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BOOK OF THE DAY


Here you will find a collection of recommended reading books. Books that build children's characters. Books that appeared on Miss Brenda's "Book of the Day." While we do not sell many of the titles, we do provide a link to where you may find them.

Rhoda Bacmeister

Jet: The True Story of a Talking Supercrow
Jet: The True Story of a Talking Supercrow
Rhoda Bacmeister

First, he learned to eat. Then he learned to come when called. Then to wear a cape and ride a bike. Next he mastered hide-and-seek. Then he learned to talk. Not bad for a crow. Jet went on to master the wicked art of summoning the neighbor dog (Kroker! Come, Kroker, come!), only to rebuke him in his master's voice (Bad dog! Go home, Kroker!). Then one day he came to church. This is the true story of one fabulous bird with a 30-word vocabulary whose raucous antics delighted all who knew him--well, except for the neighbor who raised pigeons

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Jacqueline Blake

Mommy, Is Today Sabbath?
Mommy, Is Today Sabbath?
Jacqueline Blake

Does your child count down the hours and minutes until the Sabbath ends? “Mom, what time is it? Is the Sabbath over yet?” Or is the Sabbath a delight for your child? Does he eagerly anticipate its arrival?

This book is for you to help your child find delight in the Sabbath. Read it aloud together. Enjoy the illustrations and rhyming text. By completing the activities at the end of the book, you will discover how your child feels about the Sabbath. Write down his/her answers to the questions. Your child can color on a separate sheet of paper, then cut and paste into the book.

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Jean Boonstra

Going Home - Heather an Adventist Girl
Going Home - Heather an Adventist Girl
Jean Boonstra

The year is 1898. Heather Gibson can hardly believe her family is moving to Australia. She wonders about this land so strange, so far from home. Will she like it? Will she make any friends?

This was the time when Ellen White lived there and wrote her beautiful books on the life of Christ. Sharing books about Jesus is the job of Heather’s father. And the entire Gibson family joins in the work that will win souls for the Lord.

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A New Life Down Under
A New Life Down Under
Jean Boonstra

Heather, a nine-year-old American girl living in Australia in 1898, feels embarrassed about having to wear her new glasses until she opens her heart to Jesus Christ and meets Mrs. Ellen White, an important person in the Adventist Church.

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A Wedding In Avondale
A Wedding In Avondale
Jean Boonstra

In 1899 Australia, a ten-year-old American girl named Heather and her missionary family rejoice when Aunt Rachel begins a courtship with an Adventist pastor from Melbourne.

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Secrets and Friends
Secrets and Friends
Jean Boonstra

When her family is sent by the Seventh-Day Adventist Church to Australia in 1898 to "do the Lord’s work," eight-year-old Heather feels lonely and homesick for America until God sends her a friend.

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A Secret In the Family
A Secret In the Family
Jean Boonstra

Believing that Jesus' second coming will occur on October 22, 1844, the Barnes family and many of their friends prepare for the imminent event, only to be disappointed until Pastor Robinson proposes a biblical explanation.

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A Song for Grandfather
A Song for Grandfather
Jean Boonstra

In 1842, Sarah's beloved grandfather takes the family to hear a famous preacher predict the imminent second coming of Christ, but only Grandfather's death soon after can convince Grammy that this prediction will come true.

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Miss Button and the School Board
Miss Button and the School Board
Jean Boonstra

In 1843 Sarah's teacher Miss Button is fired from her country school because of her views on the imminent second coming of Christ, but at the school board meeting she finds an unlikely champion.

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Dr. Bradley Booth

Escape From Egypt
Escape From Egypt
Dr. Bradley Booth

The guards were shouting excitedly and suddenly the whole camp was in an uproar. It was like the world was coming to an end, and everybody knew it! Children began running around in circles screaming. Men and boys rushed here and there with their ox goads and cutlasses, bumping into one another, knocking each other over in the sand. Oxen, goats, and donkeys reacted to the alarm and began to rush in every direction. Meshach looked on in fear, not knowing what to expect next, but he needn't have worried. Somewhere in the confusion and noise of the moment a voice of strength called out to the people. It was the voice of Moses. "He that dwells in the secret place of the Most High can abide safely in the shadow of the Great I Am!" Moses' voice boomed out. "Don't worry, my people! Jehovah is our refuge and fortress. In Him we must trust!"

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A Star is Born
A Star is Born
Dr. Bradley Booth

Chosen by the king, and chosen by God—where would her loyalties lie? Hadassah was a show-stopping beauty. When she walked by eyes and whispers followed her, though she didn’t seem to notice. But her physical appearance was nothing compared to the beauty evident in her character—she was kind, intelligent, humble, and passionate in her devotion to her people and the one true God. An inspiring and intriguing story of the young girl God had chosen to save her people from certain destruction—the girl who would be Esther, Queen of Persia.

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Miracles of the Mantle
Miracles of the Mantle
Dr. Bradley Booth

Nathan watched in horror at a sight he knew he would never forget as long as he lived. The mother bears came bouncing out onto the road, roaring as though on a mission of vengeance! This screaming crowd of boys was too near their babies for comfort, and they intended on protecting their cubs at all cost. When Nathan first met the prophet Elisha, he had hoped to see a miracle or hear an exciting story. But he surely hadn’t counted on anything like this.

What would happen to Amzi and the other boys who had been tormenting the prophet? Nathan’s adventures with the prophet Elisha would take him places and show him things he never expected – floating ax heads, oil that never ran out, bitter water turned sweet, even wild bears. Along the way, Nathan would learn incredible lessons about standing up for what he believed in, keeping his faith in Jehovah, and loving even those who wanted to do him harm. Could Nathan stand up for what he believed in? Could you?

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Plagues in the Palace
Plagues in the Palace
Dr. Bradley Booth

Meshach didn’t know it yet, but he had just witnessed the opening scene in a drama that would change his whole world forever.

The first plague attacked Osiris, the god of the Nile. The second plague, frogs everywhere, created big problems for the believers in Seqa, the frog-headed goddess. The plagues that followed would cause Meshack to question everything. But as each plague proved another of the Egyptians’ gods powerless, he began to see that Jehovah loved him and wanted him to be free.

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Prince of Dreams
Prince of Dreams
Dr. Bradley Booth

"Enough!" The majestic Pharaoh Amenhotep rose from his ivory throne. “Words mean nothing to me!” Meshach didn’t know it yet, but he had just witnessed the opening scene in a drama that would change his whole world forever. The first plague attacked Osiris, the god of the Nile. The second plague, frogs everywhere, created big problems for the believers in Seqa, the frog-headed goddess. The plagues that followed would cause Meshack to question everything. But as each plague proved another of the Egyptians’ gods powerless, he began to see that Jehovah loved him and wanted him to be free.

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Shephard Warrior
Shephard Warrior
Dr. Bradley Booth

What is it like to go away and fight? David wondered. It seems like it should be exciting, but then again, going into battle must be terribly frightening too. David glanced across the fire at his oldest brother, Eliab, who was sharpening his sword. Eliab looked like a soldier, with his leather armored vest and his spear stuck into the ground beside him. His jet black eyes looked stern, and his jaw muscles tightened as he gripped his sword in his strong, sinewy hand.

As Eliab turned to leave, David jumped to his feet. “Eliab?” David grinned excitedly. He was almost afraid to ask the question. “Do you think I could join the army sometime soon and fight with you and Abinadab and Shammah for the king?” “You’re not old enough to fight, anyway, so you can get that notion out of your head! When you’re a grown man, then you can sign up. . . . And besides, if you leave, who will watch the sheep?” As far as important jobs go, being a shepherd was just about the bottom of the heap. Most people hated the idea of being a shepherd. Sheep were smelly and stupid and totally unpredictable. But to forsake them? Never. David would rather spend endless days and cold nights caring for the sheep than to risk the life of even one sheep. Come along! The journey is just beginning for the shepherd warrior.

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Ruth Brand

Escape From Egypt
Escape From Egypt
Ruth Brand

The guards were shouting excitedly and suddenly the whole camp was in an uproar. It was like the world was coming to an end, and everybody knew it!

Children began running around in circles screaming. Men and boys rushed here and there with their ox goads and cutlasses, bumping into one another, knocking each other over in the sand. Oxen, goats, and donkeys reacted to the alarm and began to rush in every direction.

Meshach looked on in fear, not knowing what to expect next, but he needn't have worried. Somewhere in the confusion and noise of the moment a voice of strength called out to the people. It was the voice of Moses.

"He that dwells in the secret place of the Most High can abide safely in the shadow of the Great I Am!" Moses' voice boomed out. "Don't worry, my people! Jehovah is our refuge and fortress. In Him we must trust!"

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Esther - A Star is Born
Esther - A Star is Born
Ruth Brand

Chosen by the king, and chosen by God—where would her loyalties lie?

Hadassah was a show-stopping beauty. When she walked by eyes and whispers followed her, though she didn’t seem to notice. But her physical appearance was nothing compared to the beauty evident in her character—she was kind, intelligent, humble, and passionate in her devotion to her people and the one true God. An inspiring and intriguing story of the young girl God had chosen to save her people from certain destruction—the girl who would be Esther, Queen of Persia.

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Miracles of the Mantle
Miracles of the Mantle
Ruth Brand

Nathan watched in horror at a sight he knew he would never forget as long as he lived. The mother bears came bouncing out onto the road, roaring as though on a mission of vengeance! This screaming crowd of boys was too near their babies for comfort, and they intended on protecting their cubs at all cost.

When Nathan first met the prophet Elisha, he had hoped to see a miracle or hear an exciting story. But he surely hadn’t counted on anything like this. What would happen to Amzi and the other boys who had been tormenting the prophet?

Nathan’s adventures with the prophet Elisha would take him places and show him things he never expected – floating ax heads, oil that never ran out, bitter water turned sweet, even wild bears. Along the way, Nathan would learn incredible lessons about standing up for what he believed in, keeping his faith in Jehovah, and loving even those who wanted to do him harm.

Could Nathan stand up for what he believed in? Could you?

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Plagues in the Palace
Plagues in the Palace
Ruth Brand

“Enough!” The majestic Pharaoh Amenhotep rose from his ivory throne. “Words mean nothing to me!”

Meshach didn’t know it yet, but he had just witnessed the opening scene in a drama that would change his whole world forever.

The first plague attacked Osiris, the god of the Nile. The second plague, frogs everywhere, created big problems for the believers in Seqa, the frog-headed goddess. The plagues that followed would cause Meshack to question everything. But as each plague proved another of the Egyptians’ gods powerless, he began to see that Jehovah loved him and wanted him to be free.

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Mabel Cason

Ruggy the Mountain Buck
Ruggy the Mountain Buck
Mabel Cason

When Danny stumbled across a starving fawn in the forest, he insisted that the family take it home to care for it. Ruggy, as the baby deer was named, quickly got stronger and began to tear around the barnyard with the dogs. Whether he was following Danny to school, running from coyotes, or teasing the milk cows, Ruggy always slept on the back porch at night. As the years went by, Danny’s pet grew bigger and soon he was spending more and more time in the woods with his deer friends.

Between hungry mountain lions, angry bears, and the fierce winter blizzards, Danny worried for Ruggy. Would he ever come home again?

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Song of the Trail
Song of the Trail
Mabel Cason

Each spring Old Doroteo drove one of Jess Cameron’s six flocks of sheep across the desert to the high summer pastures where the grazing was lush and water plentiful. But he had to cross broad desert plains and treacherous gorges that were hot and dry and abounding with jumping cholla, stinging gnats, and mountain lions.

Jess Cameron’s son, David recuperating from pneumonia, received his parents’ permission to accompany Old Doroteo to the high pastures for the season. “I believe I would be the best thing in the world for the boy,” his father had said.

With a little burro named Buhito and a tag-along pet crow named Timbird, David thought the life of a shepherd would be a great adventure. But he didn’t suspect that his seven months on the sheep trail would include getting lost in the desert for two days and losing a dear friend.

The story, by Mabel Earp Cason, tells how the sadness and laughter and frustration of the sheep trail taught David to be responsible for his obligations and always to put his trust in “the Good Shepherd.”

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Spotted Boy and the Comanches
Spotted Boy and the Comanches
Mabel Cason

Brown County, Texas, in the faraway days was a good place to live, in spite of the danger--and no one dwelt too much on that, except during the summer when the Comanches were active.

