It's 1939, and for Georg, son of an English academic living in Germany, life is full of cream cakes and loving parents. It is also a time when his teacher measures the pupils' heads to see which of them have the most 'Aryan'- shaped heads. But when a university graduation ceremony turns into a pro-Nazi demonstration, Georg is smuggled out of Germany to war-torn London and then across enemy seas to Australia where he must forget his past and who he is in order to survive. Hatred is contagious, but Georg finds that kindness can be, too.
"This could be a Bryce Courtenay novel"
Award-winning author Jackie French Koller has written over 30 children’s and young adult novels, including Dragons and Kings. In this tale, she tells the story of Princess Arenelle, who completes the quest to become the Imperial Wizard. However, she may not get to fill the position when her father, King Einar, discovers he has a son. Does Arenelle dare to defy her father? Davina Porter’s enchanting narration will captivate listeners and transport them to Arenelle’s magical world.
The bombs were falling and the smoke rising from the concentration camps, but all Hitler's daughter knew was the world of lessons with Fraulein Gelber and the hedgehogs she rescued from the cold. Was it just a story or did Hitler's daughter really exist? And If you were Hitler's daughter, would all the horror that occurred be your fault, too? Do things that happened a long time ago still matter?
Jackie French is an award-winning author whose books are adored by children and parents alike. She is the Australia Children's Laureate for 2014-2015 and is Senior Australian of the Year for 2015. To celebrate these fantastic achievements, this special audiobook contains five of her most-loved children's books including Diary of a Wombat, The Hairy Nosed Wombat Finds a New Home, Josephine Wants to Dance, Pete the Sheep and Queen Victoria's Underpants.
The law of Eldearth claims that only a boy can be a wizard and Keeper of the Light. Princess Arnelle is determined to prove that the proclamation is foolish and embarks on the difficult quest required of a hopeful Apprentice Keeper. Does Nell have the courage and cunning to battle the forces of Evil and Ignorance alone? Jackie French Koller’s engaging writing whisks listeners into a world where witches and wizards, dragons and unicorns all blend together in a fantastic combination.
Jackie French Koller is the author of more than 30 books for children and young adults. She has won awards from both the American Library Association and the International Reading Association. Princess Arenelle has just turned 11. Which, as everyone knows, is the age of magic. She’s come a long way on her quest to be the next Imperial Wizard, but the evil Dark Lord Graieconn continues to grow more dangerous. Now she must find a way to outsmart him and defeat his vile horde of creatures.
Darek is envious when his older brother Clep returns from a quest wearing dragon claws for a necklace. His brother has killed a Great Blue, the largest and most feared of all dragons. The next day the village will hold a great celebration, and Clep will be the guest of honor. Unable to sleep that night, Darek sneaks outside. He hears something whimpering and realizes that the slain dragon has left behind a newborn dragonling that nobody noticed.
Darek and his family and friends are returning from their dragonquest with something different: Zantor, a live baby dragon. The villagers are surprised that it is nothing like the fierce creatures the Zorians have grown up believing dragons to be. This exciting sequel to The Dragonling continues the exciting story of Darek and Zantor.
When the village Elder tries to buy Darek's blue dragon for his daughter, Darek refuses to sell. The angry Elder makes Darek's father hunt down another dragon, but, knowing that dragons are peaceful and love their children, Darek sets off with his best friend, Pola, to stop the hunt. Can Darek find a way to save the baby dragons without putting his father's life in danger?
A wombat’s work is never done…Take a trip with a wombat, and discover the ins and outs of her day in this modern classic Australian picture book. There are holes to be dug and territory to be defended – and don’t forget all the eating and sleeping that needs to be squeezed in too!
Darek and his dragon have escaped from Krad, a neighboring kingdom, after being held captive. But on their return home, they find their village under the control of Zarnak, a wicked tyrant. Although Darek was able to free himself, many of his fellow countrymen are still in Krad, held as slaves. Hungry for power, Zarnak forces Darek and his friends to lead him in a war against Krad. Darek wants to rescue his villagers, but he wants to plan a way to do it that will avoid war.
A prizewinning novel for listeners of age 8 - 12, told through the voice of a contemporary child as she weaves a story about a secret child of Hitler.... The bombs were falling, the smoke was rising from the concentration camps, but all Hitler's daughter knew was lessons with Fraulein Gelber, the hedgehogs she rescued from the cold and infrequent visits from her beloved Duffi, her father. Was it just a story? Did Hitler's daughter really exist? If you were Hitler's daughter, would it all be your fault? Could you still love your own father if he had done what Hitler did?
A wombat’s work is never done…The star of the international bestseller Diary of a Wombat is back - with a new mouth to feed! Cuter, stroppier and even more determined than her mother … meet Mothball's baby.Like any growing family, this baby wombat and her mum are finding it hard to fit into their home