Nancy Tupper Ling
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About Nancy Tupper Ling
Nancy Tupper Ling is the winner of the prestigious Writer’s Digest Grand Prize and the Pat Parnell Poetry Award. She draws her inspiration from the multicultural background of her family and the interwoven fabric of familial culture which is, on the surface, seemingly every day. Her next book with co-author, June Cotner, arrives on September 21st, 2021, for World Gratitude day. It's called For Every Little Thing: Poems and Prayers to Celebrate the Day (Eerdmans). It is a Junior Library Guild Gold Selection. Her other books include The Yin-Yang Sisters and the Dragon Frightful (Penguin), Family Celebrations (Andrews McMeel), My Sister, Alicia May (Pleasant Street Press), Double Happiness (Chronicle Books), The Story I’ll Tell (Lee & Low Books). Ling is the founder of Fine Line Poets and she loves to bring poetry into the classroom.
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A Junior Library Guild Selection
A Society of Illustrators “The Original Art” Annual Exhibition Selection
Kirkus Reviews: “Thoughtfully selected and prettily illustrated.”
Wall Street Journal: “Illustrated with careful delicacy…With works from a range of cultural and religious traditions, this book will encourage 4- to 10-year-olds to count their blessings.”
The Inner Source Network: “We suspect that the words will sink deeply into minds and hearts as a lasting well of inspiration.”
How do you find joy in ordinary moments? How do you mark small wonders like the return of the fireflies or a friend’s helping hand?
Arranged from waking up to falling asleep, For Every Little Thing is an engaging collection of the day and its delights. This inspirational anthology gathers classic selections, modern prayers, and new poems from multiple cultures and faiths. From Emily Dickinson to Amma, from Ken Nesbitt to Rabbi Rami M. Shapiro, fifty-one voices encourage children to be present and thankful at all hours.
Accessible language and richly detailed illustrations celebrate simple pleasures like slurping noodles and splashing in puddles. Perfect for sharing around the table or at bedtime, For Every Little Thing will awaken a sense of gratitude in readers of all ages.
When a fearsome dragon takes over their village bridge, twin sisters Mei and Wei have opposing views of how to fix the problem. Wei wants nothing more than to confront that stinky old dragon head on, but Mei favors a more thoughtful approach. With Wei's confidence and gumption plus Mei's creativity and diligence, it's only a matter of time before everyone can be happy again.
This empowering sibling story is about celebrating differences and finding that what makes us different is also what makes us a powerful team.
the golden bridge,
the trolley tracks,
and Nai Nai.But they fill empty boxes with treasures—
a marble, a snake,
a pair of wings.
Tiny reminders of all they love—
so happiness stays close,
no matter where they go.
With grace and warmth, this lyrical picture book speaks to the difficulty of transition, and celebrates the ways in which love and family give us the strength to weather life's changes.