The Oak Inside the Acorn

Author: Max Lucado

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418579173

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 8579

It was hard for Little Acorn to believe he would ever be a big, strong oak tree. Soon Little Acorn grew into Little Oak. But now what was he to do? He couldn't grow oranges like the orange tree or flowers like the rose bush. He just grew and grew until he became Big Oak, and his branches were big and strong-but still he didn't know what he was to do. Then one day Big Oak found that his strong branches were just right for a very special purpose. The Oak Inside the Acorn is the story of the miracle inside each of us. For within every child is the special person God created, just waiting to grow.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Because I Love You

Author: Max Lucado

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433525917

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 3675

A long time ago a wise man named Shaddai built a wonderful village for children to live in. He talked to them and sang for them and told them stories. He gave them everything they needed. And with his own hands Shaddai built a protective wall around their village, rock by rock. He did all of this for just one reason—because he loved them. One day Paladin, the village's most curious child, discovers something troubling about the wall. Something that makes him wonder about Shaddai's love. Could there be a mistake? Young Paladin is about to discover the answer. And when he does, he will come to understand just how deeply he is loved. And so will you. Everything God does for your children, He does because of love. He protects them. He listens to their prayers. He provides for their needs. He even gives warnings and sets boundaries—for no other reason than love. As an adult you already know this. Now your children can know it too through this captivating tale, which was first published in the award-winning children's bestseller Tell Me the Story. Let this timeless story of a curious boy's choice and a caring man's sacrificial response help you make the infinite love of their Heavenly Father as real to your kids as your own love. Because they need to understand about Him what you have already learned—that everything God does throughout our lives, He does for one reason only, and for the best reason of all: "Because I Love You."
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Golden Acorn

Author: Catherine Cooper

Publisher: Infinite Ideas

ISBN: 1907755365

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 376

View: 4398

When Jack Brenin finds a golden acorn lying in the grass, little does he know that it is the beginning of a thrilling and magical adventure. Jack has been chosen for a hugely important task, and enters a world he believed only existed in legend. The Golden Acorn is a hugely entertaining and exciting tale for 8–11 year olds.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Because of an Acorn

Author: Lola M. Schaefer,Adam Schaefer

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 145215306X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 36

View: 1143

Because of an acorn, a tree grows, a bird nests, a seed becomes a flower. Enchanting die-cuts illustrate the vital connections between the layers of an ecosystem in this magical book. Wander down the forest path to learn how every tree, flower, plant, and animal connect to one another in spiraling circles of life. An acorn is just the beginning. Plus, this is the fixed format version, which looks almost identical to the print edition.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

A Max Lucado Children's Treasury

A Child's First Collection

Author: Max Lucado

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418575992

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 4164

This beautiful collection of Max Lucado's best-selling children's picture books includes: The Crippled Lamb -- This touching tale helps children see that even though they are different, God has a unique plan for their lives. Just in Case You Ever Wonder -- An endearing story that illustrates a parent's love for their child. The Way Home: A Princess Story -- A powerful story that will speak to all the King's children about a parent's sacrifice and the path that leads home. Jacob's Gift -- A timeless reminder demonstrating how when you give a gift to one of God's children, you give a gift to Him. Meets national education standards.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Acorn Stories

Author: Duane Simolke

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595288642

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

View: 5938

A lush tangle of small-town life branches out in this engrossing collection of short stories. -Kirkus Discoveries Each of Simolke's stories lets us look into the lives of some of the most interesting characters I have ever read about. -Amos Lassen, Literary Pride The ability to depict such a wide cross section of humanity, including details of each character's breadth of knowledge and experience, takes a talented, insightful author, and Duane Simolke is such a writer. -E. Conley, Betty's Books "A well-crafted collection of short stories." -L. L. Lee, author of Taxing Tallula "It was a real pleasure to read about the fictional town of Acorn, Texas, and get to meet all the different and varied people that Mr. Simolke so eloquently fleshed out." -Mark Kendrick, author of Desert Sons Visit the West Texas town of Acorn! Enjoy the German festival, a high school football game, homemade apple pie from the Turner Street Café, and the cool shade of a hundred-year-old oak tree. Meet dedicated teachers, unusual artists, shrewd business owners, closeted gays, and concerned neighbors. See how lives become intertwined in moments of humor or tragedy. Just be careful, because in Acorn, the sky is always falling! From romantic comedy to razor-sharp satire to moments of quiet reflection, Duane Simolke's award-winning tales transform a fictional West Texas town into a tapestry of human experiences.
Posted in Fiction

The Tale of Three Trees

Author: Angela Elwell Hunt

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 9780745945934

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 28

View: 3572

Three trees that dream of greatness are surprised by the way their dreams come true. On board pages.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Tell Me the Story

A Story for Eternity

Author: Max Lucado

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781433547447

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 6529

Combining powerful illustrations with engaging writing that young children will enjoy, this book by Max Lucado helps parents teach their kids about God's overarching story of redemption—and their place within it.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

You are Special

Author: Max Lucado

Publisher: Kregel Publications

ISBN: 9781859855454

Category: Children's stories

Page: 26

View: 3641

In this heart-warming tale, Eli helps Punchinello understand how he is - no matter what other Wemmicks may think. Children will learn a vital lesson - regardless of how the world sees them, God loves each of them just as they are.
Posted in Children's stories

