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Contents Story Time Rhyme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Name Game . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 For Keeps! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Rescue Poochie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 The Helpers Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Safe from the Storm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Cool Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Dandy Candy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Pretty Pony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Sam’s Bully . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Thanks from the Heart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 An Answer in Time! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Up a Tree! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

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I’m With You! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 Tied Up in Knots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 In a Pickle! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Follow the Leader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Sophie the Samaritan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Everyone’s Invited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81 The Giving Flower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Polly-Oops! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Love Is Alive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Spread the Good News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 A Different Answer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 A New Everything . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Scripture Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

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Story Time Rhyme (to the tune of “The Mulberry Bush”)

Let’s join the kids in the neighborhood and learn why God is great and good. We’ll meet new friends and share our love, and learn of God above!

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Hi! It’s me, Night-Light, your firefly friend! I can’t wait to learn about God with my friends. What fun! And if you look closely, you’ll see me in one of the pictures of every story you read. Let’s start reading together now!

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Name Game God said, “I have called you by name.” Isaiah 43:1

Mia Chang had a new kitten. It had long black fur. It had big yellow eyes. And it had the fluffiest tail Mia had ever seen! But the kitten didn’t have a name. “Why don’t you call him ‘Fluffy’?” said Sophie Springly. But Max Popple didn’t like that. “Aww, that’s a sissy name!” said Max. “How about calling him ‘Max’?” Mia laughed. “One Max is enough around here! I want a name that’s just right.” Just then, Jimmy Lopez rode up on his pony, Schnickelfritz. “Now there’s a funny name!” laughed Max. But Jimmy said, “Hey! ‘Schnickelfritz’ is a way to say ‘little friend’ in German. My grandpa told me that!” Sophie sighed. “It’s hard thinking up names. Do you think anyone knows all the names in the world?” “God does,” said Max. “God knows everyone’s name because God made us. God even knows the name of your kitten before you do, Mia!”

What animals do you see?

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