• The Harmonica

    The Harmonica (A Full color storybook) by Tony Johnston Epiphany library section 9 A: Juvenile, (K-5), Religion and Values This true story told in the first person concerns a boy whose happy family life is destroyed when the family is forced to go to a concentration camp. His only link...

  • Did You Know: Toys Affect Child’s Language Development

    A new study shows that electronic toys that make noises mute the conversations between parents and babies that are so important for language development.  A speech pathologist at Northern Arizona University conducted a study of parents and children in which three types of toys were given to the parents and...

  • The Gifted Kids Survival Guide

    The Gifted Kids Survival Guide by Judy Galbraith Epiphany library section 10 D: Youth (Gr. 6-8), Character Building This book for gifted and talented (GT) kids aged 11-18 helps them understand what giftedness is, its advantages and disadvantages, how to deal with it, how to find curricula and school programs...

  • Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women

    Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women by Geraldine Brooks Epiphany library section 7C: The Church in the World, Society/Human Rights/Justice. This prize-winning journalist published this book in 1995 about the lives of Islamic women in Islamic-dominated middle eastern nations. While some regimes have become less repressive toward...

  • Reading Quiz: How Many Quotes Can You Identify?

    Read the quotation and then figure out what classic children’s book they come from. How many can you identify? Some are newer books, others quite old, but all are classics in the world of children’s literature. Reading these quotes, it seems to me that there are many profound statements in...

  • Get Organized Without Losing It

    Get Organized Without Losing It by Janet S. Fox Epiphany library section 10 D: Youth (gr. 6-8), Character Building/Service. For youth, grades 6-9, here is a funny but helpful book to help you get organized: Kids, do you have trouble getting organized? Is your locker a shocker? Is your backpack...

  • Meditations on Love

    Meditations on Love by Sister Wendy Beckett Epiphany library section 5: Devotions and Prayer This small devotional book by Sister Wendy of PBS fame uses paintings and sculpture as springboards to discuss various aspects of human love: tender reverence, choosing love, lifelong fidelity, mother love, regret, ageless love, forgetting self,...