The Acorn and the Oak Tree

Author: Lori Froeb

Publisher: Reader's Digest Children's Books

ISBN: 9780794405021

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 16

View: 5586

An acorn falls from the tree, settles into the soil, becomes a sapling, faces the hard changes of the seasons, listens to the stories of the birds in his branches, and looks forward to telling his story.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

I'm not a Scaredy-Cat

A Prayer for When You Wish You Were Brave

Author: Max Lucado

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0718074939

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 8472

I’m a big cat. I’m a strong cat. I’m not a scaredy-cat . . . except when . . . From New York Times bestselling author Max Lucado comes I’m Not a Scaredy-Cat, a hilarious new picture book to help kids manage their fears and worries and learn to trust God. Follow a silly series of misadventures as scaredy-cat faces his worst fears: an appalling abundance of (gulp!) yellow and pink sprinkles on his donut, an elephant on the verge of a ginormous sneeze, and the terrifyingly loud chime of a clock. For each of the fears, Max provides this reassuring child’s version of Philippians 4:6–9: “God, you are good. God, you are near. God, you are here! And, God, you love me.” A fun read for children and parents, I’m Not a Scaredy-Cat will open doors for important conversations about fear in a nonthreatening way and help you instill godly bravery in your kids.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Blessings Jar

A Story About Being Thankful

Author: Colleen Coble

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 1400322731

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 22

View: 8197

A bad day for little Alexa Grace is made better by a visit from her grandmother, who gives her an "Ebenezer jar" representing the blessings of God that Alexa Grace endeavors to fill with symbolic objects found while exploring with her Newfoundland puppy.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Just In Case You Ever Wonder

Author: Max Lucado

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1400323274

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 412

Just In Case You Ever Wonder tells of a father's love for his child. This perennial best seller from Max Lucado will wrap your child in its tender message of love, comfort, and protection, showing that as they grow and change, you'll always be there for them.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

As An Oak Tree Grows

Author: G. Brian Karas

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698171330

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 3650

This inventive picture book relays the events of two hundred years from the unique perspective of a magnificent oak tree, showing how much the world can transform from a single vantage point. From 1775 to the present day, this fascinating framing device lets readers watch as human and animal populations shift and the landscape transitions from country to city. Methods of transportation, communication and energy use progress rapidly while other things hardly seem to change at all. This engaging, eye-opening window into history is perfect for budding historians and nature enthusiasts alike, and the time-lapse quality of the detail-packed illustrations will draw readers in as they pore over each spread to spot the changes that come with each new era. A fact-filled poster is included to add to the fun.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Your Special Gift

Author: Max Lucado,David Wenzel

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1581346980

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 31

View: 3391

The Wemmicks learn that each of them has a special gift with which they can help others.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

My Side of the Mountain

Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0141312424

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 177

View: 4432

A young boy relates his adventures during the year he spends living alone in the Catskill Mountains including his struggle for survival, his dependence on nature, his animal friends, and his ultimate realization that he needs human companionship.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Jacob's Gift

Author: Max Lucado

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418558273

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 5453

Jacob is a young boy with a gift for carpentry who is busy finishing up a project for a contest. His teacher, Rabbi Simeon, not only instructs him in carpentry, but also teaches him important lessons about God. Rabbi has just taught Jacob that when you give a gift to one of God's children, it's like giving a gift to God. The night before the contest while working on his project, Jacob has fallen asleep in the workshop and is awakened by a bright light. The light is a star which is directly over Jacob's father's stable. As he approaches the stable, he sees a man, a woman, and a newborn baby which is laying in the straw. Remembering what Rabbi Simeon had told him, Jacob returns to the workshop and takes his project (a feeding trough) to the new family. The morning of the contest, the Rabbi pleased to find out that Jacob has acted upon the lesson he learned and has truly given a gift to God.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Punchinello One of a Kind

Author: Max Lucado

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781400304479

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 20

View: 1878

The Wemmicks compete to win a prize for donating the best book to the library, but Punchinello does not feel that his book is fancy enough to win. On board pages.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

You Are Mine

Author: Janeal Falor

Publisher: Chardonian Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 370

View: 1882

Serena knows a few simple things. She will always be owned by a warlock. She will never have freedom. She will always do what her warlock wishes, regardless of how inane, frivolous, or cruel it is. And if she doesn't follow the rules, she will be tarnished. Spelled to be bald, inked, and barren for the rest of her life--worth less than the shadow she casts. Then her ownership is won by a barbarian from another country. With the uncertainty that comes from belonging to a new warlock, Serena questions if being tarnished is really worse than being owned by a barbarian, and tempts fate by breaking the rules. When he looks the other way instead of punishing her, she discovers a new world. The more she ventures into the forbidden, the more she learns of love and a freedom just out of reach. Serena longs for both. But in a society where women are only ever property, hoping for more could be deadly.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

A Hat for Ivan

Author: Max Lucado

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 143352600X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 484

All the grown-ups in Ivan's village wear a hat that shows what they love most. Because Ivan's father is the hatmaker, Ivan gets to watch his father create a hat that is perfect for each person. Ivan wonders what kind of hat he will have. Will he be a musician? A baker? A palace guard? Ivan doesn't need to worry about his future because his father, the hatmaker who loves him most, shows him that there is only one hat-and one life-created just for him.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction