Family & Relationships

Children's Book of Virtues

Author: William J. Bennett,Michael Hague

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 068481353X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 111

View: 5867

A collection of stories and poems presented to teach virtues, including compassion, courage, honesty, friendship, and faith.
Juvenile Fiction

The Children's Treasury of Virtues

Author: William John Bennett,Michael Hague

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743211367

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 333

View: 7261

A timeless celebration of the virtues of courage, perseverance, responsibility, faith, honesty, and compassion, this beautifully illustrated single volume combines the wisdom of Bennett's three bestselling children's classics. 375 watercolor illustrations throughout.
Fiction

The Children's Book of America

Author: William J. Bennett,Michael Hague

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684849305

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

View: 4682

Presents stories of significant events and people in American history, patriotic songs, and American folk tales and poems.
Fiction

Children of Blood and Bone

Goldener Zorn

Author: Tomi Adeyemi

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104909962

Category: Fiction

Page: 94

View: 1051

Sie töteten meine Mutter. Sie raubten uns die Magie. Sie zwangen uns in den Staub. Jetzt erheben wir uns. Zélies Welt war einst voller Magie. Flammentänzer spielten mit dem Feuer, Geistwandler schufen schillernde Träume, und Seelenfänger wie Zélies Mutter wachten über Leben und Tod. Bis zu der Nacht, als ihre Kräfte versiegten und der machthungrige König von Orïsha jeden einzelnen Magier töten ließ. Die Blutnacht beraubte Zélie ihrer Mutter und nahm einem ganzen Volk die Hoffnung. Jetzt hat Zélie eine einzige Chance, die Magie nach Orïsha zurückzuholen. Ihre Mission führt sie über dunkle Pfade, wo rachedurstige Geister lauern, und durch glühende Wüsten, die ihr alles abverlangen. Dabei muss sie ihren Feinden immer einen Schritt voraus sein. Besonders dem Kronprinzen, der mit allen Mitteln verhindern will, dass die Magie je wieder zurückkehrt ... Der internationale Bestseller! Große Kinoverfilmung bereits in Arbeit bei Fox 2000 (»Twilight«, »Das Schicksal ist ein mieser Verräter«)
Fiction

The Children's Book of Heroes

Author: William J. Bennett

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9780684834450

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

View: 3887

William Bennett and Michael Hague, the team that brought us the national bestseller The Children's Book of Virtues, have once again collaborated to create The Children's Book of Heroes, a beautifully illustrated celebration of heroic deeds, both real and fictional, that will delight and inspire millions of young children and their parents. "We all need a hero or two to help us stand fast and think right," says William J. Bennett, author of The Book of Virtues, the #1 bestseller that millions of American families turn to for moral inspiration. With excerpts chosen for young children, this new treasury presents splendid tales of the valor and indomitable spirit that are a lasting testament to our cherished values. Jackie Robinson stands fast on the playing field -- and his strength of character inspires a nation. David slays Goliath -- and his faith and bravery give hope to underdogs everywhere. A little boy goes in search of an angel -- and finds one who guards him day and night: his own mother. From Abraham Lincoln and Mother Teresa to warriors on the battlefield, real moms and dads, and even young girls and boys, here are worthy and heroic figures all kids can look up to and emulate. The Children's Book of Heroes is a celebration of the endurance, sacrifice, courage, and compassion that characterize truly heroic deeds.
Education

Book of Virtues

Author: William J. Bennett

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671683063

Category: Education

Page: 831

View: 3070

A senior editor of National Review and leading conservative spokesperson provides commentary to accompany this anthology of character-building stories from history, the Bible, and such poets as Frost and Angelou. 60,000 first printing. National ad/promo. Tour.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Stories for Boys who dare to be different - Vom Mut, anders zu sein

