Join Bella and Harry as they travel to Venice with their family and explore St. Mark's Square and the Rialto Bridge and take a ride in a gondola. Along the way, local cuisine (such as gelato) is presented to the inquisitive listener, and basic Italian phrases are introduced. Then join Bella and Harry as they travel to Cairo with their family and learn about the Valley of the Kings, the Pyramids of Giza, King Tut, and other captivating landmarks.
Luna loved her royal life, she loved her big comfortable stable with its huge cozy straw bed. She loved eating juicy grass in the fields and rolling around in the mud.
The Adventures of Max and Mr. Bow Wow is a children's book geared toward ages 3 through 8. It follows the life of Max and Mr. Bow Wow, dog brothers and their human sister, Milan. The book is an educational book focused on geography and the importance of family and friends. Each book will focus on a specific area both nationally and internationally. Its aim is to open children's imaginations to learn about different cultures, areas in the US and globally.
In a deep, desolate forest, towering pines surround a circus tent. Pass through the tent doors and discover a mystical world. A thick mist hovers, the overture begins, and the stillness is interrupted by circus-performing bears. The bears are controlled by the ringmaster, Monsieur Buggbear, who obtained a magical baton with a secret power. Discard cute and cuddly, these creatures are from another realm.
Follow the adventures of Franky the Frog and his best friend Felix the Fly. Franky is a very happy frog. Do you want to find out why he is so happy? This is an excellent storybook for early readers, listening aloud at home, and as a bedtime story.
Once upon a time lived a group of five little penguins. They loved Christmas more than anything! They all teamed up and decided to share the magic of Christmas with everyone they came in contact with, even Grumpy (the eldest penguin). Join the fun with the Christmas penguins!
Dino was working on a new project up in his room. His mother told him that he should go out and enjoy the day with his little friends. He told his mother that he was working on a project up in his room and he would play later. He ran upstairs to his room in the cave. He worked up there for hours. What was he creating for his new project? Did he ever go back outside and play with his friends? What happens at the end? Listen on and find out for yourself!
A book about the truth of friendship and betrayal.
Learn the ABC's with Princess Mia and her friends.
It's not easy being a cattle dog, but Charlie knows he's the right dog for the job! When Abigail the calf gets stuck in the mud, Charlie springs into action...until he gets stuck, too! Will Charlie find a way to get out of this sticky situation?
'In the high and far off times...' begins Rudyard Kipling’s 'How the Elephant Got His Trunk', and off we are taken by one of the most supreme storytellers into a world where children’s questions are turned neatly on their heads, and questions are provided which, far from stopping the stream of enquiries, only serve to make it gush faster.
A nasty builder with a huge digger is threatening the guinea pigs' woodland! The furry pals must protect it - but how?
Ben the Bernard was only a puppy when his owner, Olivia, brought him home to her big ranch. On her ranch, she had all sorts of dogs and horses. There were big ones, small ones, and boys and girls. Olivia loved all her animals, and she especially loved her new dog, Ben the Bernard. Being only a puppy, he was much smaller than the other dogs, but sure enough he started to grow. However, that didn't stop the other ranchers from telling Olivia that her new dog was too small to work on a ranch.
The Adventures of Fluffy Monkey is a series of children's books. The Adventures of Fluffy Monkey: Fun and Games is fun for all the family, including games to play with your children.
Fuzzy the guinea pig is a great friend to have - he's always cheerful, he cooks like a pro (his specialty is ketchup and dish soap), and he loves to surf the web. His stylish hutch-mate, Coco, is Fuzzy's best friend, though even she can't understand his fascination with computers. When Fuzzy goes missing, though, Coco is forced to get online for answers. On the social site Micespace, she learns that her friend could be in terrible danger, so Coco assembles an extraction team to get him back.
Furry Towers promises the best food and fabulous facilities for guinea pigs - Fuzzy and Coco are so excited! But when they arrive, the friends find themselves in a smelly old hutch with only moldy lettuce to eat. Coco is not impressed! And it soon becomes clear that something terribly sinister is going on at Furry Towers - can the friends save the day again?
Knitbone Pepper is a friendly ghost dog, haunting the crumbling Starcross Hall with a gaggle of other ghostly pets. But when he discovers that the hall is up for sale and his beloved owner, Winnie Pepper, and her madcap parents must leave their home, he smells a rat. Can Knitbone and his ghostly gang of animals help Winnie save Starcross?
Orik likes to run, bark and play like most other dogs. But Orik also is a trained service dog who takes his job very seriously. He helps his person, Christy, accomplish many things that come up during her day. Come along with Orik and Christy as they demonstrate what teamwork is all about, even when Orik gets into mischief. Their story of loyalty, determination and forgiveness will put a smile on your face.
