Tuesday, August 10, 2004

CHILDREN - BOOKS

Booklists compiled by Norlin and Shang Nee (Librarians, Children Services). Check the NLB Catalogue for the availability of books.

In the house of happiness : A book of prayers and praise
Neil Philip
New York : Clarion Books, 2003
cover
A collection of short prayers from major religions--Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam--along with tribal chants, folk rhymes, and poems of praise and devotion
Call No. J 291.4 IN

The angel and other stories
Sue Stauffacher
Grand Rapids, Mich. : Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2002
cover
Retellings of folktales which reflect Christian oral traditions from fifteenth and sixteenth century Europe
Call No. J 398.2 STA -[FOL]

Afghanistan : The culture
Erinn Banting
New York : Crabtree Pub. Co., c2003
cover
Text and photos show how the people of Afghanistan, a predominantly Muslim country, celebrate holidays and festivals, using art, music, dance, and stories.
Call No. J 958.1 BAN

Muslim child : Understanding Islam through stories and poems
Rukhsana Khan
Morton Grove, Ill. : Albert Whitman & Co., 2002
cover
A collection of stories and poems about Muslim children from a variety of backgrounds, focusing on the celebration of holidays and practices of Islam
Call No. J 297 KHA

Far beyond the garden gate : Alexandra David-Neel's journey to Lhasa
Don Brown
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2002
cover
Describes the life and travels of Alexandra David-Neel, who became a scholar of Buddhism and Tibet in the early twentieth century and trekked thousands of miles to reach Llasa, the Tibetan capital
Call No. JP 915.1 BRO

Each breath a smile
Sister Susan
Berkeley, CA : Parallax Press, c2001
Children learn how to connect with their breathing to help them experience calmness and enjoy a deeper relationship with their friends, family and the world
Call No. JP SUS

What I believe
Alan Brown
Brookfield, Conn. : Millbrook Press, 1999
cover
Introduces Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Shinto, and Taoism through the eyes of young members of those faiths.
Call No. J 291 BRO

Angels sweep the desert floor : Bible legends about Moses in the wilderness
Miriam Chaikin
New York : Clarion Books, c2002
cover
A collection of eighteen stories based on the Bible which tell how angels respond to God's commands to ease the way for Moses and the Israelites as they cross the wilderness after being freed from slavery in Egypt
Call No. J 296.1 CHA

Fireman Small : Fire down below!
Wong Herbert Yee
Boston, Mass. : Houghton Mifflin Co., c2001
cover
Having gone to the Pink Hotel to get some sleep, Fireman Small detects a fire there and saves its animal guests
Call No. JP YEE

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