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.
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"
How did Jon Scieszka get so funny, anyway? Growing up as one of six brothers was a good start, but that was just the beginning. Throw in Catholic school, lots of comic books, lazy summers at the lake with time to kill, babysitting misadventures, TV shows, jokes told at family dinner, and the result is Knucklehead. Part memoir, part scrapbook, this hilarious trip down memory lane provides a unique glimpse into the formation of a creative mind and a free spirit.
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"
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."
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."
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.
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.
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.
In this tender, beautiful letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to 13 groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped our nation. From the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the courage of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Washington, President Obama sees the traits of these heroes within his own children, and within all of America's children.
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"
This book contains 51 classic riddles waiting to bamboozle you and your friends! Test yourself, your family, and friends with these 51 brilliant riddles designed to bamboozle and fool even the keenest mind. Hours of fun can be had trying to work these out.
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"
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!
The Toddler's Bible contains 101 "bite-size" Bible stories your toddler will love! Designed to engage your child's interest in the people and events of Scripture. Spoken in simple language your toddler will understand. Now updated with bright, colorful narration to capture your child's imagination. Includes Bible lesson and character value indexes to help parents select stories easily.
The Purpose Driven Life Devotional for Kids includes 365 devotions that tie in to the themes and ideas found in the best-selling The Purpose Driven Life. Written at a third- to fourth-grade level, each devo includes a scripture, short message, and prayer or thought for the day to help kids discover who they are in God's eyes. Capturing the hearts of the new generation means ensuring they know their purpose and grow up confident of their value in God and their relationship to Christ
As a kid, Jackie Robinson loved sports. And why not? He was a natural at football, basketball, and, of course, baseball. But beyond athletic skill, it was his strength of character that secured his place in sports history. In 1947 Jackie joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the longtime color barrier in Major League Baseball. It was tough being first - not only did "fans" send hate mail, but some of his own teammates refused to accept him.
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"
You're about to discover how to use seeds to unlock amazing worlds, as well as create some of your own!
Jokes bring out the brighter side of life. They make everyone happy, especially children. Everyone knows that they are great, but sometimes we need some new ones to refresh our minds. You have come to the perfect place; look no further!
This book helps children identify verbs. Each verb is used and underlined in sentences to give children an example of what it is and how it is used.
As long as you can dream it, you can build it! Minecraft Building gives you simple instructions and the best Minecraft building ideas out there. Come along and dive into the expansive world of Minecraft and uncover ultimate Minecraft construction secrets and Minecraft tricks and tips.
All children dream of being different things when they grow up. I Want to Be Many Things is a fun book to learn about different occupations. It is told in rhyme, so the children listening to this book will have a good time. Making learning fun is a major key for our precious little children.
I Opened Up the Refrigerator is a fun book showing food items in a refrigerator. Told in rhyme and wit, children will have a good time listening and, most important of all, learning.
Carefully leveled text engages young listeners in learning about what big rigs do. Age-appropriate critical thinking questions help build nonfiction learning skills.
Learn all about the fascinating world of sharks. There are over 500 species of sharks, and there is a great deal of diversity among them. Sharks include the world's largest fish, the Whale Shark, as well as some as small as a few inches. Most are predators, but a few filter plankton from the seawater.
"A great encyclopedia"
I Want to Be a Monkey is a fun and entertaining way of sharing time and knowledge with young people. All children dream of being different things. Many of those things are subjects in this book. So do they want to be a monkey? I think so :)
The Squid, the Vibrio and the Moon is about a symbiotic relationship. It tells the story of the bobtail squid and the bacteria that help it glow in the moonlight. First we meet Ali, an intrepid Vibrio fischeri bacterium determined to reach safety. Then we meet Sepio, a baby bobtail squid who is still unable to glow. His dark shape is too obvious in the moonlit water and all kinds of predators lurk nearby.
Following the success of the first Great Scientists title in the Junior Classics range, this collection features the lives of nine more remarkable scientists, with descriptions of their discoveries. From the astronomy of Copernicus and Halley to the natural science of Linnaeus and Humboldt, and from the discoveries of Pascal, Davy, Volta, and Babbage to the harnessing of atomic power by Julius Oppenheimer, it explores the contributions made by these great scientists, and their impact on our everyday lives.
