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All Through the Night, by Mae Robertson and Don Jackson, is a beautiful collection of soothing lullabies and love songs. Music samples from the CD are provided by Amazon.com.
The Aesop for Children, with pictures by Milo Winter. In the book's own words, "Here are 126 of the best-loved classic fables, including such favorites as "The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse", "The Hare and the Tortoise", and "The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing." Each of these tales will delight and entertain readers today as they have done for centuries."
Peace is the World Smiling: A Peace Anthology For Families (CD), by many artists. Warm and friendly multicultural folk music for kids of all ages advocating peace, love, and ecology. Music samples from the CD are provided by Amazon.com.
Peace Trek Family Coloring Book. Created by Joel and Diane Schatz, art by Diane Schatz. Edited by Suzanna Spiro. A detailed coloring book for kids of all ages with commentary and thought-provoking questions about the world and how we can change it. Initially published in 1986, this book, based on the wonderful Peace Trek poster, provides a holistic green picture or vision of what a peaceful world would look like and contrasts that with a picture of what a greedy militaristic world would look like. Reviewed by Amazon.com.
The PBS Adventures from Book of Virtues video series offers an entertaining approach to teaching virtue. You can buy the gift set of volumes 1-6, or volume 1: Courage, volume 2: Honesty, volume 3: Compassion, volume 4: Self-Discipline, volume 5: Work, volume 6: Responsibility, volume 7: Friendship, volume 8: Generosity, and also faith, humility, loyalty, perseverance, and respect. Reviewed by Amazon.com. Also reviewed by PBS.
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Momo, by Michael Ende [From Amazon.co.uk]. A delightful story for children of all ages that is related to our modern-day tradeoff between earning and spending money vs. enjoying life. You can also purchase a Spanish edition [from Amazon.com].
The Girls' Guide to Life: How to Take Charge of the Issues That Affect You, by Catherine Dee, Cynthia Jabar (illustrator), and Carol Palmer (photographer). Published in 1997. Reviewed by Amazon.com.
Tatterhood and Other Tales: Stories of Magic and Adventure, by Ethel Johnston Phelps. Illustrated by Pamela Baldwin. Feminist folktales from around the world. Reviewed by Amazon.com.
The Maid of the North, by Ethel Johnston Phelps. Reviewed by Amazon.com.
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The Hobbit (video), based on the book by J.R.R. Tolkien. You can also buy it from buy.com. Reviewed by Amazon.com. Also reviewed by Reel.com.
Less expensive mass market paperback edition..
The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. You can also purchase the video or a less-expense mass market paperback. Reviewed by Amazon.com.
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (book 1), by J.K. Rowling. Reviewed by Amazon.com.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (book 2), by J.K. Rowling. Reviewed by Amazon.com.
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (book 3), by J.K. Rowling. Reviewed by Amazon.com.
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (book 4). by J.K. Rowling. Reviewed by Amazon.com.
The wildly popular Harry Potter series now has 4 books: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (book 1), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (book 2), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (book 3), and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (book 4).
Kids' Random Acts of Kindness, by the editors of Conari Press. Foreword by Rosalynn Carter. Reviewed by Amazon.com.
What Do You Stand For? A Kid's Guide to Building Character, by Barbara A. Lewis. Reviewed by Amazon.com.
The Kid's Guide to Social Action: How to Solve the Social Problems You Choose-- and Turn Creative Thinking into Positive Action, by Barbara A. Lewis. Published in 1998. "The liveliest practical civics book for young students in print." -- Ralph Nader. Includes a 26-page resource guide. Reviewed by Amazon.com.
Save 40%. Only $8.97 as of 12/5/00. Hardcover edition.
Book and Audio Cassette edition.
The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss. Written in 1971. A powerful cautionary tale about the dangers of unrestrained capitalism destroying the earth. Previously available as a video and currently available as a book and audio cassette. Reviewed by Amazon.com.
Mass Market paperback edition.
1999 movie version..
Animal Farm, by George Orwell. Written in 1946. You can also buy the 1999 movie version and/or earlier movie versions. (Caution: movie versions of Animal Farm are not light children's movies.) Animal Farm is a good cautionary tale for people involved in social change, which I hope more Americans will choose to be involved in. Reviewed by Amazon.com.
Save 40%. Only $8.40 as of 12/5/00. Hardcover edition.
Very inexpensive Coloring Book. Less than $3.
33% discount. Only $9.95 as of 12/5/00. 1966 movie.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas, by Dr. Seuss. Also available as an inexpensive coloring book and the classic 1966 movie version. Reviewed by Amazon.com.
Safe Young Drivers: A Guide for Parents and Teens, by Phil Berardelli. For additional info, see the Safe Young Drivers' Website. Also reviewed by Amazon.com.
Educators for Social Responsibility offers some additional information.
Brave Girls and Strong Women Bookstore offers over 40 empowering books for young people ages 2-17.
Children Learn What They Live provides some advice on raising children. I offer both the short version and the long version. You can print it out as a free mini-poster.
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