Magical Animals at Bedtime

Author: Lou Kuenzler
Publisher: Watkins Media Limited
ISBN: 1780286279
Format: PDF, Mobi
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From Aesop's Fables to shamanic totems, animals have long been at the centre of our imaginative world, providing wise insights. In many tribal cultures, animals underpin the spiritual world and are honoured as advisers. This delightful new collection of stories at bedtime features inspiring, funny and enlightening animals from all over the world. Here you will find the firefly who can't find his fire, the baby kangaroo who's ashamed he hasn't yet learned to hop and a condor who lives atop a temple at Machu Picchu in Peru and helps to rescue a lost girl. You will also discover amazing legendary creatures including a fire-breathing dragon who just wants a friend and a beautiful unicorn who teaches a spoilt princess the joy of sharing. The stories will not only excite your child's imagination: they also explore issues your child may well encounter in his or her daily life, including coping with shyness and managing change. 'Magical Messages' at the end of each tale help to highlight its positive message. Designed to be read either by parents to their children or by children on their own, these lovely narratives focus the child's mind and provide a soothing transition into sleep or to give food for thought during daytime reading.

Angels at Bedtime

Author: Karen Wallace
Publisher: Watkins Publishing
ISBN: 9781780280141
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This is a collection of 20 bedtime stories - told in a warm, inspiring and contemporary voice that brings to children the wisdom and guidance of the angels.

The Buddha s Apprentice at Bedtime

Author: Dharmachari Nagaraja
Publisher: Watkins Media Limited
ISBN: 1780286171
Format: PDF
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Practising Buddhist and master storyteller Dharmachari Nagaraja weaves a thrilling narrative spell while at the same time conveying basic life lessons that will help children to develop their personality, deal with their anxieties, and find peace and confidence as they grow up. The stories explore themes from the Eightfold Path, which is Buddhism's practical route to a happy life. Topics covered, with the lightest of touches, include speaking in a kind and truthful manner, behaving with compassion, thinking selflessly and avoiding the pitfalls of egotism. Although providing gentle guidance on the art of living well, which is the basis of true happiness, each story is also compelling in its own right, featuring characters, settings and events that every child will find absorbing. Each narrative concludes with an affirmation that helps to draw out its positive message, while the superb, specially commissioned illustrations will delight your child and provide a starting-point for discussion and further enjoyment. The helpful introduction provides insights into the value of Buddhist principles for children and shows how visualisation, imaginative thinking and even first steps in meditation can help to nurture young minds and hearts.

Tales of Wordishure

Author: Mick Mcart
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781432744243
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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What is Wordishure? It is a collection of seven children's stories in one book. The first six chronicle the adventures and lessons of the various inhabitants of Wordishure. Story number seven brings all the characters of the first six together for one grand adventure. These stories are written for children of all ages and can be enjoyed by parent and child alike. Each adventure includes Biblical lessons that will inspire the reader and also start a dialogue between parent and child about God and personal accountability. Children tend to have a natural love for Jesus Christ, but sometimes they grow away from Him as they get older because they never truly got to know him. Some just seem to love Him because they sit in church every Sunday and they see that their parents are pleased when they say they love Him. Children need to get to know Jesus at a level they can understand, and that their decision to follow Him requires a willingness to change their heart and behavior. I have written the Tales of Wordishure because I have seen very few pieces of Christian literature that are written in the style of children's classics such as "The Ugly Duckling," "Little Red Riding Hood," "Hansel and Gretel," or "The 3 Little Pigs." The Lord used parables to help people understand the mysteries of God. Tales of Wordishure does the same thing, but at a level that children can understand and have fun with at the same time. There is no magic in Wordishure. Today's popular children's literature emphasizes the use of witchcraft, numbing the child at an early age to think that it is okay. Wordishure is an alternative. There are fantastic situations in the stories, but all are resolved through prayer, proper decisions by the characters, and trust in the Lord. Children need to know at an early age not to put their trust in secular fantasies, but to trust in sound Biblical doctrine. Where is Wordishure? It is an imaginary realm where modern technology does not exist. It is a world seen from a child's point of view. Are there adults in these stories? There are parents in all the stories, and although never named, they are seen as wise and to be obeyed. Are there wicked villains in Wordishure? There are no true villains or fear of death in Wordishure, only the misunderstood, or creatures that have lost their way from following God's word. What is the age range for the reader? Children of all ages call enjoy The Tales of Wordishure. The characters in the stories fire up the imagination of the smallest child, while word play and Christian principles hold the attention of the older kids and adults. Why is there a scripture verse at the beginning of each story? Each story is built around a Bible principle that the child should learn as the story progresses. Some stories have more than one Biblical lesson, though!

