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St. Ia Rides a Leaf 

"Today, I sail to England to share God's word!" Ia sings. But Ia's friends think she's too young to be a missionary. How can Ia reach her goal? God's answer will surprise everyone.

Written by Melinda Johnson

Illustrated by Kristina Tartara

St. Vladimir's Seminary Press

Board book

2020

Spiros the Soup-Eating Dinosaur

Spiros the village dinosaur feels awful--sneezing and coughing so loud he shakes the lemons off the lemon trees, and the villagers out of their beds. Even so loud that he shakes the onions under the ground! Thank goodness little Popi remembers a song with a recipe for the age-old remedy: Spiros's favorite soup! Step--by--step, she and the village nurse rush to make it, hoping the cure will stop his blasting dinosaur coughs and sneezes before the village's precious onions are launched out of the ground into the air and ruined! Then what would they have to sell at the market to earn a living?

Written by Mary E. Ciesa

Illustrated by Kristina Tartara

2021

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The Pattern Pals: Birthday Beeps & Boops

Zoe the Parrot and Clara the Chameleon are best friends. Zoe is planning a surprise birthday party for someone special. But Clara becomes sad because her birthday is coming up. Did Zoe forget her birthday? Join these pals as they make patterns as they decorate. 

Written by The Purdue University Science and Stories Collaborative

Illustrated by Kristina Tartara

 

Purdue University Press

Age Range: Preschool

2020

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The Pattern Pals: Sleepover Similarities

In the second book of The Pattern Pals series, Zoe the Parrot goes to Clara the Chameleon’s house for her first sleepover. They’re both excited for this new adventure, but Zoe misses her own home. Fortunately, through the power of patterns and imagination, Clara reveals how similar their houses really are! 

Written by The Purdue University Science and Stories Collaborative

Illustrated by Kristina Tartara

 

Purdue University Press

Age Range: Preschool

2020

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The Pattern Pals: Levels in the Library 

In the third book of The Pattern Pals series, Clara the Chameleon and her best friend, Zoe the Parrot, go to the library. Clara shows Zoe all the different things they can do together, but Zoe is having a hard time being quiet! Through a series of bumps and tumbles with books and blocks, Clara and Zoe explore the shelves and build growing patterns. 

Written by The Purdue University Science and Stories Collaborative

Illustrated by Kristina Tartara

 

Purdue University Press

Age Range: Preschool

2020

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The Adventures of Sip & Tip

Sip the straw and Tip the water bottle hope to fulfill the dream of all plastics: to be recycled into something else. When a young girl and her mother purchase them from a local coffee shop, they are excited to find out what their futures hold. A trip to the beach becomes a wild adventure as Sip and Tip wonder if they’ll ever find their way to the recycling center. Join two lovable characters on their journey and learn how YOU can become part of the action, too!

Written by Airica Savage Clapper

Illustrated by Kristina Tartara

Little Waves Organization

2020

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What Can I Do at Divine Liturgy?

Do you wish that your child would follow along and participate more during the Divine Liturgy? This book teaches children how they can be active participants of the Faith.

With beautiful photographs of children demonstrating what they can do at church, it is sure to be a favorite with the little one in your life!

Written & Illustrated by Kristina Tartara

 

Philotheia Art & Design

Board book

Buy on: Etsy  

2016

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What Do You See at Liturgy?

What Do You See at Liturgy?” is a board book that will help children begin to understand their faith at an early age. It brings the faith to the child’s level with up-close photographs of things they will see while at church. With rhyming and predictable text, it will help a child learn church vocabulary and communicate what he or she sees.

Written & Illustrated by Kristina Tartara

 

Philotheia Art & Design

Board book

Buy on: Etsy   Ancient Faith

2014