Inspiring and uplifting, The Wish Trees is rooted in the idea that every child can help make the world a better place. Pre-readers and early readers will love turning the pages to reveal children planting Wish Trees and making wishes. Kids will discover the wonder of trees and enjoy searching for different animals and signs with each new page. Thoughtful, empowering and beautifully written by Canadian writer Andrea Koehle Jones, The Wish Trees features adorable and engaging illustrations by talented Venezuelan children's book illustrator Alicia Padron.
We all have our dreams. But how far would we go to protect them? Lulu longs for a loving man and father figure for her young son. In a perfect world, this would be her gorgeous boss, Ben Arlington. He is her dream man, and likely to remain so - as he's also a highly sought after gaming industry millionaire, and engaged to another woman. But not for much longer if Ben's cold-hearted mother has anything to do with it. Sofia Arlington has a secret to protect, a secret so potentially damaging she'll do anything to keep it hidden. And now a figure from Sofia's dark past has been silent for too long. Bessie Edwards is determined to get back what's rightfully hers. What she's about to reveal will turn all their glittering lives upside down...
A Bank Street College of Education 2017 "Best Children's Books of the Year" Rose feels alone in a new town. Everything is different and strange. She wishes, she searches, but she’s not even sure what for. Then, from somewhere far away, someone—or something—begins a journey. And maybe, just maybe, Rose and the Wish Thing will find each other. In an enchanting and poetic narrative with achingly beautiful illustrations, Rose and the Wish Thing celebrates the power of imagination and resilience, even when things seem too hard. It is a story that will stay with readers long after the last page is turned. “the universal emotions of loneliness, longing, and ultimately joy at finding a new friend are conveyed through the beautifully combined line and wash illustrations and the lyrical prose. . . . A many-layered, imaginary friend story with themes of hope and resiliency.”—School Library Journal “This quirky, sidelong look at a common childhood experience will be just the thing for readers and listeners who enjoy a touch of whimsy and mystery.”—Kirkus “will resonate with readers who have wished for a friend, whether real or imaginary.”—Booklist “The magic of belonging and friendship is woven powerfully into a moving affirmation of the power of love. The language of the text is exquisite, the visual story commanding.”—The Children’s Book Council of Australia
There's nothing wrong with Wilma Sturtz. She's perfectly nice. But nobody cares about nice at Claverford, her middle school. Wilma is left out, forgotten, ignored -- until she meets an extraordinary old lady who grants a wish: for Wilma to be the most popular kid in school. Presto! Everything changes. Now Wilma has more best friends than she can keep track of and forty dates to the Graduation Night Dance; and someone is writing her love poetry. What more could she want? Nothing! But will it last? How can Wilma make sure she is never unpopular again? From Gail Carson Levine, author of the Newbery Honor book Ella Enchanted, this modern-day fairy tale shows a very real girl in a very unusual predicament, and along the way it reveals some painful truths about whether or not we really want to be liked for who we are.
The Wish is a magical story about two young fairies, Audrey and Vivienne, who live in a colorful village. Audrey does not speak with words yet, and Vivienne is kind and includes Audrey in all that she does. They are surprised by a fairy godmother that grants them three wishes, and what they do with these wishes will warm your heart and spread joy and kindness to all who read this book. The Wish will inspire and teach everyone about kindness, inclusion, and the value of focusing on the ability in disability. www.audreymccarton.com
No matter who you are or where you've come from, you have your own special dreams. But how can you make your dreams come true? How do you find that special job, person, or place where you can thrive? And how do you know what you wish for is right for you? How can you be sure it won't end up delivering more of the same, or making life worse? The Wishanswers these questions and more. Dreams require imagination, intention and passion. They also require a lot of energy to give them lift-off. The Wish shows you how to boost your life energy so your wishes have enough impetus needed to happen. Learn how to let go self-doubt, and use your words and thoughts in powerful new ways. What makes The Wish so amazing that it also gives you the tools uncover the real you. Discover how to read the big picture and make sense of the detail. Find out which dreams are in your best interest and those that are not. Learn how to locate, recognise and overcome your deepest fears. Uncover your unique passions and talents, and find out how they can deliver the life you long for. Discover your heart/soul connection and what it reveals about your true destiny. Learn how to create genuinely good vibes around you that will draw great people and situations your way with ease. Find out why giving is essential to creating an abundant life. It seems miraculous this wisdom has emerged at a time when so many are fearful and hold little hope for their future. The thing about The Wish is that it takes care of all your anxiety and shreds it. In its place it puts strength, hope, and peace of mind. And it shows you how to build on these qualities to make your dreams come true.
It’s a story about the love of baseball, an old man, a little boy, and a magical experience. A story, where two people slow down and take a better look at life, finally seeing the forest without the trees getting in the way. It’s a story with a magical twist putting new meaning on second chances. Life can be good, difficult, or hard. To survive, we keep looking straight ahead with a steady pace. Occasionally, it’s the simple things that have the most value. A story for all ages. The old guys to remember how good they were. The young men to help them realize the value of things before it’s too late. And especially the little kids. To give them more desire and determination. I am hoping this story will give them confidence to go way beyond their ability and dreams.
The Wish--never before released as a standalone novella! Previously published in the anthology Gettin' Merry. Be careful what you wish for. That's the lesson a fine brother with a wounded heart learns when an eccentric old woman grants him a wish for true love--if he's not too blind to see it. And don't miss the teaser chapter of A Seductive Kiss (on sale February 2012) at the end of the short story!
All Gerri Conklin wanted was to do over the most disastrous week of her life. But wishes couldn't come true…unless the wish involved a pair of magic eyeglasses! This time, quiet bookstore owner Gerri wouldn't sprain her ankle or embarrass herself at the ball. She would win the heart of wealthy and handsome Rance Wallace III. But things were not turning out the way Gerri expected. This time, injury-free Gerri found herself spending time with rugged rancher Des Quinlan. This time, Gerri and Des shared intimate conversations—and a sizzling kiss! And this time, Gerri would end up with the man of her dreams…but which man?