The Pine Tree Parable by Liz Curtis Higgs

This heartwarming story of a child’s hope and a woman’s unselfish gift shows children what it means to “love your neighbor as you love yourself.”

A Christmas tree farmer’s wife plans to save the most beautiful tree on the farm for her own family until one December night when a child shows her the true meaning of Christmas. Throughout the story, Scripture verses teach a resounding message of God’s love. Over 300,000 copies sold in other formats.

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The Berenstain Bears Get Ready for Christmas

In this Berenstain Bears® Living Lights™ lift-the-flap book titled The Berenstain Bears Get Ready for Christmas, the Bear cubs search for their collection of beautiful Christmas figures for their Nativity scene. Thirteen fun lift-the-flaps reveal the many places that Mama has hidden these family bearlooms.

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Maggie’s Journey by Lena Nelson Dooley

[Reposted – with review from Oct 7th]

A girl who’s been lied to her whole life…

On her eighteenth birthday, Margaret Lenora Caine finds a chest hidden in the attic containing proof that she was adopted. The daughter of wealthy merchants in Seattle, she feels betrayed both by her real parents and by the ones who raised her.

Maggie longs for a place where she belongs. But her mother’s constant criticism and reminders that she doesn’t fit the mold of a young woman of their social standing have already created tension in their home. With the discovery of the family secret, all sense of her identity is lost.

When Maggie asks to visit her grandmother in Arkansas, her father agrees on the condition that she take her Aunt Georgia as a chaperone and his young partner, Charles Stanton, as protection on the journey. Will she discover who she really is and, more importantly, what truly matters most in life?

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