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Stone Soup (Audiobook Read-Along)

Age: 4-8 | Grade: Grade Pre-K
Summary: In this inspiring story about the strength people possess when they work together, Muth takes a simple, beloved tale and adds his own fresh twist.
Narrator: B.D. Wong

Format: Paperback Book andamp; CD
Three strangers, hungry and tired, pass through a war-torn village. Embittered and suspicious from the war, the people hide their food and close their windows tight. That is, until the clever strangers suggest making a soup from stones. Intrigued by the idea, everyone brings what they have until, together, they have made a feast fit for a king!

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Audio CD: $6.99

Zen Shorts

Age: 4-8 | Grade: Grades Pre-K-2
Summary: Look at the world in a brand new way using the teachings of Stillwater, the giant panda bear. With his Zen approach to life, Stillwater shows three brothers the value of material goods, the boundaries of good and bad, and what frustration does when it's held inside. Once Stillwater comes to your home, you'll never look at things the same way!

Page Turners
Three ancient tales, told with a Zen theme, teach love and enlightenment.

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Hardcover: $12.59

Hi, Koo!: A Year of Seasons

Age: 4-8 | Grade: Grades Pre-K-3
Summary: Caldecott Honoree and NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author/artist Jon J Muth takes a fresh and exciting new look at the four seasons!

Eating warm cookies
on a cold day
is easy

water catches
every thrown stone
skip skip splash

With a featherlight touch and disarming charm, Jon J Muth--and his delightful little panda bear, Koo--challenge readers to stretch their minds and imaginations with twenty-six haikus about the four seasons.


Jon J Muth has written and illustrated many enchanting picture books, including his Caldecott Honor Book ZEN SHORTS and its sequel, the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling picture book ZEN TIES. Other beloved titles from Jon include THE THREE QUESTIONS, GERSHON'S MONSTER by Eric Kimmel, and THE CHRISTMAS MAGIC by Lauren Thompson. Muth lives in upstate New York with his wife and five children.

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Hardcover: $12.59

Zen Ties

Age: 4-8 | Grade: Grades Pre-K-3
Summary: Summer has arrived--and so has Koo, Stillwater's haiku-speaking young nephew. And when Stillwater encourages Koo, and his friends Addy, Michael, and Karl to help a grouchy old neighbor in need, their efforts are rewarded in unexpected ways.

Zen Ties is a disarming story of compassion and friendship that reaffirms the importance of our ties to one another.

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Hardcover: $12.59

Zen Shorts: Collector's Edition

Age: 4-8 | Grade: Grades Pre-K-3
Summary: "Michael," said Karl. "There's a really big bear in the backyard. " This is how three children meet Stillwater, a giant panda who moves into the neighborhood and tells amazing tales. To Addy he tells a story about the value of material goods. To Michael he pushes the boundaries of good and bad. And to Karl he demonstrates what it means to hold on to frustration. With graceful art and simple stories that are filled with love and enlightenment, Jon Muth - and Stillwater the bear - present three ancient Zen tales that are sure to strike a chord in everyone they touch.

Learn more about Jon J Muth.

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Hardcover: $17.50

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