the wonder and blessings of a meaningful life enhanced by literacy

the wonder and blessings of a meaningful life enhanced by literacy

ages 4 to 8 years
Set in Egypt, this is an ever so slightly suspenseful book to read aloud and it's then so very peaceful in its resolution. Ahmed has a secret—and it’s a good one! I love this book and can hardly count the number of times I've given it as a gift.

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armchair travel to spark 'remember when' conversations and grow wanderlust

armchair travel to spark 'remember when' conversations and grow wanderlust

Set in Australia, one family and a caravan take it on the road!  Delightfully insightful look at family relations and the gorgeousness and diversity of Australia - through the eyes of a child.
ages 4 to 12 years 

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inspiring boldness, creativity, imagination + love and concern for animals

inspiring boldness, creativity, imagination + love and concern for animals

It’s an Australian childhood ritual to pore over the latest Graeme Base book. This one could well be my favourite. There’s a really strong but attainable environment message running through it, with a boy seeing ‘eye to eye’ with a whole range of animals in an array of habitats and circumstances.  
ages birth to 8 + grownup

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for feminist girls and women and boys and men

for feminist girls and women and boys and men

Every once in a while, we each need something to jolt us out of the everyday and remind us that we each have it in us to do and be great. Amazing Babes does that - it's a book that's lovely to touch and to feel, beautiful to look at and simply inspiring to read. 
ages 0 to >100 years

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a joyous book about Africa and the lives that are lived there

a joyous book about Africa and the lives that are lived there

Set in Africa. Essentially an alphabet book, Jambo Means Hello assigns a Swahili word to each letter of the English alphabet. And along with the words goes a short paragraph explaining something about culture, traditions and everyday life in Africa. 
ages 4 to 10 years

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the value of culture - and one woman's great courage

the value of culture - and one woman's great courage

Set in Iraq. The true story of Alia Muhammad Baker - a middle aged Iraqi woman living in the town of Basra and working as a librarian. Alia knew that war was coming to Basra and she knew that war brings fire which would likely destroy the precious books. This is the remarkable and impressive story of her work to save them.
ages 4 years to grownup

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