Children's Books

Dreams Are For Catching: Discovering The Star In You

The Inspiring Story of Tamika Catchings. Do you have a dream that seems as far away and impossible to achieve as a star might be to catch? Believe it or not, Tamika Catchings – Academic All Star, high school and collegiate champion, WNBA veteran and oft-named All Star, two-time gold medalist Olympian and much more – has overcome many obstacles to reach her dreams and become the star she is. Like most girls, Tamika had problems growing up. With a speech impediment and family troubles, wearing hearing aids, glasses, and braces, Tamika struggled to find the star within her. Everyone...

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Creek Stompin’ & Gettin’ Into Nature

Children need to learn certain lessons, develop specific skills, and have opportunities to practice them in order to thrive and succeed in our world. Opportunities for learning character or life-based lessons are limited for many children. Leaders and educators who work with children need to focus on activities that help teach come of these life skills. This book features engaging activities that not only teach environmental lessons but focus on the following developmental assets: Problem Solving Responsibility Observation Social Competency Respect Communication Listening Cooperation Decision Making Trust Analytical Ability Each activity is presented with define outcome, objectives, age ranges, number...

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Creation’s First Light

On the first day of creation, God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. But it was not until the fourth day that God created the light of the sun and the moon. What is the light of the first day and how does it differ from the lights of the day and the night? Legend and imagination combine to tell the story of creation's first light, what happened to it and the surprising places where we can still find it. Illustrated by Joani Keller Rothenberg.

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Common Ground

Timothy, a 12 year-old boy, has recently been placed with his Grandmother in a small Midwestern town. Tim runs headlong into a series of challenges ranging from verbal and physical abuse at the hands of a classmate, to dealing with a physical impairment, and culminating with the emotional turmoil which accompanies the loss of a loved one. Through his many challenges, Timothy's world is held together by his relationship with a quirky, yet very loving Grandmother, and a delightful, energetic, and eternally optimistic friend named Stephanie. The story follows a string of adventures for Timothy in his "new world" and...

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Champion Citizens: Series One

The short stories in these five books will entertain and inspire third-grade readers nationwide with an insight into how these well-known athletes overcame big obstacles, reached impossible goals, and then worked to guarantee equal opportunity and fair treatment to all people. At some time while growing up, children will face being left out of a group, losing someone they love, not having enough money, moving to a new school, having their feelings hurt, or making a big mistake. Athletes in our HCCTA Champion Citizen book series inspire children to find the champion in themselves to succeed in sports and in...

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The Tails of Truffles

Truffles is a little dog in a white fur coat, who has it made—smack–dab in the middle of a big city. Despite living in the lap of luxury, Truffles longs for socialization—outside the brick– and–mortar of downtown living. You can take the dog out of the city, but you can’t take the city out of the dog in this whimsical picture book that carries this little foo foo dog in and out of reality and make–believe—via English idioms—shown both literally and figuratively.

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