The Spider Who Saved Christmas

The Spider Who Saved Christmas
Author: Raymond Arroyo
Pages: 40
ISBN: 1644132117
Available:
Release: 2020-10-15
Editor: Sophia Institute Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How Spider Saved Christmas

How Spider Saved Christmas
Author: Robert Kraus
Pages: 40
ISBN: 0671665332
Available:
Release: 1970
Editor: Simon & Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Spider thought his Christmas presents to Fly and Ladybug were unappreciated until they were used to prevent a disaster.

The Relic of Perilous Falls

The Relic of Perilous Falls
Author: Raymond Arroyo
Pages: 318
ISBN: 9780553539592
Available:
Release: 2016
Editor: Crown Books For Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Fans of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians and Peter Lerangis's Seven Wondersseries will embrace this first epic adventure in a rollicking new series by aNew York Times bestselling author. Will Wilder is a mischievous, headstrong twelve-year-old with an otherworldly gift—he alone can see the nefarious creatures encroaching on Perilous Falls. For nearly a century, a sacred relic has protected his hometown from the raging waters surrounding it. But when Will “borrows” the relic for his own purposes, he accidentally unleashes an ancient evil. As boats sink and hideous creatures crawl from the rising waters, Will must set things right before it is too late. With the help of his sweet (if lethal) Great Aunt Lucille, the curator of a museum of powerful artifacts, Will proves that the actions of one twelve-year-old boy can change the world. Praise for Will Wilder: The Relic of Perilous Falls • “Suspense, adventure, humor, a compelling story, and characters that fired my imagination.Great fun and great frights.” —Dean Koontz, #1 New York Times bestselling author • “Will Wilder is a brand-new, refreshing, entertaining, intrepid young hero who magically combines humor and genuine suspense. And I love Great Aunt Lucille!” —Mary Higgins Clark,New York Times bestselling author and “Queen of Suspense” • “Laugh-out-loud humor, palpitation-inducing suspense, and cliffhangers galoreawait readers young and old. Who knew the battle between good and evil could be so much fun?” —William Peter Blatty, author ofThe Exorcist • “Monsters! Prophecies! Ancient relics! This is a wildly inventive book, and Will Wilderis just the kind of hero you want when the small town of Perilous Falls turns out to be the most important place in the universe.” —Frank Cottrell Boyce, author ofMillions and Cosmic

A Christmas Spider s Miracle

A Christmas Spider s Miracle
Author: Trinka Hakes Noble
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781410307941
Available:
Release: 2011-09-01
Editor: Sleeping Bear Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Long ago in a faraway place there lived two mothers. One, a humble peasant woman who struggled daily to provide for her children. And the other, a mother spider who also worked hard to care for her family. And although it would appear they were as different as night and day, these two mothers had more in common than would first seem. As the only holiday gift she can give her children, one cold Christmas Eve the peasant woman goes to the forest to get a tree, never noticing that someone has made a home among its branches. During the night, the mother spider spins webs decorating the tree, resulting in a Christmas that neither mother will ever forget. Based on an old Ukrainian story, Trinka Hakes Noble (The Orange Shoes) crafts an original heartwarming tale of the grace that can be found in the true spirit of Christmas. Trinka Hakes Noble's numerous picture books include The Scarlet Stockings Spy (IRA Teachers' Choice 2005), The Last Brother, The Orange Shoes (IRA Teachers' Choice 2008), and Apple Tree Christmas. Ms. Noble lives in northern New Jersey. Stephen Costanza attended the Philadelphia College of Art. His picture books are Mozart Finds a Melody, Noodle Man: The Pasta Superhero, and Ten Big Toes and a Prince's Nose. He lives in Belfast, Maine.

The Thief Who Stole Heaven

The Thief Who Stole Heaven
Author: Raymond Arroyo
Pages: 40
ISBN: 1644132389
Available:
Release: 2020-08-15
Editor: Sophia
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Holy Family is set upon by roadside thieves when Jesus is a boy. The leader of the gang is the Bad Thief; among them is a young Dismas, the Good Thief. Remembering his own mother and family, Dismas is moved with compassion and persuades the leader to let them go. While on the cross many years later, Dismas is caught in the entrancing gaze of Mother Mary from down below, and suddenly realizes that the man next to him was the captivating boy from that fateful day long ago. He asks Jesus for forgiveness. Knowing exactly who he is, Jesus forgives him and assures him of Paradise that very day.

The Christmas Spider

The Christmas Spider
Author: Beth Roberts
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1939930340
Available:
Release: 2014-12-10
Editor: Belle Isle Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Christmas long ago...On the first Christmas morning, a sleepy spider awakes to a flurry of activity in the manger below. Coming down from the rafters, she sees the animals preparing the manger for some very special visitors. What can a tiny spider do on such an important day? Find out as she spins and twirls and weaves her way to becoming the one and only Christmas Spider! A special Christmas craft is included so that readers can make their own Christmas message.