Author: Ben Brooks

Publisher: Loewe Verlag

ISBN: 3732012697

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 2637

Von Beethoven bis Obama – 100 Jungs, die die Welt verändert haben! Jungs brauchen Vorbilder – heute mehr denn je. In diesem aufwändig gestalteten Buch finden sie über 100 ganz persönliche Geschichten von Künstlern, Wissenschaftlern, Umweltaktivisten, Fußballern, Politikern und Entdeckern – von großen und kleinen Helden aus der ganzen Welt und aus allen Epochen, die Grenzen überschritten haben und gegen den Strom geschwommen sind. Sie alle hatten den Mut, ihren eigenen Weg zu gehen und so ihre Träume zu verwirklichen. Nach dem großen Erfolg von Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls gibt es nun endlich auch eine inspirierende Geschichtensammlung für Jungs. Autor Ben Brooks erzählt von Persönlichkeiten, die Erstaunliches erreicht und die Welt auf ihre Art ein Stück besser gemacht haben – jenseits von stereotypen Männlichkeitsbildern und Rollenklischees. Denn: Man muss sich nicht mit großen Kämpfern identifizieren, die Drachen töten und Prinzessinnen retten, um zum Helden zu werden. Dieses Buch zeigt, dass man auch als Querdenker, als sensibler oder introvertierter Junge Außergewöhnliches zu leisten vermag. Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different ist ein unvergleichliches Buch, randvoll gepackt mit Abenteuern, spannenden Geschichten und mancher Überraschung. Am wichtigsten jedoch: es bestärkt kleine und große Jungs darin, ihren eigenen Weg zu gehen. "Dieses Buch kann Leben retten. Dieses Buch kann Leben verändern. Dieses Buch kann dazu beitragen eine neue Generation von Jungs hervorzubringen, die es wagen ihren eigenen Weg zu gehen." - Benjamin Zephaniah Mit spannenden Biografien von großen Persönlichkeiten, wie: Ai Weiwei, Barack Obama, Benjamin Zephaniah, Bill Gates, Christopher Paolini, Confucius, Daniel Radcliffe, Galileo Galilei, Hans Scholl, Harvey Milk, Jamie Oliver, Jesse Eisenberg, Jim Henson, John Green, John Lennon, Lionel Messi, Louis Armstrong, Louis Braille, Ludwig van Beethoven, Mahatma Gandhi, Muhammad Ali, Nelson Mandela, Nikola Tesla, Oscar Wilde, Patch Adams, Ralph Lauren, Roald Dahl, Salvador Dalí, Siddhartha Gautama, Stephen Hawking, Steven Spielberg, Tank Man, Thomas Edison, Vincent van Gogh
Fiction

Die kleinen Tugenden

Author: Natalia Ginzburg

Publisher: Verlag Klaus Wagenbach

ISBN: 3803142113

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 4907

Wie es zugeht unter Leuten, die sich gernhaben, aber in schwierigen Zeiten leben. Diese Texte gehören zum Persönlichsten, was Natalia Ginzburg je geschrieben hat: Die Autorin hat sie unverändert und unkorrigiert in diesem Band zusammengestellt, der so die Entwicklung ihres Stils zeigt und durch für sie prägende Lebenssituationen und -erfahrungen führt: die Verbannung in das abruzzesische Bergdorf, die mit der Ermordung ihres Mannes Leone durch die Nazis in Rom endet; die verzweifelte Zeit nach der Befreiung, ihre Freundschaft zu Cesare Pavese, wie Leone Ginzburg Mitbegründer des Turiner Einaudi Verlags; ihr Leben mit dem Anglistikprofessor Gabriel Baldini und ihre Zeit mit ihm in England. Die elf Erzählungen und autobiografischen Betrachtungen aus den Jahren 1945 bis 1961, die in Italien unter dem Titel »Le piccole virtù« 1962 erschienen.
Children's stories, American.

A Story to Tell

The Classic Book of Virtues for Children

Author: Deseret Book Company

Publisher: Shadow Mountain

ISBN: 9781590383599

Category: Children's stories, American.

Page: 508

View: 3354

A collection of over 130 short stories first published in 1945 that illustrate such character traits as honesty, courage, and kindness, using examples from the lives of real people in order to build faith in Christ and encourage good works.
Children's literature, American

A Child's First Book of Virtues

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781565073296

Category: Children's literature, American

Page: 124

View: 2675

A collection of over 100 short stories and rhymes that illustrate the virtues of generosity, honesty, compassion, loyalty, and others.

Lessons in Morals and Virtues: Stories, Heroes, and Guidance for Children and Young Adults

A Christian Perspective

Author: Joe Baker

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781981418886

Category:

Page: 216

View: 2758

This unique book gives Christian parents a new resource for teaching morals and virtues to their children and young adults. The cool and unique feature of this book is that the moral lessons of the Bible are collected and presented by topic or subject. More than twenty topics such as honesty, justice, forgiveness, modesty, and service are discussed. Each lesson can be covered in about fifteen minutes. Illustrated Bible stories, parables, and folk stories from around the world are used to keep things interesting and to make the topics come to life. More than one hundred illustrations accompany the text. This book is much more than just a collection of stories. Instead, the stories follow an introduction of the topic and the stories serve to illustrate the points of the topic. Each story has a message and the moral of each story is discussed. To engage the readers, discussion questions follow each chapter. The chapters end with a suggested prayer. There is no job more important than parenting. But parenting takes a lot of work and a lot of time. It can be especially tough to teach life lessons to children. The good news is that this book of lessons gives you a nicely organized resource to make the teaching job easier. Although young adults can read this book on their own, this book is really intended to be read together as a family. In reading together, the messages are strengthened, shared, and commonly understood. Hopefully, the lessons will serve as a family "code of conduct" and set of values. Although many of the stories in this book could be enjoyed by toddlers, this book is really targeted at older children in the approximate age range of 7 to 15 years. There are many moral story books for kids that contain collections of timeless stories and poems that have important lessons. Of course, the most popular ever is Aesop's Fables, which contains stories like The Tortoise and the Hare. A popular story collection book is William Bennett's book, The Children's Book of Virtues, which is a nice collection of stories and poems from around the world. The color illustrations are beautiful. I read this book to my children and it is fully suitable for toddlers and older children. This book, Lessons in Morals and Virtues, differs from the "story collection" books in several ways. Story collection books are just that - story collections - and they are usually free of commentary or story analysis. Most do not use religious material or make reference to the Bible or God. So, story collection books usually do not talk about New Testament teachings such as forgiveness, loving your neighbor, or "doing unto others." This book contains lessons primarily and stories secondarily. The stories bring to life the points of the lessons. Further, the stories are discussed. This book is certainly a religious book. Bible stories are often used and Bible teachings are paramount. As the saying goes, "necessity is the mother of invention." The author wrote this book because he was looking for a book, arranged by topic, which taught the main lessons of the New Testament. Not finding such a book led to the development of this book. Of course the Bible contains the lessons. The problem is that the Bible is not arranged by lesson topic, rather it chronicles periods and events. So, if you want to learn about a topic such as jealousy, arrogance, or forgiveness, you have to dig around or use some other Bible reference guide. Parents get started right away. The lessons are here for you!
Fiction