Thad Conway loved his life in Texas--until one day when he was snatched away by the Comanches and his much-loved pony was given to another boy, a Comanche. Thad was carried off a prisoner. From that day on, his life changed dramatically.

Here is the story of his life with the Comanches. Did Thad influence the tribe to learn about the true God? Did he ever return to his own people? You'll find out as you read Spotted Boy and the Comanches.

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JoAnne Chitwood

A Horse Called Tamarindo
A Horse Called Tamarindo
JoAnne Chitwood

Romance is in the air as Tory and Adam head south with Mr. Allen through Mexico to a Honduran orphanage. There they encounter searing heat, tragically abused children, and a magnificent wild gelding. Along the way they are surprised by several miracles of God’s grace. When Greg comes down from the States to hold an evangelistic series, he falls in love with Tory. But Adam is her best friend. How can she choose between them?

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Karen Collum

Fish Don't Need Snorkels
Fish Don't Need Snorkels
Karen Collum

A fun, colourful tale of how God made animals just right – and He made you and me just right too!

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Kenneth Crawford

Ossie the Otter
Ossie the Otter
Kenneth Crawford

It was a rare and perfect Alaskan day. The air was peaceful, and the surface of the lake shimmered like a mirror. But Ossie, a baby river otter, barely noticed—he was on a mission.

Tag along with Ossie on his aquatic adventures as he encounters the rough and tumbling river, battles a hungry osprey, ad makes friends with a beaver named Sage—all the while learning to survive in the Alaskan wilderness.

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Sally Pierson Dillon

Michael Asks Why
Michael Asks Why
Sally Pierson Dillon

Have your children ever asked questions about the Time of Trouble, or why we go to church on Sabbath when so many of their Christian friends go on Sunday? Did you wish you could share the issues raised in The Great Controversy with your child in a way that would make sense and not frighten them? Wish no more!

Michael Asks Why by Sally Pierson Dillon, is a creative adaptation of Ellen G. White's classic The Great Controversy for children. Inspired by the real questions of her then seven-year old son named in the book's title, Michael Asks Why is a great way to direct children's attention to the important spiritual topics contained in The Great Controversy. Questions like \"Why do we have so many churches?\" and \"What will happen in the time of trouble?\" are dealt with in a kid-friendly way that will keep your child interested and get them asking more questions. Use Michael Asks Why to start a life-changing discussion with your child today.

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Jan Doward

Grandpa's Furry and Feathered Friends
Grandpa's Furry and Feathered Friends
Jan Doward

Have you ever wished you could have a wild bird swoop down from the sky and eat right out of your hand or come when you called? Or what if you could get a furry little chipmunk to scamper right up to you so you could fill his chubby cheeks with seeds? This kind of fun always happens at Grandpa's place! Author Jan Doward is \"Grandpa,\" and this book of pictures and stories is filled with creatures and secrets about God's fascinating creatures. You'll love meeting Chipper, Woody Baby, Stubby Tail, and all the cute and furry friends at Grandpa's place!

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Josephine Edwards

Malinki of Malawi
Malinki of Malawi
Josephine Edwards

Where the Livubwe River flows down into the mighty Zambezi, the village called Milongo once sprawled out over the rocks and little rises. The bwala in the center of the village, beaten flat almost to iron hardness, had been made by the footsteps of many generations. It was here in this little village by the river that Malinki was born to Mwasekera, a slave girl who had been sold by her own brother for four quarts of meal, and then captured by Angoni warriors and given as a wife to one of her captors. Into such a life Malinki was born only to be sold with his mother by his father to another trader- this time for a gun, some bullets, a length of cloth, and a jug of rum.

This is the story of the struggle of Malinki and his mother for their existence in Africa, called in those days the Dark Continent. But it is more than the struggle for existence; it shows the courage and strength of one born in slavery to forge ahead and make a better life. The story shows the influence that can be exerted by men of principle as well as by unprincipled ones. This is the story of the beginning of mission work in central Africa. It is the story of a man, Malinki, who became Nyasaland's (now Malawi) first African teacher to hold a teaching certificate. The story of a man who willingly became a slave- a slave to Christ and His cause.

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Jim Feldbush

Hiking With Jesus
Hiking With Jesus
Jim Feldbush

Take a "nature hike" through the Bible and discover all the wild and wonderful things that God made for our happiness. Through the eyes of each inspired author you'll learn about nature's great God. And whenever you see a piece of nature in the real world, you'll remember the deeper meaning.

Every book of the Bible has some nature in it. The trail begins in Genesis and winds its way through plants poisonous and rivers treacherous all the way to the precious stones of Revelation. Along the way you'll encounter carnivores and carnelian, dingoes and doves, hyenas and halibut, spiders and sapphires, silk and seaweed, silicon and scorpions, and other wonders.

You'll soar with the eagles and swim with the sharks. You'll meet melting mountains, bitter herbs, and several notable constellations, such as Orion. And every day you'll tuck away a nugget of wisdom in your spiritual knapsack for forever.

So put on your hiking boots. We're going on a truth safari!

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Heather Grovet

A Friend for Zipper
A Friend for Zipper
Heather Grovet

Ruth-Ann's older cousin, Kaitlin, bought a pony to train and sell to raise money for her high school tuition. She names him Mystery. Kaitlin worked very hard with her new pony, but instead of getting better trained, Mystery got worse. Why didn't he respond to her commands? Kaitlin was beginning to think she had made a mistake, that she had spent too much money on the horse, and that she might not be able to sell him.

Ruth-Ann was happy to have another horse around to keep Zipper company, but she knew Kaitlin was getting very frustrated with Mystery. Ruth-Ann asked her R2R pals to help, but they thought of someone who could give Kaitlin expert advice?

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A Perfect Star
A Perfect Star
Heather Grovet

Kendra, Ruth-Ann, and Megan are best friends who enjoy riding their ponies together. When Kendra receives and English saddle for her birthday, the girls start dreaming of flying over fences and hedges like the riders they’ve seen on TV and in jumping classes at horse shows. But Kendra discovers that her pony, Star, won’t jump over even the smallest obstacle.

Together the three friends form the Ready to Ride Club (R2R) and begin taking riding lessons from Trish Klein. Trish knows a lot about horses and ponies, and a lot about people. For example, she knows no one is perfect. Another very important thing she knows is that God can always be trusted.

The first book in the Ready to Ride series will remind you that all people (and horses) are different in one way or another, but God has made all of them special. Sometimes we need to be patient with others and even with ourselves as we grow and learn and develop the gifts God has given us.

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Beanie, The Horse That Wasn't a Horse
Beanie, The Horse That Wasn't a Horse
Heather Grovet

Horse-crazy Alex Jahn was about to have his prayers answered . . . but not in the way he had hoped for. What Alex wanted was a horse he could be proud of, like a beautiful Black Stallion. What Alex got was this funny-looking jigsaw puzzle of an animal with a big bucket head, long, floppy ears, short, stubby legs, and a scrawny tail! Beanie wasn’t a real horse at all. He was something called a hinny. Was this God’s idea of a joke?

Beanie the Horse that Wasn’t a Horse, by Heather Grovet, is a story about differences and learning to love them. This cute tale of a homely little hinny with a big heart will have children aged 6-10 grinning from ear to ear. As they laugh they’ll also learn not to judge by outward appearances and that God knows what’s best for us, even if it doesn’t always seem like it.

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Blondie's Big Ride
Blondie's Big Ride
Heather Grovet

When Trish, the girl’s riding instructor, gets cancer, Megan learns that even when things don’t go the way we’d like, God can make a difference in our lives. In Blondie’s Big Ride, book four in the Ready-to-Ride series, the girls have lots of questions when they learn about Trish’s cancer. They want to be encouraging and supportive, but they are scared and aren’t sure what to do. Then they read about a way to raise money for cancer and, best of all, they can do it while riding their ponies! But more trouble lies ahead. Follow along as the girls of the R2R club learn some valuable lessons.

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Good As Gold
Good As Gold
Heather Grovet

Megan and her pony, Blondie, had just completed their first attempt at a real jumping course. Megan had been nervous, but Blondie had seemed eager and had soared over each jump. Only a few months ago Blondie had been strong-willed and stubborn, responding to Megan’s cues only when she felt like it. All of the ponies and their riders had made much progress with Trish’s help.

That gave the girls courage to ask Trish if she thought the Ready to Ride Club would be ready to ride in a real horse show at the end of August. “Of course, you’ll be ready to show…But maybe not ready to win,” Trish said.

What would happen when the girls competed against each other?

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Petunia The Ugly Pug
Petunia The Ugly Pug
Heather Grovet

Oh, no! Petunia’s on the loose! That naughty pup escaped from the car before Kyla and family could even get her home.

This is just one of the hilarious adventures of a mischievous little pug dog named Petunia--a dog who was so smelly and ugly, nobody wanted her. She was definitely not the perfect pug puppy Kyla dreamed about for her 9th birthday. But one look in those big brown eyes – and the funny wrinkled face – and Kyla fell in love with the pugnacious pug!

Petunia the Ugly Pug, by Heather Grovet, is the 7th book in the beloved \"Julius and Friends\" series. This story about a pug with a face only a mother could love, delights while it teaches about kindness to God’s precious animals, and loving acceptance of ourselves.

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Prince Prances Again
Prince Prances Again
Heather Grovet

Janelle is happy to finally have a pony of her own, but when her new friend Katie almost ruins her summer, Janelle must pray hard to Jesus before she can forgive Katie.

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Sarah Lee and the Mule Named Maybe
Sarah Lee and the Mule Named Maybe
Heather Grovet

Maybe is a big gray mule who wins races, and Sarah Lee is a big-and-tall 12-year-old who's not happy with her size. Her family is headed for the Canadian Rockies for a trail ride. She prays: \"Dear Jesus, please keep us safe tomorrow. I don't want to be chased by a cougar or a bear. And Jesus, please make me a different person—someone who isn't fat. Amen.\"

When Maybe and Sheba, Mom's snow-white Arabian horse, are spooked by a crash in the underbrush, they disappear, leaving Sarah and Mom stranded in the woods. Now what?

\"God, please take care of Maybe,\" prays Sarah.

As they hit the dusty trail, Sarah Lee learns a few things about mules. And prayer. And self-esteem. And why God lets bad things happen. And how much she has to be thankful for.

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Super Star Problems
Super Star Problems
Heather Grovet

Kendra and her pony, Star, had the fastest time of the Ready to Ride Club on the pole bending pattern. Kendra was hoping her white pony would win a prize—but that was before the fireworks.

Kendra was bitter that her new neighbors didn’t think about spooking the ponies before they set off their explosive fireworks. Star had lunged forward, smashing against the corral, and cutting a deep wound in his shoulder, and now they couldn’t compete in the gymkhana. But worse than that, her best friends, Ruth-Ann and Megan, didn’t seem to understand her disappointment, and some angry words were exchanged.

Author Heather Grovet says, “It’s difficult to forgive people when they hurt your feelings. This book discusses what Christians should do when they have problems.”

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Zippitty Do Dah
Zippitty Do Dah
Heather Grovet

“I had no idea how much fun it would be to wash a horse!” Ruth-Ann exclaimed.

Zippitty Do Dah, shortened to Zipper, is Ruth-Ann’s sorrel and white Paint pony.

Ready to Ride friends Ruth-Ann Chow, Kendra Rawling, and Megan Lewis worked hard to get their ponies washed and groomed. They even braided the ponies’ manes with ribbons. The Fun Fair would begin the next day at Sedgwick Adventist Church. The girls had decided to give pony rides to kids for one dollar.

The girls had planned carefully and checked all of their equipment. They had helmets for all the riders, and adults were on hand if anything happened. Beyond that, they had prayed that God would keep the riders safe and no one would get hurt. So, why didn’t God answer their prayer?

Life isn’t always the way we’d like it to be. But in troubles large and small, God can be trusted.

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Eric B. Hare

Curse Proof
Curse Proof
Eric B. Hare

You’ll be inspired by this story of a young man’s unshakeable faith. Although some of the incidents recorded have been mentioned in other volumes, this is the first time the full story of Maung Thein has been made available in a stand-alone book.

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Jungle Heroes Mission Stories
Jungle Heroes Mission Stories
Eric B. Hare

Jungle Heroes is a collection of Eric B. Hares’ favorite stories from the teeming jungles of Burma (known today as Myanmar)—a land of tigers and elephants, riverboats and oxcarts, witch doctors and true heroes of the living God. Mystery and adventure leap from the pages of this classic book.

