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BY MERCER MAYER
Little Critter is so excited to learn about recycling at school and he's ready to do his part to help the environment. After Little Critter's class takes a trip to the local recycling center, he goes home on a mission to teach his family what he's learned.
Harpercollinschildrens 2008 23 PP. Paper
BY CARRIE NEWCOMER
There are experiences by which we mark our lives. Some of these experiences are large events - the birth of a child, the loss of a parent, a wedding or divorce. Some of these experiences are small moments that we did not realize at the time would effect us so profoundly. There is always another a before and after and because of that, our lives grow deeper. From Quaker singer Songwriter Carrie Newcomer.
Rounder Records 2010 13 TRACKS Disk
BY CARRIE NEWCOMER
This CD was in part influenced by Newcomer's friendships and recent collaborations with influential authors and theologians, including Parker Palmer, Phillip Gulley, Jim Wallis, Scott Russell Sanders and Barbara Kingsolver. Many of the albums tracks examine compelling ideas and questions arising out of her relationships within this Quakerly community- the idea that things are not always as they appear; thatgood exists at the center of things; that life is a process of transformation; that there is value in simple things; that wholeness is not beyond our reach. Through her songs, she asks: What is the nature of justice? Where do we turn for strength?
Philo 2008 14 TRACKS Disk
Drawing Your Way To Increased Creativity, Focus, And Well-being
BY SUZANNE MCNEILL ET AL
Gathering Workshop Book. Zentangle(R) is an easy-to-learn method of pattern drawing that reduces stress while promoting creativity. This book will introduce readers to the basic theory of Zentangle and provide instructions for drawing over 100 tangle patterns from such Certified Zentangle Teachers as Suzanne McNeill, Sandy Steen Bartholomew, and Marie Browning. This beautiful book is filled with examples of Zentangle drawings as well as other art projects and compelling stories from those who have improved their well-being through Zentangle.
Design Originals 2012 159 PP. Paper
BY CARRIE NEWCOMER
This new compilation of Quaker Ssinger songwriter Carrie Newcomer's music is a collection of 19 songs drawing from Newcomer's catalogue of 12 Rounder Records releases.Her music has always explored the intersection of the spiritual and the daily, the sacred and the ordinary. This haunting collection features songs that ask questions rather than give easy answers, embrace the momentary and fleeting, and give a grateful nod to all that is mysterious.
Rounder Records 2012 19 TRACKS Disk
The Legend Of Molly Williams, America's First Female Firefighter
BY DIANNE OCHILTREE
This legendary tale introduces young readers to Molly Williams, an African American cook for New York City's Fire Company 11, who is considered to be the first known female firefighter in U.S. history. One winter day in 1818, when many of the firefighting volunteers are sick with influenza and a small wooden house is ablaze, Molly jumps into action and helps stop the blaze, proudly earning the nickname Volunteer Number 11. Relying on historic records and pictures and working closely with firefighting experts, Dianne Ochiltree and artist Kathleen Kemly not only bring this spunky and little-known heroine to life but also show how fires were fought in early America.
Calkins Creek 2012 32 PP. Cloth
BY UMA KRISHNASWAMI
The eight-year-old narrator of this illustrated children's book looks forward to the arrival of Asha, the baby sister his family is adopting from India. But the wait is hard for him and his parents and they are frustrated by bureaucratic delays. He finds ways to feel connected to his unseen sister on another continent and prepares to welcome her to their home, until the special day finally arrives. Grades K-3.
Lee & Low Books 2006 32 PP. Cloth
Selected And With An Introduction By Galway Kinnell
BY WALT WHITMAN
Galway Kinnell's introduction to this small book of selections from the poetry of Walt Whitman describes his intense experience when he was required to teach the work of this classic American poet: "Soon I understood that poetry could be transcendent, hymn-like, a cosmic song, and yet remain idolatrousy attached to the creatures and things of our world. . . . it seemed it might be possible to say everything in poetry."
HarperCollins Publishers 1987 179 PP. Paper
BY JANET OLSHEWSKY
The tale of a Quaker farm boy caught up in the adventures and politics of Coloni al Pennsylvania during the French and Indian Wars. Noble Butler struggles to find his own identity and establish his own principles amid the competing problems of natives, settlers, and the pacifist Quaker founders of Pennsylvania. Written for middle school readers, this story is based on careful historical research with sympathetic treatments of all sides in the unfolding struggles. THISIS THE EPUB EDITION--FOR ALL E-READERS EXCEPT KINDLE. By the next working day after your order, we will email you a link from which you can download the file to your computer, than transfer it to your e-reader.
