The Giving Tree


Author: Shel Silverstein
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061965103
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 64
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As The Giving Tree turns fifty, this timeless classic is available for the first time ever in ebook format. This digital edition allows young readers and lifelong fans to continue the legacy and love of a household classic that will now reach an even wider audience. Never before have Shel Silverstein's children's books appeared in a format other than hardcover. Since it was first published fifty years ago, Shel Silverstein's poignant picture book for readers of all ages has offered a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return. Shel Silverstein's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. He is also the creator of picture books including A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favorite The Giving Tree, and of classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Every Thing On It, Don't Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit. And don't miss Runny Babbit Returns, the new book from Shel Silverstein!

The Giving Tree 40th Anniversary Edition Book with CD


Author: Shel Silverstein
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780060586751
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 64
View: 9339
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"Once there was a tree . . . and she loved a little boy." So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein. Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk . . . and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older he began to want more from the tree, and the tree gave and gave. This is a tender story, touched with sadness, aglow with consolation. Shel Silverstein has created a moving parable for readers of all ages that offers an affecting interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return.

The Giving Tree


Author: Shel Silverstein
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780590396219
Category: Generosity
Page: 51
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A young boy grows to manhood and old age experiencing the love and generosity of a tree which gives to him without thought of return.

My No No No Day


Author: Rebecca Patterson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101647256
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 6317
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Readers will say, "Yes, yes, yes!" From the moment Bella wakes up, her day goes wrong. She hates her breakfast egg, she won't share, she has a hurting foot, her supper is too hot, and her bath is too cold. And then it's no, no, no to bedtime. But at last a yawn, a story, and a kiss from mother end the day, with the promise of a cheerful tomorrow. Every parent, teacher, and caregiver will respond to this hilariously accurate portrait of one toddler with a case of the Terrible Twos!

The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780439800884
Category: Ducks
Page: N.A
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When Pigeon finds a delicious hot dog, he can hardly wait to shove the entire thing into his beak. But then ... a very sly and hungry duckling enters the scene and wants a bite. Who will be the more clever bird?

The Giving Tree Parody


Author: Clotilda Jamcracker
Publisher: Createspace Indie Pub Platform
ISBN: 9781475234770
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 7615
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In Shel Silverstein's book The Giving Tree, a boy grows up and destroys the only good thing in his life that he has. He cuts down a perfectly good apple tree, ruins his life through bad decisions and somehow he is a hero that every child in America should read about. The Giving tree parody is about how his daughter takes his failures and profits from them. The illustrations are beautiful and inspiring because this book is meant to inspire all to achieve greatness and make the world a better place instead of tearing down and destroying that which was given to us.

Falling Up

Poems and Drawings
Author: Shel Silverstein
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0001857177
Category: Children's poetry, American
Page: 171
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A collection of humorous poems and drawings.

The Taking Tree

A Selfish Parody
Author: Shrill Travesty
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 144244066X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 48
View: 1213
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We all know the story of the “selfless” tree that gave all she had just to make sure a young boy was “happy.” This is a different tree. This is a different boy. This is a very different book. The Taking Tree is not pleased when the boy takes her twigs to pick on his sister, or when he cuts off her branches to build a house that he burns for insurance money. And the boy is not sorry at all. Ever. In fact, he’s kind of a jerk. So what happens when the tree finally gets fed up? Let’s just say the story doesn’t end sweetly with an old man sitting on a stump.

Uncle Shelby'S Abz Book


Author: Shel Silverstein
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 067121148X
Category: Education
Page: 80
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Writing for an adult audience, the popular children's book author presents a humorous satire of alphabet books.

