Pen Name: None Connection to Illinois: Swarner lives in Chicago. Biography: Kristina Swarner is an artist, illustrator and author. She created her first illustrated story, “Alice,” at the age of five and has been drawing ever since. Often described as magical and dreamlike, her work draws much of its imagery and inspiration from dreams and from childhood memories of exploring old houses, woods, and gardens. Since graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design, Swarner has illustrated books, greeting cards, magazines, wine labels, CD covers, and theater posters. Her work has been exhibited nationally and has won numerous awards.
+Swarner Kristina Swarner on WorldCat : http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Kristina
+Swarner Kristina Swarner on WorldCat: http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Kristina
|Before you were born /
ISBN: 1596430281 OCLC: 53846934 Roaring Brook Press, Brookfield, Conn. : 2005. Retells a folktale in which Lailah, a guardian angel, places the indentation that everyone has on the upper lip just before a baby is born.
|Enchanted lions /
ISBN: 0525479384 OCLC: 246198125 Dutton Children's Books, New York : ©2009. One evening, Rose climbs on the back of an enchanted lion who takes her on a tour of outer space, where they race with Monoceros the unicorn, pass by Pegasus and Pisces, and are rescued from a black hole by Cetus the whale.
ISBN: 9781596432802 OCLC: 474866811 Roaring Brook Press, New York : 2010. A grandfather introduces his grandson to the Jewish tradition of tikkun olam, a centuries-old concept which proposes that everyone must do their part in order to improve the world.
|Good people everywhere
ISBN: 9780979928987 OCLC: 793166223 A story to help children become mindful of caring people in their world, to ease their fears and to develop their sense of gratitude. Includes two activity pages to encourage children to find the good people in their lives.
|Little Banty Chicken and the big dream
ISBN: 9780996021937 OCLC: 919173045 An enchanting tale of one little chicken who has the courage to make her dream come true with the support of the wise moon and her barnyard friends ... Activity sheets inspire children to identify and share their dreams, work together to help others, and celebrate life.--Provided by publisher.
|Little Banty Chicken and the big dream /
ISBN: 0996021914 OCLC: 919173485 "An enchanting tale of one little chicken who has the courage to make her dream come true with the support of the wise moon and her barnyard friends ... Activity sheets inspire children to identify and share their dreams, work together to help others, and celebrate life."--Provided by publisher.
|Make Believe Journal
ISBN: 9781602376663 OCLC: 946905071 Amber Lotus 2012.
|May all children
ISBN: 9780985571979 OCLC: 876200235 Join us in our wish for the world: May All Children--And all people everywhere-- live in peace. sweet peace--Back cover.
|May all children /
ISBN: 0985571969 OCLC: 871456686 "Join us in our wish for the world: "May All Children"--And all people everywhere-- live in peace. sweet peace"--Back cover.
|Modeh ani :
ISBN: 9780939144631 OCLC: 580120302 EKS Pub. CO., Oakland, Calif. : c2010.
|Morvena the mermaid
ISBN: 9781742811413 OCLC: 907557239 Hinkler Education, Heatherton, Vic. : 2012.
|Morvena the mermaid /
ISBN: 1620654342 OCLC: 867653142 Capstone Classroom, North Mankato, MN : 2013 This title has paired text with "Ocean craft."
|Poems about festivals /
ISBN: 0750291869 OCLC: 990339331 This anthology of poems, compiled by Brian Moses, contains a mix of light-hearted poems and more serious ones, poems that rhyme and those that don't. There are plenty of good 'read alouds', choruses, and the sort of poems that children can use as models for their own writing. Poetry is a key feature of the new National Curriculum and these fantastic poems are perfectly suited for this. Beautiful illustrations bring each poem vividly to life. Poems include: Let's Celebrate by Sue Hardy-Dawson; The Chinese Dragon by Catherine Benson; Pancake Day by Debra Bertulis; Holi, Festival of Colour; Mother's Day by Eric Finney; Children's Day by Penny Keint; Eid-ul-Fitr by Penny Kent; It's Diwali Tonight by John Foster; Harvest Thanks by Jan Dean; A Hallowe'en Pumpkin by Dorothy Aldis; Fireworks by Judith Nicholls; Eight Candles Burning by Celia Warren; Long, Long Ago; Christmas Eve by Brian Moses; Happy New Year by Brenda Williams. For more poetry titles compiled by Brian Moses, look out for Poems About the Seaside, Poems About Seasons and Poems About Animals.
|The bedtime Sh'ma :
ISBN: 9780939144556 OCLC: 136783306 EKS Pub., Oakland, Calif. : ©2007. This besutiful adaptation of the Kriat Sh'ma al haMitah, the Bedtime Sh'ma, invokes traditional nighttime blessings of peace and protection and recalls the wonder of our waking hours.
|The Jewish dream book :
ISBN: 1580231322 OCLC: 51900530 Jewish Lights Publishing, Woodstock, Vt. : ©2003. Contains a guide for dream interpretation based on Jewish texts, and includes Jewish bedtime rituals, reasons and instructions for keeping a dream journal and asking dream questions, blessings, and anecdotes.
|The mitten string
ISBN: 9780385371186 OCLC: 845349815 Ruthie Tober's family is known for the beautiful, warm mittens they knit so when she and her mother meet a deaf woman and her baby and give them shelter, Ruthie decides to design very special mittens for them.
|The nutcracker :
ISBN: 9781452106694 OCLC: 772525992 Handprint Books, San Francisco, Calif. : ©2012. In this traditional retelling of the favorite ballet, Marie receives a wooden nutcracker for Christmas which comes alive in the night and whisks her away to a magical kingdom.
|The Usborne book of poetry
ISBN: 9781409507765 OCLC: 294997850 Usborne, London : 2007. This is a beautiful treasury of poetry for older children, featuring a selection of work from classic and modern poets including Shakespeare, Byron, Ted Hughes and Wendy Cope, alongside all new original poetry by Sam Taplin. The poems cover many different themes and moods and are chosen to show children how inspiring, powerful and magical poems can be. 8 yrs+
|The Usborne book of poetry /
ISBN: 1409507769 OCLC: 428777337 Usborne, London : 2009. This is a beautiful treasury of poetry for older children, featuring a selection of work from classic and modern poets including Shakespeare, Byron, Ted Hughes and Wendy Cope, alongside all new original poetry by Sam Taplin. The poems cover many different themes and moods, and are chosen to show children how inspiring, powerful and magical poems can be.
|The Usborne book of poetry for children
ISBN: 9780746084151 OCLC: 155683235 Usborne, London : 2007.
|Yiddish wisdom =
ISBN: 0811812022 OCLC: 33132502 Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA : ©1996. All the color, vibrancy, and humor of Yiddish is captured in this timeless treasury of over 100 folk sayings in both English and Yiddish.
|Yiddish wisdom for marriage /
ISBN: 0811832813 OCLC: 47074844 Chronicle Books, San Francisco : ©2002.
|Yiddish wisdom for parents =
ISBN: 0811831019 OCLC: 45172941 Chronicle Books, San Francisco : ©2001.
|Zayde comes to live /
ISBN: 1561456314 OCLC: 742305896 Peachtree Publishers, Atlanta : ©2012. When Rachel's beloved grandfather, Zayde, comes to spend his last days with her family, she worries what will happen when he dies, especially after friends tell her the Christian and Muslim beliefs about the afterlife.