Great Lessons in Virtue and Character

A Treasury of Classic Animal Stories

Author: William Kilpatrick

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780801012433

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

View: 6933

Provides excerpts from such children's classics as Old Yeller, The Yearling, and Black Beauty, in a treasury that illustrates the virtues of courage, compassion, responsibility, loyalty, perseverance, self-sacrifice, self-discipline, honesty, and faith.
Literary Criticism

Tending the Heart of Virtue

How Classic Stories Awaken a Child's Moral Imagination

Author: Vigen Guroian

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195152647

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

View: 897

We are made to face the unvarnished truth about ourselves, and what kind of people we want to be. Throughout, Guroian highlights the classical moral virtues such as courage, goodness, and honesty, especially as they are understood in traditional Christianity.
Fiction

Kleine Feuer überall

Roman

Author: Celeste Ng

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423433809

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 2273

Der zweite unvergessliche Roman der internationalen Bestsellerautorin Es brennt! In jedem der Schlafzimmer hat jemand Feuer gelegt. Fassungslos steht Elena Richardson im Bademantel und den Tennisschuhen ihres Sohnes draußen auf dem Rasen und starrt in die Flammen. Ihr ganzes Leben lang hatte sie die Erfahrung gemacht, »dass Leidenschaft so gefährlich ist wie Feuer«. Deshalb passte sie so gut nach Shaker Heights, den wohlhabenden Vorort von Cleveland, Ohio, in dem der Außenanstrich der Häuser ebenso geregelt ist wie das Alltagsleben seiner Bewohner. Ihr Mann ist Partner einer Anwaltskanzlei, sie selbst schreibt Kolumnen für die Lokalzeitung, die vier halbwüchsigen Kinder sind bis auf das jüngste, Isabel, wohlgeraten. Doch es brennt. Elenas scheinbar unanfechtbares Idyll – alles Asche und Rauch?
Family & Relationships

Moral Compass

Stories for a Life's Journey

Author: William J. Bennett

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684803135

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 824

View: 1064

Presents a selection of spiritually and morally uplifting literature, organized according to the stages on life's way
Juvenile Fiction

The Adventures of Mali & Keela

A Virtues Book for Children

Author: Jonathan Collins,Janice Healey,Jenny Cooper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781932181524

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 6753

Mali and Keela embark on adventures in the South Seas that teach virtues including charity, determination, and trust.
Literary Criticism

Ethics and Children's Literature

Author: Claudia Mills

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317141393

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 278

View: 9190

Exploring the ethical questions posed by, in, and about children’s literature, this collection examines the way texts intended for children raise questions of value, depict the moral development of their characters, and call into attention shared moral presuppositions. The essays in Part I look at various past attempts at conveying moral messages to children and interrogate their underlying assumptions. What visions of childhood were conveyed by explicit attempts to cultivate specific virtues in children? What unstated cultural assumptions were expressed by growing resistance to didacticism? How should we prepare children to respond to racism in their books and in their society? Part II takes up the ethical orientations of various classic and contemporary texts, including 'prosaic ethics' in the Hundred Acre Wood, moral discernment in Narnia, ethical recognition in the distant worlds traversed by L’Engle, and virtuous transgression in recent Anglo-American children’s literature and in the emerging children’s literature of 1960s Taiwan. Part III’s essays engage in ethical criticism of arguably problematic messages about our relationship to nonhuman animals, about war, and about prejudice. The final section considers how we respond to children’s literature with ethically focused essays exploring a range of ways in which child readers and adult authorities react to children’s literature. Even as children’s literature has evolved in opposition to its origins in didactic Sunday school tracts and moralizing fables, authors, parents, librarians, and scholars remain sensitive to the values conveyed to children through the texts they choose to share with them.