CONTENTS

From Chicken Soup for the Kid's Soul

Contents

Introduction

1. ON LOVE

Kelly, the Flying Angel Louise R. Hamm

The Tower Robert J. Fern

Uncle Charlie Patty Hathaway-Breed

The Game of Love Lou Kassem

“Where’s My Kiss, Then?” M. A. Urquhart

The Visit Debbie Herman

The Fire Truck Lori Moore

Merry Christmas, My Friend Christa Holder Ocker

2. ON FRIENDSHIP

There’s an Alien on the Internet Joanne Peterson

Seeing, Really Seeing Marie P. McDougal

Kim Li, the Great Berniece Rabe

Edna Mae: First Lesson in Prejudice Sandra Warren

The Connection Joel Walker

The Favorite Vase Belladonna Richuitti

A Friend . . . Danielle Fishel and friends

Best Friends Mary Beth Olson

All I Would Ever Need Kerri Warren

My Friend Anthony Katie Short

3. ON FAMILY

No Dad?! Jason Damazo

Terror on Route 83 Mary Ellyn Sandford

Watching for the Miracle Korina L. Moss

Daddy’s Girl . . . At Long Last Candace Goldapper

From the Heart Marcia Byalick

A Brother’s Love Diana L. James

Secrets That Made Paul Special Judy M. Garty

My Grandfather’s Gift Rider Strong

Silent Night, Crystal Night Lillian Belinfante Herzberg

Green Salami Patty Hansen

Going, Going, Gone Martha Bolton

Your Name in Gold A. F. Bauman

Father’s Day Taylor Martini

Mom’s Duck Page McBrier

4. ON ATTITUDE AND PERSPECTIVE

The Bobsledder’s Jacket Tim Myers

Things Are Not Always Black or White Judie Paxton

What’s Wrong with a B+? Donna M. Russell

Just Ben Adrian Wagner

The Green Boots Linda Rosenberg

Showing Up Julie J. Vaughn with Tyler Vaughn Marsden

The Pest Judy Fuerst

A Good Reason to Look Up Shaquille O’Neal

Close Call Diana Parker

The Flood Adam Edelman

The Man Who Had Plenty Reverend Mark Tidd as told by Jerry Ullman

The Perfect Dog Jan Peck

To Be Enormously Gorgeous Carla O’Brien

5. ON DEATH AND DYING

The Purple Belt Chuck Norris

B. J. Nate Barker

The Perfect Angel Stacie Christina Smith

Someone to Hold Onto Ann McCoole Rigby

Rebecca’s Rainbow Tara M. Nickerson

One Rainbow Wasn’t Enough Matt Sharpe

A Nightmare Come True Damien Liermann

Lessons from God Jennifer Rhea Cross

6. ACHIEVING DREAMS

Believe in Yourself Jillian K. Hunt

The Little Girl Who Dared to Wish Alan D. Shultz

The Playground Audilee Boyd Taylor

Dreams of the Children Jody Suzanne Waitzman

Batgirl Dandi Dailey Mackall

G-o-o-o-a-a-a-a-l-l-l-l! Heather Thomsen

With Every Footstep Shannon Miller

The Rock Club Vanessa Clayton

Socks for Kerry Barbara McCutcheon Crawford

Just Ask David Levitt

7. OVERCOMING OBSTACLES

Grandfather Learns to Read Karen Beth Luckett

School—Moving Up Ben Carson, M.D.

In Control John D. Troxler

The Sandbox Lucas Parker

What a Year Robert Diehl

Dear God, This Is Charles Charles Inglehart

Missy and Me Glenda Palmer

The Miracle of Life Lacy Richardson

8. ON CHOICES

Goodwill Cynthia M. Hamond

Putting My Best Foot Forward Kathy Ireland

Understanding Jessica Stroup

Nine Gold Medals David Roth

Without a Nightlight Jessica Harper

Nobody Knows the Difference Deborah J. Rasmussen

The New House and the Snake Christine Lavin

I Found a Tiny Starfish Dayle Ann Dodds

9. TOUGH STUFF

Get Help Now! Tia Thompson

The Big Director Kel Mitchell

I Love Her More Than Ever Amber Foy

Dear Momma Darnell Hill

My Dad Aljon B. Farin

Smoking Is Cool. . . . Not! Valeria Soto

DARE Rap Shelly Merkes

I’m Not Dana Sabrina Anne Tyler

No Home Elizabeth A. Gilbert-Bono

10. ECLECTIC WISDOM

Baby’s Ears Valerie Allen

Kindness Is Contagious Kristin Seuntjens

Do You Have Your Wallet? Laksman Frank

Small Talk Multiple Authors

The Day I Figured Out That No One Is Perfect Ellie Logan

The Little Notice Kenan Thompson

Teenagers Melissa Mercedes

My Guardian Angel Travis Ebel

Grandpa’s Bees Barbara Allman

The Flying Fish Megan Niedermeyer with Killeen Anderson

Mother Says . . . Martha Bolton

What I’ve Learned So Far Multiple Authors

Afterword

Reading Stories: An Act of Co-Creation James Elwood Conner, Ed.D.

Who Is Jack Canfield?

Who Is Mark Victor Hansen?

Who Is Patty Hansen?

Who Is Irene Dunlap?

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