Before John Glenn orbited the Earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used pencils, slide rules, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets and astronauts into space. This audiobook brings to life the stories of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden.
"Historically necessary read"
James Herriot's Treasury for Children collects all of the beloved veterinarian's delightful tales for young listeners. From the springtime frolic of "Oscar, Cat-About-Town" to the yuletide warmth of "The Christmas Day Kitten", these stories are perennial favorites, and this new complete edition will make a wonderful gift for all listeners, great and small.
When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. The family was starving, and they could hardly find money for food, let alone school fees. Forced to drop out, William began to explore the science books in his village library. There, he came up with an idea that would change his family's life forever: he could build a windmill.
"Best book I've read in awhile."
For 25 years, middle-grade readers have been moved by this telling of Sadako Sasaki's spirited battle with leukemia. She was two-years-old when the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima at the end of World War II, and dizzy spells began when she was 12. She faced the disease with an irrepressible spirit and focused her energy (and that of everyone who knew her) on folding 1000 paper cranes, which Japanese legend held would prompt the gods to make her well again.
Harry Potter has been heralded as one of the most popular book series of all time and the philosophical nature of Harry, Hermione, and Ron's quest to rid the world of its ultimate evil is one of the many things that make this series special. The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy covers all seven titles in J.K. Rowling's groundbreaking series and takes fans back to Godric's Hollow to discuss life after death, to consider what moral reasoning drove Harry to choose death, and to debate whether Sirius Black is a man or a dog.
"Not what I expected."
Colton Burpo came back from his trip to heaven with a very important message: Jesus really, really loves children. In an effort to reach even more families with this eternally significant story, this runaway best seller is now told from Colton - kid to kids! Children will receive the same comfort and assurance that so many adults have received from the book.
This book, designed for kids ages 6-10, features true, character-building stories for kids to enjoy alone or with their parents. Being a kid can be trying and confusing - a newfound exposure to the real world, confusion as to what's right and wrong, learning about friendships and making important choices for the first time. Chicken Soup for the Kid's Soul 2 is a special book designed just for kids on the verge of becoming preteens.
"Six Stars if I Could Have Rated it this High"
In this book you will find tons of awesome jokes and stories that will certainly keep your children laughing throughout the entire book! You may even find that these jokes make you laugh, too! While they are jokes for kids, it doesn't mean the whole family won't find the humor in these!
"Made me cool"
These stunning meditations vary from 4 to 10 minutes each in length and can be used separately or run together. Tracks include: Jellyfish Relaxation; An Underwater Dolphin Ride; The Magic Rainbow; Butterfly Relaxation; Enchanted Garden, and a Hot Air Balloon Trip. Beautiful calm journeys to help children with confidence, self esteem, and creativity.
"Great Meditations, Audiobook Format Distracting"
The new National Geographic Treasury of Egyptian Mythology is a stunning tableau of Egyptian myths, including those of pharaohs, queens, the boisterous Sun God Ra, and legendary creatures like the Sphinx. The lyrical storytelling of award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli dramatizes the timeless tales of ancient Egypt in the year when Angelina Jolie will make Cleopatra a multimedia star.
This audio is designed to help children relax and will enhance feelings of happiness and contentment. It can be used at home with your children or as a teaching resource.
"Wonderful for children"
Captivating bedtime meditations to bring peace, joy, and calm to the end of the day. There are three segments in this audio, each approximately 18 minutes in length. Choose from: By the Sea, An Adventure in Space, and Snowflake. May be used any time for general relaxation as well as bedtime.
"Love The Meditations, Audible Format Only OK"
As a child his passions were comics and cars, but George Lucas grew up to be one of the most successful filmmakers of all time. He is a producer, a screenwriter, a director, and an entrepreneur whose company, Lucasfilms, pioneered the movie effects that changed the world of animation. He founded Industrial Light and Magic, which transformed special sound and visual effects throughout the Hollywood film industry.
