Great character building stories for kids any age. Use it to make history come alive.
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."
Lying is when you say something that isn't true, but convince people it is. For instance, you may tell your mom that your baby brother took the cookie from the cookie jar, when in fact it was you that really took the cookie from the cookie jar.
The life of Pocahontas fulfills a specific role in American culture and history. Her short life holds a bittersweet tragedy that is part of the mythology of Native America, especially the first encounters between English settlers and the local native tribes. The meaning of her name, "little plaything" or "little wanton", suggests that she was destined to be bandied about by the powers in her life.
Sacagawea is one of the most famous Native American women in American history, and few played such a central role in the settlement of the West for the young nation. As a young woman who was married to a French trapper from Quebec, Sacagawea happened to be in the right place at the right time for the legendary Lewis and Clark expedition which set off for the Pacific coast after President Thomas Jefferson negotiated the Louisiana Purchase with France.
Teaching beginning readers their ABCs using some sweet to eat treats.
In a fun and educational manner with rhymes, this second in a children's A to Z book series teaches kids about different things that begin with the letter B that are both a part of everyday life and not as well known.
How do you tell a child that you love him or her? Any way you can. Hugs, kisses, and most importantly, with words. Author Jeff Hathaway says it best with Masterpiece, a beautiful tribute to the child within all of us. Your child will be introduced to some of the most famous artists of the past as well as the greatest artist of them all.
The Bird and the Elephant is a poetic philosophical journey that starts with a chance encounter between and a bird and (that's right, you guessed it!) an elephant. Join their journey as they step through the jungle talking their way through 10 philosophical subjects.
Cathryn and John Sill explain the basic characteristics that all insects share while offering a close look at a few of the many animals in this diverse category. As a fabulous addition to an important series for kids, this book explores the fascinating world of insects.
My mama taught me my ABCs and Bible stories, if you please. My mama went to the library and brought me back bags of books that I might win the Summer Reading Series! My Mama Called Me Chilie is the unique recount of Chilie's relationship with her mother as a young girl. From school shopping to cooking in the kitchen, Chilena Roberts recalls her most memorable moments of childhood with her mother by her side.
Meet the Wrinklettes - Rosie, Ruby, and Roxanne - as they take your child inside their magical schoolroom and through the portal of a flying book that will teach your child history, science, and geography. Through their travels they will make new friends, learn about science from Nikola Tesla, and experience history when they meet Captain Blackbeard, Christopher Columbus, and George Washington.
As children listen to Sparkly You and Me, they will learn how their spirits love to dream and create. They will learn how sharing their creations brings joy to others. Most importantly they will learn how important it is to help others, whether it is someone in their family, a friend, a neighbor, or in their community.
Explore the magic of Poland and learn a little something along the way about this European country - the people, the history, the music, the places to visit and much, much more. A perfect book to use in a book report for school or beginner reading program that is educational.
It's always fun when Grandma's around! Grandmas are special when you spend time together doing all the things that only Grandmas can do. In I Know Grandma's Smiling, Morgan, Celena's daughter, shares with you some of her greatest memories. Come along and enjoy Morgan's journey with Grandma! You will discover your own memories that you will treasure forever!
I Believe in the Power of You will inspire your children to reach for the moon. These affirmations can be used daily to teach your children they have the power to create what they want to experience in their lives. The affirmations are simple and short, which allows this audiobook to be used from the toddler stage and up.
Train your children on right uses and thoughts toward money! Let's train them right together, the Bible way! Many myths exist about money. The Bible says that the love of money is the root of all evil, so many people teach that making too much money is bad. However, love of money does not require much money but having the wrong thoughts toward the money you have.
On the 16th of December, 1944, in the frozen forests of the Ardennes, the German army attacked American Allied forces, making one last attempt to turn the tide of World War II. Thus began the long, hard slog of a battle that was nicknamed by the media as the Battle of the Bulge. Lasting more than a month, it led to tens of thousands of casualties. Sir Winston Churchill called it "the greatest American battle of the war and...an ever-famous American victory".
Explore the magic of Africa and learn a little something along the way about the second largest continent in the world, the people, the natives, what Africa means, and much, much more. Best for ages five to 12.
Explore the beautiful state of California. Learn about Alcatraz, San Francisco, how California got its name, and many, many more things.
Explore the magic of Arizona and learn a little something along the way about the Southwest United States, the people, the natives, the monuments left in Arizona, and much, much more. A perfect book for to use in a book report for school. Best for ages five to 12.
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.
"The Perfect Love Child of Potter and Philosophy"
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.
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.
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"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!"
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!"
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.
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.
"My 10-year old loved it!"
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.
Dramatized audio stories about role models that will inspire and teach important values so necessary in the development of good character traits for today's youth.
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.
Through the eyes and words of survivors and victims alike, as well as the careful research for which Newberry Honor Award winner Jim Murphy is known, listeners will experience one of the most devastating natural disasters in U.S. history and understand why and how life in the United States was forever changed.
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!
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.
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"
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"
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.
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 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.
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.
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?
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.
"Like encyclopedia facts read from a page."
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"
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."
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.
"Good for the very young"
Describes the events leading up to the Declaration of Independence as well as the personalities and politics behind its framing.
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"
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.
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.