Find out why 10-year-old \"Loving Water,\" had his named changed to \"Crooked Ears,\" after being attacked by an elephant. Read about the gun that wouldn’t fire on the Sabbath.

Hear the simple jungle man’s prayer for a miracle when it seemed death was certain. These and many other stories of faith, and snakes, evil spirits and the power of prayer will inspire you and make you want to be a hero for God where you live.

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Hazel Henry

Transform Your Child's Prayer Life In Thirty Days
Transform Your Child's Prayer Life In Thirty Days
Hazel Henry

Children can learn to pray. Parents can teach them. That s the message of this book that offers ways to help children reach out to God themselves. Hazel Henry offers suggestions as to how to transform your child s prayer life in 30 days. The 30 chapters deal with aspects of leading children into the wonders of conversation with God. The emphasis on leave no child behind in our society focuses on mathematics, science, reading, and other important subjects. The same principle is true regarding prayer. Children should not be left behind when it comes to developing a personal relationship with God and experiencing his closeness through prayer.

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Roxy Hoehn

God's Adventures
God's Adventures
Roxy Hoehn

How would you like to meet some of God’s adventurers?

This book contains stories about William Miller, Joseph Bates, Ellen White, Uriah Smith, and others who were God’s Adventurers. Some were grown up when they began their work for God—others were still young.

Primary-aged children will discover that exciting adventures and unexpected miracles will follow when they choose to be an adventurer for God.

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Karen Holford

I Miss Grandpa
I Miss Grandpa
Karen Holford

A book to help Adventist children understand death—and eternal life

Stevie loved visiting Grandma and Grandpa on their farm! Grandpa let Stevie feed the chickens and lambs and ride on the tractor. They always had so much fun together.

One day not long after a visit to the farm, something went wrong with Grandpa’s heart and he died. Stevie had lost his best friend. He missed his Grandpa and wondered what it was like to die.

Death is a fact of life and yet there is a hope beyond the grave. Parents sometimes find it hard to communicate that hope to small children. This book was written with you, the Adventist parent, in mind. I Miss Grandpa tenderly tells a story of love, loss, and a butterfly that helps children deal with loss and understand the good news about those who sleep in Jesus.

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Charlotte Ishkanian

Best Ever Mission Stories
Best Ever Mission Stories
Charlotte Ishkanian

Adventist children from all over the world have helped others to accept Jesus as their personal Saviour. Their inspiring stories will influence others of all ages to become mission-minded and share the love of Christ with those in their families, neighborhoods, and around the world.

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Best Ever Mission Stories 2
Best Ever Mission Stories 2
Charlotte Ishkanian

In book two of this series you will find examples of many ordinary young people who dare to do extraordinary things for God and others. Adventist children from all over the world have helped others learn about Jesus. Join Harmony, Jeremy, Jenisah, and 23 others, as they share the love of Christ in their families, their neighborhoods, and around the world.

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Tina Kahrs & Noni Gibbs

Rahab's Promise
Rahab's Promise
Tina Kahrs & Noni Gibbs

My heart pounded in my chest. Israelites! Everyone in the city was talking about them and the wonderful miracles that the God of heaven had performed for them.

He had helped them win many battles and had given them food and water out in the desert. A few days ago He had even made them a path right across the flooded Jordan River so they could cross over safely.

Now the Israelites were coming to Jericho.

Aunt Rahab's house was built right into Jericho's thick stone wall. It was very big house, a very beautiful house. And right now it was very crowded house. Aunts and uncles, brothers and sisters, Grandma and Grandpa, and cousins, cousins, cousins everywhere! And all of them were there because of the promise.

The promise. We children listened, wide-eyed, as Aunt Rahab talked about spies and marching feet, about trumpet blasts and tumbling walls, about a God who was much different than any of our gods. We watched, hardly daring to breathe, as she hung a long red cord from the very top of the window. "The God of heaven," she said, "has promised . . ."

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Elaine Kennedy

Dinosaurs, Where did they come from…and where did they go?
Dinosaurs, Where did they come from…and where did they go?
Elaine Kennedy

Too many christians don't know the truth about dinosaurs. With this book for juniors (and their parents), author Elaine Graham-Kennedy, Ph.D., is out to change that. Dr. Kennedy is a Christian scientist who believes the Bible story of Creation and who has spent her life studying dinosaurs. She has much to share with kids.

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Kay Kuzma & Brenda Walsh

Prayer Promises for Kids
Prayer Promises for Kids
Kay Kuzma & Brenda Walsh

More than 100 prayer promises to pray, claim and believe. A beautiful book with color pictures to help children understand how prayer is the key that opens their heart to God, how they can stay connected to their best friend, Jesus, and claim His promises through prayer.

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Eileen Lantry

Broken Stick
Broken Stick
Eileen Lantry

Norman Ferris stood his ground as a group of 40 or 50 Bellonses warriors held their spears high and thundered across the sacred beach toward him. He had come to this remote island to tell the devil worshipers about the one true God . . . and he wasn’t leaving until he did so.

Norman wasn’t afraid to die, and he wasn’t afraid to live, either. In 1927, fully aware of the dangers awaiting them, he and his wife, Ruby, sailed to the Solomon Islands only a year and a half after their marriage. Daunting trials and challenges would follow, but so would profound spiritual victories and miraculous answers to prayer.

Actually, this isn’t just the story of two courageous missionaries from Australia. This book is full of stories about the incredible power of God in the lives of all those who choose to follow Him because somebody loved them enough to tell them. Head-hunting devil priests included.

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Helen Lee Robinson

Guide's Greatest Escape from Crime Stories
Guide's Greatest Escape from Crime Stories
Helen Lee Robinson

"Let him go! We don't shoot men like that!"

Burglars. Bandits. Thieves in the night. First the blood runs cold at the threat of danger, then the heart grows warm with the wonder of God's deliverance. Again and again, villains find themselves up against a Power for which they are no match.

Girls driving through the Florida Everglades find men waiting with a chain across the highway. They pray, and suddenly the lights of another car appear behind them. Kidnappers release their hostages instead of killing them because they are always singing. A missionary stops the raids on his chickens by tithing them.

You will read of victims whose only defense is their witness. Of thieves who trade their dagger for a Bible. Of criminals who turn to Christ. And you will know that God still delivers those who cry out to Him.

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Guide's Greatest Miracle Stories
Guide's Greatest Miracle Stories
Helen Lee Robinson

The silent swish of paddles in the darkness told Karsatoa that his enemies had him surrounded. Suddenly his canoe began to fly over the water—atop a giant stingray. The God of the Bible is still in the miracle business. These thrilling reports from around the world show that He still reveals His power and care today.

You will read of dollar bills that multiplied. A prayer written on a kite. Prison doors that opened. A self-healing radiator, and a self-filling gas tank. Rain that fell only on mission property. A book that refused to burn. A clock that struck 13. Manna from heaven--in Africa. A gentle ride inside a tornado. Invisible hands that lift a car. And lots of mysterious strangers, sometimes visible only to some and not others. But always protecting, guiding, saving.

If you wonder whether God still cares, or if your faith needs a shot in the arm, you will cherish these believe-it-or-not true stories from Borneo to Kalamazoo to Venezuela that show that, when we need Him most, God is there.

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Guide's Greatest Faith Stories
Guide's Greatest Faith Stories
Helen Lee Robinson

Prayer is mind-boggling. Find out how it delivered two boys from a pit, caused a stolen car to stall, taught a woman to read, delivered a snorkeling missionary from a mad shark, led a strange black dog to deliver a lost purse, healed a crushed cat, led a lad to the right trombone and a lass to the right horse, helped a young man to find his glasses on the bottom of Lake Michigan, unlocked a locked door, provided electricity in a power outage, kept a family from starving, and brought a whole carload of mechanics to start a stalled car.This book will leave you with a whole carload of faith.

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Guide's Greatest Angel Stories
Guide's Greatest Angel Stories
Helen Lee Robinson

Heavenly angels walk the earth today. Sometimes they assume human form–usually in answer to desperate prayer. Police arrive at a critical moment, then vanish. A stranger of authority greases the way through customs. A friendly house along a dangerous path turns out later not to exist. A heavenly choir sings over the open prairie. Attackers see watchmen no one else can see.

The driver of a car offers a ride home on a cold night, then disappears–leaving one-way tracks in the snow that stop at the door. A hostile biker gang flees after seeing something invisible to their praying victim. A phalanx of soldiers appears out of nowhere in front of the car of an abductor. A beautiful woman brings comfort, then disappears. Believers befriend a hobo who leaves no footprints in the snow.

These true stories from Guide magazine–not an urban legend among them–will renew your faith. The angel of the Lord still encamps around those who fear Him.

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Guide's Greatest Sabbath Stories
Guide's Greatest Sabbath Stories
Helen Lee Robinson

Here is a collection of amazing but true stories about God's faithfulness to those who honor His holy day. A father has no money to send his children to church school until his boss offers him a raise–if he will work on Sabbath just this once. A son is offered a stack of money if he will forget his Adventist scruples. A man with a gun aimed at his heart has to decide whether to honor his conscience.

Sometimes angels get into the act. One explains the seventh day in a dream. Helpful guides appear and disappear. A mysterious porter brings baked potatoes to a young man bleeding from the lash of his chief who demands he carry a load on the Sabbath. In each case God provides for His own.

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Ernest Lloyd

Scrapbook Stories of Ellen G. White
Scrapbook Stories of Ellen G. White
Ernest Lloyd

Imagine that you were Mrs. Ellen White’s little boy or girl more than one hundred years ago.

What kind of stories do you think Mrs. White would read to you? What important lessons would she want you to learn? How would the children in these stories be different from you and your friends today? Would they talk different play different? Like different things?

You don’t have to guess! Elder and Mrs. White had three children of their own. It was for these boys that Mrs. White first gathered her favorite stories and put them all in scrapbooks.

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Joy Matthews

ZION: Champion for God
ZION: Champion for God
Joy Matthews

When offered the pick of a litter, she was impressed to choose the ugliest. Little did she suspect that her puppy, a giant schnauzer, was destined for glory. Multimillionaires would write blank checks--\"Name your price!\"--to buy him.

A natural champion, Zion would win trophy after trophy. \"Why don\'t you show him on Saturdays?\" asked her friends. But a still small voice beckoned her to share her gentle giant with the outcasts, the unfortunate, the wounded, where he would gladden the hearts of thousands of children.

In this heartwarming story Joy Matthews tells how she discovered that God's plans are bigger than anything we can dream up. That it pays to put first the kingdom. And that the only things we get to keep are those we give away."

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Maxine Lois Wallace Lang

Sheldon's Adventures in Heaven
Sheldon's Adventures in Heaven
Maxine Lois Wallace Lang

Imagine what it will be like after Jesus comes...

The great war on earth was finally over. Jesus, with vast clouds of shining angels, took all the daddies, mommies, and little children who loved Him to heaven. Now Sheldon is in a land where dreams come true. Jesus gives him a white bear cub to snuggle up against and shows him how to fly. Sheldon's family takes him to explore other worlds with sparkling gems and delicious new fruits. And the then the fun really begins!

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Arthur Maxwell

The Secret of The Cave
The Secret of The Cave
Arthur Maxwell

What reason had anyone in the village to connect the disappearance of the boat, the lost horse, the widow's herring, the cork life jacket, the windowpane, the lost peat moss, the rusty clock spring, or the strange prints in the earth with McCullem's Cave?

Who milked the old lady's cow and left a note for her saying, "Don't worry about Nancy this morning!"

Roy determined to find out. Since there seemed to be a connection of some kind with the cave, he went exploring there. The cave was dark, and he had to crawl on his hands and knees. Trembling as he went farther in, he came upon--of all things--a door. He peered in through the crack, and there...

But why don't you read for yourself and find out the secret of the cave.

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Ruth Merkel

Hannah's Girls: Ann
Hannah's Girls: Ann
Ruth Merkel

This is Ann's story--the first in the series of six true stories about Adventist girls: Ann, Marilla, Grace, Ruth, Elaine, and Erin. Ann was born in 1833. Her great, great, great granddaughter, Erin, is a teenager today. When Erin was born, grandmother Ruth wanted her to know that she was a sixth-generation Adventist, as well as a thirteenth-generation American girl whose ancestors helped to establish their country. But most of all she wanted Erin to know that her greatest heritage is that she is a child of the heavenly King and so are you.