"Big hit with my son; wonderful series"
Drawing from the rich store of Civil War reminiscences handed down in her family, acclaimed author Patricia Polacco tells the true story of a remarkable wartime friendship between a young white Union soldier, Say Curtis, and a young black Union soldier, Pinkus Aylee. They are captured by Confederate soldiers and sent to Andersonville Prison.
"Another Polacco Classic"
Sing and play with a special toddler today! Everyone will have great fun with this new collection of 60 songs selected especially for your children!
These dramatized stories illustrate the power of God's protection, the compassion of people for one another, and courage to face difficult circumstances.
"Great character building stories."
Over 1.5 million sold! Now, all four classic joke books in one collection. Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids, More Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids, Knock-Knock Jokes for Kids, and Laugh-Out-Loud Animal Jokes for Kids all in one set.
This is the story of how your life shapes your brain and how your brain shapes your life. Locked in the silence and darkness of your skull, the brain fashions the rich narratives of your reality and your identity. Join renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman for a journey into the questions at the heart of our existence. What is reality? Who are 'you'? How do you make decisions? Why does your brain need other people? How is technology poised to change what it means to be human?
From Jago and Sally Lloyd-Jones, the creators of the best-selling Jesus Storybook Bible, comes this gorgeous and innovative collection of 101 simple-yet- profound thoughts on faith. Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing shares profound spiritual truths from the Bible told in a conversational tone - drawing insights from creation, history, science, the writings of great thinkers and preachers and writers, and more - to turn the reader’s eyes toward the God who loves them.
"Best theology I've ever heard in a short book"
Dramatized audio stories for children of all ages. Through the stories in this audio children will learn lessons about honesty, discipline, obedience, making friends and many other noble characteristics.
"Very good stories."
Parents, are you looking for fun and educational children's songs? With Kids vs. Life, you get 15 songs in one compilation! That's 15 playtime songs - including the must-have classics and songs that teach phonics - to keep your child entertained and learning! This collection is perfect for ages 2 to 12.
This book was created to help young children fall asleep. Play this book to help the children or child fall asleep. It is a great companion to the print or ebook versions. By the time you get to the end, the children or child will become tired and sleepy. I hope you and your children or child enjoy the book as much as I did writing it and putting it together.
There are so many ways that we can practice loving ourselves. Each day, there are little things that we can do to remind ourselves just how great we really are. From morning to night, follow along in this book and practice ways to love yourself. Learn tools to deal with people who make you feel bad. Face uncomfortable situations. Understand mindfulness and why it helps you manage your feelings. Discover a you that is totally fantastic! Totally mindful!
"Great Narrator, Great Lessons"
Compound words formulated for kids. Compounded words help kids understand their spelling and in some cases to a larger extent the meaning of these words. It also helps them formulate compound words to fit any intended concept and meaning in any sentence construction. It is valuable and useful.
Learn the alphabet: the perfect book beginner readers. It is a responsibility as a parent to ensure that learning is fun for your child! In this book, I will cover the 26 letters of the alphabet. It is important to invest in your child's learning and mental health. Learning the alphabet can be difficult for some children. We are here to make learning fun and practical for the crucial and influential ages of young children. Help your child learn today by downloading your copy today!
Do you have trouble getting your child to listen to a book? Does your son or daughter hate to listen to books because the book is too long? Well, this book is for your child! It's filled with fun riddles and games that will entertain and educate them.
What Am I? is a fun filled educational activity that is meant to spur conversation and enlightenment. Teachers can use this book for lesson planning and in their classes for those last minute schedule changes that happen too! Very easy and enjoyable book for any student, even those who have problems. It is both educational and stimulating! This book consists of simple questions and answers all dealing with Halloween. It is intended for fun, learning and enjoyment. Also, it can be used as a teaching guide to help children.