Thrive

The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder
Author: Arianna Huffington
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0804140855
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
View: 9377
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In Thrive, Arianna Huffington makes an impassioned and compelling case for the need to redefine what it means to be successful in today's world. Arianna Huffington's personal wake-up call came in the form of a broken cheekbone and a nasty gash over her eye--the result of a fall brought on by exhaustion and lack of sleep. As the cofounder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group--one of the fastest growing media companies in the world--celebrated as one of the world's most influential women, and gracing the covers of magazines, she was, by any traditional measure, extraordinarily successful. Yet as she found herself going from brain MRI to CAT scan to echocardiogram, to find out if there was any underlying medical problem beyond exhaustion, she wondered is this really what success feels like? As more and more people are coming to realize, there is far more to living a truly successful life than just earning a bigger salary and capturing a corner office. Our relentless pursuit of the two traditional metrics of success--money and power--has led to an epidemic of burnout and stress-related illnesses, and an erosion in the quality of our relationships, family life, and, ironically, our careers. In being connected to the world 24/7, we're losing our connection to what truly matters. Our current definition of success is, as Thrive shows, literally killing us. We need a new way forward. In a commencement address Arianna gave at Smith College in the spring of 2013, she likened our drive for money and power to two legs of a three-legged stool. They may hold us up temporarily, but sooner or later we're going to topple over. We need a third leg--a third metric for defining success--to truly thrive. That third metric, she writes in Thrive, includes our well-being, our ability to draw on our intuition and inner wisdom, our sense of wonder, and our capacity for compassion and giving. As Arianna points out, our eulogies celebrate our lives very differently from the way society defines success. They don't commemorate our long hours in the office, our promotions, or our sterling PowerPoint presentations as we relentlessly raced to climb up the career ladder. They are not about our resumes--they are about cherished memories, shared adventures, small kindnesses and acts of generosity, lifelong passions, and the things that made us laugh. In this deeply personal book, Arianna talks candidly about her own challenges with managing time and prioritizing the demands of a career and raising two daughters--of juggling business deadlines and family crises, a harried dance that led to her collapse and to her "aha moment." Drawing on the latest groundbreaking research and scientific findings in the fields of psychology, sports, sleep, and physiology that show the profound and transformative effects of meditation, mindfulness, unplugging, and giving, Arianna shows us the way to a revolution in our culture, our thinking, our workplace, and our lives.

A Boy Named Shel

The Life and Times of Shel Silverstein
Author: Lisa Rogak
Publisher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux
ISBN: 1429980567
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
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Few authors are as beloved as Shel Silverstein. His inimitable drawings and comic poems have become the bedtime staples of millions of children and their parents, but few readers know much about the man behind that wild-eyed, bearded face peering out from the backs of dust jackets. In A Boy Named Shel, Lisa Rogak tells the full story of a life as antic and adventurous as any of his creations. A man with an incurable case of wanderlust, Shel kept homes on both coasts and many places in between---and enjoyed regular stays in the Playboy Mansion. Everywhere he went he charmed neighbors, made countless friends, and romanced almost as many women with his unstoppable energy and never-ending wit. His boundless creativity brought him fame and fortune---neither of which changed his down-to-earth way of life---and his children's books sold millions of copies. But he was much more than "just" a children's writer. He collaborated with anyone who crossed his path, and found success in a wider range of genres than most artists could ever hope to master. He penned hit songs like "A Boy Named Sue" and "The Unicorn." He drew cartoons for Stars & Stripes and got his big break with Playboy. He wrote experimental plays and collaborated on scripts with David Mamet. With a seemingly unending stream of fresh ideas, he worked compulsively and enthusiastically on a wide array of projects up until his death, in 1999. Drawing on wide-ranging interviews and in-depth research, Rogak gives fans a warm, enlightening portrait of an artist whose imaginative spirit created the poems, songs, and drawings that have touched the lives of so many children---and adults.

Expressions of Charity


Author: The Giving Tree
Publisher: Infinity Pub
ISBN: 9780741477545
Category: Education
Page: 146
View: 1911
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"Expressions of Charity is a 100% unedited book created by the children of The Giving Tree. The children were asked to express what giving and charity mean to them through drawings, poems, and stories."

Lafcadio

The Lion Who Shot Back
Author: Shel Silverstein
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781782690825
Category:
Page: 112
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Multimillion-selling Shel Silverstein's debut book - the charming modern fable of a lion who refuses to take it lying down.