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Hannah's Girls: Grace
Hannah's Girls: Grace
Ruth Merkel

This is Grace's story--the third in the series of six true stories about Adventist girls: Ann, Marilla, Grace, Ruth, Elaine, and Erin. Grace was born in 1890. Her great granddaughter, Erin, is a teenager today. When Erin was born, grandmother Ruth wanted her to know that she was a sixth-generation Adventist, as well as a thirteenth-generation American girl whose ancestors helped to establish their country. But most of all she wanted Erin to know that her greatest heritage is that she is a child of the heavenly King and so are you.

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Hannah's Girls: Marilla
Hannah's Girls: Marilla
Ruth Merkel

This is Marilla's story--the second in the series of six true stories about Adventist girls: Ann, Marilla, Grace, Ruth, Elaine, and Erin. Ann was born in 1851. Her great, great granddaughter, Erin, is a teenager today. When Erin was born, grandmother Ruth wanted her to know that she was a sixth-generation Adventist, as well as a thirteenth-generation American girl whose ancestors helped to establish their country. But most of all she wanted Erin to know that her greatest heritage is that she is a child of the heavenly King and so are you.

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Velma Meyer

Robby
Robby
Velma Meyer

The true story of an incredible friendship between a robin and his human family.

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Mabel Miller

Ellen, The Girl With Two Angels
Ellen, The Girl With Two Angels
Mabel Miller

Ellen White's great-granddaughter shares her family stories of Ellen when she was growing up. This Early Reader book (7-9 year old) inspires children with stories about how God helped Ellen and spoke to her as she grew up and became His prophet.

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Grandma Ellen and Me
Grandma Ellen and Me
Mabel Miller

In Grandma Ellen & Me, Mabel Miller shares true stories from her childhood about her famous great-grandmother. Early readers will love these stories about birthday parties at Elmshaven, buggy rides with Grandma Ellen, singing in the bathtub, and Grandma Ellen's laughter at baseball games. Mabel's memories will help young people and adults know Ellen White as she really was--a loving grandmother who made religion a joy.

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Charles Mills

Storm on Shadow Mountain
Storm on Shadow Mountain
Charles Mills

Number two in The Honors Club series! Alex Timmons and his friends Shane and Alicia (A.K.A. "The Honors Club"),have their sites set this time on the Wilderness Living honor patch. But a routine search for edible plants on a Pathfinder campout turns deadly when the trio finds themselves riding a runaway pile of floating logs headed down an icy, rushing river. And worse, a killer snowstorm is coming! Earning a Pathfinder honor was never supposed to be this dangerous!

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The Bandit of Benson Park
The Bandit of Benson Park
Charles Mills

A new Pathfinder mystery series! Alex Timmons and his friends Shane and Alicia are determined to earn every Pathfinder honor there is--that’s why they formed the "Honors Club." Their first assignment is to photograph a wild animal to earn their Photography honor. They set their sights on a squirrel in Benson Park, but capture a gun-wielding thief on film instead!

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The Great Sleepy-Time Stew Rescue
The Great Sleepy-Time Stew Rescue
Charles Mills

Number four in The Honors Club series! With friends Alicia and Shane in tow, Alex befriends a homeless family and puts together an ambitious plan to help the Pathfinders, the citizens of Cyprus Hill, and the struggling family at the same time. In the meantime, a trio of troublemakers is headed to their town looking for money-money that the out-of-work father owes them! Before they know it, the Honors Club trio find themselves caught between the thugs and the homeless family in a battle for an expensive antique clock and a race against time.

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The Secret of Scarlett Cove
The Secret of Scarlett Cove
Charles Mills

Number three in The Honors Club series! A beautiful vacation spot. A secret cove. A dead dolphin. A strange baseball-cap–wearing girl who doesn’t know the meaning of fear, and a creepy water-park owner who uses dolphins to make money. These things all collide to make Alex Timmons’ vacation on Virginia’s beautiful Chincoteague Island one he’ll never forget. What started out as an innocent attempt to earn another Pathfinder honor, turns into a wild crusade to stop the United States Navy, and Chilson’s Fantasy Land from hurting marine wildlife.

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Wings Over Oshkosh
Wings Over Oshkosh
Charles Mills

Number five in The Honors Club series! A Pathfinder mystery written with the help of real Pathfinders! After nearly being mowed down by a low-flying airplane, Jackie Anderson thinks God is trying to kill her. But then she meets Sam Fieldstone, a grumpy pilot and plane mechanic who holds on to a secret and painful past behind a locked door in his makeshift airplane hanger. One night Jackie looks behind the hanger door and makes a chilling discovery.

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Paula Montgomery

Canyon Girl
Canyon Girl
Paula Montgomery

During the early years of this century, Hazel "Big Enough" Weston lived in the rugged Imnaha Canyon where covered wagons were the main means of transportation.

Some of Big Enough's adventures are funny, some are frightening. But behind them all lies the hope of fertile green valley to the west that may be just a pipedream. Through her everyday life and her grandmother's stories, Big Enough deals with roundups, rattlesnakes, and all the excitement of dangers of life in the old west.

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Martha Myers

Nibbles, the Mostly Mischievous Monkey
Nibbles, the Mostly Mischievous Monkey
Martha Myers

Nibbles, the Mostly Mischievous Monkey, by Martha Myers, is the 10th book in the beloved Julius and Friends series. Kids will enjoy reading about Nibbles and his adventures with Jean and Allen as they learn to trust that God will take care of them in every situation.

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Ethel Neff

Packy, Pokey, and Sally
Packy, Pokey, and Sally
Ethel Neff

Packy, the Runaway Elephant
A baby elephant escapes from the zoo and goes looking for a little girl named Eloise. Packy's day of fun upsets the neighborhood but will keep your children laughing.

Pokey, the Runaway Bear
A young Himalayan bear escapes from the Fleishhacker zoo in San Francisco and runs into exciting adventures and dismal troubles. Children will love listening to this true story again and again.

Sally, the Runaway Monkey
Sally escapes from the university medical center in San Francisco. What she did and where she went is a story filled with laughter and thrills.

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Charles Paddock

Tiny Tots Library - 3 Vol. Set
Tiny Tots Library - 3 Vol. Set
Charles Paddock

A Classic set of children’s books are back!

If you grew up with the Tiny Tots Library by Charles L. Paddock, then you remember learning your Bible ABC’s, reading adventures of Boys and Girls of the Bible, and imagining what it was like in the beginning with Bible Firsts. These colorful, hard-cover classics have captivated generations of children with the artwork of Joe Maniscalco, Robert T. Ayres, and Clyde Provonsha.

Teach your "tiny tots" about "The First Flood" (Bible Firsts), "The Boy and The Giant" (Boys and Girls of the Bible), that "R is for Rebekah" (Bible ABC’s), and much more in this wonderful, early-reader set of books that they will surely love as much as you did when you were a tot.

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Lori Peckham

Guide's Greatest Animal Stories
Guide's Greatest Animal Stories
Lori Peckham

Imagine yourself being tucked away for a late-night crocodile snack! How about falling into a bear trap--with the bear still in it? Or better yet, you and a shovel against an injured and upset panther at night? These incredible stories are all true and come from the archives of Guide magazine. They will put you face to face with amazing creatures and the true love of a God who created them and cares for you.

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Guide's Greatest Grace Stories
Guide's Greatest Grace Stories
Lori Peckham

Imagine how it must have felt to be forgiven after burning down a house or for your enemy to save you from certain death. Or to nearly chop your sister in half with an ax or to wreck your father’s Jeep, only to discover that he’s more worried about your hands than his Jeep. Or even to be a convict saved from the death penalty—because your brother volunteered to die for you.

Yeah, even though it’s not fair, grace is pretty awesome!

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Guide's Greatest Mission Stories
Guide's Greatest Mission Stories
Lori Peckham

Wherever God’s people go, He goes with them.

Machete-wielding assassins flee when a horseman rides up- but the missionary they had been sent to kill can’t find any hoof prints. A teenager hurls a rock at the kerosene lantern hanging just above the preacher’s head- and a mysterious hand reaches out to grab the stone. Seven dogs show up at a missionary’s home an prevent a mob fro murdering the family- on three separate occasions.

But God doesn’t just protect the ones He sends; He floods their hearts with His love, too.

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Guide's Greatest Mystery Stories
Guide's Greatest Mystery Stories
Lori Peckham

This was our assignment: find incredible, true mystery stories. Well, just like detectives, we’ve been on the case. We’ve tracked down some of the best mystery stories from more than 50 years of Guide.

Filled with suspense and excitement, these stories will keep you on the edge of your seat—eager to find out how the mysteries are solved.

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Guide's Greatest Narrow Escape Stories
Guide's Greatest Narrow Escape Stories
Lori Peckham

Here are the true stories of some astonishing narrow escapes that definitely involved help from Heaven. How else could we explain these stories of survival? Just imagine being held at gunpoint by two drunk men! What about a car stuck on railroad tracks—with a train fast approaching! And just wait until you read about a frightening visit to a fortuneteller, a raging bull running straight toward a girl, and scuba divers trapped under a sheet of ice.

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Guide's Greatest Rescue Stories
Guide's Greatest Rescue Stories
Lori Peckham

What if you asked God to find you a telephone—and He sends a hairy baby elephant? Have you ever thought that a friend’s angry words could save a life? How about a lazy old dog? a small fish nibbling on toes? And don’t forget the ugliest coat on earth.

Falling into a bear trap—on top of the bear. Being chased by a hungry crocodile. Tumbling headfirst into a barrelful of icy water. Stepping on a snake in the dark. Plunging 275 feet down a 16-inch pipe. Living with four family members for two and a half years in a trench five feet wide, seven feet long, and just 20 inches deep.

These stories will remind you that even in the worst situations, we can depend on God for help. After all, He’s leading the greatest rescue mission in history!

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Thurman Petty

Fire in the Gates
Fire in the Gates
Thurman Petty

News of King Jehoiakim’s surrender to Nebuchadnezzar’s army penetrates Jerusalem with the speed of gossip, filling every heart with the nausea of terror. By the thousands they stampede into Hezekiah’s tunnel, climbing down half-empty cisterns, crawling into subterranean caves below their homes—any place that offers a refuge from the lustful eyes and bloodthirsty swords of the Babylonians.

Soon the cobblestone avenues fill with hostages, for the enemy knows all the likely places where people will hide. And soon dozens of Jews are led to the city square inside the East Gate in preparation for their march to Babylon.

The prophet Jeremiah watches from atop the northeast corner of the Temple walls, overlooking the gathering area. He knows that many of these captives are the most promising young men of the city, who will now languish in a Babylonian dungeon or slave away their lives in some sweatshop. He spots his beloved friend Daniel, the prince—his unusual intelligence, his striking good looks, and his fearless devotion to his Creator would have been such a blessing to Judah! Such an injustice!

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Gate of the Gods
Gate of the Gods
Thurman Petty

Flushed with victory, the young Babylonian prince surveyed the battleground where his army had defeated the Egyptians. In the distance a division of elite soldiers rapidly pursued the fleeing survivors. He mourned the loss of so many brave warriors, but quickly focused on his quest—to expand Babylon’s control of world trade. Egypt was only one of the nations to be conquered; before long Lebanon, Phoenicia, Syria, and Judah would feel the edge of Babylonian swords. Soon he, Nebuchadnezzar, would be king, and all the world would pay homage to him.

Little did Nebuchadnezzar know that he had been chosen by God to bring retribution to the nations of the world for their sins. Little did he know that he himself was the object of pursuit and that God would employ prophetic dreams, four loyal Judean captives, a fiery furnace, and, finally, insanity in His own quest—to rescue Nebuchadnezzar’s soul.

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Siege at the Gates
Siege at the Gates
Thurman Petty

Hezekiah’s father, King Ahaz, had made Judah a slave to the hated Assyrians. He had transformed the beautiful Temple into a pagan shrine, and had even sacrificed his infant son in the fire pit of Milcom. All to prove to the Assyrian king that he gave no allegiance to Yaweh.

Then he anointed the young Hezekiah to rule Judah in his stead. “O Lord,” Hezekiah prayed, “make me the best king Judah has ever had.”