You've just stumbled upon the magic way to learn your times tables - with The Pirate, the Parrot and the Genie! Narrated by the brilliant Stephen Fry, and featuring Chris Emmett and Mark Angus, this vocal performance will have your child effortlessly learning their times tables and laughing their heads off at the same time.
Has your brother or sister ever teased you? The answer to that question is almost guaranteed to be "Yes". Anyone with a brother or sister knows that it's not always easy and has been pestered by their sibling at one time or another. Whether your sibling pesters you daily or every now and then, this is the book for you!
Learn the alphabet the fun way - with wonderful stories and songs narrated by the brilliant Dame Judi Dench. Judi Dench is an English actress and author who made her professional debut in 1957 with the Old Vic Company. Since then she has performed in numerous Shakespeare plays and has branched into TV and film, including roles in A Room with a View, James Bond, Mrs Brown, Chocolat, Iris, and many more....
Learn to count the fun way - with wonderful stories and songs narrated by the brilliant Dame Judi Dench. Judi Dench is an English actress and author who made her professional debut in '57 with the Old Vic Company. Since then she has performed in numerous Shakespeare plays and has branched into TV and film, including roles in A Room with a View, James Bond, Mrs Brown, Chocolat, Iris, and many more....
The first two thrilling adventures in the brand-new collectible series for children, from survival expert and Chief Scout Bear Grylls. Each audiobook follows a different child on an outdoor activity camp. This volume features two exciting adventures. Blizzard Challenge: Can his adventure with Bear Grylls change Olly's mind about teamwork and perseverance? Desert Challenge: Sophie loves activity camp...but is terrified of insects. Will Sophie overcome her fear of insects back in the real world?
Do you know the answer? No, it's not carpet and cornflake sandwiches. Well, whether you know the answer or not, you'll love The Great Big Fun Quiz. Not only will it make you laugh, you'll learn a thing or two along the way.... Voiced by the fantastic Nicholas Parsons, an English radio and televisions presenter and actor, described as "the ultimate quiz show host" thanks to his "geniality, clarity of diction and the speed with which he rattled through questions".
Delight in this wonderful collection of animal songs and stories, narrated by the brilliant Bill Oddie. Children of all ages can listen and learn about the lives of various creatures, from the Three Little Ducks to the Little Rabbit on a Hill, and if you venture deeper into the woods you just might come across a fox in his den....
In this book you will find tons of awesome jokes that will certainly keep your children laughing throughout the entire book! You may even find that these jokes make you laugh, too! While they are jokes for kids, it doesn't mean the whole family won't find the humor in these!
Beautiful We teaches children about various childhood disabilities, from the aspect of a child. By opening up a real discussion about disabilities, we are removing the fear of something a young child does not understand and replacing it with knowledge and compassion. It allows children to understand that we are all different, and that children with disabilities are just children like them.
In Beastly Brains, Nancy Castaldo delves into the minds of animals and explores animal empathy, communication, tool use, and social societies through interviews and historical anecdotes. Researchers from Charles Darwin to Jane Goodall have spent years analyzing the minds of animals, and today's science is revolutionizing old theories and uncovering surprising similarities to our own minds. Humans are not alone in our ability to think.
Do you have trouble getting your child to read? Does your son or daughter hate to read because the book is too long? This book consists of simple questions and answers all dealing with Valentine's Day. It is intended for fun, learning, and enjoyment. Also, it could be used as a teaching guide to help children who are just learning how to formulate sentences, words, and phrases as well as understanding more about this special holiday.
Meet the Wizard of Menlo Park, and see how he grew from a lonely, inquisitive boy who carried out experiments in his basement to the smart, enterprising, and imaginative inventor who gave us the stock-market ticker, helped develop the phonograph and cinema, and even came up with the first storage battery and electric car.
The Supreme Court is the most powerful branch of the government because it determines the constitutionality of laws. Its decisions have major consequences on the political, social, and judicial landscape of the nation. This audiobook clearly explains how the federal and state judiciary systems function and how the appeals process works in determining which cases do end up being decided by the Court.
