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 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
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."
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"
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!"
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 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"
You're about to discover how to use seeds to unlock amazing worlds, as well as create some of your own!
Scheduled to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the tragic sinking of the Titanic, a topic that continues to haunt and thrill listeners to this day, this audiobook by critically acclaimed author Deborah Hopkinson weaves together the voices and stories of real Titanic survivors and witnesses to the disaster - from the stewardess Violet Jessop to Captain Arthur Rostron of the Carpatia, who came to the rescue of the sinking ship. Packed with heart-stopping action, devastating drama, and more.
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"
Historians still agree about the date of Columbus' voyage. But did this European adventurer discover America? We now know that certain explorers from other parts of the globe set foot on American shores long before 1492: and that others may have done so. And "discovery" takes on a different meaning when the new land already has people living in it.
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.
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.
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 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"
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"
This young readers edition of the worldwide best seller Three Cups of Tea has been specially adapted for younger readers and updated by Greg Mortenson to bring his remarkable story of humanitarianism up to date for the present. Includes new photos and illustrations, as well as a special interview by Greg's 12-year-old daughter, Amira, who has traveled with her father as an advocate for the Pennies for Peace program for children.
World War II was raging, with thousands of American soldiers fighting overseas against the injustices brought on by Hitler. Back on the home front, the injustice of discrimination against African Americans was playing out as much on Main Street as in the military. Enlisted black men were segregated from white soldiers and regularly relegated to service duties. At Fort Benning, Georgia, First Sergeant Walter Morris’s men served as guards at The Parachute School while the white soldiers prepared to be paratroopers.
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.
Which president had feet bigger than his ego? Which barked like a seal? Which joked about dating mummies? Kathleen Krull uses fun and quirky facts to bring to light the human side of the 42 U.S. presidents in this "deliciously gossipy" biography.
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.
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....
London is a beautiful place to visit. Learn fun and amazing facts about the city. Experience London and get all the information about the city you would ever need to know. Great for kids. Great for book reports and help with homework. Get it, will ya?
Korea is a beautiful country with a long, interesting history. Hear about Korean history, the Korean War, special sports Koreans play, geography, division, cuisine, and much more. This is great for book reports on Korea and further education about other cultures in the world.
Answering questions like "why are so many vegetables green?", "what's the difference between brown bread and white bread?", and "why do beans make you gassy?", cheerful haiku poems and a simple Q&A format make this book a nutritious treat. The information in this book aligns with both the USDA's MyPlate guidelines and the Harvard School of Public Health's Healthy Eating Plate guidelines.
We hope you're hungry! Fun with Food has plenty of options to whet your appetite: the largest grilled cheese, the tallest cake, the most expensive hot dog, and more. This audiobook will make learning about exciting topics fun for beginning listeners.
When the Delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution, they knew it was not perfect. They were concerned their government might be too powerful and not respect the rights of its citizens. So at the first session of the United States Congress in 1789, they voted on a set of ten amendments, aimed to preserve and protect the rights and liberties of all citizens.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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"
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.