The bestselling author of When God Made You and When I Pray for You captures the wonder of Christmas and the joy of Jesus' birth in a lyrical exploration of what makes the season so colorful, magical, and personal. In his trademark style, Matthew Paul Turner celebrates the Christmas season, particularly the colors that infuse the holiday and all the memorable sensations and experiences—including a festive market, sledding, and nativity scene—connected to those bright hues. Matthew draws his readers into a whirling ribbon of the familiar reds and greens of Christmas, as well as other festive hues, including white, gold, blue, and brown. Christmas is RED. It's a bright shiny sled. It's candy canes, and toy store lanes. It's sprinkles on sweet bread. Christmas is BROWN It’s pinecones scattered round… It’s a cradle soft with hay And a donkey’s gentle bray. It’s God within a baby’s skin on that very first Christmas Day. All the colors come together when readers are reminded that Christmas is YOU—you’re a part of the story, the joy and the glory! Matthew shows us again and again that the holidays are nothing without being with the people we love, celebrating treasured traditions, and making new memories—all in vivid color.

Author ,
Isbn 0525654151
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2020-09-08
Pages 40
Language English
File format PDF

Share the joy and magic of the Christmas season while teaching little ones about basic and festive colors! Red Santa hats, yellow bells, green fir trees, purple bows on presents, and white snow men all abound this holiday season. Celebrate Christmas with your little one while teaching them festive and bright colors. Featuring fun, retro-inspired illustrations by Jill Howarth and with thick, sturdy pages, The Colors of Christmas is a must-have to complete any holiday celebration with a baby or toddler year after year!

Author ,
Isbn 076246612X
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2019-10-15
Pages 26
Language English
File format PDF

USA TODAY, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, AND WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER From the author of the best-selling When God Made You comes a new illuminating message about God's design affirming young readers. With lyricism, whimsy, and heartfelt emotion, Matthew Paul Turner reveals the tender emotions connected with watching a beloved child grow up and experience the world. Paired with Kimberley Barnes's vivid and playful illustrations, When I Pray for You is a beautifully affirming book, in which children and parents will see their own stories come to life. When I Pray for You celebrates the dreams, hopes, and longings parents pray over their children, and shares with the little ones how much care and concern a loved one feels for them. This is a book you will read to your child again and again. Perfect for any occasion, as well as for milestones including baby showers, birthdays, and graduations. From the moment I saw you, I started to pray. Big prayers and small ones I have sent God's way. I prayed you felt safe, full of joy and content. When I whispered "I love you," you knew what I meant.

Author Matthew Paul Turner
Isbn 052565061X
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2019-02-19
Pages 48
Language English
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A positive and affirming look at skin color, from an artist's perspective. Seven-year-old Lena is going to paint a picture of herself. She wants to use brown paint for her skin. But when she and her mother take a walk through the neighborhood, Lena learns that brown comes in many different shades. Through the eyes of a little girl who begins to see her familiar world in a new way, this book celebrates the differences and similarities that connect all people. Karen Katz created The Colors of Us for her daughter, Lena, whom she and her husband adopted from Guatemala six years ago.

Author Karen Katz
Isbn 1250811155
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2020-10-06
Pages 32
Language English
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From the author of the bestselling children's book When God Made You comes a rhythmic, whimsical journey through creation--for little readers who love science and wonder and the beginnings of all things. For spiritual parents who are looking for a different kind of creation book, Matthew Paul Turner's When God Made the World focuses on the complex way that God created our vast and scientifically operating universe, including the biodiversity of life on our planet and the intricacies of a vast solar system. Scottish illustrator Gillian Gamble brings the natural world to vibrant life with rich colors and poignant detail certain to stretch young minds and engage imaginations. Planet Earth, God made a blue and green sphere, And designed it to orbit the sun once a year. God made daytime and nighttime, climates and seasons, And all kinds of weather that vary by region. God made continents and oceans, islands and seas, A north and south pole that God put in deep freeze. God carved rivers and brooks, mountains and caves, Made beaches with sand and huge crashing waves. God made tropics and plateaus, glaciers and meadows, marshes and tundras and erupting volcanos.

Author Matthew Paul Turner
Isbn 0525650695
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2020-01-28
Pages 48
Language English
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YOU, you… God thinks about you. God was thinking of you long before your debut. From early on, children are looking to discover their place in the world and longing to understand how their personalities, traits, and talents fit in. The assurance that they are deeply loved and a unique creation in our big universe is certain to help them spread their wings and fly. Through playful, charming rhyme and vivid, fantastical illustrations, When God Made You inspires young readers to learn about their own special gifts and how they fit into God’s divine plan as they grow, explore, and begin to create for themselves. ‘Cause when God made YOU, somehow God knew That the world needed someone exactly like you!

