A collection of stories and words of wisdom, with a fair amount of humor added, this book chronicles a philosophical spirit developed on the plains of Oklahoma, the Arizona desert, Nashville and wine country California, honed through a lifetime of entrepreneurial endeavors and adventures. First flights, free meals in the park, car racing, life in a monastery, following a musical dream, wisdom of the ages, all wrapped in a collection of quotes, short stories, poems and personal revelations. Designed to be a catalyst to spark your own inspiration and creativity, you can open this book anywhere and find a fresh thought or idea to make life more enjoyable and to share with others.
Some people look at this book and think "This would be a perfect gift for all my friends, family members and business associates. Tom Hays is an artist and writer and a serial entrepreneur, previously owning and operating a variety of business ventures. Tom also compiles and publishes quotations through his website, PearlOfTheDay. He established this ministry more than ten years ago, and it has grown to hundreds of recipients daily plus thousands of readers on various websites where the "Pearl of the Day" appears.
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This would be a great book for anyone who saw The Secret World of Arrietty , which was loosely based on it. You think you had an unusual childhood? Try growing up raised by ghosts in a graveyard. Strange, creepy, and altogether wonderful. Here the characters are the stars.
Reading a conservative mole, an adventurous water rat and a profligate toad is wonderful fun. The Cartoon History of the Universe is a series of wonderfully researched historical stories, spread over several volumes that cover the beginning of the Universe through modern times. The content by author Larry Gonick does not shy away from the role violence and sex play in our past, however, making it a reading choice that may not fit some parenting styles.
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It has a lovely fairy-tale sensibility and makes for fantastic bedtime reading — and is quite a bit better than the animated movie it inspired. Jonathan Liu. I discovered the Far Flung Adventures trilogy only recently but had a great time reading them out loud to my daughter. Each book is a stand-alone story, although there are some overlapping characters and locations throughout. The three title characters Fergus Crane, Corby Flood, and Hugo Pepper each have wonderful, exciting adventures that are fun to listen to, and the illustrations by Chris Riddell are brilliant.
Henry Mulligan is the lead genius of the tales, but the adventures require a team effort and normalize science and technology as a way to solve problems. Everything is told from the perspective of Charlie, one of the members of the MSC. The colloquial language makes it a great platform for attempting different character voices. The Mouse and His Child was written in but it can still give Pixar a run for its money when it comes to storytelling. All your favorite characters are here along with a great bit of humor and a fleshed out story.
The Princess Bride is definitely worth reading to your child when they are home with the flu. Reading aloud gives plenty of opportunity for talking and provides discussion points for talking about relationships with siblings. If you can find an earlier print pre , the book will contain some fun illustrations by Roy Doty. Dave Banks. This E. Orphan Lewis Barnavelt goes to live with his uncle, who turns out to be a wizard. Along with the next-door witch, Lewis must find a magic clock hidden in the walls of the house before it destroys the world.
This is the first and best book in a Lewis Barnavelt series that spans a dozen books, so if you enjoy it, there are plenty more. I think my first encounter with James and the Giant Peach was in 5th grade, when my teacher read it aloud to the class, and it hooked me on Roald Dahl. No fantasy or sci-fi, but lots of imagination and pitch-perfect portrayals of sibling relationships. Is there any book that plays with language and learning quite like The Phantom Tollbooth?
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Save the movies for later — let them exercise their imagination as they savor the descriptions of the most unusual candy factory ever conceived. Kathy Ceceri. The Silver Crown is another Robert C. She is soon caught up in a series of events that lead her and another boy to confront a sinister plot that threatens all that is good and free in the world. Roy Wood. The House of Dies Drear , the novel by Virginia Hamilton, was positively creepy when it was first read to me in 4th grade.
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A great and atmosphere book that combines American history and suspense. Ethan Gilsdorf. Kids will appreciate the nurturing and reassuring story, while parents will try not to get choked up reading about sacrifice and love in this tale of the human condition.
The quirkily comic story of Stanley Yelnats, a boy whose family has been cursed for three generations. Stanley is falsely accused of a crime, and is sent to Camp Green Lake, a reform camp for boys. Stanley meets a slew of oddball characters and encounters a bizarre string of misadventures that end in a surprising twist. Holes is wonderful in many ways, though I was particularly delighted with how the author manages to blend comic absurdity and compassion for the characters so skillfully.
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