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The Birds of Bethlehem

This inventive and fresh Nativity story is told from a bird's-eye view. On the morning of the first Christmas, the birds of Bethlehem gather in the fields--not only to eat but to share the exciting news. People from all over have descended on Bethlehem and an angel has appeared in the night sky. Something extraordinary is coming! The birds agree that they must find this wondrous thing, and off they fly to the stable where a child has been born.

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Christopher: The Holy Giant

**Description from Amazon: A celebrated illustrator presents his interpretation of the legend of St. Christopher, who originally had been a giant named Reprobus out to serve the world's most powerful king, a ruler he finds when he carries the young Christ across a river.

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The Song of Francis

**Description from Amazon: Francis is so full of God?s love that he wants to sing His praises. His glorious singing inspires birds of every color, and even the sun and moon, to join him in joyful celebration. Tomie dePaola?s simple text and vibrant illustrations bring the spirit of Saint Francis of Assisi to life for even the...

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Saint Patrick

From the author of Strega Nona comes the story of the shepherd who heard the voice of God and converted the Irish people, now in a special format just right for the youngest readers.Young children can learn the story of beloved Saint Patrick's life, from his dreams that lead him to share his love of...

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The Andy & Sandy Collection: When Andy Met Sandy; Andy & Sandy’s Anything Adventure; Andy & Sandy and the First Snow; Andy & Sandy and the Big Talent Show (An Andy & Sandy Book)

**Description from Amazon: Together for the first time in a collectable hardcover boxed set, join Andy & Sandy for four easy-to-read picture book adventures, from legendary author/illustrator Tomie dePaola and longtime Henson scribe Jim Lewis!Meet Andy and Sandy! Come along as they play dress-up… experience the first snow o...

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The Moon’s Almost Here

**Description from Amazon: Newbery medalist Patricia MacLachlan and Caldecott Honor and Newbery Honor winner Tomie dePaola have joined forces to create a stunning and lyrical new bedtime picture book that’s sure to become an instant classic.The moon’s almost here. Robin sings in her nest. Babies fly back to her, ready to ...

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**Description from Amazon: Beloved author-illustrator Tomie dePaola’s take on traditional “Jack tales”—in which a young hero ventures out to seek his fortune and gains it through luck or pluck—is perfect for preschoolers. His hero’s reward is a wealth of animal friends who increase in number—and volume—as the ...

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**Description from Amazon: In a gorgeous and contemplative new picture book, legendary author-illustrator Tomie dePaola reminds us that mindfulness—being quiet, still, and present with one another—is a very special thing.Everything is in such a hurry, busy as busy can be. The birds are flying so fast, the dragonfly is zoo...

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**Description from Amazon: Tom dePaola’s classic illustrations accompany his heartwarming story about his relationship with his grandfather as a small boy.   “A delightfully offbeat vignette of boyish mischief reinforcing the bond between generations.”—Kirkus Reviews   “DePaola champions the special relationship ...

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Charlie Needs a Cloak

Anything by Tomie dePaola is worth reading, but this one will especially capture the attention of your smallest reader! Be sure to look for the mouse stowing away treasures throughout the pages.

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Strega Nona Takes a Vacation

**Description from Amazon: It has been a long time since Strega Nona had a vacation. At night she dreams she's at her Grandma Concetta's little house by the seashore. During the day she hears Grandma Concetta's voice saying, "Vieni, Nonalina, come." Soon even Big Anthony notices that Strega Nona is distracted--she gives the M...

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Christmas Remembered

**Description from Amazon: In this unique collection, Tomie dePaola shares his love of Christmas and all the delightful twists his life has taken. Christmas Remembered is a delightful window into the life of one of the great American children?s book author/ artists. ?Tomie dePaola is one of my favorite illustrators....He is a...

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Let The Whole Earth Sing Praise

This joyous book sings thanks and praise for everything in land, sea, and sky-from the sun and moon to plants and animals to all people, young and old. Beloved author-illustrator Tomie dePaola captures the beauty of God's creation in his folk art-style illustrations. With text inspired by Old Testam...

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The Miracles of Jesus

After Jesus of Nazareth was baptized, he began his public life, and he performed many miracles. Inspired by Romanesque art, Tomie dePaola brings the New Testament to life as he retells the stories of twelve miracles in the Bible. The Miracles of Jesus begins with ?the Wedding at Cana,? the first mir...

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The Knight and the Dragon (Paperstar Book)

What happens when a sheepish knight and a not-so-fierce dragon fight for the very first time? Well, it?s no ordinary battle since the knight has to go to the castle library to learn about dragon-fighting and the dragon must dig through his ancestor?s things to find out how to fight a knight!?Spontan...

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The Art Lesson (Paperstar Book)

Tommy knows he wants to be an artist when he grows up. He can't wait to get to school and have real art lessons, so when he finds out that the art lessons are full of "rules", he is surprised and dismayed. Based on the true story of Tomie dePaola.

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Big Anthony: His Story

Fans of Tomie dePaola’s kindly Strega Nona will love this charming look at the early days of her good-hearted but clumsy helper Big Anthony. From the day he is born, Big Anthony never pays attention. As a boy, he leaves the gates of the farm open and all the animals escape. As a young man off to m...

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Strega Nona Meets Her Match

Tomie dePaola’s beloved and bestselling Strega Nona gets in some friendly competition in this beloved addition to the series!Strega Nona (Grandma Witch) has cures for warts and headaches, even lovesickness. She uses old-fashioned potions and magic and the villagers in Calabria flock to her door. B...

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Tomie dePaola’s Mother Goose

**Description from Amazon: "Bobby Shaftoe, Old Mother Hubbard, Simple Simon, Jack Sprat, Little Miss Muffet . . . they are all here, along with 200 others . . . From start to finish a treasure house of delight." --Booklist starred review Tomie dePaola's collection of traditional rhymes is a visual treat for both children and ...

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Tomie DePaola’s Book of Bible Stories

**Description from Amazon: Lovingly illustrated by award-winning artist Tomie dePaola, this stunning collection of stories brings some of the most memorable and significant figures in the Old and New Testaments to life. Adam and Eve, Abraham and Moses, Peter, John, and Jesus are all vividly portrayed in wonderful detail. The...

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26 Fairmount Avenue (A 26 Fairmount Avenue Book)

**Description from Amazon: A Newbery Honor BookTomie's family starts building their new house at 26 Fairmount Avenue in 1938, just as a hurricane hits town, starting off a busy, crazy year. Tomie has many adventures all his own, including eating chocolate with his Nana Upstairs, only to find out--the hard way--that they have ...

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Look and Be Grateful

**Description from Amazon: A young boy awakens with the dawn, opens his eyes and looks closely at his world. He admires all that surrounds him, large and small, from the radiant sun to a tiny, but exquisite, ladybug. “Today is today, and it is a gift,” writes Tomie dePaola in this meditative and joyful book. Simply told, ...

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Four Friends in Autumn

**Description from Amazon: It's a beautiful fall day -- perfect for dinner with friends. But will it ever be time to eat? It's autumn! The air is cool and crisp, and the leaves have changed to bright golds and reds. Mistress Pig wants to celebrate her favorite season by cooking a big feast for her friends. Mister Frog, Mi...

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Strega Nona’s Harvest

**Description from Amazon: A charming celebration of autumn's bounty by perennial favorite Tomie dePaola Tomie dePaola's beloved Strega Nona is back in a colorful picture book, perfect for fall and the changing seasons. With beautiful illustrations reminiscent of the artwork that won Tomie dePaola the Caldecott Honor for the ...