When Cold War tension was at its height, Joseph ("call me Joe") McCarthy conducted an anti-Communist crusade endorsed by millions of Americans, despite his unfair and unconstitutional methods.
"Very Poor Reading"
The oceans cover 72 percent of the earth's surface, or 141,600,000 square miles. Ocean life comes in an enormous variety of sizes and shapes - from microscopic plankton to huge whales. This audiobook explores the oceans of the world and describes the types of plants and animals that can be found in them.
On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to move to the back of the bus and give up her seat to a white man. This refusal to give up her dignity sparked the Montgomery bus boycott, a yearlong struggle, and a major victory in the civil rights movement.
"i loved it"
Dinosaurs were animals that lived millions of years ago. Some dinosaurs looked a lot like the reptiles that live today, such as lizards, crocodiles, and snakes. Many different kinds of dinosaurs lived for about 150 million years all over Earth. Then they died. Scientists are investigating how and why.
How did the colonists of Jamestown and Maryland live and die? Forensic anthropology provides an incredible array of answers. Scientists can look into a grave and determine the skeleton's gender, age at time of death, nationality, and sometimes even economic standing within minutes. Laboratory studies can provide cause of death information.
"FASCINATING, BUT WAY TOO SHORT!"
Financial literacy can start at an early age, leading to a lifetime of benefits. Here's a children's book on the all-important topic of how to make money.
Electricity, one of the most common forms of energy, also a basic part of nature. This audiobook introduces electricity, discussing its static and current forms; the uses of batteries, generators, and power stations; and the importance of safety precautions.
Polar bears... grizzly bears... Caribou.... moose... snowshoe hares... bald eageles. There is a wonderful variety of wild animals that live in Alaska. This audiobook Introduces the animals that live and thrive in Alaska's harsh environment.
It's never too early to set good nutrition habits. This audiobook covers the five food groups - grains, fruits and vegetables, proteins, dairy - and also explains how to be a healthy eater.
Describes the events leading up to the Declaration of Independence as well as the personalities and politics behind its framing.
"Perfect for Our Study on This Time Period!"
In The Cruise of the Arctic Star, Scott O'Dell takes a voyage up the length of the California coast in his cedar-hulled offshore cruiser named Arctic Star. With his wife, Elizabeth, along as skilled navigator and cook; a friend, Del, as cohort and deckhand; and an unpredictable hired hand named Rodney Lambert, the crew journeys up the coast and experiences first hand the delights and drama of life at sea along this beautiful shoreline.
"Nice Idea, but lacking cohesion and detail"
The president and his cabinet are responsible for enforcing the laws of the nation, making foreign policy, and working with Congress in creating legislation. Through this title, young readers will understand the scope of the president's power and duties as the real and symbolic face of the nation.
There are 8,240 species of reptiles (turtles, snakes, crocodiles, and lizards) that inhabit every continent on Earth, except for Antarctica. And there are more than 6,000 species of amphibians (frogs, toads, salamanders, and newts). This audiobook describes the basic attributes of reptiles and amphibians and provides examples of various species.
Congress is the lawmaking body of the federal government, but does anybody really know how it functions? This audiobook enables kids to understand the roles of the House of Representatives and the Senate and how they work together. The book traces Congress's storied past and present and is a perfect high/low book to interest students in American government.
Every wonder how a vehicle weighing several tons can soar through the sky? This audiobook explains briefly why airplanes are able to fly and notes certain historical milestones in the field of aeronautics.
Crazy Horse was a respected war leader of the Oglala Lakota, who fought against the U.S. federal government in an effort to preserve the traditions and values of the Lakota way of life and participated in the Battle of the Little Bighorn in June 1876. He later died in a scuffle against soldiers when captured.
"Me and my 9 year old son, loved this story! "