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The Boy of the Painted Cave

A cave boy opposes beliefs of elders and tribal society.
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Rejected by the tribe for his club foot, Tao's success as a cave artist depended on choosing between his tribe's mystical traditions and the truth of his own experience.

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96

Dar and the Spear-Thrower

Cave Boy matures & learns mutual trade to mutual benefit.
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A 13 year old Cro-Magnon boy learns that genuine manhood is not found through initiation rites, but through his heroic quest to acquire a spear-thrower.

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94

Hana’s Suitcase

Teach children about The Holocaust, Nazis & WW2.
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A Japanese woman's interest in The Holocaust becomes a passionate pursuit for truth about the life of Auschwitz intern, Hana Brady, which poignantly reveals the value of every child to us all.

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94

Five O’Clock Charlie

A purpose is Charlie's solution to boredom & retirement.
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Dying of boredom in his retirement pasture, Charlie, a spirited Clydesdale, rediscovers his joie de vivre by setting the entire village "on schedule" for his favorite daily event.

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93

The Emperor’s Egg

Antarctic Penguin's incredible journey: amazing nature or amazing mankind?
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Bright humorous writing helps even young children understand the Emperor Penguin's extraordinary effort at laying and caring for a single egg, and then chick, through an Antarctic winter.

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92

Parts

Baby teeth & hair fall out; do our bodies fall apart?
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Hilariously, a five year old is confused by convincing  'evidence' that his body is disassembling, like a cheap doll.

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92

Rikki Tikki Tavi

A rescued pet mongoose saves his human family from cobras.
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A mongoose battles two devious and deadly Cobras, that are bent on destroying a human family that had saved him from drowning.

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91

Snow Treasure

Heroic children's underground saves Norwegian gold.
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Norwegian school children use their ingenuity, and considerable bravery, to smuggle gold bullion from under the noses of the Nazi occupying army.

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88

Rufous Redtail

How children grow up with good character.
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A bright and introspective hawklet experiments and explores to discover abilities, places and companions, always with the intention of making the most of his life.

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88

Jeremiah Learns to Read

Literacy brings understanding and love.
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By learning to read, old Jeremiah discovers the beauty in literacy, and a shared joy.

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