Emily Twig's fourteenth birthday party is about to make history - family history, that is. The gift of a Twig family heirloom leads Emily and her grandfather on a quest to solve a mystery in the Twig family history. From the cemetery to the courthouse to Ellis Island, the clues and the excitement mount as Emily unravels the mystery of her great-great- great grandfather Thomas Twigg, the first sheriff of Hickory Springs, Wyoming. With each new discovery, Emily adds to her family line until, in the end, she gathers more than enough Twigs to make a fine family tree!
Born to be a thoroughbred and race in the Derby, Bluegrass Breeze is a special horse who dreamed of catching the wind. In this touching tale, Dan Rhema's lyrical storytelling explores the magic between horse and wind, journey and life, while Michael Leonard's sweeping pastel paintings set the story in a timeless landscape.
The children's picture book is packaged with a compact disc containing an original song titled Bluegrass Breeze with words and music by Louisvillians Doris Nance, Jim Peterson Schmitt and Dan Rhema. The featured vocalist is Dani McCulloch, an exciting and dynamic sixteen-year-old singer and songwriter from Collierville, Tennessee.
Join young Berc as he sets out to search for buried treasure. One day in the forest behind his home, he and his talking cat, Chunky, stumble upon a mysterious cave. After entering, Berc learns that the treasure he seeks isn't the treasure he finds. With his very best friend, Chunky, by his side, a secret is revealed. On this one adventurous day, a young boy is introduced to his special inner voice.
Pete the Cat goes walking down the street wearing his brand new white shoes. Along the way, his shoes change from white to red to blue to brown to WET as he steps in piles of strawberries, blueberries and other big messes! But no matter what color his shoes are, Pete keeps movin' and groovin' and singing his song...because it's all good.
"Once there was a tree . . . and she loved a little boy." So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein.
Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk . . . and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older he began to want more from the tree, and the tree gave and gave.
This is a tender story, touched with sadness, aglow with consolation. Shel Silverstein has created a moving parable for readers of all ages that offers an affecting interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return.
When a charming polar bear cub climbs into bed one night, she asks her mama a very important question--one that little "human cubs" often wonder about too: "Where did I come from?"
As Mama Bear tucks her young cub under the quilts, she gently, tenderly, and reassuringly communicates the message loving parents everywhere (bears and non-bears alike) want their little ones to hear: "We wanted you very, very much, and we are so very glad because..."God gave us you."
Perfect for bedtime, naptime, storytime, or anytime, God Gave Us You provides a valuable opportunity to build children's self-esteem every day and assure each one that he or she truly is a welcomed, precious, and treasured gift from above.
A book about how much we love our little ones.
"I Love You Through and Through" is about unconditional love and total acceptance. It's very important for children to be assured of their parents love and support. You can never say, "I love you" too many times."