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.
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."
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."
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"
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!
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"
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.
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.
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"
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 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.
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"
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"
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.
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.
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"
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"
You're about to discover how to use seeds to unlock amazing worlds, as well as create some of your own!
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.
Milton Hershey's life was filled with invention and innovation. As a young man, he was not afraid to dream big and work hard. Eventually he learned the secret to mass-producing milk chocolate and the recipe that gave it a longer, more stable shelf life. He founded a school for those who didn't have access to good education and an entire town for his employees. Both his chocolate empire and his great personal legacy live on today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!"
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.
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.
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.
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!"
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.
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?
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"
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! "
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.