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Flora and the Runaway Rooster book.
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Young Flora dreams of going to school with her brother and sister so she can play soccer. But when one of her family's roosters Kubika runs loose, he leads Flora on an adventure in her native Rwanda. Along the way she learns the value of friendship, responsibility and Passing On the Gift®.

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Winter in Songming book cover.
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As winter approaches in a small Chinese village, young Zadou is excited as he first watches, then participates in the construction of an addition to his simple home. A delightful portrait of a community’s pulling together to build a better future, this story highlights Zadou working alongside his father and the other men in the village as together they build something strong to see them through many winters in rural China.

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The cover of the Spanish version of the book Winter in Songming.
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As winter approaches in a small Chinese village, young Zadou is excited as he first watches, then participates in the construction of an addition to his simple home. A delightful portrait of a community’s pulling together to build a better future, this story highlights Zadou working alongside his father and the other men in the village as together they build something strong to see them through many winters in rural China.

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Book cover of Once There Was and Was Not.
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Based on a true story, this Armenian proverb unites young Artun and his two friends, Sarkis and Lazar, with one beautiful cow. As the trio learn about sharing, caring and responsibility, this modern folktale reminds us how small acts can change the world for the better.

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Book cover of Once There Was, Spanish version.
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Based on a true story, this Armenian proverb unites young Artun and his two friends, Sarkis and Lazar, with one beautiful cow. As the trio learn about sharing, caring and responsibility, this modern folktale reminds us how small acts can change the world for the better.

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The Chicken and the Worm book cover.
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In this story of friendship, innovation and humor, both the chicken and the worm learn about each other and learn to respect one another. It's a great lesson for chickens, worms and children on the idea that even the smallest creatures can work together to care for the Earth.

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In this story of friendship, innovation and humor, both the chicken and the worm learn about each other and learn to respect one another. It’s a great lesson for chickens, worms and children on the idea that even the smallest creatures can work together to care for the Earth.

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Chicken and the Worm Activity Packet Cover
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These fun activities can be used alongside The Chicken and the Worm so your elementary school aged child(ren) can learn even more! This packet includes practice in reading and writing, art and craft ideas and even a science experiment that can all be done at home.

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