Special Gifts for All Ages

Maps Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780763668969
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Published: Big Picture Press - October 8th, 2013

Eight Cousins Pick of the Year 2013

Stylish, stylized drawings of 52 countries, show basic physical geography, but emphasize cultural and zoological aspects: foods, animals, costumes, historic buildings, sports, valuable plants, natural wonders, and occasional famous citizens. The drawings imply a world of fascinating diversity, but they also leave just the right amount to the imagination. The oversize format, 15" x 11", makes it a delight to sit, solo or together, exploring far corners of places such as Croatia, Namibia, and Nepal, as well as larger, more powerful countries. ~ Eight Cousins


Frog Trouble: . . . and Eleven Other Pretty Serious Songs Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780761171768
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Published: Workman Publishing - September 3rd, 2013

Eight Cousins Pick of the Year 2013

Not only does the talented Boynton write very funny songs, but she has a fairly classy bunch of musician friends helping perform them, including Alison Krauss, Ben Folds, Brad Paisley, and nine other famous singers. One section is illustrated lyrics, another is the music, and there are jazzy little bits in between such as the steps to The Alligator Stroll, a list of good names for frogs, usual cowboy vocabulary, and photos of the performers. ~ Eight Cousins


God Got a Dog Cover Image
By Cynthia Rylant, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442465183
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Published: Beach Lane Books - October 29th, 2013

Eight Cousins Pick of the Year 2013

Touching illustrations enrich these fifteen moving poems about the presence of larger forces and gracious forgiveness in the most ordinary life circumstances: God Woke Up, God Went to Beauty School (which was the title of a 2003 volume in which these poems first appeared), God Got in a Boat, made spaghetti, went to the doctor, got arrested, took a bath, went skating, caught a cold, wrote a book, got cable, found god, got a desk job, wrote a fan letter, went to India, and finally, feeling bad for a stray, "She felt bad, so She took it on home and named it Ernie. And now God has somebody keeping her feet warm at night." ~ Eight Cousins


I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316322409
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Published: Little Brown and Company - October 8th, 2013

Eight Cousins Pick of the Year 2013

When Malala Yousafzai was 11, in 2008, she began reporting for BBC Urdu about life in her native Swat Valley of Pakistan, where the Taliban were in the process of taking hold. Her father, a school headmaster, resisted the militants publicly, and taking her cue from him, so did Malala. She spoke out in support of education for girls like herself, until, in October, 2012, she was shot in the head by the Taliban. The entire family moved to Birmingham, England, where she worked with Ms. Lamb, an experienced, award-winning journalist, to write this account. This book is not an ego trip, but an indictment of extremist mentality, and a call for educating and valuing all children, both boys and girls. ~ Eight Cousins