Author Matthew Paul Turner
Isbn 1601429193
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2017-02-28
Pages 48
Language English
File format PDF

From the founding member of Grammy Award-winning country music band Little Big Town, discover the heartwarming true story of a family's Christmas miracle. Cover includes sparkly Christmas glitter! All Daisy wants for Christmas is a little brother or sister. Her parents have tried everything to make her dream come true, but nothing is working. So Daisy takes matters into her own hands, praying every day and writing a letter to Santa Claus about her one and only wish. Daisy's parents are touched by her strong belief and grateful for her help, but as they explain, sometimes you have to wait. God will give you the perfect gift when the time is right. In this heartwarming holiday tale, Kimberly Schlapman shares the true story of the Christmas when her family became whole.

Author Kimberly Schlapman
Isbn 0316542997
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2020-10-06
Pages 40
Language English
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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'A mind-expanding tour of the world without leaving your paintbox. Every colour has a story, and here are some of the most alluring, alarming, and thought-provoking. Very hard painting the hallway magnolia after this inspiring primer.' Simon Garfield The Secret Lives of Colour tells the unusual stories of the 75 most fascinating shades, dyes and hues. From blonde to ginger, the brown that changed the way battles were fought to the white that protected against the plague, Picasso's blue period to the charcoal on the cave walls at Lascaux, acid yellow to kelly green, and from scarlet women to imperial purple, these surprising stories run like a bright thread throughout history. In this book Kassia St Clair has turned her lifelong obsession with colours and where they come from (whether Van Gogh's chrome yellow sunflowers or punk's fluorescent pink) into a unique study of human civilisation. Across fashion and politics, art and war, The Secret Lives of Colour tell the vivid story of our culture.

Author Kassia St Clair
Isbn 1473630827
Genre History
Year 2016-10-20
Pages 288
Language English
File format PDF

Intriguing collage illustrations frame this timeless story of a young child who questions the significance of color. Speaking in verse, the child wonders if the natural world believes any particular color to be more important than another. Does the rain think I'm a color when it falls on my head? I wonder if the clouds think I'm a color... maybe they think I'm green or blue or red. The child comes to see the importance of a world filled with and accepting of all colors. Do I have to choose one color? I want to be them all - black, blue, purple, brown, pink, orange, yellow, red, white, and green. The whole world is full of colors - just like me. Brynne Barnes earned a B.S. from the University of Michigan and a M.A. from Eastern Michigan University, and she teaches writing at Adrian College. This is her first picture book. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she writes books, poetry, and music.Annika M. Nelson's work crosses cultural borders, portraying images of everyday life. She has illustrated several books including Folk Wisdom of Mexico, in addition to illustrations for many national publications. She lives near San Diego, California.

Author Brynne Barnes
Isbn 1410308537
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2011-09-19
Pages 28
Language English
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Celebrating all the beautiful browns in one child’s colorful family Mama’s brown is chocolate, clear, dark, and sweet. Daddy’s brown is autumn leaf, or like a field of wheat. Granny’s brown is like honey, and Papa’s like caramel. In this loving and lovely ode to the color brown, a boy describes the many beautiful hues of his family, including his own—gingerbread.

Author Nancy Johnson James
Isbn 164700358X
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2020-09-15
Pages 32
Language English
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“Every Who down in Who-ville liked Christmas a lot . . . but the Grinch, who lived just north of Who-ville, did NOT!” Not since “’Twas the night before Christmas” has the beginning of a Christmas tale been so instantly recognizable. No holiday season is complete without the Grinch, Max, Cindy-Lou, and all the residents of Who-ville, in this heartwarming story about the effects of the Christmas spirit on even the smallest and coldest of hearts. Like mistletoe, candy canes, and caroling, the Grinch is a mainstay of the holidays, and his story is the perfect gift for young and old. This Read & Listen edition contains audio narration.

Author Dr. Seuss
Isbn 0385372132
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2013-10-22
Pages 64
Language English
File format PDF

From the author and illustrator of the best-selling When God Made You comes a new illuminating message about God's design affirming young readers. 'Let there be light!' that's what God said. And light began shining and then started to spread." Wild and creative illustrations from top children's illustrator David Catrow pair with Matthew Paul Turner's lyrical verse in this message of a God-made light that cuts through darkness to bring vision and hope to all young readers. This light radiates, chasing away the shadows, providing the wonder and fun of stargazing or firefly chasing. Most important, this light appears in each child--an inner God-given spark that grows and will be used to change the world.

