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Adventures

Get inspired to adventure.
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Thanksgiving

Stories to celebrate.
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Animals

Animal stories galore.
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Bedtime

Stories to help kids settle.
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Martin & Sylvia's Giving Thanks

The magic of "Thank You."
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Windward Ho!

Step onto a Pirate Ship!
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Libby & Dish

New stories for 3+.
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Gratitude Stories

Inspire some gratitude.
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Martin & Sylvia

Always up for adventure.
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FIFTY: The Stars, the States, and the Sto...

It's history time.
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By Thistle By Thimble

Original twist on classics.
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The Willowbee Tree

Travel the world!
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Living Room Camping

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Brother and sister look out at the gray late autumn landscape and long for summer again.  They miss the easy play, the summer adventures - and most of all, they miss camping.  "You can still go camping!" says Daddy, "You can go living room camping.  It's the same as outdoor camping, but just ... inside." Martin and Sylvia are inspired and immediately set to preparing.

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Home-Grown Thanksgiving

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For as long as either Martin or Sylvia can remember, they have gone to their grandparents' home to celebrate Thanksgiving. But this year, their parents have decided to host the event at home. And not only is the traditional location changing, but Momma and Daddy have proposed to cook a Thanksgiving meal with only local ingredients — which means that everything they eat will come from their own garden or from farms nearby! Martin and Sylvia wonder: what in the world will they eat?
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Animal Daycamp

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Sylvia has been waiting a whole year to go to Animal Camp! She has heard all about it from her brother Martin. But when the time finally arrives, she is no longer quite sure. With Daddy’s encouragement, she decides that she will try camp “for a little while”. How amazed she is to meet ‘the bravest of forest animals’ and find that the very same bravery lives in her as well!

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Aiden the Harbor Seal

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Aiden the Harbor Seal is curious about people. He has never seen a person, but he has heard stories about how they swim, how they climb, and how they ride in boats. When his mother takes him to see the remains of a very big and very old boat, he is amazed by what he learns about the world of people. And, at day's end, as he curls up with his mother, he is grateful for the enormous adventure.

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Giving Thanks - Part One: Two Magic Words

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This story is a part of Martin & Sylvia's Giving Thanks Story Collection -- three stories that explore the magical power of two important words: thank you. The children learn that feeling a 'thank you' with their whole body can change how they feel -- and change how other people feel! This lesson sets the whole family into a Thanksgiving holiday filled with appreciation, joy and family adventure.

Part One: "Two Magic Words" is about how brother and sister turn a long drive to Grandma's into a magical quest to bring gratitude into every part of the trip.

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Episode One: Periwinkle's Parrot

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Periwinkle "Wink" Mackenzie excitedly waits to purchase the next book in her favorite series, The Windward Chronicles, early on the morning of its release. She never suspects that receiving the new book will be only the beginning of an unforeseen adventure.
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Introduction Part One: Something's Going On

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Five-year-old Libby has just heard her least favorite word in all the world: errands. Her mother is planning for them to spend the morning together, out and about in the city. Libby furrows her brow and retreats to her room. But Dish inspires her with an exciting plan, involving a little secret detective work...
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Brigit and the Cleaning Magic

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This story is a part of the "Gratitude" Collection - three stories centered on the theme of gratitude. Each explores the practice and experience of gratitude from a different angle.

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Somehow one cleaning woman named Brigit MacMichael is able to keep a series of very fine residences perfectly clean, tending each only once a month. How is this possible? Asher, a boy who lives in one of these homes, wishes to know, and learns first-hand about her secret: gratitude.

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Super Raker

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Why is it that Daddy never seems to tire when he's raking? This is what Martin wonders out loud. Does he have superpowers? When Daddy answers the questions with more questions, Martin decides for himself that he really does have super strength, Sylvia really can fly, and Momma really can become invisible. Or can she?

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Alaska: A Mountain to Conquer

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When 14-year-old Epheem Kalmakoff reaches the top of Marathon Mountain and peers out over the thick Alaska fog, he is suddenly reminded of three stories he heard when he was five years old: one from his Aleut grandmother, one from the Russian Orthodox priest of Analaska Island, and one from the teacher in the Methodist home for orphaned boys. These three stories fill him with a sense of history, identity, and finally mission – the mission to win the race. Note: Though this is historical fiction and the characters have been developed to accommodate a story, their attributes and development may be useful as reference points and inspirations.
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The Gentle Woodsman and the Final Fall Phoebe

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At an early age Tobias knew he would never marry.  His love of the natural world gave him the sense of connection and dedication that he perceived marriage to be.  Not until he is an old man and a late-to-migrate phoebe bird leads him to Dorothea, an expert forager who lives on the other side of the forest — only then does Tobias realize that there is a special kind of magic that comes from spending regular time with a particular friend. 

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True Gifts

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It is Mrs. Willowbee's birthday, and all she wants is for the family to attend the local harvest festival.  She says "No gifts!  No cake!  I simply want to have fun at the Festival with you."  Piper and Little Ty make their mother a gift anyway, but Clancy is confused:  What is a birthday without birthday cake?  And what can he make his mother so he has a gift to offer too?  He gets a great idea, however, after The Willowbee Tree transports the children to the coast of Iceland, where they encounter dolphins and a clear-eyed gyrfalcon.

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