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"
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.
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."
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.
You're about to discover how to use seeds to unlock amazing worlds, as well as create some of your own!
When Robert Hoge was born, he had a tumor the size of a tennis ball in the middle of his face and short, twisted legs. Surgeons removed the tumor and made him a new nose from one of his toes. Amazingly, he survived - with a face that would never be the same. trangers stared at him. Kids called him names, and adults could be cruel, too. Everybody seemed to agree that he was "ugly". But Robert refused to let his face define him.
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"
When Portuguese sailor Ferdinand Magellan set sail from Spain in 1519, he believed he could get to the Spice Islands by sailing west through or around the New World. He was right, but what he didn't know was that the treacherous voyage would take him three years and cost him his life.
"Second for us of this series..."
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!
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.
At 23, Jane Goodall made her first voyage to Africa and began her determined steps to achieve her goal of studying animals by living among them. In My Life with the Chimpanzees, she shares the remarkable journey which took her from her childhood in London to the realization of her dream in the wilds of Gombe, Tanzania.
"Feels a bit lightweight"
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
This skill book for ages five to 12 teaches a simple five-step process to help them solve problems. Ideal for parents, educators, and home-school courses to use with children. Children are given ample practice helping others to solve their problems as well as solving their own.
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"
Born on the same day in the same small, German circus town, young Bram and his elephant, Modoc, had a lifelong friendship that spanned over eight decades. But it was never easy. From the breakup of the circus to the shipwreck in the Indian Ocean that nearly cost them their lives, the bond between the boy and the elephant survived the most unimaginable trials.
"boy and elephant's"
On March 25, 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City burst into flames. The factory was crowded. The doors were locked to ensure workers stayed inside. One hundred forty-six people - mostly women - perished; it was one of the most lethal workplace fires in American history, until September 11, 2001. But the story of the fire is not the story of one accidental moment in time. It is a story of immigration and hard work to make it in a new country, as Italians and Jews and others traveled to America to find a better life.
These dramatized audio stories for children illustrate the courage, dedication, and faith of persons who despite adversities, persevered to follow their visions.
Endorsed by authors, teachers, scientists and congressmen, Mike Mongo's The Astronaut Instruction Manual excites a new generation of space explorers. The audiobook, designed for children between the ages of 8 and 13, is a functioning first-step instruction manual. With excitement and honesty, Mongo encourages his listeners to articulate and personalize their own visions of next-generation space travel.
Berries, apples, melons and grapes; oranges, grapefruits, bananas - yum! This scrumptious collection of facts, a companion to The Vegetables We Eat, offers youngsters an inviting, information-packed cornucopia of favorite fruits. Gail Gibbons uses clear, simple wording to present fruit facts galore: the parts of fruits, where and how they grow, harvesting, processing, where to buy them, and how to enjoy them as part of a healthy diet.
Can you smell with your feet? Do you dig your claws into a river's muddy bank to climb up and bask in the sun? Animals' legs are different from humans' in so many ways! Find out why strong talons suit a raptor and webbing is perfect for water dwellers as author Mary Holland continues her Animal Anatomy and Adaptations series by exploring the ways insects, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals make their way in the world.
Tornadoes are funnel-shaped clouds that can cause massive destruction on the ground. Their winds can swirl faster than 260 miles per hour! In addition to factual information, youngsters will learn about how such extreme weather affects the lives of people in areas where these atmospheric storms are common. Using clear wording, Gail Gibbons explains how tornadoes form, the scale used for classifying them, and what to do in case one should be near you.
The audiobook girls want every boy to listen to! An eight-year-old girl's advice for annoying boys such as: lose the weirdness; don't mess with a girl's candy; stop making excuses.
Award-winning author Deborah Hopkinson traces the stories of the heroic young men and women who would not stand by as their country was occupied. Rather, they fought back. Some were spies passing tactical information to the British; some were saboteurs who aimed to hamper and impede Nazi operations in Denmark; and 95 percent of the Jewish population of Denmark were survivors, rescued by their fellow countrymen who had the courage and conscience that drove them to act.
Russ the Taxi Guy is a story about a cab driver going about his daily duties driving a cab and a bit more. He is carefree and enjoys his job. He is the kind of guy you would love to know. He is kind and enjoys what he does. This book is the first of my occupations and careers series. Hope your child enjoys this book.