Author Matthew Paul Turner
Isbn 1601429215
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2018-02-13
Pages 48
Language English
File format PDF

'Bah! Humbug!' Mr Scrooge is a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, miserable old man. Nobody stops him in the street to say a cheery hello; nobody would dare ask him for a favour. And I hope you'd never be so foolish as to wish him a 'Merry Christmas'! Scrooge doesn't believe in Christmas, charity, kindness - or ghosts. But one cold Christmas Eve, Scrooge receives some unusual visitors who show him just how very mistaken he's been... BACKSTORY: Learn all about how the author Charles Dickens invented Christmas!

Author Charles Dickens
Isbn 1448155398
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2012-09-06
Pages 160
Language English
File format PDF

In the same feel-good style of I Got the Rhythm, this exuberant picture book explores the joys of the holiday season, once again illustrated by award-winning artist Frank Morrison. It's the most wonderful time of the year, and a mother and daughter are enjoying the sights and sounds of the holiday season. The little girl hears sleigh bells ringing and carolers singing. She smells chestnuts roasting--CRUNCH! CRUNCH! CRUNCH!--and sees the flashing lights of the department store windows--BLING! BLING! BLING! She spreads the spirit of giving wherever she goes. And when she reaches Santa, she tells him her Christmas wish--for peace and love everywhere, all the days of the year.

Author Connie Schofield-Morrison
Isbn 1681195291
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2018-09-04
Pages 32
Language English
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The Colors of Life By: Kevin Maddock The future is hard to see. The past and present may stop the thought. The future is there for me. The future will tell me some day—what it has brought. The problems of life will always be there. The good times in life will happen, too. Staying strong will get me through— So I can enjoy those future good times with you.

Author Kevin Maddock
Isbn 1649132409
Genre Poetry
Year 2020-12-03
Pages 50
Language English
File format PDF

THE COLORS OF OUR HOPE is a patriotic novel about an adolescent boy whose military father has been called to serve his country in active duty during a time of war overseas. This story chronicles a year in the life of a boy and his mother through the usage of a journal given to him as a gift by his father prior to his leaving. It is a timeless coming of age story where boyhood transitions to manhood as 13 year-old Geoffrey learns to tackle such issues of life as relationships, girlfriends, life difficulties, and puberty while holding on to faith and his hope that his father will soon return. This story encompasses the central themes of military families, relationships, puberty, faith, overcoming life difficulties, hope, death, maturity, patriotism, and national pride. This book is designed to increase empathy and awareness of military families and the sacrifice that the entire family makes when their loved one serves in the military. This book has 42 typed pages and 12,218 words. It includes 10 chapters, a last journal entry and an epilogue.

Author Valerie Rorie Bailey
Isbn 1469117142
Genre Fiction
Year 2009-06-23
Pages 61
Language English
File format PDF

Christmas is more than just a holiday. It is a time to recapture the joy and wonder of God’s greatest gift: His Son, Jesus. 21 Days of Christmas will warm your heart with stories about giving, loving, and family. These engaging tales celebrate the hope and joy that make this blessed season unique. At the end of each story you’ll find an insightful message that will help you discover anew the true meaning of this special time of year. So grab a cup of hot apple cider with a cinnamon stick, curl up in your favorite chair beside a picture window overlooking a serene spot, and savor the true meaning of Christmas through these inspirational and encouraging stories.

Author Kathy Ide
Isbn 1424550521
Genre Religion
Year 2015-09-01
Pages 160
Language English
File format PDF

The cheer of a crackling hearth fire. Colorful cards from friends and loved ones. An evergreen tree festooned with ornaments.The golden traditions of Christmas—gifts, wreaths, stockings, carols, mistletoe, and more—infuse our celebration of the season with meaning and glowing memories. And, in ways you may not realize, they point us to the birth of Christ.Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas reveals the people, places, and events that shaped the best-loved customs of this merriest of holidays. Here are spiritual insights, true-life tales, and captivating legends to intrigue you and your family and bring new luster and depth to your celebration of Jesus’ birth. Discover how• after eighteen centuries of all but ignoring the event, churches began to open the door for believers to commemorate Jesus’ incarnation.• the evergreen tree, once a central theme in the worship practices of pagan cultures, came to represent the everlasting love of God.• the magi’s three gifts—gold, frankincense, and myrrh—are filled with spiritual symbolism.The traditions of Christmas lend beauty, awe, and hope to the holiday, causing people all over the world to anticipate it with joy. The stories in this book will warm your heart as you rediscover the true and eternal significance of Christmas.