Sally Jean, the Bicycle Queen


Author: Cari Best
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: N.A
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 7455
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I can pop a wheelie, I can touch the sky, I can pedal backwards, I can really fly! Sally Jean was born to ride. And her bicycle, Flash, is just about her best friend. But one day something terrible – and wonderful – happens. Sally Jean grows. Suddenly she finds herself too big for Flash. What's a Bicycle Queen to do? Finally, by collecting old bicycle parts to make a new bike – and giving Flash to a young friend who longs for a bigger bike of his own – she rides again! With exuberant art that's just the right match for Sally Jean's new found freedom, this joyous text celebrates growing up, learning new skills, and giving back to the community. Sally Jean, the Bicycle Queen is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry


Author: Linda Beech,Mildred D. Taylor
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780590389273
Category: Education
Page: 16
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Winner of the Newbery Medal, this remarkably moving novel has impressed the hearts and minds of millions of readers. Set in Mississippi at the height of the Depression, this is the story of one family's struggle to maintain their integrity, pride, and independence in the face of racism and social injustice. And it is also Cassie's story Cassie Logan, an independent girl who discovers over the course of an important year why having land of their own is so crucial to the Logan family, even as she learns to draw strength from her own sense of dignity and self-respect. * " A] vivid story.... Entirely through its own internal development, the novel shows the rich inner rewards of black pride, love, and independence." Booklist, starred review"

Days with Frog and Toad


Author: Arnold Lobel
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061974080
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 64
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Frog and Toad enjoy spending their days together. They fly kites, celebrate Toad's birthday, and share the shivers when Frog tells a scary story. Most of all, they have fun together—every day of the year.

Wild Things

The Joy of Reading Children’s Literature as an Adult
Author: Bruce Handy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451609957
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 336
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A nostalgic ramble through classics of children's literature explores the stories of their creators while revealing the wisdom that can be found in masterpieces ranging from "The Cat in the Hat" and "Charlotte's Web" to "The Very Hungry Caterpillar.".

The Lorax


Author: Seuss
Publisher: RH Childrens Books
ISBN: 0385372027
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 72
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Long before “going green” was mainstream, Dr. Seuss’s Lorax spoke for the trees and warned of the dangers of disrespecting the environment. In this cautionary rhyming tale we learn of the Once-ler, who came across a valley of Truffula Trees and Brown Bar-ba-loots, and how his harvesting of the tufted trees changed the landscape forever. With the release of the blockbuster film version, the Lorax and his classic tale have educated a new generation of young readers not only about the importance of seeing the beauty in the world around us, but also about our responsibility to protect it.

Save the Enemy


Author: Arin Greenwood
Publisher: Soho Press
ISBN: 1616952601
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 288
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Everything has been downhill since Zoey Trask’s mother was murdered in a random mugging. Her younger brother, Ben, is on the autistic spectrum and needs constant supervision. It’s senior year, and she’s the new girl at a weird private school in Old Town Alexandria, VA, full of kids who seem too nice to be true—including a very cute boy named Pete. Aside from half-forgotten martial arts and survivalist skills that her widowed father insisted on teaching her (because that is excellent for her social life), Zoey has nothing to offer Pete or anyone else. Then Dad is kidnapped. Zoey suddenly finds herself sole caretaker of a younger brother she barely understands. Worse, Ben seems to hold the key to their father’s disappearance in his Dream Diary, a bizarre journal of names and places Ben claims that their mother shares from beyond the grave. And as if Zoey doesn’t have enough on her plate, there’s Pete, who stubbornly refuses to leave her side. Relying on the skills she never wanted to learn—Dad might have had his reasons after all—Zoey is plunged into a lethal battle to rescue her father, protect her brother, and determine the identity of her family’s true enemy.

Frog and Toad Together


Author: Arnold Lobel
Publisher: HarperFestival
ISBN: 9780694012985
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 64
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Frog and Toad are best friends -- they do everything together. When Toad admires the flowers in Frog's garden, Frog gives him seeds to grow a garden of his own. When Toad bakes cookies, Frog helps him eat them. And when both Frog and Toad are scared, they are brave together. From the first enchanting story to the last, these five adventures of two best friends are filled with humor and tender affection.