you probably have one of these at your house

you probably have one of these at your house

ages 4 to grownup
There’s a flower child, peace loving vibe about this book! A young girl calls a family meeting basically to try to convince her parents of the need for ‘better’ jobs so that they can ‘buy a lot of nice new things’ and the story is about how she becomes convinced of the value of the life they live.

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a tender and insightful reminder to notice the wonderful music of life

a tender and insightful reminder to notice the wonderful music of life

ages baby to grownup
Which moments in life matter to you? A new Baby? Learning to ride a bike? An evening under a night sky sequinned with stars? A restless night spent worrying? In moments like these, The Flying Orchestra comes to town.

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the power of wishing

the power of wishing

This very beautiful picture book is about Rose, who is  “a new face in a new street.”  It's a daunting prospect for anyone, young or old. This is a book that adults will love to look at and read aloud, for the gentle reminders they’ll find as much as the sheer loveliness of it.

ages 2 to grown-up 

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the perfect book for aspiring guinea pig owners!

the perfect book for aspiring guinea pig owners!

Written by Dick King-Smith (Babe, The Water Horse, the Sophie series), I Love Guinea Pigs is part personal reminiscing, part how-to, part general information, and completely captivating for young guinea-pig owners or aspiring owners.
ages baby to about 12 years

 

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trauma and conflict, love and courage, despair and hope

trauma and conflict, love and courage, despair and hope

Set in Israel, there's an overwhelming sense of 'if only' when you reach the end of this beautiful book .... If only … children really could lead the world to peace. If only … all the walls, real and metaphorical,could come tumbling down. If only … we could heal the wounds of war.
ages 4 years to grownup

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a joyful, boisterous, poignant book with a completely satisfying ending

a joyful, boisterous, poignant book with a completely satisfying ending

Age guide: 2 to 12 years. 
Mr. Nick has a passion—he loves knitting. He knits every morning on the train ride to work, and his friend Mrs. Jolley does too. When sickness strikes Mrs. Jolley, Mr. Nick puts his passion to work to serve and lift and love Mrs. Jolley. 

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a child's love and a tender look at Alzheimer's

a child's love and a tender look at Alzheimer's

I don’t normally like books that overtly teach. I prefer the teaching part to settle gently in the recesses of small minds ready for them to catch and adapt as life throws circumstances to them that don’t quite match the books they’ve read. Mile-High Apple Pie is an exception - there's the obvious, plus much more. 

ages 4 to 12 years

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