Author Ace Collins
Isbn 0310873886
Genre Religion
Year 2010-05-04
Pages 208
Language English
File format PDF

Last holiday season, Christmas Miracles touched the hearts of thousands with its inspiring true stories of real people and their miraculous encounters. With The Magic of Christmas Miracles we have a second collection of amazing true stories of people whose lives were forever changed by small, yet wondrous, Yuletide events. Among them are: The Red Cap: Santa leaves behind a calling card to convince a doubting child. Epiphany: A walk in the woods with an angel gives a lonely woman new hope. Lost at Sea: Two racing yachtsmen put aside rivalry in a dramatic Christmas Day rescue in the Indian Ocean. Fly Away Home: A private plane carrying an unconscious pilot lands safely in an empty field. . . . and many more to brighten the spirit. The Magic of Christmas Miracles will uplift readers' hearts for this and many future holiday seasons.

Author Jamie Miller
Isbn 9780062028921
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2011-01-04
Pages 192
Language English
File format PDF

This carefully crafted ebook: “CLASSICS FOR CHRISTMAS: 180+ Novels, Christmas Tales, Poems & Carols in One Volume (Illustrated)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (L. Frank Baum) Where Love Is, God Is (Leo Tolstoy) A Letter from Santa Claus (Mark Twain) The Gift of the Magi (O. Henry) The First Christmas Of New England (Harriet Beecher Stowe) The Holy Night (Selma Lagerlöf) Christmas at Thompson Hall (Anthony Trollope) Christmas in the Olden Time (Walter Scott) The Romance of a Christmas Card (Kate Douglas Wiggin) The Twelve Days of Christmas Silent Night Ring Out, Wild Bells (Alfred Lord Tennyson) Christmas with Grandma Elsie (Martha Finley) Little Lord Fauntleroy (Frances Hodgson Burnett) Anne of Green Gables (Lucy Maud Montgomery) The Christmas Angel (Abbie Farwell Brown) Black Beauty (Anna Sewell) The Christmas Child (Hesba Stretton) Granny's Wonderful Chair (Frances Browne) Christmas At Sea (Robert Louis Stevenson) The Little City of Hope (F. Marion Crawford) Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame) The Birds' Christmas Carol (Kate Douglas Wiggin) The Wonderful Life - Story of the life and death of our Lord (Hesba Stretton) A Merry Christmas & Other Christmas Stories (Louisa May Alcott) Little Gretchen and the Wooden Shoe (Elizabeth Harrison) Peter Pan and Wendy (J. M. Barrie) Little Women (Louisa May Alcott) Christmas In India (Rudyard Kipling) The Wonderful Wizard of OZ (L. Frank Baum) The Christmas Angel (Abbie Farwell Brown) The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Beatrix Potter) Toinette and the Elves (Susan Coolidge) The Heavenly Christmas Tree (Fyodor Dostoevsky) At the Back of the North Wind (George MacDonald) The Princess and the Goblin (George MacDonald) The Ice Queen (Ernest Ingersoll) Thurlow's Christmas Story (John Kendrick Bangs) Christmas Every Day (William Dean Howells) The Lost Word (Henry van Dyke) The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (E. T. A. Hoffmann) The Little Match Girl ...

Author Louisa May Alcott,O. Henry,Mark Twain,Beatrix Potter,Charles Dickens,Harriet Beecher Stowe,Emily Dickinson,Robert Louis Stevenson,Rudyard Kipling,Hans Christian Andersen,Selma Lagerlöf,Fyodor Dostoevsky,Walter Scott,J. M. Barrie,Anthony Trollope,Brothers Grimm,L. Frank Baum,Lucy Maud Montgomery,George MacDonald,Leo Tolstoy,Henry van Dyke,E. T. A. Hoffmann,Clement Moore,Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,William Wordsworth,Alfred Lord Tennyson,William Butler Yeats,Eleanor H. Porter,Jacob A. Riis,Susan Anne Livingston,Ridley Sedgwick,Sophie May,Lucas Malet,Juliana Horatia Ewing,Alice Hale Burnett,Ernest Ingersoll,Annie F. Johnston,Amanda M. Douglas,Amy Ella Blanchard,Carolyn Wells,Walter Crane
Isbn 8026871863
Genre Fiction
Year 2016-12-01
Pages 8099
Language English
File format PDF