How A Spider Saved Christmas

How A Spider Saved Christmas
Author: Sargis Saribekyan
Pages: 28
ISBN: 164670598X
Available:
Release: 2019-11-27
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Michael, an imaginative six-year-old, overcomes his fear of spiders with the help of his family, specifically his grandfather. Through the retelling of a Christmas folktale, Michael realizes that a spider can be comical and friendly rather than a fearful phobia.

Our Lady s Wardrobe

Our Lady s Wardrobe
Author: Anthony DeStefano
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781622826278
Available:
Release: 2020-04-16
Editor: Sophia Institute Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This delightful rhyming book introduces Catholic children to the Blessed Virgin Mary in a fun and simple way—through her clothes! When Our Lady lived in Nazareth two thousand years ago, she was very poor and probably didn’t have many nice things to wear. But now that she’s in Heaven, she has an enormous mansion. And in that mansion she has an incredibly beautiful wardrobe filled with a great variety of dresses, veils, slippers, sashes, robes, rings and crowns. Over the centuries, Our Lady has visited the people of Earth many times. On each of these occasions she has dressed very differently. Our Lady’s Wardrobe tells the story of some of her most famous apparitions, highlighting the clothes she wore and the things she did. By reading this book, children will not only learn about the Mother of God, but will also learn the main purpose of her life—to love and serve her son, Jesus Christ, and to lead others to do the same.

Before I Was Me

Before I Was Me
Author: Frank Fraser
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781622826063
Available:
Release: 2018-02-15
Editor: Sophia Institute Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Before I was me, just before I was born, I asked God, “Who will I become?” “Oh, my little one,” He replied, “I have great plans for you! I have chosen you to be a very important person whom I will always love.” Thus begins a charming odyssey of self-discovery, as, in conversation with God, the child imagines himself as: . . . an ASTRONAUT going off to work each morning in a rocket, stopping halfway to Mars for milk and cookies . . . . . . a BAKER baking yummy treats everyone wants . . . . . . a FARMER growing food for hungry people of all nations around the world . . . . . . a DOCTOR healing giraffes and rabbits, and, yes, people, too . . . . . . a TEACHER helping boys and bears and gophers and girls become the best they can be (while giving hugs to the downcast!) . . . . . . a PARENT making the lives of children happy and safe; and finally . . . . . . a CHILD! . . . important simply for who he is and WHOM GOD WILL ALWAYS LOVE!

How A Spider Saved Christmas

How A Spider Saved Christmas
Author: Sargis Saribekyan
Pages: 28
ISBN: 1646705971
Available:
Release: 2019-11-27
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Michael, an imaginative six-year-old, overcomes his fear of spiders with the help of his family, specifically his grandfather. Through the retelling of a Christmas folktale, Michael realizes that a spider can be comical and friendly rather than a fearful phobia.

How Spider Saved Santa Bug

How Spider Saved Santa Bug
Author: Robert Kraus
Pages: 32
ISBN: 0590424440
Available:
Release: 1991-10
Editor: Scholastic
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When Spider and his friends get back their letters to Santa Bug, they go to Santa Bug's Castle at the North Pole to find out what's wrong.

How Spider Saved Valentine s Day

How Spider Saved Valentine s Day
Author: Robert Kraus
Pages: 30
ISBN: 0590425145
Available:
Release: 1985
Editor: Scholastic
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When spider discovers how everyone in the class had received valentines except the two lazy caterpillars in the back, he comes up with a unique way to say Happy Valentine's Day to them.

The Night Santa Got Lost

The Night Santa Got Lost
Author: Michael Keane
Pages: 28
ISBN: 9781621570042
Available:
Release: 2012-10-09
Editor: Regnery Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Every Christmas millions of kids and adults track Santa on the NORAD Santa Tracker. Now, author Michael Keane brings to life this fun tradition with his new children’s book The Night Santa Got Lost: How NORAD Saved Christmas. Written in the iconic style of “The Night Before Christmas,” The Night Santa Got Lost begins on a blustery and treacherous Christmas Eve as Santa sets off to deliver toys to good little boys and girls everywhere. As always, NORAD is faithfully tracking him to make sure no harm comes his way. But when Santa disappears from their radar screen, NORAD’s skills and resources are put to the test as they scramble to find Santa and save Christmas. Entertaining and educational, The Night Santa Got Lost will delight parents and children alike while teaching kids about our military, team work, and the true spirit of Christmas.