This soothing bedtime story explains how 10 different marine mammals - animals that live in water but breathe air - sleep in the ocean. Water Beds invites children to drift into sleep on gentle waves of imagination. The "For Creative Minds" educational section includes fun facts about marine mammal adaptations and a "Design Your Own Marine Mammal" craft.
Molly & Magnum is a fun and exciting adventure about Molly, a blue and gold macaw, and her best friend, Magnum, a Great Dane. Their owner, Mindy, loves the outdoors and also loves animals. Mindy's family continues to grow with even more animals and birds. Mindy's life goes from being sad and lonely to being full of joy and happiness. Mindy goes on a hiking trip in the mountains and finds more than she expected.
When the steamer Drake is shipwrecked off the Spanish coast, only two passengers survive. One is Alec Ramsay, a young American boy. The other is the Black Stallion, the wildest of all wild creatures. Stranded together on a desert island, boy and stallion develop a deep and wonderful understanding. The Black Stallion is the horse Alec has always dreamed of - beautiful, free-spirited, and astonishingly strong. Alec is determined to tame him and bring him home to New York.
"The Black was awesome"
Young Jody lives with his ma and pa on a farm in backwoods Florida. Life is hard there: cutting wood, planting fields, hauling water from a distant sinkhole. It is dangerous: wolves and bears roam the night. It’s also lonely for a young boy. One spring day, Jody’s pa kills a deer for meat. When Jody sees her spotted fawn in the brush, he convinces his father they should bring the fawn home. Thus begins a year when deer and boy are never far from each other. But the day will come when Jody must make a terrible choice between his beloved pet and his family’s survival.
Pongo and Missis Pongo are a pair of Dalmatians who live with the newly married Mr. and Mrs. Dearly and their two nannies. Mr. Dearly is a "financial wizard" who has been granted life-long tax exemption and lent a house on the Outer Circle in Regent's Park in return for wiping out the government debt. The dogs consider the humans their pets, but allow the humans to think that they are the owners. Missis gives birth to a litter of 15 puppies.
"A lot of fun"
Since its publication in 1952, Charlotte's Web has become one of America's best-loved children's books. For fifty years, this timeless story of the pig named Wilbur and the wise spider named Charlotte who saved him has continued to warm the hearts of readers everywhere. This 1953 Newbery Honor Book comes to life in a delightful unabridged recording, read lovingly by the author himself.
Ivan is an easygoing gorilla. Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, he has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain. He rarely misses his life in the jungle. In fact, he hardly ever thinks about it at all. Instead, Ivan thinks about TV shows he's seen and about his friends Stella, an elderly elephant, and Bob, a stray dog. But mostly Ivan thinks about art and how to capture the taste of a mango or the sound of leaves with color and a well-placed line.
"Very nice story"
Jackson and his family have fallen on hard times. There's no more money for rent, and not much for food, either. His parents, his little sister, and their dog may have to live in their minivan. Again. Crenshaw is a cat. He's large, he's outspoken, and he's imaginary. He has come back into Jackson's life to help him. But is an imaginary friend enough to save this family from losing everything?
"Enjoy the magic while you can!"
Four children have discovered that they have spirit animals - a rare bond between human and animal that has launched them on a quest to save their world. The team heads to the forests of Eura, where another Great Beast is hidden. At first Conor is excited to return to his old home, but when the four young heroes are betrayed by a familiar face, the hunt for the Great Beast becomes a race for their lives. But the real danger may be lying just ahead....
"My son and I love this series :)"
Frog and Toad, those famous pals, are beloved by generations of children. Their every adventure is filled with the magic of true friendship, whether they're telling ghost stories, searching for a lost button, or eating too many cookies. This captivating audio collection features all four of the Frog and Toad books, read with humor and charm by award-winning author Arnold Lobel.
"Wonderful for young kids"
A mouse is taking a stroll through the deep, dark woods when along comes a hungry fox, then an owl, and then a snake. The mouse is good enough to eat, but smart enough to know this - so he invents...the gruffalo! As Mouse explains, the gruffalo is a creature with terrible claws, terrible tusks in its terrible jaws, knobbly knees and turned-out toes, and a poisonous wart at the end of its nose. But Mouse has no worries. After all, there's no such thing as a gruffalo...is there?
"Clever story, fun performance."
From the author of the best-selling Guardians of Ga'Hoole series comes the story of the wolves of Ga'Hoole. This is the inspiring story of an abandoned wolf pup, Faolan, who is determined to survive.
"TWO PAWS UP!"
Hank is in real trouble this time. Loper and Sally May's relatives are coming for Christmas dinner, and Sally May has been working to get the entire ranch in order - including preparing for the Christmas feast. Unfortunately, when she discovers that the turkey she bought has met a terrible end, she pins the blame on Hank! Is he the guilty party, or have more sinister forces been at work to frame him for the crime?