This is a conglomeration of facts that are not just gross; many of them are grosser than gross.
This book is filled with fun riddles and games that will entertain and educate children. The objects in the book are common everyday objects that people use constantly. The book is written as a fun filled awesome activity that is meant to spur conversation and education. Teachers can use this book for lesson planning and in their classes for those last minute schedule changes that happen too! This is a very easy and enjoyable book for any student.
Today, as I was walking home from school, I saw the most beautiful thing. A man was walking his dog. She was huge, and her fur was black and it shone in the sun. The man smiled as the dog went running after a butterfly and made him run too. But the man did not mind, because he was laughing. I do not know why, but that made me happy too. And that was when I knew that I wanted a puppy!
I Barfed in Your Stocking is an educational, fun filled, gross fact book all about vomit. Learn what causes you to barf, weird facts about barfing, fun animal facts about barf defense mechanism, and much, much more.
Do you have trouble getting your child to listen? Does your son or daughter hate to listen because the book is too long? Well, this book is for your kid! It is filled with fun riddles and games that will entertain and educate them. It is both educational and stimulating! Check it out now!
This is another book in the series What Am I? Riddles and Brain Teasers for Kids. It has challenging word games for kids of all ages. This is the second one about zoo animals. Check it out!
This is a fun-filled game for kids. It is a question and answer riddle game for young children. It can be used as a learning experience to gather information about farm animals. It is similar to the game 20 questions.
This is another question-and-answer game for kids. Full of fun facts about zoo animals. Kids of all ages will enjoy this!
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!"
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"
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.
Cheerleaders blend amazing athletic skills and spirited talent to perform breathtaking stunts. They work hard to boost school pride and win over judges at stiff competitions. Coaches expect teamwork, dedication, good grades, and healthy attitudes. From warm-up stretches and proper form to voice projection and time management, this series delivers fun tips and surprising details that score big with listeners!
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.
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! "
This complete guide to the lives and careers of two of Disney's biggest stars - Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez - details their rise to fame from their early days becoming best friends on the set of Barney and Friends to touring with the Jonas Brothers and finally securing record deals of their own. Including sections on their hit shows Sonny with a Chance and Wizards of Waverly Place as well as Camp Rock, their music, and their upcoming Disney channel original movie Princess Protection Program.
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!"
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.
Newbery Award-winning author Russell Freedman offers up this powerful account of the survival of American soldiers while camped at Valley Forge during a crucial period in the American Revolution. George Washington's army almost perished during the winter of 1777-78. Camped at Valley Forge, about twenty miles from Philadelphia, the revolutionaries endured severe hardship because the army's supply system had collapsed. They were without food, clothing, and blankets.
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"
Our solar system is made up of a star - the Sun - eight planets, 144 moons, a bunch of comets, asteroids and space rocks, ice and several dwarf planets, such as Pluto. This book introduces the planets and moons found in our solar system.
Books are often used to put children to bed. But what happens after we close our eyes? The world keeps spinning, people go to work, machines plug on, and many of the Earth's living creatures are just waking up! While You Were Sleeping is going to fill its readers in on everything they're missing after they drift off to sleep. The book is divided into six chapters (animals, the human body, space, pop culture, and sports), with each chapter focusing on different activities that happen every night.
At least as far back as the ancient myth of Icarus, humans longed to fly - but it wasn't until December 17, 1903, on the windy dunes of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, that the dream finally came true. And it was all thanks to Orville and Wilbur Wright, two former bicycle mechanics who built their first toy plane - a rubber-band powered rotary - when they were just children.
"Not bad for a kid's book."
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.
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.
Edwin Hubble’s discovery of the Big Bang is one of the most important in astronomy and physics. It taught us where the universe came from and how it might end. Students will learn how Hubble’s early, unprecedented photographs of pulsars served as one of the first clues along the path that led him to the discovery of the Big Bang. Listeners will also discover how Hubble’s discovery opened up new doors to information about the universe.
"Good information on Hubble, but a little dry"