QuakerBridge Media 2013 235 PP. E Book
A Novel (for Kindles)
BY JANET KASTNER OLSHEWSKY
The tale of a Quaker farm boy caught up in the adventures and politics of Coloni al Pennsylvania during the French and Indian Wars. Noble Butler struggles to find his own identity and establish his own principles amid the competing problems of natives, settlers, and the pacifist Quaker founders of Pennsylvania. Written for middle school readers, this story is based on careful historical research with sympathetic treatments of all sides in the unfolding struggles. THIS IS THE MOBI VERSION, FOR READING ON A KINDLE. By the next working day after you place your order, we will mail you a link allowing you to download the file to your computer so you can transfer it to your reader.
QuakerBridge Media 2013 235 PP E Book
BY MARY PIPHER
Encapsulating the author's years as a writer and therapist, this book is a beautiful paean to the transformative power of words, featuring rousing commentary, personal anecdotes, memorable quotations, practical suggestions, and stories of writers who have helped reshape society.
Riverhead Books 2006 253 PP. Paper
BY ERIC CARLE ET AL
en outstanding artists illustrate the similarities and differences in children and their activities in eight different parts of the world throughout one 24-hour day. Features artwork from Raymond Briggs, Ron Brooks, Eric Carle, Gian Calvi, Zhu Chengliang, Leo and Diane Dillon, Akiko Hayashi, and Nicolai Ye Popov.
Puffin 1986 32 PP. Paper
How We Became A Nation Of Heretics
BY ROSS DOUTHAT
In a world populated by "pray and grow rich" gospels and Christian cults of self-esteem, Ross Douthat argues that America's problem isn't too much religion; nor is it intolerant secularism. Rather, it's "bad religion." Conservative and liberal, political and pop cultural, traditionally religious and fashionably "spiritual"--Christianity's place in American life has increasingly been taken over, not by atheism, but by heresy: debased versions of Christian faith that stroke our egos, indulge our follies, and encourage our worst impulses.
Free Press 2012 337 PP. Paper
BY EVE BUNTING, IRVING TODDY
A poignant look at the pain inflicted upon one Indian child by a dominant culture's heavy-handed attempt to "help, " an offer that means destroying his native culture. Full-color illustrations.
Clarion 1995 32 PP. Paper
BY JOHN FARRELL, MAURIE MANNING
Young children can change your world forever. Over the years, families have taken many different forms. But one thing remains constant: adults are forever changed by the arrival of a child. The love and sense of wonder they feel for this small life deepen as each day passes. John Farrell and Maurie J. Manning offer rhythmical words and tender, playful paintings to show the emotional connections between grown-ups and their little ones.
BoydsMill Press 2008 32 PP. Cloth
BY SCOTT RUSSELL SANDERS
In the hands of Quaker writer Scott Russell Sanders, the essay becomes an inquisitive and revelatory form of art. In 30 of his finest essays--nine never before collected--Sanders examines his Midwestern background, his father's drinking, his opposition to war, his literary inheritance, and his feeling for wildness. He also tackles such vital issues as the disruption of Earth's climate, the impact of technology, the mystique of money, the ideology of consumerism, and the meaning of sustainability. Throughout, he asks perennial questions: What is a good life? How do family and culture shape a person's character? How should we treat one another and the Earth? What is our role in the cosmos?
Indiana 2012 355 PP. Paper
BY MARION COSTE, YONG CHEN
A mother makes the long journey to China to see her new baby for the first time. When Shu-li is born, her parents wrap her in a blanket and take her to town. The government says that a family is allowed to have only one child. So they lay Shu-li on the ground beneath a bridge. On her blanket they pin a note that reads THIS IS OUR SHU-LI. PLEASE TAKE CARE OF HER. NO ROOM FOR GIRLS. Fortunately, Shu-li is found and taken to an orphanage. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, a husband and wife in North America hope to adopt a baby from China.
Boyds Mill Press 2006 32 PP. Cloth
BY EVE BUNTING
In this ALA Notable Children's Book, a homeless boy who lives in an airport with his father, moving from terminal to terminal trying not to be noticed, is given hope when a trapped bird finally finds its freedom.
Clarion 1991 32 PP. Paper
BY LEO LIONI
"While other mice are gathering food for the winter, Frederick seems to daydream the summer away. When dreary weather comes, it is Frederick the poet-mouse who warms his friends and cheers them with his words".--Wilson Library Bulletin. Illustrated.
