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Annisquam
Village Church

820 Washington St.
Gloucester, MA

Annisquam Village Church Logo

Annisquam
Village Church

820 Washington St.
Gloucester, MA

A Thriving Spiritual Community

Children’s Ministry

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A Mother’s Day Story For The Child In All Of Us: “A Grandma’s Magic”

A Mother’s Day Story For The Child In All Of Us: “A Grandma’s Magic”

“When a child is born, a grandma is born too. Grandmas aren’t like regular grown-ups. Grandmas are filled with magic.”

In this charming picture book tribute to grandmas (written by Charlotte Offsay and illustrated by Asa Gallland), a grandma’s magic bursts through the door as soon as she comes to visit and can be seen in every wonderful thing she does: playing, exploring, baking, gardening, and in all the many ways a grandma and grandchild connect.

Filled with adorable scenes featuring a diversity of grandmas and their grandkids, this is a book that will families can enjoy together. Grandmas will love snuggling with their grandchildren as they share their love and “magic” through cuddles, kisses, and many repeat readings.

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A Story For The Child In All Of Us: “Like A Windy Day”

A Story For The Child In All Of Us: “Like A Windy Day”

Written and illustrated by Frank Asch and Devin Asch, "Like A Windy Day" describes how the wind is powerful and stormy, mischievous and unpredictable. In this magical story, a young girl goes soaring, tumbling, and twirling on her own exciting windy-day adventure.

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“Life” by Cynthia Rylant

“Life” by Cynthia Rylant

There are so many wonderful things about life, both in good times and in times of struggle. Through the eyes of the world’s animals—including elephants, monkeys, whales, and more—Cynthia Rylant in her book, "Life," offers a moving meditation on finding beauty around us every day and finding strength in adversity. Brendan Wenzel’s stunning...

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A Story For The Child In All Of Us: “A Special Trade”

A Story For The Child In All Of Us: “A Special Trade”

Written in 1978, "A Special Trade" by Sally Wittman and illustrated by Karen Gundersheimer, tells the story of the relationship between a little girl and old man. As the years go by a little girl is able to help an old man as he helped her when she was very young.

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A Story For The Child In All Of Us: “Maybe”

A Story For The Child In All Of Us: “Maybe”

Written by Kobi Yamada, with enchanting illustrations by Gabriella Barouch, "Maybe" has an important message: "You are the only you there ever has been or ever will be. You are unique in all the universe. Just the odds of you being here at this exact place and this exact time are so great and so rare that it will never happen again." This is a...

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A Story For The Child In All Of Us: “Oskar and the Eight Blessings”

A Story For The Child In All Of Us: “Oskar and the Eight Blessings”

"Oskar and the Eight Blessings" by Robert Simon and Tanya Simon, with illustrations by Mark Siegel, is a winner of the 2015 National Jewish Book Award for Children's Literature A young immigrant from Nazi Germany receives small acts of kindness while exploring New York City in this heartwarming, timeless picture book, "Oskar and the Eight...

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A Story For The Child All In All Of Us: “‘Twas The Evening of Christmas”

A Story For The Child All In All Of Us: “‘Twas The Evening of Christmas”

'Twas the evening of Christmas, when all through the town, Every inn was so crowded, no room could be found. Tired Mary and Joseph, who went door to door, At last found a place on a small stable floor. For over 200 years, families have gathered on Christmas Eve to hear the much loved words of Dr. Clement C. Moore's 'Twas the Night Before...

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A Story For The Child In All Of Us: “Listen To The Silent Night”

A Story For The Child In All Of Us: “Listen To The Silent Night”

It was not such a silent night when Baby Jesus was born. From the baa, baa, baa of sheep to the flut-flut-flutter of angel wings, it was actually quite noisy! Here, from CBA bestseller Dandi Daley Mackall, is the story of the first Christmas, using the sounds of that miraculous night to really bring the story to life. With rich, gorgeous...

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A Story For The Child In All Of Us: “Saturday at the Food Pantry”

A Story For The Child In All Of Us: “Saturday at the Food Pantry”

"Saturday at the Food Pantry" by Diane O'Neill and illustrated by Brizida Magro is a sensitive story about food insecurity. Molly and her mom don't always have enough food, so one Saturday they visit their local food pantry. Molly's happy to get food to eat until she sees her classmate Caitlin, who's embarrassed to be at the food pantry. Can...

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A Story For The Child In All Of Us: “Butterflies Under Our Hats”

A Story For The Child In All Of Us: “Butterflies Under Our Hats”

"Once there was a town called Chelm where there was no luck. If something could go wrong, it did. The roofs of the houses always leaked. The sidewalks were cracked. The gardens grew only weeds. Nothing was ever right." So begins best-selling children's author, Sandy Eisenberg Sasso  in this charming, original story inspired by a Jewish folktale,...

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A Story For The Child In All Of Us: “We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga”

A Story For The Child In All Of Us: “We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga”

In "We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga" we learn that the Cherokee community is grateful for blessings and challenges that each season brings. This is modern Native American life as told by an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation. The word otsaliheliga (oh-jah-LEE-hay-lee-gah) is used by members of the Cherokee Nation to express gratitude....

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