The True Story of Santa Claus

The True Story of Santa Claus
Author: Janet Giovanelli
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781951274429
Available:
Release: 2020-10-13
Editor: Centennial Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

He's a symbol of hope and hapiness, of generosity and benevolence. Santa Clause is simply one of the most beloved legends ever embraced. The Story of Santa explores the history of Father Christmas. Who is he, really? Where did he come from? (His origins may surprise you!) Why does he fulfill our wishes? And what can we learn from him? He's become a ubiquitous figure during the Christmas season with his white beard, red suit, and prominent belly, but just how much do those celebrating the happy holiday really know about Santa Claus? Here is the whole story from the beginning—including the pre-Santas like Sinterklaas, Father Christmas, and of course, St. Nicholas. This beautifully illustrated book celebrates all things Santa ranging from the much-loved poem "The Night Before Christmas" to the songs, movies, images, and stories that are loved by both young and old. Along the way, it explores the favorite stories that have sprung up around him, including Santa’s elves, his workshop, Santa’s beloved reindeer and the legend of Mrs. Claus and the North Pole abode where she and her husband make their home. You'll even learn the secret to how Santa has time to visit every house around the world in just one night (a mathematician explains how it’s physically possible).

The Cookie That Saved Christmas

The Cookie That Saved Christmas
Author: william baldwin
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0979188202
Available:
Release: 2016-10-29
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dirk arrived at Crowsfoot Hill Orphanage on Christmas Eve. There had not been Christmas there in many years. Dirk was determined to bring Christmas back to Crowsfoot Hill by creating one of the most beloved Christmas traditions of all time: baking Christmas cookies for Santa.

The Virtue Driven Life

The Virtue Driven Life
Author: Benedict Groeschel
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781592767601
Available:
Release: 2006-09-22
Editor: Our Sunday Visitor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Since when is being called "virtuous" an insult? It's a word that has gotten a bad rap, misused and misunderstood even by great thinkers, philosophers, and theologians, and mocked in the cynical sound bites of the media. Rediscover virtue as it should be understood in our lives. With wit, warmth, and wisdom, Father Groeschel reintroduces the seven virtues of prudence, justice, fortitude, temperance, faith, hope, and charity. One by one he makes them meaningful for modern men and women, shaking off the dusty mantle of pretentiousness and demonstrating how each has a real role in a whole and holy life. Father Groeschel's charming conversational style entertains even as he educates and challenges us. History, politics, an advertisement, the neighbor down the street ... all are reference points for Father Groeschel as he explores the meaning of each virtue for Christians today. By the end of the book, you will understand that being labeled virtuous is the ultimate compliment!

Angel in the Waters

Angel in the Waters
Author: Regina Doman
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781928832812
Available:
Release: 2006-12-01
Editor: Sophia Institute Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In its mother’s womb, a tiny baby grows, explores the waters, and talks with the angel who is there. These gentle illustrations and wise words tell the story of that baby and the angel in the waters . . . a story that delights all children, because the journey from conception to birth is their story, too.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Author: Dr. Seuss
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9780385372039
Available:
Release: 2013-10-22
Editor: RH Childrens Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Grow your heart three sizes and get in on all of the Grinch-mas cheer with this Christmas classic--the ultimate Dr. Seuss holiday book that no collection is complete without! Every Who down in Who-ville liked Christmas a lot . . . but the Grinch, who lived just north of Who-ville, did NOT! Not since "'Twas the night before Christmas" has the beginning of a Christmas tale been so instantly recognizable. This heartwarming story about the effects of the Christmas spirit will grow even the coldest and smallest of hearts. Like mistletoe, candy canes, and caroling, the Grinch is a mainstay of the holidays, and his story is the perfect gift for readers young and old. "Irrepressible and irresistible." --Kirkus Reviews

The Gifts of the Animals

The Gifts of the Animals
Author: Carole Gerber
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781641702058
Available:
Release: 2019-08-08
Editor: Workman Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The gentle beasts of sky and earth prepare their stable for Christ's birth. With a beautiful narrative by author and poet Carole Gerber and stunning and intricate art by renowned Japanese artist Yumi Shimokawara comes one of the most anticipated Christmas gift books ever published. The Gift of the Animals shares the miraculous offerings the humble animals in the manger gave to the baby Jesus. The birds on the roof of the lowly shed prepare a pillow for His head, with feathers pulled from downy breasts . . . mice carry them to where He'll rest. Celebrating the Savior's birth, this full-color, gold-embossed hardcover is must-have addition to a family's Christmas library and Christmas Eve traditions.

How Murray Saved Christmas

How Murray Saved Christmas
Author: Mike Reiss,David Catrow
Pages: 32
ISBN: 014250145X
Available:
Release: 2004-09-01
Editor: Puffin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When Eddie, one of Santa's elves, accidentally knocks out Santa on Christmas Eve, Eddie finds an unlikely substitute in the owner of Murray K's Holiday Diner. Reprint.