kindness is not a cultural construct - history worth remembering

kindness is not a cultural construct - history worth remembering

Set in Paris, France. A wonderful, inspirational book that speaks of the little-known history of Muslim heroes in Paris during World War II and their rescues of Jews, Resistance fighters, Allied pilots, and prisoners of war.
ages 10 to grown-up

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an eggs-traordinary slide-and-find book

an eggs-traordinary slide-and-find book

ages 1 to 4 years
It’s quite difficult to find a good Easter book, but Easter Surprise is one of them. The words are simple verse and not too complicated which makes it perfect for toddlers. The pictures are bright and lots of fun. It's an Ivy favourite! 
 

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sobering and ponderous and breathtaking

sobering and ponderous and breathtaking

ages 8 years and up
This is a truly remarkable book – the sort that makes you gasp and know that it needs to be in your house, on your table and hopefully in the hearts of your family. It’s a refugee story and perhaps a Christmas fable - there’s a mother and a baby, a father and a donkey. 
 

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about exemplary women and men

about exemplary women and men

ages 4 to 12 years
I confess that I'm not a big fan of the whole hero culture that we seem to have going. Too often the ‘heroes’ aren’t heroic and are anything but role model material. But Peaceful Heroes is a collection of super-short biographies of people who have impacted the world positively and peacefully. 
 

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MRS NOAH'S VEGETABLE ARK :: saving the world from vitamin deficiencies!

MRS NOAH'S VEGETABLE ARK :: saving the world from vitamin deficiencies!

Age guide: 3 to 10

Mrs Noah watches Noah building an ark in the middle of a drought and does what many a wife has done – smiled indulgently, sniggered a bit about her husband’s eccentricities and continued on her merry way. 

But when Noah starts collecting giraffes, Mrs Noah starts thinking and decides that just in case Noah is right she might as well start collecting fruit and vegetable seed and cuttings. 

And then she really gets on board!  

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a haunting, lilting and memorable Nativity story

a haunting, lilting and memorable Nativity story

This is a truly gorgeous Nativity book. We love it because it tells the nativity in a way that makes new listeners stop and think and ponder to understand. The story is in idioms from Liberia and it’s beautiful to read. It’s so well told that the rhythm of the words is easy to catch and then it just flows.

ages baby to grown-up - and everyone in between. 

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ever wondered how this beautiful carol came to be?

ever wondered how this beautiful carol came to be?

Truly, this is a lovely book. In a time of poverty and despair, two young men - a priest and a teacher - recognised the gift that comforting words could be and created a carol that would drift and echo through the ages.

ages 4 to 12 years

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