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Magnificent Mischief Of Tad Lincoln$18.99Add to cart
From New York Times bestselling author and news anchor Raymond Arroyo comes a fun picture book biography of Tad Lincoln, his relationship with his father President Abraham Lincoln, and a story about a parent’s love for his son and the wisdom of a child. Full of humor, this romp through history will teach children about the power of curiosity, imagination, friendship, empathy, determination…and even a little mischief!
Tad Lincoln was forever getting into trouble. He bounced around the White House making mischief and annoying almost everyone but the president. Yet Tad was his father’s joy and comfort amidst a brutal war, a family tragedy, and the toll of holding the nation’s highest office. When Tad befriends a turkey meant to be holiday dinner, his plea for the pet to be spared teaches Abe a lesson about mercy. It also starts the tradition of the presidential turkey pardon, a tradition that presidents carry on to this day.
In The Magnificent Mischief of Tad Lincoln readers 4-8 will:
*learn about the larger-than-life personality of Tad Lincoln and his father President Abe Lincoln, highlighting the importance of family
*see the impact of empathy and understanding towards others
*be inspired by Tad’s resilience and determination, as he overcomes challenges learning to read and dealing with a speech impediment
*enjoy Tad’s mischievous and adventurous spirit, encouraging children to embrace their curiosity, explore new ideas, and make a difference in the lives of others by being themselves
The Magnificent Mischief of Tad Lincoln includes:
*an annotated list of resources
*a fun history lesson about a favorite holiday tradition
*vibrant illustrations by artist Jacqui Davis
*an author’s note by Raymond Arroyo, New York Times bestselling author of The Spider Who Saved Christmas
Unexpected Light Of Thomas Alva Edison$17.99Add to cart
From New York Times bestselling author and news anchor Raymond Arroyo comes the first book in the Turnabout Tales series-a picture book biography of one of America’s most famous inventors, Thomas Alva Edison, and a story about how a small spark can create a big light.
No one thought much of young Thomas Alva Edison. He couldn’t focus at school and caused trouble around the house. But where others saw a distracted and mischievous boy, his mother saw imagination and curiosity. At only seven years old, Al, as he was called as a young child, was educated by his mother, who oversaw his rigorous at-home education while also allowing him great freedom to explore and dream. Those early years of encouragement and loving guidance formed the man who would apply those valuable lessons as well as his rich imagination to inventing the phonograph, the motion picture camera, the light bulb, and more.
In The Unexpected Light of Thomas Alva Edison readers will:
*meet the larger-than-life personality of Thomas Alva Edison
*hear an inspiring tale of an underdog overcoming all the odds
*learn about the power of curiosity and imagination
*take a carefully researched and actively told romp through history
The Unexpected Light of Thomas Alva Edison includes:
*an annotated list of resources and suggested reading
*realistic illustrations by artist Kristina Gehrmannan
*author’s note by Raymond Arroyo, the author of the bestselling The Spider Who Saved Christmas
The Turnabout Tales series highlights little-known yet fascinating stories of historical figures who went from underdog to hero, and the adults who inspired them to be true to themselves and do big things that changed the world.
Wise Men Who Found Christmas$17.95Add to cart
Finally, the True, Untold Story of the Wise Men…
They were not three kings. Nor were they from the Far East, or even Persia…
In this thrilling, visual adventure capturing the wonder of the Christmas season, New York Times bestselling author Raymond Arroyo shares the true, hidden story of the mysterious Magi, who risked everything to discover the truth. Based on new historical evidence, The Wise Men Who Found Christmas is the miraculous, untold tale of three seekers who followed a star and found themselves in the middle of the greatest story ever told. Stunningly illustrated by Diane Le Feyer, this enchanting family keepsake is sure to become part of your Christmas tradition – and a reminder that chasing truth is often the greatest adventure of all.
Thief Who Stole Heaven$18.95Add to cart
The Holy Family is set upon by roadside thieves when Jesus is a boy. The leader of the gang is the Bad Thief; among them is a young Dismas, the Good Thief. Remembering his own mother and family, Dismas is moved with compassion and persuades the leader to let them go. While on the cross many years later, Dismas is caught in the entrancing gaze of Mother Mary from down below, and suddenly realizes that the man next to him was the captivating boy from that fateful day long ago. He asks Jesus for forgiveness. Knowing exactly who he is, Jesus forgives him and assures him of Paradise that very day.
Spider Who Saved Christmas$17.95Add to cart
The Spider That Saved Christmas tells the tale of what happened to the Holy Family on their way to Egypt after receiving the message of the angel. When Joseph, Mary, and Jesus are in danger of being discovered and harmed by Herod’s murderous soldiers, a cave-dwelling spider named Nephila risks her and her children’s safety to help her hallowed visitors.
Majestically illustrated by artist Randy Gallegos, EWTN host Raymond Arroyo’s moving story sheds new light on a family of Golden Silk Orb Weavers, whose silk is considered the most precious of all and is displayed at Christmastime in the sparkling tinsel that glints from evergreen trees the world over. After reading this book, you’ll always remember Nephila in the twinkling tinsel. Though small and feared, she met divinity and reflected His light as only she could.
Like each of us … she was there for a reason.
Will Wilder Relic Of Perilous Falls$8.99Add to cart
Will Wilder didn’t mean to unlock his otherworldly gift. But that is exactly what happens when Will -borrows- a sacred relic believed to protect the town of Perilous Falls for nearly a century. Even though his intentions are good, the impulsive twelve-year-old unwittingly awakens an ancient evil endangering all of Perilous Falls.
As boats sink and hideous creatures crawl from the rising waters, it is up to Will to confront a nightmarish enemy and set things right before it is too late. Along with his sweet–if lethal–great-aunt Lucille, the curator of a museum of supernatural artifacts, Will proves that the actions of one twelve-year-old boy can change the world.