This is how it all began - in 1963, Norman Bridwell published his very first Clifford book, and kids have loved Clifford ever since. He's an adorable dog whose well-meaning bumblings have great kid appeal. Clifford is Emily Elizabeth's, and everyone's, favorite big red dog!
When Babe, the little orphaned piglet, is won at a fair by Farmer Hogget, he is adopted by Fly, the kind-hearted sheep-dog. Babe is determined to learn everything he can from Fly. He knows he can't be a sheep-dog. But maybe, just maybe, he might be a sheep-pig.
"I loved it"
Here is a timeless tale of waterside Britain that has been loved by generations of children and acclaimed as a classic. The story of Mole, Ratty, Badger, and Toad, and their escapades, whether messing about on the river or poop-pooping in Toad's shiny new car, cannot fail to enchant.
"We were all Toad, once."
It's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it. Guts, glory, danger, and sacrifice are all in a day's work for Hank the Cowdog, Head of Ranch Security. While investigating a murder on the ranch, Hank finds himself the number-one suspect.
"Hank the skunk dog lol"
Ralph is not like the other mice at the Mountain View Inn. He is always looking for adventure. It is Ralph's lucky day when a young guest named Keith arrives with a shiny miniature motorcycle. Right away, Ralph knows that the motorcycle is special - and made to be ridden by an adventurous mouse. And once a mouse can ride a motorcycle...almost anything can happen!
"Sensitive five year old loves it!"
This is the story of Despereaux Tilling, a mouse in love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea. It is also the story of a rat called Roscuro, who lives in darkness but covets a world filled with light. And it is the story of Miggery Sow, a slow-witted serving girl with a simple, impossible wish. These characters are about to embark on a journey that will lead them down into a horrible dungeon, up into a glittering castle, and ultimately, into each other's lives.
A hungry little caterpillar eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep.
"My kids liked it"
A little rabbit is lulled to sleep surrounded by all that he knows and loves best in the great green room of his house.
"A good bedtime story for the very young"
Four children separated by vast distances all undergo the same ritual, watched by cloaked strangers. Four flashes of light erupt, and from them emerge the unmistakable shapes of incredible beasts - a wolf, a leopard, a panda, a falcon. Suddenly the paths of these children - and the world - have been changed forever.
These classic fables use simple allegories to convey universal truths. Though it is unkown if Aesop ever actually existed, dating back to the sixth century, BC, these fables are known in cultures throughout the world and have been translated into many languages.
It's not fair! All Little Owl wants is to go to bed at a reasonable hour, like his friends do. But no . . . Mama and Papa say little owls have to stay up late and play. So Little Owl spends all night jumping on his bed, playing on the jungle gym, and doing tricks on his skateboard - but he's hooting mad about it ! Children who have a hard time going to bed will love this fun twist on the universal dilemma.
"Fun Story for Any Little Bedtime Owl"
A collection of true stories about the amazing lives of eight shelter dogs. Many of these dogs were unwanted because of their size, behavior, or medical condition. All of the dogs found owners who loved and cared for them.
"Fun book of stories about rescue pets"
A new Pete the Cat mystery in paperback for the first time! Alex and his friends witness a pig falling from a speeding red truck. Working with the police and an animal rescue group, the kids get permission to keep the pig. But after a local TV station runs a story about the rescue, the angry truck driver shows up at Alex's house, determined to take the pig to slaughter. Who is this man? What is he hiding? Pete uses his skills to solve the mystery but, as usual, his humans don't understand. When the dangerous situation turns deadly, can Pete save himself?
When the cupboard is bare at the Flopsy Bunnies' burrow, the family all have to go in search of food. They soon find some old lettuces on Mr. McGregor's rubbish heap, but who can imagine the horrors that await them as they enjoy a nap after lunch! Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny are two of Beatrix Potter's most popular characters, and they are brought together in this exciting tale of danger and friendship.
Though his life begins "in a commonplace way," Christopher Mouse is not the least bit common. Born in an ordinary wire cage, he endures various young owners who range from bad to worse before narrowly escaping death by taxidermy. His adventures continue in the Metropolitan Museum of Art as he encounters a large cat in the Egyptian room. Throughout his journeys, Christopher proves an adventurer of the most intrepid sort - and a budding poet as well.
It's frogs versus scorpions in this new series by professional football player, Trevor Pryce. For years, the frogs of the Amphibilands have lived in safety, protected by an elite group of poisonous frogs named the Kulipari and by the dreamcasting spell of the turtle king that cloaks their lands in mystery. Now, the spell is threatened by the Spider Queen, a talented spellcaster, and Lord Marmoo, leader of the scorpions. With the Kulipari off training in secret, the Amphibilands have never been so vulnerable.