Hezekiah immediately restored the Temple and led the people of Judah back to the true God. In the face of seemingly inescapable defeat at the hands of Sennacherib, perhaps the most powerful—and the most cruel--of all the Assyrian kings, he clung to the promise that God would deliver Jerusalem.

Hezekiah made mistakes. He had tragic failures, yet his life shows the heights and depths we all face—and how God can lead us through both.

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The Open Gates
The Open Gates
Thurman Petty

From Babylon’s Ashes, Freedom for the Jews

Yahweh had promised a deliverer. The gates of Babylon would be opened, and His people would be free.

Times had changed since King Nebuchadnezzar’s reign. Babylon was immersed in political turmoil. A series of ill-fated kings had fought for possession of the throne. Finally Nabonidus, the son-in-law of Nebuchadnezzar, had been crowned king, but he soon deserted his throne to conquer Arabia and left his wicked son, Belshazzar, to rule in his place.

One fateful night the great Medo-Persian army marched on Babylon and forever altered the course of history. King Nebuchadnezzar’s own dream had foretold the overthrow of Babylon by another empire. But no one could have dreamed that his own grandson would be the cause.

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Seth Pierce

Camporee Of Doom
Camporee Of Doom
Seth Pierce

Peter Paul Pappenfuss is a pastor’s kid. And he’s a well-known goof off in a small church school in Iowa with the large name of Davenport Christian Academy. He could hardly wait to go to the Pathfinder Camporee. What fun he would have! Or so he thought.

Peter Paul discovers that one can be punished for good deeds—not that all of his deeds were good. And sometimes his creative mayhem surpassed his own expectations. But on the third night of the camporee at the Esther play “Courage to Stand," he bowed his head and prayed,

“Dear God, please give me courage to stand up against evil."

“In order for you to fully appreciate Pierce’s storytelling, you have to stop being an adult and crawl back into the eleven-year-old you; the youngster you used to be before everything got so serious. His main character, Peter Paul Pappenfuss, represents many of us who struggled to survive our “members of God’s Remnant Church" childhood. Finally, someone has written down what it was like. Thank you, Seth Pierce, for giving voice to the Peter Paul Pappenfuss in so many of us!" --Charles Mills, author, editor, and radio host.

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Katy Pistole

Flying High
Flying High
Katy Pistole

Jenny Thomas is mad! Mad at her dad for moving from Northern Virginia. Mad at Daniel for not helping rescue Sunny and her colt, Fury, from his aunt s abuse. Mad at Mrs. DuBois for hurting the horses; and mad at herself for leading Mrs. DuBois to Sunny in the first place. A week on famous horse trainer Colton Wright s ranch produces amazing changes in the badly frightened Palomino and her colt. Colton s gentle methods work wonders. But Jenny s anger boils like white-hot lava in her stomach whenever she thinks of the people who hurt her. Can Jenny trust God to forgive and be free? A record-breaking jump, Sunny s reputation, and Jenny s relationship with God are all at stake when Jenny and her Palomino champion come face to face with their old enemy.

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Morning Glory
Morning Glory
Katy Pistole

Sunny nearly dies giving birth to Morning Glory – her beautiful Palomino foal. Jenny suspects that her old enemy, Vanessa DuBois, is to blame and decides to take her horses home to Sonrise Farm early before something awful happens. After narrowly escaping a head-on collision with a familiar blue Mercedes, a freak tornado uproots a tree right in front of them and causes a terrible crash. The driver of the Mercedes is badly hurt in the same collision and might die. Jenny can help, but what will she do when she discovers that the driver is . . . Mrs. Dubois!

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Stolen Gold
Stolen Gold
Katy Pistole

Jenny Thomas has her heart set on one thing - a golden palomino all her own. Her daring rescue of an abused horse at an auction begins an enduring friendship with Sunny.

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The Palomino
The Palomino
Katy Pistole

Come meet Jenny Thomas and her courageous Palomino mare Sunny. Their inspirational adventures are based on true stories, and are sure to inspire horse lovers of all ages. Beautifully written by Katy Pistole, this first volume in the Sonrise Farm series, finds Jenny working at Sonrise Farms where her faith and her horsemanship skills are put to the test. The Palomino will entertain and help children learn more about horses and God’s redeeming grace.

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Helen Pyke

Julia
Julia
Helen Pyke

After five years without rain, times were hard for the folks living alongside the Little Missouri River in western North Dakota. While there was always hope that things would improve soon, for the Steiner family, things were about to become even more difficult.

A devastating accident and the never-ending struggle with poverty forced Julia to grow up quickly and taught her to trust God. In spite of the trials, the kindnesses of neighbors and friends shone through when they were needed the most. Julia is the story of a young girl who learns to face courageously the overwhelming challenges of each new day, while she is strengthened through the blessings of God's providence.

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Colleen Reece

Secrets of the Canyon
Secrets of the Canyon
Colleen Reece

Hooray! A grand expedition to Albuquerque promises to be a great adventure for the Reynolds family. When Dad announces a surprise vacation, Cari and Andy can hardly wait to find new secrets while exploring forests, mountains, deserts, and canyons.

Join them as they discover all kinds of exciting things about nature and its Creator. You’ll visit Yellowstone, Mount Rushmore, the Grand Canyon, and Mesa Verde, and meet fascinating creatures with amazing secrets around every bend.

So grab your binoculars and hiking boots. Wedge your sleeping bag behind Andy’s guitar and fasten your seat belt. An adventure awaits you in Secrets of the Canyon.

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Secrets of the Sea
Secrets of the Sea
Colleen Reece

Having explored the forest and the canyon, Cari and Andy Reynolds are off on another exciting adventure to the fascinating world of water. In the process, they encounter creatures great and small that go slurp, gurgle, and swish: walking catfish, frogs, turtles, oysters, herons, cormorants, pelicans, puffins, grunions, pigfish, seals, walruses, sea otters, octopuses, starfish, loons, porpoises, dolphins, gulls, whales, sea anemones, sea urchins, jellyfish, crabs, limpets, and many other living things. But all the while they are learning lessons about Jesus.

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Bibles

The New King James Remnant Young Scholar Study Bible
The New King James Remnant Young Scholar Study Bible
Bibles

The NKJV Remnant Young Scholar Study Bible from Remnant Publications. Young Scholar Features: -New King James text with easy to understand dictionary/concordance -More than 200 Spirit of Prophecy quotes specific to the Young Scholar's edition -Includes realistic line-art by Hannah Justinen related to each of the above quotes -48 full-color pictures by Darrel Tank and Lars Justinen throughout the Bible -Bible study chain highlighting our major beliefs -Bible book introductions written for young people by Bradley Booth -Over 60 Prayer Promises for Kids by Brenda Walsh and Kay Kuzma included in the back -6 full color maps made for children -Special articles for children including the 2,300-day prophecy, sanctuary message, etc. written by Bradley Booth and Cari Haus -Pathfinder pledge, law, and theme song -Adventurer pledge, law, and theme song -Plus much more!

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Paul Ricchiuti

Elijah Jeremiah Phillips's great journey
Elijah Jeremiah Phillips's great journey
Paul Ricchiuti

Uncle Paul's little learning books

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Ellen White: Friend of Angels
Ellen White: Friend of Angels
Paul Ricchiuti

Who Was Ellen White really? "Satan is your destroyer, but I am your restorer." That is what the angel who stood at the foot of Ellen White's sickbed told her the night of November 3, 1890. It would not be the last time angelic visitors would come to Ellen's aid. Who was Ellen White, really? Prophetess? Visionary? Fearless defender of the Advent faith? Reformer? Prolific writer? Preacher? Yes. She was all these things. But that's where most of our knowledge stops. In Ellen White: Friend of Angels, author and historian Paul Ricchiuti presents Ellen White as a real human being-one who got sick, had pain, cried, laughed, and had close friends and bitter enemies. Yet she was loving, kind, thoughtful, and dedicated to her work. Instead of concentrating on what Ellen White did, Ricchiuti seeks to show us who she was.

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Ellen White, Trailblazer for God
Ellen White, Trailblazer for God
Paul Ricchiuti

In Ellen White: Trailblazer for God, Paul Ricchiuti presents Ellen White as a courageous woman who followed God's path even when it led her through suffering. In spite of fragile health, the death of James and two sons, and countless other trials, this woman of God remained faithful to her calling and blazed a trail of truth that millions still follow today.

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Five little gifts
Five little gifts
Paul Ricchiuti

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Let's play make-believe
Let's play make-believe
Paul Ricchiuti

What do you see when you close your eyes? Tighter! Does it have flowers? Do you smell the ocean? Let's learn to play make believe! Can you see where God lives? This books takes the reader from imagining to listening for God, and then to inviting Jesus into your heart. Can you imagine heaven? That is where you will find God. And this is to make-believe. The Christian theme of this book sneaks up on you, but is not aggressive. In fact, the transition from make-believe ton on-believe does not help its premise of believing in God. The illustrations in the book are representational o those of the 1970s, and are supportive of the text.

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My Very Best Friend
My Very Best Friend
Paul Ricchiuti

Back in print and still as good as ever! Perfect for preschoolers and those young at heart. Illustrated by Howard Larkin and written by beloved children's author Paul Ricchiuti, each book of the four book series captures a different theme in God's love for all of us.

Book 1, My Very Best Friend, gives a wonderful lesson on Jesus, and how His friendship and love is everywhere. Told by a child to a child, it gives glory to Jesus and everything He has made for us. He is truly our "Best Friend"!

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Kay Rizzo

Old Friends and New (Book 2)
Old Friends and New (Book 2)
Kay Rizzo

The day Elizabeth dreads has finally come. It is 1852 and the Mayes family is moving away to far-off California. And the saddest part for Elizabeth is leaving behind her best friend, Alice.

As the Saratoga Express chugs into town, the family boards for the first part of their long, dangerous journey. In Albany they book their passage on the Legacy and sail down the Erie Canal. The trip is tedious, and the 57 locks they have to pass through frighten Elizabeth.

The sights, sounds, and smells of the waterfront are everywhere. Happily, the Mayeses meet another family on the boat who believe in the Sabbath truth. Events on the barge take a terrifying turn when a freak accident strikes Benji, and Elizabeth desperately tries to rescue her brother. It will take a miracle to save them!

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The Not So Secret Mission
The Not So Secret Mission
Kay Rizzo

Springtime in 1851 has come to the town of Ballston Spa...and changes are in the wind.

Soon, guests will come to stay at the three-story boarding house on Maple Avenue where Elizabeth Ann ("Patty-cake") Mayes lives. That means lots of work for the whole family--even nine-year-old Elizabeth.

One day, two mystery guests from Maine arrive at the Mayes house. And they are on a mission. The woman, Mrs. White, has visions from God! She likes to share her stories. Elizabeth is thrilled to hear about heaven, where she will see Jesus and even have wings to fly!

It all seems very mysterious, at first. As the "secret" comes out and the mission unfolds, big changes happen in Elizabeth's family. Decisions are being made that could change their whole future forever.

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Wagon Train West
Wagon Train West
Kay Rizzo

Elizabeth and her family begin the longest, most perilous part of their amazing westward adventure! Their faith and endurance is stretched to the limit as they face heat and hunger by day, and howling coyotes by night on their journey to California in a covered wagon.

On the trail the kids are eager to see a real, live Indian village. They do get their wish, but soon wish they hadn't! Captivated by Elizabeth's blue eyes and golden curls, the Indian children surround a very scared girl, and the chief's young son has his own plans for her future.

On and on they wearily trudge, until one final, towering snow-capped peak remains. Will they make it? When will the new baby be born? What awaits them on the other side of the mountain? As you see how God took care of an Adventist girl named Elizabeth, you can know that He'll take care of you, too.

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Sally Streib

Octopus Encounter
Octopus Encounter
Sally Streib

Suddenly, something red hurtled right at Susan. Splat! It hit her mask and hung on. She struggled to her feet, screaming to her brother and jumping about. “Get it off! Get it off!”

“It’s an octopus!” Eric screamed.

Come along with Susan, Eric, Aunt Sally and Uncle Merle on another underwater adventure. This time they’re in Cayman. Susan is trying to discover her individual talents, interests, and spiritual gifts.

Until recently, the twins had always done everything together. But now Eric is going in a new direction—following his passion for underwater photography. Working with Mr. Wood at the Scripps Institute, Eric has been busy sorting, identifying, and enhancing the underwater photos he took on the previous trip to Eleuthera Island.

