Papa Brings Me the World

May 5, 2020

Most parents drive a car or ride a bus or train to work―but not Lulu’s papa. He navigates mountains, deserts, and oceans, each time returning home with pockets full of treasures. There’s an ancient calculator from China, a musical mbira from Zimbabwe, and a special game from Sumatra. But the best treasures are special stories Papa tells when he comes home―tales of playing peekaboo with rare birds in the Andes and befriending dragons in the Irish Sea.

This long-distance love story between parent and child celebrates inclusivity, imagination, and the richness of global cultures…

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Jenny Koskecki-Shaw: Luna & Me

Luna & Me: The True Story of a Girl Who Lived in a Tree to Save a Forest

Once there was a redwood tree—one of the world’s largest and tallest trees, and one of the oldest. And once, born nearly a thousand years after the tree first took root, there was a girl named Julia, who was called Butterfly.

One day, exploring her beloved forest, Butterfly wandered into a grove of ancient trees. One tree had broken branches and a big blue X on the side. It was going to be cut down. Butterfly climbed up into the tree. Don’t trees have a right to just be? she thought. And, she also thought, a tree wouldn’ t be cut down if it had a person living in it. A person who would go on to live in that tree for two years. Inspired by Julia Butterfly Hill’s courageous fight to save an ancient redwood…

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Same, Same but Different

Elliot lives in America, and Kailash lives in India. They are pen pals. By exchanging letters and pictures, they learn that they both love to climb trees, have pets, and go to school. Their worlds might look different, but they are actually similar. Same, same. But different!

Through an inviting point-of-view and colorful, vivid illustrations, this story shows how two boys living oceans apart can be the best of friends…

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My Travelin’ Eye

Jenny Sue’s eyes are not the same as other people’s eyes. Her right eye looks in one direction, while her left eye sometimes wanders. Jenny Sue has a travelin’, lazy eye. Although it makes her different, it also helps her see the world in a special way.Here is a charming story about one very inspiring little girl who overcomes her disability and offers inspiration to others.


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Steep yourself in India’s rich chai culture in this multimedia travelogue with illustrated recipes and tips on the art of chai-making! If India has always beckoned, but something held you back – or if you have traveled to India and feel a longing in your heart to return – make the Chai Pilgrimage through the pages of this book.

Patrick Shaw and Jenny Kostecki-Shaw spent four months in northern India, steeping themselves in chai culture. They kept journals, made paintings and took pictures. Using chai as their compass, they also made friends, worshiped at remote temples, and drank a lot of chai. Firsthand, they learned from the extraordinary hospitality of the Indian people that “Guest is God,” being treated as family members in many homes…

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Children fill our lives with a host of ultimates: joy, love, wonder, meaning, and heartbreaking adorableness. But despite the huge rewards, no one (in their right mind) would call the humbling, glorious, and crazy-making rite-of-passage known as motherhood easy. We mamas are brought to our knees by the task of relentless service. But buried in the moments of our undoing lies an untapped power beckoning us to pause, reflect, and reach out. Enter The Mother’s Wisdom Deck.

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