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Children's Books by Janette Oke

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Mark and Timmie longed for a pet of their own. They loved dogs, and cats, and gerbils. They loved rabbits, and ponies, and guinea pigs. But they loved carrier pigeons most of all. Their landlord loved pigeons, too. He had a whole loft of them, but he said "absolutely no pets" when he rented the small house to the boys' mother. So they could only watch and dream. What would it be like to have 'homers' of their very own? (c) Amazon.com

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Quackery knew he was different. He wasn't rebellious like his brother Zackery, and he definitely wasn't pretty like his sister Fluff. But he knew deep inside him that he must swim faster, dive deeper, and be smarter than any other duckling in his family. But there was so much to learn how could he ever know it all? There was so much to see and so many places to go, he figured he'd better get started right away. Enjoy this heartwarming story of the adventures and misadventures of Quackery the duckling from Janette Oke. (c) Amzon.com

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Just exactly how much mischief do you think one little lamb can get into? You'll be surprised when you read about this little lamb. Left alone by his mother and family, Shandy the lamb soon learns that trouble seems to follow him wherever he goes. Coal sheds and vegetable gardens, even washtubs and wolves they all are no match for this little guy. Now if he could only get the other sheep to accept him. Enjoy the wild and wooly adventures of Maury's little lamb in this wonderful story that teaches that God made each of us just right just the way we are. (c) Amazon.com

 

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CELEBRATE GOD'S GIFT OF MEMORIES. Combining Janette Oke's beloved storytelling with lush, gorgeous illustration, Making Memories is a picture book for all ages that will strike a chord in your heart and win a prominent spot in your house. The newest release from Bethany Backyard, this treasure reinforces the precious bonds of family by stressing the value of the memories that draw us together. Josh loves to sit and ask his grandfather questions. One day, when his grandfather thanks God for His gift of memories, Josh asks how memories are made. In the rich, descriptive words of a man who has enjoyed a life blessed with wonderful memories, Josh's grandfather answers him, teaching him in the process how to pay attention and appreciate life's smallest details. With sumptuous illustrations and descriptions, Grandfather reminds Josh of the smell of Grandma's sweet apple pie, the tug of a fishing pole when a plump fish strikes the line, and the first smile of his baby brother. The tender wisdom imparted from man to child is the foundation of the book. A keepsake you can cherish now and in years to come, Making Memories beautifully celebrates the special people and events God can bring into a child's life while emphasizing the importance of cherishing those memories throughout our lives. (c) Amazon.com

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Homeless and friendless, Fuzzle searches to find his place in the forest. But all the other forest dwellers seem to avoid him, and he begins to grow bitter and angry. (c) Amazon.com

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How Flick had waited for this first day to go out with his brother and sisters to see the "outside world." The excitement was almost too much to bear as they all got in line. Mother had explained all of the rules and signals over and over again, for a prairie dog must always be alert. "Remember to think-think-think" warned his mother as the young family moved out of the tunnel for their first glimpse of the big "outside world." "Oh, it's so beautiful!" Flick's sister exclaimed as she lead the others into the daylight. Curious little Flick learns many valuable lessons, especially about telling the truth, as he discovers all the excitement and dangers for a youngster growing up in Prairie Dog Town. (c) Amazon.com

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Who is the Prodigal Cat? Is she Mittens, the playful kitten? Or Calico, the snobbish and snooty house cat? Or Ginger, the warm and caring "Animal Nurse"? She's all three, and much more in this delightful story of the misadventures of the Prodigal Cat. Youngsters of all ages will readily grasp the underlying message here, while enjoying the antics of this charming tabby. A special surprise ending will touch your heart and make THE PRODIGAL CAT one of your favorite family books to read together again and again. (c) Amazon.com

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More than anything, Pordy wanted a friend. But she was too shy to try making friends. She didn't want to be teased or rejected. Only in her daydreams as heroine of the forest did the other animal creatures befriend a spiny porcupine. Learning to "curl, point and strike," orchard traps, coyotes on the garden path they are all part of growing up for a young porcupine. Now if only she could get the other forest animals to accept her. Enjoy the prickly adventures of Pordy in this delightful story that teaches to have a friend you must be one. (c) Amazon.com

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Everyone's favorite puppy dog is back in an all-new wilderness story. This time Spunky joins Mark and the whole Dobson family on an exciting summer vacation in a beautiful mountainous park. But things get difficult when Mark and Spunky meet a bully named Buzz and his dog, Snapper. Learning to "love your neighbor" is the lesson Mark and Spunky learn as Buzz and Snapper pull them into some pretty scary situations. A run-in with a cantankerous balk eagle and a canoe ride down dangerous white-water rapids make this a summer adventure kids will never forget.