Maggie's still getting used to middle school. One of her teachers is, too. Mr. Carlson, her new science teacher, is blind, and is working with a guide dog for the first time. Scout is a love of a German shepherd and really wants to do his job, but Maggie can tell that Mr. Carlson's still having a hard time. Maybe she can help....
Sunita loves her cat, Mittens, just as much as she loves volunteering at Dr. Mac's veterinary clinic. But when Mittens eats some yarn from her Halloween costume and becomes ill, Sunita wonders if she is cut out to work for a vet after all. She tries her hand at working in a research lab but discovers that animals are used for testing. Can Sunita find a way to work with animals without harming them?
When 10-year-old Megan helps her uncle invent the Thumbtop, the world's smallest computer, mice are overjoyed, and they want one for every mouse hole. The Big Cheese, leader of the Mouse Nation, has orders: Follow that girl - even if it means high-tailing it to Megan's new home on the other side of the country. While Megan struggles as the new girl, the mice wait for their chance.
On a night of riding stars, a tiny squirrel is found abandoned and close to death on a distant beach. Adopted and raised by a kindly squirrel, Urchin has no idea of his powerful destiny or of the way he will influence the island of Mistmantle. The rule of the good King Brushen and Queen Spindle is threatened by an evil plot from within the court. When their young son is found murdered, the isle is thrown into turmoil. Behind the scenes, the wicked Lord Husk and Lady Aspen are determined to take control.
A mother cat and her kittens, shot with a pellet gun. A poacher illegally stalking a bear. Peg Kehret tells these true stories and more as she invites readers into her life on a small wildlife sanctuary. Vividly showing the joys of animal rescue while providing facts about the animals and birds she encounters, Kehret also shares the tragedy of her husband's sudden death, and the pain of losing Pete, the shelter cat who co-authored three of her books.
It's The Borrowers meets The Wind in the Willows. Enter the world of Tumtum and Nutmeg for a wonderfully enchanting story full of warmth and humour. Tumtum and Nutmeg are enjoying a quiet life in Nutmouse Hall, when General Marchmouse comes to stay. The General has a new pogo stick and is looking for adventure. Recklessly, he bounces out of Nutmouse Hall and into Rose Cottage - the home of the Mildews. He takes Lucy's doll's house under siege with the help of some toy soldiers and takes a ride on Arthur's train set.
Life is good for the four humans in Cleveland who know that mice have evolved into possibly the smartest species on Earth. Eleven-year-old Megan and her cousin Joey have great summer jobs at the mouse-powered factory that makes Thumbtops - the tiny computers mice use to spread the word about climate change. But suddenly, the Big Cheese, leader of the Mouse Nation, needs their help. There's trouble at his Headquarters in California.
Christmas is coming, and Marshall, a black and yellow king snake who likes big words and live rats, and Irving, a twelve year old part German shorthaired pointer, are still accidental residents at Critters, an animal shelter in the Hamptons. Even word of Placido's umpteenth adoption doesn't cheer them up. The large, one-eyed Siamese usually "goes out" for only twenty-four hours before his new owners decide he should "come back." Still, this time might be different.
Yum-Yum is an adorable shih tzu and one of Zoe's favorite clients. When Zoe and Yum-Yum visit a ward of cancer patients, she is amazed by how much joy the tiny dog can spread in an instant. But then Yum-Yum is diagnosed with cancer himself. How can Zoe help the little dog pull through?
There's a flock of parrots in Zoes backyard! No one knows where they came from, but they arent as big a surprise as the sight of Zoes mother, who has just arrived from California. She wants Zoe to move back home with her something Zoe has been waiting to hear for months. But why does leaving Ambler and Dr. Macs place seem so much harder than she expected?
Jules and Josh are so excited when their parents hire ponies to attract customers to their sidewalk sale. But the Vet Volunteers notice that the ponies don't seem to be very healthy, and after an examination, they learn that the handler, Gus, has been mistreating them. Can the Vet Volunteers help the ponies get well and find a better life for them?
Maggie MacKenzie is great with dogs, but her homework is out of control. Dr. Mac, her veterinarian grandmother, puts her on a short leash until her grades improve. Four new volunteers show up to help Gran in the clinic, but none of themknows a boxer from a pug. When the clinic is flooded with sick and dying puppies, Maggie has to find a way to help, no matter what Gran says. Maggie is sure it can't be a conicidence - somebody must be running a puppy mill. If she doesn't find it soon, more puppies will die!
Dr. Mac has brought Brenna, Maggie, and Zoe to Florida to visit her friend Gretchen, a marine biologist who runs a manatee rescue center that's in desperate need of money. Brenna's immediately drawn to the endangered, gentle giants, and wants to do whatever she can to help them - and the center. But is she causing trouble where she wants to help?
"Great story and reading style"