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78

Castles, Caves, and Honeycombs

Castles, Caves, and Honeycombs shows children different animal 'homes'.
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Ashman rhymes to us about a variety of animal homes shown with cozy illustrations.

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78

Ender’s Game

Ender's Game presents the consequences of fighting for a cause of someone else's design.
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The World Government trains a child genius  to save Earth from aliens, but Ender experiences the consequences of committing to goals that are not his own.

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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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74

The Berenstain Bears’ Mad, Mad, Mad Toy Craze

Fads generally prove to be of no long term value.
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Brother and Sister Bear learn the futility of fads, as a result of their compulsive pursuit of a popular stuffed toy.

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70

My Side of the Mountain

Great children's books encourage independent thought and action.
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A young teen chooses to use wilderness survival skills to live alone for a year in the Catskill Mountains (New York State).

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70

Homesick : My Own Story

Great children's books present difficulty in life with a sense of sucess.
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Jean's tells of her life in China as a ten year old "foreign devil", homesick for values she believes lie in the America she has never seen.

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64

Snowflake Bentley

Perseverance and numerical record keeping with images are important to science.
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Wilson Bentley's lifelong fascination with, and sensible study of, snowflakes eventually earned him the respect of scientists.

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63

Love You Forever

Some children's books are more for the grown ups, than the kids.
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The love a mother shows her son becomes rather odd as he matures, but her love is both returned and 'passed on' to her grandchildren.

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54

Corduroy

The Corduroy teddy bear is shown on this children's boo cover.
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Teddy bear, Corduroy, tries to improve himself to earn the love and care of a little girl.

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46

The Lamp, the Ice, and the Boat Called Fish

children's book / cover image / The Lamp, the Ice, and the Boat Called Fish
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Martin tells part of the true story of the crew of the explorer vessel Karluk surviving on barren ice and islands north of the Arctic Circle, for almost a year (1913-1914).

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