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Schneider – Why Christmas trees aren’t perfect

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Schneider

Personal Author:

Schneider, Dick, 1922-

Title:

Why Christmas trees aren’t perfect / Richard H. Schneider ; illustrated by Elizabeth J. Miles.

Publication info:

Nashville TN: Abingdon Press, c1987.

Physical description:

Unpaged : col. ill.

Summary:

Even though its sacrifices for the animals of the forest have marred the perfection of its shape, Small Pine is selected to be the Christmas tree in the Queen’s castle, demonstrating that living for the sake of others makes us most beautiful in the eyes of God.

Subject term:

Trees–Juvenile fiction.

Subject term:

Christmas trees–Juvenile fiction.

Subject term:

Kindness–Juvenile fiction.

Subject term:

Christian life–Juvenile fiction.

ISBN:

0687453631

Tags:

celebrations, children, children’s, Christian Living, Christmas, Christmas trees, generosity, holidays, humor, kindness, perfection, tree, trees

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Weigelt – Who stole the gold?

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Weigelt

Personal Author:

Weigelt, Udo.

Title:

Who stole the gold? / Udo Weigelt ; illustrated by Julia Gukova ; translated by J. Alison James.

Publication info:

New York : North-South Books, 2000.

Physical description:

1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill.

Summary:

When he discovers that his treasure is missing, Hamster asks each of his animal friends if they took it, until he learns what happened.  After the mystery is solved and his property returned, Hamster shares the treasure and his friendship with all of the animals, including the crook.

Subject term:

Theft–Juvenile fiction.

Subject term:

Animals–Juvenile fiction.

Subject term:

Friendship–Juvenile fiction.

ISBN:

735813728

Tags:

animals, children, children’s,  friendship, hamster, sharing,  mystery, truth

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Westall – Witness

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Westall

Personal author:

Westall, Robert

Title:

The Witness / by Robert Westall.  Illustrations by Sophy Williams.

Publication info:

New York:  Penguin Books, c 1986.

Physical description:

Unpaged: col. ill.

Summary:

As a cold, hungry, and lost cat, the once-pampered pet of Egyptian royalty, searches desperately through Bethlehem for a place to give birth to her kittens, she stumbles upon a manger, where another human mother is also about to give birth.

Subject term:

Christmas—Juvenile fiction.

Subject term:

Nativity—Juvenile fiction.

Subject term:

Cats—Juvenile fiction.

ISBN:

0525453318

Tags:

cats, children, Christmas, kittens, manger

 

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Williams – Velveteen Rabbit

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Williams

Personal Author:

Bianco, Margery Williams, 1881-1944.

Title:

Velveteen Rabbit, or, how toys become real / Margery Williams ; illustrated by Don Daily.

Publication info:

New York: Porland House, a division of Random House Value Publishing, Inc., 1997.

Physical description:

45 p. : col. ill.

Summary:

A simple stuffed rabbit is given to a young boy as a gift, who quickly forgets it in favor of his other toys. In the corner of the boy’s nursery, the rabbit sits, wishing but one wish, to be a real rabbit.

Also in that corner is an old hobby horse, older and wiser than any toy in the nursery, who tells the rabbit of a way he could become real, through the love of the child who plays with him. This gives the rabbit hope. And after a chance occurrence, he soon becomes the boy’s favorite toy.

But when the boy contracts Scarlet Fever, the doctor orders that all the toys be burned… even his favorite toy, the small velveteen rabbit…

Subject term:

Toys–Juvenile fiction.

Subject term:

Rabbits–Juvenile fiction.

ISBN:

0517201593

Tags:

animals, bunnies, children, children’s, children’s books, children’s literature, fantasy, friendship, love, rabbits, toys

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Tulloch – Who made me?

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Tulloch

Personal Author:

Tulloch, Shirley.

Title:

Who made me? / Shirley Tulloch ; illustrated by Cathie Felstead.

Edition:

1st ed.

Publication info:

Minneapolis MN: Augsburg Fortress, c2000.

Physical description:

1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill.

Summary:

When Zanele asks each of her seven animal friends “Who made me?” they all give her different answers based on their own special talents.

Subject term:

God—Juvenile fiction.

Subject term:

Wonder–Juvenile fiction.

Subject term:

Animals–Juvenile fiction.

ISBN:

0806640456

Tags:

African, animals, children, Creation, curiosity, God, questions

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Winget – Tucker’s four-carrot school days

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Winget

Personal Author:

Winget, Susan.

Title:

Tucker’s four-carrot school day / Susan Winget.

Edition:

1st ed.

Publication info:

[New York] : HarperCollins, c2005.

Physical description:

1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly col. ill.

Summary:

The start of Tucker the rabbit’s first day of kindergarten is rocky, but making new friends helps change his attitude toward school.

Subject term:

First day of school–Juvenile fiction.

Subject term:

Kindergarten–Juvenile fiction.

Subject term:

Schools–Juvenile fiction.

Subject term:

Friendship–Juvenile fiction.

Subject term:

Rabbits–Juvenile fiction.

ISBN:

1883672627

Tags:

animals, back to school, beginning of school, bunnies, children, fall, fear, feelings, first day of school, friends, rabbits, scared, starting school

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Wadsworth – Tomorrow is Daddy’s Birthday

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Wadsworth

Personal Author:

Wadsworth, Ginger.

Title:

Tomorrow is Daddy’s birthday / by Ginger Wadsworth ; illustrated by Maxie Chambliss.

Publication info:

Honesdale, PA : Boyds Mills Press, c1994.

Physical description:

unpaged : col. ill.

Summary:

Rachel has chosen a special gift for her father’s birthday and wants it to be a surprise. In her excitement she tells every creature, object, and person she encounters in the next 24 hours-a bug, a frog, a pet rabbit, a doll, her baby brother, the mailman, her grandmother, a moth, and a rooster-and swears them to silence. A little suspense and mystery are built up because the text does not reveal what the gift is until Rachel’s father actually opens it.

Subject term:

Fathers & daughters—Juvenile fiction.

Subject term:

Birthdays—Juvenile fiction.

ISBN:

1563970422

Tags:

Birthdays, children, daughters, family, fathers, gift, surprises

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