Art of giving thanks isn’t hard to master |

Art of giving thanks isn’t hard to master

Park City LibraryGiving: How each of us can change the world by Bill Clinton. This is an inspiring look at how individuals and organizations can change the world. Make a difference: America's guide to volunteering and community service by Arthur Blaust

Patricia Maynard, Cataloger, Park City Library

Picture Books

"A Mud pie for Mother" by Scott Beck

It’s Mother Pig’s birthday, and her son has sneaked out of the pen to find a gift before she wakes up. Little Pig spies a great one, a pretty flower, but just as he is about to pluck it, a bee buzzes up and begs him not to. Little Pig cheerfully leaves the flower and searches for another gift, but each one he sees, fresh hay, shiny seeds, and even a lump of dirt, belongs to someone else in the farmyard. Little Pig’s basket is empty, but his generous heart will lead him to the perfect present.

"Hog music" by M.C. Helldorfer; illustrated by S.D. Schindler

Great Aunt Liza is sending Lucy a birthday gift. She puts it in a wooden box with a latch and gives it to her friend to take west to Lucy by mail coach. And that’s where the adventure begins. As the box makes its way across the country by the kindness of strangers, each one adds a token of his or her own to Lucy’s present.

"A Hug goes around" by Laura Krauss, illustrated by Betsy Lewin

During the course of a busy day, family members continue to share a hug by passing it to others.

"Yoko’s paper cranes" by Rosemary Wells

When Yoko moves from Japan to California, she decides to make and send origami swans to her grandmother for her birthday.

"Arthur breaks the bank" by Marc Brown

Arthur starts saving the money he earns in order to buy a surprise birthday present for D.W.

"The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein

A young boy grows to manhood and old age experiencing the love and generosity of a tree that gives to him without thought of return.

Chapter books

"Herbie Jones and the class gift" by Suzy Kline, illustrated by Richard Williams

Herbie and his best friend need money to get a gift for their teacher. But after they get the money they run into even more trouble.

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