Susan wishes she had something that could make her feel as excited as Eric seems to be. She tried joining Eric at the institute, but discovered that trying to be like her brother isn’t the answer. She will have to find her own consuming passion. But what will it be?

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Summer of the Sharks
Summer of the Sharks
Sally Streib

Twelve-year-old twins Eric and Susan are off on wild another adventure with Aunt Sally and Uncle Merle in Summer of the Sharks, Volume 2 of the Treasures by the Sea series by author Sally Streib. When Aunt Sally is asked to conduct a reef study on the remote island of Eleuthera, Bahamas, she invites the twins to join her. Susan is excited. She can’t wait to discover new creatures under the sea. Eric, her twin brother, must overcome his fears of the deep and learn to trust God to take care of him. Will Eric and Susan be able to meet the challenges on Eleuthera? Will a new friend help Eric overcome his fear? Jump into the sea with the twins and their new family. Discover new lessons from nature and the Bible. Discover how Spotted Eagle Rays help Eric overcome his fear of the deep. Learn what happens when Susan and Aunt Sally encounter a shark in the fish pond channel. Like Eric and Susan, you can learn how to overcome fear and trust in God’s plans for your life.

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RosAnne Tetz

God's Big Idea
God's Big Idea
RosAnne Tetz

Rosy Tetz starts at the beginning. . .

(a very good place to start), with God’s plan to create a new world. You’ll be guided, in amazing depth and detail, through the six days of Creation, and end up with God’s plan for a new earth.

When you finish this book, you will know what Seventh-day Adventists believe. More important, you will know that God has a plan for this world—and a plan for you, too. And that will make you happy!

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Kimberly Tagert Paul

God's Ten Promises
God's Ten Promises
Kimberly Tagert Paul

Our portrayal of the Ten Commandments can often seem negative to a kid.

In God’s Ten Promises you will find a refreshingly different approach to learning about this important topic. Join twins Cameron and Kaitlynn as they discover something exciting – the commandments are not a list of do’s and don'ts. Rather, they are promises. In them, God Is saying, “If you let Me, I’ll make you into someone who wouldn’t even think of stealing.”

The Teaching Tips at the end of each chapter will assist teachers, parents, or caregivers to help children recognize that God is love and that His law shows how much He loves us and always wants the best for us. Filled with practical applications, God’s Ten Promises shows exactly what the Ten Commandments are all about.

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Jerry D. Thomas

A Horse, a Hat, and a Big Wet Splat!
A Horse, a Hat, and a Big Wet Splat!
Jerry D. Thomas

A collection of short stories written to help children deal with problems and make good decisions.

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A Skunk by the Tail and other stories
A Skunk by the Tail and other stories
Jerry D. Thomas

"I dare you to do it," Steven whispered to his cousin.

"I dared you first," Kyle hissed back. "Are you afraid?"

A skunk can't spray you if you pick it up by the tail. Or can it? If you like stories full of adventure, danger, mystery, and fun, you'll love A Skunk by the Tail. Get in on the "Armadillo Roundup," fight a computer war in "Delete Derrick," and solve "The Secret of the Light Saber."

Besides stories about baseball, bears, family vacations, and other stuff, you'll get to see how other kids handled some of the things you have to deal with. Things like being teased, bullies at school, making good choices, arguing with your parents or brothers and sisters, and making friends.

A Skunk by the Tail is book one of the Great Stories for Kids set. In each book, the stories and pictures will make you jump back, laugh out loud, and keep you guessing what will happen next!"

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Adventure on Wild Horse Mountain
Adventure on Wild Horse Mountain
Jerry D. Thomas

While on vacation at a ranch, the Shoebox Kids investigate the mysterious disappearances of DeeDee's dog Zack, meet an Indian girl, and share their joy in Jesus with the cowboy Shorty.

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Adventure on Wild Horse Mountain
Adventure on Wild Horse Mountain
Jerry D. Thomas

While on vacation at a ranch, the Shoebox Kids investigate the mysterious disappearances of DeeDee's dog Zack, meet an Indian girl, and share their joy in Jesus with the cowboy Shorty.

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Danger on Seventh Street and other stories
Danger on Seventh Street and other stories
Jerry D. Thomas

Includes stories about cheating, surviving with divorced parents, being home alone, drugs, and growing up.

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Detective Zack and the Secret of Noah’s Flood
Detective Zack and the Secret of Noah’s Flood
Jerry D. Thomas

(Book 1 of 10) Ten-year-old Zack travels across the United States searching for scientific clues that provide evidence of the Biblical Flood.

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Detective Zack Secrets in the Sand
Detective Zack Secrets in the Sand
Jerry D. Thomas

(Book 2 of 10) Detective Zack is back! And this time he’s hot on the trail of Abraham and Moses in the land of pharaohs and sphinxes.

Living in goat-haired tents and riding knobby-kneed camels, Zack and his dad attempt to solve new mysteries while helping Dr. Doone film a video about archeology and famous people of the Bible. It’s the trip of a lifetime. But it gets even better when Zack meets Achmed, the son of their Middle Eastern guide.

The two boys become fast friends as they camp along the shores of the Dead Sea, dodge deadly snakes, and ride camel taxis along the same desert highways that the Old Testament heroes traveled thousands of years before.

But even as evidence to support the Bible stories grows, so do the questions. Who built the Sphinx? Did fire really fall from heaven and destroy Sodom? And what about the man with the red hat?

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Detective Zack and the Red Hat Mystery
Detective Zack and the Red Hat Mystery
Jerry D. Thomas

(Book 3 of 10) Zack's trip to the Middle East has taken a mysterious turn. Ever since the man in the red hat joined their tour group, someone keeps trying to steal their video-camera bag. From Mount Sinai to Jericho, and from the valley where David fought Goliath to the pool of Gibeon, Zack, his new friend Stephanie, and Achmed try to keep one step ahead of a thief while gathering more clued to prove that the Bible stories are true. Who stole the car and the bag with Zack's clothes? Why does the man with the red hat always disappear when something turns up missing? The trap Zack sets to catch the thief might just work . . . but then again, it might not!

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Detective Zack and the Mystery at Thunder Mountain
Detective Zack and the Mystery at Thunder Mountain
Jerry D. Thomas

(Book 4 of 10) A “tribe” of unbelievers, strange cries in the night, large footprints in the canyon, and a series of thefts have Zack and Kayla searching for answers at Thunder Mountain Camp.

Who is taking the horses out of the corral at night, and why? The lists of suspects is growing longer every day. Could it be one of the Mohawks, those wild campers in the cabin next to Zack’s? Or could it be Mr. Morgan, the cranky old camp cook whose behavior is anything but normal? What’s up with all the things that have disappeared from the Cherokee cabin that Zack shares with Peter, Luke, and Max? And why does Dave, the counselor, keep telling the boys to be patient? Doesn’t he understand that they have to protect themselves?

Everything is not what it seems at this summer camp. Join Zack and the Cherokees; Kayla, and Zack’s younger sister as they follow the clues that lead to the startling conclusion of the Mystery at Thunder Mountain.

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Detective Zack and the Missing Manger Mystery
Detective Zack and the Missing Manger Mystery
Jerry D. Thomas

(Book 5 of 10) Take a church Christmas program, and outdoor Nativity scene, real barking, mooing, bleating animals (including a camel!), a female "wise man," battling shepherds, a mysterious fire, a missing antique manger-mix them together, and what do you have?

One of the funniest and most memorable Detective Zack adventures yet!

It all started when Mrs. Hopkins warned that disaster was certain if the program were to e held outdoors. Truer words were never spoken! The fire nearly destroyed the stable, and Mrs. Hopkins's 80-year-old manger from Bethlehem was missing! As Detective Zack and his friend Luke hunt for the culprit, they begin finding evidence for the even greater mystery-Santa Claus. Where did he come from, and what do trees, stocking, and presents have to do with the birth of Jesus?

The trail of clues takes Zack and company on a "wild lamb" chase that eventually leads them to the villain and the true meaning of Christmas.

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Detective Zack Danger at Dinosaur Camp
Detective Zack Danger at Dinosaur Camp
Jerry D. Thomas

(Book 6 of 10) Huge unexplained footprints in the canyon, reports of a long-necked creature roaming the mountain, loud cries in the night—it can’t be a living dinosaur. Or can it?

That’s what Detective Zack is going to find out. But first, he has to find out who is stealing from everyone in the camp. Zack sets a trap that he’s sure will catch the thief, but when the trap fails, suddenly he, his sister Kayla, and their friend Luis are suspects.

Things are really heating up in Dinosaur Camp. Could a living dinosaur be at the bottom of all the strange things happening in Dinosaur National Monument? Dr. Bones, a paleontologist who believes in God, will help Zack and his friends discover the amazing truth about dinosaurs ... and uncover the mystery behind the Danger at Dinosaur Camp.

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Detective Zack and the Secret in the Storm
Detective Zack and the Secret in the Storm
Jerry D. Thomas

(Book 7 of 10) The adventure series for kids that builds faith in the Bible continues with Zack right in the middle of trouble. If the Bible is true, prayers should always be answered, right? Mysterious noises and escaped prisoners lead Zack and his cousin into a mystery that can only be solved in the middle of a hurricane!

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Detective Zack Mystery on the Midway
Detective Zack Mystery on the Midway
Jerry D. Thomas

(Book 8 of 10) The adventure series for kids that builds faith in the Bible, this book is sure to be a read that kids can't put down. When Zack goes to the county fair, he finds himself up to his hat in a mystery that leads to a discovery of truth--this time, the truth about angels.

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Detective Zack Trapped Darkmoor Manor
Detective Zack Trapped Darkmoor Manor
Jerry D. Thomas

(Book 9 of 10) While searching in a London museum for answers about the origins of the Bible, Zack and his friend Stefanie get caught up in mysterious happenings at the old manor.

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Detective Zack Secret of Blackloch Castle
Detective Zack Secret of Blackloch Castle
Jerry D. Thomas

(Book 10 of 10) While visiting his aunt and uncle who live in an old castle in Scotland, Zack and his friend Stefanie investigate some mysterious happenings related to the castle's legendary treasure and, at the same time, Zack continues to investigate whether his English translation of the Bible can be trusted.

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Disaster at Dark River
Disaster at Dark River
Jerry D. Thomas

Carly waded back to the baby’s room. Already the crib was floating in the dark water.

What would you do if a river was flooding into your house and you were home alone with your baby sister? If you like stories full of adventure, danger, mystery, and fun, you’ll love Disaster at Dark River.

While reading the stories in this book – or hearing them read – kids will learn about setting boundaries, about keeping promised, and about being safe from strangers. They’ll also learn how to accept elderly people, how to accept a new baby, and how to handle being afraid of the dark, as well as other issues. This book will not only entertain kids – it will reinforce some of the most important things they are learning as they grow up and become healthy adults.

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Jenny’s Cat-Napped Cat (The Shoebox Kids)
Jenny’s Cat-Napped Cat (The Shoebox Kids)
Jerry D. Thomas

Angry at the owner of a dog who has chased her cat away, Jenny tries to track down her missing pet and, with the help of praying to Jesus, learns about forgiveness.

Book 3 of the Shoebox Kids Series.

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The Mystery of the Abandoned Lighthouse (The Shoebox Kids)
The Mystery of the Abandoned Lighthouse (The Shoebox Kids)
Jerry D. Thomas

A Tombstone, a lighthouse and a life-changing secret

The Vargas’s family vacation at the beach takes a turn for the mysterious when Chris and Maria discover a group of gravestones at the top of a small sand dune. Who was Charles Perkins? And what did the inscription on his gravestone mean? An abandoned lighthouse holds the key to the mystery, but Chris nearly breaks his neck after ignoring his father’s warnings and climbing the lighthouse tower steps that collapse beneath him.

The Mystery of the Abandoned Lighthouse is full of surprises and lessons in trust as two of the Shoebox Kids dodge "sneaker" waves, follow clues to a hidden treasure, and finally uncover Charles Perkins’ life-changing secret. A secret that changes Chris as well.

Book 12 in the Shoebox Kids mystery series.

