• Comparative religion
      May 2020

      Circling the Elephant

      A Comparative Theology of Religious Diversity

      by John J. Thatamanil

      The most comprehensive argument to date about how and why Christians must learn from other religious traditions.

    • Christianity
      May 2020

      Living with Tiny Aliens

      The Image of God for the Anthropocene

      by Adam Pryor

      A work of theology that engages closely with scientific work in astrobiology to explore what discoveries about interplanetary life might do to Christian theology.

    • Asian history
      March 2020

      Uniquely Okinawan

      Determining Identity During the U.S. Wartime Occupation

      by Courtney A. Short

      Since 1945 and continuing for as far and one can foresee, the issue of U.S. forces struggling on battlegrounds with large, potentially hostile, culturally diverse populations will continue to resonate. The “lessons learned” from Okinawa will continue to provide guidance.

    • People & places (Children's/YA)
      October 2019

      50 Real Heroes for Boys

      True Stories of Courage, Integrity, Kindness, Empathy, Compassion, and More!

      by Christy Monson

      50 Real Heroes for Boys teaches young boys everywhere that being a man only requires being yourself—but your best self. Bright, colorful portraits by over a dozen international artists accompany true stories of men who knew that character—things like integrity, kindness, empathy, courage, respect for women, and more—mixed with their own unique gifts—art, athletics, creativity, dance, music, curiosity, and more—could make the world a better place. Readers will find Jackie Robinson, who used courage to break barriers in sports; Jim Henson, who used humor to uplift the lives of millions; Dav Pilkey, who used perseverance to push through dyslexia and become one of the world's most successful children's book authors; and many more! The book also includes dozens of stories of women like Marie Curie, Mary Anning, and Jane Goodall, because boys can have women heroes too! Written by marriage and family therapist Christy Monson, 50 Real Heroes for Boys reminds boys everywhere what true masculinity is all about.

    • Early learning: first word books
      October 2019

      Big Words for Fearless Girls

      600 Big Words for Girls with Big Dreams

      by Stephanie and David Miles

      Big Words for Fearless Girls is a first-of-its-kind primer bursting with powerful first words girls will need to pursue their big dreams. The vibrant, oversized board book comes packed with 600 brightly illustrated words, all interwoven with 50 female heroes and inspiring messages. Readers will learn colors with Frida Kahlo, animals with Jane Goodall, things that go with Amelia Earhart, fruits and vegetables with Julia Child, and more—but the words don't stop there. Girls will also find hundreds of powerful words on activism, government, science, engineering, and more to get them ready to blaze ahead and better the world!

    • History & the past: general interest (Children's/YA)
      November 2019

      The Interactive Constitution

      Explore the Constitution with flaps, wheels, color-changing words, and more!

      by David Miles, Albert Pinilla

      Explore the U.S. Constitution like never before! Amazing interactive features like color-changing words, flaps, wheels, and a special vocabulary decoder help kids learn about types of government, checks and balances, the Bill of Rights, the amendment process, and more! There's never been a better way—or a more important time—to discover the world-changing importance of this powerful founding document.

    • Sound story, noisy books, musical books
      October 2019

      A Child's Gift of Lullabies

      A Book of Grammy-Nominated Songs for Magical Bedtimes

      by J. Aaron Brown, Sara Ugolotti

      The beloved songs from J. Aaron Brown's "A Child's Gift of Lullabyes"—the bestselling, Grammy-nominated lullaby album with 4.5-million recordings sold—become a bedtime book for the very first time! On each page, gorgeous illustrations accompany the lyrics from each original lullaby. On the right, a beautiful sound panel plays sweet selections from each song at the press of a button. A stunning, keepsake ticket to the land of nod.

    • Philosophy
      August 2020

      Merleau-Ponty's Poetic of the World

      Philosophy and Literature

      by Galen A. Johnson, Emmanuel de Saint Aubert, Mauro Carbone

      The authors are three of the leading scholars of Merleau-Ponty and phenomenology today.

    • Children's & YA
      May 2019

      Big Father, Bigger love

      by Li Maoyuan

      This series of picture books tells the story of the little tarsier's imagination of the world when growing up. Sometimes, the little tarsier will encounter setbacks and pain. From the story we know that growth will be a little painful, but if there is love, it will not hurt. Encouraging children to turn their little hopes of life into big dreams. There are four volumes in this series of picture books, "Wings of the Cicada", "No Pain", "Piggy Bank", "Why Everything Will Move".

    • Children's & YA
      September 2018

      Baby Bus(Good Habits)

      by Baby Bus

      There are ten topics on the growth of children, set a model for behavioral enlightenment for children. Each book has two small stories, and the language is simple and lively, the vividly description reproduces the daily life of child, covers 20 good habits that need to be cultivated in the child's life and helps children to develop a good habit.

    • Children's & YA
      June 2018

      Baby Bus(Rescue Team)

      by Baby Bus

      This is a storybook full of childlike and imaginative, and a set of picture books that will help children fully understand teamwork and improve their ability to negotiate and solve problems. There are various tasks and problems in the book that not only encourage children to explore, but also teach children to learn to collaborate with their partners.

    • Children's & YA
      July 2018

      You Can Fly, Little Bird

      by Tuula Pere (author), Alexandra Burda (illustrator)

      In a bird family's nest, three baby birds hatch from their eggs. Cautious Serene is the last one born. The noises of the dense forest are frightening to the timid little bird. When it's time to fly, unlike her siblings, she just can’t find the courage to take wing. Finally, curiosity wins over fear, and Serene discovers that her wings can keep her aloft. Once she gets to know her surroundings, she finds joy in her skill. She also finds there’s plenty of space for all kinds of birds in the forest, including timid Serene. This beautifully illustrated book about children leaving their nest, facing their fears and finding joy has been published also in Finnish and in Swedish.

