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Franklin Fibs

Children must learn the importance of honesty, as a part of personal character.
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Franklin boasts a lie, and learns that true self-esteem and integrity require a focus on genuine abilities.

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83

Favorite Medieval Tales

Medieval stories remind us of a World where irrationality all the more common, both as the cause of problems and as the touted solution.
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A cleanly written, entertaining and educational anthology of the most outstanding medieval legends.

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83

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Harold and the Purple Crayon shows that life is about taking control of one's environment.
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Harold's world is a blank slate through which he learns to draw his own experiences, with a purple crayon.

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82

Only A Cat

Kitten Cat discovers that cats have some great abilities.
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Out of print. —
Having failed at copying the abilities of other creatures, Kitten Cat learns to judge herself by her own talents.

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82

Strange Companion

Strange Companion is a story of survival, by both main characters.
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David's struggle to survive in the endless muskeg of the Canadian North shows intelligent determination and a pursuit of wise personal values for his maximum happiness.

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80

The Wolfhound

A children's book about a Borzoi - the Russian Wolfhound
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Risking the Tsar's punishment for theiving, Pavel courageously saves a beautiful wolfhound, and receives an unexpected justice.

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77

The Several Lives of Orphan Jack

The Several Lives of Orphan Jack focuses on the value of language in presenting ideas.
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Jack's survival comes to depend on the happy perspectives that his vocabulary and literary wit offers others

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76

The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree presents the false moral dichotomy between altruism and egoTism.
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A tree and boy reveal the opposite character presenting the false, modern, moral alternatives of altruistic & egotism, respectively: the tree gives its all –even its life– for the boy, whereas the boy takes the benefits with indifference.

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71

Where Is Grandpa?

Tom Barron does an excellent job of explaining how the death of Grandpa still leaves a valuable legacy.
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A young boy learns that 'heaven' is understanding how Grandpa's influence continues long after he has passed away.

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70

Farmer Enno and His Cow

Best Children's Books - About following one's dream.
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Enno's dream 'boats' become so large he must act on them.

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