The More You Give

By Emanuel Berger | August 12 2022 | Children'sBlog

A modern-day response to The Giving Tree, this lyrical picturebook shows how a family passes down love from generation to generation, leaving a legacy of growing both trees and community.

Once there was a wide-open field, and a boy who loved his grandmother,
who loved him back.

The boy’s grandmother gives him many gifts, like hugs, and Sunday morning pancakes, and acorns with wild and woolly caps. And all her wisdom about how things grow. As the boy becomes a father, he gives his daughter bedtime stories his grandmother told him, and piggyback rides. He gives her acorns, and the wisdom he learned about how things grow. His daughter continues the chain, then passing down gifts of her own. Here is a picture book about the legacy of love that comes when we nurture living things—be they people or trees.

 

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The More You Give
978-0-593-37273-9
A modern-day response to The Giving Tree, this lyrical picturebook shows how a family passes down love from generation to generation, leaving a legacy of growing both trees and community.
$18.99 US
Aug 02, 2022
9 x 11
Hardcover
48 Pages
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Age 4-8 years

Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse
978-0-7352-3037-8
A classic in the making, this heartwarming story about empathy and imagination is one that families will treasure for years to come.
$17.99 US
Aug 14, 2018
8-1/2 x 11
Hardcover
Dial Books
Age 3-5 years

The Journey
978-1-909263-99-4
". . . a wonderful teaching tool for those who are welcoming refugees into their community."—The New York TimesWith haunting echoes of the current refugee crisis this beautifully illustrated book explores the unimaginable decisions made as a family leave their home and everything they know to escape the turmoil and tragedy brought by war. This book will stay with you long after the last page is turned.From the author: The Journey is actually a story about many journeys, and it began with the story of two girls I met in a refugee center in Italy. After meeting them I realized that behind their journey lay something very powerful. So I began collecting more stories of migration and interviewing many people from many different countries. A few months later, in September 2014, when I started studying a Master of Arts in Illustration at the Academy of Lucerne, I knew I wanted to create a book about these true stories. Almost every day on the news we hear the terms "migrants" and "refugees" but we rarely ever speak to or hear the personal journeys that they have had to take. This book is a collage of all those personal stories and the incredible strength of the people within them.
$17.99 US
Sep 13, 2016
9 x 10-5/8
Hardcover
48 Pages
Flying Eye Books
Age 5-7 years

Me And My Fear
978-1-911171-53-9
"With its warm palette and gentle scenes of the worried child being comforted, this book could function as a sequel to Sanna's astounding debut picture book, The Journey, which recounted a family's dangerous flight from their home in a war zone. Sanna provides an empathetic exploration of the adjustment to a new land that all migrants experience."--New York Times Book Review
$17.99 US
Sep 11, 2018
10-1/5 x 9-1/16
Hardcover
40 Pages
Flying Eye Books
Age 3-7 years

My Heart
978-0-7352-2793-4
From the author-illustrator of The Book of Mistakes comes a gorgeous picture book about caring for your own heart and living with kindness and empathy.
$17.99 US
Jan 08, 2019
8-1/2 x 11
Hardcover
32 Pages
Rocky Pond Books
Age 4-8 years

That's Me Loving You
978-1-101-93238-4
A modern-day Runaway Bunny from bestselling author Amy Krouse Rosenthal.
$16.99 US
Dec 27, 2016
10 x 8
Hardcover
40 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers
Age 3-7 years