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."
On January 30, 1933, Adolf Hitler was appointed chancellor of Germany, thanks largely to the efforts of the Hitler Youth, whose organized propaganda marches throughout Germany helped the Nazi Party grow in strength. By 1939, it is estimated that more than seven million boys and girls belonged to the Hitler Youth.
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"
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."
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"
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"
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Our preteen years, ages nine to 13, can present some of the most difficult times in our young lives, a period of tremendous physical and emotional change. We're eager to leave the "kid" stage, yet we're uncertain about what adolescence will bring; we start hearing the familiar refrain "wait until you're older" far too often. Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul is a companion guide for these transitional years.
"Great 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"
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.
With the help of Marvelosissimo the Mathematical Magician, the concepts of a million, a billion and a trillion are not quite so intimidating. This book reveals how big a bowl would be needed to hold a million goldfish, or how many years it would take to count to a million.
Improve your child’s speech! Songs that teach initial consonants, long and short vowel sounds, and other strategies for fun, easy speech practice. These songs focus on mouth movements, basic vowel and consonant sounds – p, b, t, d, k, and g – complex consonant-vowel transitions and advanced word level strings!
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
The affirmations and music on this download will aid to increase your child's self esteem and confidence, and build a more confident and positive outlook. It can be used anytime, although for best results it should be listened to before going to sleep and on waking in the morning when our mind is at its most suggestive. There is no limit to how many times it can be used, although we suggest a minimum of 40 consecutive days to achieve the greatest results.
"Not sure what to think..."
An estimated 13 million students in the United States have dyslexia, a neurologic disorder that impairs reading. Many dyslexics struggle and fail. Some, however, go on to achieve wild success. How? In this true story, dyslexic high school student Aidan Colvin asks them. Over the course of one year, he writes 100 letters to successful dyslexics. He doesn't expect anyone to write back, and is genuinely surprised when people do. This book features letters from writer John Irving, Arctic explorer Ann Bancroft, surgeon and CEO Delos Cosgrove, and others.
Learn about the history of the US Constitution with iMindsJNR audio-learning series for younger minds. The United States Constitution is the highest law in the United States of America. All other laws made in the country come from the Constitution. The Constitution outlines and shows how the government of the United States should work. It is the oldest and yet shortest Constitution still in use in any major independent country.
"not what I expected"
Remember 20 Questions as a kid? What Am I? is a puzzle book for young children to guess everyday objects. It is to be used for fun and entertainment. Kids ages three to eight years of age will enjoy this puzzle book.
Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs will spark the curiosity of young listeners, taking them to a time when Tyrannosaurus rex ruled the land, pterodactyls flew in the skies, and packs of velociraptors prowled the jungles. Filled with up-to-date discoveries about prehistoric life, this tome includes comprehensive material about geography, history, and other scientific information from prehistoric times. Here is everything young listeners want to know about dinosaurs and their world-in one up-to-date family reference.
Season's greetings, happy holidays, and a merry Christmas! Want to teach your kids all about Christmas and Christmas traditions? Help get them ready for the holiday season. In this fun book, your kids will learn about the 12 days of Christmas song.
Season's greetings, happy holidays, and a merry Christmas! Have you ever wondered where the 12 days of Christmas come from? Explore the mysterious rumored meaning and Christian references used to create the 12 days of Christmas. In this fun book, your kids will learn where the 12 days of Christmas come from.
Want to teach your kids all about Halloween? Help get them ready for some of the monsters they will run into this holiday season. In this fun book, your kids will learn about the most popular ghosts, ghouls, and monsters that they'll run into while trick 'r' treating!
God has written a letter to you, his little girl. He wants you to know how beautiful you are, how important you are, and how much he loves you. Companion book, God Says I'm Awesome, now available for little boys.
Remember the game 20 questions? This book is a word-puzzle book for kids. It is simple, playful, and fun descriptions of everyday objects. There are 10 descriptions that include an interesting fact about each thing. This is an easy beginner's level puzzle. Have fun with this game and enjoy!
In this fun holiday audiobook, children are reminded of Christmas in children's terms. Perfect for beginning learners in pre-K, kindergarten, and early elementary school. Provides the perfect opportunity to help young children explore and find their own reminders for Christmas.
Do you know what it takes to run a farm? Gail Gibbons uses her signature combination of clear and informative wording to explore life on a farm throughout the year. Kids will hear the work required to take care of various kinds of animals, as well as indoor chores necessary to maintain the farm. Telling how activities change from one season to the next, Gibbons explains how farmers deal with weather and use machines to grow crops which become our food.
Discover the moving, true story of the Native American named Squanto, who is captured from his beloved Pawtuxet tribe, taken to Spain, and sold into slavery. Years later, Squanto regains his freedom and embarks on a miraculous journey back to his homeland where he teaches the Pilgrims how to survive the difficult early years in the Plymouth colony - culminating in the first Thanksgiving celebration.
Who knew there were so many different kinds of vegetables? Nonfiction pro Gail Gibbons responds to the need for books on good nutrition with this accessible exploration of vegetables. From glossy red peppers to lush, leafy greens to plump orange pumpkins, vegetables are explored in depth to clearly explain the many vegetable varieties, how they are grown, and why they are so good for us to eat.
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.
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"
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"
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!"
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.
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 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.
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!"
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.
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.
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"
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.
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! "
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"
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.
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.
Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow? This audiobook gives a brief explanation of what flowers need to thrive. Is it just sun, soil, and water?