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Rattlesnake River Adventure (The Shoebox Kids)
Rattlesnake River Adventure (The Shoebox Kids)
Jerry D. Thomas

A three-day rafting trip down the Rattlesnake River has the Shoebox Kids trying to keep Chris and Maria talking to each other while protecting a big secret. In the meantime, they hear the legend of Bonzo the bear, meet the mysterious mountain "man" who was watching them from the shadows, and learn about holding grudges and the power of forgiveness.

Book 11 in the Shoebox Kids mystery series.

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Shoebox Kids' Bible Stories
Shoebox Kids' Bible Stories
Jerry D. Thomas

This book may be discontinued

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Shoebox Kids Bible Stories - 2
Shoebox Kids Bible Stories - 2
Jerry D. Thomas

Book 2 in the Shoebox Kids Bible Stories series.

As Sammy, Jenny, Willie, DeeDee, Chris and Maria (the "Shoebox" kids) meet at church, they find that their Bible stories have a strange way of fitting into the things that happen to them every day! Each week brings a new adventure in learning what the Bible means in real life-at home, at school, or on the playground.

The Bible stories in this book start with Eliezar’s search for a wife for Isaac, includes Joseph’s dreams, and ends with the parting of the Red Sea and bread from heaven. The Shoebox Kids stories that go along with those from the Bible start with Dee Dee’s search for the perfect birthday present, includes a gerbil loose in the church, and ends with Jenny’s week-long pizzafest. Questions at the end of each chapter make sharing Bible lessons interesting and fun!

In Book 2: From Isaac to the Red Sea, your children will learn lessons in giving, truthfulness, God’s plan for their lives, reverence, Sabbath rest and more!

Every story is an adventure in learning to be more like Jesus!

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Shoebox Kids Bible Stories - 3
Shoebox Kids Bible Stories - 3
Jerry D. Thomas

The third book in the Shoebox Kids Bible Stories series is the best yet! Each week brings Sammy, Jenny, Willie, DeeDee, Chris and Maria a new adventure in learning what the Bible means in real life-at home, at school, or on the playground.

The Bible stories in this book start with God sending water from a rock, includes Balaam and his talking donkey, and ends with the fall of Jericho and Achan’s secret. The Shoebox Kids stories that go along with those from the Bible start with dry canteens on a hot sand dune, includes a puppy on the altar, and ends with stolen chocolate all over Yoyo’s face. Questions at the end of each chapter make sharing Bible lessons interesting and fun!

In Book 3: From Sinai to the Walls of Jericho, your children will learn about the Ten Commandments, the Sanctuary, trusting God’s plan, honesty and more!

Every story is an adventure in learning to be more like Jesus!

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Shoebox Kids Bible Stories - 4
Shoebox Kids Bible Stories - 4
Jerry D. Thomas

Book 4 in the Shoebox Kids Bible Stories series.

In Shoebox Kids Bible Stories Book 4, we learn lessons from the stories of Joshua, Gideon, all the way to the time of David and Goliath. Each of the books in this exciting series does more than just give children information about the Bible—it shows them how to apply that information to everyday life. Teaching our children means going beyond information and entertainment to helping them learn to apply Bible truths. Too many of us grew up learning about the Bible, but not getting to know God. We can help the children we love by showing them not just what the Bible says, but what differences it makes in the way we live and love others.

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Shoebox Kids Bible Stories - 5
Shoebox Kids Bible Stories - 5
Jerry D. Thomas

Book 5 in the Shoebox Kids Bible Stories series!

Saul falls for Satan’s trick and asks a witch to bring up the ghost of Samuel so he can talk with him! Elijah makes fun of the prophets of Baal and then calls fire down from heaven. A fiery chariot swoops Elijah up to heaven. These are just some of the exciting Bible stories found in Book 5 of the Shoebox Kids Bible Stories series. And the Shoebox Kids--Sammy, Jenny, Willie, DeeDee, Chris and Maria—are having adventures of their own while learning what the Bible means in real life-at home, at school, or on the playground.

Chris finds trouble with dangerous cartoons (Saul); a hamster named Herman gets loose in the house (The Widow of Zarephath); and Dee Dee stands for right on the swings (Elijah on Mt. Carmel). Questions at the end of each chapter make sharing Bible lessons interesting and fun!

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Shoebox Kids Bible Stories - 6
Shoebox Kids Bible Stories - 6
Jerry D. Thomas

Book 6 in the Shoebox Kids Bible Stories series.

A baby king is hidden in the temple from wicked Queen Athaliah. Jonah, the prophet, takes a wild ride in the belly of a fish. Daniel spends a night with hungry lions, and Satan puts Job to a terrible test. These are some of the amazing stories from the Bible included in Book 6 of the Shoebox Kids Bible Stories series.

And, as usual, the "Shoebox" kids--Sammy, Jenny, Willie, DeeDee, Chris and Maria—are having adventures of their own that show what the Bible means in real life-at home, at school, or on the playground. As Sammy helps a family whose house burns down, DeeDee locks herself and her mom out of their new car, and Chris dives underwater to save Yoyo from drowning, the lessons from the Bible stories become even clearer. And each chapter has questions at the end so families can talk and learn together.

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Step by Step: Helping Children Understand the Principles of Steps to Christ
Step by Step: Helping Children Understand the Principles of Steps to Christ
Jerry D. Thomas

Do you want the children in your life to understand what it means to be a Christian? Favorite children's author Jerry D. Thomas has written this new book to help kids take their first steps in Christian discipleship. Each of the 30 chapters in this book is based on a principle drawn from Steps to Christ by Ellen White. In the back of the book is a collection of quotes from Steps to Christ that form the steps or basic teachings of each chapter.

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The Broken Dozen Mystery (The Shoebox Kids)
The Broken Dozen Mystery (The Shoebox Kids)
Jerry D. Thomas

Sheffield Matheson, Mill Valley's most famous artist, painted twelve pictures of children. But when he died long ago in a mysterious fire, one painting disappeared. When Sammy and Jenny see the Broken Dozen paintings at the Mill Valley art museum, Sammy begins to wonder: What if the missing painting wasn't burned in the fire? What if we can find it? This time, the clues lead Sammy and his friends to one of the oldest houses in town-and to mean old Mrs. Sheckly. She chases kids with her cane, throws water on them from her porch-she even has an attack cat! But when a lesson in the Shoebox teaches them that helping others is like helping Jesus, Sammy and Jenny decide to help Mrs. Sheckly, and that leads to a big surprise. Can the Shoebox Kids solve a mystery the police could never figure out? (Only Volume 5 )

Book 5 in the Shoebox Kids mystery series.

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The Case of the Secret Code (The Shoebox Kids)
The Case of the Secret Code (The Shoebox Kids)
Jerry D. Thomas

Something strange is going on at Willie Teller's house. A mystery person is sending him coded messages on his computer-could it really be God? His missing library book miraculously shows up, and Coco, his dog disappears! How could all this happen in just two days? It all started like this. Willie and his friends from the Shoebox always have their nose in some kind of adventure. When Willie gets a new modem for his computer, the adventure begins for the Shoebox kids in this perfect clue-finding mission that will reveal the truth about the disappearance and about prayer. But watch out! Who knows when and where the mystery person may show up! Decode the secret message below, and you'll be on your way to solving this important case with Willie and his Shoebox friends.

Book 2 in the Shoebox Kids mystery series.

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The Cat in the Cage
The Cat in the Cage
Jerry D. Thomas

The Cat in the Cage and Other Great Stories for Kids is an exciting collection of stories packed full of adventure for you to read by yourself or with your family. These brand-new stories are funny, exciting, and full of good ways to handle the problems that every kid has. Kids—you'll love reading stories like the one pictured on this book, "The Cat in the Cage." What would you do if your cat was chasing your bird and the building next door caught on fire?

Parents—while your children are reading these entertaining stories, they're also learning about developing self-esteem, dealing with fear, making choices, living in blended families, and many other issues. The stories in this book help your child build a Christian character that will last a lifetime.

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The Clue in the Secret Passage
The Clue in the Secret Passage
Jerry D. Thomas

A three-day rafting trip down the Rattlesnake River becomes the arena for a fight between Maria and her brother Chris. Maria is sure Chris has told their dad something that will get her in big trouble when she gets home. But what is it? And why do all the other Shoebox Kids seem to be in on it?

The Rattlesnake River Adventure finds the Shoebox Kids trying to keep Chris and Maria talking to each other while protecting a big secret. In the meantime, they hear the legend of Bonzo the bear, meet the mysterious "mountain man "who was watching them from the shadows, and learn about holding grudges and the power of forgiveness.

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The Midnight Raccoon Alarm and other stories
The Midnight Raccoon Alarm and other stories
Jerry D. Thomas

"The raccoons came back," James announced. "They always scatter the trash and we never even see them!"

"What we need is a raccoon alarm," his brother Jacob said. "Something that wakes us up when they start digging in the trash cans. What can we use?"

What would you use to make a raccoon alarm? If you like stories full of adventure, surprise, mystery, and fun, you'll love The Midnight Raccoon Alarm. Find out about "Beemer's Screamers," solve the "Mystery of the Missing Reindeer," and run from the "Attack of the Mutant Killer Mega-Wasps!"

Besides stories about camping, purple cows, a school play, and other stuff, you'll get to see how other kids handled some of the things you have to deal with. Things like being afraid, making good decisions, and dealing with bad language. The Midnight Raccoon Alarm is book three of the Great Stories for Kids set. In each book, the stories and pictures will make you jump back, laugh out loud, and keep you guessing what will happen next!

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The Missing Combination Mystery (The Shoebox Kids)
The Missing Combination Mystery (The Shoebox Kids)
Jerry D. Thomas

Hidden in a dark and cobweb-filled corner of the basement is Great-grandpa Archer's old safe. Chris and Maria are sure it is filled with money and perhaps gold. But little do they know what really is inside.

The Shoebox Kids jump into action as a new mystery prompts them to search for the true identity of the person who donated the big white cross on the hill. Chris and Maria have a feeling they know who the mystery person is, but they need to prove it first.

Chris and Maria start collecting old photos of their great-grandpa, but something in each one seems odd. If only they could find the missing combination to the safe so they could unlock the secret inside. Meanwhile, Chris starts feeling jealous about his best friend Ryan's sudden popularity with the rest of the gang after he rescues Willie from disaster.

Can Chris solve the missing combination mystery and save his friendship with Ryan at the same time?

Book 4 in the Shoebox Kids mystery series.

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The Mysterious Treasure Map (The Shoebox Kids)
The Mysterious Treasure Map (The Shoebox Kids)
Jerry D. Thomas

The treasure map was all Chris and Ryan could think about. It led straight to the loot the train robbers of Snake Creek pass had hidden. the bandits had been captured many years ago, but the treasure had not yet been found. Now, Chris and Ryan had the map! They also had a problem: the mysterious writing on the map!

Old newspaper articles about the great train robbery lead the Shoebox Kids on a wild chase to find clues about the buried treasure. As they carefully study the map, Chris searches for an answer to his own questions about baptism and treasures in heaven. Will the Shoebox Kids find the treasure of find themselves in great danger?

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The Rockslide Rescue (The Shoebox Kids)
The Rockslide Rescue (The Shoebox Kids)
Jerry D. Thomas

With old plastic butter tubs and a bag of electronic parts, Willie, Chris, and Sammy build secret code transmitters. Before long, they're sending Morse Code messages no one else understands!

Then, while driving on an old road through the mountains - Willie and his grandpa are swept away by a rockslide! With the car smashed into a tree at the bottom of a canyon, and Grandpa's leg caught in the car door - they're trapped. And no one knows where they are!

When Willie doesn't make it home, the search begins. But no one knows that the car is down in the canyon! Can Willie trust Jesus to help them, even when it seems like they'll never be found?

Join the Shoebox Kids in another exciting adventure that teaches us about trusting in God. Will Chris and Sammy figure out what happened to Willie before it's too late?

Book 8 in the Shoebox Kids mystery series.

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The Secret of the Hidden Room (The Shoebox Kids)
The Secret of the Hidden Room (The Shoebox Kids)
Jerry D. Thomas

When the softball flew through Mr. Chambers' open kitchen window, the Shoebox Kids were afraid they were in for trouble. Everyone knew that Mr. Chambers was a mean old man. But what should they do?

Even as they planned to get back their ball, a mystery was brewing. Sammy discovered the first clues when he peered around Mr. Chambers' kitchen during the rescue mission. Something just wasn't right. First, there was the mismatched wallpaper and an oddly placed hutch along the back wall. Then he remembered a small, round window that he could see from outside the house but not from the inside.

