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  • Duke | Kirby Larson

    Duke

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Kirby Larson
    • Narrated By Jonah Von Spreecken
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    A poignant World War II story about a boy and his dog and his dad, and the many meanings of bravery, from Newbery Honor author Kirby Larson. With World War II raging and his father fighting overseas in Europe, 11-year-old Hobie Hanson is determined to do his part to help his family and his country, even if it means giving up his beloved German shepherd, Duke. Hoping to help end the war and bring his dad home faster, Hobie decides to donate Duke to Dogs for Defense, an organization that urges Americans to "loan" their pets to the military.

  • Dash | Kirby Larson

    Dash

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Kirby Larson
    • Narrated By Kathy Hsieh
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    New from Newbery Honor author Kirby Larson, the moving story of a Japanese American girl who is separated from her dog upon being sent to an incarceration camp during WWII. Although Mitsi Kashino and her family are swept up in the wave of anti-Japanese sentiment following the attack on Pearl Harbor, Mitsi never expects to lose her home - or her beloved dog, Dash. But, as World War II rages and people of Japanese descent are forced into incarceration camps, Mitsi is separated from Dash, her classmates, and life as she knows it.

    Charles Lamb says: "Dash"
  • Hattie Big Sky | Kirby Larson

    Hattie Big Sky

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Kirby Larson
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    For years, 16-year-old Hattie's been shuttled between relatives. Tired of being Hattie Here-and-There, she courageously leaves Iowa to prove up on her late uncle's homestead claim near Vida, Montana. With a stubborn stick-to-itiveness, Hattie faces frost, drought, and blizzards. Despite many hardships, Hattie forges ahead, sharing her adventures with her friends, especially Charlie, fighting in France, through letters and articles for her hometown paper.

    Lisa says: "Surprisingly excellent!"
  • Audacity Jones to the Rescue | Kirby Larson

    Audacity Jones to the Rescue

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Kirby Larson
    • Narrated By Lyssa Browne
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    Audacity Jones is an 11-year-old orphan who aches for adventure, a challenge to break up the monotony of her life at Miss Maisie's School for Wayward Girls. Life as a wayward girl isn't so bad; Audie has the best of friends, a clever cat companion, and plenty of books to read. Still, she longs for some excitement, like the characters in the novels she so loves encounter. So when the mysterious Commodore Crutchfield visits the school and whisks Audie off to Washington, DC, she knows she's in for the journey of a lifetime.

  • Dear America: The Diary of Piper Davis: The Fences Between Us | Kirby Larson

    Dear America: The Diary of Piper Davis: The Fences Between Us

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Kirby Larson
    • Narrated By Elaina Erika Davis
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    One fateful day in December, Piper Davis awaits news of her brother, a soldier on the battleship Arizona, stationed in Pearl Harbor. As Piper learns about the harsh realities of war, she understands that she has the power to make a difference.

    Honey says: "A wonderful educational story"
  • Hattie Ever After | Kirby Larson

    Hattie Ever After

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Kirby Larson
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter, Kirby Larson
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    After leaving Uncle Chester's homestead claim, orphan Hattie Brooks throws a lasso around a new dream, even bigger than the Montana sky. She wants to be a reporter, knowing full well that a few pieces published in the Arlington News will not suffice. Real reporters must go to Grand Places, and do Grand Things, like Hattie's hero Nellie Bly. Another girl might be stymied by this, but Hattie has faced down a hungry wolf and stood up to a mob of angry men. Nothing can squash her desire to write for a big city newspaper.

    Robert says: "Such a great story...and great ending!"
  • Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle | Brian Dennis,Mary Nethery,Kirby Larson

    Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle

    • UNABRIDGED (19 mins)
    • By Brian Dennis, Mary Nethery, Kirby Larson
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
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    Nubs, an Iraqi dog of war, never had a home or a person of his own. He was the leader of a pack of wild dogs living off the land and barely surviving. But Nubs's life changed when he met Marine Major Brian Dennis. The two formed a fast friendship, made stronger by Dennis's willingness to share his meals, offer a warm place to sleep, and give Nubs the kind of care and attention he had never received before.

  • Liberty | Kirby Larson

    Liberty

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Kirby Larson
    • Narrated By Chris Ensweiler, George Mount
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    From Newbery Honor author Kirby Larson comes the moving story of a young boy who, with a dad fighting in Europe and a sister working at the Higgins Boat factory, longs to have a dog of his own. Fish has a knack for inventing. His annoying neighbor, Olympia, has a knack for messing things up. But when his latest invention leads Fish to Liberty, a beautiful stray dog who needs a home, he and Olympia work together to rescue her.

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