Dragonfly 1967 32 PP. Paper
BY LOIS EHLERT
"Dad says we are going to grow vegetable soup." So begins Lois Ehlert's bright, bold picture book about vegetable gardening for the very young. The necessary tools are pictured and labeled, as are the seeds (green bean, pea, corn, zucchini squash, and carrot). Then the real gardening happens . . . planting, weeding, harvesting, washing, chopping, and cooking! In the end? "It was the best soup ever." Ehlert's simple, colorful cut-paper-style illustrations are child-friendly, as is the big black type. A recipe for vegetable soup tops it all off!
Voyager 1990 32 PP. Paper
BY CAROL HEYER
Humphrey follows up his wonderful Christmas story with a Palm Sunday tale, meeting Jesus again, but now as an adult.
ICB 2012 32 PP. Cloth
Richard Rohr likens True Self to a diamond, buried deep within us, formed under the intense pressure of our lives, that must be searched for, uncovered, and separated from all the debris of ego that surrounds us. In a sense, True self must, like Jesus, be resurrected, and that process is not resuscitation but transformation. Rohr, a Roman Catholic priest and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation is author of "Falling Upward."
Jossey-Bass 2013 255 PP. Paper
BY CORNELIUS VAN WRIGHT AND YING-HWA HU
Jenna's heart beats to the brum, brum, brum, brum of the powwow drum as she daydreams about the clinking song of her grandma's jingle dancing. Jenna loves the tradition of jingle dancing that has been shared by generations of women in her family, and she hopes to dance at the next powwow. But she has a problem -- how will her dress sing if it has no jingles?
Morrow 2000 32 PP. Cloth
BY EILEEN SPINELLI, GUILIANO FERI
God made Whale and gave him a home in the blue-deep waters of the sea, a family with whom he could play and splash, and a joyful song to sing. And then one day, when a wild storm raged above, God gave Whale a job to do. Whales faithful spirit fills the pages of this vibrant story and gives a new twist to the classic, well-loved biblical tale.
Eerdmans 2012 32 PP. Cloth
BY JERI H WATTS, FELICIA MARSHALL
Kenyon, an African-American boy, enchanted by his grandmother's stories of their family history, asks her to designate him the Keeper of the family lore. But his grandmother tells him that title is reserved for the girls of the family. Kenyon soon learns a valuable lesson that reveals the power of a family's love. Full-color illustrations.
Lee & Low 1997 32 PP. Paper
BY ROBERT KRAUS
Leo couldn't do anything right. He couldn't read. He couldn't write. He couldn't draw. When Leo's father asks what's the matter with Leo, Leo's mother explains that he's simply a late bloomer. In his own good time, Leo does read, he does write, and he does draw. "Reassuring for late bloomers, this book is illustrated with beguiling pictures."--"Saturday Review." Full color.
HarperTrophy 1990 32 PP. Paper
BY ALISON MCGHEE, MARC ROSENTHAL
Clean, cold, white snow! Snow for sledding. Snow for catching on your tongue. Snow for making a SNOWMAN! Is there anything as wonderful as SNOW? Is there any better friend than a SNOWMAN? Snow isn't forever, though. The wind shifts, the weather warms and snow melts into spring. The Snowman has become something else--the fog, the rain. But, how can this boy forget his good friend? He doesn't...and he doesn't have to. Bestselling author, Alison McGhee reminds us all that nothing that has been cared for can ever disappear for good, for, "What you love will always be with you." And, this tender story about the power of friendship will stay with readers long after they turn the last page.
Atheneum 2011 32 PP. Cloth
BY MARTHA ALEXANDER
Small hardcover. Max's teacher wants the class to color-in pictures for Mother's day presents, but Max knows that his mother would not want a dumb flower picture drawn by someone else. Determined to express his creativity, Max runs off to draw his own picture. Full color.
Charlesbridge 2009 32 PP. Cloth
BY PATRICIA POLACCO
Larnel doesn't know his neighbor, Mrs. Katz, very well, until he asks her to adopt an abandoned kitten. Mrs. Katz agrees on one condition: that Larnel help her take care of the kitten she names Tush. When Larnel starts spending more and more time with Mrs. Katz to help with Tush, Mrs. Katz tells him stories about coming to America from Poland and about the good times she spent with her late husband. As Larnel grows to love Mrs. Katz, he also learns about the suffering and triumph black history shares with the Jewish heritage.
Dell 1994 32 PP. Paper
BY HOLLY ROBINSON PEETE
2010 32 PP. Cloth
Letters To A Fellow Seeker
An Introduction To Quaker Testimonies
Faith And Practice Of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (paper)
Timeless Quaker Wisdom In Plain Song
Worship In Song - Clothbound
Friends General Conference