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10 Cool Things About Being A Ring Bearer

RRP $16.95

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Ages 4 to 8 years. This book is a delightful gift for the little ring bearer in your wedding. The author depicts the responsibility and the honour in being a ring bearer in a way that children and adults alike will cherish.


We're Going On A Bear Hunt

RRP $8.99

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We're going on a bear hunt. We're going to catch a big one. Will you come too? For a quarter of a century, readers have been swishy-swashying and splash-sploshing through this award-winning favourite. Follow and join in the family's excitement as they wade through the grass, splash through the river and squelch through the mud in search of a bear. What a surprise awaits them in the cave on the other side of the dark forest!

About the Author

Michael Rosen is one of the most popular authors of stories and poems for children. His bestselling titles, published by Walker Books, include Little Rabbit Foo Foo, Michael Rosen's Sad Book, This Is Our House, Tiny Little Fly, Dear Mother Goose and its sequel Dear Fairy Godmother. Michael received the Eleanor Farjeon Award in 1997, and was the Children's Laureate from 2007 to 2009. He is a distinguished critic and academic, co-directing an MA in Children's Literature at Birkbeck College. Michael lives in London with his family.


A Library Book For Bear

RRP $16.99

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Thanks to Mouse, grumpy Bear discovers the joy of books in a hilarious story that fans will be eager to add to their own library.

Bear and Mouse are back, and Bear does not want to go to the library. He is quite sure he already has all the books he will ever need. Yet the relentlessly cheery Mouse, small and grey and bright-eyed, thinks differently. When Bear reluctantly agrees to go with his friend to the big library, neither rocket ships nor wooden canoes are enough for Bear's picky tastes. How will Mouse ever find the perfect book for Bear? Children will giggle themselves silly as Bear's arguments give way to his inevitable curiosity, leading up to a satisfying story hour and a humorously just-right, read-aloud library book.

About the Author

Bonny Becker is the author of all five books about Bear and Mouse - A Visitor for Bear, A Bedtime for Bear, The Sniffles for Bear and A Birthday for Bear - as well as a number of other award-winning picture books and junior novels. She lives in Seattle, in the US.

About the Illustrator

Kady MacDonald Denton is an author and illustrator of books for children, including the award-winning A Visitor for Bear, A Bedtime for Bear, The Sniffles for Bear and A Birthday for Bear. She lives in Ontario, Canada.


No Longer Children

RRP $18.99

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An exploration of the meaning of faith and the place of religion in the world of the 21st Century by Peter H. Evans Is the rise of fundamentalisms, both religious and secular, an indicator of the future for faith and religion in the 21st century, or is it the last gasp of a dying culture leaving no future place for religious belief and the faith and practice it engenders? Writing out of thirty five years serving as a professional minister of religion and a lifetime as an active participant in the life of the Christian church, Peter Evans would say no to both propositions. "No Longer Children" is an exploration of the reality that many of the terms and concepts of traditional religion no longer resonate with men and women in our modern scientific and materialist culture. Terms like "Heaven" and "Hell" have long since lost their immediate power and the more recent expansion of psychology and neuroscience are forcing a similar revision of terms like "Soul" and "Spirit." Thus rendering notions of a purely private and personal salvation overly self interested and even unnecessary. These terms and concepts no longer make contact with either the hopes or the fears we share. While religion has brought, and continues to bring, many social and community benefits, it has also given rise to many gross abuses of power. Any return to fundamentalism and orthodoxy only increases the latter. Peter Evans argues that the true role for religion is that of reminding us of what may be of value: as a signpost rather than a destination. It can never be the repository of ultimate truth. It is an exploratory path rather than a predetermined road. It is a journey to be undertaken, not because of our fears, but in spite of them. "All our theologies," he argues, "are the garments we fashion to clothe that to which we give the name 'God'. Like any garment they are formed from the materials available at the time and according to the fashions of the day, and the quality of the end product is ultimately dependant on the skill of the tailor." This does not mean that all such formulations are without value or that one may summarily dismiss one's own or another's religious or spiritual experience. It is a call for true religious liberty and spiritual responsibility. "No Longer Children" is intended for the general reader. While he predominantly approaches these issues from the tradition he knows best, he believes that what is true for Christian belief applies equally to other faiths and religious traditions.


Little Bear And Emily: A Quarrel

RRP $20.99

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This is a story of two bears, Oliver and Emily who are friends. In this story Emily and Oliver have a quarrel, and they miss each other, so become friends again.

This is a delightful story with lovely pictures designed for parents to read to very young children or for young children to read by themselves.



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