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Ladiezz and Gentlemen! Boyzz and Girls! Join the fun! Experience the excitement of Spunky's Circus Adventure. It's zany. It's wild. It's full of fun with Spunky and all his new big top friends. The circus is in town, and high-spirited Spunky and his loving master, Mark, get the chance of a lifetime to work under the big top. But their dream job becomes complete pandemonium when all the circus animals escape from their cages and everyone blames Spunky and Mark. When the dust finally settles, Mark, Spunky, and their circus friends have learned some valuable lessons about trust, honesty, and friendship. (c) Amazon.com

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Janette Oke, in her relatively short writing career, has captured America's heart with her warm and inviting style of writing. She is the author of the deeply-moving best selling series: Love Comes Softly, Love's Enduring Promise, Once Upon a Summer, and the latest in the series, Love's Long Journey. With Spunky's Diary, she takes yet another step in a rich and rewarding career. In Spunky, she has captured the essence of a perky little pup, whose delightfully funny escapades and deeply poignant experiences will endear him to your heart. Learn with Spunky what "School," and "Farm" are, and chuckle with amusement when Spunky visits "Church," much to the embarrassment of his family. Children of all ages will delight in Spunky's Diary, and a charming and wholesome philosophy of life shines through for even the smallest of children. (c) Amazon.com

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Spunky is a puppy who gets lost in the big city at Christmastime. How he finds his way home will delight children, but in addition to the story, they will learn how to love and care for the puppies that live in their own homes. This heartwarming story of Spunky, an energetic, fun-loving puppy, teaches children the importance of having a loving Master to care for them. Spunky finds himself lost in the big city after he is separated from his seven-year-old master during a Christmas shopping trip. Delightful, full-color illustrations provide tremendous kid appeal . (c) Amazon.com

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Pogo had one goal in life to have fun. New thrills, new excitement, he wanted it all. But Pogo also had a problem. Because he was a turtle, he couldn't do most of the fun and exciting things he saw those lucky boys doing who visited his pond. And this made Pogo very angry. Angry, that is, until he discovered why he was made like he was. Then, being a turtle didn't seem so bad. In fact, it was kind of special. The Impatient Turtle is the fifth in Janette Oke's series of charming animal creations. (c) Amazon.com

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"Daddy says your brother, Hawkins, is going to be bigger and maybe I should choose him for my project, but I like you, Hiram. You're cuter." I didn't know what she meant, but I liked the idea of her choosing me. The soft hands rubbed my sides and stroked my back. Then they moved to scratch behind my ear and I knew why Mother grunted with satisfaction whenever Girl scratched her in such a way. It felt just wonderful. I wanted to curl up against Girl's strange smelling softness and fall fast asleep while enjoying the luxury of being caressed. from This Little Pig From that time on Hiram and his brother Hawkins spent their growing up times vying for first place in the pig family. Hawkins was bigger so Hiram felt that he had to be better. Both mischievous pigs found that their disobedience brought them more trouble than they could handle. (c) Amazon.com

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Trust Janette Oke to bring you the warmest, most beguiling creatures animal friends that millions of children fall immediately in love with. And Trouble In a Fur Coat is no exception. Here, you'll meet Natook and Kimwa, two adorable bear cubs and spend a fun-filled first year with them and their mother. Discover the wonders of their forest and meadow as they emerge from their den for the first time. And experience the danger the forest holds for the impatient and disobedient. (c) Amazon.com

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Barnaby Gorilla was special. Why? Not because he was born first at Roxbury Zoo, or because he had his picture in the paper. Not because a sign was hung on the wall that told about him or because of all the humans who came to see him. Then why? The family troop, the "crowd," food-finding, performing little tricks these are all part of growing up for a young gorilla in the zoo. Barnaby loved his world, and being so important was pretty nice too. You will enjoy the antics of Barnaby in this charming story that teaches we are all special, everyone of us. (c) Amazon.com

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