Reflections For All Ages, A Complete List

Stories from Published Books

BEFORE SHE WAS HARRIET

by Lesa Cline Ransome, illustrated by James Ransome, Holiday House publishers

an evocative poem and stunning watercolors honor a larger than life hero

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THE OTHER SIDE

by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by E.B. Lewis, G.B. Putnam’s Sons Books

Two girls strike up a friendship despite the fence that serves to divide them

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WESLANDIA

by Paul Fleishman, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes, Penquin Random House Books

A story of invention and creativity – an homage to the nonconformist

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NOT NORMAN: A GOLDFISH STORY 

by Kelly Bennett, illustrated by Noah Z. Jones, Candlewick Press

An unexpected and fishy tale about finding the good in something you didn’t expect

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PIES FROM NOWHERE: HOW GEORGIA GILMORE SUSTAINED THE MONTGOMERY BUS BOYCOTT

by Dee Romito & Laura Freeman, Little Bee Books 

Looking into the life of a hidden hero of the civil rights movement.

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OSKAR AND THE EIGHT BLESSINGS

by Tanya & Richard Simon, illustrated by Mark Siegel, Roaring Brook Press

Even in the bad times, people can be good. You have to look for the blessings

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THE KING WHO BANNED THE DARK

by Emily Haworth-Booth, Sterling Children’s Books

A magical modern fairy tale about conquering your fears

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LOVE IS POWERFUL

by Heather Dean Brewer, illustrated by LeUyen Pham, Candlewick Press

An empowering story for the youngest of activists

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MAYBE SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL

by F. Isabel Campoy & Theresa Howell, illustrated by Rafael López, HMH Books

A muralist transforms Mira’s grey neighborhood into something beautiful

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EQUALITY’S CALL

by Deborah Diesen, illustrated by Magdalena Mora, Simon & Schuster

A powerful picture book on voting rights

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WE ARE WATER PROTECTORS

by Carole Lindstrom, illustrated by Michaela Goade, Macmillan Publishing

A bold and lyrical rallying cry to safeguard the Earth’s water

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THE UGLY VEGETABLES

by Grace Lin, Charlesbridge Publishers

Celebrating differences as a Chinese American girl grows her own unique garden

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COME WITH ME

by Holly M. McGhee, illustrated by Pascal LeMaître, Penguin Random House

Delivering a powerful message that what we do matters

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THE DAY YOU BEGIN

by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Rafael López, Penguin Readers

There will be times when you walk into a room and no one there is quite like you

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HAROLD LOVES HIS WOOLY HAT

by Vern Kousky, Schwartz & Wade Books

A story that celebrates selflessness and the joy of helping others

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WHEN SPRING COMES

by Kevin Henkes, illustrated by Laura Dronzek, Greenwillow Books

A beautiful book for introducing the seasons

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 Live Action Story Painting by Judy Brook

 

narrated with live action painting by Judy Brook

Two Indigenous stories painted in breathtaking watercolor while narrated.  Stunning.

 

The Story of Water 

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Skywoman

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Spirit Play Stories

active storytelling based in story and ritual

 

JULIA BUTTERFLY   

The story of a contemporary young environmental activist

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THE LIFE CYCLE OF A FROG

The story of a frog; from ball of jelly to an adult hopper!

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THE BUNDLE OF STICKS

An Aesop fable that reveals how unity makes strength

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Homegrown puppet stories and celebrations

 

OSTARA – AN EASTER PUPPET SHOW

Performed by actors, goddesses and bird figures

An interactive telling of Easter origins

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THE TALE OF DESERT PETE

An interactive tale performed by Rev. Tricia and Erika as “Pete”

A fun story about how we can preserve resources for all of us

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YOUTH GROUP PUPPET SHOW

         Conceived, written and performed by our UU youth group

An original story of respecting others and respecting oneself

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TEACHER APPRECIATION SHOW

Starring UU favorite puppets: Piggy and Froggy

A playful celebration of learning together 

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