Good Night Tales

Author: C. S. Fritz
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781631465567
Format: PDF
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Good Night Tales leads your children through a vivid, beautiful, and imaginative adventure through Scriptural truths. This collection of Scripture-based stories brings a forest to life through animal kings, trolls, plum-loving giants, and fiddle-playing crickets. Stories include reimaginings of Israel asking for a new king, parables about searching for the kingdom of God, and Psalm 23.

Magical Animals at Bedtime

Author: Lou Kuenzler
Publisher: Watkins Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781780285139
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Offers twenty illustrated stories intended to be read to children that feature animal characters, life lessons, and inspirational messages.

Bedtime Stories Old Owl s Folktales

Author: Alice Cussler
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781505223408
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Inspiring folktales will provide your kids with fun and educational experience enhanced by 30 vibrant, colorful illustrations. Children's author Alice Cussler is pleased to present her new book: "Bedtime Stories! Old Owl's Folktales and Fairy Tales for Children: Folklore and Legends about Animals" Every country and every culture has a story about how the animals came to live among men or how they got to look a certain way. While we know that these are only fairy tales, it is very interesting to hear about how certain people think that animals came to live among men. Old Owl knows many fairy tales and folktales about different animals. He will tell you interesting stories about Bear, Swallow, Cat, Dog, Old Crow, Hummingbird, Snowy Owl, Chipmunk, Magpie and other animals that live in the Magical Forest. Note: This book is suitable for children 4 - 10 years old. SPECIAL PRICING: This book is exclusive to the Amazon store and is currently set at a low promotional price.

The Calm Buddha at Bedtime

Author: Dharmachari Nagaraja
Publisher: Watkins
ISBN: 1786781042
Format: PDF, ePub
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Growing up in the modern world, our children have to cope with an ever-increasing amount of stress, which can feel worrying to both them and us. The ancient wisdom of Buddhism, with its emphasis on peace, mindfulness and compassion, is the ideal basis for helping any child face these challenges with inner confidence and calm. Building on the age-old art of storytelling, this beautiful book retells 18 ancient Buddhist tales in a way that is thoroughly fun and accessible to children. Featuring original, full-page illustrations, the stories will transport children into imaginary worlds of enlightenment and discovery. Here, they will meet all sorts of delightful characters and discover easy-to-understand Buddhist messages that will empower them to think about how they can apply values such as patience, honesty, authenticity and generosity in their own lives. Designed either to be read aloud by parents to their 4–8 year olds or to be read by the older age range on their own, these compelling narratives help to focus and calm the mind, providing a soothing transition into sleep. And the selection of gentle mindfulness meditations at the end provides an extra practical dimension that can be used at any time to help enhance a sense of a calm and contentment.

Chicken Soup for the Soul

Author: Jack Canfield
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1453279911
Format: PDF, ePub
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Rediscover the power of inspiration with timeless stories about the everyday miracles that illuminate the best of the human spirit. Whether you're discovering Chicken Soup for the first time or are a long time fan, this volume will inspire you to be a better person, reach for your highest potential, share your love and embrace the world around you.