The skies shouted it to the seas that thundered it to the waves that roared it to the great white whales that sang it to the starfish in the deep. And tiny sandpipers danced it on shining sands... 'It's time! It's time!' On one quiet night, creation whispered a secret. Grass and bees, robins and trees all spread the word. Sheep told their young while angels sang the song to the shepherds. Hushed news of a miracle echoed to the ends of the earth. The moment had come. The long-awaited child had arrived! Creation cried out in celebration, but only a few people heard. Only a few joined nature's chorus, a song in praise of the newborn King.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 7/18/2011Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Here is the song of the train. Listen as it rushes past big cities and small towns. Listen as it sweeps through forests and fields and into tunnels. Hear the whistle wailing, brakes squealing, wheels rolling, r-o-l-l-i-n-g, stop. Now the train is homeward bound. All aboard! Notable Children's Books of 1991 (ALA)Best Books of 1991 (SLJ)100 Favorite Paperbacks 1994 (IRA/CBC)Notable 1990 Childrens' Trade Books in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)Children's Books of 1990 (Library of Congress)Favorite Paperbacks for 1994 (IRA/CBC)Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/30/1993Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Penny and Her Song Doll Penny loves to sing. When she comes home from school with her very own song, Penny wants to sing it to Mama and Papa. But the babies are sleeping, and Mama and Papa are worried that Penny's song will wake them up. But it is a good song, a really wonderful song, and Penny wants more than anything to sing it.Our beautiful Penny makes an excellent companion, and she'll always be eager to listen to your song!
As thunder and lightning approach, a family gathers inside to play, sing, eat, and snuggle together until the weather clears. This sweet story captures both the excitement of a thunderstorm and the reassurance children need during a storm. The lively, rhythmic text mimics the storm sounds while the bold, playful art conveys this special family time.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/16/2013Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Birds pray, trees pray, flowers pray, mountains pray, the winds and rain pray, rivers and the little insects pray as well. The whole earth is in constant prayer, and we can join with its great prayer," says award-winning author and illustrator Paul Goble.Every element of creation -from the magpie to the minnow -glorifies God in its own way in this bold and brightly illustrated work, adapted from The Book of Common Prayer. Goble invites readers to join with the land and the animals in singing praise to God.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 7/22/2004Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
Sweet has new meaning in this richly illustrated, immersive picture book about two bears on a big-city adventure. Papa Bear is searching for Little Bear, who has escaped the den. Little Bear is following a bee, because where there are bees, there is honey! When the quest leads both bears into the bustling city and a humming opera house, theatrical hijinks ensue, culminating in a deliciously harmonious reunion. Children and parents alike will savor Benjamin Chaud's lush illustrations,and relish in the book's bonus seek-and-find elements.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/17/2013Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Renowned picture book author and illustrator Jeanette Winter brings us the enchanting story of a boy named Kali who lived thousands and thousands of years ago. Kali must learn to hunt, like the rest of the men in his tribe. But when Kali plucks the string on his bow, he forgets about shooting arrows, and makes music long into the night. Even the stars come close to listen. This lovely story, celebrating the uniqueness in all of us, the beauty of the natural world, and showing the power of music and art over violence, will be cherished by children everywhere.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 7/4/2005Pages: 14Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Since the time of the dinosaurs, frogs have added their ribbits and bellows to the music of the earth. Frogs are astonishing in their variety and crucial to ecosystems. Onomatopoeic text and stunning illustrations introduce young readers to these fascinating and important creatures, from Chile to Nepal to Australia.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/5/2013Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Long ago, when hardly anyone knew how to read or write, people recited stories by heart. They sat around the hearth at night, telling of heroes and monsters, great battles fought, and fortunes made and lost. On feast days, they passed the harp around the room so that everyone could sing a poem. But when the harp reached Caedmon, his thoughts dried up. He opened his mouth and nothing at all came out. It was embarrassing. No wonder he hated poetry. A quiet man who loved tending his cows, Caedmon couldnt recite poetry because he thought he had no stories to tell. Then after one especially upsetting experience, Caedmon stormed home, fell asleep in the barn, and began to dream. That night, everything changed for Caedmon . . . With jovial, heartwarming illustrations and beautifully illuminated letters, this tale is based on the true story of Caedmon, the seventh-century cowherd who became known as the first English poet.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/15/2006Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
When Penny comes home from school, she is ready to sing her song. But the babies are sleeping, and Mama and Papa are worried that Penny will wake them up. Oh, but it is a good song, a really wonderful song . . . and Penny wants more than anything to sing it. What do you think will happen? Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/28/2012Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Inch by Inch, Row by Row, Gonna Make This Garden Grow!' This picture book version of a favorite popular song charts the faithful progress of a young boy who overcomes every obstacle'rock and weeds and a hungry old crow'and makes his garden overflow with bounty. Included are the song lyrics set to music for guitar and piano. An Alternate Selection of Children's Book-of-the-Month ClubBook Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/11/1997Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Bilbo's Last Song: At the Grey Havens Bilbos Last Song is considered by many to be Tolkiens epilogue to his classic work The Lord of the Rings. As Bilbo Baggins takes his final voyage to the Undying Lands, he must say goodbye to Middle-earth. Poignant and lyrical, the song
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