This adventure finds the Shoebox Kids solving a mystery that's over one hundred years old. During their search for clues, they discover friendship in unexpected places, learn to accept people's differences, and are reminded about the amazing power of prayer.

Book 9 in the Shoebox Kids mystery series.

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The Wedding Dress Disaster (The Shoebox Kids)
The Wedding Dress Disaster (The Shoebox Kids)
Jerry D. Thomas

When Maria is invited to be in her aunt's wedding, she can't wait for that "perfect" day when everything will happen just the way she plans.

Then everything starts to go wrong. First, Maria's special dress is short--and all the other bridesmaids' dresses are long. She just knows she can't wear it and mess up her aunt's perfect wedding. Besides, what if her friends laugh at her different dress?

In this Shoebox Kids Mystery, Maria learns about commitment, about keeping a promise even if you don't feel like it. Between her dress problem, her brother Chris's teasing, and her little sister Yoyo's help, sometimes she doesn't feel like it at all.

The day of the wedding, something even worse happens--her special dress disappears! Could it be another one of Chris's jokes? Or was it stolen by the mysterious stranger with the diaper bag? With the wedding starting in just minutes, Maria, Jenny, Chris, and Sammy have to find the answers--and find that dress!

Book 6 in the Shoebox Kids mystery series.

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What We Believe
What We Believe
Jerry D. Thomas

Our statement of fundamental beliefs can be confusing to a kid. Big words from fundamental belief 11 include "triumphed," "subjugated," and "communing." Now, thanks to best-selling children's author Jerry D. Thomas, you can share your beliefs using kid-friendly words even small children can understand. A story for each belief teaches the main concept. Suggested activities can be used to reinforce each chapter. With full-color illustrations throughout, this will be a book your kids will treasure. Here's core belief 11 - Growing in Jesus - in kid language: "Because Jesus defeated Satan on the cross, we can defeat him also. By depending on the Holy Spirit, we can grow to be more like Jesus every day." That's good news for kids and for their parents!

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Jerry & Kitty Thomas

Don’t Let Your Heart Feel Funny
Don’t Let Your Heart Feel Funny
Jerry & Kitty Thomas

Max gets things mixed up. Socks, shoes, and even Bible stories. But somehow he finds a way to get to the truth. A delightful picture book for early readers that helps kids deal with their fears when scary things happen.

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Corrine Vanderworff

Lucky the Curiously Comical Cow
Lucky the Curiously Comical Cow
Corrine Vanderworff

A lonely girl develops an unusual friendship with a calf that later becomes a prize-winning milk cow.

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Brenda Walsh

Passionate Prayer
Passionate Prayer
Brenda Walsh

If you want a more exhilarating, personal and passionate prayer life, Passionate Prayer Promises is the resource you've been waiting for. You'll find over one hundred topics with prayers claiming Bible promises; and after each prayer, additional Bible texts and promises listed for easy Bible study.

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Joe Wheeler

Dick the Babysitting Bear
Dick the Babysitting Bear
Joe Wheeler

In this, the fourth book of The Good Lord Made Them All series, Joe L. Wheeler has gathered together one of the most powerful collections of wild animal stories ever bound between two covers. This book is a winner for animal lovers of all types. The cover story by Floyd Bralliar features Dick, an unusual black bear that loves to hold cats, pigs, and human babies in a most motherly way. This collection of outstanding stories features a wide variety of animal protagonists, including bears, rabbits, raccoons, moose, elephants, buffaloes, blacksnakes, razorbacks, coyotes, even barn swallows and a peacock. Perfect for the whole family!

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Smoky the Ugliest Cat in the World
Smoky the Ugliest Cat in the World
Joe Wheeler

If the capricious, aloof, mysterious, and graceful feline is your cup of tea, you will be puuurfectly delighted with these dramatic and hilarious tales of cats and those who love them. Wheeler's readers are never disappointed with his ability to collect the most memorable and heart-tugging stories. Here's one more collection that will evoke laughter, tears, wonder, and an insatiable thirst for more!

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Amelia the Flying Squirrel
Amelia the Flying Squirrel
Joe Wheeler

From doodlebugs to dragonflies, Wheeler fans will be entertained by these intriguing stories about God’s tiniest creatures.

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VeraLee Wiggins

Julius and the Perfectly Pesky Pet Parrot
Julius and the Perfectly Pesky Pet Parrot
VeraLee Wiggins

With the help of his pet parrot, Mitch makes some important discoveries about friendship, responsibility, and love.

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Skeeter and the Wildly Wacky Raccoon
Skeeter and the Wildly Wacky Raccoon
VeraLee Wiggins

Book #4 in the "Julius and Friends" series

One boy. One baby raccoon. A whole summer full of fun.

Skeeter! What are you doing now?"

When Chris adopts an abandoned baby raccoon, he finds out how much fun-and how much trouble-a raccoon can be.

From a tiny baby whose eyes aren't open, to a busy and curious raccoon whose eyes never seem to close, Chris's pet keeps the whole family busy.

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Thor, the Thunder Cat
Thor, the Thunder Cat
VeraLee Wiggins

Book #6 in the "Julius and Friends" series

"This one needs me”

When the growly man offered to pay Todd with a Siamese kitten for shoveling snow, Todd pictured himself the proud owner of a sleek, graceful pet. Now, as he looked down at the scruffy runt in his hands, he wasn't so sure what he was getting into.

Wrapped in the loving care of Todd and his family, the scrawny kitten wasted no time transforming into the beautiful, rambunctious Thor the "thunder" cat. Soon Thor became famous for his misadventures-stealing cookies from the cupboard, stowing away on camping trips, and adopting a field mouse as a pet. But one day, Thor's luck changes when he is run over by a pickup truck. That's when Todd learns the wonderful truth about prayer and God's love for all of His precious creatures.

Thor, the Thunder Cat, by beloved storyteller Veralee Wiggins, is a children's tale of faith, friendship, and the rewards of unselfish love."

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Tina the Really Rascally Red Fox
Tina the Really Rascally Red Fox
VeraLee Wiggins

Book #3 in the "Julius and Friends" series

What happened? Sara stared at the mess. There could only be one answer. “ Tina!”

Who slept on Sara's bed every night? Who stole Derek's shoes? Who adopted a baby kitten? Who stole two chickens and herded them into the backyard? Who made a real “stink” when she got scared?

Only one pet could be this much and cause this many problems-Tina the Red fox! From the day she came to Sara's house as an orphan, Tina showed Sara and her brother how to laugh, how to love, and how to enjoy the beautiful animals God created.

If you like stories about animals-especially animals that are always getting into mischief-you'll love Tina the Red Fox.

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Errol Wright

Bill Bush Adventures
Bill Bush Adventures
Errol Wright

A savage storm struck the farm. The lightning flashed and the thunder roared in the most terrifying way . . . . At the height of the storm, lightning struck a big, old, dead tree on the hill near the cow stalls. Bug chunks of wood were thrown in all directions and a fire burst out in what was left of the trunk. The fire blazed like a gigantic torch . . .

Bill's Bush Adventures tells 40 stories of growing up in the Australian bush - and shares the many lessons learned.

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Bill’s Battle of the Bull
Bill’s Battle of the Bull
Errol Wright

"There's a stray bull in our cow paddock!"

Bill's Battle of the Bull tells 28 stories of growing up in the Australian bush - and shares the many lessons learned. The author, Errol Wright, was born in New Zealand but migrated to Australia in 1939 with his family where he grew up in the Forster/Taree region of New South Wales. He became a church pastor and ministered in Australia, New Zealand, the Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu before retiring in 1999.

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Norma Youngberg

Fire on the Mountain
Fire on the Mountain
Norma Youngberg

A classic story of good versus evil

Saksee clung to the old ways of his tribe. Drums, drinking, dancing – these things pleased him. He tried to push out of his mind all thoughts of Rajin’s God. But Saksee could not quiet the voice speaking to his heart! Many of the people – even his own family – were turning to this God who brings love, happiness, and healing. Afraid and in pain, Saksee calls out to the One his heart longs to know. His tiny mustard seed of faith begins to grow.

In this mission adventure, first published 40 years ago, Norma Youngberg weaves a classic story about the struggle between good and evil in every heart. It’s a story that’s as fresh as ever for a new generation of young readers. With illustrations and vivid word pictures, Fire on the Mountain tells of a God so loving that no place is too far for Him to find - and no soul is too lost for Him to save.

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Nyla and the White Crocodile
Nyla and the White Crocodile
Norma Youngberg

Belief in spirits and curses ran wild among the river peoples of Borneo's deep jungle. When the huge white crocodile appeared in the creek below Chief Ladah's village, Sheik, the witch doctor, said the village was cursed and the chief had to make a great sacrifice to save them. Nyla, the chief's daughter, was the one the crocodile wanted, but Ladah refused to sacrifice the girl to the "Great White One."

Poojee, the Christian teacher, was not afraid of the crocodile and told the villagers about the God of heaven who is greater than all the curses in the world. The people started to believe in Poojee's God, but when Nyla fell into the raging river and disappeared, everyone feared the worst. Had the white crocodile eaten Nyla? Was Poojee's God stronger than Malik's curses and the evil spirits of the river? Would Nylas father ever see her again? Find out in Nyla and the White Crocodile.

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Taught by a Tiger
Taught by a Tiger
Norma Youngberg

Toga looked around in the darkness. Something was out there--the heavy breathing sound was getting closer. Then, he saw it move, not ten feet away. It was a tiger! Would Teacher's God be with him now?

When Toga's father, the village chief, invited the new teacher to live with his people, Toga and his friend Kiri began to learn about the one true God. But not everyone in the village wanted to learn. Nee-pah hated Teacher and Mama Joe. He would do anything to drive them and their new God away.

Toga was sure that no one could change Nee-pah's heart. He knew no one could teach Nee-pah to love the true God. But that was before Nee-pah was taught by a tiger.

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Sandy Zaugg

A Prayer for Mother
A Prayer for Mother
Sandy Zaugg

During a health class, Alice notices Mother coughing. Over the next few weeks, Mother gets sicker and weaker. Will Daddy have to take Mother to the hospital? Alice asks Jesus to help Mother stop coughing. She knows she should pray for God's will to be done, but she can't imagine why God wouldn't want to make a missionary well.

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Alice Says Goodbye
Alice Says Goodbye
Sandy Zaugg

Alice, a Seventh-Day Adventist living comfortably in Portland, Oregon, in the 1920s, learns trust in God when her family accepts a mission to China.

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Escape
Escape
Sandy Zaugg

What if you suddenly had to leave your home, not knowing if you would ever see it again? What if you could take only what you could carry - on a bicycle? This is the true story of a thirteen-year-old boy who had to do just that. In 1945, near the end of World War II, as Russian soldiers marched toward the German capital of Berlin, people in villages, towns, and the countryside found themselves in the enemy's path.

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Hidden Notes and High Seas
Hidden Notes and High Seas
Sandy Zaugg

While journeying to China so that her parents can begin their missionary work, Alice joins a pair of red-headed twins in following mysterious messages around the ship, weathering a storm, and observing the Sabbath.

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Secret of the Desert Lights
Secret of the Desert Lights
Sandy Zaugg

Zachariah Matthews is twelve years old and lives on a farm in Michigan with his parents. The year is 1860. Pa is studying the Bible and something strange is going on in the barn. Author, Sandy Zaugg's book makes the story of our church's beginning come alive and will give the 9-12 age child a better grasp of what it means to be a Seventh-day Adventist Christian and of the impact of the Great Disappointment on our church.

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Secret of the Yellow Van
Secret of the Yellow Van
Sandy Zaugg

It had been only six months ago that her daddy had died of cancer. Jennifer knew other people who had been cured of cancer. Why didn’t God answer her prayers? Was it because she wasn’t good enough? Their mother did her best to comfort Jennifer and her fourteen-year-old brother, Alex, who is learning to raise and sell exotic birds.

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The Man in the Blue Skirt
The Man in the Blue Skirt
Sandy Zaugg

Alice is getting used to chopsticks and Chinese characters, but she's terribly homesick. When she's not playing with her new friend, Li Li, or practicing Chinese, Alice is either planning neighborhood Sabbath Schools or helping Mother teach Chinese ladies health classes.

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