Semitic Tales contains bed-time stories. Each story teaches your child Hebrew, without their realizing it. The stories are written in English, but the opposing page provides the option of inserting a few Hebrew words (at your discretion). All the Hebrew words come from the book of Jonah. If your child is not careful, they will accidentally learn how to read the book of Jonah - in the original Hebrew. The book of Jonah only contains, approximately, 100 unique Hebrew words. Semitic Tales is designed to acquaint your child with a large portion of those Hebrew words.
Do you ever blurt? You say something out loud...without thinking first about what you're going to say? Learn some neat tricks to help you when you feel like you're going to blurt!
"review of sometimes I blurt."
Are your kids curious about difficult concepts such as why the is sky blue? This book will help give your child an easy-to-understand answer and avoid the dreaded barrage of "why?" with a fun, exciting, and easy-to-follow adventure. We call them science-based fairy tales or, more affectionately, 21st-century fairy tales.
Spend time in prayer with your beloved family.
The Adventures of Fluffy Monkey is a series of children's books. The Adventures of Fluffy Monkey: Numbers and Colours explores early number and colour recognition. In this unique version you can learn British Sign Language Finger Spellings for numbers and colours with the help from Fluffy Monkey and his friends.
About Reptiles explains the basic characteristics that all reptiles share while offering a look at the animals that fall into this diverse category. An afterword provides further detail on the animals portrayed to inspire young listeners to learn more. In this easy-to-understand introduction to reptiles for children, elementary school teacher and author Cathryn Sill explains what reptiles are, how they live, and what they do.
Imagine a force that can toss boats around like toys, wash away bridges, and create waves as high as 18 feet. With fierce winds and torrential rains, hurricanes can do all of these things. They can cause tremendous damage and even change the shape of a shoreline. For centuries people did not know when a hurricane was coming. But now we have new methods to predict when and where these storms will occur. Young viewers will learn how hurricanes are formed, how they are named and classified, and what to do if a dangerous storm is on the way.
"Daddy, why can't you stand?" When Leslie A. Johnson was asked this question by his son, he answered with honesty and transparency. This book aims to help parents and children discuss the reality of disabilities to help build understanding and empathy.
A collection of seven short stories that can help children explore different feelings, thoughts, and emotions in themselves or others. Thought-provoking, positive, and nurturing messages are contained in the stories which can be talked about and explored after sharing. Themes include dealing with loss, change, feeling excluded, worries and anxieties, self-confidence, not bottling things up, and being yourself.
Discover facts and opinions about UFOs, Bigfoot, mysterious creatures, mysterious places, and mysterious people. Did you know that a US Air Force base commander reported seeing a UFO with some of his men and recorded the incident on tape? Did you know that the public information officer at Roswell Air Force Base admitted he had seen alien bodies from the 1947 Roswell crash before he died in 2005? Did you know that a president of the US wrote about a Bigfoot encounter?
This is a book of poems for children. All the poems are homemade by my husband and I. I hope you enjoy.
Denizen Hardwick doesn't believe in magic - until he's ambushed by a monster created from shadows and sees it destroyed by sunlight. Now Denizen is about to discover that there's a world beyond the one he knows. A world of living darkness where an unseen enemy awaits. Fortunately for humanity, between us and the shadows stand the Knights of the Borrowed Dark. Unfortunately for Denizen, he's one of them....
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.
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!"
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"
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.
Sheldon convinces Lucy, Sam, April, and Amanda to join him at a weeklong sleepaway summer camp - Camp Paleo: Live Like a Caveman. Like cavemen, they're going to have to make do without air-conditioning or a heated pool. They'll learn archery and dig for fossils. And Grandma's coming, too; she's taking a job as lunch lady for the camp next door.
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.
Rising from the shackles of slavery, Sojourner Truth would become one of the most charismatic evangelical preachers of her time and would lead America to institute reforms in race relations and women's rights. A prophetic force, Truth would anticipate many of the social changes to come and would lead the way for the modern civil-rights movement.
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! "
The Constitution established the law of the land in 1789. A response to the inadequacies of the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution provided the framework for our government and judicial system. This new audiobook explores the framer's goals and intents in the drafting of the document, as well as the debates, and examines at how and why our nation still lives by its principles.
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.
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.
From their top-selling albums and sensational sold-out tours to their forthcoming TV series and Disney Channel original movie Camp Rock, the Jonas Brothers have gone from obscurity to superstardom in the course of a year, and Kevin, Joe, and Nick are here to stay.
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.
The Bill of Rights established the fundamental principles the nation was founded on including freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and a speedy public trial by jury. Students will learn the origins of these original 10 important amendments to the Constitution and their impact on American law and politics.
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"
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"
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."
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!"