying Thanks

In the inspirational text that made him a bestselling, internationally acclaimed author, Douglas Wood offers a spiritual homage to nature and the world. Greg Shed’s stunning portraits of the natural world tenderly portray all of the many ways in which we can say thanks for the wonders in life that we sometimes take for granted.  MORE…




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bk_quietplace_300A  Quiet Place

In poetic and gently philosophical prose, explore what it’s like to find that special place where we all can think our own thoughts and feel our own feelings. Douglas Wood’s exploration and will inspire readers of all ages to seek out their very own quiet place.  MORE…


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bk_gprayers_300Grandad’s Prayers of the Earth

Winner of the Christopher Medal.
A beautiful and moving picture book about the bond between a grandparent and child and the enduring spirit of love. An inspired collaboration between the award-winning author of Old Turtle and acclaimed illustrator P. J. Lynch, a two-time winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal.  MORE…




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The “Can’t Do” series (New York Times Bestseller List)

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Great books for a read-aloud with mom, dad, or grandma or a sweet gift for a favorite teacher.  MORE…


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