    • Children's & YA
      April 2019

      Welcome Home, Pearl

      by Tuula Pere (author), Catty Flores (illustrator)

      Jacob’s life is full of changes. Besides starting school soon, he is about to become a big brother.Even before his sister is born, Jacob can sense that she is going to need some very special care. At times, Jacob's parents are unable to answer all of Jacob’s questions, but fortunately, his grandma is there for him. Together the family ponders how they can best prepare for helping Jacob’s disabled sister.Jacob loves his sister Pearl dearly. He is happy to discover that she seems to hear his voice and feel his touch on her skin. Their life together is ready to begin.

    • Children's & YA
      April 2019

      Pearl’s Life

      by Tuula Pere (author), Catty Flores (illustrator)

      Everyone in the family has a lot to learn when the seriously ill baby Pearl comes home.Even though taking care of his sister is difficult, Jacob wants to help her in any way he can. In fact, he turns out to the one who is best at soothing little Pearl. He knows how to stroke her head and sing to her more softly than anyone.The big brother wants to take Pearl with him to all the important events at school.“I don’t mind if the other children have never seen a baby like Pearl. I can explain to them what she’s like,” Jacob says.The entire family, including Pearl, indulges in the warmth and scents of summer.

    • Children's & YA
      April 2019

      Pearl, Our Butterfly

      by Tuula Pere (author), Catty Flores (illustrator)

      Jacob’s second year at school is coming to an end. In class, they learn about the short life of butterflies. Jacob wants to make a butterfly, whose wing markings resemble the big eyes of his severely disabled sister Pearl.The big brother knows that he must soon say good-bye to his sister, who is spending more and more time in the hospital. With his grandma, Jacob explores his most difficult thoughts, when his parents are too tired to talk. Their joint walks in nature are a consolation, even after Pearl’s life has ended.

    • Children's & YA
      September 2019

      The Fox's Palace

      by Tuula Pere (author), Andrea Alemanno (illustrator)

      A tale about an ambitious power-loving young fox. Francis the Fox has been dreaming of acquiring some land near the sea to build a local attraction called The Fox’s Palace. Now the devious fox has found the perfect location—the land used for an old badger’s boat rental business and the city’s popular beach. Luckily, the city’s wise mayor, William the Wolf, realizes what Francis is up to, and he will not be cheated so easily.

    • Children's & YA
      April 2019

      Colin the Crab Gets Married

      by Tuula Pere (author), Roksolana Panchyshyn (illustrator)

      The romance between Colin the Crab, a hardworking handyman, and Clara, a museum assistant, has deepened. Now it’s time to break the big news to their friends: the couple is getting married!But soon Colin’s friends get so carried away with the wedding plans, they forget to involve the bride and groom. What happens when the party turns out to be completely different from Colin and Clara’s own plans?

    • Children's & YA
      September 2019

      Terrific Teeth

      by Tuula Pere (author), Catty Flores (illustrator)

      ”Little Fears” is a book series about the various concerns that children can have. Sometimes, minor harms may grow into big worries if they are ignored. Fortunately, there are fun ways and gentle tools to handle such situations, often through play. "Terrific Teeth" is a book about losing baby teeth.Is Emma about to start losing her baby teeth? What if they won’t come out—will horrible crocodile teeth grow inside her mouth, as her brother says? Luckily, Dad has some ideas in mind to help her. Help! Emma’s first baby tooth is loose. “I want to keep this tooth. It’s just fine!” Emma insists.But Emma’s brother is scaring her, telling her that horrible crocodile teeth will grow inside her mouth if she keeps all her baby teeth. Luckily, Dad has some ideas to help, and in the end, she gets to have a tooth party.

    • Children's & YA
      September 2019

      The Scary Snakes

      by Tuula Pere (author), Catty Flores (illustrator)

      ”Little Fears” is a book series about the various concerns that children can have. Sometimes, minor harms may grow into big worries if they are ignored. Fortunately, there are fun ways and gentle tools to handle such situations, often through play. "The Scary Snakes" is a book about overcoming the fear of snakes.Shelly is on a picnic in the woods with her family. She imagines there are horrible snakes everywhere. Luckily, Grandma has ways to help. And when Shelly manages to defeat her fear, it calls for a celebration at the amusement park, where a surprising grand prize awaits. Shelly is afraid of snakes. One day in the woods, she thinks she sees them everywhere and is too afraid to walk. “How will I be able to go on a picnic when I'm too big for Dad to carry me?” Shelly worries.Grandma always knows what to do. Colorful snakes of yarn and fun games help Shelly defeat her fear. And when Grandma and Shelly visit the amusement park together, Shelly gets a surprising prize!

    • Children's & YA
      September 2019

      The Wild Waves

      by Tuula Pere (author), Catty Flores (illustrator)

      ”Little Fears” is a book series about the various concerns that children can have. Sometimes, minor harms may grow into big worries if they are ignored. Fortunately, there are fun ways and gentle tools to handle such situations, often through play. "The Wild Waves" is a story about the fear of high speeds and waves.Otto dreads his family’s boat trips. He’s afraid of speeding over the water in the motorboat. But Grandpa is a patient teacher, and in the end, Otto dares to go aboard Grandpa's old boat as assistant captain. The waves are splashing, and the wind is howling. Otto is sitting stiffly in the cabin while the rest of the family is enjoying the boat trip. “What if the motor dies during the storm, and we never get back to shore?” Otto worries.With Grandpa, Otto tries to get used to fast speeds on a new carousel. Thumb signals are a great help! In the end, Otto boards Grandpa’s old boat as assistant captain.

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