For Every Little Thing: Poems and Prayers to Celebrate the Day (Hardcover)

For Every Little Thing: Poems and Prayers to Celebrate the Day By June Cotner (Editor), Nancy Tupper Ling (Editor), Helen Cann (Illustrator) Cover Image
By June Cotner (Editor), Nancy Tupper Ling (Editor), Helen Cann (Illustrator)
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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.

About the Author

June Cotner is the author or editor of Hey! It's Your Day (Mango Publishing), Serenity Prayers (Andrews McMeel), and many other books. Her anthologies have sold over one million copies and have been featured in USA Today and other national publications. With Nancy Tupper Ling, June has also edited Family Celebrations: Poems, Toasts, and Traditions for Every Occasion (Andrews McMeel) and Toasts: The Perfect Words to Celebrate Every Occasion (Viva). June lives in Washington. Visit her website at Nancy Tupper Ling is a children's author and poet. Her books include The Story I'll Tell (Lee & Low), The Ying-Yang Sisters and the Dragon Frightful (Putnam), and several anthologies co-edited with June Cotner. Nancy has received the Writer's Digest Grand Prize for her poetry, and she has served as the poetry judge and library liaison for the Massachusetts State Poetry Society. Nancy lives in Massachusetts. Visit her website at Helen Cann is an illustrator, painter, and mapmaker based in England. She has illustrated over twenty books, including How to Make Hand-Drawn Maps (Chronicle), World of Dance (Barefoot), and Manger (Eerdmans). Her work has appeared in exhibitions around the world and has been commissioned as props for film and television. Follow Helen on Instagram @helencannart or visit her website at

Product Details
ISBN: 9780802855190
ISBN-10: 0802855199
Publisher: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 21st, 2021
Pages: 96
Language: English